July 28, 2014 – August 3, 2014
The week went by in gaiety and mirth, and with ample reading. In fact, I finished two books this week and one of them within a day. One book being – Before Memory Fades by Fali Nariman, a reputed and well-known Indian lawyer’s autobiography; and the other being, The Legends of Khasak by O V Vijayan, a Malayali author from Kerala, India. The Legends of Khasak was English translation, by the author, of his classic Malayalam novel Khasakkinte Itihasam.
Autobiographies are interesting to read. They always make me wonder on the power of memory. They make me wonder on how our lives can all be summed into a few pages of a book. This makes me wonder how any human’s life is full of as many unremarkable seconds, minutes and hours as mine is, but their remarkable second, minutes and hours far outnumber mine, and which is what make their autobiographies remarkable.
The week also went into hanging out. I have always wanted to come up with a high-brow term for: hanging out, because that’s not what I do usually when I hang out. I am mostly drinking out, thinking out, walking out, laughing out, or sitting in (a pub) etc., but NEVER hanging out. I have coined a few terms, such as, pleasure walk or time, which sounds too gayish when I say this to my male friends and too saccharine while conveying this to my women/girl-friends; or leisure crawl, which is just too pedantic, in my opinion. However, for time being, I am settling with – hanging out. During one of the hang outs [not sure whether they are two words or one word], I had this steak at this Argentinian restaurant – Pampas. This was the best steak I have ever had.
The gym work out was particularly painful this week, since I upped my weight range from previous levels. My day is quite tightly packed, from office to work to gym to reading. Sometimes, I wish we had more than 24 hours in a day. We have to sleep too within those 24 hours, which is just too stupid.
I also took out time to write a blog about book reviews. I am now selecting a book to write a review about, and most likely, it would be a Sherlock Holmes novel or novella.