Friday, March 20, 2009

My Sushi Lunch

This is what I did today :)

My Japanese Lunch (Please click on the link to see goooood pictures)

I posted just the good stuff on the photo-blog. Unfortunately, there was not-so-good stuff too. Like this "thing" that my friend ordered:

I have cropped the picture, the original had his shocked face, looking very very suspiciously at what was served to him. I cannot even begin to describe how hard it was for the poor guy to eat this. We kept asking him to order something else, it was painful for us to even watch him!

Other than this...what else have I been up to....hmm...lets see...

I am reading a really great book on writing. Yes, reading about writing. I learnt so much from it, that I want to edit ALL my blog posts and make them more fun!

I am back on my exercise routine! I started on Monday, felt great for the first few hours after, I did exercise everyday, but was DEAD for one whole week. Darn, its hard!!! On the other hand, I am glad I didn't quit after the first day!

I am thinking about starting a series of posts on my blog. About things I like to do. A few ideas:

- Social causes: Feature one cause/organization per week. I loved writing about Project WHY, and would like to do more posts like that.
- Fashion: Well, I like to look at new trends and stuff, but not sure if I have anything to contribute. So maybe not.
- Cooking: Again, I like to cook (finally!!!), but I am not at a stage where I can give tips or create new recipes. I guess I could put up links to my favorite dishes? Favorite ingredients? Hmmm...I think I will explore this some more.
- Writing: This is a direct result of the book I am reading! It makes me want to write! How cool is that!

What would YOU like out of this list? I am not promising that I will go with the vote, but I want to know what is more interesting to most people.

It is funny how this post came about! I had only intended to put up the pictures of the Japanese lunch. And look what it led to! All I am doing is typing out my thoughts exactly as they are forming in my head. Is this what writing is all about?

Ok, full stop!


♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

lagta hai reading the book on writing is having a good effect on ya :P

aap start toh karo...people will eventually come to notice ur good will :)

DeeplyDip said...


DeeplyDip said...

lol! your poor freind! is this shabu shabu in the picture?
would love to read about anything and everything you want to write write well so I'm sure whatever story you decide to tell, it would be great :)

Aathira said...

Ha ha... full stop, followed by an exclamation mark!

I think social causes, fashion and writing gets my vote, in that order.

Sushi is something I am yet to try, I just can not get myself to eat it :(

Chikki said...

what writing book are you reading?and tell me in brief what it tries to preach?
Still wondering if I should buy one, so lemme know how was your experience.

Indian Home Maker said...

We never stop learnning! And I would love to read about social causes and writing ... cooking too. And your life..

Sakshi said...

I am game to listen about all the four topics from you...U r already handling all these dozens of ur blogs so well...ahem...wonder how do u do that...any book for that?? Am really in need of such a

aneri_masi said...

@sourish, yeah, I will start something...sooon!

@deeplyDip, B :P

@deeply, it was called Sukiyaki. And THANKS for your sweet comments! Makes me feel GOOOOD!

@Athira, LOL, I didn't realize the exclamation after the full stop! Funny indeed :D

Arey, I ate veggie sushi rolls, did you check out the other pics?
Thanks for your vote :) I think I will probably end up doing all of them :D

aneri_masi said...

@Chikki, The book is "A Writer's Coach: An Editor's Guide to Words That Work" by Jack Hart.

He doesn't really preach :) Just advice on how to make your writing more interesting to the reader. He is a writing coach for The Oregonian. He talks about common pitfalls to avoid, structure, rhythm, and a lot of other good stuff. He has given examples of how easy it is to spot "boring" writing, and how to fix it.
More than anything, I am REALLY enjoying his writing.

I have borrowed it from the library, and am definitely going to buy a copy for myself.

aneri_masi said...

@IHM, so true! One thing I found out while reading the book (which boosts my ego, hehe :) is that I am already following quite a few of the principles he teaches, without any formal writing classes.

Nice way to put your preference IHM :) All the things I mentioned in my list are part of my life!

aneri_masi said...

@sakshi, thankoo thankoo :) I wish I was actually keeping all my blogs alive. One of them is sorely neglected. I wish I had more time :(
And I will mostly end up doing a mini-series on all the topics :)

I am said...

i 'd like to see fashion.. :)

also want the name of the book...