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Desktop Confessional


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Two of my favourite things are words and music. So when an event entitled Words & Tunes come my way and, what more, held at the book orgy called Borders, do you think I would not go?

We were there pretty early. In order to kill time and live up to the guise that we are busy people with busy lives instead of the aimless wanderers that we really were (pause, for that was such a looong sentence) ... Meesh and I looked through the books at the Asian Authors section.

Me: (enunciating each syllable of the author's name) Nee-sha Meen-has, Chappati or Chips. Hah-roo-kee Moo-ra-ka-mee, Norwegian Wood. Nah-mah-sa-kee ...
Meesh: Woah --- WHAT?
Me: Namasake?
Meesh: (Combusts, gasps and heaves in laughter) It's Namesake lah you idiot!!

Oh. So it turned out the title of the book was The Namesake, and the author was Jhumpa Lahiri. Joom-pa La-hee-ree. Meesh says she has the book and will loan it to me, but for now I would like to just forget the fact that I pronounced "namesake" as "na ma sa kee".

Performing today were,

Rhapsody who were so amazing! Loved the vocals, loved the song selection. Loved the cover of John Mayer + Herbie Hancock's "Stitched Up".

The Sofa Sessions, who were as good as when I last saw them at Troubadours. The band's chemistry is seriously the funnest I've seen live.

And the lovely Dina Zaman read us a few of her essays. I was so involved in her reading that Meesh remarked that I looked ready to cry.

You would look ready to cry too if you were surviving on 2 hours of sleep!

  1. Blogger simonsta said:

    ariff from sofa sessions is a teddy bear in disguise.

  1. Blogger simonsta said:

    ariff from sofa sessions is a teddy bear in disguise.

  1. Blogger Albert said:

    Whaaa you skipped us for this?

    (Okay, so I've seen them a zillion times before and had friends working at Borders...)

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    albert -- no i didntttt this was last week! haha i had exams lah doink.

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