Revisiting the past through pictures can be excruciatingly painful, yet here I am doing it again. Thankfully, like last time, the memories I’ve saved through pictures aren’t stabbing me in the heart with the blues of lost glory days. Only one of them did. Also, I want to post something light and fun that wouldn’t require too much effort and this seemed perfect.
If you’ve missed the first ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane Through Pictures’ you can read it here, and if you want to do this tag, the rules are listed in the original post! Like the original post, I’m continuing with the next set of the ten oldest pictures saved in my phone gallery and sharing the story behind the picture.
This is a still from my favourite Bollywood film called Highway. This is the story of Veera Tripathi, a bride-to-be, who is kidnapped by criminals the day before her wedding and somehow finds freedom and joy instead. I believe I was watching this film on either my phone or it was showing on TV. I’m a mountains over beaches person, yet I’ve never actually seen a mountain, and this still always makes me long to actually go see a mountain in real life. This is something I have to do at least once.
I just love this film because I strongly resonate with not only Veera’s story (no, not the kidnapping), but her strong sense of adventure and love of nature. This film reminds me of the creative writing workshop I took in Wales and how I had an effortless knack in bringing adventure to my surroundings be it through climbing rocks, racing on sand piles, wading knee-deep into the river with my peers while a dog chased us (we all wailed like a banshee), pranking my friends with love letters, cleverly problem-solving something I will not mention just in case I get in trouble, even right down to taking on a dare to go sit next to a person who was happily sat by themselves even though there were other chairs around.
I’m not me without the green. Well, I’m still me, but I’m the best me when I have novelty and adventure at my fingertips. I miss my writing buddies, now I sometimes find myself surrounded by people who shriek at anything remotely exciting or, I guess, child-like because they’re too “mature” for that. I still love ’em! Some of them. Despite their prankless hearts. I just don’t understand people who are old at heart. I hope I never lose my evergreen. Also, kind of related, I wish I could be on Impractical Jokers. Put me on the show, I have no fear.
This might be a heavily Bollywood focused post. Anyway, this is a Photoshop edit of a poster from the film Mohabbatein. I don’t think I need to explain the why behind this photo. This masterpiece should be on every Bollywood fans phone.
This is a romance story that I think a lot of people will like so long as they have the patience of a saint because I believe it’s over 3 hours long. But there’s four different love stories and you’re bound to find one that you’ll like! My favourite is Sanjana and Karan.
Now for TV! This is from How I Met Your Mother. Look away if you don’t want any spoilers…
Robin finds out that she can’t have kids, but she keeps the news to herself despite being visibly upset. When Robin comes home, she finds that Ted has decorated the apartment with AC/DC playing in the background to cheer her up. It’s okay if she doesn’t want to confide in Ted, but it’s not going to stop him from trying to make her happy. I don’t normally tear up, but this scene always makes me tear up. And people didn’t want her to end up with Ted! To be honest, she’s great with both Barney and Ted, but I always felt that Barney and Robin just didn’t sit right because they were hardly ever open about their feelings to each other and it’s difficult to understand a relationship like that.
Meme from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! To all my non-South Asian readers, you have to watch this film! This meme is no joke, it’s basically the gist of the conversation between these two characters.
I found this picture on Instagram and I believe it was on my popular page. This has to be one of the cutest animals I’ve ever seen, if not the cutest. Coincidentally, Veera does the exact same thing in Highway as the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is doing in this picture.
Kareena Kapoor as Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is one of the most iconic characters in the history of Bollywood cinema. Kajol as Anjali is also iconic. Honestly, watch this film for the women. Poo is the Regina George of Bollywood in this film. This is a must watch film, you have to watch this film at least once in your life… and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed, my non-South Asian friends love it!
What’s happening in this picture is Poo is looking for a prom date, so she has these guys line up to figure out which one to take by rating them out of ten. As you can guess, one of the guys definitely did not take her fancy. She said ‘not applicable’ to his face, and I know it’s mean, but it’s hilarious.
This picture was taken almost four years ago. This is the chocolate mousse from Giraffe and it did not disappoint! It’s the best chocolate mousse I’ve eaten. So far.
A friend from college made this cake for me! You know how everyone hates icing? Well, I hate them too. But. Big but. Big butt. This is the exception. This cake. Guys. Wow. I can’t even write a proper sentence. *deep breaths* Inhale. Exhale:
This is the most delicious icing ever! I fell in love with the icing. Yes, icing. You know how ordinarily icing tastes hard and rubbery? Well, this didn’t. It was soft and its texture was ridiculously creamy. If you can make icing taste delicious, you are a baking genius.
And we finally have a selfie. I wish I had more selfies. I know, I know, what’s wrong with our society, how can we be so obsessed with our appearance, blah, blah. But I disagree. There’s a certain degree that amounts to a healthy obsession with selfies, just the right amount that gives you self-confidence. Having said that, Snapchat filters make me feel bad about my appearance at times, and I need to remind myself that it’s just not possible for any person to look how we so flawlessly look with a Snapchat filter. Forget comparing ourselves to other people, we end up comparing ourselves to how we look with a Snapchat filter. Anyway, social media aside, I’m happy with how I look in real life and that’s all that matters. Also, I would love to see more South Asian bloggers in South Asian attire! Why do we hardly ever see us in South Asian clothes in our profile pictures on Twitter and Instagram? We don’t have to make Western clothes the norm. I’m going to do it one day. One day.
This was taken by my little cousin sister, an amazing photographer, during a wedding which took place at a hotel in Tower Bridge. I can’t remember the name, but it was so beautiful and luxurious inside and I feel like my pose just needed to equal that in some way.
I was playing monopoly with a couple of people. And I thought I’d take a picture of the rules regarding money distribution.
Usually once people play Monopoly with me, it tends to be the last time they ever play Monopoly with me. I become insane. Seriously, actually, properly, madly insane. Have you seen that meme where the monopoly board was flipped over? Yeah, that’s me. I do not come to play when I play monopoly. I’ve toned it down a little. I toned it down last time by feigning a lack of care because I didn’t want to startle some of the kids who were playing with us.
What takes up the most space in your photo gallery on your phone? Memes, selfies, family, nature, or something completely different? What are your thoughts on Snapchat filters? Have you watched any Bollywood films? What’s the most adventurous thing or dare you’ve ever done? What are your tactics when you play Monopoly? Let me know in the comments!
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