Old Melodies

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I spent Friday night downloading English music… not new songs… but old melodies which are stuck in my head… which bring back memories. Here are my favourites:

  • Part time lovers by Stewie Wonder- This is song is very special. At home we have owned only 2 tapes/music systems. The 1st one portable and played cassettes. It had orange buttons. In those days, English music tapes were expensive and my sis saved money to buy them as a teenager. I loved this song but over the years the cassette was lost. I have been looking for it since then. Btw, the song ‘Na jaane kahan se aayi hai’ in Chaalbaaz is inspired from this one
  • I love you from ‘Runaway bride’: This was the first movie we watched in a multiplex in A’bad. My mama had taken us. I love this song….
  • Dr Jones by Aqua: Aqua was a fun band and we played its songs over and over and over as a teenager. Dr Jones is the best one out of all their songs… even better than ‘Barbie girl’
  • Desert Rose by Sting: What a classic… it never goes out of fashion. The perfect travel song
  • The Real Slim Shady by Eminem: The best one from him… the video is hilarious. I have spent a lot of nights watching late night MTV when this song was released…
  • Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz: Listen it once and you will get addicted
  • Mysterious Girl by Peter Andre: Tacky but loved it as a teen… Peter is soooo hot
  • Smack my bitch up by Prodigy: Everyone should watch the video once…
  • Du Hast by Ramstein: This was the theme song in TAPMI- my B school. It was played in all functions- informal ones.
  • I want you by Savage Garden: A good boy band… this one is my fav
  • Others: Pretty Fly by Offsprings, Fast car by Tracy Chapman, 5678 by Steps, Unbreak my heart by Toni Braxton, Heal the world by Michael Jackson

I managed to revamp my balcony this weekend. It was overdue for a month. I was tired of the boring, plastic, monochromatic pots. I purchased colorful pots and new plants. It looks much better now.

My successful recipe for the weekend is pizza.
Ingredients:
  • Pizza base- available in all bakeries and supermarkets
  • Pizza sauce- you can prepare this but why bother when readymade is available. I liked the one by Nestle of the brand Maggi. It will be available where imported items are sold
  • Oregano- available in all supermarkets
  • Cheese cubes
  • Mozzarella cheese- Amul brand
  • Veggies for toppings- chopped tomato, onion, capsicum, corn, mushrooms, olives, jalapenos- anything and everything you like
  • Pepper
Apply Pizza sauce on the pizza base. Do not apply till the edges else it will spill over in the oven. Grate cheese cubes on it and place the veggies. Sprinkle pepper and oregano. Top with grated mozzarella cheese. Place on the wire rack in the microwave oven on 200-360 degrees for 10 mins. Remove when the cheese melts. Cut into slices and serve.
It may not turn out perfect the first time since everyone has preferences. The best part is it can be customised.


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