Movies, Exams, Oil prices and Air fares

So let me start of first with the exam. It was just ok. Am not sure if i can clear it off this time. Let’s see. If nothing works out, there is always December. Yay. See, i always look for a silver lining in the dark cloud.

Oil prices going through the roof means that everything’s becoming costlier. The house rentals have gone up too. Though am yet to find out any comparison between the two. Glee with anticipation that iam getting married, my landlady has jacked up the rentals. I got no choice anyway. So just grin and bear it. Airfares from Singapore to India are freaking costly. Its SG$1050 for the round trip in Singapore airlines. No other airline is flying direct from Singapore to Hyderabad and with just 2 weeks leave, i dont want to play hop and skip with Malaysian, Sri lankan or Thai airways. Also there is not much savings by flying with them. As for Air india and Indian, i will not let even my dog fly with them. So, that rests the case.

In the past 6 months, this is my 3rd trip home and everytime, i have had to pay more than SG$1k. Coupled with it is the upheavals at work and am not sure of why so many things are happening at the same time. Anyway, since none of them are in my control, i let things be the way they are and swim along, and see where the tide takes me.

And then, over the past one week i have watched these 4 movies. Reviews and ratings follow

Juno
Steet Kings
woodstock villa
sarkar raj

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  • Indian Homemaker

    I look forward to your review of Sarkar Raj.
    About prices, I guess they had to go up! I still see prosperity around me. People from villages close by are coming to work as maids, cooks, tailors, learning to work as beauticians’ assistants, drivers…they have colour TVs, gas stoves (and one terrible misery- easily available alcohol. .) More nad more children are studying in ‘private, English medium schools…when every one starts earning more, we should start expecting some price rise. (this is just a layman’s, a home makers’ point of view)

  • Quirky Indian

    Would be interesting to know your views on Sarkar Raj and Woodstock (can’t believe you actually watched that film!).

    As for rising expenses – it’s beginning to pinch the poor and the lower middle class in India now. Not sure if things will get much better soon.

  • Liju Philip

    @Homemaker, yup prosperity is indeed spreading. But maybe not at the pace that it should be. Maybe the retail revolution will do the trick.

    @Dinu, we have only 20 days annual leave in SG. In the middle east, you get 1 month off and stuff. Anyway, i wasted a few days leave in the beginning of the year.

    @QI, will write Sarkar Raj in detail later. Woodstock villa? I watch all movies online. So the only thing i waste is time not money 😉