Photo Spam #1

Rain.  Digging through some recent photos I acquired of Rain and thought I would share:

Oh, but to be a fly on the wall in the room here:

Two of my favs!

Two of my favs!

Here is promoting his new clothing line Six to Five:

Rain? Honey? PLZ stop wearing those.

Rain? Honey? PLZ stop wearing those glasses.

Ugh! I hate those glasses he wears.

Promo for the Rainism tour in Japan:

Yummy.  . .

Yummy. . .

Here’s a random shot from a soccer event he was involved in. (I just liked the colors in it.)

Goal! (?)

Goal! (?)

I told you he was all bloody!

Dark and broody - my kind of man.  Wait? What?

Dark and broody - my kind of man. Wait? What?

Great performance shot.

Nice shoes!

Nice shoes!

Here he is bringing me flowers at the end of a long day at work. I know you’re jealous, try to hold it in:



And last, but not least: Rockin’ the Hanbok:



Ok, got that out of my system.


Ninja Assassin: The Trailer

OOOH.  How excited am I for this movie?!  Extraordinarily.  Rain in a US movie.  STARRING in a US movie.  OMG.  ::turns into an obnoxious fan girl::

The official link is here:

Rain plays a ninja that has to fight the clan that raises him in order to stand up for what he believes is right.  I remember while he was filming this seeing photos of him.  He lost about 30 pounds for this role – I was glad that he went back home and plumped up after filming. My enthusiasm for this movie has died down since filming ended such a long time ago and no news of a release date came out for such a long time.  I’m not sure if it is exceptionally heavy in the special effects/computer graphics area like most of the Wachowski brother films or if it got caught up in production hell.  Hopefully it will do well in theaters.  This movie and Aladdin with the “Big B” are what I’ve been looking forward to most this year. I’ll try to post a link for that one later – I think it releases this weekend with Love Aaj Kal.  (Which I’ll be seeing this weekend~! )


So THIS is why Pappu can’t dance:

Casually she says:

Casually she says:



Pappu Can’t Dance because he’s Abhi’s son from Bunty Aur Babli.  That’s it! I’ve unraveled the mystery!

Btw – I’ve seen this before, I just re-watched it this weekend.

Check out a favorite fan video made by Filmi-Girl if you don’t believe me:

Thanks again Filmi-Girl for a good giggle!

It’s a start…

Since about a year ago I’ve been hard-core into Bollywood (and closely related) films.  Here’s a list.  I’ll be reviewing when I can, and if you have a request of a review – just leave a comment.  Maybe I’ll update as I add more to the list. 🙂

1942: A Love Story

36 China Town

Aa Ab Laut Chalen

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage

Ahista Ahista







Bhool Bhulaiyaa


Bombay to Bangkok


Bunty Aur Babli

Chak De! India

Chalte Chalte

Chandni Chowk to China

Chori Chori

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

Chup Chup Ke

Deewane Huye Paagal


Delhi 6


Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke


Dhoom 2

Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Hai Tumhaara

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa

Dil Se

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Don (2006)

Don (1977)








Golmaal: Fun Unlimited


Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya

Heyy Babyy


Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

I See You

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na


Jab We Met

Jewel Theif

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Jodhaa Akbar

Kal Ho Naa No

Karan Arjun


Kismat Konnection

Koi..Mil Gaya



Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana

Kyun! Ho Gaya Na

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag


Ladie Taylor

Lage Raho Munna Bhai


Love Story 2050

Luck By Chance

Lucky: No Time For Love

Main Hoon Na

Maine Prem Ki Diwani Hoon

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

Maine Pyaar Kiya

Mission Istaanbul

Mission Kashmir

Monsoon Wedding

Mujhse Dosti Karogi

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Munna Bhai


Na Tum Jaano Na Hum

Namastey London

Nayak: The Real Hero

Om Shanti Om


Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!




Phirl Milenge


Ram Jaane




Sarkar Raj



Ta Ra Rum Pum



The Hero

The Mistress of Spices

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

Umrao Jaan

Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi!





Is that a lot?

Festival of Nations

It might be a little late but I am going to report on the Festival of Nations that took place over a month ago already.  (Where is my time going this year?!)  I had a lot of fun, but because of poor scheduling on my part I had to leave pretty early and missed out on a lot.  I didn’t realize until we were leaving there was a big stage upstairs with even more dance performances and I would have liked to see some of the different cultural dances.

That's me in my new Hindustani ear-rings.

That's me in my new Hindustani ear-rings.

I had fun watching a performance of Sa Re Ke Sa Re and the lovely woman directing the children on stage had the audience singing along with her.  I’ll upload the video when I get a chance.

Singing time!

Singing time!

It  was fun, but there was a kind of creepy looking gauri guy in the back of the group.  He was kind of odd and didn’t smile or anything…  I guess it just threw me off.  If he was smiling and acting jovial I’d have been ok with him, but when he was kind of grumpy/emotional/whatever I think he should have stayed off the stage.

After we watched this my friend and I wandered into the cafe area and kind of made pigs out of ourselves.  I had a small piece of lefse, which when I moved to Florida I didn’t realize how specific to MN and northern-European heritage this treat was!  I was happy to have a little taste of my childhood.  By far my favorite thing there was my yummy samosa with mint chutney.  Mmm.  I bought some mint chutney at the Indian market yesterday, I’m not sure what I’ll do with it since I can’t make samosas (yet), but I’ll find something to put it on and make tasty.  I wanted to get mendhi done next, but there was a long line and I had to be back out in the suburbs to meet someone to go back into the city for a Twins game.  ::sigh:: I’ll have to plan for a longer trip next year.  Maybe I’ll see if they need some volunteers. That would be fun.

There was a really cute Pakistani guy that my friend and I were sad we didn’t notice before I bought my samosa because he was peddling the same thing and it would have given us a chance to chit-chat.  Oh well.  Anyway, if you have a chance to next year you should go check it out – they are open for three days and have great cultural performances going on all day.  I have to get off the interwebs because I’m on the porch and a storm is rolling in!  Have a great week – maybe I’ll make it out to this next weekend:

Very Exciting!

Very Exciting!

I wonder what the dress code is?  Do I have to have a sari?  Hm… chances of me going seem less and less if that’s the case.  But, it does sound like a heck of a lot of fun!

Kit-Kat not just chocolate.

I’ve always said that the Japanese people have a penchant for taking something made somewhere else and changing it so it’s something new and wholy Japanese.  One of these examples is the Kit Kat bar.  They have many different flavors including (but not limited to) Strawberry, White Maple Sugar, Tiramisu, Custard Pudding, Green Tea, Azuki Bean, Jasmine Tea and Pumpkin.  Yum!

Kit-Kats A Plenty

Kit-Kats A Plenty

By the way; some of these flavors are available for purchase from, or you can always check your local Japanese market.  Yahoo or Google are good ways to find them.  Just type in: Japanese market near ______(enter your zip code here.)  You should be able to find one close by in most cities.