Information blackhole and blogging from India
On the personal front, it's been the same as ever. S is still looking for a job, which he would have found a long time ago if he had looked harder. But then, S lives his own rythm and as I speak is taking a boat out to the ocean for a glorious day of sailing. I could have been there, but chose not too. Someone has to be the no-fun in the relationship.
Been reading a lot of blogs lately, mostly written by Indians based in India (or students in the US or UK like me). Usually I read blogs on Indonesia and the rest of Asia by expats and that's fun when well written. The Indian blogs were quite interesting. Most are written by very smart folks who have a way with words. They are also quite prolific and are voracious readers/music fans/film buffs/couch potatoes. Almost all of them clearly write for a readership (so it's not really a monologue, but then which blog is?). I do get the sneakly feeling that there is a desire to dazzle, not just write and contemplate. There is a lot of wordplay, obscure references, convoluted witticisms, something that most of the Indonesian expat blogs don't seem to do (though the ones writing them are also really intelligent). The most annoying characteristic though? The VS Naipaul obsession. Jeez, why? There's life beyond Naipaul, and by all accounts at this point he's pretty much a has-been author. And yet, everything that he says about India is dissected and analyzed as if our lives depended on it.
Also, a lot of these blogs are written by Bongs which explains the cleverer than though posturing. So that's my 2 cents of the day, and now I'm off in search of some grub. Which is not an easy endeavour given that I feel like eating Thai and Em wouldn't touch the stuff. And S is not here to bias the vote in my favour. We might end up with Mexican which is a happy compromise everytime I think salsa. Mmmmmmm.....salsa and chips (make appropriate Homer Simpson noise).