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The Kathmandu Post,

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Stick with you - II  BY UNISHA KHAREL understand I have to move on. But it's difficult, though I'm trying. And for this, I'm now somewhere far from my old memories of him. Now I stay with my friend. We've known each other since we were kids. We have an intimate and warm relationship. We're living together. I'm lazy; she does most of the work. I do cleaning, though! She too knew him well. She says he was made for me only, “one piece”. We're almost settled here. We got jobs, friends; and not to forget, we have such a “cute neighbor” next to our flat. I was the first one to know him. I like his eyes and he looks fabulous when he smiles. I think he's a wow to make a new start with! She's also happy that I got my eyes stuck on someone, though at first she said he wasn't my “type”. But who knows and who cares! Those entire teenage tingles-jingles pop again. I'm making it clear that I'm not making any one-sided move, no way! He too seems particularly interested in me. I'm not that dumb. Well, this is a secret: I'm gripped by an intense sense of fear which makes me hollow inside, in spite of my excitement. Am I right? And does moving forward means seeing a guy only? These questions weaken my every bold step that I'm tempted to take. He used to say, “All you need is a little patience.” He also used to say, “Ask yourself, and you will find it.” Ah, he knew me so well.

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I close my eyes and ask myself: What do I want? A silence follows. Then there is an image of the man I want to lean on. I'm sure he's the man who would change my world and make it brighter again. One thing I can't understand, however, is why you need man for everything — I mean, for happiness, for living a complete life.

-----------------------I close my eyes and ask myself: What do I want? A silence follows. Then there is an image of the man I want to lean on. I'm sure he's the man who would change my world and make it brighter again. One thing I can't understand, however, is why you need man for everything — I mean, for happiness, for living a complete life. This dependence is vague to figure out. -----------------------This dependence is vague to figure out. ***** Surprise! Surprise! But I hate surprises, you know! I got blasting news, which is: My

friend also has her crush on our “cute” neighbor. Who's jealous? Well, don't look at me! She knows exactly what I feel about him. Sometimes we spend the whole day talking about him. We call him “Mr A”. He's got nicknames too. He calls me almost everyday. He hasn't directly confessed to what he feels for me, nor have I.

He makes me laugh. I love being around with him. We both, actually the three of us — my best friend, he and I — went for dinner. It was fun, but he didn't talk much. After dinner we walked. It was a walk to remember. This was not the first time I was walking with a

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prime factor why I want him. He too is flying abroad. We have a deal, my friend and I, that if someone I like proposes to her, she must sacrifice and so will I, too. Thankfully, we haven't encountered any such situations as yet. But you never know what life puts you into. ***** I wish things had never

tagged with Mr A; and I thought he didn't even like her. What a fool I've been! If she's his “type”, then what am I? What a situation! And what about our own avowed covenants? Instead, she showed me her ass. The masks of illusion have come off. He proposed to her, and she said yes. Yes, a single “Yes” made the floor beneath me sink! This is what you call tapestry of life. Dost dost na raha etc etc. So I talked to my friend on her face. “Listen, I don't mean to make you cry or blame you for anything. I just held my imaginations so high. But I'm not breaking my relations with you for any boy. I don't know if he's going to be with you long, but I'll be with you and be your friend all my life. However, it's your life; live it as you feel like. I'm hurt, too, but I'll recover. Anyway, I'm sorry for every tear I made you shed. I acted in a cruel way. But I wanted to be happy. Nevertheless, I'm sorry for being so selfish.” And I had my piece for him, too: “Oh yeah! You, Mr A! It's obviously difficult for you to face me. There was a time you would spend hours talking to

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See, I can't forget my old memories, which have made my lifetime; and whoever I'll be associated with has to accept me with it. Well, I haven't yet uttered a word about it. He's only a crush; he doesn't need every detail. *****

boy as such, but he was, in a way, different. At least I felt so. My friend said he stared at her. “Well?” I asked Mr A But he said there were so many things to look at. Sigh! Mr A has many similarities with him. Maybe this is the

changed. I'm in war with Shivaji. Can't you see me smiling, huh? Don't you think I've learnt enough? So look for another victim! Surprise! Surprise! And I hate surprises! My friend, whom I've known all my life, said she's

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£83,000 paid for Zeppelin tickets Bush tops list of ‘coldest’

Led Zeppelin fan has paid £83,000 for two tickets to the rock band's reunion concert, as part of an auction for the BBC's Children in Need. BBC Radio 2 listener Kenneth Donnell, from Glasgow, paid to see the band rehearse and perform on 10 December. Listeners also bid £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform an intimate gig, and £100,000 for VIP passes to 2008's F1 British

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me. And now, you're afraid to even face me. So does this mean you're guilty? Cool! But what did you take me for? I'm not in any sort of relations with you, but I thought we were friends. I was in an illusion. Just because I don't fit to be in your “type category”, I don't think I should be treated in this way. Wow! What a way of categorizing: Do you go to parties? Do you smoke? I like girls with long hair. I say shit to all that! I'm more like me and less like what you want me to be. I'm taking things normally. I wish you could do the same. No complaints, Shivaji: you always have the best intentions in your heart. Thank you! Know one thing, though: what comes around goes around. I'm not wishing you ill, but I can't wish you any good, either. ***** I'm sorry, honey. I try to move out but every bend of the road leads me back to you. She was right, that you were the only one for me. I may be like Ugly Betty, but you loved me as I was. I wish you were here. I need you. Trust me, you're still the one. I should stick with you forever - Or is there anyone behind the door?

Grand Prix. Children in Need is raising funds for disadvantaged young people in the UK. Led Zeppelin's three remaining members play together for the first time since 1988 in December's sold-out concert. Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and Paolo Nutini will also perform at the show, which is a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder of Atlantic Records. Tickets went on sale for £125 each in October. Originally scheduled for 26 November, the concert was postponed for two weeks because guitarist Jimmy Page fractured a finger. Other winners in Radio 2's Auction of Things That Money Can't Buy included Sir Tom Hunter, who paid £100,000 for two VIP passes to the 2008 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Earlier this week Martin Ainscough, from Wigan, bid £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform at Revolution in Manchester to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. Children in Need culminates with a fundraising TV show on BBC One from 1900 GMT on Friday.

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celebs in website film list

resident George W. Bush rarely comes out a winner in movie industry awards -- and being named "Coldest Person in Hollywood 2007" is not much of an accolade. Independent movie website Film Threat on Wednesday named the US

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leader top of its annual "Frigid 50" list, an irreverent look at the individuals who are "cold" as opposed to "hot" properties. Bush topped the website's Frigid list after seeing parodies of himself appear in films like "Transformers," while

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being criticized in searing documentaries such as "No End in Sight" and lampooned by television cartoons like "South Park." "President George W. Bush has been a fixture on the big and small screens for the length of his historically tragic run," Film Threat opined. Bush led the list ahead of actress Angelina Jolie, whose globe-trotting humanitarian work was savaged by Film Threat. "Traveling the Third World with a small army of stylists and publicists, the one-time Lara Croft feels like an unholy mix of Mother Teresa and Paris Hilton: look at the poor, but make sure you get me in my best light," the website said. Other celebrities on the list included funnyman Jim Carrey and Oscar-winning actresses Nicole Kidman and Hilary Swank. (AFP)



 



American guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica is 45 Norwegian singer Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir is 31 American actress Christina Vidal is 26 English actress Montanna Thompson is 19 American actress Christina Vidal is 26

Indonesia to host first Asian Idol ndonesia will next month host the first-ever "Asian Idol" show, a spin-off of its American cousin, a spokeswoman for the show said. Contestants from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam would vie for the title of Asian Idol, Teges Prita Soraya said. Three shows will be broadcast to all six countries, where viewers will be able to vote for

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their favorite by text message. To prevent viewers from voting along purely patriotic lines, each will have to choose two performers. "If the voter were to chose only one contestant, they would choose their fellow countryman and it would benefit the country with the biggest population," she said. The winner will be announced on December 16. (AFP)

Bipasha voted

sexiest ASIAN WOMAN ollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world for year 2007 by a leading London-based Asian newspaper. The bong beauty beat other strong contestants from Bollywood to reclaim the top spot for the second time after 2005. Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit was the runner-up, while last year's winner Priyanka Chopra was placed third by Eastern Eye newspaper. Reacting to the honour, Bipasha said the true sex appeal lies beyond physical looks. CMYK

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“It is about one's personality, about how one carries oneself,” said the sultry siren. Hamant Verma, editor of Eastern Eye and founder of its Sexiest Asian Women in the World list, is quoted as saying: "Bipasha Basu is a living embodiment of sexual attractiveness. Her acting ability, beauty and charm are capable of arousing great interest in her from the world's media." In the list of the newspaper's 50 sexiest women this year, the top ten are - Bipasha Basu, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai , Laila Rouass, Shilpa Shetty , Katrina Kaif , Kareena Kapoor , Lara Dutta and Iman Ali. (Agencies)

Exhibitions assistant Shelby Morrison hangs an exhibit on the Beatles movie, "Help" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Thursday. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is paying tribute to the Fab AP/RSS PHOTO Four's wacky film with an exhibit opening Saturday.


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