17 July, 2006

Pictures from Down Under

Seeing that everyone wanted pictures of this trip, I have decided to indulge you guys :)


Dev's Birthday Present






Not too shabby for a day's work!











I tried keeping the portrait a secret and instead told Dev I had got him a book. Meanwhile...just a couple of minutes before this pic was taken, Sheetal's (who I stayed with) Mom says "Oh Dev! Have you seen your portrait??"

I smacked my forehead. I literally SMACKED my forehead.



Dev's Mexican Themed Birthday Party



Overall an INCREDIBLY fun night! I met the whole gang, my make-up was nice and there was plenty of booze and back massages (oops) to go around!
And in case you doubted that the theme was 'Mexican', I say to you...









EAT DIRT because there was a SOMBRERO! and ..











A GIANT MARGHARITA!



(And Sangria and Enchillada's which I didn't photograph because I was too busy consuming it in all its Mexican goodness.)
Ola! Arrriiiiba! Andale Andale Eeeba! La Cucaracha Baby!



The Boathouse Dinner


This was a dinner at a boathouse. It was a family affair- Dev's family and Sheetal's family.We had good food, good laughs, a couple of tipsy Dad's and a wardrobe malfunction (Not me..Arpu). I've said it before and I'll say it again - God Bless Safety Pins.
Ahhh all in a days work =)









This is at the dinner table...where I demonstrated my left profile with great gusto. It was obviously contagious. Look at Ravi! See how happy the left profile makes him?
Indulge.. in Your Left Profile.







The Skybombers Gig



As mentioned in the previous post, Dev's brother Ravi is in a band called....you guessed it, Skybombers!
We went for the gig, see there's the poster if you don't believe me!












That's Hugh (the lead singer) and Ravi (who plays bass guitar and does back up vocals)









That's Ravi again who decided to take it all off...well just his jacket at least.










Samson Hill Vineyard



I say screw the wine...look at the cheese platter!
That, my friends, is a magic plate of happiness (and a heart attack).
*happy sigh*










That's the vineyard..believe me when I say it was a BEAUTIFUL day...






It's sights like these that make me believe that such beauty couldn't possibly be a mere coincidence of 'being at the right place at the right time' or just the simple physics of condensing water vapour being heated up and allowing the sun's rays to sear through.

My camera rocks.




Mornington Peninsula






This place is gorgeous..











We were blackmailed into posing like this. It was totally involuntary! OH damn you Dev and your....evil...blackmail material!
*shakes a fist*









Bye bye Mornington Peninsula :(









A Party!


Sheetal's Dad was the star of the show. Not only did he keep dishing out the most heavenly Midori Illusions, he is THE pro at strawberry margharita's.

On a completeley unrelated note- there was crazy dancing, drink spillage on carpets and pool tables and furniture breakage.




The End


Is it just me, or are sunsets in Australia waaay better than the ones here?










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33 Comments:

Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

!!!ah my gad!!! these are such awesome pictures!!! and lookit YOU!! miss gorgeous left profile and butt!! lol...

im so glad you had a great time!!
sunsets and sunrises fade away faster in the eastern countries than in the western and southern hemispheres... dunno why.. ive seen the same thing...in Canada it took aaaaaages for the red to fade....wish india was like that...

AWWWWW im all warm and fuzzy now.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous winny did the happy dance and finally said..

the pics were great and so was the portrait...awesome work there gurl

5:19 AM  
Anonymous ds did the happy dance and finally said..

yes mahi - nice blog and good work on my portrait! you really DO have a talent...seriosuly mahi, you should start charging...
it was a fun trip mahi, lots of good memories!

i know there are too many "highlights" to remember, but we can remember them all when you're old n gray

7:39 AM  
Anonymous tragicomix did the happy dance and finally said..

sunsets and sunrises are better further away from the equator..

9:49 AM  
Blogger Ekta did the happy dance and finally said..

hey wow!
Those were some lovely snaps and wonderful potrait..ur quite an artist must say!
U seemed to have had a blast!

10:17 AM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

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10:38 AM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

did u say in an earlier post that you looked best only in ur left profile??

we're not gonna agree after looking at the 15th pic on this post!!!! start countin :p

p.s: sorry about the deleted comment, too many typos

10:40 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

grafx - shh dont tell anyone this but the butt is quite nonexistent! :( im all warm and fuzzy (and kinda depressed too)

thank u winny! =)

dev - really dev? thanks dev! you're too nice dev..
:P aye you're right...so so many highlights..(remember after monroe's u me junior and arpu ;)) but the memories are alll up here *taps forehead*

tragicomix - and how! here its just boom!-its sunny and boom!-its not sunny anymore. sucks ass if u ask me

ekta - thank u babe! i definitely had a blast :) the portrait definitely turned out better than expected, luckily for dev! :D

aditya - think about it my friend...number 15 is still left profile ;)

12:27 PM  
Anonymous sheetal beetle did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahiiiiiiiiiii i am so insulted not ONE nice pic of me and the make up was jsut NICE!!!! ARRGH!!! after all the hard work i put in to make you look that good everyday, all i get is NICE!! thanks miss UNCOMFORTABLE ;p

6:23 PM  
Blogger Mint Chutney did the happy dance and finally said..

Welcome back!

I LOVE your shoes in the Boathouse Dinner picture.

A party is not a party unless there is crazy dancing, drink spillage on carpets and pool tables and furniture breakage.

10:30 PM  
Blogger exclusively_me did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi...im kinda in love with the sunset pic..and yes ure make up does look very professionally done inded...!and hey this ain't no flattery..! wat with me being make-up crazy....!
and yes......wud love to try one o' those strawberry margharitas....!
cheers , gurl...!

10:39 PM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

heheh and u think people are gonna look at ur left profile in that pic!!!! it doesnt come into the picture darling!!

1:57 AM  
Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja did the happy dance and finally said..

unfortunately, i can't see them. ISPs in delhi have blocked blogspot... some stupid government thing ... arrgh.

guess i'll have to be happy with the prince of persia's girlfriend again tonight. I wish they'd show more of her, instead of the prince's back.

oh, i have a first post

2:13 AM  
Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

i vote that you make photos a recurrent theme in your blog. perfect landscapes, food, women, more food...you make it too easy :)

2:37 AM  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster did the happy dance and finally said..

ok, I have a question.

you know what?

I'll leave it to good old google chat.

whatever happens on google chat, stays on google chat

hehehehe.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

sheets - NICE in my world means 'MINDBLOWING!!!'
and excuse ure making it sound like i looked like a DOG before u worked ure magic :@ damn u!

thank u minty! they happen to be my favouritest pair in the world.. id be crushed if they ever broke coz till now, i haven't seen a pair like this anywhere!

exclusively you - thank u....! =D let me know if u want a better quality version of the sunset pic coz apparently u cant click and enlarge the pix on this blog :S

aditya - hawww besharam!

ninjaaaaaa me love you long tiiiiime..dude blocking blogspot is so uncool..fucked up to the max. ok let me tell u about the pictures anyway...im in half of them and i look SsssMOKIN'. trust me.

surya - i have been thinking about that actually...but u know...too much of a good thing...;)

megha - u know what..i think i know what you're question is..and the answer is 'no' :P

11:58 AM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

hehhe... was just being naughty!!

u look great in all the snaps!!

12:42 PM  
Anonymous sheetal beetle did the happy dance and finally said..

mahi you said it i didn't...hehehe ok you didn't look like a dog how abt a cat instead...heheeh you know pyar se...
I STILL don't see any NICE pics of me arrghh..

6:14 PM  
Blogger Rohan Kumar did the happy dance and finally said..

After a lot of torment
Even though I didnt have nything to say
I had to leave this comment
Coz I promised I wud leave one today

9:36 PM  
Blogger exclusively_me did the happy dance and finally said..

*ahem* can i have an enlarged pic of ur shoes in the boathouse pic...? :D and if u hav visited my blog wich i dont hink u hav..then when u go on 2 read my first post ..there is this mention abt me coming across some1 else's blog wich inspired me to start bloggin as well...and well that some1 is you....i actually came across ur blog when i was surfing the ILS msn group site....and well all i can say is its fun..!

12:15 AM  
Blogger Anand did the happy dance and finally said..

Hey,
happened to come here thru ekta blog and must say ur quite an artist!
That for some potrait..can I get mine done too..pls??:-)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

thanks aditya! :D

sheets - ok ok ok next time i have a picture post, ill definitely throw in one random nice picture of u :P
'oh btw..heeere's sheetal!'
hahah

rohan - i hate you.

exclusively u - dahlink! but i did visit your blog! check your site meter baby ;)
are u serious abt the boat house pic? coz i will email it to u if u are :P
were u in ILS too??

welcome anand...you'll have to join the line for that ;)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja did the happy dance and finally said..

i'll just imagine the pictures ...

nice..
nice...
nice..
WHOA...
nice..
nice..

oh well. I'll wait for the indian government to be less pakistan-like :)

2:30 AM  
Blogger exclusively_me did the happy dance and finally said..

heya there..! well yes i was in ILS for a few years when i was younger...and i sure miss lagos..!!!i still remember trips to the beach and to ikoyi club and i remember my address by heart..!and of course im serious abt the boathouse pic, dear...! :D

2:31 AM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia did the happy dance and finally said..

Oooh! So pretty! Glad you lived it up and had a good time! HARD CORE! And hey, you are a sizzlin', tall hottie! FO sho!

2:56 PM  
Blogger couchpotato did the happy dance and finally said..

Wooooooooooow! The drawing is amazing; you are hypertalented (a nice coinage, isn't it?), Madame! And great snaps, too; you certainly did have a lot of fun! :))

4:53 PM  
Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja did the happy dance and finally said..

the bans off.

saw the pics... nice...

you're a good sketcher, tall and cute. You must be very desirable in the marriage market :P

2:13 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

ninja - thank u! =D oh u'd be surprised how hard it is getting myself a good guy...btw are u rich and single and hot?
woah..i just had deja vu :P

xclusively me - heey i used to stay in victoria island! thats close to the beach no? i used to go ikoyi club allll the time to swim :D the hummus there was AMAZING!

thank u miz B =D you're one hell of yummy mummy too! ive never seen a mom of two so fit!

couchie - i am LOVING 'hypertalented'! can i use it?? can i? can i? it was the holiday of a lifetime my friend =)

1:40 AM  
Blogger Webmiztris did the happy dance and finally said..

wow! great pictures and you look fantastic! that portrait is awesome too.

now I'm craving a strawberry margarita. :D

2:36 AM  
Blogger GettingThere did the happy dance and finally said..

A very well done portrait!! I remember I gifted my dad a portrait of his on his birthday when I was in 9th grade. Good to know you had a blast in Australia. That means you will be all ready to do a TAG :D (Muhahaha) See details on http://my2centstoo.blogspot.com/2006/07/my-first-official-legal-actual-tag.html

8:59 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

thanks dawn! :D man those margaritas were to DIE for...there was like a pile of strawberries right next to the blender..it dont get any fresher than that!

getting there- thank u maam! haha yes yes im on the tag now :)

10:24 PM  
Blogger White Magpie did the happy dance and finally said..

The sunset pic was yumm...You put on weight? :p Looks good tho..

12:09 AM  
Blogger White Magpie did the happy dance and finally said..

Oh and I forgot to mention...You are looking gorgeous..

5:16 PM  

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