Monday, January 29, 2007

The Tag Trouble!

A "doctor-to-be" celebrates his bday today! Join in the celebration and lets sing for him a Happy bday song :D

Hiii guys! Hope you are doing good! Long time since i gave you all a warm welcome to my page. Feels quite weird. Anyways, this post is going to be pretty long i guess. So when u have lots of time to kill and the inclination to get to know me better, please continue reading! :) So, here they go - Naked Confessions.

Tagged by
Fun2fun: Five things you don't know about me

1) I love driving my bike and my dad's car. In car, i drove at a max speed of 120kmph (Chennai-B'lore highway). Grandad and me thoroughly enjoyed the drive. So did mom, for a change! One of my dreams is to drive in Autobahn, Germany! :)

2) I am extremely scared of gobbling tablets and capsules. In fact, i dont know how to. I bow down instead of keeping my head high! I would rather choose an injection. Seriously!

3) When i was in class 3, i cried so hard for scoring 9/10 in dictation, that my class teacher called my mom for a meeting and asked her not to nag me to score 10/10 all the time! Poor amma! The word that i spelt wrong was "receive" i guess. Still get mixed up with the i and e at times!

4) In primary school, i had a very close friend. She left to Delhi in class 4 and returned to my school in class 9. She had taken my home address and said she would be in touch, but never did. When i first saw her in school after nearly 5 years, i was so overwhelmed! All those sweet memories flooded my thoughts and i went up to her and excitedly asked, "Hi, how are you?" But she couldn't recognize me. That has been the most embarrassing moment in my life. I tried to help her recollect those memories so that she could relate to me. In vain. Now, I don't want to talk to her anymore.

5) I have had 2 minor operations with local anesthesia. Its been the most horrible and nerve-chilling experience! I was holding one nurse's hand so hard that her palms became numb at the end of the operation. Even today, my heart skips a beat when i recollect the doctor's command to the nurse asking her for the scissors and cotton, while i was wide awake and listening!

On to the next!

Tagged by Ganesh: 50 Questions

1. Were you named after anyone?

2. Do you wish on stars?

3. When did you last cry?
A week ago.

4. Do you like your handwriting?
Yes. Absolutely.

5. What is your favourite meat?
None. Am veggie.

6. What is your most embarrassing CD on your shelf?
Have no such.

7. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
Depends on who the other person is. (First off, trying to be another person is wasting the person that i am - would never try that)

8.Are you a daredevil?
Not really.

9. How do you release anger?
Vent it to my parents or my best friend. If venting to parents, push down vessels from the kitchen or remove all the newspapers from the shelf. If venting to best friend, speak it out, occasionally using the little bad words i know. Might pinch also! :)

10. Where is your second home?
My room in university residence.

11. Do you trust others easily?
Attempt not to.

12. What was your favourite toy as a child?
Barbie doll.

13. What class in school/college do you think is totally useless?

14. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Quite often. Also depends on the person and the situation.

15. Have you ever been in a mosh pit?

16.What do you look for in a guy/girl?
Intellectuality, humorous nerve, down-to-earth attitude, sans pretense.

17. Would you bungee jump?
Of course, would love to!

18. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No. Unless they are really tight to remove without loosening the lace :D

19. What's your favourite ice cream?
Italian icecreams - Butterscotch and Blueberry flavours

20. What are your favourite colours?
Lavender, Aquamarine blue.

21. What are your least favourite things?
Lonliness, Wet shoes, uncomfortable clothes, falling sick, not feeling comfortable or satisfied with myself, performing below the standards i think i am capable of.

22. How many people do you have a crush on right now?

23. Who do you miss most right now?
Mom, dad, grandma, Praddy (Since i have personified my home and bike, i miss them too!)

24. What are you listening to right now?
"No need to say a word" by Raaghav

25. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?

26. What is the weather like right now?
Cool and pleasant with gentle breeze.

27. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My dad.

28. The "first" thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Eyes and smile.

29. Do you like the person who sent you this?
Know not much to comment.

30. How are you today?
Calm, in deep thoughts and intrigued in work.

31. Favourite non alcoholic drink?
Butterscotch milkshake and ginger tea.

32. Favourite alcoholic drink?
Have tasted none to comment.

33. Natural hair colour?

34. Eye colour?

35. Wear contacts?'

36. Siblings?

37. Favourite month?

38. Favourite food?
Mom's rasam, Dad's vethakozhambu, Hot chips' Paav Bhaji, Gangothri's Pani poori.

39. Favourite day of the year?
All those days appa gets back from a tour. Amma and me are the happiest people on that day. We miss him so much till then.

40. Have you ever been too shy to ask someone out?
Have never asked anyone out. So don't know how i would feel. However, have often nagged my dad, mom and cousins to take me out :D

41. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings

42. Summer or winter?

43. Holi or Diwali?

44. Do you like your name?

45. What book/magazine are you reading?
Brain by Robin Cook

46. What's on your mouse pad?
No mouse pad only :P

47. What did you watch on TV last night?
Didn't watch tv last night. (haven't watched for more than a month)

48. Favourite Smell?
Mom's rasam, smell of earth before the rain, pavazhamalli in grandma's garden.

49. Have you ever regretted breaking up with someone?

50. Most tiresome thing you’ve ever experienced/done?
The 3.5 hours journey flying back home.

Done! Tks for coming down so far. Cheers and take care. Have a good week. Huggzzzzzz!!! :)

P.S.: Me tags Sat, Gils and Venkatesh. (choose any one or both. Neither is not an option) :D Anyone else who wishes to take it up, feel free to!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The rest is silence...

The night was cold and windy. The bright star studded sky was only ironic of her current spirits. She sat in silence and in deep thought - not her usual self. Not at all. The nagging melancholic feeling made her uncomfortable. Those that once gave her self-confidence, now seemed herculean tasks. A number of errands stood lined up and lots more awaited her sincere attention. She was dealing with them, one-at-a-time, hoping that she wouldn't mess up trying to multi task.

As she looked out into the sky from the window, her father's words of wisdom echoed in her ears - "And this too shall pass." She felt much better, but the feeling didn't last long. These were the same words that her father used whenever she got over-excited about nothing. Her father's use of puns, at times, were too bitter for her taste. She silently cursed herself for remembering it. Quite contrastingly, her mother's theories were more plain and straight. There was one instance in the past when she was upset and her mother came up to her saying, "Do you remember what was bothering you the very same day, a year ago?" With a puzzled and blank look, she answered back, "Don't think so." Her mother reassuringly smiled at her and continued, "That's the same question i will be asking you a year later and am sure you will have the same answer." It took some time for those words to sink in and make sense to her. Finally, when they did, she said, "Mom! You will make a good lawyer."

She spun back to the present and found herself smiling. Just then the door bell rang and she got up to attend it. Standing there was her best friend. She couldn't have wished for a better person to be by her side at this moment. He gave her the best of his smiles and dropped a chocolate into her hands. She wondered how he could be so cheerful inspite of his current problems. That was one attitude she truly admired in him. He whistled past her, walked in and quickly helped himself with some ice-cold water. She opened her mouth and began, "Hey, you know what?" He mockingly made a swift finger-on-your-lips gesture, like their games teacher in school and settled in the couch with a packet of chips. Turning on the tv, he browsed through the many channels until he finally found his. The next minute, loud football commentary filled the entire hall. She gave him an evil look and repented for having told him that they would feel much better in each other's company. She should have figured out the sarcasm in his voice when he accepted to drop by. She hit him hard with the pillow in her hand and vanished into her room. So different was the way people handled pressure and stress. As for her, it always remained that the deepest of feelings were to be expressed in silence.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The best place to work?

The hall was flooded with anxious people. Thousands of them. Desperate and impatient. All their attention focussed on the same place. A young pretty girl stood in the middle of the tall crowd, trying to catch a glimpse of the front. 'Thank god i wore heels today,' she thought. A bright red rose peeked out of the side of her black handbag. Beside her was a middle aged woman. She was carrying a 4 year old girl in her left hand, who was trying to free herself from her mother's hold. An 8 year old son stood holding the lady's right hand, desperate to know whats happening beyond the crowd. 'You shall see pretty soon, my dear,' she whispered, stroking his soft hair. An old couple stood in the front row, holding on to the rails. They glanced at each other for a moment. It mirrored an excitement that they had never experienced before. A tall guy stood behind the crowd of people, continuously adjusting his recently coloured hair. In a futile attempt to control his restlessnes, he kept juggling his car key. He had already dropped it thrice.

Finally, the long awaited moment arrived. The status on the display board changed. An unrehearsed, yet perfectly synchronised sigh echoed though the crowd. One-by-one, people walked in from inside, towards the crowd. Each one of them happy, excited and equally anxious. A young gentleman, dressed in casual jeans and t-shirt walked out in swift, long steps. His eyes immediately recognised the fair, tender hands that waved out to him. He dashed straight towards the young girl, gave her a warm, tight hug and slipped a bag labelled 'Swarovski' into her hands. He watched her cheeks turn pink and then kissed her gently. The young man then picked the bright red rose from her handbag and said, 'You forgot to give me this!' She blushed, once again. They melted into each other and forgot about the world around them. Another middle aged man walked out. The 4 year old kid waved out to her father and sprang from her mother's arms. The gentleman took her by his arms, and bent down to kiss the boy, who was still holding on to his mother, meddling her sari's end. The man then looked up at his wife and asked, 'How are you?' She was tongue tied with happiness and gave him a shy, relieved smile.

A couple walked out next, lead by their twin sons. The boys took no time in recognising their grandparents and raced towards them. They were not surprised to find grandpa confuse their names! A small tear of joy trickled down grandma's wrinkled face as she tried to lift one of the twins. Grandpa gave a welcome pat on his son's back and welcomed his daughter-in-law with a smile. Suddenly from behind them shouted a voice, 'Daaaaiiii machaaan!!' A dark and handsome young guy waved out to the tall man in the crowd. Soon they were punching into the other's tummy and teasing each other's new looks. And thus, the whole place was filled with greetings, smiles, hugs and kisses. A few metres away, stood a man in uniform. He was holding a mop in his hand and beside him was a bucket of soap water. He looked at the crowd of happy and satisfied people and said to himself, 'Mopping the arrival hall is so much more fun than the departure hall.' He smiled to himself, adjusted his 'international airport staff' tag and continued his work.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Black box material!

Hello peps! How have u been? 2007 has been good for me so far. Hope u all had a good start to the new year :) Btw, you guys must bear with me for my irregular blog visits and delayed posts. Oh come on, as if anyone cares! Anyways, i had a neat reason - vacation time :D However, classes will begin soon. Lots of things got to be organised, mended, few to religiously continue, handful to be totally eliminated. But i remember resolving not to soliloquize my resolutions, lest i land up breaking them! Damn! Another one broken! *Phew!*

Lets plunge into the topic of this post. Last evening i had been to 'Big Bazaar' that's recently opened up in Chennai. Its another one of those shops that claim that they can offer Kheer at the price of milk! Marketing brains i tell you. It can be an interesting experience though, if you wanted to watch people sit down on the floor, tired of shopping! The wiser ones would rest on a sofa or bed! Yeah, it belongs to the 'all-under-one-roof' category! :D

Well, as appa, amma, grandpa and me were going around the shop, we noticed one guy open up a pack of chips, emptied it and threw the cover! As if that were not enough, i overheard a conversation between a lady and the vendor. The vendor was mentioning about a free crockery set that they offered for a purchase of above Rs.2000 on weekends. The lady spontaneously asked him if she could leave her stuff, get back to it during the following weekend and avail the crockery set for her 2000+ bill! For some reason, those words sounded like - "Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff."