Monday, June 9, 2008

Tag season big time I guess

Satish's Tag.
Must confess it was a tough one....

1. What could be the 1 wish you will ask if a genie comes in front of you?

A: Start flight services from Chennai to Bhubaneswar

2. What could be the 1 period you would want to go in a time machine?
A: I am happy in my current state :)

3. What will be the 1 question you will ask if you happen to meet the captain of a UFO?
A: How long are u gonna keep me? :S

4. What will be the 1 thing you would do if you are to go invisible for 1 minute?
A: Just being invisible that too for just a minute wont be of any use for me.

5. What will be the 1 thing you do if you have 1 crore rupees rite now?
A: Invest 75% of it, and go for nice trip around the world with family.

6. Who will be the 1 person with whom you would love to live life long, apart from your Parents, Partner, Bro or Sis ?
A: K of course

7. What is that 1 song which you always hum, without even sensing that you are humming it?
A: It is usually the continuation of my ringtone. I keep some song as my ringtone. So generally the remaining song stays on my lips :)

8. What is that 1 mannerism in you which can be easily noticed by others?
A: I think I walk fast. But am not sure if I walk noticeably fast. Enlighten me people.......

9. What will be the 1 thing which you would want to take with you to your grave?
A: Some books if they can go further with me :)

10. What is that 1 habit of yours, which are trying hard to get rid off?
A: I am impulsive in speech sometimes.

11. Who is that 1 person who deserves a tight slap from you rite now?
A: The speedsters on the beach road near my house. Those absolute @@$@#%^^ morons who think driving fast is cool. I wish I would beat the living day lights out of them.

12. What is that 1 food item you will not say NO, anytime when offered?
A: I would not say food item - but tea is a beverage I wont deny. Anytime is tea time :)

13. Who will be that 1 dead famous personality, whom you would want to come back alive?
A: What good would they do by being alive now ?

14. Who is that 1 teacher, you would not forget anytime in your life?
A: Just 1? I had so many teachers whom I would never ever forget. But if I have to say just one, it will be Sharda Chadha, my English teacher.

15. Who is that 1 friend, whom you are missing so much rite now?
A: No one.

16. What is that 1 thing you would do if you know your death date?
A: Learn tennis. Learn some musical instrument preferably a piano :) And get all my savings and spend them off. (Of course I would leave quite a bit for my darling sis and hubsu :) )

17. What is that 1 thing which you are planning to dispose for a long time and hasn’t done it yet?
A: I am not a person who keeps things which are not needed. Many a times I discard things thinking I wont need them but end up missing them later :( and buying new ones all over again.

18. Who will be that 1 famous personality, with whom you would badly want to date?
A: Mel Gibson

19. Who is that 1 person with whom you are madly in crush rite now ?
A: Crush!!!!!! I am past that age I think :D

Ashma you should do this tag....
Any one else feel free to pick it up ....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tagged by Nitin

Reading:Still reading Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri in at home and The Broker by John Grisham on my way to office. Can t carry Unaccustomed Earth with me cos its a hard bound book and my purse already weighs a ton.

Finished Reading:Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa

Listening:Zaraa si dil mein de jagah tu From Jannat

Wearing:Fridayyyyyyyyyyyy so blue jeans and white t shirt. My fav combi :D

Watching:Hmm nothing in particular.

Thinking: Yea to thode se hain paise... Hazaron khwaishen aisi ki har khwaish pe dam nikle :(

Loving: Sleeping. I get very few hours to do that... but I simply love it.

Hating:Chennai traffic and unscrupulous auto drivers

Missing:Mummy, Dad and sis :( :(
Been 5 months since I was with them :(

Hoping:To own a car real soon

Craving:For some ginger tea. Got a bad bout of sneezing since the morning. Not a rare phenomenon with me.. But since I am blogging write now... thats one thing I am really craving for.

Ok so my dear readers I tag any one whose chances by my blog.

Monday, June 2, 2008

2 Weddings and Cherrie :)

Some time back I wrote a post on one of my friends doing a groom hunting. Shes finally landed up with her match. Well I cant say he satisfies all the business and functional requirements. But my friend chose him. Despite a lot of questions she boiled down on him. Even when she had to go to meet him, she was very pissed off, as she had a lot of qualms about his career streak. Since he had attempted getting into business after completing his graduation which in due course did not work out fine, his actual work experience add up to be less than hers. This made her a bit jittery initially.

But then, marriages are made in heaven as it is said(and the price is borne on earth ;) )So with a lot of questions in heart she went ahead with the alliance. After the match was fixed, the usual rigmarole of late night phone calls, thinking of gifts for each other etc etc started. But at times my friend used to pop up the most unusual questions to me - "Have I done the correct thing?" "Every one asks me I should feel something different and special, but I don't. Is that OK?" "I think I wanted some one smarter - many a times he does not understand my jokes/satire/comments." To all this, I reply "Hang on dear you will be happy with him".

After a point I started getting amused with her questions. Sometimes she would be like, he talks a lot yaar, I hope I don't get bored with him (What a quintessential Indian girl I would say, who has thoughts of getting bored with her husband. :| ) I feel like an old granny even though I have been married for 4 months only. And I think Bachchu shaadi kar le, fir baat karte hain :D

Somethings are not answered before one actually starts living that life. But it is hilarious to hear all the questions from her. I am not sure if I too pestered her with a question bank :)

At the same time, another very close friend of mine is also getting married. And she is a different specimen altogether. She too had a lot of apprehensions from the word go. Initially she used to take the whole alliance as a compromise only. But slowly when she started to get to know the person, a lot of her perception changed for the better.Her fiance too talks a lot(I think its a myth that girls are more loquacious), and sometimes she tells me"Radio ki tarah bajta rehta hai band hi nehi hota" Now this is a slap on the face of the creative directors of the Airtel ads where Ms Vidya Na-real Balan huskily reprimands Maddy for having called her 8 times. Here this my friend, has laid a curfew on the number of smses he can send and the duration for which they should talk. Earlier they used to talk from 1700 hours till 2100 hours and send smses till late at night. But then she realised, they never had anything concrete to talk, but would just while away their time. And sometimes just hanging on to each other for the heck of it, used to lead to frequent fights which she wanted to avoid.

My friends are shattering all ideas of lovey dovey couples snuggling with the cell phones till the wee hours of the morning. Even I never used to talk for long hours because K was a stickler to the rule of getting at least 8 hours of sleep. At that time I thought I was an aberration. But I think I have a lot of like minded people around me :)

I wish I could clairvoyance to know what your futures look like. But I am sure you both will make the best of the lives that you have chosen. You will over come the fears and uncertainties and forge relationships of a lifetime with your partners. And while you enjoy your courtship period, I have to figure out what to gift you both on your D days :(