I am legend

Sigh. Yea, it’s a tag ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

This one has been passed on by Pepper. Unlike Pepper who decided not to let her thoughts be tainted by those of the person who tagged her (she even went to the extend of NOT reading that person’s responses till she was done with her tag ๐Ÿ™„ ), I went straight ahead and copy + pasted the entire post from her page to my drafts and decided to edit it there ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I always choose the quick-n-easy way, folks ๐Ÿ˜€

And well, it’s Pepper. Most probably, even if I’d done this tag the way she did, we’d still have the same answers ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, to give her her credit, I’ve put in blue the responses I share with her ๐Ÿ™‚

So here are the rules:

1. Every phrase needs to be completed with three answers about yourself

2. That’s it. Oh…post it an tell a few people, so they’ll know they’re in for some laughs ๐Ÿ˜€


I am

  • forever confused.
  • lazy, most of the time: esp, at home!
  • easily pleased. Suraj finds this very cute (and very convenient). all it takes to light up my face is sometimes a small lollipop, a cartoon, a pack of Sunfeast Dark Fantasy, a hug, a cute nickname, an eclair, a 2 rupee coin in an old jeans pocket, a waft of my fav perfume, summer rain…

I want

  • to be able to make decisions I can stick to.
  • to be able to learn and be a swimmer soon.
  • to be paid more at my job ๐Ÿ˜€

I have

  • the memory of a goldfish ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • the weirdest definitions of “loyalty” and “commitment”.
  • the best family in the world, or so I think. (so that makes it two of the “best” families in this world)

I wish

  • I could travel to any part of the world whenever I feel like it.
  • all places allowed pets to enter — temples, shops, malls, resorts, hotels, offices, churches, theatres, any damn place!
  • India had a much better market for dark, dark, super dark chocolates.

I hate

  • having to decide; I suck at it, and mostly regret the ones I make.
  • pineapple and boiled corn. They both make me nauseous.
  • days that are too sunny.

I fear

  • that I’ll fall off the steps (every time I climb up or down a flight of them).
  • that I’ll make a fool of myself if I do or say something at any moment in time (and I keep quiet, someone else does it, and gets the credit! :D).
  • that I’ll lose my senses if something happens to my brother, mom, dad or Suraj. And Pumbaa.

I hear

  • myself singing/humming all the time.
  • myself always saying “ugh” when i see gold on a person ๐Ÿ˜€ I can never understand how people can like gold so much, and actually “want” to wear it all the time, as many as possible, that too.
  • imaginary sounds if I am alone at home at night.

I search

  • for a song on the Internet (mp3 and lyrics) from the minute I listen to one on TV/radio and realise I dont have it in my list.
  • for a purpose in anything I do / am asked to do, before I actually do it.
  • for certain qualities in people, before I can call them friends.

I wonder

  • why love is never unconditional — even a mother’s love always has some “expectations” bound to it.
  • what it would feel like, to touch the clouds ๐Ÿ™‚
  • what the purpose of life really is..?

I regret

  • tolerating so much abuse and not ending it with SS (the ex) earlier than I did.
  • not attending my best friend’s wedding.
  • never being able to be a good host when the need arises. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I love

  • my brother.
  • walking in the rain, getting drenched, and well, just about everything to do with the rain.
  • the beach. I sooo love the beach! (And I love my name too ๐Ÿ˜€ (the rule says “3 phrases”, so I had to cheat and put in a 4th one as a part of the 3rd ๐Ÿ˜€ )

I always

  • try to give away my responsibilities to someone else (I told ya, I do things the quick-n-easy way).
  • see both the points of view and confuse myself; I look at things from multiple perspectives, through the other party’s eyes too (though my perspective is always the best ๐Ÿ˜€ ).
  • am outright frank and brutally honest. I never know to “put it mildly”; and to me, truth is more important than feelings — because I’ve seen how feelings can make someone lessen or even hide the truth.

I ache

  • when I see old people living alone, longing for their kids who are far away; and when parents do not love their child enough and keep judging him/her till he/she thinks she/he is no good. I really ACHE when I see these happening.
  • when I see trees being cut.
  • when I see homeless children on the road, selling something, taking on responsibility and having lost a childhood.

I usually

  • forget everything that happened 5 minutes back — unless it’s affected me real well and has left a deep impression in my mind.
  • suck at saying โ€˜Noโ€™ to anyone for anything; how I still manage to be brutally honest and frank beats me ๐Ÿ˜€
  • sleep quite late at night; most of the times because Suraj stays up watching a movie I have no interest in. Yes, I can’t sleep without him. Is that a crime now?

I am not

  • business-minded, and cannot succeed at ANY DAMN SALES :D.
  • easily accessible on phone. I am NOT trying to change that. Yes, I’m not trying to change that, unlike Pepper. I’m much better off “IM-ing/pinging/sms-ing/texting/emailing”. Come on! I’m a writer ๐Ÿ˜€
  • courageous enough to undertake new challenging tasks. I am too afraid of failure and always prefer security to excitement. Unless it’s a trip/travel plan to some godforsaken place (the condition, situation, people, food, accomodation, etc. of which I have no clue about). In such circumsatances, I’m extremely excited about the “New” and “Excitement”.

I dance

  • in public, only if I’m at gun point; even then, it’d be a torture for the ones watching me.
  • in my dreams. And damn well, at that. I also dance freely when I’m all alone in a room, with some good music. Like now, when i’m listening to “Uff teri adaa” from Karthik Calling Karthik. (Yes, I do like that song, very much!)
  • more with my eyes that with my body; a lot of people have asked me if I’m a professional bharatanatyam dancer!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I sing

  • all the time. It’s the one thing I’m super glad God blessed me with ๐Ÿ™‚
  • songs of all languages, if I know the words and the tune.
  • when I’m happy, sad, elated, thrilled, depressed, angry. Yes, especially when I’m angry — it soothes me like nothing else will. Yes, I’m a sucker for music and songs.

I never

  • say no to dark chocolate. I’m not too fond of normal/milk chocolate anymore — er, not that I hate them ๐Ÿ˜€
  • boost anyone’s ego if that person is undeserving of it — no matter how that can help me. I’d rather be hated than not be myself.
  • bribe, corrupt or allow myself to be corrupted — in any way, whatsoever.

I rarely

  • generalise people, based on their nationality, upbringing, interests and the state they’re from (he’s a Tamilian, would be like this; she’s from Punjab, has to be this way…, etc.). Never. And I’m guilty of judging people who do that because I think it’s unfair.
  • break the rule.
  • exercise.

I cry

  • when I get too angry for words.
  • rarely but endlessly when I do. I always give myself a headache after that.
  • whenever I see “Kireedom”.

I am not always

  • nasty. I can be honest and frank, yet super good. The brutality comes in only when someone asks for it.
  • insane. At times I can be quite solemn and sane really. And make a lot of sense ๐Ÿ˜€
  • a rebel.

I lose

  • mostly because I donโ€™t care to win.
  • my cool whenever there is injustice and nothing/no one stopping it..
  • my hair clips and bands all the time. Plus every single handkerchief I ever lay hands on.

Iโ€™m confused

  • all the time.
  • whenever I am asked to make a choice.
  • about which confusion of mine I should mention here. Oh I am confused a lot. Yes, this is in bold because this is exactly how I am!!! Thanks Pepper, I’d have been too confused about how to put this in words, really! ๐Ÿ˜€

I need

  • to talk to my family at least once a day. I can live peacefully without having to talk to ANYONE else for days together, incl. the in-laws. But not my family.
  • a good amount of sleep everyday. Lack of sleep for me is fatal for people around me.
  • to check my mail every few hours, or I get restless. (Ok, so I had to agree with all three of her points. Again, is that a crime? :P)

I should

  • try to learn the art of “patience” from Suraj — he’s been endowed with a lot of it!
  • take work less seriously. Sigh!
  • spend more time grooming Pumbaa. OK, I promise to do that once he’s fully trained and does not feel compelled to nip at the brush every time. ๐Ÿ˜€

I dream

  • of being able to live for years together in a greener, safer, better world.
  • of a world: that’s not corrupt; where money doesn’t rule over life, people, values and emotions; where I can live my dream life above, without having to care about anything else.
  • of living in some European country, far from civilization, in a small cottage-house, with: a lovely garden; loads of space for Pumbaa to run around; a stable with two fantastic horses (a black and a dark brown); lot of pretty flowers; a separate vegetable-garden; tall, lovely trees; a small stream running by…and my parents living in an equally beautiful cottage next door ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow!


Now who wants to take this up? Let me tag a few people: Rev, Verby (so you’ll post something), Vimmuuu (if I can do this looong tag, you should too :P), Reema, Chatterbox, Preeks and Mahak (where are you, girl!?).

See, I’d like to tag ALL YOU PEOPLE who regular my blog: but I’m too lazy (forgot the second point under the first question already!?) to mention all your names and then find your URLs and hyperlink you all :D. So I’ll just request all of you to take this up and share your “I”s with us. Please, pretty please?

two thousand t(h)en: the year that went by :-)

2010. It was good, it was bad.

The year began with a long weekend, with JANUARY 1 falling on a Friday! Most of the month kept us busy house hunting. I had completely given up on blogging, and had not blogged at all, after 15 October 2009! Had joined a new company in November 2009, and was finding myself in a whirlwind. Though the designation and the job was the same, the medium was online (and not print) media and I was very new to it. Shifting from the house in J.P. Nagar, Bangalore, was a difficult decision. But the commute to work was taxing and we figured Koramangala was a mid-point for both me and the husband from our respective offices. By the end of Jan, we chanced up on the house we are at now โ€“ and the so-donโ€™t-want-to-move decision became a canโ€™t-wait-to-move one. To add to it, the owner of the previous house became a nag and started bargaining on the advance he had to pay back: finally, he paid us 15k less of what we had given! In a financial crisis ourselves, we almost wanted to smash his head, and waked out of their in fury ๐Ÿ˜€

We moved into this house in the first week of FEBRUARY and fell in love with the place. As for the owner, one gem of a person! A philanthropist of the highest order. Will need a complete post to describe him! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, most of Feb was spent settling in, and parents visiting, and making friends at work, and meeting neighbours, and other mundane stuff.

MARCH came in rather quickly, and I was completely settled at work. I made three real good friends there, and the 4 of us hung out like fevicol buddies! ๐Ÿ˜€ But apart from office and home, I realized I wasnโ€™t having a life. And so, I came back to blogging. I had had one too many blogging breaks โ€“ and I was almost sure Iโ€™d be ignored, not read anymore and the like. But to my disappointment, most of the lovely bloggers I’d known and loved had left the blogville! That only made me more worried.ย  Iโ€™d have to start all over again, and make โ€œblog friendsโ€. Iโ€™m glad I decided to go ahead. Though I still miss the old โ€œgangโ€ (I still have ALL of them in my blogroll, in the hopes that theyโ€™ll come back someday, like I did), the new people I got to know are the best on the planet! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, exactly 5 months after my previous post, I made my first post of 2010 on 15 March! It was also then that a school mate wrote me a lovely mail that took me all the way back to school. Thanks MC!

APRIL slowly rambled in and bought in its wake the loss of the husbandโ€™s dear mobile. Iโ€™ve never seen him so depressed! And I made a post out of it and got labeled โ€˜the wife who laughs at the husbandโ€™s miseryโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜€ Three days later โ€“ after a gap of 4 months โ€“ I called up one of my closest friends to know sheโ€™s pregnant! Again, all the way back to school I went. Those were the days! It made me think of how much Iโ€™ve changed in all those yearsโ€”and I came to the sad conclusion that I hadnโ€™t changed much. Andthatโ€™s when I listed down some of my LOL stupidities in lifeโ€”one of my favourite posts so far. April is also the month when the husband and I celebrate our โ€˜unofficialโ€™ anniversary: and to spice up our life, we decided to go on a week-long trip. A getaway from everything else. Anyways, the father-in-law was retiring the next month, and he also wanted to go on a vacation with us: for gelling-better purposes ๐Ÿ˜‰

We were on vacation all of MAY first week. We went to Coorg and from there to all of his relativesโ€™ places in Kerala and then to Poovar, Tihruvananthapuram! We reached back, got back into the home-work-home lifestyle and I decided to go on a trip every month. Weekend trip, long trip, half day tripโ€ฆI didnโ€™t mind. I also took a few resolutions: swimming, driving, music classes, gardening and monthly trips. The first three didnโ€™t work, while the last two worked for the most part. My parents relocated to Bangalore and took up the 1BHK on the ground floor of our house. So, we have the whole house to ourselves now! Yey! End of May, we also went ahead and booked our first-ever car: the Tuscan Wine Fiat Grande Punto ๐Ÿ™‚ At work, things were getting bad. All four of us were fed up and was planning to move out. Personally, right from the day I rejoined after the vacation, Iโ€™d been fed up ๐Ÿ˜›

JUNE was an exciting month. My blog turned 2 and I was mighty proud ๐Ÿ˜€ At work, all four of us got new offers and things were being processed. We couldnโ€™t be happier. I was the one who decided to move out, and pulled the other 3 into the bandwagon! So, when there was a plan formulated for a meet-up of us college friends, I couldnโ€™t be happier. The day before our trip, I rushed out from office, requested a dog to excuse me and literally ran home to pack! We were off to Munnar! Cousins, Uncle and Aunt came for a week to Bangalore from Trivandrum, and we all had a great time! We went to Mysore and Srirangapatna โ€“ my first time to Mysore after I came to Banaglore 3 years ago ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, on the flip side, my uncle had a heart attack (!), my mom’s BP rose high, my aunt had a bad fall and my bro (alone in the UK) had a baaaaaad fever!

JULY came and saw us at Manipal: a most lovely place! It was also a month of so many changes: the Tuscan Wine Fiat Grande Punto came home, I got into IBMโ€”new work timings, new sleep timings, new friends, new work profileโ€ฆ And I posted my first and last ever Thursday Challenge. It was ONLY to show off that photograph: Iโ€™ve never participated in a TC or a WW before or after that ๐Ÿ˜€

Starting 15 AUGUST, we celebrated the 10 days of Onam and made the pookkalams on all 10 days:
Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakham, Anizham, Thrukaetta, Moolam, Pooraadam, Uthraadam and Thiruvonam. And after falling badly ill, the week after that, we went off to Wayanad: one of the best places Iโ€™ve been to! We trekked up to Edakkal Caves and the Wayanad Heritage Museum, went to Pookkode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam and the Jain Temple @ Sultan Bathery and went for a safari to the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.

SEPTEMBER was a fun month, blog-wise. Chatterbox ran the Finish It To Win It contest, and it was a load of blogfun! I finished it to win some prizes! Was too caught up in this, had no time for a trip! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

Now OCTOBER was horrid. Horrid, simply, indescribably horrid! Caught in a mad manโ€™s world, we suffered a load of mental tension, sleepless nights, unproductive work hours and insult to injury! And if all those werenโ€™t enough, there were even nightmares for rent! Was the WORST MONTH of the year, and filled us all with a lot of hatred and negativity! To ease some of that negativity and bad moods, uncle, aunt and two brats came from Delhi for a week-long vacation and we had fun. We went to Ooty and Mysoreโ€”didnโ€™t want to break the trip-every-month vow ๐Ÿ˜€

NOVEMBER, every year, had always been my fav! Thatโ€™s when my birthday isโ€”and since the past2 years, the wedding anniversary too ๐Ÿ˜‰ November 2, the day I turned 26, I got Pumbaa and the Canon EOS550 DSLR Rebel T2i: two of the most precious gifts everโ€ฆfrom a totally precious personโ€”a husband who doesnโ€™t just SAY โ€œanything for you darlingโ€, but DOES something about it too ๐Ÿ˜€ It was also the month when I โ€˜discoveredโ€™ an unknown relative through the power of blogging ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, there were no trips in Novemberโ€”except the ones to the veterinary clinic with Pumbaa ๐Ÿ˜‰

All of DECEMBER literally flew, with Pumbaa keeping us all busyโ€”why, he even had visitors coming in, with appointment, to see him and play with him!!!โ€”and the upcoming end-of-december vacation keeping me super busy at workโ€”result? No time to blog! And on 24 Dec, wrapping up work and packing up clothes, food and Pumbaa, we were off to our Kerala-Goa vacation! Yep, travellogue coming up soooon!

So, a very good year in all, except for the dampner in Octoberโ€”which is like a dampner for life. Everytime we see the scratches on the Punto the blood boils!

Sorry for the boring post, but it’s a record of 2010โ€”for future references, just in case ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyways, hereโ€™s wishing you all a
FUNtastic, grace-filled, prosperous year ahead.ย  Let 2011 be the year of your dreams! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am what I am ;)

A tag after ages! I mean, a tag passed on to me ages ago! ๐Ÿ˜€ Anubha tagged me to do this one over 5 months back…and honestly, it took a long time for me to think of ten things about myself! Strange how little we know about ourselves than we think we do. Okay, so here I go!

1. I love music and cannot live without it. If I’m not singing out aloud, I’m always humming something or the other. At work, well, I hum silently ๐Ÿ˜€

2. I hate the TV. Well, 9 out of 10 times, I hate it. I don’t know why, but I just canNOT spend more that 10 minutes watching TV happily! One of the very few reasons I quarrel with the husband. Hehehe…while am in the kitchen or doing some household chore, it makes me immensely jealous, seeing the husband watching TV ๐Ÿ˜‰

3. I have a bad memory. Super bad one at that. If I remember something I’m supposed to have remembered, I’m awfully happy then ๐Ÿ˜‰ In fact, I have such a bad memory that the husband keeps saying life with me is like living the movie “My 50 First Dates” ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. I’m awfully close with my brother. Perhaps the ONLY person I’ll never admonish if I find him say/do something I do not like or approve of. Well, that rarely happens because we’re like twins born 3 years apart ๐Ÿ˜€

5. I love my freedom; I need my space. Try getting too close, over-protective, interfere too much, stop me from doing something: and you lose me right away.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ And once you lose me, there’s no getting back ๐Ÿ˜€

6. I love trees. And it hits me real hard to see a tree being cut. I just don’t know what gets into me, but I just can’t calmly watch a tree being cut, or a cut one.

7. I hate wasting electricity and water: not because I’ll have to pay for it at each month’s end, but because we’ll have to pay for it someday.

8. I love my sleep ๐Ÿ˜€ No matter what plans I make or who all motivates me, I’ve never been able to let go of that love ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

9. I’m rather straightforward, and cannot pretend to like someone if I don’t. When I say something, I mean it. And when I don’t, it’s mostly because it’s something that would hurt theย  person receiving it, and I’m choosing to be polite than starightforward ๐Ÿ˜› (Now, this one gets me into trouble just too many times :D)

10. I get close with certain people easily and chatter endlessly, while with others, I take ages!

Of course, there’s more. But I’ll wait for another tag to reveal the rest ๐Ÿ˜€

I wonder what…

I wonder what it takes to convince someone to take care of their health (the loss, finally, is theirs, isn’t it?).

I wonder what it takes to make someone shed their negativity and shift to positive paths.

I wonder what it takes to make two people love each other (in spite of years of its absence).

I wonder what it takes to stop someone you love from being that one person you dread to have to live with.

I wonder what it means, to live your life for someone else forever, and never be valued for what you are.

I wonder what it takes to make people realise that God is in your minds, actions and thoughts; and not in how well you display and talk about it.

I wonder what it takes to convert a non-believer (and I don’t mean just the belief in God) to become a believer.

I wonder what it takes to make people look at the bigger picture than at the pixels!

I wonder what it takes to imbibe a sense of ‘togetherness’ in someone.

I wonder what it means to not be loved, but be expected to slave.

I wonder what it takes to make someone shed their ego and arrogance (even after suffering for it multiple times).

I wonder what it takes to make someone you love walk WITH you (and not lead, follow or tread).

I wonder what it takes to make someone accept everyone else as idividuals with their own lives.

I wonder what it means when you finally give up on someone:
ย ย ย ย ย is that the end of real love?
ย ย ย ย  is it the beginning of disinterested acceptance?
ย ย ย ย  is it a sacrifice of your own interests as well?

I really do wonder…

Has to be the weirdest tag ever!

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
“Damn! Nalla kani…which means the day’s gonna be bad!” ๐Ÿ˜€

2. How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
Rs 2.50…and an electricity bill for 500! ๐Ÿ˜€

3. Whatโ€™s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
Bore…that’s what tags are! ๐Ÿ˜€

4. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
I always delete miss calls from my phone…(I get those more than calls because I’m never near my ‘mobile’ phone) ๐Ÿ˜€

5. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Kill Bill

6. What are you wearing right now?
T-shirt and skirt.

7. Do you label yourself?
Oh yea…am my favourite ๐Ÿ˜‰

8. Name the brand of the shoes youโ€™re currently own?

9. Bright or Dark Room?
Medium ๐Ÿ˜‰

10. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
Happy (she just found a job!)

11. What does your watch look like?
Duh! It looks like a watch!

12. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping ๐Ÿ™‚

13.What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
โ€œHaha i didnt even enquire. Wait by even ill let you know whether i’ve done itโ€

14. Whatโ€™s a word that you say a lot?

15. Who told you he/she loved you last?(please exclude spouse , family, children)
An anonymous sms! don’t know who the sender is!

16. Last furry thing you touched?
My hair…when I went to Chennai, my usually smooth hair became furry!! Iย  blame the coastal climate! ๐Ÿ˜€

17. Favourite age you have been so far?
7 and 8 — at Guruvayur!

18.ย  What was the last thing you said to someone?
Njaan Facebook-il UNO kalikkuaa” ๐Ÿ˜€ (means, I’m playing UNO on Facebook)

19. The last song you listened to?
Ikhtara — from Wake Up Sid!

20. Where did you live in 1987?
Thiruvananthapuram (was too young to venture out alone — I was 3.)

21. Are you jealous of anyone?

22. Is anyone jealous of you?
Of course! Who wouldn’t be? I’m the most perfect anyone can be ๐Ÿ˜€

23. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Bindi, dress and watch

24. Whatโ€™s your favourite town/city?

25. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Last July — to my dad and mom — just saying I love them a looooot and that they’re the best parents ever.

26. Can you change the oil on a car?
Depends on where the oil is ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

27. Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
first big crush: is in the USA (currently in india on vacation);
first love: am not quite sure which that was; think i should play safe and say I’m married to him ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

28. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
Nope! But it will, soon! Am gonna pierce my nose ๐Ÿ˜€

29. What is your current desktop picture?
Me n the husband ๐Ÿ™‚

30. Have you been burnt by love?
Yep — whenever I cook for the husband! ๐Ÿ˜€

And here goes: Verbivore, Ramya, Vimmu, Mahak and Smita

P.S.: Edited after Reema commented: You’re tagged too, girl! ๐Ÿ˜›

Alphabets…as they tag along in their world! ;)

Thank you, AV, for the award. Am quite late in putting this up — but that makes no less of how honored and thrilled I am! ๐Ÿ™‚award

But am sure you needn’t have passed on the tag to me. I so don’t like doing them ๐Ÿ˜€ But well, since you bribed me with the award, here goes!

The rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Display award on your blog with these rules (done!)
3. Reply to the questions below (grrr…done after loong. boring thoughts!)
4. Tag 7 people deserving the award according to you ๐Ÿ˜€
5. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master L

And here I go………………………………………….

A โ€“ Available/Single? Both are the same, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
B โ€“ Best friend? Jaya, Archana, Anjana, Shayana, Anjana, Swetha, Anjana…well, too many (anjanas, esp.) to mention. Miss them all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
D โ€“ Drink of choice? Butter milk
E โ€“ Essential item you use every day? Water.
F โ€“ Favorite colour? Was blue once; now green ๐Ÿ˜€
G โ€“ Gummy Bears Or Worms? Fried or boiled? Well, either ways, neither!
H โ€“ Hometown? Thiruvananthapuram
I โ€“ Indulgence? Looooooooong baths
J โ€“ January or February? May ๐Ÿ˜€
K โ€“ Kids & their names? None. Yet.
L โ€“ Life is incomplete without? everything I have now.
M โ€“ Marriage date? 17 Nov.
N โ€“ Number of siblings? 1 elder (bestest) Brother
O โ€“ Oranges or Apples? Mangoes
P โ€“ Phobias/Fears? Claustrophobia
Q โ€“ Quote for today? A line is a dot that went for a walk.
R โ€“ Reason to smile? Anything.
S โ€“ Season? Flat 50% sale
T โ€“ Tag 7 People? Again??? No! I kill this tag here!!!
U โ€“ Unknown fact about me? I hate losing sleep, no matter what!!!
V โ€“ Vegetable you don’t like? None. I’m a fultoo veggie! ๐Ÿ™‚
W โ€“ Worst habit? Hot tempered / Forgetful (It’s a nice combo, trust me.)
X โ€“ X-rays you’ve had? Many ๐Ÿ˜€ My malayalam star is chathayam; i do total justice to it, all the time!
Y โ€“ Your favorite food? Amma’s. Anything “keralite” and mom-made
Z โ€“ Zodiac sign? (Pseudo)Scorpio ๐Ÿ˜‰


Phew! Done! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

five (x) five fortuitous facts :)

random2Vimal tagged me a few days back to reveal 25 random facts about me; that too, right wen I’d posted something at the end of which I’d written it’s too early to write about myself. So, I’d delayed this on purpose ๐Ÿ˜€

Statutory warning : This post can be very boring; I’m already bored (because I can’t think of more than 5 things about myself…and I can’t imagine why anyone would want to know 25 — 25!! — random things about me). Whoever created this tag was bonkers! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, here they are.

1. I cannot survive without music. I sing/hum all the time — all the time — and I refuse to talk to/answer anyone who tries to communicate with me at that time. ๐Ÿ˜›

2. I wear my watch on my right wrist. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

3. I hate watching movies…and the thought stifles me and messes up all my good spirit! ๐Ÿ™„

4. I will not sacrifice my sleep for ANYTHING in this world. Not even for my brother — now that says it all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. I’m generally confused — and can never make up my mind. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

6. I have a bad memory (I have a feeling I inspired the script writer of Memento/Ghajini)! ๐Ÿ˜•

7. I hate going to hospitals / doctors. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

8. I have the greatest stage-fright. I go into a dumb-spell if I have to face more than 3 people at a time. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

9. I am claustrophobic. I cannot bear to be alone in an elevator. ๐Ÿ™„

10. No matter how cold a room, once I notice that all doors and windows are closed, I break into sweat! ๐Ÿ˜

11. I hate orderliness — and am most comfortable in the midst of utterย  mess and disarray; ‘Laziness’ was probably discovered after I was born! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

12. I love smileys (which is verrrry evident from this post! Sorry, Priya!) :mrgreen:

13. I love travelling — prefer train to plane; bus to auto! ๐Ÿ™‚

14. When I like a particular song, I can keep listening to it over and over and over and over and over again!

15. I’m highly unpredictable — I don’t know when and why I say what. ๐Ÿ˜•

16. I keep having uncontrollable cravings for things I do not usually like — sweets, ice creams, etc — the craving vanishes immediately after I get these things in hand! ๐Ÿ˜€

17. I cannot stand SRK, Mohanlal (since the last 5 years or so) and my grandma (oh, she’s no celeb!) ๐Ÿ˜›

18. I hate doing the dishes. ๐Ÿ˜ก

19. I believe in a superpower — but not in any particular “God”.

20. I like myself a lot (this is to ensure that there’ll always be one person who likes me, at all times!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love my name too.

21. I do not think smoking and drinking makes a person ‘cool’; I cannot stand such people (except for a few dear ones!)

22. I think my mother is the best thing that’s happened in my life — and in the lives of everyone who knows her! ๐Ÿ™‚

23. Palatino Linotype is my favourite font! WordPress doesn’t have it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ random1

24. I love the colour blue — but I don’t have a single dress in that colour. Since green suits me very well, I have decided to make green my favourite colour. ๐Ÿ˜›

25. I prefer incandescent lights to tube lights!


Sorry, all you guys; but I warned you — I’m not that exciting a person! And I guess that was as random as it could get! Now, if you are tempted to take out your fury on someone, please get in touch with Vimal! ๐Ÿ˜€

P.S.: Must be the only post that started and ended with the same word — a name! ๐Ÿ˜€