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!

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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˜€

recession and youngsters!

Everyone’s talking of recession. Be it jobs, pay checks, a much-wanted vacation, a shopping extravaganza, a beauty therapy, a movie in a multiplex, an evening in the mall, a new pair of kurtas, a much-awaited tatoo…everything gets ‘verbally’ delayed or postponed “in this time of recession”. Apparently, even the blind man’s cut down on the choice between the blue pill and the red pill (see Comment #19) ๐Ÿ˜€ !

But how true is this??? A few excerpts from real-life experiences!

You: What a surprise! How come you are in a bus??
Friend: Recession, re! No money. Wallet’s almost empty.
You (nodding in agreement): Yea…I know. So, where you off to?
Friend: Am meeting an old ‘friend’ (winks) in CCD at 5. Haven’t seen each other in a long time. So, thought could catch up over a coffee.
You: Uh…uh. (Cafe Cofee Day’s the only place for a coffee??)

You: You sure you wanna come in my car? I thought you hated car-pooling. Friend (sheepish smile): I do. But well…one has to change with the times. When the wallet’s empty, that’s when saving becomes important! ๐Ÿ˜€
You: Hop in! Where can I drop you?
Friend: At the mall. Have some shopping…and am catching a movie with my girl! (beams)
You: Uh…uh. (Mall and multiplex??)

You: Dude, can you lend me 5k? I’ll return it in 15 days.
Dude: Jeez, no! I just bought a car.
You: What? In this time of recession?
Dude: Yea! Dad wanted me to buy a house. But what good’ll that do now,when I’m staying with them? A car’s what I need now. Helps us friends hang around and go places together. Anyway, it’s an investment. So, rather invest in somethings that’s most useful now!
You: Uh…uh. (Investment?? Car over a House? Really?)

You: Hey buddy! How’s it going?
Friend: Not too good. Mom called up yesterday too. She’s vexed that I’m not sending home any money! What does she know about recession!
You: Hmmm… but maybe you could…
Friend (cutting you short): Hey! Check out my new hairstyle! I coloured it too! Spent a fortune on it at L’oreal! Phew!
You (gaping): But you just said…well, never mind! (After a pause) Oh, it’s stunning!

recession1Has Recession hit only the Management, that hard? Because even though lay offs and salary cuts are happening, Coffee Days and Baristas and Pizza Huts and Malls and Multiplexes and Branded Outlets and Fancy Restaurants and Boutiques and Professional Salons and are all always full of people!

And more interestingly, they are always full of young people! Is there something that makes these Hargrave-types so confident of a brighterย  (financial and economic) tomorrow?

So, how many of you are saving? And how? Would love to get some tips…because I seem to be one of those indifferent ‘youngsters” (though I have no confidence in a financially better tomorrow; this is just how I am). ๐Ÿ˜€