Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Ten Day Challenge: Day 4 - Seven Wants!!

This one I am going to enjoy writing. :P
The wants are in no specific order and just ones that popped into my head RIGHT NOW. I have a lot more desires that are just waiting to be fulfilled. :-) Anyone listening up there??  
1.     Go back to India for a vacation. Like RIGHT NOW if I could! For a looooonnnnnnggg vacation! I miss my home! :( Its been AGES since I went home!
2.     To learn dance from Shobhana. I have heard that she is a tough teacher but I love her style of dancing. Also to keep learning dancing!
3.     All the books in my wishlist. (And that is one long list I tell you!)
4.     A room in my future house which is big enough to hold all my books, have enough space to dance, and is done entirely in shades of colors that I love and lots of windows and is on the topmost floor.
5.     Small holidays every year, 2-3 times at least visiting new destinations and not always beaches!
6.     To learn swimming so that I can get over my fear of water above nose level. Easier said than done! I know!
7.     To have a slumber party with my girls. :-) like old times! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Ten Day Challenge: Day 3 - Eight Fears!

Onto day 3 of the challenge (Okie! Its day 5!! I know! You dont have to point it out again saying I missed 2 days! Hmmppff!!)

Anyways day 3 of the ten day challenge is to write about EIGHT FEARS
You know, I wish I could be all brave and mighty and say that I fear nothing. But unfortunately thats not the case. I would love for it to be, but never mind!
Fear 1: Losing my family or something happening to any of them! I constantly am scared of this, but I tend to keep a low profile about it.
Fear 2: I will say this yet again. FEAR OF LIZARDS. Also add irritation and annoyance and exasperation at seeing one of those slimy creatures. BLEH!! Scoliodentosaurophobia thats what it is called. I just found out. And the very word sounds bad-ass scary! And I am not even sure if its true! Closest that I came to was Herpetaphobia which is fear of reptiles. Mine is only lizards so well Enough on this, really!
Fear 3: Water above my head! No I dont have a name for this. Its not exactly fear of water but just water going above my nose level, to be very specific. I tend to get a little disoriented in water. Even less steady than I am on ground.
Fear 4: I am highly terrified about not being able to dance anymore at any point in my life. How or why and all that I dont know! Its an irrational fear, alright!
Fear 5: Losing friendships / relationships. I dont think anybody likes this. But seriously, I have lost a lot of friends, people I thought were on my same wavelength and then something happens that ends up in breaking off I have written about this here.
Fear 6: No money! Yep! I am always scared that I will become bankrupt. Financially insecure. Not that I am doing a lot to make myself secure now! But its a fear!

Tomorrow Day 4 Seven wants!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Ten Day Challenge: Day 2 - Nine Loves!

So the 10-day challenge turned out to be a downer eh! I am sure thats what you all are thinking! She just says these things and never gets around to doing it. Ha! Heres where you guys are mistaken! This time I have a valid excuse! No internet at home. And I cant type blogs like these on my phone however smart it is! Its a big pain!
We painted our house over the weekend. And thats a story for a separate post. Suffice to say, house looks like a tambrahm wedding card!
So getting on with the ten-day challenge!
To make up for the lost time... Lets get started shall we
Day 2 Ten day challenge NINE LOVES
1.     My Family of course this goes without saying.
2.     Friends Some of them are absolute gems! Some know exactly what to say to bring a smile on my face. Some know when to stop talking and when just to let me rant and rave. Some are the ones that I call on at any given point of day and night and they would still be there for me. And yes! These lists overlap.. much like the Venn Diagrams! :P
3.     Dance This is something that I cant imagine my life without. Its my passion, its my way of expressing feelings, its my way of communicating, and its always a part of me
4.     Books Another thing that I cannot live without! Give me a book; you have a happy me!
5.     Holidays especially ones that are to back home! I love visiting my home after a while, going to each nook and corner, seeing what has changed and whether my stuff is still in the same place etc yes much like a dog you could say! New destinations, forest treks, adventure sports, bring it on!
6.     Massages and spa treatments Ah! Bliss! Who doesnt love a bit of pampering!!! I wouldnt say no to a spa package!! The luxury!!
7.     Me-time! I love having some me-time once in a while too. Doing my own thing. At my own pace. Indulging in whatever I feel like. I sometimes like to be alone and by myself. And I love that time that I get! Just for me! All mine!
8.     I love having a job! I have already written about my sentiments on that here and here. So well no more on that eh! I also love the smell of books, petrol, fresh paint, turpentine, kerosene, the fog that lingers after bursting crackers, the smell of the earth when it rains yes, I know! Its a long list, but I had to say it!
9.     I love learning new things, be it dance, or some tool at work, or even a new hobby! Something that interests me, I love getting to know a lot more about it! Call it curiosity or pigheadedness.
That sums up day 2. Onto day 3 Eight fears!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The 10-day Challenge: Day 1 - Ten Secrets!

I came across this on Preetis blog.
The 10-day challenge post! To write 10 secrets, 9 loves, 8 fears, 7 wants, 6 places, 5 foods, 4 books, 3 films, 2 songs, and 1 picture of yourself! 
Need I say more? Its going to make sure I blog regularly for 10 days, albeit about myself (but then who doesnt like talking about themselves ;-) ) win-win situation for me if you look at it! ;-)
So without much further ado
Well... not so much secrets as random facts! But what the heck! Any reason to blog especially now that blog rank has taken a huge dive!! Here we go!
1.     I dont like the skin that forms on the top of milk. Or any beverage that uses milk. I loathe it. It makes me want to puke.
2.     I hate lizards. I am petrified if they are anywhere in the room. I am constantly on alert if I catch sight of them anywhere and I will not be at peace until the lizard leaves the room or I do. In most cases, the lizard wins and I leave the room! Bah!
3.     I used to be a big crybaby when I was a kid. Actually well into my teens. I used to cry at the drop of a hat for the slightest of things. I remember when I was about 8 or so, I went crying to my grand mom saying that the uncle in the opposite flat kept on looking at me. Yes! You can feel sorry for the sissy I was!
4.     I read the same books over and again. Yes! More than twice actually. I have read all the books that I own including the Twilight and the Harry Potter series at least 5-6 times. I have lost count of how many times I have read the Godfather. I also read some blogs over and again! Even Archie comics!
5.     I sometimes have crushes on literary characters. For the longest time ever, I had a huge crush on Michael Corleone. I absolutely adored him! The cold, calculating personality and that bad-ass attitude made me go weak in the knees every time I read Godfather! Also Sirius Black, from Harry Potter! The rebellious nature, no doubt!
6.     I used to write diaries when I was a teenager. About my take on life, crushes, people who annoyed me, curses, everything that I wanted to! And I was highly secretive about it. I kept them in a locked suitcase and I hid the key in a different hiding place every time. Until I forgot where I hid it. And then I had to break open the lock! Sigh!
7.     I have a fixed routine in the way I do things! Anything for that matter! I think I get that from my dad! And I always try to do it the same way possible if the first time proved lucky in some way. Like wear the same earrings, use the same route, etc! Superstitious or Super Predictable. Take your pick!
8.     I am a creature of habit. And I find it hard to change. I order the same hot chocolate from the same café in office, hot chocolate in the mornings, and cappuccino in the afternoons with strawberry cheesecake. So much so that whenever I go to the café, they now know my order by heart. I have been having that for the past 4 months now. Every single weekday! And the same combination for lunch on most days! Yes! I should get a life! I know!
9.     I read in the bathroom. I HAVE TO have something to read in the loo. If by chance I dont have anything to read then I end up reading the instructions, ingredients etc on the back of the shampoos and soaps.
10.   I cannot eat or drink when I am sleepy. I lose interest in food and drink when I feel sleepy. Weird I know! But I just cant eat when that happens. Probably sleep takes a higher priority over food. :P
There you go! 10 secrets / random facts about me!
Coming up tomorrow  day 2 NINE LOVES!! 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The nostalgic meme!!

Yes I succumbed to doing a tag! So much for will-power! Sigh!!
Ripped this from Sunday Stealing”… Who in turn stole it from Emily Barton who I read came up with this meme / tag herself!
I am in a bit of a nostalgic mood and this one is perfect I guess for this situation when you are nostalgic and you feel like writing but you cant think of anything to write ..
So there you go!!
Emilys Rules:
Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
Tell us how many years back you have traveled and why.
Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
You only have one date with this former self.
Answer these questions.
Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?
Going back 10 years into year 2001 and I am back to being a pesky, impertinent 17 year old! Yes! Some things havent changed in 10 years time
Why 10 years back?
I think theres a whole lot of stuff about me that has changed in these past 10 years much more than before that..!! and 17 is a good place to start the teenage, adolescent years!!
Would your younger self (YYS, from here) recognize you when you first meet?
Nope! Oh yes! She would probably recognize me by face and physical characteristics but not by character or ideals or the person I have turned out to be!
Would YYS be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?
Yup! You see, 17 year old me, thought she was going to be a Chartered Accountant like her dad or have something to do with finance or accounts or even dance for that matter! Not Project Management definitely. She hadnt even heard of Project Management back then and certainly not jobs dealing with that .
What piece of fashion advice would you give YYS?
Ditch the bangs, the boyish t-shirts and straight cut jeans! Would probably take her out now and buy a bunch of cooler stuff!! Like maybe some nice fitted t-shirts and jeans that shows off the slim waistline!
What do you think YYS is most going to want to know?
How did I turn out to be like this at 27? How did I change so much? And who am I married to?
How would you answer YYSs question?
I would tell her to wait and watch! ;-) theres no fun in knowing whats in store for you the sense of mystery is all that keeps us going these days! ;-)
What would probably be the best thing to tell YYS?
Baby.. youre going to make a lot of mistakes along the way! But dont worry everyone makes mistakes!! Some learn from them, some dont!
Fortunately for you, you learn from them! And the lessons you learn youll put them to good use! ;-) Youll know what I mean when you reach here!
What is something that you probably wouldnt tell YYS?
I wouldnt tell her anything in the first place, except for that bit of advice you just read above. So that shes slightly prepared! ;-) Why spoil the fun in its entirety!
What do you think will most surprise YYS about you?
The person I have become from the person she thought she was Oh hell! She is so gonna be stunned!!
What do you think will least surprise YYS?
That I have continued with my dance!
At this point in your life, would YYS like to run into you from the future?
Oh yes! A bit of mistakes, a lot of learning, some new skills, and a brand new career She is gonna be proud of me! ;-)

Grahanam - A review!

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