23 November, 2008

Competition~

Know what I call competition?! Something that makes audience's blood pressure rise!

Well, I'm audience today.

The participants are 'Saamiyey Saranam Ayyappa' and 'Jesus, I love you.'

Hail all noisy temple functions and noisy gatherings! It happens ONLY in India!

Money and friends!

Naveen and I fell into this weird conversation of borrowing money from friends. Somehow I have never borrowed money from him, Hari and Padhu ever. I dunno why and I cannot ask them for money either. Why? - I dunno don't ask. With friends, there are a few you can ask anything under the sun and some you limit urself from. My comfort level with most of my friends is great but moneywise I can ask only Shilpa. Cause we both are friends who have been through all that it needs to screw up a relationship and still remained and patched up things to be great forever! Maybe its the fear factor that a little money can make the relationship ugly.

I just asked myself a few questions :

Who is the first person you will think of when u r in dire need of money? - Shilpa

Who is the last person on your mind? - Naveen

What's the highest amount you have ever borrowed : Two thousand bucks

Longest period you haven't returned the cash - One month

Ever felt so broke that you have starved yourself a meal to save up? - Hell, yeah!

Who is the one person you will never wanna lend money to? - Hmm... none i can think of!


Money and friends - don't mix till there is absolute easiness of trust!

An honest joke from a long lost friend...

I live in a place where a pear is seen and eaten as a pear, but when its discussed about in public "Its the fruit that I first tasted in America when I stayed @ the Hilton for the release of our new order for Puma. We forfeited our order with Nike as it was getting boring." Phew! All for a pear!

After a very long time a long lost friend who I thought was one of this kind pinged me online. I was not too sure if I wanted to reply. His first ping was "Where are you?" People have seriously stopped saying HI. I said "Home but hi." He said he was in Tirupur and was utterly bored. I don't blame the guy. After 4 years in Scotland and 1 year in London even Banglore would be boring to him. He was in a reunion dinner with a few friends from our school. The kind.

I mentioned how rude it was to be chatting with someone when u r at a dinner party. He said like.."yeah whatever."

For a minute the man got me in splits! Poor thing. What did he do but go away from this place, learn the world and come back to face the same crowd who decided not to move or learn but to remain and bug.

Haha! Hearty laugh! Poor thing he though.

21 November, 2008

Simbu and the Simbu tribe! haha!

I happened to search for one song I heard recently which was sung by Silambarasan - a self-proclaimed A1 grade actor. He is called Simbu for short and Google pulled up 2 kinds of similar searches!









Well, now I agree with Simbu!





And also, Google!

20 November, 2008

Am I approachable?

I took this quiz on www.blogthings.com and this was my result :

"You can talk to anyone, and it shows. People are eager to start conversations with you. You are open and friendly. You are willing to connect with almost anyone.

While it's great to be approachable, there is such a thing as too approachable.
Eventually someone will try to take advantage of you. Don't be afraid to say no or end an awkward conversation. "

Pornogrpahy in India

@ lunch once one of my colleagues asked me this question, "Do you think porn should be made legal in India?" Immediately my mind got a million images of protests, students, policemen, rich kids, Shiv Sena, women etc. I don't know if I was imagining all this for a Yes, it should be allowed.. or for a No, shouldn't. I was not sure what my opinion was. One of the others at the table said Yes. My thoughts were more on what would happen if it was allowed legally. I was imagining children who would lose fright and kill their guilt and access porn sites. I was still not sure what I was thinking about.

The one who said yes spoke up. He said "People anyway view porn sites and access every single thing on the web. There's youtube which vividly gives u videos with very very minute censoring. There are sites that you can open and just download videos. There are movies in Indian theaters you can go to to get the paid version. What's the issue having it legally online?" I was not sure if I agreed, not sure if I disagreed either.

I was sure of one thing - if it was legal, people in India would go berserk. People would make it a profession here in India (like it already isn't) The entertainment industry would see charts rise high. Students would be widely affected.

I researched on this when I went back home and came across this site. www.no-porn.com - A site that helps people who are addicted to porn recover. On further research I saw a survey they had published.

Over 50% of people has said Yes to Daily viewing of porn. I was shocked! And over 45% of these people were from the ages 11-15. Which is maybe classed 5,6,7,8 and 9. I was stunned. I learned how to email at this age. Things in my mind were working fast. Children with emotional breakdowns, bad childhood, irresponsible parents, bad company, children who do things for the thrill of it. But the only word that kept repeating itself was CHILDREN!

How, how HOW is it even possible that I would say yes to a question like that now? I would never have a positive opinion about making porn legal. Never. I hate the fact that prostitution is legal in Mumbai. Women who cannot afford basic necessities fall into this profession and most of them never get out. Lives ruined, families lost, self-respect reported dead.

And to call it a profession - makes me wonder why criminals are not titled any profession.

20 questions!

Read this 20 questions on a magazine and Here are my answers!

Favorites!

Favorite color : Blue

Favorite actor : Kamal Hassan

Favorite food : Stuffed Crab from Mainland China

Favorite hangout : Barista near college

Embarrassing stuff!

Ever been caught cheating in exams? : Yes, in twelfth grade. I was not allowed to write 2 exams that followed. :D

Ever peed in a pool?
: Yes.

Danced in a bathroom?
: Duh! Ya!

Ever lied to your mom about who you were on the phone with? : Hehe! YES!

Are you honest? : With these answers - Yes!

Workwise!


Name one guy you thought was cute @ work
: Beep. None.

When was the last time you made fun of your manager and he walked by?
: Yesterday.

What's the worst thing @ work?
: The Pay!

What's the best thing @ work? : hmm.. flexibility and food.

When you are with Friends!

Who's the one person you've always wanted to be with but just couldn't? : Tom Cruise

What is the word used most often by your best friend?
: Goose

Who among your friends knows you the most? : Dori

How many times have you fought with your best friend and gotten back together?
: No count

Do your friends respect your time @ work and with family?
: No one cares. we're all not together anyways.

What is the on thing all your friends come to you in common for?
: Emotional outlet! (and also, projects, assignments, resumes etc!)

For the future!

If you have a son, what would you name him? - Rishi/Krish

If you have a daughter, what would you name her?
- Nethirya/Adhwaitha

What is the one thing you always dream about when you think of your future husband? - Playing scrabble :D

What kinda mother in law would you want? - Someone who does not insist on changing my behavior and customs. Someone who lets me be me. Someone who lets go of the son to HIS family after I'm in.

What kinda mother in law would you wanna be? - ditto!

What color bedsheets would you get for your bedroom? - Blue/Green

What is the one thing you would change after your wedding? - My surname :D

Do you think a girl should work after she gets married? - Its her choice

Women? - A gender

Men?
- ditto!

Women > Men : True or False? - False

Women = Men : True or False? - True

Do you think your future husband will take as much as care as your father took of you? - No

Would you consider your in laws = your parents? - Eh!? No

How many kids do you wanna have? - 3

Do you wanna have twins? - No

Triplets? - NO!

What is the one attribute in you that reminds you so much of your mother? - Selflessness/Patience

Will you have an arranged or love marriage? - Love marriage

How were the questions above? - 7/10!

Gmail Themes!

Things to brighten up your mail box!



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19 November, 2008

THE Promotion - finally

Big bucks! Its finally here, the much awaited promotion. I'm glad, content. My work is rewarded well and I'm looking to do more stuff.

Clap clap clap!

18 November, 2008

Rohan's Randomeshwar!

Today's been a pretty hectic day daywise, pretty happy day promotion-wise and pretty funny day fun-wise. I shud really shut up dumb-wise.

My friend @ work - Rohan started his blog just today. How? - Randomly! About what? - Random stuff! He has 2 pictures of children who are physically and mentally challenged. I was offended by the pictures - very - but the sad thing is the writing was hilarious!

Funny Rohan! Stupid Rohan - more apt - Retard Rohan!

http://randomeshwar.blogspot.com/

15 November, 2008

The only time I'm angry with Subway!

This is probably the only time I will say I'm actually ANGRY with SUBWAY! I had ordered my Meatball sub about 1.5 hours back and it hasn't come as yet. Yes, 1.5 hours. AARRGH! I'm dying of hunger! SUBWAY hunger!

OK hold on.. door bell.

... yeah, it was SUBWAY. But I sent the guy back. I know I didn't do the right thing for myself and my tummy (poor tummy) but I'm sure this is gonna be a good incident to teach delivery people their core job! This not being the first time BTW. Last Friday Jeanette and I ordered ourselves lavish dinner with cookies from here. We paid the guy and bit into our subs. All done. Now it was cookie time. For Jeanette it was first time - the cookie ordering thing. But I always did. They r little pieces of heaven! The cookies we got were SOOOO hard! I was completely shocked so I immediately called SUBWAY and informed them and also made myself sound stern enough so they would not do it to other customers as well. When I made my order today made sure they gave me good cookies and not round things that would made Jeanette break her teeth!

The guy was very humble though.. he said "I'm sorry Madam, there were many other deliveries." I could have been VERRRY sweet and said "Ok fine" and taken it. But I was just NORMAL (not rude not angry not sweet either). I told him "Thank you Bhaiya but its been over an hour and I already ordered food from elsewhere because u dint turn up." He honestly felt sorry.. poor guy. Every job there is this one day where u feel "shit, did i just not work or did i not work hard enough." He did bring the right stuff, he did bring it but he dint bring it on time. Thank god subs don't go cold.

I'm feeling bad the guy has to go back and feel bad about me sending him back and him having to face his senior staff in office with the 'too-late' food. Its could even cost him his job efficiency but I only did that cause during that 1.5 hours that he didn't turn up I called SUBWAY once and the guy who answered and bluntly cut the phone and never picked after that!

Well.. am not feeling bad though im feeling bad for that guy! Lets see if my cookies come right and fast!

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