30 December, 2009

What I want in 2010!

2009 is almost over. Accomplishing more than half of my To Do in 2009 list, here's my list for 2010!

1) January : Save Rs.35,000/- for my camera - Nikon D3000

2) February - Turn 23 (which will happen eventually whether I like it or not) like a grown up and take a decent birthday resolution.

3) Learn driving, apply for an LLR, get an LLR and then apply for a Licensee. (ahem)

4) Get the required changes on my passport.

5) Bake a cake - A super cake

6) Get engaged, get married.

This is what I have for until May - I'm gonna come back with a diff list altogether after I get married. So the first six months is what I'm setting myself for!

16 December, 2009

My 2010 Dreams

My OH-SO-Awesome 2009 - I cannot believe I have to say Good-bye!!

Its only December 16 and I'm packed for the rest of the year. I leave home on 18 to attend Founders on 21 and come back to Hyd on 27. I have an exam on 29 and then in no time its New Years Eve!!!

This was the fastest year in my entire adult life - 2009 had sooo many important events in my life! I have to bring to the attention of my blog and its followers (though almost all of them are on my Speed Dial) that I'm engaged. Engaged as in engaged. To Padhu - I'm sure he is mentioned somewhere. A friend from high school and someone I've known for years now. This being the new that takes the entire cake in 2009, there are a few that did manage to leave chunks instead of just crumbs.

Well, Priya got married in March. And in Hyderabad - and why would I not be excited? Saranya & Shilpa came to Hyd to join me for the wedding and we had a great time. A wedding again, my sister Lavanya got married in March again and the wedding was the best family get-together one could ask for. I was so excited to welcome Arun mama to the family and what's great is - he is soo cool! He treats me and Sai like we are kids and I like him for that.

Great things at work - Q1 i moved to a new process with a promotion and Q2 was sober - but Q3 was awesome again with Another Promotion and a lot more money!! :D Who'd say no?! 2 promotions in one year did have me on hilltops!

The greatest event in 2009 was sending Sai to college - Sai joined Loyola, Chennai and has successfully passed his first semester now. I'm the proudest person ever - and am so happy with his progress on managing his life in Chennai. I did visit him once in Chennai and Saranya Shilpa Sai (S3) and I had our own little vacation. It was a great trip and I miss the three of them like mad!

October 29 - I received the official confirmation of my engagement to Padhu. November 27 was the Urudhi function and from then I'm engaged. I begin to wear a ring for the first time. I wear my gold chain everyday. I answer questions regarding the wedding. Oh! btw we're getting married on Padhu's birthday ;) May 26.

It's December now and its beginning to sink into me that I will be leaving Hyderabad. I'm not getting in to that one now.

Well, this has been my Oh-so-awesome 2009!

My 2009 To Do list Update

1) Save 5000 (or more) bucks every month for trip to US in June - DONE.

2) CONFIDENTIAL HIGH PRIORITY ITEM :D - DONE

3) Buy my brother his first phone for college - DONE

4) Make an honest effort to dress up for my sister's wedding - DONE.

5) Go to Pondy with Saranya - BEEP

6) Visit the Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad - BEEP

7) Read 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte - BEEP

8) Visit Disneyland in the US :D - BEEP

9) Visit Dakshin Chitra in Chennai - DONE

10) Do one soap carving - BEEP

11) Buy Hari 'not so expensive' but good shades - BEEP BEEP Louder

12) Buy Ma a very nice silk saree for sister's wedding - DONE

13) Learn to drive a car PROPERLY - BEEEEEEP

14) Get my driving license and voters ID - BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

15) Get the wrong address corrected on my passport - Ditto

16) ...............................................

09 December, 2009

The 5 Kinds Of People On Facebook

i) The Show Off
ii) The Attention Seeker
iii) The Writer/Publisher
ix) The Addict
x) The Complain Pot

The Show Off

Be it America or Amichikkarai, do you update your status as soon as you land in this place? Stuck in a traffic jam? - want the whole world to know you use your mobile to check Facebook? Do you announce to everyone on your friends list that you bought a new phone? Or maybe a laptop? Or even a car? Do you have more than one album of only your pictures in different parts of the world with tag lines that name each part? - Well, I classify you 'The Show Off.'


The Attention Seeker

When you are pissed, irritated, annoyed, angry and sad in life - if you tend to let that be your status message - you tend to get replies like 'Aww, what happened honey?' , 'Is everything Ok?', 'I hope things get better soon!'. The kind of attention that will increase TRP and make you think what you did was right. Its ok to be so, not everyone is as open as you are.

The Writer/Publisher

The happy people I would call them! Those who think letting people know what they are up to in general. Read a good book? watched a great movie? had a good trip? new post on your blog? You think its a nice quote and want others to read it as well, you read an article and share it online, you look forward to reviews and reactions from friends on something general. Well, you're the kind who has an opinion and wants others to share theirs too!

The Complain Pot

Wonder how things work on Facebook? Still blinking how you got tagged and dunno what to tell people when they said they saw your pic on FB? ;) You think Orkut is easy and FB is complicated? You don't really know how to change privacy options on FB? Well, don't complain - ask someone and its easy then. You will love it like the million others! FB is fun!

The Addict

Any of the above + an addiction = The Addict. Well, if you wake up and log on to Cafe world to see whats cooked or not, check your farm to harvest, open roller coaster kingdom to release guests - well, i will just have to pat your back and say "My friend, we've all been there - Get A Life!" Social networking is a part of your life, you cannot go to sleep without seeing what your world has done today. You have to post on your friends walls, well well - its not so bad. And its not a disease! ;) The addicts are a mix of the 4 kinds above - you need to be here. Some even make a living out of it. Some stalk, others sneak peek, and some others just love to post!

Well, whatsoever - Facebook rocks and so do we all!

I'm an addict = an addiction + The Writer/Publisher. Who are you?

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