Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tagged

I have been 'Tagged' by Pooja , someone whom I met on the blogging world. She insists that I should take up the quiz and answer the questions that she has. So, here they are:

1.Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.
The scars on my face, body and soul: all because of the chicken pox that I suffered from, in 2006.

2.What does your phone look like?
Obviously, it looks like a phone.. ok..ok.. its Nokia N72

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?
A wall clock and a peacock feather. Peacock feathers are supposed to ward off lizards. Not sure how true it is.

4. What is your current desktop picture?
A picture of winnie the pooh, lying down with hands on his cheeks and saying: Have a great day. Its the same wallpaper I have, ever since I started working 7 years back.

5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
Everybody to their own choice.

6. What do you want more than anything right now?
End of this life.

7. What time were you born?
10:58 p.m.

8. Last person who made you cry?
The person whom I love the most.

9. What is your favorite perfume/cologne ?
Among the perfumes that I have used till now: Fifth Avenue by Elizabeth Arden

10. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
Black.

11. What are you listening to?
Lots of songs: whatever I get to listen on FM

12. Do you get scared of the dark?
A little bit

13. Do you like pain killers?
Who likes them. But you have to take them when there is no choice.

14. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Can never do that.

15. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Nothing. I dont feel like eating at all.

16. Who was the last person who made you mad?
A friend of mine who posted a silly mail on a public group, without thinking twice and I had to answer unwanted questions.

17. Is someone in love with you?
No.. I am quite sure nobody can fall in love with me

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Soulmate

The one who is your soul
The one with whom you share your life
The one with whom you feel secured
The one who makes you feel as if you are the only one
The one who accepts you the way you are
The one who makes you feel important
The one who smiles with you
The one who offers his shoulder when you are crying
The one stays with you through thick and thin
The one who does not overlooks the short-comings
but tries to look at the strong points
The one who makes a difference to your presence
The one who is ready to hug you and kiss you
even if you make mistakes
The one who finds perfection in you even if you are not the best
The one who can pull you up from the deepest of well
The one who shows you life and light when you have no hope left
The one with whom you can have a silent talk
and feel that it was the best talk
The one who is ready to sit besides you
even when you act stupid
The one who brings you back to your senses
when you have lost your mind
The one whose presence is more than enough for you
The one whose mere thought brings a smile on your lips
The one you know, you can fall back on when something goes wrong

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Purist Blogger

Here I am. This is the score that I got :


What Kind of Blogger Are You?

Diplomacy

Diplomacy - One word that I have still not learnt. Born with a blunt tongue that I am, often lands me in trouble. I can never be diplomatic. I am someone who will call a Spade, Spade. If I dont like someone or something, it shows on my face. I dont know how to be sugar sweet in front of people, whom I dont like. What is in my heart,is on my face/mouth.

My Mother often tells me that I should learn to be diplomatic. I need to control my expressions. This is required to maintain relations. But try as hard I may, it never happens. My expressions automatically change. Even the tone of my voice changes. It becomes cold. Even a fool will guess what I am feeling.

What I really dont understand is, is it necessary to be diplomatic. Why cant we show our true feelings. Will it always land us in trouble. Am I not putting up a made up face by hiding my feelings. Is that correct? I agree it is necessary to maintain relations, but what purpose will it serve, if you are not interested. Still do I have to be diplomatic, when I know that I will not talk to the person on my own. Are we not deceiving ourselves, by not showing our true feelings. Why do we have to put up a face just to survive in the society?

I am not sure of the answer.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Names & Faces

Generally, if I meet someone, I do remember them. I am not so bad at re-calling people. Atleast I can recognise their faces. But I do have a habit of forgetting the names. I will distinctly remember the face but the name will be out of my mind. Try as hard I may, I shall never succeed. It often lands me in an embarrassing situation and I dont know where to look at that time.

The incident took place in my office. I had met a colleague when we had gone for the team building exercise to Manesar. As the purpose of team building is, employees from different teams were brought together. We were asked to chat with each other for 5 minutes and then introduce the person sitting next to us. Fine.. I also introduced the person sitting next to me after speaking to him for almost 5 minutes. Two days of Chopin(as we call it) got over and the whole group had a great time making new friends..

Few months pass by. Everyone is busy with their work and people hardly interact.. One day while passing through the corridor, a person said Hello to me and he remembered my name as well. I looked at him surprisingly and thought that I know this person. I smiled back and said Hello. Probably, by the confused look on my face, he must have gauged that I didnt recognise him.
Here is the conversation:

He: Hi.. How are you?
Me(confused) : Hi.. I am fine.
He(smiling): So you didnt recognise me?
Me(trying to remember): Ofcourse I recognised you.
He: Ok, tell me whats my name.
Me(Searching for his Access Card): Why are you asking me? I know and I remember your name as well. Your name is .... (his access card is inverted. Damn!!!)
He(Laughing): I am .... We met in Chopin...

and he went away..

At the end of the conversation, I didnt know where to look. He was the same person whom I had introduced in Chopin. I was able to recall his face but somehow his name didnt click. This has happened not once, but quite a number of times with me. Whats wrong!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Boyfriends

Boyfriends - What importance do they have in any girl's life? Is it necessary to have one? Cant we be happy without having one? Why does the need of a boyfriend arises? If a girl doesnt have a boyfriend, why do we think that there is something wrong.

Its her choice to stay like that. Also if she wants someone who can be more than just a boyfriend, her decision should be respected. The general thinking is that the girl is not normal if she doesnt have a boyfriend, whereas the girl is much more happier without one. Her idea is she doesnt want to have one just for the sake of it. Except for love, they have everything for each other.. If the girl is not ready for a relationship like this, what wrong is she doing? The idea behind this reluctance is, she does not want to feel as 'used' at the end of it. She is not ready for a one night stand, which most of the boys want to end the relationship into.

Also, what I fail to understand is, why so much of importance is given to having a boyfriend. What purpose do they serve in any girl's life? Are they needed so that the girl can move around easily.. have someone who will pay for her, take her out.. go for dinners, movies.. spend time with each other... If there is no love, then have a simple friendship with boys and be not to get into any emotional stuff.

The whole problem starts when the girl becomes emotional whereas the boy is not ready for it. The blame game starts.. Accusations, tears, shouts, misunderstandings... it can go to any level.. Sometimes the whole affair can become so serious, that it may lead to suicide.. It may not happen with everyone but, yes, it can get scary at times..

The idea is, if you want to have fun.. Go ahead.. Have your intentions clear.. Boyfriends are not as necessary as we think them, to be.. Girls, you are much better off, without them..

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Memory

dard mein bhi ye lab muskura jaate hain
beete lamhe humein jab bhi yaad aate hain

(I smile even in pain when I remember my good old days).

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Go Dutch

The other day I had gone out for a cup of coffee with a friend. As usual when the time came to pay the bill, I took out my card and paid, even though the friend offered to pay. Infact it was difficult to convince my friend to let me pay...

That day I realised, whenever I go out, I prefer to pay. Even if I am with a friend or with my family, I would always be first one to offer to pay. Infact this has led to sometimes friction between me and the other person. I dont know what is it with me, I cannot let anyone else pay for me. If it is a party, then its fine. But if we are just a couple of friends of going, then I would want to pay. I simply cannot digest the fact that someone else pays for me.

This habit goes down to ever since I can remember. I still know that even when I was in school, I didnt go out with the friends, since I couldn't afford to pay. It could be due to the factor, that I dont want anyone to say later that he/she took me out and paid for me. I am sure nothing of that sort crops up between friends but still I cannot accept anyone else pay for me.

Similar situation arises when my brother comes home. We go out and always end up in an argument as to who shall pay. Both of us have this habit of paying whenever we are out. So we actually count as to who has paid more number of times and who can pay this time. It sometimes turns out be embarrassing situation but I cant get over this habit of mine. I am ready to go for a dutch. If everyone is paying for themselves, I am fine with it. But accepting from someone else is something hard to digest for me...

I feel that I should not be burden on anyone. So generally, I suggest that we should go dutch, whenever we go out. This way everyone will be paying for themselves and it wont be a sort of too much for anyone.. So my policy is GO Dutch.. It is the best!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What irritates me

A few things that irritate me to no end:

~Leaving food in the plate
~Doing a shoddy job
~Somebody calling me from behind knowing well that I am on phone
~Talking loudly over the phone
~Telling someone same thing again and again
~Someone standing on my head while I am writing emails
~Getting messages from service providers regarding caller tunes, downloads, astrology etc etc.
~People calling knowing well that I dont want to talk to them
~Folding the books while reading
~Making dog-ears instead of using book-marks
~Phones ringing loudly where they are supposed to be on silent mode e.g. meetings, cinema hall, hospital
~Tearing blank pages from a notebook
~Keeping clothes/shoes scattered all over the place
~People lying knowing well, that the other person knows the truth
~Cooking up the accent after returning from abroad
~Showing off your status specially if you stay abroad
~Not folding the newspaper properly after you have read it
~Writing in the books with a pen
~Comparisons between siblings
~Giving unwanted advices