Inspired by Archana's
ideology and thoughts, here I go with the Tagged post to make up for the NIIB syndrome. (No-idea-in-brain!)
The rules are as follows (copy & paste from here):
Rules of this tag:
1. Name the person who tagged you.
2. 8 things about you.
3. Tag 6 people.
Here is my entry:
- Archana tagged me (yaanai-ku oru kaalam vanthaa poonaai-kum oru kaalam varum (or vice-versa if you prefer it :), Beware).
- Eight things about me: (now, this really gets me thinking)
When I was at school and during my undergrad days, I start planning on how much to read each day during the study holidays so that I can do 2 revisions before even the exam starts. And more often than not, they will be realistic plans (not like finish 5 chapters in Physics in 1 day, aiyooo!!). But then as you would expect, none of the plans take off. Atleast school-level la plans worked to an extent because of Board Exam fear. Undergrad exam plans were the worst. Since I studied in a hostel, study holidays are times when we can get home, enjoy home food (hostel food sucked big time!), and watch TV with gay abandon. Idhula engenthu padikkaradhu? There were semesters were I did not even open a single page during my study holidays. But then, there were always a minimum of 1 day holiday between exams.
Also, thanks to my 'mandai-mandai' handwriting & underlining skills
, I always used to manage more than I expected. So after college days, I felt making a chart with my planning is just a futile exercise. Thats when I decided, "No-plan-will-be-my-plan"
But then, when it comes to planning for a get-together, or visiting some must-see places in the U.S. no-one can beat my enthu in planning all the nitty-gritty detail for the trip.
I often visit deal sites before buying stuff, like many guys around here I guess. And the best satisfaction you obtain is when you buy the same laptop as your friend, with free wireless upgrade, and that is $150 cheaper. (PB
, mannichukko, but then you did not ask me before buying :)
Quicktip - Guys in the U.S., if you use Google checkout
(there is a nice video), it saves you another 10$ as a promo offer. For those guys who do not know the value of $10, it is 78 minutes of talk time if you use reliance to call India. :)3. Cooking:
I love to cook. I would rather eat homemade food for lunch than burgers/pizza/chinese fried rice. And I love to cook quick, so I prefer frozen vegetables to fresh ones which require cutting.
But it has been like 9 months since I cooked - I am now so used to my manni's (sis-in-law) cooking that I dont know if I still love cooking. But atleast I used to :)4. Movie Buff:
I am a movie buff, not as in I watch every movie thats released in lankasri. (There are some movies that dont even release in theaters, but they can be found in lankasri
Ya, I dont watch every movie, but I read every cine news possible. (Read as: I love reading gossips). sify/movies, thatstamil, vaaramalar are my regular reads to keep me updated on the movie news side. I dont mind reading crappy stories of Ileana (the new glamour queen of telugu cinema) and her brother's bandhaa's/conditions
in studio sets.
And I have to accept I have started to watch a lot of movies than when I was in India. Cabtain's Perarasu is what I want to see next.5. Music:
I have to accept my music knowledge is very limited. (music knowledge is zero-nratha dejent aa solli irukeen). I have never been exposed to carnatic music, but have listened to a lot of friends who sing well, but then my interests were never kindled. And usually in a pot-luck & movie get-together, thanks to the event-organizer
, there will be a singing session inevitably.(while in Lexington).
I used to flock together with guys and we proclaim ourselves as zero-talent-group(ZTG). And the pain that you feel in your heart, when someone from the ZTG sings well is more excruciating than a cup-in-a-semester exam.Inimel ezhutharadhu ellam oppukku chappa (ran out of ideas after number 5)6. Legs everywhere:
I like to try everything. Be it sports/arts/cooking. But then I dont become an expert on any of those things. For eg: I started my Guitar classes, but left after my Level-1, had I gone on the Lexington music troupe (not like the karagaattakaran ghoshti) would still not be searching for a guitarist :)7. Afternoons:
I hate sleeping in the afternoons. No matter how little I had slept the previous day, I prefer to be up and doing anything other than sleeping. I can almost hear my manni-say "weekends la nee ezhunthukkaradhe almost at noon, idhula afternoon thoongine-na avvlo dhaan..."
In sport games that usually Indians-involve in, If your opponent is very weak, one would say "I can beat him with even my left hand, its that easy". That applies to me as well. I can beat a lot of people at tennis/TT/cricket if I play left-handed. And hold-on, that does not mean, I am good at all these games, but just that I am a southpaw. Except for eating with my hand, I use my left-hand to do everything in day-to-day life.
Well that pretty much ends my blah-blah, suya puranaam.
I once again thank (in a sarcastical tone) whoever gave me this opportunity.
Now comes the tagging part....
hmmm, any volunteeers??