Thursday, December 15, 2005

Nobody has tagged me, but I've just rustled up an amalgamation of random facts about me from the various tags that I found here on blogland:
1.10 years ago:
can't remember anything special- just living the ordinary life. oops, almost forgot, my youmger son was born 10 years ago.
2. 5 years back:
hmmm…The beginning of the new Millennium – nothing special-
3.Last year:
Finally, found something to remember- met a few bloggers- it was a great experience- the planning, the anticipation, the excitement, the actual meet, and then the nostalgia, the memories- every single thing abt it was memorable!
Helped my elder son with his Social Studies project: "Archeological Heritage of India"- made a B'day card for his friend- including the wordings inside, had to remind him to atleast write his name in it.
5. yummy things:
Spicy Samosas
Gulab Jamuns
Vegetable Pulav
Baby corn crispies
Scoop of Strawberry ice cream doused with orange syrup, ½ cup Mirinda, topped with caramel and cashew crips….A ship can sink in my mouth now…slurrrrp!
6. things I know by heart:
Some "puraanaZamaana" Lata hits…
7.things I'd do if I had a lot more money:
Buy books, more books and even more books.
Buy lots of Music.
Splurge on gifts for all those I love…friends and relatives…
Buy the latest model cell phone- unfortunately I don't have too many people to call- but I love fiddling with it and smsing...
-Hmmm, one more to go- ok, may be go on a world tour with hubby?
8. places/ things I escape to:
Into my thoughts.
My room…
As it is I'm most of the time in "manoraajyam"- I don't need to escape as such-
9. things I'd never wear!
Swim suit!
Slip on shoe wear and heels.
Make up. ( only kajal and talc)
10. favourite TV shows:
Sa ri ga ma pa
Saat Phere
11.things I enjoy doing:
Reading blogs, and posts on SL.
Reading books Reading mails/letters.
Singing, Dancing.
Talking to DH, singing with him as we cook.
Talking to a dear, special Friend.
Listening to music, Watching Dance ( Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kathakali)
Watching certain movies.
Konjifying, playing with babies…
Meeting my cousins.
Spending time with my brother and talking into the wee hours of the morning.
Savouring that feeling of affection while both receiving and giving…those moments of awareness of being cherished- be it in any relationship- are the moments when I feel the Beauty of Life and Existence…and I feel so Happy, grateful and contented….
12.Where did most of your money go this year?
Eating out, Telephone bills.
13.What do you wish you'd done more of?
more of writing…
14.What do you wish you'd done less of?
Succumbing to my moods of anger, sulk mode…morose silences ...
15.Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi
Chhaav hai kabhi, kabhi dhoop zindagi
Har pal yahaan Jee bhar jiyo
Jo hai sama Kal ho na ho…
16.Things That Scare Me:
Illness/Loss of loved ones
Uncertainity of Life
My lack of strength to face crises
17.Things I Like:
Music, Dance, books, friends,my pc, my diary…
18.Important Things In My Room:
My pc, my diary, my husband, my telephone, my books. (not necessarily in that order:-))
19. Random Facts About Me:
I wish I had long hair.
I love to sing aloud.
I guffaw aloud.
I bite my nails.
I clean my toes with a safety pin-
I make faces in the mirror, I act out certain scenes, dialogues in front of the mirror when I'm alone.
I sing and sometimes dance when I cook.
I cry very easily- I express affection without inhibition-
I love loving…
I do not like crowds, functions, cooking…any hard work…
I'm paranoid abt the well being abt my loved ones.
20.Things I Plan on Doing Before I Die:
Read many more books, write a few books,
learn dancing once again,
meet Amitabh Bachhan, Jaya Bachchan ...
Do my M.A in English Literature, then M.phil, then thesis…
( Dreaming is not illegal is it?:-))
21.Things That I Can Do, or Have Done:
I can sing, dance-
I can laugh aloud a lot,
I can cry easily-
I can love and hate with equal fervour- but I'm trying to bring down the latter,
I can rave and rant like a mad hag-
I can scream and screech-
22.Things That I Cannot Or Will Not Do:
I'll not commit murder,
I'll not spit outside,
I'll not wear a swimsuit ( I don't know to swim) ,
I'll not learn to drive,
I'll not speak ill of others to anybody except my hubby and mom!
I'll not insult others, or poke fun at others.
23.Things I Say The Most:
"hayyada" ( the way asin says in M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, but I've always been doing it )
PPP – "Palliyil poyi Paranjaal mathi"- meaning something to the effect of: go and tell this elsewhere, not to me :-)
"Please" and "sorry"…
24.Celebs on Whom I Have A Crush :
Well, I've grown out of the crush- but I still like them:
Amitabh Bachchan, Mamootty, Aamir Khan, Sachin Khedekar, Nana Patekar, Gurudutt.
25.Celebs that I like in an affectionate way:
Surya, Abhishek Bachchan, Arshad Warsi, Sunjay Dutt ( tho he's much older, I can see him only as an adorable, naughty brat like in Munnabhai)
26.And female celebs:
Jaya Bachchan, Shobhana, Hema Malini (tho I don't like her acting), Tabu, Waheeda Rehman , Deepthi Naval,
27.Favourite Movies:
Pakeezah, Guddi, Abhimaan, Saahib Biwi aur Ghulam, Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke phool, Kabhie Kabhie, Parichay, Vijeta, Kalyug, Chashme Baddoor, jaane bhi do yaaron, Angoor, Devdas, Dil chahtha hai, That touch of Mink, Sound of Music, Finding Nemo, Lion King, Jungle Book, Parinayam, Meghamalhaar, Kaanamarayatthu, Kalki ( Tamil), Kaathal, Autograph, 5 Star(Tamil), most of M.T.Vasudevan Nair's screenplays…


Jithu said...

hey nice to know u more.. :-) any tags left to do? :p btw i like the uncertainty of life and to me its the essence of life, hence is my blog name :-)

aria said...

Great .. I share some of your interests .. :)
Though you were't tagged .. this could have been a nice tag .. you know .. something tht you could hv started coz the points were really kewl n different ..

Arunima said...

I also just pick up tags if I like them even if I was not tagged. love your choice of movies

anumita said...

Thanks for the list. Know you some more now.

sinusoidally said...

Hey you helped your son with the social studies project. :-) You are such a cute mom. Did he get an A?!

bharath said...

very nice ardra. It is always nice to nice to more of ardra and yet more will always remain to know. :)

MotoRama said...

I think tags have a way of giving definite shape to some of those ambiguous questions!The image of blogger gets more clearer as u add the tag information just like yours have for me now. Am pleasantly surprised to see Sachin Khedekar in the list.He is one of the best!Very underrated just like so many supportig artiste in indian movies!

Swanima said...

Nice one :) Loved the movie list. Two of my favourites also feature there - Kaagaz Ke Phool and Kanamariyathu. Saw Megha Malhar in the list, try watching Mazha if you haven't. I absolutely loved it. I love Padmarajan movies too. Toovanathumbikal etc..

Another interesting fact about you - that you make faces in the mirror when you are alone. Do all women do this? ( Because let me confess, I do it too:)

Another common thing - I keep saying "Palli poyi paranja mathi". Husband is totally amused by this phrase- he can't quite understand why should it be palli and not some other place :-) He doesn't know much of Malayalam, and I , in spite of being a self-procliamed Malayalam pro , could not give an explanation!