This is one tag which has been floating in the blogosphere at a speed much greater than sound.And I too have been caught in the whiff.I knew it was going to be one helluva herculean task.Nevertheless,here I am with my version of the tag.
Reflections has tagged me and the rules are thus:
Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.
At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged.
You have to link the person who tagged you.
So,here is a bit of Deeps-ipedia for you,people…enjoy:)
1.I love music.Its a part of me.I’ve learnt Carnatic music for about 12years and still regret not having pursued it further.I don’t know if I can relive my unfulfilled dream in my daughter as I am sill not sure if she has that inclination.And I’m certainly not someone who believes that if I didn’t do something in life that I wanted to,I should let my child do what I wanted to do. I’d rather let her do what SHE wants to do.
So the next best step is to resume my lessons!
2.Unmade bed turns me off totally.Even when I’m going on a vacation,I make sure my bed is made up if nothing else before I leave my house.That’s how weird I’m.
3.Speaking of vacation,how can I not mention my love for travelling?Its precisely why I chose tourism as my stream of interest.Having said that I still cant boast of having travelled ‘footloose’ like Samantha Brown(Oh!How I envy her!).But I’m hoping I get to explore at least one city in an year as promised by my husband!
4.When I was small I used to have these little conversations with God which,on hindsight,were so naive.I remember,when I was in class 6 or 7,I was so affected by the fact that my friend always stood first in class that I had written quite a few letters to Him begging Him to let me come first instead,or questioning why He was being unfair to me,and so on!And those,invariably were written on a small piece of paper torn from the back pages of my notebook.I don’t remember when I stopped writing letters,but I still do have my conversations with God.
5.My birthday and my parents’ Wedding anniversary fall on the same day!And every year my brother never fails to mention he had his ‘choroonu’* on the very day,so its his special day too!
6.I hate cooking.I cook only those dishes which my husband likes to have.And I have a darling of a husband who relishes even when I make him a cheese sandwich!Which,by the way,happens quite often.
7.I’m a slow reader.Not all the books that I lay my hands and sight on interest me.But if a book does catch my attention,then I make sure I read each and every line of each page till the very end.Even to the extent that if I skip a line or two of a page and carry forward,I feel something is amiss and I just flip back and read the entire page again and then continue!
8.I have this very lousy habit of indulging in reading in the loo!And since its a quirk that I share with my husband,we have a small book-holder fixed in there with our magazines and books stacked.So whenever we are under pressure to perform,we know how to indulge ourselves!!
9.It used to be very difficult to make me cry once upon a time.That is before motherhood happened to me.But post-motherhood,anything can get me misty-eyed!
10.As much as it is easy to make me cry now,its even easier to make me smile.Yes,I smile way too much!I’ve always been like that and it sometimes gets embarrassing.Even on my wedding day when I was expected to keep a low profile,I was smiling away to glory and my ammayis and valiyammas were constantly poking and telling me to keep my head down and walk soberly.
11.I’m a pessimist to the core.My husband and my parents would vouch for that fact.’Cos whenever I’m low,all their time and energy are wasted to pep me up and keep me positive.
12.I get very scared of telephone calls at nights.I,invariably end up thinking the calls are going to give me some bad news.
13.I bite my nails and I hate myself for that.I’ve been trying to shun that habit for a very long time.Till now I’ve just had luck with one hand.Hopefully I’ll quit biting nails of my other hand too soon.
14.I am all ears for juicy gossips of any kind!
15.Chocolates are my weakness.I like them in any form.And mind you,I refuse to share my chocolates with anyone!
16.I hate hanging wet clothes to dry.Even worse when they are dry,the thought of folding them and arranging them back in the wardrobe irks me no end!
17.I rely a lot on my inner voices.They more often than not,show me the right path.
18.When in school,while giving a song recital,I blacked out on stage.I couldn’t remember the lyrics of the keertanam I was singing and I felt so pathetic that the whole day I was crying and feeling let down by myself.Moreso because the keertanam was one of my favourites,which I could sing even in my sleep.And strangely,since that day I could never memorise the keertanam with the right notes.
19.I am very possessive about my daughter,husband and parents.I can’t even tolerate when my father spends most of his time with his pet,Bronco,a ferocious German Shepherd,who BTW,my Namnam adores!Or when my mother’s students call her ‘Amma’!I so itch to go up to them, slap them and tell them,’Don’t you dare call my mother Amma!’
20.Sleeping is the ultimate bliss for me.And I can get very nasty when someone tries to wake me up!
21.Clumsy and I go hand in hand.oops!I just spilled my coffee.See,now do you believe??I’ve lost count of the number of cups,saucers and plates that I’ve broken barring the ones that I’ve had to throw on my bitter-half in our usual bouts of rage!
22.I detest people who are pompous and so engrossed in themselves.
23.I can go to town shopping for clothes for my daughter and never get tired of it.Howsoever much I try to curb myself from going overboard,as soon as I enter one of those Babyshop outlets and see the variety of dresses on offer,I get all weak-kneed.Its so tough to chose that one right dress for your child when all the dresses displayed around you seems right for her.I’m sure all you,mothers of daughters would second me on that!
24.By now I’m tired and bored scribbling so much randomness about myself.
25.Lastly *a relieved sigh* and lately my favourite pastime is to watch and hear my Namnam talk.She has just started framing sentences and its a treat to watch her.
Recently I was all teary-eyed after watching ARR giving the Oscar speech.Upon seeing my eyes all welled-up,Namnam said,’Mama karaya?Enda ploblem?’…Mama,are you crying?…Oh I so wanted to say,’Nahi beta yeh khushi ke aansu hai!’.But I made do with a ‘No,sweety’ and smiled at her.
And then as though sensing I was getting too much glued to the TV she went to say,’Namnamkku veshkkunu,korchu kanji taruo?’…literal transalation-Namanam is hungry,can she have some porridge?
As much as I was overawed from watching ARR recieve his trophies,I was also beaming with pride for having witnessed my daughter frame those two sentences at one go.I just picked her up,hugged and kissed her real tight and off I went to serve her kanji.
*Choroonu is a ceremony wherein a baby,at or past six months,is given rice for the first time.