To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Happy Birthday to me! :)

A lot older (I feel :( ) and a little bit wiser. Don't think any other year has brought so many variety of experiences to my life, and also so many variety of emotions. An unforgettabe year, definitely!

Going to Mangalore for a two week vacation this weekend. Have written about Mangalore many times before, but this time I hope to come back with pictures...

till then!
Saturday, January 07, 2006

Back in Mumbai! Feels good to be home…

The place is still the same, though my eyes see them a wee bit differently. I am making these little negative comparisons that everyone who appears from abroad after a while tends to make, and having expected this, am not that boggled. Hope to settle into my old environment soon while putting to good use the fresh outlook I have gained by being away from it.

One of the most cherished things I carry with me from HK is the friendship of six new friends. If not for them, my stay wouldn’t have been so easy and my good-bye not so difficult. We promised to keep in touch and when some of us thought we could even plan to meet in India, the most skeptical of them said that it may not be “practical” since all of us come from different cities. I myself felt we definitely could if we wanted to --“where there’s a will, there’s a way”…so, here’s to Hum Saat! Hope we all meet soon – in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, or in Mumbai!

FullTP (the person who inspired me to start a blog) has tagged me with a very interesting meme – “What are your top five quirks?”

I must admit that I have never consciously thought of my quirks before, so let me see what I can come up with –

I always like sticking to tried and tested or familiar or old things. For example, if I like a ring-tone, I will stick to it. If I like a template, I will stick to it. If I like a tooth-paste, I will stick to it.

I like corners and if I have a choice, I never choose a position in the middle. Say, if I go for a movie, I’ll always go for the corner-most seat. If I am in a rickshaw or taxi with two others, I will never be the person sitting in the middle; in fact, even if I am alone, I sit towards the corner!

I always wait for the other party to cut off a phone conversation (or any instant communication), unless I am very seriously pressed for time.

I always use a series of dots (.....) in personal communication instead of a full stop or period. The full stop seems to me rather abrupt and harsh, and I have to force myself to use it in semi-personal or formal communication.

I am very fond of juices. Give me a constant supply of juice and I will altogether forget about food. Juices could be any sweet edible liquid from Lassi to Fanta. Being a little conscious of my diet, I have disciplined myself to restrict unhealthy carbonated drinks to weekends, though :(

I wouldn’t call these quirks my “top five” …just ones that readily came to mind…am pretty sure there are others and possibly far quirkier!