Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Taking a Tag Break...

Well the tension is hitting home with less than 3 weeks now for the exams...neways took a welcome break with this crazy tag thanks to Mind Curry. Still got to crack Pappanabhan which I'll leave for the next time, I need to chillout!!!

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
Well line 4 here is pretty boring...but Line 1 of this page is funny...infact very relevant for todays times..."The Ass Who Lost Three Kingdoms for a Mass", a comment on King JamesII and Aurangzeb in one of my history books.

2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
Aaha...nalla viyarppu vaada!!! Time for the next shower!!!

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Just flicked thru the channels...my interesting hobby these days more than watching anything is finding out whether IBN or NDTV, or the news-programs on Asianet or Kairali or Indiavision...which channels actually hold my interest for more than a minute.

4.Without looking, guess what time it is?
6:55pm

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
7:00pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Oddly nothing significant...tvm is a real quiet city!

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
My terrace...stargazing, citygazing, while deep in thought. i have a beautiful view of the pattom st.mary's cathedral on one side, and miles and miles of coconut trees which stretches all the way to akulam lake(which cant be seen unforunately!) on the other side.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Some of my blogpals who had already taken this tag

9. What are you wearing?
Canyon River Blues shirt and a green lungi with white spots!!!

10. Did you dream last night?
I am a big waste of time...sadly can never remember any of my nighttime dreams and so indulge in day-dreaming.

11. When did you last laugh?
Cant remember...havent met any of my friends for more than a week now!!!

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
On one side, there's a library of my dads sociology books and a diminishing set of my books which he's dumped elsewhere in my absence, then there's a clock on copper-plate shaped like the african continent pops procured during one of his travels, an image of mary, and some other stuff...which i dont know what to call.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
A beggar stuffed with money in both his fists...and outstretching those same hands for more...new logic, fit for Kerala, i guess!!!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Its ok...i havent dug into myself too deep lately, as is my wont!

15. What is the last film you saw?
Chinthamani Kola Case...(no comments!)

16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
The Kerala Government...if they'd sell...I'd appoint 20 idealistic people like MindCurry, Puthiya Viplavam and a dozen other bloggers coz its their kind of thought that is absent in Kerala today!!!

17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
I cant ride a bike...embarassing, but then i am scared of bikes...so never considered it a big loss.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Religion...for children it may still be a must...but why are 21st century adults still wasting theirs and others time, energy, life and humanity in this madness!

19. Do you like to dance?
Yes...have a few beers, close friends, some adipoli 80's-early 90's malayalam songs to go with it...otherwise i'd be as stiff as a scarecrow, i always wonder how just a can of beer can have that loosening effect!!

20. George Bush.
From Above..."The Ass Who Lost Three Kingdoms for a Mass"

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Oru daughterrr poyittu oru kalyanam polum kazhikkaan enikke ee janmathil yogam kaanunnilla...hehe!!!

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Dhaande enne veendum vadiyaakaan oru chodyam!

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Haha...well this question, has come a bit too late...ideally i want to live in india and kerala and trivandrum from now on...its a question of the work i have to do to feed my stomach, that determines where i go from here!

24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
At the pearly gates, HE'd tell me..."You can wait there, apologize to all the people you wronged, as they come in and then i may consider letting you in"

25. 5 people who must also do this meme in their journal.
The funny thing abt tags is you feel reluctant while you are tagged, but the moment you take it up, nothing could be more fun. Anyways what was the purpose of this tag in the first place??? Guess its passed around just coz of the amazing solidarity of all our mallu bloggers. Anways most of the blogpals I know have been tagged, but anyone of you who hasnt been, please take it up and we'll all enjoy reading it.

18 comments:

quills said...

I see you are taking a break. :))

Really enjoyed reading your list.
Interesting book you grabbed. :) Must take a look.

Flicking channels..why am I not surprised. Guys!! Do you ever watch anything for more than 5 mins? :)

Aww...your view from your terrace is making me very homesick. :( But I can imagine how beautiful it must be.

Good idea of yours to buy the Kerala Govt and appointing some much needed smart people like yourself and MC and others you mentioned.

silverine said...

That was a nice one Jiby. I am like you, cannot watch a TV channel for more than a few seconds except for Animal Kingdom or Discovery Channel. Buying the Kerala Govt is a good idea!!! And then the Malayalee can come home :)

Jithu said...

"The Ass Who Lost Three Kingdoms for a Mass" LOL :-)) all the best for ur exams man!

Immigrant in Canada said...

Can't ride a bike? Aiyyo..pinnengana pennumpilaayeyum vachu karangi nadakkan pokunnathu? Oru romance okke vendayo??
Sarah

Chirikudukka said...

cool cool post

good luck on ur exams..do good buddy

silverine said...

@Sarah: LOL
I predict that Jiby will learn to ride a bike after the exams after this comment of yours :))
@Jiby: Best of luck for the exams :)

Geo said...

2. enthinaa verthe naattukaare okke ariyiche ? ;_))

7. pattom...st.mary's... cool...i know where to spot u next time i come to tvm...

16. finance minister-de post... fill aayi kaanum... alle :-?

21. athu point..

22. athu athilum velli point...

24. u meant me rite?

ha ha ha...nice list man...

Mind Curry said...

man..this was too cool..i almost fell off my chair reading that 2nd point..oh man...you are one dude!! hope 3 onwards was after the shower!lol..

11. When did you last laugh?
Cant remember...havent met any of my friends for more than a week now!!!

man..i cannot fathom that..please do something FASTTTTT jiby..

Jiby said...

quills, i am so sick of history books...feel like burning them now...oops sorry i made u homesick!

silverine, i give ppl around me a headache with my channel flicking!!!

jithu, thanks...even i cudnt hold my laugh abt that statement.

sarah, a gal on a bike and in tvm...haha...my friends who have tried it cud never get away...somebody or the other catches u in the act!!!

ann, thanks a lot!

silverine, dont erikettufy me any longer...i mite finally learn...shan actually tried to teach me...i kept dragging him from one end of the ground to the other, as he tried to hold the rear to steady the bike!

geo, yeah u just need to lemme know when ur coming!! i dont think 24 can hold for u...ur a good guy who just tries to show ur rough!

mindcurry, suggestion taken...i am goin out to luciya for a drink tomorrow with friends!!! from shower to shower...is the way i measure the progress of the day here...wonder if there is any scientific explanation for the increasing humidity in tvm!!!

Immigrant in Canada said...

Jiby:the joy of romancing and ride is in the act of "kandu ...kandilla' part..

Jiby said...

well, i'll try telling that to my mom...she must be reading this blog, and ur comments!!! hehe.

Arjun Ramakrishnan said...

lemme take a guess... u live in kesavadasapuram!

that was an enjoyable read...

Anand K said...

Buy Kerala Govt? Kalippu situation! Original answer! But pleej give me Kawdiar Palace, Cliff House, Kalabhavan Theatre and Kovalam Beach while you are at it... :P

As one who has witnessed some of your psychedelic "belly-dances" and "dappankuthu" first hand, I beseech thee not to commit those terrible affronts on human sensiblity anymore. ;)

You ain't gonna get married? WTF? Oh, pleeeeease don't disappoint me! :((

Jiby said...

arjun, u guessed rite!!!

pappanabha, nee marry cheythitte valya kaaryam onnum illa...do i need to tell the reason here??!! lol...allengil vendalle!!! ninakke melparanja vasthukkalkku purame kerala govtine vakayaayi keltronil ninne oru mainframe thanne donate cheyyaam, since ur laptop is soon gonna die out...my curse!!!

Anand K said...

Angane karuthi swayam samaadhanippicho! :P

BTW, mainframeinte koode broadband connection marakkaruthe! ;)

sreehari said...

man did u see my reply ?

http://reply2jiby.blogspot.com/

flaashgordon said...

Appo veetil veruthe irippaano pani??

Good u've still got friends in ur city...Everyone my age is somewhere else- of course bcoz jobs are just not there

Will give a call whn i'm home next ..tht'll be May 13-14 weekend- thts if u gonna be there too..
Mail me ur number at flaashgordon@gmail.com
cheers
flaash

Praveen said...

Nice one Jiby and quite enjoyed reading it, I like late 80s and early 90s mallu songs too :)