Sunday, March 30, 2008

little nadas of myself...

As it always happens celebrities are always as questions to fill some gossip magazines which mere mortals like to read about…sigh life is hard being such. And in the meantime I categorically deny that I have sold the photo rights of my great grandchild to ABCD news corporation..And well I have a big announcement to make in a couple of days too , so check out the space here…dei dei jaada mathi ketta..do the tag or ..

OKAY ...Here goes the tag from the world of mind curries..:-P


1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER:
Ratatouille...Awesome movie..:-)

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
‘My Name is Red’ by Orhan Pamuk..Reading it for the past 4-5 months at slower than a snail pace…


3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
Board room snoring. Will snake and ladder count as a Board game?? If then yes...But in intellectual circles I portray myself as a chess player with specialization in Queen Indian moves or something like that.


4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
Used to be reader’s digest...but not a big fan these days. But during college times Outlook, India Today was a favorite of mine.
Infact that reminds me of my friend who quipped when i asked for some magazines to read..
"daa..evide weekoo outlookoo onnum ille"
"hmmph...Oru "week" thannu ninte "outlook" maati thannaal mathiyoo."

5. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Vanilla and smell of earth after a rainy day is any day welcome.

6. FAVORITE SOUND? Of MUSIC? Edelweiss ;-P Waves at the beach.. oh...i couldn’t change this one…it is exactly the same for me...but on a daily basis when my French lady manager says...”You are working so hard…Go home baby!!” err was that a vision?


7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
When you turn a blind eye when you could have done something about it.


8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?
LOL… Brain activity not active enough to THINK for the initial hour after wake up!!



9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
KFC out here…but back home thattukadas in bakery junction...


10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
Gunda and Chikki ...oh I forgot there was one more as good as these two…;-P

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D...?
Maybe produce movies where am the hero…on a serious note am clueless.

12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
“Nope...am a very safe and law abiding kind of driver…Driver should always concentrate on…”
Wait…
“Bro could you hold the steering wheel while I finish the rest of the tag”.

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? :-O

14. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY?
Brain storming sessions in office are SCARY...though...the natural ones are fine.

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Bwaahhahaa…this is insulting me…

16. FAVORITE DRINK?
Tea during winter…and cold guava juice during summer…


17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD .....
I really don’t know…maybe spend more time for charity.

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
NO!!! Broccoli and me...well I have made a curry of it once and am not a big fan of this veggie.


19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? Blonde...My Slovakian wife insists on that before our next Easter family get-together at her village.


20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN. Port Blair, Kottayam, Trivandrum, Mysore, Pune, Bangalore, Toulouse, Hamburg

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football and tennis. Cricket if it’s a grudge match.


22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU.
Passionate.


23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
My mobile.


24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?
Ofcoz…yes.


25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL?
Neither actually...I need good sleep.


26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Sunny side up…:-)


27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?
The river side near my home…or parambu back in naadu...and one place where I find ultimate relaxation is Gopalasamy betta near mysore..


28. FAVORITE PIE?
Apfel strudel.


29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Vanilla with pineapple crumbs topped with butterscotch sauce..


30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST? Ann

And this tag goes to..

Manju

Bvn

Vidya

AP

Dhanya

Karthik

Ann

Mishmash

Nanditha

36 comments:

Still Searching said...

I know a guy who sleeps with a stuffed animal! And he's just about to get married next month, so wonder what will happen to the large teddy bear he usually sleeps with!!

Nice one :)

Dhanya said...

All the three posts that I read today was this tag. Now me too tagged. 'll surely do it.. Thank you :)

Dhanush said...

Just read Silverine's tag..This one too cool.

Week thannu outlook mattunna style kollam :). Smell of earth is everyone's favourite. Isn't it?

Good one Mathew

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Neena Padayatty said...

"Gunda and Chikki"?is that ok with ur blonde Slovakian wife :)Did u have in mind the hot dosas and porottas at the bakery jn thattukada?mouth watering...."week-outlook"..LOL!

ap said...

Week-Outlook one too good :)


yes i will do the tag...thanks

silverine said...

Ratatouille was really awesome though I saw it months ago...on the DVD :p I have heard so much of the thattukadas that I must try it out next time I am in Tvm if I can get someone to accompany me. Never heard of Pineapple crumbs!!! :-O

Nice one!!

Mind Curry said...

hey..thanks so much for the great post..its nice to see the insides of our cool dude :) btw, i really like your profile pic shot..

Brain activity not active enough to THINK for the initial hour after wake up!!
so true! lol..

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Bwaahhahaa…this is insulting me…

haha..this one was too funny..

Gunda and Chikki Gosh! they will never pardon you..even if you were just joking..so please delete this before they start blogging at least!

:)

thanks again mathew..was fun..

Karthik said...

Ratatouille..Should see this then ..'week-outlook'..hehe..good one :-)

Preetha Nair said...

Tozhudirikunnu...for this one....


"daa..evide weekoo outlookoo onnum ille"
"hmmph...Oru "week" thannu ninte "outlook" maati thannaal mathiyoo."

:) :) LOL!!!!

VIDYA said...

whoaaaa! oru week tanu 'outlook' matam!!! hahhahhaaha

Deepti said...

Oru "week" thannu ninte "outlook" maati thannaal mathiyoo."

Priceless :D

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mathew said...

@Still Searching
Jeez..c’mon u must be kiddin!!;-P

@Dhanya
mm..sure looking forward to your post ..

@Dhanush
Hey..please do take up the tag..am loving this..
Yes I guess it is a universal favourite..

@Neena
hehehe.. Gunda Petrova and Chikki Mathew!!
Yeah..they simply taste awesome..last time I really made sure to have food both at home and these fav hangouts of mine..

@AP
hey this friend tells lot of gems like that..

@Anju
Madame..you just need to clap your hands...voila…you ll get hundreds to accompany you to any thattukadas out there..;-P

And yeah vanilla ice cream with small pieces of pineapple actually taste good..better than chocolate marinated chicken!! ;-D

@Mind curry
thanks for the tag too..i thoroughly enjoyed writing it too..

ofcoz I sure will be murdered for that..on a serious note I like traditional names like Al-ice..Maria..or Bobby..and If I try to be more bold would go for names like Tanya or Michelle..

IN my office one of our colleague is carrying…She has already planned the name for her kid as Alexander..So every morning she arrives in office..we would stand up and shout..

’Hail the mighty Greek Empire…Oh...Salute the mother of Alexander the GREAT!!!!!!!!’

@Karthik
mm..awesome watch..do catch it in a theater if you can..

@Preetha
oh..he has plenty of such retorts…must say we look forward to them even if its against us..;-P

@Vidya
;-P

@Deepti
hehehe..i ll convey to him the popularity of his dialogue..;-P

How do we know said...

Mathew... do u EVER have a dull moment?? i mean, cmon, you get money and u want to be a hero?? HERO?? And i thot u'd want a shot at the Laughter Challenge.. ;-p

Nicely done tag.

anN-series said...

thnx for the tag- now i will act like a typical woman(the kinds who tho she knows she is predictable tries to act 'not predictable') and do the tag after a few of them have done the honours :~P (plz apprecicate my honesty)

"Gunda and Chikki" whatever happened to isabella?

Dhanya said...

Done :)

bvn said...

hey Mathew, thanks for tagging! ETA 1 week :)

Jiby said...

No:7 and No:11- that rings so true for me too. Haha chess...wasnt I a great pretender too...until one day my sis laid my pretensions low by mauling me in a tournament in front of our colonymates!

Dhanush said...

Will do.. I am bored here :(

Ajith said...

'My name is red' has a very different writing style. Really difficult to read fast.

mathew said...

@How do we know
hehehe..ofcoz I always so myself as the super powerful dashing hero..!
thank you..

@Ann
okies..:-)
oh yeah Gunda and Chikki are the Slovakian kids...Isabella is Indian kid of mine.. ;-P

@BVN
looking fwd to it..

@Jiby
yes…am trying hard to minimize such instances..
pine chess I have no clue about that game..it is just the pretence.. ;-P

@Dhanush
would love to read it too..
@Ajith
Yeah..but am loving as far as I read it…got a strong poetic flavour to it as well.

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Thomas said...

Good post, as always. Can't believe you commented on my blog. In fact I've been a silent reader of your blog for about a year now, even before I started one. By the way, good to see another soul who love cold guava juice. Am blog rolling you!!

Deepti said...

Blogrolling u.. hope you dont mind

Ps said...

"hmmph...Oru "week" thannu ninte "outlook" maati thannaal mathiyoo."
This was so clever and HILARIUOS!Glad i did not pick up "red".Enjoyed reading this tag.And dhnaya tagged me!

brocasarea said...

hm...nice one..would like to copy this idea with ur permission?...:)

anN-series said...

"oh yeah Gunda and Chikki are the Slovakian kids...Isabella is Indian kid of mine"

eeshoyee ithu njaan entha kekunney...slovakian kuttis and indian kuttis...nerathey chettan alle parayane- "lets have more dating and less mating"

Dhanush said...

done :)

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Th week-outlook dialog was way too good. My standing ovation to th dude who came up with that. I'll also be insulted if someone asks me about my first car right now. I'd also give my vote to th bakery junction thattukada's over any fast food joint, may it be KFC or Mc Donald's. Awesome places that u've lived in. Strange that noone commented on that. :) great tag machu!

PS: Will hugging pillows count as soft toys? Then am in :)

Umesh said...

Oru "week" thannu ninte "outlook" maati thannaal mathiyoo."

ROFL

mathew said...

@Thomas
Am equally glad to find your blog too..lots of interesting anecdotes which reminds of my college days..and thanks for rolling..

@Deepti
Gracias…;-P

@PS
Hey yours is one of the interesting blogs I have found off late..looking forward to see your take on the tag.

@brocasarea
Sure..please do take up this tag!

@Ann
Well..chettan doesn’t remember that now!!;-P
And no talking of my Slovakian connections anymore!!hehe..

@Abhi
Well..he is a classic in such dialogues..
I love both the bakery thattu as well as the one in statue..

@Umesh
;-P

Adorable Pancreas said...

How did you like Port Blair? I hated it!

priya said...

I just finished this tag and cut off 2 things which others cannot do the tag.

Rejil Krishnan said...

chikki kondirunno … gundu kochu varum… :-) Favourite drink, the humble T... Loved it… hahaha….first car left me clueless too man…’insult’ is a brilliant answer…
Out of the box answer for the storms…. :-) great take on the boardroom snoring too…Worst feeling ws from the depth of your heart isn’t?
Nice read with humor sprinkled here and there… :-)

nimmi said...

gunda ????? chikki????? hahhha ur kids will surely sue u ..:))))