Author: Adisha
•Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Asha has very kindly tagged me and well though I've already done something similar in my about me post, I thought why not do it in a different way. One might say it's a little narcissistic but hey! it's fun to reminisce so here I'm gonna put down a few anecdotes and since it was my anniversary yesterday, a few notes about my marriage too. I'm sure it'll be too much to read maybe but if you find it entertaining enough, it might give you an insight to my life as well.

1. My dad taught me swimming by taking me deep into the sea and dumping me in it. I used to react by screaming to the high heavens about how he hated me and never wanted a daughter. Lolzz. ( I was their only child at that time and I'm glad today since I just love swimming, NOW ).

2. I was a total chatterbox in school and was called the same. Once after being warned once, I got hit on the knuckles with a wooden scale, by my Arabic Teacher. I don't know if I deserved it, but that was the only punishment a teacher ever gave me... about talking atleast ;) :))

3. Me and my friend were always competitive. We were 8 or 9 ,I believe and it was the first time I was in class A, usually it would be class B. So she says, " I'm in B, it's for best. " I responed," I'm in class A, A is for airoplane . We can fly really fast and go wayyy ahead. " LOLzzz. I know. What was I thinking !!!??

4. Till age 10, I was such a goody two shoes that I even took permission to go to the bathroom. :))

5. When my brother was about to be born 10 years after me, my mom had a lot of trouble. Poor thing even fractured her leg, so I told her, " Mama, he's troubling you now, he won't later. And I'm a good girl now toh I'll trouble you lot later. " A statement that turned out to be a prophecy. ;)

6. My love for reading began with Archies comics and then moved onto Amar chitra katha, Chandamama, Secret seven, Perry Mason, Mills and Boons and then Jeffry Archer , so on !! And my love for all the above remains till today.

7. For my 9th birthday, I had my friends over to practice for a play. Till date I wonder why I had the cake with ketchup and salt !!!

8. For my 10th, I was getting highest marks in Hindi in all three classes put together. But when the result came, I got 64 something, surprising everyone most of all me. Then I came up with the concept of how marks are given in board exams. People throw up the papers. Those that fall on the right, get good marks and those on the left, below 65. Something I believe till date. Lolzz. I don't blame them. Who can actually Read all those papers in all that bad handwriting.

9. In 12th, I had to take Bio, a dreaded subject for me. It was the first time I was commuting in trains in Mumbai, living with someone other than my family, studying morning 3 to night 12. My aunt gave a party when I got 53 for my first exam that so pampered a gurl, managed to get atleast this much. :)) Till date I'm not very sure if that was a compliment !! :)) Kidding Masi!

10. My first year engineering, a girl sat next to me. Turns out, she too was a Rajput from Bhopal. We had so many things in common, it was shocking.I finally understood the meaning of " It's a small world."

11. In all my years of engineering, my attendance must have been only 20 %, and that's including the practicals. Not that I'm proud of it but I had better things to do, like going to Khandala on a whim or catching the movies, well, you get the picture !! :)

12. We were organizing a dance for our first year function. A now very good friend of mine, had started talking to me with the line, " So, you from kuwait? You guys travel on camel there. ?" I couldn't believe the absurdity then, and I don't believe it now. hehehe.

13. On more than one occasion, I've been labeled, Ice queen, egoist, reserved, or downright weird. Credit goes to the fact that I prefer observing people before I talk to them.

14. When I was young, I took up pottery, fabric painting one summer. I seemed to have a flair for it and even got a prize, because of which my parents did not stop me for painting a muriel on one of our walls at home. It was very sweet of them to wait a month or two, before painting back over it. :))

15. During ragging in college, one of my seniors asked me what my hobbies were. I said reading, and then with a shrewd expression she asked me if I've read Jackie Collins. Truth be told, I had but knowing the questions that would probably follow my admittance, I cleverly denied it. Saved me a ton of trouble.

16. One of my proxy giver friends in college, very cleverly gave my proxy in a class of 12 where there were only 2 girls. Needless to say, I was in a big mess till the end of my term since I wouldn't tell the professor who my kind helper was.

17. A great friend of mine and me, used to just love catching first day first shows. It'd become such a matter of honor for us that we thought nothing for paying Rs.250 for a Rs.80 ticket to watch Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum. Such fun times.

18. For the millenium, 4 of us gurls decided that we just had to party hard that night. Something different, something unique. We roamed around half of mumbai, but found that all parties worth attending were 1000 and above, so finally at 11.30 we decided to go back to my uncle's building party. Danced all night. Tasted champagne for the first time, After taking my grandma's permission mind you but spit it out the second I tasted it ... Yup!!! Fun times indeed.

19. My engagement to my husband was decided without actually meeting each other. We had emailed, chatted, talked over the phone and liked each other. I had met his parents (he was in US) and liked them and they liked what they saw in me. 2 days before the engagement, my supervisor sat me down and told me, that it's ok if I didn't want to go ahead with the engagement after I met him. It was my life and I was entitled to saying no, if I wanted to. Other than him, only my cousin said the same to me. I was pleasantly surprised that he cared enough to say that to me. :)

20. After talking to me 4 hours at his stop over during his flight to my place for our engagement , my to be fiancee just wouldn't look at me or talk to me and it was totally freaking me out. On our way out, finding a moment alone with him at the end of the day, I rudely said, " Excuse me! If you don't want to, you don't have to. If you don't like me in person, you don't have to marry me. " To which he reacted with shock for a few seconds and then burst out laughing, said," Nothing like that. Chal chal. " Later he said, he was just shy and just loved my gutsiness. ":D

21. During our wedding, we were supposed to read out our vows in pure hindi, which to my annoyance, my husband kept assisting me with by whispering it in my ears. We finally ended up laughing our way through them, specially when one came about how I'd keep a control on my expenses for the benefit of the household. lolzzz...

22. When my brother was 4, due to some misunderstanding in the two groups, he was left at the Shoppers stop in Andheri, Mumbai. Till date that incident haunts me as to what might have happened. But it's great for my brother, who never misses a chance to emotionally blackmail me.

23. My husband loves playing with cars, climbing on trees and such. Once he made a big mess in the house with cartons, creating bridges and tunnels, driving his remote controlled cars through them in the search of the perfect set up. Exasperated I yelled, " OMG !! What a mess you are making. Kids play with cars like this. Aren't you much older than that?? "Looking suitably chastised, he looekd at me with a small face responding, " But the box says, 12 years and older na ?! " What can I say ?! He's just that kind of guy. And I love him for it... :) :X

24. We had gone to Poconos mountain, for snowtubing, in which you sit on a tire like thingy and go down the hill. It was snowing but the snow below our feet had turned to ice. I wasn't wearing proper shoes and kept sliding in the queue , holding onto my husband for support. To everyone's immense I fell down, taking the next two people with me, sliding without the tube. lolzzz

25. Phew !!!! If you've made it to here you deserve an award. On the other hand, maybe you're now curious to know more About Me !!!? :))

But seriously, I hope you enjoyed the trip down My memory lane. Thanks Asha for tagging me. I for one had fun !!! :D

I'd like to tag - Dreamy, Keshi, Arun, Kunal, Hemanth, Kunjal , Nekita, Ash D, Raj87, Comfortably Numb and GopalKrishnan

Cmon guys !! Let us know some more about you.
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28 Spin Offs:

On April 22, 2009 at 12:53 PM , Asha Tampa said...

Wowie! It was great reading about you, Adisha! So much fun! Yeah, I know what you meant... When you read something about the other person, you get to knw so many similar traits!

It was damn good fun reading it. I also realized another trait - I also had less than 20% attendance in my engg, was into a lot of scrapes with teachers, and yep - my friends and me HAD to watch movies first day first show, and used to buy tickets in black. Funnneee. :D

On April 22, 2009 at 1:20 PM , Netika Lumb said...

Ha..ha.. This is by far one of the amazing tags I've read. UNDOUBTEDLY.You've done full justice to this. I couldn't control my laughter on reading this. Really.
And cake with Ketchup. ROTFL!!
That staement of your husband, that it is for 12 years and above, was sooo cute :)

Loved knowing about you ..

On April 22, 2009 at 5:40 PM , cutestangel said...

We certainly got to know a lot about you here.Isnt it amazing how being tagged opens up people and allows them to spill all.And I can never imagine marrying someone I had never met before you are one brave woman.

On April 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM , Anonymous said...

pretty long.. huh! but just like Asha, I kindly tell you that you are the most enjoyable blogger around..(as I think)

On April 22, 2009 at 10:35 PM , Hemanth Potluri said...

u still wondering y kechup and salt came up

u had 20% attendance :P..i bribed for that are some truths i came to know abt u today :P...

ur husband plays with to love to play with them :)..

now u tagged me...i am upto to do it soon :)..


On April 23, 2009 at 2:12 AM , Ash D said...

Hmm Asha tagged me too and I did try writing. But looking through what everyone else has written, I seem to have written very little about myself!

Nevertheless, You've clearly enjoyed engineering as much! I had such fun times too :) Makes for great memories. And as for your husband and his cars, I ain't far off from that either!

A for aeroplane! Really you were brilliant as a kid eh? ;)

On April 23, 2009 at 3:18 AM , Keshi said...

Very interesting facts abt ya Adisha...some were too funny LOL!

**Excuse me! If you don't want to, you don't have to. If you don't like me in person, you don't have to marry me

omg u seriously told him that? ur a very brave n upfront girl!! :):)

**To everyone's immense I fell down, taking the next two people with me, sliding without the tube


u tagged me :) will do it soon. tnxx Adisha!

Such a

On April 23, 2009 at 4:24 AM , Mukesh Kothiyal said...

well 23rd was best....its d most romntic n so funny...i wud surly use it to my gf sumday..

all in all seems like a nw cartoon caractr is on its way.:D

On April 23, 2009 at 8:12 AM , Kunjal said...

fun reading about you. I was thinking that how we keep on changing throughout our life:)
and yes at the end I was surprised to see my name among those you have tagged. To be honest I wasn't expecting my name cos we have just been to each other’s place 2-3 times. Thank you for making me a part of your group:)
i will be soon doing this :)
( i am going to crosscheck your list again just to be sure my name is up there :P)

On April 24, 2009 at 2:46 AM , Appy said...

It was wonderful reading about you, Adisha! Some memories never ever leave us, do they?

On April 24, 2009 at 4:05 AM , Chriz said...

i could so much relate to you.. it was like reading your growing up.. wonderful narration

On April 24, 2009 at 9:21 AM , Adisha said...

@ Asha - Great to have things in common with you :)

On April 24, 2009 at 9:21 AM , Adisha said...

@ Netika - Thank you Netika. Glad to have brought a smile to your face :D

Keep smiling ! Yup, my hubby is very cute ... :p

On April 24, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Adisha said...

@ cutestangel - Sometimes it's nice to share hidden parts of your life with those you've shared so much else with :) ??

Nopes, not brave at all. A well educated decision that paid off big time that's all. I've found,in the end all marriages are a gamble that can turn either ways.

On April 24, 2009 at 9:24 AM , Adisha said...

@ Jak - Thankyou for your sweet comment. Same goes for you too. :D Changing a part of someone's world daily :)

On April 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM , Adisha said...

@ Hemanth - No clue yaar !! Really, I wonder what possessed me. I write about it coz till date even sometimes, I like to mix salt and sweet... LOlzzz...

Waiting to read your's !!

On April 24, 2009 at 9:27 AM , Adisha said...

@ Ash D- Yup !! Rocked my engineering days :)

Cars and guys, one way or other, they are inseparable :))As for being brilliant, am now as well ;)

On April 24, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Adisha said...

@ Keshi - Keep smiling gurl !! You deserve it. Yup, I told him that. I wish I'd explained his expression more though. It was hilarious that point of time. :)) Yea, that trip to poconos was totally rocking !!!

Looking forward to your tag :)


On April 24, 2009 at 9:29 AM , Adisha said...

@ Mukesh - LOL !! Yeah ... surely do ...

On April 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM , Adisha said...

@ Kunjal - Yup, I tagged you. For two reasons, I liked your blog of course, and secondly it takes too much time for people to feel involved with others. So I thought, you might like it :) And I'm hoping to see your tag soon :D

So, yeah, welcome to my world !!

On April 24, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Adisha said...

@ Chriz - thanks , that was what i was going for . :)

On April 24, 2009 at 9:34 AM , Adisha said...

@ Appy - Yeah dear. Some just live on with us forever ... and ever ..

On April 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM , mohitparikh said...

with refrence to point 21, is there really a Clause like that??? :0

On April 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM , Hemanth Potluri said...

**Waiting to read your's !!

lol u know i have been tagged my 5 people with this...i have to do it or they will kill me seeing around wat happen..come by my place sometimes :P..Have a gr8 weekend..


On April 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM , Adisha said...

@ mohitparikh - Yup, funnily there was !!!

On April 28, 2009 at 2:08 AM , dreamy said...

lol lol lol lol lol lol....that was awsome!!!!! loved #23!!!! :D ....
and now u have tagged me....hmmmm i will def give it a shot...hopefully can do as well as u ;)

On April 28, 2009 at 2:13 AM , Cursed♪♫ said...

I've awarded you :) Check out my blog!!

On April 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM , Keshi said...

I so wanna do this tag ASAP! :)