I’m taking this tag up from Monika. Here are the rules.
- Link the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Share the ABCs of you.
- Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
- Let the 3 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
- Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag!
Ok then here are the abc’s…
A – Available?
B – Best friend?
Saji, my only best friend since many years. We share nothing in common (neither in our own personalities nor in the people or things we chose) but her life seems to travel parallel to mine. I hope that was clear. Well, I’m not great with words but what I mean is this: For all the differences we have, she is always there within an arm’s distance and we can always break into each other’s homes in the middle of the night and demand a coffee, and a hug!
I get a feeling that the concept of “making best friends” faces a slow death after college days. Your colleagues, business associates, neighbours are the people who you spend most time with. But there is always a wall between them and you and lots of things in life fail to make it’s way through this wall. Not like the transparent college girl life and nobody from my current life can even stand near what I call as a ‘best friend’.
C – Cake or Pie?
Cakes. Hmmm. Yummy. May be I should make one today.
D – Drink of choice?
Given a choice, it would be somewhere between coke and starbucks cappuccino. But I chose the healthier option which is green tea with honey. Good for the skin and also throat.
E – Essential item you use every day?
Cell phone, toothpaste, clothes (!?!?!)
F – Favorite color?
I love the whole color spectrum.
G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?
Neither. Both are tasteless.
H – Hometown?
I – Indulgence?
J – January or February?
February. For some reason, it is fascinating. It is also my sister’s birthday month.
K – Kids & their names?
15 month old son, Pappu.
L – Life is incomplete without?
Passion. A passion for atleast something. Hobbies, loved ones, faith, money, you name it. Whatever you choose, it requires a passion without which you don’t live at all.
M – Marriage date?
July 6th, 2006. A week after our wedding, we were in Munnar for honeymoon. We met another honeymoon couple there and when they asked when we were wedded, Hubby answered that it was on 7th july. We both laughed but we really didn’t feel much changes after the wedding.
Our jobs, busy weekdays, sleepy weekends were all the same except that we were sleeping together after the wedding. We assumed that the wedding day was of no importance except a formal announcement of our togetherness. That’s the reason we never celebrated our wedding anniversary. But we were wrong. That we understood only after celebrating this year’s anniversary. It is a beautiful renewal of our wedding vows and it feels like only now we are truly married.
N – Number of siblings?
Long back, I watched the movie ‘In her shoes‘ and I loved it. I so wanted to share it with my sister especially the poem by E.E.Cummings, but somehow I couldn’t talk about this to her. Now, this is a kind of sisters’ relationship you would have never heard of. We don’t talk comfortably about these things. Please don’t ask me why.
I never had the courage to talk about this, not even to my mother. Now, I shall share the same poem specially for my dear sister. I don’t care if this reaches her or not. But I know like the back of my hand, that she shares the same feeling too.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go,my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)
i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
E E Cummings
I am not a poetry kind of person. So special thanks to the movie, without which, I would have never known who E E Cummings was.
O – Oranges or Apples?
Neither. I’ve eaten too much of both in the near past that every apple or orange that finds its way to my fridge would stay there forever until it’s been releaved of it’s poor soul. But currently we are surviving on bananas, watermelon and cherries, all of them Pappu’s favourites.
P – Phobias/Fears?
Q – Quote for today?
Successful people do things that unsuccessful people are not willing to do. The secret is, they don’t like doing it either, but they do it anyway.
R – Reason to smile?
Everyday, Every minute. If these are not reasons enough to smile, here are some more. Every other smile that finds it’s way towards me, every loving word, my son’s face every single morning, sun shine, cool breeze, every second spent with the baby, hubby’s massage, his phone calls with no reason, and much more……
S – Season?
Anything except flu season. On a serious note, I love all year round. There are no seasons in singapore.
T – Tag three people?
U – Unknown fact about me?
I’m mostly an open book. What you see is what is behind. If I chose some fact to be unknown (if any), it ‘d better be left unknown.
V – Vegetable you don’t like?
Bittergourd. Otherwise, I like anything that is tasty.
W – Worst habit
I do not allow myself to rest. Even though ‘hyperactive’ is too strong a word, I walk around even when I’m thinking. I do not like to sit idly. Infact that explains why my toilet breaks are noticeably short.
X – X-rays you’ve had?
The first X ray that I remember: My sister and I were playing hide and seek in the roof terrace when I was about 10 years old. After a while, we thought it would be more exciting to cover one’s eyes with a cloth and try to catch the other. It was a pretty common game in the area, may be not on the terrace of a single storeyed house. Game went on excitingly for a while when I felt something in my leg and I slipped. Thank God for my closed eyes, I didn’t see where I was. All I could hear was my sister screaming “Mooooooooooooom. Sue fell down”. I sat up and removed the cloth from my eyes. I was in the yard on the ground floor. My grand father who was watering the plants came running towards me . I saw the shock in his eyes and strived hard to realise what I had just done. What happened after that was a blur, my nose was bleeding, I was rushed to the hospital. I was in full conscience and I even remember some of the minute details of the incident. That day was my first memory of having an X-ray done.
Y – Your favorite food?
Would anyone even care what my favourite food is? If not, I’m too lazy to list about 100 favourite food here.
Z – Zodiac sign?
Please wait a while. Let me check. Do they find it out by one’s birth date?
Edited to add: Cancer.