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I’m sorry I know I haven’t done a lot of tags that you’ve bestowed me with. I’m trying slowly and gradually, i’ll finish all of them. Vee tagged me this one. Since my son has learnt his ABCs in playschool, he sings it loud everyday, especially the part – ELLO MENO P. So thanks to him, I didn’t have much trouble in doing this tag…

A – Available/Single?
Err… Umm… Not Single… But never unavailable…

B – Best friend?
Depends on the activity I’m looking forward to. Movies with my wife, Drinking and cards with others, camping with others, coffee and conversations with others. Can’t do everything with the same best friend.

C – Cake or Pie?
Neither but if you insist… Cake.

D – Drink of choice?
Water, Beer (Corona, Kingfisher) Red Wine (In no particular order)

E – Essential item you use every day?
Toothbrush with paste giving my breath freshness – (talk to me baby) I even gave a toothbrush to my gf as a gift so that she would think of me every morning 🙂

F – Favorite colour?
God, this sounds like those slam books I used to fill in 5th standard.

G – Gummy Bears or Worms?
No, I think 4th standard.

H – Hometown
Adipur (Kachchh) Love that place. I try to be there every year during Navratri.

I – Indulgence?
No, can’t be explicit. So I’d say Books, Movies, Cards (teen patti – the desi version of poker)

J – Jealous or Benign?
Benign. (Obviously)

K – Kids & their names?
Yuvaan & Hayaa (My brother’s daughter but she calls me Pappa as well – Chotu pappa)

L – Life is incomplete without?
People

M – Marriage date?
26 Nov. Unfortunately will be remembered forever for as a dark day for India.

N – Name? Your real name!
Rakesh

O – Oranges or Apples?
Mangoes

P – Phobias/Fears?
Somehow, I don’t seem to have any Phobias yet.

Q – Quote for today?
Not only for today but for everyday – Live the moment

R – Reason to smile?
If I could make someone else smile

S – Season?
Anything but cold depressing winters (In Dubai however, Winters are the best time)

T – Tag 3 People?
The first three comments [Now come first 🙂]

U – Unknown fact about me?
is unknown for a reason 😉

V – Vegetable you don’t like?
Love vegetables, maybe dislike Bitter Gourd (Karelas) but again depends on how is it prepared.

W – Worst habit?
Limited concentration. I get bored of stuff pretty soon.

X – X-rays?
Back, molar

Y – Your favorite food?
Plenty – My wife’s Mutton or Chicken Biryani (as well as a few restaurants here), Khavda’s Rasmalai, Bhindis, Nawab’s Mutton soup, Moti Mahal’s Chicken Kali Mirch soup, Tasty Bites Chicken Shawarma, Pizza at Go Bananas, brownie with Vanilla ice cream and hot choc. Sauce (especially at Chillis or Yoko sizzler), I could go on and on…

Z – Zodiac sign?
23 July (Some books say Cancer, some say Leo, I think Human)

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55 Fiction (or truth)

With everybody doing their versions of 55 Fiction, I thought I’d give it a try. But Kudos to those who’ve done it. It definitely is not as easy as it seems. Morover, since I’m very bad at fiction, I thought of borrowing from the truth…

“You look smart in short hair and I swear I’ll cut your hair if you don’t cut it short.” His wife’s words echoed in his mind as he plunked in front of the mirror.

“Wow, you’re hair has really grown, looks cool” said S* as she combed his hair with her fingers. “What are we doing?”

“Keep it long!”

* S: sexy stylist

What is 55 Fiction? Read here.

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The Sunday that was… *Hic*

Me: I’ve a sore neck… uff

Big Brother: Why, what’s the cause of your sore neck?

Me: I guess, the head banging yesterday…

BB: But why would you head bang? As far as I remember, you didn’t go to the rock concert?

Me: No it wasn’t me, it was the half a dozen coronas in 3 hours and the loud music in the car while coming back…

BB: But why would you? Wait a minute? Where did you go yesterday?

Me: (Oops) Didn’t I tell you? We went to Baracuda Beach resort – the wine shop over there…

BB: So you bunked office?

Me: No, not bunked, just left a lil early.

BB: How early? (smiling coz. he knows the obvious)

Me: Just… umm… 4 hours? (that’s almost half a day)

BB: But why half a dozen Coronas? And that too in three hours?

Me: It was dry day after 7 pm on account of Prophet Muhammed’s birthday. And… Noni’s corner was filling up fast, so I had to fill my corner as well…

BB: Bewildered?

Me: Err… the corner had to be filled with empty bottles…

Noni’s corner with a few Freez bottles – For Mota ie. He-who-drives-the-car (God Bless Him)

Mine and Dr. Gulati’s (Smirn off and Freez) corner

BB: Hmm, but aren’t you going out with them too often now?

Me: Have nothing else to do. Sakshi and Yuvaan aren’t here…

BB: So finally, you mean Sakshi’s going away is the cause of your sore neck?

PS. There’s a beach Holi party on Friday the 13th at Baracuda Beach Resort. What should I do?

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The Friday that was…

I’ll let a few pictures do the talking. No, not my pictures and I haven’t clicked them. When I’m enjoying pure bliss, I can’t be bothered with a camera…

Slept late till 10:30 in the morning;

11 am – Watched a funny feel good chick flick on DVD;

Friday Brunch consisted of yummy Dal Poori and a cup of ginger tea;

1:30 pm – Rushed to the theatre with Bachelor friends to watch a senseless comedy. No, not even in this state of mind along with lufunter friends could I find anything funny with this movie.

The premise and story are so original and interesting but sadly suffers miserably from execution and maybe performances…

After the movie, went to the Dubai creek for an hour of senseless guy jokes and fun;


Sometime around 7 pm (Had lost track of time by now) – Sarvana Bhavan for its famous South Indian kaapi and another round of senseless guy jokes;


Came back home to play a favourite child hood board game – Business / Monopoly. Lost interest pretty soon;


Dinner was at Haji Ali Juice Centre – Bhaji Sandwiches and Mango Fruit Cream… (Mango season is back). But I dunno what’s wrong with these guys, they are vegetarians for 5 days in a week;


9 pm to 12 midnight – Cruising on Sheikh Zayed Road and Jumeira Beach with the windows rolled down at 120 kph (yeah, I know, It’s not that fast but that’s the speed limit) listening to… forget it, you won’t get it :);

12 Midnight to 4 am – Bachelor nights have to wrap up with a game of Flash and Variations… Won only 90 dirhams after 4 hours of fun!


PS: This friday was made possible because of the unplanned departure of my wife and son to India for three weeks. As always, the first few days of found again bachelorhood is eternal bliss.

The Saturday is also a holiday and it has just started 😉

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25 Revealing Statements on a Truth Serum

Goofy Mumma injected me with a Truth Serum. I was reeling under its effects and blurting out truths about myself. But then IHM gave me an even higher dose. I ended up revealing 25 facts about myself.

Btw, Sakshi confronted me with a list of questions during this serum induced state but I couldn’t listen straight so I just said what came to my mind. Hope most of your questions are answered as well Sakshi :).

  1. When I was in school, I thought I was a batting genius but wasn’t even selected for my class cricket team. Few years later, forming our own team, we entered a day night tournament. I also considered myself a bowling genius by then. I got hit for 25 runs in my first over.
  2. When I was a kid, I stole match boxes from my home and sold them back to the grocery to earn 25 paise each.
  3. I have a streak for Gambling. I love cards, have tried lotteries, cricket, matka, vending machines, roulette, stocks etc. Fortunately, have learnt to curb these instincts.
  4. I hate sightseeing. I’d prefer lazing in the sun or an interesting activity any day over visiting parks, lakes, sunset points etc. My wife is the exact opposite. She thinks lazing around in the sun is such a waste of a holiday. I love adventure, she loves Europe.
  5. I love bhindi (lady finger) in any form. I’ve also noticed that those who love bhindi are usually good at maths.
  6. I love carrying my communicator everywhere so that I can keep writing whatever comes to my mind. Most of this post was written on it and the craziest ideas occur to me when I’m on the thinking seat when I’m downloading.
  7. I try and end with the number 7 for no apparent reason. Both my vehicles in India were numbered 3007, my mobile number ended with 007 and in Dubai, I choose a mobile number which ends with 7.
  8. I’ve become very sensitive since I became a father. Earlier most of the stuff didn’t affect me much. But now, I’ve a lump in my throat at the slightest emotional excuse.
  9. I drink tea only on Friday mornings at home and only if my wife makes it (with cardamom and ginger).
  10. I’ve failed once in my life in an exam – CA Final and the subject was TAX. That is why probably, I love my work in Dubai J. And ya, I also failed my driving test once.
  11. I missed my typing exam in the 10th standard because I forgot about it. I used to bunk typing classes and go and play video games. On the day of the exam as well, I was playing video games. Thankfully, I was allowed another chance by the typing center.
  12. But I always used to win debates and elocutions during school and college and once even one a trophy for my college at State level competition held at H.L. College, Ahmedabad. My senior won 1st while I won 3rd place and our college got the trophy.
  13. I always had a very strong opinion about things and I argued a lot when I was in college. But someday, while arguing, I told a friend, Life is not a debate competition. Actually I said it to him but it struck me harder. Ever since, I’ve started considering other viewpoints a lot more seriously. Can’t say that has made me wiser, but has definitely confused me a lot.
  14. Our favourite pastime during college was sitting at the corner shop, sipping pepsi while munching on Sing Bhujia.
  15. I and one of my friends were the only two guys who rode cycles in college. We bought those Hero Hawk cycles together during second year.
  16. I guess, my only self-indulgence is I spend 40 dollars (US) on my haircut.
  17. I hate the fact that I’ve become very materialistic in life.
  18. I so wish to go on a vacation alone, loose myself in a beach town like Goa or Phuket for a month, living as a paying guest and roaming around wearing shorts and tees on a rented bike, lazing on the beach, reading etc. etc. I wanna do this one day before I’m old.
  19. Though I’m not so much of an extrovert, I love talking to strangers – in the train, in the lift etc. Especially I love talking to tourists. I’ve given a lift to tourists twice in Dubai after striking a conversation while waiting somewhere.
  20. I hate shaving during holidays.
  21. I hate winters.
  22. I love dancing in weddings / baraats. Any baraat where I’ve been present, I’d be the one dancing in the front (except my own).
  23. I enjoy watching Bigg Boss (Can’t believe I confessed that).
  24. At times on weekends (Fridays), If I’m lazing around at home and not going out, I err… skip my bath. (God help me, the truth serum is working)
  25. I have a very high opinion of myself. I think God send me as his gift to the world and I try to prove him right.

Now as per the rule, I’ve to tag 25 people. But the thing is I’m not popular enough to know 25 bloggers and I enjoy knowing you bit by bit through your posts. Though I’d love to read really embarrassing facts about you. So whosoever is Game enough to be injected by the truth serum, please inflict it upon yourself and drop me a comment letting me know about your misery.

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