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Indyeah’s Tag

February 6, 2009

I have been tagged by dear old Indyeah and actually she had me thinking; on whether I had to answer them seriously or be foolish and silly in my answer……. coz i am bad at this!!!
Sorry for the delay Indyeah, coz my project work reached its apogee this week (will talk about that in another post).
What she has asked for is basically a peek into this ordinary guy’s world and I will try to answer this tag sitting in my room!!!!
(All photos taken by this ordinary guy now for this Tag or at some point in his life)
So here goes……………….

The questions were:-
1. Your age on your next birthday
I will be 26 on 27/11/09. I just hope we do not have another 26/11 like last time.

2. A place you’d like to travel to:

It will always be the trek from Erumeli to Sabarimala during the peak season. A 45 km trek through the jungle, barefoot that is . I have done it a couple of times but I would love to do it again. Lord Ayyapan is not important for me in this trek. It is hard to explain, but the simple answer I can give is that, the word “ME” is forgotten in those 2-3 days. I am just another face in those countless faces on the trail. Everybody refer to each other as Swami. There are no differences between us; no caste, no religion, no monetary background, no language. We are all just simple humans who undergo that pilgrimage. All of us have our own reasons for doing this but we all strive to be good human beings in that trip.
3. Your Favorite place:

Chennai, The city of dreams and memories…………..

My College, where I had an absolute blast for 4 years……….

A small village called “Kavalam” near Kottayam in Kerala. If you visit this place, you will believe that Kerala is “Gods Own Country”. Please note the point, that it is way off any tourist’s radar……………….
4. Your favorite food/drink:

My Favorite food has now become “Maggi” and I am not kidding……drink will always be Coffee.
5. Your favorite pet :

Can I have “Shamu” the giant killer whale…………?
6. Your favorite color combination:

The picture should say it all….. Black and White…………..
7. Your favorite piece of clothing:

My Favorite will always be the Lungi…………… no doubt about it…..
8. Your all time favorite song:

This is a tough one……. but i think the winner is Sealed with a Kiss by Brian Hyland.
10. Full name of your significant other:

My First love, my Pulsar 180………. 🙂
11. The town in which you live:

Los Angeles……… it has now become a part of me…….
12. Your screen name/nickname:

Ordinary Guy…….coz that is what i truly am!!!!
13. Your first job:

Teaching kids with learning disability in a school for 3 months but I did not get paid for it. Hence my first job and my current job, is as a software engineer.
14. Your Dream Job

That is easy…. Getting paid for doing nothing… is there a job like that???????
15: Bad Habit you have:
Same photo as above………….
Many actually, but the main one is Sleep. I have to sleep for 8-9 hours at night. (I also sleep between 9-6 during days, but that does not count)
If I had lived 2000 years back, Valmiki would have found the perfect character to be Ravana’s brother and Kumbakarna would have gone home crying to his mommy.
16. Your worst fear:

My worst fear is that I might have to depend on others at some stage in my life…. It goes against the independent streak in my genes…………
17. The one thing you would like to do before you die:

Do the same thing as I have done earlier…….SKYDIVING!!! but from an insane height………….
18. The first thing you’ll buy if you get $1,000,000:

Gamble the night away in Las Vegas without a care in the world…………………
19. Your favorite credo in life:

It is:
Nallathe Nenai,
Nallathe Sai,
Nallathe Nadakkum
which means:
Think Good,
Do Good,
Then good things will happen……………………
That brings us to the end of the Tag…………. 🙂 Indyeah, if you are not happy, let me know, then I will rearrange the furniture in the house, and take the same photos again!!! LOL
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30 Comments leave one →
  1. Indyeah permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:05 am

    I am very happy!see!*grinning*
    more so coz the photos are all your own!
    wow!:Ddoesnt get more original than that…:)
    😛 @dear OLD Indyeah…..:D

    yeah we know…you are a young kid!:)

    wait lemme read some more…:)

  2. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:08 am

    hahahaha 🙂
    yeah… it is “dear old Indyeah” 😛

    and I say again, I am not a young kid!!! hehehe

  3. Indyeah permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:25 am

    *sigh*compared to me,you are..:D

    anyway loved reading all of it…
    yeah we al pray that it doesnt happen gain…
    26 at the END of 2009?some ppl have all the luck!:)

    after reading yours I am tempted to go on the Erumeli to Sabarimala trek too…infact I will..youll read about it in a year or two..:)
    the reason was beautiful ''no differences between us; no caste, no religion, no monetary background, no language. We are all just simple humans who undergo that pilgrimage''

    Chennai!I like ti too!specially the beach:)
    what a beautiful rainy pic of the college!
    what were you doing that day?
    🙂
    ''Kavalam" near Kottayam in Kerala''
    hey you are giving me a lot of pointers…I will definitely visit this place when I go to Kerala….the pic does make me think it's go'ds own country..I have always believed it..:)

    lOL@maggi!your tastebuds will be dead before you know it:D
    coffee yeah comes a close second after tea…though only filter kapi..:)
    whats with you and Chirag?and whales and sharks?*sigh* boys!

    😀 B&W and lungi…:)
    comfort first is it?:)

    Brian Hyland…hmm never heard this one.will now…:)

    LOl@first love….all neat and gleaming…

    you worked with kids?:)awesome!they are fun to be with na?though I suppose one had to be extra sensitive and caring with them…
    I want your dream job too!!:D

    sky diving .,las vegas…and fear…..you are a bundle of surprises ordinary guy!:)

    I love your credo a lot!its amazing how evryone's credo says so much about them…this one seems made for you..:)

    I am happy !no need to give yourslef more work..:)
    thank you for doing it so wonderfully well:)

  4. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:34 am

    I am sorry to dissapoint you Indyeah, but Sabarimala does not allow Women….. 😦 the rule sucks……

    I love Chennai for its people and my family…. and if you want beaches, you need to go to Kerala…. The cleanest ones you will find ….

    Yeah, it was a rainy day and as usual, we were all doing nothing important…. just drinking Tea and wasting time…. 🙂
    you def. need to see Kavalam…. that much i can say… with a local guide, the better….

    Maggi coz it is the easiest to make 🙂
    Yeah, lungi Ki jai!! comfort first always!!!!
    Listen to that song….. brilliant song…..

    I have worked with kids but only for 3 months!! so i did not forget much 😛
    Thanks about credo part… and yeah, i love anything which lets me see Mother Earths beauty….

    Thank for your certificate!!

  5. Indyeah permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:44 am

    what???it sucks bigtime man!!:(:(

    :(will find out more on this…:(

    anyway you are most welcome:)loved reading it..:)

  6. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:48 am

    hey Indyeah, the story is that “Ayyapan” who resides in sabarimala is a bachelor God….

    That is why only guys who live a chaste life of 41 days are supposed to go there….

    I think it is high time, they lifted these rules regarding women….

    but let me tell you one thing…..
    you would not wanna do it…for hygienic reasons!!!!
    lakhs of people…, a single river called pampa to provide water…..
    you get the pic right…..

  7. hitch writer permalink
    February 6, 2009 9:50 am

    when you find the dream job, ping me too !!! bhai !

  8. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 6, 2009 10:43 am

    Ajit…if your favourite song is a sentimental, soulful one that is nearly double your age, there is something you have left behind in India…. That song is something.

  9. Indyeah permalink
    February 6, 2009 12:17 pm

    Errr…suddenly I don’t feel like going on that trek…:D

    And heard that song!beautiful is what it is..:)

  10. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    LOL @Kumbhkaran!!

    And it’s a great idea to add your own pics here 🙂

  11. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:25 pm

    ok Dhirubhai…. 🙂
    I am still in the quest…..:)

    Vinod Sir,
    That song has always been a fav. of mine from childhood… i dont know why… maybe it is because, i have grow up listening to that!!
    and my heart is still back home in India….

    Yo Indyeah…

    Yo IHM,
    yeah, i have a deep slumber..:)
    Thanks…

  12. Kislay permalink
    February 6, 2009 6:31 pm

    Very interesting mate . Glad to know that you are getting old . 😛 So am I . 😦 And thanks to my absent cook , even I am living off on Atta Maggie these days . But I add a lot of vegetables , eggs and chicken to it , and make it wholesome . May be you should try that . And great song man . I heard it the first time . Loved it a lot .

  13. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 6:55 pm

    Hey kislay,

    I do that… throw in every veg. that i find my hands on…. 🙂
    and yes, that song is fantastic

  14. Ajith permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:05 pm

    Kavalam’s pic is too good, truely God’s own!
    Maggi is something I hate coz I end up eating it most of the mornings.
    Sleeeep ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz same here!

  15. How do we know permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:22 pm

    very very entertaining tag Ajit.. u really shld do them more.

  16. Ajit permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:54 pm

    Yes Ajith,
    I thank god that it has NOT YET become a tourist stop….
    The beauty in Kerala lies in such places….

    and LOL about Maggi…

    HDWK,
    Thanks… 🙂 will do them more often….

  17. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 7, 2009 4:41 am

    Very interestingly done, Ajit 🙂

    I like that bit about Magi… my elder son and his course mates used to have it in their cabin at NDA… on a hot iron, in a steel mug n all.. lol!

    So I can understand that, of course, but in your case it must be different… lol!

    @Dream job.. 🙂

    And yes… that trek from Erumeli to Sannithaanam.. I do hope you will one day be able too… 🙂

    Enjoyed reading this!

  18. Renu permalink
    February 7, 2009 4:41 am

    very interesting:), I also love Chennai, and Shamu..that show in Seaworld is the best i have seen so far, even the pet show there:)
    And same for yhe fear of being dependent on others.

  19. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 7, 2009 9:51 am

    Love the way the bike is shot …
    i love maggi too – for taste and like an diet for fever -sore throat ..

    And i love Kerala during the monsoons …

  20. Ajit permalink
    February 7, 2009 6:09 pm

    yeah Usha… Maggi is gods gift to bachelors…
    and yes, hope i go to sabarimala soon…

    Thanks Renu, so that means we are alike…:)

    yes IHM, i absolutely second everything you say… 🙂 Kerala in monsoons is just “Fantastic”

  21. Solilo permalink
    February 8, 2009 12:07 am

    Ajit, That was original and interesting. Own pictures no copyright jhanjaal.

    Just when we were planning to ban all Lungi clad guys to save our culture………LOL LOL

    Kerala is beautiful and esp. Kerala women. They are pretty :)):))

    Kumbhakarnaaaa.

  22. Ajit permalink
    February 8, 2009 12:17 am

    ban kungis…. 🙂

    the main reason why i dont like the shiv sena is because they started a “Anti Lungi” campaign.. LOL

    yeah, Mallu women are beautiful… 🙂
    I have to accept that… 🙂
    but unfortunately not one of them ever liked me… 😛

  23. vimmuuu permalink
    February 8, 2009 12:47 am

    Dude, you changed the rule of this tag completely. You are supposed to place the images from google. But I must admit, by this way, the tag is unique and unpredictable.

    LOL at Lungi,are you serious??? and the pictures were funny too.

    and for all the snaps, you arent an ordinary guy as mentioned!

  24. Ajit permalink
    February 8, 2009 11:00 pm

    Thanks Vimu and I am serious about the lungi part…. LOL

  25. Solilo permalink
    February 9, 2009 5:36 am

    Ajit, You are tagged again for something else 🙂

  26. Chirag permalink
    February 9, 2009 8:26 am

    Dude this is awesome, all the images are great 🙂 Originality rules.

    I too love Chennai, Specially the Besant nagar beech

    Enjoyed the tag and we both would like to have same pet.

  27. Ajit permalink
    February 9, 2009 5:58 pm

    yeah, we would like the same pet…. 🙂
    and yes, besant nagar beach is awesome…..

  28. You Know Me Very Well permalink
    February 9, 2009 7:19 pm

    Hey Ajit.. I loved this post too.. very interesting…and such a coordinated effort to get all the pics just right for each of questions in the tag.. really cool 🙂

  29. amit permalink
    February 9, 2009 9:15 pm

    It was fun reading this one. So you are a software engineer too! 🙂

  30. Ajit permalink
    February 10, 2009 12:38 am

    Thanks yamini…. 🙂

    Amit,
    and yes, three cheers to all Software engg……

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