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Hitchwriter’s Tag

February 18, 2009

I have been tagged by Hitchwriter and here are the rules:

Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

Warning: This is absolutely random and will not be interesting coz my life is dull and boring.
So thus we start:

1. I need my morning “piping hot” Coffee or Tea (never lukewarm) as soon as I wake up. The gears in my brain refuse to mesh without this stimulant!! My mom tells me that when I was young, I put my foot down one day and refused to have anything other than Filter kaapi and thus have been addicted to caffeine ever since!!

2. I absolutely hate waiting. I just cannot wait in the bus stop and I get mad if the bus is late.

3. I am absolutely bad at languages. I know around 6 languages but I can never consider myself good in any of them (Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telegu, Marathi, English).

4. I am a creature of habit. If I follow my routine, then this ordinary guy is happy in his little world.

5. The best compliment I have ever received was in my sixth standard in Chennai when my geography teacher told my parents that I know more than her!

6. I have this obsession with the vegetable, “Lady’s Finger”, or Vendakka as we call it down south. It was drilled into me at a young age that eating Vendakka is good for the brains and I have loads of it but it has never worked for me till now!!

7. I am complete foodie. I love food and I live to eat. There was a stage in my life when I used to have food 4-5 times a day. I can also proudly say that I can eat anything and everything. I tell people around me that, “Quantity is important, Quality is not” and I have an iron stomach which till now has digested everything, even food that has gone bad. (Touchwood).

8. People can be divided into two categories depending on how they react when they get angry. They either explode or implode. I implode with the power of a hydrogen bomb. When I get angry, it might not show on my face, but I implode and then get a headache.

9. The best days of my life were when I did my engineering. I lived with a monthly budget of 2300 Rupees and I am still amazed at the fun that we had. My semester fee was 600 Rs only!!! and I still cannot understand how people spend lakhs on getting a stupid engineering degree.

10. The four years of engineering were a blur, did not realize that until my final day at college. I was a proud “Royal Mech” (still am) and people and especially girls from other departments hated us because we thought that we owned the college.

11. Self realization that I was just another ordinary guy struck one fine day when I got caught for ragging in college and when I heard the principal and my HOD rubbish my character in front of my parents.

12. I have always been a rebel, a good rebel.

13. I can never cry. Many things move me in this world but never to the level of tears. Maybe it is a self defense mechanism but well, that is me.

14. I am mediocre in a lot of things. I have never been good at anything nor have I been bad.

15. I just have to visit and see people who I know. Talking over the phone is not good enough. Even if I go to my home town Chennai for the weekend, I spend all my non sleeping hours riding around town to visit all my friends and relatives.

16. I have had only a single major accident in my life till now. (Touchwood). It was on the last day of college and at three in the morning in the pouring rain, the bike rider, my best pal KJ managed to fall asleep!!! And I still have scars on my leg due to that accident. I can still vividly remember the scene. We were traveling at around 70 km/hr and we fell flat on the road. Both of us were drenched and I had to pick that idiot up who could not get up and drag him over the side!! The next day when I went back home, I told my parents that it was a football accident!!

17. I hate it when people talk about their religion or culture or language being the best.

18. I love football and table tennis.

19. There is only a single card game which I like playing and it is called “28” which is a rage in Kerala.

20. My favorite “movie star” will always be “Superstar Rajnikant”. I would like to see him act forever………………….

21. My favorite “movie actor” will always be Mohanlal. This ordinary guy thinks that there is not a better actor than him in India.

22. I am bad at remembering phone numbers, birthdays and names, but I cannot ever forget a face.

23. I love History; the history of the world, the history of humans and now thanks to wikipedia, I read a lot!

24. There are only a few people who call me “Ajit”. I have had so many nicknames that I have lost track of them. But the best one is by grandmother who calls me “A meat eating barbarian“…..LOL yeah we are veggies back home…. 🙂

25. Finally I think that the weekend should have three days and not two!!!!

🙂 And thus, I have summarized my boring life in 25 points.
Almost every blogger I know has already been tagged, so I am tagging everyone who wants to do this Tag.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. Winnie the poohi permalink
    February 19, 2009 5:17 am

    The filter kaapi part is true for me too 😀

    So is the language part.. 6 languages here too 😀 😀

    Tamil Kannada, Hindi English Marathi and Gujarati 😀

    Okie my engg days were best of mine too And I had a allowance of Rs 300 /week 😀 😀 but really 600?? :O :O I payed 10000 per year 🙂

    Cant agree more to the last point 😀

  2. hitch writer permalink
    February 19, 2009 5:29 am

    Kaapi sir !!

    I hate waiting too, add to it normally i am before time… lol. Hey you know what in modern India we dont have to wait for buses !! we drive !! unlike amreeeka !! lolz…

    Lol bout the lady finger, we were drilled “Dudhi khao to Buddhi Badhe” ….

    I beat you here, my college Bcom fees were 464 for the entire year ! my wife’s since girl education is free was only 64 for the year in university. !! aah those were the days !!

    Be a good rebel 🙂

    Lol Rajni is a star !! lol…

    A meat eating Barbarian !! gee i guess if my mom comes to know I eat meat too I will be named the same !! I am a jain by birth you see…

    Record time buddy !!! thanks for accepting the tag !!

  3. Aathira permalink
    February 19, 2009 6:05 am

    I so agree with a three day Weekend 🙂

    I have just Sunday off now 😦 So maybe then I might have 2 days off 🙂

  4. Renu permalink
    February 19, 2009 6:57 am

    you know six languages and then you are bad at languages:) so what should I call me who knows only two?
    Even I cant wait,and morning tea is a must.
    enjoyable read:)

  5. Neha permalink
    February 19, 2009 8:08 am

    was fun reading this.. din know so many small small things abt you.. n had we known ur love for the Lady’s Finger, we wud have definitely made it for you.. 🙂

    also, i dont belv u dont cry.. kuch bhi.. everybody cries…

    but it was a nice read..

  6. Chirag permalink
    February 19, 2009 8:29 am

    I love Tea. me too bro, I hate waiting, somehow things turn out in a way that I am the always he one waiting. So, now I am always a few tad mintues late. Works for me. This one is too funny, I can’t even speak my mother tounge. However, I can only understand 8 Indian languahes.

    @Weekend should have three days and not two!!!! Ha ha ha, Cheers to that.

    Dude, this is a great read, its great knowing you. 🙂

  7. Indyeah permalink
    February 19, 2009 11:22 am

    not a boring read OG!:)
    filter kaapi/tea me too:))
    6 languages???oh man!!thats awesome..atleast you know some of it..that is so cool…
    *looks awestruck*
    how?you have a high IQ or what?:P

    your geo teacher said that?hmm..that IS a moment to cherish…

    err…was she qualified?:D

    but seriously what a compliment to get!!

    lady finger bhindi..yeah it is an awesome dish..:)
    and even food that has gone bad?dude you will end up with food poisoning!…dont…:)
    err…waht is a good rebel?:D

    and yup I explode and implode both…though first time I have heard it being described thus..:))

    lol@meat eating barbarian…:D…

    I dislike people who say ”I am and ”mine is the best” too”

    yes,gathered that you loved history…:))few ppl do..:))

    and this was a darn interesting tag I have to say..:)

  8. Bones permalink
    February 19, 2009 11:29 am

    I don’t know why you say you are bad in English – you are good and you write well too…

    I hate waiting too especially for guests to arrive…Why can’t people come on time?

    I love kaapi too!

  9. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 19, 2009 3:21 pm

    We all love our morning tea or kaapi 🙂

    There is no doubt about how bad you are at languages !! That is why we hate reading your stories 😉

    I don’t think teachers even realise how much they have in their power to encourage!
    LOL@ ladyfinger, just read the same thing in Rakesh’s tag!! I had never heard of it until then!!

    LOl @ your being able to digest everything 🙂 I call my son all kinds of names for eating unlimited quantities 🙂 Good eaters are fun to cook for …he can finish dinner and then eat some more! And is still skinny 🙂

    Imploding can cause stress related problems also … it is better to rant on your blog if nothing else. I also can’t yell or throw a fit, but I blog all my anger or angst out … let us see “Ordinary man ko gussa kyon aata hai” 🙂

    The world needs good rebels, even if it doesn’t always realise this.

    No harm crying Ajit!!
    I cry buckets even while reading sad books, or on just seeing somebody else cry …

    Why did you lie to your parents about something so serious!!! Road accidents are dangerous!!
    I am finding a lot of boys seem to hide a lot from their parents …

    LOL @ not forgetting faces! I forget names, faces, dates, amounts … everything except Zodiac signs, like yours is a Sagittarius 🙂

    And I love History too!

    Enjoyed knowing a little more about you 🙂

  10. Ajit permalink
    February 19, 2009 5:46 pm

    Hey Winnie,
    Yeah filter kaapi is good… 🙂
    yes it was a gov college, so fee was only 600 RS … 🙂

    Hey Dhiru bhai,
    yes, you beat me fair and square, 464 Rs, wah wah….. 🙂

    LOL at “Dudhi khao to Buddhi Badhe”
    so your mom does not know that you like meat… 🙂 hahahaha, i will tell her… 🙂 LOL

    Hey aathira, you should pray for a 2 day weekend then… 🙂

    hey Renu, i know six languages incompetely… 🙂 and i have noticed, we have a lot of similarities in character…

    You dont have to believe me Neha.. 🙂

    Dude Chirag, 8 languages, that is great…. let me see if i can match that in the future…

  11. Ajit permalink
    February 19, 2009 5:52 pm

    Thanks Indyeah,

    i dont have an high IQ… I have a pretty low one actually….

    and yes, my teacher was qualified.. hehehehehehe

    actually, I have on the past had food which had gone bad without knowing… and I still have a problem… 🙂
    A good rebel is a rebel who rebels against what he thinks is bad… 🙂

    we have that thing common in us…HISTORY!!!

    LOL IHM…. 🙂

    yeah, I realize that only when you said it… teachers have the power to encourage…
    regarding Bhindi, I dont know if it true, but I just love it… 🙂
    I used to be skinny until I started working.. ) now I maintain a strict diet.. LOL

    yeah, imploding is not good… and i need to change it..

    crying is good, but when i was young, I thought that crying showed weakness in character and have not cried in a long time… 🙂

    yeah, I did the wrong thing by lying, but at that time, it seemed right… 🙂

    so you remember zodiac signs… 🙂 good one…
    Thanks IHM… 🙂

  12. Ajit permalink
    February 19, 2009 5:54 pm

    hey Bones,
    yeah people are always late… I am guilty on that count as well… 😛
    and yes, I dont consider myself to be good even in English… 🙂
    Jai ho to Kaapi!!!

  13. Kislay permalink
    February 19, 2009 6:06 pm

    @3 – Impressive as hell mate . I would sell my soul to know 6 languages .

    @6 – Maybe , and this is just a theory , the real thing might do the trick . And I am not talking about eating them . 😉

    @7 – Same here buddy . If only I could eat as much as I wanted , and not gain weight . There is saying in my family , that we(men) can even gain weight off drinking a lot of water . 🙂 But there was a time when I was all skin-and-bones , and used to eat a lot without gaining an ounce .

    @17 – Hell yeah . Those fools probably do not comprehend the concept of diversity .

    @24 – “A meat eating barbarian” . Nice Name . I have had some similar names . Chicken-i-ator . There is this buddy of mine who has this theory . According
    to him , all the chickens I eat attain moksha . I gorge on fish and mutton as well . 😀

    @25 – Amen to that Brother .

  14. Ajit permalink
    February 19, 2009 6:12 pm

    hahahah Kislay…
    @3, Thanks.. but my knowledge is limited… in all

    @6, LOL.. maybe I should

    @17, they dont dude, they just dont…
    @24, hahahaha Chicken-i-ator, that is a great name…
    @25, hahahaha 🙂

  15. Solilo permalink
    February 20, 2009 12:12 am

    About food:

    “I tell people around me that, “Quantity is important, Quality is not”

    I hear ya friend :)):))

    You royal mech of CET? Gundas I tell you.

    I know most people in TN love their filter Coffee. I had a friend who refused to drink my Coffee because it was microwaved 😦

    Did you eat Beef from that small hotel (forgot name) near CET? The joke was that the stray Dogs in the area went missing most times. :)):))

  16. Ajit permalink
    February 20, 2009 2:59 am

    HEyyyyyyyyyyyy Solilo,
    How do you know about that thattu kada which sells dog meat as beef…????
    come on solilo, you have to tell me>>>
    are you from CET or is what??? how did you know about that..please tell me….

    and yes, we were gundas of CET

  17. Solilo permalink
    February 20, 2009 4:18 am

    Ha..ha.. no I am not a CET-ian. It’s fun pulling your leg.

  18. Quirky Indian permalink
    February 20, 2009 4:57 am

    I can only have coffee and tea piping hot. I have never understood people who like lukewarm drinks.

    You get by in 6 languages, and say you’re bad at languages? The man’s being too modest, I think. 🙂

    I am ready to start an agitation for a 3 day weekend.


    Quirky Indian

  19. Ajit permalink
    February 20, 2009 5:08 am

    LOL solilo, i am amazed at your knowledge,

    yes QI,
    even I cant understand how people have likewarm coffe… which is norm here in US….

    yeah, i will join u in the agitation dude….

  20. Reflections permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:38 am

    I’m beginning to believe abt this ladies finger fact…..have to start buying it more….

    “I am mediocre in a lot of things. I have never been good at anything nor have I been bad.”
    This is exactly abt how I thk abt myself:-o

    Yeah Me too thks Mohanlal is awesome…..sawareee giriri Mone Dinesha:-D

    And yeah agree with u…wkends shd be 3 days. If u r protesting abt it anywhere, count me in.

  21. kanaguonline permalink
    February 20, 2009 2:02 pm

    /*I have loads of it but it has never worked for me till now*/

    LOL 🙂

    /*When I get angry, it might not show on my face, but I implode and then get a headache. */
    Apply to me also….

    /*I love History*/
    Me too love history.. but not reading much now 😦

    quite a wonderful tag 🙂 well done 🙂

  22. J P Joshi permalink
    February 20, 2009 2:51 pm

    “Warning: This is absolutely random and will not be interesting coz my life is dull and boring”.

    I think you should EDIT this warning. I found your 25 random things very interesting to read. Chennai’s filter Kaapi is the best. Bhindi is my favourite too. Any one who loves history and geography is brilliant…I hated them in school, but realised my folly in my later years. We all are a product of our history and geography, unless we decide to go beyond them by choice….God’s gift. 6 languages…WOW. Many nicknames shows a very multi-faceted personality, and loving friends too. No wonder you spend your non sleeping hours meeting up with people….you care for them enough.

  23. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 20, 2009 4:12 pm

    Woah! For an OG, this is pretty extraordinary.. 🙂

    Found many things I could easily connect to 🙂
    The filter kaapi
    The vendekka.. and yes, had the time of my life telling my kids this.. and even now vendakka saambar is a fav.. 🙂 Of course they have outgrown the notion of it building grey cells.. lol!

    And we learned that you are an alumni of CET:) My niece studies there too :)6 sem now I think:) AE.. not a royal mech.. lol… And I have always wondered why the Mech batches always call themselves royal??? :D!

    And gosh, 28 is still a game we play.. though 56 is sometimes more appealing; and i hate being in the same team with my dad.. he really knows how to scold when I mess up.. and I usually do 😀 :D!!!

    Loved reading more about you 🙂

  24. Ajit permalink
    February 20, 2009 5:15 pm

    hahaha reflections,
    yeah buy bhindi for family… and yes mohanlal is great…. And I will let you know about the protest marches… LOL

    Thanks kanagu, we share a common love for History.

    Thanks JP Joshi Sir, yeah chennai’s kaapi is the best, so is history!!

    Vendakka sambar is the BESTEST!!! Made in tamil style and not mallu!!! LOL
    We call ourselves the royal mechs because that is what we are!!! Proud gundas who do not take shit from anyone else!!!

    I prefer 28 to 56… don’t know why but I feel that strategy is used more in 28…. LOL

  25. Solilo permalink
    February 20, 2009 6:56 pm

    I knew that my intelligence is because of the Bhindi I ate.

    (I am sad the secret is out)


  26. Solilo permalink
    February 20, 2009 7:01 pm

    In my opinion WEEKDAYS should be 3 days.

    We need long weekend so that we can blog more.

  27. Ajit permalink
    February 20, 2009 7:15 pm

    hahahaha Solilo,
    you have a way of answering my questions…. LOL

    yeah, Thank god for Bhindi!!! but it has never worked for me!!

    LOL on 3 day weekdays!!

  28. vimmuuu permalink
    February 21, 2009 5:29 pm

    1. the gears in your brain or bowels ? LOL. jus kidding.
    3. Me too. me too. jack of all, master of none!
    17. Same here. I have seen it more among us malayalees itself though.
    19. I know only
    Kazhuda’ 😦

  29. Ajit permalink
    February 21, 2009 6:36 pm

    hahaha Vimmuu,

    1) you are partly right… 🙂

    3) yo

    17) i see it in a lot of people…

    19) LOL….

  30. Happy Kitten permalink
    February 24, 2009 7:31 am

    Used to love my Morning coffee until I took the “water for every cure” seriously.. so now it starts with water…..

    languages… you have been fishing for compliments I should say 🙂

    nd now our fav actor is a blogger too….did you read read him?

  31. Happy Kitten permalink
    February 24, 2009 9:16 am

    Mohanlal writes…

  32. Happy Kitten permalink
    February 24, 2009 9:18 am

    28…. long time since I played that game.. used to love playing with Dad….

  33. Ordinary Guy permalink
    February 25, 2009 3:39 am

    Thanks HK, for letting me know that mohanlal blogs as well…
    yeah 28 is great and regrading languages, 🙂 i was not fishing for compliments…. LOL

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