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Both these are Tags by Veens
First one -
Smile - 51 Things that remind me to smile
I smile in all circumstances somehow....for me every moment of life is an experience to cherish....no matter how bad or how good - there is always someone more in distress or better off ......
Here goes
1) Doctor and Nurses - who gave me birth
2) My Parents - for putting up with my craziness for so long....really admire their patience
3) My Brother - For living life on his own terms and struggling but never complaining (libran trait I guess)
4) My extended family - Being cheerful is my genes I guess
5) Specially my youngest mamu (moms brother ) - If someone can resist laughing when he is in one of his happy moods - I can bow down to such a person...and refer him/her to therapy
6) My boss - my friend - He supported me in my really tough last year on the personal front.
7) The new bloggie friends - have found an outlet via this to say and write things and be accepted and not be called MAD (that is till they meet me )
8) My best Friend back in Bombay - who is unbiased in his opinions and can help me see white/black
9) My Best Buddy- 2 - whose calm demeanour and practical outlook to life keeps me grounded
10) Some sweet and dear memories
Here is the list of people whose life work I admire and thinking about them always puts a smile on my face
The Dead -
11) Freedom Fighters
12) Mother Teresa
13) Henry Ford - for producing that first car (I love driving)
14) Prof. Bahl - who taught me the nuances of English and Dramatics in high school
15) Princess Diana
16)Pandu - my peon from school - his dedication to see us students happy was commendable (he died last year)
17) The great scientists and doctors and inventors - without whom we would not have been here today
18) The writers and thinkers and poets - providing intellectual fodder
19) The caveman - who struck fire
20) The recongnizer of the potetial of chocolate
21) Le Corbusier - way ahed of his times - planner for Chandigarh and many outstanding projects around the world
The Living (these are people whom I am aware of being here - there might be many more)-
22) Bono from U2
23) The Gates - for the Melinda Gates Foundation
24) Warren Buffet - for his genious as an Investor
25) Javed Akhtar - for so many good writings & Gulzar - for his poetry
26) Zakir Hussain for his tabla mastery
27) Jagjit Singh & Pankaj Udhas & Ghulam Ali - for his ghazals and songs
28) Quentin Tarantino - for movies like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs
29) All singers, musicians, lyricists, playrights and creative geniouses
30) Business leaders of the world - who look for moving forward
31) Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela and sensitive world leaders
32) All the people who make our lives easy - the guys who are the one who act their roles so we can play our parts - ex. farmers, cleaners, drivers, garbage collectors, cops.....
33) George Carlin, Lewis Black, Bill Cosby and Rusell Peters - all stand up comedians who look at life differently and want to make people laugh (If possible view the Video of Rusell Peters linked - it will surely make you smile)
34) Jerry Seinfeld - for his hilarious TV show about nothing - Seinfeld
35) All the inventors, programmers, technicians - for this great technological revolution
36) Bill Clinton - for his work from the Clinton Foundation and Sankara Eye Foundation giving the gift of Vision
37) Aamir Khan - for beleiving in himself and SRK for struggling to come up on his own inspite of having major personal setbacks in life
38) The cricketers and all sportsmen - they entertain and enthuse one to do better
Things -
40) Aglets (plastic or metal thingys at the end of shoelaces) and Java Jackets (cardboard around coffee mugs)
41) Bacardi w/coke or Old Monk w/Thumps Up or Hennesey/Remy Martin on the rocks
42) Hersheys, Lindt, Cadbury, Ghirardelli, Godiva, Nestle and Parle - for their chocolates, Taj Confectionaries in Bombay for the Chocolate Truffle, Britannia for Bourbon Biscuits, Godiva and Baileys for their chocolate liquers and local bakeries for Chocolate Cookies, Dunkin Donuts for Chocolate filled Donut (will also have to smile if I do get diabetes)
43) The Cutting (half cup tea served on Bombay Streets for the buzee Bambayaa) and Maska Pau (Buttered Roll) in Irani Cafes in Bombay
44) Bhel, Vada Pau, Sandwich, Bagel, Dosa, Empanadas, Dabeli - snacks on the streets here and at home
Philosophical and Spiritual -
45) Waking up each morning
46) The Cosmos
47) Ability to think and express
48) Opportunities in life
49) The beautiful natural wonders
50) Kids and their innocence
and last but not the least
51) Me, Myself and I - can make myself amused in any situation (even when executing this tag)
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Second One :
10 things I hate about girls ?
I have mentioned this in many other posts and my tags earlier too -
Hate is too harsh a word , I have not been able to love somebody properly yet
There are differences between sexes - in many aspects - one has to realize them and accept them....thats all. We have to coexist no matter what - One learns this after personal setbacks.....and if you let hatred towards anyone penetrate your conscience - it will only harm you.

58 comments:

Ravi said...

Reading this post is like reading your life as an open book, pal :)

Getting to know you better...day by day!

Take care, buddy!

c e e d y said...

That was quick...bud what are you doing up so late on Saturday night....

and is it good or bad thats it an open book

Ravi said...

Am working on:

# my personal site
# new site for Bollywood Buzz

I've purchased my own domains and very soon, I would start posting on my own hosted servers :)

About the "open book", well..its good and bad..

Good in the sense, people will come to know you better as a person, eliminating the need to meet in real time.

Bad in the sense, you might be taken for a ride also by people (if you mention your weak points in a future post).

However, in the long run, I am sure, the goodness will prevail :)

Take care!

c e e d y said...

@ravi
cool
looking forward to your endevours...(you will be your own master)

yes you are right - will be careful....dont want an unnecessary issue here atleast...

thanks for the insight

cheers...

rOhit said...

50 things to smile. Woah! Must say, very nicely done.:)

The second one was just perfect.

P.S.- YES! Im his fan. Russell Peters is truly hilarious. or "Somebody's gonna get a hurt real bad". ;)

Neeku said...

Arreee !.. was looking forward to read more of the second tag.... could have been interesting to know... what the different letter 'Y' chromosome think about their couterpartner X... or EXes.

Pri said...

heyy that was fun to read...
hope u continue having more and more reasons to smile...
and also drive us nuts with :p

it would be good fun to read the other tag too..but then i guess u need more time to understand us venutians...so looking fwd to the day u get about doing that :)

btw have finally executed the tag u and veens tagged me with...it has been pending since ages now...im sure u have forgotten about it ..heehee
anyhoo, check it out...
seeya around!

Impressionist said...

wow bro
U have some patience! :)
nice tag tho, Im a die hard fan of Quentin Tarantino too! :)

-I

c e e d y said...

@rohit

welcome...back

c e e d y said...

@neeku

sorry to break your expecatations...but i am a firm beleiver in "discretion is a better part of valor"

c e e d y said...

@pri

thanks....
i have many more reasons to smile...but this was only 51 wat to do....

yeah second tag...read my comment to neeku

c e e d y said...

@impressionist

thank you....it was long and i was bored and had noting to do......

Cinderella. said...

After a long long time I came across a tag that had me smiling all the way..
This was all too nice ya...and so very thoughtful..
Tags are a wonderful way to see through someone. You are so sweet...(now now, I aint hitting on ya..he he) !!
You doing good ?

Prats said...

Bravo....
loved each and every one here...especially the one where you smiled at all those heroes who've left us.

And the take on hatred, so true.....
lovely post and it does show you in a different light indeed

Keshi said...

ur bro sounds like a cool guy.

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

37 thrilled me!! (except for the SRK part)

And you put all your food things in one!

HAHA! Smart. You look like a people person. My 51 things make me look like a glutton.

An ILLuS|On said...

Ah man i love Seinfeld=D
But i don't think Pankaj Udaas stands in the league of Jagjit Singh & Ghulam Ali!

puresunshine said...

u seriously have a lot of patience to jot down these things. But yeah, your blog visitors know u better! There are so many usual day-to-day things that make u smile all the time. I, especially, am always smiling unless i really dislike somebody, which is really extreme when i do! Cool post. what was the advertising story on ur blog. do send the link.

R3d3MpTioN said...

hmm Interesting take .. more on the philiosphical side .. but what the heck .. someone had to do it..!!

nice job

do read my take on it..

KP! said...

Hats off to your bro man! thats tough life..lets hope he makes it to the top!
#34 made my day !!!
Seinfeld is my fav show....Kramer is the best...:)
Rusell Peters - is hilarious.....:)
Ceedy man 51 things u got patience to write this.......:)

gunj said...

boy!
to actually knw 51 things that make u smile is smething!!

c e e d y said...

@cinderella

you am doing good....how abt...i am not as sweet as it seems :P.....but sweetness is part of all the sweet food we gobble as gujjus i guess...

how can you hit on me....you are already hit my friend :)

c e e d y said...

@prats

thanks
you are one of the few who liked the second post....i guess people like masala...and when you are prudent....its not gud :)

c e e d y said...

@keshi

yeah he is cool!!

c e e d y said...

@solitaire

haha

expected about 37..

y the hatred against srk...

well it was only a list of 50....so had to club the food....

well thats an interesting observation - guess cause i deal with people and their dreams and money all the time

c e e d y said...

@an illusion

i agree and disagree...

if you know of pankaj udhas of yester years...he was really good....but currently nothing worth mentioning...

yes ghulam ali and jagjit are class apart....but pankaj still makes me smile with his metaphors and daaru

c e e d y said...

@puresunshine

thanks - it was fun doing the post....

well the link is not advertising per se...post it on your blog

c e e d y said...

@redemption

yes sir somebody had to do it....

i will check yours and comment

and add you to the blog roll

c e e d y said...

@kp

patience is the only thing i have.....i can wait for the tide whole day to wash my feet and not move at the beach :)

well thanks - seinfeld is just too funny man - must have seen all the reruns atleast 10 times :)

c e e d y said...

@gunj

there are lots more - but i cant share some here :P

An ILLuS|On said...

Yeah i liked all time famous track called "Chitti Aae Hai"
Btw have you seen Jerry Seinfeld's animated movie?
I don't remember its name but its been recently released!

c e e d y said...

its called the BEE MOVIE - have downloaded it :P....will watch it soon :)

An ILLuS|On said...

hahaha..yeah wohi wohi:P
now i'd download it as well=D

vitruvian said...

i really liked the 51 things that make u smile..
the one i like best was ur school peon..it says a lot about u...
because its more often than not easier to forget people who pay attention to us and take care of us..
cheers!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ceedy,
Those are very revealing facts about yourself. There are just too many things that make you smile. That's wonderful. People will not have a hard time interacting and living with you. Thanks for the revealing post. God bless you and your family always.

vEENs said...

Hmph!!! I didn't know more than half of the things you said.. but then I don't know even anything :D

I like it!

But Ceedy :((

look at your diplomatic answer for my 2nd tag... hmphh!
But then it is nice to know one guy who is sensible and nuts at the same time.. We are gonna be good friends I tell you :D

romila said...

WOW! that was a long, long tag done succesfully. Congrats! and yeah! we got to know so much about you, including your relationship with old monk and thumps up:)

Mez said...

I shud have guessed Aamir. Don'y worry love will come by your way someday soon.Just dream till then.

Preethi said...

I took some time to read all 51 properly again, you really did come up with 51 reasons! Man. I for one remain with a smile most of the times. Sometimes i have to remind myself to look serious but for the life of it can't write down the reasons. You are a patient man....
Point 34: remains the best best best of all.... works when every damn thing fails..

Your 2nd part of the tag was something that i thought was very honest. I mean it really struck a chord there.

Pavi!!!! said...

@ Ceedy .. U've really thot thru' this n done it..good stuff!

But wait...waking up each morning makes u smile...well...i almost alwez wish i could sleep for longer!. The only morning tht i wake up with a smile is my B'day, infact i would hv probably not even slept properly coz of the excitement.

n yeah.. do u care if any1 calls u mad??I'm guessing, No.

Anjuli said...

nice read :-)

c e e d y said...

@vitruvian

thanks - yeah there are so many people who make our lives easy - i go meet them everytime i come back to india....have a tea or smg and it feels really good

c e e d y said...

@mel

yeah i realized it after i wrote....but then there is purpose for why things happen so let it be
thanks

c e e d y said...

@ veens

friendship accepted :)....
well if you ever meet me - maybe you will feel i am insane :) so that risk you will have to bear...

c e e d y said...

@romila

this is just few pages of my life....

there are things that cant be written for obvious reasons...

and yes i was the happiest when they started selling old monk in NJ wid thumps up

c e e d y said...

@ mez

well you should have...

and thanks for the wishes....i will be happy no matter what :)

c e e d y said...

@preethi

thanks for your patience to read my patience :)

yup seinfeld is like calvin....just 4 of them :)

c e e d y said...

@pavi

waking up in the morn and smiling is more of a philosophical thought....even i love to sleep more...what i am trying to say is I feel happy that i have one more day :)

and yes you guessed it right...I really dont care someone calling me MAD as i tried being non MAD and it did not work....it was unnatural....

c e e d y said...

@anjuli

and nice pic :)

Thinking aloud said...

ceedy, that was indeed a lot to smile about...

Russel peters...:D

I was pleasantly surprised you knew about sankara eye foundation...their service is commendable... so is the ganpati netralaya in a small district,Jalna
in maharashtra. Their efforts to bring facilities (in terms of money and quality) to the masses has been quite successful.

Reeta Skeeter said...

I loved the 51st point of the 1st tag :) interesting!

vEENs said...

hehehe.. I guess.. you are then in the group of insane people, I have named the group "insane maniacs" [ hw does that sound? I jus coined the name"]
and well I am the President of the group...

maybe yu can give me competition :D

c e e d y said...

@thinking aloud

thanks for acknowledging....

c e e d y said...

@reeta

yeah i loved him too :)

c e e d y said...

@veens

no I will definately participate and be happy that i know the president....why compete when all are crazy anyways...

also you should call it
"insane (wo)maniacs"....just encompassing everyone :)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

The first tag was very simple and so natural.And I loved the response to the second!

Deepti said...

51 things to smile!!! wow thats some thing you have posted.. i couldnt think of more than 30 myself!!!

c e e d y said...

@sameera

thanks and thanks