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Tees Ta(k)g

Tagged for these 30 questions by two bloggies - Ankur and Prats - so here goes and dont think I am going to answer 60 just because.

1) LAST MOVIE U SAW IN A THEATRE? - 21 - but prefer DVD or downloads.

2) WHAT BOOK ARE U READING? - None, have taken a sabbatical from reading for a while. Brain needs to flush out all its modalities.....

3) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? - Monopoly -
Here me and one of my friends - we have created our own version - with stock market, mergers, acquisitions, solvency, partnership, auctions, real estate deals, mortgages, loans.....what happens is like real life - players can become partners with each other - each earns or loses every round - and end of the game its the balance sheet that matters and the risk one takes to invest in different ventures.....not the amount of money, hotel or houses you own in the traditional version. (effects of being a gujju and not being in business!!!!!)

4) FAVOURITE MAGAZINE? - Fortune (Am currently bored of reading all Architectural and Design Magazines)

5) FAVOURITE SMELLS? - Permanent Marker - gives a high - used to smell it to stay up doing architectural submissions.
Fresh eucalyptus when I was in Ooty.

6) FAVOURITE SOUNDS? - Not one sound in particular but cumalative as in Soundscapes - Music of the Deserts - By Zakir Hussain - Love the album but like this track in particular The Great Indian Desert - also have experienced them first hand visiting Pushkar Mela in Rajashthan

7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? - Someone questioning my work or memory. Kinda a perfectionist at work. I go crazy and makes me cringe and till it is solved I keep feeling - "How could I?"

8) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE? - Here I will refer to Neetal - like her its been embedded into my mind to say - "Jai Shri Krishna" - wishing everyone in the family as soon as you get up.....so invariably HE is uttered. Just wondering if HE gets bugged by bad breath.

9) FAVOURITE FASTFOOD PLACE? - Dunno - many - it all depends on the mood - but currently a place called "Kati Roll" serving various frankie type rolls and "Mamouns" serving falafels (tuskish food) both on MacDougal Street in Manhattan. (recommended if visiting NY), Dosa Hut - for all the South Indian Delicacies and wont even mention any of the Gujju hangouts in New Jersey lest the Gujju friends on the blog will get angry at me again.

10) FUTURE CHILDS NAME? - No thoughts given to this - it can and will change for two reasons - the other half will have her ideas or if following old Gujju traditions then supposedly my sisters have to pick a name.

11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT---'IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY - According to the World Bank document - Per Capita Income of the world - most of us who have been working full time jobs for a while have a lot of money relative to a poorer places in the world - and what have we done being "rich" - nothing kept working - so thats what I intend to do keep working just might change it to more philantrophic or social.

12)DO U DRIVE FAST? - Yeah - almost always - really feel I might get into an accident if I travel withing speed limits - and its not my fault my dear friend VW loves to shift gears way too fast.

13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Yeah, almost everyday - I dont like sleeping hungry or else my stomach growls.

14) STORMS--COOL OR SCARY? - When on ground cool - when in flight scary.

15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? - Honda Civic

16) FAVOURITE DRINK? - Cappuchino or Tea whichever is available, Peach Ice Tea and Rum and Coke, Kutchi Beer (buttermilk), but most prefered Matka Cola (h2O)

17))FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD...Then Harish Bhimani would not have got the job at the start of Mahabharat tele serial - remember "Mai Samay Hoon" - I would be Time then :))))

18)DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI? - I only eat half the world (vegetarian) so cant leave out things from that.

19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? - I'd prefer to go bald.

20)NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN? - Bombay and North Jersey many towns. (if it is short stays - of a week - then can add +/- 65 other towns to this list all over)

21)FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH? - Lawn tennis and nowadays American Football as Cricket is not easily available.

22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? -

Prats - I like the way she writes and expresses her ideas. There is a subtle humor that persists in her writings and the flow can allow one to visualize the given or described situation.

Ankur - Loves to write and express and have found a good movie buff. Have seen two of his recommended movies and will keep doing so.

23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? - Empty space and quietness.

24) WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?? - Nah! I get bored to easily - need a new avatar.

25)MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL? - 6 hts total sleep required in a day - can be at anytime - so cant be specific. But when travelling I really love very early mornings to explore the local areas on foot - learn a lot about the local lifestyle and can sometimes get fresh breakfast or tea or coffee from people as I tend to be nosy.

26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP? - This question pertains to how eggs are served and I like them in omlette form not either one of the above.

27) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX? - Any place close to a water body- Used to be Worli Sea Face in Bombay - here I goto a park on the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan or a forest with a pond.

28) FAVOURITE PIE? - Uncle Pai from Tinkle

29)FAVOURITE ICECREAM FLAVOUR? - Kesar Pista, Real Strawberry and Vanila Bean w/Hot Chocolate.

30)OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST? Dunno - am not tagging anyone - this tag had spread like wildfire - almost everyone has done it. If you havent and feel like doing it - you are free to - just let me know when.

73 comments:

Ankur said...

bhai.. have read it.. enjoyed it... but comment later, mind is still boggling by the kinda remarks someone made last night :)

Cheers!!

Prats said...

gee thanks for all things nice...

U get bored of A+D ...wow!!!
And that things you said about board games....started flying way over my head.....mabye 'cos i'm not gujju and secondly i'm not into business :(

and the smell of permanent marker...that sure brings up some fine memories....and added to it the strong smell of fevicol SR while doing the models...


Oh and you really want to be 'SAMAY' hehheh

vEENs said...

hehehe! modified version of Monopoly! i wud neve understand... what the heck it was :D hehehe! can't think of STOCKS for starters!


**Uncle Pai from Tinkle
---> hehhehe! :)

**Permanent Marker - gives a high - used to smell it to stay up doing architectural submissions.

oo and i forgot to addin my tag that i love the smell of Gum! Fevicol or anything of the kind :))

oo yah yah.. i did it too :))

have fun :)

Ashu said...

good tag :) cricket is available on NET in US bhai. fudgetv.com ya iplt20.com par u can catch madness of ipl....

and idea devo ne!!!

anamika said...

"Jai shri krishna" thats what I also say the first thing in the morning.

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Yeah, almost everyday - I dont like sleeping hungry or else my stomach growls.

lol
I loved the answer :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Nice one to know you better..but lacked the usual punch or humour you are known for..laghe raho
TC
CU

Satish Bolla said...

bhai, will take up this tag when am free. didn't finish this till date

Solitaire said...

LOL at "Stuffed Animal"..hahahah!!

And go ahead name those gujju joints..can refer back to your blog when I am in Jersey and go crazy.

Abhishek Khanna said...

hehe.. i liked ur answer abt stufed animal

Cinderella. said...

YOu know we used to do that with monopoly ! Made the game more interesting..and could alst longer withou most players going bankrupt.

I like Permanent marker smell too.

13 was damn funny...lol ! Hadnt the sligghtest inkling this was gonna come..hehe..


And bang on 30 ! Indeed its spread like a wild fire..hahaha...

Good one there.

Romila said...

Uncle Pai:)made me remember those tinkle days.

Your fav boardgame: sounds really heavy duty, btw loved the reasoning behind your version of the game.

--xh-- said...

nsahi tag hai... lot of info abt you :)

Pri said...

heyy nice answers :)
but u just couldent stay away from cracking those pj's eh?
heehee

ohh btw did u know ur fav pie was going global now...
i just read sometime back that all tinkle characters including shikari shambu, kalia, supandi are going international too...cool eh?
now theyl'l be playing with 'hodja' and 'supandi' dolls instead of 'barbie' and 'skipper' :D

Pri said...

gawd! looks like 'monopoly' has just been converted into something wayy too complicated...
maybe u should market the idea..would be good for amateur businessmen to improve their skills :D

u would rather go bald than dye ur hair???
even when they grey??? :o
hmmm...time will tell...and if u resort to hair colour some day, we will sue!! :-/

Sutta said...

I luurrveed "Main samay hun" one. Haha!!:))

And kya timing hai, right now me too did the same Tag. :P

Neeku said...

Wah Bhai Wah! Shu Vaat che! Me mentioned... Yeah.... The default gene in us makes us say that I guess...

Jai Shri Krishna :)

Pavi!!!! said...

Blog updated sooo soon! Wasn't expecting it :)

So wld u recommend the movie 21?

I get high on permanent marker and paint smell..haha!

u ALWEZ succeed in making me crave food Ceedy! now me wants kati rolls and falafel... :(( manhattan is not too close from where I'm at...(sulking me!)

Joy said...

"Main Samay hoon".. was too good a PJ ;) :) :)

aneri_masi said...

hehehe :) Done in true ceedy style, very funny!

aneri_masi said...

@pri, are you serious! I love all those tinkle characters, especially Supandi and Hoja. I SOOOO wish they come out with those dolls. I HATE barbie!

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, I gotta be nosy now, kisne kya remark kiya?

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

haha... i can believe you like the smell of a sharpie :-)

I love your answer to the stuffed animal question...
quite witty :-)

ceedy said...

@raaji

if you are an architect and have to life awake most nights then when you are not of legal age to smoke smg - sharpie is the only resort...

and yes the stomach answer is a hit

thanks

ceedy said...

@aneri

thanks ;)

btw I have the same query for Ankur!

ceedy said...

@joy

glad you liked it :)

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

well dont worry - am off for few days so will have no updates...

21 is worth a watch atleast once - theater oor no I dunno - I liked it.....its interesting

yeah marker is still my favorite :)


N sorry to make you crave for food...but both Kati Roll and falafel are easy to make at home :)

ceedy said...

@neeku

well idea to originally was yours - so due respect....and genes no aadar karvani majja kai alag che ;)

ceedy said...

@sutta

glad you liked it ;P

am over you yours to read your 30's

ceedy said...

@pri

well i have a lifetime contract to crack PJ's wat to do....

thanks for the info on Pai...will check it out...look at Aneri's comment for the same for you.

Well when couple of guys who love to do bussiness get stuck with job and after a couple of drinks....all they can think of is how to make life complicated....that was the result of Monopoly....and honestly for the first time we played....it went on for 8 hours continous....and we were dealing in millions :P

hahah - havent you heard - "bald" and the beautifool :) - one things I assure you - i will keep it salt and pepper but never use color....nah

ceedy said...

@-xh-
:) thanks

ceedy said...

@romila

look at my comment to Pri for the game and Pri's original comment for Tinkle and Pai....


thanks :) not many questions this time around :)

ceedy said...

@cinderella

cool with monopoly...makes it very interesting...

and about the 30th this is one tag I see everyone doing it on the go....kinda amusing....30 has some power behind it I guess....

ceedy said...

@abhishek

thanks :)

ceedy said...

@solitaire

hehe - glad you liked it...

about the gujju places - there are a couple around in two different locations....

will post info and links soon!

so go crazy ok!

ceedy said...

@satish

cool, I likes your spirit,

let me know when you finish - will surely check it :)

ceedy said...

@compassion

there were two - three which had humor - but this tag was too starightforward...not much room
but glad you like my style - so lage raho yes and fun will be back

ceedy said...

@daydreamer

seems that answer is the crowd favorite....cool

ceedy said...

@anamika

heheh - cool - we have a jai shri krishna gang here it seems :)

ceedy said...

@ashu

none of the links are working as they have pulled them down

thanks for the info...

and about the idea I left you a comment

ceedy said...

@veens

re: monopoly see my comment to pri.
Uncle pai - hehhe

yup fevicol was also a good smell and did you make thin skin grafts applying fevicol to the palm and then peeling them!

cool you too have fun! - damn but my assumption was wrong - kuch nahi jaldi ho jayega is my khwaish

ceedy said...

@prats

hey no problem!

am not really bored - its just the kind of work I am trapped doing that seeing those cool projects makes me mad...so dont try to read about them....

about monopoly read my comment to Pri
yeah markers, fevicols, models, rotrings, an entire cult that only architects can understand

and samay to hamesha mere saath reheta hai!

ceedy said...

@ankur

ok will wait...hope you have a gr8 trip

abreysham said...

re: #5- petrol can also induce a high- have you noticed? and paint. though the oil-based ones make me nauseous after a while.

Keshi said...

**13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Yeah, almost everyday - I dont like sleeping hungry or else my stomach growls.

hahahaha good one Ceedy!

Keshi.

Ashu said...

o pai, 30 questions answer karne ka vadda patience hega. twadda sense of humor da jawab nahi mitra. PJs kirack karne ka lifetime contract sign kar leo.

liked the me samay hoo wala answer, then imagine ceedy reciting mahabharat story every sunday morning 9 baje.

ceedy ke awaz me BR Chopra ki mahabharat ka seedha prasaran sirf DD 1 par har ravivar 9 baje

Pri said...

@ aneri masi
yeps/...the 'international' thingie is true...
i think the whole amar chitra katha house is going global or something...
had tried googling it but they dint give much details...just found somthing saying its going multi-platform...
not too sure about the dolls bit...heehee..that could have been a bit of imagination...a 'supandi' doll?? better than 'barbie'?? :o
u kidding me arnt u?
u cant even have accessories for a supandi doll :-/
he just wears the same old shirt and shorts...*yawn*


@ ceedy
///well i have a lifetime contract to crack PJ's wat to do....///
sigh! i know :-/
an u sure live upto their expectations...heehee

hmm like the new concept of the game u guys churned out...atleast we would learn to make millions in monopoly if not in ad-sense ;)
heehee

bald and beautiful??
guess its aamir again...that guy can sure convince u into anything cant he? :-/
btw the 'salt and pepper hair' phase would change to 'all salt' one day or the other wudent it?
then would u still not colour it ..maybe to change it back to 'salt and pepper'? ;)

J said...

Honda Civic.... that was your first ca?? So damn neat.. getting it for my folks on their anniv. I just love it sooo much that I don't wanna drive it. In fact I could just leave it at home and keep staring at it.

And yeh this tag seemed to have kicked off with a bang.

Arti Honrao said...

Hi!

Nice tag
and
Music of the Deserts by Zakir Hussain is really awesome!
Have you ever heard Shivkumar Sharma? He's good too :)



GBU
Arti

ceedy said...

@abreysham

yeah!! I like that smell too but the paint - nope it noxious and suffocating....weird :)

ceedy said...

@keshi

hehe - thanks :) its the crowd favorite

ceedy said...

@ashu

heheh
contract to uparwale se sidha sign karve ke laya hoon

yeah - poor harish bhimani :)

ceedy said...

@pri

cant help it - the contract states that you just do what you are required to do - there will be an audience every now and then that will change....the purpose is preety clear in my set of intructions....

nah!!!! i did not copy him - tho he looks cool - but since 2003 - 2006 I had almost a bald time...have pics to prove it...and about the color thing - I am a very natural kinda guy - try use as lill as chemical possible in every form - so the answer will still be a big no and BTW any architect or artist looks cool with the white mane....have you not noticed it !!!!

ceedy said...

@j

yeah - sadly i totalled the car in 11 days!!!

was in a stupid accident....but still it was my first car :)

ceedy said...

@arti

welcome here - yes i have heard/seen many of the indian classical singers/musicians

glad you like it - the whole album is very neat...


and thank you for the blessings - GBU2

Anjuli said...

lol @ No.13

bravo man!

Mez said...

Okie perfectionist :)

Btw i sport red template now!

ceedy said...

@anjuli

bravo???

ceedy said...

@mez
will check it out sometime...

Solitaire said...

What are you doing in this profile pic? Yawning?

brocasarea said...

well said!!!....:)...liked the time part!!!!!

ceedy said...

@solitaire

does it look like yawning to you?

it was one of those kodak moment kinda pics and dont remember what i was doing - it been a while

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

cool - and thanks

Jaggu said...

Let me throw you a controversial question - who is your favourite god?(our interesting topic always)..:))

abreysham said...

re: weird- get used to it :p

gunj said...

ur fav smell was d coolest!!
i like it too :P

Noushy Syah said...

23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? - Empty space and quietness.

...are you sure about the empty space? However quietness is true...empty space,naaaaaaaaa..especially young man,even the smelly socks or undies!! lolz...

21)FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH? - Lawn tennis and nowadays American Football as Cricket is not easily available.
....I can't believe you don't mention about The premier league!!! No way!

Have a relaxing weekend!

Suma said...

you r right...this was one tag which really spread...:)

nice knowing u better...:)

ceedy said...

@jaggu

see you asking me this question makes me understand that you beleive there are more than one so called "defined" god....and for me that itself is an nonissue - I beleive there is one power and not a defined entity.

ceedy said...

@abreysham

no wonder - you like this "weirdness" :p of my writing

ceedy said...

@gunj

cool - :)

ceedy said...

@noushy

sorry to disappoint you dear - but there is nothing - I have a set way of making sure non of the non essentials lurk anywhere in my room :)

and about the Premier League - again here in the US dont get to see it much - so cant make it favorite can I???

ceedy said...

@suma

thanks :)