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Embarassing Secrets -Tag

Have been apartment hunting for the past two weeks and finally moved (not completly) so will be catch up with everyones blogs soon as soon as I get all wired.

Meanwhile was tagged by Ankur and Radhika for 10 secrets and then again today for 5 embarrassing moments. Am going to combine the two together.

1) I had big problems to a point where I wanted to quit school in Kindergarten itself. Being left handed we were taught how to write "c" and "d" being a curve inside out and "b" being a curve outside in. Well at school "bad" remained "bad" but at home it became "dab" as my grandmother forced me to use the right hand. So following the instructions (I was obedient then) got rapped at school for all the homework being wrong and at home for using the left hand......so I wanted to quit school (grown ups are really crazy - I had made up my mind very early!). This was solved eventually but its another story.

2) Used to be a sick a lot as a kid.

3) In 8th or 9th standard there was a Nescafe advert playing in India - and had the ending lines "Shake Shake Shake" - I resembled that kid a lot and so I became famous in my school as the "Shake Shake Shake" guy....

Well this one turned out to be an embarrasing moment once - as we were about to go to the "Sex Education" class under a visiting lecturer and somebody shouted in front of her "Shake Shake Shake". It had to be explained in detail what it all meant.

4) Have been part of the student council in some form or the other throughout school and college as a monitor, captain, president etc etc. So I was supposed to "monitor" other students and not get reprimanded. Well I did get once and it was embarrasing - but the calender (school diary) never reached home - I threw it off the bus and lodged a complaint in school office that it is lost. Phew was saved!

5) Was an avid cricketer - playing for the school for 6 years. Practiced everyday morning from 6 - 9 and never attended the first three lectures in the school. (We were allowed to)

6) Post tenth board exams 10 of us went to a 5 day trip to Mahabaleshwar - planned, executed and booked solely by two of us. (My dads friend owned the hotel we stayed at - a secret I told all my friends only after reaching there - till then enjoying the wah wah for all the plans.

Now post this trip there was a very embarassing moment. Just out of school and off to college - we had gone and rented some "movies". Guess what one of my dear friends had to tell this to his mom and after the trip she is like "Since you planned this whole trip - you must have planned this too! - dunno what I said then but somehow got out of this situation.

7) The little finger in my right hand is dislocated - two injuries back to back injuries playing cricket. Cannot join the right little man with the rest of the fingers.

8) My craziness and funny demeanour - I attribute it completly to many of my Parsi friends and the Parsi neighbourhood I grew up in. They are a bunch of crazy people - I simply love them.

Here is something that being in such company made me do -
We had to do a "Working Model" project on something that we learned in 7th (am not sure) standard. Most students choose science or geography projects - showing volcanoes, solar system, robots etc etc.
Now me and this Parsi friend - we decided to have some fun instead of doing a serious project.
So we decided to do a project in English - it was a category never done before and we were the only submitted project.
There was a story in Balbharti "Man Eater of Chabunkwa" - we designed our project based on that story. We grew real grass for a month (arguing that we studied germination if needed). Got his grandmom to sticth an African Hunters dress for the He-Man, put a tiger in the grass (enacting the scene), researched on the author and put some of his work and finally since we really did not know if this will fly we made a thermocol cutout of the earth and put plastic animals on each continent (including science and geography - just in case).
Well again this turned out to be a bit embarrasing - since there was no "working part" in our project we did not see it necessary to attend the exhibition of all the projects - went dressed in casually - only to realize that we had won the "Best Project Award" - "Most Innovative Idea and Presentation" and ours was the first project on display. And since we were not in our "school uniform" we were not allowed to partake in the award ceremony and we became the jokers! Ah well it was fun still.

9) Had a near death experience once - fell off my bicycle in between two cabs. Luckily the signal turned red. It was close.

Most of these are experiences from the school years which were till now the best years.
Can only think of so many for now.

73 comments:

Solitaire said...

Wow..Right finger is dislocated..Interesting.

The last part is very funny!!! He-man and all..hahahaha!!

And near death experience..GEEZ! Must have been scary!

I too just did the same one. Its on WARM FUZZIES.

Ankur said...

Cheating kari hai aapne waise...
but looking at ur condition, maaf kar dete hai!! :D
1) haha, woh culture ke hisab se its not good to write with left hand!!! :D
uska usage hi alag defined hai ;) :D
hehe
2) oh.. :(
3) :P
hahahahaha
:P :P
bechari teacher embarrasse hui hogi!!! :P
4) tats the best!!! :D
5) kewl!!
6) kaunsi movies, kahi yeh sach toh nahi!! :P
7) oops!!! :(
8) hahaha... but eventually winning matters ;)
9) gosh!!!!

btw.... wheres the 10th??? :-o
isme bhi cheating!!!

:P

but koi na, tag well done!!!
but these were more of secrets, not moments of embarrassement!! :P
hehehe

kaise ho ab?
Cheers!!!

Joy said...

Throwing school diary from bus was brave and maybe the right thing. Working model is really funny. The accident is kinda scary.

Prats said...

I will never read this post of yours in front of my kids...I better hide...

Throwing your dairy..waaaahhh...brilliant!! Now who would have ever thought of such an amazing working model...it sounds really fun...Wish you had had the sense and worn your uniforms...:)

and yes!!! the school years are one of the best...dab man!!!

Abhishek Khanna said...

hehee
i liked shake shake shake :P

yaeecks veens is here said...

brilliant Ceedy...htrowing that diary off :D

well i think i dnt remember...going to such an extent :D\


I enjoyed this post .. :D

cant rid myself of the smile... :D

have a good day!

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

bhai fultoo comedy they aap bachpan mein :P


hehehehhee

shake shake shake :P
lol it was hilarious...

is the 7 th one is the one m thinking ...o m g..dat's so sad :O

lovely tag :P

Meghna said...

OMG! That was interesting LOL!

--xh-- said...

that diary this was cleaver... :) me too had some near death exp from cycle... :)
intresting list, mate :)

Noushy Syah said...

Hhehehhe...tell me more about 'the shake shake shake'..lallalallala

I think throwing the diary is a brilliant and brave act,lolz!

9)Should be grateful now..shouldn't you:)

Have a gr8 weekdays and cu soon.

KP! said...

#5 is best! Cricket is above all sport!

#9 is scary man!

good one!

Hiren said...

I know a couple of Parsis and regardless I too have this notion that Parsis is the best community and they enjoy their lives to the hilt without many tensions and worries abt others ....

ur skool project reminded me of mine in 8th std ... it was super duper fun ... and also a few others outside skool ..

lol @ the explanation for shake shake shake that you would have needed to give to the lecturer:)

Urv said...

Bhai, which was the "movie" :D and true.. parsis are fun loving people.. love the way they speak.. ekdum majje nu bole :)

Happy shifting..

Friendly Stranger said...

Good one!
#5 is kinda like me except I didn't attend any lectures:D LOL

#8 is classic example of out of the box thinking!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

this is a cool tag :-)

Princess Mia said...

yeah the parsi influence on u....totally agree

i must say u had some good fun in school eh..which school r u from anyways eh

Lakshmi said...

wow..what an awesome memory you have..I cant recollect anything actually

RADhika said...

hehehe... that *shake shake* incidence was real funny one! :) and the working model was awesome! :D

good to know about you.. it was a very nicely done tag.. :)

brocasarea said...

omg!..really cant believe u had the same problem in ur childhood...was in delhi then..used to write b for d then...my father used to jack me for that.....
7th fact is really interesting medically

Sutta said...

'Shake Shake Shake'. Hahaha!! =))

Sutta said...

And bhai aaj Aamir Khan se milna again missed ho gaya. Met Imran and Genelia but sadly not Aamir. :(

Bla said...

9 is scary, indeed.

Abreysham said...

re: #7- woah man..I remember breaking the 'ring' toe in my right foot once when i jumped from a not-so-high place on a school picnic- it still hurts sometimes when I wear too tight shoes.
Loved the whole carefree nature of childhood!

Best of luck moving ALL your stuff!

Ash said...

That was quite an interesting read :-)

gunj said...

wow...u remember quite a lot!!

Suma said...

thrwoing off your school diary?...hmmm my son's lost his too...mebbe i need to check up on this...:D

loved reading this...wish you had worn your uniforms and won that award...

interesting post...

Prats said...

*placing fingers between lips and whistling!!*...shrill, breaks in between....
where are you????

Prats said...

*placing fingers between lips and whistling!!*...shrill, breaks in between....
where are you????

g-man said...

the little finger of my right hand was pretty badly broken when i was in the 9th. i can't join it with the others either :) it makes a v-shape with my ring finger. gotten used to it now!

awesome idea for the project man!

Princess Mia said...

hey mate check out my new post

Cinder-Single said...

Hey Ceedy aka Shake Shake Shake!!!

I like this post and ummm I am glad you are still alive from your bike accident! You are dangerous!

I am sorry I am late for responding, I work to much now!!

Ne.

carolinagal said...

hey
http://www.kimmelcenter.org/

check out this link if you are still thinking about going to the show..

Ticketmaster and other websites are rip-offs

ceedy said...

@carolinagal

thanks!

ceedy said...

@cinder-single

I am dangerous :O

I tot I was funny :)

Have moved so limited access...will check your blogs soon..

And sorry but do you work too much or trying to figure out what to do too much :P (blond thing)

thanks!

ceedy said...

@g-man
yes thats exactly how I have it...it feels like an weird appendage to the body

ceedy said...

@prats

thanks for the holla....

I have moved and so have no access yet....and this is a long weekend with family visiting...

will be back soon....

ceedy said...

@suma

Oh common dont check on him...he will feel betrayed :)

I did win the award...just could not be part of the ceremony....

thanks!

ceedy said...

@gunj

Yes - I have mentioned before - I have photographic memory....wat to do!

ceedy said...

@ash

welcome here and thanks

ceedy said...

@abreysham

I am still carefree dude.....makes people jittery - wat to do :)

and how is the toe - now I know where to jump when I meet you

have moved but limited access so will be on soon

ceedy said...

@bla

welcome here
Yes it was scary

ceedy said...

@sutta

Ab yeh to sirf mai bata sakta hoon yaha - aur bahut si baatein hai jo disclose nahi ho sakti warna public will "shake shake shake" their head in disbeleif

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

see only a lefty can understand my predicament :)

7th is interesting and luckily i have no scars but the figer kinda seems aloof and not part of me :)

ceedy said...

@radhika

thanks...glad you liked it and was able to do the tag...

ceedy said...

@lakshmi

Yes - I have mentioned this in another tag - I have photographic memory and can remember things very precisely

ceedy said...

@princess mia

Hehehe on the parsi influence

School was awesome...no two doubts about it...

I am from Xaviers Academy - Churchgate

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend

ceedy said...

@raaji

thanks

ceedy said...

@friendly stranger

Why did you not attend any lectures? Were you a perpetual bunker?

thanks for 8

ceedy said...

@urv

Alya reheva de....eva movie jovai thodi :P

Yup Parsis are awesome community....

Have shifted but limited access - so will visit your blog soon

ceedy said...

@hiren

So true about Parsis...I simply love them...sad I never had a Parsi girlfriend :(

Cool you liked it...

I have moved and dont have proper access to the net and office ma dham dhoom chali rahi che...so have not been able to check your longer blogs...

Will do it soon....sorry about that

ceedy said...

@kp

I knew you will say that :)

It was scary - ready my comment to solitaire above

ceedy said...

@noushy


thanks...

I am grateful for every moment - but still am human ;)

Hope you had a good weekend....

ceedy said...

@-xh-

share those experiences anoop! Thanks!

ceedy said...

@ meghna

thanks!

ceedy said...

@abhi SHAKE

I know y :P

ceedy said...

@prats

hahaha - I might also never disclose these to my kids....

Well I did win the award - but we were not allowed to participate in the ceremony....

dab man :)

ceedy said...

@joy

Yes at that point it was the best thing to do...today I laugh at my desicion

The accident was scary...read my comment to solitaire above

ceedy said...

@veens

Glad you smiled :)

ceedy said...

@the daydreamer

I am still a comedy...and uske wajah se life ma hai bahut tragedies :)

Well for the seventh - its not bad..the finger is functional and no scars..but it sometimes pains in winter

thanks....

ceedy said...

@ankur
Thank you for maafing me...

1) But jo lefty hote hai woh usage me bhi tabdili late hai...woh koi nahi samajta
3) Yeh to kuch nahi...kafi teachers ko bahut embarass kiya hai :P

The 10th one is this moment - where I am disclosing these 9 others :P

ceedy said...

@solitaire

Luckily there are no visible scars from the dislocation...

and yes the death experience was scary to a point that I did not realize I had a big scar on my chin and my tshirt was soaked in blood until 20 mins later when I reached home...

Ankur said...

omg... aapne reply kar diya!!! :O
:P :P
heheh

bhai.. yeh koi itna bada moment nahi tha.. mujhe pata hai ki aap hans rahe honge yeh sab bata kar ;) :D

Cheers!!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Your school life was very exciting(medically) :P

Nice to know these anecdotes from your past!

Abreysham said...

theek hai Ceedy mian, yehi hai dosti tumhari, dost key zakhmi toe per proverbial namak chirko gey. wah wah.

I find it difficult to stay cool. Not a cool dude at all. I sometimes wonder if I've finally crossed over to the Dark Side :O
Though if I can still read this, it means there MUST be SOME light somewhere. which means I'm not in the Dark Side at all.

I think I should get back to work.

brocasarea said...

hmm.....try to post its snap:)

Deepali said...

Man the double punishment for left handedness is just too much. Not that I can really understand but well I'm sure it must have been tough.

Didn't your friends mom give you 2 - 3 more dialogues about the 'movies'? You got off lightly I think.

ceedy said...

@ankur

haan has rahaa hoon kyunki...maine kuch kuch bataien bataye....

par aisi bahut saari bataien hai jo agare batavu....to sab lok yambaraas ho jayege :)

ceedy said...

@sameera

yes it was....

have a lot of scars of my mischievous conquests...

thanks

ceedy said...

@abreysham

dard dene se aadmi ki "mithass" ka pata chalta hai....khushi me log ullu banate hai :P

I think you need to change the light bulbs in all your rooms...thats what is the problem....batti jalavo...darkness hatao...

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

I wish...the snaps are in India...and my mom will never be able to find them....

ceedy said...

@deepali

it is tough...but the good part is that they let me be LEFTY....have heard many kids get pschologically affected if forced to change....

and well that friends mom even today remeber that episode...but somehow most of my friends parents including mine are very liberal...they knew we are going to go thru these phases....(again my school played a big part in making them aware)

Satish Bolla said...

3rd one is "hilarious".
4th one is "r u so bright?".
6th one is "hmmmm".
8th one is "dumb n dumber part 2".

ceedy said...

@satish

hehaw...sorry bud no 100 here :)