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Kal Aaj aur Kal

Yesterday... Today ... and Tomorrow... tagged by Aaarti
The Rules of the tag are:
" Two questions in each category answer them and then tag your friends from the blog-o-sphere. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and you are all set. "
Yesterday :
Your oldest memory:

I remember many of the days from my childhood. Will share one old memory here - around the age of 4-5 I started to like Dennis the Menace - cause maybe I was one and my grand pop gifted me a sticker of him which was about one foot long....I still think I have it somewhere back home after all these years.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Now this is surreal to be asked this question on this tag today. 10 years ago, on this very day - I embarked to come to the US -being 19th night in India -and landing at JFK with a immigration stamp for August 19th - Yes it is my 10th year away from home today.

Today :
Your first thought today morning:
Where did I park my car? Staying in an urban area - parking is a big problem - I have ended up paying many parking fines cause I dont remeber if I parked on the right side of the street - or the right zone. Sometimes I walk all around to find the car in the morning - I am serious - I just cant register this information.

If you built a time capsule today what would it contain?
Dunno - I cant think of anything that important to carry it to the future.


Tomorrow
This year
Took care of lots of personal demons....so far so good.

What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now?
14 Years is a long time to estimate what I am going to do - but will surely work towards retiring from this daily mundane rut and spend time things that I like.

and only Ram knew he was gonna "get" Sita after 14 years...but guess Valmiki had different plans...

As always - I took this tag up as one of the questions coincided with an event for me. So whoever on my blogroll wants to take it up is free to do so.

76 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

Very nice! u completed 10 yrs in this country..omg..that is soooooo long...n that too in the same city!
But well time flies...in a few mths i ll complete a mere 2 yrs..but yet it feels like so long!
u know wat i mean?

Congrats!n wish u many yrs of happiness in the places ur destined to visit n stay at :)

phoenix said...

my god!are you really away from home for 10 years now?:O

congratulations!and i wish all you dream and desire be fulfilled

i seriously admire you, my mom and dad have been pestering me crazy to sit for the GREE TOEFL IELTS and go abraod but i never pay any heed to them,somehow i feel if im taken away from my realm [room,home,lane,locality,city,state,country etc ] i will be like a fish out of water and die mourning for MY-ness... i can still manage to stay alone in a different city [i hope at least,im going next year]but if i were to stay abroad then id surely die of nostalgia

kudos to you

aqua gurl said...

nicely done!!
Hadn;t seen this tag before in bloggerville, was a good read.

Aaarti said...

:)
Cool one.. and here's to many more years ahead filled with stuff ur heart desires n where the road takes u!!! :D

last eve saw this movie calle My Sassy girl[review on http://reeltreat.blogspot.com/2008/08/movie-my-sassy-girl-aka-yeopgijeogin.html]
,it had the time capsule in it.. quite a coinkidence...:)

Keshi said...

10yrs in the US? WOW good on ya!



**and only Ram knew he was gonna "get" Sita after 14 years...but guess Valmiki had different plans


Is that a hint that ur picturing urself with ur Sita in 14yrs time? :)


All the best in everything u do Ceedy!


Keshi.

Princess Mia said...

ah liked the tag...nice one.

Princess Mia said...

ah liked the tag...nice one.

Rakesh said...

10 yrs...u did not go back to ur home town during these years....great..i appreciate ur effort..

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

Nice tag!

A decade away from home-that's really very long.Getting rid of personal demons is so essential to move ahead.

brocasarea said...

10 years!!..
missing home??....
my oldest memory was when i was in delhi[5yr old] playing in the park!!:)

Hiren said...

There cant be a better inspiration than Dennis for a 4-5 yr kid ... cool man ... you have been doing the right things from childhood itself ;)

A decade away from home ... (and family too ??? kyaa ??) ... must say its not an easy thing bro ... I had relented after a stay of just a yr and half :) Good on you mate !!!

guess u need to upgrade your memory registers (never mind ...just a computer jargon ...) and hope that you at least remember the make & number of your car :) else parking fines tak theek hai ... par doosre car ka alarm baj gaya toh problem ho jaayega ;)

Prats said...

So you got 4 more years before Sita makes her presence in your life ??? :((

It is a fantastic feeling yes!! but thinking about the future, and that too so long ahead...
BUt you've coem a long way....and slughtering those demons is a great step ahead for you...and my wishes for your future too :)

KP said...

happy 10yr anny:)

whats ur take on it now? so has the feeling sunk in that NY is ur home now! or u still feel this is temporary?

I can imagin parking issues in NY, its tough to find spot!

RADhika said...

good info! :)

and abtthat parking think, it REALLY happens! all the best with that! :)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

:)
10 years ago- nostalgic really..

sooo have ya got ya sita?
or do ya have 2 wait for 14 years?

if ya gotta wait, i sincerely hope valmiki doesn't have other plans, atleast then!

rantravereflect/ jane said...

left a comment on the post below as well! ciao!

The Paratrooper said...

10 years ,... they have brought you closer to the goals you have set for yourself... i hope...

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

wow...nicely executed tag...and 10 saal pardes mein
congrats on that..ab singh is kinng dekho aur ghar laut aao..fir mera ghar mein toh design karna hai :P


and 14 years wala line mast tha...only ram knew wat he was gonna do afta 14 years and valimiki played a spoilt sport :P

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

thanks but not in the same city - but the same state - within here I moved 4-5 times.

yeah the initial years you feel that - now it goes in a wink...

thanks and I really need those wishes right now!!!!! really :)

ceedy said...

@phoenix

well initially it is tough - no doubts about it as you are plucked from a life of comfort to struggle....

but the experience of meeting people from all walks of life - making ones own desicions etc etc..go a long way....

thanks - give it a try and leave your house for atleast one year - it will change your life for sure....

what you think is not possible - you will be forced to do and then all that will be conquered

ceedy said...

@aqua girl

thank you - take it up if you want

ceedy said...

@aaarti
thanks you...it was a cool tag

yeah I read about the sassy girl on your blog...

ceedy said...

@keshi

thanks :0
nah....I dont think much in the future ;) if sita is around there somewhere I will surely meet her - no matter when and if not - the pursuit will still be on till I die :)

thank you and all the best to you too

ceedy said...

@princess mia

thanks

ceedy said...

@ rakesh

Oh - I did go back 4 times and might go again..in the near future and also parents visited here....

thanks you

ceedy said...

@sameera

yeah - a decade is long and when I sit and think it just feels like yesterday :)

well demons are faught and conquered but freaking new ones come at every stage just like the video games :)

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

yeah man...miss home many a times - specially food :)

cool....take this tag up then

ceedy said...

@hiren

hahaha - tab dennis tha - phir a certain perion I was into Mad Magazines - and then Calvin
guess I just like notorios characters ;)

No - have been home 4 times - might come again this year and parent have visited here...so not really
well there were certain aspects of life that made it easy and not lonely to stay here but as usual I am in constant flux and now facing what you are describing....

Arey dont ask me man...moved to new town last year - in first three weeks paid upwards of 250 dollars in parking fines - lucky the car did not get towed...

after that made a chart - put it up and marked everyday where it is :P

ceedy said...

@prats

maybe more dunno....there was a sita tho :( (demons)

thank you and hope murphy finds someone else to screw around with :)

ceedy said...

@kp

thank you bro....

honestly yes - I do feel NY is home and when i do visit somewhere even India - I want to be back here - it feels good....

hahha parking - read my comment to hiren

ceedy said...

@radhika

thanks

yeah parking and me - are uttar dakshin

ceedy said...

@jane

yeah its long and not....

nah...not a new one :P dunno how long is the wait gonna be


well in my case its murphy who phucks up things - valmiki is taken care off :)

will check the other comment too

ceedy said...

@paratrooper

yeah - almost...thanks and hope you are doing good and enjoying too...

ceedy said...

@daydreamer

are dekhi....problem yeh hai ke mai gunda nahi hoon na :P

tera ghar to desing karoonga duniya mai jaha kahi bhi I will be...

hahah - guess you got the "punch line" in it....zor ka jhatka dheere se :P

Hiren said...

he he he ... Calvin :) "Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"

constant flux ... thats a good thing to have ... sometimes life just gets stagnated and thats a bad phase ...

Parking Chart ... lol .. sahi chee !!!

Buzzz said...

m takin this tag sir :)

Keshi said...

**....I dont think much in the future ;) if sita is around there somewhere I will surely meet her - no matter when and if not - the pursuit will still be on till I die


omg u sound so like me!

thats how I look at it too. ppl ask me Keshi r u looking for love etc etc. Im like, so not bothered haha! If it happens, good. If not, still good. :)



Keshi.

Cinderella. said...

Well executed !

Introspective tags are a ncie way of assessing yourself.

rantravereflect/ jane said...

not a new one eh?
geeeee..

well, if murphy is phucking it for you, then maybe it's time ya pay mrs. murphy a visit!
:)

n replied on ya comment to my post,..

Aqua gurl said...

i'll take it up soon:)..thnks

Urv said...

Aha Ceedy bhai.. 10 saal.. Sahi hai bhidu.. :)

Cess said...

waouh 10 years in USA, have u got a chance to come back to India some times over the years? Where are from in India, btw?

aneri_masi said...

wow! amazing coincidence that you were asked to write about this on this day! I don't remember the day I came to the US, just summer of 97, month also, not sure. Maybe July.

yayy on conquering those demons!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

ah... i can so relate to the one with parking issues. I always forget forget where i parked especially if i parked in a big parking lot and then every black car seems like my own to me :-)

My friend has a bright yellow car--- very easy to spot from quite distance. We always make her drive :-)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

heeee i 'm not so much a saver, ;)
i replied to ya return comment on my post..
grummmmmmp :D

nowww how irritating can i get!

singlendacity89 said...

Ohhhhhhh I commented here! WTF is going on with blogger. anyway I did not know u were here that long, I thought u were about 25-26

glad to know more about u!!!

gunj said...

hey nice tag dat one!!:)

Veens said...

hey..whatta coincidence.. i jus read this one on Prats blog too :))

chalo... thats a goo dtag :) nay?!

waise... i dnt undertsand yur remember yur 4-5 yr old memories and u cant remember where u parked yur car :P

and i like the last lines... only Pam knew ... waali line :) u r tooo goo d :))

singlendacity89 said...

Dont forget to update my link!! and where are you? DO you have a life outside of blogging? what are you doing????

See these are some questions one asks when they have NO life!! hahaha

Ne.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

As long as the 14 years are not going to be Vanvaas,it should be fine man
Good one
tc
CU

brocasarea said...

@ ceedy..hmm..thanks..will see:)...

ceedy said...

@hiren

Order five tons of Euphoria for me too :) and ship it here :)

flux is good and bad....good for the reasons you mentioned but bad for the elders as they have that "dream" ke kyare chokro settle thase...kind of a two edged sword

ceedy said...

@buzzz

cool...let me know when you do it....

ceedy said...

@keshi

things which are not in your hands are not worth worrying about....

that all I beleive in....we have lot of other things to take care of

ceedy said...

@cinderella

thanks...

how are you?

ceedy said...

@jane

mrs. murphy asks for a phee and I dont do those kinds :P...but I can still visit her...

ceedy said...

@aqua gurl

ok let me know when you are done...

ceedy said...

@urv

thanku

ceedy said...

@cess

yeah few times I have gone back...m from bombay...

ceedy said...

@aneri

thanks....well I checked my passport :) to get the first entry stamp

that way you will also know when you came here...

and chokthu dhovay gayu ke nahi....mane bhuk lagi che!!!!

ceedy said...

@raaji

hahahah......its frustrating....I have walked all over when the car is like right in front of me sometimes

ceedy said...

@jane

what!!!!! you let the hair grow :P you dont s(h)ave.....

now who is irritating ;)

ceedy said...

@singlendacity89

told ya blogger has a vengence with ya

well I am not - me a bit older....thank you

ceedy said...

@gunj

thanks

ceedy said...

@veens

I was waiting for someone to ask me that question....and was itching to reply too

at 5 the computer that is my brain was new...and functioned well and saved memories....

now the hard disk is corrupted and have had many anti virus expeditions...so current data gets lost...

got it :)

seems I have made you laugh at my comments at three four places...chalo atleast somebody smiles :)

ceedy said...

@singlendacity89

I updated your link

I am around - just taking weekend slow and relaxing

I do have a life outside blogging - but its not as exciting....

have been busy with my cus settling him as he came here to study

hope i answered your q's?

ceedy said...

@compassion unlimitted

I hope so too...that is becomes TWO vass and does not stay ONE vass!!!

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

ok...let me know if you do take it up

Keshi said...

well-said Ceedy! Thats how I think too :)

Keshi.

Scribblers Inc said...

thats a long time now!!

Scribblers Inc.

Hiren said...

lets not talk about getting settled .... :)

neways drop me ur email id ... got a fwd today which might interest you for Ambrosia ...

Ps said...

wow--10 years!! Do u miss living in india or is that a foolish question?
Cheers
preeti

singlendacity89 said...

WOW CEEDY! YOU ANSWERED THEM ALL AND NEVER EVEN GOT MEAN ABOUT IT!! SEE
YOU AND ARE SEEING EYE TO EYE! LOL

You and I are going to get to the bottom of this cookie thing once and for all! I think I am going to have to do some research!!! LOL!!

NE!

Trinaa said...

nice tag.. :)

Ashu said...

10 yrs being in US means its like start of my engineering struggle to this day.......

tag me too. i wud do it. i love doin this kinda tags!!

Deepali said...

congrats on completing 10 years in the US.

I can't believe you don't remember where you park your car hehe.