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Change is never easy. You fight to hold on. You fight to let go.

Life was kinda boggling... so to take time off from thinking about it, thought of listing a few fun/ favorite things in life
  • Free Periods
  • Walking or strolling in my colony back home
  • Ice Creams (especially strawberry or hot chocolate fudge)
  • Little kids (when in the mood)
  • My country audio cassettes and Cd's
  • Tidy rooms
  • TNT / TCM movies
  • Rain
  • Sylvan Settings
  • Discovery / Animal Planet / National Geography Channels
  • Salwar kameeze's with pockets
  • Polo's or any mint sweet
  • Hanging out with M & V & N
  • My Lenses
  • Managebale Hair
  • Burning candles
  • Cold water baths
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Riding a bike/scooty in my place (here you can't really enjoy riding or driving, people turn deaf and then blind the minute they are on the roads, its crazy...)
  • Binu Sir's periods
  • Reading good books
  • pencil sketches
  • Elvis Presley
  • Cool smiling teachers
  • Casablanca - the song
  • Cute T-shirts
  • Beautiful mehendi designs
  • Sound of Music - the movie
  • Letters (received by post)
  • Ocean, Sky, Clouds
  • Beaches
  • Flowers (on plants and trees rather on anyone's head)
  • Writing (just for the heck of scribbling)
  • Black ink
  • Mom's food and desserts
  • Sun rays entering through a small opening into a dim room (angel rays)
  • Hometown Honeymoon - Alabama
  • Kit Kat
  • The pond (near college)
  • Passing notes during class
  • Lassi
  • The Little Mermaid (especially Prince Eric)
  • Two guys, a girl & a pizza place - TV show
  • Avalanche in Mocha's (Bombay)
  • Revolts in class like the one during the DSP period
  • EIE Uniform (the colour of earth)
  • Sev Puri, Dahi Puri
  • The photo session in PLC lab, and how we were posing and acting...
  • Disney songs
  • Unexpected holidays due to bandhs
  • Walks in the colony with anju...
  • All in All - Devotional Song
  • My short hair cut
  • single star in the sky to make a wish
  • Dashunds
  • St. Bernard's
  • The seminar hours in the 8th semester... cool drinks & cake & halwa...
  • Bageera in Jungle Book
  • French Kiss - the movie
  • Christmas Carols
  • Johhny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Moon
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Nothin to lose - Josh Gracin
  • Aeroplanes flying overhead
  • Alone time
  • Cooking somethin with music in the background
  • The chapel in my school
  • Hanging out at Shil's place...
  • Churches / Cathedrals (especially old ancient ones...)
  • My 6th sem desk filled with more than 50 quotes by me
  • Tanned or browned guys with a stubble
  • Prince Arutha of Crydee - The Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  • My room back home (Nam has shifted there now...)
  • Wiring / Sheeting lab in CIT
  • Window shopping or just strolling along in Colaba ( Bombay)
  • The sloth in Ice Age (sid... )
  • Orange juice in Krishna Bakery (Coimbatore)
  • Dark green / Bottle green colour
  • Swings
  • Chocolates
  • KMCH training: going into the operation theatre with a face mask, theatre gown & he head cap... we looked like surgeons.
  • Wedding gowns
  • Listening to music on loud volume when in the mood...
  • Seeing the Ozhughanesary board on my way back from Coimbatore
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  • My jeans
  • Tap dancing
  • Horizons
  • Remember When - Alan Jackson
  • Waterfalls
  • You've Got Mail - the movie
  • Don Williams
  • A good conversation
  • Noodles
  • Lebanese / Arabic food
  • December the fun month
  • Waking on sand after a drizzle
  • Pune & Tata Honeywell (my one month there with Manoj was great, not to mention funny...)
  • Vineyards
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (one of the most beautiful books I've ever read)
  • Angela's Ashes - Frank Mc Court (an awesome book...)
  • Really tiny, delicate flowers
  • Clean smelling laundry
  • Baklava - an arabic /greek sweet (tastes like heaven...)
  • Baking Pies - its easy
  • Saif ali Khan in Hum Tum
  • As the Deer - devotional song
  • The steadfast love of the Lord - another devotional song
  • Hanging out with my Muslim gang at work
  • Acceris Communications
  • The Reason is you - Hobostank
  • Serendipity - the movie
  • The cousins in Bombay... Tina another book loving soul like me, Sheena the epitome of proper fashion (always chic, cool and smart... ), Jovan with his half presence of mind, Jardin with his superior arguing skills, Megh's with her indomitable trait of cracking any silly but really funny pj's at the drop of a hat, and Shishir who observes all this and uses his trademark dialogue chal tok tok tok...
  • Santhi Nilayam - the school near my place for mentally challenged children. Love that place and the kids... when I think of those days it feels like warm sunshine all over again. I used to love waking up in the morning and going there, waiting for that yellow bus to turn the corner and come to a stop... seeing the kids spill out, hearing the familiar cacophony of sounds, everyday brought with it something new and exciting. It was one of the best times of my life.
  • The Christmas play I helped direct in church, one of the awesomest times ever... with those crazy shepherd boys...
  • The english choir and the beautiful songs that we used to practise and sing
  • Christmas season 2006; making all those stars, wreaths and cards
  • Dominoe's pizza
  • English Mass in St. Theresa's Church, Nungambakkam
  • Fisherman's Fare - Egmore
  • Baking beef pastries at home
  • Nice crepe sarees
  • Cotton street
  • Cinema Paradiso - the movie and its amazing soundtrack
  • Travelling the beach route on the way to office
  • The easy banter with the folks in my bay... gonna miss them when I leave.
  • Shoppers Stop
  • Frasier especially Dr. Niles Crane (from the TV show Frasier)
  • Bridges of Madison Coounty - Robert James Waller
  • Barbeque Nation
  • Joys of torrent
  • December holidays 2008: so much food and good times, the reception, the wedding, the birthday, the bride homecoming & New Year!! Awesome time ...
  • All the cousins back home - we had an awesome time at my brother's wedding.
  • Edward Cullen (only in Twilight, he loses his touch in the other books...)
  • And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
  • Taylor Swift - Best Day with you, Love Story
  • Whose line is it anyway - TV Show
  • The Wonder Years- TV show
  • Emperor's New Groove - the animated movie
  • Chocolate Cake from Greatest Bakery
  • Riding the scooty to Puthalam and Manakudy to check on the rehabilitation centers that the school had set up for mentally challenged children in rural villages. The ride was awesome, these are coastal villages so riding there was sheer bliss... the smell of the ocean, the breeze in your face, and the mesmerizing horizon were the best companions.

    • Subway Sandwiches
    • Iced Lemon Tea
    • The Hangover
    • Jeff Corwin


    wildeyes said…
    this was quite nice..diferrent.

    i wanna read angela's ashes. edward was spoilt for me, though im waiting to watch the movie.i found bella pretty funny in the last book.

    as the deer is one my favourite songs as well.

    u did not mention sajeeve..i wonder why ;)
    The movie's okay, I don't like the guy who plays Edward though... I thought Jacob was the funniest. Pushpak is funny too, wonder when he's gettin back...
    The Mahathma said…
    why does binu sir have periods
    Antonio said…
    What do you meant by "Free Periods". Explain.
    Do you have anything like paid periods. If there is it a prepaid or postpaid.
    Antonio said…
    I have the same question, how come binu sir have periods?
    Saj I was kinda expecting that from you... still funny though. Binu sir is this guy who used to go on and on about somethin in class, and we could do whatever we liked. It felt truly like college...
    Tonio, everybody likes free periods okay.
    Carol said…
    you for got to mention Vikram in 'Dhool' and 'Sami' and Shyam in '12B'. who else? and Arya in one movie..
    i gotto to think.. did you mention polo?
    smicha said…
    everyone gets a kick by saying "I was kinda expecting that from you " to me .
    Nam, those were all passing phases... see, I still like Johnny Deep after all this time, I stil like Elvis too. They are the ones that got on the list okay!!! By the way, how is your chunky pandey? He he..

    Saj, how come I can't see your new blog...
    smicha said…
    my blog is under repair
    mazhalai said…
    good list!
    i said ditto to many on the list!
    Antonio said…
    I never had a free period in my life.
    Anju said…
    Hon, I read the first one and I was like wha?? and then realised you were talking about school. hehe. Nice ones you have here.
    I love making such lists. I think you've reminded me to update mine :)
    littlemuch said…
    reading the blogs after a long time.

    i really liked this post. made me think about all the things i like

    megs u can borrow angela's ashes from me. kavi sent it to me

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