Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tag utha insaan

So Dil Se has presented me with the honest scrap award, and tagged me with the honest tag.

Here are the rules:
“This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.”

a) Show off your honesty (and modesty) by thanking the person who gave you the award and link to their post.

b) List 10 honest things about yourself, please no cheating here!! that's the fun part.

c) Select 7 other bloggers you think deserve this award and pass it on to them.

d) Notify the bloggers about the award and invite them to be the honest ones next!!

a) Thank you, Dil se. Dil se! :)

b) Ahem... here goes.


1. Sometimes I am so anal about discipline and punctuality that I think I scare people (and myself too) a little bit.

2. I am ashamed at my poor knowledge of the Chinese language after being in this country for 11 years.

3. There's a huge difference between the person I was when I first started blogging and the person I am now. Over the years, I think I have become slightly (yes, only slightly) more mature and cynical.

4. I spend a lot of time thinking about the good things about life and celebrating them. And that's not just because I am generally a happy person. The other reason is that I am terrified that some day, without my own knowledge, I might reach the 'point of no return'. (The 'point of no return' is this horrible place in life you may end up at, where you dislike everyone and everything, and you trust no one and nothing, and you think the whole world is out to get you.)

5. I can't drive. I mean, I can drive, but I have come to terms with the fact that I shouldn't. I just don't have a knack for it. Sample this childhood incident. The fact that I caused Viv and me to be flung off a jet-ski into the middle of the South China sea doesn't help my confidence either.

6. There is this person I know who dislikes me very much but religiously follows this blog. I don't know why.

7. I love Bollywood, but I wish they'd get a little sensible. Things are definitely much better than before, but every now and then, there will be a movie which will make me thunk my head on the walls of the movie theatre. I'm always up to defend Bollywood, but sometimes I just don't know how to, and end up sounding silly.

8. In spite of a cricket-heavy childhood and a cricket-player husband, I still don't know ALL the rules of cricket. :/ I still laugh in my head when I hear or read the term 'leg bye'. I imagine the umpire raising his leg and waving goodbye with it.

9. It was only last year that I found out that something I had been using in every other email was totally wrong. 'With regards to your query' should be 'With regard to your query'. ('Regards' refers to 'feelings of esteem or affection' and unless we're expressing those feelings towards the query, the correct term to use is 'regard'). Oooh. Embarrassing, but at least I found out! Phew.

10. I know I ruffle a few feathers whenever I diss Singapore, but I live here and this is my home too. I love both Singapore and India (for very different reasons) and I believe I have every right to diss Singapore the way I diss India.


c&d) As is my rule, I tag all the bewdas who have been neglecting their blogs for a month or more. Tag utha, (lazy) insaan! :)


Dil se said...

Nice list !! Need to learn from you about (4).
On (7), agreed and even I love bollywood and all the song and dance drama. But somethings things and (the director's "creativity") goes too overboard :-)

mythalez said...

wonder what you think about 'powerplay', 'silly point', 'fine leg' and so on :P

Maryum said...

please say yes....=)

Maryum said...

i just wanted to thank u for writing the blog...its like ur contribution to mankind...u make us all smile.. and laugh too..
lodz of luv to u and superman

Thousif Raza said...

congrats yaar, may you win many more :)

take care and keep writing..........

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

I saw this DVD at a friend's place yesterday - It's Rocking (rocking songs from Bollywood it seems).. Except for a few (may be 3-4), all the other 50 or so songs were utterly butterly trashy!!!! Every song had 8-10 stars clad in glittering sherwani (men)/ stupid looking something or saree (women, obv!), dancing in a big house or hotel with 50 caucasians in the background, mostly in glittering bikinis again. I was in awe how the hell would movie goers differentiate one from another??? Even the tunes weren't unique for that matter. Tho' I do know that this is not all of Bollywood, it felt horrible to see so much of "similar trash" :-(

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

Ermm.. if you aren't sure why I commented that here.. am not either ;-) Just wanted to rant somewhere, where else other than the bar? :D

Btw, I need to ask you something over email, where can I find some email id of yours (that you check regularly)?

Sayesha said...

#Dil se,
Hehehe... :) Thanks for the tag, girl!

Haha... I'm now okay with those, but leg bye still gets me! :D

Okay okay, you're here after so long you can have the gold! Where were you, girl?? :D

Thanks. :)

Reminds me of this time I went to a Karaoke bar and was so excited that they had hindi songs. Turns out they were home videos of secondary school kids dressed in sherwanis (!) and salwar-kameezes trying to copy the original songs. Even the words they had on screen were mangled beyond belief! Yikes.

Oooh thanks for letting me know, I always thought my profile shows my email id! I have fixed it, and now it does:

Revs said...

Nice tag :)
and OMG!!
4 is soooo true of me. Since I am generally a very happy person I keep thinking abt the happy times in life, scared that there ll be a time when i ll become this sad morose individual!!

and GULP!! with regards galath hai?? :O
Whoaaa. Thanks bhai!!

Sayesha said...

You're welcome. :)

How do we know said...

ye tag uthaoon?? dimaag kharab hai kya? 10 honest things abt me? (looks furtively around and leaves, mucha like a fake terrorist in a Bolly wood film)

N said...

"Regard", "Regards"!! OMG...i never knew that...thanks a million for letting us know....before my boss would have pointed out to me...