An awesome few days!!

December 14, 2009 § 14 Comments

Victory can do funny things to you. Yes, it wasn’t the Olympics, but it still helped me a lot- much more than even I thought. For once lady luck seemed to have smiled on me. I thank her, thank you miss, where you are, what ever you are upto.

I have never felt this confident. I feel a new belief, I am more than optimistic, I believe in my own ability to believe and have belief in my ability. It doesn’t matter if it was an easy contest, or whatever, but at least I didn’t screw up this time. It feels great to have some luck and actually do something worthwhile.

I should thank my friends for believing in me. Maybe they brought in the luck part. A huge thanks to all- especially Dhruva and AKR. We(my department) won three “culturals” in three days( held by various departments of Loyola) and well one which we won on the final day wasΒ speciallyΒ special- we participated in 4 events, came first 3 and second in 1 and won it. I should mention this fellow called TTV – the fellow won something like 6 or 7 events in two days- damn good. And yes I should thank my seniors as well, for trusting us.

And everything else also seems to be falling in place(except for studies? Ha, well have to start studying again πŸ˜› ). It’s been awesome. Β That’s what this poem is about(for those follow my poetry blog as well).

Well Lady(luck that’s you) do stick around for a while, can do with your help πŸ˜€

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Day two- after winning big bucks(no cash though πŸ˜› )

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Why so serious? :P

November 4, 2009 § 25 Comments

Fruity has given me two badges which she feels describes me (or fl’air’ ) πŸ™‚ Β And yup, I know most of you will agree with her (including me :P)

Apart from the fact that I want to act as the joker in the next batman movie, this statement will hold enough water to cause a storm in the Atacama. Truth be told, I get ‘serious’ only when I sense there is more to something than that meets the eye. I never feel “serious” though, I like it when my head races away, I am more like an observer, who watches it πŸ˜€ Its fun to watch it, when it is at work and of course it is mesmerizing too πŸ™‚

 

Ha think my relatives and friends will more than agree. I took one of those personality tests a while back and believe it or not, my introvert to extrovert is almost 1:1. So I can either be in a shell or goΒ berserkerΒ πŸ™‚ And yes I am very rarely short of words πŸ™‚ Guess the serious part has got a lot to do with this. Expressing myself is something which is really important to me. Blogging can take a lot of credit for helping me express myself.

So what do you think is my flair?

 

 

 

 

Kollu and awards :D :D :D

September 28, 2009 § 27 Comments

πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

Yes! So finally I think I have broken the Sunday curse πŸ˜€ And ya today is supposed to auspicious etc etc , so lets hope the blogging Gods(servers?) are on my side πŸ˜€

As IΒ promised, first the pictures of the pots my mom and sis made( I did painted a couple as well πŸ˜› ) .

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So why Β these? They are gifts for people who came for “Kollu”.

It is a practise here for girls/women to arrange dolls during the 9 nights(and it is the practise of boys/men to eat all the sundal/puttu/whatever given).

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But yes, while it is supposed to be for girls alone, boys/men help as well(like getting the dolls down from the loft etc πŸ˜› );

When I was younger, I used to make an elaborate display of all my hot wheels and other toys. Now of course I do not have the time or the patience to participate( in fact this time, I looked through the kollu only when I took the photos {advantages of blogging, note} ). Ha well , at least I ate sundal πŸ˜€

Anyway, I think I will stop with the photos about kollu , its origin and sundries, well if you are curious, search the blogs, you will be able to what you are looking for πŸ™‚

Vijayadhasami is supposed to be a day, when it is good for new beginnings. Like how everyday is not a Sunday, everyday is not supposed to be good enough, fine enough I guess πŸ˜› So let me pass on a few awards(which IΒ receivedΒ during my Sunday blogger days πŸ˜‰ )

Avada and Kanagu passed on the Humane blogger award.Kanagu also passed on the Addicting blog award. Also DI passed on the Coolest blogger award πŸ™‚

Avada and Swaram, also passed on the I love your blog award Β πŸ˜‰ Swaram also awarded me a golden pen and the friends award πŸ˜€

Now that is a lot of award πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I would like to pass these awards to all my blogging friends(if you think I am your friend, then I am your friend πŸ™‚ ) . Its been great knowing you all πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We bloggers are special πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

And Avada also gave me this πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Thanks a million you all πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ And special thanks to Avada.. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

SO with this I hope I have beaten the Sunday blogger curse. I had time yesterday as well, but stopped myself from posting to break the jinx(talk about beingΒ superstitiousΒ πŸ˜› ). Now I hope to post again before this week end( am not going to say what I am going to post, every time I do that, I seem to curse that very topic/idea πŸ˜› ) .

πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

quarter dozen awards

August 16, 2009 § 24 Comments

Ya ya its raining awards! *hey anybody wants to erect a statue of me? *

This time its Kanagu , celebrating a year in blogosphere Β *ha young man congrats *.

Anyway , he has given me the Wordsworth of blogsphere award *see someone reads my poems πŸ˜€ * . Anyway how do I feel about it? Damn good you bet , but decided to ask Wordsworth what he thinks about this…

Me:- Dude , you are Wordsworth?

Wordsworth:- Once upon a time I prowled upon a fox,

She was so hot , that I forgot my life’s small faux pas.

In my dreams , I was a dove on her head,

In my beak I held a rose that was red.

Me:- That sounds like ,like… Β Wordsworthless , what happened to you?

Wordsworth:- I became a blogger on a dusty May day,

There changed my fate’s say.

This fellow called OG, A cook he was , showed me,

A lady in a white saree , A lovely damsel , A malayalee

Then another guide, took me in his stride,

In him insanity, Vimal made me see my vanity

And I laughed away my pensive,

For hiring a donkey was expensive.

me:- So that’s it , I should have warned you , but why didn’t you read my poetry?

Wordsworth:- The madman you are,

Your verses to my brain were a spar ,

Thoughts don’t rime and white is not sour,

Why ,you are still to get drunk at a bar.

Me:- Oh! shut up , have you had a chocobar? And its a mistake me coming here. I think I should have gone to Shelley or Hemingway or Frost or best of all Shakespeare.

Wordsworth:-

Good day sir, Hope you find someone wiser than me.

The gray loons can never beat that well bred Shelley

Or keep taking different Paths daily.

I am but a man , who sees daffodils, For they are tiny,

In my heart , with their memory , everything seems free.

Me:- whatever , someone think I am like you. Anyway you lived far too long and you didn’t shoot yourself or get drowned..not inspiring at all, they say we poets are crazy..

At this point , the poor fellow mutters to himself and sees a couple of Chennai kaka(crow/raven) and wanders away …

Anyway anyone who says my poems are long , please , save it , for all you know , you would have to teach it your children if it becomes as a part of their English text πŸ˜‰ * ya I dream of such things , The swine I am! Stay away from me , I am genetically self modified flu proof pig , coming near me is bound to weaken your system through jealousy , vanity and of course you hog , you stink!*

Oh! I thought I was giving away awards and look whats happening…anyway all those who receive this award , should write a ode to the river in your city πŸ˜€

The award goes too…

Jeevan

Aarti

Pria

Oh! He also gave me the “They gonna rock” , this one is meant for the kids supposedly(he calls me a veteran in his post and calls me a kid while giving me the award , so I am the young veteran πŸ˜€ ) .

Yes yes I am going pass this one around as well πŸ˜€

There are few who behave like kids. They fight , they write weird comments in each others’ blog and they pull each others’ leg(virtual ones I guess πŸ™‚ ).

And this is a new trend, in the olden days(of blogging!) , people used to behave themselves , we commented and talked as if we had a tie around our neck trying to choke us( Oh! I didn’t belong to this category I think, what with my famous smiley comments πŸ˜‰ and before that of course I was the new kid in the block πŸ˜‰ ) So this one goes to the kids(some old timers who have reinvented themselves as well) :-

Vimmuuu(ya if you don’t write his name with the 2 M and 3 U ..he’s going come and spam you :P)

Smita ( A chronicallyΒ shopaholic, Vimmuuu’s nemesis.. :P)

OG( yes strikku moonu! Strictly speaking , he is the only guy I know , who writes a cooky blog :P)

Anamika( full of weird instances and ya she makes me laugh :D)

Dhiren ( along with Vimmuuu and OG , they form Don’s Angles πŸ˜‰ )

Don( well she does pretend to be Badshah of Bloggywood)

Harsh (jee boom bha!)

You people are to write a post on your favorite toy(Vimmuuu stop trying to steal Smita’s toy! Or no candy for you!). πŸ˜† Or King Khan VS King Kong πŸ˜€ (the choice is your’s choose wisely πŸ˜‰ )

And if you thought that’s it , stop right there! There is one more award to go:-

DI passed on the cool blogger award πŸ˜€ (ya! at last something which sounds good , feeling cool πŸ˜› )

*the greenery in the picture -oh! come on that’s good photoshopping! *

So while the entire Earth is boiling in its own pudding , there are a few coolers , if not for whom , our spirits would have melted away..These wonderful people whose post show their good brains(clean without having to be washed by pepsi) are:-

Arch ( she understands my poems!)

Indyeah( well what can I say Incredible Indyeah πŸ˜€ )

Archana( I hate blogs which talk about guy-girl relationship,who needs them – but her blog has made me change my views πŸ˜‰ )

Lakshmi(she roams and she does what roamers do πŸ˜‰ )

I am stopping with four on this one ; And Β since this award is about being cool , you are to write on the Coolest dessert! πŸ˜€

So there done I think. I love doing these awards post πŸ˜‰ Ha but wait almost forgot πŸ˜‰

This is the most important part of the post, so listen *Indi helps Vishesh in pulling OG down Β from the ceiling fan(he thought it would help him make chutney)*

Chirag , has come up with Indiameme.

In his words ,

With Indiameme you can:-

* Glance at the Day’s News and Blogs and get Permalink to the current news
* Read stories only from the best sources and bookmark them in twitter, del.icio.us, facebook and reddit
* Read the news in a giffy as there are no ads or distractions and this is the probably the most cleanest site in India
* Grab best of the news with “Top Items – Must Read News”

I have tried it out and except for a few minor glitches(which he is working on) its awesome! You can read the NEWS from various sources(including a few blogs) in one place. And well some people prefer to see things , so here is a screen shot πŸ™‚

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P.S:- Winners , do take up the challenge to write on those topics πŸ˜› The idea is to make these award posts so entertaining(after all it gets monotonous to see comments saying “congrats” “cool” etc πŸ™‚ ) But its optional πŸ˜‰

A couple of awards and a tag

August 9, 2009 § 28 Comments

*Let me do the tag first πŸ˜› *

Sahefa tagged me ..ya ya its again one of those question answer things πŸ˜› Anyway lets see if I can make it fun πŸ˜›

– What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie?
Wall-E πŸ˜›

– What’s the longest you’ve gone without taking a bath?
maybe 25 hrs or something..I can’t be without taking a bath and well if i can’t stand Β it I guess others can’t too..and ya in Chennai you sweat..You can actually find our sweat running all over the place..thats why the koovam never runs dry πŸ˜›

– If anyone u know (name the person pls) could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do?
Oh no , no …what sort of question is that? Aren’t we living in a civilized world? Slaves? Where are your senses Mr/Ms. tag creator?? Its crass , crude to think anybody can be a slave…of course I can’t blame you , maybe you work in an MNC or a call center?

– What is your best physical attribute? and why ?

How you doing? πŸ˜›

– Do you have a secret talent and what is it?
Ya well I can tame elephants and make them turn into ants..can make corns pop..can sleep in class…can sing like a horse..Can look like Posh ..can make people go oh! gosh…and can give current a shock!

– What is one thing are you afraid of?

Fear? Me? Hmm..nothing really , oh! come on how many times should I say this – dogs!


– If you had to spend eternity with one person, who would it be?

Hmm…nope not yet found that girl… πŸ˜› Hmm..but ya I can spend an eternity with myself , till I find that girl(?) πŸ˜›

– If you had to listen to only three songs for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Song of life

Song of love

Song of the universe πŸ™‚

– What did you look like in 5th grade? Describe or upload a pic..

Well don’t have my 5th grade photo on the comp..but well you can see my 1st , 2nd etc on FB πŸ˜› Well I looked human I think….I maybe wrong.. πŸ˜›

– If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play ‘you’?

Of course , as long as others agree to play “them” πŸ˜›
– Who is most beautiful person you know (inside and out).
Ha all the aliens out there πŸ™‚
– If you could date anyone in the world, who would it be?

Shhhhhhhh……I am not telling anyone over here..Dirty gossip mongers all you humans are πŸ˜‰

– What is the most annoying habit that a friend/boyfried/girlfriend/spouse has ever had?

Hmm…trying to push me off the himalayas? No no thats it , she tried to drown me …hmm…ya I remember..wait I forgot.. πŸ˜› Oh ya Emotional Atyachar( I think I got the meaning correct atyachar is a mess or something right?)

– What is the meanest thing that you have done till date? (time to come clean buddy)

Mean , I am a vegetarian! (K well in Tamil mean means fish :P)

– What is that one question u wish i had asked u.. u can answer it too πŸ˜‰
Hmm…who are you?

AAAAAAAWwwwwww………..but you are , *faints*
– What would have been that one question that you dread ?

“Why do you write long poems? “

Yup I hate that…one of the reasons for moving my poems out of here.

Oh and all those who get the awards below are tagged(your wish really) but if you don’t do the tag , You are expected to write a post on the Evolution of Stupidity among humans…

now for the awards….

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Thanks Anamika πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

And the awards go to :-

1)Indyeah– no guessing why πŸ˜› your posts surely bring out the best in us and teach us soo many things πŸ˜‰ (others – for more refer to annexure 58C πŸ˜› )

2)Swaram– And no one says her posts are long πŸ˜› Β Keep the song going πŸ˜‰

3) Destination Infinity A blog where you will find a variety of articles…entertaining and makes you think πŸ™‚

4)Nita – Her views are very similar to mine(and at times I have understood my stance better thanks to her). I love her well researched posts , always informative..and of course the comment section is another world by itself πŸ™‚

5)Smita – for her wonderful book reviews and ya I guess we all enjoy the shopaholic in her as well πŸ™‚

I think I will stop with 5, after all others need to spread the award as well πŸ˜› Anyway , I wasn’t joking about the tag part so either do the tag or well write something on the evolution of Stupidity among humans πŸ˜›

9 awards!

February 6, 2009 § 12 Comments

So Kanagu passed on nine awards to me! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 8) They are

Β I love to give the I love your blog award, lovely blog award,Β  Your comments create magic, Thanks for writing, The resonance award, Garland blog, Blogger friends, friendship bracelet and interesting blog

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In these the interesting blogger award and thanks for writing I have already recieved.So also the bracelet and garland that leaves five to be passed….Well without wasting anytime let me get to award ceremony,

The I love your blog award goes to:-

Reema.

Prerna

Chirag

The lovely blogger award goes to :-

-Someone who is not here at the moment πŸ˜‰ (k.. I am keeping this one Β :P)Β 

The resonance award goes to:-

Sanity Found

Solilo

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The your comments create magic goes to:-

Paul

destination Infinity

Nita

The blogger friends award goes to :-

Apar.

-Reema

Vimal

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P.S: if this post seems hasty,it is πŸ˜› I am busy studying( ya ya) be back tomorrow(hopefully) with Thondiraja( πŸ˜€ )

My name is Unni,Vishesh Unni

December 12, 2008 § 18 Comments

Ya most of you know I am Vishesh Unni Raghunathan πŸ™‚ But why this post all of a sudden?This post is been in the making since i started blogging some two and a half years ago.Anyway before we get to the post,I got another award,this time from Reema and Pria.

Its called the PROXIMIDADE.Since I do not happen to speak the language the award is,And also since I tried to translate this using google translator.This is the message it gave moi Β :

We are not yet able to translate from Galician into English.

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And so I clicked on Spanish and the translator told me,it means proximity.So who I wonder should this proximity award or rather present go to?

1) Jeevan( he lives in the same city as I do,no clue where though πŸ™‚ Β )

2)Keshi(one of the earlier blogs i feel upon)Β 

3)Prarthana(for calling me an MCP,the first ever to do this πŸ˜› )Β 

4)Priya(hmm….hmmmmmm…..hmmmmmmmm….. πŸ˜€ )

5) Chirag(for his posts )

6)PJ(For her blogs)

7)Verbivorehere(for coming with such a name)

8)Sakhi(stories,short stories πŸ˜‰Β 

9)Naveen(ha well one of the best judges i have ever seen πŸ™‚ and a good writer too)

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Now that,that is done ,let us get back to my name.

Vishesh in hindi means special.

Unni in malayalam means small.

The best part is I am Tamil.And even better is the fact that I Β know Β neither malayalam nor hindi(Ok i can Understand them alright.Hindi slightly more,thanks to my class mates.Malayalam is more like Tamil spoken through the nose.)

So my name actually means Special Small.

When i was small i used hate the Unni(as its meaning in Tamil is different and also it rhymes with panni[pig]) in my name.But now i have gotten used to it.Actually i would have been named Vishesh Unni Krishnan,but then seeing that it would be too long,they decided to make it shorter to Vishesh Unni.

And since my name involves two languages,people assume me to be a Mallu or somewhere from the North .I actually don’t mind that,I feel weird only when people start talking to me in Malayalam or hindi.Well whatever,here I am Unni,Vishesh Unni.Though i prefered to be known as Vishesh.

Speical Small whatever…I am special that is all I care about πŸ˜›

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