college stuff, personal

Memoirs of Those lovely days



searching down memory lane! This one’s strictly a personal post lying in my drafts for sometime now! Few months back, I attended a free self-analysis workshop(some boring stuff), arranged by one of the local NGOs.Every attendee was questioned about, their unforgettable moment in their life so far. Please note that all of us were barely in our mid 20s… Nobody has achieved any thing great, other than being the coolies of the silicon valley of india, serving Fortune 500 biggies and some of us with a job offer,but no call so far!

Ok let me not deviate…for the most unforgettable moment…few samples for you:

The moment I got my job in campus interview….. (fair enough !!)
When I came first in school in +2 ( ekka andipatti la neenga first vantha enna last vantha enna… 😛 )
When my parents got married…( :O Beats me )

I thought for a while…(Thought bubbles:Mebbe..The Day when my lil bro’s leg got trodden over by a bus & I was flitting around my parents asking whether I can donate blood,skin… (or) That awesome summer camp I went to once.. Kinda like the Camp ROck stuff,with all the singing & dancing \m/ Well atleast that’s a good memory) I could not come up with a single specific day that is unforgettable. I told the audience that my 4-years of college life are unforgettable in my life 😀 . In fact it’s true with most of us and you would agree on this with me.

On an ironic note, I was unfortunate to finish my engineering in the stipulated 4 years…there are much more fortunate souls, who enjoyed full 6 years with all the privileges of a college student.

So when somebody utters the word college, what comes to your mind ??

lemme list down my personal favorites …the list is exhaustive! FYI,I graduated from a not-so-typical** #1 govt-affiliated college from south tamilnadu

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college stuff, personal

Young Soprano – Unleashed !

Sing_Like_Prorainjet  Ahemm..Ahem…I’m a singer (officially).Gracy,the young soprano made her debut on March 27th! All thanks to Fiesta,Literary and Fine Arts Association of Mepco schlenk engg College which allows lame wannabe singers a stage for showcasing students’ talents 😛 ! I had no intention of sweeping this embarrassment on myself,But still.. If don’t do it now,then when can I ?? So thought of giving it a try 😛 Bad Idea (should have known better then)The last minute eureka bulb that glowered on me had its toll on the audience – they had to listen to a shaky voice for approximately 2 minutes(not my normal soprano one) 😀 My only solace is in the fact of not being chucked off the dais! A pat on the back for the courageous me for not chickening out… cos then,I’d have graduated outta college without having revealed the peppy singer in me :)Enough of shameless self promotion,let me end this post with a gud link to a tutorial..on How to Sing .

If you’ve ever seen the audition phase of American Idol(Star Vijay’s Super Singer/Indian Idol/any of those numerous Tv singing shows), you’ll know that there are a lot of people out there who think they can sing(ones like me perhaps :P) . You probably also noticed that most of them actually can’t. But although some people seem blessed with the gift of a beautiful singing voice, anyone can learn to sing with a little practice.After hours of singing in the bathroom shower,I’ve now finally graduated to singing in public.Bad begining – Now thats a good omen 🙂 I couldn’t be happier..All this fuss for a piece of singing – Don’t curse 😛 I am gonna upload my singing masterpiece online,for those of you who missed the grand show of the singing sensation ! I know you can’t wait ,gimme a week for uploading 😛 . Ciao.

college stuff, personal

A normal weekend after ages !!

Dear reader,

It has been ages since I blogged. I actually cannot point out a specific reason for my absence though I am quite certain that my glorious unpresence would hardly affect anyone/anything. 😛 Its been a long while since i’ve clicked on my blog URL,except for those occasional comment check times..Where was I ??Mostly on twitter and a few other forums and wasting my time @ college. Guess what ..For once in my 4 years of grad student life, I was a lil busy: stuck with that dire engineering formality called project work! Even tho’ most parts of it(A web mining framework for evolving user profiles in dynamic websites) are woking and even tho’ we got the site put up a week ago..No thanks to our lab admin (& to those lazy bum batchmates,who shud know more about mirroring important data)our project PC was formatted,leaving us blinking,unable to digest the fact that it was all gone.well….we had to start from version 1.5 Build 6 😛 and proceed from Goodness knowswhere that was..and luckily restored the work 🙂 Phewwww…!Yipee…Well thats just one reason.Loads of other things have happened.But wait..I’m not gonna bore you with those paltry happenings.Life these days is going _____ (I’m short of words to describe the boringness / monotony of life ****!!) You would never beleive that my movie time has now decreased to a big round ZER0 😦 Can’t believe that I’m still alive :PNo long holidays that i can spend @ home… Even the goverment holidays are stuffed with boring college :-/ Pretty much its a humdrum existence!!

(I love these Phd comic strips,that i’m subscribing to them..pretty cool)

Final Year classes ought to be cancelled – there’s absolutely no point (NONE at all) in sitting in those dull classes except for attendance’s sake… (Take a closer look,you see why)

The only use of those classes so far has been catching up on those mp3s i hadn’t listened to for a long time,reading those classics,those lame magazines,Filling up slam books,sleeping,doodling,making abstract and face sketches..Just about everything that’d kill time.Final semester has been a time for everything but study – Happy to say ‘ve mastered various arts – sketches,poetry,caricature,calligraphy and the like.
I can see that my sense of logic and proportion have started to have a eccentric turn ,which explains this irrational post and irrelevance of content.But trust me. I still have some degree of sanity left within me.
P.S: I am stopping here as the cursor has winked at me for the past 10minutes; mocking my inability to give a coherent shape to my frenzied thoughts. I will continue expounding on the crap-and-boredom which has pervaded my life,a little later. For now,let me think…….Disgruntled-ly yours,

P.S: What do u think of the new header and tagline 🙂

Post ur comments, and do update me in your blogroll. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

everyday, personal

Be right Back !!

Dear blogging friends,

I don’t know what to do. A few weeks ago, I stopped blogging all of a sudden. I disappeared without a trace..I was taking a break from posting because I had stuff going on in my life that I had to deal with.There’s absolutely no time to blog , and the little time I had for blogging has now become even more restricted with college work and the stuff i am up to…And I am left wondering: should I pack it in altogether? Should I empty my blog once more and leave the blogging scene forever? I’m torn between my love of blogging and my fear of letting myself down !Hoping I will get some time once things get cleared up!! I’ve got so much happening around me!
P.S: Take a look  @ my new punkymoods avatar at the right! Thats something thats updated everyday,for sure ! BRB ,Gracy !
funstuff, personal

150 Questions

Fun Time… Dont Panic seeing the title.Its pretty simple though. Not as scary as I thought either! You just have to skim through this list here and bold the ones that you have done.Simple right? You don’t even have to use your thinking power 😉 Just some memory power is all you need! :PJust select the ones that you have done before you turned 30!

And considering I have a long time to go 30 – hopefully I should be able to pick up a few more from here!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said “I love you” and meant it [Of course to my many  many friends ;)]

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise( happens always when I’m home )

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars(when i was very young)

20. Changed a baby’s diaper (my baby brothers’ ;D)

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (Have done this ALWAYS when wardens shout @ me making them go bonkers)

27. Had a food fight (Any hosteller cum member of KK would have had this)

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can 

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse (On TV)

34. Ridden a roller coaster 

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day(yea… Good old days)

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment [This happens pretty often, right?]

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had amazing friends (and still have)

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched whales (nopez…. but have watched dolphins and seal @ Dolphin City)

45. Stolen a sign [??]

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach (At besant Nagar Beach,Chennai)

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland (My Life time dream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day (Love to do this ,especially during one of those rainy days)

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain(kissed my coffee mug o’course   :D)

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest (shared first place..I was a mobile phone)

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo (one of those stick on ones which we used to get with bubblegum)

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert” 

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage(With my piano)

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten Shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication(have written ..but not for a large one)

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart 😦

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse 

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper (For school rank in Board exams :D)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach (In bio lab)

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (P.G.Woodehouse)

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head(when very young)

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life

And those who are willing to do this on your blog do it and present the link here. Awaiting some nice replies to this post