hmm.. just looking at the title you might have understood my brain is not rolliing right nowadays. It is too occupied being the good aunt, the lazy loving daughter, the helpful little sister.. the wife pining away in love.. the student waiting for results.. amidst all this is lost the blogger I want to be.
I wanted to write for the blogaton. Unfortunately, my sister has a schedule that will sweep you off your feet, no matter who you are. Buried in the above roles, I quite forgot about it, until Rahul reminded him. By the way, I managed to peep in and read some of the posts and I should say, I had lot of fun!! I would have had more if I had written one post too. The topic was "The Indian Dream". Inspite of it being a much discussed one, some of them had a very refreshing outlook at the Indian dream and that was worth the read. Go take a look if you are intersted, it is a really cool concept this blogaton.
So.. back to the Tag-a-day. I have so many backlogs, and yet so little time nowadays to think of somehting interesting to write about, I figured, this was a good idea. Otherwise, I might shie away the few people who do comment with incessant talk about my family and friends. I take my duties as an aunt very seriously, for the rewards are exhilarating :) My two year old nephew thinks I am the best, and he has decided to call his eldest aunt as "bullatha" too after me haha..
Errr.. there I go again, back to the whole family gloating... but then, its ok right??
Today's tag is something I really enjoyed reading. Ekam is a charming young lady and her posts are always interesting. She wrote this tag which is like an "About me" tag. Do read about her here.
There are no rules, if there were, most probably my post would end up looking like very similar to Ekam's post. Surprisinglly, we both have a lot of things in common.
I like my name. I know people who think its no big deal, but I am glad I don't have a boring name. And I am very happy that my name is not pronounced in ways beyond recognition by Westerners. I can live with Ro-He-Ne. It sure sounds like Rohini. Not bad. Really. Of course, my surname is an entirely different story, but I like it too.
One quality I posses, that I don't like sometimes, is my ability to adjust and accomodate to the demands of people I hardly know or like.. or would never want to. In other words, I find myself nice and pleasing even when I dont want to. Sometimes, it backfires.. sometimes it annoys 'cos the other guy doesn't deserve it and often, i am glad i am like this.
I wish I had a huge circle of friends. But I know that is a bit unlikely. Only because the people I trust, like and open up to are very few. The qualities in them are not hard to find in others, but I shy away from people whom I don't trust by instinct or whose behaviour I don't like. And looking back, I think this list if longer than the former. sigh.
I have been a good student without having to put too much effort so far. I am worried that I might have become out of sync with my student self. Atleast I still have time to get back in my groove.
My parents have raised me with a mixture of old and new fashions. I have always strived to keep the balance intact as far as I can. But in religious matters like puja and rituals, I am not always successful. I do not know much about them, and I am not sure if I have the zeal to learn. But, I respect them nevertheless.
I love to smile. Even if my smile is not photogenic, or people dont like it.. I think to be able to smile is wonderful and it should be used as often as possible. There is so much to smile at.. why hold yourself back.
My family says they can read my face like a book. It shows all my emotions. I try pretty hard not to. It is quite irritating sometimes. Atleast I can control my expressions to some extent when I am with friends or strangers. Thank god for that!
I am very lazy at home (Honest Ekam, not copying you). I dont dress neatly, I dont do everywork as soon as I think of it. I like to take thigns slow and relax.. and just laze around. Like what we can do later, we should never do now. So, if you ever plan to visit, do give me a call first. Then I do things in a jiffy, and my house is guest worthy and I play the perfect host. :D My husband is always surprised and happy when we have guests.. haha. I use to tell my mom that a home is not like a hotel room - it wont be always neat and things wont be always scanty or in their places 'cos people are what make a house a home. :D now, I tell my husband that. haha.
I am going to go back to my home and miss my family.. especially the kids. They are all so adorable.. I wish they had more time to play with me. I have firmly decided to come in their holidays from now on. What is the point of interrupting their schedules such that they dont do justice to that or spend time with me.. very sad.
And lastly I will tell you a little secret. I think watches are the perfect gifts. I was kind of obsessed with them in college. I had atleast a dozen I think. Now I just have a couple and I wish I had more. Well, I always wish I had more watches. One for each dress style - casual, trendy, academic, sporty, traditional, semi-traditional...etc etc.. My husband thanks his lucky stars that atleast I don't wish i had only expensive watches. No.. just any watch would do as long as I like it and it works..
Ah.. there my friends.. I did it. I hope you enjoyed reading about me.. if you found it atleast a little interesting I think I would be happy. And what do you think of my a tag a day? It might only be for a week though, I dont think I have tags more than that pending. Who knows.. maybe I might come up with something after that. I do have many ideas in draft.. haha..
Anu, Eash, Parzi, Rims, Hitaishi, Sid and simba.. would do please take up this tag.. I want to know more about you :) Anybody else who is interested and wants to write, just drop a line ..
Enjoy! life is short and is like a ball that bounces back no matter what. Your thoughts are the air that keeps it up. Think bright, think light.. think happy !