30 something Tag !!!

Well well I have just got free.. just copied this tag and here are the answers… !!!! No one tagged me… but since my dear friends are doing it… I thought it would be great to do it… as such me talking about me is my favourite pastime… he he he…

I have to read many many posts and I promise to read them as soon as possible and comment galore everywhere… !!!! just not able to cope up when out of office have to use from mobile and only one site at a time opens and that too very slowly… !!! 😦 😦

 

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

wonder when will my cheeks go in… 😦

2. How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?

505 !! (5 rupees chutta for my second cigarette of the day… 500 is emergency money. I ask for 10 rs everyday from my wife… for 2 cigarettes… thats all the kharcha i do… !! I dont keep a lot of money as I tend to smoke more… if I have… more… I have cut down to 2 cigarettes a day… when in Indore and in routine life… when I travel… heee hawwww)

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

Four

4. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

Our spot boy who had problems at one warehouse as the truck didnt arrive (so boring na..) 😦

5. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

Swades Title song instrumental… its been there for over 2 years now… the tabla and the shehnai… are just unbelievable… its my eternal favourite 🙂

6. What are you wearing right now?

Trousers and Shirt (not to mention the underwears, socks shoes watch) 😉

7. Do you label yourself?

A bundle of desires… 🙂

8. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently own?

Woodlands

9. Bright or Dark Room?

Doesnt really matter… !! Bright in the mornings… Dark in the night..

10. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

I read this done by Swaram, Crafty, Monika, Tara… if I say anything other than praise them they will kill me… !! :mrgreen:

11. What does your watch look like?

as plain as it can get, white dial black belt Sonata…(gharib log) 😦

12. What were you doing at midnight last night?

Watching the movie “Australia” (Sooooooper) and munching Makai ka Chevda…  🙂

13. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

Non veg sms but i ll share… its in gujarati… Translated in English but it wont sound so funny that way… neways.. here we go…

A gujarati Kaka went to a tour operator who was a lady and she gave a package… Rs. 3000 for 2 nights, and food on you…

Kaka replied… ok food on us but sleeping on you no ??

 

14. What’s a word that you say a lot?

Fantastic thats if you dont count you know what i mean… he he he..

15. Who told you he/she loved you last?(please exclude spouse , family, children)

Who else but… scratchy !  (sweeto) 🙂

16. Last furry thing you touched?

Cant remember…

17. Favourite age you have been so far?

18 till I die…

18. What was the last thing you said to someone?

Chalo milte hai… ( the client who has been keeping me since two days just went to his hotel… hope he doesnt want me to go for dinner with him… I dont want to go… plss … he went and here i am !!!! )

19.The last song you listened to?

“Halke Halke.. Rang Chalke… Jaane ab kya hone ko hai…” –  Honeymoon Travels wala song… on my morning walk in the morning ! 🙂 😀

20. Where did you live in 1987?

Jamnagar

21. Are you jealous of anyone?

Yes lots of times…

22. Is anyone jealous of you?

A lot of my co-blog samaj vasi’s who think I have a lot of time to blog on job… they dont know how much multi tasking i have to do… instead of praising my skill they feel jealous…. !!! (now if ever there was a death wish this is it !!!)

23. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

My undies… !!!!! for sure… lol…. other than that I have my sheikh chilli khayals… !!!! and my songs in my mukesh like voice… !!!! (no making fun of me and mukesh ok… or else I am not talking… )

24. What’s your favourite town/city?

town city – Bharuch… but I would love to retire in Manali or Ramnagar (corbett) 😀 🙂

25. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

Thank you letters in return for the rakhi’s… thats about the only letter I write and mail… 🙂

26. Can you change the oil on a car?

Pehle car to dilao !! I m sure I will learn to do it… :mrgreen:

27. Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

Well we last mailed each other but that has stopped since about 4-5 months… !! she is happily married.. ! 😀

28. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

“Nope”

29.What is your current desktop picture?

DSC_5371

30. Have you been burnt by love?

lol… wrong question… it should have been the other way round… to make it interesting… lol 😉

 

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All those who are posting… take it easy… !! I have already 200 unread posts… !!! take it easy… !!!

Venting Rupees…

DISCLAIMER : this is not a post, this is my tantrum, this is tragedy, still I feel its funny, Its a slap in the face, still I pretend I am learning from it, this is nothing but just being a cry baby.

 

Some times its really weird.

 

I am a trader.

I am supposed to trade.

I must buy at a lower price.

 and sell at a higher price.

That is my basic job.

Simple enough.

I m supposed to be good at it… I am paid to do exactly that

 

But, every time I buy, price goes down.

Every time I sell, price goes up.

 

When I sell dollars, rupee becomes weaker.

When I convert dollars, rupee becomes stronger.

 

At times I wonder, am I so Important ?

Is it me who is governing the markets, do they get influenced by my decisions ?

I tell friends, do exactly the opposite of what I do… you will surely earn !!

Even that I think is an achievement

 

While all this was happening at work it was ok…

 

Boss ka paisa hai.

Markets are uncertain.

Its very volatile.

This is weird.

No one can predict the markets.

 

But Than…

Smart ass, former financial advisor.

Equity investor.

trying to emulate Warren Buffet.

but..

buys Unitech at 285

suddenly

Unitech is at 85

cousin comes in tells me, get out of the stock..

its 85 lets average, lets average, lets buy more !!

you gotta be kidding me…

i have to recover 200…

Cousin adamant get out of the stock…

ur out of ya mind…

Unitech is at 60.

ok this must be the bottom…

lets buy a few more…

Unitech is at 40…

Its now gonna rally… lets buy more…

Unitech is at 24…

WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF

 

Warren Buffet Saying :

Dare where others fear, fear when others dare…

 

I must buy more…

I aint got no money but… to average any more ( thank god for the recession, and no bonus 🙂 )

 

same story with RNRL, LNT, RIL, RPL, Chennai Petro, Bharti, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Icici Bank, Rajesh Export, waaaaaaaaaa cant add more ….

 

My jug of woes is full !!!

 

 

Amazingly as the sensex turns around, crossing 10000.

The bull in me is still distant…

Now I understand the bears…

Where they come from…

 

Its weird….

but than life is weird…

 

geee this speculation…

 

At college I was good at this…

 

always speculating which girl is going to fall down or walk up 

more often than not a success…

 

guru was what they would call me !!

 

wish that guru part would come back now in life…

badly needed…

BADLY

Warren Buffet – Dhiru guru – Dhiru bhai – Ambani – is there any connection anywhere ???

 

I can’t find one newhere…

 

Yea there is this money connection, they gained… I vented !!!!

THE TIMES OF FATHERHOOD

 

Being a father is a rather challenging job. At different stages there are different challenges, these days, my son is near his 5th birthday and has well and truly entered his question anything & everything phase and yes, question all the answers TOO ‘phase.

 

No matter what is happening, there always is a why ? When you reply there can be a WHERE ?, WHAT ?, HOW ? or a WHY again. When you are not able to reply again, or you don’t know there is again a WHY ? &  than when you refuse to answer you are told,

“Adha tamne to kai khabar nathi.” (dad you don’t know anything in Gujarati)

When you say Yes, I know nothing,

again,

WHY ?

and than

more questions ..

Didn’t you go to school ?

Didn’t you ask your dad questions ?

Didn’t your mom teach you ?

 

Impossible to beat him eh !

 

Than suddenly the attention will shift to lets do homework. This is one job that somehow I am blessed with, he writes his stuff very very neatly without stopping or pausing, even drawing keeps him occupied and he gets lost in it.

 

 However I am one father who never has any ambitions that my son would become a champ in his studies, I have hated studies all my life and I shall be more than happy if my son also dislikes studies. I don’t want him to come first in the class, ever. I think the first rankers are snobs and no arguments on this.

 

My inner wish is he become India’s fastest bowler ever, and he bounce each and every batsman of the opposing teams, injuring them and giving them the scare of their lives. I have had enough of opposing teams always bouncing our players and hitting them. (however the pitches these days scare me if taking up fast bowling is a wise option).

 

However so far I have not forced him to play cricket, it seems he doesn’t like it, coz when cricket comes he cannot watch his cartoons. This is one area where I and my son cant seem to agree. We fight over the remote, while he used to win always earlier, slowly but surely now he has started to allow me to watch cricket !

 

I at times am sure he will not become a cricketer as my Mom wanted me to study all her life and I never did, she wanted me to be a ranker but never after 5th grade I could manage being in the top 20. However whether he becomes a fast bowler (please son, India needs you) or a leg spinner is not in my hands but to fantasize about it is surely my right !!

 

However I sincerely hope he can be something that he will enjoy doing. Earn while doing something he loves & not something he loathes and I am sorry but it is beyond me how can a person enjoy stiching patients, or making audit reports, or fixing bugs in the computer or machinery or making presentations on excel sheets or by hosting dinners to sell cotton.

 

I am sure fun is in what Sachin, Veeru & Ishant do, in what Bryan Adams or Rehman do, in what Sonu Nigam or Kay Kay do, in what Zakir Hussain does, in what painters or photographers do. Surely fun is in jobs of Rajdeep Sardesai or that guy in the series Man v/s Wild on National Geographic. Surely Chetan Bhagat’s or Veer Sanghvi’s enjoy their work more than me, fun surely is in lives of travel writers, movie critics but it surely is not in offices where you reach after becoming a Doctor or CA or an Engineer.

 

God, I have a tendency of veering away from the subject. However, coming back to some of the few other challenges :

Son : Lets say ABC (alphabets)

Me : Ok, ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (that’s easy we say it together)

Son : Adha, A says Apple. Me : rite. Son : B says Banana, C says Chikoo, D says… Adha, which fruit starts from D ??

Me : mmm Dry fruits !!

Son : That is not a fruit, there are so many dry fruits…

Me : Oh… who told you ?

Son : I know

Me : well D se…. (scratching my head) [ Wait dear son, so many people reading my blog, yes readers, will you tell me what fruit starts with a D and a E and a H and a Q and X and Y a Z please…. Urgently needed. ] I am at wits end. No dear readers, its not a for apple, b for ball, c for cat naah not so easy, its fruits starting from each alphabet… these new generation kids I tell you.. All we used to say as kids was  mango, orange, banana, papaya… we didnt even know kiwi fruits existed !  

 

You think a father’s life is easy, think again !!

 

& hey dont you think it ends with just fruits !

No no no…. its not just this…. You also have to name 5 animals/insects/birds with each alphabet. Fruits and vegetables starting with each alphabet.

 

Then ofcourse in between there is translation, wanna know what ???

 

 Ok

 

Son : Adha, What do you call a Hyena in gujarati ?

Me : Zarakh.

Son : Hindi ?

Me : Lakkadbagga.

Son : Kutchi ?

Me : Hriday, I don’t know. ( sometimes he takes, I don’t know as an answer )

Son : Adha what do we call a platypus in gujarati ?

Me : Platypus only, its not an animal found in Gujarat so it doesn’t have a gujarati name.

Son : Don’t just say anything, you don’t know anything.

Son : Adha, what do you call a Dinosaur in Gujarati ?

Me : Hriday, lets stop this, we will sing poems.

Geeee, my life is in an intelligence crisis. Dinosaur in Hindi anyone ?? Platypus in hindi anyone ?? There are more… Walrus, Dugong, Hedgehog ….

 

My parents were really smart to not introduce me to any other animals other than cat, dog, cow, goat, buffalo or lion, tiger, fox, cheetah, elephant… but those damn animal books me and my wife brought thinking of educating him…..

 

We forgot we weren’t qualified enough to get such books.

 

Than suddenly : Son : “Adha, when will we go to see Dinosaurs ?”

Me : Hriday, dinosaurs don’t exist, they all died years ago.

Son : Don’t lie.

Me : Really, one meteor came from the space on the earth and there was a big explosion and the atmosphere got very hot and they all died, now they don’t exist !

Son : waaaaaa….. sob sob…. I want to see Dinosaurs….. (weeping)

 

Boss is this a reason to cry ? Dinosaurs died years ago, what can I do ?? (no matter what, he has to see them he won’t stop wailing if you say the animal is dead.) I am going to kill this Steven Spielberg for making that silly Jurassic movie…. And the channels who keep showing that movie and all the dinosaur cartoons, the kid is obsessed with dinosaurs !!! I don’t know whats with this new generation kids and dinosaurs, can’t they be like us as kids just be happy with the puppy on the roadside or a cat ! If we saw a pet rabbit somewhere we would be as pleased as punch.

 

This new generation wants a T-rex as a pet !!!!!!! No matter what you tell him he will not stop, eventually ok ok, they exist in Africa and we will go to Africa and see them.

 

Son : When will we go to Africa ?

Me : Son, we don’t have a passport so we cannot go now.

Son : When will we get a passport ?

Me : Son, we have to go to Bharuch for that, our residence proof is there.

Son : But we live in Indore ! Me : But we have no proof that we live in Indore !

Son : Our Chowkidar will tell we live here !!

Me : Ohh… okk… we will get the pass port soon… ok…. Ok

Son : Dad… now we say Ka, Kha, Ga in hindi… Nahheeeeeeeeeee…… geee….

 While I learn Hindi Barakhdi….. its ta ‘da until next time buddies…. Like I said its really really challenging !!!! But I am going to overcome the challenges surely !

Btw how many of you can say Ka, Kha Ga fluently by heart ??? just to make me feel a lil better !! perhaps !!