Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The 8 Random Facts [8RF] Game

So this is the first time I have been tagged, since I started blogging. Neelabh tagged me about a month ago, but I checked his blog only yesterday! So I never knew that I was tagged! :D

Here are the rules:
1. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
2. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
3. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Well, I don't have 8 people in my list to tag either! So I'm gonna tag the Poet, Bubbles and DD!

Now 8 random facts about me...

1. I CAN TALK!
Well... by talking, I don't mean that I can use my jaws and tongue and my "voice-box" to emit coherent sounds! I mean that I can REALLY talk! I used to talk for like 8.5 hours every day on phone when I was working with Dell Technical Support! My sis says I have the ability to narrate a 3 hour movie in 6 hours! I think she under-estimates me... I can narrate a 3 hour movie as a 3 year long weekly Soap Opera!

2. I AM ALLERGIC TO SULPHUR DRUGS.
Once my dad gave me Bactrim DS for some infected external wound or something... and within minutes, my skin burst into small swellings all over my body... my face, arms, neck, legs, everywhere... like the way "Kachori" swells up the moment you drop it in hot oil!... and it started itching horribly too! Then my dad went to the medical store and got me some Avil (anti-allergic) and made me take that... and again within minutes, all the swelling on my body subsided!... As if a balloon had been deflated suddenly! It was like MAGIC! He he! FUNNNN! Thoroughly enjoyed that experience! :D

3. I WANTED TO BE A PRIVATE DETECTIVE.
I have grown up on detective novels. At the age when other little girls are read out Fairy-tales for bedtime, I was being read out "Chacha-Chowdhary-Comics"! (For those of my readers who don't live in India... "Chacha-Chowdhary" is a legendary comic-book character here... whose mind works faster than a computer... and who is able to solve mysteries within minutes! The Indian Police Force is often seen seeking his help on tough cases... in the comic-books I mean!) By the time I was 12, I was devouring "Famous Fives", "Secret Sevens", "Nancy Drews" and "Hardy Boys"! And I had made up my mind by then that I wanted to be a Private Detective when I grow up!
A little something I remember from one of the books: If you wanna send a private note to someone and you think it might be intercepted by one of the "bad guys", try this... write the note with orange juice (fill your pen with orange juice instead of ink!)... it becomes invisible the moment the juice dries up. And once the intended receiver has the note safely with him, all he needs to do is to hold the paper over a candle flame or iron it on the back... and the heat will cause the writing to show up.

4. I AM A BATHROOM-TURNED-KITCHEN-TURNED-OFFICE-SINGER.
In fact, I can start singing just about anywhere... anytime! My singing was at its best when I had just joined the Wipro BPO in Delhi. I used to sing in our training room... whenever our trainer left us with some assignment to complete on our own. I even used to sing during calls on the floor, when my customer was on hold while I looked up the resolution for his computer-problem!
The best compliment I received for my singing: There was this fellow called Rahul Saggi in my team... and he used to hate it whenever I started singing! Well that's the way he made it appear at least! He'd call for help (..."Somebody please make her shut up!")... or start making annoying faces at me...! Unfortunately, he didn't stay with us for long though. A few days after we went on floor, he got a confirmation for his MBA somewhere... and the day he was leaving the office, he seeked me out especially on the floor... asked me to put my caller on hold for a minute... and requested me to sing a song for him! :D

5. I LOVE WATER.
I love the feel of water on my skin. I can play WITH water... and I can play IN water... for hours at a stretch! When I'm in the kitchen, I keep finding excuses to get my hands in water. When I'm not in the kitchen, I still keep splashing water on my face! When it rains and there are small water puddles on the roads, I love to step into those puddles deliberately to wet my feet! And I would stand under the shower for hours too, if only we had a water-storage-tank that big enough... AND... if only my family would let me occupy the bathroom for so long!
I love the taste of water too. You'll always find a bottle of water in my room... mostly on my computer table. I generally carry a bottle of water to the market too. Coffee would never do when I want water... and Coke... uhhhh! Definitely a No-No! And when I drink water, I like to keep it in mouth for a while, before swallowing it in. Of course, it makes my mouth look like I'm holding a balloon inside... which irritates my dad like hell! :D

6. I AM COLOR BLIND.
I used to have a turquoise-bluish kinda salwar-suit till a couple of years ago. But my sister said it was green. I looked at in all kindsa different lights... it still looked blue to me! But she's the designer you know... so obviously people would say she has a better eye for colors! So I was dubbed "color-blind"! :D If you'd ask me though... I'd say that I work in the "16-color" mode! I mean I know what PEACH is ...(the color, not the fruit!)... but I have absolutely no clue as to what is MAGENTA!

7. I HAVE SUDDEN FITS...
Yeah! Fits of favorite colors... when I was a kid, my favorite used to be black color... then there was a phase of blue when 40% of my wardrobe was in blue! Then there was a short fit of green & an even shorter one of orange... and since my family moved to Patna, I have been alternating between fits of lime-yellow and lime-green!
I even have sudden fits of different activities. I would suddenly go on a house-cleaning spree... or would pick up the bed cover that I started embroidering couple of years ago... or make dozens of red roses (yeah, I know how to make a few artificial flowers)... or look at me now... I am in a fit of blogging!

8. I FEEL I AM A SUNFLOWER.
Once upon a time, I used to wake up early... and I used to go for a 60-minute brisk walk every morning... and I used to see the sun rise in front of my eyes... and I used to look up at the rising sun and smile... and THAT used to remind me of sunflowers! If you ever get to spend some time watching sunflowers, just note... every morning when the sun rises, the sunflowers turn their pretty faces up towards the sun... as if they were smiling at him... like they had been waiting for him for so long! And then they follow the sun around throughout the day... and when it sets in the evening... they just drop their faces and go all gloomy and miserable! I still look up at the rising sun and give a warm smile... that is when I DO manage to wake up that early!

So there... homework complete... :D

Updates:
Check out the "sequel" to this - the "9th Random Fact"!


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6 comments:

Shreesh said...

SOO THIS WAS THE THING THAT YOU WERE REFFERING TO WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT TAGGING ME!!! HUH!! YOU KNOW IAM A LAZY BUM...THE FISRT OF THE 8 THINGS ABT MYSELF WOULD BE BEING LAZY ENOUGH ABT NOT WRITING ANYTHING ABT ANYTHING.ATLEAST MY UN UPDATED BLOG PROVES THAT.HEHEHE

Devi said...

Ummm it took me 4 hours to come up with 8 random things. I could wring your neck for this! NOW the vicious cycle starts...you gotta come up with another EIGHT random things! LOL

Kaddu said...

@ Shreesh - Why r all ur comments in capital letters? :-/

@ DD - Hey u cant tag me again with the same topic... think of sth else... I'm not gonna dig up 8 more facts abt myself!

Shreesh said...

They are in caps coz i like caps and also make sure that they are read..manytimes it so happens that low font size decreases the readers interest.

Kaddu said...

@ Shreesh - Typing in caps is equivalent to shouting in real life... basic rule of email etiquettes! U never use caps unless u wanna highlight sth. And ppl mite actually get annoyed n not read ur stuff at all! It hurts the eye actually... its difficult to mk out words when everythings in caps! :D So next time, dont u dare right everything is caps ok... its a pain figuing out whts been written!

Kaddu said...

Typo -
* dont u dare WRITE everything IN caps ok *

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