Thursday, August 28, 2008


I have been actually 'tagged'..for the very first time..though i've been stealing them off peoples blogs in my previous posts:D..thanks Hari..i desperately needed this :)(i would have stolen it otherwise :p)

The tag's like this: Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read/movies you've seen. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you. Now I changed the tag a little and made it 7 quotes..lucky number:)..and pardon me it's all movies:D 
Here goes :)

1)Red: [narrating] I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

This one's from the 'Shawshank Redemption', a movie that i was inspired by very recently.The best i've watched so far..the entire movie is worth quoting actually..had a tough time choosing 1 memorable quote :D

2)Michael: Kimmy says if you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just...
Julianne: Passes you by...
Michael: Passes you by...

One of the sweetest movies i've seen,'My Best Friends Wedding'..i could watch it over and again and not get bored:)..unexpected ending though :D

3)Dory: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?
Marlin: No I don't wanna know.
 Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
Marlin: Dory, no singing. Dory: [continuing] Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
Marlin: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.
Dory: Sorry.

Marlin: I can't afford any more delays and you're one of those fish that causes delays. Sometimes it's a good thing. There's a whole group of fish . They're delay fish.
Dory: You mean... [whimpers]
Dory: . You mean you don't like me?
Marlin: No, of course I like you. It's because I like you I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.

This one's from 'Finding Nemo'..couldn't help putting in 2 of the conversations :D

4)Gabe: Love is an ugly, terrible business practiced by fools. It'll trample your heart and leave you bleeding on the floor. And what does it really get you in the end? Nothing but a few incredible memories that you can't ever shake. The truth is, there's gonna be other girls out there. I mean, I hope. But I'm never gonna get another first love. That one is always gonna be her.

This one's from 'Little Manhattan'..truly amazing movie about a 10 year old boy(Gabe) and a 11 year old girl(Rosemary) he finds his first love in her..the conflicting yet mature thoughts of the kid..a must watch :)

5)Young Simba: Dad?
Mufasa: Hmm?
Young Simba: We're pals, right?
Mufasa: Right.
Young Simba: And we'll always be together, right?
Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.
Young Simba: Really?
Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

'The Lion King'..used to be my favourite when i was a kid..must have watched it over 20 times :)..but never gave a thought to the conversations until today :)

6)Alicia: How big is the universe?
Alicia: How do you know?
Nash: I know because all the data indicates it's infinite.
Alicia: But it hasn't been proven yet.
Nash: No.
Alicia: You haven't seen it.
Nash: No.
Alicia: How do you know for sure?
Nash: I don't, I just believe it.
Alicia: It's the same with love I guess.

From the Oscar Award Winning 'A Beautiful Mind'..i don't have to comment on this :)

7)Jack Swigert: I've been going over the numbers again. Have they called up with a re-entry plan yet? 'Cause we're coming in too shallow, we're coming in too damn fast.
Jim Lovell: We're working on something, Jack, just hold on.
Jack Swigert: Listen, listen, they gave us too much delta vee, they had us burn too long. At this rate, we're going to skip right out of the atmosphere and we're never going to get home.
Fred Haise, Sr.: What are you talking about? How'd you figure that?
Jack Swigert: I can add.
Jim Lovell: Jack, they've got half the Ph.D.'s on the planet working on it.
Fred Haise, Sr.: Houston says we're right on the money.
Jack Swigert: And what if they had made a mistake, all right? And there was no way to reverse it, you think they would tell us? There's no reason for them to tell us!
Fred Haise, Sr.: What do you mean they're not going to tell us? That's bullshit!
Jim Lovell: All right, there's a thousand things that have to happen in order. We are on number eight. You're talking about number six hundred and ninety-two.
Jack Swigert: And in the meantime, I'm trying to tell you we're coming in too fast. I think they know it, and I think that's why we don't have a God-damned re-entry plan.
Jim Lovell: That's duly noted, thank you Jack.

The 'Apollo 13'..about 3 astronauts on a mission to the moon, but never made it and was forced to come back half way through the was called a 'successful failure'..true story

I tag:
1)Megha:Been a long time since she's updated..this should help:D
2)KP:I'm sure you'll like this one:)..i just hope you do it soon:D
4)Beckham:No escaping alryt:p
5)Anyone who thinks this one's worth a try:)
C ya:)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My 2 Independance Days

Here i am..'enlightened' enough to actually post again:) Don't worry!..I am NOT going to bore you with how we got our independance or how our heroes strived for it or how many people laid down their lives so that we could sit here and blog in peace:D..well i leave that to our history books which you can find in your libraries or on wikipedia or wherever i.e..even if i wanted to write about our 61 years of freedom i wouldn't have been able to do justice to it coz i myself would have had to look up somewhere, make a study and then blog on i'm really really bad at indian history or for that matter any kind of history!: Weird as it may seem..i happen to have 2 I-days a year..well one of them obviously on August 15th i.e yesterday and the other on February 14th:D:D..valentines day:) Freedom was one among my various "things-i-cannot-live-without"..actually it topped the list and i just couldn't do without it..i need absolute freedom when it comes to..lets see..My personal space..i can get really irritated if people become too intrusive about me or my personal matters..i just feel its none of their business..sounds really rude i know..but i can't help it. i'm venturing out of what i was supposed to blog about..yeah my 2 I'Days:) Well first about my I-day was the most embaressing i ever had..we had this small sports meet at our association with kids and adults alike..and there were just 4 gals in my age group..and we had various games like 'lemon and spoon', 'sack race' and 'shot put'..i took part in it with complete enthusiasm..and to my horror came out 4th in all the events:..i guess even the 10 year old kids would have done better than me..i was just so pathetic i don't want to talk about it anymore:..Let's move on to more relevant topics:D Feb 14th this year was pretty eventful..good and bad really..for a whole lot of reasons..anyways.. A few friends and i decided to celebrate it as our Independance Day(that's how i got the idea for this blog)..I-day coz we were all single:p. Let's name my single friends 'mac' and 'hope'.So mac, hope and I decided to hang out that day..maybe go to the zoo or to ccd or wherever just to celebrate being 'single' and feel good about it(didn't feel really good actually..but we refused to accept it:p..we pretended we were happy:D)..much to the frustration of our committed pals who we at no cost would let them join us >:)..we thought it was an insult to the singles gang:D. We never went out though coz we had college that day and we couldn't cut the afternoons as we had to attend our labs:(..but we still cherished the fact that we were free in a to talk to from the worries involved in an affair..well that's why i restrained myself from involving in one all those years:) I've seen so many of my friends being involved and i never really agreed to the was like someone having a constant watch over you..24*7..where you are..what you are doing precisely every other second..and for the freedom lover that i am, i wouldn't have tolerated such a it my parents either.. Thankfully as i realized my parents aren't so..they've given me all the freedom in the world(except for a few necessary restrictions)..but what's interesting is, they know absolutely everything about what goes on in my life without me having to utter a word at home:..i don't know 'HOW' but sometimes i really get this feeling they've hired a spy just to know about my whereabouts..but i don't complain as long as i get my freedom and mom and dad aren't worried about me:) Anyways things changed, for good or bad i don't really know..but my views changed completely after that..drastically or for that matter.I didn't mind not having that much cherished freedom any longer..I didn't mind someone worrying about me 24*7..I indeed loved the attention i got..This was in fact a turning point in my all sense.. But as i believe now all of a sudden since 2 days.."Everything that has a beginning has an end"(courtesy:The Matrix Revolutions:D)..and so i'm back at square one if you would have rightly guessed:..luckily or unluckily i don't know. What i know is..i've never felt worse in my entire life..i still feel so every now and just refuses to go away..though i'm still trying to (as everyone advises)..'move on'! I literally lost 2 best friends in the process..and i felt like a total idiot(sensless, gullible and stupid too) and regret can gnaw at your happiness pretty quickly(now beckhams gonna be impressed with this line:p) But frankly speaking i don't 'TOTALLY' regret what happened to was like Andrew Dufresne in the 'Shawshank Redemption" who swam through sh1t and came out clean at the other end:)..(people who've seen the movie will ever i've seen till date:) again..yeah i was free all over again but in a different sense views and perspectives on people, friends and myself changed..and on what freedom actually means to me. I learnt so much when i look back..i miss a hell lot of things..but at the same time i cherish a whole lot of moments even more:) it wasn't bad everyone said i moved on..i mean still trying to actually..i know i'll come out clean at the other end anyways;)..someday:) Whatever i went the end of the day i also realized it finally somes down to just 2 people who would give a damn about you.Mom and Dad.If anything like unconditional love exists, its only from them an no one else.NO ONE! So now, as it's back to square one, i had to actually apply what i all engineering students have to:p..and so the first step was to make a all indians have to:p Oh no..not the 'all indians are my brothers and sisters'..(i'd never pledge that..its just so complicated:D)..but pretty different. And since matters have changed..i really wonder how i'm gonna spend my next I-day..14th feb'll probably be with Z..if both of us keep up with the pledge i.e.:D So i guess that's i hate ending a post because i really don't know how to conclude properly..i just leave stuff hanging in the air:D..but since everything that has a beginning has an end(ok now i'm obsessed with this line)..this is my end..o sorry not my end..the end of the post i mean:D(sorry..couldn't help the pj)