Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The year that was

2008… a year of ups and downs, the year in which my soul hit an all time low…a year where I didn’t like myself for the most part…but coming to think it, so many other people did. So many people who’ve loved me, and made me bounce back every time deserve a thanks and something much much more than that… but I cannot find something as special as them to give them, so I will give them my love, because at the end, as I’ve realized through this year, that is the only thing that matters. (That's the last picture of me taken in 2008)

Amma and Appa

For intently listening to all the crap I narrate to them every evening. Also for bearing with my latecomings and shortcomings :)


Someone who’s changed my whole attitude towards life. Don’t get me wrong…she is no saint. Actually, she is a philosophical whiner most of the time, but Blabber is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me… She made my year a whole lot brighter by doing all these lil things that nobody has ever done for me…be it planning a birthday surprise or buying a pizza when I was sobbing like hell… Blabber has made a lot of my days special by her little gestures, and I dunno how I am gonna repay her for all that she’s done to me and been to me.


I thank the Heavens for her everyday. She is the one person who’s stuck with me all through and this year, I can proudly, without any hesitation or doubt, say that our bond is like this FeviBond :P I was being really stupid, thinking of really stupid things like how her new relationship would bring a rift between us etc etc…but wow! we’ve just crossed all that…and we’ve proven that our fevibond is stronger than any rift. She’s always been around for me, in her very own weird way, and I just hope I’ve been there for her when she needed me the most too…


I am really pissed off with him, you know? He never spoke to me, never met me and YET left an impact in me that will last beyond forever. Thanks for showing me what brotherly love is, yush!


This woman is impossible really! ALL problems, trust me, ALL problems will just go puff…when you narrate them to her. She is the person who taught me to see the lighter side of life, and someone who, by her words and deeds, showed me how beautiful and big life is. She is like the big sister I’ve always wanted to have, and I’m soooooo glad she is here in my life!!

Raj Anna

What to say about this man?! How do I express how much he means to me and what he means to me?! Bull shit… I’ll just say he should have never gone off sooo far!

Deepti (aka Bumboo)

How did it happen? When did it happen? Lol… I really don’t know. But Bumboo and Vedha are now officially twin souls! Bumboo is like the stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Always.

My juniors of first BCA ( BD, Sudha, Sai, Upaa, Aish, Manasa and many others)

Thanks for liking me. Thanks for all the days you made me smile, and the smile you give me every time you see me in the corridors. It really means a lot.


For proving that true friendships never die. My first ever friend of the opposite sex is still my best ever friend of the opposite sex


“When you think the world has turned its back on you, turn around. It’s often likely that you turned your back on it”. I turned back to see the world still turning its back on me. I saw Sukanya standing next to me doing the same, which made us even better bum chums. Thanks for sticking by me Suku.


Thanks for making me realize how the whole wide world thinks, Ram. You’ve made me who I am now, and if I’m even a little better than I used to be, it is because of you.

Dinesh. M

My brother and Agony Aunt. Suddenly, out of the blue, he became my friend and one of the very few in my trust list. Thanks for listening.

Kalyani, Asta, Archu, Suji, Chitra & a few others

Reasons why I’m still able to survive being in III BCA. Thanks for being the silver lining in a really dark cloud.


shit.. i dont have a picture of him

Thanks for being a brother I can always rely upon. Supri would want to thank you for the midnight food and I would like to thank you for the same… not the food though, but for making me feel privileged and special.


For filling in Alvia’s void and giving me company through the midnights and for getting me introduced to new guys J and also, for being a great listener and polambar(?!)


Veyyilin arumai nizhalil theriyumam.

Enaku therinjudhu Alvi. I missed you so much!


Nonsense… I love you!!!! If you could just get some time off to get me a birthday gift, I will love you even more ;) lol. Thanks for being my regular dose of Dairy milk. The doc says I might get diabetes any day!

Vasanth Anna

One more Anna into my kitty J Yay!!! Thanks for remembering me. Thanks for giving me a space into your life where only very little people have ventured so far.

Sarah and Alaina

They have been afar, for years and yet, very near. When I feel like drowning myself in tears, all I have to do is read their letters or look at their gifts and be reminded of the visit to the US of A still pending, and I am okay.

And, for all the wrong reasons:

  • Some teachers in college – bunch of toe rags really.
  • Some people in my class – losers, all of you!
  • Ching pang gang- you don’t know what you have lost, and when you do, you definitely can’t get it back
  • Sulking competitors- Opinions differ, you know? If you lose a competition, it means other people were better, and you sucked. It has got nothing to do with the judge’s RASANAI.
  • Some of my school 'friends' - You think I've changed? Go screw yourself.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Necessary losses

Before you read this post, you should google 'Necessary losses' by Judith Viorst. The post might make more sense then. Mr. Raj Mohan from Sri Lanka initiated this topic by the way. Bloody...I miss that Kulla Vijayakanth!

At every phase of your life, at every stage of life, there is someone around whom your life is centered. When you are 8 years old, it might be your friend who lent you their favorite crayon, when you are 13 years old, it might the person who always walked to school and back with you, even if you got late, when you are 16 years old, it might be your first special crush... it just goes on. But, that someone changes every so often. Someone around who your life revolved might just be nowhere one fine day(or do I say, one fateful, bad day?) Some just fall apart, some relationships just wither away, some hold no meaning anymore, some leave you for reasons unknown. When you incur such losses, you realise that you are your only friend. That's when you realise you have to back yourself, and pat yourself, come what may. That is when you should begin to believe that every loss is an opportunity for growth and change. That is when you have to appreciate yourself. That is when you have to believe in yourself.

Losses may come, losses may go, but I go on, till that extra mile before my sleep.

Monday, December 29, 2008

One More Survey because I am jobless

1. What are you wearing? tee and skirt

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Blue

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Definitely!

4. Do you plan outfits? Very rarely

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Sick

6. Whats the closest thing to you thats red? travel bag

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m? A-i-m

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? Mum asking me something

9. Did you meet anybody new today? Nope.

10. What are you craving right now? Question No. 2

11. Do you floss? Nope

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? cabbage

13. When was the last time you talked on aim? I use Meebo, and I'm talking right now!

14. Are you emotional? yup

15. Would you dance to the taco song? havent heard it

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000? nope

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? lick

18. Do you like your hair? yup

19. Do you like yourself? i used to

20. Have you ever met a celebrity? loads of them, loads of times

21. Do you like cottage cheese? yea..

22. What are you listening to right now? Hey Salaa

23. How many countries have you visited? muahaha...

24. Are your parents strict? Sort of. Actually not really

25. Would you go sky diving? sure

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Ew...

27. Would you throw potatoes at him? someone threw shoes at him, did you know?

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in? yea, glittery ribbons

29. Have you ever been in a castle? i've been in a palace

30. Do you rent movies often? nope.

31. Who sits in behind you in your math class? no math no math!

32. Have you made a prank phone call? sure

33. Do you own a gun? no

34. Can you count backwards from 74? yea, why not.

35. Who are you going to be with tonight? me

36. Brown or white eggs? neither

37. Do you own something from Pantaloons? yea, thanks to nandy and raj

38. Ever been on a train? huh? of course yes.

39. Ever been in love? sure.

40. Do you have a cell-phone? yup

41. Are you too forgiving? no

42. Do you use chap stick? no

43. What is your best friend doing tomorrow? going to college

44. Can you use chop sticks? hehe.. ask supri

45. Ever have cream puffs? nope

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? MUAHAHAHA

47. What was the last question you asked? what is appa doing?

48. What was the last CD you bought? not technically 'bought' but those CDs where Supri speaks Sudhha thamizh

49. Boys or girls? Girls!!

50. What is your bus number for school? 29 C

51. Is your hair curly? it used to be, before i got a mottai

52. Last time you cried? yesterday

53. Ever walked into a wall? yea

54. Do looks matter? actually they shudn't, but they do

55. Have you ever bought anything from Himalaya? my soap, my toothpaste and cream

56. Have you ever slapped someone? yea. last time i slapped someone really hard was in 11th std.

57. Favorite time of the year? nights, any season

58. Favorite color? blue blue blue and black

59. Are you sarcastic? absolutely

60. Do you have any tattoos? no

61. The last person you held hands with? Supri. EWWWWWW

62. Do you sleep with the TV on? no. but i know someone who does, everyday.

63. Where was your default picture taken at? in college.

64. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? yea.

65. Do you like your life right now? not at all

66. How often do you talk on the phone? very often

67. What is your favorite animal? Billi :)

68. What was the most recent thing you bought? Rangeela paint for Priya

69. Do you have good vision? no, i wear glasses

70. Can you hula hoop? what is that?

71. Could you ever forgive a cheater?

72. Do you have a job? not now.

73. Can you handle the truth? yeah.

74. What are you wearing? i told u alredy.. tee and skirt.

75. Have you ever crawled through a window? good i didnt have to.

Home Alone

Being alone at home when parents are outta town isn't something new for me. What was new this time was Blabber being around. Generally, when parents are not in town, Bhuvana and/or Jaya come to sleep over, and I eat in Rajeswari Street Restaurants(read Bhuvana's house, Jaya's house or Raji mami's house). The sleep overs used to be SOOO much fun. We used to be up till the wee hours of the morning, discussing Anniyan punishments, lesbos in college, school time crushes...shit, we've been friends for way too long, so we are never short of topics. But given the recent turn of events, Bhuvana getting royally kicked(I own the complete responsibility) and Jaya...well, let's not talk about her now. I was saying, with the recent turn of events, they weren't able to make it, but even before that, Blabber had packed her bags, I was thinking Blabber would be an addition to the trio, but we ended up as the doubles :P

Day 1

1. Parents leave at 5 AM
2. Vedha wakes up pretty late, as usual, and realisation dawns.
3. Vedha makes உருளை கிழங்கு கறி with good உப்பு காரம், but half-boiled.
4. Vedha survives the afternoon with 1-day old rasam, half boiled potatoes and thayir.
5. Vedha and Blabber get Bhuvana's gift.
6. Blabber comes home at 8:30. She gets dropped by her dad, which is like wow!
7. We eat the left over curd rice with borrowed pickle from Bhuvana's place
8. Vedha gets hungry in the middle of the night. Blackie calls and Vedha says that. Blackie knocks at the door at 11:30 PM with a loaf of bread, chocolates, biscuits, VAAZA PAZHAM and SAMOSA. (We use it for 3 that's another story)

Day 2

1. Vedha keeps an alarm at 5 and 6:30. 5 for Maargazhi velaku yethifying and 6:30 for paal vaangifying
2. Vedha didn't get paal
3. Blabber and Vedha eat bread toast.
4. Vedha goes off to get two size 28 jeans and OC saapadu
5. Blabber is very low cuz of Shiv's call
6. Blabber and Vedha sleep sleep sleep and then eat Blabber's super toast.
7. Blabber helps keep rice
8. Vedha and Blabber eat curd rice with inside aalo of samosa for thottufication

Day 3

1. Vedha is obsessed in not wishing someone
2. Vedha and Blabber go to college (Vedha wears her new purple tee) after eating Blabber's super toast.
3. Vedha spends vetti time in college and comes back. Eats rasam(borrowed from Bhuvana's house. Her dad's cooking!) and appalam(Jaya's house) with curd rice and pickle(Jaya's house) for lunch.
4. Vedha and Blabber are saved by Bhuvana and her dad's generousity and by Domino's opening an outlet (oh no! it is a 'SHOWROOM' according to the waiter) in Perambur.

End of story. Mum and dad came in the night. Vedha, Blabber and the other two are waiting for another home alone. :):)


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Finish the Sentence Survey

Hi, my name is: Vedha

Never in my life have I been: dead :)

The one person who can drive me nuts is: this person who no more drives me nuts

High school: Montford

When I'm nervous: my hands tend to shiver

The last song I listened to was: Vizhigalin arugilin vaanam (Azhagiya Theeye)

If I were to get married right now my best man/maid of honor: Bhuvana!

My hair is: short

When I was 5: my school had khaki uniforms

Last Christmas: fell on a weekday

I should be: moving on

When I look down I see: the floor

The happiest recent event was: Secret Santa in college and Home Alone with Supri :)

By this time next year: I should be a working woman

My current gripe is: not getting my offer letter

I have a hard time understanding: a lot of things, recently.

There's this girl I know that: betrayed me

You know I like you when: I do nice little things for you

If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: apart from parents, Bhuvana

Take my advice: Expectation hurts, so don't expect.

The thing I want to buy: a handbag

If you visited the place I was born: you would realise why people don't want to get admitted in government hospitals :P

I plan to visit: Alvia, soon.

If you spent the night at my house: you will have a good sleep, really! Yeah, you also get to eat Amma's cooking and use the internet. lol.

I'd stop my wedding if: the guy didn't love me.

The world could do without: the scumsucker from VIT

I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: eat it :P

Most recent thing I've bought myself: ear-rings

Most recent thing someone else bought me: Food :)

My middle name is: I don't have one, technically. But you can say Prashanthy is sort of like one.

In the morning I: don't see the sun rise.

The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: weird question. Hmmm... humans. Man is a social animal.

Last night I was: reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard (I miss Harry Potter!!!)

There's this guy I know who: can be really STUBBORN.

If I was an animal I'd be: a cat

A better name for me would be: Vedha.

Tomorrow I am: going for a movie with Nelofer.

Tonight I am: going to read a good book.

My birthday is: 29th october