Sunday Stealing! & life changes

I got a mail from Mr. Lance of Sunday Stealing…for this. Then got a pingback from Dayle Fraschilla who took up the meme here. 🙂 Thanks! 🙂
This reminded me of how it was taking memes. Making friends on this blog. Over time, my blogging frequency has come down. I don’t even remember what was the last meme I did. I do read most of my favourite blogs but don’t leave comments like I used to. Pity that I don’t even seem to rant as much or share anything… wondering why?!I am tempted to retake the same meme at least some of the questions, just to see if life has changed?! Nah!!! Life definitely has changed since this. Been two years!! I have changed jobs (I didn’t have one then!), A is 2 years older. I am 2 years older & wiser 😉 (ok…that I probably never will be). I guess I don’t trust people like I used to.( well still not too good at this yet! Needs more work). I also need to learn how to tell people exactly what to do to themselves when they comment on my life choices. I am always up for a debate but not ready to hear judgemental comments on anything which includes topics like who I spend time with, what I wear, how I must raise my kid, spend my money etc…
I have changed my mobile quite a few times since 😉 (yeah…I like gadgets, make the effort to save money to buy them so people who comment on this habit…here goes – my money, my wish). In fact I have also changed my car, dress sizes (up and down and up…). This is as far as material things go.
Oh how can I forget?!?! I am officially legally single. Ok…in Chennai I am a divorcee. I have a globally acceptable document that says this!!  Thanks to my divorce happening in NY, USA and me living here in India; trying to get a passport without the name of the spouse on it (yeah…you can get a person’s entire life story if possible from Indian passports), I had to learn what an Apostille document is. I had to even educate a few officers in the passport office here.
I thought I have come a long way when it comes to battling depression since Feb 2009. This was yesterday. Today I am not so sure. I have to be honest here, I still battle with thoughts of suicide, sending A to his father & just disappearing hoping to make people happier at least then. Crux is I don’t think I have won that battle or am I even close to it when it comes to depression 😦 Have my ups and downs…
As usual my thoughts are all over the place. Well I am living up to being the ruminator…I have to stop ruminating I suppose :D.
The tagging at least has given me an excuse to scribble here…
Here is to hoping that this year is better for me and those few readers I still have or any of those new ones who happen to accidentally find their way here (that is some optimism from some one like me who prides in being a pessimist in capital bold letters 🙂 )

Read it here Laksh ;)

Laksh asked people to respond by commenting on her space or mailing her for this meme. Well, I thought I would post my answers here… 
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
       Dark circles!! will they ever go? I look old for what I am 🙂 yet not so bad 😉

2. How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
       655 INR and some loose change

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
       Bore? Floor? Gore? oh yeah!!! as the children’s song goes …four! 😉

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

5. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
     Tabla beats (as of now!)

6. What are you wearing right now?
     Salwar Kameez

7. Do you label yourself?
     Yes – loser, good for nothing,…and the likes

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

9. Bright or Dark Room?
      Dimly lit 😉

10. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
     Amazing friend! Lucky to have her in my life 🙂

11. What does your watch look like?
       Black leather strap, fairly big dial

12. What were you doing at midnight last night?
       Reading a book

13.What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
      You have made a debit card purchase of  Rs.     at   . Total avlb bal is INR……

14. What’s a word that you say a lot?
       Hi?

15. Who told you he/she loved you last?(please exclude spouse , family, children)
       no one (not even family !!)

16. Last furry thing you touched?
      My friend’s dog

17. Favourite age you have been so far?
      Don’t know! Yet to come!?! zero? cos would have been better if I remained that?!

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

19. The last song you listened to?
      Suicide is painless – M*A*S*H title song

20. Where did you live in 1987?
       Madras

21. Are you jealous of anyone?
      Sometimes everyone! Sometimes no one

22. Is anyone jealous of you?
       Nothing I have can make anyone jealous of me

23. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
      Cell phone, ear ring, smile( try to at least 😉 )

24. What’s your favourite town/city?
       New york city or Madras

25. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
        Don’t remember the year but to my parents from the US before 2004

26. Can you change the oil on a car?
       Yes

27. Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
       No crush. Love – heard he is working in Atlanta, still single.

28. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
       Heart?! 😀

29. What is your current desktop picture?
        waves 

30. Have you been burnt by love?
        Anything worse than 3rd deg burns? 😉

 

Sorry….the answers when I read them now sound pretty morbid but they are the answers right now for this 🙂 Anyone who wants to take it, please do so. Either answer in comments/mail me or post 🙂 Just let me know  so I can read your answers!!

Smile please – thank you!

Vishesh has tagged me yet again!!!!! The smiley man wants us to spread smiles here through this tag.

The objective -to make people smile.

Well, it is a nice objective don’t you say?

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh – Will Rogers

Don’t know about vegetables, but I will try my best to meet the objective of the tag! What makes me smile? I am way too easy to please! Smile at me, I smile right back 🙂 Comic books like Asterix & Obelix, Tintin, Suppandi, Calvin & Hobbes, Dennis the Menace – name it; I love them. Comedies be they on TV or movies – I enjoy them. Who does not like to break into a smile or laugh?

So, now how do I get you all to smile? Hmm….

This piece of audio

(WP does not allow me to upload the MP3 file directly here. So sorry for the inconvenience 😦 )

has never failed to bring a smile on my face. I think it would bring a smile on anyone’s face. It is the sound of innocent laughter – my son when he was around 2 (supposedly happier times!) laughing away watching his jack in the box go pop!
I love the book series (and of course the TV series) of Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. They have a timeless charm. I guess those instances would fit to a tee any time in any political scenario 🙂 So, here is a clip I have enjoyed many a times.

A sport I like to watch – cricket. I have been told by some that it is a boring game. I have often told them, that there are moments that happen on the field that are wonderful to watch. Here is one of them.

Leaving the rest of the picks for others to choose from (and making the post a wee bit shorter 😉 )

I hope I brought a tiny peep of a smile at least on my readers’ face.

Vishesh had asked me to tag the Chennai bloggers & Nikhil.

I also tag Oorja, Muse & Shy 🙂

Climbing to the top of the charts!

My band Létra has released it’s latest album More of them than us. It is is fast climbing to the top of the charts!

Yeah right! In my dreams!! 😀

Sulz has tagged me here Actually she has double tagged me – on the blog and facebook! 

Rules of the meme:

  • Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. If it’s already the name of a band, you can hit random again. 
  •  Go to “random quotations” or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3.The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  •  Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  •  Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.
  •  Post it to your blog with this text and tag the blog buddies you want to join in.

Weird or just my luck; my first two random hits gave me names of music bands! For the curious out there – They were “Charged GBH” and “Headhunter”. Third try got me : Létra which is a village & commune of the Rhône department of central-eastern France.

I like the French bit of the name…sounds cool and easy to pronounce! 😀

The quotation I got was by Herb Caen –

There are more of them than us

The album name is so random! It can mean anything. I like it 🙂

The image I got is what I used for my album art. Ok…not just like that…I did some exposure settings changes to get this look 🙂 Btw, the first image I got was copyrighted and the owner had asked people to mail him for his approval to use the picture anywhere; so had to try again to get this image. Guess I never get anything right the first time 🙂

As to tagging, I suppose it is open to anyone who has a band or wants to have one or like me has one in one’s dreams 🙂 Please just let me know you have taken this up so I can come and check your band name, album and album art 🙂

Oh before I forget…in going with the post; Teeni has awarded me with

Well, very apt timing indeed – what with my album climbing to the top and all 😉  🙂 Thanks a lot. 

She has awarded me with the proximity award for jumping in and fitting right in.  Thanks again! 

Third time – a charm?

Warning: Really long post!!!! yet feel it is so incomplete (ok…I am nuts!) I am amazed at people who could just pick and list just a few… read on with your ears wide open 😉 speakers on 😀

Vishesh has been tagging me. The first one – I told him that I don’t have the imagination to do that one! The second – well, I had already done it….

So, perseverance pays…he tagged me for the third time here. This tag was started by Destination Infinity.

The Aim: Let the readers know your favourite songs in your regional language/ Hindi / English

There are way too many songs on that particular list of favourite songs!!! (This can end up to be one really long post!!! 🙂 ) I do put in a lot of effort to do any tag right; but I think this one should take the cake. Being someone who loves to listen to any music except heavy metal – it was one helluva job to shortlist songs. I remember how my mum used to be irritated and used to ask me if the house was some “tea kadai” (tea shop – generally playing music all the time!)

I have written a few posts that carry some of the songs that I like hearing. Links given below…

Boney M, ABBA, MASH title song
Find Yourself by Brad Paisley
Song from Minsara Kanavu

  • My mother tongue is telugu. Though I have not really seen many movies in the language, one song that strikes my memory is Mounamelanoyi from Sagara Sangamam
  • From telugu movie Rudraveena, the song below
  • The same movie came as Unnal Mudiyum Thambi in tamil – the song in tamil
  • Another song in the same movie which has a humourous take with various Carnatic ragas at play on cooking
  • One Malayalam song that I love is from the movie His Highness Abdullah – Pramada Vanam

Continue reading “Third time – a charm?”

30 questions

Manasa of  Silver Lining tagged me here. I do like memes which make me think, which act as a tool to get to know a friend & yourself in the process of doing them. So here goes :

1)What is your occupation?
Good question 😉

2)What colour are your socks now?

Wearing none

3)What are you listening to now?
MS Subbulakshmi’s Annamacharya Kritis to be precise this song

4)What was the last thing you ate?
Mor Kazhi – recipe here

5)Can you drive a stick shift?

Yes.

6)Last person you spoke to on phone?
Aaarti

7)Do you like the person who sent you this?
Not interacted much with her except through comments on each other’s blog. Based on that – yes 😀

8)How old are you today?
Do I need to be precise?! Well 32 and odd

9)What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Cricket or tennis. Football aka soccer too…

10)What are your favourite drinks?

Mocha (or mocachino),  Hot chocolate, Lassi & masala chai

11)Have you ever dyed your hair?
Never

12)Favourite food?
Nothing in particular…anything lacto-vegetarian goes

13)Last movie watched?
The Bucket List.

14)Favourite day of the year?
None

15)How do you vent out your anger?
Sleep it off or yell/scream, then break down in tears 😦

16)Favourite toy as a child?
Don’t think I had any favourites…more of a run around, get dirty, climb buildings/trees kind of kid really.

17)Favourite season?
Any except the hot scorching summers you have here in Chennai!!!

18)Do you want your friends to email you?
Yes

19)When was the last time you cried?
Friday I think…well, am glad that the answer is not yesterday like most of the time I have answered this question of late (I still believe that crying does not say that you are weak !)

20)What is on the floor of your closet?
Don’t have a closet here at my parent’s home but when I did have them; they would have just enough space for me to step in and choose clothes 😀 Shoes, clothes to be laundered, A’s toys(those seem to be everywhere!!!)

21)Who is the friend you have had the longest?
Most of my school friends – have been together since KG

22)What did you do last night?
played scrabble with MsChillPill and lost yet again !!!.

23)What are you most afraid of?
Have said this one too many times. Yet…loneliness is my greatest fear.

24)Plain,cheese or spicy hamburger?
Veggie burger please with cheese 😀

25)Favourite dog breed?
German Shepherds…well all actually. So, want a pug like the one in the Vodafone ad


My dad keeps saying may be the pug would help both his kid & grandkid 😉
26)Favorite day of the week?
None

27)How many states have you lived in?
2 in the US, 1 in India

28)Diamond or pearl?
both & many more 😉 ( though I don’t wear jewelry much! )

29)What is your wish for this new year?
Peace of mind, a job

30)New year resolutions?

None

Doing this meme, I realise I don’t really have any particular likes or dislikes! Though I do find that most memes go around with the same type of questions…

Anyways…Manasa – am done. Sorry for the delay. I have one more from Sahaja .

Self-love day

A friend of mine had this as his status message

Love yourself before you love anyone else…Happy Valentine’s day!

Coincidentally as I was bloghopping, from Teeni‘s I hopped on to Java Queen’s to this post about Self-love day. While you are it, please do wish Java Queen a very happy birthday. Thanks Teeni for letting us know here 🙂

So, here goes 🙂    

HAPPY SELF-LOVE DAY!! Feb. 13th & 14th, 2009 Here’s how the whole thing works:

1.) You’re gonna grab yourself a banner.

2.) You’re gonna post that banner and then tell us all something that you really like love about yourself (thus, the “self-love” portion of our program).

3.) Ask or beg your readers to post one thing that they too love about you!!! If your blog friends are nice, you shouldn’t have to beg…much.

4.) Enjoy yourself and spread the love by doing this on your blog! If you want to, drop me a line or a trackback so that I know you participated too!

 

What do I love about myself? I love my honesty, my faith in love and that I can laugh even when things are pulling me down 

So now what do you love about me? 😀 

What do you love about yourself?

All in fours- not really! ;)

The BeadDen tagged me on this one here.

From the four Vedas to the Fab four, the four cardinal directions to four suits of playing cards, four Greek classical elements to four Evangelists….four seems to a very significant number. The only number that has  the same number of letters as the number itself is “Four”! …More information found on the Wiki page for the number. Interesting surely!!!!

Here goes:

4 places I go over and over:

1 Landmark (It is a shop where I can peruse books, A can get toys ….it is the other way round in priority off late 😉 )

2 It used to be Costco/Sams like BD when I was in the US, here it is probably Big Bazaar (A loves the place as he can run around 🙂 )

3 Beach

4 Any place that sells handicrafts like Khadi gramodyog bhavan, VTI, Gurjari, Cauvery and the likes…

I like shopping…at least window shopping!!

4 people who e-mail me regularly (I tend to keep in touch through chats more often than emails. Hence this list will become either e-mail or chat 🙂

1 school friends like George, Y & P

2 friends from the US who I have left behind like B, U, Laksh, A-kay

3 Chennai bloggers (& Nikhil, Kris )

4 My brother & SIL

4 of my favorite places to eat: (not really a picky person…and have not gone out here as often…practical difficulties 🙂 That should explain some of the answers below! )

1 Amma’s / Grandma’s

2 Eden loved their bakes

3 Good old Saravana Bhavan / Sangeetha’s

4 Pizza hut / Dominoes (A’s choice 🙂 )

4 places you’d rather be NOW:

1 A place I can call my home and my own 😦

2 In bed with a good book and no interference 😉

3 Anywhere I’ve never been. (stolen from BD)

4 Doing something adventurous somewhere…trekking/ hiking/walking/rafting…whatever! Learning something?!? Anywhere but here?! 😀

4 TV shows I could watch over and over:

1 House MD (touch wood BD)

2 FRIENDS / MASH ….many of the sitcoms around the time of Friends. Was hooked on to Studio 60 at Sunset Boulevard)

3 NCIS /CSI (all those kind of series actually:) )

4 Yes Minister or Yes Prime Minister (love the books too!!)

Actually there are more than just 4 & they are all ancient except House MD. The others are

Fawlty Towers, Mind your Language, The Nutt House, Faerie Tale Theatre, Whose line is it anyway?, Mastermind, You asked for it, Believe it or not, Rail Sneham (tamil), Penn (Tamil) (link is about the brain behind the series), Malgudi Days,  shows like those on TLC…long list eh?

4 movies I could watch over and over ( I like watching movies…but not really a movie theatre goer 🙂 So this list is also pretty long…in fact I am thinking of picking up another tag…let’s see. Will just list a few that pop into my head now )

1 Cool runnings / My cousin Vinny

2 Dead Poet’s Society

3 Dalapathi / Nayakan

4 Sagara Sangamam

4 people I hope will respond: ( aahh…the tough part now!! 🙂 )

1 Nautankey (you tag me, I tag you 😉 )

Tagging the following for the first time! 🙂

2 Varun

3 Amit

4 Phoenixritu

To do list…

Nautankey tagged me on this 150 things to do in life. I can realise how boring my life has been!! Well….I guess I have a few more years to catch up! 🙂

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink  – Have not been to a bar 🙂 when people were around 😉  Am goody two shoes 😀

02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumpeddoes the lame one at Six flags count? Well, I think it does 😉

11. Visited Parisjust CDG ….spent a few hours in each lay over 😀

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise twice once talking to a friend and another…well it was “Azhagan” style (for tamil movie viewers)…on the phone and it was very recent. Will treasure this for a lifetime!! *sigh*

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a strangerbeen asked out by a stranger 🙂

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can and got a sore throat!

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster love love love them 😀

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment when I held A for the first time after he was born!

39. Had two hard drives for your computer more than 2 at one point 🙂

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had amazing friends have…but don’t know if the feeling is vice versa 🙂

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs – yes OCD that way 🙂

57. Pretended to be a superhero I have a son!! 😀 I need to pretend to be a lot of things/characters 😉

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced getting!!

76. Gone without food for 5 days – more than 5 🙂

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest – way back in school

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo – stick on 🙂

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on Stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten Shark   will not..am vegetarian

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zonewell it seemed like one when my soon to be ex and I had fights 😉

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise shipdid not sail out though 😦

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised childrenraising 1

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start overnot by choice though 😦

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds- wish I knew the secret to lose weight…have to lose…well a lot 😉

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback That friend was drunk too!!

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meatwill not!

127. Eaten sushivegetarian sushi 😀

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach zoology was my allied subject with cockroach dissection part of the syllabus!

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions none held so far…right school mates?!

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public officeselected to be in the college union and was first secretary of a Leo club

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident – well almost!

150. Saved someone’s life

Since I struck a few things out being vegetarian, may I should replace them with things I have done?

Like whitewater rafting (without knowing how to swim!)

Gone an ATV tour

Made your own candles

Visited at least one mystery spot 😉

Not been on a honeymoon having gotten married (guess no one will make this one bold except me! 🙂 )

Tasted the water of a salt pan ….yucky!!!! leaves you soooo thirsty!

Got caught red handed committing a crime and yet let free – went triples on my scooter during college days, got caught by a traffic policeman, who let me go with a warning 😀

Never had a crush – I know…been made fun of and have been told I have not experienced something vital in life 🙂 and I totally love that person!

Got stuck in the middle of nowhere cos you ran out of gas – ended up playing games with co-passengers till the situation was fixed 🙂  This was on the way back to Chennai from Kalahasthi

Being a Hindu…
Been to all the cosmic dance halls of Shiva…Pancha Sabha Temples: Chidambaram (gold), Madurai  (silver), Tirunelveli (copper), Tiruvalankadu (ruby) and Kutralam  (lotus) are revered as the five Cosmic Dance halls of Shiva. – Almost…The Ruby one pending 😦

Been to all the Pancha bhoota Shiva stalas .. Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvaanaikkaval, Kalahasti and Chidambaram  are five grand temples enshrining Shiva as a manifestation of the five elements. Almost Tiruvaanaikkaval pending 😦

Well I guess if I list the temples visited or to be visited…it will be an entire post 🙂 I love these temples. The architecture, the history, the significance!!  Guess I am not that much of an atheist after all 😉

I also suppose that this list is pretty volatile, one can add, modify or delete.

I am not tagging anyone on this. I just leave it open to anyone and everyone who wants to take this one up 😀 if they have not already done it.

Words -> pictures :)

Scorpria tagged me on this one.

The rules of the tag :

  1. What you draw is your wish. But it has to be relevant to the words given to you.
  2. You must use all the five words given to you by your tagger and draw pictures using paint or GIMP or any other photo editing tool.
  3. Each picture must be self explanatory when you relate it to the given word.
  4. Each word MUST have at least one picture attributed to it.
  5. None of these pictures should be copyrighted. By this I mean that you have to draw them yourself.
  6. After you finish the tag, which I think will take quite some time; you need to pass it on to other people with a fresh set of 5 words.

The words allotted to me : Joy, child, game, footsteps, candles

I like painting; not necessarily MS Paint. So I did the basic image on paint, used Adobe Photoshop elements to add embellishments 🙂  like texture or shading. I also have used red, green as primary colours in the pics. Well, Christmas is round the corner 😀

So here goes :

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Joy to the world!! 🙂

A note on the above : I wanted to stop with just the first image and later was persuaded by a couple of my friends to add in the rest 🙂 Thanks to their feed back!

Snow man missing 😉 or should it be some snowballs? 😀

Debated a lot (with myself of course, got a suggestions from those friends I mentioned too 😉 ) Decided to use this to depict “game” One of my favorite games 🙂

Self explanatory?! A walk in the sky…no clouds (have many hanging over anyways 🙂 😉 )

I had lit a candle in St. Patrick’s cathedral almost every Christmas I was in NY.  So, Thanks Pria – I at least drew them this season 😉

Scorpria: I hereby solemnly swear that I did all these on my own. No scanning nor copying 🙂 Well, would not have copied anyways…but might have sketched/painted on paper & scanned. Way easier than struggling with the mouse 😦 OH…Santa: I wish I had a graphics pen 🙂

Now for the most difficult part of the tag; passing it on…

Bhargavi : Tequila, dope, boyfriend,shopping, scapegoat 😉
Imp’s mom : Imp :), sister, Mysore, puzzle, train
A-kay : Friend, vacation, dawn, cuisine, kiwi
Dinesh : Dream, Madurai , Ghagra-choli, computer & dragon (after all you were named Dragon babu right;) )
Vishesh: Light, Exam, Poetry, reflection, heaven

Edited to add:

Vishesh: Since I found out that 2 others had tagged you on this, my apologies. I did not know you were tagged. Hence you are excused from this one 😉  If you still wanna take up the challenge and do it despite your exams; you are welcome 🙂

Sulz : Books, Chocolate, tower, Macau , friend 🙂 (Sorry for the late add Sulz…was wondering what words to give you. I almost gave you the password to your post!!! Ooopss!!! then changed it to Macau 🙂 )

All those tagged…a note to you: It is fun. So, go on ahead and try it out 🙂

To me: 2 down 2 to go!! (from Nautankey & The BeadDen) 🙂