~Spero ergo sum~™

February 28, 2007

Saved by the tag!

Filed under: Tags — Teal @ 11:31 am

I have been facing the infamous blogger block lately. I was tryin to refrain from putting sub standard posts [or rather posts that were devoid of the “teal-factor” as one of my friends had put eloquently 😛 ]. And so now finally I have a post to write something about, which wouldnt be used to judge me or my blogging capabilities watsoever. [Yeah man, me going loco. Try posting something at 4:35 on a weekday, you’d know wat i am talking about 😀 ]

My Blogger twin Hell’s Angel had tagged me for this post and so here I am … at it again ….

1.One thing you are very much afraid of?
That someday, I would have to battle gargoyles [:-P]

2.Two incidents you can never forget in your life?
The day I got my job.
The day I wrote my last semester exam in college life. [was totally ecstatic!!!]

3.Three books you would love reading again and again?
Me not much of a bookworm, most my buddies would have the answer to this question blindfolded, anyways, here it goes~

  • The Prodigal daughter
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban
  • Bridget jones diary

4.Four women who are most beautiful?
Hmmm well …. here goes.

  • Charlize Theron
  • Halle Berry
  • Michelle Pfeifer
  • Demi Moore

5.Five of you favorite food items?
I cannot do justice to this question, well anyways here it goes~
Bisibela bath and fried vadaams
Pulav and raitha
All Chaat items
Dark Chocolate

6.Six words you use very often oral/written?

  • Hmmmm
  • Duh!
  • Watever
  • Wat the F#$%
  • Wassup
  • Kewl

7.Seven things you like about yourself?

  1. My sense of humour, my eyes
  2. My feminist attitude
  3. My tenacity
  4. My misandrist tendencies
  5. My loyalty and love for family and friends
  6. My versatility
  7. My Obstinacy [Should’ve added lack of modesty here, but no space so .. :-P]

8.Eight film personalities who are your all time favorites?
I dont think i have that many, but here goes~

  • Eric Bana
  • Mel Gibson
  • Charlton Heston
  • Gene Kelly
  • Rene Zellweger
  • Kamal Haasan
  • Jyotika
  • Fardeen Khan

If the list was supposed to include music directors and playback singers, then
it also includes – Ilayaraja, A.R.Rehman , Bombay Jayashree. 🙂

9.Nine movies you wont mind watching again and again?

  1. The Matrix Trilogy
  2. Singing in the rain
  3. Dil chahta Hai
  4. Kaadhalika Nerammillai
  5. Alaipayuthey
  6. Micheal Madana Kaama rajan
  7. The Last Samurai
  8. Jerry Maguire
  9. Finding Nemo [:D]

10.Ten songs you would like to listen to everyday?

  • Unakul naane (PKMC)
  • Un siripinil (PKMC)
  • New york nagaram (SOK)
  • Pachai Nirame (alaipayuthey)
  • Endrenrum Punnagai (alaipayuthey)
  • Almost all John Mayer songs
  • Gud Nal Ishq Mitha (bally sagoo remix)
  • Mitwa (KANK)
  • Rage against the machine’s – “Wake Up”
  • Lotsa retro rock [list endless .. space insuffiencient]

My victims for this post~

Tags Away!!!!!!!!!!


February 3, 2007

Mylai Magic

Filed under: Misc — Teal @ 4:49 pm

There is something magical and mesmerising about good old Mylapore. The locality got it’s name from the story of Goddess Parvathy taking the form of a peacock [Mayil ~ in tamil] and offering Vilva leaves and flowers to Lord Shiva. The Kailai of Chennai~ Mylai.

Despite the heavy traffic ridden route to mylai, this place brings a sense of inner calm and peace to many a hindu devotee. Take it from a person who says a quick prayer en route office at the very sight of the glorious gopuram of the Kapaleeshwarar Kovil.

This temple is one of the most well known places of worship in Chennaipattinam. And now Kapaleeshwarar Temple is having the annual float festival – a.k.a the theppa kulam . Weekends are all about forgetting the stress and strain of the days in the past week and relaxing and forgetting your worries. A place of worship is the best place to put ur worries to rest.
Today I got to witness the theppa kulam at a 2-step distance. 😀

It was a full moon night. I swarmed through the sea of devotees who had thronged the four sides of the temple tank. Today happens to be the last day of the float festival. Call it providence or any kind of divine intervention, I got to sit 2 steps before the water on the side of the temple tank. The float approached. I sat facing the front view of the gopuram of the temple.

Today it was Lord Muruga’s [a.k.a Karthikeyan] turn. Unfortunately I missed out on the float for Goddess Karpagambal, the consort of Lord Kapaleeshwarar, who is an incarnate of Lord Shiva.

The serene atmosphere and the aura of devotion from devotees all around made this visit to Kapali Temple an unforgettable one. I sat under the moonlit sky and watched Mylai all light up in grandeur.

Only this time around, I am way too old to take Choppu Chaamaan back home. 😦

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