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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

All right, everybody. Tag time!

In fact, this is first of the two tags I have received in this week. This tag was passed to me by No One. Dinky sister, your tag is coming in the next post.

I had stated somewhere in an old tag (this one, to be precise) that some tags give a superb opportunity for being narcissistic. This tag is one of them; it asks to write down 8 peculiar/random things about me. Now before you proceed, let me warn you: my definition of peculiar/random may differ from yours (just like my definition of weird in the aforementioned tag was not weird at all for some readers).

Anyway, so here we go.

  1. I have never worn a sherwani.
  2. When I was a child, I used to have a fear of sitting in a movie theater. My parents tell me that I developed this phobia after watching King Kong in the cinema. (They don’t remember which King Kong movie it was.)
  3. I sometimes think I had a great potential for being ambidextrous, though that potential is almost gone now. I am right-handed, but on the rare occasions when I play cricket, I bat left-handed while bowl with my right hand. Also, in my ayyam-e-javani when I used to practise sanshou, my left side kick was always stronger than my right one. One could argue that that was because I could balance my body on my right leg better than I could do on my left leg. Still, being able to use both hands and legs with equal efficiency would have been  quite fun.
  4. I had once memorised the whole screenplay of A Few Good Men. I still remember my most favourite parts.
  5. I have been using the same mobile phone for the last 3 years. No, I don’t have any emotional affiliation with it.
  6. I feel uncomfortable to sleep in pitch black darkness.
  7. I haven’t driven a motorbike since we moved to Islamabad in 2004, and I miss it. The only time in these four years when I drove a motorbike was last year when a classfellow was feeling too sick to drive his Honda CD 70.
  8. Excluding Pagalon Ki Anjuman and Laash Gaati Rahi, I have read and currently own all novels in Ibn-e-Safi‘s Imran Series. (The Wikipedia articles I have linked to need some serious editing, but I thought to link to them anyway.)

Feel free to tag yourselves. (Yes, I know, it’s pretty mean to be narcissistic and then not explicitly give any of you a chance for it. But tagging others have always been a hard part for me. Also, there’s another tag post coming up shortly — which has a much better potential for narcissism — so you might want to tag yourself with that one if not with this one.)



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Aug 20, 2008 at 12:26 am

1. Me neither. =P
2. Your parents probably forgot to cover your eyes when the mighty King Kong appeared on screen. You screamed, and screamed and screamed and screamed… and ruined the film for everyone else!
3. I won’t say I’m ambidextrous but there probably isn’t a word for being able to use both sides of the shoulders dexterously… =P You see, I’m better carrying a heavy shoulder bag on my left shoulder.
4. I’ve memorized Kung Fu Panda… hehe
5. How can you know for sure? Try getting rid of it. (Think of Tom Hanks and his coconut friend in Cast Away)
6. Afraid of King Kongs?
7. I should like to drive one someday!
8. I know you are biggest Imran series fan around!
I don’t like tagging people too. But at least, you give choices to your readers. =P

Dinky Mind

Aug 20, 2008 at 12:04 pm

We’ve to write about just 8 peculiar things?? Bohat kam nae?? :P
Meri to list lambi he chalti hay, as you saw in the nickname post :D


Aug 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

1. But how would you look if you wore a sherwani? :P
2. Haha! Maybe I did! I was too young to notice anyway.
3. Well, etymologically, one might use ambidextrous for that as well. But we can make a new word too: how about ambidextrohombrus? :D
4. Ah yes. I have yet to meet someone who has watched Kung Fu Panda and hasn’t fallen in love with it.
5. Nah. I am not stranded on any island!
6. Nope. Before King Kong, there was Wee Willie Winkie. But anyway, there’s nothing scary about King Kong or Wee Willie Winkie in the dark, because you can’t see them! (Unless they start howling. :roll: )
7. A word of advice then: don’t try your hand at the CG 125. Go for a CD 70 or a similar bike.
8. That I am!

Oh, and I do like tagging people. It’s just hard because I like tagging all of them!

Dinky Mind,
Looking at your list of nicknames, I guess even 800 would have been less for you! :P


Aug 20, 2008 at 10:12 pm

yeh tagging wagging ka kia scene hai??

No One

Aug 21, 2008 at 6:20 am

haha as for # 1…don’t worry your time will come =) lol…thanx for doing the tag..peace =)


Aug 21, 2008 at 9:06 am

Koi khaas scene nahin hai. It’s just another way of saying to other bloggers, “Do what I did in this post!”

No One,
Hahaha! I’m in no hurry, kiddo!


Aug 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

truly self-absorbed.

I Like!

Dinky Mind

Aug 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

Lol @ No One’s comment :D Who wears a sherwani before his wedding? :D Haan, trial ke liay shayad pehen bhee lay :D

Btw, do post the picture of your sherwani (whenever you happen to wear one) :) Ab to sherwanis come with all those feminine gota-kinari and meena-kaari :D You will enjoy wearing it, Sa’aadat bhai :P


Aug 21, 2008 at 9:34 pm


Dinky Mind,
Oh, many baratis wear it these days; I never got the point though. And don’t worry, I’ll make sure that the karrhai on my sherwani doesn’t go into the domain of these feminine gota-kinari or meena-kaari or whatever else it is that you ladies like! :P

Dinky Mind

Aug 22, 2008 at 9:31 am

The baratis wear sherwani-style kurtas, not proper shadi-wali sherwani. Haina?


Aug 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm

I did order the CODE RED!!!

I dont remember the whole lines but I do say it together when Jack Nicholson goes on and on….anyway I found it for ya…


Aug 22, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Dinky Mind,
Uh, I have seen them wear proper sherwanis as well. I don’t have any clue about shadi-wali sherwani and otherwise sherwani though!

“You’re goddamn right I did!” And yes, the whole Kaffee-Jessop interrogation is awesome. “Is colonel’s underwear a matter of national security?” :D


Aug 23, 2008 at 4:23 am

even i haven’t worn sherwani though i love all types of coats,jackets & sherwani’s etc etc..sherwani pehn’nay ka mauqa kabhi mila he nahi:P


Aug 23, 2008 at 9:37 am

An ILLuS|On.
Don’t worry, man. As No One has already said, your time will come too!


Aug 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm

I’ve worn sherwani once or twice … once for a school play where I was acting as 60′s groom :P and once while trying my brother’s wedding sherwani :P


Aug 29, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Good for you. :P

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