Thursday, November 6

Then, Now and Will be

Got tagged by Archana, I know this tag is going to make me do a lot of introspection; much needed at that. Tags spread through viral referrals, and I hope that this one spreads out ... through me and through my friends (you are going to be tagged!!).

The tag:

Two questions in each category answer them and then tag your friends from the blog-o-sphere. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and you are all set.

Then:

Your oldest memories

  • Getting spanked on my derriere by the nurse ... ohhh the blood rushing to my head ... for crying out loud!! (he he .. was just kidding :-) )
  • Throwing toys down the 9th floor and watching them disappear as they fell fell fell ... from my grandparents flat in Churchgate when I was a toddler
  • The glee when I saw my first horse at the age of 6
  • The achievement I felt when my aunt taught me to draw a horse shortly afterwards ... I was addicted to horses after watching the movie Betaab ... had seen the movie 3 times in one night!! ... for the horse ... no I dont mean Amrita Singh :-D
  • Seeing my first computer at the age of 9, it was a 80386 and my mothers brother had forked out one lakh for that machine ... shucks ... so much for Moore's Law. Played Prince of Persia for an hour, I was thrilled ... decided then and there that I would be a computer engineer :))
  • Owning a XT 8086 with a monochrome display and 640KB of RAM, the machine did not have a hard drive, and I was happy
  • Feeling the pride when my Maths teacher called my parents to commend my papers and explain the empty class notebooks in my 4th standard
  • Feeling an even greater humiliation when I finished last in class during the mid-terms of 9th standard ... cable TV is a great evil
  • My first ship cruise to Goa ... fresh fish and a choppy sea
  • Standing atop a spiked gate and then the horror I felt when I saw that my new cream chappals had turn blood red ... weirdly I do not remember feeling any pain

What were you doing ten years ago?

November 1998, I was a first year engineering student, the first semester was coming to an end; and I was fast learning that I am loving engineering more and more since it does not adhere to the sad mugging pattern of school. I remember going to college, attending tuition, bartering notes, copying assignments, discussing over the phone, the long bus rides along the beach. My engineering college was Fr. Conceicao Rodriguez College of Engineering ... it is on bandstand, Bandra and generally a very nice place to hangout if you get over the engineering studies :). I was having a rocking time.

 

Now:

Your first thought in the morning

I should not have stayed up late in the night to finish Brisingr.

If you build a time capsule what would it contain?

Hmmm ... good question. It would contain nothing; the present is to be lived ... enjoyed ... why give the future excess baggage to dig up. (pun intended)

 

Will Be:

This year…

I intend to get married to the love of my life, possibly shift jobs and find a way of means to be near my loved ones. Activities such as blogging, web dev, tweeting, et al are bound to happen!!

What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now?

Why the no. 14?? Well ... I would be attending PTA meetings ... and planning my retirement as well. Archana, are you up for co-authoring that book?

 

I tag:

Amol

Sudhir

Amit

Ashish

End of the tag

9 comments:

maxmayur said...

I'm so much tempted to write 'oldest memories' and me minus 10 years. Gosh you made me nostalgic. Its so nice to think about all good things that happened to you, about all the embarrassments, about the starry eyed dreams of adolescence :-)

Prasad said...

Get Biggie to Tag you :-) ... I would have but thought that Biggie would tag you for sure!

maxmayur said...

Biggie will tag me?
Bruwahhaaahhhaaa
Thats a gag

Prasad said...

Well, if you ask him nicely :)

Sal said...

Your first memory made me laugh..
Good luck for the year - seems to be a very important one, with marriage, job change, etc.
Cheers,
Salil

Prasad said...

Thanks Salil :-)

bluediamond said...

thanks for taking up the tag! :D your oldest memories even refreshed some of mine, which i failed to write in my post!!
and you loved engg in first year!! :O it was a hard one for me, as there was no comp science related subjects in the first year and i was wondering, "mein kahan phas gayi yaaar"!
And i dont mind a co-author!!! :P hehe

Prasad said...

@Archana - i liked engg because it was a welcome shift from the mugging!! How cud ne1 manage to mug so many reference books :) .. and we had a few CS subjects ... so those were a cakewalk!!

Ashish said...

my post is up! Not as good as yours, but will do, I guess. :)