Which one do you prefer and why ?
I prefer blogging perhaps. Especially when it comes to expressing your thoughts or ranting. And when it comes to expressing your experiences with parenthood , both positive and negative.
Some might say that with FB it is instant and it reaches all the people that we know. Also because its selective and you know who is reading it.
But that’s precisely why I do not like it. Because they know you , they judge you.
For eg. why did you posted that shayari on your status , that was very romantic, does that mean you have someone in your life ..hmmmm…
I might have posted that for it is beautifully expressed.
I prefer blogging because its anonymous. My blog pals don’t bump into me during my work day and comment on my random blog posts in front of five other people.
Another issue with fb these days is that you get friend request from everyone you know and accepting those is sometimes an obligation else you may be considered rude or unfriendly and you may offend people. And it is tedious to maintain various layers of privacy settings.
Motivated by a friend , the blog starts its second innings today 🙂
Like always , I will make the same promise again , to try to be regular with my posts 🙂
~nm pointed me to a contest on Y’s blog where we have to write funny incidents during our married life. The contest has generated a few very funny entries and reminded me of few incidents that happened during early days of my marriage.
So here I go …
If you are a north indian or you are exposed to north indian culture , you must be aware that marriage does mean being sleep deprived and extremely tired apart from all the other things. So most of the wedding ceremonies were over except the much hyped “First Night” that typically happens the next night after the marriage. And the bride and groom have been awake for almost 36 hours if not more , before the first night.
That “NIGHT” ..I was just waiting to retire in my room , was anxious thanks to the movies , but was sleepy ..just so typical me. And at 10 in the night , I was told to change into a fresh sari and do some make up by my SILs. Little did I know that they were asking me to get ready for “First night” and nor did I know that its going to be so FILMY 😛 Not that I minded filmy style 😉 but then wearing a sari again at 10 pm with makeup and jewellary ..aaaah.
After some time I was all decked up…taken to my room which was decorated with roses and crysanthem and looked lovely and my tall dark and handsome guy stood there in silk kurta …so sweet ..I thought. Then they clicked a few photos , in which I look almost drunk ..my eyes drooping with sleep. And then they left us there alone 🙂
So whatever happened ..or did not happen that night , my husband did woke me up at 4 am in the morning. Well ..can someone be angry with a loving husband , so soon in married life …I almost felt like shouting , its just 4 am. But when I opened my eyes I also was out of the bed within seconds.
The bedsheet was red …okay not with what comes to your mind ..it was red with the rose petals that were spread on it before we sleep. Uff we cursed ourselves for being so filmy and not clearing the bed before lying down.
But what next ..the newly wedded couple scrubbed the bedsheet together in the bathroom , sneaked from the back door and dried it in the back yard and just kept praying that no one questions 😛
Romantic ..isn’t it !!
Thats not all ..
After a day or so I was packing my stuff for our honeymoon. My SIL’s 4 year old was tagging along with me since I was married , excited and curious about having a Mami 🙂 That meant cute company and not romantic sneak peeks , coz everytime hubby would sneak in , he was there 🙂
So the plan was that FIL would take us to temple and then will drop us to the station for the honeymoon further. My little companion asks me , “Mami aap ja rahe ho” and I said yes. Then he asks …”kiske saath”. And I told ” Mama aur Nanu ke sath” , meaning husband and FIL. Pat came the reply from him in a full volume …” Arreee , honeymoon teen log thode hi jaate hai”..3 people don’t go for honeymoon :P.
I just looked around wide mouthed and cursed myself for underestimating the general knowledge of the little guy 🙂
Now that I have started writing ..I can think of a few more ..but thats for later .
So whats your story ? 😉
I was hibernating in most of 2010 ..still the stats looks good ..posting it for keepsake !
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.
In 2010, there were 51 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 331 posts. There were 80 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 172mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was February 23rd with 173 views. The most popular post that day was Story of a girl.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were parentree.in, myamusingmind.blogspot.com, google.co.in, ki-jaana-main-kaun.blogspot.com, and jottingsmine.blogspot.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for whats on ur mind quotes, what’s on my mind quotes, on my mind quotes, my mind quotes, and what on my mind quotes.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Story of a girl February 2010
I need advice : Time Life Books for Kids ? March 2009
All About Me June 2008
Does your spouse call you during his/her day ? March 2010
Where do you donate clothes ? March 2010
How could I ignore such a line..can you ??? Do a post please !!
Thank you indiblogger and Thank you Akshaya Patra !!
Tulika is looking for rhymes in various indian languages. So below are few which have so many memories attached to them.
There are perhaps the first two or among the first few rhymes that me and my brother heard as babies.
The Moon that fascinate everyone as a kid :
chanda mama door ke
paue pakaye boor ke
aap khaye thali mein
munne ko de pyali mein
pyali gayi toot
munna gaya rooth
nayi pyali layenge
munne ko manayenge
And elephant , we always wanted elephant to come home and so it goes like this:
Haati raja kahan chale ,
sund utha ke kahan chale ,
kaan hila ke kahan chale,
mere ghar aa jao na ,
halwa poori khao na.
Apart from that , we heard “aate baate” , “aaja ri nindariya” and “akad bakad” several times as kids. My husband on the other hand has fond memories of “gala goli kali gaye …kana patti kana patti Kurrrrr” but we do not remember the complete wordings.
Then as I became about 5 years these were my favourites.
Here 3 or more kids used to play together. 2 kids join hand and make a gate and sing the following. While rest of the kids walk under the gate around the gatemen.
Poshampa bhai poshampa ,
Dhakuo ne kya kiya
Sau rupaye ki ghadi churai
aath aane ki rabadi khayi
ab toh jail mein aana padega
jail ki roti khani padegi
jail ka paani peena padega
And then the gate will close to catch any of the kid who is taking rounds between the four arms , while the challenge for the kids who takes round is to escape.
And then there was a clapping chant in school. I forgot how we used to clap but I can remember the words :
Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab,
(now faster clapping and singing)
Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab.
Do share your childhood memories.
..has just arrived!!!!
Yes , the talented Shruti has sent me a handmade card. Yes Yes , I finally own one of those. I just got lucky and got this one.
What more to ask for , she also sent me a Origami book (for Aryan ofcourse !!!) without winning a craft competition ..YAY !!!
Here are some bad pics of the lovely gifts..I am not carrying a camera to take better pics and I did not want to delay this post 🙂
Writer’s block is what I am going through I guess. Either I don’t have much to write or I dont have the time. I wonder when this will end. It will end some day for sure , that I know.
Meanwhile , please bear with me. As for now , here are tiny winy updates.
I received my Indus Lady Cap as a participation gift in women’s day contest for this piece of writing. Its a lovely cap , but I have been forgetting to click a pic everyday. Thanks a lot Indus Ladies !
We did a (Surprise ?) Baby shower for COS on 10th Apr and had loads and loads of fun. Wishing COS a happy baby !
I have registered to online library called Library Wala and have already finished reading my first book from them, which was India’s Bandit Queen 🙂
Aryan is on vacation and is expecting lots and lots of my time. He is cuddling and talking a lot and we are also trying to do a bit of activities too 🙂
Swaram has awarded me
and called me beautiful blogger ..awww
Passing it to Priya , Uma , MM, Pixie and COS!
Passing it to Swaram , Starry and MM.
And this one goes to all those who made it to COS baby shower..you know who you are !
And finally I thank MM, Priya and Swaram officially here for having me on their minds!
..not on a sabbatical or blog break. I am reading all of you and I do not have a single unread post in reader.
But I suddenly do not have any words , I don’t feel like commenting , I don’t feel like posting. Either there is nothing on my mind or there is too much ..funny situation..bear with me
Can you get awards such as :
And I Love Your Blog
And Tea of Friendship
By namesake Swaram!!
And Only on your blog ..Can you pass these awards to ALL YOUR BLOG PALS
And only on your blog you can say the following :
And Only on your blog ..you can ask for Virtual Birthday gifts ..
..yeah ..I really wish to pass these award to everyone who has ever commented on this blog and to every blog I comment on !! Please pick this up and oblige me ! That would be your virtual birthday gift to me !