Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jingle Bell Rock

He: When I say Jingle Bell! You say Rock!
He: Jingle Bell
We: Rock

This was how
Billy Yesudian a.k.a William Tell started his rocking performance yesterday at our office campus. People especially enjoyed his "Cinderalla" song.

Apart from Billy, WoW (Women of Worth) band based out of Chennai also performed a few traditional and contemporary Christmas numbers.

The highlight of the show was
Benny Prasad - India's most travelled musician - internationally acclaimed guitarist who performed at Sydney and Athens Olympics as well as 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Even thought I wasn't there to witness Benny's performance, I know he would have Rocked too.

I think I hear Santa singing.
Santa: When I say 'Ho Ho!' You sa 'Ha Ha'
Santa: Ho Ho!
Me: Ha Ha!

Cheers to every one! May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Merry Christmas friends.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Wifey, looking at the lovely Pears soap : Why is it that the soap has dissolved from one end?
Me : Pata nahi yaar! BTW, Is that the left or the right side of the soap where it has dissolved?
Wifey, with an 'Are you crazy' look on her face : I dunno.
Me with a straight face : Left.
Wifey, with more 'Are you crazy' look on her face : Why? How?
Me : Because that is what is left of it.
Wifey , all appreciative : That was a good one!
Me, taking a bow : Thanks.

Pears transparent glycerine soap : Rs. 35
Matching Soap case : Rs. 50
Expression of wifey's face when I, finally, managed to crack a Non PJ : Priceless!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More British Fun.

There is more to British apart from their choice of choicest surnames and their tendency of naming their houses, lanes, parks, streets, towns and what-not after parts of the human anatomy (Please refer to my previous post).Scots hate them, and so do we. We all know why we hate them, but why the Scots hate them is a very funny (madeup) story.

Lone long time ago, when the Scots and Britsh were close friends, The Scottish king( For convenience and due to lack of any creative ideas, I name him King Scot) had a whim. He wanted to name all the lochs(lakes in Scottish) in Scotland. He asked his wise high priest, Mr. Wise for help.

Mr. Wise, was wiser than what his name suggested! I mean extremely wise! He told the king that he should bring in a British Mapmaker to do the job. Mr. Wise knew that the British were in the habit of conquering kingdoms and drawing maps of it. And that they were good at it - both conquering and Map-making.

It was a brilliant idea. Allowing Britishers to draw a map of Scotland, without allowing them to conquer it! The king saluted the idea. It was a brilliant plan. King Scot sent a messenger to the Queen of England; addressed henceforth as The Queen.

The Queen was more than happy to comply with King Scot's request. She asked her leading mapmaker, Mr Super Map to help the Scots draw their map.

After three days of hectic travel, Mr. Super Map reached Scotland along with the messenger. He was overwhelmed by the spectacular welcome that was arranged for him - Women, Music and Wine!

That very night, a heavily drunk, Mr. Super Map started his task of drawing the map. He started naming the lakes - Loch Katrine, Lock Lomond, Loch Ness (famous for the adorable 500 tonne Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as he is fondly addressed), Loch Fyne, and so on and so forth till he was totally depleted of ideas.

He had 2 more lakes to name but he did not know what to call them.

Tired, drunk, and emptied of ideas he decided to name one as Lochie (Yeah! That's right! Lock Lochie :-) and the other one as Lake of Meredith.

Now you know why the Scots hate Britishers.
- What the hell is one 'Lake' doing in between so many 'Lochs'?
- And what kinda name is Loch Lochie anyways? Would you like it if you were christened Tom Tommie or worse Hank Hankie?

The story has a gruesome ending with Mr. Super Map losing his head so I am skipping the details!

But as I mentioned earlier, from that day onwards, the Scots and the British are at loggerheads with each other.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

I see. I laugh.

****No offenses meant to anyone****

In Indian Context :-

  • Poonam Cootan sarees. 75% off.
  • Ganesha Loandry
  • Roti Land Dhabha - Cool Chilld Bear here
  • Kim Herbal Beauty Porlaur
  • Ashok Palace Resturant - Ashok Palace Restorunt (They put the board twice with different spellings, hoping to get at least one right. But sadly, it wasn't to be)

In British Context :- (They know their spelling all right! But what's wrong with their brains? Why can't they seem to have decent names to their lanes and streets? )

  • Crotch Crescent
  • Lady gardens
  • Squeeze Guts Alley
  • Saggy Scrotum Cross (I am not making this up. This landmark is in Kent)
  • Nutter Lane
  • And who can forget the famous 'Back Passage' in London

You can find many more crazy town names @ I bet that once you got through a few of these pages, you will be ROFLYAO.

And to add icing to the cake, they have pretty funny surnames too

  • Ryan Sidebottom (Current English cricketer.. Brilliant Bowler.. Wacky hairstyle)
  • Harry Balls
  • Timothy Rothenchild
  • Minnie Shatter
  • James Schuh
Got any more to add to this list?


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

1.5M USD

My dearest pal, Late Monsieur TLT (May God rest his soul), had once mentioned to me about all the crazy stuff that he gets on his email. I got a wicked one today! :) It was hillarious.
And to think people do really fall prey to these scams! Sad.
Hello Dearest Friend,

I am glad to inform you that I have successfully concluded the transaction. The money has been transferred to London through the assistant of Mr.Howard Ferraro who is a London base business man.

Currently I am in London with him and my wife and children. However, I did not forget you because you are the source of my success,you made me what I am now though you are not there to complete this project with me but I gave all the credit and thanks to you.

I know it is not your fault or rather your wish to back off on me and the transaction ,I understand it was simply because of some circumstances you could not control
In appreciate of your assistance I have mapped out as a Compensation and wrote on your favor a certified bank draft worth of US$1.5M(One.Five Million, United States Dollar Only) I left the draft with my Secretary Mr.Jack David on my departure to London.

I would like you to contact him yon the below info and instruct him where to send the draft to because i have directed him on that already.

Attn: Mr Jack David

As soon as you recieve the draft you let me know because i am busy here trying to put things together and may not be chanced to email you frequently.Feel free to contact him for your draft.I will stop here.

Once again,thank you very much and remain blessed.

Dr Prince Onyeka

Friday, November 16, 2007

Oh Bed! Oh Bed!

Oh Bed! Oh Bed!
How comfortable art thou.
Young or Old, Happy or Sad;
Everyone's welcome on thou!

Single or Married, Straight or Gay;
It does never matter to you.
You are a kind old nurse to
Anyone who comes to you.

Oh Bed! Oh Bed!
How wonderful are thou.
When I lay my aching head on you,
You tenderly sing me good nigh'

Strong or Weak, John or Jane;
You never discriminate.
You take away all my pain.
Oh sweet heaven on earth!

Oh Bed! Oh Bed!
How lucky I am you know?
Back from office, when at home,
I can gently rest on thou.

You may want to know the reason behind me composing such 'beddy' poetry.
Well! I have enrolled for driving classes. I need to wake up at 6:00 A.M. .... groom myself and then walk for a good 20 minutes to reach the driving school. On top of that, even though it's just mid November but it's so freakin' cold in the mornings.

It is at these times when I long for a 5 minute more rest on the comfortable bosom of my dear bed. There is no particaular reason for this, just human nature - "When one has to wake up early in the morning, it is then, more than at any other time, that one loves to sleep for an extra minute in bed."
How wonderful are the ways of nature! When you have, you don't use it but when you have not, you most certainly crave for it.

Enough about beds, I suppose. Yawnnnn.... I am tired! You must be tired too. Such is the taxing effect of my compositions on others.

Have a good sleep.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hello Estilo

Our first car is going to be a, Champagne Beige, Zen Estilo - VXi.
Ninu and I had a tough time deciding between Wagon R and Zen Estilo, and then between the colours Pearl Silver and Champagme Beige but finally decided to stick with the latter.
My sister refers to Estillo as a rat-like car! (Note ~ The original rat-like car would be Daewoo Matiz)
The engineers at Maruti have worked on the aerodynamics of this car and thus gave it the weird rat-like look.

But, it seems like a nice car that boasts of a 16kmpl mileage in the city. With the sky-rocketing petrol price, Estilo is a boon on Indian roads.
People say its a tad feminine. I am not sure though. It's tall boy looks and the overall features gives it a commanding lead over Wagon R's mini van-ish appearance.

I shall post the pic once I get the delivery of the car.


BTW, What's your opinion? Wagon R or Zen Estilo?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Saawariya Review

**** NO SPOILERS!!! ****

Dear Mr SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali),
How are you today? If you are fine, then please do read this. If you aren't then please save this for a fine morning!
Sir, you are the only person who has the ability to get Aishwarya to act. So I have a lot of respect for you. But this time you have committed a grave sin by ruining a brilliant Fyodor Dostoevsky's play "White Nights".
You should be whipped and made to apologize to the public for wasting our money as well as your own. You should be tied to a chair and made to watch Saawariya 10 times. I would have said 100, but then such is the pain inflicted on the senses by one viewing of the movie; that 10 sounds a good enough punishment.
I may this movie again but it is not going to change my views!
Sir you have committed the following sins for which you will be held accountable.

  • A Poetic Mass Murder
  • Assault on the senses..
  • Painting the majestic Venetian (I guess it was Venice like city coz I could see helluva lot of Gondolas) canvas with utter Bull Crap!
  • Undeniable Black...(Blue rather!) For not having spanked the art director when he presented you with suck a spankful idea of art!
  • A jarring and loud background music throughout the entire length of the movie. Well, actually it was DEAFENING!
  • Overblown melodrama...underbaked story.
  • "I don't likes this, Gulaabji!" A talented Rani wasted.
  • Starkids - Ranbir, Sonam ok. Ranbir grins, Sonam laughs. (Or was she crying?)
  • Sonam declined to expose, so you made Ranbir do the exposing bit! What an idea, Sirjee! Dhishum...Dhishum...Dhadham!!
  • What's the fascination with the neon lights, anyways?
Read what Anurag Kashyap has to say on Om Shanti Om and Saawariya.
“Ek mein six-pack, ek mein bare ass…. hot hai sir.. hot”


Ab khamiyan to sari likh di, ab kuch tareefein baki hain. The title track is brilliant. Monty's composition and the renedition of the same by the new kid on the blocks - Shail Hada is definitely the only high point of the movie.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

This very day, last month; I got married.
Yipeeeeeee! Today is our one month anniversary. And what better a gift for my beloved than to write about our marriage.
And, All I need to say right now is that it was the best day of my life. But I guess I shall write more for I remember everything so vividly.
We were blessed to have our wedding vows presided over by the Rev. Thomas Samuel, the Bishop of Central Kerala Diocese.

The vows:-

We faced each other.(Well actally, Ninu was looking at the floor and I was stealing intermittent glances.)

The minister placed Ninu's right hand in mine. And then we took our wedding vows.

I, Roshan George Abraham, take you, Ninu Mariam Johnson,
to be my wife,
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part;
according to God's holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.

After this the minister loosed our hands and placed my right hand on hers.
And then she repeated after the minister.

I, Ninu Mariam Johnson, take you,Roshan George Abraham,
to be my husband,
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part;
according to God's holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.

The minister received the wedding rings, the Mantrakodi and the Minnu, and prayed.

Heavenly Father, by your blessing
let these rings be to Roshan and Ninu
a symbol of unending love and faithfulness,
to remind them of the vow and covenant
which they have made this day
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Then, I placed the ring on the fourth finger of the Ninu's left hand and, holding it there, said

Ninu, I give you this ring
as a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Now it was Ninu's turn to repeat the favour ;-)

She placed a ring on the fourth finger of the my right hand and, holding it there, said

Roshan, I give you this ring
as a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Then I had to tie the Minnu (refer Note) around Ninu's neck symbolizing my commitment towards her. It had to be tied using a special knot (Reef knot) only. I had practiced tying this knot more than 50 times, yet my fingers were moving painstakingly slow.

(Numerous stories about grooms forgetting the technique to knot and being made to do it over and over, in front of the whole congregation, till the knot was successfully tied, were passing through my mind)
Slow it was, but the result was absolutely brilliant!

The minister then placed the Mantrakodi on Ninu's head and then we prayed.

After the prayers, the minister addressed the people

In the presence of God,
and before this congregation,
Roshan and Ninu have given their consent
and made their marriage vows to each other.
They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands
and by the giving and receiving of rings.
I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.

The minister then joined our right hands together and said

Those whom God has joined together let no one put asunder.

And we were married! :-)

Lord, I entrust our marriage unto your caring hands. And I believe that you will take care of all our needs and aspirations, our career, our life, our ALL!
Praise Jesus!

Before winding up, Ninu, I have something to say to you :

Other men said they have seen angels,
But I have seen thee
And thou art enough.

Note~ The Minnu is a gold pendant in the shape of a rain drop with a figure of a cross upon it. For Christians in India, it is the tying of the Minnu around the neck of the bride by the groom which symbolizes the commitment of the couple as they enter marriage. Seven strands of thread taken from the Mantrakodi (see below) hold the Minnu around the bride's neck.

The Mantrakodi, also knows as the wedding sari, is the first gift to the bride from the grooms family, as well as to signify that she is now part of his family. The bride is covered with the Mantrakodi to symbolize that the groom and his family will always protect her.

Monday, November 5, 2007

What a wonderful world!

Wise men say - Picture speaks a thousand words! What more can I add?

"You are nothing short of my everything."