Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

Puppies, chocolates and love… a tag!

When I saw this tag in GWBE‘s blog, I couldn’t help suppress a shriek of joy and surprise! Turns out that I was blogging on a similar topic right here. The tag was SO endearing (perhaps, due to GWBE‘s un-put-downable style) that I thought I’d chuck the post I was working on, and do this tag.

Well, first things first. Ms GWBE didn’t tag puny ol’ me. I STOLE this one from her! Hope she doesn’t sue me for this culpable act of gross intellectual-property violation!

The rules for the tag are:

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.

Here goes nothing!

1. If your lover betrayed you what would your reaction be?
No one’s perfect! I don’t expect my lover to be totally loyal to me. In these troubled times, its simply not possible!! Alright, her betrayal would leave me heartbroken and dejected, but I’d do my best to talk it out and resume our relationship. If she wants to dump me, so be it.

Having already been dumped once, I think I’ll survive sans vodka if my next gf goes the way of my ex! ๐Ÿ˜›

Which is why I’m averse to romantic relationships until I reach some level of maturity. That should happen in six-seven years in time! (Sorry gals! :P)

2. What’s it that you see in an ideal partner?
HmmTough question! She must be a good and empathetic human being who can cope with my mood swings. Must be a non-stop talker with a sweet voice and a good singer too! Should be smart and must be reasonably compatible with my wavelength. Looks come last in my wish-list. But she should be moderately-presentable, alright. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. What, according to you, is the perfect date?
I don’t care about the location, but a seaside-restaurant would be good. I’d seat her across me, we’d look into each others’ eyes, we’ll hold hands and talk for hours!! ๐Ÿ˜€

4. Would you like to have children soon enough? Or would you wait till your mid-thirties for the first child?
I LOVE childeren! (Off, you perverts!! I’m no MJ! :-|) Children always end up liking me and vice versa. Playing with them brings back the child in me! (People who know me real close should now know why I’m SO childish/childlike at times!!) So, the earlier I have children, the better. (That doesn’t mean I wanna have kids out of wedlock! :P)

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Sigh! This question reminds me of “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na!” and the mallu movie “Niram”.
But not for me! True, most of my best friends are of the opposite sex. But I don’t EVER confuse friendship with love! I’ll make sure that the relationship between my best friend(s) and I will remain platonic. ๐Ÿ˜€

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
Loving someone, I guess. It always feels good to do something for someone you love, even if you have to pay a price for that. But when my ‘love’ is reciprocated, it feels doubly good. ๐Ÿ™‚

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
Well... I don’t really mind waiting. But there’s a limit. Everything comes in a package, naah? ๐Ÿ˜›

8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
I’ll break the ‘attachment’ even more secretly! ๐Ÿ˜› *evil grin*
But if the person and her partner are of the ‘made-for-each-other’ mould, I’ll spare them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
Compulsory and free food and education for all! (Copied from GWBE!)

10. Do you lie?
Yep! Not a lot, but circumstances force me to. But I try my best to be truthful and honest. ๐Ÿ™‚

11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
If I don’t live my MBA dream, get a well paying job, marry a loving wife and have adorable kids (a boy named Prasanth and a girl named Krishna)… I’d most probably be hunting for jobs, selling vacuum cleaners part-time to earn a living! If the current socio-economic-trends are to be believed, I’d most probably end up in the latter situation. ๐Ÿ˜

12. Whatโ€™s your fear?
I fear failure. True, it’s the stepping stone to success and all… But I’ve made enough mistakes all my life and I’m YET to learn from any of them! Yeah, for most parts I’m still a sore loser. I want to rise up from my pit of failures and relish the taste of success!

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Uh… I wasn’t tagged by anyone, ’cause I stole this from GWBE! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been a hardcore fan of her blog since 2005! Her blog, endearingly inspired me to start blogging! She’s a lovable and sweet person as far as I know her. And writes marvellously-well too!

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Single and Rich, at the moment. But I might change my opinion some five six years down the line, ’cause right now, I’m tired of hopeless teen-affairs and crap! (You’ll know why soon.)

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
Totally hypothetical question. For one, I’m tired of falling in love and realizing that I’m not worth it. Even if such a situation arises, I’d choose the girl who loves me back, maybe. Since there’s no way of determining that either, I’d chuck both girls out of my mind and start searching for a third one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
Hmm… I don’t mind dying for my girl, once I’m fully committed! ๐Ÿ™‚ (That wasn’t a joke!)

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing she has done?
Nobody’s perfect, again! To err is human, to forgive is divine! Forgetfulness is not a sure-shot possibility, cause I already have a good memory. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I won’t take the matter up with her again. At least, I’ll try not to! ๐Ÿ™‚ I dislike fights!

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Ah. The question I’ve been waiting to answer.

Right now, I prefer being single. Simply ’cause I’ve learned
the hard way, burning my fingers with immature relationship(s). I’ve even seen Worst Case Scenario and experienced excruciating pain. I just don’t want to relive it all again, at least in the immediate future.

Being single has its virtues. I can still talk to any girl I like for how long I want (unless she she says no!!). I still can look at any girl ‘admiringly’ without a shred of guilt/remorse. It’s easy on my pocket too! Instead of ‘love cards’ and valentines day gifts, I can re-channel my meager ‘income’ into Birthday cards for close friends and good books from the second hand market. Not to mention total peace of mind!

But that doesn’t mean I’ll remain single for life! Maybe I’ll change my views in a few years time, if I succeed in life and meet my ‘dream’ girl. If not, I’ll ‘obligingly’ love the girl parents chose for me as my bride! ๐Ÿ˜€

19. Your all time favourite song. Only ONE. And why?
Sowparnikamritha Veechikal Paadum
from Kizhakkunarum Pakshi.
I’ve been mad about this song since God-knows-when. The booming voice of Yesudas praising the Mother Goddess… Poignant lines set to tune by the maestro Raveendran Master… Often, my eyes well up with tears after I listen to this soulful song!

And I’m tagging:
1) Shal: I’d love to see her take on love! ๐Ÿ˜‰
2) Vidya: Expecting more thoughts here, again.
3) Raouf: My frequent tag-victim. (Brace yourself, buddy! :P) ๐Ÿ˜€
4) Neethu: Her take’s goanna be fun! ๐Ÿ˜›
5) pR@tz: Fellow-เดจเดฟเดฐเดพเดถ เด•เดพเดฎเตเด•เดจเตโ€ ! (dejected lover)
6) Josmy
: Another blogging-idol of mine.
AND
7) Cris: I’m a big fan of Ms Cris!

And hey, you may take up this tag if you want. ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Comments

  1. Ms Cris

    Looks like you have really wanted to do this tag kiddo. And seeing a lot of heart-brokeness here! Ahh such a lot of difference 5-6 years make! I would have talked the same way your age but now I can so easily see through the teenageness in it.

    And you are a bright boy, you have already figured out things may change few years from now – and it will. So be a good kid and keep an open mind, throw all ex-girls to a story book (we can publish it later ;-))

  2. ~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~

    Liked the title of ur tag. I’ve been tagged with the same one, and now that you’ve already taken this i’ve lost one among the sure shot 6 people i’d in mind to pass this tag on. Potte. I liked ur answers, esp the one about waiting for a better person to appear until you FALL in love again. I liked it for the once bitten twice shy philosophy. :). Pinne i also liked ur justifications of being a single guy, but then those advantages can still be enjoyed if the girl you get is very much open to your ideas and doesn’t mind you staring at some beautiful gals:). But then it’ll be difficult to convince her as to why you looked :d. Also it’s a nice set of names you’ve chosen for the kids esp since i know the story behind both the names. Nicely done da ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~

    Pinne one more thing, aren’t the qualities listed by you about ur prospective wife too much for a single person to satisfy? Or is it like you’ll manage if one of the mentioned is in a good scale and the others aren’t ther in tht gr8 way. Like she talks a lot, but doesn’t sing that well, or vice versa? Or being good with coping with ur mood swings but really dumb:). Also about the date location, try the Indian Coffee House @ Shanghumugham beach, if you’ve a daring gal and you’ve the transport means :). It qualifies with all the criteria’s you’ve mentioned :p.

    PAKSHE ithokke only and only if you FIND SOME gal who fulfils all the conditions, which seem quite remote ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Girl With Big Eyes

    Grrrr how dare you invite yourself to the tag party? :O

    Just cause I am a little broke right now, I am sparing you.

    Good work btw. But somehow reading the tag it felt like you are trying to tell ‘someone’ something. Is that right?

    And you seem to have added some extra questions as well!

  5. Girl With Big Eyes

    PS: I was gonna tag ya, but I already hit the 6 limit and thought you might take it up or that I could convince you to. And voila ๐Ÿ™‚

    And no, I’m not lying.

  6. Hari

    @ ms cris:
    Really, sis! I was writing another post when I chanced this one and pursued it! And yeah, lots of heartbrokeness. ๐Ÿ™ It might be teen-crap but I’m still a teen!

    I’m not really bright. ๐Ÿ˜€ And yeah, I’m thinking about the story book thingy. Not tagging you was a mistake, as I’d said earlier. You’re tagged now. Do take it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Abhi:
    Hehe… I knew you’d tag me. ๐Ÿ˜€ But I was desperate to do this tag asap!

    I guess you know a lot more about me than all readers in this blog. So, I’m not elaborating. ๐Ÿ˜€ But getting some girl who’s really open to your ideas is a tough job, na? You, of all, should know better!

    And hey, I’m not strict about the criteria. Like the carnot engine, it’s impossible to get the perfect bride (to quote your orkut profile headline!). I’ll manage with someone who satisfies at least some of them! Alleeel, I’ll remain single for life!

    @ girl with big eyes a.k.a. GWBE (The person who tagged me)
    Sorry… sorry… SORRY! Don’t abuse me, sis! ๐Ÿ™

    And yeah, being your fan, I’d like to be frank with you.

    I wrote this post for SOMEONE! I didn’t want to tell that person ‘something’, but I had her (oops!!) in mind while I wrote this. ๐Ÿ˜€

    About the extra questions… I just followed the rules of the tag!

    @ Abhi Chettan:
    Hehehe…

  7. Tom

    When you’ve a marriage proposal, all the girl’s family need to do is just visit this blog, hehe. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Hari Vishnu

    hehe.. u were so desperate to do this? does that mean u really wanted to say out some of those things u put there..

    hmm lucky i dint get this one :-).. id have taken forever tryin to think out the answers myself..

    this time, my answers dont fully match urs.. hari similarity’s got limits i guess.. but yes, most of them are the same.. esp the description of an ideal gf :-), date etc

  9. Neethu

    ah!signs of maturity showing up in the post;)

    “culpable act of gross intellectual-property violation!”…lol

    what if ur wife turns out to be a ‘Krishna’ and ur F-I-L a ‘Prashanth’? ๐Ÿ˜›

    i dunno whether i’ll be taking up this post right now:(…u know…I AM ‘CONFUSED’‘!:O

    grr…sitting withya blog i forgot i had to buy refills4tmw from d co-ops(co-operative store):|
    ll missya blog 4 2 weeks:(
    tchao!:D

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