Saturday, May 29, 2010

Chinna chinna aasaigal

Alice might have ten impossible things to think of..but gilsku avlo peria listlaam ila :) eight eighta lifea pirichikanumnu thalaivar is ennoda eight things to do :D

*** Kandipa guitar kathukitu athula oru thillaana vaasikkama vidrathaa illa :D

*** Open top/Convertible Porsche carla "PARDES" padathula vara ("Yeh dil..deewaana" song) mathiri long drive poganum :) kaatuthanama speedla kannu mannu teriamaa parakkanum :)

*** Time travel kandupudichaanganna first aala prototype model iruntha kooda past poitu neria vishyatha correct pananum. Ada paavi..Ithu chinna aasaiya apdinulaam kostin kekkapdaathu.

*** Oru out and out comedy kathai ezhuthi Crazy Mohan kitta padichi kaatanum :D

*** To settle in a place where there is both sunshine and snow :) thts incase if i manage to settle!!! :)

*** Baashai teriatha faarin oorla poi neria friend pudikanum. Ishtathuku oora suthi paakanum.

*** Jerry mouse, Charlie Chaplin mathiri..should be remembered as a fun character :)

*** I've been blessed with wonderful colleagues in all my companies..avanga ellar kudayum oru getogether podanum.

Ithelaam senjay theeruvennu sabathamlaam podala..aana seiya mudinja nallarukum :) I will give myself another 30 years and will check ithula evlo complete aaguthunnu :D

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Review time again :D

What is more difficult? Finding Love? Falling in Love or staying Lovable? "My Blueberry nights" movie deals with this theme.

A bakery shop owner meets a lady customer who seems troubled. She is so agitated to learn from him, that her boyfriend is having an affair with some other lady, that she decides to leave him. She leaves the room key with the bakery guy and asks him to give it to her boyfriend. That time she realises he already has a collection of such keys, left behind by many such customers. She asks her why he hasn't thrown those keys for which he replies that if he throws them away some doors, which might have opened, would be closed forever and he is not the person to take that decision. In that shop, he explains that, chocolate pie gets over very fast and so does other pies. But Blueberry pie, which he prepares just one serving alone, remains untouched. He explains that, the Blueberry pie is the best he has prepared but if no one likes it that's not the pie's fault. She feels refreshed and decides to move on with her life. She keeps in touch with him through letters wherever she goes and meets some interesting characters in the process - A cop, whose unfulfilled love for his wife, leads to his suicide, who realises his love for her after his death - A gambling daughter, whose distrust for her dad is so much that, she refuses to believe the news of her dad's death..even while standing at the hospital entrance. But realises the love of her dad after his death. Life comes a whole circle for the heroine who returns back to the bakery. In between there is an intermittent thread of the baker's story too.

All throughout, we lead life as a reflector - reflecting the good and bad done to us by others..little realising that it applies to others too!!! I wouldnt say this would be a must watch movie. But you wouldnt be disappointed if you decide to :) another of James Rollins' book.."Sandstorm". Marana mokkai book. Antarticaku adila Neanderthalskum Homosapiesnkumaana in between species of makkal irukaangalam and they speak ENGLISH!!! grrrrrrrrrrrr.....blaadddy bugger. But his "Doomsday Key" has an interesting beginning. There is a list of Popes prepared by someone in ancient times..which talks of 112 Popes. The list is as accurate till Pope Benedict, the 111th one and there are no more after the 112th one. Does that mean the end of world?? Therila..kathai ipo thaan soodu pudichings. Padichitu solren :)

P.S: "Dasvidanaia" and "Blueberry Nights" renduthukum DVD courtsey rt :D

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dasvidaniya - Best goodbye ever

What makes a movie tick?? If anyone has a sureshot answer to this question every movie getting released would be a Superhit isnt it. To me whether a movie goes on to become a hit or not..if you are able to relate to it..that itself is a victory for that creator. Dasvidaniya is one such movie. It got released quite sometime back and sank without a trace for obvious reasons. Happened to watch it today and here is the review :)

This movie maynot be everybody's cup of tea considering that it moves at a slow pace and doesnt have feet tapping melodies or any peppy songs. Nor does it have slap stick comedy scenes which might draw repeat audience. This is one movie best watched in your own leisure..just soaking in its pace and relishing just the same. If its Nasseruddin shah with Vaswani 3 decades back..Vinay Pathak and Ranbir Shourie are no less a pair to match wits with them. Add in the ever dependable Rajat Kapoor you've a formidable cast. Throw in a decent script and got a watchable movie :)

Story is nothing new though. Hero is diagonised with stomach cancer, already in advanced stage. With few months to live..he prepares a list of things to do before he die and sets out on mission to realise his dreams. He prepares a 10 point program to achieve before he breathes his last and manages to do just fine :) Though the loser part is cliched to the "C", the rest of the characterisation is so adorable. Vinay brings to life the hero character and is so believable in that role. The wishlist also plays a central role in the movie. I couldnt help but wonder what would my list be given such a scenario. Honestly there were many similarities :) New car, foreign trip, one final getogether with friends, making momma happy, patching up with siblings :) ..i think these would feature in everyones list too. The scene where the son and mom enjoy their first ride on the new car..the way they both react..its so natural..i was smiling at that scene without even realising it. Really heart warming. The scene where he mimes his love to Neha Dupia..WOW. One of THE MOST adorable scenes ever i've seen. All the other characters in the movie have hardly a ten minute screen presence except for Vinay's character around whom the entire story is woven. Neha, having the least of screenspace amongst all other characters, is simply lovely. One of her more appealing performance. Her gift to Vinay and Vinay' return gift in the end...touche`.

The ending, though not a surprise, is not melodramatic at all. The way he leaves gifts for the icing on the cake. The second half is bit more of a drag than first half and the scenes with tantrics could've been avoided just to reduce the length of the movie. There are some awesome oneliners in the movie. "If life gives you a lime, make lemon juice out of it".

Watch the movie.. you will understand the punch in it :) Some goodbyes..really do linger.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ambuliamma's Tag

Ambulimaama madam tagged me for this Innocence/Guilty Q&A. Here are the rules..

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2- You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

Asked someone to marry you? Innocent

Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty Friendsoda kutties..esp one lovely lil angel answering to the call Arnav.

Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent tally aagatha matter..

Ever told a lie? Guilty ..egapatta thaba.. :)

Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Guilty...lot of people :D :D

Kissed a picture? Innocent..yuck!!

Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty even today(sunday) i slept till 5 :D

Fallen asleep at work/school? Innocent Never..whenever i feel sleepy i come out blazing with questions..the more i feel sleepier..the more questions i ask :D

Held a snake? Innocent Chaancela...

Been suspended from school? Innocent Never

Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent Chaancela :D :D i am trained for nothing :)

Stolen from a store? Innocence

Been fired from a job? Innocent en damagerslaam romba porumaisaalis :D :D :D

Done something you regret? Guilty a lot a lot a lot :)

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty few times as a kid.

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocence No chance so far.

Kissed in the rain? Innocence .

Sat on a roof top? Innocence..never acrophobic.

Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent

Sang in the shower? Innocent..i hate showers by the way..especially when the flow cant be controlled.

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent..i hate wet clothes.

Shaved your head? Guilty i like it actually :D gives me a villain look :D

Had a boxing membership? Innocent

Made a girlfriend cry? Not applicable..

Been in a band? Innocent

Shot a gun? Innocent

Donated Blood? Innocent oosi..conceptwise i am all for donating blood..but no oosi please.

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent

Eaten cheesecake? Guilty the last one i had was so yuck..never plan to have one again.

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Guilty...some one illa..lots :D :D

Have/had a tattoo? oosi..

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty...guiltyo guilty :D

Been too honest? Guilty ..egapatta adi vangiruken..because of this.

Ruined a surprise? Innocent..i am all for surprises..

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterward? Guilty Andhra mess vaazhga..

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Innocent

Joined a pageant? Innocent TVla paathu site adikarathoda seri..

Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty intha olagathula appavi apprecentiga innum irukaangangarathu proof :D :D :)

Had communication with your ex? Innocent irukarathukay vazhia kaanum..ithula Ex Why Izzaat...naansense

Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent me a total tea yer.

Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Innocent.. i do get so angry that i wud shiver..but azhara alavukellam ila.

naan yaara maati udrathu...hmmm..the ususal suspects...AJCL..G3..Ramesh..Swaram..Rammm...Rambam (ivangala post poda vaikavachum intha tag udhavina seri :D ) Lostworld..pria..rt and vera yaarlam intha tag eduka ishtapadreengalo ellarum :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Break up or Break down??!!

Divorce pathi there was a discussion in one of the chat shows. Why the current decade has become the decade of Divorce..
Due to decadent beliefs which are unable to sustain the onslaught of querying minds? Lesser and lesser number of people who are willing to adapt to newer environment? Rise of the Amazons - ithana naala silent sufferersa iruntha ponnugaloda parents suddenly find voice and arent willing to bow back?
Or a more scarier picture..a willing society which accepts divorce??!!!

More than any other point the last one, i feel, is the most impacting reason. Ippo mattum en divorce jaasthiya iruku? ithana varushama ilaama? oru vela IT industry vanthu ellarum aairakanakkula salary vangarathala financial independence reasona irukumo apdinu neria per put forth their thoughts. Financiala independenta irukara families ipo neria irunthalum ithuku munnavum irunthanga. Still they managed to conduct a married life..balancing hiccoughs and misunderstandings and providing a stable family life to their kids. Avangalukum problems irunthirukum aana they still managed to hang on. Is that grit..that mental strength missing from today's generation?

Divorce used to be a taboo subject till sometime back. Divorced ponno..paiyano..were seen like outcasts. Outcast maybe a harder word. But they were looked down by people. Divorcee nalay..problematic case. Just like AIDS patients..wrong blood transfusionala vanthiruntha many think like that. Ipo irukara life style may be more stressful..ipo irukara lifestyle is way too fast for people to stand or sit to reflect on their thoughts and actions...ipdilaam solrathu i somehow couldnt agree. We are all bonded to society..being integral part of it and all the norms which are applied by a society are what governs people..irrespective of whichever era you are in. Ipo irukara society is more open minded and liberal and that is something which no one can deny. Intha societyla..even divorcees find respect. Antha bayam poidichi..that if u break a wouldnt be treated like a leper and you can still survivengara hope is there. More than that..single mothers..dads.. are finding it easier to manage both their lives and their kids in present society. The current society gives more respect to individuals as much as couples. Apdi oru acceptance irukarapo people are more willing to give up rather than hold things together swallowing down their pride and ego. The current crop dont have the mental stress of fear of acceptance by the society which their parents might have endured. Antha sense of freedomay has spelled doom to the instituation of marriage onu thonuthu.

Freedom iruntha misuse can such a positive change in society be blamed for this apdinu neenga kekalam. 100% doubt that this is a positive change which would prove a boon for many a destitute victims of divorce. Aana its coming without a caveat that it can be misused. "Aaiyiram poiyya solli oru kalyanam pannanum" apdingarathulam i am not sure how valid it would be in present day world. Need of the hour is to respect the individuality and personal space of spouses. The concept of sacrifice is something seen as a defeat. Entha oru relationshiplayum..even be it friendship for that matter..survives solely on give and take. Putting yourself on other person's shoe is something i feel will definitely help in soothing the ruffled feathers.

There are lot of positives in today's society - be it shedding false inhibitions or women empowerment..equal opportunity employers - more than anything respect for individuals. Ivlo nalla vishayam nadanthiruku nadanthindu iruku iniyum neria nalla changes varum. Our country is famous for its joint family system..athu naasama poidichi ipo. Family values and strong marital relationships where a plus. Athuvum engayachum nasinji poidumonu bayama iruku. Who knows..soon we might be talking in detail about Live-in relationships which are threatening to wipe the concept of marriages off. Nalla yosinga makkalay..

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jillunu oru kaathal kathai :) -4

Part 1
part 2
Part 3

"Keera Vaaniiii...Keeravaaaaaniiii...thananana thanananna thaaananaanaaa" nu hum pannikittay menuvai padithu kondirunthaal Priya.

Pakkathula ukkanthiruntha Mathi Priyavin kaiyil forkaal scratch seithaal.

"aah...endi forka vachu keerara"

"Neethaana keera vaa..keera vaa nu solitruntha..athaan keeri viten"

"usss...shabba..un keerala vida mokkai koduruma iruku "endu pormivitu..rendu perukum chinese food order seithal.

"Ithuku chinese foodnu evan per oily...Gulf foodnu vachirukanum. ONGCku sonna..oil rig vaikka tenderay vitruvanga...avlo oily" endru pada padathaal.

"Overa thaan aluthukara...una kattika poravan sethaan" endraal Mathi. Apponu paathu aval fone sinungiathu. Fone pesi mudithapinn kadupaga irunthaal Mathi.

"Ennadi aachu..en ivlo kovama iruka" endraal Priya

"As usual..maamiyar inniki seekrama vara solranga..officelayo karecta 6 maniku client call iruku. Evlo sonnalum ivangalum purinjika matengaranga avangalum keka matengaranga"

"Un husband enna solraru"

"Avar ennatha solvaru..naan thitrapo enkita ketuparu. Avanga amma thitrapo avangalta ketuparu..avar pavam rendu pakamum adi. Maamanar athuku mela..nethu coffee konjam aari poidichi solli..kudika maatennu oray ragalai"

"unaku Mathi ku badila..Maths nu per vacirukanum. Ivlo problemsa"

"Ithelaam problemnu yaar sonna..part of life machi..aama un kita kekanumnu nenachen..athenna un gmail id name paatha Uma nu varuthu. Nethu yaroda mailo nu nenachu delete panirupen."

"Athu ennoda nick name. Enga veetlalaam elaarukum moonu per irukum. Priya official..Uma veetla koopdra name. Atha thaan gmail elathulayum use panren"

"Sutham..seri...weekend pen paarkum padalam epdi poachu...yarlaam vanthaanga..antha kathiaya sollu"

"paiyan..avanoda amma...sister..sister husband...all came"

"oru gumbalay bajji sojji thinna vantaangala"

"cha cha..romba decenta irunthanga...avanga vanthathum...engamma enna periavaalukelam namaskaram panna sonna"

"enaku terinju antha arealaye nee thaan peria vaalu...unna vida peria vaalu avanga sidenlenthu vanthanagala?"

"Mokka podama solratha keta solren..ilati po"


"Naaye..overa alataatha...vera yar kita poi naan itha pathilaam mokka poda mudiyum..una vitta"

"Ipidlaam emotional blackmail senjay kaariatha saathichikarathu...ithelam oru polapa"

Priya mugathai thirupikondaal.

"Seri po...etho chinna ponnu aasapadra. Sollavanthatha sollu"

"Apdi onum avasiyam ila..odi po"

"Sollithola naaye.."

"Anniki ponnu paaka vanthanga sonenla..antha paiyana iniki en officelaye paathen"

"Apdi podu..unna follow pannitu office varaikum vanthacha"

"Naan avana second floor lenthay paathuten. Stairs vazhia vantha paathura poranay solitu lift vazhia vanthena..correcta nerla nikkaran. Naan paathum paakatha mathiri vanthuten"

"Paakka poonai mathiri irunthikitu ennama vela kaatra nee...seriaana kedi. Unkitta avan pesinaana?"

"Ithu varaikum meet panra mathiri situation varala..paapom.."


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Moral of the story

Throughout my childhood (which is running on extra time till date :) ) i've feasted on a steady diet of mythological stories.
Be it Indian,Egyptian,Roman,Chinese,Nordic...i relish them. Ellathulayumay nature worship would be the theme. Sun god..moon god..tree gods..god for love..nymphs..angels..demons..ella oor mythslayum same set of characters. Thats one amazing thing across the civilisations isnt it? Spread across multiple continents when the knowledge of the other tribe didnt even exist..their gods of worship has been so common. Surprising thing is..when the tribes were not in contact and were worshipping nature..there were no war over religion. Every one was devoted and doting on the power of nature. The day when individuals were seen as messiahs, the angels to lead to heaven..all hell broke loose instead. Anyways...the intention behind this post is something else.

All myth stories have one thing in common. Good triumphing over Bad. GOOD will always be a lazy one to begin with..snoozing in the comforts achieved by being good. The "TO BE" Bad will be seen busy doing penance and rituals and punishing itself to remain on track for achieving its ultimate goal. So startingla kathaiya paatha..GOOD will actually be badly behaving and will be getting penalised and punishments for its wrong deeds. Antha timela victim BAD a paatha paavama thaan irukum. But once BAD gets its boons and will wreak vengeance on GOOD and will begin its reign. It will do exactly the same things which GOOD would've done before. GOOD in the mean time will run to the God who gave powers to BAD and will beg forgiveness. God will take pity on GOOD and will wait like USA till the time BAD becomes really BAD. When BAD grows from strength to strength and begins to question the "hegemony" of God..God will decide its high time the status quo is brought back in position and will destroy Bad.

Intha storieslenthu solra moral should, be good , do good..ilaati ummachi kanna kuthirumngaratha irunthalum..both GOOD and BAD do equally BAD and GOOD things. Apdi irukarachay..why people take stances saying GOOD is actually GOOD and BAD is the ultimate baddie?? Moral of the storynu varachay people take sides. Favouritsm itself is a bad virtue ilaya? Aprum padikarathu ramayanam idikarathu perumal kovil kanakka ila aiduthu. Naama padichi thappa artham panikarathu matumilama..kuttisku solli kudukarachayvum..Ravanan kettavan..arakkan apdinu thaan solromay thavira..we dnt actually teach kids the whole picture. Pirakalathula avangalay thelivagi terinjikara situation varapo they begin to question the wisdom behind the teachings. Again those are seen as blasphemy and are condemned.

So simble ka matter ennana...kathaiaya kathaiaya padinga. Character base panni paakatheenga. Ramarum thappu panirukaru..Ravananum nallathu panirukar. Thappu yar pannalum thappu thaan and same goes for right also.

Athenna Gods are always painted in the most beautiful manner and Demons Ugly?? Antha discussiona inoru naaliku paapom. Varta..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Magical moment

Dunno y..but for some i felt lot calm inside. Even the normal agitation of happiness was subsided. As if my task is complete. Vantha vela mudinjathu..u can leave now nu yaro solra mathiri oru feeling. Sense of fullfilment. For a brief while my mind was totally elsewhere and sudden brake by the driver brought me back. I was listening to some ilayaraja masterpeice..ear fone maatikitu was so intently hearing that song..that..for a moment..i can hear nothing but that song. No traffic snarls..honking horns..dust..mud smoke mix..boiling heat outside. Everything was forgotten for those few minutes. Have heard that song a thousand times before. And today i was not even that much concentrating on the song. I could hardly hear the lyrics. But something pushed my mind into that realm. Romba differentana oru feeling. Onnumay yosikamma oru rendu nimisham. Totally devoid of thoughts, yet conscious at the same time. All throughout the journey back, mind was trying to revisit that situation. But couldnt.

What was the triggernu i have no clue. Would be interesting to know if anyone else felt this way sometime in their life!!! Or am i the crazy one :D

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mommies day :)

I should actually post this on Nov 14th if i have to talk about my mom :) She is one naughty kid :D bayangara veshamam. Timeku sapdratho mathirai potukaratho..uhumm..till we shout at her she wont. If i tease her or scold her..she will say " wait till i complaint it to ur sister". Whenever i am on vacation from Mumbai or Banglore..we used to fight over silly things and would call my sister to tell theerpu. She would be having teething problems in her office and after the second call will shout at us to stop disturbing her. Eveninga call panni ella galattavum she will listen to and laugh. Enga ammaku Jerry nu per vachirukom naanga rendu perum. She is so funny and gets excited like a child over small things. Very sensitive and extremely protective of us. The easisest way to win her heart is to say good things about me or my sis :) She simply dotes on us and more than anyone she has immmmmmmense trust in me. At times i am so scared of her blind trust over me. Amma paiyana nambaama vera yaara trust panna porangannu neenga kekalam :) The easiest thing to do is fail someones trust and the most difficult would be to win it back. And that too when the person happens to be the whole and sole of your becomes exponentially important. I almost always tell her everything as she can very easily pick me out when i lie to her. So i never take that chance and would tell her the truth at some point or other. Engammma thaan olagathulaye bestnu sonna micha perlam sandaiku varuvaanga. But she being the world to me..let me safely say i have the best of all worlds :)

P.S: wooohoo...50K hits :D :D athula mukkavasi naan login panathunalaye vanthirukum...but who cares :D :D

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Review time again :D

Irumbukoattai murattu singam:

This was one movie i wasnt even waiting for the review. I like simbudevan's way of story telling and as a cartoonist he is top notch. I loved his political punches in his previous two movies and this movie is no exception. Lots of political overtones and undertones and in many places direct attack on U S of A. Storywise its so confusing that you can't label it as a particular category. The screenplay is funny in many places..lots of political barbs..and comic adventerous too :) Its surely a mixed bag. I wont tell u the story here :) Not that its a suspense movie or would spoil the few funny scenes off their comic timing.

Just like the Pulikesi character..there are 2 Lawrence's..funny one and serious one. He imitates POTC Johnny Depp to the core and comes up trumps. With minimal facial expressions he brings out both the funny one and the serious one alive :) Padmapriya va athu!!!! avvvvvvvvv.....avanga mela mattum speciala white light vachitaangala enannu therila..Color padathula ivanga mattum Rin venmaiya teriayaranga :D So is Lakshmi Rai !!! Simbudevan has a soft corner for V.S.Raghavan i think :) Just like this movie also VS Raghavan has one scoring scene :) Sandhya has a blink and miss role. There are lot of comedians in the movie..Ramesh Khanna, Ilavarasu, Mouli, Vaiyapuri and M.S Baskar. The one who claims the honours is the translator person. His antics bring the house down. Awesome timing and performance.

The movie is funny in many places. The cartoonist in Simbudevan shows up in many places. Jaishankarpuram, Kodura villaingal thalaivan Asokan silai, veg-andi puram, Sholay puram, Methagu Amith ji...Tasmac renamed as Passmark with kudi kudiyai rape seiyum title..MGR clock tower..Carrom board where striker is played with billiards sticks..the list goes on :) And just like Pulikesi movie..he never misses a chance to poke fun at current affairs. Be it the 123 Nuclear agreement between India and US (VS Ragavan's deadpan on this scene was so funny people where actually clapping out loud!! :D )..Srilankan massacre..election propaganda pamphlets used as toilet my...that guy never misses a punch :) There are certain Gem of the hero being faster than his shadow..which is getting spoofed all over the movie.

Only drawback of the movie is the climax and bit dragging screenplay at times. Overall its a wholesome vacation entertainer. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Blind side:

There are cetain actors whose movies i blindly trust without even checking reviews. Sandra Bullok is one of them :) Right from..While you were sleeping to Speed to Miss Congeniality..i simply love her goofiness. But this is one movie where she is a letdown. Infact i am confused as to what the jury saw in her performance to warrant an Oscar!! Story is also nothing earthshattering. Its same as "Stuart Little" where the rat character is replaced with a black boy - Big Mike. Thats it. The movie does have its heart warming moments. But its prejudiced to the core. White lady with heart of gold taking care of Black underpriviliged kid..going to the stage of adopting him. Her family of her husband, non-stop chattering kid and one cute kutti ponnu all accept the newcomer with open hands. Its an all syrupy and non realistic storyline which one would've barely noted. Give it a try when aired in SONY PIX.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

"NO" esy thing to remember..

Sometime back i was in a situation. I could have delayed it and fixed it myself but since it was getting messier with each passing day i decided to take help and close it at the earliest. When in need, like everyone else, i've a select set of people who are my fallback options. Never for once i doubt their sincerity or their availability for me. Such is my loyalty to them i am sure same would be their feeling towards me. But on this particular incident..both the people whom i approached turned negative. Logically i could convince myself of the response..but emotionally it was a big blow. Their "NO" was heartbreaking. They were someone, who i consider a part of my life and to whom i approach to for any major decision in my life. Someone who know me better than most of the other folks. I had always taken them for granted to be available for me. That i realised was a major blunder and luckily for me that minor issue opened my eyes. Never for one moment i blame them or nor is this a post to bring them down or something. I felt just like me there might be folks around who have their own "comfort people" on whom rests their contingency plans. It never pays to take anything for granted..not even ur own shadow.