Ah! Ramblings again!

Well, I am seeing this recent trend of starting every blog post of mine with the standard guilt feeling dialog of ‘yeah I know, I have not been blogging much these days’. But that’s a revelation of a more profound sensation of not been able to find time for blogging. Yeah personal time has been badly screwed up after getting so busy with life and work.

As a customary ritual, I am going to say, this is my first post for the year 2016.

*phew* I said it!

Okay so there were times when I find time only for blogging – nothing else mattered. But now with incessant indulgence into family and addition of new small little member it became more addictive. Blogging did find its back seat.

This is not going to be a recap of what happened in 2015 or how people inspired me in my life to get Nobel prize and Oscar awards, but this is more of random thoughts which are going to pop up in my head while I am typing this out in the laptop.

Okay so where do I start? Let’s see if I can pick up from where I left off last. So after I have never felt so dumb –> <here>, things were normal as usual. Nothing was exciting in life than the only eagerness of seeing myself as a dad soon in a month. This is my first kid and as my wife’s due date was in December last year, (oh! It’s just a month since new year and last month became last year so soon..!) I just had only a month to travel back to India to hold my little son and feel the newborn right out of the womb. As they say, first things are always special – first steps, first school, first flight….and first baby!

But you know that the dates are not definite in case of maternity. I knew it might be a week earlier or later, but never expected a month before. Doctors had given a date of Dec 12 2015 as expected DoD (Ah that’s Date of Delivery in the lines of MoM, CoB and EoD – Corporate life!). I was also excited that Dec 12 was Rajinikanth’s birthday and it would be more awesome if the delivery happened exactly on this date. But this little guy was pretty hasty and came out a month earlier on Nov 16. I had to advance my travel and vacation plans and had to look for last minute flights and luckily got something without incurring much loss due to cancellation and change of dates. But as they say everything is for good. The change of dates did bring in good things *touchwood*

We named him Aadvik which means ‘unique’ in Sanskrit. Its easier to spell and only 6 letters in his first name. I am pretty confident that he should not finding it difficult to spell out his full name ‘Aadvik Kalyan’ outside India. Already my name is being convoluted to Kaylan, Kayla, Kamyan, Kalyam and so on here in US. I usually show my Credit Card to the person in desk (Sports Clips, H&R Block, FedEx, Doctors appointment etc) to refer my last name whenever they wanted me to spell it out to be entered in the system

(I also recently found out just few days back that ‘Thala’ Ajith also has named his son Aadvik and that’s a ‘whoa!’ being an Ajith fan myself!)

Hmm so without much overloading information, I just wanted to say, I am loving this new phase of my life!

Aadvik Kalyan Kal-el, the super-boy!

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Life in US has been kind of always the same – hectic!

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I’m Tagged !

OK…this Tag Bug has struck me too :-). I used to always think of, how this tagging seems to be interesting to people. Then I found out that, only when you are subjected to the process, you will experience the happiness. So I’m subjecting myself to this Tag Thinggy as of now. Fine then, enough of my intro and blah blahs. Lemme directly start blurting out the secrets one by one. I’ve tried hard and squeezed my little brains to filter these secrets :-D.

1.  I seriously don’t have any interest in Sports.

I see that I don’t have any sort of relevance to this field. In all my social networking profiles or in college/school application forms, one column is definitely left blank or it is filled with N/A. So whenever people ask me what’s the score machi? I used to smile and coolly say, I didn’t see the match. So bloggers and strangers out here in World Wide Web don’t ever take any efforts to shoot this Nasty question to me. You won’t get any useful reply 🙂

2. I like Car Racing.

Now do not ask me, “Do I watch F1 Race” Neither do I watch it. Of course it is a sport. But don’t have any passion as such. It is just that in between switching channels, if I happen to register a small sequence of car racing with all those CASTROL, COLDFUSION kinda AD paintings in the car decals, I always pause for a moment and watch the car race. That’s it.  And yea I do play NFS (Need For Speed Car Racing Game) and I go mad on NFS Most Wanted races. I did not get a chance to play NFS Carbon! I always wanted to participate once in the race, though I’m not as good as Michael Schumacher, Naren Karthikeyan or Ultimate Star Ajith Kumar. I did got a chance to do that. I happen to go for a Go-Carting when I was in Mysore. That was indeed a great drive with kewl bends and turns. Wooooooow !

3. I do not know how to Cook :-(.

Oh My Gawwwd, I have told the most dangerous (for me) secrets of the world. Any guy should have been acquainted to cooking things. My mom’s those words, still reverberating deep inside my cranial cavity “Vijay can cook payasam, vattha kolambu, and paruppu koottu. Neeyum  kathukko. Illena Pinnadi kashtapaduvey” . It’s true I guess. Nowadays, wives do not come with cooking patches installed. They need to upgrade to cooking version only after the one time update called Marriage v1.0. Anyways, after a self introspection, I stood by the side of my sister and learnt how to cook Maggi !

4. I am a Gadget Freak.

Any new gadget that comes to the market, I’m the first one to waste few bandwidths of my BSNL Unlimited Internet Connection to Google and get details out of it. Starting from iPhone, Nokia N97, Morph, MotoRokr, Sony VAIO Pocket PC etc, I go mad on things like this. Anyways, I didn’t sleep till 2.00 AM when I got my MOTO Rokr E6 Touch Screen Mobile. As if newly married, I spent full time with it, to get to know the in & out of it . Still I love my Mobile. My Sweet Rocky !! 🙂

5. I am one Lazy fellow…

Ahem ahem…I am serious about this. People know my true face only when they knock my doors on a Saturday morning and enter my bedroom….to wake me up. That’s a Herculean task! I never get up from the bed until I really need to. I love being in bed and sleep for the whole day. Hostel days were Heaven. Because, those were the times, when nobody would be around to knock my doors on a Saturday morning! I can write a lot more on this topic and I have already written a lot. Well don’t have patience to write more than this. OK Next secret please…

6. I fell in Love

Shhh…I fell in love with Trisha from the time, when I heard the song from the movie Saami, “Kalyanam daan kattikittu odi polaamaa…”. I assumed it as “Kalyan-ah daan kattikittu odi polaamaa?” hehe 😀 :-D…so funny is it? I have a great collections of her pics in my system and in my mobile. Well nothing more to say. I do not know to act like her. But my actions are always governed by my mind becoz, I don’t have my heart with me and you all know the reason as well. So…that was my love story. Still am in Love with her. And if you happen to be Trisha reading this, kindly take this as a proposal and I do remember you date of birth May 4th 1983.  I know u may ask, “But what’s the big deal here?” It is just that, I was too born on May. Dont you see this as a first match?..hehe…SAME PINCH ! 😛

7. I like bird watching (No comments!) 😛

8. Cryptography has been my great passion since my school days. Used to fidget with a chunk of texts and number a lot (Another Dan Brown in Line!)

9. I had kissed a girl when I was in 1st standard. And that girl is my sissy who was drinking milk in her small feeding bottle in the cradle. She licked me back in my cheeks..Soooooo cuuute know?? 🙂 🙂

9a. “Show Me The Meaning – Backstreet Boys” is my all time favorite

9b. Shakira is my all time favorite solo female singer

9c. I enjoy writing.

I discovered this skill in me, only in my late college days, though I had started blogging during my mid college days itself. I found a budding author in me who can write Gud Stories and articles which has attracted many of the people I see, meet, and blog. It really gives me a confidence and relaxation (though I feel tiring to sit and type using a dumb keyboard !), that keeps me going and makes life interesting and beckons a convivial atmosphere in WWW

10. I like travelling in Train

Yea, I like this a lot. Donno, why do I become so nostalgic, when I think about trains? When I was a kid, I always wanted to have a corner seat….stuck in the corner of the Window Seat, gazing the scenery which drift past backward. I sometimes think, how do these trees and landscape move in the opposite direction to that of the train’s? And when you look into the railway tracks, that too in a junction, they seem to spread apart and close into one single strand of metal beam. I always wondered how these things happen. Once when we crossed the level crossing in a roadway, I bent down and tried pulling those tracks with my hands. That sounds funny now.

Now, I guess, 10 points are more than enough, as long list may not attract the readers to go through it. Fine then, my job is done. Lemme tag all my fellow bloggers and encumber them to put their secrets in their blog. Happy Reading! & thanks Gracy for tagging me.

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