Superstitious Leo

While the virtual world is busy in wishing, trolling and preparing memes on Leonardo dicaprio winning THE OSCARS, I got to notice something different.

Is there anyone who did notice that in Leonardo dicaprio’s wrists?

YES . I am telling about the red string or ‘KALAVA’ or ‘KABBALAH’ as its known which is tied to shoo away the ‘Evil eyes’ or negative energy on him which might have stopped him from getting the deserving award all these years. 




Ahem ahem…Seems that even hollywood stars are so superstitious 🙂


FRI-FIVE (FEB 26,2016)

FRI-FIVE (FEB 26,2016)

Enjoy listening to MY Top 5 songs of this week from the latest Kollywood and Bollywood movies. Also do share your latest favorite hindi/tamil songs in the comments which I can consider for next week 🙂






He came close to her like kissing and gave a wicked smile asking
“Shall we breakup?”
“Let me know when.” She said.
In a deep voice he said “Now”.
“Really?”she asked showing her back to him and hiding her tears.
In a firm tone he said “YES”.
She turned fastly to give him a slap and leave the room  but saw him on his knees with a proposal ring. Smiling broadly he said “Lets end this live in relationship. Will you marry me?”
Her voice choked and she said “YES” hugging him tightly.

Valentine’s day special chitchat–2

Valentine’s day special chitchat–2

As said in my “Valentine’s day special chitchat–1”, I met this another best friend of mine and her husband to have the rapid fire chit chat.

To give a brief introduction about the second couple:

S & A are married for 5+ years. Their marriage was a pukka arranged marriage where the families found each other through matrimonial websites and they had the formal talks and meetings, after which the marriage was fixed. They both have a beautiful daughter.

After meeting N&K, I then visited my another friend S and her husband A. It gives me really great feel as I had played a small yet vital role S saying “YES” for the marriage. After sharing pleasantries, I tell them that I am going to ask them few questions for my blog’s valentine’s day special post. Though they give a nod, but I could sense a sudden tension.

Me : Is your marriage love or arranged?  

S & A give me a stare which meant “Don’t you know culprit”. And answers unanimously in a stubborn tone “Arranged”. Convincing them, I go for my next questions.

Me: When did you realize you are in love?

While S was thinking about it, A promptly replied “Not very sure. It all happened by itself after I met her formally in her native.” S then said ” Definitely not on the first meet. Hopefully the 5th day I guess after we had met formally.” and explains why ”I realised he is truthful and very open. He is what he is and I like that attitude which made me fall in love with him” and blushes. A gives a warm smile and pats her.

Witnessing the wonderful companionship, I put forward my next question.

Me:  Tell us about your proposal. Was it how you had dreamt / planned earlier?

S and A give a big nod saying “NO”. Then S says “Nope, I had no prior plans, it just happened.” A goes ahead. ” Well I don’t remember doing a formal proposal as in movies. My only intention was to gain confidence between the time we met and we got engaged. Criteria was, hide nothing to her. And I guess I won her heart.” S shouts “YES. U DID” and hugs him tightly.

I clear my throat to go to next questions.
Me : Tell us one romantic instance which you shall cherish forever
S was so excited to give the answer and says “Our first bullet ride. I always dreamt I would marry a guy who has a bullet or at least takes me a ride in it. You know it very well.”  “Anddddddddddddd obviously the first kiss is what I will always cherish.” And gives a blushing smile. A replies in a hushy tone “Our First kiss” and winks at S. S could not control and blushes more.
Again I clear my throat and pull them to answer my next question.
Me: Can you share with us the moment wen tears rolled your cheeks. Cud be happy or sad because of your love.

S becomes serious when she answers this question. She replies “Twice. First time was when I did show my daughter to him for the first time at the hospital. Second time tears rolled my cheeks after we gave away our sister married. He has been my pillar of support from day one and me being eldest daughter in our family A has taken the responsibility in my family too. I love him for that” and silently she hides the tear drops that were about to fall. After few seconds of silence, A continues “I remember I became very emotional after she successfully got her sister married.  Being eldest of three kids in her family, she has always taken responsibility in her family. The load she took on her shoulder was amazing. “ A once again pats S’s shoulder and calms her down.

I was equally emotional like A. S has been so responsible in both families and have been successful in meeting both the family’s needs so far. To lighten the mood, I change the order of the questions I had prepared and put forth the next question.

Me :  Do you celebrate valentine’s day on Feb 14th.

A immediately say “ Nope. Its just another day for me.”  S had her own version.” He doesn’t and I also don’t stick to it, but we always celebrate our first meet day as our own valentine’s day and exchange gifts and cards (but that is not mandatory). We make sure we make time for ourselves on our first meet day by going out somewhere followed by dinner.”

Me : What about gifts. Do you exchange gifts on valentine’s day or first meet day? What have been the memorable gift so far.

S is again excited and tells “Yes we have exchanged gifts on our first meet day as I said earlier. The memorable gift to cherish is a watch that he gave me on the eve of our wedding. That was the first gift I received from him and so its always special.”  The history repeats here as well. A went on thinking for a while about the gift and giving a big smile said “ I really don’t remember (Men will be men)” S gave a furious stare.

To prevent any accident as a result of A’s reply, I went ahead asking the following question.

Me: Whats your favorite romantic movie which you had watched so far?

S promptly replied “O Kadhal kanmani, more than me he liked the movie J My all time favorite romantic movie is Mounam paysiyathey and Alaipayuthey J”

Hearing S’s answer A got confused. He bluntly confessed this “ Honestly telling you all the movies that we saw in theaters are boring. The movies which I thought would be romantic was boring to the core. So….”.  S was not fine with the answer and she reiterated that “ He likes OK Kanmani. DOT. ”

Seeing my attempt to cool S failing, I quickly asked the next question:
Me: Tell us one thing which you have always wanted to tell your spouse but have shyed or have postponed telling that.

A smiles and says “We hide nothing, most of the time things have ended in fighting because of the straight forwardness. It’s all part of the game J “ S says “I feel shy to show the group messages that we chat as they would be complete nonsense but he would read it everyday night to tease me J”
S gave a shy smiley and I asked them the final question:

Me : Tell your favourite romantic dialogue from your favourite movie.

S again replies promptly “In the above said movie Mounam pesiyadhe , actress Trisha will tell actor surya that he is unique guy who never roams behind girls. I love that dialogue as I match it directly with my husband” and gives a gleaming smile. A also had got a answer “Apologies I am a poor lover. Hopefully a good husband n father I guess”

S gave a approving nod for the dialogue A said and hugged him tightly. As seen in movies their daughter who was sitting quietly so far also ran towards her parents and joined them. I bid them a good bye and started to my home thinking about the day I spent with this two families. You fall in love before or after marriage, the love you carry on for years is what matters. I rushed to my wife to share and help me in editing the chats and also to fall in love with her again and again.

Valentine’s day special chitchat-1

Valentine’s day special chitchat-1

It’s Feb 14th – Valentine’s day, the day of celebrating love, companionship, trust and much more. Every guy/girl who had fell in love atleast once or in love would have their own memories for this day or would love to create one this day. When I was thinking what to write for Valentine’s day in my blog, the idea of having a rapid fire questions with my best friends and their husbands popped up.

To give a brief introduction about the first couple:

N & K  have been madly in love for more than a decade and have been successful in convincing their respective families to get married. They are married for 5+ years now and are parents of two wonderful kids.

This idea also made me fulfill the long pending visits to their houses. I had already planned and have fixed timings with both the couples. On the sunny Saturday morning, I first visited N & K. Being Saturday, I could see the couple being relaxed and kids playing around and especially N being so calm as her weekdays are chaotic. When I told them about this idea of mine, they both were like “Are you playing any prank”. I calmly said that this is just for my blog. It took sometime for them to realize that I am into it and then the fun started:
Me: Is your marriage love or arranged?

N & K frowns at me. N says “Dai, don’t bore us like this da.” I apologise and agree to note myself the answer for the same as “LOVE”.

Me : When did you realize you both are in love?

N got excited now and jumped to share her version first “We were just talking to each other for a few days, on my birthday I kept calling him and his line was busy and I was frustrated, later I came to know that he was trying to call me hence both phones were engaged, that craze we had on each other we realised that day …”

K gives a naughty smile on hearing the version of N and tells his version winking at N  “When I was drunk 😛 it was seamless so actually I don’t know when I realized”

Me: Tell us about your proposal. Was it how you had dreamt / planned earlier?

K & N  replied immediately with a big “Noooooooooo.” Mrs.K adds to it that “It was totally unplanned.” and looking at K  she asks ”Hey did we formally propose each other” and winks J

Me: Tell us one romantic instance which you shall cherish forever
N  once again is so exited J “I will say first, I will say first” saying this she jumps in her couch and continues “Before we got married, I was staying in a PG. On valentines day, my not-so expressive hubby (stops and winks at K  and continues to tell) called me by 12 in the night to wish for valentines day. I did not expect anything since he is not that animated expressive character (few romantic actions in terms of convincing K  and continues), he told me over the phone , “See someone is hiding below your cot” I was shit scared and when I saw , there was a teddy bear and a card wishing for valentines day. He had arranged to place it there via my room mate.. That was totally unexpected and romantic. Then I was glad over phone and he asked me to peep via the window where I could see him waving his hands. It was like a movie that moment. I could not go down to meet him but could see him by 12 in midnight… That teddy is still in our room reminding us of one of the best moments always.”. She ends her answer giving a tight hug to K.

Kissing N on her forehead  K  tells me his answer in his usual calm tone.” Too many can’t pick one, let me try. Probably the surprise birthday personal outing (series of places with water as a theme ) that she planned for me in 2013.”
For few seconds they hug each other and I had to pull them back to the conversation.
Me : Can you share with us the moment wen tears rolled your cheeks. Cud be happy or sad because of your love.

K raises his hand to answer first. N does a surprise gesture and K tells me that “Its definitely all the pain that she endured for the safe delivery of our kids.” Clearing his throat he reassures that and continues “especially the first labor that she went through as we were both nervous as any other couple about the first delivery”.

There was few seconds of silence expect for the noise the kids made around. N gives a warm smile to K and says “A month post delivery, especially after c section, I felt fat, health wise dependant, not attractive, tired always and my husband said “I love you “ to me during that time , I could see from his eyes how much he loves me … That left me speechless. A guy proposing in a romantic ambience to a lady dressed up so well can be common, but that moment left me speechless”. K responds with a assuring smile and gives a hug.
Me : Tell us one thing which you have always wanted to tell your spouse but have shyed or have postponed telling that.

K and N wanted each other to tell first and finally they decided that N would go first. I just went ahead and told that they both need not tell me, instead let them see each other and tell each other. They both agreed and here is wat they said to each other

N to K : “You are the best I have ever got in my life”


Hugssssssssssssssss. I intervened again and put forth my next question.

Me : Do you guys celebrate valentine’s day on Feb 14th.

K said “ We just wish each other. Nothing much.”  And N gave us the explanation why “Our wedding anniversary falls on Feb 20. We plan that day bigger. We just plan for a dinner outing on Feb 14.”
Me : Do you exchange gifts on valentine’s day? What have been the memorable gift.

N replies immediately without taking time that the teddy bear gift which she told us about in earlier questions is the memorable valentine’s day gift.

K takes some time. By that time, N prepares me coffee and as I finish the coffee and N is back to the couch after making some play arrangements for her kid, K sheepishly replies  “She has given a lot of gifts but can’t remember ( Men will be men)”  and gets few punches from the animated N.

Me : Whats your favorite romantic movie which you had watched so far?

Again N replies immediately. “ Its our First movie together : Kaaka Kaaka. Though its an action movie but only the romantic story line strikes our mind.”

K  thinks for few seconds and seeing N getting restless replies “So many, but based on recall value Ok Kanmani”

Me : Tell your favourite romantic dialogue from your favourite movie.

N blushes and sings her favorite song “unnai kandeneh muthal murai” from parijadham movie and looks romantically into K’s eyes. K again gives a naughty smile and says “Nee Alaga irukka nu nenaikala unna love pannanum nu Thonala” in the tone Arya says in Boss engira Bhaskaran  movie. K starts running and N follows him to give a punch when their kids join them in the fun. I take my leave there seeing the happy family.

Read the chitchat with my other friend S & A in “Valentine’s day chitchat-2