Friday, May 19, 2006

Eno manidan pirandu vittan...

May 20. The only day in a year when I feel both happy and sad. Why? It’s my Birthday…

Now what is so special about Birthdays? Well…they are a cruel reminder that you have turned a year older and that you are supposed to behave in a much matured fashion as per your age (which is the last thing in my agenda) and that you are one year short of your wonderful life on planet earth. To add more to the burns is the fact that you have to give a treat to all your close pals which means that you burn a hole in your pocket which means that the credit card guy is gonna take you by the scruff of your neck if you are not gonna pay him (that too if you are as much gregarious as me..the hole in the pocket is as much big as your granny’s grave).

All right..now don’t grudge..i am coming to the positives now. Birthdays are the only day when you have a reason to buy yourself expensive clothes and not feel guilty (hee hee). Also that’s the only day when apart from the credit card gal and project damager (pun intended) all your friends call you up to remind you that you have turned an year older and you better be present at 8 PM in a nice expensive eating joint where he wanted to dine for long. An year older also means that you can kiss your bachelor life good bye very soon and be chained in marital bliss. You are the toast of your project or college and end up with a big cake on your face and pose and smile as if you were Monalisa posing for Da Vinci even though all you end up is looking like Frankenstein sans the blood.

As a child till my second standard I used to cry on my birthday that I was not allowed to take chocolates and distribute them in school. All my birthdays were mostly with my parents (Incidentally their marriage anniversary falls on May 19 :-)). For the last 2 years my birthday has been with my friends and colleagues and I am trying to compensate for my lost years of celebrations.

Today…I am all alone..away from my parents and dear friends..in an alien country..and wondering what the next year has in store. Ayyo…senti aaitena?? Enakku evalavu vayasaachu nu sonnena? Ada..namakku eppavumae 16 thaanungo. Pona varushom en project makalluku naan birthday ku enna vaanginaen teriyuma???

Sari…neengale konjam guess panni sollungalen…

27 comments:

Ramses-The Ego's Altered said...

24 vayas-o :)

Happy birthday!

shree said...

hey, birthday wishes to you. And you are sharing your birth day with my 10 years old sweet neice.
talking about coincidence - my bday falls on june 9th and got married on june 10th :) :)

shree said...

btw u r tagged - check my blog, and keep the 'quiz' going

bindhu said...

hmmm.. enna vaangirupeenga!!!

palli mitaaaai?

vayasu oru 26 irukuma?

prithz said...

Happy B'day Harish... May u have many more bdays to celebrate!!! :)

Sad that u are all alone on such a wonderful occasion in life... a celebration of one's very existence... anyways... So many in blogsville join u in your celebration...

Btw.. wat did u get for ur frnds last time??? - A treat in Park Sheraton???

sophie said...

hey mine was too on 20 th...thanx for ur wishes...belated wishes to you...u were alone...i was alone in a crowd...that makes the difference between our b'days..anyways...it was yet anotherday..nothing more

kuttichuvaru said...

hey, Many More Happy Returns of the Day!!

Blog-hopped here!!

neighbour said...

Happy retunrs of the day!!..

dai send ur contact number to company ID.

Ms.Congeniality said...

Many more happy returns of the day :-)

Syam said...

varusha varusham indha sogam/sandhosam aana naal varathu thaan...enna oru 16 vayasu irukuma....

Latha said...

Many Many Happy returns of the day... Keep SMILING always!!!
Have a wonderful year ahead...

Usha said...

oho, 25 complete aanadhai ippadi feel panni solreenga? Belated wishes :)

Avangalukellam beer vangi kodutheengala? Illa kaiyendhi bhavan polamda oru change-ku-nu sollu anga kootitu poiteengala? ;)

Ramya said...

belated wishes for ur birthday.sari enna thaan andha surprise vishayam.

chaitanya said...

Belated birthday wishes harish :)

Don't count years... count experiences :)

Chandru said...

Hey Harish...
Belated B'day wishes man....hope you get a good-looking girl in your adjacent desk @ work...remember offshore!!!!

Harish said...

@Ramses
Thanks
I told you...i am still 16 at heart

@Shree
Thanks
Wow..thats really sweet

@Bindu
The answer is at the end of next post.

Harish said...

@Prithz
Thanks yaar. I was really happy to see so many wishing me. Thanks a ton :-)

@Sophie
Wow. yaar. Nice to share birthday with someone as You


@Kuttichuvaru
Welcome boss and Thanks

Harish said...

@Babu
Innum mobile vaangala :-(

@Ms.Congeniality
Thanks a ton

@Syam
hee hee...manasu la innum 16 thaanunga
Precisely speaking...too old to love and too young to marry (Edaavudu puriyudha?)

Harish said...

@Latha
Thanks

@Usha
Inda oru vishayatula naan Dog in the Manger maadhiri...naanum adikamaataen..avanayum adikka vida maaten

@Ramya
Surprise at the end of next post

Harish said...

@Chaitanya
Thanks
That was a nice piece of advice

@Chandru
Ada po pa. nama luck a pathi thaan unakku teriyumae. Pakathulla oru thaatha thaan irukkaru. hmmm....those were the best days of my life :-)

Jay said...

Machan Happy Birthday da. Therinji irundha long weekend angu vandhu osi soru thunnutu poi irukkalam. Miss Pannitan. Newayz Happy Birthday again and andha chandru payan solranu nalla figure'a ye parthutu irukkadhu, xerox eduka vendiya vela neraya irukku!

chandni said...

belated happy birthday :)

Harish said...

@Jay
Dei...blog la maanatha vaangada da

@Chandni
Thanks a ton yaar

Harish said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Ramses-The Ego's Altered said...

varusham 16-a Harish.

Harish said...

Eppadi ninaichukittalum sari :-)

raz said...

lol ! nandoo frndz ellarum kalyanathuku alaivingalooo?