Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Awards And A Tag

Since President Obama has not received any awards or prize during the past 2 days, I have some extra time on my hands. Therefore, I would like to accept the awards I have received.

These two awards (One Lovely Blog and I Love Your Blog) were passed on to me by Neha and RaMmY. Thank you very much Neha and RaMmY.

This award (A Fabulous Blog) was passed on to me by Nazish Rahman. Thanks a lot Nazish.

All three of them tagged me with the same questions. So here are the answers:

1.What is your current obsession?

2. What are you wearing today?
Black Pant and Blue T-Shirt

3. What’s for dinner?
Falafel on a Pita Bread, Piquillo Pepper Yogurt Sauce, Tomato Relish (My wife is preparing them now)

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
A California Lottery Ticket

5. What are you listening to right now?
TV playing Batman cartoon.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Neha – If I ever have to face the law, I want her on my side as a lawyer as well as a friend for moral support.
Nazish – His postings are thought provoking. (PS: My own words. I did not copy from Neha.)
Rammy – Very likeable person. Read his “About Me”

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Money, to go on vacation.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Penang. It is a paradise on earth

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Spanish. In 30 years, it is going to be the official language of the United States.

11. What’s your favorite quote?
"Don’t get mad, get even”

Thirukural - Inna Seitharai Oruththal Avar Naana Nannayam Seithu Vidal (Do good to the person who has done you wrong. Let this be his punishment.)

“Who said nothing is impossible? I have been doing nothing for so many years.”

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
Someone I know. Do not want to give the name.

13. What is your favorite color?

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My dark blue Brioni suit

15. What is your dream job?
University Professor taking a class on Modern History or Current Events.

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Forbes Magazine

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Go to Wente Vineyards in Livermore and buy couple of bottles of Merlot Nth Degree (2004).

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
No white after Labor Day (First Monday in September in USA). Bandana.

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
Angelina Jolie

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
U.S. Marine haircut

21. What are you going to do after this?
Have dinner.

22. What are your favorite movies?
Nenjil Ore Aalayam, Thillana Mohanambal, Godfather (Part 1 and 2), Bridge on the River Kwai, Duel, Borat, Star Trek

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Nothing. I don’t use any.

24. What inspires you?
When someone says “you cannot do this” or “you should not do this”. That inspires me to do that.

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Be self confident, be positive, walk like you own the place.

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
When I “have nothing to wear” I don’t wear anything. (That’s a joke. Please laugh)

27. Coffee or tea?

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Watch TV

29. What is the meaning of your name?

30. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
I love visiting most of the blogs.

31. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Badam Halwa. Chocolate Pizza from Max Brenner in New York

32. Favorite Season?

33. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
I will request my wife to cook and she will be delighted to. Any South Indian dish or Punjabi Dish or Falafel or Pizza with Pesto Sauce. She is an expert. I would request her to do the cooking because I want you to enjoy the food in our home. I will select the wine.

34. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Just hit them back when they are least expecting. After that, they will avoid you….unless you love that person. Then, it is ok to forget and forgive.

35. What are you afraid of the most?
I am reminded of what John Gotti, the mob boss and a godfather said. I have the same answer. Who? Me? Afraid?

My own question: Why can’t you think of a question to type here?


  1. nice!!
    "get even"!!!!!
    you are one person i wouldnt want to cross!!

  2. Ms. P, puleease...I am a nice guy. I only said it is my favorite quote. I did not say I adhere to this. If I say my favorite movie is "The Great Train Robbery", it does not mean I am a thief. I am a good guy. Ask my mom. She is impartial.

  3. Hmmm..your dinner is slllluuurrrppppp

    "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC" - Mr Obama wouldn't mind :-P

  4. VERY NICE AND CONGARTULATIONS ! seems to me that awards are raining here:)

    your advice in 34..I loved it and same for 11th.

  5. No. 3 sounds wow!!! U r 1 lucky guy!
    Lol @ no. 5.. in our house its the micky mouse clubhouse theme..
    Good 1 @no. 8 & 7. Real witty :)

    24. What inspires you?
    When someone says “you cannot do this” or “you should not do this”. That inspires me to do that.

    Really inspiring :) .. I never thought abt it that way..

    Very nice tag!

  6. n oh!! congrats for all the awards! :)

  7. Congratulations on your AWARDS...Modern History and Current Events,that sounds very interesting for a dream-job...hope your lottery ticket hits the jack pot..good luck.

  8. thanks SG for accepting the awards and taking up the tag...and thank you indeed for no. 6...I wil surely be there by your side at the white house when u need any legal help (though I hope you don't ever need any, but still what you have to offer for a meal if I visit you is too tempting, so i will anyways come n visit u there)...

    nice answers..:)

  9. Thanks for your comments Insignia. Come on over here and we will have dinner in our home.

    I can never occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue because I was born in India as an Indian.

  10. Thanks for your comments Antarman. I love those quotes. I am not a follower of them.

  11. Thanks for your comments Shruti. Yes, if someone says I cannot or should not do something, that "inspires" me to do that. May be you can say I take on challenges.

    Thanks for your congratulations.

  12. Thanks for your comments Kavita. I hope your wishing me to win the California lottery comes true.

  13. Thanks for your comments Neha. I won't occupy the White House because I am not a "born American".

    You are welcome to our home for dinner any time and many times. You have a standing invitation.

  14. Hey SG,

    I totally agree with you regarding #19.

    19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
    Angelina Jolie

    I hate Angelina Jolie.
    She's nothing but a big lipped, tattooed, biatch!
    Her boyfriend can go to hell too.

    Jennifer Anniston

  15. Thanks for your comments Jenny. Yes. Angelina’s boy friend, Brad Pitt (your ex-husband) can go to hell. But beware of your current boy friend, Jason Lewis. Read his ex-girl friend Rosario Dawson’s statement: “handling all the attention Jason gets from women can be hard to deal with.”

  16. Thanks for taking up the tag!! and wot a tag was it!! wonderful.!! here are my comments to ur tag!

    (3) Such an elaborate platter!! lucky u!!
    (4) You really bought one?? Thats amazing!
    (6) Sigh!! Izzat nikaal diya na!! that was a result of a FB quiz :P ..hehe! lol!!
    (9) Penang - where is it??
    (15) You want to be prof!!! thats a great thing.. hope u get to do it some day..
    (19) Angelina Jolie!!!!!!!! really... no no no WHYYY??? i love her!!
    (25) Awesome.. best piece of advice nyone gave on style.. really!
    (27) I love coffee toooo :)
    (33) I am comin 2 ur place!! ASAP!

    u deserve the awards.. and many more!!


  17. Thanks for your comments RaMmY.

    I have been buying lottery tickets for a long time. Hope I win some day. Penang is a beach resort in Malaysia. One hour by plane from Kuala Lumpur.. Or, about 8 hours by bus from KL.

    Yes, wherever you go, you walk as if you are the owner of that place. People will be in awe at you.

    Please come to our home ASAP. Let me know and I will pick you at the airport.

  18. white wat abt 221B baker street??
    penang..hmmm.. some pics..
    "10. Which language do you want to learn?
    i thought US was flooded with asians.. so chinese or hindi shd be the nexy official language of US..


  19. That was well answered SG and thanks for accepting the tag!!
    hhaha..definitely u never copied neha!!
    Trusting your lawyer...thats dangerous SG and that too when its "Neha"..hahahah!!! :)

  20. Thanks for your comments Vishnu. I am not fond of detectives. Therefore, I have no interest in 221B Baker Street.

    Mark my words. Spanish will be the official language of the USA within next 30 years. Spanish speaking people are 16% of the population (50 million people). All Asians (including Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, et. Al) make up 4% of the population (12.5 million people). Many states in USA, including the biggest state California, have become bi-lingual. This includes both government and private companies. All correspondence, ballot papers for voting, motor license applications, answering messages from all companies, court orders and judgment, and many other important documents are produced both in English and Spanish. In some cities, street signs are in both English and Spanish.

    Spanish speaking countries like Mexico are bordering USA. They come and go to USA as they please. Since most of them are Catholics, they do not believe in family planning. Birthrate for Spanish speaking people is the highest in USA. Spanish families encourage their kids to learn their mother tongue.

    Chinese or Hindi has no chance. Besides, all Indians in USA are very proficient in English. And, not all can speak, read, and write Hindi.

  21. Thanks for your comments Nazish. I wrote this blog and posted it. Then I visited your blog. Neha had used exactly the same words (thought provoking). Therefore, I came back to my post and wrote that PS that I did not copy her.

    If you don't trust your lawyer and your doctor, who can you trust.

  22. Hi Vishnu,

    Did some research. There are approximately 3.6 million Chinese origin people and 2.1 million Indian origin people in USA. They are no match for 50 million Latino (Spanish origin) people (in population size) in USA.

  23. Congrats on winning awards :)
    This Chocolate Pizza sounds delicious. Lucky you, you get to eat all yummy food.
    And totally agree with you about Jolie being over rated. The whole world is obsessed though.

  24. Congrats on the award!Nice answers!
    I loved the Thirukural - Inna Seitharai Oruththal Avar Naana Nannayam Seithu Vidal (Do good to the person who has done you wrong. Let this be his punishment.).....very true, but difficult to work out,I'll try this:)
    Keep posting!

  25. wow.. thanks for the enlightenment..
    russell peters seriously gives u the wrong info ;)..

  26. ah, it feel so nice to be defended for a change rather than defending someone all the time...thank u indeed...:)

  27. Thanks for your comments Shruthi. Chocolate Pizza is very delicious. I wrote about it in a post on August 9 (Pizza vs Pizza).

  28. Thanks for your comments Varsha. I am glad you liked that kural. Kural means "world common faith". Thirukural is a tamil classic. English translation is also available.

  29. Thanks for your comments Vishnu. Russell Peters is an excellent stand-up comid and I like him.

  30. Thanks for your comments Neha. Friends have to take care of each other.

  31. Thanks Swatantra. I appreciate it.

  32. Congrats !!! Fun read .. :) I like your dinner.

  33. Thanks for your comments lostworld.

  34. Hey SG..dropped by to say a quick Hi. Well congrats for all the awards and it was nice to read the tag. It is always pleasing to read abt friends :)

  35. Thanks Disha. Enjoy your vacation.

  36. Congrats on the awards! And you deserve another award for answering those many questions with a lot of thought and patience :-)

  37. Thanks Radha for your comments and congratulations.

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  39. Congratulations on all your awards SG. I want to thank you once again for the award you presented to me. Please find it at this site.

    Feels like I know you better after reading this post. Waiting for most posts from you.

  40. Thanks for your comments Gautam. And, I appreciate your kind words. Happy Deepavali to you.