Sunday, January 27, 2008

When was the last time ???

"When was the last time you hit a striker into the hole?" I asked her.

She thought for a while. We met after a period of 1 year and this was the first question i asked her. Okay, she knew she had to answer the question. Yeah some answer to keep me happy.
"May be last summer" she said, "I dont remember".


Hey tell me when was the last time you can recall these few things....Those lil happiness of lifes those lil facets of life which you know, you experience but dont notice. Those things that you do not give a thought to or prepare to do but yet do.

  • When was the last time you hit a striker into a hole?
  • When was the last time you looked at the stars and tried to spot the brightest one?
  • When was the last time you picked up something exciting from the road?
  • When was the last time you fell asleep in someone's lap?
  • when was the last time you surprised someone with a random visit to their home?
  • When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone?
  • When was the last time you re-read one of the letters you'd once recieved?
  • When was the last time you saw a 25 paise coin?
  • When was the last time you bought a toy car or a barbie doll?
  • When was the last time you tried to read a station name frm inside a speeding train?
  • When was the last time you noticed the size and shape of your shadow?
  • When was the last time you sat down and noticed ants moving hither tither?

Hey !!! See I have just created a tag !!! But i am kin of fed up of tags so i'm not tagging this to anyone... But whoever wants to make a post of it is welcome. But i would love it if you shared the answers with me in the comment box, atleast to some of them.


Here go my answers:


  • I am so good at carroms that I could even hit strikers in holes whose diameter was less than the striker itself. Perhaps 1 1/2 year ago.
  • This was perhaps last Eid when I climbed the terrace to spot the moon.

  • Perhaps 7 months ago i found a stone unusually attracvtive...Its still with me.
  • 2 years ago perhaps in my moms lap in a train journey
  • 4 years ago we went to someones house i dont recall but remember the expressions
  • Just 5 months back i sent one to my dear 'mausi' but as some things would hav it. The letter returned back to me sayin the address was unreachable.
  • Yeah read one of the old letters recently...One was from my late grand father who had written to me in my tenth standard that i should do justice to everybody's hopes by gettin a first class in board exams. I thought that meant being the first all over india. Gulp !!! I thought !!! so many expectations !! later i knew that gettin 60 % and above is termed as first class. That turned out to be a cake walk.
  • One lies somewhere hidden in my wallet, but i never care to see it.
  • This is perhaps 10 years ago I tried hard to choose between a toy gun and a set of hotwheel cars and finally went for the cars. I have them still unbroken.
  • I do it all the time from the window. last train journey was 28 days back.
  • May be 4 months back but not in sunshine. when power was off and i lay in the shadow of the candle.
  • Perhaps 8 months back when it was summer, the responsibility of eradicating ants from the kitchen was given to me.


I love you !! All my frenz who are reading this !!! I learnt a lot from you !!! Will cherish you always !!!

32 comments:

matty said...

Wow i am blessed to comment first on your blog this time!
Lol..
Nice questions..
Let me answer a few.

1.About the starts..
I do it quite often. i simply love the clear sky with starts in it..
To be precise I did it yesterday night!

2.Surprise Visit: Well two years ago i went to the place where I grew up and met all my old buddies. They had no idea I was coming and they all loved the pleasant surprise! It was damn fun!

3.Letter: I used to write a lot of letters. But hardly ever got a reply. I last wrote to my best friend - Nikki. And I read my own unposted letters or few which i got from my best friends.
Whatever you say..
the white paper and the ink have their own magic.

4.Reading a name from a station: I do it all the time!

5.Ants: Well not exactly ants though i notice daily few insects crawling up my computer table!

I have few more questions though..
1.When was the last time you dreamed about her with eyes wide open.
2.when was the last time you said "I love you" to ur loved ones. Maybe your mom, dad, sis, gf...
3.When was the last time you gave a present to a friend(not gf, maybe a boy also).
well many more are there. But i guess i already made it too long.

Cheers

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

ah, a comment-tag? :P
hmm, okay.. lemme try:
1. okay, i bite my nails and it really hurts whn i play carrom, so i play cheerleader whn ppl play, lol.
2. hmm, okay.. i think twas bout 4 mnths ago in my aunts house whn we were havin pani puri on the terrace lol.
3. uh lol, i picked up a pizza corner offer paper sumtime last week :P
4. hehe, i've lied down, yea .. never fallen asleep.
5. hmm, dun remember. i always inform i guess.
6. hehe, do that often.
7. hehe do that hell lotta times too..
8. uh, lol.. nope, dunno.
9. haha.. i bough one for my cousin's bday lol 2 mnths ago..
10. lol nva done that.
11. hehe.. do that always too, i always think i look slimer in my shadow lol
12. yest nite. on my dinin table! lol

done :D

SSNAB said...

hmm.. hehe comment tag!!
1. i suck at carom. i played last in my 3rd yr of collg.. it ws thn..

2. oh.. i do star gazing a lot!! its 1 of my fav pass times.. to locate constellations n all..

3. picked up sumthng frm the road???.. i picked a falg today mornin.. didn't like to c it lying in d dirt..

4. dnt remember..

5. nov last year.. fr my frnd's b'day.. it ws fun..

6.v long back.. i have letter stashed away sumwhr.. bt i've nt re-read thm in a loooong time..

7. i hv loads of coins.. 10ps, 2ps.. bt i've nt lookd at thm fr sumtime nw..

8. never had a barbie doll :(

9. its bn 3 yrs since my last train trip!! thts 1 thng i dn like abt flights.. nothng to buy frm d window or look at.. u kno..

10. shadow?!!! dn remember.. i used to make doggie n duck shadow's in 1800s..

11.i watch my doggie.. he chzs ants n flies fr a passtime.. so i indirectly notice d ants..

whoa!!! i've neva writtn such a loooong commnt..

Lena said...

woooooooooooooow, no wonder you get such a longggggggggggg comments to such a cute and lovely post. I will not write a long one, me is lazy :P
But just want to say that once we notice these small things we will realize that happiness is just around the corner but we always tend to choose the wrong corner.
And after reading your post i thought i am close to the right corner as most answers to them could be "recently", "2 days ago", "a month ago", "yesterday". I guess am a lucky one .... or a happy one :)

AVINASH said...

1.caroms 3 yrs bak.
2.yesterday from my room window which gives me a splendid view ....
3.in nainital a round smooth stone.
4.last month i suppose didn't sleep till 10 in the morning was watching a movie wen i fell into my friends lap and slept off (off course he threw me off after 5 min).. :)
5.newer i go on campus is a surprise visit for my friends they rarely xpect me to do so...
6.letter cant remember and i gotta coin collection so no probs.
7.remaining almost like yesterday or the last time would be at a span of 4 months at most.....]



Only one question for u ..
wen was the last time u didn't think about her ...(after u know her)......????

divya said...

Baby :) u sooo sweet.

1. An year back. Played caroms at college. But lost L
2. I look at the stars almost daily. That’s one thing I enjoy the most-talking to the sky.
3. err don’t remember. Something from the road?? :O
4. Surprises? I love giving surprises to frends. But a surprise visit..umm that was on august 16th..my best frends bday..n she cudnt make it to colej that day. So took all my frends to her place. Cant explain her happiness in words :P
5. hmm Just 3 days back I wrote a letter to sum1 :P
6. I read them everyday :P
7. 25 paise?? I don’t remember when :D
8. December 31st..my baby cousin’s bday..i bought her a doll :P
9. in september when I was on a tour to northern India :P
10. its been ages :D
11. ditto :P

ÕHARINIÕ said...

well zahid i alwayz feel guilty while commenting on your posts....u gimme such loong ones n i dunno wat to write...well dats why i end up not commenting most times..well ill do that as a tag...[chuck the tagminator crap]..n so happily ever after in ur story i spose...n btw hows my new temp?

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hmmm nice post Bhai!

In this rush of life,it's refreshing to do something of this sort once in a while.Glad you do.

Keep rocking dear :)

Cinderella. said...

1.When was the last time you hit a striker into a hole?
a.Dont rem'ber but I am pretty good with carrom. My brother and me used to play it mights. Now bro is somewhere I am somewhere else. so carrom's screwed, though the board's till there.
2.When was the last time you looked at the stars and tried to spot the brightest one?
a.3 days back, in a car ride back home.
3.When was the last time you picked up something exciting from the road?
a. Havent in along long while.
4.When was the last time you fell asleep in someone's lap?
a.Last week i suppose, in my mom's lap in the car. I was ill with fever.
5.when was the last time you surprised someone with a random visit to their home?
a. Dont rem'ber.
6.When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone?
a.Some 3 months back to my fiance.
7.When was the last time you re-read one of the letters you'd once recieved?
a.Yesterday night, of a very dear fren.
8.When was the last time you saw a 25 paise coin?
a. Prob'ly soemday in the last fortnight, while paying at the toll, for road tax.
9.When was the last time you bought a toy car or a barbie doll?
a.Dont remember.I was never into dolls or cars.
10.When was the last time you tried to read a station name frm inside a speeding train?
a.Do that all the time.lol !
11.When was the last time you noticed the size and shape of your shadow?
a.I dunno, prob'ly a very long time back.
12.When was the last time you sat down and noticed ants moving hither tither?
a. Ha ha...yesterday afternoon...!


Dude, this was cool and a nice thought though. Thnx.
Take care.

zahid said...

@matty

Your answers.....Eyes wide open...may be yesday itslef...never said htat....Last itme was aobout an year ago on my frenz bday !!!

And i agree that white paper and ink hav thier own magic !!!

zahid said...

@busy writer

Pizza corner offer paper from the road...No doubt you had a stomach rumble !!!! Slimmer in the shadow lolz!!!!

zahid said...

@ssnab

Knowin the kind of blogs you write....No doubt that you would pick that flag up...Hope you turn some more indian ssensible !!!!

zahid said...

@lena

Never mind the laziness !!! Its all about patiently reading a extra large post !!....I know you will find some time soon !!!

zahid said...

@avinash

Thanks for the question.....Hmm...I dont sya i cant live without her and things like that but yeah...I sometimes think of her mostly before going to sleep !!! or whn im bored

zahid said...

@lucky di

Star gazing i knew...Star talking ???

Sho shweet !!!

zahid said...

@harini

Yep...I am comng to your place soon !! Actually i did !!!

zahid said...

@sameera

Glad I do !!! and you too !!! I can soon expect them i guess !!!

zahid said...

@cinderella
I guess now i owe you one... And i din know you do ant gazing so regularly !!!lolz !!!

puneet said...

hmmmm...really refreshing...
bt not to difficult for me to answer as ... i reallly dont remember...anything..bt aftr reading ur blog im missing all these.. wanna do all now....;);)

Somya said...

Nice Tag I quite liked it...lemme answer them as well...
1. don't remember I was always a very pathetic player...still if I take a wild guess...I played carrom last time some 7 yrs back..so may be then...
2. Oh I do it pretty often somehow stars always fasinate me.
3. picking something up from the road...must have been when I was a kid.
4. yesterday..after my best friend's wedding we were waiting for her to come for phera n I was feeling so damn sleepy after having not slept properly from past one week..that I slept in my other friend's lap and then she also kept on her head on me..can't help it were so dead on our feet.
5. last week when I turned up at my sister's door after work...
6. letter...well must be during hostel days when it was mandatory to drop a line to dad once a week(phone calls weren't counted as communication).
7. Oh I do it all the time..they help me in brightening my mood.
8. Don't remember..I guess last some shopkeeper had given it to me n then everybody else just refused to take it from me.
9. I guess a fortnight ago...I have got 4 nephews so in any case to remain in their good books I have to keep them happy with such things.
10. Last time when I sat in a train..some 8 months back.
11. long back..don't even remember.
12. yesterday when my 2 yr old nephew was planning to get rid of the entire ant populatin on this planet...

whoa that was fun...my longest comment till date!

nisha said...

hmm i played carom some 8 yrs bac :(

the last time around 6 mnts back...i saw the brightest star...i was on the terrace in his arms..

dnt remember wen i picked sumthin from the road.

2 yrs bac on my sister's lap...just the day b4 she got married..

around 3 mnts bac i visited a fren n surprised her

hmmm a hand ritten letter???
10yrs bac

5mths bac i read all the letters i had in my cupboard

25 paisa coin??
pata nhi

a barbie doll....i bought the last one on my 7th b'de

a month bac...i travel alone so hve to keep lookin outside the window so i dnt miss the station i wnt to get down

size n shape of my shadow....around 2 n half yrs back,wen i was walkin wid my sis n we were fightin on who is shorter n fatter

watched ants move...2mnts bac...wen my frends had chocolates on my bed n i was sufferin alone

Solitaire said...

Here are some of my answers!! Thanks for the post!

* When was the last time you looked at the stars and tried to spot the brightest one?

I know it was sometime last week!

* When was the last time you picked up something exciting from the road?

I picked up one dollar yesterday!


* when was the last time you surprised someone with a random visit to their home?

* When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone?

Last week!

* When was the last time you re-read one of the letters you'd once recieved?

I re read emails last week!

* When was the last time you noticed the size and shape of your shadow?

On the 18th of January! I also have a picture of it!

Cinderella. said...

You sure do now..
:)
Waiting for my tag to be done.

ad libber said...

I usually just read all those letters i felt embarrassed posting.
and i usually notice ants during classes, if not noticing cute guys.
very sweet questions :)

zahid said...

@puneet

Yeah...Me too missin them !!!

zahid said...

@somya

Biggest ever comment...And yes its so brightening to read those lettres back after so many years !!!

zahid said...

@nisha

Thats very dready na,....when ants occupy food items forgotten ont eh bed !!!

zahid said...

@solitaire

Dude...Takin pic of your shadow...hehe and sometimes coincidences na....just happen

zahid said...

@cindri

Will take time cindri !!!

zahid said...

@adlibber

Noticing ants during classes ...loz !! You are a taara zameen par

Kalyan said...

lovely reading this post...very well written!

zahid said...

@kalyan

Thanz a ton dude !!!