Wednesday, January 21, 2009

pretty white...

DSC_0681, originally uploaded by -xh- aka aNoop.

taken some weeks back at Nandi hills, the last biking trip before I got the status upgrade :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

rails and roads...

You know what is most depressing about day time train journeys? Itz them, the roads.

You can see the roads twisting and snaking along the rail track - smooth flat tarmacs, single lane country roads, dusty mud trails - name it and you can see them - you can see them so close that you can touch them, yet they are so far that you cant touch them, and it brings you memories of riding - piloting your bike through the twists and turns, the wind on your face, the control at your fingers, the dust, the music of the engine, the sun and the tea at the road side tea stall and the freedom - the freedom to follow any trail you choose at your own will - and it makes you wonder why are you sitting in a train compartment and watching it like you sit back at the movie house and watching the action unfold than being a part of the action.


But when all said and done, train journey hold itz own charm - the chai wallahs, the food at train platforms, the 'almost forgot' lazy village stations, the bustle and hustle at the major stations, the wide verity of people you come across, the cross section of country where you live, the music of the wheels, the door steps - itz the next charming way to travel than by road.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lone Wolf en-caged!

Long crazy lone rides….
Night outs with me, myself and my bike….
Working my a** out like there is no tomorrow….
Getting drenched in rain and giving no hoots to what others say…
Lazing around the whole day on my bean bag, with mugs of coffee, books, songs and my xbox...

Enjoying Life and its simple pleasures as a solitary traveler, I was a happy simple single soul till I met her and talked to her – and then I realized I have a void in my life which I never realized… a space which needs to be filled…

A charming smile, a warm heart, she took me by storm and I decided hang up my bachelors hat….. I am extremely happy to tell you that we – Me and Ramya, celebrated our engagement ceremony on Jan 16th, 2009.

Yeah, i am happy and I feel like a teenager out for his first date... 

Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Year Meme

Thanks Pratsie, for this meme:

1. Looking back on 2008, what might your theme song have been?
Gasolina... just for the foot tapping beats. the last year was  a heady mix for me, and so this song. and yeah, the song is 'gasolina', which runs in my vein ;)

2. If 2008 was a movie, who would play you?
I Me Myself

3. What was your greatest gift of 2008?
Happy days

4. What is your New Year Resolution or, what are you committing to this year?
No New Year resolution for me...

5. If January could be represented by one song, what would it be?
till now, oo January from a malayalam movie Big B (adaptation of the english movie Four Brothers) (again, not for the lyrics or meaning, but for teh celebration mood.

6. What do you wish for your body in 2009?
More flexibility, stamina, faster reflexes and of course, more health.

7. Name one new thing you would love to try in the New Year.
Only One? Bungee Jumping (a random pick from the list of things I wanna do)

8. What do you long for 2009 to bring?
More Happy days

9. If that happened, how would you feel?

10. Where would you love to vacation in 2009 if money were no object?
A road trip across everywhere and nowhere...

11. What would you like the theme of 2009 to be?
Happy days

12. If 2009 was a book, and the title was 5 words or less, what might the title be?
A Celebration called Life

Saw this ad and man - this IS the bike I want... move away R1s and Busas and Blades, I need you, the Duke...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy times...

 I think at lest some if you may have wondered where did I go awol - the truth is, no where. I didn’t go any where (well, other than  a trip to Chennai and a hitchhiking trip to kerala) but I was feeling lazy to the bone...

I was blog hoping as usual and saw this tag at damsels page and then I read Ps's blog about writing down 5 things which makes you happy and I decided... this is the best way to break my lazy spell... so here it is - a partial list of things which makes me happy... (they r not in any particular order)

1. Rain- it makes me feel at ease...

2.My diaries..:)

3.the sea..

4. calvin and hobbes!!:), P.G.wodehouse, and archies!!!!

5.tom and jerry. 

6.Blogs of Tys and many more college and school

8. my friends 

9. the old greeting cards and gifts from college days

10. my collection of automobile magazines and posters

11. my books

12. cooking

13. babies

14. bird's nest

15. playing in the puddle

16. kite running

17. long solitary walks

18. cold.. the more cold it is, the more i love the weather. (I love the weatehr at Bangalore now)

19. times with my friends, the silly talks and all that...

20. Indian coffee house

21. Filter coffee

22. My toolkit

23. working on my bikes and car

24. Long rides on my bikes

25. Train journeys

26. travelling

27. star gazing


30. rainbows

31. busy getting lazy

32. NFS

33. listening to songs

34. working out 

35. trekking

36. ice creams

37. bobbanum moliyum, mayavi and kapeesh

38. Royal Enfield Bullet

39. airtel tune by ARR

40. making my friends smile

41. the 5 minutes sleep, just before I get up...

42. swimming and playing in water

the list goes on....

I would love to read the list of Gazal, Ps, Cess, Anamika, Kochu, Nikhil, Tys and Tia and of any one who would like to do this... 

Some snaps I took from the recent Chennai trip:

the journy starts...

free runner



on and on...