Jan 31, 2011

Day# 31 - The End.

Who are you?

A 20-something ordinary girl who spends an extra ordinary amount of time dreaming :)
A girl who never gets it right, and never learns either.
Toughest girl I have ever known, who cries at the drop of a hat! :P
Unnatural obsession with cats and crayons.
Imperfection.
Loves too soon, forgets too late. Says it too soon, regrets too late.
Often found dreaming about her imaginary Prince Charming, and his handmade warm coffee and goofy smile on a romantic rainy evening, as we watch LOTR together :)


~Annie.
P.S: .... and I did it! YAY! \m/
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Now Playing: Hollaback Girl | Gwen Stefani

Jan 30, 2011

Day# 30

Discuss your first love.

Jan 29, 2011

Day# 29

In this past month, what have you learned?

Jan 28, 2011

Day# 28

A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Jan 27, 2011

Day# 27

What do you think about your friends?


Day# 26

Something you crave for a lot?


Jan 25, 2011

Day# 25

What would I find in your bag?

Jan 24, 2011

Day# 24

Nicknames you have & why do you have them?

Jan 23, 2011

Day# 23

A letter to someone who hurt you

Dear You,

Thank you so much! :)

~Annie.
P.S: You know who you are.
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Now Playing: Khoon Chala | RDB

Jan 22, 2011

Day# 22

A picture of something that makes you happy.

Jan 21, 2011

Day# 21

Bullet your whole day.

Jan 20, 2011

Day# 20

Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future?

Jan 19, 2011

Day# 19

Your earliest memory.

Jan 18, 2011

Day# 18

Plans/dreams/goals you have?

Jan 17, 2011

Day# 17

Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why?

Jan 16, 2011

Day# 16

Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.

Jan 15, 2011

Day# 15

Put your iPod on shuffle: First 15 songs that play?

Jan 14, 2011

Day# 14

A picture of you and your family.

Jan 13, 2011

Day# 13

Your views on drugs, alcohol and religion.

Jan 12, 2011

Day# 12

Your favorite season and why.

Jan 11, 2011

Day# 11

Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.

Jan 10, 2011

Day# 10

Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.

Jan 9, 2011

Day# 09

Something you’re proud of in the past few days.


Letting go.


~Annie.
P.S: That thing you had been clutching at for so long because you are so so scared to let it go? Let go.  Do it.  Now.
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Now Playing: In Loving Memory | Alterbridge

Jan 8, 2011

Day# 08

Short term goals for this month and why?

  • Get my drivers license.
  • Get the baking equipment/ingredients in order. 
 (... both next-to-do items from my 25 before 25 list)
  • Quit making Vodafone richer! THEY DONT NEED YOUR MONEY! :|
  • Find a free spot in the morning time before office for the gym.
  • Drag my friend down to the gym and enroll us both! :P I need company when I need to do something like that :)
  • Take more pictures!!!! I have been neglecting things that make me happy, esp. my precious Nikon lately, and I plan to change that :)
  • I saw the most amazing pair of shoes at Forever & New the other day, and found out they cost roughly 4 grand. I can afford it waise (thanks to what is becoming my moms biggest mistake till date - giving me the Visa power :D) but I have decided that if I want those, I have to earn it. So SAVE up on unnecessary expenses!!!! :|
  • Finish Chowringhee.
  • Restrict my internet usage. Lately I have realized that I'm ALWAYS online - laptop or BB, I'm always signed in. And I ultimately end up talking to someone or the other all the time, thanks to friends spread all over the planet. And, Facebook-ing all the time. NOT GOOD. I need to dump FB soonnnn!!! :(
  • Finish this 31-Day Challenge... For someone who loses interest in things pretty soon, it will make me feel good to know that I stuck it out :)

~Annie.
P.S: Is it weird that my interest in cricket has reignited all of a sudden?! Thanks to IPL..
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Now Playing: With arms wide open (strings version) | Creed

Jan 7, 2011

Day# 07

A picture of something that has had the biggest impact on you.

Falling in love. 


Not the person, not the time, not who I was and who I became… But that feeling. Falling in love. It’s the most incredible feeling in the world, something that creeps into the deepest hidden corner of you, and changes everything about you. The happiness and the tears, the coming together and the breaking up, the memories and the nightmares. Everything that the 18 year old me experienced when she fell in love with the first guy who made her feel ok to be herself. Everything that a 21 year old me went through when she had her heart broken. Everything, not a thing less not a thing more. Everything learnt, everything felt. Falling in love.

* * * * *
Music.



Nothing has more power to move me than music. 
Zana, my love for you will never die.

* * * * *
Mumbai.
My home, the place I grew up in. The reason why I met those people, had those experiences, saw and felt those things that impacted me the most. My city, the most beautiful home in the world. Everything that makes this city dear to me – 

The sea..

The beautiful monsoon that takes my breath away every single time...

The trainrides...


All the countless little things that breathe life into this city of dreams..

* * * * *
Magic.

I live in a dreamland. I believe in Santa Claus and Godmother Fairies. I know there is a magical expanse of an endless universe out there, waiting to be discovered and explored. If I didn’t have this outlook in life, then frankly my life wouldn't be half as amazing as it is now. And so, the reason why I believe in magic in the first place – The Folk Of The Faraway Tree, Harry Potter, Bartimaeus trilogy, Inheritance trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia... and last but definitely not the least...



The Lord Of The Rings.


I guess this was weirdly answered, but totally honest :)


~Annie.
P.S: All pics by moi :D :) Except for the first one - that was taken by Ro.
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Now Playing: About a girl | Nirvana

Jan 6, 2011

Day# 06

Favorite superhero and why?

AHA! Superheros! I am totally an action/fantasy person and I could actually make a big long list out of this question but I'll just go with my top 5 :D

Batman
I have secretly(?) loved Batman forever. I had all of his tazo’s (anyone remember those little disc thingies that Ruffles (Lays) carried free with them?) I loved the fact that he ditched the oh-so-clich├ęd blues and the reds (obvious reference to Supers and Spiders) and went with the clich├ęd yet droolworthy sexy black :D I think it has to do with the fact that Bruce Wayne is this millionaire playboy, who pretends to be very snotty … and who is well.. a superhero! "Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, martial arts skills, an indomitable will and intimidation in his continuous war on crime."

And Batmobile over the up-and-away-in-the-clouds mode of transportation please. Very awesome superhero-ish don't you think? :) 

Christian Bale. *drool* :D
Wolverine:
Marvel Comics superhero, James Howlett but commonly known as Logan - Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. Brooding guy with a smoldering gaze and retractable claws. SAXIE :D

 Hugh Jackman. Yummy. :D

Johnny Storm:
The Human Torch, better known as Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm - the hot-headed, brash and the youngest of the Fantastic Four group :)

Chris Evans. Oh. La. La. :D

(As we may observe, I have excellent taste in good looking superheroes ;) :D 

It's not always the girl who needs a superhero to rescue her from the bad guys. Some girls just beat them up on their own!! Like my next two...

Buttercup
Out of the "Sugar, spice and everything nice", my favorite has always been the "Spice." :)
Tomboyish, sassy, quick-witted, one tough fighter, sometimes surly, sometimes selfish, fearless, loyal, protective of her loved ones and frequently sarcastic. 


Now thats one heck of a superheroine right?! :)

CatWoman
Selena Kyle, was originally a flight stewardess who had amnesia and was one of Bruce Wayne's girlfriends. An incident in her life puts her face to face with her dark past and reveals to her, what her identity was before she lost her memory. She realizes what her strengths from the feline powers are and makes her entrance as Cat Woman. She is a ferocious fighter and has all the possible cat instincts which she uses for her revenge. 



~Annie.
P.S: Somewhere in the middle of writing this post, I started making a list of favorite movie characters :D I have this thing for making lists..... :)
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Now Playing: Beautiful Girl | INXS

Jan 5, 2011

Day# 05

A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.

I love to travel, but strangely I don’t get the chance often. Especially with family, there have been very few outings. With friends, a gazillion of them. Most of the outings were with the Wizards. For this question, I pick the farthest north I have ever been with the Wizards – Shimla/ Manali. It was the BEST trip of my life, nothing can ever beat the fun we had in that week from 5th Dec 2007 to 12th Dec 2007... The Jab We Met-themed trip, the songs always taking me back to those wonderful 7 days...




This picture was taken by me at Kufri, and I can still feel how quiet and cold it was there. It was quiet enough to listen to the rhythm of your own heartbeat, that sound of silence. While returning back to the bus from this place, we got a little late, and it got really dark. Apart from the skylight there was no other source of light for miles around. It was creepy and awesome at the same time. I will always remember how the night sky looked then, so alluring and mysterious.. :)

~Annie.
P.S: I would give up anything just to go back and relive that week once more, exactly the way it was..
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Now Playing: Aaoge Jab Tum | Jab We Met

Jan 4, 2011

Day# 04

A habit that you wish you didn't have?

Tough one! :)

I dont really have *habits* that I wish I didnt have, they are more like unconscious things I do, that I wish I didn't. I have no idea why I do it, and try hard as I may, I cant seem to change it one bit.

One is getting attached to people too soon. More often than not, I end up getting hurt. I do move on from that too, eventually, but the fact remains that no one ever has to try too hard to make themselves my best friend. Sometimes it makes me wish, even I was the hard-to-please/gain-trust kinds... :)

Also, I wish my anger was a bit more controlled than it currently is. I have a seriously fiery temper, and the dumbest part is that getting realllyyy angry makes me realllyyy weepy! I mean wtf! :| On the other hand, I cant control my wide grin when I am happy. It ruins the whole pretending-its-nothing-but-being-really-happy-inside look that EVERYONE around me has perfected. I wish I was more controlled in revealing my emotions - most people can read me like a sunday morning comic strip. Sigh. 

Then there are harmless, supremely irritating habits, that others wish I didn’t have, but for me it’s too much fun :D

For example, I have this habit of starting to say something and then trailing off with a 'accha nevermind…'. I swear I don’t plan it, but yes I do enjoy the exasperation, when I realise I did it again :D

Next, there is this thing of talking to cats and dogs and babies in a language only they and I understand, my friends say its really embarrassing for them! :D

I also have this habit of being stuck on a particular song for AGES. I mean, I pick the craziest song, and it plays on a loop for people around me to hear, sometimes with nasal twangs :D I dont do it on purpose, but you know how singing songs can get addictive! I once went for MONTHS with 'tum toh thehre pardesi, saath kya nibhaoge' :| I even alter the tunes to suit the mood! Yes, I'm a total cartoon! :D 

Ya, that's about it. :)


~Annie.
P.S: I think I'm back to singing Altaf Raja songs now :| ... 
...pehle toh kabhi kabhi gham thaaa... :D
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Now Playing: Hey Ya! | Karthik Calling Karthik 

Day# 03

A picture of you and your friends.

There is no one picture in existence that has all my friends and me in the same frame. Out of almost 50GB+ of pictures with my friends, spanning over 4 years and beyond, with a class of 50, and a gazillion trips to various places ranging from the nearby Health Juice Centre at Matunga to all the way breathtaking mountains of Shimla/Manali, from the beaches of Goa to the lake of Bhandardara, from little irreplaceable moments in class and quad and canteen captured on cell phone cameras to the wonderful memories made at birthdays and engagements and weddings… We have some pretty amazing moments captured on cameras. Out of them all, this pic is one of the initial pictures that started the frenzy among the class who LOVES to pose. This was taken at our 2nd year traditional day celebration in college, and it remains as the standard pic we refer to as our beloved “VJ Wizards” picture. :)



We are Wizards for Life :)


~Annie
P.S: This was supposed to be posted yesterday night, but I got held up and reached home at 1 AM :(
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Now Playing: Songbird | Fleetwood Mac

Jan 2, 2011

Day# 02

The meaning behind your blog name.


IceMaiden.
Hmmm, there is actually no story behind the blog name - Its what I used to call myself when I played counter strike :) ... guess it stuck.. 


~Annie.
P.S: This HAS to be the shortest post on my blog :D
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Now Playing: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Plain White Tees

Jan 1, 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day# 01

I haven't done tags in a long time, infact let me rephrase, I haven't written anything worth putting on the blog in a really long time, tags included. So I am taking up this 31-day challenge, which is a question a day for the entire month. Found it on Ananya's blog, and seems like a fun challenge. So here goes for Day #1

A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

Ok, I think I have revealed pretty much everything about myself on the blog, in countless other “random” posts in the past. But I will still try, and these are more random than interesting, so here goes:
  1. I am a hopeless romantic that DOESN’T believe in the concept of "the one".
  2. As much as I love Mumbai, staying in NYC is one of my dreams. I hope it comes true soon :)
  3. I always call my city Mumbai, somehow 'Bombay' never appealed as much.
  4. I do not want to be cremated.
  5. I have impossible amount of best friends, but none who know me as well as I know them.
  6. The longest I have had a crush on someone has actually been longer than I have been in any relationship. 4 long bittersweet years, and the guy didn’t even know I existed! How sad could I have been! :D
  7. It’s extremely easy for me to initiate conversation with anyone :)
  8. I believe in ghosts / spirits / paranormal activity.
  9. I was three years old when I danced on stage for the first time.
  10. I can watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s & Casablanca ANY number of times.
  11. I wrote my first poem when I was in the sixth standard.
  12. I am ambidextrous.
  13. Some songs can make me cry, with just simply nostalgia.
  14. The ONLY thing that successfully 100% works on me when I’m depressed is Lord of the Rings movie marathon. \m/ 'Forth Eorlingas... DEATHHHH!!!!!' Im a hardcore Ringer :)
  15. I have always dated men who were more than 6 feet tall :D which is funny considering I'm REALLY short :D :D 


And now, a recent pic of me. This one isn't actually 'recent' - it was taken at my sisters wedding. I was fretting over the amount of make up on me, and Nutties suddenly went 'Your eyes are awesome, I have to take a pic!' (which is as much as a compliment I have EVER got from him, so LOL) :D



See you tomorrow peeps!

~Annie.
P.S: JUST in time eh? :D ;)
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Now Playing: Stan| Eminem

Birthday Updates & The Year That Went By.

[This was supposed to be posted yesterday evenin' but impromptu plans for a long drive spoiled it :D]

This birthday was the awesomest ever! Usually what is celebrated as a Birthday week (5th-12th of Dec) got extended for the whole month… making me feel pretty great!!! :) Without further ado, here’s the birthday wishlist that was fulfilled in the my super awesome birthday month (in order of appearance):