Nov 11, 2011

Kid Stuff

Last night as i wished my roomie 'Good night', she didn't reply back. Somehow, i said 'Good night,good night,good night' which i found to be a very familiar tone. Then, as i kept repeating 'Good night' thrice in the same tone, did i realize that it was an old, girly clapping game. 
 It was past midnight and we couldn't stop breaking our heads to find out how the song started. Somehow, we found the sentences one by one backwards and started reciting it atleast a dozen times. I couldn't stop repeating and nostalgia hit me. And thus i thought i did write about all those kiddish games.

This game goes like this..

1) 
Oooma joshi..yay..yay..yay
My mother,who told me a sixty years ago,
There came a lady,knocking at the door,
With a ooh,aah..i want some bar,
The bar is sweet,
I want some meat,
The meat i tough,
I want to go by bus,
The bus is full,
I want to go by bull,
The bull is fat,
I want my money back,
The money is green,
I want my cherry bean,
The cherry beans are red,
I want to go to bed,
The bed is white,
I want to say,'Good night,good night,good night'.

And after the song, you say 'statue' and the person who stays idle the longest,wins.

Another one was 

2 )'The walking game..'

You gotta walk in a row,holding hands and in chorus you sing,

'There was..there was..a tiny little girl...
her hair..her hair.. was just in the colour of gin...ger'

For every 'there was' two steps are taken and finally for the 'ginger' a small dance step kind is done.
This is extreme fun when there are a lot of girls involved.

and

3) 'ham cheese..ham burger..
     sauce potato..chip..chip..chip..(2)
     cream roll,mutton roll,chicken roll..
     yum'..

One thing i cant stop playing is,

4) Oh! God, please tell me "..(add your own sentence).."
    A E I O U..and that is you.
I do this whenever i have difficulty to choose something. It totally works when you are at your favorite food joint and you have difficulty in choosing which dish to hog first =P
Its the same as 'inky,pinky,ponky'.

and there was 

5) 'oh.pillar..caterpillar..
     lazy boys..active girls..
    sing a song..ping a ping.. aaannnddd..
     STATUE..

The best part about all these games were, it wasn't a matter of who actually won. You just kept playing and never took notice of how many times each person won.

I just miss those days and wish life was easier.

Nov 4, 2011

The Cellular Story

I got my first phone after school. It was during the summer holidays and i had no idea about how to choose a mobile and what features i would want. I thought the walkman series in sony ericsson was kinda cool and ended up buying W300i. I loved the look. It was fat, colorful and cool! My family thought it wasn't good enough. I wanted it so badly, they got me the phone.

It was a grey phone with a dark grey front that had a rough texture and the best part was the volume button that was a bright and shiny orange. It had a orange 'W' and a orange screen in front. I never used the mobile browser and all i did was text,text and text. It was a ritual to send forwards to every contact and we used to ask each other for funny forwards. My memory card was always full with the latest songs. I used to be so fond of using the infra red and went asking everyone if they had infra red in their mobile.

And one night like all the other nights i kept my phone on my desk and slept. I woke up in the morning to find my phone in a little pool of water. It didn't work. I kept trying,but in vain. I asked all my friends if they had any idea about how it happened and they looked at each other. Something told me that it was going to be my last mobile.

But, parents were too generous and bought me the second one. So, i did a small research online and came up with 3 mobiles. When asked in the store, they had only one in stock and i got myself a sony S302. It was sleek and thin and stylish. I got a dark blue one. I loved the software and how clear the screen was. It had a glossy body which made it look sexy. There was this photo fix option that was too good. I clicked a lot of pictures everywhere i went just to show people i could instantly make the picture better within few minutes. It had flash and i was too proud of it that i always waited for powercuts so that i could switch on the flash light! =P

During that point of time, i got bored of texting and i used the mobile more for music and games. I kept playing quadra-pop. I still miss that game. Every night i would challenge myself to beat my previous score and i was pretty good in the game. I started having trouble in charging. I had to struggle for atleast 30 minutes to find that position in which it gets charged. Finally one day it died even after servicing. This time i knew i would get another phone for sure and started searching for a new one.



This time i was keen to buy a samsung corby mate and went to the store. The guy at the store mentioned that i was having the second set in the whole district and it totally excited me. It was just out and i owned it. At that time, slide + qwerty key board phone weren't that popular. Atleast for that price. I was at my happiest mood. I started tweeting then and thus the qwerty keyboard helped. There was nothing wrong with the phone. After a few days i saw a lot of people having the same phone and got bored of it.



That was the time when there were ads of Nokia c3 in the bus stands. I so badly wanted it but didnt make efforts to ask parents for it. Somehow,luck favored me and when my dad bought a new phone for himself, i sold the corby and got a pink nokia C3. The reason i like it is for its look and battery life. I name it 'Rosa'. People asked me why 'rosa'? and the reason i gave them was, "Rosa means pink in tamil and it is also named after Rosa sparks because i know that a lot of people will ask,'why a pink a phone?'. No Racism u see..". I still have rosa with me and its been 8 months.


One thing common about all those phones are that nothing had exceeded 7k. Planning to get my next phone with my own money an am not sure about how long its going to take.My next phone will be an android or a BB. Hope i get it in a year or so. err.. Gifts aren't included in this resolution though.=D

Nov 2, 2011

The Smart phone effect

The fascination for high-end mobile phones or smart phones is quite common these days. And just like the others, I've always wanted to have the best phone. The thought of being without a mobile phone is itself too agonizing. The main objective of me having a phone is for tweeting,occasional texting,applications and music.
Smart phones made me utter 'wow' each time i used it.

And during one such day when i was wondering if i could get myself a smart phone in near future, I heard from someone that there was an option where one could get a handset for a trial period of 2 weeks. The moment i heard about i did a little 'jolly kuthu' in my mind and couldn't take this out of my mind for almost a week. I went through the process of receiving the handset and got it in 3 days time.


The expectations were too high and i was guessing and betting with my mind about what color it might be. I started using it the minute i got it and totally loved the way it worked. Sadly, my Ovi store wasn't working and after a week's trying to fix it i got pissed and stopped trying. Later did i hear that its was just a normal problem and very easy to fix.

The battery life is too good too.The best part about the phone is the 12 megapixel camera. I clicked,clicked and clicked. It was so good that i spent an entire afternoon clicking everything possible. Now, when i look at those pictures on my laptop, my mind says,i should definitely own the mobile very soon.

One picture i loved among the others is this one =)



Apparently, when i started to love the handset even more, my trial dates got over. It was a sad farewell. 
Now, i know what mobile i should buy next. Its definitely going to be a nokia handset. When i liked it so much even without the Ovi store working, you'll surely adore it when you have your own handset. Guaranteed.