29 November, 2005

Dev Appreciation Day

Hello my lovelies!
My exams are done, done, DONE!
-Mahi does a happy jig-

Ok, Ok, you're probably wondering what the title is about.

My loyal readers probably know by now who this Dev fella is.

For those of you who don't know, let me tell you the story.

Once upon a time, a girl called Mahima took her (lovely, adorable) dog Kelso to the groomers. Her lovely friend Arpeeta was entertaining a family friend from Melbourne- Dev. They decided to stop by the groomers to say 'Hello'. They stopped by and I was immediately struck by what a pleasant person this 'Dev' seemed to be.

He was quite a bright, amiable young man. A few minutes into meeting me, he turned around to 'check out some doggie baskets'.
But I got the distinct feeling he was giving Arpu and me some time to have some silent girly talk about him.

I was right. I flashed Arpu a 'thumbs up'* sign, which he caught (but covered it up with feigned ignorance...nice job Dev!)
*Guys reading this - you've all been 'thumbs up-ed' or 'thumbs down-ed' or 'so-so-ed' at least ONCE in your lifetime. Trust me.

Anyway after that we started chatting and soon enough we became pretty tight buddies.

I remember, the turning point was when, quite early into our budding friendship, I asked him a question that's been known to either make or break a friendship-
Me: Dev, would you happen...to watch....'Star Trek'?
Dev: Why would you ask me that?
Me: Haha, nevermind! It's silly, I just got the feeling that you were a trekkie..its stupid...forget I asked..
Dev: I LOVE 'Star Trek' mate!


This blog entry has been a long time in the making..

I'd like to mark today as 'Dev Appreciation Day'.
I'm appreciating a friend, a buddy, a confidante, a fellow toilet joker, a fellow perv today.

We met almost a year back around this time.
Dev, you've been an amazing friend.
You've given me some sound advice that's helped me immensely, you understood about the depression I went through before turning 21 (even when almost everyone thought I was going nuts), you showed three Singaporean girls an amazing time in Melbourne, you've made me think, you forced me to blog and you've made me laugh loads (mostly at you) .

I'm glad we met at the groomers that day, if we hadn't, I'd have missed out on a friend for life.

Dev summed it up perfectly- People, go out, meet someone new..make a FRIEND, stretch out that friendly hand ( but don't get too friendly), flash a smile (JUST a smile..don't flash anything waist below) and say "Hello!" (but not in a pervy way...or in a pervy way..whatever works for you.)
Kids do it everyday, we all seem to grow up too fast and fall out of the habit.















(Me, Dev, Arpeeta, Mink @ 3 Degrees in Melbourne)

38 Comments:

Anonymous r did the happy dance and finally said..

hey u know i agree with goin out there and making new friends..but u shud know who is really interested in making friends and who is just trying to pick u up..hahaaa..esp in the train!soo be careful people..they are creeps out there..hahaa..anyway this dev reminds me of rahul khanna.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Yours Truly...Conman did the happy dance and finally said..

Not intending to brag, but, I don't think I've ever been thumbs down-ed.
Lol...
Congrats on the freedom.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous arpeeta did the happy dance and finally said..

wow that was very touching...LOL...dam it..why do i get a stinky poem and him a whole blog?...sob sob sob...kidding kutti...i'm glad we all are such great friends and looking forward to many more happy memories!..love ya...

12:07 AM  
Anonymous dev did the happy dance and finally said..

Wow Mahi!

certainly a surprise..and very touching. Dont know what i said in our last conversation that made you write about me....was it the "get a tattoo on your ass" comment?? thought so.

And mahi - likewise...you're a good mate that sees the world that very few of us do (ie. star trek).
im glad i met u and little tesco at the pet store. you showd me that singapore has its interesting (and crazy) people.
and yeah....thumbs up to you too. looking forward to meeting you and the gang in jan...we'll be sure to continue adding to our crazy memories.
Youve scored major brownie points today.

live long and prosper.

PS R: - rahul khanna?? gee thats like the 5th time! he's a lucky dude.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Medha.. did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahi!!! Hope exams were good. Even if they werent, hell there are more exams to come. So no worries!! hehe.. ;)

Anyways, cant comment much here but nice to see that you show your appreciation for your mates! It was a nice read, girl.

Btw, someone said your fren Dev looks like Rahul Khanna. Well i think he looks a million times better than Rahul Khanna !! :)

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Box did the happy dance and finally said..

Hope the exams went ok babe. Quite nice of you to do an anniversary post for a freindship. And of all the anniversaries to remember, I think marriages and freinds are prolly decent ones to do. Somewhere out there though, there's a girl going "You forgot the 2nd anniversary of the first time I used the toilet at your mother's place! You bastard! (sobs hysterically).

9:02 AM  
Anonymous dev did the happy dance and finally said..

btw, what happens on dev appreciateion day?
how about we just flirt with everyone on november 30th? it would sorta be like valentines but to anyone you want.
Thanks once again mahi...if it wasnt for you - i wouldnt have been able to woo the girl of my dreams..you really are a mate (in a true blue aussie sense).

and hey medha, thanks for the compliment...a million times is a quite lot. but i dont think im bollywood material. (although, how hard can that be?)

11:46 AM  
Blogger surbhi seth did the happy dance and finally said..

Wow, Lucky Dev...he get's an entire day...24 hrs named after him! Makes me wanna be everyone's tight buddy so they could have an appreciation day for ME! boy..don't i sound jealous..hehe...maybe that's reason enough not to have surbhi appreciation day! lol..just being silly there....but on a serious note, good job dev and lucky mahi for finding a friend like you!:)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Medha.. did the happy dance and finally said..

HAHA! You're welcome Dev.

And dude, Rahul Khanna isnt any bollywood material!! I think when i said u look a million times better, i meant it because you aint bollywood material!! Bollywood material isnt exactly very attractive...now is it?! ;)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Metria did the happy dance and finally said..

I'm married to a Dev in Melbourne who loves Star Trek ... so obviously I had to quickly check out the photo, just to be sure ;)

12:49 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

roohi - haha ya roohi no more talking to strange indian men on the train anymore!!!

conman - i love how you're so modest :P thanks!

arpeeta- u COW i've already done a blog entry on u!!!!!!!stop complaining:@

dev - what can i say man...when u said 'mahi get a tattoo on your bum' it just opened my emotional floodgates :P woohooo brownie points!! :D thanks mate..live long and prosper..oh on D.A.D we flirt shamelessly with strange people
:P

medha- stop complimenting him :S his head is getting too big for hiw own good ..and rahul khanna?? i think he looks more like....a monkey? moahaaha

boxie - i know..we sometimes forget to tell our friends how much we appreciate em! and woah?? which girls have YOU been mixing around with :S:S

surbhi - hehehe dont worry..one day...ONE DAY someone shall start a S.A.D (surbhi app. day) hehehe

metria - WOAH. DEV?!!? EXPLAIN YOURSELF! :P

1:39 PM  
Blogger IdeaSmith did the happy dance and finally said..

Cho chweet...now I wish someone would have an appreciation day for me...oh, actually there is, they call it Halloween...MUHAHAHAH.

And oh yeah, Dev definitely gets a thumbs-up from me too!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous dev did the happy dance and finally said..

wow - thats a lot of responses

okay girls...
im gonna need all your phone numbers/emails addresses...

ha, just kidding...mahi, this is too much - ur giving me a big head

7:49 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

smithy - he's not too bad eh?? LOL are you that scary smithy?!

dev - yes i can see you're head swelling like a friggin balloon. NO MORE DEV APPRECIATION DAY! :P

8:03 PM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia did the happy dance and finally said..

Mme Mahima... very sweet! Dev is one lucky guy to have you as a friend!

As for your exams, CONGRATS! Any great unwinding plans lined up?

5:19 AM  
Blogger kasewa did the happy dance and finally said..

=(

No "Showering Suddiee with lots of lovely unforgettable kisses and hugs and more Day" ?

='(

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

7:05 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

mizzy - yup i went and watched harry potter and then had waffles and ice cream with my girlfriends! =D if thats not a sure fire way of unwinding, then i don't know what is!

suddy - stop whining.
:)

11:08 AM  
Blogger Casablanca did the happy dance and finally said..

go out, meet someone new..make a FRIEND, stretch out that friendly hand

Couldnt agree more... I came to HK 3 months ago, leaving all my friends behind. And I had to really go out of my way here to make friends. But once I stretched out the hand, it was easier than I thought.

Okay, I ramble. Medha, STOP complimenting guys in public... remember, thumbs up or down is saved for when Dev turns his back on us ;)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Medha.. did the happy dance and finally said..

OKOK..geezz.I will stop complimenting!!

Dev, i am NOT gonna tell you that you are good looking. I am also NOT gonna tell you that you are HOT! I'm also NOT gonna tell you that you are DAMN CUTE!!!

Oh whats tht again?? OKok, Mahi and Casa, i wont say anymore!! Sheeesshh!

:p

6:13 PM  
Blogger couchpotato did the happy dance and finally said..

Exams over? Enviable! And trust me,that's not a bad way to unwind. Not At all. Look at me; feeling crabby these days, for no reason!

And Dev is, indeed, a lucky guy to have you as a friend.
And so are we. Even if it's only as a blogfriend! :)

8:19 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

casa - yup we often feel that having the friends we have is enough..but we don't truly realise whats out there until we take some initiative..and more often than not, its an amazing experience..at the very least, its an experience!

medha - WOMAN! THIS GUY'S HEAD IS SO HUGE HE'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE A DAMN LOLLIPOP! and he's giving us all a taste of his new found confidence ..enough pleeease! for my sake!!! :P:P:P


couchie - aww why u crabby man?? thank u so much =D u made my day!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous dev did the happy dance and finally said..

wow medha, thanks for the flattery - ill make sure im not looking next time ;)

trust me, i would flirt back - but my heart happily belongs to someone else...

1:56 PM  
Blogger kasewa did the happy dance and finally said..

"stop whining"??? STOP WHINING??? AND THAT'S ALL I GET FOR MY OUTRAGEOUS ATTENTION SEEKING ANTICS???

fine.

time to go straight then.

welcome to the boring kasewa.

=P *pfft!* go to hell

4:27 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

dev and medha - do your flirting elsewhere :P

suddy - u mean you werent straight before?!?!!?!? and " *pfft* " is MINE.
muah.

4:33 PM  
Blogger kasewa did the happy dance and finally said..

I'm not sure, but I think I was 8 or 9 when I saw Basic Instinct... kinda confused really... I remember a crowded room, and the screen was blue and shaky with the pause button and all...

And I don't see no copyrught on *pfft*. Get lost. You're no love of mine. Don't muah me unless you're gonna come down here, tear my clothes off and then muah me.

All over.

Okay, so I'm in a porn mood... any guesses who i'll be thinking about?

Hee hee

5:36 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

PERV! GET OUT!! it's dev appreciation day, not mahi appreciation day
:P
teehee

8:08 PM  
Blogger AJ did the happy dance and finally said..

my my mahi... you do have such nice & delicious friends. all the more reason to read your blog...MUahhahaha!

Ps I'm a trekkie too! Enterprise was so the bomb!

10:48 AM  
Blogger kasewa did the happy dance and finally said..

you're no less a perv than I am, MISS Mahima. And don't i know all about it!
love you

10:54 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

aj - *chuckle* devs head has surpassed the legal limit of head swelling..*poof*
i cant believe they cancelled enterprise man!

kasewa - shush! i have a miss goody two shoes rep to keep :P

12:34 PM  
Blogger Blue Athena did the happy dance and finally said..

Over from Demi Godezz's.

Kids do it everyday, we all seem to grow up too fast and fall out of the habit.

So true! Wish we grew less of a cynic. :)

12:44 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

hey athena! welcome! cynicism..its definitely become an evil of society..its a defense mechanism, but its so avoidable and unnecessary!

5:31 PM  
Blogger 4WD did the happy dance and finally said..

hey that mink girl is pretty cute....

er.. i mean, you are...

dev, you are too. You have my thumbs-up, baby:)

9:49 PM  
Blogger Kay Richardson did the happy dance and finally said..

Why can't there be a kay appreciation day. Jesus.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

4WD- they're all taken man ;) too bad!

kay- coz kay refuses to be nice and flirty and he refuses to write me a NICE poem.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Drops Of Jupiter did the happy dance and finally said..

Dev sees like one FINNNE guy!

And hot picture, mah dear.

So, when is Jups appreciation day? I say we make that a monthly celebration.

**Clunks her beer glass

1:47 PM  
Blogger Sudarshan did the happy dance and finally said..

Wow..he's lucky to have a great friend like you too!!Great blog hey i came here first time...really nice work..keep posting!!!

1:54 PM  
Blogger kasewa did the happy dance and finally said..

awwww baaaaaaby...

i'll write you a nice poem, don't feel bad...

there once was a girl
name mahima
who didn't like to eat keema
'coz she was a cow

so the cow named rao
blew kisses and took a bow
every saturday
since 1942

even approaching old age
she's never been kissed
and doesn't know what
she's missed

so come on over babe
and pucker up those lips
and get a sweet little itty-bitty kiss
i promise i'll shave
and i'll keep my hands off your hips
and never ever tell anybody about this

(ha! there you go. Did DEV ever write you poems, huh? huh huh?)

love you

11:57 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

jups -great suggestion :P ill think about it hahaha

thanks for visiting sudharshan!

kas - u PERV
that was terribly explicit!
i love it!

12:02 AM  

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