18 February, 2007

The Big 2-3 and the Realisation of a Few Things.

Okay so as I turned 23 years I realised a few things.
Small digression : Yes, yes my birthday was yesterday..those of you who wished me and sent me gifts - you ROCK. You guys are mindblowingly awesome and to quote some dude who won an Oscar "You love me! You REALLY love me!"
Those of you who didn't wish me - You suck. Wish me now! Wish me now, dammit!

Okay okay so I realised a few things.

(This is a picture I took on my birthday dinner last night. It is my 'Mahi knows something now that she didn't know previously' a.k.a my 'Realisation' smile. Also I think I look pretty in it, so there.)

I was on the bus when a few kids hopped on. They were tiny. Really tiny. Like 1/5 my height, and they carried school bags that were literally as big and probably weighed about the same as them. This one girl with really long hair, flopped onto a seat, shrugged off her bag and then, stood up and started executing these really nifty dance moves.
It was ADORABLE interesting to watch.
As I watched I found myself starting to smile.
She seemed really into the dance. It was fascinating to watch her complete lack of inhibition and her facial expressions. She was quite literally marching to the beat of her own drum. I think I sort of envied her. She saw me smiling at her, she smiled back, continued dancing and finally sat down when her brother pulled her to sit down.
I think I sort of felt sad for her then. Life somehow gets to you sometimes, eh?

My parents got me this beautiful white gold ring with 3 diamonds on it, for my birthday. Its amazing how something so tiny can make someone feel so......beautiful and lovely and grown up.
I SO get the phrase 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend' now.
(Note to future woo-ers - Be smart in your wooing. Flowers-shmowers. Think 'Diamonds'. Heh heh)

And speaking of wooing, if you must know, my Valentine's Day was absolute shit. Having to suffer through cramps, sitting for a test and then being stuck in peak hour traffic FOR THREE MIND-NUMBING hours is NOT my idea of 'bringing sexy back'.
I was SO not 'bringing sexy back' on the 14th of Feb.
I NEVER end up 'bringing sexy back' on the 14th of Feb.
Screw you St. Valentine. You know what St. Valentine? I don't even think you EXISTED.

Speaking of bringing sexy back, why the hell is everyone suddenly getting married, engaged, attached or in-the-process-of-being-attached?
Is there something in the water!?
Why can't I have some of that water, dammit.
Like you, Do I not bleed if I am pricked?
Like you, Do I not cry if I am hurt?
Like you, why can't I Bring Sexy Back, too?
(I'm sorry I'm loving the phrase 'bringing sexy back'. I can't stop using it!)

I wonder why everyone seems to think I'm a party animal. Almost everyone who heard that I spent my birthday having a quiet dinner with friends, responded with "What happened to your party animal days?"
I hate that. Coz it makes me sound like Paris Hilton, who yuckily enough, shares the same birthday as me. If you draw comparisons between the two of us, I will shoot you.
It also brings to mind the image of a inebriated me, wearing leopard print clothes, drunkenly staggering around (which I assure you has never happened, ever....well at least not all at the same time.)
Anyway that made me realise that I'm quite homely.
Who woulda thunk it?

That's all for now, folks.
Have a good weekend guys!
Oh, and Gong Xi Fa Cai (that's 'Happy New Year', coz it's the Chinese New Year. What? You didn't know? Shame on you. That's also all the Chinese I know.)

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Blogger exclusively_me did the happy dance and finally said..

*dreams diamonds*
hey even i thot u were a party animal....
now im wiser !
*dreams diamonds*

1:21 AM  
Blogger APOO did the happy dance and finally said..

Ummm... talking about drawing comparisons to Paris Hilton, u shot any home videos?

2:04 AM  
Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

you should add 'bringing sexy back' the labels for this post. seriously!

2:57 AM  
Blogger DewdropDream did the happy dance and finally said..

Lol Mahi!!!!!! Gorgeous and fabulous as ever!!! hehe... Happy Birthday once again... we all love you, even the ones who didn't wish you ;)

oh btw... I had a shit V day too... join the club... but there'll be several more days, more special days.. and we shall wait to revel in them and gather our memories, shan't we? Here's to Bringing Sexy Back :D

And a Very Happy Chinese New Year to you!!!

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Faith did the happy dance and finally said..

Hey mahi happy birthday!! so u r aquarius?? aquarius are like the kewlest lot. and my v day was the most spunkiest this year. spent it with some friends making fun of all the odd couples on the street and also admiring those nice couples.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Silvara did the happy dance and finally said..

Ohhh...Mahi!!! Happy birthday girl!! For one week you and I are the same age lol. Hope you had a fantastic celebration :D

Diamonds really ARE a girl's best friend...they're shiny and sparkly and very pretty and sparkly. I like how they sparkle. :P

BTW - I think you bring-Sexy-back every day.... *shameless-buttering-up-so-Mahi-doesn't realise-I-forgot-her-b'day*

Happy Chinese New Year to you too.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Raindrop did the happy dance and finally said..

Happy birthday, kid. Enjoy your youth, don't squander it away like I did. *hic*

I wanted to do something special for valentine's day, I knew my boyfriend wouldn't, so I broke up with him. And then made up with him an hour later. Fun stuff. :)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

exclusively me - hehe...you know now im dreaming about how much more bigger the diamond on my engagement ring will have to be than my bday ring.
this thought makes me very happy :)

apoo - ohhh you'd love to know wouldn't you.

surya - done! :D

dewdrop - aye! *clink* may we all bring sexy back sooner than later!
hehehe 'gorgeous and fabulous'??? awww thank you *hand flop*

faith - aquarians rock the house baby! sigh. if i had my way id have just stayed at home..i hate seeing those lovey dovey couples :@

silvara - hehehe your buttering up worked! you are officially forgiven :D
mmmm diamonds....

raindrop - oh my! quite the drama couple you guys are! hahaah i can imagine how fun the making up must've been *wink wink nudge nudge giggle giggle*

11:13 AM  
Anonymous renegadefade did the happy dance and finally said..

hmm.. takes on shakespeare and comparison with PH in the same post? whatever next..

anyway belated happy budday to ya..

1:00 PM  
Anonymous ds did the happy dance and finally said..

happy birthday hamster.

yeh - im with apoo - where are the home vieos?? LOL

remember: you're only as old as 'the man' you feel... ;)

1:38 PM  
Blogger FRZ did the happy dance and finally said..

have u seen blood diamonds?

6:11 PM  
Blogger Menagerie did the happy dance and finally said..

Woohoo! Happy Birthday babe!

And yup, you do look pretty in the pic :D

1:00 AM  
Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

HAAAAAAPPPY BDAY GORGEOUS!!HIIIIIIIIII!!!! JUST got back home and so am on a running blogging greeting spree!! its great to be back in the blogsphere!!

2:38 AM  
Blogger lemonade did the happy dance and finally said..

happy birthday mahi..!!!!
hope u had a great one..and u look awesome in he pic by the way :)

3:38 AM  
Blogger chitgo did the happy dance and finally said..

dude! belated happy birthday...i didnt know :(
hope you had a good one. being 23 rules no end. its like you're well beyond the suddenly bestowed adult world of 'legally allowed to do things you started doing at 16'.. but not quite at the mind numbing quarter life crisis of 25 you know?

12:16 PM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher did the happy dance and finally said..

Happy belated birthday :)

1:11 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

renegadefade - thank you...shakespeare (well sorta) and PH in the same post...you've been visiting for a while, why are you surprised :P

dev - LOL good one mate! hey wedding season is coming soon right? heh heh so many bachelors in one room..its hunting season! :D

faz - nope. ignorance is bliss :@ stop raining on my diamond parade :@

menagerie - :D thank you baby!

grafx - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN! :D glad to have u back!!!!!

lemonade - :D thanks babe!

chitgo - grrr i reminded you last month! bah! hahah nah dont worry i forgive you..im terrible with dates myself ;) u know...23 is just a very 'blah' age..i mean its neither here nor there...yep i know what u mean!

dreamcather - thank u dahlink :)

1:19 PM  
Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja did the happy dance and finally said..

i wished you. I sended you a diamond ring also. did you get it? I sent in an unmarked envelope, so you wouldn't have to pay duty. And to make sure indian post doesn't steal it, i wrote ``does not contain large solitaire inside.''

hope you enjoy it and all... you can pretend to be engaged with it.

Happy birthday :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger abhinav did the happy dance and finally said..

belated happy birthday!

hope u had good fun.. u also share ur bday with a good frnd of mine who shares my name (not tetra).

incidentally he came out with a mathematical expression which tells u if a girl is single or not..

if age>13, not single!

gosh, u r 23

4:19 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

ninja - you mean its NOT an engagement ring?!?
i've been living a lie!?
you suck. you could've sent instructions with that ring dude.
(between you and me and everyone else who's reading this - it IS kinda fun to pretend to be engaged hehe)

abhinav - tetra? ure tetracyclop's friend?
grrr. stop making it sound like im ancient. and THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING SINGLE AT 23!!

5:13 PM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

happy birthday babe!! you look gorgeous in dat pic!!

my v-day sucked big time too... screw st.valentine. i dont belive in that shit anymore!!!

i got semi-dumped and came home from school and crashed at 8... hehe... what a loser huh!!!

you shouldn't have reminded us that you turned 23... that means i'll be 24 this year and i am still single!!!

shouts **somebody help meeeeeee** and runs away from the computer!!!

7:14 PM  
Blogger abhinav did the happy dance and finally said..

no u r not old, dont worry.. u still remain 2 yrs younger to me! ;-)

and my name is abhinav, though my blog is called tetracyclops!

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Uraban Pro did the happy dance and finally said..

I hope it is not too late to say "Happy B'day". You do look pretty in the pic.
I bet Paris got diamonds on her b'day too... oh wait, are you Paris with a mask on?
It is a bloody pandemic... people are getting married/committed/engaged left, right, and center. The next girl who tell me she is getting married is going to get it from me.

2:23 AM  
Blogger surbhi seth did the happy dance and finally said..

Happy (belated) Birthday hun!!!!
And you look gorgeous in that pic!

5:59 AM  
Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

lol and now im off to the STates yet again!!! lol this time for good though...so i shall have some stability in my life FINALLY!!! and will post with a dead beat frequency!!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous IdeaSmith did the happy dance and finally said..

Hebby burr-day gurl....you're looking gorgeous! Older isn't quite the word....umm, womanly perhaps? Yup...no more girlishness, this is defnitely a woman-in-charge pic. :-)

3:16 PM  
Blogger tetracyclops did the happy dance and finally said..

and by the way, sudden moving away from the part gal image..
i know when a person does that.. when he/she is very close to getting engaged himself/herself.. thats when u need to sober up.. right? ;-)

8:43 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

aditya - thank you dahlink! you got semi-dumped on vday? ouuuch..hey being 24 and single for a dude is fine...you guys dont have much of a biological clock to worry about :)
chin up buddy!

abhinav - oh so ure tetra then? lol im not moving away from nuffin! i do enjoy the occaisonal party but im hardly a party animal...i've lost count of how many weekend nights ive spent at home!
as for being engaged....faaaaaar from it...i need a man to get engaged right? :P

urbanpro - grr..you compared me to paris!? never mind...you've redeemed yourself by calling me 'pretty' :P i'm so easy *shakes head*
*makes mental note to never ever tell urban pro when she gets attached/engaged/married*

surbho - thank you dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhlink -tight hug-

grafx - woohoooooooooo! tell Ed I said hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :D and if you ever hop by Singapore, please get me some Krispy Kremes!

smithy - *grunt* I'm always in charge baby
:D hehe womanly eh? i definitely prefer 'womanly' to 'older' :P

9:26 PM  

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