Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Knotted up!

Goodness seems like ages since i last dropped in here ....I swear i have a very valid reason for not showing up here... listen me out guys... well the reason for the absence is that i got myself engaged :D.... ya ya.. to a boy only :) ... a very adorable guy too :) ... hope am excused now :) ....
wondering why i mentioned "ya ya.. to a boy only :)" ....

Well here's the reason...

I call up my friend Fio to tell her i am getting engaged and this how she reacts...

Me: hey fio.. guess what?? am getting engaged :) !!!
Fio: What ??!!?? To Whom ??!!?? To a Boy ???!!???

*Well i never gave any expressions or hints saying i like girls :) .. wonder what crossed her mind :) *

So here's to say am engaged now :) ...

I warn you.. getting engaged is not an easy task....

People here are some tips and tricks for all the those who are planing for an engagement sometime in their future ...

* Have a heavy breakfast in the morning.. cos you have absolutely no idea when you are gonna get lunch and if the lunch will be left by the time you get to it.

* Practice to smile in front of the mirror a week before.. cos you might end looking all grumpy and fake smiled in the photos and video later..

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Also practice the "foot touch" or the "paay lago"... you end up touching at least some thirty feet by the end of the day...

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Never say no to people who offer you a cool drink or juice when you are on the podium.. cos after 5 minutes you may end up realizing that your upper jaw has just gone very dry and can barely smile or talk anymore....

* Please do not frown when all your Mother's friends end up on the podium (especially the boys).... you mite end up with a huge frown in the video....

* Stay away from photographers as much as possible... they can track you down and make you pose funnily for all your single snaps....

* If someone wishes you happy married life at the engagement... Please don reply back saying 'this is only my engagement.. am not married yet'.. can leave the person wondering if there will be a wedding too or not ....

* Do not keep staring at kids eating ice-cream from the podium... its your engagement day and there are more people looking at you then assumed...

* Once you get the chance to eat after the engagement, dont just grab onto your food and never look above the plate.. you might end up looking like a glutton in the videos and photos...


Recommended for the girls eyes only...

* Dont ever let the boy ask you "will you marry me?" with the engagement ring in his hand before the engagement.. Thats cheating.. since he depriving you of a very romantic proposal....

* Also beware of the relatives with too many opnions regarding the saree and makeup..if you let them take over, You might just end up with a lot of jasmine flowers on your head...

* Also for girls who are not used to wearing and managing sarees.. please be careful since you may end up having a wardrobe malfunction on the podium, if your saree is not pinned down properly.( nay now dont sit and think that i had a wardrobe malfunction.. just a warning :) ).



Well if anyone married/unmarried/engaged/to-be-engaged/very-much-single has any tips or tricks to be added, are very much encouraged to leave in a comment :) ....



32 comments:

moi said...

ROTFL :) I guess the points for the boys, also applies equally for the gals as well...cheers!!

Suresh Kumar said...

Congrats on this occasion.

Well.... I need to share this tips with someone...

Wud have loved it if some photos were added.

mayz said...

oh wow!!!!!!! thats great news...congratulations!!!!!

n thnx for d tips...will keep em in mind thou there is still a long time to go :)

Charmed One! said...

@moi
he he yeah those points are for everyone out there :)


@Suresh
thanks Suresh :) ...
Il do try to add in few pics :) ..


@mayz
thank u:)
hope you do remember the tips by then :)...

Abhishek Khanna said...

hehe.. awesome tips!
i liked the one "will you marry me " thing on the podium.

If my gal doesnt realize what u just wrote, i will surely copy this style :D

Lancelot said...

CONGRA/Tssssssssssssssssssssssss...

and nice tips...

i always felt it will be embarassing to stand on the podium as the groom...as everyone's eyes will be on u...

other things i have noticed during engagement marriages are;

1) don't dig ya nose,
2) don't scratch ya self,
3) If there s a wardrobe malfunction excuse yaself and go into the dressing room to correct it else everyone will be seeing you correcting ya dress...
4) If you haven't worn saree before ask some fashion designers asvise to pic n tie the saree for the function else will end up looking like egyptian mummy :P

comfortably numb said...

hey, thts gr8...congo yaar:)
funny but very valid tips too:)

moi said...

@lancelot : I didnt know people dig their fingers in the nose on the podium, thats gross!!! lolz, is it personal experience??

ApocalypsE said...

Wow... Congrats... Most of it been said already, still wondering what made your fio ask "To a Boy???"....

Charmed One! said...

@Abhishek
Now thats not fair :) ...
I hope your girl stumbles across my blog :P


@Lancelot
thank u :)
Hey Arun thanks for all those tips. vl surely be useful for the wedding :) ...specially the saree one :)..
lots of experiences with weddings and engagements huh ;)..
now i hope you'll remember all these at yours ;) ...


@comfortably numb
thank u mister :) ... hope my tips do come useful :)...


@ApocalypsE
thank u :) ..
Yeah i guess il have to talk to fio again and clarify her remark about the boy :) ....

Lancelot said...

@ Moi

i am not married... I am single and not available (ATTENTION: I know girls it will be heart breaking - just kidding applications accepted send in ya applications- if you are in Singapore you can do walk in interview too :P)

and I have seen people doing that- there is one notable professor in my college who does that everyday during his lecture... and I have seen grooms doing that as well...

Lancelot said...

@ charmed One

//thank u :)
Hey Arun thanks for all those tips. vl surely be useful for the wedding :) ...specially the saree one :)..
lots of experiences with weddings and engagements huh ;)..
now i hope you'll remember all these at yours ;) ...
//

any time and yeah I am a part time fashion designer too so have helped and advised many of my friends and others on their marriages- (if u have queries feel free to drop in a mail at arunkumar_guna@yahoo.com or legolus.shadowfax@gmail.com)

mine he he he ..I hope I dont faint on the day of my marriage :O

americanising desi said...

ooooooooooooooohhhh yabba dabba dooo :D
congratsss!!!
i m taking the tips and keepin em ;)

Nemesis said...

Congrats Poo.... Some really nice tips. Now I am actually wondering how many of them u've written with experience.. :P

Well, you could use some hand sanitizers after all the 'foot touches'... Keep it in mind for the wedding.. Better even,. i will gift you one and that is all you will get .. :-)

Charmed One! said...

@Lancelot
hey il surely come to you for the tips how to make a traditional saree look modernized :) ..

Lols you mite faint at your wedding huh.. the girl vl surely need to hog like crazy a day before to catch u when u fall :P

And you are selling out applications huh.. sheesh am engaged :) .. else would have surely applied :P



@americanising desi
thank u :)
and 'ooooooooooooooohhhh yabba dabba dooo '
that was sweet howling sound u wrote there :)


@Nemesis
All from experience mister :) ...
Hey hand sanitizers are not enough :) .. they are just one among your many gifts :P ..

Lancelot said...

@ Charmed one

anytime :)ha ha ha...she wud be happily running (refer Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride :P)...

and do not worry pass the application to your hottest girl friends :P

hitch writer said...

yay yay its a boy !! lol rotflol

Nemesis said...

All gifts come at a price missy...

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

haha... this post is hilarious. Congratulations! I wish you a very happy life from engagement to marriage to thereafter :-)

Mith said...

Excellent! Congrats! :)

P.S - to save myself the embarrassment incase of a wardrobe malfunction during my engagement/wedding, i'm getting married in jeans *serious face*

Akansha Agrawal said...

Hey! Congratulations... :) :)

Tips... for your wedding... always keep your footwear aside and confirm all jewellery is in place, to avoid last minute rush... has happened with my cousin di!

hope said...

yeyeye.. congratulations ji..

have a wonderful time ahead.. *smiles*

Keshi said...

o ur so charming the charmed_one! :)

See ya when I see u next then. TC n byeeeeeee!

Keshi.

Chronicwriter said...

hahaha.. these are the kinda talks that is going around in my place

www.chronicwriter.com

Charmed One! said...

@Lancelot
lols hope the groom (Mr Arun) won be running away from his wedding..
Yea don worry i am passing on the applications to all my hot friends;) ..

@hitch writer
Lols wat to say.. sigh my friends :D ..

@(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯)
thanks a lot :) ..


@Mith
THank u :)
Yeah i was ready to get engaged in jeans.. the boy too was hoping for that.. but then.. alas our folks would never agree :D ...
I hope it works for you atleast :)

Charmed One! said...

@Akansha Agrawal
thank u :)
n thanks for those two tips too :)


@Keshi
Hey gal.. don be gone for too long.. vl miss u :( .. please come back soon ..

@Chronicwriter
lols..
does that mean there are some wedding bells ringing around you too :P ...

Lancelot said...

@ CO

As I said the groom will be fainting and the bride will be running...

and thank you for you help- will get you a chuski for this...

aZoed said...

awwww! great news! CONGRATULATIONS... but weren't most of your tips meant for the girls.. c'mon let's have your (soon to be) better half's views... a guest interview?

Charmed One! said...

@Lancelot
:) .. vl surely remind you about the chuski when you get yourself knotted up :) ...

@aZoed
Thank you mister :) ..
yeah il surely suggest the boy for a guest post on the blog :) ...
Some tips for you guys too :p ...

Lancelot said...

i m speaking abpout dates,,, i m too young to be knotted up i guess...

perturbed perceiver said...

guess i am a lil late..but never mind Congrats!!!:)
nd hey cool tips!;)

Lena said...

guess its never late to congratulate!! :)

And nice tips! :)