Sunday, January 25, 2009

A CHAMPIONS PRIDE

I've heard it said a thousand times before , but it took me till JAN 25TH 2009( thats today) to realise how much that's true.. "NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A CHAMPION".

The champion in question is Roger Federer who i think will soon be earning a very funny but apt nickname.. GOAT-"Greatest Of All Time". It was the third round of the Australian Open 2009 with the Fedex playing Tomas Berdych , a very accomplished professional. The head to head predicted only one outcome with federer having won their last 7 meetings without dropping a set.
Lets get to it. Within an hour and a half , the GOAT was 2 sets down and staring down the barrel.

The third set got under way and fed broke only to be broken back straight away and i admit i thought that was it .This was not going to be his day.But as all champions do, the fed dug deep, very very friggin deep and got the third set. scrapping through the fourth set , he managed to edge it 6-4 and it was all square. The last set was a formality with roger wrapping up the stunning comeback.. People might argue that berdych was playing with a thigh injury, but i say that u gotta be tough to be a champion.He might have got lucky, but you have to be there to be lucky!!

2 sets down and 3 games away from the biggest shock of his life, how can the guy even think of winning. He said afterwards in his press conference " you gotta hang in there, there's no other solution" . But think of it , the guy has 13 majors and has the highest prize money in the sport. How can it not hurt his pride to be in such a situation and afterall the guy is human.. common.. the thought of losing must have crossed his mind atleast for a second. Would his pride sustain such a bitter blow considering the loss would have dropped him down to no 3 in the world rankings. just come to think of it. The man has held the top spot for a record 237 "CONSECUTIVE" weeks . Surely his mind would cripple especially since his heartbreaking loss in lat years Wimbeldon final to his nemesis nadal having come back from 2 sets down there as well and losing 9-7 in the fifth..The world would say" THIS IS THE END".

The thing is, the guy is human , he makes the most ridiculous plays, commits the most elementary errors, has loads of over confidence...BUT...he is a CHAMPION!! Its a Champions pride that drives him on. its not over until a champion says it is.
NEVER NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A CHAMPION

Friday, July 25, 2008

Myself Defeated!!!

t'was a pathetic day, which began with me not being  able to respond to my  ridiculously  loud phone alarm in the morning  and  one which ended with me accidentally changing my blog colour to a most repulsive GREEEN!!! The events in the middle of the day were equally appalling..I was made to feel like a fool for the first time in my life when i sat for my IE(Industrial Electronics) and ended up not feeling too bad about it... kinda strange rite.. well some part of the indiffferent emotions  that i experienced after the exam was that i expected something like this to happen but nowhere close to such magnitude...
          It was like somebody telling you" look u dont know that, look u dont know this, i dont care care even if u need to know it or not, the thing is.. that u DONT know!!!"'..  i bet that the donkey faced bastard who set our paper must have loved the prospect of ppl ending up like " WOW, that was the biggest joke of the year".. Indeed it was , i saw my friends in class looking at me with the expression of "WHAT NOW!!!".. Every exam that i've taken till now, i've always felt there was some point in it.... something of ateast trivial importance attached to it... not this one.. this one was meant to be a joke and it was !!!! 

well lets talk about the better stuff now.. i read nikhils blog and was pretty impressed with the attention he gave to tiny details in his post titled " THE ART OF SMOKING".. I played with the visual layout settings of my blog adding a "MY BLOG LIST".. and i must admit gow's writing is some of the best  i've come across.. it really touches the heart...every word of it.. although i was not very impressed with her for having my name as "ANA"( malayalam translation= elephant) in her blog list... i.m sure she'll change it though... "PRINCE HEKTOR" sounds royal, doesn't it...
 OK folks , me ready to fall off to sleep, so its ADIOS!!!


ALL HAIL KING ROGER!!!!
   

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A LESSON WELL LEARNED!!!

it struck me all of a sudden , this unforgettable experience that i had in school,one that changed my character for ever..i guess u can call it what u want... a great learning experience, an embarrassing one, an unforgettable one.. i think it falls under all these categories... well lets have a drastic rewind .... say about 9 years............

VENUE:OOTY
DAY: MONDAY(yeah sure i even remember the day)

i was this very thin kid( believe it or not, its damn true....), very engrossed in studies , studies and only studies.. i find it very strange when i think of it now.. makes me feel stupid.. we used to play all sorts of stupid games.. one of them being the infamous "GIRL TOUCH" .. well in those days we believed a girl should be kept at some distance from oneself, even the accidental touch would initate the game... we had to get rid of the girl touch, so we touch any unsuspecting kid around to transfer it.. but here lies the catch... if the guy has his legs or fingers crossed.. the girl touch bounces off without doing any harm!!! i know ,it seems so ridiculous!!!

one thing i dont do know but something i did a lot of back then... was mugging.. in more simple terms.. learning something by heart.. i did an awful lot of that , i thought of it as this god given gift, which only the "SPECIAL" are previleged to have!!! everybody used to do it back then i guess , after all , it was only 5th class..teachers used to ask questions everyday in class and as u must have guessed , i would just blurt out all the answers like a puppet.. i even used to remember the order of the sentences...( strange i just try and understand the concept now.. the rest are my own creative language...)

well lets jump to the Day rite.. it was a monday which seemed very inconsequential... teachers would ask questions and i would be among the very few to answer them.. the others would look at me with this "i wish he's taught a lesson some day" expression stretched over their faces.. i was a very haughty kid back then.. everything got off to the same start, the teacher walked in(anita miss was her name), noted down the attendance and started her questions.. i dont exactly remember what the question was .. but i do know for certain that i knew the answer just like federer always knows how to WIN!!!

nobody answered , the chance came to me , i stood up with my chest held high, much like Nadal does his fist pumping ,, it was such a show of arrogance and contempt..i remember pausing after every sentence to have a look around the class , enjoying the sorry expression on their faces... i think anita miss must have noted it too, coz after i finished the answer, she gave me this big smirk as though she meant to say "Oh yeah, are u that good champ??"... out came the bullet, she asked me a question from the same topic, slightly twisting the concept...i dont remember what exactly she asked.. i ended up telling her "miss, thats not in the text book".. she smiled again and gave me the answer.. it was so very simple.. it was rite there in the answer that i had just blurted out before, only that it did not strike me...

Now came the painful part, she gave me a chalk and asked me to write on the blackboard exactly as she said.. i'd heard it before.. so i knew exactly what it meant..
"PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL"

i somehow managed to smile, though it was quite evident to everyone that i was shattered inside..the rest i dont remember.. i just remember burying my head in the pillow that night and crying ever so softly,lest anyone hear my misery...

i still remember it quite clearly... it was a dagger straight in the heart.. the wound has healed but some wounds dont heal compeletely, it can still prick u .. i cant understand how i could've been such an arrogant snob.. well i've chnaged now... i am a nice person i think...

As roger says "ITS NICE TO BE IMPORTANT , BUTS IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE NICE"

Monday, April 21, 2008

8 facts..

well these are the rules that mighty aneas( a.k.a ganesh) has introduced.. coz he happens to be my blood kin(actually Hektor and Aneas are characters in TROY, They are cousins)

rules:

1. each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. people who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. at the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names. don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
4. if you fail to do this within eight hours, you will not reach third series or attain your most precious goals for at least two more lifetimes.

here goes...

1.I am a normal guy with with not-so-normal weight . i'd love to lose weight , although gnks saz i'll lose my LOOKS!!!

2.I love south indian food, especially the tradional dosa and chutney and ofcourse chicken

3.I dont make it a point to choose my dresses with great care. as long as it does not have a pink, yellow or a green, its fine.

4.Fantasy is one thing which absoulutely turns me on..David Gemell being my favourite author.. i'd love to ride a dragon one day( the idiot gnks saz the poor beast will collapse under my weight). i'd also love to fight alongside with the Tai-gethen( the elven warrior elite),although gnks would say elves would end up cursing themselves!!!

5 .The Honda CRV is my dream machine . i always dream about myself driving with my ..... sitting beside me...i had this dream during the wee hours of today.. so it will come true, the CRV and ....( u know what)

6.I hate it when Roger loses...he is without doubt the greatest human being alive.

7.Me along with gnks love to say " HA, EPPO ETHI!!". it translates to "When did u reach". we say it almost every five minutes in class .its something which helps us forget the absolute disaster which is DC!!

8. I hate it when i dont understand something, it is one of the worst feelings !!!

thats it!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

HELPLESSNESS!!!

well .. like i said .. in a very good mood today , so i feel like writing something..
our stupid exams just got over, the reason i say stupid, its as obvious as "why the sun rises in the east", "why cant i fly on dragonback, " "why the chicken crossed the road"!!! somethings just dont have an answer,no arguements, hands down, examinations are SICK!!! . The worst part is, i just study for the goddamn thing all the time, even though my brain is telling me , every inch of the way,what an idiot i am being, eventhough i keep harping on the fact that exams are stupid!!! i dont know y, i just study!!! i've never felt this way before, i always thought that exams were kind of a necessary toilet break or something..lol..., but this year, after i came to know about this stunning paper know as DIGITAL COMMUNICATION(DC), my brain has just lost its capacity to bear with the utmost difficulties, coz i seriously dont think there can be anything as mentally challening and tiresome as this !!!!! well part of the reason being that we have an absolute WHIZ(read as wiward) of a professor( his degree being SMOKING CRAP!!). His teaching is so divine and so pure and so fulfilling and so entertaining and so infromative and so energetic and so MY ASS!!!! i mean i could just watch someone wearing a PINK shirt, PURPLE underwear and a yellow TIE with maggot CHAPS in his mouth riding a FLUROSCENT BIKE and singing "MEIN AISA KYOON HOON", for 3 pi hours( 'pi' can take any value) instead of being in class. Seriously this is something one has to experince to understand the degree of endurance and courage that they possess to be able to keep emotions in check and refraining from mouthing obseniteis.. well if u CAN, then u must be a SAINT!!!

Whats the point in writing such an exam when u are doing it agianst ur will!!! well as i said before, somehow i DID ,like i do every FUCKIN TIME( see for urself.. even writing about it makes me SWEAR).well now my good mood has vanished into the smoke as thick and STINKING as the one which surrounds our WALKING CHIMNEY(i think u must have figured it out by now).y?? just thinking of the fact that i am gonna have to study that for atleast 3 more months and write 2 exams!!! and i am sure ,no matter what i feel about it and what i write about it, i'll just end up studying it and writing it ...PATHETIC rite!!!

thats about it for the day, my DC text seems to be luring me to evergreen bliss and ecstacy, to the PURE feeling of HELPLESSNESS.. u cant enjoy it, its something that only the very elite few like me get..OH WAIT BABY, I'LL PICK YOU UP RITE NOW AND START ...... what were u thinking ......READING :D !!!!
GOD DAMN IT!!!
yeah finally i can get down to blogging.. technically it only just ansewring a questionaire
thats a start atleast , so here we go.


. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATRE
10,000 BC. i liked it actually, contrary to the general opinion, especially the SHARP TOOTH.

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
The Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME
GUESS WHO

4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE
LIVING DIGITAL

5. FAVORITE SMELLS
This might sound a little weird, bit i actually like the smell of DOSA and ofcourse the obvious CHILLI CHICKEN.. sometimes PETROL smells good too!!! lol!!!

6. FAVORITE SOUND
I'm in a very good mood rite now, so the sound my fingers make when they tap the keys on the keyboard!!

7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD
Of not being able to understand something, i absolutely hate it!!!!

8. WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
I wanna sleep again!!!! FUCK THE "SUN" , Y did it have to rise so early!!!!

9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE
COFFEE BEANZ- The chicken burger there is something out of this world

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME
I will consult "HER " and let u know.. YEAH RITE, i'm not telling you who "HER" is!!!!

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D..."
get myself a MACBOOK AIR and a mmmmm... lets see... may be a PS3!!!

12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
yeah ofcourse on my HONDA UNICORN, i've touched 100 a couple of times, the experience is awesome

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Nay, although i liked to hug my pillow when i sleep.

14. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY
Nothing, not cool not scary, its nothing that great.

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Dont remember that clearly .....

16. FAVORITE DRINK
APPY FIZZ!!

17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD..."
hmmm.. may be i would have eaten less, so that i wouldn't be FAT!!

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
I've never eaten broccoli

19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
lets say a very LIGHT blue , i think it'd look cool

20. NAME ALL THE CITIES/TOWNS YOU'VE LIVED IN
Pathanamthitta( my native place), ooty and Trivandrum

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH
football, tennis and NBA.

22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU
Walking talking dictionary

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
The floor and maybe some creatures of 3 PHI square microns head diameter.

24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?
yeah, weighing may be some 20 kilos less!!

25. MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
lets say somewhat a night owl, although i dont stay up THAT late!!

26. OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP
Over easy

27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX
My BED

28. FAVORITE PIE
Choclate PIE

29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR
STRAWBERRY RULZ!!!

30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
I havent tagged any one, so lazy

Thursday, January 24, 2008

DUMBFOUNDED!!!

t'was one of those days when i was absolutely stunned, gaping open mouthed at something that appeared nigh impossible until then!!! i was wactching the semifinals ... well i think we should call it the BEATING round of the austraian open.. the irrepressible spaniard, rafael nadal, the world no 2 nicknamed "RAFA THE BULL" just found his match in someone nicknamed "ali".. yep thats right , the legendary muhammad ali... i expected a tight match with rafa scrapping through in the end, but what materialised was a part of tennis history.. well .. to introduce the man himself .. jo-wilfred-tsonga from the quite city of le' mans in france ,ranked 43 in the world, yet to win 3 matches on the trot in any ATP event, a guy i dint even know existed before the tournament began... he walked on to court with so much calm and composure a la the SWISS WHIZ roger federer.. what followed was what left me "DUMBFOUNDED"... well .. i think its right to say.. nadal took a massive beating.. tsonga pummedling forehand after forehand not to mention the masssive serve down the T and the occasional kicker out wide ... that was all that was to be seen henceforth.. and would u believe the guy has exquisite touch and feel at the net.. after one of the numerous drop volleys which nadal could not retrieve, the spaniard loooked at the heavens and smiled!!!! this clearly would not be his day.. final score . 6-3,6-2,6-3 .. pretty emphatic ... against the player considered to have the best return of serve..
federer scheduled to play djokovic( the heir apparent) the next day, would have been thinking- what the hell , what am i gonna do...
i am eagerly awaiting the finals with my prediction being that roger would win in straight sets 7-6, 6-4,7-5.. we'll how things pan out...
until then.. adios... alle

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