Sunday, October 29, 2006

WOW, tagged!!

Ambrosia has been tagged by Sigma! This was the first news that greeted me on Sunday morning. I said – what’s new, Sigma tagged Ambrosia months ago. Little did I realise that I was about to learn the precise meaning of “being tagged” in blog culture. I had vaguely known until today that tagging was about linking another blog with your own on your right hand side panel………… ha ha!! Anyone in the same boat as me?! Let’s find out. I can’t describe what tagging is, but the process below will make it clear I am sure!
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Rules of this tag:
1. Name the person who tagged you.
2. 8 things about you.
3. Tag 6 people.
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Action Item 1: Name the person who tagged you

I have been tagged by Sigma. I know her through her blogs Idle Thougts and Travel Memoirs. Of course I have never met her in person but my intuition tells me that she is a warm and generous person. I thank her for the unique manner in which she has got me to write on my blog after more than two months of inactivity. Merci.
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Action Item 2: 8 things about you
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This is interesting, ok here let me try :-)
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1) I love giving surprises. Adore it when I get one myself too. Giving and receiving both have a remarkable impact on me, I get charged up creatively and emotionally. Sigma’s tag was a complete surprise! Can I thank you once more……
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2) I love visitors, I love being the host. I dream of a house in which the kitchen is the largest room, filled forever with many nice fragrances (I love the smell of baking cake and the aroma of tea) and many, many nice people adding to the energies there. I love to be around with people with open hearts.
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3) I love to be in “circulation” and like to communicate with people. I do it in my own way, my own quiet way. I am fundamentally a “shy” person by nature, I am not “loud” enough :-)
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4) I like minimal talk and maximum action. I am a compulsive dreamer and I like to test out my dreams in the physical realm.
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5) Most people I know feel that I am a difficult, unpredictable being; they are of the opinion that they don’t understand me. Perhaps I can elaborate on that here. There are certain things that leave me cold – they leave a strange impression on my emotions, psyche and senses – crudeness (I try to find aesthetics even in an abuse), meanness (I get an instant impulse to pack up wherever I detect it!), manipulation (I don’t like getting tricked). I am essentially large-hearted but recoil when I feel that I am being taken for a ride. At the same time, I too do manipulate sometimes, but I like to state my intentions.
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6) There was a time when I used to spend many neurotic moments worrying and bothering about what people might think about me. Since sometime I feel a markedly stable and a strong energy from within that has made me completely believe that, one, I am a teeny weenie part of a very large scheme of things – that there is much, much more to what we “think” there is; and two, that I would get affected by the standards set by any particular society to the extent I myself believe that they are some kind of “standards”. I don’t care for judgments anymore; it is such a big relief!
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7) Following this, I must state that this energy has taught me to not expect anything from anyone in return for any benefit I might have caused them. Because, the acknowledgement may come from elsewhere, and in time – not necessarily from the same person.
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8) I have figured out that I have two major callings in life: establish a wellness centre for the upkeep of the emotional/mental health of people and to travel extensively on earth and write about it. For both, I need partner/s in crime. Preferably lifelong.
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Action Item 3: Tag 6 people
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Oh, my pleasure –
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1) Meera – She wrote me a comment within minutes of opening my blog early this year. So she has a very special place in my blogger heart. Also I am in awe of the way she conjures up stories from ordinary day to day life experiences. She too has not written on her blog for over two months now. I wonder about her, I hope she can come back soon. Meera, have you returned from Karachi?
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2) Cool Cat – I just went to Cool Cat’s blog to tag her and found that she has also not written for over two months! I love reading her exceedingly well-crafted posts. The last I remember, she had promised a piece on her lovely pet cats. Hmm, coming?
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3) Queen B – A few months back, she gave me a pleasant surprise by dropping by at my blog. It is my pleasure to tag her blog, Taraville. This blog is dedicated to her new born daughter, Tara. It has cute pictures and very well written notes about Tara’s explorations and experiences and the joys of motherhood. I hope Queen B can “bottle” more of it in cyberspace :-)
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4) Living Tree – She has lots of interesting things to write about, and I am sure if she blogged full time, she would produce a well thought out body of reference material.
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5) Pragya – I know her in person and I enjoy reading poetry; so I like reading her poems.
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6) Thinking Thinker – Very recently, I discovered that he had put a link to my blog through his. I thank him for this sweet gesture by tagging him.
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How nice, I am done! By the end of it all, I learnt one more thing about tagging – that the subject of Action Item 2 varies – in this case it is writing eight things about yourself, in another it may be something else. One can actually trace the origin of this particular tag. It seems that one may also choose to start one’s own thread. Btw, all of you who have been tagged here, please feel free to give it a miss, in case you do not feel upto the mark to pass on the tag and if you do, it, of course, would be great fun :-)
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Chao!

3 comments:

Sigma said...

Ambrosia, initially I also had the same doubt :-) I learnt the game as I followed some of the blogs :-)
Thanks for taking the tag. In a high spirit too :-) It is good to know more about you.
Hope to see more frequent updates on your blog.

kalpalata said...

sorry for being dense headed - but what does tagging mean? i still dont get it :(

Vandya said...

Ambrosia,
I just noticed that you've added various widgets and other stuffs to your blog. Nice! I specially liked the video part. All the best. You're doing a great job.