Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Last Post Before The Big Day !

... No, I am not going to commit suicide or anything. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought (and felt good about it) otherwise :D If you don't know what I am talking about, check out the new header you losers !!!!!

At this point, I am in a very weird state of mind where I can't believe that my marriage is up in a couple of weeks. Every morning I wake up and wonder if this is actually my life coz I always thought I would be single, unloved, with lots of pimples (irrelevant to post but I want everyone to know that I am having a clean and clear face at the moment in spite of having junk food continuously for the past one week or so), returning back from work to an empty apartment and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S for the rest of the day. Now that people was a vision I used to have of my own future. Very pathetic and depressing I know. It didn't seem so bad then but I am glad I have been proved wrong.

I have been completely busy in enjoying every moment of the pre-wedding preps. Here are some fun moments -

The Funny Bro-in-Law

The day we went for my wedding saree shopping, my bro-in-law was looking around to buy a saree for his mom.

Sales Woman : "Saar, you looking for a saree with stones ??"
Bro-in-law (grinning) : "Naah, no stones.. mom already has stones.. in her kidney.."

"Eat Eat My Child... How Thin You Are"

Aunty no.1 - "Dhanya, eat more... so thin you are... you won't look good in saree"

Dhanya goes into next room...

Aunty no.2 - "You have gained weight.. good very good... you will look good in saree now"

Aunty no.3 (looking at me from head to toe) - "No no.. she has not gained weight.. she has grown tall"

Any chance of people gaining height after they hit their mid twenties? Please say it's possible...

The Subconscious Sixth Sense

Do you know that I am a very good listener? I will listen to you even if you talk to me while I am asleep. No, really! People who talk in hushed tones about anything secretive thinking I am asleep should run for cover now. Coz I have this sixth sense that wakes me up whenever the discussion turns towards me or anything that is important to me. Cool no? :D My mom knows this and she actually talks to me, when I am sleeping, in a voice she would use for anyone who is awake - "Dhanya I am going out, do you want something?". Dhanya without opening her eyes then tells mom to buy 'chicken burger with fries' or 'fried rice' or 'biriyani'. Funny how I always tell her to get me food. No, I am not a glutton :(

Things I overheard when I was sleeping -

One aunt to another - "She's not actually so thin, no? Look... her butt is big"

One aunt to another - "I didn't like that jewelry oppol (my mom) got for Dhanya.. so old-fashioned and outdated...". The funny thing is hours later when my mom asked these aunties how the new jewelry looked, their reaction was - 'Wow! Too good oppol.. too good!'. Only if they knew, I knew... *evil laugh*

"Do You Know Malayalam?"

Because of my wedding preps, I end up meeting a lot of new people. I answer their numerous questions in Malayalam and after half an hour or so, they turn to my parents and ask them - 'Does Dhanya know Malayalam?'. In what language was I talking till then? Chinese? Somehow if you have been born and brought up outside your home country it is assumed that you don't know how to read or write your language properly.

...Or does my Malayalam sound like Chinese to strangers? :O

Stop Confusing Me!

Mom (to me) : "Nice hairstyle! Do your hair like this for your marriage okay?"

Mom (to me the very next day) : "Such a cute hairstyle. Yesterday's hairstyle was not nice. Do like this for your wedding, okay?"

Lesson learnt : If you ask for suggestions from my mom, you are bound to get confused.

My Mom Is So Jokey!

I was getting my eyebrows plucked at a beauty parlor and my mom was scanning the other people who were in the room. One girl was getting her hair straightened (the straightener was set to about 230 degrees C) and she was busy admiring herself in the mirror when -

Mom (to the beautician) - "Oh my god! Look at all that steam! Her hair is getting burnt!"

The girl looks horrified and the beautician spends 2-3 minutes convincing her that everything is a-okay! My mom then grins at me like a sly lil fox.

Mom (again to the same beautician) - "No wonder you have become dark. All that steam from the straightener has made you black. You people should get yourselves a mask or something. But then hot steam is good in a way. Even if you become dark, your skin will become clear. Btw, have you burnt any girl's hair with that thing ? (pointing to straightener)"

Me (deciding to join in) - "You think they will tell us even if they did?"

Girl looks shocked again and beautician doesn't know what to say whereas the rest of the people giggle. I doubt if they will ever let us enter that place again...

That's all folks!

Will see you all after marriage. I am on a month long vacation and I am going to miss 'My Own Little World' for sure.

If you are going to miss this place a lil too much (I wish!) then go through my previous posts on marriage and anything of the likes. Left me amused when I went through them recently.

Archives On Thoughts, Views About Relationships and Marriage Till Now

Will You Marry Me?! - November 09, 2005 - An angry post from an angry young lady.
The 'M' Word - April 6, 2007 - How I felt about marriage way back then.
Confession Time - April 15, 2007 - This post is not completely about marriage but this is where I mention - 'I think marriage is for people who have lived their life and have nothing better to do.'. Lol.
A Whole New Beginning - September 01, 2007 - Where I get comfortable with the whole idea of marriage and insist on getting a 'rich guy' :P
It's A Funny World - November 09, 2007 - Where my co-workers give me advice on how to choose the 'right guy'.
Romanticisms - April 25, 2008 - Where I mention my love for a romantic beach-side White wedding.
The Funniest Email I Ever Got - August 23, 2008 - My first online date request. *Blush*
Transitions - November 09, 2008 - The post I wrote when I was getting fed up with all the pressure from parents, relatives and family friends.
You... - August 05, 2009 - A post which many people loved maybe coz they could identify with it? A post where I remember special times spent with a friend...
The Marriage Deal I Made With A 7 Year Old - August 09, 2009 - The deal I made with my niece... (This has come true btw ;))
5 Reasons Why I Love Facebook - November 29, 2009 - Check out the last pic (online proposal to MTV VJ Jose Covaco). Heights of desperation, really.. :D
I, Mom and The Elusive Nair Boy - November 19, 2009 - The post which mentions mom's desperate trials to hook me up with an eligible 'Nair guy'.
I Believe - November 09, 2009 - A moment when I got too lonely..

And finally...

How I Met The Nair Boy - January 23, 2010 - Where my story begins... :)

Adios till later next month!

Pray for R and D (that would be me :P)!


  1. hi Dhanya, the post is..really nice... while reading it feels was happen wid me. Reallly coool. Keep it Up Dhanya.
    Have a nice day.

  2. Aww Dhanno..I shall miss you :)

    Wish you and R a very happy married life.

  3. Anonymous9:59 PM

    Dhanya!! I am so happy for you!!

    Cannot wait to see your Big Day's pics already :D :D

    Only 16 days more!! :D


  4. just been through it all myself .. but let me tell you the best thing..

    ENJOY your day and the days upto it .. have fun and chill out.. lots more to come he hehe

    and ALL THE BEST For the D DAY... HAve FUN
    hope you tell us the date :) dont worry i wont gate crash ...

  5. Good going gal!! So the countdown has begun. :) Make the most of the time that u have dear.

  6. Hilarious! I cannot stop laughing.

    Good Luck for the wedding! My best wishes are always with you little sister.

    God bless you both!

  7. All the very best Dhano. I m gonna miss you a lot but it makes up because you will so so happy. Wishing you the best of everything and also hoping that rain god listen to all the pleas. Congrats and hugs :).

  8. ahh..those were some really sweet episodes... :) specially the malyaylam one...

    Good Luck n loads of wishes for u..!! :)

    TC..njoy.. :) : )

  9. Good luck...and all d best

  10. Good that you share this post with links.. I did not go through your previous posts.

    Will go now:)

  11. As usual,I had my "Dhanya" moments in this post.......

    Hope ki shaadi acche se ho jaaye (hope your wedding becomes a blockbuster :P)

    And I think I'll miss you...but its ok :)

    All the best R&D !

  12. first of all......OMFG...wat d hell is the big starplus logo doing on your your blog.....pls dont tell me ur a atarplus fan!!!!!!!!!!
    second of all.......relatives are nuts...but they're the one who give us tpoix to discuss about wen you're wid ur frns...widout dem, life wuld be so monotonous...:D
    thrud of all: mums are mums.that's all
    fourth of all: i'll surely miss you....hope you dont stop blogging once u get married...most of dem do.....
    and fifth of all: i barely know you but m so freaking excited for your wedding...:D....all the very best!


  14. hearty wishes to you girl :)

  15. super musings there..)

    well all i can do right now is hoping and wishing u guys have the best marriage ever..and the best life after that..

  16. hahahahah dhans wat abt eloping and marrying at a place wth more peace :P

    hahah juss kiddin...ahemm

    will surely pray fr bth of u :)

  17. all the best dhanya ! had a nice time reading this post ...hope u come back with many more such !

  18. Cant wait to read the next post! 'After marriage' one! :D

    Sigh..I should make my parents read ur blog, may be then they would start thinking abt getting me married!! :D

    Wish you a wonderful married life Dhanya! :) :)

  19. awwwwwwww..such a sweet post:)..I shall pray for R&D..congrats once again..

    After reading all your pre-wedding moments even I feel like getting married :P..nvr knew marriage could be this fun...

    have fun n be back to blogging soon.we will miss u ...cyaa

  20. wil miss ur posts for sure.. b bak soon.. n congratulations on ur wedding!! wishes to R too.. :)

  21. Hi Dhanya,

    Wish u a happy married life... :-)

  22. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Nair story was interesting! I really know how bliss it is to do nothing and watch Friends all day long!

    BTW enjoy the wedding Preps!

    feeling like just missing all the action!

    Enjoy and you'll definitely make a great couple!

    Will pray for you ! pakka se!


    BIG Omi

  23. Wishing you all the veryyy best in your new life together with R :)

  24. This was the cutest post ever!
    wish u a very very happy and lovable married life
    tc god bless!
    shall pray for u... on 4th morning :)

  25. i am so glad i visited yur blog today....congrats dearie....wishing u lotsa happiness together ...
    yur post was sure funny....i enjoyed reading just hope none of those aunties get to this link....

    wishing u a happy ever after....god bless

  26. Congrats..and best wishes!!!! :) Have a gala time.


    iv tagged you in my blogpost...25% of me!

    do check wen ur free!

  28. pre wedding preps and conversations... haha.. I was smiling throughout this post..! :)
    Will def go thru ur archives..they seem interesting..:P

    Wishing both you and R a very happy married life.. :)

    Take care.. God bless!! :)

  29. oye-hoye! so big day is coming!! 4th july na..great :-) Wish u both loads of happiness Dhanya :-)
    loved the post and will wait for ur after marriage post :-)
    Enjoy and god bless!!

  30. This was your bestest post.
    wat does oopal mean? why is it referred to as ur mom?
    Oh man dunnno why i'm getting senti here :|
    great, so all the negative thoughts before marriage i.e imagining urself single pimply etc etc do work out great in the end :D
    *continues night maring herself in gloom in the future :D*

    ALL THE BEST DHANYA. HAVE A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD. whatever you do, wherever you are, your vodafone doggy madsi will follow u :-w bow wow :-w :*
    love u... :)

  31. where is the star plus logo the above commentor was talking abt :O
    waise damn pretty header che <3 :)

  32. Have an awsm day tmrw !!! and may of the rest of your lives be awsmer...watever...

    God bless you :)

  33. Wish you a happy Married life. :)

  34. here is my wish for you and R to have a happily ever after for the rest of your life and no other thoughts :) it will all be great!

  35. I have stumbled on ur blog on the day when ur getting married :)
    Awww such a cute post and a lovely blog u have :)
    Bloggrolling u and have a great marriage :)
    Best wishes

  36. Anonymous6:53 PM

    congratulation dhanya...


  37. Fantastic blog ! Great humor !! Wish you the best for your new phase of life !

  38. Hey chechs... congrats on the kalyanam... hope u r njoying the honeymoon. tc.

  39. I missed the wedding....Congrats :)

  40. Hey Dhanya.. First of all Congrats!. This post is really good. I can't tell you how much i enjoyed every funny moments you explained...

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  43. wonderful post...congrats for ur wedding

  44. Must say that I loved what u have written.....and all that about loosing and gaining weight is something of a torture I go through too :P :P
    Superb one!!!


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