Category: With Ref To Wednesay

Some of my favorite quotes

“When people hurt you, think of them as sandpapers. They rub and scratch you painfully, eventually you end up smooth and polished, they end up worn out and useless…”

“The most determinative sentence which should always be followed in life- THE GAME IS NOT OVER,BECAUSE I HAVEN’T WON YET!”

“Uf you fall, don’t see the place where you fell, but see the place where you slipped- That’s the way to be a successful person!”

Would llike to hear your comments on them, until next time, Happy Blogging!!!


Hello readers, for today, I would like to bring to your notice about a sarcastic and satirical approach as to why you should not be or rather pity the life of a celebrity! Point to be noted is that the writer is a wannabe celebrity himself…

“Being a celebrity and/or a socialite is what half a million people around the world, dream of on a daily basis (Including me!!!). Fame, fortune, fans, etc… Come aplenty when you become a star either overnight or over some years. However, people do not realize or they tend to ignore the fact that being a celebrity or a socialite is one of the most pitiable and volatile professions that anyone can be in… So, I have decided to wake you all up from your glitzy dreams and bring you some insight over the top 10 reasons that I pity this profession and why you shouldn’t take it up, based on innumerable tabloids that I have gone through over my growing up years.

 NOTE: This is purely for entertainment!!!

(1)   Privacy Pressures:

The first and foremost thing that struck my mind as to why I pity celebs is that they lose their privacy.. A thing called private life does not or rather “should not” exist for them as according to the Paparazzi. So if you’re comfortable with having a wardrobe malfunction while walking the red carpet, go ahead- Strike A Pose!

(2)   Fashion Faux Pas:

Well this particular reason was on the lips of many people when I asked why you shouldn’t be a celebrity. Wearing out-of-trend clothes or last-season-gowns will surely provide news for the next issue of your favorite magazine where you can see yourself in the “Worst Dressed Celebs” List!

(3)   Forget your Favorites:

As a celeb, you do not or again rather should not have any favorites, especially in terms of clothes, or food, or etc. If you repeat an outfit because it’s your favorite one, you’re dead! And if you need to flaunt your toned body all the time, forget digging into the greasy stuff and start counting your calories.

(4)   Intelligence Issues:

One thing I noticed for quite some time is that even if you’re smart, once you become a celeb, you definitely have to lose it! I guess intelligence plus being a celebrity does not go hand-in-hand. So start acting dumb even if you’re not one of them!

(5)   Don’t be Diplomatic:

Never ever give a diplomatic answer to any questions posed to you as a celeb. If you like it or hate it, admit it blatantly, irrespective of the aftermath that you may endure which may include court battles and rehab sessions amongst others…

(6)   Go on a spending spree-always!:

Well, you have the cash and the cards, so go ahead and spend it all, is the sole mantra that you need to follow when you are a celeb. You could buy anything and everything, be it a 2 million dollar mansion for your pet dog or a device that lets you maintain that hour-glass figure or six-pack abs for life. Never save the dough!!!!

(7)   Mechanized Marriages:

Even if you win the Oscar Award, people are still going to talk about the horrible break-up with your ex. Extramarital affairs, one night stands and other “steamy gossip” becomes a part of a celebs life. So you definitely can’t trust your spouse wholeheartedly. As they say “Marriages are made in Heaven”, but in the life of a celebrity “Marriages are staged to be broken!!!”

(8)   Doctor Diaries:

Have a really good relationship with your doctor. As a famous Indian celeb once said, “The doctor gives what God doesn’t!”. Because you might need to meet him/her on a regular basis. Liposuction, “Asset Enhancement”, “Emergency Pregnancy”, etc are bound to happen quite often in the life of a celebrity, so if you maintain a friendly relation with your doctor and maybe provide them with some publicity about his/her “excellent job well done”, you might even have a discount offered to you the next time you visit them.

(9)   Legal Liaisons:

Just as doctors, you always need to have friendly relationships with your legal experts as well. Drunken Driving, Messy divorces are just the tip of the iceberg. You definitely will need their helping hand at all times. Give them the publicity and I am sure you get more compensation from your ex in a divorce or an immediate bail in other cases.

(10) Always be in the Public Eye:

Self proclaim all the happenings in you daily life.   Shout it out from your roof-top. Add drama to real life. Give controversial statements. Demand for the Moon, even if you don’t get it! Be public about everything! Lest you want people to forget that you are a celebrity.

There are many other reasons that you can think off. Yet, these; I guess; are most probably the top most ones that you may agree upon. I guess if you do follow all the abovementioned steps, I am sure you can become a self-proclaimed celebrity in no time! Even if you don’t get an Oscar, no worries; you sure will be the darling of the media-personnel for life.

 This list is purely fictitious and mainly for your entertainment. If you felt that you had been entertained, please click on the virtual gift option. If you didn’t feel entertained, nevertheless click it anyways. Keep smiling!!! “

I had written this as part of a contest, so please do support me by sharing this on your social networks and sending me virtual gifts in order to win. Thanks!

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Until next time, Happy blogging…

Message with a Meaning

Today, I just decided to have a light-hearted topic to discuss. I guess, that the readers of my blog, might be wondering what the name or the title of my blog actually means? Well, stop fretting over, because I’ll explain it now.

I am an Indian and as you all might know, India is a land filled with rich culture and innumerable languages than any other country in the world! So, I decided my title to have a bit of my mother tongue, Tamil and English. “Arattai” in my native language basically denotes a conversation or informal “chit-chat”. Although, I am not that talkative by nature, I felt, let my blog speak for itself and convey my messages. Thus, the choice of the word “Arattai”. “Addy” is a nickname given to me by my “ex-friends”. So, I decided to give with it.

During some of my encounters with countless other “freshly pressed” blogs, I have to admit, that people in general, are very creative. I have witnessed a lot of Quirky names that leave you spellbound, tongue-in-cheek, etc.. So people, keep up the good work!!!

And as for today, I just feel like sharing one of my favorite message sent to me by a friend of mine that reads:


Trying hard to find the mobile when you’ve kept it in silent or vibrator mode! (Believe me! Am sure all of you might agree on this one!)

A random day dream and then realizing that you were staring at someone by mistake!

Having some text on your mobile phone that you never want to delete!

Restarting the song when you miss your most favorite lines!(happens with me all the time!)

Counting the number of pages,before you read anything!

Moments when we feel smiling is far better than explaining why you are sad!

Seriously! Life is better when you decide, you don’t care whatever strange things happen! Just love it and enjoy life as it is!!!”

I really agree with the above message that we as humans tend to put all the pressure on ourselves and then once things don’t work out as planned, we start cribbing! We should learn to take life in the normal pace as it goes and live for the present!

Until next time, Happy Blogging!

Although, I have to admit that I am not a “voracious reader” as some people would usually say, I do have my days when I pick a book and flip through the pages. The problem with me is that I don’t think I have that much patience to go through all the pages and blah blah.. What I truly need in a book is something that you benefit out of it at the end.

If you do happen to understand the inner meaning of the text written by the author, then I would say that you TRULY have read  a book.

Here, I want to share with you about this really inspiring book that I was referred to read by a friend of mine. “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach.

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The name does sound a bit cheesy and all, but I am sure you are going to hit yourself with the book after reading it, for making the wrong assumption!

The story traces the life and journey about a seagull, that goes by the name Jonathan. Living on the sea-shore, with his seagull clan, he is a gull who is completely different from the rest of the clan. Ever questioning the existence of life as a seagull, his is expelled from his cast and declared as an “Outlaw” for being different.

However, his never-say-die spirit teaches him some extraordinary things in life. After learning all the skills that a seagull needs to learn, he returns back to the clan, thereby breaking the law that was written that an outcast cannot return back to the clan. He then goes on to teach his newly learnt skills, experiences and wisdom, to other young and curious young seagulls.

The ain underlying message that I perceived from this book, is that BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.

People, expect you to be the same as them, but when you learn that you are something different from them, then you are branded an outcast. Differences are bound to arise in every situation in life. People react differently and are, thus “classified accordingly.”

I was really amazed to understand that this book, was almost something that explains my personality. I am not “that” friendly a person, my friends wanted me to be like them. I refused. They shunned me, but I just didn’t bother and went on to continue with my life, which I eventually learnt it to be the right thing I did.

I can sense that society is starting to change its perception and shake off pre-historic assumptions and rules et years ago. Yet, it is only in its stage of infancy and there is still a long way to go. differences in nationality, race, religion, colour, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc are just some of the major differences that are facing this ever-changing world.

I have to say, that I constantly keep stressing on 1 fact that I rely upon, most of the time, for any situations, and that is EDUCATION. Literate people who know how to weigh both the pluses and minuses will be able to accept change in any way possible.

On a concluding note, I would also like to share with you a quote, that I can say, I personally live by :

“Some people say, I have changed; But the truth is, I have just stopped living my life, their way!”

Until next time, Happy blogging..

Quote Unquote!!!

As always on Wednesday, get set for some creativity combined with literature.. If you had read my post last week about a small quiz, then here goes the answers…

The crown logo is the logo for the company Hallmark.

The Archie’s’ comics are one of my favorites as a teen, although I don’t read them now (due to lack of time!). The answers are Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, Hot dog(Ya, you guessed it right, the name of the dog in the pic). I know none have left any answers because I don’t get that much traffic on my blog.. but I am sure with my constant effort to entertain you will increase the viewers and subscriptions…

For today, I am actually reading a book by Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead”. Although, I am a very slow at reading books as compared to writing anything of my own, I seriously am beginning to like the book. Have just finished only around 30 pages of the total 600 and odd in this book, but still I have already begun to like the book.

I like the fact that Ayn Rand’s writing is truly in-your-face and very straightforward (That’s my perception!) and I like the way the author has put forth the idea of what exactly the book is about in the first few pages (Like that fact as well, because I can be impatient!!!). The author questions the age-old “beliefs” and “norms” of the society when compared to someone who just cannot adjust and tries to reform. Then that person is “often viewed” as an outcast or someone from outer space!

It also makes me think, are the norms set by society as such adaptable and meaningful in the modern context? I mean laws set decades ago truly cannot be worthwhile in the present day, right?! 

An individual looses his/her persona or individuality when he/she becomes one amongst the crowd. You can only search for a needle in a haystack , and not just another strand of hay in a heap!

This also makes me want to share with you a quote that I like:

“Do not be so much bothered to IMPRESS others, because then you won’t have time to truly EXPRESS yourself!!!”

SO people who are reading this blog, just think and examine yourselves, you may be having a talent/skill that might set you apart from others. Even when you write in your resume while applying for a job, take time and pay utmost attention while writing your hobbies and interests.. Make sure the employer is impressed on the first go and questions you about your hobbies and interests..

So while your doing that, enjoy this cartoon strip of Garfield (He is one of my fave!)

 Until next time, Happy blogging..

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