18 Facts Tag

Anjali had tagged me long time back. But due to various other engagements, I was not able to do this. There is one more pending, but that is slightly more difficult and time consuming; so took this one. I will be back to active blogging in a couple of months (as soon as I finish my other writing assignments).

My first book for this year—ERP Demystified (Second Edition)—was released a few weeks back. The next one will be out in a week or two. One more book to go. The companion web sites and supplementary materials like study guides, presentations, and instructor manuals for these books also have to be developed. So working very hard…

Now the facts:

1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.
I have a small scar on my chest and very large one (about 1 feet long) on my back. Got both from a road accident. Actually, there was a scar on my forehead too. It was the one I loved to have. But it is not at all visible now; may be I didn’t hit my head hard enough!

2. What does your phone look like?
Like a thick notebook with a large pen and a calculator on it.

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?

4. What is your current desktop picture?

5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
No. But I don’t have any problem with people who do. After all, it is their life.

6. What do you want more than anything right now?
Get up and walk…

7 . What time were you born?
At 5.20AM on the 19th July, 1966.

8. Are your parents still together?
Yes, they are…

9. Last person who made you cry?

10. What is your favorite perfume / cologne?
I don’t use perfumes or colognes. Using perfumes is an art. If you apply too much it is irritating; if it is too little, it beats the purpose. Striking the right balance is a skill that is difficult to master. I get a headache when people who shower themselves with perfumes are around.

11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
Any color will do as long there is sex 😉

12. What are you listening to?

13. Do you get scared of the dark?

14. Do you like pain killers?
Yes, very much. But I usually don’t take them as they are addictive.

15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
I was shy when I could (before the accident) and hence never asked anybody out. Now I have become very bold; but cannot go out. May be I should try to ask someone in!

16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

  1. First course: One or two bottles of kallu (toddy) with Syrian beef fry (yes, the dark colored one with lot of tender coconut pieces)
  2. Second course: Karimeen (pearl spot fish) pollichathu (Karimpumkala Style)
  3. Third course: Kappa and red hot ‘konju’ (tiger prawns) curry
  4. Fourth course: Pal Payasam

But what I am going to eat now is plain roti and salad… *sob*

17. Who was the last person you made you mad?
The customer care executive of a courier company. They had sent a shipment addressed to me to Calcutta and delivered it to one Mr. Chatterji. Instead of apologizing, she ordered me to go to their office, sign a few documents and a declaration form, so that they can get the items replaced!

18. Who was the last person who made you smile?
My nephew, when he gave me a flying kiss before going to school!


  1. Anju said,

    September 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Any color will do as long there is sex

    May be I didn’t hit my head hard enough!

    May be I should try to ask someone in!

    ROFL!!!!! Super one liners!!! 🙂 I love to read your tags. They are the best.

    Best of luck with the books!!

  2. Anju said,

    September 17, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    And that description of what you want to eat was pure torture 🙁

  3. mathew said,

    September 17, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    can you delete the answers for the 18th question.. ;-P
    Like Anju said one liners were awesome..

    Btw you got mad coz u missed a shipment..it happened once that I didnot receive salary once coz someone by my name resigned form my company.. ;-P

    btw the wall paper is awesome..sigh..athu polle oru dozen ondaayirunenkil.. ;-P

  4. Alexis Leon said,

    September 17, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Anju: Thanks. I need all the wishes to complete the assignments on schedule. The description was pure torture for me too.

    mathew: What is wrong with the 18th question? I got mad because it is happening for the 4th time and each time I have to deal with a different person. Yep, I too would like to have a Jaguar 😉

  5. James Bright said,

    September 17, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Nice post Alexis.
    Very interesting stuff indeed.

  6. thanu said,

    September 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Nice tag, like how ppl said b4 great one liners.

  7. sh said,

    September 17, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Nice post. Congrats…

  8. Bindu said,

    September 18, 2007 at 1:53 am

    kids can make you smile with the simplest of gestures 🙂
    btw, my sister shares your birthday and the description about the food – i feel hungry at 2 am 🙁

  9. Bindu said,

    September 18, 2007 at 1:54 am

    and good to see your post after a long time

  10. Kesi said,

    September 18, 2007 at 6:36 am

    I really enjoyed reading this Alex.

  11. James Bright said,

    September 18, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Have you got your shipment?
    That was very strange…!

  12. emmanuel joseph said,

    September 18, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    cool post………..a flying kiss from me too…….felt gud after reading it……… 🙂

    best wishes for the books……………. 🙂

  13. Jo said,

    September 20, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I like this one – Any color will do as long there is sex


  14. starry nights said,

    September 27, 2007 at 5:55 am

    Interesting tag with interesting answers.How are you doing Alex.congrats on your book being published.

  15. Parul said,

    September 30, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Nice read!

  16. Vijaya Pamidimukkala said,

    October 2, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Alex, Congratulations on the release of your book ERP Demystified 🙂 I looked at the table of contents. You covered all the topics related to an industry using an ERP system(s).

    You are a great writer being very logical and precise in expression. I think this is an awesome book with a cool title.

    I remembered that day when my boss told me that some of the programs I wrote for bolt on Labor Relations app. are retiring as data warehousing came along. Lol. I have been working using ERP system(s) for almost about 8 years now.

    Fact 17.
    Isn’t Cochin close to Culcutta because both start with letter C ?
    You have reason to be mad with someone who is neither responsible nor accountable.
    Fact 6.
    I pray to god to give it to you .

  17. venus said,

    October 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Congratulations on the book publication!!

    very cool desktop wallpaper!
    Listening to rain is something I also love to do 🙂

  18. mathew said,

    October 9, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    We want a new post!!! 🙂

  19. anu said,

    October 9, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    how do u manage to release book after book like this.? u r amazing..!!

  20. abhi said,

    October 10, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Alexis….that ask someone in part was brilliant.
    Kidu tag….Had me laughing at many points, and thinking at some.

  21. Kusum Rohra said,

    October 12, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    “Any color will do as long there is sex”

    “May be I didn’t hit my head hard enough!”

    “May be I should try to ask someone in!”

    ROFL!!!!! Super one liners!!! 🙂 I love to read your tags. They are the best.

    Best of luck with the books!!

    heheh Anjali, I can’t help it if you think like me 🙂

  22. Suji said,

    October 12, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Good to see u back. I am also checking blogs after a long time. Congrats for ur new books. The post is really cool. Keep posting.

  23. emmanuel joseph said,

    October 16, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    i want a new post!!!!!!!!

    hope u r doing fine……. 🙂

  24. Kesi said,

    October 19, 2007 at 10:49 am

    thanks Alexis.