17 March 2008

Life, Coincidences, & Dancing

Let's start with coincidences. Aren't good coincidences just sweet! I was interviewing a candidate some weeks back, and like I always do, I showed her my ID card so she could take a better look at my name, because I know people often have a hard time catching it when I just go and say 'Hey, I'm Jerusha.'

She said she was familiar with the name because one of her closest friends also has the same name. "But she's from Mizoram" she added. I was a little surprised, and told her that I'm from Mizoram too. "She's a Hmar" she said (pronouncing it correctly too!), and proceeded to explain to me what 'Hmar' means!!! I thought that was my job! :-)

I, in extremely unprofessional, un-interviewer-like behavior, squeaked in astonished glee! Same name, same town, same clan! How's that for coincidence! Well, I suppose I can be forgiven for my momentary lapse of professionalism. After all, how many times does one get to meet someone who knows someone that has the same weird, uncommon, ancient name as you do, from the same little small state as you, belonging to the same clan as you - especially in this big, overcrowded state so far away from home!

I started on the second coincidence I meant to write about, but it looked really stupid written down so I decided to scrap it, guess I'll have to just save that instead for the next dinner conversation.

Anyway, the main purpose of this post is to promote our new videos :P - Video 1 and Video 2 (below). It's a lot of goofy pictures and clips, and I know my mom would be scandalised if she saw :-) First of all, she thinks dancing is for bad girls. But I love dancing, and I really don't see anything wrong with it.

We all work hard during the week, and me and my roomies hardly get to see or talk to each other during the week because of the crazy shifts they do. But on normal, good weekends, we start dancing from the moment we get up to midnight and beyond, with slight changes in the venues where we dance, though the ladies washroom is one of our ultimate favorites any day! And the guys never understand why we take so long in the restroom.. :D

Karaoke nights and making a fool of yourself comes with little rewards sometimes - like these cute alphabet fridge magnets. I won them the other night for one of those Who-does-the-best-job-of-making-a-fool-of-themselves games which I was convinced into playing because the White Mischief people made it sound like I'd win a date with VJ Nikhil..

16 comments:

Nags said...

some girls have all the fun ;)

confession: i dont know how hmar is pronounce but i wanna know NOW!

PS: did you hire her?? :D

Jerusha said...

nags, yeah including you I think, just a different kind of 'fun' - will pull you aside next time I run into you in the cafeteria, and I can teach you how to pronounce Hmar over a bowl of bad Shorba.

I won't say if I hired her, but I will admit that even though I had certain misgvings, 'Hmar' softened me a bit...

mnowluck said...

U a HR at Google??? Aha! ka U i nih hi lo hre reng rawh aw... :D

Who's pic is that on your youtube profile?? A zei hmel eeee.......... LOL....
My server is kinda slow, will download the file and will watch it offline....

Pavan said...

:(( YouTube blocked in office..... mail me the vedios... meetpavanhere@gmail.com

Jerusha said...

mnow - No, I'm not HR! LOL We don't have to be HR here to interview people. I'm your friendly neighborhood advertising lady :-)

Pic on profile is my cousin and roomie, who you'll see more of in the video.

Jerusha said...

pav - gladly, I'm happy to send the file out like this cos youtube compressed it or did something to the video after I uploaded it, resulting in bad bad picture quality. So give me a kiss for I'm about to send you the much clearer, prettier original :D

Pavan said...

Sure Jerusha everything only after i receive the vedios :) lolz ... Ive yet not received them and am sure it wud b sumthing to watch and coz it you whoz made it, it surely makes me anxious to receive them......

DayDreamBeliever said...

great post, as usual! Made me laugh real hard. The videos remind me of the all-girl dancefests we used to have in my friend's house. She stayed with a very understanding grandma, and we'd bunk classes and just dance the day away. Sadly, my dancing skills were never really put to the test on a proper dancing floor, but I loved the freedom of dancing all my inhibitions away with my girlfriends. :)

joe said...

sweet post Jerusha. I would just like to know if I was the only one that had to look up the meaning of coincidences. I had to google the meaning. heres a link if anybody else needs it. LOL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coincidence The vids where awsome, have you girls thought about trying to get into being the hot girls who dance in rock videos :p I know when ever i hear the song My Sharona I will think of you girls dancing. also i would like to say good job winning the frige magnets i like the way there arranged.

Awzzman said...

Oiha..dai bin(?) zawng a lam in thiam hmel...!! hlim in i lam ang u...tih anih kha..

Jerusha said...

pav - sorry but the file is too big I can't send it :( I'll think of some other way to do it though, have patience.

daydreambeliever - I get you! I would much rather have no guys around if we're going to dance. It's always much fun all-girls!

Jerusha said...

joe - thanks! I did the arranging thing with the fridge magnets, I thought it was pretty cute, considering we had only a few words to play around with.

azzman - hahaha ni chiah e, hlima lam luih trang2 hi kan tum phawt mai ila, rilru hah na te hi reh ve rum rum thin nia.

Anonymous said...

awww sweet...you girls makes me feel real nostalgic. i miss being single and sharing a flat with other girls. when you're 30 and still single, you feel being bridget jones's clone sucks...but it actually is the best time ever. No longer under parental control and earning your own bread...

btw, we have a common friend....small world really!(the one living in singapore now). When i visited him in singapore few yrs back, he asked me if i know any mizo girl called Jerusha....i thought for a while and told him thats no mizo name!!

-bmw

Jerusha said...

hey anonymous - nice of you to drop in. I've heard of you a loong time ago, he's talked about you many times. But I better shut up because he might sneak in here and see this, and he'll take offense at a comma or an apostrophe and he'll start being an asshole again :PP

Anonymous said...

anonymous meet jerusha, jerusha meet anonymous.

Jerusha said...

pavan - apologies! I thought you were my very old and very close friend by the same name...