Sunday, February 26, 2006

Time To Shop For Clothes?

Over the weekend I happened to bump into a High School friend of mine. We had not seen each other for years and it was good fun catching up. Over the course of our conversation, she mentioned on how I hardly seem to have changed (apart from the lack of hair). At one stage she went down to the level of saying that my dressing sense was just the same as it was since she first knew me.

"Here, this shirt. Look at this shirt. I can so tell you would buy this shirt. The shirt you are wearing. I remember seeing you in a similiar shirt the first time I met you. I remember seeing you in a similiar shirt everytime I have seen you."

I, was just silent.

Then she looks at me with the "Something is wrong. Whats he hiding from me?" expression.

"No. Cant be. YOU NEED TO GO SHOPPING!! Isn't this the same shirt you have had since 11th grade?"


So I went home, shuffled through my clothing wear and finally came to the conlusion. I need to overcome my fear of the mall and go shopping!

Proof of the same.

Above snap happens to be taken during my 10th grade (1994-95). I am the one on the extreme left, followed by Ganguly (who looks like he flunked a couple of years) and Athan.

Now comes the shocker. The snap below, July 3rd, 2004, taken at Baltimore Inner Harbour. Top to bottom - Me, Bakshi and Pals

Notice the shirt I am wearing in both the snaps. I think someone gifted me that shirt in 1992-93.

Yes. Guilty.

In the end, what does this prove?

Since 1992, I have not put on any weight!!!! Screw you all who say I have grown fatter!

Today, I am a Happy Man. Einstein would have been proud!


Blogger Nicole said...

Coming weekend. We go shopping. Over n out!

February 26, 2006 10:12 PM  
Blogger iyer education said...

oh there i get enlightened again on heartcurry... now i will buy all shirts and pants of a bigger size... estimatedly to be fitting me 10-12 yrs from now...

and then i can go ahead and say i havent put up any weight since the last 10-12 years and my "bachpan" ke din ka clothes still fit me... ur enlightening man :D

February 26, 2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger memphis said...

i would like to visit the shop from where u bought that shirt ... more en 10 years is commendable

February 27, 2006 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 27, 2006 1:38 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

you DO look like Circuit ( not Arshad Wasi, but Circuit!)

February 27, 2006 2:11 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...


February 27, 2006 6:23 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

holy shit

first of all - i can't believe ure still wearing a shirt thats 10 years old..
second of all - i can't believe someone would gift u a shirt like that..they must REALLY hate you.

third of all - next time please go shopping with a woman.

February 27, 2006 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude u rock ...
sahi hai 10 years with the same shirt ...tht is some commitment...

February 27, 2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Nicole: I go shopping. U can come along. But u dont shop. I do not go shopping with women (especially when they shop!)

#Iyer: Notice. The shirt is a good fit in both the pics. but its not a bad idea.

#Memphis: Next time I am in Mumbai. We shall got there! The guy better give us a discount.

#Abhi: Yes. Now tell us who?

#Sonia: I donno... am I supposed to say thank you?

#Demi: Awwww... to you too! Now go... but me some clothes and stop making silly noises!

#Mahi: First of all, believe it!
Secondly, that shirt rocks!!! Its got that hawaiian look n feel to it. Jes coz people dont give u things, stop feeling jealous of others!
And third of all, why dont u take me shopping if I visit Singapore?

#Amit: Thanks bhai! Thank Gawd I dont do the same with women!

February 27, 2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

yeah..if i see u next month.. ill make sure i buy u a new shirt :P with MOTI"S picture on it

February 27, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger Menagerie said...

Man, I cannot believe there is someone like me out there. I have this top I have been wearing since 7 years, and I was feeling like I need to stop wearing it. Now, I am inspired - three more years :)

February 27, 2006 10:31 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

ok apee ill take you shopping when u come to singapore
and ill purposely screw u over and choose the most disgusting shirts for you :P

February 28, 2006 3:08 AM  
Blogger memphis said...

also … whats the secret of ur 10 years old "leaning tower of pizza" pose?

February 28, 2006 3:12 AM  
Blogger anjali* said...

Whoa...I thought I was cheap. But you've proven to be cheaper! :lol:

Time to lose that shirt, dude! :)

February 28, 2006 7:19 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

nope, YOU are supposed to go shopping! ASAP!

February 28, 2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Demi: Deal!

#Menagerie: My kids will wear this shirt. Mann... this shirt, I wear it and people go like... eh, u going to hawaii?
But I need to go shopping!

#Mahi: U wanna screw me over eh? ;) Sure baby.... my pleasure! Who needs a shirt then!

#Memphis: 50 squats a day!

#Anjali*: Yes yes.... shirt, pant, everything. Jes waiting for a hot woman to come along!

#Sonia: Yes Ma'am. I hear shopping is better in Dubai?

February 28, 2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

This prooves that a fool remains a fool, no matter how much time you spend on them ;)

PS: I concur with Mahi, that shirt is... umm... well... err... a style no-no?

March 01, 2006 1:17 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: DO NOT and i repeat DO NOT go shirt shopping with a woman brother... that hawaii shirt is anyday better than what you would eventually land up with... which would either be pink, cyan, yellow or any other "so called" bright colors... and worse... some of them would have polka dots...

a 10 yr old hawaiian shirt is any day better than a brand new cyan shirt with reddish brown polka dots....

March 01, 2006 1:52 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

casa thank you babes! see im not the only one who thinks that shirt is yucky.

and iyer pink and cyan can actually compliment certain types of complexions. hello we know what we're talking about..there are cold and warm colours and each suits different types of skin tone :@ geddit?!

and polka dots are SO 80's.
ps- there are nicer hawaiian shirts around..apoo seems to have gotten the worst of the lot!

apoo ure male friends want to bring u down! go shopping with a girl!

March 01, 2006 2:41 AM  
Blogger Struck Traveler said...

Dude, You gotta be f**kn kiddn me, man! Seriously, 10 Years!? Whoaaa...

March 01, 2006 4:36 AM  
Blogger Struck Traveler said...

And what's with Einstein!?? The nerd in me is kinda stumped!

March 01, 2006 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Aditya said...

dude, did you go to a posh restaurant and order misal paav, kanda kaat ke...and then ask the ac idhar ghuma naa...

some how u in that shirt...resemble munna from rangeela...uncanny resemblance..

March 01, 2006 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Because of B said...

give some old clothes to the poor and you shall recieve blessings for a better dressing sense!

March 01, 2006 11:55 AM  
Anonymous garfy said...

Holy Lord! Thats the spirit Appu...

Two things though:

Are you in denial regarding weight gain? Look at the two pics ... put on your glasses and focus!

Your pic looks like a mugshot

March 01, 2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ladies, worry not. I am taking the man shopping this weekend. After this, you wont be able to recognize him.

March 01, 2006 11:19 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Casa: Jes the reason why I have stopped spending any time on you :P

#Iyer: Bhaaaiii... I agree with ya... and I shall get u one hawaii walla shirt when I am in India next time.

#Mahi: Yes, will go shopping with gurl.... when u taking me shopping (and screwing me over? :D)

#Brad: No kidding man, the pic is proof! And theory of relativity.

#Kallu: U say munna, Sonia says Circuit.... basically, I have the looks of a tapori.

#Pixoo: I think even they will reject my shirt.

#Garfoo: Where art thou? And why u coming down so hard on me? :(

Nicole: Uh... when did this happen? Errr... I am outta town for this weekend!

March 02, 2006 1:56 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

yeah, you DO look like a tapori. which is why you need to go shopping. with a woman!

March 02, 2006 6:40 AM  
Anonymous lord of all things said...

no dun listen to them!! keep the shirt it rocks!! and keep it fer ur kid
may e hell wear it too.. my daddy strongest types..!(big hopes )

March 10, 2006 1:45 AM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

I want to know which shop you got that shirt from? Seriously. It must be bankrupt if people like you are buying shirts and keeping them for ten loong years.

March 12, 2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#LOAT: Good idea. For my kid and his kids.

#Dreamcatcher: I got it as a gift I think.... :S

March 12, 2006 4:41 PM  
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