Happy Friendship Day!

Check your mail, check your SMS, it’s Friendship Day wishes everywhere! Let’s take the scenario say, a decade back. Did we celebrate Friendship Day as we do now? (Of course, I don’t celebrate it in any special way even now) Did we wish anyone a Happy Friendship Day those days? In spite of that, didn’t we all have so many friends? If I don’t wish my friend a Happy Friendship Day, does that mean I am not his/her friend or vice versa? πŸ˜› Why is everyone falling prey to all the marketing tactics adopted by the shops selling Greeting cards, gifts, friendship bands, etc.? I don’t believe in celebrating days like these at all since I don’t see the need to have a separate day for celebrating friendship or whatever it may be.

Nowadays, the mobile service providers too have started cashing in on the popularity of ‘special days’ like these by charging 25 paise/SMS instead of free SMS. But, has it made any difference to anyone? People do keep sending Friendship day wishes from midnight. (Thankfully, SMSs being charged doesn’t make any difference to me since I use a postpaid connection and till now, they don’t seem to be charging for that) I have got tired of reading all those senti lines saying you are my true friend, your friendship is the one I treasure most, blah blah blah for the past one week (Oh yeah, it was Friendship Week last week!).

Anyway, I wish all my friends and my dear blog readers (after all, for nearly 9 months now, I have been sharing the things I enjoy in life with you all πŸ™‚ ) a very Happy Friendship Day!

Talking about Friendship Day, I would say the two best songs (having very good lyrics) to celebrate friendship with are Mustafa Mustafa and Oru Nanban Irundhaal (Enakku 20 Unakku 18). πŸ™‚

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31 Comments

  1. Sathej said,

    August 5, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Hello Aparna,
    Really, I knew about Friendship Day this morning only from some advertisement in Sify. I have only a few friends and believe it or not, till now, I haven’t wished them nor have they wished me. Not an SMS or a mail! I don’t appreciate it too. What is this all about? Expressing friendship only on a particular day!? Beats me.
    Anyway, since you have wished, I follow suit – for the record, the first wish today, wish you a happy friendship day πŸ™‚
    Sathej

  2. August 5, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    worst logic – frndship day !! infact on similar lines .. i hate father mother daughter niece valentine-lover’s , days !!naatla vera velai illa !!

    i’d stray a bit away from Rahman to Ilayaraja to sing Kaatukulla Manasukkula – for frnd ship !! i guess Mustafa is no 2 !!

    Katukulla is way too much … mind blowing lyrics and the percussion is fantastic !! Mani and Ilayaraja comba masterpiece !!!!

  3. Paras said,

    August 5, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Wishy you happy Friendship Day.

  4. sami said,

    August 5, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    heh.. πŸ™‚
    but anyways, happy friendship day πŸ˜€ and i second sreekrishnanv on the opinion about the song kattukuyilu πŸ™‚

  5. August 5, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    mishtake !! realised after sami’s comments – Its KaatuKuyilu and ive typed katukulla

  6. Aravind said,

    August 5, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    heheh… I know abt these “days” only a coupla years now..all marketing than.companies,businesses make money out by selling stuff based on these “days “..

  7. Sathej said,

    August 6, 2007 at 9:21 am

    You have changed the blog theme! This looks good too.
    Sathej

  8. sangs said,

    August 6, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Aparna: The change-the-template bug has bitten you too,I see ,heh πŸ˜‰ And I thot I was the only one πŸ™‚

  9. ranjhith said,

    August 6, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Is this post an Oxymoron? πŸ˜€

    > reading all those senti lines
    Yep! Sentiment shudn’t be conveyed. It shud be felt, rather. πŸ™‚

  10. Aparna said,

    August 6, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Sathej,
    Good that you didn’t know about it all these days.

    Sreekrishnan,
    I too hate all those days & I like that song too. I totally forgot about it while writing this post.

    Paras,
    Welcome to my blog

    Sami,
    This time you seemed to have used a lot of smileys πŸ™‚

    Aravind,
    Yes

    Sangs,
    It didn’t bite me as much as it has bitten you πŸ˜‰ I just tried a new template since this one has been one for quite sometime now. But, i didn’t like it at all! So, back to the old theme πŸ™‚

    Ranjhith,
    I just wrote whatever came to my mind. Didn’t think of oxymoron or anything πŸ™‚

  11. sangs said,

    August 6, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    yea ye,i find myself getting back to my latest old template as well !

  12. Aparna said,

    August 6, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Sangs,
    Latest old template? LOL. Anyway you do keep trying out new templates πŸ™‚

  13. sami said,

    August 6, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    LOL…i expected (lightly) that you would say this after i posted πŸ™‚

  14. SK said,

    August 6, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Hehe I have friends who have not emailed me in years, but on this day, get a mass email, with wishes. Ennatha solla.

  15. Sathej said,

    August 6, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    I changed to this theme just today morning. I really like this. And there you go, again you have changed back πŸ™‚
    And btw, why is it good that I didn’t know? Didn’t get the point.
    Sathej

  16. Aparna said,

    August 7, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Sami,
    Oh!

    SK,
    Yes happened to me too

    Sathej,
    This is my permanent template.
    There’s no point in that!

  17. adiya said,

    August 7, 2007 at 9:11 am

    :).. enna vendru solluvathu akka!!!!

  18. Ramc said,

    August 7, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Belated friendship day wishes ! or Happy friendship week ! πŸ™‚

  19. Aparna said,

    August 7, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Adiya,
    Yaaru yaarukku akka??

    Ramc,
    πŸ™‚

  20. Pr said,

    August 8, 2007 at 6:06 am

    I beg to differ…Infact,I am surprised that I am the only one to differ…Its very similar to the argument on “Why wud someone go to a temple to pray if God is omnipresent” [Comparin this with ‘why wud u mark one single day in a calendar year to wish your friends’] ….This argument , like many others , will have 2 groups(all of them theists, ofcourse) of unrelenting debaters goin at each other’s throats, often resulting in a stalemate…However, in this case I find I am the only one who differs from the rest of the responders and the author ofcourse. That said, I totally agree with Ms.Aparna’s comment that occasions like this are being exploited(sometimes to extremes) by the marketing sector….Happy Friendship Day to y’all- Though I am a newbie to this part of the cyber πŸ™‚

  21. Aparna said,

    August 8, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Pr,
    Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚
    Well I was wondering why no one felt that a separate day is really needed for celebrating friendship and there you go πŸ™‚

  22. Pr said,

    August 8, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Is that sarcastic ? πŸ˜›

  23. Aparna said,

    August 8, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Pr,
    Of course not πŸ˜‰

  24. Pr said,

    August 8, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Good to know that πŸ™‚ Shall take a look at ur icecream post now πŸ˜‰

  25. Aparna said,

    August 8, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Pr,
    Hope you took a look at my post πŸ˜‰

  26. Pr said,

    August 8, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I read your Icecream and Scrap posts(and dropped a couple of comments too)….Neat posts πŸ™‚

    Happy Bloggin

  27. Aparna said,

    August 9, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Pr,
    Thank you. Happy Blog reading πŸ˜‰

  28. Pr said,

    August 9, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    That depends on Bloggers like u πŸ˜›

  29. missdynamite said,

    August 14, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Aparna! I lk ur blog, come n check out mine. I’m a student frm London btw, u can read more on my profile πŸ˜‰ Happy belated Friendship Day πŸ˜‰

  30. Aparna said,

    August 15, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Missdynamite,
    Welcome to my blog! πŸ™‚ Please give me ur blog URL

  31. missdynamite said,

    August 16, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    dylanie.wordpress.com


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