Tuesday, 20 March 2007

5 Bloggers and more than 5 Reasons

East Coast Life tagged me with the following meme almost a week ago :

If you had to live on a deserted island for a year, which 5 bloggers would you bring with you and why?

Ulp. As you can tell, I'm still new to blogging and most of the bloggers I have come to know and love are food bloggers, so that forced me to imagine a life outside the kitchen. My fellow taggee Tigerfish will have you know I am capable of losing sleep obsessing over what to make, so that was definitely no piece of pie.

If you could convince me to get on a boat in the first place - because with my kind of luck, if ever my plane chose to stall in mid-air, I doubt it would be over a cushy body of water, and even if it did, I doubt I'd have time to find the life vest under my seat, put it on the right way, find those whistle-looking things for inflating the vest and skitter calmly out of the plane (if the door would open!) to "safety", ie, not into the waiting jaws of a great white - these are the people I'd like to be stranded with for a year:

Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me - Being a mother of 2 boys (right?) and a vegetarian, Trupti should have sufficient experience in breaking up fistfights (oh, believe me, I might even start some of them! :) ), and would definitely have the gift of turning otherwise exotic vegetation into nutritious dishes, thereby giving rise to said fistfights! :)

J of Eastcoast Life - You dragged me into this, you harvest the firewood, mwahaha!! But on a serious note, J is a recent buddy I made in the blogosphere and we get along so well, you'd have dificulty believing we don't go back a few years! Besides, with her sense of humour and resourcefulness, she would even turn our frowns upside down, finding ways to make our island so comfortable we'll have to fend off rescue ships and throw new shipwreck survivors back where they came from, nyahaha!!

Joji aka The Painted Chef - Multi-talented as far as I know, Joji unfortunately has only so many hours in a day. However, stranded on an island with us, he'd have all day to sketch us in varying degrees of distress (if J turns out less resourceful than expected, and Trupti's cooking fails to please), and find various ways of entertaining himself by carving "Joji was here" on trees for posterity, haha! Also, being the only guy, he would have ample opportunity to add a new skill to his arsenal - Catfight Arbitration! :)

Lydia of The Perfect Pantry - She appears to have encyclopedic knowledge of many food items, I'd bet even of those not found in her abysmal pantry! So we'll have her to thank for not consuming magic mushrooms! Besides, being a professional writer, she certainly could document our travails with Joji's sketches to illustrate! :)

Asha of Foodies' Hope - Going by her blog alone, it is easy to deduce that she is popular (from the number of comments she receives), patient (from all the step-by-step photos and explanations), and accessible despite her popularity (she replies to every single comment! How sweet!) so definitely a pleasant person to have around. Actually, no, I am aware of the fact that she can make a few mean cocktails, so with all that tropical fruit at our disposal, she will be able to distill her own liqueurs and make sharabis (drunkards) of us! Hey, The Stranded Sharabis, sounds like a good name for a band, doesn't it? ;-)

Trupti, Joji, Lydia and Asha, you've been tagged! :) Don't feel obliged to take it up if you don't have the time, it's just for fun!

18 comments:

Asha said...

It sounds fun Shilpa!:))

HeHe!! Thanks for all that,will brew some for you for sure!;D

Lydia said...

Shilpa, thanks for the tag. Don't know when I might get around to this, but if I do find myself on a deserted island, I hope I'll find you there with me!

tigerfish said...

Did you lose sleep on this? Hahaha....
With so many groups of 5 stranded in inslands, soon will be running out of islands...:D

Victor said...

Wahahaha nice one, Shilpa. You're just naturally hilarious. Don't feel bad about not including me in the island. I am too "busy" whiling away my time under a coconut tree on another.

Chris said...

Woa, I'm gonna buy me a ticket to the "foodie paradise" as well.... Dun start the feast without me! heheh.

eastcoastlife said...

hahaha.... I don't understand why people want to torture me wan leh? Always not enough guys to go round. sigh... that one no enough.
You bet I'm going to be resourceful and creative!

eh, Victor.... shilpa neber for a moment had you in mind leh! Feel sore, go apply some ointment. muahahaha.....

Shilpa. said...

Hi Asha, I'm sure your meme would be very interesting! :) You must have difficulty choosing just 5! Actually, I used to be a bartender long ago during a school vacation, so we could trade cocktail recipes!

Hi Lydia, awww, thanks! :) You sound like great company yourself!

Hi Tiger, no, not really! :) Hey, there are so many little islands south of S'pore, should have enough space for all these groups! Unfortunately, the water sucks, not very clear!

Shilpa. said...

Hey Victor, thanks for coming by! :) Err, how are we going to share Jayne liddat? Or does she stay one year with you and one year with Tiger, and another with me? Wah, by the time she goes back to civilisation, old oredi! hahaha!!

Hi Chris, thanks also for your visit! You're welcome to join the party, but please, ah, no farting/butt-singing monkeys, hahaha!!

Dear ECL, wah lau, you really should be a guy man, even stranded on a deserted island your priority is not survival, hahah!

Err Victor (again), if you feel sore, go an apply your $1.20 product "in 5x5 S area to reduce 400 S hole", HAHAHAHA!!! Sorry, couldn't resist it!

Sia's corner said...

he he he... that was funny shilpa.
fist fights? he he he...

trupti said...

aww...you're so sweet! nice tag, will post it sometime soon!

trupti

Shilpa. said...

Hi Supriya, thanks! :) Hehe, you don't know the others! I'm just playing it safe!

Hi Trupti, haha, those are the few things I know about you! :) take your time!

surjit said...

Wow!Khao, Piyo,Maoj Karo with five nay six(incliding yours) blogs.My Best wishes.

cheesewithaspoon said...

Shilpa, this has nothing to do with your post, but I can post comments again! Yay! The problem was actually fairly complicated to fix. It had to do with my having foolishly agreed to "update" my account to the new Blogger, which caused all sorts of problems, but I won't go into that here. Can't wait to comment on whatever delights you next whip up in the kitchen :-) .

There is a Mexican version of the stuffed chili peppers that I love -- chile rellenos, it's called, and it's dangerously, horrendously unhealthy -- one probably shouldn't have them more than three times in a lifetime :-) -- but it's so delicious!

Shilpa. said...

Hi Surjit, thanks! Not much "khana", but lot of "mauj" to go around on a desert island! :)

Welcome back cheesewithaspoon!!! :) I'd never heard of Chile Rellenos, but proceeded to google it and it certainly sounds good in a bad way! :)

Sandeepa said...

Hee, hee, that's funny...have a good time on the island Shilpa

Shilpa. said...

HI Sandeepa, hee hee, thanks! Didn't want to add you because I'd already imposed on you once with a different meme! :)

Nandita said...

That was an interesting read Shilpa....got here from your comment on Bollywood fugly and it's a small world to see fellow food bloggers names here...

Asha is a great choice for making y'all the stranded sharabis ;)

Shilpa. said...

Hi Nandita, thanks for coming by! :) Heh heh, am still a "young" blogger, so that's probably why you haven't seen me around that much!