Hey good folks of the planet, rise and shine if you are reading this in the morning. If not, then just shine. I dunno why i am so surprisingly upbeat considering the fact that exams are screwing me all month long and i didn't get laid for quite some time now. Well the days till May 10th are ticking away. Home beckons baby. Back to mom's food, back to roadside momo's, back to driving dad's car, back to everything that smells, feels, looks like home!
Chennai is being Chennai. A few clouds appear every night only to do a Houdini every dawn. Darn it! CSK won the ipl 3! I can't believe it! Mumbai!!! bye bye!!! I have no idea regarding my antagonism towards this place. Its like every first impression got flushed down the toilet. The day i landed, it was the heat. My first autowalla experience nearly gave me a ticket to meet God. Damn those Schumacher copycats! My first conversation with shopkeepers nearly made me scream, 'dude this is India, hindi toh seekh lo'. My first day in college - oh dear lord NO! First impressions mean a lot if you are supposed to be marooned here for four bloody years. There is no winter here. None whatsoever. Autumn comes in Nov-Dec for a couple of days. Can't enjoy the beaches till the sun goes down. No, you don't get tanned, you get burned. Today is the day for its cons! There are a few pro's too..but today is not that day for chennai in my blog!
I would rather stay across the border all my life. Atleast Asbah and Seher can meet me once a month provided they don't get married and settle down in the States. My staple food has changed from burger and momo to idli. Managed to memorize a few tamil words. Aarthi and Meow can vouch for that. :P
One of y roomies is down with chicken-pox. Man! are these things not extinct yet? Mom wants me to be super clean these days! Someone make her understand!!! Anyways enough of my nonsense. Dedication time! Love-birds out there, if you haven't heard the P.S I love you soundtrack, go commit suicide. Wait - you can hear it now...here. "
Love you till the End" by the Pogues.
FL quote of the day - 'the deeper you fall in love, the more you fall apart when it fails"
Life sucks when you have exams 24*7. Life's a whole worse than sucks when u have double papers on a single day. After the sooper first paper, i screwed up Applied Numerical Methods. Am tired of Newton. Found that bloke in chemistry and physics! Now he's in Maths too??? What is he?
Operation Research was pretty good. HOD will be proud of me. He's the only one in the entire department who doesn't think i am a lost cause! The rest have given up! All i can see these days are books and notes. They are everywhere, all over me! Maddy asked whether i found any gal since i haven't been giving her much time. Well, my she ought to be scared! Am married to these notes for the time being!
I am clueless as for what reason i took up engineering. No sane cell of my brain wanted this!! When i was 3, mom said i wanted to be a truck driver! O_o! Then i grew up! The 'space' chapter in the 5th standard science text book blew me away. Wanted to be an astronaut. By the time i was in 9th, i was in two minds whether i wanted to pursue journalism or take up a career in the defense. I knew i was good in both. English was always there in me. Air Force made my heart beat faster. Wanted to fly where the eagles dared. Became one of the best cadets in NCC 'Air Force'. And then i took up engineering! what-the-bloody-fuck! Oh and in between i wanted to be an astro-physicist! Got carried away by the astro-thingy and Newton and Galileo an Einstein nearly brain washed me!
Made a mess of my dreams. But excluding the current situation i am in, i am pretty happy. Mark my words, i will publish my novel on day! And yes, one day i will fly free!
Listening to DDLJ songs for the umpteenth time now. Sometimes i just get carried away in my own dreams. Wish i was Raj Malhotra, cruising in Europe....*sigh* real life's so drastically different from reel life. I hope Raj thinks the same when he sees my life :P The butter chicken that i had for dinner yesterday is growling. Guess he's lonely in the confines of my stomach.
Roomie's being giving me his daily crap 'bout how to end a fight with your partner in a jiffy! Am sure if he doesn't get placed next year he's gonna open his own 24 hours helpline and consultancy service! Fees fixed for males, negotiable for females seeking help (including perks).
All is well in the outer world. Darned CSK reached the finals. Nancy and Afroze have got this irritating habit of reminding me whenever they get the chance. Sis deleted me from her orkut friend list!!! That tiny midget!! Mom misses her bro, i miss my uncle. But i don't have the heart to tell her to get over it. People tend to cling on to memories as they get older.
Awrite, Today's dedication to all the people who enjoys the occasional classic rock. And you would love it more, since its sung by AC/DC. so here you go - "you shook me all night long" by AC/DC. Also if you happen to watch Supernatural, then this song is in Season one OST.
FL quote of the day - "if we aren't supposed to drink and drive, then why do bars have parking lots???"
D-day has arrived! Theory papers started! Had Production Process II. One good thing was that its all theory. No mathematical mumbo-jumbo needed. One thing i learned in Sathyabama is that if you write neatly, underline a few words, use colored pens then if you write a porno story in between the 12 marks paper, you might very easily top the exam! No Maddy, i didn't do any such stuff! Swear baby, all my hard work has gone into the paper. But am just saying its another alternative to hard work with the same results.
The day started just as any other lousy day starts. Afroze gave a surprise by coming to college early morning. Reason-his mom wakes him up to study. Instead he preferred to come to college to chat with us! Abby turned 22 today. Poor dog! he's still younger to me! Btw did i say, exam was top class! Not exactly top class but well just hovering around there! Wrote a-fucking-22-pages! Never in my life i wrote anything so neat! Maybe it will be displayed to future students next year as an example!
Mom rang up in the afternoon. By the sound of her voice i knew the inevitable finally arrived. My uncle (her only brother) passed away! Man he was just 51! The whole family's in mourning. Grandmom is inconsolable. The only son. I gave up on God long back! The miracle that was supposed to happen never took place! It is said that whom Gods love more, they call them young! Why young?? Why not let them live more? God is on vacation while uncle's family needs faith and strength to carry on! Cancer! Apollo gave up on him. Now even the almighty.
He was my Superman! All my cousins looked up to him man! He wasn't so hard-working. But so what? he did enough to feed his family and keep them happy! He was that sort of man who made people fall in love with him, who made people flock around him. No grudges, no fights. And God decides to take him away when the world needs more people like him!
Chemo made him more weak. It also gave other viruses a direct passport to attack. When your nervous system is down, little can you do about your survival. Docs reported the reason as cancer. It must have been the fastest since he passed away within a month of chemotherapy.
Dedication time i guess. No more weeping in silence. This song is for all the people whenever you are down in dumps, whenever you feel like giving up, whenever you feel lonely. Remember, even Superman fell! This song, for you is -
'Its not east to be me' originally sung and performed by Five For Fighting and later by David Gray.
(click on the title to download)
Fl's quote of the day - 'When you were born, you cried and people smiled. Charm a million hearts so that when you die, you die smiling and people will cry.'
Folks I hope you are having better days than me! You ought to. You didn’t screw your lives like I did. 5 semester practicals in three days!! Final verdict-soooper! Can safely expect above 90 in four of them. *sigh* theory papers start from Monday and will last all the way till 10th of May. My days are royally fucked!
Nothing positive in life as well. My laptop is dead once and for all. Keyboard, speakers, battery and now monitor! Funds are dwindling at a rapid rate. The days of KFC are over for the time being. And fuck this Chennai heat! I would prefer Rajasthan and Delhi’s heat strokes…even the dreaded loo! But GAWD! Not this! Yet to get my hall ticket! Atleast we get to munch on free chicken during lunch in college!
No latest news as of now. This blog’s gonna be one year old by the month end. Hopefully 100 posts by that time. And the template and widgets will be completely revamped. MDR and SNF will still continue. Hopefully.
Sis took admission in a hotel management course in some college at Kolkata. Dad keeps crying over the phone whenever he talks with me! He says he and mom will be alone from now! Sis is adamant. She wants to go out. Wants her freedom I guess. That’s fine with me. Atleast it’s a lot nearer to home. Let her manage a month without mom! She will be dying to go home….hehe
Have stopped watching IPL. KKR disappoints! Yet again! Someone chuck Dada out! Its sad to read SRK’s tweets after every loss! I won’t be surprised if he sells the team next year! Darned CSK reached the semis! Afroze is drunk with joy! Sania got married to whom??? Well, what happened to good looking Indian Muslim guys??? Anyways, Pakistan did a favor this time. Now please take Rakhi Sawant too!
Salman Khan joined twitter! #BeingSalmanKhan. Another celeb to join the bandwagon. I was using twitter for free the last couple of days before they bloody deducted a whole of 50 rupees and brought my balance to negative! Good times last a lot less than usual! Maddy is being Maddy, I am being Shahid Kapoor
Anyways, dedication time.
This song is for all the love-birds in the world who has been in love. Time to let your loved one know how important he/she is. If you didn’t hear the track yet, just click the title and download it
This is for you love, my favorite love track –
“Making Love Out of Nothing At All” by Air Supply.
FL quote of the day- “People don’t change. We just find out who they really are.”
Taking your leave now. Happy Baisakhi, Happy Sankranti, Happy Bihu
I love sleeping.Who doesn't??There in Chennai I used to sleep nearly naked under the fan revolving at top speed.Whereas in Kodaikanal,I slept under a warm blanket in a super comfortable mattress.(Though the nearly naked part remained constant:-) )
At 8a.m she tried to wake me up.She always tries,but all her attempts go in vain!! Though I can't disclose what she did,cause there is no parental advisory rating in this blog....I did wake up this time.Much more alert and with senses on hyperactive mode..hehe.In between our home work session,the darned phone rang to inform us that it was already 9 and we had to check out.Damnation!!! Calculations swirled in my mind before I spoke (20 more minutes),banged the phone down and raced to finish what was already in motion!:-)
Since it was the last morning here we went window shopping.Brunch at CCD cost us more than 600bucks!!But Maddy was already tired since yesterday's marathon walk but still we went cycling again!!
This time I admit I got a better cycle.Breaks worked alright,there was even a horn.A couple of monkeys decided to check Maddy's purse while we were spending some cozy romantic moments in the shade of a tree.Not before long,a thought of tandoor entered her mind and there she was,crunching,tearing,biting,nibbling,chewing her chicken!We spend the afternoon in an awesome park where one kid won't let me play with his football!Kids these days,am telling you!!They come straight from hell!!Maddy would forever remember her time there(no it was for some completely different reason...hehe....ask her).
We ate whatever we could get our hands on.From roasted corn to vanilla icecreams,from jhaalmuris to sugar candies,nothing was spared!Time to say saiyonara beaconed and we made our way to the bus stand.I din't wanna leave!!Nevertheless,everything comes to an end one day.We just have to make sure we make the ending perfect!
Kodaikanal trip is over but we have pics and memories to last a life time.
Anyways,today's FL quote is
"You laugh at me cause I am different.Well I laugh at you cause you are all the SAME!!"
Love you all
P.S-I pray with all my heart for the healthy recovery of Nushrath's Mom.
Hey folks. First of all lemme say it out loud. Hill stations rock big time! Big big time! I have been to Ooty, shillong, darjeeling, gangtok, bomdila, tawang and finally this time made it to Kodaikanal. What a place!
Me and Maddy on our self-proclaimmed second honeymoon! The first 8 hours of the journey were too pathetic! But the last three had our hearts in our throats! By 8 o clock in the morning we reached. The climate was/is fantastic! Chennai heat can go to hell! Though the bus tickets already burned a gaping hole in our pockets and signs of going over budget loomed over us like bad omens, we were the least bit worried. What we didn't realise was that this was their peak season! Got the first taste of disaster when we couldn't fine any hotel rooms. Those which were available were way beyond affordable range! Luckily, we found one! And boy o boy! I fell in love with that hotel! The weather takes the fatigue away and you will find a spring in your step everytime. We showered, fooled around in the mighty bed, did some homework :) and then went sightseeing! Kodaikanal is famous for its falls and caves! Though we were floored by the falls, the caves were a tad dissapointing.
And then there was a trekking! Poor maddy nearly collapsed! I doubt she walked as much her entire life as she did that day! She's sure she lost a couple of kilos (nice excuse to avoid going for walks once we return). I thought I knew that gal completely until the last few days dropped some shockers! Her love for chicken is aeons greater than her love for me! After having a huge piece of tandoor and nans for dinner, she asked, 'baby, can we order another full tandoor and parcel it???' Holy Moly! Is it a stomach or a well???
Lols. And aah! We went cycling by the lake! I am a newbie while she is a pro! I have some handling issues and the cycle moves everyway but straight! And Maddy is of the opinion that it turns in that direction where there are chicks cycling!
Night comes early at hill stations. We were supossed to watch a movie together. Maddy's idea, I said 'cool'. Even before 10 minutes passed she was fast asleep with her head on my chest! Aww I so so so love her!
Day one over! A couple alone in a hill station! It doesn't get anymore romantic than this! Trust me!
Signing off now folks
Oh yea! Today's FL quote of the day -
"People who give flying kisses.............are hopelessly LAZY!"