When I almost shed a tear….

I was on the bus travelling from my hometown to my place. The bus had just started when I started thinking  about the past three days that I spent at home. As I was thinking…

 

I remembered what a loving family I had. A place that I can call home. A place I know where I will always be welcomed at all time. People who would never shut the door at my face no matter what I do. People to love me no matter how much trouble I get them into.

 

I remembered my friends.. Friends with whom I can talk anything without having a second thought of whether it will be mistaken . Friends with whom I can laugh and cry.With whom I can share my deepest secrets. With whom I can confide my fears .Friends who will miss me when I go away.

 

And that is when I almost shed a tear. Had it come, it would have been a tear of joy. A tear of satisfaction. A tear of peace.

 

No wonder people say…”Family and friends…They keep you going”.They are one of God’s ways of showing HE cares.

An awesome day

I had the most wonderful day yesterday. Thanks to my wonderful wonderful friends , Ann, Bhavna n Vini. Starting from 12 am to 12 pm everything was so different. Was an absolutely lovely day.

 

My surprise started at 12 am itself when my roommates were fast asleep and did not wake up J They got up finally at around 1 and instead of the traditional cake , we had ice cream… loved it… we sat around in the bed and ate ice cream from the box. J Finally went to sleep. Next morning I Woke to find gifts around me . Every where I went I found really cute gifts. The gifts included 2 toothpaste, a tooth brush, a hair brush, couple of clips, a packet of Tide , roses and other flowers, a packet of lays and couple of choclate chip cookies packets…  they were 23 in number… I kept getting them all day long till the night.

 

IN office too I got a surprise party . from the people in the my office prayer fellowship. It was so sweet of them to so that.It was nice. We had a nice time. It was a total surprise for me. For the first time I think vini was able to pull of a surprise.. J thanks vini..

 

And I also got a recording that was recorded by my friends wishing me with a beautiful happy birthday song.

 

N then in the even we went out for dinner. My treat,, IT was so good,. We had so much of fun. N that is where I got my 23rd gift. I was stunned on seeing it. It was mind-blowing. Amazing. I opened the pack to find 23 perks in it. J My friends know me well….

 

My birthday was much more exciting that what it sound here…. The thing is .. I’ve told so many people in detail of what all my friends did for me that Right now, I feel like I cant out it in words.

 

Thank you Vini, Ann, Bhavna. You really made my day special… Love u gals…

Miss those days

Lately I find myself missing my college days. My school days. I don know what triggered my thoughts . But something did.

 

I miss those election times in school and the campainging we did for that . The sports week where one’s mind was only set on winning some points for the house. The school day practice times when studies came to an almost standstill. The march past competitions. Organising for the teacher’s day function.The Christmas celebrations. The choir times. The games hour. The afternoon lunches. The canteen. The fights and compromises. Exam times.  

 

And then there was college. The EMT times. The corporate worship times. The choir times, the hostel times, sleeping in class during lecture times, standing outside the class with the entire class, exam times, lab times, viva times and the hilarious comparing viva marks times, the politics, wondering who is going out with whom , watching movies secretly, sleeping during the study hour , running from room to room, begging room by room for something to eat, the Saturday afternoon biriyani , the Friday evening buses,  the Monday morning rushes , running for the counseling ,copying assignments, begging for a free period,flopping songs on the stage,bunking classes once in a while, running behind the SRA to go home…….

 

I miss my mom’s food. Her potato fry , her chicken fry, her various curries, her different kinds of rice…. L

 

I have a lot of new things in my life now. Like new friends, new fellowship, new kinda food . I have everything different here and I’ve gotten used to all of them now. But still a part of me cant stop wishing that I would get to live the life that I finished living for few minutes at least again.But I know… that’s not gonna happen…..

 

I wanna dedicate this blog to all my friends . all through college and school.. Who have made me wanna relive those days again.

Thanks Guys.

Longest ever…….

 
 
Last night was a record breaking day in my life. I spent 3 hrs in my office bus. And this is only the journey back from office. I got into the bus at 6 in the evening and the bus left office by around 8 and reached home by around 9. The following is the account of how I spent the 3 hrs sitting in the same place .
 
6.00 pm – I decided to walk from the last as normally my bus will be among the last 15 buses. I spot my bus but a little sad that today it is the last bus.
 
6.01 pm – I hurry up to the bus as the it just begins to rain .” Phew! Thank God I din get wet and din have to open the umbrella ” . I scan the bus for a window seat and manage to find one towards the end.I think third from last. I sit comfortably.
 
6.02 pm – The bus is so closed and stuffy and I think it stinks. Think it is the seat covers that are torn and the stuff from inside the seat peeping out.It begin to pour.
 
6.03 pm – The smell is so over powering. But still I sit like that.I take out my haldiram’s moong dal and start munching
 
6.05 pm – ” OK !!! Heights. Can’t take the smell anymore. Have to open the windows. ” I open the window and cold wind gushes in. And so does the rain. I hurriedly close the window.
 
6.07 pm – I take my headphone and I start listening to music. “Thank God for music.” . I keep munching. 
 
6.15 pm – “Hmmm… The bus should be moving any time now. “
 
6.20 pm – It is pouring outside.”We should be moving any time now ”
 
6.25 pm – We are still standing in the same place. Decide I had enough of the moong dal and I keep the packet inside the bag.
 
6.30 pm – Still pouring.One seat is empty next to me. Another gal comes by . She lives near my house. I smile. She smiles. She takes the seat next to me .
 
6.40 pm – Yay.. The bus driver takes his place. He turns on the engine.I close my eyes.
 
6.50 pm – I open my eyes.  I’m near the gym area now.Must have dozed off.
 
7.00 pm – I call my friend. Tell her of my plight. Ask her if she wants to come in this bus. She declines. I continue with my music.
 
7.10 pm – We are moving a little . But we are still near the Gym area.
 
7.15 pm – The person sitting next to me decides she’s had enough and she gets off the bus saying she will take the next shuttle. I sit more comfortable.
 
7.20 pm – My friends calls up. She says she might be coming. Asks for the bus and I say “Still near the basket ball court”.She decides to come .
 
7.25 pm – We moved a little and we are near the pond. My friend comes worried maybe the bus has left. But she neednt have feared. We laugh at the fact that we are still in the office.She is hungry. I take out moong dal again and we munch.
 
7.30 pm – We talk , I listen to music . The bus driver turns off the engine. Lot of people get of the bus. Some walk down. Some think of taking a latter shuttle. But we sit on…… We finish the moong dal. Another person in te bus decides to call the transport people and release her frustration on them.
 
7.32 pm – We decide to cal out third friend thinking she might come in this bus too.We call her. she is on her way. She is surprised that we are still here. The driver gets off the bus. We hear news that there is a major traffic jam outside.
 
7.35 pm – The driver gets in. Bus moves a little. My friend calls. We tell her that the bus is standing next to my other friend’s tower. She hurries upto our bus.
 
7.40 pm – Our friend comes and friend 1 decides to sit in the front with friend 2. So they move one seat ahead and I sit comfortably again. The driver gets out.
 
7.50 pm – Driver gets in. We move a little ahead. can see the gate now . Another lady comes up and takes the seat next to me.My phone battery goes down to one charge.
 
7.55 pm – Almost at the gate. I think that I am gonna cheer once we are outside.We slowly crawl our way to the gate.
 
8.02 pm – We are outside the gate. Wow!!!! All I see around is cars and buses and tired people.
 
8.05 pm – I increase the volume to drown out the traffic noise.
 
8.10 pm – “What if the whole way is like this? When will I reach home?”
 
8.15 pm – No traffic anywhere else. Looks like the whole traffic was outside out office campus. I am irritated. “All that time for just outside the office? “
 
8.20 pm – nice breeze blowing on my face.
 
8.40 pm – Must have dozed of till now. Again traffic.”I need to move out of this city. I need to live somewhere where I can hear birds chirp and kids playing ”
 
8.50 pm – We move in a OK speed. Almost reaching my stop.
 
9.00 pm – I get up. Excited that I’m gonna get down.
 
9.01 pm – The bus stops. I get down.”Its been a long time since I set foot on ground”.
This is it. this is how I spent my time in the bus. Lots of things are not noted down here because I sincerely beleieve they are out of scope .For example there was this gal who kept talking all the time. talking  loud. So if I have to include that. My every line would include “She is still talking. Not mindful of her volume”. I seriously hope that no other day would beat yesterday.