Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Kiddo pranks part Four - Souvenirs

Like all kids, we too had some specific kids-only games when we get alone. I mean when no grown-ups are around, we create some games on the spot(dynamic games in programming terms). Yup! we were really innovative in such times. 'N we always came up with interesting games... always. I don't remember who starts with the idea, but normally some one puts up the idea and the others follows it and makes it perfect.
So, on one day, every one was left 'coz of a death. One of our distant relatives had passed away and they went to the house. We were not taken for such things as we were kids. I have never went to such a house with my family members. They never took me to a house where some one has just died. I have visited such kind of houses only from my school when some of my friend's parents had passed away. No need to tell how it might have.
So, I'm moving on to the interesting part. Only we kids were at home, free to do anything. So, we decided to go for some out of the normal game that we normally play. Our entire gang of four wasn't there. I don't remember why, but just two of us were there, just my cousin and I and we decided to play by imitating cooking. We never had any real plates, stove, food or anything. Everything has a substitute which, according to us, was real. Most of the things, we made out from natural things. We made a conventional stove out of bricks and put some dried leaves as fuel which is supposed to be wood and plates are just empty coconuts. We were doing our imaginary boiling stuff when I decided to get some vegetables to put in the boiling thing. A substitute for vegetable is one of the plants in the garden, right?.
The garden was made by one of my uncles and we kids and he didn't go well together. He always come up with new plants and love it like anything, where as we, out of curiosity pluck the flower or plant which makes it useless. Further more, we used to run around in the garden spoiling everything, though not intentional. So, he used to scold us everyday, sometimes even tried to beat us and we thought he is the one who spoils the fun.
Anyway, since he wasn't there, we took the liberty to select one of his plants and I stole one new blade from my grandfather which was hidden from us high above the shelf. Well, they think if they keep some thing high, we won't notice? Huh? That is a mistake, there wasn't an inch in the place where we don't know what is there. So, I got a blade, cut one plant and started making my imaginary vegetable curry. Well, I've seen my mother cutting up vegetables so fast and I just wanted to do the same. Being older, I told my cousin to look after the boiling thing and took up the cutting thing myself (which was actually more interesting). You could imagine what happened next. Trying to imitate my mom's cutting skill, I cut my finger.
One good deep cut. I still remember it was like a little mouth in my finger and blood started coming non-stop. So, even though we were so young, since injuries were not new to us, we knew some grandpa type treatments. It was said that, if you put little onion, after making it into a pulp, in your injury it will stop bleeding. We have never tried that, but since there is no one around and no other way, we decided to try this out. So, my cousin made the pulp for me after sneaking into the kitchen which was then put on to my finger. Well, the pain was horrible, but that did the trick. The bleeding stopped. I still have the mark in my finger of the old cut, like a souvenir. Well, our cutting stopped for the day, some how we continued with the cooking with my one hand. Obviously, when my parents came back, they did not have a clue about what have happened and they never found out my finger was cut. After all, I am born with hiding skills.
The next one that I remember is during the start of summer holidays. I was making a cricket bat with a sharp knife and was waiting for my cousins to arrive, who hadn't reached yet from school. So, I was in the process of making the cricket bat that suddenly I heard their school bus coming and saw them getting down from the bus. With the excitement of seeing them, I gave a swing to the knife imagining it will cut the bat, but I have missed it and it got me square on the same finger, this time in the middle. It was a horrible cut 'coz it still stays so fresh in my hand almost an inch long.
Well, as you can imagine, my summer holidays didn't start off well with the injury. Like always, I tried my own therapies with my finger which almost always worked. But, this time it didn't. It got worse after a few days 'coz of the tetanus; the knife was an old and rusted, but sharp one. So, I had to go to the hospital and get injection (which I always hated) plus a lot of pills, 'coz by this time I had fever too 'coz of the injury. There were countless such incidents. Just wanted to share a few.
At that time, it was really bad. But, now when I look back, these are the things which makes life worth looking back. Isn't it?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Another Tag and Award

It's been a while since I've done a tag. I've seen this tag in a few blogs and liked it, may be 'coz its a bit personal. So, just wanted to post it up here. Feel free to write whatever you want, that's what makes these interesting :)

1. Who are you?

2. Are we friends?

3. Something I have and YOU want?

4. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it?

5. Describe me in one word.

6. What was your first impression of me?

7. Do you still think that way about me now?

8. What reminds you of me?

9. If you could give me anything what would it be?

10. How well do you know me?

11. How do you see me in the future?

12. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?

13. Are you going to post this in your blog and see what I say about you?

Okay! so, I got one more award. The Butterfly award. This award got into my inbox, Yeap, normally awards are given out in blogs, right? or it was till now. So, this one I found in my inbox. Mmmm! Improvement in sending out the awards. This too has been awarded by PJ. She's the only one who is so generous about awards, I guess. Almost all award she gets, she'll pass it to everyone. Well, I cannot pass this to anyone 'coz all might have got this by now. Anyway, thanks PJ for the award.

Weird things are happening as a series, on my part. After the one-week fever, for the first time in my life, I fell flat on my bathroom. Yup! After all these years, the very first incident of such kind. Well, the mistake is from my part. I normally sing and dance and yesterday I was doing Michael Jackson's moon-walk with soap all over my body and I felt the speed for moon-walking is not enough and I tried a bit faster and there, I had a good fall. All the horror-stories about bathroom falling came into my mind. People misplacing their disk, spine problems and other internal injuries. Though, I had pain here and there, nothing serious happened. I tried moon-walking again just to try whether I'll fall again, but I didn't.
After that, guess what? I sat for lunch. The food was pretty hot and I was trying to cool it down by waving my hand, that I accidentally smashed it all on the floor. Oops!! I'm talking about not wasting food and here, I am throwing food all over the floor? My poor mom had to clean all the floor and bring me another plate.
You know? it's strange that sometimes things just don't go right. it's like a chain reaction. when something bad happens, a number of things happens on a row. Same is with good also. I wonder whether this chain reaction has stopped and the other chain reaction for good has started?
Hmmm, greedy, huh?

PS: This is my 500th post. That's right. When I accidentally counted all the posts in my all blogs, I found out this is my 500th post. This includes the posts in my first ever blog, which has about 69 posts. It is a private blog, which I've never made public :) Have a great week end!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let's order some more!

This post is about my team mates who's working with me. We used to go for team treats occasionally. Well, it's a small team. Just six of us, of which four are girls. Out of these four girls, three are vegetarian. So, one is pure-veg, another is eggeterian(veg who eats eggs) and yet another one is fisheterian(veg who eats fish). But, the point is these three girls, whenever they go for treats, order a lot of food. 'N guess what? they won't even eat half of it. I mean, why do you order food if you don't need it? Just showing off? that you know what to order? I've only seen this problem with girls. Now, that doesn't mean all girls are like that. So, I asked them why are you not finishing it? Their answer is that they are dieting. well, then why do you order these much food?. I don't get it. I mean, it's not once or twice, but every time, this happens. I don't like wasting food, so, my other team mates and I will try the task of finishing up the food. How many people are dying out of hunger in this world and here are some people who didn't even know how much they want? Obviously, I have mentioned this to them. They are taking it as a joke. Well, ordering table full of foods makes you special or what?
What do you think? Have you ever ordered more than enough food you need and then just threw it away? or have you been in situations that I've mentioned here? and do you think girls does this more often than boys? 'coz I guess so. No offence meant, but I guess, this dieting thing is getting more hold of girls than boys, isn't it?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Transitions in Life

Both my bro's and cousin's wedding was superb. I was busy with all the arrangements, acting as the main person, trying to get in touch with everyone. Giving directions and advice, feeling important among the group. One funny thing that occurred was that we reached the church pretty earlier than we expected. We left our house early fearing some road block, but nothing happened and we reached there earlier. We have a custom which is, the bride's family have to invite the bridegroom and his relatives when they reaches the church. Since we reached pretty early, they couldn't reach there before us and we had to wait for sometime in the car for them to arrive.
It was a time to meet new people also, at least for me. Most of my relatives stay far, only a few close relatives are near. So, frankly, I didn't know who is who and was surprised to see lot of unseen faces who claims they are living just a few meters from my house. I wonder, how they managed to hide themselves from me or how I managed to hide from them? I don't want to talk about the marriage 'coz it went like any christian wedding. I was frequently going in and out of the church when I get bored by the priests, to meet my friends.One another interesting thing I felt is the change in people, their mentality and attitude towards us and ours towards them. Right from our childhood we learned that certain neighbors are our enemy 'coz they argued with us for simple things, which sometimes even reached police station LOL. we never talked to them, despite the fact that some of them were our relatives. This enmity started before even we were born and just continued till now. But, now times have changed. We grew up. Their kids grew up. When their kids' marriage came up, they invited us, putting a break to the long lasting enmity. We also responded in a similar manner. It is said that there is no injury that time cannot heal. So, it is proved. But, I guess, certain injuries will leave scars that even time cannot erase. So, in short, it was a time of change, unexpected change and surely that was both exciting and surprising.
Now, about my cousin, she and her bro grew up with me and my bro. We were like sisters and brothers. I mentioned about our kid gang in one of my previous posts, no need to say she and her brother were the members of the gang.
Someone who had played with us, who was one among us, just on one day, became someone else's. Its strange, what all things we need to face in life. 'N my bro too is moving on to another phase of his life. My parents had already started harassing me to marry, where as I don't think I'm ready for it :). Why can't they allow me to live in peace? LOL
I don't know whether I am able to express my feelings for my bro and cousin. I don't believe in perfect or ideal partners, problems are sure to creep up sometime. it's all about how you prioritize and value each things giving each what they deserve. Well, I am not blabbering more 'coz I don't have the experience or maturity to advice people about these things. After all, I do believe in fate.
Now, I was away from blogs last week 'coz I was sick with fever. Yah, for one whole week I was in bed taking stomach full of pills. I haven't completely recovered yet. Somehow, I feel a bit better now.
Catch up with you all soon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The unique ambition

Hiyaa all, I'm back after the wedding season. I will soon put up a post on it. But, now I want to share an interesting incident that has happened yesterday. I came back to office and had to attend a meeting. Apart from the usual blah blah, we had a fun session. We were asked to write our childhood ambition in a paper secretly. it's not just becoming doctor or engineer. But, a job that we wanted to take as a kid and later when we grew up we realized it's not that interesting or good as we thought.
We have to write our ambition and the paper will be shuffled with others and one will be selected randomly and given to us. we have to tell, why we are the best person suited for the job mentioned in that paper.
Any guess what I might've got?. I got "watch man in a ladies' hostel". LOL. I was wondering which child will have such an ambition when I realized I might be the best in the group to take up that job. Well, I had to tell something, right? So, when my turn arrived, the facilitator announced, this is the most interesting ambition 'N I said, I would like to be the watchman in a ladies' hostel because I bring along vast experience in the field and I like to watch ladies both inside and outside hostel. There was a few other interesting answers also. One wanted to become a monk because she don't want to do anything. Another wanted to become a doctor 'coz he believed in trial and error. Altogether it was really fun. So, my question to you will be the same. Is there any interesting answers like this that you might've wanted to become when you were a kid?.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A real life experience

Hey guys, I was talking about death for a few days, right? Guess what? I would have met it yesterday itself LOL. Yah, I am talking serious matter, here. I normally drive at a good speed, but not always and I am not a rash driver. Guess what? Yesterday, I did that too. Usually, I won't get angry by people who speed by or who try to make us angry. But, don't know what got into me yesterday, I was going in a normal speed when one of the private bus overtook me and was honking non stop. Mmmm. I thought "what the hell?" and I sped up and overtook him and there was another bus right infront of me. We came around a pretty good curve on the road. I never overtook a vehicle while on curve. But, you know what? yesterday was special, I guess. I did that too. I was going pretty fast and when I was about to overtake the bus, there comes, from nowhere a car, from the opposite direction. And what worse?, he/she was overspeeding too. It all happened before I could even blink. I didn't see the driver or anything. All I noticed was the color of the car. I would have met my first accident yesterday, but incredibly, the impossible happened. Both the car and I were overspeeding coming against eachother, but the car just stopped right there seeing me. It didn't even skid, which I think was a miracle and that gave me enough time to squeeze between the bus and the car. You know what I felt? I felt excitement. Yah, honestly. 'N I sped up just more. Guys! I need some serious counselling. When everyone would've stopped and gasped for breath after this incident, I just sped up and was laughing with my friends about this story later. I guess, something is wrong with me, seriously LOL :)

PS: BTW, My bro's marriage is coming up and I was pretty busy with the arrangements and all. The marriage is on the coming Monday, Nov 10th. I guess, the weekend will be full of excitement. And what more? my cousin's marriage is tomorrow. Got leave from tomorrow onwards. No need for invitation, you all are invited :) See you all soon, after the party!!!!! Be safe and drive carefully LOL.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cheating Death - Continued

This post is a continuation of my last post on cheating death. Some of you wrote about the fear of death. To be frank, I don't fear death. it's the way I die that I am afraid of. Think about this. Isn't it be really good to die during your sleep, knowing nothing? Rather than dying in a death bed in a condition where you'll be pissing in your own pants. I guess, the first one is better. It's not just us who suffer. More than us, it's the people around us who suffer the most. Won't you agree? So, tell me, do you fear death or fear the way you die? Do you prefer to die early or live till 90 and to die a horrific death?.
Now, don't take this post as an inspiration to suicide. Life will behave well to you, if you behave well to life.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Kiddo Pranks - Part 3 - Fishing

Well, today I would like to tell you about my fishing trip. We used to go to near by fields to play. There were a lot of ponds in which we used to swim. Not exactly swimming 'coz I still don't know swimming. The ponds were about as deep as 4 to 8 feet. So, we used to do a bit of walking and swimming. The most interesting time to swim is the rainy season. At that time, the water will be high and there will be a lot of fishes, crabs, snails and all. I used to catch these with my hands and will let go. Soon, I got an Idea to bring some fish to home, not to eat, but to keep it in a tank.
Next day, My gang and I went with a big towel and a bucket. You might be wondering why towel to catch fish? LOL. Well, that's the way we caught, that way we can get a lot at once. So, we went to the pond. Put the towel, deep into the water, stretched it and then pulled it up. Guess what, the entire water will be filtered out through the towel, while the fishes remain jumping inside,
 gasping for breath. So, we will put these into the bucket filled with water. Some of the fishes will jump out of the bucket into the pond. So, we closed it with a banana leaf. There were times, when I caught fishes which were nearly 8 inches in length.
So, after the successful fishing, with a bucket full of fishes, we went home 
happy. We put it in a big tank and filled only enough water so that the fishes won't jump out. What happened was, it was summer holidays and after a few days, our schools reopened. So, one weekend we came home and saw all the fishes lying dead there. The tank had dried up and since we were at the school the whole week days, we forgot to fill the tank. 
I should say that this incident had a deep impact on our gang. we felt really sad to mass murder these fishes which were living happily in the pond. After the incident, we never went fishing again.