Wednesday, January 14, 2009

OOTY 2009

well this is a summary of my trip commencing on the 7th january 2009 and concluding on the 14th.

DAY 1[Mumbai] - (drunk,caught,train)

this day we took the train from kurla terminas while completly drunk just in time. We got in and the train left , phew was close. Not much of an event ful day , as we had some tasty chicken biryani ricky's mom prepared for us. We slept like new born babies only to wake up late next morning.

DAY 2 [en route ]- ( Terror Terrance )

This is the day in the train when we met this guy nick named " Terror Terrance ". Well terrance if you are reading this , then i must tell you , it was great meeting you and hope everything works out for you. Well not too many eevnts in the day again , in the train only.

DAY 3 [Coimbotore/Ooty] - ( The bus & the Resort )

We reached coimbotore at 6 in the morning. We took a bus to ooty from the bus stand at 7:30 am. The bus fare was an unbeliveable 32 Rupees. We coudn't believe it. It might be the most satisfying bus journey ive had. We reached ooty at 11. Now comes the resort part , i was told by my cusin's mom ( my cousin who i am visiting in ooty ) that my cousin was staying in an apartment and not at his hostel. When i went to his so called apartment , i realised that my aunt was wrong , he wasn't staying in an apartment , the fricking ass was staying at a resort. The apartment was nothing short of a resort. Infact holiday inn ( a 4 start hotel/resort) was just above the place he was staying. Whole day we spent lazing around , went down for lunch , had one of the tastiest onion dosas. Night we made a small bon-fire and lazed around drinking. We rented a big room in a hotel just 5 mins walking distance from my cousin's apartment. We went to sleep at 2 in our rooms. The walk down to the room at 2 in the night was one of the most exciting ones. We saw a very very weird phenomena (i hope it was true). We saw a big concentric ring around the moon , when we looked up the sky. It was magnificent.

DAY 4 [Ooty]- (boating,pine forests}

There have been very few days in my life which was as event full as this one. 10th january 2009 will go down in my calender as one of the most amazing days of my life. memory is hazy since its been almost 5 days since that day. The only aspect i can remember is that we rented a sumo to visit the best places in ooty. We went boating at a very beautiful lake. Then moving on , we went to a very big forest. I wish i can remember all we did , as it was so much. Absolutely fantastic , i cannot describe the feeling , its simply too much to describe in plain words.
Another highlight of the day was , that liverpool drew with stoke giving manchester united the oppurtunity to gain points on liverpool when they play chelsea the next day.

DAY 5 [Ooty]- {madness,chelsea thrashed}

I forgot to mention one main part of the trip , the fricking food. If you can imagine how gods would sit on thier grand tables and eat food , well then thats what we ate. We ate like kings , infact the kind of food we were eating , i doubt even some of the past kings mite have eaten like that. I am not exxagerrating , the food was simply brilliant. Talk about meet , vegetable , fast food , junk food , juice , alcohol , milkshake , blah blah..u name it and we've had it. Thats why day 5 , our stomouchs were upset. Cannot remember most of the day , was really a crazy day , was sloshed nearly most of the day. The highlight of the day was united thrashing chelsea 3-0. It was the best icing on the already so delicious cake. Day 5 was a very tiring day.

DAY 6 [Ooty/Coimbotore] - {ghajini & empty theatre)

We bid farewell to a great trip at ooty and left for coimbotore in the afternoon. We reached coimbotore in the eveninng. Sid left for his flight at 6 while ricky went to sleep in the room we booked for nights stay at coimbotore. The rest of us went to watch ghajini at a local hindi cinema hall in coimbotore. It was a tough task finding the place , never before in a theatre have i seen so many different sections. Here in Mumbai one has balcony and stall. Out there , there is deluxe , balcony , upper stall , 1st class , 2nd class and 3rd class. We paid 60 bucks for a deluxe seat in an almost empty theatre to watch what is probably a very very poor aamir khan movie. We had a great time in the room afterwards playing cards till late in the night.

DAY 7 [en route]- (unexpected train buddy)

Only last night did we find out that karan was travelling with us in the same train to banglore. It was a big surprise. The day was quite okay , we slept in the train which left coimbotore at 8:30 am.

DAY 8 [Mumbai] - (home sweet home....NOT}

Generally after a trip , its not all that a bad feeling to go back to your own toilet , your own bed etc..but it was not the case. The trip was too short for me to miss my home. we reached mumbai at 2:45 pm.

well i guess this should serve as a good reminder of the trip.
Ps i wrote this blog so that i woudn't forget the memories ive had in this trip :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 , the good the bad and the ugly !!!

2008...personally a great year , academically nothing untoward although could have fared better in 5th n 6th sems , career wise , not bad ..bagged a decent job. on the social front , didnt really upset anyone or make new enemies :P


let me review..il keep it short n simple..


the good :

Goa trip 2008 at the pepsi house was the perfect way to begin a new year.
IT has to be the highlight of my year.
Amby valley trip also was equally amazing !!!
GRE score and completing of applications for fall 09 were a relief :)
Got placed at accenture :)
Manchester united winning the Champions league and the premiere league..life just coudn't get better.

the bad :

Chances of spending the next couple of years away from family and friends set me back.
my uncle's deteriorating health was a big heartache.
my football form has really hit rock bottom , with just a few goals to show throughout the end of last season and the begining of this one.
hoping 2009 has something better in store.
my fitness and stamina levels have also gone down.

the ugly :

Terrorist attacks on my beloved city , dampening the spirit.
The whole reaction from the authorities and the government.
Liverpool ending the year on top of the table..now common..who would have predicted that ?

well here's to a better and bigger year..the year of the Ox
cheers

ps. happy new year to the handfull of you reading this shitty blog.