Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The DON is back....

Im finally back after two whole weeks of complete boredom and torture, since the net had a cold and was advised complete rest by the doc (hehe).

I hate to admit it, but im really missing that old routine of getting up early, half sleeping and brushing my teeth, rushing to catch the bus, sitting and dreaming until sumbody reminded me to get down, racing to the class and seeing who came first, teasing friends who look idiotic in two ponies, dog-earing books (later getting scolded by mum), taking pangas with teachers, getting into trouble (sumtimes), getting out of trouble(hehe) and all that stuff….skool has its own charm! sigh!

sometimes, its really amazing how we simply long to get away, away from the hustle-bustle and tensions of skool. But when u do get a few days free, u simply don’t know what the hell ur supposed to do! Ok, I know the first few days u can roam around with not a care in the world, but isn’t 2 months of doing the same thing too much?!

Sometimes, like this once, all your holiday plans come crashing down. its very frustrating, especially when the sun has made up his mind to melt all beings on earth. we hide from that orange ball inside those ACed rooms, just like roaches do!

Nothing to do, except stare at the dumb and rather ugly face of the monitor…..sigh, sigh, sigh!

iv been postponing my hhw for too long now. whenever I decide to search for some decent stuff on the net, there’s always a good friend ready to say hello, and then im down with the chatting fever.
result: no work done. three more weeks to go…..

a rather bored jan

Monday, May 28, 2007

Holiday Homework

I was planning to protest against this wretched phenomenon.


Holiday homework was worked out by the teachers as part of their "Student Torture Scheme".
When we kids protested, the teachers agreed (with a wicked gleam in their eyes), to give holiday homework that was 'fun' to do. Well teachers, try serving karela juice in a gold tumbler.It still tastes bitter.

This is what we got, call it 'fun' HHW:
"Geometrically represent factorization of quadratic polynomial ax2 + bx + c" err....what?

Personally, I would have preferred:
"Represent practically, movies + frnds + popcorn + no HHW ( = mast hols!)

However, there's loads of HHW to be done, and we'll be graded for it too. I thought exams come in September, or don't they?!

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Countdown Begins......


Exactly TEN days to my birthday, and the mailbox is already flooded with greetings from close friends, classmates, masis, buas, cousins, second cousins and many, many others who bother to remember this 'significant' day every year.
It's the least I can do to thank them graciously, for it's their blessings and good wishes with which I have always started each year, for the last thirteen years of my life!!

This year, I have already received an advance present. My granny is coming to stay with us for a few weeks, all the way from Chennai!!
Travelling along with her are loads of home-made pickles, sweets and namkeens , which flavour my mouth for the entire year. And when she comes, I'll be free to do what I want, attend karate classes and music lessons, even when mum and dad are away at work!! thnx granny!

Its remarkable how someone's birthday gives you more excitement than your own. At least, that's the case with me! Whether its my parents' birthday, or my friends', or relatives', it's very exciting to plan surprise parties or outings, buying a nice present and just sit and watch their reactions as they open them.
But if its your own birthday, then all u have to do is sit on the sofa like a couch potato and watch preparations taking place. Worse, when people whisper mysteriously behind your backs, and your fingers simply itch to open the presents!!

Sometimes, though, when u work hard and things don't turn out properly,it proves to be quite a turn off! Like,this year, on May 1st, on my mom's b'day, we had planned to go out for a movie together, after ages! But dad's car got stuck in traffic, and that totally spoiled our plans! But mum was a great sport, and she decided to treat us instead,with pizza delivered home.

Now when skool reopens in July, I'll be expected to become totally broke, by treating all my friends in the canteen. But that's the real fun of having a birthday!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Blogger ke side effects.....

Hardy a week old blogger, I'm already experiencing the side effects of blogging:

1.Gaining weight (by sitting for hours on the net)

2. Internet bills

3. Red eyes

4. Neglecting TV

5. Irritated friends (who miss my incoming calls)

6. Growing impatience, lacking topics

7. Change in the entire 'holiday timetable'

Phew!! blogger होना आसान नहीं है!!


Monday, May 21, 2007

cotton candy

Well, certainly,I'm not talking about those pink fluffs of candy u get on the streets!
It's those dear lil' pups outside in the garden, who have stolen my heart. They'r hardly a month old, and so damn cute! They have soft,white fur, like cotton!They'r so cuddly,so naughty.

Mum and I went to the park yesterday,and discovered these li'l angels running about.We cuddled them and played for a while, and I was so sad to leave them and go!

Living in an apartment has its own disadvantages.You can't have a pup at home. And I, being a single child, am badly in need of a doggy friend.One of my pals, shy, has a very naughty and rather 'photogenic' pup.Hey shy, u sure are lucky! another of my friends, AP, has two white labs, Kaju and Kishmish. I sure envy them sometimes!

I'll try and get some pics of those lovely creatures and put them up.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

When the phone bill arrives.......

"अरे यार,क्या हाल-चाल है?"
"ठीक हूँ, बस बोर हो रही थी"
"और बता?" and blah blah blah blah...............

Ever been at a loss for words? I mean, when u speak so much to somebody that u don't have any topic to speak on, anymore?Any topic that comes to your mind, it's already a decade old!
That's the case with me nowadays।U see, with holidays on, we classmates don't have much to do, and we certainly won't brood over those boring books! So the only option left is to chat on the phone or, on the net.

Result : the dreaded phone bill becomes more of a long, never-ending manuscript and u shiver when it arrives the same way when your school princy walks past the corridor, or before an exam!

I guess this is the age when people are affected by the Phone Clutching Syndrome (PCS)!! Got any medicine?

Well, gotta leave. MG का फ़ोन आ रहा है !!


mini switzerland

No no, I haven't been to Switzerland, it's a place much, much nearer. I had been to Dalhousie, with all my friends, as part of a school excursion. I had the time of my life!!

Dalhousie was built as a summer retreat in 1874, and was named after the then Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie, of the British in India.

It's a picturesque place with gigantic mountains surrounded by pine trees, their tips touching the clouds। It has deep narrow valleys, with little brooks snaking their way thro' them.who says greenery is lost from the earth? there is still such a place, painted green, so heavenly, calm and serene; an absolute treat for your senses.

I have been to many hill stations, Mussoorie,Nainital,Shimla, to name a few. But what was it in Dalhousie that other hilly places lacked? Well, it seemed so untouched by human nature, so isolated and exotic, with very few human settlements around.
We had to travel by bus from the Pathankot railway station to Dalhousie, a four hour journey in all! As i looked out of the window, i was listening to my fav rap song. Western culture and Indian scenery? Nah! They don't match. So i switched it off, while others slept, and opened my ears to the sweet twittering of the birds outside.

Unfortunately, Dalhousie does not have any good tourist places of interest। You must be ready to walk long distances, and at the end of the journey, be satisfied with the simplest of structures. We trekked for about 2 km to Subhash Baoli, and all we got to see was a small outlet of mineral water, which is believed to have cured S.C. Bose of TB. We also visited Punjpulla,Khajjiar and Satdhara.

I'm not promoting Dalhousie or something, this is I wish to thank the place for giving me a wonderful time with my friends and teachers (who looked awful in their jeans!!)


dear diary......

I don't know what struck me to start a blog of my own. A personal blog is pretty much similar to a diary, and with so much work to do, I can't afford to maintain one. And writing a diary doesn't run in the family too.

But the other day, while I was bunking classes (I'd like to boast i was, but actually, it was a free period) , I decided to go over to the library and read some book. The librarian resembles Adnan Sami in many ways, but she's really kind and respectable.
I selected a book from the nearest shelf, "The Story Of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank. It's pretty famous. "The story of an ordinary teen leading an extraordinary life", that's what the summary on the cover said. And after reading a few pages, I realized it was quite relevant too.....since I'm gonna become a teen in less than a month! I simply loved it!

That's when I thought how useful it can be to put down your thoughts, your feelings and your day to day activities. Although I'm no Shakespeare, I too love to write, and when there is simply no topic to write on, write your diary! With technology available, why not do it online?

By the way, my summer hols are on, so I've got plenty of time on my hands.This was my first post, and I look forward to writing many, many more in the days to come!! Please leave some comments, and encourage me to write more and more!