Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tid Bits from the Trip!


I have a major rant coming up next. But before that I want to share some light moments with the world - these are special bytes from the trip.

** So my 14 year old cousin laughs less and says LOL more. Ye aajkal ke bache! I showed her some songs on my playlist and thought I was enlightening her. She rejected all of them blatantly and called them so last yearish. She even knew each and every word of every English song. And I thought the lyrics of new songs were useless. Guess we are last generation now, or is it just me? Any which way, I prefer to laugh than lol!

** I had a near death experience on the beach. I was taken in by the waves (I can hear my cousin say LOL). I was out in a fraction of a second. But it was enough for me to be scared for the rest of the trip. 

** It was my birthday and I was on Calangute beach. Since it had disgusting men around, I settled myself on a beach bed and let the Boy go swim in the water. Suddenly an unruly man came to take my picture. I waved at him with a WTF expression. The shack guys grabbed him and handed him over to the police. They tortured him for more than an hour. I was bemused and impressed.
A similar thing happened with a few girls in an airport shuttle. It was an Angrez this time. They gladly posed for him. We have such double standards!

** Jab Tak Hain Jaan sucked. Sorry Yash Chopra, I will remember you for any other film but this. If I love someone and someone loves me, why the hell will I pray that I will never see him again if God kept him alive. And after having a near death experience once, I will definitely take care on the road. And amnesia is so selective in Bollywood. I can go on and on…

**I’m a born Juari. I can play cards even in my sleep. Give me any game and I will get addicted. It’s in my Sindhi genes. I was proud to see most people speak in Sindhi at the most famous casino in Goa. First day I won. Second day I lost. Third day I came to a no-gain, no-loss position. Now thats what I call paisa wasool. The Boy was bored the whole time. These Punjabis I tell you, only like Tandoori chicken and Beer.

**There was an Arabic guy and a British girl in a particular trip that we took. They looked like they were 16-17 year olds. They kept locking lips with all possible sounds all through the journey which took around 4 hours. Why is it more interesting to see such scenes in India!? Cheap, cheap, cheap!! 

**My six year old niece sang ‘Chanda hai tu’ on stage for my 1 year old nephew on his 1st birthday in front of a crowd of nearly 600 people. It was ethereal. She forgot a few words in between. Next day when I was alone with her, she asked me why is everyone saying I sang very well when I did not?
I really can’t tell you how much I love her and her sweetness. And when I was leaving on 30th November, she asked me to come back on 1st December. I’m so glad the love is mutual!

Surround yourself with such love people, there is no space for anything less than that. Adios!


13 comments:

  1. I too believe that we are the last generation who don't LOL and say Dude.
    And why were you at Calangute on your birthday? There are some awesome beached up north, about 30 minutes drive, which are much better. There is one called Arambol which is also famous for paragliding.
    I stayed at Calangute when I visited Goa but it was a messy beach.
    That Arabic Guy incident reminded me of a Spanish couple on my Highlands trip in Scotland. All I could see was there lips through the gap between their seats on the bus.

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    1. Oh we went to the Arambols and Morjims of the North. It just happened to be my birthday when we went to Calangute. From now on, I will only go there for Naturals ice-cream!
      It's not so amusing if it's a foreign country. When these things happen in India it's more fun to watch ;) Double standards, I told you!

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  2. Lol :D but that's only for writing... we are so old gen and probably I must feel even older because I am sure I am few years older than you.. and why on earth on Calangute.. why not South Goa beaches or even Baga beach is better....

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    1. We went to Baga too. And South Goa is too 5-starry for us. We've kept those for another year, another age!
      And even though Calangute was awful, we thought it was a different experience. We mingled with Shack guys, had lunch with total strangers, discussed safety of women with fellow tourists and had a neat foot massage. Cleaner beaches didn't gave us such opportunities!!

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  3. so sweet that last bit :)
    And yes, from what I understand of the plotline, the great twists of JTHJ are imbecilic... what kind of a dumbass bargain with God was that ? :)

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    1. When Katreena kneels down to pray, sane audience slap their foreheads in disbelief! Mind you, there were some people who loved the movie. Their reasoning - don't look for reasoning, look for entertainment. Sorry, I wasn't entertained either.

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  4. First time here, loved reading your trip update.

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    1. Welcome here Little Fingers! And thanks :)

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  5. I am 24 and I prefer laughing out loud than LOL. . Does dat make me an oldie??? And truth be told even while texting I use lol only wen I get bored and d joke/incident wasn't even remotely funny!

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    1. You are just 24?? I envy you Rohan!!! I think it's a phase for my teenage cousin. Hopefully she will outgrow this stage soon. Even I use Lol in text because they can't see me laughing in real. But this was the first time I heard someone say Lol repeatedly instead of laughing. It was amusing, trust me.

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  6. Really sweet trip updates. Give your niece a hug from me next time you meet her. She sounds adorable :)

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    1. I wish I could hug her right now, Lazy. I will remember to give your love next time which, I think, will come only in 5-6 months now :(

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  7. I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but get this: I TOTALLY love the way you write. Oh, and I'm a newbie blogger too. :D If you like, visit my blog sometime :)

    http://diary-of-a-troubled-teenager.blogspot.com/

    Definitely following you!

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Your sweetness makes my day. Gentle criticism will be taken in the right spirit too :)