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Friday, June 29, 2007

Friends...

Woke up late on Wednesday morn and was immediately depressed because of the number of lecture notes I had to study before the 4th. At 10 it occurred to my foggy mind that I was due at Queens to lunch with my old school buddies …or was I? Was it Wednesday or Thursday? And was it 12 or 1? Hmm… a phone call to London and her mom assures me (London being unavailable at the time due to her annual bath) that the date is indeed today and the time is 12 pm.

I decide to study a bit more and soon feel disgusted at my lecture notes, which contain gazillion definitions all in the size of micro print. Maybe they forgot to handout microscopes at the lecture.

At 11.30, I abandon the heady world of wffs and FOPL and head for Queens.

12.30 – Arrive at Queens. All my friends minus one are already there! Awww its so good to see the gals again! Ooh Mad-Oori is wearing glasses!! Gonsi says she’s supposed to wear specks as well, but she doesn’t. ‘Umm why?’ we ask. ‘It looks so ugly’ comes her intellectual response and is immediately bombarded with lectures from yours truly and Mad-Oori.

Since NoMoney is MIA, we decide to wait for her before ordering and talk talk talk! Boy did we talk! There’s so much to say and so much to ask … I read somewhere that friendships forged at school are the strongest and survive the longest… I have known all of these people for more than a decade…

After gossiping for an hour and ordering nothing, we suppose the waiters must be pretty frustrated! Plus London and Mad-Oori are starved. But still no sign of NoMoney. London informs us that she’s at an interview. We decide to study the menu. So we spend another 15 minutes trying to figure out what to order and the dilemma on what to do about NoMoney. Someone comes up with the bright idea of smsing NoMoney the menu and asking what to order (Readers please don’t freak out…No we didn’t actually type the whole menu , it was more like – fried rice, submarines (veg/chicken/shrimp/tuna) take ur pick).

Having witnessed my very first campus fight in 4 years, (hmm on second thought, my very first major fight.. there was this little thingie at the open canteen where guys threw their plates of rice at each other when i was in my 1st year) I began to narrate the whole thing to my friends, especially the reason for the fight which is like the most immature reason I can think of for creating a big commotion. TL is not impressed though! She describes an even dumber (and funnier) fight at her uni where the whole thing was caused by a guy pushing a string hopper down another guy's throat!!

The lunch arrives and we start to eat. LuvDot announces that she’s getting married next year! This leads to a discussion on what everyone is planning to do and I get to know TL has just finished her degree... (I soo want to say ‘me too’ but I have one more month to go!) Gonsi is planning to stay at home and raise her little sis’s kids (!) London has exams next month and Dr.Mad-Oori has 1 more year to go.

Halfway through lunch, NoMoney finally arrives! and she’s looking like this smart career women in glam magz!

Fun fact : NoMoney biting into her chicken submarine and commenting ‘Hey this tastes like chicken submarine’ (!)

So after a really really great time, its time for us to part … A few photos and many hugs later I’m walking down Queens road reminiscing those days at school which now seem so long ago …We in our white uniforms and the blue tie with that devil-may-care laughter and school girls’ innocence…(Sigh)...Another time, another place…

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogging : Why??

Why do we bother to blog? What is the compelling reason behind it?
Why does someone feel the urge to tell the world what she feels about certain things in life? Why does he/she want to advertise what she did on that rainy afternoon when the electricity was out and dinner was burnt and the dog had run away?
Why? Why? Why?!!
I suppose we're all bit of egotists in a way...assuming that our lives are so important that they need to be documented, remembered(?)
As for me I cant really give a straight answer to why I started blogging - it just occurred to me that it might be a fun thing to do!
However, some people use blogs as a way to keep in touch with their family & friends. You can let your loved ones share your life even if you live thousands of miles apart : these are the personal type of blogs which record the events of the authors life just like a regular diary - well maybe not quite like a regular diary!- after all, who'd like to let their mom know how drunk he got at last night's party?!

I read somewhere that for some people, blogs are a way to affirm their existence! : 'blogito ergo sum' - I Blog, therefore I am! ( A pun on the famous 'cogito ergo sum' - I think, therefore I am' ) (Note: Do I fall into this category?? Eeek!!)

For others its way to express their creativity..Some people just love to write! ( I'd like to belong to this category!)

Or is blogging another form of procrastination? (hmm might be true for me)

Oh well, I am no closer to deciphering my reasons for blogging than when I was when I started writing this post, BUT I think everyone will agree that whatever the reasons for blogging its certainly here to stay!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Procrastination

It has forever plauged me how I manage to totally waste time by doing nothing. Yesterday, for instance I was supposed to read at least 2 research papers and finish studying the last lecture note on WASN. But despite the fact I stayed clear of the TV, and Terry Pratchett (I purposely borrowed Dostovsky so that I wont be able to read it in one go) I only finished the lecture note...and zero papers..So wot in the world did i do?? I vaugely remember staring blankly at the lecture note for ages though . Hmmmm....Oh right I did some playing around in Cygwin. But how could that take hours? I only did one small program...??? !
Maybe I was abducted by aliens. That'd explain the time loss. (ha ha)