Tell you a story –

I was planning to write this since long, but was feared for any confrontation, so finally decided not to mention any name, location or time and to proceed ahead with writing this.

It’s a real story which happened with me.

Long time ago, it was only 4-5 months when I joined a job and use to travel by bus, my office was far away from the place where I was staying. It was normally use to be a very boring journey from home to office and back home. Most of time bus remains full and some time I have to travel long distances by standing in the bus.

One day while going to office in a packed bus, I saw a very beautiful girl standing 3-4 persons next to me, I was mesmerized. "What a beauty" I thought in my mind. Though I was traveling in the same bus from last 4-5 months, but never saw her before. Well, when I realized that no one is noticing me, I started looking at her from time to time. I have a habit of listing songs while traveling in bus and those days also I was listing songs with my ear phone on.

After few stops I manage to get a window seat in last row of bus. I was the happiest man on earth when I saw that she got a seat beside me. Yes unbelievable but true, she was sitting just next to me. To make her feel comfortable, I started looking out from window (opposite to her) with my head phone on. It was very difficult for me to accommodate my self in such a small place, but was happy. I was not feeling any pain in my knees which was crashing with the seat in front.

A couple of stops passes by and I was deeply in my thoughts, thinking whether I will be seeing her again or not, even though volume on ear phone was full but I was thinking that what will happen tomorrow when I will not be seeing her again in bus.

All of sudden that beautiful girl moved and sits on next vacant seat. While moving she looked at me like she have seen her first the most disgusting person on this earth. This was our first eye contact … eye contact because I turned towards her when I realized that there is a movement. Her look towards me was so annoyed that those few people who sitting or standing near me, started looking at me. I was very much sure that I haven’t done any wrong with her, I was not even looked at her once after sitting, but I can not explain this to her, neither I can ask her why she is saw me like this or why she is moved to another seat.

I was badly embarrassed, and to not let it get reflected, I turned my head back towards window and pretended that nothing has happened and I am enjoying my songs. Now my thoughts have changed, I was sad and was feeling humiliated. I was thinking why she moved to another seat, why she looked at me like this… etc. volume of my ear phone was full but I was not at all listening that.

I reached my office and while coming down from bus, I saw that she is also coming down. As there were other offices in the same campus and even my office was scattered across multiple buildings and multiple floors, so I was not surprised at all. I took out my ear phone and moved towards office. As I was having enough bad taste in my mouth, I didn’t even noticed that where is she going?

A couple of days later, when I went to another department for some work, I saw her wondering around, "Oh My God, she is in same company" I thought in my mind. I pretended again that I haven’t noticed her or I ever saw her and moved ahead.

Now we started meeting quite often in the bus. As our office timing was same, so most of time we use to meet while coming to office. I never reflected that she is in the same company or even I saw her before, as I already had enough bitterness in my mouth. After couple of more meetings in bus, I thought to change my timing, so started changing my time, some times early, some time bit late, while going to office or coming back home. Unfortunately we started meeting even more often and most of time both to and fro. I was clueless what to do; there was no other alternate than bus. I don’t want to see her in bus; I don’t want to travel with her. Then I started skipping from bus, if we meet at the bus stop, I remembered that I came out from the bus few time after finding her in the same.

I was so paranoid, that I become choosier with my seats and started avoiding sitting with any girl.

Slowly with time my bitterness gets dissolved and I made compromise to travel with her. Even after that we never talked, never said "hello" to each other, but we both were aware that we work in the same company. I think what she was expecting me to come forward for a chat; I am very much sure that she doesn’t even remember the first incidence which happened between us. I never started any conversation with her ever due to my fear, neither she.

Time passes by and in a Monday I haven’t seen her for entire day, then Tuesday and then Wednesday. I become curious to know about her. I went to her department and saw some one else was sitting on her chair, means either she resigned or she was fired.

A long time has passed since then and it is still a mystery that why she move away from me. This question will remain there for ever.

So, that is how a cat and mouse story ended.

If you are expecting a "happy ending, sweet love story" then excuse me please, as this is truth, which is not always sweet.

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Get togather, Dinner & F1

Woke up late this morning, but feeling fresh and relaxed, no hassle-passel, so started slowly and without missing out any thing. This is what usually happens in weekdays when I use to forgot things :D. Though I am a careful person and normally create a list of tasks in my mind which I need to finish, but some times I use to miss few due to lack of time.

There was one thing for which I was careful, that I have to do the preparations for dinner, as my very old friends Anurag and Shubhee (my classmates of PG and now married) and Rishi and Rashmi (worked with Rishi in Philips, who is from same state U.P. as I am) will be coming for dinner. Though Shubhee was telling that we will cook together, but I have to do the shopping to collect small-small things.

After finishing our routine weekend tasks, both me and Sunil went to Khatib Central market to do the shopping. There were few things which we can not get here, so I bought those from Mustafa, while returning back to home from office yesterday.

Anyways by 5:30 PM we were back to home with all those things which required. Yes we manage to collect all those spices and vegetables, which are required for dinner menu. I always find it hard to collect spices and oil required for North Indian Cuisine in near by places, luckily got every thing today.

As per my last conversation with Shubhee, she told me that they will be here at 5, but Anurag has to go to office due to some work so they came late, very-very late actually. We started at 8 and finished our cooking by 10, as we were 6 people and 5 dishes so this was expected. Other than curry rest other things were quite fast. Anurag was busy most of time preparing curry and he burn up his neck with hot oil bust while doing this. Thanks God it was not major. Other than curry, we had Jeera-Rice (cumin seeds and rice boiled together), Raita (yogurt, messed cucumber with salt), salad (onion, tomato and cucumber slices with lemon juice and salt) and Roti (in North India it’s different, it’s not like roti-parata or chapatti).

The way Anurag prepared curry was quite different and its taste was not like what I was expecting, but it was MIND BLOWING, he has done some very good job with very less oil and spices. This was the first time when I saw anyone using milk in curry.

We enjoyed F1 qualifying rounds with dinner. Both ‘Anurag and Shubhee’ and ‘Rishi and Rashmi’ left at around 11:15 PM. We had some great time together and a superb dinner.

Vessels are still there in basin to be cleaned and me and Sunil has to do it before we finally go to bed.

Posting few picture of this event with details 🙂


[Anurag preparing curry]


[Rishi’s contribution – watching TV all the time ;)]

[finished dinner and enjoying F1 qualifying round]

Sorry I am not in a single picture as i was the person who was taking those pictures.

!!! Happy Birthday To Me !!!

As expected, it was a calm day as far as my Birthday concerns. Away from family and friends so was expecting less calls, messages and that is what happened.

Unlike earlier years when I use to enjoy with friends and family with a lot of best wishes, last 2 years received only few phone call, some forwarded email and SMS and more excuses later on, surprisingly got some overwhelming wishes from colleagues, who came to my desk to wish.

My thanks to all of you…

I haven’t done any thing special and was happy from inside as I was not in mood to celebrate it, neither any one bother. There are only few people whom I know here… and most of them were planning to go to get a feel of F1 rather than thinking of joining me…

I would like to say my thanks to F1 organizers who have added one more peaceful day in my life this year 🙂

Called my scattered family in India one by one this evening, life seems to returning back to normal after Delhi blast and one untimely death in July.

If I take out wishes from the day it will become any other normal working day…

Tomorrow it is going to a different day; few of my very old friends are going to join me… I hope we will have some good time after very long time… will update you on this with pictures for sure…(I haven’t posted any picture since long… bad lah) till then b-bye, take care and enjoy Singapore’s First F1.

Middle of nowhere

I know it since long that 19th November is the day of Gudiyas marriage… but I also know that, at that time other big bumps will be waiting for me… though she is aware of my situation but this excuse will not take me any where… this is once in a life kind of event… haven’t decided any thing… and didn’t listen any thing positive from any one… now sure what do…

Though we never grown up together, but we share even stronger bond than real siblings… I remember once she mentioned about the boy that "he is just like you" … this is the biggest compliment I ever heard…

Thinking and just thinking … there is nothing in my hand … and I am very much sure that there is no miracle is going to happen … have to do some … I must find a way…

Wall-e

Was planning to watch a movie and when I came to know that wall-e is released, I decided to go for it… I have to collect my new specs, so thought to test them with new movie and with new angle (as my axis of eyes is changed now… LOL)… My ‘partner of all crimes’ Mr. Sunil was not keen to watch movie, rather he wants to setup his new wireless router at home so that he can voice-chat with his girl in room with closed door 😉 (How romantic!!!)

So first we collected a ticket at top level and went all the way down to level one (AMK Hub) to collect specs, we were running short of time as the show was at 7:15 PM and it’s was 6:45 already… Mr. Sunil bought his router. Before we say bye to each other, a credit card sales person jumped to us, I know that this is going to take some time… I some how manage to get rid of him, but Mr. Sunil got trapped … Oh …

I said good-bye to Sunil there it self and moved ahead to the theater … bought a cold drink and big pack of mixed pop-corns. I was surprised when I saw that small looking pack can contain enough pop-corns for 2 persons… for sure I will not able to finish that in the movie… anyways the movie was about to start when I entered into hall …

It was a great movie and took off all my stress; I laughed quite a number of times…

While retuning back I dropped pop corn bag in dust bin which was still quarter of bag full…

Saw that Sunil manage to setup his router and after setting up his lappy, he wants to test with mine… which we did successfully … I want to do this for my cell phone also but don’t know the key combination to get MAC address, will google it later…

Exhausted … dragging …

Some times (not always.. haan !!) I use to realize that I am not a machine … this is what happened on Thursday evening when I found my self literally dragging to finish daily task after coming back home… this happens because I was putting more energy in every attempt to solve a problem and the end result was zero, at the end I find my self exhausted … blame it to my stubborn nature … I think some time I have to take a break to refresh my self, to let new ideas come in my mind…

Any ways there is new ToDo list is ready for this weekend … will update you on this soon…

My Vietnamese Sis

Her name is "Kim Thoa"… We know each other from last 7-8 years, but we never met, we just chatted and exchanged mail, I saw her on a postcard size photograph, which she sends me long way back … I lost any contact with her from last 2-3 years… what last thing I remembered that she got married, had a kid and working for a news paper in Hanoi…

While going through my yahoo address book few days back, I found here mail id, which refreshes that intense feeling which we develop when we were in touch… I recalled that how bravely she was fighting with the world, after early dismissal of both of her parents…

I dropped her few lines, was not sure if she still remember me or even if she is checking mails or not. Surprisingly she replied the mail, she still remember me !!! I have got her phone number from signature…

I called her back immediately and we had a chat on phone … this was the first time when I heard her voice and she mine… though we have different accent and was finding it difficult to understand each other, but I was able to sense "the surprise", "the excitement", "the happiness" and "the joy" in her voice… important part for me was happiness which we share…

It was a very different experience for me … my English is not good enough to explain it here…

I wish I will be able to see her in near future…