Friday, January 1, 2010

Gopal uncle

I met Gopal uncle for the first time either in the year 2000 or 2001, dont exactly remember. My mother had stayed with his wife's parents in Singapore during a holiday some 25 years ago. Whatever, he was a cardio thoracic surgeon, completing his FRCS.

For the last 1 and half years, he was the chief cardio thoracic surgeon, at the Vadamalayan Hospital in Madurai. He used to come down to Chennai about twice a month, to visit his family who continued to stay in chennai. On the 26th of Dec, he fell down from the third floor of his apartment complex, and suffered extensive brain damage. On the 31st morning, he was declared brain dead. His wife immediately arranged to get his important organs such as heart liver and kidney harvested for transplantation.

I cannot really remember the first that struck me about him. He had a smiling face and soft voice. He was very easy to talk to, he had plans of moving to the UK or Singapore to train further. They had decided to enroll their 5 year old son in Montfort boarding school. That time their daughter was hardly 2 or 3 years old. We met him and on and off a few times before they moved to Singapore. My parents always used to say, that if they ever get a boy like Gopal for me, they would give me away with closed eyes. He was known as such an intelligent person.

We met him again, on my trip to Singapore in dec 2004. He took us out for lunch one day to this amazing Indian restaurant. We met him more often, after they moved to Chennai. He used to love coming home, to have a drink with my father. It is at these times, that i got to spend more time with him. He had this lovely way of motivating people without sounding preachy or superior. He climbed his career ladder a lot faster than normal doctors.

The other thing that made me respect him more than anything else, was the relationship he shared with his wife and kids. The patience, his firmness on certain things, and the way he handled his kids. He would never raise his voice unless its completely necessary. His kids used to adore him , and he would always strive to give them the best he could afford, in terms of a lovely posh house in a nice area, education in exclusive schools and sending them for every class and lessons they have wanted to attend.

Anyways i still cant believe he is gone. he had come home last hardly a month ago. I hope his soul rests in peace. I worry more for his wife and kids who were so close to him. I hope they stay strong and turn out with flying colors to do their dad proud.

We will miss you uncle.

New Year 2010!

ok 31st afternoon was lovely... i met 4 of my sweetest classmates from school. Sadhana, Ravi and Manoj! what i thought would be a half n hour meeting went on for 3 whole hours.... and the nicest thing was we laughed all the 3 hours and caught up on soo many things, argued, gossiped and fought, and for those 3 amazing hours, i thought we were back in the last row of our 12 C classroom :). I thought it would be one of those formal get togethers with friends, where you run out of things to talk about after like half an hour, and dint expect it to be 1/10th of the fun it turned out to be.

Ironically, I was damn excited about new years eve, as i was supposed to attend a friends party with my best friend. We did some decent decoration, we were going to make our own cocktails and mocktails and everything. Finally our high funda decoration turned out to be a few scented candles and some frozen sculptures with plants in between. The party as such had about 8 of us permanent people, and about 20 people who were floating crowd. These parties are now beginning to wierd me out, what do people really do at them? Just get drunk? This party, people were just walking around, and umm talking to people, and sitting around. Which basically results in leg pain! No one danced for more than 20 min.... and i found it excruciatingly boring cos i hardly knew anyone around. I had a vodka cocktail and 2 jell-o shots, and all i felt was an urge to pee! A few crazy pictures were taken. Next year, without feeling kanjus, i should just go to a proper party, where people dance away and do slightly crazy things, and more importantly a party where i have more closer friends around me! but all in all a nice party, where i got to meet a few old school friends. oh and the first time a partied till 3 in the night :D!

The new year morning though, was lovely, my mom picked me up at 6 in the morning, i walked my dog, played with her for awhile. Slept till 12, wished people who called home. and then watched a lotta tv! and basically spent the whole day doing nothing! my idea of a perfect new yr morning..... and yaa i already broke my new year resolution of not using bad language, and eating a fruit a day. but hey i drank cranberry juice on new yrs eve! ooohh nd my mum said my dad has bought me super expensive straightener from Dubai! cant wait to see it, nw m just hoping i get my hard disk also! I Should talk to my mum about it. and yaa today being the 2nd of jan i should start my slum report.

Oh the sad part about my new year is, that my mom told me early in the morning, that a very close family friend of ours Gopal uncle passed away. :(

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

fab india and brownies.... :D

Yesterday, I watched the movie 'A walk to remember'. It had been a long time since i saw a movie that made me cry, and i usually cry during the even slightly sentimental movies. It was about a girl and boy who fall in love, but the girl has leukemia and is going to die soon. The boy goes about fulfilling her wishes and making her happy. This is definitely one of the most wonderful movies ive ever seen.
Oh the brownies. I cant take credit for them completely. I took cash from my lil brother ;) and bought betty crocker chocolate fudge brownie mix, and voila! brownies were in there in precisely 30 minutes :)! they are the yummiest things ever. I am popping a huge piece in every time i literally look at the box.
Today, was an uneventful but a satisfying day. I did a little lingerie shopping after a really long time, and after that i went to fab india. I usually avoid the fab india store like the plague, cos its expensive, very smart, very pretty and addictive for me. Well, today i guess my mom felt indulgent, so we did end up going, and she bought me two long kurtas. That is one shop that makes me really crave long kurtas. I was so happy, yet i immediately began coveting the wrap around skirts and the shorts :(! ok thats def my next buy. Im beginning to dream of them now. My brownies indulgence continues.
I have been wanting to eat at Royal Biriyani for a really long time. Im hoping my mom takes me there tonight. That will be make a perfect day for me :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Yesterday the 27th was nice too. I had a hair wash, which is becoming a momentous thing nowadays, as im becoming too lazy to do it, even twice a week. This is the ultimate proof of my mind changes from school ( where i used to wash my hair every alternate day even when i was suffering from 102 degrees fever). I had gone to my friend Alagu's place, to help with the new year party decorations :)! we never actually ended up doing anything. We jus sat, chatted and laughed a lot, which is completely cool with me. I love doing that. Oh and finally got some nice gossip :) been quite some time since i heard gossip, which really interested and mattered to me. Now im a little excited about the party :).

3 idiots

Ok today was a nice day. After a loonngg time i spent like half a day with my best friend Chini! We were going for the movie 3 idiots, to Ega. The cool thing is we travelled in the 29c together after soo longg.... It was soo nostalgic... It was lovely doing the same old gossiping and complaining about home thing and reasoning out..... Though the bus did take a different route for due to some huge diversion, it was good.
oh and i finally got to see 3 idiots. It was Fantastic. One of the cutest movies ive seen this yr and a grand closing for the amazing year 2009. Vidhu Vinod Chopra's direction was trademark. Aamir, Sharman and Madhavan, make the most adorable students ever. The comedy and the jokes were just hilarious. The story is about 3 students Roncho, Raju and Farhan who have come from really different backgrounds, and are coerced into engineering by their parents. The story is about how the education system and parents should stop pressurising kids, and how Roncho helps make the other 2 have fun during their 4 years of college life.
ooh nd i also had the Dahi Papdi chaat from Gangotree after ages :D Slurp Slurp! Now im going to start watching House season 2! Dr.House's ex girlfriend Stacy has entered the serial :D

Friday, December 25, 2009

Finally here!

ok i guess im really late. Then again better late than never. I have been wanting to start a blog like forever, ok for atleast about 4 years, but never really bothered to for a million stupid reasons. But anyways im happy i joined, i will try blogging atleast once every couple of days. My December holidays are happening now. Its such a relief from a hectic 2nd semester in ACJ. And to think that was a luxurious semester compared to the third.... im really going to die.

Well, i waited for my hols to start, and dreamt of making it 'rock'... well its not really happening... umm for a few reasons.... Yesterday was lovely though, meeting up with a few under-grad classmates.... was nice to catch up on a lot of gossip! oh yea i admit now.... i love gossip! :D I dont think we will ever change like even 25 years from noww :) oh yea these things are priceless though for the lunch as such there was cash.

Anyways my hols arent bad at all.... i jus realised i love sitting at home.... having nothing to do... Just lying in bed and dreaming away to glory. As for my dreams il type that it tomorrow. I have plans for coffee or tea with my 2 most best friends chini and vidya who are now studying in bangalore! il be meeting chini like after a million ages i think.... discount the 2 min last saturday... hope the plans do not get ditched!