Yesterday was one of the best days of this summer. It was packed with pleasant surprises and wonderful moments with people who make up an important part of my memories in India.
I may have mentioned this before, but at work, I spend my time with two other interns – Navya and Kalpana. We had decided to go and watch a movie last morning and so, after reaching Noida (where we work), we drove to Spice multiplex in the same area and watched Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na with two of our seniors. The movie was light, sweet and funny – one of those movies that are good to watch when you need a laugh. Anyway, we stepped outside after the movie and had some pretty embarrassing moments which I am going to skip on describing hehe. We did happen to get lost in Noida on the way back as well.
The weather on the way back home was one that describes “monsoon” to the hilt. My favorite weather was obviously instrumental in my mood being 10 times better than when I had woken up! Well, I got home to the best news ever. I went and met up two of my best friends – Ishan and Arushi. These were people with whom I spent almost every single evening of my school days and once again, I was surprised to see nothing had changed… we are all still the way we used to be back then. While our parents caught up on each other’s lives, Ishan, Arushi and I were reminiscing the times when we would camp inside the house and pour soda on each other’s faces to wake them up. The moments when Ishan and I fought and physically hurt each other, but yet never looked back at it with a grudge and the night stays at each other’s place, the crazy plans and the play we performed for our parents would never be forgotten by any of us. I should be getting the video of that play sometime soon and I can’t wait to watch it after 6 to 7 years! (note – Bagheera is currently pretending to be mom’s pillow)
Anyway, I had the best evening with Ishan, Arushi, Uncle and Aunty and then went to hang out with another of my friends Yatin. If all these cute little things weren’t enough, one of my very close friends Apurva messaged me yesterday and we will be meeting up either on Wednesday (tomorrow) or day after. Both of us haven’t seen each other in 2 years and we were people who used to meet at least once or twice out of classes. So, that’s going to be a blast
Well… I’m satisfied by how my day went and I can’t really put all my feelings in words. I love these people and since we’re all on Delhi, we have the time to create some new beautiful memories…
It has been a long day for me today, but I am satisfied with how it has gone. I spent the whole day at work and, for once, i found it fun (in a challenging sort of way).
I guess long hours of work aren’t such a bad thing afterall. On the way back from work, my friend/team-mate were having non-stop laughing fits which we can probably attribute to being completely mentally exhausted.
Now, I need to relax and take the time to unwind… Here’s something I posted on my facebook… it’s my rough translation (with some editing) of something that I heard a while back.
This one is for my friends…
Have you ever made sand castles on a beach? Waves come and carry them away. But they still live on – in our memories and our hearts. Life is like those sand castles… the moments, minutes, hours and days we have spent together will dissolve and a wave will carry them away for good. But, what will remain are the memories that will live on and no wave or time will ever be able to take that away from us…
It’s been a pleasant day for me. I just got done with my exams at 3pm. So, it’s time to celebrate the end of another semester!!! I also checked my final grade for software engineering and I am not flunking! I managed a B on it.. I guess that is the best I could have hoped for, considering the fact that my first exam had ruined my percentage to the point that there was no chance of getting an A.
So yeah, the semester is over and it is time to hang out with some friends who’re still in town and with others who are leaving for good! My thoughts may be scattered through this blog, owing to the fact that I am very drowsy at the moment lol.
But, this blog is for the memory of people that I met this semester who are leaving this school for good. It has been a pleasure meeting most of them really. I find it a little disturbing that college life consists of having your friends graduate, or leave, or transfer and every semester you watch another friend go away… hoping that you will keep in touch, but yet uncertain of its possibility. If I ever happen to lose touch with any of them who are leaving, I hope they know that they made a difference in my life… no matter how long or short of a time I’ve known them.
So, I am not going to get emotional over this, and I want to wish them all a happy journey in life whether we see each other again or not. Also, I am happy for those of you who are taking on a new phase of your lives even though I shall miss you all like crazy!
Love & Luck to those of you leaving Columbia and hopefully we shall see each other again sometime during our journeys!