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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Days roll by

Its been over a week since i landed in Blore, but this trip i know has been different from my earlier ones. Last evening as i was chatting with a friend,who i met after ages, i realised the experience we carry about a town is not just about its climate, culture and cause. It is largely to do with PEOPLE,and am not just referring to the random stranger walking on the street, or the hoity toity Manager you meet at the client place..It is to do with people you know, you connect with and you are close to... There are days when i just chill out on my own, or catch a movie, or sit browsing in a book store, but off late its changed.. Am either spending time with friends, or meeting new ones!!

Since the day i landed, not a minute has been free, rather not a minute has gone to waste... There was something or the other happening, keeping me in HIGH spirits and making me look forward to the next day..  And it dint matter what i was doing, as long as it was with someone called FRIEND.. There were times when we did nothing, but just go about our work, sharing nothing more than the room and the wi-fi connection, other times it was sipping a cuppa coffee humming to the music playing in the background; and sometimes it was walking up and down the park clicking pictures, sharing a moment of "wow, its beautiful" amidst the silence that surrounded us...

Yes, everyday religiously i was at the client 's office, working away, chatting, catching up on other projects, being part of meetings/discussions, etc etc, but post work it was shopping for a friend, going to a movie, just driving around aimlessly, house hunting, meeting new landlord, paying bills, or cracking up over a  movie...

A smile sneaks into my face as i relive those moments, every coffee we sipped, signals we made fun of, friends we met, interesting characters we encountered and best of all the little white lies shared... What fun~!!

Met a couple of Twitter/Blog friends for the 1st time...
Explored a new coffee shop
Made a visit to the India's largest Mall- Mantri Square, ploughing through a trillion people who had made the streets their HOME and wouldnt budge!!! :)
Spent a lot of time with a dear wacko friend :-)

Maybe its cos of all this , but whenever i hear someone rave about Bangalore/other city, all i have to reply is - Its not the town, but the people that make the difference... Agreed, the events or what the city has to offer makes an impact, but thats not all, its not enough... I've been burning it in Blore Heat , and yet it hasnt affected me too much...There are days when am out in the blazing sun, roaming the streets,walking up and down completely unaware of the Sun... A day when we had breakfast, and just multiple cups of coffee and chai till dinner bells rang...

Amazing what a difference it makes when you have good friends around.. There are more who i've been interacting with - some for few weeks/months others over years.... when will i meet em!! :)

Ok, think am gonna stop my FRIENDS series with this.. could go on and on... but you get the picture, dont you!!?? [if you dont, then go out there and earn some friends.. ;)]


Anonymous said...

Yes, friends change the way we see life and the world around us. They are quite special and you seem to be meeting more and more of those special friends. Have fun. :)

Swaram said...

Wow! U r hvng a gr8 time there! Sigh! I so miss my Blr more n more when I read something abt it!
Sis n cousins bk home hv shared a lot of pics of Mantri Square and think they cn lure me to make a trip to Blr soon :P

Karthik said...

Awesome!! u missed mentioning the "Blackberry purchase" ;-).

Anonymous said...

// i realised the experience we carry about a town is not just about its climate, culture and cause. It is largely to do with PEOPLE,//

Wonderfully said. 100% true :) hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...nalla enjoy panreengala...nallarunga missing tht place:((((

vimmuuu said...

boy o boy ! you are omnipresent !!!

AJai said...

earn some friend??? :)
nice post. :)

Aaarti said...

@uma --Yep, i treasure my friends more than i wud jewellery or other so called precious stuff :)

Aaarti said...

@Swaram - u shd do a trip and when u do, give me a buzz... we can all meet up :))

Aaarti said...

@k - :) Oh, that is a seperate post... too much to write abt it... ... awesome indeed ;-)

Aaarti said...

Senor Anon ennum Gils avargale!! :D bloreukku oru trip polamma??? unga vandavalam ellam veliye vandudumnu bayapadatheenga... :D hehehe..

sema koothu..dint want to come back... avalavu fun!! sigh..enna panradu!!

Aaarti said...

@Vimmuuu == i am..i am..where else am i??? :P how u doing da? long time no noos...

Aaarti said...

Ajai - yep!!! be worthy enuf to earn a friend.. :D [actually was inspired by the bournville ad.. and how we talk abt earning an apple product..hehe]

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HairyKnees said...

Intersting blog :) Friends are the bestest! I would die if I didn't have any :( lol

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Anonymous said...

Firts time here...and i love it :)
Your posts are all warm and happy and delightful :)

Yeah...totally's the people who make a city great, and not the city by itself.

Am from Trivandrum basically -- a place non of its habitants (esp our generation) likes, for being the un'cool', traditional 'village'. But i've always been in love with that place!!

I came to blore 3 yrs ago, had no friends here and hated this city for almost forever...until now...when i've slowly started liking it...

Sigh...wonder what life'd be without friends :)

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