Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Unforgettable Memories at UK for My Best Friend's Wedding!! (Day 3)

Day 3: The Wedding Day!

Woke up n realized there was some noise …. Yeah very nearby… in our own tummies….! We were dam hungry n since we were new to the place, we had to go hunting early morning… so Sharmi and I set on our expedition to find the nearest decent looking hotel in that village… finally after a 15 mins walk we found a restaurant.. We decided to have our breakfast there and pack some for our friend Manjeet as well as other frenz of Amruta who were supposed to arrive that morning for her wedding… Once done with breakfast since our tummies were full, we decided to hire an auto to our room and as we were about to reach, suddenly Sharmi realized that we have forgotten the room keys at the hotel!! Gosh!!! Jus gave an “above turn” command to the auto guy, collected the keys and then back to destination.

We were all supposed to get dressed up in sarees (our ethnic wear) about which we were dam excited!! We were all set, decked up and ready to be a part of the wedding celebration!

And soon to the wedding hall….. We felt as if we’re entering into a fantasy land…. The lights in the hall gave it “dreamy” effects… flowers on the stage were jus so awesome! Loved the atmosphere… and specially the name of my friend and her groom written at the backdrop….. long awaited moment was gradually turning into reality and we were all curious to see her in the bridal wear!

Have u watched “Hum aapke hain kaun?” I’m sure you would remember the song where the lyrics goes like- “dulhe k saaliyon oh hare dupatte waaliyon…joothe dedo, paise lelo”…. Yes this song reminds me of the “tragedy” we faced ! We had a master plan of stealing the groom’s shoes, when he removes them before he enters the hall… We were waiting for the right time, but groom’s friends were so sure about our plan that they dint even move a millimeter away from him… they surrounded the groom as if we were about to kidnap him… n to our greatest failure they lovingly carried away the shoes and locked in inside the car!  SAD!!! And we got a message through Amruta’s bro saying: if u want the shoes jus pay us 1000 bucks! Gosh… Joothe bhi aapke, aur paise bhi…..!!! hadh hai yaaar….! No way! Huh!!

So we were back to the “mandap”, where the wedding was taking place…. I have no words to describe how the bride looked that day! “Beautiful” , “awesome”,” gorgeous”…. ???? I feel these words cannot actually express how stunning she appeared ….. Both the bride and groom looked like “made for each other”…. They make a wonderful pair…….

Felt a heart ache when we saw her in tears… never had seen her crying! Realized that every gal has to go through this phase of life one day which is sad! That s the reality!

After the wedding ceremony, we had a delicious lunch and then to drop our friend to her husband’s place… Only thing that comforted us was that she was coming back to Bangalore jus in the next few more days…. And we will be together once again!

We had planned to go to the beach but since it was getting dark we had to cancel our plan… Thought to go back to our rooms and relax… but then something really fascinating caught our noses!! Right our noses were sensitive to the “delicious” lemonade aroma that came from a BiG container… A RSS rally was going on and it was meant to be a part of their refreshments!

We were so dam thirsty … that water could not suffice our thirst at that moment… We were just hoping someone to understand our body language or atleast offer some lemonade for the sake that we were the only three people as “foreign guests” over there….- you know-- Athithi devobhava!! We just turned our steps towards the temple yard where a person from the rally group was giving “ some speech” to the gathering…. (“some speech” coz we never tried to understand anything beyond lemonade!) we sat on the stone bench, which was just approximately 50 meters away from the gathering… n after the speech came our most awaited moment… few volunteers from the group got a huge tray filled with cups full of lemonade and started distributing … none of them seemed to notice us sitting there… now we were trying to try out all possible ideas to get it… I remembered I had read the book “ The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy, which says anything is possible if you suggest your subconscious mind … so I asked the gals to concentrate on the lemonade with their sub conscious mind (dunno where was it damnit!!) My friend Manjeet said: “Resh I’m concentrating with both conscious and sub conscious minds.. still no one is looking at us !!!” and my friend Sharmi wore her glasses, thinking that those gave her face a sympathetic look… n they’ll be thinking about sharing it with us poor gals!…. Yet no one seemed to be turning towards us… n then we lost all hopes while my eyes fell on a person with a tray lookin at us and nodding his head to ask : You wan it??? And without a second thought All the three of us nodded back a big “YES” to him…… and we GOT IT!!!!! Hurrayyyy!!! :D we clicked few snaps to commemorate this incident and smile at our own…….. watever!

We had a kinda photo session after the event….

Different poses tried…..

The wasp seemed to attack Manjeet right at the click of camera!!

We went for a night walk …. We saw one of Amruta’s fren going back to her hometown… and then her dad dropped us to a restaurant where we had our dinner quota done… The next day we planned to visit Goa as it was near to the place we stayed… just approx. 3 hours of journey by bus….So we went to a bakery and got some stuff to eat on the way……

Back to our rooms…. Cleaning ceremony….Tired…. ….alarm set to 4:30 a.m……. Off to sleeeep Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

Coming up:



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unforgettable Memories at UK for My Best Friend's Wedding!! (Day 2)

Opened my eyes at the violently rocking and hopping of the bus... the innumerable potholes on roads assisted the bus “a big time” in all the ways possible to give us a roller coaster ride!! Then I knew the reason why were the seats moving to and fro so liberally without the lever’s help! 

We had no idea where our stop would be..All we knew is “Ankola” stop… As we expected there were a few people in the bus who had to get down at the same stop. But the arrogant driver with all his stupidity stopped at a place which was much further than the exact location. A poor old granpa with his aged wife was really furious at the driver and the “yelling at each other” part was going on as we got down with our huge bags. We called up our friend and waited for a few minutes until her dad sent us a cab to take us to the room where we were supposed to stay…

The place was awesome, a complete “village” atmosphere, birds chirping, greenery all around, a temple view right beside, all in all a calm, serene, peaceful dwelling . Felt as if my ears went deaf as they were so habituated to the horrible noise of the busy traffic as a part of routine.

We were now getting settled and ready to meet our friend, all excited packing the gifts

… just waiting to see her in that “dulhan” attitude :)! We were dropped to her place and as we entered the home we were warmly welcomed by her family… our eyes were curious finding her and as she was called by her name, we heard the typical sound of bangles, anklet rushing downstairs… We were so excited to see her in “all girlie” looks -. mehendi in her hands, gold accessories, bangles, anklets..

Quickly she led us upstairs, n wow! we felt as if its “our own area” now! Met two of her best school friends, who in no time made us feel their own… and our gang rocked..!! We were so glad to capture our friend’s expressions as she unpacked the gifts!!

Soon we had our breakfast and set out to see the beautiful places around! Amruta’s uncle was kind enough to bear us all through the site seeing… it was really fun visiting the oldest temple there

.... and then to the most awaited : Honey beach! Yes it’s not “honey” though it was spelt that way, it was pronounced as “Honne” beach… The most beautiful beach I had ever seen in my life. Clear blue waters so dam wide…and it was for the first that my friend Manjeet actually had seen a beach live!! She just screamed n shrieked out of happiness which were a “value-addition” to our overjoyous experience!

We had to return back to our rooms as we had to attend the engagement ceremony of our friend.. Rushed to our rooms and got all set to get into the huge gathering … I had seen yet another way of engagement celebration in their culture, where the grooms family without the presence of the groom, come and adorn the bride with flowers , saree and gold… and thereafter have lunch together with the invitees.

We had awesome lunch , and for the first time I tasted something called as “Kokam kadi” which I heard in song : “Arey maine use bulaaya, kokam kadi pilaaya, aur dekh k mauka maara chauka, dil ki baat bataya!! Hehe… ya it was so tasty actually… so it isn’t wrong on the part of this song where the hero says he gave it to the heroine before he proposed to her ! LOL! :D

A tight lunch was soon followed by a short nap… where all were sailing in dreamworld except me(I am not used to sleeping day time), was just checking who opened her eyes first….. and wow! all were awake because of the loud airtel ringtone from of our fren chandrma’s cell… felt like thanking the person who called her up!! Hehe… n then the floor was all ours! Did the craziest dance possible… ranging from solo performances to group ones…from mujras to break dances…. fashion parade and then the “singing concert” putting the maximum emotions and feelings into the songs… it was just “Total Fun” and nothing else…until we realized it was time for dinner !

After a tight tasty dinner we left to our room allowing the bride to pack her things off and get herself ready for D-day… !!

Day 3: The Wedding Day!(check out for awessome experiences ahead!)


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Unforgettable Memories at UK for My Best Friend's Wedding!! (Day 1)

I know I had to post this long back.. Life was so busy and whatever little time I managed to spare for myself was completely being utilised to cool down my “almost-ready-to-sleep eyes” and “over heated brain”!! Ufff… Hectic work pressure had made me so numb towards my personal life that I had almost forgotten I had a blog baby of my own, which I’m supposed to keep active, keep feeding… Anyway, thanks to my friend Manjeet who stirred up my “almost dead” interest, as we took off a break from reality and happened to get lost in the memories of those four days… “those four awesome days of our life” at Karwar, UK !

Those days were special to us because we were going to see our best friend change her salutation from Ms. Amruta V.N. to Mrs. Amruta C.N.  ya in simple words it was our best friend Amruta’s wedding…. Those days were filled with a mixture of emotions…. We were happy, excited, curious, scared, frightened, (you will know the reasons for each of these as you go on ) and ofcourse a “littttle” sad for the fact that we wont be able to grab her for movies and outings at our convenience, which made us feel a little upset.

This was a four days trip and I want to treasure every single moment of fun we had at UK…yes… that’s Uttara Kannada (North Karnataka) at a cool place called Ankola (though it was a quite a bit hot there) ! 

Day 1: The day when we started from Bangalore

December 11, 2009:
All excited we had come to office with our bags packed, tickets ready and timings set. The whole day at office was a torture as we kept looking at our wrist watches, and making signs across the bays , and finally….exactly at 5:45 p.m, we started off with the bags making the least noise possible!! Huh!! After all we dint want anyone to embarrass us making a loud yell…..“BYEEEE RESHMAAAA…… BYEEE Manjeeet… Uffff!!! (that’s how a person leaving early in my office gets embarrassed!) N my friend Sharmila had to join us at the bus stand from her home, as she was on a half day leave :P

We managed to hire an auto driver who agreed to drop us to Majestic bus stand at meter charge (isn’t that a great event in Bangalore??? God bless him :)) We however reached the bus stand on time though we just had the landmarks and directions given by our friend, the honourable bride! 

The three of us- (Manjeet, Sharmila and me) got united at “Sea Bird Travels” waiting for our departure. We got into the bus looking for our seat numbers, we settled down with the luggage and soon realised we were hungry !!  Manjeet had got Haldirams bhelpuri … n yummmm the attractive yellow and red package !! Coudnot wait until the mixture was prepared and spoon by spoon was getting delivered to our tummies…

We stopped for dinner at…. Sorry I don remember the name of the place.. Ordered for rotis which were like a piece of mat giving good exercise to our jaws … n I was being fed by my frenz Manjeet and Sharmila as I had hurt my fingers the previous day…

Back to our bus… continuing our journey….….. hoping to reach our destination……closing our eyes… fallin asleeeeeep……

Day 2: (Hmmm….There’s a lot that happened.. I’ll share the thrilling experiences, which will be updated shortly! Until then see yaaaa…! Cheers… :)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun @ Home Town!

These were the good ol' days in December last year, when the whole family got together and had a fun filled time preparing for my cousin brother's wedding....

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Perfect Happiness!

I just love and appreciate the way these little toddlers hold big brooms (which almost come up to their height) with their little hands, putting their best efforts to see a clean surrounding...
The best part is : It gives them perfect happiness and they really would not let go a bit of it even if somebody dares to lend them a helping hand :)

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