That day shouldn’t have ended
College life is fun and fun includes mass bunking of classes. We never have done that. I am a sure believer of attending classes regularly won’t make you any good. All those studies going to happen by study holidays and what the hell I am doing inside college where there is lot to explore outside. But still I couldn’t bunk classes whenever I want due to the little money I had at that time and also due to the college’s stupid policy of sending attendance report over to my home every 45 days. Sheesh… With my dad know they are sending the letter to home getting the letter by myself and hiding it is no good, as my dad won’t mind to come over to college. So its better to face in home for attendance rather than other list of things from the LECTURERS.
Its better to face known devil(attendance) than unknown ghost(lot of other complaints) 😛 😛
But a college life without mass bunking will leave a black mark in a college career. So we have thought about in 7th Semester. And its decided to do that on 20th September. And place decided to go was Mahabalipuram. I will tell you, its one of the best hangouts for a group outing. That too while in college, it’s the best.
Many were ready to come and we are sure that atleast 25 will come. Again the plan was perfect. The plan is too good that some started to say ‘If he don’t come, he is this/that’. But Villain of the plan came in the form of HOD. As we are in last year many started to take lot of leaves. And he came to class by Monday and said “ithuku apram evanavathu leave eduthu paarunga.. apram irukku..” (If anyone of you takes leave anymore, that’s it). If he is there means, its like, in Hitchu’s words 4 fielders surrounding Ponting(student) while Bhajji/Kumble bowling and 60,000 spectators seeing that.
He is one of the strict lecturers and many have lot of fear for him. And is that statement is not enough for them to back away?? Boy, even the ones who talked ‘they are this and that’ didn’t turn up. We planned it for Tuesday and HOD made that deadly(Silly) statement 😛 😛 by Monday. Anyway we decided to move ahead.
When you try to move ahead obstacles may come.. you must kick it or atleast jump over it 😛 😛
20th September, 2006:
We already decided to start from Koyembedu and another group decided to start from Tambaram. I got into the college bus as usual and got down inbetween(Beach station). And I went to catch a bus to Koyembedu from the bus depot and I spotted one. OH NO!!! its moving…. I am running behind it. Its moving, moving and moving and I am still running behind. After some 2 stops I caught that bus by signal in Central railway station. I never chased a bus for that distance anyday. But that day is to stamp our mark perfectly 😀 😀
Only 4 were there… me, Mr.NF, Mr.GN and Mr.SK. I am asking he? He? He???? The only answer is no. We were really furious as the ones who sounded also didn’t turned up. They went to college. There are some intelligent souls… didn’t turned up for both the bunking and class. Safety 😛 😛 buhahahahahah After scolding all of them enough, we started to move ahead.
We got the bus to Mahabalipuram and we just enjoyed that travel. Fresh air… and travelling in the ECR itself is an experience.. I will tell you… (When anyone of you come to Chennai and stay for more than a week… never miss that) We had some little chats over that and also heard songs from only one mobile we had at that time. We also made sure that other group from Tambaram started.
We have reached Mahabalipuram and by 11, the other ones from Tambaram reached. They are 4 in number…. Mr.VK, Mr.VN, Mr.YJ and Mr.PR turned up. Another Mr.PR turned up from Chengalpet. We are still fumed about many not came to this.
Got the plan. Must move to the ‘Savukku thoopu’ to have beer. Anyways out of 10, as many as 5 won’t drink alcohol… so we started to play with the volleyball in whatever way we want… first in that thoopu and then in the beach sand. Its sheer joy… with we are the only ones there… its like we are the kings there. Some started to take bath in Sea. But me having Seaophobia…..so not even went near that except to make my legs wet.
Time for refreshment… after a tiring schedule 😛 😛 went to the nearby hotel and ate a OK kinda food in that wonderful day. But still a good lunch in banana leaf.. lol!!!!
After food its time to take a lil nap.. that’s the typical Indian will do… and we have done that on the rocks… lying around lazily..
I had the plan of leaving by 3 so that I can reach home by the usual time of 7 so that I can’t be suspected by my mom… as usual my friends had other plans… and said ‘When are we going to come again like this?’ (So true.. we went again there after some months.. but this one trip is unique).
They also suggested moving around. Its time to refresh us with having some Buttermilk and raw mango 🙂 🙂 . We all started to move here and there pointlessly and then reached the light house. It’s a very nice sight and after we got separated.
Me and Mr.SK:
Me and Mr.SK started to move around alone and I have a great fear for walking or climbing the rocks, so I always move slowly. He was such a friend who waited till I climb down and comforted wherever I feared. There are few times we have reached some dead ends and to get out of that we have to jump over the walls… Its such a fun and even today when I think about that day I will call him. But after coming to 8th sem he changed drastically and his antics started to evoke laughter. He is most discussed person whenever we friends talk among us. That itself deserve a post and I will do later.
After jumping here and there and also after having some masala amla and some peanuts we reached the starting point. Everybody was ready too and we went to catch the bus. The bus started by 5:15 and there was huge traffic in the OMR(Old mahabalipuram Road). So we have reached Adyar only by 7:30. Again that bus travel also fun with us enjoying every moment.
Mr.VN treated us(Me, Mr.VK and Mr.YJ with juice in Adyar.. And I will tell you, its one of the best juices I have ever had in life. Its so good.
I have started to my home from Adyar and reached my home by 9:15 or 9:30, I guess… phew… one of the satisfying days… enjoyed a lot…
I still regret about not having camera on that particular day(only few times I regret for that)… but still the memories of that day are still fresh in my mind and have a great respect for my friends who made it so wonderful and unforgettable.
In that morning, Mr. VN called Mr. SK’s mobile which is in his home.
Mr.VN called him and without waiting for the response asked,
Mr. VN: Dei, vasantha vihar(a restaurant in Tambaram) vandhutiya?? (Have you reached Vasantha Vihar??)
Mr. SK’s sister: Anna, college poi irukaanga (My brother went to college)
Mr. VN: 😯 😯
But as a good sister she suspected said the same to her mom. Is this not enough for Mr.SK to get questioned… and he confessed. 😀 😀
That day shouldn’t have ended.. or atleast it should have some more hours than the other normal days…