Sunday, August 03, 2008

Amazing weekends

Last Saturday, Woodsmoke and me went to Gariahat market with our mothers. She needed to get some new salwars and shirts made for herself. It was so much fun! The purpose of going itself did not matter much to either of us. The real enjoyment was staying together all the time and cracking jokes about something or the other. Woodsmoke got quite bored while choosing the dress materials because the other three people with her too had to be satisfied with them. After that, when my aunt took a considerably long time to buy dress materials for herself and started talking about buying more things, you should have seen Woodsmoke's face! I didn't know that she despised shopping so much. As for me, I was pretty amused throughout. This was not because of the shopping but because of all my cousin's actions. For me, shopping always means spending four to five hours at a stretch with my parents outside, which is very hard to come by. So, even though I am not a shopaholic, I look forward to shopping. Anyway, I know that Woodsmoke was enjoying herself with her family but not quite the way she had wanted to. So, she was extremely delighted when my mother suggested that we should take lunch first.

But, my aunt was not to be put off so easily. Post lunch, she resumed her shopping business. Woodsmoke kept on teasing her that she probably wanted to buy something for every neighbour back home.Well,she took it quite sportingly! I should have liked to photograph my dear cousin's bored face when the senior ladies were choosing sarees. The man at the saree shop opened one of the sarees and showed its different parts to us. He was looking like such a cartoon that Woodsmoke whispered to me, saying that he should try it on himself. Then, the two of us started giggling and I also remember giggling over certain other things. Every time we did that, my aunt exclaimed, "Look at what they are doing!"

Woodsmoke's experience that evening at a cyber cafe was hilarious too. I went with her there and we worked at different computers. Her computer's keyboard didn't have a single letter or digit printed on the keys. When she asked the fellow there whether there was a better keyboard or not, he replied, "Why, the keyboard is perfectly alright. Only the letters are missing;that's all."

The next day, we went to Dakkhineshwar, Belur Math and Shaktigarh.This time, we were also accompanied by our fathers and our common grandparents. Once more, Woodsmoke was thrilled to see the mad crowds at the temple who were ready to throttle one another to catch a glimpse of the goddess. It was the to and fro journey that we enjoyed more than whatever we saw at these places. I didn't even know that there were such beautiful roads in West Bengal. While returning, Big 92.7 Fm radio channel started playing songs of Shah Rukh Khan movies! This time, both of us were truly thrilled and we started singing the songs. "Jadoo teri nazar", "Main Agar Kahoon", "Aankhon mein teri", "Kal ho na ho".....it was the icing on the cake!

Yesterday, me and seven other students of our school went to Jadavpur University for an essay-writing and a debate competition. Six of us, including me, wrote the essays and two participated in the debate. All were environmental topics. We were escorted by two of our teachers in a sumo and had a marvellous time both at the campus as well as during the journey.When we were having lunch on the campus, a man was sleeping on a bench nearby. Our friend, Arittra, went near him and coughed loudly enough to rouse him! And, this is just one example of the funny things which happened yesterday, thanks to Arittra of Class XI and Lalit and Soumyodipto of Class XII!

10 comments:

B. O'Hemian said...

Nice :)

I heard about the trip to Dakshineshwar, Belur Math and Shaktigarh. Hope you enjoyed the langcha there.

I teased her a bit about her inability to type without the prints on the keyboard. I am sure she uses the hunt and peck method.

Those school activities used to be so much fun. Glad that you are active there.

Dhrubo said...

I am glad you are having fun!~Jadavpur University?Did you like the place?
And I love your friend Aritra!

Titash said...

As long as the people accompanying me to shopping don't make me carry their bags(at times even their babies), its fine!

I usually avoid shopping with family but you did have an amazing time observing your cousin's expressions.

Titash said...

--breaking news--

I didn't knew Dhrubo fell for your friend Arita!

~ Deeps ~ said...

good read.....my email id deepak79@gmail.com

newsgroups said...

Good memories that will last forever..... I like reading about your everyday life. With all those typical Indian things, it's so colorful for me.
Greetings! nanny.

Dibbasatya said...

incidentally a one of my frnds won dat essay competition!
u which skul?

Woodsmoke said...

Lately, everytime that I have come to this blog I have felt like a massively important celebrity. Since this euphoric celebration of me does not happen everyday, I am thrilled.
To many more adventures!

carabou said...

wish you a lot more weekends as this!

Butterfly said...

@SubhadipDa
Oh Yes, I love langcha!

@Dhrubo
I loved the place! Why, don't u like it?

@Titash
Even their babies! Oh, I'm so sorry for you!:-P

@Deeps
Thanks for that information. Obviously, its been utilized already.:-)

@Nanny
They sure will!:-)

@Dibbyasatya
Really? What's her/his name?
I'm from St.Stephen's School.

@Woodsmoke
To many more adventures!:-D

@Sukanya
Thanks mate!