I was ecstatic after Oct 17…..the day I finished with my practical exams….i did it reasonably well…..except for the viva voce….everyone who questioned me had a sort of bewildered look on their face…as though I invented something which they din know….(apparently…I invented everything at the spur of the moment…when I could think of nothing relevant to what I was actually asked….: ) ..Anyway…coming back to the elated mood…..I was happy that I got a good…much deserved break from the sem…just before the exams…on the pretext of study holidays…. I was just thinking of what all I could do…….

  • · Every time sis asks for a favor…I can very well say….” Can’t you see that I am having a book with me….I am supposed to be studying now…”
  • · I get to eat a decent meal with mom….and have good….appetizing…edible food….after a long long time….( I needn’t mention anything about our college food…:) its well understood)
  • · I can enjoy the privilege of having the tv remote…and watch the soaps which I want to…and change the channels to my whims and fancies…without dad asking me to check out the news once in every minute…without sis asking the remote, just because she is elder to me…and what not….without mom shouting at me…not to keep changing the channels , from minute to minute….
  • · I have the computer all day for myself….without sis asking me to get up…for her e-learning and other so called office activities…:)
  • · I get to eat all the delicacies, mom prepares…”suda…suda”… (Hot) as she puts it on my plate….
  • · I could watch at least one movie..preferably from a DVD….in my “37 inch LCD TV”
  • · The best of all…I could eat and ice cream whenever I desire…and as a precaution…take a Crocin…to avoid the consequences …if any..: )
But then….my spirits were dampened…when I had the following conversation…..with my benevolent sis….
She : hey ash…..hmm…so study hols huh?
Me : yea…and at least this time I am going to do something fruitful.
She : whatever…ok…do one thing…go to landmark and get me a book…on java… (She mentioned some author…but I was surprised..she made it sound more like and order than like a request….her usual…”please….”,” your cho chweet “,”hmm…50 bucks for you”..And all that were missing… so I mustered courage and replied
Me : you think I am jobless? Forget it,…I have my own things on my plate now….
She : yea…you are indeed jobless…..and yea….sorry for disturbing you now…you say your plate is full….k..Finish your meal and gimme a missed call….I’ll call you back..i know mom’s food is irresistible .
Me : ha ha ha….very funny..remind me to laugh later…for your so called sense of humor…
She : I am being funny…am I? It’s you my dear…..even I’ve been through study hols…. And you’re the one who is being funny.
Me : why…shouldn’t I study for my exam?
She : hmm..Lets see….let me see how you will study..Hmm…
Me : ok ok…leave it… I give up..You’re the experienced amongst the two. I’ll get you your book…fine? Happy?]
She : that’s better…be a good girl…and I’ll get you an ice cream
Me : god…you are so irritating…anyway…make it chocolate or black current 🙂
Hmm..and this is what I ended up doing..on an average basis…..
  • · Wake up at 6 30…and switch off the alarm…wait till sis and dad leave for office and get up by 9…
  • · Breakfast
  • · Newspaper
  • · Mobile
  • · Computer
  • · When it rains I sit on the swing…in the verandah…and listen to songs…
  • · Since the area where I reside is prone to water logging during rains..one can while away time by just looking at the water filled streets…and how people travel by their respective conveyances
  • · Then lunch
  • · Rest after lunch….
  • · A small nap
  • · AFV…america’s funniest videos
  • · Open the book atleast for the sake of it…
  • · Dinner
  • · Read something till 11….
  • · Good night : )