Summer Diaries.

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Summer.

I always associate summer with fun. At school, I used to yearn for the Summer Vacation when the school would be closed for two months. I am lucky to have enjoyed myself during the good old Summer days. No schedules, No homework, No Tests and Full of Fun, Laughter, Leisure , Games and some Practical learning ( which I enjoyed, thoroughly, I’m not complaining)

At College, we used to have our semester exams scheduled during May, so for almost the whole month of April we used to have Study Holidays. Not that we had to study, It was a gesture by the college, asking us to prepare for the exams, without taking pains to travel by bus and come all over to college, or let me put it this way, we were asked to Stay at home and do what we wanted to, without bothering the College. So, again, that was the time we used to compensate for not being able to meet up during the semesters, and all the Treats would be planned, so that we could utilize our Holidays, Study Holidays well.
So, now you know why I associate summer with fun.But there is more to it, than what meets the eye.
When I was young, I used to play like a maniac, under the sun. When kids of the same age get together, have an open space where no one would constantly bother them, what more could you expect? But then, those days the Sun was never mean. He used to be really sweet to us, and he used to ensure that the temperature was within tolerable limits. So, after a long day, all that was needed was a cool, refreshing bath.
But, as we grew older, the intensity of the Sun, kept increasing at an alarming pace . Today, spending just five minutes under the sun, we get tanned and our skin gets affected due to the direct exposure to the rays of the Sun. It takes a toll on our health. So, was it the end of the good old days?
Thankfully. No!. The more the Intensity of the Sun, the more we desire to venture around.
With a lot of options for protecting the skin, these days, we can easily fight against the Sun’s wrath of fury. The Sun, which was once a cause of concern , for people like me, who used to think twice before stepping out, doesn’t seem to matter now. I still enjoy playing badminton, taking a dip in the pool or playing with my 5 year old friends, irrespective of whether it is 10am or 1pm. I’m more concerned about enjoying the game rather than worrying about what Mr Sun has in store for me, and I don’t have to worry about my skin, it stays intact!
So, I don’t think anyone can stop me, from venturing out in the Sun. Not even You , Mr Sun πŸ™‚
(This post has been written for The Lakme Diva Blogger Contest conducted by LakmeΒ , for a Contest at IndiBlogger)

28 thoughts on “Summer Diaries.

  1. our tolerance level for the sun is inversely proportional to our age….somehow i dont rember my childhood summers as hot as they do in recent years..besides my parents were great believers in summercamp routine – they didnt want to leave me alone with the house after they left to work- so my summer remembrances are mostly about allaince francaise, max mueller bhavan, ymca, hindi prachar sabha…and off course all the new friends i made there at each course every year…i guess thats where i picked up the habit of lots of acquaintences but very few close friends because all those friendhips had a shelf life of 8 weeks…anyhow glad to see that you still enjoy with your 5 year old friends…have fun.

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  2. yess i rememebr summer vacation were fun going places playing cricket in big grounds , and then jumping into the river fora soak playing some more and this an that ..
    and yes the sun has never stopped me having fun
    but we need sun here now send some this way pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee πŸ™‚

    Bikram's

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  3. Playing outdoor is vintage these days with people more worried about sun burns, allergies and dirt that might affect them over the unadulterated fun you can have while doing so.

    Chennai has never been short of sun, that's the one thing we have going for us.

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  4. ahh summer vacations. How I used to look forward to it. Now that I am working, there is nothing called as summer vacations, noone to ask me when your school is reopening, no days just to pass by , byplaying in the sun.

    Joyful read, and all the best for the contest πŸ™‚

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  5. Hats off to your zest for life and lively spirits ! For us here in Shimla, winter was the vacation time . There were 4-5 heavy snowfalls , longer nights and smaller days. We had to keep ourselves warm by putting on layers and layers of woolens !

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  6. Nice narration Ashwini…Having born in Chennai, one cannot afford to hate Sun isnt't it! I have played under the scortching sun, without even minding it a bit. Have roamed on the roads in cycle and scooty during college, and have even went to the beach on the mid day 12 noon when the mercury was shooting up high! I miss that sun now!!!

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  7. Oh really? You can have the entire Sun for your part of the world. It would do us a lot better if the Sun blessed the others parts of the world as well πŸ™‚

    Summers are indeed fun πŸ™‚

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  8. Those were the days Ashwini. When sun was sweet, life was sweet to live. When sun became harsh, we now have options to make life sweet again! Great narration.

    All the best for the contest.

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  9. Such a cheerful refreshing post… and i kinda feel with time we have gotten used to all these new amenities, and comforts that the Sun does not agree with us as much πŸ™‚

    Good luck..have been staring at my comp screen wondering what to write for this contest..

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