Friday, December 14, 2007

Observations...

Comfortably seated in someone else’s place in my office [coz my system has some IC problem already] and no one around to see what I’m doing and no work to do on a Friday afternoon and what else does anyone need to write a blog peacefully….

Not being able to blog frequently I had fixed up that no matter what I have to write at least 1 blog every week, but it is already the 2nd week of December and now this is my 1st blog for this month…:( I’m really really worried for not being able to enjoy like others….especially when I see people writing more than 2 blogs/week….Grrr... Aarthi don’t be like this….you silly…

Now having heaps of things to share with co-bloggers, I’m really confused about which one to pick. Since I’ve already written about my work environment and people here.. I think it’s better I don’t bug you guys with similar kind of stories but with something else…:)

The journey is quite long from my home to my work place and I have been noticing so many things happening around as a routine in people’s life that might be simple but still grabs my attention…might be coz I feel something odd/extraordinary in them. I should say it is a wonderful mix of all kind of human emotions like all existing colors splashed on a white paper- It is attractive.

It starts with the thin old lady with a sad longing face strongly pressed against her balcony grill as if she’s trying to push herself, wishing to get through.. hoping to escape someday and her eyelids seem to be too heavy for her to hold it up and open…then the road side idli shop lady…as fat and fresh as her idlis are.., selling breakfast really fast….may be even faster than they do in Saravana Bhavan…the hot steam from that fresh food makes my mouth water early in the morning. Wish I stop there some day and taste how good those Idlis are…:)

Then comes the gang of girls at the signal with that extra dash of turmeric in their faces which makes them look like they have actually finished 1kg of turmeric powder at one go and that eventually makes them look worse or like people from some other planet!!!

Though it is not a signal it is for sure that I have to stop at least for 10 mins before moving from that place, coz of the excessive traffic [I often doubt whether there is some Tsunami warning and people are vacating the city-Gosh that’s how crowded the roads are!!!!!] I heard a loud frightening shout that made me turn my head towards my car window with a sudden jerk to see what’s happening and that is when I saw that very dark and dirty boy in his late teens with a more dirty shorts.. scratching his head and that loud noise was some other guy shouting at him…for some unknown reason. From then I see that insane guy everyday...wishing to do something to make him sane....but still hesitating….only God knows why…

Other small observations like the school going kids with their parents carrying their heavy bags, bulged bus with few people hanging outside not cared that they may slip out, over-speeding two-wheelers and lorries, guys combing and worried about their looks during traffic signal halts, the pan shop person rubbing something in a cover on a hard surface making me feel he is selling some drug, frustrated yet fresh traffic regulator cum cop, college students talking to themselves...might be revising for their exams and the list goes on…everything interesting in some way or the other and even if I miss out one of them I feel the day strange…

I should actually thank all of them for contributing to make my brain think/work....which is not an easy task and keep me occupied through out my traveling time…:)

28 comments:

  1. every morning travel to office is a nice thing - we get to see lot of faces, and a glimpse of their lives... a nice friday evening, and i am still at office, waiting for one of my collegue to finish work so that i can finish my task and go home.. what a way to spoil a nice friday evening... once you settle down with ur office wrk, you will slowly find time for all, including blogging :)

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  2. Hi Aarthi.

    Nice to see soon on blogging........

    seriously everymorning ride from Home to office and vice versa is quite interesting......

    even i see a lot of different people who remain on my mind on the daily basis. Like the chill pill of same college girls, beggars n all these thgs. It seems that life is mix up of all the things.......

    Is'nt it?????

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  3. Hi Aarthi.

    Nice to see soon on blogging........

    seriously everymorning ride from Home to office and vice versa is quite interesting......

    even i see a lot of different people who remain on my mind on the daily basis. Like the chill pill of same college girls, beggars n all these thgs. It seems that life is mix up of all the things.......

    Is'nt it?????

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  4. Everyday you learn a lot just by observing....

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  5. @xh
    Ya ppl say that and even I wish the same to happen..:)

    @kuttibalu
    :?

    @sandhya
    To be honest..being just a month...travel is already boring..as I mentioned only these people make it interesting...:)

    N ya I agree life is a mix of all such things.

    @the artist
    mmm yaaa....:)

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  6. after a while if you're seeing the same sights everyday, you miss them the day you don't. and the walk is not the same thing that day..

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  7. :D Kewl I do it all the time too.. Traffic jams are awesome places to really look at the contrasts of people around us....

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  8. Feels like seeing a movie, the way you have narrated is astute :)

    Keep travelling..keep blogging..

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  9. Nice to see your post :) . Please take up my tag on new year resolutions when you get time :)

    I'm soon gonna miss my looong trips( ya they are very long 1.5 hrs) to college as I am to join hostel from the coming semester*sigh*

    Have fun and take care!

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  10. Interesting........well, have a great day everyday!!

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  11. hi..looks someone is enjoying work and of course travel..
    meet the target on blogs ,thats important !!lol
    TC
    CU

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  12. @vinesh
    Yaa..tht's true..:)

    @curious
    Traffic jams and traffic signals too. All these days I thought they were just wasting our time but now I don't really say that...:)

    @karthick
    Thanks karthick...:)

    @shalini
    Hey ya will take up that tag soon...thanks for reminding me that I have to take it before new yr....lol...n thou you'll miss those long travel I think you'll enjoy your hostel life ...:)

    @m.flowerr and kuttibalu
    Thanks..:)

    @compassion unlimitted
    I'm enjoying work and travel but not more than blogging...so ya I'm striving hard to meet the target...:)

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  13. Wish You A Happy New Year..Where Are You Lost ?
    Keep in touch
    TC
    CU

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  14. nice post dear. me 2 love observing around. glad 2 read ur post. u hv presented ur observations very beautifully. i can actually visualise them.

    tk cr
    :) :) :)

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  15. Wish you and your family a happy and successful happy year new 2008!!!

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  16. Yenn Iniya Puthandu Nal Vazhthukal :)
    What happnd no post ?

    Yezhundhuru Anjali Yezhundhuru

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  17. @everyone
    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year...:)

    @compassion unlimited
    Thank you and Wish you the same. I was lost in the new land i had mentioned in my blog..:(

    @preetilata
    Thank you dear...Nice you liked it. Wish you a very happy new year...:)

    @Karthick and Shalini
    Thanks a lot friends...wish you the same...:)

    @kuttibalu
    Thanks for your wishes...I'm awake but got held up with my work....:(

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  18. heyyyyyyyyy............whr r u dear?..long time no see?...missing u...cm bk soon.

    btwn happy new yr. may all ur drms cm true.

    tk cr
    :) :) :)

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  19. Oops.. take 5 mins off from work for blog.
    I hv tagged u, check my Fave Five Post
    Wish you a Happy Week End.

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  20. Something is waiting for you at this store. Please pickit up. Ensoy

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  21. @preetilata
    I'm back again.....thnks a lot for ur wishes dear...missed u all too..:)

    @kuttibalu
    Oh will do that..Wish u were my boss...u'll let me take sum time for my blogs rite???

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  22. Hey yous!! Love your blogs! Its so fresh! Like the world through a little girl's eyes!! Keep going girl!!

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  23. @oxymoron
    Thanks a lot honey...keep coming..:)

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  24. You(r) (writings) are awesome...

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