Thursday, May 25, 2006

i miss

back in the day, i had a bush television set that had 5 buttons on it; one power, two for channels and two for volume. and we used to move it around to watch tv in the bedroom or while eating..it was that small.

i miss eating oranges in bed after dinner. i miss trying to watch wonder years at 9:40 pm on wednesday night, from under my covers.

i miss diwali. i miss lighting the lamps every evening, enthusiastic as hell. i miss making a special rangoli all by myself, and filling it in with coloured dals and pulses and rajma and rice.

i miss playing lagoree and cricket and being limboo-timboo and kings and 'box-cricket' and dodge-ball, trying so hard to be a part of the 20+ gang of building kids who ganged up every evening to play.

i miss gossiping with the grown up girls about boys and hair removal and chums, and feeling all damn im such a baby, i want to grow up.

i miss going to the market on sunday mornings, to buy weekly supplies, tagging along behind my mom. i miss eating a banana while she shopped, and i watched wide-eyed.

i miss birthday parties with cake, sandwiches, chips, sauce and that horrid rasna that i loved back then.

i miss polishing my white canvas shoes on monday night, in time for mass pt on tuesdays. and i remember how angry it used to make my mom, that i always left it to be done at the last minute.

i miss everyday homework. making sentences, hindi antonyms, essays, looking up the dictionary and finding meanings.

i miss being house-captain. and i miss being bus-monitor. i miss those bus rides, longing to be old enough to sit at the end of the bus in the 'last seat'. i miss sitting there and fighting with the boys. they always cheated.

i miss 9th standard math tuition, walking there with friends from school, having a crush on that poor geek boy, eating cadburys [i think it was cadburys] picnic [which you dont get anymore] on my way back home.

i miss running to the bus stop hoping like hell they bus hasnt left yet. i miss crying sometimes when i walked to the bus stop wishing i didnt have to go to school, and wiping my face clean just before i reached the bus stop.

theres so much i think about the past 22 years, and so much i miss and long for, most of all i just miss being a kid.

16 comments:

akshay said...

yeah i wish i could miss being house captain. stupid vishal shastri or whatever his geekface name was. and siddharth jain, for making sure i didnt become captain. motherfuckers, i wish i could run them over.

if they're reading this, HI!

Ajeya said...

picnic! the stuff today's kids miss out on... *sigh*

Pooja Vijay said...

oh well im a kid!!
and ure right.......
it AWESOME!!

pooja said...

dude i share ure sentiments...what to do life's a bitch and u have to turn 20 no matter what!!!thoooooo!!!!!bleah to old age and being a "responsible,carry the weight of the world"person!!!! on that happy note all the best for exams!!!!!

ps:mental wanted to be house captain a??

haathi said...

eyy pooja muhaha..ya mental wanted to be house captain, he still cries over it. muhaha.

akshay said...

yaya keep taking my trip.

see fully everyone being mean to me. i bet that doesnt happen to hauskaptan...

i wish people came to my blog also to putit kaamint...

Asavari said...

aaahhh! to be 6 again where it was such a huge deal when dad invited us to his office and ordered uncle chips and pepsi for us!!
life's too complicated now...
mum used to crush ice and put it in a steel tumbler and pour roohafza over it. Then we'd stick a spoon in it and let it freeze. Made for some killer snacking...

and now?
i think when u officially become a teenager u have to give your allegiance to some coffee joint and become some mindless fool going crazy just to keep up with the latest social fad.

I remember your could buy a pack of yummies for like 2 rupees. Ahhh the lemon flavour was my favorite...

Manu said...

uncle chips was the best. especially the tomato flavour. I remember when the auto meters started at rs.7. then it increased to 7.50, 8.50, 10 and now 12. I also remember when i had a 120mb hard disk, and there was this one time I had a 30mb game called Ultima 8 and the size was unheard of. I was known across the city for being in posession of such a large .. game. I never liked yummies, but i used to louwe those two chocolate bars that came out when we were in the 9th adn tenth.. piknik and charge. those were awesome.

haathi said...

it was picnic u silly boy..thats what im talking about in the post u silly boy. dont make me dukhi now. i hate being old.

akshay said...

you chuth auto started at 8.80. what you'll kno, rich fuck driving car always.

ya manu had a cd writer first i ever knew of. also he had an 8x drive when i had only 4. and there were only 3 guys in vns with cd drives.

haathi said...

stop mindlessly calling people chuth and fucker and all on my blog!

and wayyyy back, auto meteres started at 7 bucks. what would you know? you werent even here!

Manu said...

ya hyderabad fucker dont fuck around with locals bevarsi nin akkan

Manu said...

haatheshwar i thought u were talking abt the chips. i liked those for some 2 days then i got sick of em. i miss eating glucon-d in powder form.

Quietly Amused said...

keep wondering if the things we miss are things that don't exist anymore or are they things that we don't do. House captaincy and juvenile politics I agree are missable due to sheer time passing by but gluconD consumption in powder form shouldn;t be too hard. I still delve into tins of milkmaid like I was five. how's society in india doing?

Quietly Amused said...

nice set of vernacular abuses all... and haathi, you can't stop people from squabbling on the comments block. I've given up.

akshay said...

what i meant was it started at 8.80, not 8.50. but whatever, the rich are always right...do heap abuses upon me

i still run through milkmaid, when i can afford to. bloody expensive eh...