Monday, September 19, 2005
NEWS FLASH: Living High (the person) completes a year in Bombay!
Year flew by fast. I guess it's party time. Or, it should be, if I were not so completely and utterly broke. (I happen to be completely and utterly broke all the time, these days!) I called up the Nutcracker and reminded her about our anniversary here - the silly goose had forgotten! - and then proceeded to come up to work with a smile on my face. Happy birthday Living High, Bombay Avataar. We never thought you'd grow out of the Delhi shadow, but hey looky looky, you actually have!
Woke up realy early this day last year - the flight was at 7.30 frikkin am, and we had to be at the airport by six. There were three Qualis' taking us from the Patel Nagar guest house to the airport, and it was kinda sad. It was quite strange to leave Patel Nagar, ridiculous almost as I passed the roads to Gurgaon. Sharon had always gone on whining about Bombay, but even she felt strangely sad about leaving Delhi. It was just one of those things! And she was scared - she'd never been on a flight before that, and I sat with her, chatting with her as the plane took off, and she said later that it wasn't all that bad, really.
My ears popped, though. They always do, on a flight!
We arrived in Bombay, and were taken to this fancy hotel in Bandra. Hill Road. Not Sharon - her dad came by to pick her up at the airport. And Whiny Rich Boy also had his rich dad send him a Lancer for a pick-up. The rest of us piled into the Indicas, and glowered as the Lancer overtook us. But the hotel was neat. Kunal was already there, and we chatted. Globus was right opposite, and we made plans to go over - but of course, we never did. House hunting was on top of my mind.
I was so frikkin nervous about house hunting!
All of that seems ridiculously recent. I guess all backward looking diary entries say that. It's party time now, though, and I would love to go for a drink tonight, if I can afford it! Hopefully, there'll be many more years to come in amchi Mumbai!
gimme a break i am dying with fever..!! u insensitive person..:D
yay! its our anniversary..
*jumps around, throwing flower petals around her.
Congrats on the anniversary! And good luck for many more yrs in Mumbai. Have fun! :)
Hey, congrats on your first birthday. I'm half dead after 45 days here, how on earth did you survive 365?
congtratulations. waise bombay n its ppl know how to make others feel at home. i m partial towards bbay
Hopefully, there'll be many more years to come in amchi Mumbai!
-- Amen to that!
Just read a glowing write-up abt the improvement in Cal roads and thus traffic general road-sense...am quite sure you'd go waving it in the streets if you could lay your hands on it ;-) LOL!
hoping u'll stick ard for many more yrs to come.
erratica- i agree ppl in bbay do make other ppl feel at home.
scribbleamus - make de flowers into a garland. ;-)
august, tulip - thanx
k - u'll survive!!!
erratica - partial, eh? i wudn't have guessed! hehehehe
geet - :-)
aparna - how do u figure dat? evenings at mondy's? ;-)
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