Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reviling the past!!!

Yesterday, I lived my past again.... Walking around the same old corridors, running between the benches and chairs, playing in the basketball groud, gossiping, love, friendship, classes, exams.... All these tags just popped up into my mind within a minute.... Visiting your OWN school after years can be nothing less than a "Time machine adventure"!!!!! Nothing, to me, was as interesting as those years .....

I studied in St. Thomas Central School from my 9th to 12th grades.... 4 precious years best exploited!!! 9th standard was a horror... It was very difficult a time for me to get along with others... The timid age, where people get to know about many things, when boys and girls tease each other, I remember catching the collar of my friend's shirt when she gossiped about me with another guy in my class.... @PREETHI MENON thanks for those wonderful memories dear... Every moment I think of it, I just cannot control my laughter.... I still remember, she was afraid to sit beside me after that for a long time... We had a wonderful group of friends till tenth standard; we had named them too "SPACAD" -

"S" for Shilpa
"P" for Preethi Menon
"A" for Anupama
"C" for Charu - the meeee
"A" for Amoolya
"D" for Dyuthi kishan

Each of them spread across different parts of India now... Its been years since we met. Yet, I should say I treasure the memories spent with them...Sharing the lunch, teasing friends, begging for additional marks to teachers, fighting for ranks, our wonderful excursion to "MUNNAR", getting angry at silly reasons.... Wow!!! Our days were filled with mere innocence and love, I shudder to think of not getting them back again! helloonnnsss - "Do you ppl still remember this song - Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hai????" ... I wish u did!!!!

By 11th, we took different streams; some for commerce, a few for biology and computer - parted to different classes.... I thought things would be really bad then. But I guess it paved way for the 2 wonderful years of my life!!!!! The years I will never ever foget... "11 B" was my class, with very few gals and umpteen number of boys... All my classmates then are still my best friends, I'm still in touch with most of them... I terribly miss them too... Our class had a lot of new entries - most of them from UAE and places around... Hmmm... I had a tough time initially... Didn't know, and didn't want to know anyone of them... but after around 2 weeks we binded well with each other... Stood together alwayz, held common opinions, spoke of all stupid and dirty things together :-) I was chosen as the yellow house Vice captain and my buddy Thomas Stephen as another co captain. The house spirit used to whack our heads... We participated for almost all the competitions existing, to the extent that I enrolled myself for fancy dress :-) yeah i won the 2nd for it too ... It was fun, only fun!!! Our class teacher Rosemol ma'am would always keep an eye on us and has picked on us several times for bunking and roaming around!!! Teachers made our life the most colourful... Painted it with good and stressful days, that we cherish forever. copying homeworks, completing assignments, tuition works, being caught on bunking classes... Here I need to mention the names of my best friends... @ZONOBIA SAFAR, @DARSHANA, @SITA .... I still LOVE the day, we four were caught for bunking school for the same day; each of us giving stupid, lame excuses and me caught on, the last and running to find a reason.... haha... U three made my life soo wonderful and beautiful dearsss.... Love u loadsss...

The most intersting part of our school days is the "EXCURSION TIME" to Hyderabad!!! 5 wonderful days of being together - Snow World, Hussain Sagar Lake, Hijads in the train, Golconda Fort, Hotel Rajdhani... Special mention about our stay together in the hotel... Galsss... Cannot forget that day!!!! Excursion also brought me closer to my best friend Zono... Thanks for being there alwayz dear.. Every photo of those days bring tears to my eyes! I know its almost mere to impossible to get u guys together once more, but I know a day will soon come. Totally reminded of THOMAS, CHACKO, SANJU, GULSHAN, PRADEEP, AJAY, SHON, SUMEET, NAHIED, MADHU, MATHEW, JERIN, JESWIN, ANOOP, EMIL, ELAYAPPAN, VISHNU, SATHY, MITHUN, ......... Thanks for being there alwayz in my life... School has taught me "How to be" rather than "How not to be"...

school days helped realise the "GIRL" in me!! Can't forget those days when a great friend of mine was something more than that!!! 2 years of patching up and fighting out to define what relationship existed between us... ;-) I dunno how and when things changed, and from when i became more than a friend to him. But, the biggest thing he did to me was to make me understand that i can be loved, a special way!!! :-) We were the vice captains of the same house, from the same class. We fought like hell, shared our likes and dislikes, knew about each other and our lives, knew our families well, shared views and conflicted over it and above all understood and accepted each other for what we are, individually. I could never find, even after 7 years of knowing each other, a single occasion where we fought due to "ego" problems. Thomas, this is for u! For knowing me and accepting me. Walking through the past has only made me happier. On visiting our class again after years, nothing has changed! It was the same rainy day, standing near the window, enjoying the light drizzle with a wide smile. It was your presence I missed then - recollecting the day you proposed to me! I've never regretted the decisions I made, indeed u have made me stronger from inside.. I'm happy that we are friends and will remain so, over a lifetime. I realised my destiny because of you and my passion for music is the biggest thing i shared to you over our long phone calls. Thanks for being there then, now and forever. You're truly phenomenal dear...

In the 12th standard, my last year in school, I'm proud I was the Head Girl, sharing an year of wonderful times with the Head Boy and my dearest friend VISHNU PRASAD. Vishnu was more than a friend, a brother to me whose family was extended to mine. He encouraged me to be confident and helped me go through my low phases successfully. His mother, Mala aunty was a great inspiration... I'm alwayz thankful for ur love and presence .... U'll alwayz be my family!

To my most awesome friend ZONO, who never gets time to reply or answer my calls!! U idiot! U sat beside me for two years, contrasting me all the time by getting high marks, completing all the works on time, being a "BUJI".. The only thing common between us was BUNKING CLASSES .. ha ha ... I still remember the day u spoke to me secretely over phone, sitting in the loo on THE DAY to help me respond to the proposal; the day we fought at SNOW WORLD in front of Rosemol ma'am; the day you came home and announced about your marriage, our night outs, watching the ad of "##$^$*&" with Sita while your mom was beside us... ha ha... Zono, you've been a superb, cool dudette man!!! Love you loaddsss....

School would have never been so much fun without our wonderful teachers -
# Rosemol ma'am who bore with us for 2 long years, pushing us through the most important phase of our lives...

# Elsubha ma'am - whose chemistry was beyond the subject itself :-P ... who understood us by our age, teased us publicly in class even... misse njan onnum marannittilla!!! :-)

# lekha ma'am - For teaching the one subject I ever hated - PHYSICS. But if ever scored good marks (85) for the subject, it is because of you!!

# Subha Ma'am - Our lovely house warden who is still struggling at malayalam :-) You are like my mother, and I've alwayz had you with me ma'am...

# Indu ma'am - For helping me realise my love for "English"... Who introduced me to the world of writers and language...

There are lots more... Mathangi ma'am, Valsala Ma'am, Bindu ma'am ( * 2), Beena Koshy ma'am, Azmath ma'am, Mary ma'am.... A list so damn endless...

All these faces just came to mind within seconds... They've lived with me, day and night. They've made me what I am. 4 years after passing out from school has only made me realise that no memories can be as sweet as them.. Love you all .... ALLL... And thank you god for taking me through those wonderful years...

Walking past the days alone,
I'm alone yet not!
Phases are away, faces have parted,
But life lives over the memories cherished!
I lived, re-lived those days again;
Corridors, rucksacks, books and life!!
School was a home of joy,
Never revived, yet rejoiced!!! :-)


  1. Woa..U remember so much abt ur school days da?? awesome..Btw u cud hav written more abt me ..:p
    Awesome work da...Keep goin..:-)

  2. Chacko!!!!! sure dear.... this is just a beginning.... lots more to write :-) will get to it soon.... hw are u da?

  3. Reading ur post brought back all those memories in a flash for me too:) Wow, this's the best way to make ur dear ones feel special, coz i sure do feel tht way:) N' thanx for stickin on despite never returnin ur calls; there're very few who'd do so :D luv u girl, mmuuahh!

    P.S. Yup, I'm back from Delhi :)

  4. if music be the food of love play on..............charu best wishezzzzzz

  5. @zono.... dear... thanks a lot!! U've been there, alwayz there whenver i needed u ... And i know our friendship can transcend anything thay may hinder it.. lots of love!!!! muuaahhh

  6. @sreejith.... Thanks a lot... Every expression of art thrives on an experience... It applies to me too :-)