Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Standard 4 5 6 and 7:

Part 1:

Starting to "consciously" form what could be termed as my first "circle of friends"(still my closest set.......) , learning to ride a bicycle(not mine..... friend's.....) and failing miserably at it ... so much so that till 5th standard use to learn to ride with the 2 smalll support wheels .

For the first time understanding (unwillingly) that money and its related appendages DOES make a difference...... falling for a woman for the FIRST time....... lasted a few weeks or so ....... but boy o boy o boy what glorious weeks they were..... she was in her mid 20's then.... i was 12 (some say i still am. but thats a different story)

Graduating from street cricket to cricket played on the grounds ("victory ground", "shit valley" blah blah... these are the names of the grounds we used to play in)

Getting into quizzing for the first time and LOVING it....... it was the "Nestle Magggi Quiz" finished second........ got a watch as a prize...... the Only watch i have ever worn/had/posessed(lasted me a GOOD 8 years )....... a Grey Timex Lextra with a Black dial (saad colour combination i KNOW. but never look a gift horse in the mouth.......) and a nestle gift hamper consisting of the FIRST LOVE OF MY LIFE.... Chocolates....... Milky bars, Kit-Kat's.....et al

Learning to wear a school tie for the first time...... still duno how to tie one. have been depending on others since 8 std .........lazy lazy me

Getting attracted to the "Cricket camps";made to build aspiring Sachin's and Azhar's , me soon realising that these were PURE money makign exercises and nothign else.......and that i did not have the money to throw about on such stuff..... implying my "play cricket for india " dream would have to wait......... for now :) Early days of cable television, watching the "Cartoon Network" series like Pingu(the penguin thingy), the centurions, swat cats, the DD shows like SUPER HUMAN SAMURAI CYBER SQUAD ...... about computer viruses and stuff....... the episodes of "Jaldi Jaldi", "Super hit Muqabla" , "Dekh Bhai Dekh"(to date indian television's BEST comedy show...... TO DATE)

For the first time in life....... feeling shortchanged in general...... and the feeling JUST REFUSES to go away

The first and ONLY vehicle that i have EVER owned....to date... a blue colour "Hero Ranger" that cost Rs 1200 bought from R.R Cycle Mart on Dispensary Road(Old Dispensary road)...... my father taking me doubles on the cycle all the way from Commercial Street to home .... the date was June 2 1994...... it was a cloudy afternoon and it rained .....slight drizzzle . we even stopped near "Sreeraj Lassi Bar" for a "kulfi " and lassi...I remember........

more to follow..........

14 comments:

Twelve years and eleven said...

What did you do all you all your childhood? Make notes to remember all the details or what? Seems nice actually.....the part about your dad riding the cycle with you all the way on a rainy day and you stopping at a lassi bar. I sometimes try to convince myself that you are making this stuff up though i do know it may be true (you see i am a BIG hypocrite, proudly so) because i do not remember having done any of this. Or sometimes i convince myself(now this is not too difficult) that i have a bad memory. Just don want to consider the other option...

The Reprobate said...

dude... my memory is reasonably accurate...its both a gift and a curse

Anonymous said...

cheta, what is all this?

The Reprobate said...

nuthin much sir.... hows u been? been a while since u decided to grace mah blog pages

Zaphod_Beeblebrox said...

Damn fool ... NEVER a cheer in your blog .. Well .. I suppose its real though !

The Reprobate said...

it IS real b***h!!

Thucydides said...

They say memories are like roses in winter. It sure isnt in your case.Why?

The Reprobate said...

I am not sure dude..These were just the cards i was dealt....I haven't put down the really personal stuff on the page as they hold lessons very precious to me .. i dunno if i will have control over them once i start.... the REAL problem with having a good memory is that things that u wanna do away with.. come back and haunt you.... There are stories best left untold and prayers best left unanswered.

Everyman said...

Oye!! KADUMBETTEY!!!!Ennathaado ithu????? Get out of the past and into the present!!!!

The Reprobate said...

ayyo!! ithaaraanu? kalyaanam kazhinjo?

Anonymous said...

You and your cards, I swear I'm going to make you look at the world and your life differently... if it's the last thing I do.

FreaKick said...

you know . in all your blogs you make youself sound 48 and with kids who have deserted you.
anyway, thats how even my blogs sound. there is something special in relishing the memories of days gone by.

The Reprobate said...

heh heh dude we are already 23 ... means we are half-way there.... livin' on a prayer :) sorry couldnt resist.. what a crappy song eh!!
Yup yup our yesterday seems so much younger than today... let alone something that happened while u were 15

Anwesha Chatterjee said...

Hey! Liked this one a lot!!! Beautifully written.