Reflections

..of a peerless nincompoop

An eventful boring year that made a whooshing sound as it flew by

It has been a year since I wrote something. Lots to write, but nothing worth writing! It was one of the busiest, yet most boring years of my life. And here I sit, too lazy even to type, instead of celebrating the 5th anniversary of what I wrote in the last post.

India’s loss is United State’s gain. People call it brain drain. I am not sure what they mean by that. I am still searching for my brain and can’t remember whether I took it from India. I don’t even remember having one of those. All I brought were two suitcases and one cabin baggage. I could easily fit all I need to live in that cabin baggage. But it was a struggle to pack my stupidity into one big suitcase and my laziness into the other one. There was so much to pack that I had to leave my badminton racket in India 😦 But you can’t restrict me for long. Within a couple of days, I found a place where I can get rackets and play. Our own sports complex! I didn’t have to try too much to get company also. All of us were new to the US and there we were, going to make that swooshing sound!

People win and lose in badminton. People who watch may cheer or boo. Its all part of the game. But I am different, and the game too is different when I play. All I remember is trying to hit a smash. Then I heard a loud cry followed by the sound of something falling behind me. No, it couldn’t be a shuttle cock. The sound was too heavy for that. There lies my teammate! How can someone pass out so fast 😮 I didn’t know that things are so different in the US, or that it is so easy for me to make my mark! Soon came the police. The ambulance and paramedics took a bit more time. Doctors came soon after that. Wow, the US is so cool! 😕

What an eventful evening! Within a couple of minutes, one more sound. One of our brave friends fainted seeing all these! Thank god, she didn’t need medical help to get up. Poor me! All I wanted to do is to play some badminton. And here I stand, responsible for two fainted souls! All attention back to the original casualty. Once in a while she woke up and blabbered something. Total confusion.

[Police Officer]: Is she always like this?
[Me]: Yes Yes
[Another helpful soul]: No.. no.. only when she faints!

[Fainted soul wakes up]: (smiles at me and says) murderer! (and faints again!)
[Me]: (looks for cover)

The mess continues.. I thought to myself; “hmm.. didn’t know its so easy to reach “safe hands” after coming to the US. Police-ne kandupidichavane thallanam! No no.. badminton kandupidichavane thallanam..”. People around me would have been thinking.. “Ivane okke ingottu varan sammathichavane thallanam!”

It will take another big page to write all that followed. Now that its past, let me take a deep breath. All I remember is a whooshing sound and a boring year when I look back 🙂

Note: I am still as dumb as ever!

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August 6, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

12 Comments »

  1. welcome back… 🙂

    Comment by karram | August 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. that really got me rofl. so u are u still as bad as u were at tt? 😀

    Comment by galahad | August 7, 2007 | Reply

  3. valla pulishereem chorum indakki mindandirunna pore..:D

    Comment by Alamelu | August 7, 2007 | Reply

  4. 😀
    thallu kittiyillallo, bhagyam.
    a fresh description of something happened a yr ago – height of procrastination

    Comment by sooraj | August 7, 2007 | Reply

  5. @karram
    Thanks.. will keep posting when I am not to busy (spelled as L-A-Z-Y)
    @galahad
    well.. worse in TT 😦 my smashes don’t count much these days.. they come back faster 😕 and i could never make a casualty in TT. if u remember, it was me who once got hit by champ! ennalum reached semifinals of one TT tourney here 😀
    @alamelu
    athu thanne.. kalichu thottu deshyam vannal njan de pulisseri ingane oru ilakku ilakkum.. ennittum deshyam theernnillenkil randu pappadam angottu kachum 😀
    @sooraj
    veshamikkathe.. inim ishtam pole samayam undallo.. ippozhe thallinte kaaryathil theerumaanam edukkenda 😀

    Comment by kv | August 7, 2007 | Reply

  6. entammo! blog uyarthezhunnetto?

    Comment by Asha | August 8, 2007 | Reply

  7. @asha
    yup. for a change 🙂

    Comment by kv | August 9, 2007 | Reply

  8. boss, you waiting for the next aug 6th?

    Comment by Asha | June 13, 2008 | Reply

  9. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Subserviency.

    Comment by Subserviency | June 18, 2008 | Reply

  10. kidilan…. visheshippikkan vere vaakkukal kittunnilla.. 😀
    reached here after reading two heavy blogs…

    Comment by waterflame | July 2, 2008 | Reply

  11. @asha
    not like that. nothing much to write these days. since it is aug 6 again, i will write something 🙂

    @waterflame
    thanks 🙂

    Comment by kv | August 5, 2008 | Reply

  12. Entammo ithara??? 😉

    Comment by soniya | November 4, 2008 | Reply


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