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Of Goa and Holidays

I shall start where i ended my previous post.

18th December , 2005

8:30 AM : woke up ….*sniff…sniff* still have a cold.. rolling all over the bed like a pig in a slimy ditch..:p.Dad is in the kitchen…can hear clings of utensils……

8:35 AM : Dad calls me out…”BUJJI” …ya thats my nick at home (doesnt suit my body proportions now though… i mean the nick and not the home) .. make up mind to get out of bed..

8:40 AM : In front of the mirror ….. with white foam all over my mouth … still lousy …. finish brushing … comb hair … i have really grown a lot of hair … hope dad doesnt get my hair cut in GOA ….

8:55 AM : Reading NAVBHARAT TIMES … for those who havent heard this name … you can only hear this name in GOA .. as its only circulated there…. TOI , HINDU come in the evening to the BITS-PILANI,GOA campus… partly for the reason that its 5 kms from the city and partly due the extreme laziness of GOAN people…i shall explain about it slowly …..

9:15 AM : Nothing much …. some MP’s got caught in the MPLADS scam…. turn to sports page … some LA LIGA … ITALIAN serie A news… good …. its hard to believe that the sports pages carry news about local football tournaments….football is a craze here…

9:30 AM : Dad is scolding me for my “getting up late” habit …. DAAADDDDYYYY its a sunday today !!!!… Dad is already late for his office … sunday and office quite contrary ..right ? Dad has some work there … was to reach his office by 9:00 ….:p.

9:45 AM : Having breakfast sitting in the balcony ….. the campus is splendid ….. the guest in front of our house is truly a remarkable sight …. Dad leaves for office … tells me come later at 11:00…

10:00 AM : Nothin much to do in the house… No Tv.. only a radio … put it up to hear some good old hindi tunes…. i am gonna ask dad for a tv….

11:00 AM : Having a bath… weather is really cool here ….. no need of hot water :)) …… GOA is HEAVEN.. (you are gonna hear this many more times…)

11:30 AM : Going through the students hostels.. every room here has a balcony…wired LAN….. feeling jealous ….. IIIT doesnt have these… but there are stricter rules there…

1. No roaming after 10:45PM in the campus…(earlier it was 10 PM)

2. Wanna go out write down your details , show your id card , where are u going, reason and be back by 9 PM… if not you shall be reported to your hostel warden :((

11 : 40 AM : Reached Dad’s office … changed… previously it was on the third floor .. now on the ground…. yipeee would save me a lot of energy…. lot bigger than the previous one ….

11:45 AM : First thing a IIITian does on seeing a pc.. switch it on ? good answer…. let me change the question First thing a IIITian does on seeing a pc WHICH IS SWITCHED ON ? check mail …. typing 192.168……. ENTER.. ERROR !!!!! forgot that i was in goa.. switch to students.iiit.net…some mails … LUG… GRAPHICS ASSGN….. FEES DETAILS… nothin much of interest…

12:00 AM : Walking back home with dad… asks me how much SGPA i am expecting …. No answer … 8-8.5…. Asking Dad for a TV … I am feeling bored.. After much persuasion dad agrees on buying a TV.. says we shall go tommorow to Panaji(read as PANAJIM … and dont ask me WHY? )..

tommorow.. Monday… December 19th – Goa’s Liberation Day… the portuguese left goa after the indian army attacked them in 19.. i dont know … good .. so they have two holidays Independence day and liberation day compared to one which we have…. 😦

12:30 PM : Dont what to do the whole day.. once again goin over the newspaper while dad prepares the lunch.. my Dad isnt a great cook but no one beats him in making ALOO KA PARATHA.. though dad isnt making them now..

1:30 PM : sitting before the computer…..phone rings…. how many of you have seen a IP phone… CISCO systems …BITS has ip phones.. ever heard of a phone booting … dad says this phone boots … checks it ip no. connects to some DNS/DHCP server… net is really fast here … 128 MBPS … a thousand time better than the connection in my room… surfing the net ..goal.com…espnstar.com….premierleague.com….some matches up tonight … no use..cant see them anyway….

2:30 PM : Sitting in the institute canteen… sipping hot coffee and some LAYS…. these people have two canteens … one in the institute and another in the shopping complex in the campus…

5:00 PM : Dad is working on some database.. called SCO UNIX (hope i havent mis-spelt it)…very primitive DBS …. GUI like a terminal in LINUX….

5:30 PM : Walking back …. treading the same afternoon path…. Dad takes me to the super bazar there.. one would mistake this to be music store… hi – fi music system … english rock,rap,….and selling Bhindi,pyaaz,…..take home a 2 ltr Coke … Dad scolding me for taking it having a cold already….

7:00 PM : Goin over the same newspaper the third time in a day… maybe i can now write down the whole contents of the paper…. listening to songs on the walkman…Dad gets a call …. a friend of ours.. was dad’s colleague when he was in IIT,Delhi…. we have been family friends for a long long time… 25 years till date…

7:10 PM : Dad tells me they are dropping in for a vacation on December 20th … excited….. good see old childhood friends … infact girlfriends… probably the only two girls i have ever spoken too.. i am shy of girls.. :p … one is elder to me by 2 years and i am elder to another by 1 year …

8:00 PM : Dinner is served ….. ALLOO KE PARATHE….. eating the 6th one ..hope there are enough left for dad too….

9:00 PM : Dad calling me to sleep ….. SLEEP … that too at 9pm this is the time the whole IIIT wakes up to the world… cant argue with dad… so go and sleep…. 9pm …sleep… first step towards being an idle BOY…. 🙂

11:00 PM: Thinking what i am doin at this time of night… drinking water…. go back to sleep … hahahaha….

GOOD NIGHT…..

FACTOID:

DID YOU KNOW ?

Shashank didnt even have a single hair when he was born..( i was born bald :(( ) … learnt talking after 1.5 years and walking after 2.5 years…i am slow learner…… Infact he didnt even cry when he was born…( basically I am calm boy)…. so he was pinched ..( who was doctor who pinched me …. *angry* )……

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