20 things I want to do before the year ends!

Yeah, it’s October already and even before we know it, it’s going to be December and then December 31 and we’ll all be celebrating the end of an amazing 2012 & the beginning of ย (a hopefully better or equally good) 2013!

That I don’t want this year to end is another story, cuz it will, anyway. But I have a list of things I want..ok I WANT to do before this year ends.
So here it is!

1. Eat the pav bhaji & jinny dosas and the mayo cheese grilled sandwich outside college! No, I am not a food deprived kid tying to get my hands on all the food I possibly can. It’s just that..every single day, I rush to work immediately after college. Leaves me with no time to enjoy myself..to enjoy college..to enjoy all those things that I am really going to miss in a few months’ time.

2. Do an overnight stay at my nani’s house with all my cousins there! The last time all of us came together and had such awesome fun was…ok wait….umm..way back?

3. Travel from first station to last station on:
— Western Railway line
— Harbour Line
— Central railway line (This alone might take me one whole day! :P)

4. Go chaat- tripping across the city! All of us have our favourite chaat places -Elco, MM or the awesome pani puri waala near juhu circle! Why not try all of them out? ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Publish at least 15 more blog posts ๐Ÿ˜›

6. Finish reading all the awesome books that have currently piled up in my drawer. Trust me, it’s not easy with my crazy schedules ๐Ÿ˜

7. Give all my friends their long overdue birthday gifts ๐Ÿ˜›

8. Click as many photos as I can – of college, friends, family, the city, the sea and all things I love.

9. Maintain a good work-life balance i.e.
Work – 10, ย  ย  Life – 90 ๐Ÿ˜›
(Now hoping against hopes for my office folks to not read this :P)

10. Watch as many movies as I can. Re-watch the POTC series and all the Nolan movies ๐Ÿ˜€

11. Visit the Gateway of India and take a jetty ride! The last time I visited the place was like 13 years back! ๐Ÿ˜ย 

12. Get my best friend a girlfriend.

13. Attend a music concert!! Like seriously..it’s high time I attended one. (Oh! and watch a live match, too. Koi bhi sport chalega yaar..any match..just one live match!)

14. Start writing a diary. Multiple reasons for wanting to write one – eg : I’d love to laugh myself crazy, when I open the diary and read it years later!

15. Start studying for my board exams. OK, that’s asking myself for too much, but just a *little* bit of studying will save *major* dark circles, no?

16. Wear a sari. Also attend a wedding, maybe? I’m one of the major-wedding-haters. But doing CA makes one make weird choices, no?

17. Join some dance class and learn some dance form! What a stress buster dance is!

18. Go to Colaba causeway! My first time, it will be. *runs away*

19. Take my brother out for a good meal to wherever he wants! This is long overdue, too! (I know he’s not going to read this, so it’s ok to say :P)

20. Learn to cook and write more meaning stuff on the internet. Bye!

Photo credits :ย mumbaidailyphoto.blogspot.com, inmumbai.org, ย scox.org


(This is the toughest part of writing a random post)

Hi there!
This is one random post I am writing only to make myself laugh or turn red with embarrassment when I read it when I turn old.
But because I’m going to turn ‘old’ in like ten days, it hardly matters.

Yeah so first things first,

1. I turn 20 this month. Sigh. Should I be happy about it? Or should I crib?
Not only will my birthday mark the end of my teenage, it will also signify my entry into ‘the age’. With older age, comes greater responsibility and more nagging. Coming from a gujju family that I come from, I have observed that every time my folks want me to stop talking or want to change the topic of an (apparently) uninteresting conversation or simply want to annoy me or pull my leg, they start discussing marriage with me. What the hell?! How I should get married at 24 or 25, start seeing guys and blah blah. Gosh. Gujju families, I tell you.
But now that I know why they keep pestering me with marriage talk, all I can say is, let them go ahead and say whatever they want to say. Mom (let’s not get started on her match making abilities) and everyone else can start boy hunting for me whenever they feel like. You can join in, too. Seriously. See, why I hate ‘the age’ so much?

2.ย Oh, today was the defaulters’ parents meet in college. Hilarious! In a college where parents proudly discuss and compare their children’s marks, I overhead the following conversation:

Gujju Mom1 : Tamara chhokra nu attendance ketlu aayvu?
Gujju Mom2 : 54%. Tamaari baby no ketlu chhe?
Gujju Mom1 : Maari baby nu toh ย 68% chhe. Tamaaro baabo college nathi aavto toh kyaa jaaye chhe?
..and it continued.

Why didn’t this come as a surprise to me? Because in my college, parents want their kids to be the best in everything they do – exams, extra curricular activities and very evidently- as in this case – best defaulters, too! ๐Ÿ˜›

3.ย The grand Student Of The Year (SOTY) promos and music videos are out. Now now, if college life was even *this* close to how it is portrayed in the film, trust me, we wouldn’t even need the above mentioned defaulters’ meets in college. Maybe, my college principal needs to fix up a meeting with KJo or something of that sort.
The music of Barfi is so refreshing and absolutely wonderful! I guess I’ll go watch the movie only for its music. Can’t believe how Pritam came up with something soย marvelous! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok I’ll go now.
Need to get my bags packed and fighting gear in place. Mount Mary fair begins tomorrow, which means I will have to make way through crowded streets, gawking hawkers all around the place, overcrowded/no public transportation and over exploitative rickshaw waalas. Sigh. One week of torture and trauma.
Chalo, see you.
Btw, wish me on my birthday, ok? I like getting birthday wishes ๐Ÿ˜‰