a Quick Trip

the other day we went on a drive to Kudremukh, the nearby “hill station”. The Scenery on the way, after we passed the road upto college, was breath taking. The greenery, the serenity, the untouched beauty of nature.. well you get it. at some places the mist covered the road ahead and visibility was low. yeah and thats because it was raining. there were some roadside waterfalls. green valleys and even some monkeys. These are the times i wish i had a digicam. well below are some choice pics taken at pretty much 60km/hr or so.

The Drive was because we had to pick up Dad’s stuff from his room there. He got transfered back to Mangalore after 2 years at the SBI branch there.

To Hassan and Back again.

i never get an opportunity to go anywhere in the holidays so this time i jumped at the prospect of accompanying my Genius brother to his NTSE final interview coaching at Hassan. So i was there for the last 3 days and i just got back on Monday. Man! am i glad to be back in Mangalore. It was way to cold in Hassan. and also a tad boring since i had nothing to do all day and didnt go exploring on my own too far. Just Feluda to read. Plus the water was Hard water. What i have noticied that is most of the places apart from these coastal regions usually have hard water. i Hate it. it makes my hard all rough. i dont know how people survive with it and also with Chlorinated water.

Mangalore is home and that it will be forever 🙂

Adieu to Uniforms

well they are finally over.. Third sem is done with and hopefully behind me 🙂 with that also go the uniforms.. which is both good and bad. Good cause we can wear what we want. Bad cause deciding ‘what’ will only add to the morning rush. anyways that still a month away, ill worry about that later..

these exams were really something. a bunch of us got really creative with stuff from poems, rhymes and a very interesting parody of hotel california. hopefully the creative high continues.

logookay so holidays are here.. the plans are forming.. the first day was a wild day .. with a movie, lunch at food court and beach making up the killer combination. somehow we survived and reached home after a unfamiliar bus journey. what s ahead is pretty much unplanned except for The International Kite Festival on the 19th and 20th.. plus the Beach Utsav again. which just means more beach 🙂

lots of dreams, lots of plans

currently reading : The Devil wears Prada.

I finished “Skulduggery Pleasant” which i recommend if u like fantasy fiction and conversations overflowing with tongue in cheek retorts and sarcasm. its supposedly the first of a part 9 series. there’s a movie expected in 2010 too.. here s what wikipedia has to say. it gives away pretty much the entire story of the book.. so its a spoiler of sorts. i do recommend the official webpage which looks awesome. wanna know why the author Derek Landy wrote it?? see this. this book was one of those rare books that i read with really a lot of interest 🙂 and hope you enjoy it 🙂

thats him

Whew! Manipal again.

back to the same state.. the semester has ended… the internals are over…. the marks have been finalized…. study holidays await…. semester exams creep closer….

the thing that i was looking forward to was the trip to Manipal with Syn.  of course, Karthik was gonna be the guide. since he does stay there. Sindhu hadnt met Karthik so far either with the meeting getting cancelled every time. well some how we planned and put it together. we left at 10 from mangalore but the bus was a bit slow in the beginning but caught on later. the route is slightly longer then the one i take daily to college. reached at about 11:30 .. went to Karthik’s place first and then to Dollops. we got to see his new Dell pc. At Dollops, ( my second time there na) we had lunch and then went for a walk around the campus. then headed to Endpoint. last time it was really hot .. nice thing that it was cloudy this time around so we could walk around inspite of it being 2 in the afternoon. finally we headed back to the main centre to check out MIT campus. by then we were totally exhausted with all the walking ! me was very thirsty and hence had a chocolate milkshake and a ginger lime soda. i was ridiculed over my choice but well 😛

anyway the day was over. we needed to get back home to mangalore so we caught a bus and bid adieu to karthik and thats it.

Thank you to Sindhu and Karthik. it was awesome!!! am looking forward for similar things this semester holidays in January!

here’s Syn’s version of events 🙂

Wasted Time

for the time being we have stopped attending classes..now dont be surprised ..the classes are over..and the Sems are approaching !!! My Physics Lab for instance is on 12th…so Study Holidays…which are a bunch of Crap!!! cause i dont see myself gettin any study done unless my Mom makes me sit and do it!!! Right now im bidding my Time Chatting on the Cell and also Online…and Readin SNOW…. I Missed out on the Class Trip to Sita Falls Today!!! since My Dad wouldn’t allow me to go ..since it was us who organised it and not the college ..morever no Lecturers were gonna come with us!! so that was the Last Word on tat topic!!  Karthik , Madhu and Akshata all have gone and here i am writin this Post..lets see what happens..

The First Year of Engg. has come to an end and i dont see myself anywhere!!! Except Bored!! When , O When can this torture End!!!

right now am waiting to watch “Pirates 3” on Thursday!!!

Three things i didnt know about Mangalore

well Mangalore has been where i’ve been Born and Brought Up. So lately i came across some snippets that i didnt know about earlier..

  1. Mangalore is a Twin city of Hamilton,Canada..there is a Hamilton Circle before the DC’s office thats in commemoration of that!!! surprising!!! 😛
  2. Falnir road is actually Mother Theresa Road !!!
  3. Jyothi circle..famous due to the Jyothi Theatre is actually Ambedkar Circle…!!!

if the readers ( yes , that means You!!! ) have anything else to add. Please do!!!


Bangalore travels

so here i am finally writting about it..

here it goes…..

we left on friday morning in the Qualis hoping to make it there before 7 but apparently that was not to be …i kept updating my friends whenever i had network and otherwise took snaps to pass the time ..that would explain the road snaps on Picasa…we were briefly lost in Bangalore due to a wrong left turn..but my cousin came to our rescue and we were off to our rooms…and OMG !!! were they Awesome…god!! why didnt anyone introduce me to service apartments before??? they’re like a home away from Home!!! got stuff all lined up and in working condition!!!! well usually when we visit Bangalore we like spend the stay at my Cousin’s flat..but due to this huge bunch of functions ..that was already full..well that was pretty much of Day 1..

The Morning of Day 2 found me dressing up for the Engagement…and also wondering about who the bridesmaid is gonna be 😉  we were off..with cells to keep in contact between the 2 cars..in the meantime more people landed in Bangalore and joined in…Reached Jayanagar and spent some time searching for 4th block ,27th cross..we did find it soon enough and then the function went on as planned except that i didnt get to see the Brides maid since she had some Tuitions to attend and couldn’t make it..well i gotta still keep my fingers crossed…and thinking about that..i havn’t even thought about the Waltz..

Still day 2….after the Engagement ,we hurried to the Housewarming which was at Whitefield coz its near my Cousin’s Office … loved it…its not completed yet from the outside though…and we were back home..and that was pretty much it for the day except out of boredom i called up people both in Bangalore and mangalore while waiting for my Luggage to reach my cousin’s Indiranagar flat….and then Dinner!!

Day 3 had us all wakin up early to attend the Holy communion mass for my Nephew…we reach there somehow my Niece and me grab a place in the over crowded church…and Lo! and Behold! turns out that the Mass is in Tamil…

My Knowledge of Tamil is restricted to the Bingo Ads and what Karthik has told me..so didnt understand much during the 2 hour mass…the Photographers at the church made it look like a press conference and i could also see someone taking a video in the front from a N95…after that we roamed around CMH road …visited Subhiksha ..were disappointed though!!! Back for lunch party ..then slept the afternoon because there was the Party for my Nephew to be attended in the evening.

The party turned out to Be at the KSCA club hall which i never knew existed ..me not much of a cricket fan but was awed by the Portraits of cricketeers dotting the walls of the Hall and also their Handprints in cement!!! we were actually just above the Pavilion and the place gives a good view of the Ground 😀 that was over ..i got some good pics and an awesome funny video 😉 ..thats the end ..we went home and slept somewhere around 1…

Monday was the day i was earlier supposed to leave..but last minute changes saw me getting a chance to laze around and perhaps meet some friends..i asked only 3 people though…one was busy with Internals and CAED..another wanted me to come to Jayanagar..finally the Third agreed to meet me at MG road..which is but 10 minutes away from where i stay in a rick!! i roamed around the Place and i guess Shruti was quite tired in the end after i dragged her around the place..she showed me a Book shop where she buys books at a discount rate..i bought a book..and we also haggled for SNOW on the roadside..Visited Mc Donalds after a long time and caught with each other…finally met my Dad and had to go home since the bus was at 9..made it to Majestic in time ..and dropped off to sleep ..at 5:30 we reached Mangalore and within 3 hours i was off to college ..and attended the last 3 hours….anyway thats the brief summary although its quite Huge in itself!!

since im the Best man and also the next in line after my cousin i’ve become the butt of a lot of jokes…i enjoy all of them though!!!


maxed out my Flickr account limit of 200 photos 😦