Wednesday, September 05, 2007

My BESTESTEST friends..

This is going to be a very difficult post for me, because whatever i say about these amazing bunch of ladies, would be saying too less. My college going cousins repeatedly told me, on some "school fraainships gone wrong" stories of mine, that college is where u meet your TRUE friends, school was merely a passing phase and that i wouldn't think twice about my schoolmates once i pass out. But, the aquarian characteristic of loyalty is very ingrained in me, and i fought back with them and said firmly that no way, i love my school gang and we'd never loose touch.

I was wrong. We all lost touch. I barely remember, being close with a bunch of school kids. I draw a blank, each time i think of my school gang. The only thing i can remember very clearly about school was the sheer torture. I was in hell, i was sucked dry. I HATED school with all my heart. I just did not fit in. I was never a mug pot and never shall be.

Then there are others who claim to be my "close" friends, but just don't get the "time" to write me a freaking testimonial on orkut or keep in touch with me, because they're too "busy". And the occasional SMS of "lets meet up sometime babe" and when i do call or message, i get a "Oh, not today, lets do it some other time"

Now these kind of "friends" just drain me out, mentally. They call me horrible nick names which i HATE. They only bring me downER when I'm already down (NOT helping) and almost always made me the butt of most of their jokes. And yes, i ALWAYS made an effort to dress up nicely, whenever i went to meet these "friends" and they never appreciated the gesture or said anything nice. Looking back, i think they were all just plain jealous, because i was a bombshell then and i sure as hell am one now. (thank you again very very much Fitness One)

Anyways, all this just made my confidence levels hit rock bottom, i never really felt good about myself, i always presumed that i was a bungling fool, who could never get things right, i somehow thought that i "deserved" to be the butt of their horrible jokes and yada yada.

And then, college happened. My life changed, it took a U-turn, for the good. I met Ritu, Vasavi, Megha, Vani, Archana, Bj and Priya. And all of them are godsend. Each one unique, each one
nothing short of amazing.

For the first birthday which i celebrated in college, they got me around 10 gifts, and each one was well thought of. I cried that day, i must've looked like a wuss to them, but that was the day, i realized that these women are my TRUE friends. I remembered vaguely of getting alarm clocks as birthday gifts back in school. And one of my "close school friend" returned, yes u read right RETURNED all the gifts that i gave her, on her birthday, on my birthday.

Anyways, back to my angels.

Ritu : The nerd, the i "so desperately want to bell the cat", ever encouraging, ever supportive lady. She has read ALL my posts to date. She is my ardent blog fan, and pre Cognizant, kept telling me to write a book. Now, post Cognizant, tells me that I'm just the best and I'm a born technical writer.

Vasavi : My agony aunt. She has stood by me, through all the "why are men such bastards" phases. And she continues to stand by me now, telling me constantly that men will die for me, and that I'm too good to be true.

Megha : The youngest, but the oldest. Confused? Let me rephrase. She is by age, the youngest in our group, but her mental years are light years ahead of ours. She is the rock of our group. Dishing out motherly advice and ever protective of her "kids".

Vani : Jungli Janwar. The tag has stuck for life, even though she's become a good girl now. The spoilt brat of our group, she screams, bites or scratches and we obey. Period.

Archana : My teacher. I manage to get decent grades in papers, all thanks to this lady. I have nothing short of respect for you.

Bj : Motormouth. Silence is an alien word for this one. 24*7 entertainment, she has us either in splits of laughter or deep in thought about a serious global issue.

Pri : Ms Congeniality. This lady would feature on every one's "bestestest friend" list. She has never said NO for anything we've asked for, be it submissions, be it to act in our documentaries, be it to come for a cup of coffee to discuss our tragic lives.

To make a long story short, Machis, you all ROCK. Thank you for being a part of my lives, thank you for moulding me into who i am today, thank you for constantly supporting me, thank you for noticing the little things like, how great my hair looks, the kick ass junk jewellery collection i have and for boosting my confidence sky high. I can now safely say, that I've become 100% snob material and nothing will ever be good enough for me, because you've made me feel like royalty.


iamyuva said...

well... not to undermine relationship but life constantly challenges and time changes definition almost everything in life (except few).. point is: you will be pleasantly surprised how life takes turn and find future is even more off.. if only u wish it to be.. for starts I wish that you & your loved ones..

kiss the world.. stay curious and stay foolish.. /Yuva

archana said...

machi thaks a million ya.. sorry i just read it i had tears in my eyes man seriously.. thaks a lot for recognising us.. :) hope all of us stay together like this for our entire life..

priyaa said...

oiiiiii >:D<...that was a very good blog asusual....u got a very mindblowing skill for writing...conti man...
end of the year,ya,im missing college already and ur blog says that too.:(
will miss u guys like crazy...i want to spend more time with u guys...really miss those day:((
love ya all:*
(u gals are my sweet heart):)

Rauf said...

if you make an effort to dress uo or to be nice, you are not being natural.

quite opposite here. Loved my school, don't remember much about college as nothing much happend. My school friends, streetmates, playmates stuck on. they never cared if i was rich or poor, they never cared if i was a success or failure. they never cared if i was handsome or ugly. latter in all three cases, i am 60 and i am still in touch with my childhood friends.

its different with gentle beings.
looks matter a lot. You become a target if nature is kind to you. Things change after marriage. A friend of mine just wanted to be superior by marrying a firangi and settling abroad. i love her a lot. very sweet she is but with absurd ideas of happiness. All her happiness lies in being superior to her friends. Now that she has proved a point, i wonder if she is happy being away from friends and family. All we have are pictures and mails saying how happy she is.

Marriage, whom they marry, status, possessions become so important to gentle beings.

hope you and your friends stick together regardless of where life takes you.
My friend Megha is just 4 years old.

A very touching post

You Know Who said...

Now since when does writing a testimonial on Orkut become an integral part of being someone's friend. I thought it was about other things. But then again its all perspective. Not everyone has the luxury of hanging out on Orkut day in n day out. Besides whatever happened to a friend in need is a friend indeed! You can't define friendship by the number of times a person calls you up, or the messages you get. Well at least not me!

Sreerama said...

hmm... am stumped by the fact tat not writin a testimonial in orkut is such a serious crime!!! its very erm... i don kno wat to say!@! so i ll leave it for u to figure tat out!

well.. u are correct bout school... more so coz ppl move schools quite lot than they do i college. i for one moved 6 schools.. and i don rem any.. sans one. :D

chronicwriter said...

which megha r u talking about? the one doing event management? who works for vibrant events

Sai said...

Haha funny 2/4 line Biographies ! U've got a good sense of humor (Now do I get written about too in the next post .. Oh wait ur a Snob now.. My bad :P ) lolllz