Thursday, February 17, 2005

Chp 24. Monu's folly

Our exams are over. And my biological clock is almost back to normal.

Staying up for nearly 40 hours at a stretch does indeed take a heavy toll on one’s body. Yesterday after our exam, I was planning to have a nice sleep. I was also a bit sore at screwing up my exam, coz some of the questions asked, I’m sure even Amartya Sen himself would find it difficult… You should read the
comments on my earlier post. I posted a comment every hour during my “nite-out” just to stop me from dozing off.

But then, just as I was about to sleep, Amol and Monu came and told me we’re all going out for lunch! Aaarrgh. One part of me really wanted to hangout with my frens, while another part of me, a much tired part of me, wanted to sleep. Finally, the stronger conscience won, and there I was having a grand buffet lunch at Mainland China.

We were undecided where to go initially. Luckily Laura aka
The Agony Aunt was online, so she suggested a number of places we could go to. In the end we decided on Mainland China.

Had a great time there. The prawn chips are amazing. The lunch buffet cost around 170 w/o tax, and it was definitely worth it. The service is also very good. Was teaching all my frens how to eat with chopsticks. Lol… laughed my ass out watching them struggle and trying all sorts of unorthodox method of holding a chopstick. In the end, they were so impressed with the whole chopstick thingie that they all took back one with them. Lol, me just wondering where for the love of Jesus are they ever going to use chopstick here in hostel!

By the way, one advice to all you bangaloreans. If you are going to Mainland China in a large group, always fake a birthday. Tell the Mainland China ppl that one of ur fren is giving a birthday treat. You’ll not only get a free cake, but also entertainment like a “happy birthday” song and… here’s the best part… a Chinese firework display! I’m sure if u ask, they can perform the Chinese Dragon dance too.

After a fantastic lunch we decided to watch the movie “Black”. But Shubha had some work. And slowly Tommy said he too had to go back… and then Ankita and Anita too joined the “Back to Campus” group. And so I told the guys that I too should probably go back and take a rest, otherwise I might faint. So the guys gave me one of the cars, and we parted ways. Tommy sat in the front seat to make sure I don’t fall asleep while driving

Reached hostel by 4pm. Slept immediately, but I set my alarm for 7pm coz I know that if I sleep at a stretch, I will wake up wide awake around 4 in the morning filled with hunger… Its better to sleep for 3 hours now and then sleep again around 11-12pm.

3 hours of sleep later, I got up (obviously), and the other guys who went for the movie “Black” had just returned. Monu told me that as he was walking back from the hostel parking area, he noticed an Indica lights on. There are only two Indicas in the hostel. One is Monu’s, the car that just came back. The other is Amol’s, the one that I drove back earlier. Amol immediately stared at me, and I was like “ooops”

So Amol and I went to the car park. The whole time we were walking I was like “Hey comon, its not exactly my fault. I was drowsy, I was sleepy… I didn’t sleep the whole nite…”

And when we reached the Parking area, guess whose car lights were on? MONU’s!!!!!!

Gawd… Amol and I never laughed that much before!!!! This is the heights of stupidity, clumsiness and foolishness all rolled into one Can u actually believe this? Monu parks his car forgetting to switch off his lights. He doesn’t notice this as he walks back to the hostel. 50 metres away, he turns back and sees his car lights on. And he actually thought its Amol’s car, which I have parked way at the end of the parking lot, far away from where he has just parked his car. And it wasn’t that dark yet!

On our way back, we met the hero Monu. He was standing there, waiting for us to return, grinning like the devil, bcoz he can now take my trip for goofing up. He looked at me, kept his hands on my shoulder and sarcastically said “its ok kima, everybody slips up now and then…” We looked at him and said “ya man…. It’s a very dumb thing forgetting to switch off the lights. But you know whats dumber than that? Forgetting which one is your car, especially after just driving it!” LOL… u should see the look on his face as he ran to his car


Click
here to go to Monu’s blog and take his trip!

19 comments:

Chiru said...

Nice Blog Saw this one for the first time. Nice to know so amny ways of having fun :) Enjoi and keep updating..

Arun K. said...

how were u in academics before IIMB.just looking for some divine inspiration for cat 2005.and how do u cope with the work load out there??

illusionaire said...

@ Chiru: thanx a lot dude. nice to have u visit my blog. Only wish u would comment regularly on my blog as u do on Ramya's :))
Now that the number of hits on my blog is around 100 everyday, i definitely will be updating regularly....

@ Chennai blogger : Dai machan, sowkiyama? :)lol, sometimes i think my tamil is better than my mizo.
u want some fundae? ok, here's what i can say about IIMB. As far as i know, among all the 6 IIMs, IIMB gives the most importance to extra-currics. Having a sports background will definitely score u extra brownie points. Look at me. For example, when it comes to Acads, i'm just your regular average Joe, but sports-wise, well, i have a couple of achievements that i can truly brag about. Like, i have captained my team in many state and national level basketball tournaments, including one international level (where the SriLankan team raped us). And apart from Basketball, i've represented my university in football, volleyball and handball.
What the people here are looking for is how well u can cope in a team game. Winning a gold medal in tennis or shuttle is nothing. Those are individual games. They wanna know how good a team player you are. Management is only about team work and group dynamics. And also leadership. Its not about winning every game u play, but rather about how you lead your team, especially when you're losing.
About the work load.. he he he... right now lets just say i'm in no mood to discuss about it right now :)

Anonymous said...

LMAO....
first tommy, and now monu. kim, i surely hate to be your friend! :-)

just kidding... keep on posting you funny guy :-)

Mihir said...

:D

I am waiting for 2morrow's class :))

Arun K. said...

hehe ur tamil is good. and thanx.

Jamie said...

:)
nice blog...

Tommy said...

Nice blog dude...
by the way, this is not the same Tommy u keep mentioning on ur blog *SMILE*
i really pity him *LAUGH*
Keep writing....

Chiru said...

Long time since you uploaded ur blog..
Dude, stop mugging and write about this weekend's fun

Anonymous said...

Monu is hilarious....
Am going to be careful in front of you Kima...
One lil slip and it will be on your blog for the whole world to read...
: D
hmmmmmmm....
How bout all of us getting back at you through our blogs... *evil grin*

illusionaire said...

Thanx guys. will continue living up to ur expectations...

ya chiru, its really tough to update my blog with all the "mugging" i'm doing :))) by the way just came back from ClubX this morning at 6. An update is coming up soon....

Nice anon. ur most welcome to get back at me on ur blog :) by the way, if u blog, then why did u sign as anonymous? :) or are u one of those "Live Journal" users that is now becoming a rare breed here in IIMB? :)

Mihir said...

@kima oye bugger ... dont dare say anything against LJ. It absolutely rocks :-)

illusionaire said...

My apologies to all ye live journalists :)

that anonymous post was made by Shubha, a rediff-blogger.

she said she's gonna start taking my trip her blog, so i think i'll write about her on my next post before she does that...
call it a pre-emptive strike *evil grin too*

Jimmy said...

Ha ha.Poor Monu. But things could have been much worse, rite? For one, he could have gotten off the car without remembering to turn it off and the next day, there would have been a photograph on my paper featuring an Indica taking a swan drive into the Arabian sea.

Mihir said...

Shubha beat u to the post :-)

illusionaire said...

he he... wouldnt be surprised if monu actually does that :))

@ mihir: ya i know she beat me to it. she said i'm gonna write about you, and i replied, fine, i'll write about you too. and the next minute her blog about me is up.
Which means that she has been planning on this the whole time! she has already written about me, and published it as soon as she was done challenging me... that sly... woman :D

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