Thursday, May 03, 2012

Chp 400. End of an ERA

Perhaps it is quite apt that my 400th post is about the end of an era. An era of living at Greenfields, one of the best apartments in the suburbs.

I was staying at Greenfields for the past 4 years, until 3 days ago, and before that my sister was there for 3 years and I used to visit her occasionally after dropping out from B-School. In fact my association with Greenfields was almost as old as my blog. The apartment outlived two relationships of mine, churned out a new one and saw a lot of my friends come and go - Happy times, sad times, sleepy times, but mostly, drunken times.

Some of the things I loved about Greenfields Society - the people were awesome. From the time I stayed there till the time I left, I didn’t have a single issue with my neighbors. In fact when I went to renew my rental agreement last year, my landlord and I had to get an approval from the Society President. The first question the president asked me was, “Why was there not even a single complaint about you for the past three years? No loud music playing, no loud partying, no loud noise, no nothing. What are you up to?” Lolz.

Trust me, I wasn’t that pally with my neighbors either. There were three families on my floor. At the most, we were just on a “hi-bye” relationship. But we knew each other very well, and knew where to draw the line. Of course there were loud parties at my pad sometimes, but my neighbors never complained because they knew I was just a bachelor trying to have that occasional fun (before it’s too late), and they also knew very well that I wouldn’t be doing that regularly. We understood each other and co-existed peacefully.

And then there were other things like 24/7 water supply, 24/7 electricity, and it was extremely peaceful and quiet. No loud dhantanakakakaka festival or marriage celebrations were allowed inside. And on the weekends, there were 2-3 flats in my building who would blast songs like Here without you, November rain etc, and even the latest hiphop songs. I never got to figure out who those people were, but it was nice to have such people in the building.

Situated right on the prime Jogeshwari Vikroli link road, Powai was just a few minutes away on one side and the Western Express was around 10 minutes away on the other side. And then there were Goregaon’s HUB and Oberoi Mall not very far too. It was the perfect 1 BHK apartment. Cozy, fully furnished and good vibes. Seven years of comfort at that place.

All that ended this Monday.

Why did I take the extreme step of shifting out from such an awesome place?

Well, I am still not at liberty to talk about what I’ve been up to the past one month, until things are confirmed. But for now, I’ve moved into my CEO’s place temporarily, an amazing duplex apartment at Khar West. So that means partying and binging every night when you have such a kickass awesome CEO. :-)

Here are some pics I took that day – my last day at Greenfields…

With some of my neighbor’s kids who regularly hangout at my pad and call me “Cool Uncle Kim” :-)


Woke up early on my last day. Took a photo that I always saw every day for the past 7 years.


Hehe… Trying to get rid of all the eggs before the movers and packers arrived…


All the warmth, all the coziness… all packed and gone now :-(


My bed… it never got lucky, if you know what I mean…


The morning after, at my CEO’s duplex -


One of the perks of staying (temporarily) with a CEO. He has to be informed. Hence, there is no dearth of daily newspapers.


Cheers :-)


14 comments:

mangbuhril said...

good post uncle kima

thegirlinthefadedbluejeans said...

uuiiii!!!!lung te poh chhe rum2 a lom mole..i shall say this only once!aaaahahahahaha

Pixie said...

:)

I can understand, how tough it must have been to pack up - I had a tough time packing up my Bangalore apartment as well!

And I really hope everything works out for you at work and at home :)

blackestbox said...

"The end of something always brings with it the start of another" ~ME!

All the best for the future.. and just curious, how old is that steel box of yours? Mine's 10! :P

H.Vangchhia said...

Tha mai ang tha mai ang, mahse i ngaive ngawt ang le!

Mizohican said...

@ mang: Haha :P

@ Alvina: Hehe... remember that time when Apuii couldn't find one of her sandals, which mysteriously disappeared? lolz...

@ Pixie: So far everything seems to be working out fine :) and yes, the attachment is deep when we are at a particular place for such a long time :(

@ blackestred: Hahahaaa must be at least 20 years old :D Steel trunks rock! Good ol hostel days, hahaha....

@ H.Vangchhia: Ngai latuxxx :(

zakk_kima said...

Short but nice. ka lung alo leng ve ringot mole as I read. Reminded me of Kaka Nagar the house I left last year after staying for 14 years. well good luck on the secret project that you are not at liberty to disclose yet lol.

Joseph L said...

"Crash: I promised myself I wouldn't cry...

Eddie: I didn't. (start's crying and sneezes on Crash's tail)"

Eddie here. :-(

The saddest breakup other than breaking up with a girlfriend.

Mizohican said...

@ zakk_kima: Nostalgic it is :)

@ Father Sphinx: hehehe :)

dr john hlychho said...

Wow...400 post!! Amazing and Congrats! You really really are A Wonder Guy with such Stamina, Idea, Focus, Time, etc. Its totally the outcome of extreme commitment. Excellent Job. Keep It Up.

benjamin rualthanzauva said...

"Well, I am still not at liberty to talk about what I’ve been up to the past one month, until things are confirmed. But for now, I’ve moved into my CEO’s place temporarily" I got it. You guys are getting married. Why didn't you text me?

benjamin rualthanzauva said...

"Took a photo that I always saw every day for the past 7 years." Everyday for the past 7 years! Have you heard of exaggeration? OR have I forgotten where you were in 2005? :D Anyway, I have seen that too and was hopping I would see again :) Get some place soon where I can come and crash for a month. I am gonna quit my Job :)

Martin said...

I stayed in Poonam Nagar for almost a year and always passed by Greenfields and thought it would be a good place to stay! Shifting is never easy, is it?

mnowluck said...

Malad west is far better than Jogeshwari and khar.. haha.. :P

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