November 1, 2005… That was one of the best days in a few people’s life…!! It was the b’day of my orkut buddy, Naren, who wouldn’t be just an orkut buddy, but a relative too, in a few year’s time!!! :P Nisha chechi had already planned a great b’day bash as a big surprise for him.. And I was invited too… So on November 1st morning, by 11 o clock, my brother dropped me in front of Ambrosia.. Balu and Anoop were already there. So I walked upto them and said a hi to Balu and started talking.. Anoop had no idea who I was, but to my surprise, Balu recognized me rightaway!! A bit later, Srijith and Dhanya joined us, followed by Srijith’s sister and brother in law and then another orkutian named Manesh. So all of us were assembled in front of Ambrosia, and Nisha Chechi was giving further instructions through sms!!
The surprise had neatly worked out!!! Naren was beaming(which was fortunately captured with all its might in my handy cam!! :P) like anything when we all walked in!!!! He blew the candles, cut the cake and everybody in there sang for him, and clapped too.. (It is said that everybody who claps for us should be given a piece of cake too, but whatever!!!) A little later when we all settled in, another guy walked in, whom I heard about a lot while we were standing outside, coz everybody was on the lookout for a guy with a pierced ear, and who had two or three rings on it too!! Anyways, he too had come.. (His name is Shiv and he’s there in orkut too.. whew!!) Anoop’s friend joined us too a lot later.. The party went on really well.. Except for that yucky glass of “Mayfair” that I had bought… Why do I always end up with things like these? :-w It was a mixture of Mango pulp and Strawberry essence or something.. I don’t really remember the ingredients, though I won’t ever forget the taste!!
The party was finally over. We all wished again, said bye and left, leaving those two to themselves.. Srijith and I talked for sometime standing outside, where the weighing machine grabbed some attention too…!!! And after Srijith, Shiv and Anoop were all disppointed, we resumed talking!!! A little later, we decided to leave, and I had fixed one thing in my mind, which if I was lucky would turn out fine….
I reached home, took out the cam and rewinded the whole party video.. I showed it to my brother, and pointed everybody out to him. And after giving a vivid account of all the fun that had happened there, I began to break out the grand news to him.. But i couldn’t.. When I am about to say it, I’d start laughing and would make it a mess… This went on for two or three failed attempts.. And then I stopped trying.. I somehow got a hint that I couldn’t do it…. So I just forgot the whole thing and went back to my work.. I had a submission to work on, after all… But by evening, things got better.. I ran out of embroidery thread, so I accompanied my bro when he went out to buy some things.. As we were heading back home, my bro asked whether I would like to go to our cousin’s flat and pay them a visit. Being Deepavali, I thought that it might be a good idea.. And I badly needed to talk to him, preferrably without having to look at his face!!! :P So now, we were taking a different route. And I made a desperate last attempt.. I told him about Srijith….
The reaction that I expected was a sudden brake!! But to my surprise(or horror?) he was relaxed and calm, as though he saw this coming.. He might have.. After all, he guessed the name correct, didn’t he…! So thats it! My head is now relieved of that big load I’ve been carrying from that afternoon onwards!!!! And now, I can live in peace once again…. Praise the Lord!!!!