Trip – The Train Journey!

Read the summary of my class trip here!

The class trip started off on an almost peaceful note. Everyone were ready with their bags and enthusiasm to board the train. The peaceful atmosphere was spoiled when one of the guys didn’t turn up even at 5.10 pm for a train scheduled to leave at 5.15 pm! the last 5 minutes were hair-raising because almost all of them were worried that this guy would miss the train. At the moment when the train chugged off, he entered as if performing a feat for a bond movie! Thank God for that, we could continue with our small celebration. A cake was ordered from Sweet Chariot to mark the beginning of a glorius journey! Of course we shook the bogie with the celebration and 3 cheers. šŸ˜€ Here it goes once again – Hip-Hip Hurray!!

Cheers to the EC 'B' section trip!

Cheers to the EC 'B' Trip

The EC ‘B’ part was deliberately included because, the ‘A’ section guys acted crazy when we planned for this trip! Now people, we are not responsible for the fumes from your stinky areas. šŸ˜›

The train journey was too good because of the good size of the group. This being the first time for most of us to be out of any other adult/authoritative supervision, it added to the fun! We had a small concert where in we got to showcase our individual and collective singing skills!

Dinner time approached and food, which a few of us had packed up for the whole party, was served at around 8.30 pm. After this, most people preferred sleeping. Me being used to be a night owl, stayed up along with a few others till 1 am.

The second adventure starts! Everyone knew that the train was scheduled to reach Cochin by 4.30 am. To my amazement, when i woke up at 4am, more than half of the crowd had already brushed their teeth and waiting with luggages. There are two stations in Cochin – Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam Junction, and we were supposed to get down at the latter, which was the last stop. A small confusion arised and we mistook the Junction for Town, and stayed back in the train. The train started moving and only after 5 minutes did we realise that it was moving in the opposite direction! Everyone said the same thing on realising it – WTF!!

Many people spoke. One said that the platform on which th train halts will be changed, and the other was afraid that we will go back to Bangalore even before the trip started! After around 5-6 Kms of return journey, the train stopped, to our annoyance, at the garage (or whatever it is called for trains!). Not a single soul was there to see. Everyone got down and walked with the luggage for nearly half a km when we found the garage supervisor šŸ™‚ .

He listened to our plight through the only person of our group who spoke Malayalam. We found out that there was no road for atleast a Km from there and even if we made it till there, no means of transport was available. Thankfully, he understood the situation and arranged something. An engine to drag a local train was called earlier by half an hour to take us back to the Junction where the next part of our travel started – in a bus!

Not much pictures were available to share about this part of the journey. But this picture where everyone were waiting in a local train is sure to explain our plight! The movement of our journey back to Ernakulam Junction and eventually laying step on solid definite ground eased our breaths!

The last respite! in a local waiting to go back to Ernakulam Junction!

The last respite! In a local train, waiting to go back to Ernakulam Junction!

People, This is just the beginning! šŸ˜€

Catch the rest of the story here :

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The Celebration Continues…

Well, I was extremely happy to celebrate my first birthday in WordPress last week, which marked completion of two decades of my ass moving onto Earth. After one week, the celebration continued, rather resumed šŸ™‚ . Taking up coaching for GATE from past two days sickened me because of 10 hrs of classes in Linear Algebra. But, the silver lining was unexpected and wonderful.

Today, exactly one week later, its one of my closest friend Pavan‘s birthday. I was lazy yesternight and missed out on giving the first birthday wish. However, i wished him in the morning and resumed my daily chores. The class-time between morning 9 and evening 4 passed like a millennium, because, we planned to treat our friends together, and the treat was scheduled at 4:30 pm. The story common to all teachers continued today too. Their love for the subject is so immense that even after standing in the class for the whole day (barring a break of one hour,) and having to put up with the sleepy faces of students desperate to leave, the class was extended by 15 minutes šŸ˜¦ . In spite of the loss in time, a break-neck-speed drive for around 10 kms, helped me reach promptly šŸ™‚ .

The initial greetings between friends viz, “Yeno macha isht latoo, bereavru ella yelli?” was very refreshing to my geek-ified mind šŸ˜› . Shortly later, the “gang” assembled. I almost forgot to mention about the venue! Its a good hangout for a couple or a gang. Its called Lumbini Gardens – a lakeside place with some cool eat outs and some fun-filled atmosphere. The cake was ordered – i don’t know what it’s called, but it was a full chocolate – iced base one having a load of cream and cherries šŸ™‚ .

Me and Pavan cut it together amidst the ever famous song, but we sang it to each other like – “Happy Birthday to us” šŸ™‚ . All the pomp that a celebration deserves was present and it ended with painting our faces with snow-white cream (hmmm…, my cheek still smells of the butter! šŸ˜› ). Light was fading and the curtain-time approached because the girls were eager to sign off for obvious reasons. A part of the gang left and only two were remaining. Me and another close friend of mine – Anupam.

The two of us roamed about the place and came to the entertainment arena. We went for a bull ride which simulates riding an arrogant and powerful bull bent upon throwing you down. Later, we went into a Twister Vortex which, again is a simulator for a gyrator or a rotating chamber. We were about to leave the place when another friend who was supposed to be at the party, called up and said that he’d be joining us in 15 minutes. So, the party extended in low profile for some more time, after which i had a zooming drive back home on a superb road with music thumping from my W810i šŸ™‚ .

Cast : Me (Su), Pavan, Sharan (Shar), Namitha (Nami), Apoorva (Appu), Anupam Biswas (Anupam ‘Boli’ Bakwas), Ramesh (Rummi, the last person).

Celebration extended

Celebration extended

The cards were from Pavan and Apoorva. Namitha did the sweetest thing possible, by adding cake to the party! (Pavan is the taller one)

All Happies! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚