Tuesday, June 8, 2010

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (I'll be there for you !!)

"So no one told you life was gonna be this way, Your jobs a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.

Looks like you're always stuck in second gear, when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year...

I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour,
I'll be there for you, like i've been there before,
I'll be there for you, Cuz you're there for me too...
"

Life would always have been very different without friends. Taking me to where i am now, there have been a substantial contribution from all my friends right from elementary school to higher secondary school to college. If there is something that i have learnt from my past experiences, this is it. Friends are always an essential part of anyone's life. Everybody needs someone to be around them all the time. Though i might prefer ode in solitude, it can never beat the fun of even just hanging out with friends.

So now, i take this time out, to write a small (but meant) paragraph about my various pals who have been there through all my happiness, sorrowness, craziness, sleepiness, joblessness, etc, etc. P.S.: I am not mentioning any names.

To begin with, I start with a person who is often called kannadi (not very famous, but by some), who has been there althrough my elementary schooling. We were typical childhood friends who use to hangout all the time together. We went to school together, we went to play together, we went everywhere together. I cannot forget to mention this, we went to computer classes together (which my college mates used to kill me for). Nevertheless, we had all the best times together. It has been amazing how well we have grown up to be friends till now even thought we weren't the kind who used to talk/sms daily, etc. We hardly talked once a month (or once in two months may be), but we still have that wavelength that is keeping us together. Hope it remains the same forever.

Next, aargh, a tough choice, he's a short little guy whom i have known for probably from my very young age of say seven or eight (!!!). Well there's not much to write about him as he is the most cooolest one i have ever been with. Very reasonable in everything he does. To give a hint for ppl who are wondering whom i am talking about, he's currently undergoing training with cognizant (mentioning the name is a violation of corporate policy i guess :P). No wonder things with him will never end.




Next, yeah, from short little guy to a short little girl. She got introduced to me during her higher secondary schooling (some ppl may be knowing it was in madurai). Wierd about the fact that i first talked to her in orkut (orkut was the craze among ppl at that time). We talked and thanks to my cousin's cell phone at that time, which got us close. From then on its no looking back. We have had all possible incidents happening between us that could possibly happen between two friends :-) (nothing to regret for though). All the times i have been with her has been really wonderful.

Whose next? Yeah, it will be the guy from college with whom i spend most of college time with. The one thing about him that i need to mention is that no matter what the situation is, he is always ready with a response before even the question is asked. Trip to delhi, All the iv's, Login trips can never be forgotten. Especially all the saturday night walks without even knowing what we are talking about, will always be cherished in my everlasting memory. And yeah the so called project, i could not have had more fun in anything in college other than that.

Following is another guy from college, (who hails from the same city (village??) of vellore as the previous one), he is a conceptual friend of mine whom i came to know very well during our project (??) days in madurai and from then on we hit it right along. Again, the saturday night walks without knowing what we are talking about are indispensable. And the operation concepts concepts, we will never forget in life.

I cant miss the girl whom i tell as my cousin to everyone. Actually she isn't, she's just a close friend who calls me as bro (and whom i call as sisy). Again, we've known each other through online and sms from where we built a huge fort of friendship. Every moment with her has been awesome and there's always something more coming up. She has recently had her happiest moments in life (will be a point to talk later i guess !!). Nevertheless, she has been a great company whenever i needed one (i used to call her whenever i walk to a bus stand, railway station, shop, etc. :P). Fun aside, she has been laughing even at times when i pricked her nerves and pulled her legs to the extent possible (she probably got used to it).

I cannot end this post by saying thats it. Because i have not listed about everyone here, i have just listed about people in the time i got. Doesn't mean that nobody else has influenced mine. Apologies for all those about whom i have not written here and thanks for making my life happier.

Oh dear god, wait a minute, how could i end this post without mentioning one person who mattered the most. We were friends once (past tense intended). But now, hope you would have guessed it right by this pause. Anyways, i did my higher secondary schooling with her. Didn't know much of her during the school days. Got to know her through a mutual friend. Thats when things went well and we became good friends. We got into the exact same wavelength (though we realised later that we were 180 degree out of phase in everything). We were really the best and closest. I'll always cherish those wonderful moments i have had/having with her. To end this post, its not always being just F.R.I.E.N.D.S will do. There is always one step more in life with someone really special :-)



-Vignesh