Saturday, September 17, 2011

A much needed break ....

Hi folks !!! I know its been a long time since I have posted. But I cant give any 'I am busy' kind of excuses. Because I know that we always take out time for the things we love doing. So instead of getting into reasoning and explanation lets get into what I am good at ;) covering it all up with an amazing experience.

This was somewhere around the beginning of May this year. I was watching Dil Chahta Hai on my laptop and I cant help but remember my best buddies Teja and Raju. Its not like our college days, though we were regularly in touch over phone,we were not finding time to meet each other regularly as each one of us is staying in a different city. So soon after the movie I called them up and asked them when we are meeting again. But this time we wanted to do some thing special as Raju was leaving for IIM C in a months time. So he came up with an idea and that's when we all agreed upon going on a trip to Goa.Also we asked our common friend Jithin to join and thus the plan was fixed. But then as I told its not like our college days we had to manage our leaves and all. Its been relatively easy for me but Teja had to struggle a bit I guess. Then came my another close friend Nishanth(who was supposed to leave to Canada in a months time) into picture. Suddenly one weekend after this plan was made he has visited me and said lets go to Goa (yea you heard it right !!!) I said we cant do anything in two days and explained about our plan. Thats when he too joined with us along  with Kalahar Reddy. So we all booked our tickets and it was during May end this year we took the much needed BREAK.

(Looking at this pic I cant help but remember my Sis's comment. When I uploaded this pic in FB my Sis commented saying 'Its copied from Dil Chahta Hai where is the originality?' and what I dont forget is my quick and clever witted friend Raju's reply to that saying 'Our friendship is original which isnt the case with the movie' :D )

It was a four day plan and we just relaxed in our resort pool on the first day. The weather of Goa was quite hot. But then you cant complain about it,as there are lots of other things which divert you. We just went to beach in the evening to check out the water sports and all. Next day we went for the water sports like Water Scooter Riding,Banana Ride,Paragliding etc. It was great fun. Especially the banana ride where Jithin was literally screaming for life whenever we went down into the water and also Nishanth and Raju got rescues by the sea rescue team !!!(None of them know to swim except me). Next day Kalahar had to leave due to some personal work and we took three yamaha FZ-S's for rent to go around. Our first destination was Fort Chapora where the filming of Dil Chahta Hai took place. More than the fort the view was breath taking. From there we went on to a beach near by. On return to the resort we again jumped into the pool boozing till it became dark again. The next day we had the ride of our life (80 km along the NH-7 which cuts through various rivers and beaches) from Calangute to Colva. It was amazing except for the Traffic Police stopping us for not wearing the Helmets !!! But then we enjoyed a lot. That day it was the last night during our stay at Goa and we thought we should party hard. We went to Bhaga where karaoke night was going on. Though we dint scare anyone with our terrible voices there. We went and shaked a leg for few songs.Later we had dinner on the beach with cool breeze comforting us. Dinner along with Hukka and offcourse other drinks was great. We were enjoying every moment of it and thats when rain played the spoil sport. We took few more breezers and left for the room. There we started just where we left. Amazing dance performances by all of us (especially Raju). Finally the day has come when we have to leave. We did some shopping that day before leaving for the Busstop. That night we celebrated our friend Teja's birthday and it was a nice way to end the trip. But its always painful to end such a memorable trip and to digest the fact that even a break will come to a break at some point of time.

It was the most memorable trip of my life. Actually most memorable for all of us. Soon after that I left for Bangalore,Raju left for Kolakata and Nishanth left for Canada. Dont know when we would meet again. We know the importance of this and that was the reason we never thought about how much we are spending. All we thought was to live that moment thats it. I hope and I wish another such trip will materialize soon in the future. So guys you too plan such things before its too late. And as my recent favourite movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara emphasizes LET YOURSELF GO !!!!