(Sry guys, had posted this in a hurry yesterday. Have tagged the photos now, so that you can recognize who's who. )
Over To Prats -
After numerous calls and messages sat night, finally the meet was decided for Sunday 3pm. Oh I was already supposed to be bit late but i was very late ( I reached 4:45pm ! and i had attended so many messages and calls by that time) As soon as i entered the area, i saw Arjun, Hashan, Tan and his wife engrossed in talking. Did i say area ? yes I did .. coz we met at "Coffee world" which is neither a closed place nor an open area. Its the centre of a mall so sort of open area !
I was meeting Tan for the first time but it wasn't difficult to recognise him anytime you meet.So we got started with the orders and talked of the lounge, the loungers and so on to Tan's wife. She looked really happy to be there and was the most welcome guest at least for me ( I was afraid i would have to bear all "Guy's talks" otherwise ;) ) We talked of the loungers who could not come to the meet - Leo's dad wasnt well yesterday , Vasudha could not be contacted and Bard , we talked of our weekend - how it went till we met, what each is busy doing generally .. and so on .. We meanwhile talked to few loungers from Chennai too - I remember talking to FL, Artz, Thoorika (yes gal.. i heard ur hello myself) and Gul ( will buzz u soon dear ) !
Half an hour later, Abhri joined us. Time was not just 5:30pm .. it was suddenly so alive .. Tan's friends came to pick him up, Meena joined us, and so we were suddenly a party of 9 people ! Abhri was in a real jolly mood as he dared to give me a new nickname - "The Boss" ( waiting to meet you again and kick you ).. It was really good to be amidst so much talking and laughing.. After Tan left, we sat and laughed a bit more while Abhri made me the target of his comments and meena supporting ! Arjuna nd Hashan wre obviously enjoying the laughs ( next timw it will be you both on the hot seat i promise :P )
Abhri too left by 6 since he was being a good host to his brother. And that left me, meena, Arjun and Hashan at the same place. The real torture of the guys started then as me and meena talked non stop of movies, books, writes and all. Tan returned to just say goodbye again. We discussed about a lot of loungers - Ste, Asbah, Insiya, Illashree, Arun (yes we talked of your fictions), Maverick, Hashan's fibs, Arjun's funny posts, Vasudha, Pri, Mona and so many of you ! And we talked of blogging - why , how, when, the addiction, the pleasure, its meaning to us.. phew !! By 8pm i was so much tired though i did not want the day to end ! But finally we parted in another 15 min - with biig smiles on our faces !
Hope we all meet again very soon ! And i wanna meet vasudha this time fr sure ! ( Take it as order from "the Boss" and please paln something again soon )
Ok! here i end my journal .. over to Arjun to tell anything i missed !
Thanks to everyone who came even for half hour ..
Love ya all
*Group Hug* !
Heya all, It's me Arjun now.
I guess Prats said it all. By the end of the day I sat wondering- Usually a friendship starts with a hand-shake, introduction, moves onto a conversation, understanding of each other, finally ending up being best of friends. It was kind of funny yesterday in a way that the process was quite the opposite. We bloggers, we blog our hearts out that we know each other so well even before that first "hand-shake". Amazing isn't it.
Anyway, just wanna say it was lovely meeting all you guys-
Tan and Maitri. It was really wonderful to have met the bubbly, adorable couple you are. :)
Prats - as usual.. talks, talks and talks. A perfect partner for keen listeners like me and hashan :P
Meena- You were a surprise and such a pleasant one at that. Loved your talks and company throughout. :)
Hashan- Enjoyed your company man. You are cool. :)We must catch up on a few non sci-fi movies this time. ;) ryt na ?? ;)
Abhri - You, we learned that are a very silent person and you talked the most yesterday. Yeah, the boss said it. ;) .. We call her 'Teacher'. ;)
And then we had a few visitors- Tan's friends- Premangshu and Kumardeep (Guitarists). Enjoyed your company too guys.
Hope we keep doing this more frequently for we want sundays to be just this way. Loved meeting u all once again. Here are a few pics. Enjoy!
Hashan, Myself (Arjun) and Tan.
WL couple :) - Maitri and Tan.
Any guesses?? ;)
3 different expressions. I decided to be the joker.
Meena with a cute kid.
Abhri (h), Tan, Hashan, Arjun, Maitri, Prats, Meena, Premangshu (Tan's friend- a guitarist)