Saturday, December 26, 2009
Rewinding the Christmas of 2009 awaiting new year 2010
The spirits of 2009 Christmas are not lost but exist as a taste beneath my tongue, relaxation in my eyes, laughter from my mouth and exercise for the hands. Christmas for 2009 was not a special one for me but it covered most of the left-overs during the weekend. I was not able to wish you properly for Christmas and New Year; so here comes a mega blasting Abhi wish “My hearty wishes to all for Christmas and New Year. May this year witness your sour incidents and let the next year offer loads of happiness in your life”.
I thought to rewind the entire episode at 2x speed and recall what really happened.
Awahh!, came the sound from inside a closed room with fan rotating at fifth max-speed, music penetrating ears though a laptop acting as the source. A strange figure sleeping on a fluffy mattress (not at all Sunidra mattresses) looked around strangely to figure out what really happened. He realised shortly that it was 7Pm and that he slept while watching a movie.
I and Avinash reached Royal bakery and ordered a lime Juice. The yatra extended further purchasing a plum cake and eating onion uthappam. Annapurna restaurant in Kirakke kota, Cochin serves hot and crisp onion utappam. The scene was made energetic by the hotel owner who dragged a drunken man out of the restaurant. Christmas days are the days when citizens in India are seen single legged.
We reached home and called Janardhanan to join us in cutting the cake. I took the knife and started cutting the cake with the song “happy birthday to…” and all started laughing. Ha ha… happened accidentally and then changed the words to happy Christmas to you… to support the rhythm without changing the music. : ) again hit the 32 x backward button and went to the college days when we asked a junior boy to sing, insisting he had a great voice. After he completed the song all clapped hands with a sweet dialogue “Please don’t repeat”.
I remember the song which we used to sing as a remix to jingle bells that started “jingle ghanti, jingle ghanti, uncle santa claus….” Those were the school days when I used to be a child, handsome, young, energetic and authentic. Now things have changed a lot. Although people still say I am a child in the behaviour… ha ha
Paused, played and hit the forward button and it is 3.30 PM, the Christmas day and no food yet ready. Avinash said that he would prepare his speciality recipe of aalo fry and Janardhanan started anda bhurji. Avinash’s aloo fry ended in aloo mesh and I stuffed it inside chapattis to prepare aloo ka paratha. My blogging and cooking experience always helps me create, creative recipes. Since the lunch was too late we had it awesome.
The story stuck here and I had to start it from the start of Christmas day which started with me getting up and waiting for Janardhanan to get ready for the gym. I gave several knocks at the door and did not see him respond. I did not think a second and jumped again to my bed for completing my sleep. Watched nice dreams where I am not at all any superman or He-man. My dreams always have some funny characters, some action, no romance, scientific calculations and new inventions. It is a pakka computerised world… man.
Got up and completed starters (daily activities including bathing, brushing, and dash dash…). Opened the laptop and started playing an old game… Return to castle wolfestien. Later Janardhanan got up and started his so-called favourite tamil songs where the she-anchor wears a very long, long… dress. Avinash reminded us about morning breakfast and we prepared chapattis and aloo matar sabzi.
This movie was compressed using Auto Gordian knot, however after playing the initial scene it reached the conclusion that Christmas is celebrated to enjoy, eat, laugh and share joy.