Monday, January 4, 2010

Sleeping off and 2010

Dear Friends,

Hope all is well at your end. I am fine here too. First of all I want to wish you all a great great 2010 filled with hope, success, joy, promotion, bonus, salary hikes, sex and liquor. I had a great starting for this New Year where I partied with all of my friends (nearly) and my cousins. I am really keen to know about your celebrations and New Year resolutions.

This December has been the busiest, eventful and one of the greatest period of my life. During December I travelled across places, met new people, saw my bhai getting married to one of the coolest girl I have I ever known. I went to 5 of the 6 METRO cities of India – Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata

It all started with the first weekend of December when I went to Mumbai for my exam, followed by a trip to Kolkata next weekend to attend the marriage of my bro, travelled to Kota via Jaipur to attend the reception and spend a week at home and blew the steam off. The following 3rd weekend was in Delhi where I catch up with so many of my old friends. The last weekend was comparatively chiller when I saw 5 movies, slept 16 hours a day. A typical Chennai weekend. This one was again a rocking one when people from over the place gathered in Bangalore for the New Year celebration and I got chance to catch up with friends and family again.

Anyways my point is - In the last 1 month I have been sleeping at all sort of places except my bed. I have been sleeping in chair, train, flight, bus, auto, tempo, car and even on bike. All these travelling and sleeping escapades have taught me so many things which I have jotted down for all you people.

Key Take Away Points:

1. Do not ever, Never drink before the night of travel or you may or you will end up filling 5 air sickness bag on-board

2. Sleeping while sitting behind a bike is a really bad idea especially when you wear a specs. Keywords: Bump on road, friends shoulder, specs, nose+eyes

3. Before sleeping, Explain clearly in written form to autowallah where u want to go. Particularly in Chennai. otherwise invariably in all other cases you will end up in T. Nagar

4. Always remember to pee before a long bus journey especially while traveling in night during December. You moving on your seat in anxiety of a mid way stoppage can be viewed as an obscene act by the fellow passengers.

5. Never forget to carry a mp3 player along with you because “Numerical statistics on snoring shows at least 30% of the adult population and perhaps as many as 50% of people in some demographics snore”

6. Always get a background check on the person from the bride side facilitating liquor in the marriage (off course in a hidden manner, in the corner behind the tent) because sometimes he may turn out to be the father of the girl you are trying hitting.

7. Chutiya is not an acceptable form of swearing at home, no matters what argument you say in the favor, you may end up apologizing to a sobbing mother, all night long.

I strongly believe that all the learning’s will help me grow intellectually and become a strong sleeper and traveler in the coming time. I wish you again a great comforting and safe 2010.

Have fun

Thanks and regards,

Pratik Gupta

PS: after all said and done, there is nothing like sharing a single fag among 3 friends in the calm chilly night. Savor these moments while you can.


Shruti said...

Nice post..quite informative ;). Btw Mummy ko manaya kaise finally?

Pratik Gupta said...

aadhi salary per month, 1 mangalsutra and jeevan bhar apshabdon ka prayog na karne ki kasam kha see i haven used any F word in last post :)

Sachin said...

Nice one dude
So u r blogging at work :)

Pratik Gupta said...

only posting ;)

Ashwin said...

Cool checklist!

And cooler post!

Nipun said...

Wow bhaiya!!
This one was really informative.
Will remember all the points that u have mentioned.
Nice one once again..


P.s. Without the F word ur blog would be quite rookha sookha....:)

Quirky said...

LOl at point 4. :( for point 7. Poor you and poor Mommy too!

Pratik Gupta said...

@ashwin: Thanks thanks!! Thanks a lot

@nipun: I guess i will apply in written for the permission to use F word in blog

@quirky: Thanks for understanding my awkward situation

Sumedh V. Vidwans said...

Well written dude, very well written.

Points 3 & 4 are hilarious.

Pratik Gupta said...

@sumedh: hey dude, thanks a lot and happy new year, congrats for u know what i am going to say...

Treat!!! :)

Abhishek said...

I don't know about the other ones, but I 4 is a hardcore rule for me. There are traffic jams and conductors and drivers who don't want to hear anything from you, and obviously public embarrassment.

Pratik Gupta said...

@abhishek: definitely boss!! anywyas long time no see??

Anonymous said...

Bullet No. 4 :)

Pratik Gupta said...

@JD: yo!!

Abhishek said...

kabhi insti aao to milein.

Pratik Gupta said...

@abhishek: kabhi treat do to insti aaye :)

Sorcerer said...

nice nice..

thats the 'new year party' check list

for point 7:


Pratik Gupta said...

@sorcy: for point 7: not only err...hmmm...but half of my monthly salary too :(

Avina said...

awesome..i never knew this side of yours...writing!! woh!!saw the status update of your orkut.
now ve to read so many...heheee

Kathryn said...

You are a very, very wise man!!! All your warnings are being seriously taken under consideration....they're all very smart traveling tips!

Btw: "hope, success, joy, promotion, bonus, salary hikes, sex and liquor" is absolutely EXACTLY what I'd like to see in Twenty-ten!!! LOVE IT!

Pratik Gupta said...

@avina: i am sorry to inform you that family members are banned from this blog so please make ur distance.
Anyways thanks a tonne for coming up and now you know why i never shared my blogging experience in family :D

@kathryn: yeah i tried to jot down few....
beside "hope, success, joy, promotion, bonus, salary hikes, sex and liquor" i am also looking for a private island :D