Woooooooooohooooo!!! Had a super time today canvasing for my college ROTRACT WALKATHON… yes walkathon. What is a walkathon??? For that you need to wait 2 more dates. Ill explain it to you in DETAIL on Sunday , Jan 9th once the walkathon is a success 😉 Coming back to my adventure trip 😛
Well.. we need to go to certain colleges and appeal to the deans and request them to make their students participate in the walkathon. My friend and i were given 3 colleges. All were far off from my college about 1 hour travel 😦 We needed to go to MCC – Tambara , SDNB Vaishnav college – Chrompet and MIT – Chrompet.
Having no clue as to how to get about Chennai; since this last year only, from May 2010, my parents have started letting me go out alone ; I blinked at which way to go once i cam e out of my college. Then my friend and i turned back to the security and asked them how do we get to Tambaram by train . Eeeeeeeeep!! 😦 he told us one LOOOOOOOOONG route. Without choice we got going. So we waited for the 27D bus outside our college for like 20 mins before it showed up *sigh* . Then we went to egmore and *sweat drop* went into the railway station and searched for the platform for 10 mins before we found it. We had to ask 3 people 😦 It was an embarrassment for me 😐 being in Chennai and not even knowing the platforms but yes it was only the second or third time i was travelling by local train 🙂
SO we bought the ticket and waited for the train. After few minutes the train came and we got on into the Ladies section. I stared in awe at all the small , village type places we crossed at each station we stopped. I mean when i compare my hight style city life to this.. i was dumb – struck. People were struggling yet content. i was fascinated by all the small markets and the calves running about on the road 😛
Well we finally reached Tambaram. After finishing MCC college (not going into the appealing details for any of the college as u all know what appealing is) we took the train back to Chrompet. That place is altogether another story * whistles*. Chrompet as far as i saw was just a place which had 10 lanes all parallel to each other. My friend and i got out of the station , walked around Chrompet to both SDNB and MIT college. Both were the opposite directions. Once we had finished both ; Our legs dead and so were were ; It was 1 :30. We had left college at 9:30 , so u can imagine out plight :O . Except for reaching our destination areas we walked everywhere (station- college – station) 😦
We took the train back to Nungambakkam. I was so tired and needed energy that i bough 4 baby samosa’s and ate giving one to my friend as she refused to take more. The funny thing i regained energy all over my body except my legs 😦 *sobs* My legs were the important organ today. 😛 Anyway from Nungambakkam we took and auto and came back to my college. From there we took more posters as we were asked to do publicizing in the Adyar area.
SO we got down at Adyar depot (where all the buses stand) took an auto from there and went to AMM school is Koturpuram 🙂 After finishing there we came back the depot *breathes out* *all tired* and started publicizing there. We had about 15 posters with us. So we just walked the length of the road and publicized there. Took us about 2 hours. All exhausted , we wanted to have ICE CREAM! 😀 😛 SO we had ice cream and left home. It was 6 :30pm by the time i got home 😐
But man was this some trip. I got to see Chennai and outside Chennai. I got to do stuff independently and gained confidence on how to openly talk to officials and learned how to goto different places by different means of transport. This is seriously one day ill NEVER FORGET!! 😀
BEST PART : The WHOLE Rotract BOARD Congratulated us for our WORK!! 😀
Well.. see you at the next post 🙂
Night guys!!! 😉
Once we had boarded the train to come back to Chennai. My sis and i had to get down at trichy @ 12 midnight. The moment we set foot on the trichy station, the insane cold hit us. Blocking our noses and making it hard to breath , out of sheer exhaustion we some manage to sleep though with a bit of struggle.
The next morning before we left for our i ordered for tea. My throat by then had become dry and was paining making it hard to swallow anything. Once the tea had arrived immediately made my own tea waiting for no one. It became a bit of a disaster as i had poured too much milk and had forgotten to pour the hot water 😦 But the tea tasted good and i was forever grateful to that person who invented tea as my throat felt better 🙂
That night , i completely gave up on trying to sleep as my cold had become worse. After a fight with my nose i asked dad if he had some VICKS. Thankfully he did , i applied the vicks on my nose , throat and chest. I closed my eyes one more time and immediately fell asleep. I woke up fresh next morning. I told my sis , ” I’ve never been more grateful to that blessed VICKS VAPO RUB”. 😀 This was followed by a super cup of hot tea , made by my dad this time 😛 Boy was it good for my throat.
As i drank my tea i just thought to myself… * Man has invented the 2 best things in the world. 1) Tea and 2) Vicks Vapo rub * I voiced this to my parents and i found them grinning to each other 😉
Well.. to me these two are the most heavenly gifts from man!! 😀 That’s it for now ppl!! Cya!
This is about my trip to Tirunelveli. My family and I went to Tiruchendur to visit the Murugan temple. It is a very beautiful temple situated by the sea shore with lots of shops to look at. I guess after 2 or 3 years i was going to TAiruchendur and the place was looking fabulous.
This not how the temple looks right now. Sorry i could not get the picture of the temple since cam’s were not allowed.
All neat , no wet floors, AC in the darshan room , pillars painted with sloka’s on them etc… I must say i was impressed. I walked down the slope staring at the pillars trying to read the sloka written in tamil. While were waiting for our guide , one of the priest people to come, i stared at the crowd in front of us in aghast. It was as if a Kumbh mela was happening. But with god’s grace we somehow managed to get thro’ without losing each other well ahead of the others who were in the front.
I got an awesome full darshan with god and prayed a lot for what i wanted throughout my life. After 2 mins we got up and moved out leaving way for others. By the time we saw all the gods , prayed and were out of the temple i was starving to the core with the soles of my feet aching.
Badly wanting something to eat i asked my aunty to get my some Prasadam . So we bought 2 packets of Adirsam ( a roasted round sweet made from jaggery) and some packets of Puliyodarai and one packet of chakara pongal (sweet pongal) for me. After eating ; what with the driver disappeared and all ; we got some strength back. By that time the driver had come and we were ready to go home!!! 😀
Here is the photos of the Prasadams :
The chakara pongal
The Puliyidarai rice
All of you must visit this temple. It is a religious that must be visited often. Your darshan with god will give you so much satisfaction! 😀
Hope you liked the post. Bye bye now!!
Another lovely poem forwarded by one of my friends. Her name is Vaidehi Kulkarni. I do not know if she has written this on her own or someone sent it to her. But it really touched me and i thought the WORLD should know about what HAS happened and IS happening to girls.
A girl is like a bird,
God’s most prettiest creation in the world.
The childhood of girls is their golden age,
After that the world keeps them in a beautiful cage.
This innocent creature looks like a fairy,
Who looses her feather when she marries.
She leads all her life serving others,
She also has a heart but no one bothers.
A dress of happiness and pleasure she wears,
But in every corner you find a girl shedding tears.
Moral : Give the the girls due respect they deserve and try to never hurt them.
Girls… this is also for you towards the boys. Do not hurt the guys as well…. unless they COMPLETELY deserve to be hurt…
I got this from the newspaper too ….
a bribe instead of a fine.
Against the temptation to get things
moving by greasing the system.
Against using my hard earned money for an easy way out.
Against the excuse that everyone does it.
Against the fear of being called idealistic.
Against the belief that there’s no other way,
Against everything that is corroding this nation’s soul.
I swear to vote against it all.
I actually got this from a newspaper….
that divides my fellowmen
Against religious leaders who trade in devotees.
Against preachings that teaches me to hate.
Against any religious practice of material gain.
Against non-tolerance if any other form of worship.
Against the use of violence to create peace.
Against all that is destroying my faith in my country.
And all that will destroy my faith in humanity.
I swear to vote against it all.
Well my friend forwarded me these lines. I loved them 😀 so i thought i’ll share them with you. A cute 4 liner and my FIRST 4 liner post too 😀 😀 ^_^
Side by side , miles apart…
A friend like you will stay close to my heart.
Years may fly, tears may dry…
My friendship with you shall never die.