Story of a lost journalist

September 13, 2008

Orkut community meet

Filed under: People,Personal — Cris @ 21:42
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I actually went for an orkut community meet today. Why the actually-part needs stress is because like one of the people there pointed out, I usually have a face covered pic in my profile – so going public was not really my thing.
Anyway, this entry is to do an official report of the meeting. So here goes.

I landed late with my friend, who had to be tucked into the community a few minutes prior to the meeting. Five of them were there already. A couple of them I already knew and seeing them after years of scrapping was a huge joy – Sreejith and Vids. Three others were Sajith, Vivek and Sambath. And then there was my friend, Drisya.

First task was finding free chairs. This we did with all grace. You should have seen me in action, I was a hero when it came to finding chairs. Sitting down, 2 of the community moderators, Sreejith and Vids took orders and brought the food – again in all grace. I could have sworn Vids was born to be a waitress. She wouldn’t agree though.

Ok a meeting essentially calls for talking. So that we did. Self introduction came first, and I was introduced as the sis of Nish. I realized being a community owner’s sis came with its own price. Well actually, not much. No one recognized me, and my friend asked “Hey you told me everyone knew you”. She has a problem of taking things too literally.

Sajith and Vivek were dueling now and then – I didn’t exactly catch up on that. Sambath, was my competitor in bagging the quietest person award and he got it. Wise kid.
Vids suggested giant wheels and I mistook them for ship-rides (why it was a dumb thing to say was cause ships don’t exactly ride next to giant wheels, in an exhibition ground. Well not yet). These things happen you know. So Vids gave me a valuable piece of advice – “Cris its ok to think these things, but you don’t speak them”. I believe her, that kid seemed to know these things.

Now that I come to think of it, I cant remember many cracks from Sreejith, hmm I wonder what he was doing. My guess is eating cause I remember noticing that the pazhamporees (banana fries) were not there anymore.

Few talks later, the moderators took a second round of orders. Few more talks where Drisya introduced a concept of second round of self introduction later we headed for Kanakakunnu. As part of Onam, they had a number of rides running there. Vids came up with err some kind of a circular ride. Seemed harmless. But harm came when we went in cause it stopped circling. So for that money, we were taken to giant wheel. Gulp, gulp and gulp. But it was better than I thought. I managed to live. With just a few yells. All 7 of us.

Sajith, Vivek and Sreejith did a few clicks now and then, I have no idea of what.

At 5, friend and I had to run off. So I don’t know what happened after that. So report officially ends here. 🙂
Afterword: Absolutely loved it. Would have loved to stay more too. Maybe more gulpy rides together. 🙂 Think I wont have many qualms about attending the grand one Sreejith says is coming. But then again, gulp.

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21 Comments »

  1. “I could have sworn Vids was born to be a waitress. She wouldn’t agree though. ”

    I should have asked to come too, instead of saying that I can handle it… :-w

    “No one recognized me”

    Everybody did!!!

    “Cris its ok to think these things, but you don’t speak them”

    I said, “First say it in ur mind, then say it aloud if it seems ok!!” 😛 I think u misunderstood!!! 😀

    “Vids came up with err some kind of a circular ride. Seemed harmless”

    LOL!!! 😀 I’m sure it did! 😉 I think it was designed by someone who wanted to know what happens to spices inside a mixer or grinder.. 😀

    “I managed to live. With just a few yells”

    LOL!!! 😀 We should’ve been sitting together!! ‘Screaming competition’ would’ve been the perfect name for that!!! 😀

    Comment by Vids — September 13, 2008 @ 22:08 | Reply

  2. “I should have asked to come too, instead of saying that I can handle it… :-w”
    typo.. sorry!!
    I should have asked YOU to come too, instead of saying that I can handle it… :-w”

    Comment by Vids — September 13, 2008 @ 22:10 | Reply

  3. You broke the promise! 😦 You swore that you wont write about the snacks! :((
    hmmm!! Anyway I was happy to see you after couple of years of scrap and blog communication!

    Comment by Srijith — September 13, 2008 @ 22:13 | Reply

  4. 🙂 Post it in that thread!!

    Comment by Srijith — September 13, 2008 @ 22:15 | Reply

  5. @Vids, ahhh ok point taken. Will speak in mind, check and then speak out! Thanks dear! What would I do without you 🙂 Next time, you and I are on for a screaming competition, I bet I will win. And it was awfully nice of you to get the food for us lazy oldies dear 🙂

    @Srijith, I spelled your name wrong after 2 years of scrapping! Oh its 3 actually! Oh dear bro, I didnt know there was such a promise made. I missed it entirely, I must have been thinking of ship rides!

    Comment by Cris — September 13, 2008 @ 22:17 | Reply

  6. There is an edit option in wordpress!! 😉 for both mistakes 😀

    Comment by Srijith — September 13, 2008 @ 22:18 | Reply

  7. some one opted to go to Giant wheel… n some one literally cried there….. [:D] guess WHo ?

    Comment by S@mpAth AKA JaKe — September 13, 2008 @ 22:19 | Reply

  8. @Srijith I could correct one, but the second one would take half my content away bro! You dont want to leave your sis content-less!

    @Sambath, she has commented in this blog?

    Comment by Cris — September 13, 2008 @ 22:23 | Reply

  9. 😛 Ok! I granted permission for crucifying me! 😦

    Comment by Srijith — September 13, 2008 @ 22:38 | Reply

  10. Damn! I couldn’t attend!! (Sorry Vids! 😦 )

    Nice report. Half-laughed all through it. 😀 Had Vids told me that you were attending, I’d have caught a helicopter or something and flew down to Trivvy from Kottarakkara (my native place, where I was when she called), just to see you! (Don’t ask me how! :P)

    Hey, Meeting Part 2. Tomorrow. Museum. What say? We’ll get more ‘community members’ to attend. I’ll also come along, now that I’m in town. 😀

    Comment by Hari Shanker — September 13, 2008 @ 23:38 | Reply

  11. Erm. Just joking about the meeting thingy. 😀 But do think about it, k? 😛

    Comment by Hari Shanker — September 13, 2008 @ 23:39 | Reply

  12. @ Hari : Big thing is coming bro! ! 🙂 Prepare for another meet like that blogcamp 😀

    Comment by Srijith — September 13, 2008 @ 23:43 | Reply

  13. Orkut meets still happen? Interesting.. I thought after that incident where someone was kidnapped and all, these things were stopped… But still, it’s a nice thing! 🙂

    Comment by Nikhil — September 14, 2008 @ 07:26 | Reply

  14. Aha! Do invite me for that camp thingy, bro! 🙂 Would love to attend. 😀

    Comment by Hari Shanker — September 14, 2008 @ 11:49 | Reply

  15. Oh! Someone here skips Blogcamps, but goes for orkut community meets!!
    Good that you had fun there.
    -Nikhil

    Comment by Nikhil Narayanan — September 14, 2008 @ 19:31 | Reply

  16. @Srijith, come on bro! You eating is an event to celebrate, its like err certain politicians retiring – something that everyone wants to happen but never does!

    @Hari, wow wow thanks kiddo! Awfully kind of you to tell that! You made mah day 🙂 Lets wait for the next one kiddo!

    @Nikhil, someone was kidnapped? I didnt know that? Anyway I am way too old to be kid-napped. I will be aunt-napped.

    @Nikhil Narayanan, hey I was all set to attend that camp! I just fell ill on the previous day! Honest!

    Comment by Cris — September 14, 2008 @ 22:32 | Reply

  17. Crissiee.. 😀 You are wrong! I do eat a lot!! I am just lucky that I wont get fat and ugly!

    Comment by Srijith — September 14, 2008 @ 22:49 | Reply

  18. Churukki paranja onathine rande pazhamboriyum adiche giant wheeline paniyum undaaki ; ennitte mungi . Alley?

    Comment by Vishnu Kuttan — September 15, 2008 @ 15:36 | Reply

  19. @Srijith, thats something everyone wants even more!!! *groan*

    @Vishnu Kuttan, yes yes the short and long of it all 😀

    Comment by Cris — September 15, 2008 @ 18:39 | Reply

  20. […] so many people lived in Trivandrum! Kanakakunnu, besides people had giant wheels (I mentioned in my previous post), other rides and a number of stalls. In addition, the star attraction was a gang of 3 elephants […]

    Pingback by Cris’s World » Onam walk around the city — September 15, 2008 @ 21:35 | Reply

  21. […] so many people lived in Trivandrum! Kanakakunnu, besides people had giant wheels (I mentioned in my previous post), other rides and a number of stalls. In addition, the star attraction was a gang of 3 elephants […]

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