Story of a lost journalist

January 2, 2011

Two-O-Eleven, Good Start or Bad?

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 03:46

Can’t say the year took off well. Can’t say it didn’t. But it was not just another day.

Root Canal-part 3 took all morning and noon. Not the best way to start a new year. But tooth demands, man obeys. Woman too, in this case.

Noon was for work pressure and all the headache that comes with it. A few yells and hear-yells later, headed to Sanghumugham beach for some reporting work. Had volunteered earlier and shaking off the lazy bones, (new-year-eve wines could really put you out, in a good way that is) went. The to-and-fro trips in crowded buses were no fun. But the half an hour in the beach was beauuuttiiiifull.

Was the first time I went alone to a beach. And boy, was it great! I am usually drowned in a volley of laughter and chitter-chatter with friends or family. Today my ears and eyes were 80% open! (the wine still took 20). The sound of the waves combined with the beautiful flute music a boy-seller played standing next to me – no adjective to describe it. I could just stay that way for hours.

It was also a pleasure to watch the crowd enjoying the first day of the year with the sea. I am glad not everyone is tied down to TV and computers and there are still a few who remember – the open air and the sea have more wonders to tell than a teeny little screen at home. Little kids jumping at every wave, tugging their mothers tight, older girls and boys laughing their heart out each time they are soaked from head to toe, parents failing to control their little ones when their faces give away their own sea-infatuated expressions. Hehe. Boy it really was nice.

And then came the rain. I remained awhile taking in the first few drops on my face. I wanted to believe at first it was the tiny drops that the waves sprinkled carelessly across the shore. But the drops were soon coming in plenty and people rushing away. The beach was deserted in a few minutes as everyone gathered around the little mandapam nearby.

Coming back, got visits from friends and rels. Was feeling pretty joyous when another session of wine knocked me out. Waking up, it was past 12 again and drawn back to the work-pressure world.

Good start or bad? Hmm I smell love. Must be the wine.



  1. Adipoli! Nee puli thannedi akkooo… πŸ˜€

    Comment by Anto — January 2, 2011 @ 09:46 | Reply

    • Have a great year ahead!

      Comment by Anto — January 2, 2011 @ 09:47 | Reply

      • Thank you Anto. You too.

        Comment by Cris — January 4, 2011 @ 02:09

  2. hmmm…that is a pretty good start,ryt?? It is?? is..:-P
    Mine was even worse..:-(

    Comment by Arjunlal — January 2, 2011 @ 14:14 | Reply

    • Arjunlal: Yea I have decided it is a good start. Been to your blog. Sorry to hear about your knee. But couldnt gather what went wrong? Going to a hospital sure is a pain in the neck, but let’s face it. They are necessary evils. Consider it symbolic: 2011 is going to be a very healthy year for you :-). Read a couple more posts. Appreciate your social concern. Cheers.

      Comment by Cris — January 4, 2011 @ 02:20 | Reply

  3. wish u a blessed n happy new year, Cris girl!

    shanghumugham beach.. how i envy you!

    sniff sniff.. are you sure it’s just the wine? πŸ˜›

    Comment by usha — January 2, 2011 @ 21:17 | Reply

    • teehee usha yes yes itz zee wine! Happy New Year to you too girl!

      Comment by Cris — January 4, 2011 @ 02:10 | Reply

  4. I am confused, was it the Sabarimala beach or shanghumugham temple you have been to!! :p Happy to know you had a wonderful day 1.. It is my amma’s favourite, every year she only will repeat the same request to take her there to see the sunset.. Hmmm…Wine… Can I have some? Not for anything but for the smell of.. Though I am far away, your narration made me feel that I just was beside you on the beach seeing all these wonderful things as they were happening..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 3, 2011 @ 05:21 | Reply

  5. Gripping! I loved the last line!!!

    “I smell love. Must be the wine.”

    Comment by Akshaya — January 3, 2011 @ 23:21 | Reply

    • Hee thanks Akshaya πŸ™‚

      Comment by Cris — January 4, 2011 @ 02:11 | Reply

  6. Oyeee…Wishing u a great year ahead … Have that wine often ,maybe get to smell more ..;)

    Comment by Duffer — January 5, 2011 @ 21:15 | Reply

    • @Duffer: Yea yea I am still sniffing! Wish you too a happy wine year ahead :p

      Comment by Cris — January 5, 2011 @ 23:01 | Reply

  7. No better way to start.The whole year would be full of laughter and fun.
    Keep your spirit high,keep on recharging !

    Comment by dr.antony — January 9, 2011 @ 21:02 | Reply

  8. Nice post. Belated new year wishes.

    Comment by Pradeep — January 23, 2011 @ 03:10 | Reply

  9. I Read It again after a Year.. It is such a Beautiful post (One of My Favorite) and that last Line is lovely ‘Good start or bad? Hmm I smell love. Must be the wine.’. A year has passed but it always remained in my heart.. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 1, 2012 @ 03:18 | Reply

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