Monday, September 29, 2008

365 and still knock out in Ulm!

Yes, today I and Parisa graduated from being barely out of the womb, to happy one year oldies in Ulm.

Describing the year bygone might not do justice, for keeping the memoir as honest and raw as the experience was, is impossible. Hence, I will do away with it.

All I would say is that the place has given me more than I asked for.

Despite of a 6 month long stomach flipping roller coaster ride of finding a house, we finally stumbled upon one, a home we absolutely adore and love coming back to.



Despite of a foolishly life threatening work schedule (for which I give myself and Parisa a pat on the back), both of us are still very much sane, up and running(invariably after bus no.3) each day to our work. And yes, a big round of applause for my colleagues, who still condone me for my pathetic sense of humor. How sweet of them!



Despite of faking it to myself that I’m far too invested in work to acknowledge my emptiness, God bestowed me a family outside my home, to make up for the agonizing void of my folks.



Despite of my ex-convict temperament, I finally found a friend (read best :)) who is unlucky to land up with me and stupid enough to still put up. Life without Parisa would not have been the same. I thank God for her.



And last but not the least, living here taught me that the best things in life are NOT free!! You first need to get smacked real hard on your head when you least expect it, so that you realize the true value of all that is given to you.

But in the end it's all good, for the journey from the first page to the last teaches you to always tie the loose ends and have happy endings.


P.S. To celebrate the good old arbitrary times, we hit our favorite hang out to grab a bite. (Yeah a big time excuse for two lazy bones to escape cooking!).

Catch hold of Parisa slaying off the Doner. Bhookadd kahin ki!!!

16 comments:

Harish - Check it out said...
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justforpraveen said...
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Harish - Check it out said...

Bindaas yaar..!! cngrts and keep going..!! :D

Anand said...

Congrats for the completion of 1 year in Ulm. some species, i hv heard (n experienced as well), can create anniversaries out of ANYthing/event/../..
and lady, i must admit (i m very miser when it comes to paying compliments though) that your house looks as gorgeous as ....(forget it :-) ).
You do deserve to flaunt your apartment, and you are doing that quite well!!!!!

Arpita said...

@Harish
Oh yes..tx dude :)

Arpita said...

Hahaha..sounds like "Aaj mere blue waale Nike sneakers ka janamdin hai" or "Aaj ke din meri billi first time nahai thi!"..Call me a freak if I say so :D
Jokes apart..the day was indeed important..Past one year taught me a lot..superlatives spanning from the best of life to the worst..
But no intentions of making "noise" regarding my home, just that the post would have been incomplete if I would not have mentioned..As for the miserly compliment ;)..thank you :)

Harish - Check it out said...

btw.. iski daawat kab de rahi ho..??

justforpraveen said...

Congrats.. enjoy your stay fully :). Aur billi ko saal me jyada baar nahane ka maoka do yaar :P. Paani ka bill itna bhi jyada nahi hai..

Mere paas to ek kilometer me pura ka pura samundar hai :D

kjhy said...

Apart from work, I would never expect to have this much experience in 1 year in Ulm which is called a very small city in Germany. Happy and Sad events ….
Arpita, you explain the feeling of this anniversary quite well. Thanks

Arpita said...

@Harish
Daawat to maine aur Parisa ne hazam kar li..Ouch!!Sorry you didn't take "the risk" :D

Arpita said...

@Praveen
Hahahaha..billi ko Singapore export kar doon..paani hi paani hai..sabun ka kharcha aap utha lena!She'll have a leisure time..what say?

Arpita said...

@Parisa
Thanks sweetheart.
Needless to say, the experience;euphoric or ugly was worth remembering because you were a part of it and that makes it special..Hope, the future brings umpteen beautiful moemnts that we cherish thereafter :)

justforpraveen said...

Hi Hi..

Oh shit..
Govt. rules ke hissab se idhar govt. ghar me billi palna allowed nahi hai.
90% housing to govt. owned hain to mujhe lagta hai billi Germany me hi safe hai :P

Jaise mere purane dost kahte the - jab deo hai to nahane ki kya jarurat

Harish - Check it out said...

grrrr..!!!

Arpita said...

@Praveen
Achcha hai bata diya..next time Indian Army ko dushman ke khilaaf, goli aur bandookon ki kami hui toh aapka comment forward kar doongi..Singapore main rehne waala desi "stink bomb" kab kam aayega :D :D

Arpita said...

@Harish
Kya billi ki tarah gurra rahe ho???Bachche itna gussa sehat ke liye injurious hai..okieee?