Wednesday, May 15, 2019

28.0 Trips - Part 03

Most of the office trips ended up with tiredness or missing some events as always there were a few guys to mess it up. Some people laugh alone. The same thing is happening to me also now when remembering them ๐Ÿ˜

Our gang

Some of them slept without eating even after having a few shots. They could sleep at home. That was our thought. But some of them drunk well and, behaved as nothing has happened. Their absorption level was high, I think. Some of them drunk well and, sat on somewhere for the entire day. They did not talk much and looked like cakes kept on the table ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. 

Some of them behaved like nut cases, and there was no end of the crazy things they did. Some of them stayed in the pool like dead fish. They did not come out. Some people sang songs. Some of them advised others and, that was the craziest thing I ever have seen. They gave all the advice for teetotalers and, that was the funniest thing ๐Ÿ˜€. It's like a forest where there were different animals. Basically, that is the most appropriate description that I could give for the explanation. So, we enjoyed their diversification than the events we participated in. The way that they have behaved was memorable and funny ๐Ÿ˜.

One day a few drunk guys went to the changing room and, they said that they can come quickly to play cricket once they ready ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿง‘. At that time all of us started to play cricket and, those few also taken into two teams. So, we were playing cricket for an hour. But they did not come. 

Though it was a question for everyone, no one went to visit them as the ground was a bit far away to the hotel. They did not answer their phones, and even some of them kept their phones in the ground's hut. After a few hours, they came and, everyone asked what happened to them. Then they said that they could not come out as the door get locked ๐Ÿ˜€. The key was with some other guy. So, they came out via a window. So, we asked, why did not you call someone here. One drunk guy said that 'We came to this journey to enjoy. So, we should trouble nobody. Nobody. Normally he was the one who messed up everything in every trip and played the joker's role. So, it was the funniest thing we heard on that day and, we could remind and laugh for a couple of days ๐Ÿ˜.

At the end of the trips, the most terrible job done by the teetotalers and, they had to be the drivers of non-teetotalers. They could not avoid their request as friends and, somehow, they bore it up for the sake of friendship. However, they did not forget to blame them. But it's also useless, as most of them were not conscious. But they took their burden and, dropped them at home ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. When some parents did not accept their sons, they had to bring them to the bed even. So, in those cases, they had to listen to their parents also without doing nothing wrong ๐Ÿ˜ˆ.

If we went trips on Sunday, some non-teetotalers did not come to work while some people came in the early morning as usual though they drunk like nothing. It was a surprise for me to see them in their chairs when I was getting late to go to the office those times. Then they said that I'm getting late without a reason and, laughed at me ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

Apart from these trips, there is another memorable trip and, I wanted to go to 'Shripaadaya (Adam's Peak). As you know, it's a mountain ️. So, you should be in good health to go there. However, I suffered than some grannies when walking. Lol... ๐Ÿ˜€As this was not an easy trip, I could not find out people to go there. Therefore, I was waiting to go there for a very long period. 

I went there only one time in my childhood. My parents used to say that I completed the entire journey without other's support ๐Ÿ‘ผ. They said that I did not ask for their help and, hiked peacefully. They were happy for me. My sister did not walk at all. My father and one of his friends carried her like a sack. However, I troubled them when sleeping in the night because of the climate. As per them, that was the only trouble I made during that journey. However, once I came home, I asked for rice to eat by rejecting all the other food ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. During that two days journey, I could not eat rice properly.

Shriipaadaya - Photos by Jayashni

So, even though I was thinking about going on this journey for a long time, I could not find out suitable colleagues because of the difficulty of this journey. My cousins also did not like much as they are not the kind of a hiking gang ๐Ÿ˜Ž. Because of this, I could not find someone to go on this journey. Therefore, I informed my interest in this journey to my many friends, and they promised me to take me there once they go. 
So, one day my friend told me that his uncle's family is getting ready to go to 'Shriipaadaya ๐Ÿง‘. Our parents and these crowds have known each other well. So, I was happy for her idea and, I wanted to make it somehow. So, I said to my father that my friend is also joining with this journey though she was not. Meantime, I asked one of my younger cousin brothers to also come with me. Though he liked to go there, later on, he could not make it because of his official schedule. However, I did not inform it to my father, and he thought that both my friend and brother are coming with me ๐Ÿคฅ.

A nice view captured on top of the mountain - Photos by Jayashni

So, once everything was ready to go, I said to my father that cousin brother is not coming with me. As soon as possible he asked me to take a phone call to him. However, my brother could manage it without messing it up. But he did not get upset as he thought that my friend was there. Finally, I could leave home without trouble and, he came along with me to drop me. At that time, he asked that 'Where is your friend? Why did not she come here yet? He got angry with me once I told the actual situation ๐Ÿ˜ . At that time, he asked me to take a phone call to my friend. But I did not call her and, said that her phone was not working. At that time, I could not look at my father's face as it had a devil look. So, he was scolding me and, it did not end until my friend's uncle came. Till then, he blamed me and, asked me to go back home. However, I did not agree with him and, I convinced that how did I make the arrangements to go to this long-awaited journey. But it was not a valid reason for him and, he was in his view ๐Ÿ˜ฐ.

Unfortunately, that uncle's family did not come on time and, I had to wait for about one hour. During that idling time, I had to listen to my father and, that one hour was long like one day. Meantime, a van stopped there to pick their friends, and they were also going to 'Shriipaadaya. There was a gang of young boys and, they were singing at that time ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ.  

They put on sounds in high volume and, it was annoying music. I don't know how did they enjoy that music ๐Ÿ˜ . At that time, my father suddenly thought that they stopped to pick me and, they were the people that I was going with. So, I corrected him soon and, I said that they will be here within the next ten minutes ๐Ÿ˜€. At that time also, he asked me to go home. So, again and again, I had to remind my objective of this journey. For about another half an hour they came finally and, uncle got down from the van. Then he spoke to my father, and he introduced the other people. The entire crowd was consisting of aunties and a few young sisters with one young boy. Then only there was a smile on my father's face, and he was happy about the crowd. But he did not look at me and, asked those two young sisters to look after me. Lol...๐Ÿ˜

However, my entire nose got blocked due to the climate before we reached there even. It was cold like nothing, and I immediately took some medicine to avoid the worst case ๐Ÿคง. At that time, I remembered that my father warned me the same. He said to me that the climate was not good for my health. So, for those two days, my younger sister was the communication channel as my parents did not phone me. My younger sister contacted me and, communicated my details to parents ๐Ÿ‘ง. They were blaming for me with her as well. So, she said that her ears were also painful with my journey as she had to listen for many kinds of stuff because of me. So, I asked her to listen to whatever they said without pointing out my more mistakes.

Crystal Clear Water - Photos by Jayashni

However, finally, I could come back home without any trouble after a very tiring journey. My legs were painful like nothing, and I could not sleep well because of that pain. I was laying in the bed for a few days and, nobody asked about my pain even ๐Ÿคข. They did not ask about my journey as well, though I explained some incidents with them. They did not react. So, as it was like talking to myself, I stopped telling about my journey with them. After a few days, I tried to show the photographs I had taken, but they did not want to see them. However, I was happy about my journey and, the photos I captured ๐Ÿคค.

We went on that trip in April, a few days before Sinhala and Tamil new year. Therefore, it was not a crowded place and, there was a clean environment ️. I could capture that pure serenity. That environment was really suitable for meditation. In certain areas, there was no disturbance from a bird even. So, many times I asked my gang to go ahead and, waited in some places for a while ๐Ÿ˜

I just watched the environment and did nothing. Sometimes I was like an individual who did not come with any when staying such places alone. I did not take photos even. I just wanted to be a part of that nature. I could say that my mind relaxed by forgetting the pains I had in my legs ๐Ÿ˜Ž. As I went that journey after a rush in my office work, it gave me great relief. If you are not a Sri Lankan, I would like to suggest you visit 'Shriipaadaya (Adam's Peak) in April before our new year days 13th and 14th. You can enjoy the environment and, you can see the real beauty of our country ๐ŸŒ„. 
A Buddhist Thero - Photos by Jayashni

Meantime, I thought that nature does not need any human though we need. But I think human won't think about them as a part of the environment. I had such a thought of looking at garbage thrown away without keeping in proper places. I could not understand that how did they put the garbage in such clean places ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. There were very few people who cared about the environment. I saw they kept their garbage in their own garbage bags when there were no suitable places to put them.

At this moment also, some forest destructions are going on. ‘Wipaththu’ is such a reserve and, very recently its control taken by Sri Lanka forces as per my knowledge. The most unfortunate thing is that the deforestation was going on with the approval of ministers๐Ÿ˜ˆ. So, in this situation, some people and communities raised against this forest destructions. They talked to others via social media and, conducted some protestations in their own areas. Some of them planted some trees and, distributed among the others.

But those who have a responsibility do not care about the destruction of the country. The people who can take action acted like blind and dumb people in this situation. A few weeks earlier, there was a high heat in the environment. So, the water level has reduced and, there was no water in some areas of the country ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. As our electricity has been given via the hydropower, there was a power cut as well. So, we faced for four-hour power cut per day for about three weeks. Even after a while, water supply also reduced by letting us suffer. The solutions that some parties have shown were pointless. The rulers prefer their advantages rather than solutions ๐ŸงŸ. 

I would like to mention something about the environment to you all my friends as I have pointed out some pathetic side of deforestation in our country ๐Ÿ•️. This is a kind and genuine request. Please do think and care about your environment as per your own child ๐Ÿ‘ผ. Please do not ever release harmful thing to the environment. I know that we can make it if each of us could save our own territories without removing trees, protecting them and planting more. Teach kids to love the environment. Especially we should bring that message to our kids as they are the future. As per my knowledge, the good or bad things captured in childhood cannot be changed easily. So, as adults, it's always our responsibility to build a generation who loves nature๐ŸŒ„. 

The owners - Photos by Jayashni

Monday, May 6, 2019

27.0 Trips - Part 02

When I was getting ready to go on a trip which has arranged by our photography class, both my father and grandmother saw a nightmare ๐Ÿ˜Ž. They did not like about that excursion. They worried about my security. They thought that I would go to every nook and corner to take photographs, and it made them scared ๐Ÿคฏ

Beach Party... Memories are all about bad smells...

However, it was an essential excursion for me. So, I thought to go there though they saw some nightmares. The nightmare that my grandmother saw was a crazy one and, actually, it could bring a little excitement ๐Ÿ˜ถ. On the following day, she came to my room and, asked that 'do you really want to go this trip? I saw a nightmare. 

You wore a red color saree and, the whole saree was red. You wore some gold Jewelers as well. This is not a good dream ๐Ÿ’€. So, don't go out today'. I listened to her carefully and, asked her to not to worry about myself. I said that I knew her love for me and consoled her. As she came to this point, I would like to add a note about her. I think, during our lifetime grannies are the angels who sent from heaven to love us. The love and caring they brought to us cannot be equalized to other's love expect our parents. For this moment, my all grannies are passed away. I missed their love and kindness ๐Ÿ‘ต.

I went some trips with my cousins as well and, we enjoyed a lot. One day we went to 'World's End' ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ. As you know some of the people fallen down and died when there was mist. As well as some of them fall down when they were trying to take photographs carelessly. So, my parents scared about this location, though they gave permission. 

They asked me to keep the distance and, reminded me time to time. When I was going there also, both of them called and reminded ๐Ÿ•. They did it continuously until they could not reach me because of signal issues. However, they asked me to call them once I left the 'World's End'. But I could not do that because of the signal issue. So, once it is available, there were about ten to twelve miscalls alerts ๐Ÿ“ฑ. 

Before that, our van driver said that he cannot bring us there, according to the condition of Van. He said that we should use an off-road vehicle to go there ๐Ÿง”. However, nobody wanted to miss that opportunity and, all of us wanted to go there. So, all of us decided to walk an extra few miles. But, our aunts and uncles did not allow us to do. They said that it was not an easy thing to do as we thought. However, the driver decided to go and, we did not want to go the extra miles. As usual, we started the hiking as heroes and, ended up as zombies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ. All of us were tired like nothing. I could not bend my knees. So, I said I would not hike for the next two years and, at that time I did not want to walk at all. By any chance, if we idiots walk those extra miles also, we would die on the way ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

I do not have much to say about the school trips as I could go a very few. I have some more to tell about trips which I went when I was doing a job. I have worked in more than one office. They have arranged trips frequently. Those days, my parents did not involve the decisions I made for the participation of trips. However, they did not like. Lol... ๐Ÿ˜

Dangerous Trips.. (Written by my parents :D)

They were scared to let me go with others without them though I was an adult. Sometimes my friends laughed at me. However, my parents did not worry about the small events I went with my office colleagues as those outings took about two to three hours. My father asked me to take care of the drinks ๐Ÿฅซ. Because he knew that some drinkers mix alcohol with soft drinks. However, I never faced for such an incident and, our office colleagues never did that. They took care of the girls when we went for outings and trips. I should offer my respect to all the boys who were being with us like brothers those days .

There was a horrible outing and, it was a beach party ๐Ÿ–. It was a party which organized as the year-end party. Everyone was in a happy mood to welcome the new year. So, most of the office friends participated in this outing. Our organizing team arranged many events there. There was an opportunity for drinkers as well, and they could drink as much as they wish 

Therefore, only girls and boys who came with their wives participated in the events. Others enjoyed their year-end celebrations with bottles and snacks. Meanwhile, some of the drinkers participated in the event games as well. They wanted to enjoy both ๐Ÿ‘บ.

At that time, I thought that it would be better if they could stay aside with their drinks without coming to the games we played. So, when I was doing a group activity, there was such one guy in that group. He wanted to drink and play the game. So, time to time he went to fill his glass and, participated in the group activity . Actually, he was a headache for everyone in the group as we had to wait for him once he went to take drinks for his empty glass. However, we had to bear up his behavior as he said that it was very much essential for him to participate in the game ๐Ÿคฌ

So, by being within the same group, we had to solve a puzzle and, the group had split into other small groups. There were about four members in that small group and, unfortunately, that guy was in our group ๐Ÿ™ƒ. Except us, it was a pleasure for other group members as they did not want to deal with him anymore. So, when my friend and I were on the job, that boy came in with one beer and cigarette. His both arms occupied and, we got angry about his behavior as he did not have a way to support for us. He used one hand, which carried the cigarette to solve the puzzle ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. So, we had to smoke with him and, he did not care about us, though we told him. He was not conscious to listen to us and the support he gave for puzzle also useless.

So, at the time of finishing the game, we also covered by cigarette smell ๐Ÿ‘ƒ. Apart from the egg smell, that smell is the most unpleasant smell that I could not bear up. So, at that time I had a severe headache as well ๐Ÿ˜ญ. My friend cursed him and, she worried about his wife. She said that his wife was a poor one to bear up his bad smells. After that, both of us wanted to go home quickly. However, our transport arranged in a specific time as that beach was a bit far away from Colombo. So, we had to wait ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

Then the best thing happened when we were getting ready to go home. We saw that one guy was vomiting because of heavy drinks he had ๐Ÿคฎ. He came from a corner by wiping his mouth to get the gift, when all of were exchanging the secret Santa gifts. He removed the wrapping paper and opened the gift. 

Nobody knew that it could embarrass others. There were some underwear and, it consists of different colors ๐Ÿ‘™. He took one by one out and thanked the colleagues who gifted. After a few minutes, he was vomiting by crying. One of our girls went to video that incident. So, it made him angry and, he vomited towards her. Within a few minutes, she covered up with vomit ๐Ÿ˜. Then when the transport van came, I went there with one of my friends. Unfortunately, that vomit boy also came with us, and he also used the same van to go home ๐Ÿ’€. So, the entire environment had a vomit smell and, it increased my headache. Though I was not well, I had a bath as soon as I went home. It removed some bad smell from my brain, I think. So, that's my first and last beach party ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

26.0 Trips – Part 01

I do not remember what was the very first trip or outing, I went with my family members. However, there was an annual trip every December with my family members. Sometimes a few relatives and friends joined with us ๐Ÿ˜Š. 

As I can remember, I went to my first school trip when I was in grade eight, I think. Though my school arranged several trips early, my parents did not let me go. So, when all of my friends were going to many school trips, I was staying at home according to my parent's permission ๐Ÿ˜ญ. I think it is one key reason for me to share a story about 'Trips' with you today. 

My parents did not like to send us out for a few days without them. The same thing happened to my younger sister as well. She also went to very few school trips with her friends. Sometimes we got their permission for some trips, and it was not an easy task ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Though we cried for hours, they did not change their decisions. They proved their decision as a valid one by pointing out some reason. Sometimes, they took certain real situations as examples to scare us. They had a big database with many incidents. Actually, they could retrieve the appropriate incident. Now also, their heartbeat gets changed when we were telling about a trip, I think.

In some situations, we asked some of our best friends to get permission from our parents. In such cases, they also had to listen to the same lecture ๐Ÿคช. However, that was not a solution and, it did not work at all. Though we cried and fought with them, they ignored all our behaviors by keeping their decisions as it is. So, sometimes it exceeded my limits, and I also got angry with them badly ๐Ÿคฌ. I argued with them. However, I could not go on any trip that they did not like me to go.

So, in these situations, we went to my mother for permission๐Ÿ‘ฉ. She was my first approver and, father was the final approver. Most of the times, we failed at the first approval. In such a case, we could not submit our request for final approval even ☹️. So, once we asked for permission from my mother, she questioned us. 

The very first question checked whether there are any places to have a bath or not. So, by any chance, if she knew that, she did not allow me to go that trip though I did not need to have a bath even. Meantime she explained a few stories about people who died when they were having a bath in such unsecured places. Every time she had a good story ๐Ÿคฌ. It does not matter about the climate. Even though there was a hot climate without rain at all, their decision was the same ๐Ÿ˜. Sometimes they reminded the validity of accuracy every time when there were similar incidents published in the newspaper or a TV channel. They used to say that 'See, that's why we did not let you go. The next question checked the people who were going on the trip. If she understood that there was no responsible person, she did not forget to blame them by remembering their past. If we could go through these two questions, then we got her approval and, she asked us to ask my father.

So, I had to tell all about the trip to my father once he came home ๐Ÿ‘จ. He also questioned the same things that my mother asked. But it was a detailed questionnaire. He could point out more reasons which could help with the cancellation. So, when grown up I answered his questions very carefully as I knew his points ๐Ÿคฅ. When my father was explaining the validity of his reasons, my mother also supported him, saying that she also pointed out the same. In such situations, she never took my side. Basically, both of them tried to cancel our trips in our school days๐Ÿ˜ .

Those days they had another tricky way to avoid us and, it was their dreams. So, once I woke up in the morning to go on the trip, my mother said about a nightmare she saw in the last night. Meantime, she explained the results of her dream and, always it was not a good one ๐Ÿ‘ป. As a conclusion, she asked me to stay home. 

So, when I was murmuring my worries, my father also came and explained the dream he saw. At that time my mother said 'Oh my god... You also saw a nightmare? So, when both of them said that, I was also feeling little afraid about the journey those days. However, they never revealed their dream clearly, and it was a funny drama they played in our childhood to cheat us ๐Ÿ˜ˆ.

One day a few friends went to my other friend's home๐Ÿ‘ง. She was living in the beautiful countryside and, that's why they decided to go there. It was a two days journey. So, I tried a lot to go on that trip as I wanted to visit her green home town. But my parents did not like. I think I was crying for a few hours by requesting their permission. Later on, I increased my volume to get their attention, though there were no tears in my eyes ๐Ÿ˜ญ

However, they ignored by saying that their decision never changed and, asked me to cry the entire day if I wish. So, I was tired of the situation and went to bed early. On the following day, when I was getting ready to go to a tuition class, my father gave money to buy a dress to wear. My friends also got upset and, they thought that my parents would give permission for me as I was going with them. As my parents knew most of them. After that, they did not ask me to go trips with them. Though it made me sad, I was helpless. So, I did not ask about the journeys when they were planning trips .

Though we had annual trips with family members, there were no special memories about those trips. They were comfortable journeys without hurdles except for only one trip where we had to stay in the vehicle for a whole night as we could not find out a place to stay because of the crowd. Everything happened as per the environment we had at the home. The only difference was we lived in somewhere else ๐Ÿ˜‰. 

Therefore, the first memorable trip was a school trip we went to. Many of our classrooms went on the trip. So, there were many buses also. When we are going there, nobody wanted to sit in the seats. Everyone wanted to sing and dance๐Ÿ˜. But everyone wanted to sleep when we were coming back. At that time only we understood that the seats were not enough for everyone ๐Ÿ‘️. 

Therefore, we could not sit at a stretch. But some of them slept well. So, most of them had to stand for a couple of hours as they could not take their seat back and, I was also among them. So, I was very tired when coming back home. However, I think most of the journeys ended up with tiredness ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

This incident also happened in one of our school trips. On that day we went to the seaside and, planned to go for a boat ride and see coral ๐Ÿ–️. Though a lot of people were ready to go, they were scared. So, most of us asked one of our teachers to come with us. 

She was a chubby and pretty lady ๐Ÿ‘ฉ. The boat was floating in the water and, it could not park like a car as you know. So, it was a difficult thing for her to get into the boat. When she was putting one leg, the boat floated to somewhere. So, every time she tried, she could not get into the boat. Everyone helped her, but her effort was pointless. So, she said that she cannot come with us, and asked us to go. But nobody wanted to leave her and, others also tried to get down from the boat. However, it made her sad as she knew that all of us were looking for that boat ride ☹️. 

So, she put her final attempts. Finally, she got into the boat. I could say that the others dragged her into the boat. It made all of us laugh and, it was fun for her as well ๐Ÿคฃ. She was one of the teachers we loved. When we were going for a few miles, one of my friends fainted as the boat was moving to different sides with sea waves. It was a different experience for the majority of us including me. It was my first boat ride in the sea and, I enjoyed a lot though I tightly hanged the boat seat ๐Ÿ˜. Meantime, we took photographs, and it was an endless job for some friends. I also brought a camera and, I wanted to take photos of coral reefs. 

The boat driver was a young boy, and he gave some details about coral reefs ๐Ÿ‘ฆ. So, he saw that everyone was trying to capture coral reefs as much as possible. There was a glass in the boat to see coral reefs. He said that we cannot take the pictures via that glass. But we took photos and, understood that there were no coral reefs when cleaning the camera reel ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. 

Those days I did not have a digital camera and, a limited number of photos can be taken via that camera. As I was going crazy by looking at the coral reefs, I wasted half of the camera reel for coral reefs. Meantime, I wanted to take a photo of us, including the sea. As there were no selfies those days, I gave my camera to one of my friends. Those photos also were useless. Certain portions of our bodies have captured with the sea view. There were hands, heads, and legs, including the sea among her captures. It made me angry and, a few friends also planned to take the copies of my photos ๐Ÿคฌ. So, it was a pathetic incident for me. Once I asked her, she said that at that time, she fainted though she did not tell us. Finally, there were no photos of coral reefs and boat riding ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. 

As this trip was an unforgettable trip, I did not forget to see their boat riding place when we were going some other journeys by passing 'Hikkaduwa. However, their service is not available since 2006 I think. As you know, The tsunami destroyed the most valuable lives and things. It was one key pathetic incident for Sri Lankans. Still, I can remember their friendly faces.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

25.0 Tuition Class - Part 02

As I mentioned in the first part of tuition class, the worst bad habit I had was getting late. There was at least a five-minute delay ๐Ÿ˜Ž. So, sometimes I missed my friends as I could not find out where they have seated in the class. In such a situation, I went to whatever free space available and sat there. 

Heavy studies...

One day, I could not find out my friends and, the entire whole was crowded with many students. I did not take more than one minute to find out a suitable place to sit as it made others laugh. So, I did not need to get their attention and, I sat in any free space available ๐Ÿ‘€. On that day also I looked at the class by giving a quick look. At that time, I saw a free space and, no one was there in the entire area ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

I was so happy about my finding. But once I sat there, I got to know that there was dust on the seat and desk. But I did not care much and, kept my whole books there. When I was moving my books, I saw that there was a thin dust layer in my books and, I thought to wipe them in the lunch break. However, our class teacher went out for a few minutes by asking us to resolve a question. At that time, I thought to wipe the dust using a facial tissue I had at that time. Oh my god... The entire area had filled with many deep dust layers ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Some layers kept as mud, and I think this could not manage with facial tissues. As I tried to remove, the pasted dust also came out and, I sneezed continuously. Once I looked at others in the class, I saw that they were looking at me. It was fun for them.

The tuition classes located in different areas of the city. We had to go to some sub-streets which were not in the main town. So, there were no vehicles on some streets and, most of the people used those as short cuts. So, those areas were not crowded. Because of this reason, most of the couples used those streets to spend some time with their girl/boyfriend ๐Ÿ’

There was such one lane and, 'Love lane' was its name. Apart from the couples, there were a few guys who had a mental illness as well. They wanted to show their body to the girls who were using that street. Some of our friends also saw these people. So they got scared and returned home without going to the classes. I also used that street to go to classes, but I did not face for such an incident. One day I saw a guy who just stood in the road doing nothing. It's like he was waiting for someone. He did not carry any bag and, had a weird jobless look. He was staring at me till I passed him. I also did not care about him, but I could not forget his appearance and, the look he gave ๐Ÿ‘ป. So, once I went to the class, I told about this guy. My friends said that it was him, according to the appearance I explained. So, all of our gang wanted to use the same street to see him, though I asked them to use another route. One of our friends planned to do certain things as well if they could meet him. She wanted to bring a knife and, attack him. It made all of us laugh and, we said that he would take the knife from you and, hit you back. So, we asked her to not to give a knife to him ๐Ÿ”ช.

Some of our tuition class teachers were strict as our school teachers. They held good discipline in their classes, and they wanted to give more apart from the subject they taught. So, they added lessons for our lives and, still, I could rewind their speeches ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿซ. There was such one teacher for 'Physics and, I think he was the strictest tuition teacher I ever had.  

During his session, nobody could talk and, the class should be silent like nothing. He said that if someone needs to talk, he or she can take his mike and teach. Or else he asked them to go out as a punishment. Sometimes, he asked some questions and, pointed out someone for the answer. He did all of those things to keep the attention for the lessons he taught. So, most of the students maintained their maximum disciplines in his class. 

One day, as usual, I could not find out my friends and, I sat in a free space available. There was a boy beside me and, I did not know him. He wore spectacles and, had a professor look ๐Ÿ‘ฆ. We just smiled at each other. So, our class teacher gave a maths question and asked us to resolve. After a few minutes, I saw that guy did it quickly. So, he waited till I finished and, he asked whether I need support or not as well. Once I finished, he wanted to discuss the solution, though I did not need to listen to him. At that time, the teacher also ready to discuss the answer with the entire class. 

Our Physics Teacher

So, now he is explaining to me the answer and, our teacher also started the same. I was so scared of the teacher's reaction. As the class was so silent except these two lectures, the teacher could hear his explanation, and he looked at us. He looked at us for another few minutes, but our professor did not care about the teacher. I think he was sick and I felt angry with him ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. The teacher said that he did not want to remind the ground rules again and again. As usual, he said that only the teacher can speak when the lesson is going on. But that idiot did not listen. Then I asked him to stop his explanation and, listen to our teacher. Again, the teacher said ‘I may have to ask you two to go out if you did not stop talking ๐Ÿ˜จ. Then only that idiot stopped his lesson and, he asked 'you got my explanation, right? At that time, I wanted to kill him. One day, that teacher asked one boy to come to the front for a speech. Though it was not a punishment, we could see his shivering legs. So that was the situation and, I think that boy was a nut case ๐Ÿ‘บ. Otherwise, nobody won’t behave like this. So, as soon as he gave our lunch break, I moved to another place.

We had that physics class on Sundays. When it comes to Sunday, my energy was over for the entire week. So, most of the times, it was very difficult to travel there even. Sometimes I have fallen sleep in the class because of this reason ๐Ÿ˜ด. It happened unintentionally and, I could not control it though I wanted. If there were no friends, I have fallen asleep and, finally attending that class also useless. One day when I was writing on the book, I heard someone's laugh as a dream. So, I woke up and, looked around without turning my head ๐Ÿ‘€. Oh my god... I wrote the question and, I thought the teacher was explaining the answer. Though I was sleeping, I thought that why he was reading too fast. Lol... After that, a few paper rockets came towards my head and, it was a shame for me. When I was going out after finishing the class, one boy said that 'You are not waking up even after hitting a rocket...Lol... ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

In that exam era, I went to a night class and, those days I stayed in the boarding place ๐Ÿ˜Ž. There was a walking distance. That class was a group class, and there were about eight students. It started at four o'clock and ended at eight o'clock. There were a few students who came from different locations and, that's why the teacher started the class at four o'clock. 

That class held near our school and, I had to pass the school first to go there. It was a rainy day and, I left the boarding place to go to the class. Suddenly, a boy who also was going to that class came under my umbrella ๐Ÿ‘ฆ. He said that he could not bring the umbrella. He came in front of our school and, I was shocked for a moment as we had certain disciplinary rules. When we were wearing the school uniform, we could not share our umbrella with a boy. He asked 'Is that fine with you? I did not reply to him back though I did not like to breach our school rules. But I could not ask him to go out as well because of the rainy climate ️. So, I went with him a few miles. After a few minutes, he said that 'I'm not coming to trouble you if I don't have books in my hand. Those are getting wet. That's why I came. I felt very angry with him. Same time I saw our class teacher at the bus halt and, she did not look at me. So, I asked him to go out by taking the books in his hand ๐Ÿ“š. I would not ask him to go out if he did not have that big head. When I was going to the class, he looked like a wet bird. He did not look at me even and, he wiped his head using his handkerchief. At that time, others were kidding and laughing at him.

After that incident, he did not look at me at all and, I think he got angry with me. I did not go to school on the following day as my class teacher was in the bus halt when this was happening ๐Ÿ˜ถ. So, once I went to school, she smiled and asked 'Are you not well because of the rain? According to the way she smiled, I realized that she noticed the incident made by that idiot. Same time I thought that she would see the entire thing. Otherwise, I would be in the principal’s office on that day ๐Ÿ˜ฐ.

Going classes on the rainy days...

Learning in a tuition class was a different experience for some students who did not study in mixed schools. Those who have studied in a boys or girls school had to mix up in the tuition class ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ. It was a pleasure for most of them. Though I studied in a convent at that time, the rest of the other schools I studied were mixed schools. So, it did not bring me a different exposure. Those days, most of such students started love affairs. In some cases, there were fights as well to protect their love affairs ๐Ÿ˜Ž. Some boys tried for one girl and, such situations made crisis among them. 

Some boys also faced the same situation when several girls were trying to get their attention. We also had a pretty friend among us and, most of the boys followed her for her love ๐Ÿ‘ง. Sometimes it was a headache for her. Some boys waited and followed her when she was going somewhere. As we were her friends, we also had to give her details and convey their messages with our friend. So, though they did not follow us, we also had to share the details carefully and, we did it as per our friend's instructions. So, it was a punishment for a few friends including me ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Sometimes I told whatever came to my mind. However, there was one situation where we communicated different details for the same question they asked. So, we all decided to get the exact answers from our pretty friend to answer the questions of her followers. One day one of our friends saw that one boy was waiting for my friend to convey a message and, get some details.

However, that friend could not get the instructions from our beauty queen on that day and, she was clueless ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. So, what she did was, she ran away in another route to avoid that boy ๐Ÿƒ‍♀️. However, she could not close the eyes of that boy and, he also ran and followed her. She could not run a long way and, she had fallen in the road. The funniest thing was, that boy was the one who helped her to stand up. The other people also came to support her. So, he did not ask anything from her. After that incident, he did not ask anything from her ๐Ÿคช. Though she got rid of from that problem, he got the details from us as usual and, we communicated the details as per the instructions of our beauty queen ๐Ÿคจ.

In the tuition classes, we met friends from different nationalities as well. It was a good experience we all had and, some of them are still good friends. Those friendships have a strong bond with each other like siblings. I think it's a bit difficult to find out honest friends when you are an adult. Just do a small analysis and see who are your actual friends. Then you can see still the remaining best gang is coming from your childhood or school days ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ ️ . 

So, I hope we can build up a strong relationship among different nationalities if we have schools without religion wise or gender-wise differentiation. One good example is one of our father's friend who is coming from another nationality. He is one best friend from my father's childhood. He was the one who supported my father when he was not well ๐Ÿ‘จ. In one year, there was a flood in our area and, our house also severely damaged because of that situation. At that time, he brought foods for us. He swam and brought it to us. It was not an easy task to swim in that cold water as he was not a young man to struggle with the water. My father said that the job he did won't do by his own brother even in that situation ๐Ÿ™. We were very emotional at that time. I think we can build up such a strong friendship among the different nationalities via the concept of a mixed school which can bring different people under one roof. 

Otherwise, we would see them as aliens once we have to move with each other as adults ๐Ÿ•ถ️.

28.0 Trips - Part 03

Most of the office trips ended up with tiredness or missing some events as always there were a few guys to mess it up. Some people laugh ...