30 January 2007

A home away from home......

Well was quite wondering wot ppl write in blogs...n more than that, wondering what i should write in my blog.....my opinions??my thoughts??about me??about the society??[:o]...hehe....well confusion at its best!!.....
well let me write something about my thoughts after changing base from India to the land of Uncle Sam.....this topic might seem cliched but hey...!!!who cares??!!
hmmm....well US was nothing like what i had imagined until i visited the NYC a few weeks back....for starters, my university being located in what i call a virtual village (a.k.a TROY), i hardly saw any people for the first 3-4 months i was here.....first thing dat struck me (other than clean roads, racing cars on these empty roads, n ofcourse the out of phase driving as compared to back home...)...was that nearly every person passing u will smile at u and agar uska mood accha hua to "hey howya doin" to sunnne ko milega hi milega....well, i thought this thing really hard to digest...i still wonder, why the hell would one care for a stranger passing by!!!...i sometimes still return a glum, do-i-know-you kind of look if ny unknown person smiles at me or wishes me!!but yea, to sum up i really liked the place at first sight.....
the first month of 100% independence was awesome....i mean t'was really awesome....rite from living alone for the first time (n believe me its a great feeling!!!), , to managing your house (read cooking!!), to exploring the campus, to getting lost while trying to find the way to the union from the academy hall(which is like 2 blocks away)..:D....then making new friends, spending time with them n getting to know new people....though im not a very social kind of person, i noetheless enjoyed this a great deal...still do.....
then there was always this chatting with old friends for hours on end.....i mean now if i look back...cant imagine how much time i mustve spent chatting with family and friends back home for the first month....
I still vividly remember my first few days after coming here....the first day after we came to RPI....i remember Rujuta had showed me around the campus...n man, i was so intimidated by nearly everything around me.....howmuchever trivial the things were.....i remember i was fascinated by almost everything i saw around me...:D
well now its bin almost 6 months now, n feels like Iv come a long way[:D](too philosophical it may sound:))....but yes, iv learnt quite a few new things....n i realise with every passing second that there is so much more to learn.
Hmm...well i guess with no particular topic in mind im just blaberring away...so better wind up, n write about something more specific in my next blog!!

3 comments:

Rajeev said...

Well firstly welcome to blogosphere..
One of my friend actually asked me why do I blog?And i was like ummmm,,,ummm,,, I really don't know..

Just keep writing random thoughts..
Thats all what I do...

Baaki after reading your blog did I realize that it has been 6 months since I left home..Now that could be intimidating..But then as you say I 'still' am loving the independence..

Rajeev said...

WEll i havent really understood the meaning the name of your blog!!Sometimes there are free lunches...

Neha said...

well its the opposite of d phrase 'nothing is a free lunch'...like in my opinions n stuff for free:)
i know its pretty lame bt it'd be the one until i find some decent title...!