Sunday, July 10, 2005

F R I E N D S!

Is making friends this difficult? I didnot realise this until I moved abroad. A couple of times it happened that when people voluntarily came forward to introduce themselves it was for chain businesses like Amway, Quixtar! If inspite of all this, I do end up making some good friends, they will move out of town, city, state or even country(anybody wishing for a move, contact me!!!).

Movies like 'Dil Chahta hai', '5 Star' make me envious of those characters who get to live, enjoy and share their friendship even after college, marriage etc. Do they happen only in movies? The serial 'Friends' was good too.

When I started visiting blog sites and read posts & comments, it felt as if I was participating in a friend gang's 'arrattai'(chat). The arguements(Kamal Vs Rajni), the teasings, the support everything brought back memories of my good old days with friends' company. Then, I decided. I am jumping in the bandwagon. To make friends. To renew old friendships.

8 comments:

Balaji said...

cos of the amway thing, i've become extremely wary of any smiling indians in grocery stores. and the other thing is they have their own company and wanna recruit u for that!

rightly said on the blogging. there's a sense of kinship between the blogger and the readers/commenters. u get to know each others' tastes real fast and can share lotsa info. just like with friends.

Munimma said...

yes, there are fewer inhibitions on the web. we are not worried about people judging us. That is what is attractive about it too.

I have a few select friends I have been in touch with. Some, I know I can reconnect whenever I want to. In this fast moving life, I have been lucky to have some friends who are on the same wavelength there. For one thing, I couldn't have kept in touch with most of them, if not for the web.

Me too said...

Balaji, Will it surprise you if I tell you that we were approached by non-Indians too for this Amway thing! I think this Amway would make a separate post someday!

Munimma, like you, I too share close friendship with some select friends. But this kind of everyday 'hi/bye/chat' was what I've been missing.

.:: Rosh ::. said...

Balaji, you said it. It is so disappointing when some 'fellow indian' moves to buisness talk right when you're abt to think 'wow am gonna make a new friend'!
The irony is, they talk so well and make u feel right at home and it is all a downhill frm there coz we didnt go to Walmart thinking about starting a new business.

Aparna, i guess most of us became bloggers for the same reason, to make friends...

Sadhashiv said...

You have still not learnt... Friends are not made... any friendship made will not last for long... friendship happens... and it only such friendship stays for life time.. in fact you sometime become friends with a person whom you think is your worst enemy... you dont even realise that you are becoming a friend of his and that friendship losts for ever and ever... so dont make friends.. let it happen... and do you need more friends... dont you think just one is very difficult to handle... hope you are able to decipher who this one friend is ... very tough to handle... and very tough to get rid off.... ha ha ha

Me too said...

Sadashiv, 'life-long' friends don't have the time to even send e-mails!! If not for this blog even you wouldn't be browsing so often, isn't it?

P.S. - read my(BTW, I am 'me too') previous comment to Munimma.

SS said...

Hey, Thanks for stopping by! I see that we echo each other's thoughts. Now, I feel as though I belong :)

Me too said...

ss, welcome and thanks for the quick response! "You are not alone"!