All the Small Things


So…… my exams are over (Half of them at least :P)

And today I just couldn’t hold back, it’s been more than 3 weeks since I blogged, and seeing some bloggers sharing their (weird) experiences, made me feel jealous, and I asked myself, “I am weird too yaar(My bhabi’s will certify for that :P).., how come I am not sharing my experiences??”

Then EVIL M (It’s my mind) reminded me that “Saale xams hain.., Padle…. nahi toh pocket money ki waat lag jayegi..”(Study for the exams, or else your pocket money will get stuck)

I with a heavy heart then held back on the (weird) experiences… but today I couldn’t anymore and so I am here… Wohooo… Yeah…… Yeah … EEEEEE Yeah…. (Don’t worry, I am not on drugs :P).

Well this month the start was not all that great, as I spent my new year listening to himesh reshamiya’s songs, and eating ice out of the fridge, because I was alone, as everybody had to visit a wedding someplace, I hate weddings and as I was all out of cash……., I dint have much of a option, did I ?..

But all that changed just 2 days before my b’day…….

It was the last working day of the college as we had xams next week, so my friend Paddy said that “I have some work in the afternoon, will you help me out?”

I agreed and we went in the lunch hour, he made me hold some books and Evil M said, “Saala abhi se padh raha hai…., gold medal lega kya?” (He is studying from now itself.. what is his aim.. gold medal?)

We went in his scooter and he went to different shops, I dint suspect anything, then after searching in 4 shops he called me inside one and said,

“See I dint wanna bring you in, because I wanted to give you a surprise, but in this godforsaken city, there is no proper place where they serve cheese cakes, I went to coffee day and they dint even knew what a cheese cake was, what stupid’s…ughh….”

After listening to him, I was silent for a moment, then I asked “What’s with the cheese cake?”

I never expected his next words, he said

“When we were talking couple of months back, you said na…one time…. that you haven’t tasted a cheese cake… and you had said you would love to taste one, I dint knew where they served it… I went to different shops and they didn’t have it, I am really sorry, and you can have anything of your choice….” He pointed to the different cakes present there….

I was spell struck, I dint believe that anybody would care for me that much, it was just a mention which I had brought up in a conversation and that too months ago, and he remembered it, I was so touched, I wasn’t even able to talk…

He noticed it and took me to another shop, and said, “I wanted to give you a gift, but besides your dream of getting your hands onto a Lamborghini Gallardo, and an electronic guitar, I donno what you liked, so I thought I would buy you cheese cake… you ok with that?”

I dint speak, I was having a hard time holding back my tears…

I was just thanking god for this friend, who cared so much, I said a feeble yes, and he said “This is the most famous pastry shop in Mysore, maybe we will find it here, otherwise last stop is barista, then god bless……, Is there anything else that you haven’t tatsed?”

I slowly said, “Blueberry cake…”

“Ok its cheese cake first, if not it’s the blue berry ok” he said and then went inside.

After going in he quickly asked me to get in, I went in and looked at the display counter, and I was surprised to see that a whole compartment was full of cheese cakes.

He said “I got confused……. there are so many of them, so you choose”

I was all smiles as I saw the huge list,

Blueberry cheese cake, Marble and Oreo’s, plain, frosted….

“Heaven” Exclaimed EVIL M, and I agreed with him for the first time in my life…

“Pick one..” said paddy

I was stuck between blueberry and marble, but the marble was looking so good, so I finally pointed towards it, he packed it and sent me away with the loot while he paid the bill.

Coming outside he said “You want a Pizza to go by that, you said na you haven’t tasted that either…”

I was lost for words at that point, his gesture and his care was so heartwarming, but I said “Aaj nahi…. kisi aur din lootonga tujhe….” (Not today, some other time….) and I hugged him…

But he dint stay at that, we still had to have lunch, I said “let’s take it to all of the friends, we will share with them and finish this…..”

“Not today my friend lets buy them some other time, it’s yours, and I want you to eat it…….. fully…”

I insisted, begged but he wouldn’t listen, he took me to a secure, lonely place where none of our friends could see us, and made me sit to eat the whole cake. I mean it was so big… when I gave him a piece, he wouldn’t listen and made me eat the whole cake till I gave a burp :P

But as I was soaking my teeth in that cold pastry, it was not just my stomach that filled up, a long empty space in my heart was also filled, I had found something which I always wanted, I felt content (I know it sounds filmi, but dil to baccha hai ji :P…. can’t help it).. Finally he ate a little on my insistence and I thanked him with a hug….

The other surprise came when my best friend vinod sent a courier which had my b’day gifts, just a day before my b’day, there were 2, a crystal card and a crystal watch, vinod holds a very special place in my heart because, he was my first best friend, he was the first one to give me a gift on my b’day, and he has been doing that for the past 9 years…

I called him to thank him for the gifts, in between he said, “I actually wanted to sent you a Woodland t shirt, but I dint, because you only wear full sleeve t-shirts na so” (I dint wear when I was in coorg, because of the all year round cold there)

I was so touched at that point, it was such a small point, yet he remembered, yeah….. you may say we are best friends, but temme honestly do you know the pant size of your best friend…. Nahi na, that’s what, he remembered and cared, keeping such a small point his mind, I had tears in my eyes (yeah I cry a lot….)

I remember when we were together, we dint go shopping much, I guess it was only once or twice, and I guess that was the only time I had mentioned it, and he remembered that, I was so…. so touched, I wanted to hug him…., but I hugged and kissed the phone instead … and I couldn’t sleep all night thinking about how lucky I was….

I am so thankful to god, that I found such cherish able friends who care about me, so much.

Small things in life make big impact, because we always tend to forget the small things in life, thinking they are so small, what good they will be?….., but lemme promise you, when you remember them for another, they leave a sense of feeling in the heart of that person, which he/she would have never experienced before….. Which was just what I felt….

“Heaven” exclaimed EVIL M once again, and I couldn’t agree with him more.

Take care you guys, and thank you everyone of them who wished me for my b’day, you were the guys who made it special, thank you, especially, Anwesa who gifted me with a virtual chocolate cake on her blog, by which I became virtually fat :P, thank you so much mehek (I call her that ;)), I loved it, thank you…

P.S: and how could any of my blog post end without the mention of my shopping friend ‘D’….

This is the card that she gave me for my B'day

Take a look on the opening question…Notice anything strange???? ;)

Till next time Ciao…..


Tulika said...

The small things in life, one day you look back and realize that they were the big things.

Good to know you had a great time.

Best wishes.

manjiT said...

first of all, nothing wrong wid listening to himesh songs before exams. i did tat 2 :D i tats coz i liked shenaz.lolz
n good to know ur friends care 2 gift u so much. all i get is birthday bumps. as per the traditions.
as u got so many gifts...mind couriering me some?

ANWESA said...

It was a lovely read. You're very lucky to have such friends. And I was glad to know you liked my "virtual chocolate cake".

Wish many many many more such birthdays await you....

Disguise said...

I love this post. :)

Arpit Rastogi said...

Nice Post.. :)

n Great Gifts.. :P

Lucky You.. :D

Friends are such wonderful people that you just can't live without them.. :)

Keep Smiling n Keep Writing..
Best of luck with your exams..

AB HOME Interiors said...

How are you?! I have been a little busy. And can I just say it drives me bonkers that I have to read your WHOLE blog all the way down to the BOTTOM and then scroll BACK UP to comment. I am a busy girl. I am all about ConveniencE, I think I may have lost three seconds of my life! heheh Hope you are well thanks for popping over!

akanksha said...

Nice post! Glad u had a gr8 time! Sometimes, the smallest of gestures mean the world yo you :)

QM said...

You're back :D

seems like you have been looking in your life & realized all the small things that were suppose to be small, ain't that small at all(:

Thousif Raza said...

@ tulika: you are absolutely rgt... :) thx... take care...

@ manjit: listen to them in a nonstop mode and you will know :P, yeah i am very jeaous and now more happy cause you are jealous :D

@ anwesa: thank so very much for the wonderful comment, you always make my day :), take care

Thousif Raza said...

@ Disguise: Thank you so very much :)

@ Arpit: you are so true when you say that, i am so glad too, thx for the comment yaar, and for the ishes too :)

@ Amanda: hmmm so you are back haan, good to see you back, now come back more often and comment, and read too ok :P, take care

Thousif Raza said...

@ Akanksha: yeah.. small is the new big :)

@ Qm: yeah, you are absolutely rgt on that :), and i am so very glad for that :).... take care

sulagna said...

exams khatam matlab innnnnaaaaaaa lamba post :)

Thousif Raza said...

@ sulagna: Lamba nahi hai yaar, just 3 pages in word, is it so big??? :P

Charu said...

Hello! I just came across your blog. Sweet post just now, and congrats on having such wonderful friends. Best of luck for the rest of your exams !
( Tell me about exam-related guilt...I have boards this year! )

Arpitha Holla said...

you lucky bugger you.. so how was the cheese cake..??

Thousif Raza said...

@ Charu:hey welocme to my blog, and thx for the swt comment... and the wishes... cya soon... take care

@ arpitha: Simple srumptious :P

Anonymous said...

Hey Thousif
I missed your Birthday it seems...The Warmest Belated Wishes to you. :)

PS: You seem to have lovely friends...Treasure them!

Thousif Raza said...

@ choco: at last... ah.... it seems like the sunshine has come into my blog ..... haan.. i am so happy to see you back yaar :), and thx for the wishes ok take care :)

Arpit Rastogi said...

Guess What Dude??
I have added you on Facebook & Orkut.. :)

Thousif Raza said...

this calls for a mcdowell moment... sabka number one :P ;)

sheeza said...

oh .... it seems i missed your birthday but i guess its never too late so here comes my wish:-)

Side by side or miles apart
True friends are always close to your heart
Whether you're turning five or fifty-three
You know that your true friend because you're here beside them
I'm here, right now, on your special day
So lets give a cheer for you, hip, hip, hooray!

Happy birthday

and so lucky you got true friends.
keep them.

and well i enjoyed alot your experience seems you are a icon among your friends.


Butterfly Thoughts said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Sorry I missed it. I amglad that you have such wonderful friends around.Cherish their friendship always.and hope you enjoyed the cheese cake:-) i havent eaten one till date:-P

Thousif Raza said...

@ sheeza: thank you so very much for the wishes... you made it even more special...thank you so muh for the wishes :)

@ butterfly thoughts: that was some cheese cake all rgt :P... and i am so glad to see you back... thank you for the wishes :).... take care

AB HOME Interiors said...

I agree with Tulika. The small things matter most! The birthday card was funny!

Thousif Raza said...

@ Amanda: glad you noticed it... glad to see your comment tooo :).... take care :)

QM said...

Thousif, quickly write a new post! I have been waiting and coming back to your blog for new post but there's none:((

Shas said...

Wish u belated Happy B'day!!

That was a real sweeeet story. Lucky u, u hav such a caring n a sweet friend.

buckingfastard said...

huh!!! dere are male species still in india wid soo much!! mine will come before 12 to me hostel room...kick me to dere heart's fill and den feast on my money!!! :D

sulagna ™ said...

you write your posts on word and then do copy paste..ohoo bacha!!!

Thousif Raza said...

@ Shas: thank you so much for the wishes :)... take care

@ buckingfastard: dude there are 'those' male species all rgt... cool comment, and welcome to my blog... have fun... take care

@ sulagna: well time save hota hai ji :P(dont ask me how :P)... take care