Of Engagements & Marriages

Am back in Singapore. Since it was a night flight and i have difficulty sleeping while flying, came home and slept for another 3 hours so as to get some semblance of normalcy. The tough part of getting myself ready for my marriage starts now. The tentative date has been set for 14th July. I still cant believe that I got engaged already πŸ˜‰

The whole thing looks so surreal. I suddenly have another pair of parents. My family has suddenly extended with so many relatives who are constantly being introduced to me. Since Iam someone who has difficulty remembering names, its funny when I meet people again. I can remember their faces very well, but cannot find their corresponding names.

Things change. You are suddenly not the same person anymore. You just cant simply jump a job or plan a move to another city/country, or just pack you bags and go on a holiday. There is someone who has become a significant part of your life.

All these years, all the marriages that i have attended have been where i just put my feet up and relaxed. Here suddenly, i was thrust into the limelight with pictures being clicked and the videographer thrusting his camera and the extra spot light into our faces. We are sitting on the dias with more than a hundred people looking on and passing comments about both of us.

Anyways, almost everyone goes through this ritual at least once in their lifetimes. And am sure, everyone might have had the same feelings. Meanwhile, I still have one paper of MBA pending in June. Hope i can find enough motivation to study well and clear the paper this time itself. Hope i can also find time to write the NSE exams that i had planned for earlier. Maybe on my next trip home, i need to find some time to write them.

Meanwhile, i landed at the new Hyderabad airport on this trip. Just one word to describe it. Fabulous. True, its not a patch on the Singapore airport, but its surely the best in India. The airport is very big, airy, spacious, metal and glass monster. The roof is beautiful and wavy, the shops are still coming up. Service is damn good by the GMR personnel. I took a few pictures of the airport on my lousy O2 cellphone camera. A bit shaky, but still good.

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17 Comments

  1. lazybug says:

    Congratulations, dude! Humko party kab dere? Nahi nahi bolke jaal mein phasich gaye bolo tum aakhir. Hone wali bhabhiji ko hamra namaste bolna. πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations, man! You are just about to lose your freedom πŸ˜†

    And yes, I have finally moved my blog to it’s own domain. Do check it out: http://naiveindian.in/

  3. dinsan says:

    Congrats.. and you finally @ Hyd airport.. coool

  4. Liju Philip says:

    @Thank you Akhil. Sure, party zaroor milega. The chase was relentless. I had to finally tire sometime and was overpowered πŸ˜‰ Sure, will convey ur regards to her.

    @Krishna, hehehe…thanks for rubbing it in πŸ˜‰ Yup, saw ur new domain. All the best.

    @Dinsan, thanks. Yup, the airport is great

  5. Roop Rai says:

    whoa! last time i visited, you were drooling over some chica on television (monita) and now you’re tied to one already!!! boy, you move fast. i sure hope that you won’t have a kid or two next time i visit your blog …. i guess that depends on when i visit eh? hehe … what about your profile pic btw? sonali ka kya hoga? :))

    hyd airport does look fab. more power to it!!! can’t wait to see what bangalore comes up with in response. πŸ™‚ is it the same company constructing/managing both?

  6. Sachin says:

    Congratulations !!!

  7. M. K. George says:

    Congratulations,
    Very Surprising indeed.
    Regards
    M. K. George

  8. Liju Philip says:

    @Roop, Monita is a feel good news reader. Its pleasant to watch her read. Kids are a long way off. Anyway lets c. Sonali will always be the profile pic. No change in it. First love is always special πŸ˜‰

    @Sachin, thanks

    @Manoj, everything happened too fast, sorry couldnt keep you updated. Put it up on the blog first so that i can reach the max people possible easily.

  9. Tawfiq says:

    Bro, i’m so surprised man!

    CONGRATS!!!
    Wish you all e best, God bless you always, my friend!

    Oh, btw…
    it’s not the size of the ‘dog’ in the ‘fight’;
    It’s the size of the ‘fight’ in the dog.
    Guess you know wat i mean by ‘fight’ here.

    *wink*
    LOL

  10. Liju Philip says:

    @ Thanks Tawfiq. And ya, i know about the fight part…hehehe

  11. Amit says:

    Congratulations!!!!! πŸ™‚
    Well, you know, even I am scared about all this. So many new faces and new people to remember. And to be *responsible* for someone(even I will be going through this in a year or two 😐 ). Anyways, best wishes. πŸ™‚
    And are you sure this is Hydrabad? πŸ˜‰

  12. Liju Philip says:

    @Amit, thanks. The worst part is remembering the faces and names for sure πŸ˜‰ Oh yeah, its the new Hyderabad airport.

  13. Liju Philip says:

    @Roop, thanks for paying homage to one of the most beautiful woman to ever grace this earth πŸ™‚

  14. Poonam says:

    Bade chupe rustam ho! Got engaged already and now getting married! Congratulations!

    My best wishes for your married life ahead! πŸ™‚

  15. Liju Philip says:

    Ab ho gyaa Poonam ji. Humko kya maloom ki things would turn out this way? πŸ˜‰

    thanks for the wishes.

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