Wednesday, July 26, 2006

To J...from E

Sometimes people enter your life and just rule over your heart completely...they enter as friends and leave as family....

I moved to bangalore ....first time outta home... in 2001 and was alone in the city, stranded...trying to settle down in the job(thx to a horrible boss) and searching for a house and missing home tonnness.....

And then happened to meet J through some common frds and she too was looking for a partner to share the house with and we started the house hunt together...not realising that in the 3 yrs together....we would not be sharing the house but each others life as well.....

J and me were family...doing everything together....remember all the treks, trip, outing we had, all the crazy movies we saw, all the low times she and I had, the first surprise bday party she threw(my best bday ever) and all the surprise bday parties each yr after that, all the times she was there beside me when I was sick..all the time we talked and chatted for hrs, all our post dinner walks followed by juice.....watching TV together, eating dinner together everyday, paying bills, all the time she cooked and I sat and watched TV and got served:-)...she being there ALL the time during my wedding, coming to chennai to see me the last time in blore.....EVERYTHING....

Bangalore felt home coz I had a family in her....and now that shes moving on for further studies I know blore will never feel the same again..no J to wait at the airport late night to welcome me:-(

But I want you to know you will always remain special to me!...and at this moment of celebration when you are stepping into a new phase of life to fulfill your PHD dream....all I can say is that....I still will be your family no matter which part of the world u are in....I will be by your side whenever you need me....

All the very best J ...you deserved this for all the hard work and effort you made and u deserve the best of everything....just be your lovable self always and u will continue to win many hearts and find a family everywhere u go....

77 Comments:

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Has to be me said...

Me first? Awww...thats such a sweet way of appreciating ur friend for all that she's been to u!

Wishing J goodluck frm me too. :)

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Ravi said...

Now that is what I call a good good bye. You just made me realise how important friends are.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Aditi said...

That is sweet.. I have always heard the phrase, family you are born with, friends you choose.
Sometimes we make bonds that last a lifetime, and we are always glad to have made them.
Nice writeup
=)

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Wishing J all the best.....

such a beautiful post, straight from ur heart....


:)

KJ

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

Isn't it amazing how some people move into your life and into your heart and become family? Very nicely said ekta.
Hope you had a great trip too.

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger Mr. J said...

Meeting as strangers, becoming the best of friends.. the good things in life. Wishing her the very best in life and to the two of you.

Keep the fire burning :D

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Gumnaaaam said...

Some give luv where ever they go...and some ..whenever they go..!
I wish u all the very best 'J'..
u are now going to do PHD tells all of us clearly tht u've made ur self deserving for whtever u are getting..so keep it all going..I wish u all the best frm de dept of my heart.. [said 'Dept' bcz i personally like ppl going for PHD's ..esp Galz ] :)

Besides..J..Umm..Leme guess..

J..= Julie ?
J..= Judeth ?
J..= Jaya ?
J..= Jasmine ;) ?

Ok..I give up :P

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger christabelle said...

"many pple will walk in and out of ur life but only few will leave footprints on ur heart"

One of my favorite quotes here, sure J has left footprints on ur heart.

very touching there. I wish J all da best 2.

 
At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Gangadhar said...

All the best for your friend,J

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger prithz said...

So sweet of you!!! A fantastic way of expressing your love and friendship. Couldnt have said it any better. :)

I hope your you guys stay liek this forever. Good luck to J!!!

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger Wild Reeds said...

Hey Ekta,
Beautiful blog!
Wish I can retain my equivalents of your friend "J", in my life. After all what is family? More than blood relations, it is the sharing of joys and sorrows me thinks.

 
At 1:04 AM, Blogger SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Hey...This is such a loving, caring and deep appreciation for your family. You guys are great together! :)

 
At 6:40 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

hey WB Ekta! How was the zoo? :)

awww J sounds like a great person to know. Im sure she'll appreciate ur deep appreciation of her and also will propser where ever she is. Cos she sounds like a success in every aspect of life - mainly being a friend.

Keshi.

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Dalicia said...

that's sweet :) good luck with the phd program. that's a long one! i used to roommate with one of my bestfriend for 2 yrs. then she graduated and went back to indonesia. i miss being with her...we're the crazy ones! *LOL*
i hope to see her soon. as soon as i figure where i would like to go next year.

how was your trip to SG?

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Rohini said...

Isn't it amazing how much of how we feel about a place is tied up with the people who live there?

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Twisted DNA said...

One of the most heartbreaking things for me in life is how the world is changing around me as I grow old. My town is not the same. Most of my friends left the town. MOst of my bachelor friends got married and now we maintain a "formal" relationship.

But the silver lining is, I still have my best friends. I guess we all miss some gain some as we go through life

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Perspective Inc. said...

Beautifully writte..you got me missing my really good friends..!
And good luck to "J"!

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Yashita said...

you are lucky to have a frnd like J*touch wood* don't let go of her!

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Apy said...

That was a sweet post.... She s lucky to have a friend.. oops sorry.... family.. like ya..

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

has:- hey yes u first!..and thx so much...and am sure ur good wishes will do her good!

Ravi:-Am glad u realised that...guess after a pt friends do become like family coz u share more with them than u do with parents!

Aditi:- thx girl..so true..some bonds remain with u for life and I hope J remians my good frd always!

KJ:- thx KJ...will pass on ur good wishes to her

M:- yeah M..and am sure we all have experienced this with someone in our lives. And yes My next post will be on the trip..I had a grt time!

Me:- *Wishing her the very best in life and to the two of you.*

aww....thx so much..am sure with so many people wishing her..shes bound to do well!

Gumnaam:-*Some give luv where ever they go...and some ..whenever they go..!*

Awww thats so sweet and I can say in her case its both!!..thx for the lovely wishes! and yes u were bang on..its Jaya!

Christ:- *many pple will walk in and out of ur life but only few will leave footprints on ur heart"*

What a wonderful quote..and sumamrises exactly how i feel..u cldnt have said it better!

Gangadhar:- Thx sooo much!

Pritz:-:-):-) Thx soo much..i too hope that our friendship remains forever!

Wild:- *Wish I can retain my equivalents of your friend "J", in my life*

Awww...hey I do hope that all the people u love and care about remain in ur life forever!

Scribblez:- hey thx scribblez!

keshi:- thx girll...muwaah and yes she indeed is wonderful friend and more than that an amazing person..u just cant stop liking her!

Elaine:- hey...singapore was a blast..wait for my next post!..and will pass on ur wishes to J!

Rohini:- Hey u took the words outta my mouth..for me blore was gorgeous coz of the wonderful friends I had there and I miss the city basically coz of my friends..wish we cld go back on time!

Twisted:- *I guess we all miss some gain some as we go through life *

absolutely right..guess thats the sad truth abt life..to gain something we gotta lose something..but sometimes its the memories of the past which carry us through!

Perspective:- hey thx a lot and I hope ur in touch with ur friends!

yashita:- yes Indeed I do consider myself lucky and thank god that he sent her like an angel into my life!

Apy:- hey apy..thx so much...but I guess I am more lucky to have her in my life..!

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger KJ said...

How was the short vacation? did u enjoi the zoo?

:)

KJ

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Sudeep said...

tht was beautiful coz it came straight frm heart :)

now i also want to go out n search for my J .. i hope it will be a gal :D

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger lil _kath said...

...awww how sweet ^_^ lucky u both naa..^_^ friends will be friends no matter what...the bonding will stay forever!

... goodluck to her and hope u meet again very soon!

...so where's the pic.? the one u huggin' panda? hehe...^_^

..will wait for that, post it soooon Anand ^_^

hugss,
-kathy-

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger La vida Loca said...

Hey Ekta..this is a sweet post.
I know what you mean about having a family* in a new place.Make me miss my friend also called J :)

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger rachana said...

hi ekta.nice writeup to show ur affection towards ur freind/family!!may ur bond be like that always!

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Pri said...

heyy ekta...indeed the friendship ull shared is very precious...its such things in life tht we treasure the most ...

cheers to ur friend n u

cheers to ur friendship :)

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Eclipsed Thoughts said...

WB... i thought you would leave sometime later... anyways how was the trip... how about feasting us with some snaps of "lady tarzan"??? ;)

Well, J is so close!!! And yeah, Wishes for J from me as welll!!!!

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger Vikas said...

Very true... after a while roommates do become a family.. I started living away from my family since 10th Std and I know how it feels to live with friends.. it is real great to see that you had such a great roommate and what a way to say good bye to her.. Hope she reads this.

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger Stone said...

Lucky Jaya!!

 
At 3:51 AM, Blogger starry nights said...

we dont realize that friends take the place of family some times and especially if you are in a new place.I am sure you are going to miss your friend. Wishing J good luck too.

 
At 4:15 AM, Blogger Shuba said...

Hey such a sweet post!!!!!I think u shared a real gu drelationship..Your frd mus be in happy tears seeing the post!

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

KJ:- hey yes..i had a blast in the zoo...was soo nice seeing all the animals in a zoo after ages..and the best part is they werent really caged and in the open!

Sudeep:- thx sudeep and well we all have our J's..u dont need to hunt for it..am sure u have ur share of good frds!

Lil:- hey girl..thx for the comment and yup dont worry we'l post the snaps soon!

La Vida:- awww..hey u also have a frd called J...guess all J's are sweethearts!

Rachana:- hey thx so much and I do hope that we remain frds forever!

Pri:- Hey pri, completely agree with u..its one of our most precious treasures and its upto us to preserve it and keep it safe

eclipsed:- lady tarzan is back..from a 3 day chutti and dont worry the snaps will come out soon!

Vikas:- Hey vikas, thx for the comment and its so true..they do end up being ur family especially if been away from home for so long..!

Stone:- lucky me:-)

Starry:- absolutely..and am already missing her coz shes in India..but I do hope she does well in every aspect of life!

Shubha:- hey girl...she did read this and felt overwhelmed...:-)

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger karmic_jay said...

Very nice post. You captured everythig with your words so well and helped us understand the deep bonds you share with J.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

Amazing way to show your feelings for your friend..!
Best wishes to both of you...may this friendship flourish always like the sun rises every morning :)
Cheers

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Madhooo said...

That is very sweet.:))

 
At 2:54 AM, Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

lucky girls! my best wishes for J...

< offtopic >
// "all the time she cooked and I sat and watched TV and got served:-)."

such frnds cannot be everywhere thats why god made husbands........ >:)

< /offtopic >

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Contented said...

Nice post- Wishes straight from heart. Lucky for J to have you...All the best to her...:)

PhD where and in which area if I may know...May be I am of help to her...hehehe...:)

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Lindsey said...

Awwww. That is so sweet. I know it killed me when my best friend moved away too.

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Karmic:- Hey thx jay..:-)

Dawn:- aww..thx dawn and yes I hope too that our friendship remains forever!

Madhoo:- thx so much!

Ashish:- haha...am the lucky one and yes I agree may thats exactly why god made husbands...wish all husbands could understand this!:-)

Contended:- hey thx for ur wishes an yes with so many of u wishing her...shes bound to do well. And hey...ur doing PHD as well??..shes doing her PHD in HR.

Linny:- yeah..some people just make such a difference in ur life that its difficult to let them go.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Strictly for my friends said...

Thta was really sooo sweet!

I've never been outside my home town, but I have a set of friends here (all of whom have moved out of town now) who are just like family too!! :)

Wish J best of luck from my side.

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Contented said...

Hey!! PhD in HR....awww...sounds quite a challenging one..Well I am in science and engineering tho...:)

She might be of help for my future Job interviews...hahaha....:)

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Shakhi said...

All I can say is,
"Fate determines who comes into our lives. The heart determines who stays forever."

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Why Am I said...

so sweet:)..true that sometimes frnds can make even the horriblest or places seem awesome!..

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Known Stranger said...

oh myb good ness. i had become immune to this feelings. atleast as my latest crush i say in ryze.com page " controlling the emotions " i had gone through these page a plenty with plenty around me since my child hood slowly i had given a logical flow diagram to it that it doenst make a big differnce atleast i dont exhibit it. but just used to it.

the more funny practicall part is the family which we were so involved slowly you will visuallise and expeirence to be not the part of it how ever emotional we say when we are at the junction of parting or forced to move out by distance ( literal)

one fine morning you will wake up from bed and will realise the family which you were a part is just a memory and nothing more that gives a good and nostaligia and some time a bad feel of it.

but it will happen sure to happen. very few can win over it.

The quest for me to win over is still continuing... still have not waken up from the bed.

some times the memories remain only with one and the other would have crossed the boundary with no past too...

but dont chase the past which i had once written. chasing the past pains the heart but yet have to do.. try to avoid it... to make another past to leave it behind

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Raghav said...

Thts well written
one regret that i have is that i have always stayed with my family
never had this staying someplace else with a roomie and all
wud be nice

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Varsha said...

Wow ekta...so beautiful...you remind me of my hostel buddies and life...

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger john said...

what a frienship . it would had been better if the ending is complete . maybe not . reminds me of the movie . beaches . she is ' wind beneath my wings ' indeed .

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger Meg said...

Sounds to me like J has a very true and dedicated friend in you.
I think your both lucky to have each other, some people wait lifetimes for those kinds of friendships!

Have a great weekend!!

 
At 2:43 AM, Blogger rainy said...

hey,ekta ...very touching .. u reminded me of the times when me n my best friend were together.

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Strictly:- hey trust me...u need to stay outta home atleast once to experience life and the true meaning on independence...i feel like staying away from home for almost 5-6 yrs now has made me grow up soo much!

Contended:- haha yeah maybe..except that she doesnt intend to get back into corporate rut but wants to eventually teach!

Shakhi:- *Fate determines who comes into our lives. The heart determines who stays forever." *

aww ..so beautifully said...i cldnt have said it better myself..sums it up perfectly!

Why:- absolutely true..guess its not the place...but the people that make all the difference!

Known:- *but dont chase the past which i had once written. chasing the past pains the heart but yet have to do.. try to avoid it... to make another past to leave it behind *

Absolutely true...in fact i do beleive that in order to move ahead..one has to first let go the past...but have also realised its a lot easier said than doen coz sometimes we tend to look at memories of the past to carry us through tough times!

Raghav:- hey dont worry...u have ur whole life ahead to experience staying away...but make sure u experience it atleast once in ur life!

Varsha:- awwww...i hope I didnt make u sad and hope ur still in touch with your hostel buddies!

John:- *wind beneath my wings *....wow...u read my mind on this one..cldnt have said it ebtter myself!...thx for dropping by!

Meg:- hey indeed I do consider myself lucky to have her in my life...she was almost like god sent angel in my life!

Rainy:- thx...and guess friends always do this to u dont they!...leave u with such good memories that u find difficult to break away!

 
At 7:35 AM, Blogger hope and love said...

she is lucky to have a sweet friend like you..!! lovely post..!!

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger qsg said...

Wishing J all the best! :) That's a really nice post, and J must feel special to have a friend who cares so much.
Thanks for dropping by.. !

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger my life.... said...

some ppl enter our life for a reason...it maybe for the better or for the worse...i am glad that u met such a soul...frenz are beautiful treasures

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger amitsinha said...

hello ekta !

reading u after ao long , but what a timing ! U made me feel the way u have wriiten , beacuse I am going to miss my fren N , so much . He is going for studies abroad and I dont know when will I meet him again. Like u used to go with J for late night walk, juices , watching Tv , cooking ! I used to go with my fren for late night partying , asking each other to finance for the drinks and dinner, singing Kishor and RD songs, playing pranks with others , chasing females..hehehe !
Life has so much changed for me since I moved to Hyderabad after my job ! suddenly , I have become a no nonsense guy , once used to be totally senseless.
thanx ekta for making me remember those old,cold,windy nights with a bottle of Old Monk!!!

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger lil _kath said...

Happy times become happiest, sun shines the brightest 'n sorrows make a quick exit when friends are around... Happy Friendship Day!! ^_^

...enjoy weekend too muaahh!

cheers,
-kathy-

 
At 2:18 AM, Blogger White Forest said...

voww...Humble ..modest and beautiful post!

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger southpaw said...

Wishing ur friend the very best of luck in all her ventures.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Nitika said...

best wishes to your friend....she deserve best of everything got to knnow her your post

that was lovely regards dear!


take care

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Dh@v@! said...

all the best for J

u know some how we get some A B C in life and they become very spc to us...
good post... keep it up

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Hope:- Hey thx so much for your lovely comment

Gemini:- aww..thx so much and hey well I consider myself more lucky than her!

My life:- oh yes indeed they are...they are one of the most importants treasures we have!

Amit:- Hey..how are u and how is hyderabad treating u? and Am so glad u remembered your friend N...guess some of these memories are the little things that take us through in such times when we are away from them!

Lil:- hey girl...happy friendship day to u too!!

White:- hey thx white

South:-Am sure with all the good wishes from all yoou guys shes bound to do well!

dh@:- yes indeed sometimes people just enter your lives and end up becoming so special that u always miss them no matter where they are!

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

new post Ekta dear :)

Keshi.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

herez Wishing J all the best

and u were lucky to have her. i knew a girl "J" again in BLR ... shez going to do her higher studies as well .. coincidence .. huh ?

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Anuja said...

hey, heard of J's move too. Was wishing she would've flown via HK rather than US!

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger nobody said...

friends... what wud our lives b without them??!!!
:)

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Keshi:- ya ya..will try..but looks like new post is gonna happen only on weekend!

Deepa:- Hey wow..for all u know it just might be her...whats her name?

Anuja:- absolutely..i kept telling her she owes us a trip to HK!..Guess next time I'll try and convince her to fly via HK!

Sugar:- aha..dont even want to imagine!

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Known Stranger said...

hi ekta...

hey.. that was only a imaginary situation. my goodness.. if i could have a gal on my side believe every day there will be a luxory trip to moon, veuns and mars. ehiheieh and would live in earth

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Het Waghela said...

I had read the post earlier, but due to some reason could not drop a comment.

Lucky J to have u as friend and so are you to have J.

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger ishita said...

u wrote that from ur heart na...it's simply beautiful and u're both lucky to have each other...:-)

sometimes we tend to take frenz for granted...that's not fair, i think showing appreciation matters...doing something special for special people makes us feel a lot better too na? :)...

best wishes for ur fren...and m sure that she will "win many hearts" wherever she goes...

tc...keep smilin..

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger manish said...

Hi Ekta,

Really a touching post :-)But don't put such posts for public display,guess what happens if Himesh Reshmia comes to know of this post J...To E,oh my god,I can clearly hear the new lyrics of his jarring songs :-)

 
At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Gangadhar said...

How's u,Ekta..waiting for the update..

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Sudeep said...

when will u guys be posting s'pore pics??
nowadays m able to see pics frm office though it is blocked.. so make it fast pls :D

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

Known:- haha..dont worry..someday u will and that day will be a trip to the moon!:-)

Het:- hey thx so much het..I am sure with all the wishes shes been getting she will defi do well!

Ishita:- yes ishi..it came straight from the deepest part of my heart!..Its coz of her that I had such wonderful memories of my 3.5 yrs stay in blore!

manish:- ooh no manish! pls..dont scare me ya..I will delete the post if it ever comes to that!

ganga:- hey am fine..and yes will post update soon..snaps need to be uploaded!

Sudeep:- hey sorry..will post soon...need to upload snaps na which is taking time!

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger ketki said...

friends forever!!!!!!!!!!!
nice yaar!!!!!!
i'd like toadd this-
"a friend is the one u can be silent with!"
:)

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Parag said...

Nice friend.. Sometimes friends are much more than family.. It may be because we do not chose our family but we do chose our friends..

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Eclipsed Thoughts said...

About to die (as being deprieved of a new post)... sigh!!!
New Post?????????

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Ketki:-Hey I agree...a friend is indeed someone u can be silent with!

Parag:- hey so true...Indeed we cant choose our family but we can choose our friends!

Eclipsed:- hahah..no dear..how can I let u die so soon..muwaaahhhs to u..check now..new post updated!

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger sapna said...

You just reminded me of my friend and similar times we shared in Delhi! Friends such as these are surely life's greatest of treasures!

 

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