Thursday, February 14, 2013

Khmer Calling

The last few years have given a different dimension to Valentine’s Day for me: while the world gets more involved (read obsessed) with this day, while FB status messages have me reaching for a mug (to puke in) and while people around me generally assume an annoying air of “being special” or “feeling special”, I treat it with a different brush.

Three years back, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, a few friends of mine (including anon) had gathered in Pune for a get together, and as luck would have it, they decided to go German Bakery, only to become victims of a terrorist attack. I still remember that fateful night, when the rest of us were driving each other crazy, trying to get through, calling up random people in Pune and checking with hospitals, desperately looking to track down our friends.

Mercifully, despite their struggle to overcome the shock of the attack, both physically and emotionally, my friends are all healthy today, but each year, we look back, go out to ‘celebrate’ the gift of life and wish them “happy anniversary”.

But more importantly, in a couple of days, I would be off to Bangalore, from where anon and I would head to Cambodia where SH would join us: so after almost four years, since our Goa trip right after graduating, it’s time again for a Room No. 213 sojourn.

So, dear readers (all five and a half of you), this blog is closed for the next two weeks

11 comments:

Smita said...

Enjoy!!

And that experience must have scarred Bhalentines day for them forever....but then they are alive and that is what matters the most!

Shaivi said...

The best gift is the gift of life & one must celebrate it everyday!

http://shaivikafunda.blogspot.in/2013/02/valentines-day-ki-kahaani.html

xibi said...

:( :( will miss it ...

Nefertiti said...

@smita
well, it scared the wits out of all of us, but we are all the more thankful that it wasn't fatal...

@Shaivi
welcome to my blog! keep reading

@xibi
but lots to share once I am back!

Neil said...

Now how on earth am I going to manage without any of your posts for two whole weeks?

Nefertiti said...

@neil
like you manage for weeks without reading/commenting... gah!!

Neil said...

Oh. Good point.

little boxes said...

really jealous. because my 231 buddy and i havent met for ages.
and yes, my peppy posts will come soon once i find that self of mine back.
in the meanwhile, have a great trip!

Nefertiti said...

@little boxes
sigh... a great trip it was, but now it's back to the grind.
P.S. I look forward to the peppy posts :)

Kappu said...

omg! closed when I am coming after a long hiatus! :D

Have fun!

Nefertiti said...

@kappu
welcome back, and I am back... (sounds a bit Terminatorish)