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Friday, July 24, 2009

snapshots.

there are two occasions in life where i do not mind skin show.
1.monsoon:i prefer minimal clothes,i find washing dirt off myself easier than washing them off my clothes. :P
2.Goa:well,lets show the Sun God some respect man!!!.who doesn't want a tan?!?!and no one bothers to ogle at you cause every second person there is clad in the same manner.
well,talking of which i got to indulge in the second type of skin show.yay!!!! i just got back from Goa!!!
well,this was one of the good things that came out of the "indefinite" teacher's strike fighting for their sixth pay commission.
bored of sitting at home,(i have forgotten how to exist like a sloth..sob..sigh..booohoooo),my brother dearest(who is happily sitting at home coz he is the victimized student who has no teacher to rag,err.i mean teach) and myself,we decided to hit the sun and sand land....

though,Goa is like second home to me,as we always take an annual trip there,it still doesn't fail to get me excited.


just some memories of an amazing trip:
1."dad....achcha(mallu for dad),can i..err i mean..can we go to Goa?"
(strategic timing and planning.father busy with some complicated looking work)
"ummm.,hhmmm...what..eh?if you get tickets then go."
whoooooopieeeeeeeeeeee.............
what-the-hell-i-get-a-feeling-i-have-been-setup look on Dad's face.

2.beautiful,achingly romantic and picture perfect twisting lanes of Old Goa on a rainy evening.

3.the bullying but lovable waves at Baga and the beautiful stones washed ashore.

4.the haggling and bargaining for trinkets.



5.the salt water sprayed hair-sexy!!!when wet.
run for the hills,monster!!!when dry.

6.leaving a trail of sand everywhere.

7.awesome lunch at Souzo Lobo's with the rains lashing away at the windows and watching the waves rise scarily but still managing to invoke something so primitive and some long forgotten feelings in you.
by the way,i also celebrated my first birthday away from mumbai last Sunday...watching those waves.

8.the wind and rain lashed Fort Aguada. the top view from where you can see both the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers and the Arabian Sea,grey and mist hidden.
the grey of the mist contrasting vividly with the green sheen of the rain dripping foliage.

9.watching the city lights from atop our hilltop residence and the sea lights farther away and feeling peace descend over your being,coz that sight induces you to believe that everything is still peaceful in this world.

10.the churches of Old Goa which invoke clashing feeling of peace and also an eeriness coz as you walk towards the altar you actually walk on many burial chambers.

11.Mangueshi temple with its beautiful pond and a rugged incarnation of Lord Shiva.
the chandeliers twinkling in the sunlight.

12.Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and perpetually walking around in Shorts.

13.last but not the least,the awesomely mysterious seashore at night.


if ever,we feel ourselves to be the most important being in the whole wide world,or
antithesis of it...
if ever,we feel lost and insignificant.
just,let your body relax itself to the rhythms and sounds of the wind and waves on the shore at night.
utter peace.
nothing moves me more than the eternal dance of the wind and sea....watching the waves lash and the surf break..against the dark,velveteen sky.
the utter,elemental force of nature makes me feel insignificant,slashes down my ego and the beautiful dance and song of the waves and breeze which relaxes my tense muscles without my knowledge makes me feel like a part of something in nature,not insignificant anymore.
makes me believe in something bigger than us.
gives me a glimpse of God.(higher energy,whatever,you want to call it.)

digging for shells in those sands,marvelling at their perfect symmetry,is like digging and struggling through the tangles of life so that we find the symmetry we crave for in our lives.


well,i guess,enough of philosophy.

i also need to mention this..the Goa State jail is just begging people to become criminals..its amazing location atop a hill overlooking the sea is enough for sea lovers to spend a lifetime term there....

and yea..the booze.....well...........:P

the impromptu vacation ended as soon as it began,and am back in mumbai,waiting for the strike to end.
but,the amazing beauty of the Konkan strip and the beaches of Goa will remain in the annals of my mind,and slowly trickle down into my heart,as it always has and always will.
:)
should i sign off as,
ice-Goamad-ness??












26 comments:

IcE MaiDeN said...

ohhh woww!!!! awesome post. brought back some really fond memories.. :) :) I hav been thr only once, on a college trip during my second year, n it was THE romantic holiday ever!!! Ahhh!!!

"the bullying but lovable waves at Baga and the beautiful stones washed ashore."
--> I rem standing holding hands, ankle-deep in the amazingly clear water, jus as the sun went down...

the haggling and bargaining for trinkets.

I hav LOADS!!! Half of them bought from Goa :P :D

"the salt water sprayed hair-sexy!!!when wet.run for the hills,monster!!!when dry."
LMAOOO!!! made me thnk of Monica season10 :P

"the churches of Old Goa"
Im not really spiritual, but these churches were one of teh very few places i actually felt at peace :)

"Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and perpetually walking around in Shorts."
AAAAHHHH!!!! u echoed my sentiments :P


I'll add a few more special memories... (damn u!!! u put me in nostalgia mode :P)
... catching shooting stars at 2 AM lying side by side on Colva beach.. though d wish didnt really come true, it was d most romantic time EVER!
... taking a bike ride all the way around old goa :) :)
... Having vodka at Anjuna :P
... A whole class of 44 people, singing DCH songs, at shapora... wow!!! wht an afternoon tht was!!! :)
... class people trying stunts at Dona Paula. :) :) :)

(sigh!!!!)
Annie.
P.S: I m still smiling :)

sam said...

:( i want to go to goaaaaa!!!!!

blunt edges said...

HEYYY...BELATED B'DAY WISHES ANJANA \o/

n m happy u r back from d holiday...i hate it wen other ppl r enjoyin n i cant even get time 2 go home (i know i know i'm mean...n i luv it :D:D:D)

luved how u tricked pavam achchan :D

goa state jail ha??? now u got me thinkin ***evil smile*** ;)

iceprincess said...

@iceM
welcome.....
and whoa...i love looonng comments....
awesome....
i can understand romantic...sighghg
u dont want to know how many times i wished.....sighghg....
am glad u got super memories of one of my favourite places...i practically have so many memories of Goa..as i said sort of second home..i
i can understand shooting stars..i understood d world of stars under the goan sky.....
i know..the best things abt memories..are the smiles that they bring out ...EVENTUALLY.
thank u for such a long comment.....

iceprincess said...

@Sam.
yea...lets all go!!!!

iceprincess said...

@BE
thank you for d wishes...
yea...paavam my achchan is..so have i discovered a fellow malayali in u?
and yea...seriously..think abt d jail!!!!
:)
it is ok to be mean re....
heehee

Shanu said...

Anjana..sahi post re..u made me miss goa..i had been there in 2006 with my frnds and none of my other vacations have even come close to it!!

Did u visit Wednesday market?

And wat abt Titos?

And yes..Happy Birthday babe :)

gkam said...

digging for shells in those sands,marvelling at their perfect symmetry,is like digging and struggling through the tangles of life so that we find the symmetry we crave for in our lives.


Go Goa!!! :D

lovely! and very well written, for a moment i thought i had escaped back of my desk and was sitting on the beaches of Goa... :)

iceprincess said...

@shanu.
thank u 4 ur wishes,babe....
arre..i just took a 3 day vacn...wasnt there on wednesday..
and the toss was between lobo's and tito's,and lobo's and d waves won...
:)
i know..it isnt my post re..goa has that effect on ppl....

iceprincess said...

@gkam.
thank u....
as i said b4....it isnt just my writing...Goa..is what it is...it never leaves u once ur there....
:)

BrownPhantom said...

You brought back some amazing memories. Have blogged a lot about Goa on my blog too and I can see so many common observations here :)..You never want to return form that place .

iceprincess said...

@BP
thank u....i will be arnd digging ur blog for d goa trips...
and thank u..4 being a follower...
yea..it is a general consensus..goa rocks!!!!

blunt edges said...

yup u sure found a fellow malayali :D
thot u wud hv guessed dat by now...anyways SURPRISE!!! :D

n boy wat was dat comment from Annie (maybe "gigantic" is d word)...i just had 2 read wat she wrote :)

iceprincess said...

@BE
haahaa
yea...by d way..i just love such gigantic comments...*note*
hello,fellow malayali....
:)

Meghana Naidu said...

i was born in goa and grew up in karwar

.end of story.

:D

iceprincess said...

@meghana.
:)
nice....
am sure karwar has its own delights..like every special place we grow up in...

Amandeep Kohli said...

Great post...It was like taking a trip through Goa myself...

kk said...

hehe. awesome post pony... made me wanna hop skip and jump to goa, leaving behind my mundane life standstill for a week or 2.. nice word choice with the sandy anecdotes :D

on a semi-unrelated note.. i highly recommend pink floyd's 'fat old sun'... ul love it..

iceprincess said...

@Amandeep
thank u..
hope u get to make it soon....

iceprincess said...

@kk
thank u kk.....
hope u get d chance soon..to skip thy mundane life..
i will surely chk out d recommendation....

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

belated happy b'day iceprincess...go goaaaaaa i am crazy about you...that was the campaign hain naa? lucky u...i hope i get to go to goa soon :)

iceprincess said...

@GV
THANNNNK U....
YUP..I HOPE U GET TO SEE THAT AMAZING PLACE!!!

Quest said...

I was there....10 years back and I still remember....

Now praise my wonderful memory :D

iceprincess said...

@quest.
yay!!!
more than ur memory..maybe i shld praise Goa for having that effect on ppl...

Anu Nair said...

Wow Anjee..your blog post have made me plan for Goa vacations.. this corporate life sucks big time and need de-stressful break..
Now I know whom to be approached for being my Goa guide..expect a call soon...

I really like the way you have expressed all your excitement.. Wished to be in Goa seriously..

iceprincess said...

@Anu
thank u..
good to see u around....
:)
yup...call me anyime..esp if it is abt Goa...
:)