Some people spend an entire lifetime looking for love and unfortunately remain unsuccessful till the end :-(((
Some people finally find it but are forced to face the harsh reality that it will never be theirs :-(
........And then, there are the lucky few who do absolutely nothing but love finds them :-)))
Yes, maybe it took time, 29 years as it did with the case of my dear roomie Kerry who just got married yesterday (Its still to sink in...Kerry tamed ?? wowwwwwww) but wasn't the long wait worth it... It was obvious to one and all at the mandap that the couple were truly in love with each other.. My other roomie Pranav who'd flown in from Delhi for the wedding didn't need more than 10 minutes to look at Kerry and his fiance to pronounce them truly "made-for-each-other"... And doesn't he know a lot about "these things" :-) Maybe this whole "arranged marriage" thing is not a bad idea after all ;-) But then trust Kerry to fall in love in the short span between his engagement and wedding.. The best part about this wonderful couple is that, on the face of it, they seem so different from each other... Gayathri manni claims to have very few friends - the whole world knows Kerry, Gayathri manni is a fitness freak - I've never ever known Kerry to exercise or watch what he eats...Its gonna be fun for them in the first few months...All the best...And manni, if you are shocked by the gift we gave you, then i am NOT to be blamed.. You can train your guns on Pranav ;-)
Coming to the other important things that happened in the wedding, yes, the entire Chennai Express turned up...Vadhyar Soso, my bro Venki, Papa bear, the rowdy machinis of the maapillai (Apu and Smi), my Chithi ponnu, Vijaya akka (with her Bengali beau..God, are u hearing??).....they were all there in full attendance.. It was so delightful meeting up again a year after convocation and picking up the threads from just where we had left....As usual, there was "marriage talk" without which people can't seem to live (Papa bear and his incredulous 75:25 theory) but then there was also good news on that front since Amma announced that she was getting engaged on December 7th... Congrats dee...But it was very painful hearing that the rowdies knew of this before "your first friend" :-((
Another high point of the wedding was getting to meet Mr & Mrs TRA... Omigawd....I'm so disappointed I missed his wedding after hearing a detailed first-hand account of TRA's behavior those two days.. It seems the man had worn a sherwani for the reception, specially handpicked by Anitha manni... Ayyo ayyo.. ennapa nadakudhu indha ulagathula... Neways, I've never seen TRA as happy as he was during Kerry's wedding (not even when he was in the company of those voluminous books in SP's library..and doesn't dat say a lot) We chatted up for a long time and I tried my best to recollect as many naughty stories about his SP antics to shock manni but it seems he had forewarned her :-( Shucks, he had even told her about the "I love you pgp-01-065" stunt. Pgp-01-132 was well and truly licked ;-) Here's wishing both of them all the happiness in the world :-)))))))))))))
Hmmm... Aur kya hua shaadi mein....Rahul sang "Purani raat" for us (he's simply awesome), Venki kept taking pot shots at me for ignoring him in Bangalore (he's got a point too), Tusku confirmed the news that he will be joining ICICI Bangalore by December (which is wonderful news), got updated on the movers and shakers of the month (Prags, Momo, Saaksh) and generally chilled out....
Loads more to write about the Chennai trip but i think there's piles of kaam to be done..And my 20 mt break is over...So sad...I just don't feel like working.. Wanna run away from B'lore back to Chennai.. wail wail...