Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Talking about times, again

My wrist watch from the last nine years stopped working. Its just a small gadget, but has been special for me. It was gifted to me by my Dad when I completed 10th. I have literally grown with it. It has been my friend in the changing times. Through the new found freedom in junior college, the blitzkrieg of engineering and then through the ups and downs of professional life and recently through the weirdness called grad life. This little thing meant so much, I didn't change its time after coming here in the US. It kept reading home time. After working day and night, and trying to keep my disorganized self in place, it is done for good.

I hope to get it back to life, after going home. These little things in life, sometimes we attach so much value to them. But they stand for something that can't be explained in words.

Enough sentigiri :P

7 comments:

Nat said...

No no why sentigirl? I think you're justified in grieving for your watch. As you so well described, you have literally grown up with it, it has sentimental value :) Hope you can get it back in shape so that you can continue reading IST. If not, keep it around for the memories

Parag said...

Natasha < its not sentigirl...its sentigiri, like gandhigiri :)

Nat said...

hehehe sorry my eyesight is poor :P but it's very funny now

Karthik said...

My watch has also been with me since 10th.. and yeah, I wouldn't want to replace that either. That said, my dad has been wearing the same watch for the past 27 years.. beat that [:D]

Parag said...

wow...thats a looong time.

btw, it seems ur orkutting a lot these days...smileys with braces :P or should i say [:P]

Gandalf said...

Right Ho ! Good luck for getting it repaired ..

Tapasya said...

I hope you get it repaired. I still have a small plastic watch with a Mickey Mouse dial in my cupboard in India that my Daadu had given me on my 4th birthday...I used it till class 9 as far as I remember, after which I got a Titan one. And trust me, there are things that you love beyond life, and its kind of weird. I wonder why we get so attached to things! Even to pencils and calculators and writing boards. You won't believe I had been using the same writing board since LKG till Aug this year and have given almost all my exams on that in school...had to leave it in India when I came to Tucson :(

And my dad's watch too is about 25 years old!