Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Skoolin History...

Well the title should be my skoolin Herstory…( the feminist in me smiles :) )



I was born as the second child… a cute li’l gal to my Dad who works in a bank… As a bank employee, my Dad gets FREQUENT transfers all over India.. n I ve been fortunate enuff to accompany him to every whr he goes.. Dad goes, Mom n the kids follows… its always been like tht…

I am proud to say that I have studied in EIGHT skools, by the time I rchd 12 th standard… well… n those yrs have sure made me well experienced…I ve met hundreds of kids… had scores of friends, dozens of best friends…but the only problem was that as I got accustomed to a place, made friends, got settled.. it would always be time to leave… I wud be heart broken always… Teary good byes, silent promises of keeping in touch… (which invariably would be broken.. with the various reasons being I lost her address, she moved on to another place…etc etc…)

Another common thing was my nervousness cum excitement on the First day at a new skool…

It was always there… n still follows me.. thru college n mayb to a my work place… I used to spill a few tears sayin bye to amma ( me being Mama’s li’l gal, no big surprise)… I was scared bout how the kids wud treat me… of my new teachers… I was afraid I wudnt fit in… I was scared of being a new comer, when most of the others knew each other frm kinder garden…N if they ask me whr I m from, whr did I study last, why I left tht skool… It always used to be the class teacher first and she’d make me say this aloud… I used to kinda embarrassed… feel awkward…

But the transition was easy… I d soon find a good friend… settle in… learn, try to be in the teacher’s good books( no, I was not Miss Goody two shoes all the time, I was a rioter too.. not much in skool…the later yrs…)… n all would be fine.. but the starting trouble was always there ….

Anyways the memories remain…. Etched into my heart… forever….

Dedicating this series of posts… to all my FRIENDS… through out the years…. Love u all…

( esp YOU(plural) on whom I had huge crushes on…. and Evn U whom I was intensely jealous of… N then the You’s I hated coz u said spiteful things bout me behind my back…u all r included....)

{ To be continued, very soon as I hav nothing better to do @ home n I love to write… }

29 comments:

The Layman said...

Same story :)
Dad in bank.. school jumping every 3 years. If you count nursery.. 6 different schools :)

Lakshmi said...

Yeah.. I guess I counted tht too... It certainly made life more fun for me...evn though I used to grumble @ first :)

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gkam said...

nothing to do???
i beg to differ (remember RC and PS?)
:P :P

wow, girl on the move huh?

nevertheless, school times are perfect memories.

Lakshmi said...

Yeah... i do wish I din hav to grow up.... :( I guess everyone wishes the same...
N i m gettin a li'l bored of RC n PS..plannin of movin into new ones...Farm town was gr8 but addictive,so I stopped playin...I used to spend the whole time playin FT...

gkam said...

hey, glad to see u here too!

m way surprised to see us hav so much in common! :)

keep bloggin! :)

gkam said...

no FT but RC,PS are stress busters 4 me!
:)

blunt edges said...

whoaaaa...8 schools??? dats a huge number...so on an avg u din even spend 2 yrs in d same school!!!

i hv studied (yeah rite!) in 2 schools (3 if i include nursery) n 4 some strange reason i was neva in d gud books of d teachers...2 schools...so many teachers n not one of dem had a book gud enuf 4 me...sigh! (wonder wat was wrong wid dem!)

ur dedication was cool :) continue ur "HERstory" ;)

Lakshmi said...

@ BE
Thank you... Yeah.. I guess sumthin was wrong with ur teachers... :)

ramya said...

well, had no such problems. Good that you could adjust to new surroundings. By the time i started loving my old school, i had to change it because i wanted to change my syllabus. I hate my new school. The main reason is because I am too much obsessed with my old school!

Gayathri said...

lol..
the life u led was exactly my opposite.. i'd been in the same place since i was born.. but the starting trouble part is common..was severe during the first few days of college and would invariably follow me in my workplace..

Lakshmi said...

@ Ramya:
Thts life,dearest... a change is always inevitable...mayb its for the best :)Lets hope so anyways...

@Gayathri
I used to be envious of my frendz who spent their whole skool life @ a single place.. they get best frndz for life..while mine used to change every couple of yrs..but now I m not so sure...Wats ur story?

DPhatsez said...

ettu (8) schoolukalo? Ithendha? :)

School-trotting adventure indeed!

Lakshmi said...

Well... Twas fun.. I got to see hordes of guys...at every imaginable age... :)But i was steady thru college... Jus 1 for five years... :)

Lakshmi said...

N i din mean one guy... I meant I studied in one college for the whole of 5 yrs...my UG N PG...

Aw.S.M said...

Yes and u should keep writing :)

School..sighh..how i miss it...i ve studied in only 3 schools..so yeah u win :P but i ve experience what u mentioned too..the newness of it all..the making new friends, the nervousness of the first day in class, the horrid and the gr8 teachers..school certainly was something else..i guess i ll forever remain indebted to all the people who taught me.

I like the way this series has started of..keep em coming...would luv to read more


luv
amith

Lakshmi said...

Thank you Amith... Now isnt this wat i call encouragement???
I wasnt sure if anyone wud b interested to read bout wat I did in skool, the wierd ppl i met n stuff... glad to knw u liked it..n I guess i ll continue...writing :)

Devil Incarnate... said...

sme wt same story, both dad n mom in bank, i think by the time i made frnds, it was time to leave...
:) bt yz i made tonsssss of frnds..
ofcourse no comments on hw many schools i have been to..

Bullshee said...

The upside of that is if you were uncool anywhere, you could pack up in a short while and go be cool somewhere else! Right!???

Lakshmi said...

@ DI...
yeah me too.. made loads of friendz.. am still searchin for many on fb...

@ Bullshee... :)
Yeah..yeah.. when i was tired of a place.. I cud go in search of adventures elsewhr...

Chip said...

loved the dedication part in the end.. and i thank god u got to study with me... too bad u didn't learn anything then and i have to teach u now..but its okay..i'll manage somehow..
good wrk..loved it
:)

Lakshmi said...

U loved the dedication part... cool... but isnt it great tht i got to knw u better now... dear critic.. I wudnt hav talked much to u then, thanks to the Iron curtain...Hell.. u were a BOY,for God's sake.. n back then in V th, I cudnt be best friendz with a BOY... :)

My life is my lesson! said...

Hey Lakshmi,

I just checked my blog and found your comment. You got a competition in me hehe :). Even i have studies in 8 schools and its been just fun all the way. Thanks to our dads again. But i always loved to move from place to place, with the belief that the friends i made would always be there and being a guy i was saved from the teary buhbye's :).
I would have left a bigger comment but for the time, am coming over to Palakkad to attend my friends marriage hehe :). We studied to together in my 7th school. :)
Keep Blogging!

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

oye 8 schools...good yaar! this surely must have made u smarter than everyone

Lakshmi said...

Oye... I was already smart ;) Its in my genes...Skools hav nothin to do wth it...( N u agree I am smart...wowie!!!) Thanks :)

Lakshmi said...

@ MLIML( sorry, too lazy to type...)
Cool.... glad to find nother skool trotter... :) U too keep blogging :)

ZiLliOnBiG said...

warm and expressive. and not to mention DIL SE.

I too studies in 6 schools all over INDIA, in KVs(central school), so very well relate to what you wrote. Keep writing, :))

Lakshmi said...

Thank You ZB.. I ve studied in KV's too... :)