Blending Old and New #BangaloreBytes
It’s been quite some days that now I am here in Bangalore now. Life is now slowly settling down but it’s just for a month or so and then again it will be a new place and a new experience. As I grow comfortable to this new phase of life, I am also beginning imbibe in the boons and curses of the worklife that come along. Ah! The work still hasn’t started yet but I already miss those carefree days of college. But I’m not the one who lets go of the things dearest to me so easily. I hold on to them. But this isn’t just my story, every other person here is feeling the same. Fresh out of college, we are having hard time to learn that there can’t be any bunks anymore! Ah! So, what do we do to escape the monotony of this life. We celebrate-weekends that is! 😛
The weekend that just went by was my second weekend here. And I now already know what they meant by, “There are only colleagues no friends in worklife“. Yah, I have just learned that lesson the hard way! Well, I won’t turn this happy post into a gloomy one. That will be the story for another day. So, coming back to where I was- the weekend. This one was the perfect blend of the old and the new!
I met my friend from college and the time flew while we were busy sharing our initial experiences of the city and reliving the ones that we so lovingly treasure in our heart. It felt good to reconnect and felt as if there is at least someone I know in this city of unknowns. Half of the time we spent talking and the other half went in looking for a good food joint or restaurant! Being new in the city and then living in the outskirts of the city doesn’t help when it’s a weekend. You waste more hours on commuting than on rejuvenating! So ultimately after wandering for more than 3 hours, we came back to where we had started from and had Lunch at the known Food Court! Now, I say No to exploring when you need food immediately! 😛
The next day was a new experience with new friends. Lots of photos and laughter at the same place as the previous day which I had vouched not to ever visit again! I mean it’s a nice place to hangout when you have no where to go. But having spent last few years in Bhopal, the city of Lakes, this one doesn’t even qualify to be added to my Visited List of Places. However, it’s the experience that counts not the place ,they say and I agree. But in between those continuous sessions of fun, the random memories of the similar place kept coming back to me! Ah! those memoriesmemories! :/
After having fulfilled the fun-quota of the day, it was time to fulfill the demands of our hungry belly. A friend had suggested a restaurant that served decent North Indian food and we all went ahead without any second thoughts. It’s not daily that you get a chance to have the food you love! 😛 😉 Food was quite close to what I love but there seems to be a general pattern I have noticed here in this city: No Spicy Food! I mean, why!! I feel like adding a pinch or two to every dish I order anywhere here!
Apart from that, it was a good relaxing weekend. Pending chores– done. Reminiscing memories– done. Making new friends– done. Connecting with old ones– done. Getting clicked ‘n’ number of times– done. Having Fun– done. OH! That was a fulfilling weekend indeed. 🙂
See you again with another story from this city!
I know it’s a bit late to ask when another one is round the corner but still, how was yours? If you are from Bangalore, what are the must-visits of the city?
16 thoughts on “Blending Old and New #BangaloreBytes”
In my 5 years of work-life, I have realised, if you are lucky you might find friends in your colleagues…so don’t lose hope and be positive! 🙂
As for me, my mom is in town and I am taking her out on weekends; have even written about it in my blog 🙂
Let’s see how lucky I’m in finding new friends. .. Wow that’s great, hope you had fun with her. Do share the link of the post. 🙂
I wrote more than 1 post, here are the links 🙂
Surely will read them!
whenever you get the time 🙂
Enjoyable read on how you are adjusting to a new life in a new city. It sounds like you are really enjoying this new adventure! Wishing you more of such fun and fulfiling weekends 🙂
Yup! It’s a totally new adventure of my life. I can’t really say that I’m enjoying it but yes I am learning a lot from it.
That looks good indeed. Good that you have settled down.Have been here from 2007 and love it 🙂
Wow!! 7 years! Yah, life is settling down a bit now.
Wow, thats interesting to read – I always liked to hear stories about adjusting in new places. Good luck – and the friends will come along – even might be among your colleagues….-) Yum food:-)
Thanks Eli. I am starting to find friends. Life is getting better. 🙂
Aren’t you going to stay in Bangalore?
When I came 10 years ago, we too used to hunt for North Indian food and weekends were celebrated. That time, near the Gurudwara in Ulsoor, there was Bobby da dhaba. Best parathas there. Now, we are pretty comfortable and good North India food is easy. 🙂
No Parul. Just the training here. So just a month more.
I am in nagawara,there’s nothing much places around. 🙁
Nagwara? Near Manyata? I sometimes come to Manyata.
Yup. Opposite Manyata.
That’s great. We can meet then 🙂 Tell me when you are here next time 🙂