Friday, June 25, 2010

On Turning 25

Turning 25 is a kind of turning point in your life (They say that at the time of your class X board exam also, but believe me, that doesn’t turn anything). At 25 you are supposed to be grown up, mature, free and all that. Well the way I walked into the turning point is a bit amusing so I thought I’d share it with you.
Two weeks back:
On a daily basis, I get up early in the morning and frantically search for that huge wrinkle which was supposed to turn up when you are 25. At least Nilufer said she got a big wrinkle on her face when she turned 25.
One week back:
The much dreaded wrinkle has not yet appeared. Was planning to do some shopping in honor of the birthday but my mommy dearest gifted me dress etc which saved a trip to the mall. She has a way of pampering me and thankfully turning 25 has not brought about any change to it.
One day back:
I get this wonderful book “Electric Feather” as a birthday gift. Wow, people started considering me grown up enough to gift me something like that. Great! (At least a week later I finish reading that book and find out that the difference between erotic fiction and porn is 350 bucks! But that comes much later and now I’m all so happy and proud of the gift)
Later in the day. Dinner at a Chinese restaurant with a friend. I loved that seat near an aquarium.
The day:
Mails, wishes, gifts as usual.
Someone called up and said something about being grown up and I was extremely happy and pleased with myself. (In less than a week’s time, I managed to fell of a silly chair that too in plain view of half the office staff. I did look quiet childish when I tried to rock that silly chair I guess. Well that again comes much later, right now I have this grown up air all about me.)
A friend of mine gifted me a book on how to improve the leadership skills. I try hard not to take that as a hint on how well I’m managing my team. At least none of my team members gave me a book on how to manage a team.
The evening went on with the usual cake cutting, smearing the cake all over the face and other stuff like that. More of usual gifts, chocolates etc.

One week into the new year, I just can’t feel the difference. I still manage to do all the silly and stupid things I used to do before. That wrinkle hasn’t turned up yet (sigh of relief). People don’t consider me more matured or anything. More important than anything else, Life still sucks, Big time!!


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  2. @Easow athrem malayalam onnum namukkarinjuda.... translate cheytholu :P

  3. :-) Super post. Wish you better luck next year with those wrinkles.

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  5. In light of my experience, I won’t consider that a vicious crumple may change the life all of sudden; unless, you really heed or run after. When I was 25 years old, I confound it is the right time to begin a family life at least for the sake of parents, consequently being prepared for marriage, enjoyed wild and sleepless sex, consulting every possible gynecologist, midwife, babysitter and so called parenthood etc. but things are enhanced much in 40s. It is the same agony I had in 20s with silky hair often falls and covering the forehead, blocking the eye sight; looking wretchedly at the mirror every night and pray for some hair falls. Today, busy to see a hair fixer or a hair transparent specialist, spending much of the earnings! Life still sucks! Same morning traffic block, essential car service, dry breakfast, oozing hot summer, dead cold winter, repeated meeting, nasty deadlines, unpleasant clients.

    Conclusion: You won’t really turn mature unless you really ready for it!

  6. Best advice-remember you ARE young still-have fun, meet guys, don't waste time worrying about wrinkles and such age marks. Just make yourself enchanted, this positive energy will spread to your friends and co workers. By this way, you, as well as all of them become very creative and joyful.

    Age is only a number. Because I feel that, now I am in my twenties..:))

  7. @ sumesh, mathayi thanks

    @ Ris good remark, I guess we get this kind of 'this-is-the-time' at all major points life teens to youth, youth to middle age etc.... thanks for the effort

    @bhai thanks for the advice