Thursday, September 3, 2009

Will you be my friend - 2

Two years back, when we moved to Singapore, I had apprehensions. Mostly about how my elder boy would take to a new school. My own 'first day at a new school' experiences would always flash in my mind and i worried a bit about how easy/difficult would it be for my boy, to make his place in a new environment.


Two years back i had written this:


Now the situation is the same, even though the location differs. I still worried. He had loved his school in Singapore, was quite popular with teachers and students and was on the school sports team. Would he compare, would he able to adjust? what if? what if? what if...?

And then he came back with a smile. He had a helpful boy sitting next to him, the other kids were friendly, he's shown off his socccer skills, sprained his wrist on the field, caught the coach's eye and he likes the place. And I'm proud of him.

Like i always tell him, never underestimate the power of a friendly smile.


We are finally moving into our new home with NO internet access, the 6 yrold has passed his entrance test, and looks like i'm back to breathing normally.


Sometimes i feel i need to worry/brood intensely for something to work out out just the way i want it to. Wish i could apply that logic to my internet access.


If folks in Dubai see a woman with a mop-head with sunglasses perched on it, clutching her laptop, searching for a socket in a mall to plug her laptop in, please say hi and guide her to one. (that's what may happen when i get desperate).

or maybe i'll be de addicted by then!

Catch you soon!

Psst: thank you, all for the lovely comments in my last post. Would have individually replied, if it were not for the fact that i'm actually supposed to be packing my bags, so that i can leave this apartment that we called 'home for a month'. Just to take those suitcases to a place two blocks away to unpack again and mess up a new place that will be home.

Double Psst: Glad to clear the confusion about my blog name...but considering i could have named it "Aiyorama, so much drama', i think the current name is way better!

21 comments:

Meira said...

Good he likes it there. I remember hating my new school in 11th ! And those days parents din't think it was reason enough to change schools. Hmpph!
But don't you get de-addicted...no no no, THAT is unacceptable.

mindspace said...

:D who says aiyorama is not a good name for blog.
happy packing and unpacking Suma.. see you soon. grab your laptop and head to my place wen u get desparate :P or any foodcourt/cafeteria in the nearby mall for that matter :)

I felt the same when we moved to this apt but those 15 days went by and i saw myself doing so many other things... not missing the net.. yes, that also happens.

Suma said...

meira::
i may not be able to change the scholl IF he did not like it, therefore the hope that he does like it..its always about me :)

as for deaddiction, would be interesting to see how it is going back to pre-internet days...i think i'm gling to miss my dose of blog reads...


mindspace::
hey thank you...i hope coffe/tea is also part of the offer? and i hope you are on your baking spree :p

mindspace said...

Ofcourse :) bake for you... n you do know where to call.

brocasarea said...

i like reading such posts...i can relate to them so much:)...

hope u adjust soon!..

p.s-buy a palm top no?!

Preeti Shenoy said...

heh heh ..Mailing u right now..
Dont worry abt Internet problem :P :)

Its ok too for 'no reply' ..I COMPLETELY understand and relate :)

And really not a drama :) No Internet IS end of the world as we know it :)

Kavi said...

Congratulations on his making it through ! I am sure you must be breathing very easy...

And 'aiyorama so much drama' sounds so very alluring !

:)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

aalochane is a lovely name, but I agree with Kavi, 'aiyorama...' wuld have sounded rather alluring, like Mango Dolly in QGM.

And I am glad your son has settled down well. That is a MAJOR cause of worry (and hairfall) for me.

Sumana said...

Wonderful he is just a right fit everywhere and so is the mamma. good going. Congrats to the 6 year old on clearing the test. So your internet access should be up anytime considering you are still brooding..

Neera said...

Glad to read abt all good things happening ..I am sure u pass on ur great attitude to ur kids which is why they too sail through in new situations :) Lots of love to the kids and hugs to u ...

Aiyorama ..me likes too :)

rayshma said...

sigh! i come back, you go internetless... such is life...
hope you settle down well n good. come back soon.

Joy said...

Cool.. the boys did great.. You breathe easy and things will fall in place soon... Take this opportunity to explore the malls and other places... take care

Pavi!!!! said...

so glad that the boy likes his new school and really u must be proud that he is willing to try and see if he likes it instead of having a prefixed notion. Kudos to him for that!

n 3 weeks w/o internet..does sound tough..but i guess u'll have a zillion other things to keep u super-busy.

PS:Read the post u wrote 2 yrs back..n found it very moving!

Jaggu said...

Good one. I have updated my blog.

Guruprasad said...

hey suma!

its been ages since i have come here! and you've changed continents in the meanwhile!!! :)

i can see that you are having a fairly 'interesting' time settling down! :P

but i'm glad the kids are settling in well... the rest is so much more manageable, isn't it?

all the best! and hey, i have some dear friends in dubai who can help you with anything you need there. lemme know!

Juan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Reflections said...

Ur son will be fine:-))!!!!!

And I'll keep an eye out for u;-D.

CM-Chap said...

Come on, Gen Y is much more smarter than ours generation... Your son might discard your worries as silly. (Grr do I mean our generation is fit for nothing, no my self respect doesnt allw that comment.. I'm only saying they are smarter than us)

May be Dubai NEWS papers might publish... 10 crazy women in Dubai. You might feature :)

Rakesh said...

Welcome to Dubai!

Hop on to the metro, they've got free internet access :)

WhatsInAName said...

don't know how I missed to comment here but please please don't get de addicted. I wanna read more of you :)
And don't ya worry. Am sure your elder one will shine and smile all the way. Hugs to you

Suma said...

thanks everyone for your good wishes...

looks like i'm finally deaddicted! :) will be at your blogs soon