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July 9, 2009

WTF, Who was writing that script ?

Alright, as i mentioned in my last post, i am going to bore you with all the details of my last few 'crazy' days back in India just before arriving here and the most amazing aspect is that a few of the ass kicking things are continuing here as well in Brisbane. So here are a few best of them worth sharing with you all.....

1) As most of you know about my personal loss just a week before leaving for Brisbane, it was a huge chaos scene at home with all the relatives pouring in from the length and breadth of the country. Along with them, came the numerous question about Australia, safety and accommodation plans here which literally makes you feel a bit skeptical about your decision in the first place, later to realize the impracticality of thinking about this situation. Some of the best questions were like - " Beta, wahan to Indians ko bahut maar rahe hain", " Are, wahan to scene bahut kharab hain, kaise manage karoge". Gosh! Give me a break please!

After the Uthawani (the rememberance sermon) function of grand mom got completed, dad got a call on his mobile that our office has caught fire. There was utter chaos as we left all the guests at home and rushed towards the office in Old Delhi. The fire was caused due to the wires hanging outside the office (thanks to fucking Delhi electricity board). We are in paper business, so all the stock was piled on and in reams. The fire brigade came on time, and they did put off the fire. But in overall scenario, there was more damage done by the water from them than by fire. The reams of paper were either burnt or soaked in water, making them unusable for the future transactions. It was heartbreaking to see such a loss , and the timing of that fire make me think wtf, who is writing that script?

2) I was flying on last Friday night, and on Wednesday night, i realized that my laptop which came from the HP service station is not working properly due to the screen hinges gone for a toss. Immediately began a mad search about buying a laptop from India, which ended the next day with a brand new Acer Aspire series Laptop after seeing like zillion of brands and comparing features/prices. I know some of you may be wondering about the fact that why not you bought in Australia, well due to high exchange rate, the cost of buying a laptop is almost the same now in both India and Australia. Also, if i bought one here in Australia, then the old HP one would have been lying here only cooling its batteries. :D. So, in any case i was itching to get a new one from a long time. Btw, this is my first post from the new one :P

3) I really didn't had the chance of packing my bags because of the mad rush, i just shopped for things and deposited in one corner, only to be packed properly by my sis and mom. But i was in for a rude shock - my weight management skills went for a sixer as the weight of the luggage came out to be 7 kg more than the required limit of 40kg on student visa. Add to it , my hand luggage too was about 5kg more than the prescribed limit of 10kg :D. God knows what fucking weighing machines the Malaysian Airlines used on the Delhi airport. Anyways, then began a mad rush about disposing some of the "not-so-important" items, also I surreptitiously transferred a few of the electronics items to my laptop bag (which incidentally is never weighed :D), but i still had to pay 1500 per kg for the extra luggage. It was just a start of a really bad flight !

4) When i entered the connecting flight from Delhi to Kuala lampur, an uncle sitting beside mentioned to me in the waiting lounge that there is a tourist group of 64 Indians in the same flight. I ignored it initially, only to realize that sometimes the most ignored things in life can become the most cherished memories every in life. Man, that group contained all the jats and the biharis from the nook and corner of India, it was one of the most rowdy, undisciplined, uncourteous group I have ever seen in a flight. They were probably on the first International flight (or may be even first flight), and their enthusiasm was crossing all boundaries. They were jumping here and there like it their asses were set on fire, screaming like they have just lost their virginity, and making the aircraft look like a Disco floor.The air hostess literally had to shout at the top of the lungs to those people - either u sit down and tuck in your seat belts or I am calling security :D. The show didn't end here, the take off was concurrently enchanted with prayers like -" bharat Mata ki Jai ho", " Chacha chowdhary chala KL" (the Pilot, his initials were CC) , "Katrina ki Maa ...Amar rahe"(An airhostess who had a stark resemblance with Katrina Kaif), " Jai maa Kali" and what not :D. Well, to cut it short it was probably the most celebrated, most entertaining and the most enjoyable take off i have ever had in my life in a flight.

5) After KL, our flight was scheduled to go directly to Brisbane. But, again i realized too late (ya, i know its just been those days, everything is being realized late :P) that it has a stop over to Sydney, and worse- we had to check out with hand luggage and board the same flight after 1.5 hours. Anyways, i wanted to convey back home about my whereabouts, and was looking for an internet connection to at least drop a mail back home, which would have been sufficient. I couldn't get through any of the internet wireless connections, so i went about loitering around the airport to see any other alternative. Unfortunately, it was occupied with a couple who was ferociously involved in PDA, well saying it just a PDA would be a gross understatement, because really seeing them made me actually forget my whole purpose at the counter - which was to drop a mail back home :D For a moment, the boundary lines of having PDA and having sex was getting blurred till I asked them if they can excuse me, they reluctantly and unwillingly did, i wrote a mail back home and realized later, what a first entry this is going to be under the Label - Slutty Sydney :D

6) On reaching Brisbane, there was an airport reception from the University itself, where they would take us to the temporary accommodation we have booked in the city in the cab. We reached the place at around 11:30pm, were greeted with the regular expressions of 'cheers' and 'mate', till it felt on our half-deaf ears and sore eyes, from the receptionist saying sorry sir, we have no booking in your name :D I was like wtf, we have booked it, check properly. He said to provide me a booking reference number, which they never provided on the email but they did confirm it that it has been booked. I was adamant and Ultimately, they had to relent and provide me a higher rent room to which we again objected, and they provided me with the a higher rent room on the room rent to which we booked it earlier over the internet. Phew !

7) The last week has been fun with all settling down here in the place, getting to know the city, getting familiar with the university, and best, looking for accommodation makes me feel like singing the song - Ek Akela Is Sheher mein :P Finally, we have got a decent accommodation and would be moving in tomorrow afternoon with all our bags after completing the formalities in the morning. With winter having already arrived here, and coming from Saadi Sultry Delhi was a huge weather change, i am down with cough and cold as i write this sitting in the university library. Hope to get some rest over the weekend. Ahem...

PS: I received two emails in the last week complaining about the lack of 5500 fictional tales on this blog in recent times. Well, my sincere apologies to those people (and others too!), but as you may have realized by this post, i had some serious reasons not to follow up on that Label. But I love writing love stories, hopefully Hopeless Romantic would be back soon with another Mushy corny love story :D Stay well, happy blogging ! Cheers, mate :D


Netika Lumb said...

Ha..ha..ha.. I am sorry but I couldn't resisi laughing when you wrote, "Chacha chowdhary chala KL" (the Pilot, his initials were CC) , "Katrina ki Maa ...Amar rahe".. I mean, I wonder were you only disguested?? ONLY?? I would have started laughiong, I tell you..

Anyways,slutty sydney sounds gross but Funny..

All the best for what comes your way in future!

Shruti said...

was feeling so nostalgic while reading about ur KL Flight experiences.... :D
but luckily I never heard such "explicit" naare.. on board :D

Sydney... Slutty Sydney to be precise ;)
One of the sexiest cities I have visited. Nostalgia is the word...

Wishing you all the best there at QUT.

PS: Don't miss GoldCoast. (:

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Well i did expected a label like that from can see my comment on last post...

So at last you are in brisbane..:-) Kool...

Love story from you ? ( *sigh* Dekhte hai. :-P )

Would be waiting for it...

till then cheers

I, Me and Myself said...

hahaha am i suposed to laugh aftr reading it...but wow heck of an experience....enjoy enjoy...n keep us updated wid it...

Hopeless Romantic said...


lol, i was laughing because i was disgusted. U know there was a class 10 year old girl sitting besides me who was in the same 64 wala group and she was like wtf is going on :P

slutty sydney is gross for sure, but then it is meant to be ;)

Thanks for your wishes!


Hopeless Romantic said...


well, it was a lifetime experience for sure, but i hope i don't get it again!

I am dying to visit sydney too :)


Hopeless Romantic said...


Sorry to disappoint u dude, but the credit for inventing that term goes to Gargi, she suggested the name and then i made up a lot similar more labels(which i may follow later on during my stay here in Australia) based on the cities. Infact i announced all of them in my "change of coordinates post", check it out !

Well, as i said i love writing love stories but i don't write it till i have something substantial to write and share !


Hopeless Romantic said...


lol, i will surely keep u updated, thanks for dropping by !


Satans Darling™ said...

Congratulations on new lappy :) And you said you flight was just OK, but I did not now that this was your definition of OK :P

You seem to have had a lot of fun, and I am sure you will have a lot of fun ahead too... Cheers and get well soon!

Looking forward to that Corny Mushy Post :P

Hopeless Romantic said...


well, there are always dark secrets to be shared. my ok generally have dangerous connotations :D

thanks for the wishes, i really need to get well soon to start studying full time :)

would write soon the mushy post, as i finalise some topic :)


Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Well, i did not say i suggested one. I mean i expected a post with such tag that to very first , after going to australia...

Substantial..? ab iska matlab kya hua... Hum aise taise hi likh dete hai kya :-P

Thoda time nikalo, aur free ho jao..taake hum sabke blogs visit kar sako... :-D


AD said...

nostalgia is suddenly and certainly becoming my favorite sport :D

The Rat... said...

Thus starts a marvelous adventure at brisbane... :-) so sir romantico enjoy loads and keep as informed on ur escapades too :P

J said...

hahaha... I totally get you on the 64 Indians. Well, you gotta get used to it and much more.

Have fun in down under and play it safe.

Cheers, maite ;)

Hopeless Romantic said...


Isn't that obvious i am going to write under such labels when i am moving to Australia :D.

Anyways, i meant that unless i have something substantial reason to write a story, i don't feel like penning down. I don't know your reasons to write stories but for me there is always something important to bring out which gives me a kick :)

I have started reading blogs again and commenting, hope to see you soon when you write next time :)


Hopeless Romantic said...


lol, well nostalgia is definitely my favourite past time too :)


Hopeless Romantic said...

@The rat

lol, surely i will keep u posted with all stuff, i hope i get more of such enjoyable stuff to share here in Australia :)

Thanks for dropping by !

Hopeless Romantic said...


welcome to the blog, this is you first comment here!

well, i have travelled quite a lot both in Domestic and international flights but this was prob the most funny experience i ever had in my life so far!

Keep coming back !

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to read your mushy, corny love story. Have a blast in Brisbane. Cheers.

Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks for ur wishes, i promise i wont' take long for the latest corny story !


SrishtiC said...

Haha...that flight experience is hilarious!
Did anyone say "G'day Maitey!" to you yet? i've heart that they do that a lot there.
Anyway, all the best for your future and keep us updated on the adventures of the Hopeless Romantic :D


hi amit
hope u r enjoying ur stay in brisbane
tht flight of urs must hav been quite hilarious!!
anyway get me also on the list of ppl awaiting ur mushy posts! lol

hav fun,

Hopeless Romantic said...


Yes, indeed it was hilarious! It was some sort of an entertainment ride really :D

Oh ya mate is like "bhai/bhaiiya" in India, words like Cheers mate, no worries mate, good day mate are pretty common. Other day i was talking to the folks back home, and while putting down phone i said cheers mate :D, all effect in just one week of stay !

Cheers Mate!
Amit :D

Hopeless Romantic said...


Yes, i am settling in and getting used to the place and the work schedule in the university. Hope not to make u wait long for the mushy post, i don't like making girls wait in any case :D


яノςんム said...


It is real unfortunate to know about ur losses of ur grannie and the fire.. but they say- dene wala jab bhi deta, deta chhappar faad ke.. and it happens with laments as well.. sorry but every dark cloud has a silver lining..

HP is real real mess i swear.. I have an HP and ask me what not do I have to go thru..

hehe.. when u have such things going around, u can forget clumsy things like baggage weight.. btw wat things have u been carrying? tht is 47+15= 62 kgs?? ;)

awesome companions.. dint u feel like u were going on a trip to Vaishno devi?? :P

lolz@ Slutty Sydney

and it happens all the place in the world!! not juz in india, they cancel all ur bookings :D

and u will be fine soon, the human nature is adaptation.. jaisa des waisa bhes..

all the best :)

яノςんム said...

P.S. i dont genrally post such long comments :D

Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks for that long comment citing responses for every line :)

Well, it was indeed "chappar-phad" time for us, everything just kept on happening :D

My HP laptop worked fine for 3 years till it started giving problems recently, though i didn't used it for close to 7 months when i was in US.

Oh ya, i was carrying lot of weight. The university representative who came to pick us up from the Brisbane airport while dropping me said - dude, ur bag is heavier than the girls bag :D (there were 2 girls coming from Malaysia within same cab)

Trust me, it was worse and more entertaining than a vaishno devi trip, complete hooligans on board

They did cancelled booking, but then they provided a 64 dollar room in 54 dollar room, this can happen only in western countries, you would never see it happen in India

Yes, i am adapting fast, by resting on the weekend, hopefully i would b fine soon!


Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend. cheers

amit said...


U too have a great weekend !



jus cant imagine how much fun it would have been in flight..
really . so many things happened in short span of time..
but i think u must hav enjoyed..n u will cherish thm after some years..
loved reading ur post.. :)
1st time on ur blog..n will keep on visting..

Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks for visiting and following me !
This is your first comment here! It was indeed lot of fun, tension, excitement at the same time ! Things just kept on happening at a frenetic pace, but as u say u always cherish them after a while.

Keep coming back,

M.J. said...

It's terrible that your family's business had a fire, especially during memorial services for your grandmother. I agree, "who is writing this script" and why does it have to be so tragic?

Your description of your journey to Australia was freaking hilarious! You should post pictures of your new place, campus, etc.!

Hopeless Romantic said...


Yes, it was indeed terrible to have such a thing, but then you got to take in whatever comes your way.

As a rule, i don't add any personal things on the blog, but if you are on any social networking sites like FB or orkut, then i can add u there, and you can have a look as and when i post them :). Let me know your email ids on these sites through a personal mail.


bondgal_rulz said...

Ha ha @ flight experience. :D

Oye!! I have an Acer too!! high five!! :)

Hope you have the time of your life in Brisbane.


Hopeless Romantic said...


Hmm, cool, Hi'5, Acer rocks, cheap and higher configuration as compared to HP, Dell or compaq.

Thanks for your wishes!


Miss Sunshine said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! that was so hilarious :D ;)

Hopeless Romantic said...


Only the flight experience was hilarious, rest was really traumatic :)