Monday, August 04, 2008

Trip to M-town :)

Since we're going to the states in a couple of weeks and will be gone about 5 months, we needed to take a trip to M-town before we left :) We took our favorite express train over there - which was great! Aashini has ridden on a train once before -but she slept though it - she actually got to enjoy it this time :) haha!
First stop was Jaya & Mayank's house.
Aashini had fun getting to play with them and at their house :) It was fun getting to see them :)
After that we went to a few other people's houses for a few minutes and then we to the Kumar's house. Aashini had a lot of fun there too :) Mona didi let her play with her bangles and she thought that was so cool!
Shakshi started playing the Sitar - so seh performed for us :)
For our ride home, we weren't able to go on our favorite Express train, so we rode on the Mail train. It's a sleeper train (it goes a long distance). We only rode on it for 2 hours, so not bad :) This train is fun but somehow we ended up in the 3 tier car - which means that the beds are stacked 3 high (except in the aisle - as seen in the pic below)... so you can't sit up in the bed unless the other people that are in your tier decide they want to sit up too and fold up the beds to make a seat... luckily we go to sit :) This train is funny too because we always see rats when we ride it - I don't know why, but I think that's so funny!
That's it :) It was a great trip and a lot of fun!
Here's a video... most of you won't be at all interested in it... so don't feel like you have to watch it :) In January a bunch of us that were youth interns at FBC Tally are getting together for a reunion... so I made a video... it's short - so if you're interested, check it out :)

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Deanna said...

Love the cultural observations you make! Fun fun fun! It'll be great to see what you write once you are back stateside. Can't wait!!!

Erin G said...

five months??? wow that's a heck of a trip. what will happen to your house there?

aren't youth friends the best?

SouthAsiaRocks said...

For some of the time, some friends of ours will be staying in our house to have their baby in the Capital :) So it won't be empty very long :)

Misty Burns said...

i was just going to ask about your house. that would be weird having to leave your house empty for that long. if you come back to visit louisiana let us know!!

Life in Green-Land said...

i'm glad you find rats on the train amusing, b/c i think i'd find them something quite different! When you're in the states, will you by chance be in the DC area? Since I know you'll be in FL, but I now won't! :(

alwaysjoyfuldejs said...

I'm so glad you can keep such a cheery perspective on the rats. I'm not sure I would be able to call them "amusing"!

amanda said...

That video is so old school, and I loved watching it. Thanks for all of the great memories as an FBC youth intern. Ya'll were awesome.

Roberts said...

haha I was gonna say the same thing about the rats.

Is Shakshi any good on the sitar? I love that first picture of Aashini. Does she ever cry??