Someday.. I would be myself

When I was a kid I thought the people in the TV are more fun to hang out with. I also wanted to jump inside and shake hands with Mickey Mouse and Mowgli. How much fun it would be to live with those characters and spend a happy life, no home works or mugging lessons. Someday, I would find a job in TV so I can have all the fun and no work, I told myself.

Few months later I got to travel by Auto-rickshaw for the first time. I enjoyed sitting in the iron bar holding my mom. It seemed so convenient, for I don’t have to walk to the bus stop and don’t have to worry about forgetting slippers in the bus. Dad must have liked it to, no pain of carrying me, when I pretend to have leg pain (sometimes I really do) or doze off while coming back. I can travel just anywhere through small and big roads with ease. No more hot sun, no leg pain, no waiting for bus, no longing for seat. Wow! Someday, I would become an auto driver so I can drive around easily, I told myself

Few years later I realised riding auto wasn’t that much fun. By then I had my first bike ride and car ride. I also learnt, auto drivers don’t make much money. I loved wearing new clothes then. But I was allowed only two a year, one for my birthday and one for Deepavali. I vividly remember rolling on the floor, butt naked and crying all day long on my birthday because, my parents did not buy my favourite Kurta. I was told they couldn’t get one according to my size, and kurtas tear off soon. I believed it! Only few days later Raja from next door wore a beautiful kurta and told me it comes in all sizes and lasted long. “All we have to do is pay good money” he said tossing his thumb and forefinger. I found out Raja's father was engineer and earned well. Someday I would become engineer, and then I can buy my favourite kurtas every year, I told myself.

A decade later I had to choose my higher studies. My tuition teacher, who is also my god send sister from next door, said engineering offers good future but my family can’t afford the college fee. She advised, the best option is to choose a science degree, and do computer studies which are new in market and have a promising future. So I took Mathematics and a part time computer course. They called the professionals Computer Engineers! Someday, I can become computer engineer and earn well, I told myself.

Another decade passed, and I learnt Computer Engineer’s job did pay well. I don’t know how much Raja's father earned then, but I am pretty sure I earned better. I also learnt it can give all the kurtas I want, even the designer brands. It can also give me comfortable rides in auto, car and even in aeroplanes. Job seemed boring and monotonous like mugging lessons. However the fringe benefits it offered were too good to say no to. I settled in abroad and had loads of free time. I thought I would do some learning, and mass communication seemed so interesting. So I took the 10 month diploma course and learned about media functions such as production, content creation and advertisement etc. I started seeing TV programs and advertisement in different light, and could easily decipher things happening behind the camera. Someday I would find a job in TV, so I can have all the fun and no work, I told myself.

Comments

I was planning to write a similar post...It seems as if I've written my dreams!!!
eyomer said…
it is like reading a story. well narrated. uv got words in fingers. wish u all the best for media success.
Good flow of writing Sri.

Your writing skill is improving a lot these days. Keep it up

Wishes to reach 'your world' soon & enjoy forever !!
Preeti Shenoy said…
Lovely post! And how life comes a full circle! :)
No wonder you made that video of yourself with that song. It must have been your mass communication/Media functions diploma being put to practical use, right?
Cheers
preeti
Srivats said…
@ Aruna

//I was planning to write a similar post...It seems as if I've written my dreams!!!
//

Cool , see telepathy , ungalaukku kashtam kudukka vendamnu naaney ezhuditten :))
Srivats said…
@ eyomer

//it is like reading a story. well narrated. uv got words in fingers. wish u all the best for media success.
//

Thanks! thats very kind of you. May be it!
Srivats said…
@ kathiravan

//Your writing skill is improving a lot these days. Keep it up
//

Meyyaluma ? haha, I think it is, atleast I try :) Thanks :)
Srivats said…
@ preeti

//Lovely post! And how life comes a full circle! :)
No wonder you made that video of yourself with that song. It must have been your mass communication/Media functions diploma being put to practical use, right?
//

I am happy that you like it. Yes it does :) all the time, and goes around again LOL

Well that video is not the product of it - atleat not the direct product may be by product, in mass comm we learn the concepts and content creation, the other visual aspects are taught in visual communcation :)
G3 said…
Idhoda niruthikkuveengala illa innum konja naal kazhichu marubadi auto driver aaganumnu aarambichiduveengala ;-)
gils said…
!!! un biographye apdiye adichita pola :D nice flow..my dream was to work in a bakery so that i can have all the pasteries and sweets for myself:D
Srivats said…
@ G3

//Idhoda niruthikkuveengala illa innum konja naal kazhichu marubadi auto driver aaganumnu aarambichiduveengala ;-)//

Konja naal kalichu vivasaayam pannalamaannu oru yosani kuda erukku ammani :)
Srivats said…
@ Gils

//!!! un biographye apdiye adichita pola :D nice flow..my dream was to work in a bakery so that i can have all the pasteries and sweets for myself:D //

ahaa endha post dhaan ennoda biographyaa ? kizhinjudhu po, saritharatha nalla ezhudhi erukkalamey :)

I didnot know u like pasteries that much :)
Prats said…
Very well written posts and emotions aptly captured...

I could relate to it a lot... have been through such a phase myself...
Srivats said…
@ Prats

//Very well written posts and emotions aptly captured...

I could relate to it a lot... have been through such a phase myself...//

Thanks bro, glad that u could relate to it :)
//uv got words in fingers//

and fingers in words too :)
I mean the touch in words..

//Someday.. I would be myself//

Wish u yourself Sri...:)
Zanychild said…
wow! really true...
when I was young I first thot I will turn into a boy :p nejama! my mom will tell me and laugh over it even now!
then I wanted to be a chemical engineer
then I wanted to take only commerce
then I wanted to do animation....

I have taken commerce, dropped chemical and waiting for the animation to happen :)

good luck, you too will be yourself one day!
Srivats said…
@ KRS

//and fingers in words too :)
I mean the touch in words..
//

Edhula edho ulkuthu erukku !

//Wish u yourself Sri...:)
//
Best wish one can get :)
Srivats said…
@Zancy

//I have taken commerce, dropped chemical and waiting for the animation to happen :)

good luck, you too will be yourself one day!
//

Thanks ..Goodluck to you too :).. hope u dont wish again to turn into boy :) LOL


Tjam
CVR said…
:)
Very nicely written.

All the best :)
athivas said…
Neat narration, Sri! From a TV actor to an auto driver to an engineer to a computer engineer, again to a TV artist! Hope the cycle does not repeat!! :)
goutham said…
this is really good, which remainds my past too.....
Srivats said…
@CVR Thanks :)
@ Gautham - hey busy boy , thanks for the comment :)

@ Savitha,
//Neat narration, Sri! From a TV actor to an auto driver to an engineer to a computer engineer, again to a TV artist! Hope the cycle does not repeat!! :)//

So far thats the hope :) thanks!
Anonymous said…
Nice post ! well written.

R-ambam
Srivats said…
@ R - ambam

Thanks for coming :)
Karthick V said…
super...thats great....
Carpe Diem said…
parava illainga ivlo ellam yosichu irukinga..naan chinna vayasila yosichathu onum matum thaan..epa naan enga amma mathri aven . jolly ya veetla irukalam home work illa,exam illa :P
Srivats said…
@ Carpe diem

//naan chinna vayasila yosichathu onum matum thaan..epa naan enga amma mathri aven . jolly ya veetla irukalam home work illa,exam illa :P
//

haha eppo paarunga home worke betternnu nenachurupeenga :)

@ Karthik

Thanks for the comment :)

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