Jun 17, 2008

Monopoly and basketball. I miss them!!

I miss those days...!! Those days when I used to get up at 5 in the morning!! [ I know, I know 5 is too early for me but ya, I did got up at 5 in the morning ] and then myself along with my friends gang of about 10 to 15 girls and guys would set off to a nearby park and play leg cricket and gallery ! Believe me, it was fun. Half of the time would go in dividing the teams itself. After the a game of leg cricket and gallery till 9, all the mummy’s would come out and yell loud enough that the whole colony will hear it. And the gang will vanish in minutes!! My mom used to complain that how come I used to get up early in the morning to play but never to study during the exams. 

Now coming back to the point, that why I started missing those days was the game of carrom. Out of boredom, I dusted the carrom board and played it with my family. And yeah! I and dad won the set. I knew that my dad was pretty good at carrom board but today only saw his skills. At that time I was thinking about the games that I used to play with my friends. The basketball court at my school. I used to bunk my morning classes and used to play basketball citing the reason that tournaments were coming and we need to practice. I just love basketball. But ever since my school life came to an end, I never even touched a basketball till now!! And I miss that game.

I love the game of monopoly also. It was always fun and never ending. My mom likes scrabble. It’s her all time favorite and she is pretty good at it. Though it used to be boring in the beginning but we started enjoying it. We used to invent strange words on our own and used to swear that such words existed!! Then dad would get the dictionary and mom used to check whether such a word even existed!! Hmm…!! Now everyone is busy with their work and no one has any time to play and all. Though I would love to play a game of monopoly or basket ball with anyone who is interested!! (Actually I don’t even know whether I still can put the ball in the basket with ease as I used to, but still...) What to do!! Life moves on!! ...!!

2 comments:

The Common Man | പ്രാരാബ്ദം said...

Well written!!

Me too used to play Monopoly years baack, we actually used to call it "Money Play" and late only someone corrected me...

And started playing B-Ball in college, and am still finding time at my office for a few shots..

Thoorika said...

Thank you.. I still would love to play.. but no company..