Update on the get-together

>> Monday, January 4, 2010

The Prabhu family get together was a huge success, as in saw some new faces, met old ones n enjoyed. What surprised me more was that Ashwin took part in the games too. Usually he likes to sit n watch or if pulled into some work by his dad, he'd do that. But participating in something like this is so not like him. But it did make me happy that he did.

The program started with breakfast. After that the family tree was explained. Then all the families were introduced. One person from each family came up to the stage n introduced their family. A slideshow was played with pictures of family members. Those present there had to come forward and a pic was clicked.

After that there was a discussion whether the get together should be continued in the future, and if yes, how often it should be done - yearly, once in two/three years. The final conclusion I don't remember, I was too nervous about my upcoming dance performance.

Yeah, so the next program in line was the entertainment programs. There were 3 dance performances by kids, 3 by adults, one play and one karate show. I went for my make up along with MIL. It was really sweet of her to help me with the make up n stuff. Ashwin's cousins too helped me with my dress n make up. After that they went back to the audience n I sat waiting for my turn. Meanwhile 2 of the kids' dance was over. There was one more to go before mine. I was a nervous wreck, wanted to visit the loo so very much but the sight of it only made it worse. I wanted to puke. Thankfully, just then Ashwin came to the dressing room to check on me and I asked for water. That was only my 2nd glass of water for the day. My kidneys were about to blow when suddenly my name was announced. With hands/legs shaking I went to the stage n stood there without lookin at the audience, praying. Why wasn't the song starting...God... And then finally... 'Na re na re...' (the song was Barso re Megha from Guru; no this isn't the traditional dance I was planning on doing earlier. I was thinkin of doing Kaahe chhed from Devdas. Thank God, sense prevailed in me). I don't know what happened after this. I only remember that halfway through a few seconds of the song were broken n I picked up from the next second too... And after it was over people started to congratulate me on a performance well done. I was happy. It was only when I watched the video later that I felt "Aww... this sucks".

Note to self: Next time record a video BEFORE the performance so that all the mistakes are there for me to see n correct.

I was glad when it was over. And strangely, I did not feel the need to pee till after 6:30 in the evening.

So then I removed the extra make up and went back to the audience to watch the rest of the program. All the programs were nice n entertaining. After that it was lunch break. Food was good - Pulao, paneer curry, gobi manchurian, chilli papad (happolu), rice, rasam (saaru), some sweet (that sweet puri that u eat after pouring milk in the middle, go figure :P ) n curd.

After lunch the whole family was divided into four groups. A little cheating (hush now.. ;o) )n all four of us (MIL, Ashwin, Bharath n me) ended up in the same group. The quiz was quite easy n we were leading by quite a few points. It was sooo much fun. By the end of it my throat was sore shouting/screaming. Looked like no one could beat us. Then came the "flush". The quiz points would be retained n the points of other games would be added and the final winner team would get some prize. The very next game had us trailing :( Sudoku. Only one person completed it and she was from our closest rival team. After that though we won quite a few games, we never actually overtook them :( Housie-housie next. The winners got a 1 kilo packet of basmati rice... :D Nope, none of us won them.

The rest of the games were fun too. Some games for kids n then fire in the mountain rounds (whatever.. don't ask me the name), there came the couple rounds. There 2 -3 of them. No amount of coaxing could make my partner to take part. And after a while, after I had stopped, just like that he got up said, 'Let's go' :D He even agreed to have me tie him a pony (for a game). He had refused to have me do that to him even when we were alone n that he agreed for it to be done in public was just so surprising :) And not to mention, we won that game for our group :D But like I said our group came second :(

Oh, there was biskut rotti (yes, biskut) for evening tea somewhere in between.
After that we had to run home to pack our bags. We came back after changing for a quick dinner of rice, kolmbo n tendle talasani. All yummier than the lunch menu. Then it was time for our bus to Bangalore :(

But it was all so much fun... No complaints. :)


Nivi Prabhu January 11, 2010 at 4:39 PM  

Wow! That was quite a meet.. I wish I was there to see you dance.. havnt seen you do it since skool.

Namratha January 22, 2010 at 2:58 AM  

good for u ;)

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