Memories flash. Not necessarily in order.
The relief and joy of meeting someone who speaks my language.
That day we watched three heavy films back to back during the PIFF including that weird Finnish(was it?) one we couldn't understand the point of.
Sitting in your society garden or that day in Jogger's Park, gossiping about the debauchery of people I have never met or even knew existed before you mentioned them. So much fun xD
The numerous offerings of Fa deos I got to sample coz of you :P
The ease of correspondence when I was in q8 through a blessed medium by name of Facebook. Logging in and always expecting my inbox to be one msg fuller when I was there and never getting disappointed.
Popping by E-square after Dhruv to catch Cafe Settareh(I think?) and walking into that damn weird everlastingly long movie where that guy/girl kisses that dead guy/chick and he/she comes to life??
That iftaari where we got complimentary fruits! Yea yea sooo sweet of them.
Admonishing you for always answering with a lifeless 'Hello?' giving the impression that you're too shortsighted to see the caller id.
Our fabulous business plan that gonna set the world on faiyaaa!! ;)
Having Iranian roots in common :)
Always, always being able to rely on your wallet to get me out of a financial crunch.
Shopping excursions on MG Road. Funny, I can't recall ever buying anything.. except that piece of cotton for a kurta which turned out to be a complete disaster.
Cultivating and embellishing our conversations with newly learnt business jargon ;)
Struggling to drape that miserable sari and surrendering myself to you and your mom with usually just ten minutes to spare to wherever needs to be going to.
Turning to you whenever I needed help editing something, knowing your touches and
suggestions would render it fabulous.
Whispering conspicuously about Iranian guys when Iranian guys would happen to pass by ;)
Indulging at your favourite restaurant in East Street.. just twice! Financial and taste constraints making it difficult to visit more often.
ALWAYS exasperatedly having to hear your cribbing about walking up to the library even if we're on the same floor.
Automatically coming to the inevitable conclusion whenever we spotted a strange species of Man. 'He's Iranian!'
Studying/discussing/complaining about accounts, sqm, mis and of course transfer pricing that had us so agitated and all for no reason.
Acing French, knowing every damn thing in that text and brandishing it in class excitedly :D
Spending the first year sullenly accusing you of spending your weekends only with your other friends and the second year smug and triumphant coz I had replaced them. (If your friends are reading this, hard luck suckers!)
That amazing, hilarious, victorious expression you threw me during the mom exam when you got the paper, assuring me that we didn't study that whopping big answer in vain.
Being there for each other for the grueling mcs lectures.
Your word being the final word on every single restaurant in the city.. except Hard Rock. That's my zone :P
I may have been (alright I was) a lil weird at times and I'm sorry about that.
Truth is life got a little better after we became such firm friends.
And you've taught me a couple of things for which I'm grateful.
That it's ok to forgive.
If you take something up, put your heart (and sometimes your soul) into it.
That it's not beneath a person to be nice to people just for the heck of it.
And that being too nice can make one wonder which planet has this woman come from coz it sure as hell can't be earth.
and yes you're a superstar.
:* (right cheek)
:* (now left)
:* (right again)
and we're done.
Happy Birthday babydoll. May you be blessed with every happiness. I. A. SA. :)