Bus Chronicles (Love is everywhere...)

Apart from the very talented (ahem.. this is a lie btw) Chriz falling in love with his neighbour, i have noticed in the past three weeks that love is indeed blosomming everywhere around me.. (Yeah, don't rub it in. Around me. Doesn't include me. Sigh!) In fact, three of my friends have tied hearts (and soon knots) with their self-proclaimed soul mates, including one who i least expected it from... And one just celebrated her first anniversary! (i totally forgot about it, of course. I don't even remember my own birthday, let alone her anniversary date! This was followed by a msg from her boyfriend saying : "psst! wish her! and it's totally not my idea ok?" and you can imagine what followed this. The 'you-ignorant-friend-who-doesn't-care-about-love' lectures.. ahh! that's ok

Just as i was brooding over the fact that men have no taste whatsoever these days (why else would i still be single? huh?), something... changed my mind. I realised love is sometimes funny too :P Yea.. comeback post :P

I was returning home from a friend's place. It was incredibly hot and i was testing the effectiveness of the new sunscreen i had worn ( actually it was HOT INSIDE THE DAM BUS!) today. Innocently listening to music, i turned around, only to find myself face to face with a girl koochi-kooing her lover! Ahemm... And the funny part is.... Whatever they did matched the song i was listening to! It was hillarious! Here's the lyrics and what was happening.

The song: You and me by Lifehouse (ROTFL... what was i doing listening to a sappy love song in the first place... ahemm.. err.. another story)

What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive...

Boy catches girls wrist and peers at her watch. Then thinking no one's watching, bends down
and kisses her hand!

I can't keep up, i can't back down, i've been losing so much time

People keep walking by the seat staring at him but his lips seems to hav stuck themselves
to the back of her palm as tho someone applied super glue to it! After some disgusted stares,
he removes it and places his hand there instead as tho sealing it in her palm forever! (yeuch!)

Cause its you and me and all of the people, with nothing to do, nothing to prove

They look into each other's eyes and the conducter shouts at them to get the ticket. They don't hear!

And it's you and me and all of the people and
I don't know why I can't keep my eyes off of you

They are still looking into each other's eyes and the both sigh (and so do i. Love really is blind.
The conductor has given up)

All of the things, that i want to say, Just aren't coming out right.

The boy, evidently is not very proficient in english. And he tries to propose his love to his
darling in english to impress. Big mistake!

"Maii lakshumi, you aaare. Ai looue you. My pondati (wife in english) di you beee"

I'm tripping on words, you've got my head spinning, I don't know where to go from here

"Vichu stop shall i take ticket faar?", she asksu (oops) in equally fluent english. He sighs in
defeat "yenywear dearrr. You aree thear no. That is enuff"

Then i turn back to my window, wondering why this was so weird. When i turned back,
the line was

Everything she does is beautiful, everything she does is right....

She buys a ticket from Mylapore to central and he looks at her fondly as she talks to the
conductor, his eyes looking as though a miracle was happening in front of him.

I turned again, kinda freaked and switched songs. And the next was Holiday by Greenday. I
smiled and thought this could have nothing with them. When i turned to see a slight drizzle
building up. I froze.

Behind me i heard the guy say "Jestu heaar the rain s voice"

And the lines went

Hear the sound of the falling rain, coming down like an armegeddon flame

I got off at the next stop!


MultiMenon said...

Hehe.. I got in the wrong side of a very very naughty couple on 17D the other day..It can be pretty funny watching the desperation in each others face to be proving a point.. :p


MultiMenon said...

Yaaaaaayyyyy!!! First!! :p

amit said...

Hmm..that was romantic enough. Here I generally see people slurping each other in public. They will just start any goddamn where!!!
p.s. not that I am complaining. I enjoy the display. Phokat ka hai!

Arv said...

you were haunted... :P

The abstract scientist said...

Its okay in Madras. Singles in London are exposed to a lot many more opportunities to remind themselves their status. Lucky are those who have found love. Are they really?

Anonymous said...

Haha :D :D :D

Arc said...

I laughed really hard . I mean, one of your most hilarious post. I can envision this:D:P

" ust as i was brooding over the fact that men have no taste whatsoever these days (why else would i still be single? huh?), something..."

Romba oovera illa?

Mayz said...

ah its jus ur jealousy talkin :P

Govind Paliath said...

Lol . . .Unfortunately my bus journeys are never so entertaining!:(

Thoorika said...

Oly U encounter all such weird species!

AbbY said...

good post..

Moonlight n Magnolias said...

You are jealous!!! Of ur friends falling in love!! :P :P

Vikas Shenoy said...

:-) They let ppl do all that in Chennai? That's refreshing to know!

Chriz said...


added one more pic of divya..

and that yello t shirt girl looks like you...

i still have a small place in my heart for u.. come and occupy the place soon

Chriz said...

and was that you whose hand was kissed?

and u r narrating it as if you saw the whole thing as a third person!!

Anonymous said...

Good one!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I echo arc's comment, konjam onake overa illa ?!

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ nikhil

tell me about it!! these ppl are everywher! under the flyover, in the water, on the water... pa! pa!

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ amit
lol.. i can imagine how it must b there :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ arv

haunted by the spirit of love :P cupid wud've been better tho.. sigh

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ abstract

whatever i said for amit goes for u too :P i pity singles abroad.. must b alot worse

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ ki


@ Arc

don't you agree with that line though? :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ mayz
in ur dreams

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ govind

they all are.. you just need to observe more :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ thoorika

are you one of thos weird species?

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ abby


@ moonlight

ahemm! no comments.. or ur vandavalam will erify thandavaalam

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ vikas

who said anything about 'letting them do it'

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ chriz

keep that small place :P and no it wasn't my hand...

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ kido

thanks kidoo :)

@ iron


Venky said...

Must be freaky to actually see the visual in front of you like a song, hey share this to a choreographer, he or she will give you good money, i will not surprised in the next film i see song which actually happened to you in the Bus.

I would call it Bussukul jollu mazhai

Anonymous said...

hehey, i read ur blog and i do like the language ure writing on. in my country Georgia, bus is full of old people who forgot what kiss is, so id better walk :P
wish u luck ;)