Lately my intake of caffeine has increased and with that my visits to different cafés. For me or for that matter for anybody else, cafés are not only the place to have different kinds of coffees and snacks but it’s more than that. I like spending time with my friends (though I won’t mind dropping there alone) at coffee shops enjoying my favourite cappuccino and the lovely surrounding for hours together. The comfortness in ambience is perfect for all those gossips and news.
Look and feel of these cafés is as refreshing as the coffees and teas they serve, doesn’t matter which season it is. It always looks welcoming and the very aroma of coffee awakens your nervous system.
For me the experience at cafés is always more than just a sip of coffee…
Once you cross a certain age limit and all your siblings (if any) are already married you are bound to face this terrifying question “Are you ready to get married?”. It starts with not so related relatives and so-called well wishers. Sometimes I feel these people really don’t have enough work and that’s why they are keeping track on who’s most eligible bachelor and bachelorette in their vicinity. Their ultimate aim is to make your parents realise that you have grown up now and it’s a high time to get married. (Why the hell you care so much?)
Without even asking a favor they hand over Boi-data of suitable (?) candidate to your parents. Ask all the details about you and feed in their data warehouse to match with already fed entries in the database. As you grow old you become the more critical case to solve. Even CID can’t handle it. But these aunties and uncles are so confident to find one match for you as they assure your parents.
The helpless parents try to convince you in every possible way. If you say “You aint ready for marriage” it is a total bouncer for them. “You are grown up now. Mature enough. What does it mean that you aint ready for it?” “What should we answer people?” “Is there anyone you like?” “We don’t want to lose on this proposal”. All such questions arise. It makes you believe that really there is a generation gap. Why are they being so orthodox all of a sudden? Why are they acting so weird?.
Your favorite aunty becomes annoying and uncle looks like a villain. Many times you feel like running away to some island where no one can reach you and bore you with such question. Many times you are forced to think whether is it so necessary to get married? Can’t we live like this forever? Even a wedding card of someone else makes your heart pound faster. You just hope it doesn’t ignite the same topic. Getting married becomes the most difficult task in your life. All you want is some time but you are running out of it.
You wonder how people die to get married? How do they survive? You love your singlehood so much that it looks like a burden to share your space with someone else. Life does change after marriage. Looking at your married friends you surely doesn’t want to try it yourself.
While everyone else was busy in celebrations and panting easter eggs my friends had some other plans. One of my friends got skateboard and wanted to spray paint it and the other one had covered the beer bottles with thread (real creativity I say :)). As the oldies say “do something constructive in you leisure time” sop we decided to add some colors in the otherwise boring summer afternoon. Creative juices flowing inside everyone and flooding our Sunday. As I got new DSLR I was too much excited to capture this whole experience, The Making of Creative Sunday :).
The used beer bottles after wrapped with thread. Looking more useful now ;)
After lotsa efforts finally we got the spray paints.
Skateboard is ready for some random creativity after the base coat.
Sometimes scarcity of resources leads to new ideas. We used thread to draw lines.
Add some more lines.
Guys are pouring their heart in it. Can’t you see?
Hmmm….still something is missing.
How about some graffiti?
And here’s the masterpiece….
All set to flaunt ;)