It was more than a week back on Jan 11th when Chunmun celebrated her Birthday. Well… her name is Divya but as her nick name is Chunmun. We always heard her mom and Karan (Divya’s Brother) calling her as ‘Chunmun’, we also started referring her as Chunmun. The association with her is more than a decade and a half now. I remember visiting her college during the college fest and referring her as Chunmun in front of all her college friends, she was pissed. In spite of her constant reminders I couldn’t help calling her Chunmun and thus her friends got a reason to pull her leg.
So it was this girl who was celebrating her birthday just exactly 5months before mine. Surprisingly she slept on time on 10th as she dint answer my call at 12 midnight. Never-the-less I called her up in the morning, even before wishing good morning to my parents. That was a busy day and we were struggling to spare some time to visit her place, though we were sure that we would be there at least for half an hour if not more than that. But events happened in such a way that we couldn’t get free before 9 PM and our dinner was due at Chunmun’s place. So we picked up Sameer at 9:30 and reached at her place after 2 more minutes.
All the preparations were done, her room was cleaned, music was on, there was a sitting arrangement on the floor and the delicious thing was the kababs that were cooked at home by her dad on the occasion. After eating those kababs I was wondering if uncle has done Hotel Management too. They were yummy. And soon the dinner followed. While we were eating, the 3 ‘Heroes’ of our group made a planning to eat some ‘Ice-cream’ after the dinner. Being at home, they couldn’t use any word which directly or indirectly would relate to alcohol (Thanks to the incident that happened on the New Years Party 😛 ) they thought of referring it as Ice-cream, so that no one would doubt.
Soon we realized that there was no cake…and how can a birthday be over without cutting a cake? Sunny and Shivani (my bhai n bhabhi) thought of going to an in&out store to buy one, as by the time all bakeries were closed. But they got a NO from Chun’s mom as it was too late. Thus, all hopes of Ice-cream consumption were shattered as the plan was to get the ‘stock’ after buying a cake. So we settled down for the gud (jaggery) which was brought in the room to taste. So we forced chun to cut jaggery thinking that it’s a cake and we all sang ‘Happy Badday to you” for her.
We clicked some pics, asked…sorry…forced Chunmun to sing, forced Sameer to make that funny face, pulled each others leg but all this while 3 people were constantly thinking of Ice-cream. When 2 of them settled down saying that the plan should be postponed to some other time, Sameer was adamant saying that ‘Today is the occasion’ …..so the rescue plan came into existence. As their parents were asleep, Sunny, Shivani and Sameer went out and came back after half an hour. I could see that wait was more of a pain for Karan as he was wondering they might ‘eat’ the Ice-cream on the way.
It was 10minutes to 12 when they came, with the bottles, glasses, kurkure and a Cake….YES…the cake finally arrived. We wanted to wrap it up before 12. When everybody was busy arranging for knife candle etc. Sameer was found busy distributing the portion of Ice-cream in glasses…we wasted sometime in laughing on him. We couldn’t find a candle, so we used the matchstick for the purpose. We wasted many before setting the right equation of lightening it up and then blowing it off. Finally it was over with the proper cake cutting ceremony just on time.
It was Great Fun. Next is Sunny’s Birthday. Looking for a bon-fire this time if winter continues till March 🙂