Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.
There are quite a few things that does that to me. Tastes, smell, music/songs – movies or tv shows too. I think I have mentioned that one of my earliest tv shows always takes me back to ages 4-7 and the innocence of that age. And that show is Battlestar Galactica and even now listening to that theme music, makes me smile and even tear up a little. Because I want to be that young again and I miss those days of being carefree and happy and having no problems in life and the way that show filled me up with happiness. Same for some other shows like Knight Rider, The A-Team and others of that era but BSG is the only one that I keep watching again.
Some songs too make it easy for me to slip into a trance and go back in time to my childhood. I think I shall share one such song from the 80s.
Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year?
Just found a Re. 2 coin from 2000. That was the year I turned 24 – ah, 24. That is a wonderful age to be, right? But for me I was a lost person at the age of 24. Having completed a 6 month course on e-commerce, which took a year to finish because of the institute having financial issues. Once that was done I worked as manager of a small internet cafe for a while, about a year I think, but it didn’t really give me anything more than pocket money.
That was a tough time. It was an easy going life certainly, no work pressure and no hassles but ofcourse no money to spend on the niceities. No drinking money at all. I am surprised that I stuck with it for a year. My life was going to open the internet cafe at 9am and be there till about 7 or 8 when one of the owners would come and relieve me and I would go back home and watch tv until I fell asleep. I do cherish the memories of that place but overall I think it was a wasteful time for me.
Thinking back I think it was something I just had to go through and I learned some lessons from that time. I wish I had started a serious career back then but I can’t go back in time and change things can I?