This is supposed to be a post in Georgie‘s monthly link-up but since I am late by a day for September’s post, this one will be an individual post.
30th September marked as a day when my In-Semester exam would come to an end (thankfully) .
The day began in the way all days with exams do for me, at around 5 with a start, because I hadn’t finished my studies. My first paper was at 9:30 and then next at 1:30. Commuting to the college was uneventful and I reached college on time with some time to spare for revise for GIS (Geographical Info Systems).
The first paper was a big joke. Our teacher didn’t set the paper as per the marks allocated for a question, i.e. one question asked was for 2 marks for which a normal person will write a mark of half a page for the answer, but the question asked was so big that the answer became a proper 3 page short note, with no scope to cut it short!
The second paper, DBMS (Database Management System) was another huge disaster. The overall paper was not bad but there were two queries which ruined it for me! I hadn’t read anything about showing class hierarchies in database tables and that landed me in a soup 🙁
The Afternoon :
I was going to meet my mom, at Ghatkopar, a place in Mumbai and we were to go to an exhibition where my friend Anirudh’s mom had a stall. I had asked my mom to meet me by 5 at the Ghatkopar station and since my mom and my younger sister share one mobile phone and my sister had to take it with her to her tution class, my mom was without a phone and couldn’t contact me. But I decided to go to the station as per what we had decided.
Before leaving for Ghatkopar, Anirudh and I decided to have a late lunch since we didn’t eat anything during the break, because of the studies.Then I hurried to meet my mom. She had already reached and was waiting anxiously for me, since she had realized while travelling towards Ghatkopar that she had forgotten to take the house keys. I hadn’t taken mine either but one pair was with my sis and she wasn’t going to return home till 9 pm!
So, now we had no choice but to while our time away till 9pm no matter what. We went to the exhibition like we had decided and it was totally awesome. It was a sort of an ethnic exhibition of the Gujrati and Marwari communities with stalls for imitation jewelry, dresses, dress materials, saree, bags, and decorative and gifts stuff.
Anirudh’s mom had a stall of kundan rangoli, small candle stands, diyas (lamps), quilling paper greeting cards, frames and so much more. Anirudh didn’t come with us over there because it was an all ladies fair (apparently) and it was very crowded too. We did manage to see Anirudh’s mom’s stall and even talk to her for a while, before making some purchases and heading out of the place, with its crowd exponentially increasing!
Here are some of the things we purchased.
Quilling paper Greeting card
Even after all this, we were left we about 3 hours to spend before we could return home. My dad was also going to return home late. So we decided to go in the opposite direction from my home in Thane and to visit my grandparents.
The joy of surprising them and their incredible looks just made my day even better! It was relaxing to meet them and to have a nice chat with everyone for around 1 and 1/2 hours before we had to leave.
The whole journey back home was great with the train being quite empty. We even met my sister at the Thane station as well, so we could all go back home together 😀
My day ended when I decided to crash after having to work on to assignments for the following day (at 2 am)!