Ah well, it’s been a while since I wrote on the MAD blog, and now I do have my chance to reinvent Negative Creep and Current Emotion :)
On a personal note, I was waiting for 16th of July; it’s been a while since I was in Cochin and the first thing I wanted to do was to meet my kids at YMCA. Luckily, it had been a Friday, a class day #ftw! I walked into YMCA a little while after the class started amidst ‘Hey! Looks who’s here!’
The kids greeted me with warm smiles and hugs, one of them yelled- ‘Hey! You look as fat as me!!’ And before I could reply, another one- ‘Hey, lift your hands up’. I promptly did and then-‘Jockey! Jockey! Jockey! Jockey! Jockey!’
Negative Creep- *Loser!*
Current Emotion- *Yeah, well they haven’t forgotten anything :-)*
Me- Ah well, some habits don’t change!
It felt nice. I sat down with Blesson for sometime as he took his class. Afterwards, I went around the other classes as well. As the junior classes got over they started playing football and also invited the volunteers. ‘Come play with us’. One kid goes-‘Come, play and lose!’ I replied-‘Nah, the ground’s wet. Next time’
Current Emotion- *Nice choice, lazybones!*
Negative Creep- *Yeah Right!! You are scared that you’ll fall down and cause an earthquake!!*
Hmm, well yeah I have developed a belly. Can’t help it, I was at home!
Incidentally, the Cochin All Volunteer Meet was to be held the coming Sunday, as reminded by Bebe (read baybay).
Negative Creep -*Some of you know him as Mr. Jazim Abubacker hyukhyukhyuk*
Aite! So, I went for the Cochin 2 AVM at Snehabhavan also known as the Home of the Pallu Small Boys. A placement meet was going on when Suthin and I reached, and unexpected to see the me, a few cheers were heard =p
Current Emotion- *Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!*
Negative Creep- *They are for me you idiot!*
The meeting soon concluded and the icebreaker began. Write your name on a chit, put it in a box, somebody picks up your name and finds three things about you…
- What do you do in your MAD life?
- What do you do in real life?
- What’s cool about you?
The last question was pretty funny, we know what’s cool about Paul (He thinks he has a super-awesome-uber-cool goatee), Sanju (the big momma) and Sumesh (Well, he may be no flintstone but he can still rock your bed!)
Icebreaker ends and the quiz began. Five teams, five rounds, one winner- Our team :D. Negative Creep *Yeah! That’s because we know how much you cry if you lose!*
We next played a combo of rugby(minus the tackling) and hit-the-wicket against the kids. And for the first time, a happy realization dawned. We can actually beat the kids!
Negative Creep *Only coz you guys are taller!*
Current Emotion *Still, we can beat the kids for the first time in MAD’s history!*
We managed to hold the kids 2-2. Still, it’s better than losing. =p We played football next which again I avoided.
Current Emotion- *wet ground*
Negative Creep *you should play someone your own size!*
The game went for a max of 15 mins and the volunteers lost 5-1. (One volunteer said-no it was 2-1) That’s the Pallu Small Boys for you :-)
It was nice to be MAD again and as Jithin C Nedumala puts it, you may leave MAD, but MAD never leaves you :-)
More photos here.