Thursday, October 20, 2005

An Island full of Treasure...

Yes I am talking about "Treasure Island". When I was in IIIT I saw lots of advertisements of this place..a DJ XYZ or PQL with bhangra mix or western classic..blah blah...but never got an opportunity (or never tried to find one) to go the place..neither did I ever come to know how the place looked like..that was one reason why I didnt have any expectations...Well! Our team outing was long overdue...and we had decided the place with inputs from Ankur (my colleague) who had been there already once...so 19th october 2005..was the day and we started the day with lot of enthu...



We started at 2:00 from office after lunch and we sang all the time in the bus..we were 22 people..we were playing antakshari...the way looked pretty short as the time passed pretty soon..we reached around 2:30..the place was calm and cool..it looked like a treasure island really...there was only one guy standing on the main gate to open/close..and inside..there was nobody...we did a depth first search..and reached the place where we were expected to go as every other door was locked...it seemed to be a desolated place totally...the kind they show in suspense and horror movies...anyways..we started playing frisbee in the ground..the ground was cool, totally green covered with nice grass..and surrounded by lots of trees and greenery..there was a stage in the corner for events..and one side was a small hangout type place where there were lots of sofas and a small bar ( wasnt open ) .. after sometime people decided to play Cricket , but some of us thought .. huh! why do u need to go to Treasure Island to play Cricket..so we went to the indoor games area...there was snooker,pool, darts, fussball , TT and few TVs for passing time..and so we did pass time in these...after sometime we got bored and went back to the ground where these people were playing Cricket....guess what..one game wasnt enough..they started another...:(( .. anyways..Harsha and Ankur felt like going for Pool so I accompanied them..we took Tea and some snacks from "the Kitchen" (I dont know if it had a name) .. we watched TV and went for exploration..We went to Karting track, the farmhouse full of Hen, a small desolated/broken down place which looked like some stage with a small audience capacity.. there were some small and funny joyrides also for kids..which we tried our luck with :)) thinking that they might break anytime...the whole place was surrounded by jungle...we finally came back again to the ground as it was time for Snax...well! offcourse we ate..there were spring roles, veg manchurian, this that..everything was good...some people were still not done with Cricket so we told them to continue with their snax and we went to the Karting track for some real action :)

It was a great experience..we got approximately 4 rounds each ( I got another 2 later ) .. the track was good, the cars were good..but only 3 at a time..off! not that the track could not handle more..but the cars were broken..well..it took us around 2 hours and everyone got his chance..some people banged into the tyres..some people went a step further and banged into the boundaries also..:) .. one of our team members accidentally banged into the guy who was taking care of the cars...he was a bit hurt..but it was more or less his own fault...that wasnt a track where people would follow the goddamn traffic rules or blow the horn to move people....there was a need for speed :) and everyone got their part of speed...

Half of us wanted to go to the Disco and the rest wanted to stay back for more Karting..obvioulsy the disco people were in more enthu so we gave up ( I was in Karting group ) .. We went to disco..it had a nice ambience..with ultraviolet lights shining some odd parts of our clothes...or teeth ;)) .. the DJ was good..the numbers were gr8...the dance floor had enough capacity to hold all of us...we danced .. we dranked (me just softdrinks :D) .. and by the time it got over (after 1 1/2 hours) we were dead tired and were sweating like anything...

We started our way back to Green park at 8:40 .. again singing and chirping like before..this time we were singing..not playing antakshari..we were making songs with people's names in them..like chandu ke chacha for me etc...At 9:40 we were sitting on our Buffet table..with so many dishes to chose from...Alas! this was my first buffet after turning into a Veggie :(( .. how terrible..I had to see every item's name to check if it was non-veg..unlike before when I was a free eater..free as in freedom (as "they" say) .. well! this was also my first buffet in corporate life..(if we dont count the unlimited pizzas in pizza hut 2 weeks back) .. but yes..whenever we used to go to Buffets as students we used to eat like pigs (as bothra says 'i can eat like a pig' :D) .. but this time I stopped in just 4 rounds (does it sound very less) .. this 4 here includes sweets (does it sound even lesser) .... anyways..I was full by the time we were done..we started our way back home and I reached home at 11:30 where Ramneek was standing at door to welcome me with Dixit and Gaurav..(Nitin had not come till then :( )....

Now, its the next day..and still i have a hangover (Gaurav will laugh at this word being used here) .... my neck is paining, Sumit's head is aching..though I had enuf sleep in the night..but still .. my body is aching..and this was just 1 hour of dancing...as compared to 2-3-4 hrs we used to dance on felicity, freshers, this that...do we need a reason to dance..hell no...

Got this news sometime back...Amal passed in TU .. huh! a relief?? .. ask those who know whats happening around him...

6 comments:

kunal said...

'Soft-drinks' & 'pure-veg' ... sandeep, u have changed!
by the way, you had 4 rounds during buffet! i just had three :( ... one starters, one main course, one desserts...
sounds less? seemed quite less...

gAMe said...

wow .... u r the first person who has send some nice message from the world of corporate otherwise the Chennaites rather X-Chennaites, always used to blog about the deserted life....njoi c u smtime....

Rakesh said...

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Rakesh said...

he he
"with ultraviolet lights shining some odd parts of our clothes...or teeth ;)) "

Nice to read abt ur outing ... , aaj deepika bhi ja rahi hai apne team outing pe, when will I go for one :((

Sreejith said...

I too wanna go! i too wanna go! Fun at such places gets multiplied by the number of friends around you. Neat pictures and well placed too. ideal way to post. Way to go chandu!

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