Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Time Flies...


It was a weekend dedicated to cars. From Tokyo Drift to Gone in 60 Seconds(I hadn’t seen both of these) to NFS Most wanted. It was a strange feeling carrying my laptop to my cousin’s place. It was only a couple of years ago when I used to take my hard disk to their place to give them the latest songs, software, movies etc (of which my college hostel was one of the greatest source).
And this week end I again went to them, this time it was my turn to be the recipient and get some movies and games from them which incidentally are coming from the same hostel rooms, from which it used to come some years ago. It was an experience of coming far away in time. Something which we couldn’t have thought happening some years ago. Desktops and hanging hard disks replaced by sleek laptops and miniscule pen drives. There was a time when one of we five cousins would sit on my Pentium 1, playing PC-MAN, others shouting and cheering away. Yesterday, we connected our lappies with a LAN wire and slammed our cars against each other while racing for the top spot. It was a time to realize that times sure have changed. But one thing, which I guess has not. Having not played NFS for past 2 years, I thought I had gotten over it. But, when it is there on your comp, it is still very difficult to start your computer and resist the Need for Speed. So whereas on one hand I had the feeling of being carried away in time, NFS sort of balanced it out by taking back to the old times.

4 comments:

Cuckoo said...

I also remember my days of playing PC-MAN. But now?? No time no interest.

But but but... boys will never change.. car racing, fighting games. I better not say anything.

Anonymous said...

PC-Man aka..chacjaji...n den dave..jungle book...those were some good days..time flies not only in terms of technology but relationships as well..remember the fun all 5 of us use to have in summer vacations..n now everyne is engrossed with their own life and responsibilities...ab to teri shadi pe hi hum panchon ek sath mil paenge hehe..acha ab likhne ka kaam tu kar..
honey

YJ said...

Sahi bol raha hai yaar tu. Mein yahan taras raha hoon NFS kehle kein liye yahan laptop pe. Saala kissi ke paas hai hi nahi yaar. kya kare control ni hota.

Anonymous said...

sahi bola honey...infact mai is bar chutti yahi bol kar le rahi hu ki mere bade bhai ki shaadi hai!!I really miss those days...summer vacations n shouting n playing..the zeal and the energy...hope the geographical distance cant win over the closeness of our hearts...sunny bhrataji aap ye karykram jaari rakhein!!!