You know the feeling of having an ice cream on a scorching hot day. The feeling of the chilled ice cream on your tongue. So, like most of the kids, my mum buys me a ten rupee chocobar ice cream, the one you are supposed to get every day (after much pleading, of course). It would taste nice, but you know it could have been better had it been the butterscotch cone or the chocolate cone. And then there’s the weekend ice cream, the one that dad lets you buy. You have the choice to buy. So of course, like most 8 yo1 kids(and no I’m not 8 yo, but I sure do behave like one), I pick the most expensive and the latest ice cream. And to be honest, most of them aren’t worth it (barring a few exceptions). Sure they were nice but definitely not worth that much. For the same reasons, I am notorious for trying every single ice cream possible, no matter how the taste or appearance is. Not to mention that the favourites are also chosen from the sacrifices of my experiment and the opportunity to choose some already tried fairly good ice cream.
Soon enough, the weekend gets over…
Andddddd we are back to the daily chocobar. Over the years, as I have been promoted from primary school, I have got the facility of an ice cream parlour in my school (Yes, an ice cream parlour in school). Now you must be like, “So, what happened to the daily chocobar your mum got you?”. Well, I still get it but there’s a small change. Instead of mum buying it for me, she gives the ten rupees to me and I can go and get it in school. So, what I do is get the money, wait for recess, go to the ice cream parlour with my best friend in the recess, have that chocobar (cause I don’t have any other option in that budget), eat it, and try to make it back to class before the teacher arrives (I am mostly lucky in this high risk mission). And I have done this again and again for two years and now I love it. I love every single thing about it. I love the hurry to finish my lunch ASAP to have enough time to eat the ice cream at ease. I love talking with my best friend while eating the ice cream. I love to have a bite (ok, maybe half the ice cream) from my best friend’s ice cream when I forget my money and I love to have ice cream in winter from my friend’s lunch money, when I’m on the verge of having a cold.
So I have a few observation on the subject of ice cream:
- Two ten rupees chocobar gets you more quantity than one twenty rupees chocobar.
- Chocobar is a tough thing to bite if it’s absolutely chilled and hard.
- I have realised one particularly important thing. The most expensive ice cream may not be the best ice cream. You thought this was gonna be about the things in life?
Well tbh2 it is, but ice cream is just as important as any other thing in life.
Okay okay let’s move to the things in life, if you insist so.
- I wanted to say that the best things in life need not be the most expensive, over the top or extraordinary, bizarre, phenomenal or unbelievable. They can and more often than not are the everyday things which are absolutely routine.
- It is the recess ice cream that has made me bond with my friend, not the weekend chocolate cone. Similarly, it is the routine things from where the best moments of our lives emerge, the ones which make us appreciate our happy times and help the distressed days pass(though I believe that events and celebrations can have huge impacts on our lives, but I’ll save that for some other time).
So I guess I’ll prefer chocobar over the chocolate cone now. But a little bit of weekend butterscotch cones would be appreciated. Literally and metaphorically!.
Teen lingo – In case you thought something else
1. yo – years old
2. tbh – to be honest
Very good Geet. Nice thought put nicely in words. Keep growing and keep writing. All the best.
At this age, with such views, its extraordinarily marvelous.. All the best for future endeavors 🙂 🙂
Although, I’ve kinda lost interest in Chocobars (or choco cones ) but you have left no stone unturned to bring back those sweet olfactory and gustatory senses. The blog was awesome, apt and ofc with great, deep meaning. This write-up was an intellectual feast (not just metaphorically). You are a mesmerising writer, Geet, and you’ve portrayed well the idea about the small things that we leave unobserved in our daily-go life through your convivial “Chocobar Chatter” All-in-all, you have made this lockdown a bit difficult for me (the craving uk) 😉 Good luck for future blogs which will be, without… Read more »
Wow Geet.Never thought an ordinary ice cream could be so important….or philosophical.But come to think of it…a lot of friendships do develop over ice cream.And next time…I’ll buy two 10 Rs ones.
Waiting to read more of your future thoughts.
Nicely written and I love the observations.
Thanks Anuttam Uncle for your feedback.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT NGL. AND ILY AND I AM SUPER PROUD OF YOU. GO GEET!!! *heart and other fav emojis lmfao*
Nice, keep observing and have fun.
Interesting take on a simple idea of a Chocobar!
Yumm thoughts with chocobar..loved the view .. keep writing
Very beautiful Geet, well done girl
Even I am looking for Chocobar now but hvto wait until Covid get over. U brought me again to live the childhood.
Yes, ten rupees chocobar gives far more than any thing else on the list.You get to eat enough without spending much and then one can repeat it even four times over without worrying about money.
I am happy that finally someone spoke about it.Keep eating those chocolate bars and keep telling us the chocolaty stories….Good start , wish the best ahead..
Wow!!! its just amazing… I always liked only the chocobar but now I m gonna love it
Soo well expressed
wah wah. what an insight. I will pass it on to my daughter to read.
(by the way…don’t tell my daughter that I love to have a chocobar occasionally….What is life if full of care…we dont have time ….to stand and stare.
i never thought that a simple chocobar can have so much observations .
Wonderful write up my girl..while reading this i was thinking how if you get your favourite chocobar in Turkish style way which you had in Dubai….Chachu Chachi proud of u..our little Baby grown up so fast and become a blogger now..will wait more n more from your blogs..Much Love
To all the chocobars we have had
To all the memories we made
U nailed this one buddy! No words enough to describe the joy I felt reading the blog.
Hats off to the budding writer in you!
A great start indeed
Hope u pen down all the thoughts lingering on your mind in a way as amazing as you.❤️
Ps- Take a small bite next time please!
Very nicely expressed beta. Be yourself and express yourself whenever you feel it
Wow what a great elaborate on Chocobar! Which is usually been ignored!! You did a great job! Be blessed! Happy blogging!!
French vanilla is better
Broooooo wow. I had no idea that you’re so good at writing!
P.S. teach me how to Blog.
the fact that your first blog is about chocobar makes this funnier
Good to know that you are making the best out of quarantine. This is the time when you can hone your writing skills and give the world some new pieces of literary work.
Writing a blog is a good way to kick start the journey. I wish you all the luck.
thank you, mam. it means a lot.
I never thought of chocobars as deep as you made them look, wow. The philosophy and simplicity in this blog is so awesome. You did a GREAT job!!
Very nice beta..you are blesses with amazing skills..keep shining
So nice…..well done….all d best
beautifully written. proud of you darling.
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