Life through a Window!

We often talk about perspective, about differences in opinions and views. We talk about how life is unfair to fair people sometimes; how luck never favours the unlucky (??!!!); how opportunity knocked, but the butler was on leave; how ‘good’ things seldom seem to happen to good people; how life sometimes…ok ok…stuff like that.

Here’s a story that’ll tell you how your perspective and attitude is what matters in life — and how those are the things that open life’s windows for you into the wide, wide world!

Life through a Window…

I’ve written humourous posts, I’ve written sad posts, I’ve written hate posts, I’ve written despair posts, I’ve written book-review posts, I’ve written nostalgic posts, I’ve written funny love posts (if a tag can be considered πŸ˜€ ) and I’ve written some other kind of posts too. I’ve even written a poem (4th grader’s though, it is) but I’ve never written a story! So, here’s one!

(Sakhi, watch out. I might just be a better story-teller than you! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› )

Life through a Window!

Not so long ago (around 4-5 months back), there lived a frog named Yey!. He lived by a patch of grass on a road’s dead end…and in his ‘neighbourhood’ there were a couple of trees, a pile of stones, a pile of bits and pieces of clothes (probably waste from the tailor’s place), screaming people who lived in big houses, 4 dogs and a corner which was always occupied by dog-shit πŸ˜€ . The four dogs tried to annoy, irritate and humiliate Yey! all the time — whenever they spotted him, they’d chase him, scratch him, paw him…but never killed him! Yey! never complained. “How ironic”, thought Yey!, “I never feel like my name. Never!”

Yey! had, for some reason, imagined that this was the best place to be! He used to hop around town, searching for bugs and flies and any sort of food — but irrespective of the state of his tummy, by 7.00 he’d always rush back ‘home’. Because, every night, between 8.00 and 11.00 p.m., a girl would come out on to her balcony and stay there, chatting on the phone to God-knows-who (some wanna-be frog?).

Yey! used to hop around her, wondering when she’d come to her senses and kiss him (yeah…too many fairy tales, I know!) In fact, she and her on-the-phone friend had named him ‘Yey!‘ — surely, she wanted him to be happy and feel ‘yey’ all the time, he thought. Yey! yearned to get her love and attention. That never happened, and soon after that, the girl moved out of town too.

Yey! was heartbroken. He began to notice the kind of life he was having…dogs and dog-shit and screamer-at-dogs neighbour and piles of clothes and stones and dust and…and no water! Not even during the rains would a puddle form, where Yey! could swim around in joy! And what was worse, he did not even get the girl who’d given him a name, an identity! Yey! realised he was missing ‘life’ big time. Yey! decided that it was high-time he took some steps. He did.

The steps led him to an electronics shop. He bought a laptop. He decided:

I’ll make friends…
I’ll find a job..
I’ll socialise…
I’ll even blog!

And, my friends, he installed Windows XP! And got a Life through a Window! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€



P.S.: Today, Yey! is a successful frog. He is happily married to Eeeks, one of the most beautiful females frogkind has ever seen; has 3 kids — Nge, Hain and Wow; works towards eradication of mosquito-borne diseases; blogs at; and has 871 friends in Orkut. Yey! does not believe in fairy tales anymore. His laptop is named ‘Mac-mac’. πŸ™‚

59 thoughts on “Life through a Window!

  1. HAHAHAHA!!! πŸ˜€
    One of the best posts I’ve read in a long long time! πŸ˜€
    When you christened the frog, you never realized he could become so famous, did you??!! Mac-mac! πŸ˜†
    And that pic! It’s sooooooooo cute!!!! πŸ˜€


  2. πŸ˜€

    Sorry to be this pain who finds that odd tweak in your posts; you would wanna bold and ‘exclaim’ here, “where [Yey] could swim” πŸ˜‰

    Good one… Enjoyed it thoroughly. Neat nomenclature, too! πŸ™‚



  3. @Nikhil
    Hehe…thanks πŸ™‚
    No da, i never realised…if I knew, I’d have called myself Yey! πŸ˜‰
    The pic’s cute! Of course, yu’d say that !! πŸ˜›

    And yes…Yey! will be a famous actor soon! πŸ˜‰

    I usually get them from the corner store. For this one, had to walk all the way to the super market πŸ˜›
    Mac-mac and windows came together in on a Sony (Vaio)…er er…i mean Pony ! πŸ˜†
    Thanks, for an unspoken compliment πŸ˜‰

    Lovely song! Let’s put a tune tu it…and ask Vimal tu sing it for us ! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for being a pain! πŸ˜‰ Why?? Why?? πŸ˜€
    Well, there was one more place where I could bold and exclaim πŸ˜€ ! Can’t believe yu missed it πŸ˜‰
    Thanks a lot. Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

    Yey! Thanks πŸ™‚
    And you like Nge?? Wow! πŸ˜‰
    You wont leave a link, huh? Sure? 😦

    There’s no story within the story dear! What makes you think so? And bald? You?!! Nooooooo…nahiiiiiiiinnnn…..
    Pssst…can yu sing Smita’s song for us? Please?

    I jus saw that! And there’s a blog section in it too!! πŸ˜‰
    Naah…am not one tu write love stories πŸ˜€ but sorry for disappointing yu thr! πŸ˜›

    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for a ‘wow’ comment! πŸ˜‰
    Keep visiting πŸ™‚


  4. Havooooooo ente eeshwaraaa! I have been pulling my hair out reading some stories and the stories that lie within.

    and for the song, y not? Come up with some more lyrics and I will compose the music too. I will be dedicating a love song for Nikhil pretty soon.


  5. wonderful…liked the concept…
    great that you gave yey a was high time that yey realize fairy tales never work in this world of blogs and orkuts..!!

    meanwhile what happened with the villains of the story…those street dogs..??



  6. @Vimal
    Hehe…thanks! Great, let’s compose, then ! πŸ˜€

    LOL…spot on, bud! πŸ˜€ You cant really expect me to run around christening tadpoles πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Sorry! Next time, i’ll point it out, let ya correct me, and then change it. Deal? πŸ˜‰

    Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Villains? They’re just some street dogs, da. They never bought a laptop; not even a mobile phone! They still don’t know there are chances of getting a life through a window or even a screen, for that matter πŸ˜€

    Thanks daaaaa ! And glad to have yu in here tooo! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Tinkle! I’d love to πŸ˜‰ Gimme their address! πŸ˜€


  7. Very creative indeed!!

    The names you picked are WOW!

    at one point of time I thought I am Yey!! but then, when he got a laptop I knew I could not be Yey!! and mac mac …never…

    What a splendid post πŸ™‚ Brought a big big smile on my already smiling face πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

    Keep wandering into Story writing…


  8. @Sharad
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! πŸ™‚

    Thanks a looot πŸ™‚
    Yeah yeah…will surely do! and yu can keep wandering into AlphabetWorld too πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜† Thanks! I’m honoured to hear tht from the story teller!! yipppeeee !!

    And no, he’s a very happy frog…haven’t got in touch with that “somebody” yet πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›


  9. @Mystiquedew
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! πŸ™‚
    Mac Mac! πŸ˜†
    Thanks !

    Thanks! Yippeee!!
    Pic based on a frog’s family. I’m not a frog and I dont look like one (i sound llike one ONLY wen i have a sore throat! πŸ˜€ )
    I work in the advertising industry. Any advertising is good πŸ˜‰


  10. @Smita
    It was menat tu have tht tune? Din’t register πŸ˜€ But well, if Vimal wants tu compose, let’s grant him the wish !

    Sing maadi…pettanutto… πŸ™‚ Namakku duet paadaam πŸ˜€

    Ahem…wanna read it once more? Yey! is a frog, dear! πŸ˜€


  11. Yey! small family… happy family! and Yey! brought back to me the moments when i used to be a mouse in a house of cats. but i dunno if it happened with Yey!, the mouse in my story raised its voice once and ever since, it is living a lion’s life…


  12. @Su
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! πŸ™‚
    Hehe…that was quite a courageous mouse. But since there no equivalent tu Tom n Jerry featuring frogs and dogs, Yey! just shifted house! πŸ˜€

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    Deal, man!! Yea…lemme kno…am all excited…;)
    Vimal paranjaaaaaaal pinnaaeee njaan sammathikkillaaaeee (jayan + achu maman style :D)

    Hehe..oh, that way…sheesh! so I’m am the blonde one here πŸ˜€
    No no…no friend involved…”nge”, “wow”, “yey”, “eeks” are all common sounds we ‘all’ use while chatting πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Yey! Welcome to WordPress…yu’re one among the elite now πŸ˜‰
    Thanks thanks thaaaaanks! πŸ˜€
    Apparathe kada adachirikkuaa…hehehe…had to walk till the junction!
    Tinkle id, pls!
    and oh yea! Welcome to AlphabetWorld! πŸ™‚

    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Well, they are really damn cute…yu jus need tu peer at ’em real close! πŸ˜‰

    Great! He’s suggested something interesting too…let’s see πŸ˜‰

    Hehe…Hail Nikhil, The Love Guru! (bowing)
    Looking forward tu yur love post! πŸ˜‰

    Never be disappointed at dogs! You never know which day is theirs πŸ˜‰

    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Exactly! πŸ˜‰


  13. @Smita
    Thanks a ton, sweets, for the award…

    but the tag??? Oh damn! WHy why why did i even use the word “Salman”. Priya, yu know yu dont like him…then why even type his name out??! πŸ˜€

    Hmm…now, tht’s one tag even Aparna’d given me…but what with questions that go right over my head (i don understand those at all) and Nikhil’s latest definition of TAGS, i’m not too inclined. But well, sigh! a tag is a tag is tag! No escape, i guess! 😦


  14. wonderful and one of the best post i have read πŸ˜€ ……i believe i am visiting your blog for the first time and i am not disappointed, so i have added you to my blogroll…..really nice post! cheers! πŸ˜€


  15. @Xylene
    Thanks! Great to have you back!
    The frog still blogs πŸ˜€ Ummm..nope, he isnt too opinionated πŸ˜‰

    Thanks! πŸ™‚ I know…and well, could try that for my next;) It’s not too tuf tu imagine yu’re a frog…esp if yu hav a bad throat and a running nose (yu’ll be slimy and will croak!) πŸ˜€ Ewww!


  16. Whew! That was come crap.
    What’s with you lady? Why do you write you as ‘yu’? what sense does it make? u might as well add an ‘o’ in between or simply keep it as ‘u’



  17. @Priyaa
    I usually welcome new comers quite warmly to AlphabetWorld. But I must say, YU AR an insult TU my name and my namesakes!!!

    In case YU DIN notice, the correct usage would be “Whew! That was some crap” (not come).
    The fact that YU have used both ‘you’ and ‘u’ suggests that YU’re not quite a stable character.
    And… public spitting is a grave lack of manners and disregard for other people around YU.

    Also, YUR one stinker comment amidst 43 other good comments == YU are a negligible factor in this world — atleast in TH blogworld!. Considering these facts, and in the interest of my other readers, I request YU TU stay out of my blog.

    Thank YU!

    And yea…please go read this article as well! It’s a universal must-read for people like you.

    P.S.: In case YU havent HERD, Commenting is a privilege…not a right! YU’d help a lot of people maintain their cool if only YU adhere TU that.


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  20. @scorpria

    I actually quite liked the story..and the best thing about the story is with the simplicity with which it is told…

    Did u made up the story for a toddler before u posted it here…I mean it is as good as those fairy tale stories..

    Actually it’s not just good but It’s great..


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