Garden View Apartments:
Not sure what made the builders give such a name to such huge sky-scappers where people intend to live and hopefully not stroll amongst woods or shrubs…. honestly they cant as well, for as I write sitting on this 49th floor studio, I wonder what it would mean if someone fell from this height or even from the floors above. No, this is not a nice thought to have as I am way too happy sitting all by myself typing away to glory on my netbook, owning which happens to make me proud.
‘twinkle twinkle little star,
how I wonder how You are,
up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky’….
This is a poem we have all read and learnt and loved when we were kids. As I sit in this studio so high and seemingly so ‘up above the world’, I wonder how I would have felt about such apartments standing on the ground- actually had never thought of this before now.
Having stayed for 27 years in a ‘house’, it feels weird that one would stay in a room with abosultely everything in it– the plush sofa-set, a make-shift kitchen-cum-dining space, a shared reading space with the ‘apparent’ drawing space, a wash-room…… well it is about having everything all in one place and yet almost have no space at all…. or if I say in a better words ‘it is having everything in a nut-shell’. The best part is the the ceiling-height windows, and it becomes absolutely awesome when the windows are left open– save for the fact, it would have been nightmare for parents with kids- Good that I am neither.. not a parent and well not anywhere near a kid.
This is actually what one may say as green-living- when one would not have to turn the ACs on except during the lunch time– when althought its way to windy but the heat would also be unbearable. However, the good part is, professionals like me, dont spend much ‘lunch times’ and therefore afternoons at home.— we say ‘boss calleth !
‘.. and in the weekends, I would find myself with the beloved ‘one’ in a restaurant somewhere absolutely ‘on the ground’… or at least with other friends and family members somewhere more “close to the ground”.
Evenings are a paradise in here– especially when You would see the birds fly past across the back-drop of the tired sun. At times the height itself becomes an advantage specially when i feel like taking out my camera and shooting with the tele-photo lenses. Although bad for the human-race, at time when I look out of the window to see the smog cover on the city around… it is an awesome site for the eyes…. may I say, it is the beautiful side of the dark gloom that lurks over the city– no one sees it – I do.
Nights– yes, I am a bachelor and yet I stay here in the evenings and the nights… I love my Bose system, that echos the sounds from the walls from the 105 inches of Samgsung LED TV… i dont watch TV, but the positioning of the LED on the wall looking out into the night sky, with the spots that spell out the chrome hue all across the room……
its my dream paradise.