ChildHood in America

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Hi folks, this is Kashif Mehboob, I veterinarian by profession, having a craze for travelling to different parts of this marvelous Planet. It all started when I happened to see USA with my father while he was busy doing his PhD in Denver,Colorado. USA. It is a nice place with a lot of fresh air and varying seasons during a year. I stayed in states for a period of two years. In the beginning, I must say I was a little shy to walk around by myself.
My dad took me to a school so I can’t ESCAPE from studies. Hhhhhh , it was a sad day, until my teacher introduced me to the class and offered me a seat beside two beauties, Maggie and Jessica. Oh my God, school wasn’t bad enough as I thought. Miss. Wagner was a very polite and encouraging teacher. She took a little extra care of me feeling I don’t feel lonely and advised Maggie and Jessica to be with me and show me around the school.


Just after few weeks, I was feeling like in heaven. Two very charming girls around me, the teacher on my side and involved in every activity of the class . Wow, I can never forget those days. All was going well and positive reports where delivered at home. Seeing me getting on the track of study, dad decided to take me to a more upgraded school.

O Man, that was one the worst decisions I’ve made ever. No new friends, no girls on my side and worst of all, no one bothered to give a table beside them. I was very upset of what had happened. Until, I saw Heather. La la la , it was stunning.I stood there for …….. I don’t know how much time, until she came to me and said “ arnt you Kashif”???? How did she know me? I was amazed. She told that she also moved from the same school, from the same grade but from another section. And here she and I are in the same class.

Yuppppyy… what a relief.

As time passed by, we came to know each other quite well. A school trip was to be planned for the class.And we all went for camping. During the trip, students were offered to different areas of their interest for hicking, swinning and road trip. I awaited to hear where heather wanted to go. She was a good swimmer and thus decided to go for a swim. And as for me, I had never been in water before but went along with them.

I was hoping to see the real hidden beauty there. All the girls and boys were in the same pool having a good time. As it was the first time for me to be in a pool, I was looking around to see a shallow water. Seeing me wondering around, heather asked me to jump in for a volley ball game. I didn’t know what to say. I couldn’t say no to her and jumped in making a big splash. The next thing I knew that my feet were’nt touching the ground. Lol, what a stupid thing to do. I started to drown and called for help. She came to me and pulled me out of there. I was so humiliated within myself.
Well, it wasnt a bad experience as long she and I were together. I was like singing the song by the “new kids on the block” Step by step….. what a wonderfull time.

I started to go on long bicycle rides with friend, which made my dad sense my wondering nature. He decided to take us all to Hollywood, California by road. That’s when I yelled, “Disney land, here we come” .
Going to California by car wasn’t easy as I thought. But it was adventurous and learning. On our way we stopped at different locations like Mid way Restaurants where we were having drinks and snacks and we carried on. A wrong turn took us to a different area. It was a colony of Black people. Our car was heating up. So, my dad decided to make a stop there and search the map. Within few minutes, people from houses started to appear and gather around us. Wow, a terrifying site that was. A fat woman threw water on our car and yelled “ go away”, and I think she really meant that. We drove away and stopped at a nearby hotel to freshen up and have lunch.

I saw a swimming pool near by in the hotel. I went there to take a look at the pool. When I reached there, I saw two beautiful black girls with curly hair and perfect body, I guess you understand what. My dad pulled me away from there seeing that I’m not moving from the pool and starring at them. After staying the night at that hotel we headed to our ultimate destination, “Disney Land”. There, it was completely a different world full of enjoyment and entertainment. I had the time of my life. We went to holly wood, water land and all other places. Having a roller coaster ride , king kong and the sub marine ride. Good old days.

After returning back, I observed that our old neighbors have moved away and we have new people in the neighborhood. Hmmmm, new people han? Lets see who they are. After returning from school I used to take out my bicycle and go around the colony. After two to three days, faced started top emerge from the house. It was a small family a very small one perhaps. A mother with her daughter had shifted there from Italy.
Well people, don’t get me wrong but her daughter was the one with which my first affair was noticed by my family. Now, that I’ve told you that. Let me tell you how this began. While my routine was to move around the colony after school, I saw that she already a friend in a near by house just across the street. She was a very clever girl. She used to come over to cathy’s home to play. After few days children started to get together at her house. She didn’t call me to join them. One day after playing, her friends left her with a mess of toys at their doorstep. She got punished by her mother for this. I offered her my services to help. She was very glad to hear that.

That was the beginning of our friendship. It grew up very fast and my family and other neighbors could see that. Things changed and so did I. My new routine was to dropping my stuff  home and going straight to her home and stay the rest of the day there.

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