“A party? Yeeyyyyy!” I jumped with delight when I heard there was going to be a poolside Onam party in my compound. It was Onam that day and I couldn’t help feeling excited. But alas, my joyfulness finished when I saw there was no one to play with except a boy in 8 th standard. What a waste of delightfulness!! Everybody had gone on vacation and there were only adults. I was disappointed, but soon it vanished from my face when I saw the food. Appam, friedrice, vegetable curry, porotas, chicken, prawns and salads. Yum! I am sure this is going to make a smile flicker on my face, I thought. There was also kheer for desert which made my mouth water.