Sunday, December 5, 2010
I am gonna do it soon, atleast I hope so.
Life is going on good.There have been quite a few occasions worth writing for, NY Trip, Miami Trip and few more. Will surely write about them soon.
So what the hell keeps me busy these days? hmm.. I dont know. I am just lazying around.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So finally got an onsite opportunity…was waiting for this one from a very long time…struggled a lot, in fact fought a lot…got delayed for quite a long…more than a year to be honest and then many more hurdles…getting into some unwanted project and then the release issue and then promises which didn’t work out and then bad luck of projects getting scrapped…but at last it did work out for me…better late than never :)
Last few months have been really frustrating and depressing...the only thing on mind was when will my onsite work out…and finally when it did I am happy :)
The visa got processed from some different account and then got opportunity from some different account and travelled to Davidson, North Carolina, USA.
The things happened at the lightning speed and as usual I being a person doing things at the 11th hour, it all was such haste, I just can’t forget. Special thanks to Akshay and his car ;) that made it possible to reach the port on time and also the last minute shopping and packing, goodness it was like the 1 minute show when you do things at the fastest speed possible, hehe. Can you imagine giving 3 trousers for alteration and buying a lot of other stuff I needed to pack, at 8 pm when my check in time was supposed to be 9 pm, that’s another thing that I checked in at 10.30. I am such a careless bastard. Hehe. But at last everything went well so I don’t have any regrets.
The flight was fine. A non stop from Mumbai to NY. Then a connecting one to Charlotte and then a taxi drive of 30 minutes to Davidson.
The 1st day was a real different experience. Everywhere it was so silent, I could not sustain it for some time. Hardly anyone on the streets. All houses of the same type, cars parked everywhere, all turns look the same, it’s gonna be difficult to remember the roads. But its fine, I will get accustomed soon, it has just been a week :)
The human experience has been cool too. Americans are as courteous as I had expected them to be. Anyone you come across will wiggle their head and tell you Hi.
The changes I observed were in the desi janta, my own people. Some teetotalers who thought drinking as a real bad habit in India have now started drinking perhaps thinking that makes them hip. And then some real unexpected human courtesy changes but lets not talk about that. For a day I was bit down but then its life and it doesn’t fuckin wait for anyone so you have to move along. Came across some real cool guys and now friends and won’t forget their courtesy.
Still gotta need some time to settle down as the next house available is on 23rd Oct and that’s almost 1 month later and again you cannot be entirely self dependent here unless you own a car so that’s another thing I have to take care of and will take bit long since I don’t know how to drive a four wheeler :(
Other than this, office is cool, learning is good and I am keeping it up so looking forward to having a good time with a lot of value addition.
Rest all is fine. Things gonna get settled soon and I am gonna have the time of my life in here without any regrets. Missing my friends in India a lot ;-( hope you all missing me too :D
Friday, July 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
It was a big get together all of my dentist friends had planned. Rahul came down to Pune after a long time and fortunately most of his batch mates could manage to be there, though most of them busy with their own clinics or post graduations studies.
For me the weekend started with an adventure of a long ride to Alibagh 150 km away from Mumbai. I was in office on Friday night till 12.30 am cuz of some issue and my roommates had planned the ride. Earlier I was not in for the plan but later mood changed and I joined in. we started at around 1.30 am on 5 bikes 9 guys. I did not ride in the entire trip which obviously sounds so dumb but then that was the way it was. FYI: I am a good rider. Anyways so we reached the beach at 5 in morning and did some time pass and sipped some beer and visited the fort and came started from there at 9. At around 10.30 the guys dropped me at a highway point from where I could get the bus for Pune.
Cuz of rush I had to stand all the way for almost 3 hours and I was dozing off badly. I just prevented not to fall.
I reached pune and then we met all these guys who were waiting for me from morning and then we all went to Lavassa city in cars and it was a nice ride too except that I slept for most of the time…hehe…we spent some nice time together around 12 friends. We came back by evening and then had the awaited grand party at Amol’s place. All were very happy to see each other and it was this big get together after a long time for my dentist friends. Me, Raghuvir and Priya were the only non-medicos in the house. The party was awesome. Antiquity Blue…I love You. Everyone enjoyed their time and it was good drinks, food, music and the company :D
Not to forget there were few additional adventures of puking and then cleaning it and puking again at various places making it difficult to clean and then passing out on commode and then jokes and arguments and lot of rubbish abusive language which no one meant though and then opening the commode door thinking the guy has fainted inside and discovering that he is just defecating and having a good time…hehehe…it was an amazing night…dialogues like “if I don’t drink, I will puke”…I will remember this forever…I am still laughing hard remembering it all.
The next day we had some gaming action, pathetic bowling alley though. The atmosphere outside was really cool and then Rahul left and then I left and then I came back…hehe…yes…cuz it rained heavily and I could not get the ticket for Mumbai so I came back…coffee…some food and good night sleep.
Next day I was supposed to leave early morning but then I never saw it, when I woke up it was broad day light. Most of us had a craving for sea food and hence we went to a nice sea food restaurant and enjoyed a superb meal along with some beer :D and then we came back to Mumbai in Rohan’s car..not to forget one more nice ride.
So as I mentioned earlier it was a tiring but joyous weekend.
Tai’s wedding was a big tension for my family cuz Dad doesn’t have much social contacts around and since parents are from village there are not many well educated relatives and then Tai has studied a lot…she is MBBS and now doing MD Pathology. Now to find a groom for her means he has to be at least as much educated as she is. No one was in relatives. Mom and Dad were trying but then my combined effort with them yielded the fruit. I made two profiles on two leading matrimonial sites and it worked. There were quite a lot interests for her but then the filter was PG Medico.
And then the match came one day and then the formalities happened and the guy met the girl and then both liked each other and parents spoke to each other and waved the green flag and formal meet happened between the families and then everything went smooth. The dates were fixed and the day came, BIG DAY I would say.
It was a real nice experience, if it is 1st marriage in your family then there are many things to take care of. There is a lot of management and always some mismanagement to look after but then the day’s end is what it is for. The bride going along with the groom happily.
It is a beautiful mixture of all the feelings. The tiring work, frustrating small things, formalities in front of at least 50% people you never saw, answering the FAQs so many times that you would blabber the same in sleep that night, the out of the world happiness of seeing you sister smiling with her groom, getting a feeling that they are made for each other, the pleasure of sensing the happiness amongst all the beloved families and friends who have showered their blessings and wished you and teased you saying “you are the next”, the 100 new Poojas and Mantras of your religion which you heard for the 1st time (I don’t care to be honest), the final sad feeling of bride’s departure and the tears in the eyes. As I said it is a beautiful mixture of all the feelings.
Jiju (brother in law) is a nice person, Tai is happy with him and that’s what the most important thing is. This post is for you. Wish you a very happy married life. I am sure you are never going to read this blog though hehe…
** Blog dedicated to all families and friends who shared the joy with me on the day…specially the friends who sweated equally as me and the monetory help as well :)
Life is ok...neither happening nor depressing as we say “Bass, katt rahi hain :-) “
Hope ya all too doing good.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Few hours back I just got in a situation (in fact I am not out of it yet) but then there was no need to be so tensed and nervous, as I got. My seniors talked to me when I consulted them and then my dead confidence boosted up. It’s not like I don’t have the courage or confidence or the decision making ability but somehow these days I get quite frightened of the situations even before they begin, forgetting that the situation can be dealt with and it would be all cool again.
I still can think from all aspects when some of my friend falls in any situation and I have helped and help them with the best way out. But when it comes to me somehow I get too nervous as if it’s the end and all. Perhaps sometimes my temperament makes me more nervous, like I get angry over things and obviously think of not expressing it every now and then and then just suppressing it within I get nervous what would happen. This is being so confusing, I am sure the one who will read this will be more confused but then I just had to note this down for my future reference. Hehe.
Anyways right now I am bit relieved, I aint sure if the current situation gonna get worse or better but still I am being patient. Let’s see what happens.
Don’t worry I am cool.
** this tension is about office life and I dint want to mention all details in here so hope u just get the gist of the situation. (wrote in office at 6pm 4/3/10, will publish at night)