Saturday, February 28, 2009

Respite, Relief and Realization!!!!


After a mind-numbingly sarcastic and distressed narrative I’m happy to be writing about something AWESOME!!! And yes, such strong positive emotions can be evoked only by my school friends, a few members of my family and some other close friends that I have.

The past few days have been an emotional roller-coaster and my mind has been playing see-saw with my thoughts. Meeting the gang for Sandeep & Jay’s birthdays was something I was looking forward to for a long time. I was more eager to make plans for that day than Sandeep himself was and I had started discussing it with him ten-twelve days before his birthday. Making a card for him and Jay was like a project for me (Jay and Sandeep share their birthdays but unfortunately Jay is in the US for his masters.)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Growing Up… It’s not for everyone!


Some people remain three year olds even in their twenties and I saw a live demonstration of that yesterday night much to my annoyance. I would have rather been at home and enjoyed the ‘Prime Time Soaps’ (compared to yesterday night’s freakishly irritating scene, the soaps are a delight!) But it happened to be one of my closest friend’s birthday dinners and it would be unfair to him.

So I went to wish Tanuruh Happy Birthday!

Monday, February 16, 2009

25 Random Things about me!!


Okay! I didn't intend to write it this way, but saw that quite a few people on Facebook were adding notes to their profiles with this title. I read just one and the writer’s bug in me couldn’t resist.

Over the last week I have reached the highest highs (don’t worry… am not on dope) and lowest lows! (Sounds like a line from the song ‘Inside Out’ by Bryan Adams) Even though I so badly want to describe each one of these extreme emotions, something tells me that it is better that I don’t. Not now at least (maybe sometime later when I’m okay with letting it out.)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Potter's Pub...


It was 1998, 6th standard just got over and we planned a vacation to go to Ghana (since Papa was working there). Ghana was just like India. Same kind of roads, a little trash here and there, small apartment buildings, shops, the trees, and even beggars at signals! The difference lies in the fact that people there are a lot darker and you drive cars on the right side of the road.

In the two month trip to a foreign land we went to beaches, forts, castles, shopping centres, and something that was amazing for an eleven year old – a Pub! I still remember. It was right down the street where Papa lived and it was called ‘Potter’s Pub.’

Bummer


Right about now, I was supposed to be almost ready and on my way to Hawaiian Shack! My first experience of going to a real Pub (apart from the one time I went to a pub in Ghana at the age of eleven with Amma and Papa. But then I guess that hardly counts) and even that plan goes down the drain.

It is very rare that my office gang plans an outing and when they do, somehow or the other something happens and things don’t work out. Nine out of ten times it is the hectic work schedule leaving a ten percent chance for lethargy and boredom to kick the plan’s butt. The funny thing about this situation is that this time, everyone else is in! I on the other hand (being one of the very few openly enthusiastic people in the group) am sitting at home typing out this post when the others, in about an hour or so will be out of office on their way to party into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

31!! The magic number!


It has been confirmed! That the rumors that the Institute was considering that the exams be postponed till June, are true. However, the information on the site still states that…

"Since the Elections to the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of some States are likely to be held in the months April and May, 2009, it has been decided to hold the next Chartered Accountants PE-II, PCE, Final (Old and New course), IRM, MAC (Part I), TMC (Part I), CMC (Part I), ITL & WTO Examinations tentatively from 1st to 15th June, 2009 instead of May, 2009."

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Its February!!! Already??


January's gone! Yikes! And I thought I still had time.

I looked at the calendar yesterday morning and realized that one whole month had gone by just like that! It seems to me that we celebrated New Year’s Day just yesterday. And as I saw May closing in faster than I thought it would, I started to get worried about whether I still had enough time to complete the entire syllabus. All the previously made plans till then had crashed… massively (or massive bigly :-p) That got me thinking and working again. And after another big planning session, I have things back in control (at least it seems so that way… and being the optimist that I am, I’d like to believe that they are in fact so!)