Monday, January 10, 2011

Keeping myself preoccupied :-P

I had close to 40 days of hols after my 1st term exams and I had planned a lot on what I am supposed to be doing which would be most productive and effective! :-P thinking like an "MBA" person...and as usual something else happened...

The Actual Plan :
1. Work for 40 hrs a week as a software developer
2. Borrow some marketing text book from my prof and off course read it "GK"!
3. Get my driver's license for 4 wheeler
4. Prepare for the Internal Auditing Course [ the screwing one of all! ]

Why it didn't work :
1. Do to some complications in paper work, the employer couldn't hire me during the break :-/
2. After exams were over, I didn't even look at the Marketing Department :-P
3. The person who was supposed to teach me driving was busy, so zero progress on that :-(
4. We didn't get the course material for studying Internal Auditing! :-D

What "Actually" Happened :
1. Sleep for 10-12 hrs a day, with no alarms waking me up
2. Watched a few TV series like Desperate housewives, Lost and How I met your mother
3. Watched various flavours of movies right from action. comedy, feel good, horror, drama and thrillers ( suspense n romantic ) in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Japanese/ Chinese and French
4. Rediscovered my passion for Cooking! And yeah prepared some yummy innovative food!
5. Visited Baton Rouge Down Town [Commercial Area] and LSU campus and took over 1k snaps [ from 4 cameras]!
6. Had been to a few potlucks and invited a few people to home for Break Fast and Lunch
7. Finished reading "Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
8. In the process of teaching a friend of mine .Net [C#]
9. Got a new hair-cut for $20!!!
10. The usual routine of shopping, house keeping etc
11. Chatting with my friends and keeping in touch with them

Well I have managed to keep myself as much "preoccupied" as possible which was neither productive not effective as per the initial plan :-P..but what the heck..this could possibly me my last set of hols as a student where I can decide what to do..So I did what I wanted to do :-D

P.S : With the next sem starting shortly I am DAMN scared..can I go back to 4-6 hrs of sleeping, no entertainment, busy-schedule, alarm clocks and what not!!!????

Sunday, January 9, 2011

In your shoes....

Strange thing happened...I was watching a Telugu movie recently and something hit me like a jolt!

Obviously the "HERO" was ripping apart all the villains and their "chamchas"...So the overall conclusion is the "HERO" is a brave guy..invincible.. ultimately he would win and that's why he is the "HERO"...but.........what about the villain...after witnessing death of their own people and being sure they would also end up in the same situation still they attempt to attack the "HERO"...well I know its a reel that's running but still...just imagine even their bravery!!! :-D..funny isn't it ? So I started applying the same logic to a few scenarios..."Putting my self in the opposite persons shoes"...and you would realize whether you are the winner, accomplished person the opposite person wants to be...yet there is something special about that person if you wish to see it!!

For instance, at the least I have studied a few subjects to date [ though I am not interested in them] just to make sure I don't flunk in them..I don't think I have the courage to face people effected because of it..and I am sure that would be the same case with most of us...but imagine a person who has flunked and has the courage to face it [ whether they wish to or not...]. Wow its just amazing...! from looking at someone who is not good at a subject, I now see them as someone from whom I can draw some courage...

If I start thinking of many such instances I realize there is something else in that person which make them unique! So I have come to a conclusion that there can never be a "LOOSER"....well if someone is out right arrogant, lazy, good for nothing that's all together a different story [out of the scope of this POST!]...

I know the topic is debatable..and I am still not sure on my "thinking"...but just felt like blogging about it!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

1G -> 2G

Well to make myself clear this post is not about 1G, 2G, 3G or 4G mobile phones :-P...sorry for disappointing some gadget freaks! :-D

Until recently I was still the 1G person, whose main goals were to have fun, hang out with friends, party in awesome restaurants, have the latest and trendy wardrobe, be up to date with whats happening in the Film Industry, gossip about everyone, make prank calls, comment on "cute" guys and so on and so forth....[hope you get the idea]....
Even now the above said stuffs holds good, but this is not my entire life. With many of my friends getting married, becoming parents, few getting "committed", few pursuing their dreams [ apart from engineering :-)] and me trying to stay INDEPENDENT..I see a gradual and graceful change in all of us...Now the conversation with my dear friends starts with how are you? how is family? How is your respect partners (kids) ? how is work ? what have you planned for future ?....Instead of starting with YOU KNOW WHAT...YOU WILL GET A SHOCK HEARING THIS...GUESS WHAT!!!....all of these ending with gossips ;-)....
When I think about a few friends of mine, the 1st thing that comes to mind is their kids :-)..not their some lovely dress, footwear or accessories I might have liked...When I think of past outings with them..I think we all should go there once again with our respective families...and when I plan my next trip to India..I am sure I would buy gifts for the kids and not for the parents...(advance sorry) and yes off course I have started thinking more responsibly and selflessly than I used to ( my mom would never ever agree to this)...well some call it Maturity, some call it growing OLD... I see it as a graceful transition from being
1G -> 2G.

When I move from 1G-> 2G, my parents move from 2G->3G. So the 1G gap between us will always stay, hence I would always been a kid for them and I like it that way.
When I move from 1G->2G, my friends also are in the same transition [ Some of you might not agree]...but its a fact and whether they behave like one or doesn't matter..we are still the same G people... ;-)

So here is me self proclaiming I am in the transition phase of being a 2G..and I am LOVING IT!!! for those who want to say I am OLD...please look at day you also would be in my shoes :-P

G -> Generation

So which G are you ? :-P