Saturday, June 30, 2012


I should have been in 4th-5th Standard when I learnt how to cycle. If I am correct I has a old reallllllllllllllllly old cycle given by one of my mom's cousins. How I wish I has the pictures :-). Anyways, if I am correct I learnt riding a bicycle all by myself [ that's what I claim, that too without falling....] Much to my dismay, the first time I demonstrated my cycling skills to my brother and his friend I ended up hitting a cement block and injuring myself very badly. The cycling days to school started in 8th standard and I had my hero ranger[Pink] cycle with me till my 1st year of engineering. I felt terrible my dad sold the bicycle, though I got the money ;-).

Moving on, my dad bought me a Honda Activa [Blue] while I was in my 2nd year engineering. He taught me how to ride it for 3-4 days. My mom was very disappointed with my learning and one fine evening she told me to go on a ride all by myself. Wow!!! That's a ride worth remembering. Driving through the narrow lanes of Ulsoor->LIDO Theater->Ulsoor Market->Back Home! After that there was no stopping between me and the Activa. I have completely enjoyed it for 6 years in Bangalore.

Now!!!! Since I have moved to San Jose, driving a car by myself is inevitable. Have been practicing for few days now and I only wish I get through learning it and have a pleasant experience like the cycle and the bike. So scared and cautions! God Save me and the ones around me on road :-)

P.S : I have had my stint of riding geared bikes as well. Can mange just up to 125cc in low traffic zones :-).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Twenty 7

Well in case you are wondering what it is... its my AGE as on 23rd June 2012! mhhhhmmmhhh I am that old or older ;-)

<< 2 year ago..... I was waiting for my last day in SLK software...had an amazing birthday celebration with my team [ hardly knew for 2 months...] received wonderful gifts which I wanted to buy soon and to top it all I was all excited about moving to US for my MBA....its funny that I have a smile on my face right now when I remember the Plans I had and was so sure it's going to work out PERFECT.....

<< 1 year ago...Was 3 weeks old in a total new city....tensed about how I am reaching the client location on time using public transportation..Not a single soul in the office nor in the city knew it was my birthday...treated myself with an expensive Starbucks Cold Coffee.....

And this year...once again 1 week old in a new city....have so many things running in my head...a transformed person [ that's what my near and dear ones say ] and definitely have understood nothing goes as planned ;-).... lets see how this birthday is going to be....

FYI - 27 doesn't feel that old if you know exactly what you have done and what you should have done in the past years ;-)

Birthday Gal!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moving On..........

I have been terrified , petrified and what not for a very long time since the thought of moving out of Baton Rouge had hit me hard! [ No exaggeration ]

Well that was the "past" [ I hope so ]. Now if I think of it, my stay here has been so wonderful that asking for more is totally inappropriate. I have completed my studies on time, completed CIA certification, had a part time job [ which reduced my financial burden considerably], had an excellent learning experience, great classes, teachers and classmates, have traveled quiet a bit, did an internship and looking forward for a full time position and to top it all I am a changed person for good [ I think so]. Off course, I have met and made wonderful friends, not to mention how much I have learnt from them as well. Little did I know when I planned to come here that I would get so much of love, care, warmth and happiness from people. It has definitely effected me both for good and for bad. Being an optimistic person I should say its more of good and less of bad :-).

So when it's time to move on to a new place and possibly a new life instead of feeling sorry and sad about what I am leaving behind I want to be happy and content that I was lucky enough that all this happened to me and I got the opportunity to experience it ALL completely! No regrets what so ever [ at least so I don't disrespect what I have received Here in Baton Rouge! Here in LSU! Here in the TIGER Nation ]