Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Year's Eve 2006

Posting after a long time. Don't know what all to share, a lot happened, though nothing too eventful!

Work, for one, is burgeoning like there's no tomorrow, as usual.
Ok, I have something better to talk on... my New Year's eve...

New Year party was fun, had been to Mahabaleshwar with my family and family friends. We had booked a bungalow there, and by the time we reached with a truck-full of stuff (beds, tables, chairs, blankets, pillows, catering stuff, including stove, vegetables glasses, etc.) it was already dark, and the damned electricity had gone off!!! For good part of 2 hours, we skilfully moved each item from the truck into the bungalow with just mobile LCD as torches! And only later were we able to kick generator into life. Everything set, we were ready to rock! Bad that I don't like to dance, but it was fun watching others dance as if it's the last time they will ever get a chance to dance! Man, the energy levels were as high as never before! There were games for everyone, from 5yr old kid to 50 yrs oldies!

The whole of kids(?) gang, myself included!

After the din of endless dancing, boozing (for some people), karaoke'ing, dining, cracking jokes, playing pranks, we all retired to stinking beds.

The morning of 1st Jan of 2007 was refreshingly wonderful. Pleasantly cool and serene, air free of pollution with bustling of dry leaves around. Far far away from the useless haste of city-life, wished I could just hit a pause button on the remote of life.

Had a stroll with friends/cousins, who have now grown to an age I can talk freely to them ;-)
The awesome foursome. L-R: Ishan, Neil, Ashank & Vaibhav @ Veena Lake!

Until 2-3 yrs back, it was too much of age gap to talk on anything and everything. After having amazing ginger flavoured masala tea, bread-butter and usaal-pav, we went to market, hogged more food (read Strawberry with cream and boiled corn), went to Mapro's Garden on the way back to Satara, had another session of hogging there, reached Panchgini late night. Had dinner despite no hunger, only because it was irresistibly tasty! After another wonderful night's sleep at home-sweet-home, was up at 6 in the morning to leave for Pune.

The 2nd of Jan marked start of another routine day at office.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Why am I bored

Hmm... well, a post after a REALLY long break. Believe me, lots have been happening of lately, and am still trying to comprehend what's up and how will it end!!! This is typical of most people @ Nevis (or IT industry in general, I believe) when a release is just a few weeks away: Inhuman deadlines, nerve wrecking workload, endless meetings, never ending testing, etc. etc... coupled with no novels, lesser football, no gossips with buddies no outing, lesser family time, lesser blogging :-( with lesser and lesser returns day by day :-( Just kinda bored with that kind of life :-( Sometimes, like many others, I wonder if all this is worth it! OOps, getting into those classical philosophies. Will spare you that!
Anyway, probably I have to have my share of this.

To lighten up my mood, I was going through some Dilberts, not that I'm a great fan, but I do love it. Found this one worth sharing, though any Dilbert fan might have read this 'n' times!

Oh yes, for all of you, my dear buddies, here's my new year wishes:

May what you see in the mirror delight you,
and what others see in you delight them.
May someone love you enough to forgive your faults,
be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.

And may we live in a world at peace
and with the awareness of God's love in every sunset,
every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss,
and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

Wish this new year adds life to your deams through each passing day!!!

Keep reading, I'll definitely post on remaining MORE exciting days of my trip soon.