Thursday, May 31, 2007

If u really ask me technically speaking thats how i felt when i got my first job...it ne'er stoped there..got the next one tht i attemptd as well...:) ...guess..all my stars were aligned jus the right way then..hehe...

After all those running around..no seimens,no satyam....finally got the offer letters from TCS and MINDTREE..:)...Bottom line..everything is destined...keep trying..Someday...everything will wrkout!!...i shud've ritten this loong bak...have u evr noticed??..most of my scribbles in this blog page are during my exam time??...hehe....;) may b thts wen u really get to sit home ... n think of all the things in this world but Studies!!!...

Xactly..hehe..my nxt sem univ exams are to commence on 11th of may....hehe...Nuthing much of happening aftr the job hunt..the companies coming and gng..and many more getting placed...happy tht most of them got into one place or the other!...its really a moment when u get the chance to giv ur mates a jadoo ki jappi wen the results are finally announced by the placement reps....Hmm..so aftr tht all these job hut stuff...nuthing really hapnd ..apart from the time we had @ Tijo's sis's engagement..It was right after the Wipro placements...and chettai Tijose Tom is Placed in Wipro!! So werz the Party??!!!!? @ kottayam....angane achayanmarude nattilekku oru yatra!!...Well...tht was the first time me being at kottayam..well, ne'er really got down at tht place though many a times i went past tht place...was more excited of the fact tht i'd b meeting my old mate Ajay....ne'er seen him after our 10th..such a lng time...almst 6 years?...yea...sumthing like tht...Unfortunately we jus gt to meet...technically speaking Jus MET!!...as i had to b with the class gp... So finally we got there.....i ne'er 4gt to take my cam...but guess wat..the moment i stepped in..sumbdy was like..therz the photographr!...and i had 3 cameras on my hand straight away!...Its camera obviously!...i'd ne'er say no to tht...strtd clicking the new cams i gt..Nikon...Coolpix...frankly speaking..i ne'er really liked tht thing...the other one was a CyberShot itself...of anup's ...which i'd been using for ages..i could say i've used that thing more than nybdy else...it had always been with me...during the onam celebs..the hostel evnts...the tour...virtually 90% of the time ever since he got tht...Tijos chechi
asked me to get the shots of the function for her..finally agreed to take em on the cybershot..
The function was at a near by church itself...it went smooth..i was bhind the lights with the other Official camera men..hehe..theyre always handy...sumbdy made a statement i was all over the place during the engagement ceremony...n i was seen more clearly thn the gal n the boy!...Sumbdy evn told me...I'm not supposed to b behind the Father!!...i ne'er really understood tht theory!...hw are the photographers suppose to take their shots if they're nt allwd to be there nywer near them..aah! whoz botherd!!...
The lunch went fine...Veggy Ramaswami was nxt to me...hehe..n everytime the ppl came to serve he nly had time to confirm if its veg..I cud recollect so many times he ne'er gt nything..n other times he shooed them away thinking it was non veg!...Avasanam pavam oru icecream kondu adjust cheythu!!!...hehe...the other end i had our shiva...he seemd as though he had finishd half of the 30 litres naadan kallu..hehe...fully FITT to take of the nxt item tht came his way!!;)

End of everything we had a shrt meeting with the Father himself...hehe...he was talking all technical english Grammar!!...Oh boy!! nt again...Luckily i had to move around clicking...but one thing he said...Conference maketh a ready man!!...hehe...I'm sure all the ppl had a nice cnvrsation...they were almst ready!!!..dun ask me for wat..;)


Thts the Boy n the Girl!!!



N thts us..TKMCE ...




Aftrnun we got bak to Tijos house and we went around roaming the whole place...while the others had a nice dip @ d aruvi nearby....Ellam kazhinju ellarum kidappai!! technically hehe..yes..most of them are flat snoring...
while the others got around sitting in circles ...Evening there was this Milanji idal ceremony...Its my first time and i ne'er had ny clue how the things worked out in the Xtian marriages...The stages was ready by then...Sumbdy told me there would be Ganamela and Panchavadyam alng with the whole process!!...The function began with a long beard guy who luks like Richard Stallman strtd screaming at the peak of his voice!!.....he was all around the place running with a cordless mic ..standing on the chairs!!.n dancing..N i was like...Eyaleyano chettaikku pgminu kittiye!! thn it went on with sum xtian songs..then was this function...we were askd to move nxt to the stge..i had my covr wid 3 cams with me...which i carried alng for some reason though i had wantd to keep it inside.....Thn was the main event..the Mailanchi edal thing..we were all stnding there watching the thing for the first time in our lives..n thn i was askd to get the shots of tht as well!..again??...isn't tht enuf??..."No!!" was the answer..i handed the covr to one of my friend..told him chechi's cam was in it and can use tht ...while anups cam was down with empty battry..So the ceremony bgan n the gurl was there in the middle..with so many things happening which i had no clue....n there was this part wen Tijo was suppose to give sumthing to his sister..n i was there right in frnt clickin alng with the Official camera men n lights..n had Niju nxt to me wit tht Nikon coolpix..the whole of Tkm guys out there calling out Tijos name...ppl wer staring us lot..hehe...what follwd was the panchavadyam and the dance...evn the Boy turnd out ..dancing with us....Thn then was the real dancing part out infront of the house..dancing to the rhythm of the chendakottu!...
With a grand feast the function was almst over...i had to get the cameras bak and the charger...so gt to Tijo n asked for my file which i had given him as well as this packet..n he was like what packet.!!.. my heart skipped for a moment when he said what packet...thn i had to xplain the packet that i left when i had been asked to get those shots...we went around searching..it was nower!..anup's cyber shot n my cybershots chrger...its gone!!....end of the day i din't knw wat to do...so many questions would be asked...it was all my responsibility!!..wer is the Cam!?...nxt day mrnig i cud see anup sitting there..well...he ne'er told me nything but said it was entirely my responsibility!...
I had a lng journey bak home.santhosh during our journey bak suggestd..may b i cud promise anup to get it bak with the first salary...for the nxt few days i had nuthing in my mind xpt this...what nxt..i had to ask myself!...Y me??...Y did i ever agree to go take those shots at nyte?? y dint i get bak home after the engagement?...Y did i ever have to take d responsibility of 3 cams when i had my own....Y cudn't others share the responsibility...when something really goes rong..y me..??...!! ...a camera tht i'd been using for the past 6 months...much more thn the owner himself!! ...my camera's chargr without which i'd ne'er b able to take nother shot!!..its all GONe!!!....Y did i ever have to leave tht with em there out in the open....Y!!??...i wasn't the only one who used tht cam tht day...y cudn't they undrstnd tht they ought to knw the packet is their too reponsibility when i was sent to take those shots which they desperately wanted?!..sumbdy who sees the whole thing..well..i was suppose to hav kept it inside!..but thn still if i had kpt it inside hw wud i evr have taken these shots for them....
Well...it'll always be that way...its gone ...2 weeks pasd..i went to the Sony showroom to chk the current price of the cams..theyre in 10K range...i asked for my chargr! guess wat Chrgr wud cost me Rs.3500 n its battery an euivalent amt if get them separately!!!..tht was the last thing i wanted to knw!...No more shots!!...i cald up Tijo to ask bout the cam!..nbdy knws nything bout the whole thing..i cald up anup..he said its gone..ne'er mind...I really wantd tht packet bak......end of celebrations!!...
3 days bak Tijo cald me up n tld..da ..paket kitti..those Panchavadyam ppl returnd it bak..they said it was in their Van and sumbdy placed it there thinking it was theirs seeing the dress tht was there in the packet alng with d cam!..Praise lord!!..i don't knw how to thank those ppl whoever retrned them!!...The world is not tht cruel after all..Good ppl do exist!!...its all happening...Thts Life!!...Sigh!!! ONe thing i learnd!!...its always better 2 b with your Own things!!...I still didn't get that charger on my hand...So the Deviantshots remain the same...Vl surely update tht once i get tht bak!..:) till thn...keep rolling!!....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Current time: 5:20 pm.
Current Feeling: Calm..
Current O/S: Windows XP 64 bit.
Current Windows open: Blogger, Orkut, Deviant Shots,Priablogjournal,Aninsane..
Current Programs running: Opera, Winamp,Adobe CS2..
Current Mobile used: Nokia 6020
Current Clothes: T-shirt and half pants
Current Music: Karsh Kale - Anja
Current thought: Internals postponed..been two days since i've come home..Even after getting
the time the same old story...last minute...Gawd!! did i take tht new Micro Processor Txt Book??.Oopsie....
Current drink: a cup of tea...

Finally...Scribbled sumthing...Universities got over long back..6th sem classes startd...4 fests got over...The other branches went on their 2nd tour..The month of march..the buzz word 'placements'..heard more frequently around these days....That phaze of life that all undergoes...preparing resumes...aptitude tests..gds...interviews....Even i got to experience
that the last week...Placements began for the '08 batch at shreds....First test on March 10th...The test was at UC colg Alwaye....well..every1 excited about their first attempt...New shirt,trouser,polished shoes...wat not..Fortunately a 'Tie' was the only thing missing...got into a Sleeper compartment...10 of us...Half way through the TTR asked us to get into General compartment...one could hardly keep their feet on ground!!...Finally we managed get some place...We were not the only ones attending d test...We could find a bunch of 6th sem guys with 3G phones on one hand and Operating System n Balaguruswamis... :) we looked at each other!!..."Ohh gawd!!!!! Give us a break!!".."the Yoyo bujis!!"..All tht botherd us was bout a place to spent the night...Finally on reaching Alwaye we found ourselves a logde, at a walkable distance from UC clg...Okay!Phew!! nw thts done...Filled up the hall tickets..Nw wat??...Get sum sleep......... I tell you...we could hardly sleep that night!!! ask me why?!!...MOSQUiTOES!!!! Gawd!! Cochin Ekmm Alwaye.. i tell u that place is Horror!!!.Tvm and kollam is heaven compared to that place.!!!...Rolling and rolling over in the bed...massacre of those blood sucking deamons!!>..@ 3.30 in the morning every single person was out of their bed walking in the corridor...It reminded me of 'Nadodikattu'..where mohanlal telling Sreeni.."Da daasa..Aishwaryathinte Siren Muzhangunna Keetilleda.." n Sreeni.."Sheriyaada Viajaya."..Who knws...all those buzzing sound of mosquitoes and all those sufferings may b for something good awaiting us....Finally by the time we caught sum real sleep its was 5 in the morning..By the time we reachd the UC clg we could find the looong queue...the test began...it went fine..came back..mine was the second batch..by the time we reached the first batch results wer out..n nly a few got thru...For once i thut, should i really wait for the results??....with the thought of series xam behind my back i wanted to go back with all the hi-tech bujis nt clearing the first round..But they insisted me staying back with the others...n on second thought decided to stay back....Bt time they left..the second batch results wer out..Gawd! I cleared my first aptitude test!!!!!! ...:) .. got in for the second tech test...15mins..15 qtns...and the end of it..the guy started calling some names and asked them to leave...n a min later he called all those ppl back...then he apologised and told tht they wer to stay back and he startd off with a new list..one name after the other..."Jaikrishnan K".."Arun".."Abhishek".........at the end of the list...Oh boy!!! g88!! I cleard the second!!!..i had jus attemptd jus 8 while all others attmptd 15 coz ther wusnt ny -ve..then there was this company presentation...Seimens.ther was a 20 mins presentation covering their fields and details....n then the 3rd test...50 mins..Seriously i wasted my good time on sum stupid qtns and at the end of the test they announced tht the result would be published by 10.30 p.m...tht means i'll have to wait...Well..me and couple of my friends had the time to roam around the ekm city...went to Bay pride..ordered a Masala Dosa for Rs.30!! jus for the sake of it..to our joy, there was luxury tax in addition to that!!!g88!!...Tht wud've been the costliest Masala Dosa we ever had!!!!..Thn i caught this board there.."if u're happy Honk!!"..yea rite!!! "Athintenkudi kuraveyullu eni.."...thn we had a walk at the marine drive...got into Bimbis and thn my friends (Delhi walas) gav me Delhi treat 4m the Bimbis..







We then walked back all the way to the bus stand...Sat next to the petrol pump....sigh!!..Long day!!..Legs paining.. 3 of us sat nxt to the petrol pump...10.30..not published...a KSRTC
bus rounding the stand with a "TEST DRIVE" board!..weird!!...11..not
published...11.30..naah!!...we sat ther watching the buses coming and leaving...One of them
almost hit the petrol pump taking a sharp turn...then at 11.50 or sumthing the phone rang!!..My
friend pickd up the phone...
"Selected??"..."He got??..."...
"OH!! afternoon?".."Jk??"..
"hw many?" .."what bout KC??".."Morning??"
..."Taj Residency??"....Finally.."Abhish?'.."..."Hmm..k"...end of conversation...

He looked at me..I knew..."Ne'er mind!...Congrats man!!...Congrats da..So u ppl finally got to get into Hotel Taj Residency uh!!" ...So game over! Sigh!!..i had to return...12:30 am.."i guess i'll go back home..Nyways u ppl get ur dress washed n dried on time!..all the best for the interview..:)"...so they left...I sat ther for some more time...nxt to the petrol pump...then walked around for some time..chekd out a few messages..."Ne'er mind messages"!,,hmm yeah..ne'er mind..It wasn't xpectd to be that way nyways...But actually speaking it wasn't that tough to get thru that....Finally by 1:30 or something i got into this Deluxe Sleeper of KSRTC...Got a seat!..Whew!!! Long day...i'd reach home by 5 in the mrning or sumthing i thought..Dozed off for a while...the phone rang....woke up..again back to hibernation..n it started raining.....One memorable night!:) The nxt week series exams started ..two of them got over...n then there was this scare of Jaundis ..n the hostel had to be shut down..i went over to my Aunts house...A place named Eravipuram in kollam district....my mother's sister.. reached the place n i could see my
cousin bro sitting there...:) reminded me of my childhood...the time when my aunt was in clg n me used to follow her everywer...the those days wen she used to go to Swatitirunal Musical clg n i used to go alng with her in train...with all the gals around...make all sorts of commotion....to 'Panjamam'..a musical academy...i used to sit ther nxt all those BIG kids...tapping my hand and running around the place....The same old me...standing right in front of me....my cousin bro..Now me in colg..n he behind me...n i could hear my uncle and aunt chanting..".ur big bro is here...he is studying for Engineeeeering..Stop fooling around and start studying..2mrw is ur 2nd std final exam!!!!!...Go study!!!..."....Evidennu!!!...







Thn he switched on the tv..Cartoon Network!!..Whee!!!...Tom 'n' Jerry!!!..Oh boy! oH boy!!....the nxt half n hour was Tom 'n' Jerry show n nuthing else!! Dint move an inch!!!....n my aunt in the bkgrnd!!..."Evidennu!...Pararanjittu karyamilla!!..Chettanum kollam..Aniyanum kollam...Enampechikku marappatty koottu!!"...:)...U knw I always believe...ther is not point in living if you can't be childish sumtimes...those curiosity..tht energy.....One may grow up..but that 'child' within you...its something different..:) I have my child within me..always....everytime i hear Basketball ya India's Cricket matches..runs high on adrenalin...2mrw India 1st world cup encounter!!!............:) Ganguly back in the team..One of the g8est stroke makers of all time!!...he definitely is a legend!!...He may not be Tendulkar..But he is the Prince of Kolkatta!!...Tht Pepsi Adv tht he did!! tht really made me senti!!!:( He faught!!.fought like a tiger!!..tiger tiger burning bright!!...One of the greatest come backs!!!...Prince of millions of cricketing hearts!!!.....Hoo haa India...Aaya India!!...All the best..The Blue Billion is behind you!!!...



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Note:Even as i post this...Gibbs hits 6 sixes in an over...Dhoni...wake up!!!!