Another world cup final goes into history. Couldnt help but wonder where was i same time last world cup. Pona world cup was a memorable experience. Friend veetla jollya koothadichikitu kummalam potukittu..vidia vidia watched the whole match. Match anniki evening itself assembled in that friends house. Half the time i would be in their house for my friends wife was an excellent cook and naan varenna enakaga potato roast, sambar rice athu ithunu en favourite dishesa poatu thaakiduvanga. That day we all decided to go out to Pizza hut in Bannerghetta road for dinner. Nalla round katti saaptutu went back to their place. Nalla arattai adichitu galatta pannikitu it was amazing fun and all had great time. It was on a sunday i guess and next day office poga manasillama ara thookathoda kelambi half day latea ponom :)Appo yosichi kuda paakala adutha world cupku enga yaru epdi irupomnu :) On 4 years time..one got married and has a kid.. another friend in that gang has settled in SGP and has 2 kids now (semma productivity :D ) and the third one also has a kid now. Demographye totala maaridichi :D so many changes in the span of 4 years. My TL from previous company, who was part of that group, remembered it and sent an SMS yesterday. Felt so good to see that message and also how much things have changed now :) from a group of carfree yuppies to "responsible" kudumbasthans, they've all become. Each one engaged in their own world of activities,hardly having time to meet. But we still keep in touch now over phone or mail. Would be wonderful to meet them all again with their kids in a similar environment :)I Wish that happens soon.
My granma is going through her last stages :( She is so sick that everyone is now waiting for the news. Whenever our landline phone rings we pick it up with trembling hands preparing for the worst :( Its so goddamn depressing and sad. Logically practically i can brace with facts that she is touching 90 and considering the sufferings she goes through daily..well i dont even want to think beyond this. She is a very stubborn women and has single handedly brought up all her 5 kids. My granpa was into wood business and it was not a very profitable one it seems. She braved through many a financial loss and still has managed to shore up her kids. I used to be amazed by her memory. She never forgets anything and has a probing analytical mind. The kind of questions she would ask would put CBI to shame :) A very strong willed person who took good care of herself when she could. She always consulted her doc and would devotedly follow the medicine course prescribed. Even a month back she used to call every single day and talk for hours with my mom. It feels as if our phone would never ring :( She has already lost most of her memory but somehow remembers my name. I can never forget that she insisted in paying the initial amount for my computer class and when i paid her back after i got my salary she refused to take back the amount. Unlike my cousins who used to pester her to buy them toys and stuff..i never used to trouble her as a kid. She is always very fond of me and my sister and very proud over whatever little things we did. Even when she is sick, if she comes to know that if i am unwell she will call up and enquire and would pray for me. Everytime when i go to meet her she will ask me to come back soon to meet her again. I wish i continue to hear her say that for a lot more time to come.
Did i tell u guys that my office is in another galaxy compared to my place of stay? Its almost like hundred kilometers one way and takes almost 2 hours daily to commute. If the accident prone, speed breaker infested, gruellingly slow signals dont kill you, sitting in that same position for 2 hours in that bumpy ride will.
One interstig thing about this travel are the drivers. I've met so many interesting characters till the time i joined :) Each one has become so close to me that even though i am not using their cabs whenever we meet there would be a warm exchange of greetings. Most of the cabs had radio but the kind of distance i travel, there would hardly be any signal beyond a certain limit and we would be discussing about everything under the sun to kill time. I am amazed at the resilence of some of those drivers who are the most abused lot in the organised work sector i've ever seen. They take 3 4 shifts a day without rest and if u think thats the worst..well they dont even get paid properly for their services. Some of them get paid only once in 3 months because of company policy..delay in payment and what not crap. At times money is deducted if they dont make us reach office on time. Its not that each of them is well off and are driving for pleasure. Its their only source of income and still they go through all these sufferings silently. Next time when u c a cab driver driving rashly..spare a thought for the poor guy and the kind of mental anguish he must be under. Not that i am trying to justify rash driving. But given the scenarios i get to hear from them..i wonder how they manage to concentrate on the road inspite of all this!! A big plus is the music system :) I get to play the CJ (Car Jockey) and would be belting out all my favourite numbers :) Even if i shout on top of my voice it wouldnt carry over all the noise :D So that way i manage to add to the noise pollution with my little bit of contribution :D I always wished that i should go on a long drive with blaring music and buzzzing around at 100 miles speed :D its getting fullfilled almost on a daily basis except that i am not in driver seat. Wish i've my porsche soon :)
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