Chennai Born Confused Softie
Chennai Ambi's Musings...
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Yet another Forward!!
THESE ARE ENTRIES TO A WASHINGTON POST COMPETITION ASKING FOR A RHYME
WITH THE MOST ROMANTIC FIRST LINE BUT...
THE LEAST ROMANTIC SECOND LINE:
Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss.
But I only slept with you, because I was pissed.
I thought that I could love no other.
Until, that is, I met your brother.
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead,
the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head.
Of loving beauty you float with grace.
If only you could hide your face.
Kind, intelligent, loving and hot.
This describes everything you are not.
I want to feel your sweet embrace.
But don't take that paper bag off of your face.
I love your smile, your face, and your eyes.
Damn, I'm good at telling lies!
My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you screwed up my life.
I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming.
My love, you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?
My feelings for you no words can tell.
Except for maybe "go to hell".
Thursday, October 21, 2004
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN -- THE LAST HURDLE
so coming back to teh D-DAY.only 30 days left.everyone must be speedening up and finishing their course material within the next few days.its time to peruse thru all the mocks and see what all good questions have been given.analyze our errors.right now i guess all we have to do is treat them simply as prac tests and nothing more than that.I am gonna concentrate on clearing cutoffs.I dont seem to have a really strong section.Invariably all my marks are just above the cutoff or just below it.never the extremes.mebbe if i strike form before nov 21 VA could turn out to be the elusive strong area which i have been searching for.
ALL CAT JUNTA time to drop new strategies and build up on your existing strategies.
w.r.t me i am gonna give 40 for each in case of 3 section and 30 for each in case of 4 section,though i might spend close to 35 in RC if i feel i wont clear RC cutoff compensating 5 mins from VA.
at any cost (120/number of sections)minutes will be devoted to QA.
i dont know ,suddenly the climate at chennai has become so horrible and has become like bangalore that it is really difficult to get up by 6:30 in the morning.Nowadays lotta work in the office also.hardly study for 2 hours per day.anyways i shouldn't be overdoing.NOT more than 3 mocks per week.Thats decided.NOV 17th and 19th is gonna be great as i have got a friends bro's wedding and my company culturals.Its gonna be "dhoom macha re dhoom macha re dhoom" till CAT.
LIFE certainly rocks @ present...
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
yet another day!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Vijay asks me to write...
For the uninitiated Vijay is one of my college friends with a tremendous apetite for writing humour stuff and posesses tremendous creativity especially when it comes to writing about our culture and our epics namely ramayana,what say Vijay??
The week has been a bit okay with lotta people saying that i shudn't be down,buck up and what not else.It was really encouraging.Everybody seems down,or is it becoz i am down i feel everyone is also like that.To drive home the point,i had a discussion with all my college classies,and bingo everyone had to ramble.One guy was getting royally screwed at work and to add to the agony his appraisal was also not that good.I really pity him.poor chap had been slogging for 16 hors a day 6 days a week and all he manages is a 3rd slot in the appraisal.Its really depressing,after such a gala time in college for four years you slog your ass out @ work and dont get recognised due to petty politics it really hurts.For some .CAT prep was going haywire and they were still @ the point from where they had started and this time i had to console them saying that its fine buddy,we are gonna make it.. .
A colleague is leaving for another comapny SAP labs.So we had a farewell this sunday at bessie and it was one ocassion which made it possible to meet 12 of my ELT training batchmates.Then it was ramblings as usual with 3-4 people forming their own clique and talking.The group element was missing.though it was supposed to be a getto there wasn't much involvement.What does that signify??
It signifies teh lack of any common topics,which means that we have grown so dumb that we cant even find a topic to talk about.I just could not believe it!!Just a year back we were partying,having fun,talking for 4 hours at a stretch but now all vanished into thin air. Thats Life i suppose.
I tried to strike a chord bnetween everyone by starting up some some conversation,but noone took the lead thereafter and so i stopped talking,and as teh rats followed piep piper my batchmates followed suit and they also became quiet.So much for a getto!!I guess even i need to take a major part of teh blame as i also was involved in talk with one of my very close confidants.Poor Chap,had got royally screwed in his appraisal.i felt really sorry for him.He had worked his ass out and yet he got menial treatment,which is very bad.Blame it on petty politics.
Then i started to ramble abt CAT and poor guy had to endure the ennui for another 30 mins.Then we started to discuss abt depression in young IT pros.Whomever i had confided with had teh same opinion,Life sucks!! .Lemme reiterate many of tehse guyz were hard core optimists but now times have changed.We just started to analyze why??
1) Missing college life esp CIT hostel life and the group.
2) No mutual time for gettos and movies.
3) Drab work,Lack of application of Thought process
4) Disillusion between work and higher studies
5) Miss the 3 hour gossiping sessions in the night.
6) watching movies in comp along with 10 other friends
7) Playing outdoor games
8) hardly talk on a everyday basis with friends which ultimately leads to loneliness and depression.
These had been the reasons for teh bouts of depression each one of us were facing.Hopefully we recuperate from it.AAh forgot to tell,Had my first telecon with an ONSITE coordinator.he was a nice chap.(at least seems so).After 1 and half years the closest i could get anywhere near onsite(America) was a telecon,so i guess an onsite oppurtunity is in the offing within the next 10 years.
Mebbe i am being too optimistic..