Thursday, January 28, 2010

Had a Great weekend, and having a nice week

WOW!! What a wonderful past week has been for me,

The high point being my trip to Bangalore and spending it with my favorite and only niece NIYA, my darling little princess, well she is a darling, but has grown quite a lot from when I last saw her.

She has become real naughty now, and her mother (my sister) is truly spoiling her by listening to each and every wish of her just so that she doesn't cry. True even I won't like to see my little princess cry, but was wondering how much should we bend to the kids wishes. IF agreeing to everything she wants now, won't it be so much more difficult to say no to her after she grows up? Anyway, she is not my daughter, she is my princess. I am here just to spoil my darling NIYA.

SO how was my weekend, well real fun, the day I flew down (Saturday) even before reaching home we had decided on going to a theme park (Wonderla, its a few KM outside of Bangalore). Dam!! It was a hell lot of fun, all the rides and stuff, and further spending time and seeing niya smile made the day whole lot more fun.

Then on Sunday and Monday had fun with niya, also went shopping and time pass with my cousins. Then on Tuesday, we went to the flower show at Lalbaugh, It was real crowded but the flower arrangements was fun. Had picnic in the garden and played with Niya again.

Was sad on my return trip to Mumbai about leaving the fun behind, my sisters want me to shift to Bangalore, But am not sure if I want to. Bangalore even if it’s a nice city, it doesn't have the Pulse of Mumbai. Let’s see what the future holds for me.

Now back in Mumbai, and office, my TL is on leave and I am leaving office early. Feels really good.

Anybody wondering why I am so excited about my niece, let me tell them, if you have a brother or sister’s kid to spend time with then you will understand

Saturday, January 9, 2010

What are my Goals in Life???

Hey, Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? What are you aiming for in life? What are your goals in life?
We have all heard these questions; this and many variations of these are one of the staple questions in any interview, a Date, when you meet some one new.

Somehow in the last couple of weeks I have been asked one of these questions a couple of times, and every time I never really had a convincing answer to give, The answer didn't even sound right to me, I wonder how it felt to the person who heard it.

When we were kids grown ups always asked us, "Beta, What do you want to be when you grew up?" and we would give some silly answers from Actor to Doctor to an Engineer (even when we didn't know what an engineer did), and these grown up just smiled, gave some advice or cracked some joke.

Now if someone asks you this question, what can you say? I am already an engineer, i.e. I got my B.E degree, but to tell the truth I don't feel I have any more knowledge in me that a 12th pass kid.

Seriously I don't know where I want to be after 5 years. In a good position perhaps, earning good to enjoy life, giving orders rather than taking them and most of all I want to be doing something that I enjoy doing. But what is that position? what is that job? how do I reach there? I have no answers to that question.

I feel as if I am a ship, flowing with the water currents, running with the engine on Low power, If the water currents are flowing right, I turn right to go with the current, IF I see something on the portside, I turn my rudder to the left still with the engine on low power, If I really want to go there I might push it to medium power, but never really to full power, IF I see the current is too strong, I give up.

The thing is I really don't know where I want to go, so how do you expect me to push to full power to some destination I really don't know if I want to go there.

Someone please help me, how do I answer this question the next time I am asked, and not come our looking like a fool?

Comments are really welcome, If someone is reading this please comment and give me some advice (hey I am asking for a advice, here’s your chance, take it). Please post a comment

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Yet another year is over, and we are starting into a New Year, full of hopes that this New Year is going to be great.

So looking back do I have regrets or joy for 2009?? Well let’s see, 2009 wasn't a real straight year for me, Work has been a major thing of the year, well lets say the only thing of the year. Staying in office for 12-16 hours is no joke; my average working hours for this year is always above 11 hours. Not really fun u know, there have been days when I have not seen my Dad, cause by time I reach home, he is asleep, and by time I get up he has gone for work, Dam real frustrated about my work timings, But heck I can't change that.

What else happened in this year (personally, lot of stuff is going on in the world that doesn't concern me), well If I say nothing, it is also true, (Nothing great happened). And if I say many things happened, true again (many small things did happen). Let me just say I am thankful for a lot many things, but also there were stuff that I wish hadn't happened, but heck this is life. NO regrets for 2009, 2009 was just another year.

But now to look forward for 2010, something is waiting for me in 2010,
Really, I have a feeling that this year is going to be a year when something great is going to happen in my life, don't ask me why I said that, I just feel it.

Let me end this wishing each and everyone a Happy New Year.