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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Time to Relocate to wordpress

Finally after not blogging for a long time due to reasons mentioned in my prev post I have decided to relocate to Wordpress from Blogger...

A kind request to all my lovely readers.. Plz dont forget me I hv just moved... I am just a click away.,
Do visit me and pour in ur comments at the following link

Friday, 3 February 2012

Did anyone miss me here??

I m so not happy that I m unable to blog these days

Am I bored of blogging- oh no not at all
Am I lazy to blog- not really
Am I loaded @ work that I don't get enuf time - not really I hv time to read others blog n comment too
Am I out of topic to blog- not at all. I m just back from a wonderful trip and am dying to blog(inspired by travellouge by seema)

Then wats stopping me???

I hv 2 enemies

Did u say hubby?? Oh no he is a darling.. then who??

1. Blogger itself- since it has just upgraded my version of ie in offc doesn't support to post new blogs..
2. Broadband connection @ home is a disaster n hv to literally beg n plead the line man this weekend to get it repaired..

Oh BTW I hv my usual unending to-do-list lined up for my weekend, added to which my home is literally stinking n my face can imagine a list of activities/chores I hv to clean up the mess.. crossing my fingers that my lazy hubby will help me through....

So wat plans for ur weekend??? Hv a lovely weekend, hv fun..
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Friday, 20 January 2012

Surya Kanthi Tales- III - The one where SK is Promoted!!

Appraisal time in all the companies and the same here too!!

Our own SK has had a jackpot Luck with double Benefit

1. Change in Location -  She has moved to Onsite..  She has shifted to another building which is connected to the main Campus by a Sky Walk and it is called as Onsite :) and people who come to have lunch @ the main cafe take Local Flights (Sky walk) and land @ the Cafe.. So our own SK is now officially located @ Onsite and Lands @ the Cafe using daily plying flights.. :P

2. She has been Promoted to a new Role- Designation is UTA- Stand for 
"Unload Tracking Agent"

Now lemme explain what is UTA all about..

@ Onsite she has been allotted a place which is very special in its own way... A cubicle where only 2 ppl can occupy than the classic 4 to 5 ppl cubicle, there is a Coffee m/c and a Water cooler at a stones throw away and most importantly the last and the most significant point is that there are washrooms just next to her cubicle.. Most important point to remember is the "Gents Toilet" just next to her cubicle..

From the time she has known her place she is been crying and cribbing about it and added to it she has a very annoying neighbour whom she is not willing to tolerate.. So to cheer up own SK darling here was our little conversation/suggestion..

SK- All are waste people around.... Grrr
Me and G- Why da wat happened?
SK- That stupid Guy XYZ tells me that my place is nice and teases me..
G- Why wat so special about ur place according to him?
SK- He says- "SK ur place is so good yaar, if we are feeling v urgent it is very easy to go to washroom and come and we hv to come from soooooo Long"
Me and G- Open mouthed ... Did he really tell you this? shamelessly **All confused**
SK- Yes he did tell me this.. wait I ll make him only sit there..

We were still confused and shocked how can someone talk like this.. even for a Joke...Me trying to make things cool

Me- Good na SK you can go whenever you want na
SK- No Da I cannot, today I hv just gone only once, you see when things are very near, easily available you dont value it much you see...

Abbbba Hats off to SK's humour and comparison... Wah Wah Wah wah..

Some more discussions on how appraisals are nearing and the hike will be less and peanuts.. suddenly my weird imagination bulb flickered and there came and Idea..

Me- Hey SK I have a better investment plan for you da..
SK (Still sulking) - What tell me?
Me- Why don't you start collecting Toll for all the Guys who come to use the Washroom
G- Wah very good Idea Deeps.. Yes SK why don't you keep a registry and enter the details of a person and collect Toll fees..
SK- Haan good idea, waste people keep coming all the time..
G- See our idea works collect 2 Rs each time they use it.
SK- Hey this is IT industry why Rs 2/- let them pay me Rs 50/-
G- Ooooh no way why would they pay Rs 50/- each time instead I can go back to BTM layout for that..
Me (Like a judge in between these 2 arguing clients) Ok Ok lets settle for Rs 5/- much reasonable..
G and SK agreed in Unison..
So from now on SK's place is a Toll booth where the guys using the washroom needs to give Rs 5/- BEFORE he goes inside..

**My next weird Idea Strikes again **

Me- SK make sure you collect them before they go inside..
G- Yeah they may refuse to give it later on after the use it
SK- Yeah yeah they may run away
Me- No da even if they give they will give it in the same hand after using it.. Hope you understood
SK(Now with a loud shriek) Oh Noooo I will make sure I will collect it before hand!!

Continuing on this topic we were counting what will be her collection for the day etc and stuff like that when SK suddenly says "Yes yes people use it multiple times, I have noticed it so the collection will be good"
"That stupid fellow ABC today already have used it 4 times, I wonder wat he does there"

G- Why do you keep a watch on all that? You don't hv better work
Me- hey wait she needs that data to create a report at the EOD
SK- Wat report?
Me- Daily reports containing the list of users and the "Topmost Unloading Client"
G- Haan correct, I guess for today it is going to be that ABC guy..
SK- Till now it is, lemme check who is the topmost Guy for the day..
Me- Go back soon SK the toll is unattended for a long time, go and resume to your duties..

Are we mad or is it that everyone have such funny/crazy/weird conversations/imaginations/built up stories??

Do you also have a similar one?? Why not share it here??

Monday, 16 January 2012

One more weekend that flew

Days are just rolling by and we do not have any control over it!!

Wanted to have a very peaceful weekend, hence hadn't made any plans, until my mom became all emotional and started blackmailing me to visit home... Bro was in Mumbai for a training from office and mom started saying dialogues like. "We both will be very bored" " You come over, we shall feel good" "I will be bored and if only your bro was here" she also blackmailed me saying that I do not visit her frequently and that I dont stay there much and blah blah blah....

When hubby was informed abt his MIL's tactics he melted and agreed to his MIL over the phone and we made plans to visit our Mom's house (yet again based on my Mom's demand)


Instead of travelling a whole lot on Saturday we went directly to Mom's house on Friday after our Office...Mom's house visit with hunny = Lots of Khaana. This time as usual it was hubbys Faaaav - Idli Vada and Saambhar for dinner.. After dinner we chatted for sometime and guess what we watched "Bommarillu" I wanted hubby to watch this movie so badly from a long long time and finally got a chance to watch it.. Thanks to Mom who had recorded it for her SIL :p Saw half the movie and went to Sleep..

Shopping Saturday

Grrrrrrrrrr all coz of my hubby's running nose and cough cough I got up early.. early means 8:30 otherwise I would I slept to glory till 10:00 :'(.. Had hot hot ginger tea and soon breakfast was ready.. Thanks to Mommy this time it was my fav dosa and avarekai gojju (Yes I was fortunate enough to eat it again...) it has now become hubby's fav too.. Had breakfast and instead of hurring for our pending shopping me n hubby started watching the rest of the movie "Bommarillu" as expecting hubby loved it too..

At around 1:00 me, hubby, mom n dad left to J.P.Nagar central as we had to shop for hubby's clothes.. I was fed up of seeing him int he same checked shirts that I put my foot down and demanded him to shop... Again he ended up buying some more checked shirts.. :( this time different colours.. Dad and his SIL in one side and me n Mom in the other side we shopped and had light Lunch @ Mc D.. Again resumed some more shopping and had nice coffee @ Ragigudda SLV while on the way back to mom's house... Mom insisted we had dinner and hence had Dosa and avarekai gojju + Akki Roti and Averekai gojju (different type made especially on Bhogi habba on 14th Jan). after such a eating marathon we left to our home..
Instead of hitting the bed directly we ended up watching a movie "I am Kalam" it was a nice short movie and then we slept off @ 1:00

Sunday - Shankaranti

For some or the other reason I was in no festive mood this time, Mom had prepared chutney for Idlis for breakfast and instantly I decided to prepare sambhar.. Called up mom n took the recipe and prepared it and served breakfast when I asked hubby how was it tasting.. he replied - "Its good but you cant match ur Mom's prepared sambhar" I was like :'( then he consoled me by saying "See she has a lot of experience in this area and u are pretty naive.. I said urs is good but cannot match your mom's dats it!! you will soon learn"
Hammmm I ask him to be frank with me in opinions and then I crib on why he is so frank... I considered it as a compliment and moved on....... :) Yes I secretly know that I cant beat my mom's cooking she is the bestest!!

After cleaning and washing, I had bath and performed pooja to the god, we had offered pongal (sweet and khara) to god, and had a nice Delicious Lunch... After a heavy lunch we took some nap.. I forced myself and woke up @ 5:30 pm.. Prepared nice tea and 2 8:00 pm we went out to finish some sundry activities and returned home for dinner.. The weekend was over... I couldn't believe it!! another dreadful Monday was peeking soon... I ironed 10% of the truck full of clothes and finally we retired to bed!!

How was you weekend?? Don't you thing time Files???

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Random Updates from the Week that was!

Shopping Saturday -

After 1 year 4 months of marriage hubby wanted me to buy Gold.. Yes you hear me right.. Me and Gold were like not so close to each other, I always claimed that I am not a Gold types u know.. but Mom used to always tell me, lets see how you will be after marriage... Yes I have started to Like gold ornaments.. .. BUT wait....STILL not the BIG, BOLD, GOLD types I still like the simple, cute types..:)  Me n hubby would miserably fight and fail to Zero down one one thing coz I go for the simple, cute, not so heavy types, where he goes by the weightage (grams of gold) types..  so invited my parents to accompany and help us make a purchase... My sweet parents immedietely agreed to accompany us while bro cudnt as he had some offc work..

I got down @ the LIC office @ JP Nagar to pay our Policy due and make some enquiry while I sent hubby to pick up my Partents... Cleaver fellow calls me up and tells me to take an auto to the jewellery shop as there is too much traffic there to pick me up.. :'( The fellow ditched his wife over her parents... :'( I was secretly happy about this choice (no-choice) and happily took an auto and reached our first J shop..

One after the other we ran around many J shops and meantime had an awesome Lunch @ "Subz" Jayanagar...Our Hungry tummies Gulped down the Yummm Soup, Starters and Main course within minutes.. :) Then continued our jewellery hunt, finally we bought wat we were looking for.. My parents claim that "Its not that easy to please me  and  were so glad that they did not have to choose a boy for me "  Yes I do not agree upon anything so easily :p

Reached home by 11:00 after Delicious dinner @ Mom's house.. When Hubby comes to our Mom's house he doesn't bother to look at the clock, I am the one who keeps saying.. Shall we go, its late.. So I am branded the bad one by my parents n Bro... This time bro and hubby were happily looking @ some snaps in FB not realising that it was late for us to leave... Each and every time I leave to my home form Mom's house the feeling is so -------------- Any amount of time spent there with hubby is JUST not enough,,, Basically no words to describe... (**Anti Jinx**) **Touchwood**

Sunday - Guests @ home

My cleaning which was not done on Saturday was shifted to Sunday + the preparations for Guests @ home..

Guests were actually my BIL's future In-laws.. One highlight of the visit was the number of languages used to communicate.. They do not know Kannada and we do not know Tamil.. Uncle knows Hindi well and Aunty English... my FIL was speaking in English n Hindi (Business language) and MIL was talking to Aunty in Hindi but she was talking in English... I was able to understand their Tamil and trying to answer back in Telgu-mix-Tamil-mix-English-mix-Hindi... Abbbba total Choas...

At one point of time hubby's little nephew Mintoo asks me- "How many languages are being talked here??"

One such Funny Incident was when our FIL was saying that "Hum yeah dhaalenge, wow Daalenge" (referring to jewels)
Uncle was like - "Daalenge means denga?? He meant to say will u put it(jewellery) on her or will u give here?" To which my younger SIL was verifying saying "Daalenge matlab dhenge with all actions" it was very Hilarious to watch...

On a serious note I truly felt that how important it is to have a Common language between 2 individuals or a family for the better flow of communication...Do you agree with me??? I agree that there are so many cased where there are marriages between a North Indian and a South Indian.. I just wonder how they manage to communicate?? don't they face issues like how I have just Quoted below??  

My future SIL knows only Tamil and English, its ok for everyone but my MIL doesn't understand either English (fully) nor Tamil.. God save us from translating between the two... :P

After all this I managed to have so called Lunch @ 4:30 pm and was feeling very exhausted.. :( Was also feeling bad that the weekend was over :'(

Instead of watching TV I slept off soon..

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Whatta Wednesday- 8

Are you a Member of Club 99?

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite of his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the  Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy. The  King asked the servant, 'Why are you so happy?'

The man replied, 'Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my  family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm  food to fill our tummies.'

The King was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought  the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King's woes  and the servant's story, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, I believe that  the servant has not been made part of The  Club 99.'

'The Club 99? And what exactly is that?' the King inquired.

The advisor replied, 'Your Majesty, to truly know what The Club 99 is,  place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep.'  The King did as advised by his advisor.

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened  the bag, he let out a great shout of joy. So many gold coins! He began  to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that  there were 99 coins. He wondered, 'What could've  happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!'  He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally,  exhausted he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever  to earn that gold coin and complete his  collection. From that day, the servant's life was changed. He was  overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping  him make that 100th gold coin. He even stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he  sought his advisor's help, the advisor said, 'Your Majesty, the servant  has now officially joined The Club 99.'

He continued, 'The Club 99 is a name given to those people who have  enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always  yearning and striving for that extra 1, saying to themselves: 'Let me  get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.'

Moral: We can be happy, even with very little in our lives. But the minute  we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our  sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price  for our growing needs and desires. And we stop living life then. Let us live simple and be simple.

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Year Weekend!!

Hectic Thursday- 

Stayed late till 9:45 in office as I had some pending reviews and fortunately hubby also ad some meetings.. Instead of heading home and reaching by 10:30 we decided to hv dinner @ Radha Hometel (near my office) had a nice dinner... Since I had just posted my prev blog abt my 7 random n weird things, I started asking hubby to list and see if he could nail all the 7, Found out that he listed many more weird things about me.. :'( and could hit only few listed by me.. 

There I got a chance to accuse him that he doesn't know me well etc.... later I asked him to list his weird things and see if I knew him well....I was already aware of all the things he mentioned.. The I started boasting that I know him well and he doesn't.... Something striked him and he started recalling his childhood days and came up with stuff I was not aware at all abt him... Wow with all this new info dinner seemed to be very romantic..

Preparation Friday - Turned out to be another hectic day @ office, wanted to go out shopping with friend G (who was free for a change) but work stuck me here too.. but managed to sneak out by 5:10 PM with hubby, As we had reached late yesterday cancelled all our shopping plans and instead reached home and had nice lovely Tea.... We had decided to go to SIL's house for a family party for New year!! Potluck was decided and the items for me was "Paani Pori" and "Gaajar ka Halwa" ..

I started all preparations for the halwa in the night,.. Thanks to hubby he grated all the 1.5 kg of gaajar, and I took around 2 hrs to prepare the halwa... And turned out to be really yummy...

Saturday New Year's Eve - Got up @ 8:30, prepared Tea and had pongal for breakfast, realised that Maid is on Leave hence washed a truck load of vessels and started preparing for Paani pori.. Washed vessels, prepared for pani poori, packed all the eatables, came down and packed all our stuff as we were to stay that night and had bath to get ready to attend a Friend's son's 1st B'day party... Hubby had been out to purchase gift to the little one..
Managed to reach the party hall on a decent time, while another friend was waiting for us... Hubby completely got busy with the B'day boy and like all kids he also was glued to hubby... Exchanged hello's with my friend and her family who were our neighbours and then had little lunch.... went to a nearest gift shop to buy the gifts for all the games we had planned and organised...

Reached SIL's home by 4:00 and had lovely Tea... Hubby wanted to rest a while but I completely stopped him and hence our Year end activities/games started..... We started palying some "Kalla, police" games in chits, In laws also reached by then and we were all looking frwd for a lovely evening/night together...Everyone were informed that we had some gifts for the winners and all were excited...

The Men in the family suddenly decided that something was missing and then went out for around 2 hrs to buy Tequila... As the men in the family came.. the Party started.. we had arranged all the items in the First floor balcony and the cool breeze outside made it more kool.... We served Pani poori and halwa and also had Teqila Shorts... Played for a while.. Another SIL had organised a quiz game where we lost :( some more games continued... It became very chill and we went to the living room and continued our games while the SIL started preparing some onion bajji's and Bisi bele Baath.... At 11:20 we started playing Housie Housie.. there were last few numbers to be picked and each one was eager to win!! tension had built up and so we were close to 12:00... my elder SIL won the full house and ppl still wanted to play till the last coin was picked... At the stroke of 12:00 we all wished each other "Happy New Year"  and together we cut the Cake!! Had yummy cake and Bisi bele baath and by then hubby had gulped around 6 to 7 shots of Tequila.. Can you imagine!! He never drinks and wanted to try this time... I stopped after 2 shots but he was all excited and had few more...Since we all were tired we slept off at 1:30 AM.. 

New Year's Day- Sunday 

Got up late.. New place so we cudnt really sleep well, had dosa's for breakfast.. we all decided we should visit a temple on the First day of the year, hence decided to go to "Ranganatha swami temple: near Magadi.. The biggest challenge was to have bath and get ready... everyone were having bath one after the other, while hubby having hangover wanted to sleep, when all were ready, I woke him up, he reluctantly got up and got ready.. I asked him not to drive and hence my BIL was driving our car.. Halfway hubby who was sleeping suddenly asked to stop the car and puked... Looked like all the hangover had gone, coz he returned back to his usual... Had a good dharshaman of the god and our tummy's started making noises, cudnt find a decent restaurant hence drove back to BloreSIL.. not ending anywhere I again woke up sleeping hubby.. Poor guy was not spared.. we decided to leave after a much public demand of one more game of Housie Housie... After reaching home, my cook called up to say she cudnt come.. so I cooked yummy Dal and rice.. Had a yummy simple dinner and retired to bed...

Resting Monday- 

We were very tired after a hectic celebration/travel so called off from work and stayed back.. to my bad luck the maid again did not show up... I had to wash all the vessels and ur half day was already over.. I was all fuming, angry, shouting... Hubby asked me just one thing - "When is ur periods due" I replied him it is soon to come, and he said "Now I know why you are shouting..." he took me out and bought me a nice lovely "Raaga watch" I forced him to buy one, he completely refused and instead bought a small cute aquarium with one blue fighter fish which he wanted very badly from a long long time... I started feeling feverish and my head started aching baaaaaaaaaadly... Hubby went to get his car cleaned while I went to pamper my disturbed soul with a much needed parlour session... we returned back by 7:00 had lovely Tea... I cudnt do much of anything and was just sulking with pain, anger...blah blah blha.... Had dinner and decided to sleep..

Relaxing Tuesday 

Got my periods, thankful coz no more sulking and getting irritated, but bad coz my stomach started to ache added with some more back pain... surprisingly I announced that I shall take leave from office and hubby agreed that I should... bid him good bye to his office at 9:15 and from then on I was reluctant to sleep... read some blogs and had an urge to blog too..abt the lovely Week I had.. Just now that friend who had hosted the B'day party had called up to see how we enjoyed the party.. My tummy is making noises.. grumbling that it needs food.. I am here blogging and letting my Blog friends know how my week went by...

Looking forward for a eventful, happy year 2012 ahead...

Wishing all my blog friends a Very Happy New year...