Week 107

Yet another week in my life. 5 working days in the week. Monday through Friday there were nothing to do at office except sitting in the bench and checking mails. At times we do attend video screening sessions or  do some e-learning if its scheduled for us. Actually I am in a shadow bench now. But due to the unavailability of a facilitator I along with some of my batch mates were sitting in the bench for the past two weeks now.

I had mailed about this situation to my staffing partner and it became an issue at the higher level. Finally on Friday, my project manager had called me from Pune to explain me the situation and also told me that the training on PERL would start from Monday without fail. I thought I messed up with my project guys but to my surprise he talked to me like a gentleman and there was no air of tension because initially I was tensed that the manager would come hard on me. 

Again, it was the usual weekend routine of washing clothes and getting ready for the week ahead. I washed some of my laundry clothes and visited my sister on Saturday. I reached there around 2 in the afternoon and spent time there till 6.20 before I left. Spent some time there chatting with sister and playing with Aashitha. Had veg briyani for lunch in my sister's home. I had had non-veg for lunch for 12 continuous days till Friday and fortunately or unfortunately I broke the non-veg spree on Saturday.

While coming back from my sister's home I came till Tambaram by train. Then I caught a bus to Perungalathur in Tambaram which became fully crowded in a jiffy. In Chennai the conductors would be sitting and we have to pass the money to get the ticket. I hate doing this and I hate people who ask me to pass the money to buy a ticket. Since it was crowded I thought of taking the ticket only if conductor comes to me and asks for it. The driver stopped the bus in between for the conductor to finish giving tickets to all. He came to me and asked for the ticket and as I have said I took it since he came to me where I was sitting. Within minutes of taking ticket there was a checking squad and I was lucky to have taken the ticket. Otherwise I would have got fined. At that point I decided that where ever we go we should never fail to take a ticket because it would cause unnecessary delay and fine. My laziness would have landed me into troubles. Why I say this is, sometimes I have traveled without a ticket in the local trains and buses but I was never caught. I had traveld without tickets because of the laziness to stand in the queue to take tickets for trains and laziness to pass the money through the heavily crowded bus. I believe some of you are just like me but never travel without ticket.

Today, I am writing this post sitting alone in my room. One of my roommate is away with his friend and the other has gone to Pune to be with his family. I caught alone in my room. But still its not boring because we have got internet and tv in the room. 

Well, that is it for the week. Hope you guys are having a wonderful time in your lives. Have a nice time till I come up with my next update. 

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Week 106

It was a dull week at office. The facilitator who was supposed to come on Monday did not turn up, so the entire week there was no work to do at office. I did some basic PERL scripting and spent remaining time by chatting, playing and sleeping. 

On Tuesday I went to my sister's newly rented home at Velachery. I picked up my mom from there (refer to previous post) and boarded her into the bus at Perungalathur at around 12 midnight. Apart from my normal routine I washed my clothes on weekdays to reduce work during weekend because I had both days (Saturday and Sunday) committed. 

On Saturday, I watched 'Billa-2' in Devi theater. This is the second time I watched a movie in Devi after the movie '3'. I liked the movie since I felt the movie is worth watching at least once. And I need not tell you guys that I am a fan of Ajith, so I loved it a little more. Then, I along with my room mates went to Sree Annapurana Bengal hotel near Egmore railway station for lunch. We all ate a thali, chicken and  fish each. I liked the non-veg part especially. After the lunch we left to our room and on the way I had a nice sleep in the train till Tambaram. I reached room at around 4 pm that evening. 

On Sunday I woke up pretty late in the morning (around 9 am) and got ready to go to my sister's home. I started at 12 and reached at only 2 in the afternoon. Had lunch there, it was again chicken for lunch. I have had chicken continuously for 7 days now. In the evening I left my sister's home after a coffee. On the way I got down in Tambaram to buy a pair of slippers and a laundry bag. I bought the laundry bag at Saravana stores and the slippers at Bata showroom. 

That's it to say about the week's routine. I wish all the reader friends a good time until I come up with my next post. 

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Week 105

I am writing this post from my home. Yes, I came home for the weekend. I visited the farm and my grand parents' home on Saturday. Sunday afternoon my mom along with my sister's family left to Chennai from here. My sister and her child were in home since they came to India. Now Aashitha can sit and crawl around, so my sister can look after her alone. My mom has gone with them to set things up at the newly rented Velachery home. 

Last week I had a Unix assessment as a part of the training. The results have not been announced even though it has been evaluated. PERL training is going on now. From tomorrow there will be an associate from Hyderabad to train us. I think this training will go on for another four weeks and later those who do well will be into projects of Morgan Stanley. 

Since my mom is not at home  I had some clothes to wash and cook dinner for my dad and myself. I prepared dosa and coconut chutney. It was good to me but din't get any feedback on it  from my dad because we won't converse usually. 

I have to post this article, shutdown the system, pack bags and catch my bus to Chennai at 10.30 PM near new bus stand. Well that is it for the week. Wish you all a wonderful time until I come up with my next post. 

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Week 104

First thing I would like to mention here is that the city had rain on almost all days of the week and the city is cooler compared to last few weeks. But still the days were hot and the body never stopped sweating during travel. 

Monday through Friday I had a new routine after a gap of two months. We, a group of around 20, have been marked for Morgan Stanley's project and are being trained in UNIX and PERL. The UNIX training will be completed on Monday. We will be writing an assessment based on which the selection or short listing will be done to get into project. I am eagerly waiting to get into some project and gain experience because some of my batch mates who joined with me are already into projects. 

Apart from the new office routine I dint have anything new this week. It was the usual weekend routine of washing clothes and preparing for the week ahead took me through the weekend. Well, nothing really interesting to say about the past week's routine. 

One thing that makes me happy while I am writing this post is that I have completed two years of personal blogging with this post I believe.  

As usual, I wish all the reader friends a nice week ahead.

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