Simply Me

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In threes...

Gotta say... everyone has been following our manager's footsteps... we were all quite surprised when Dada came after a day's leave with sweets and photos showing his engagement...

Rashi followed suit when she came from her 10 day leave rings adorning the third fingers of both her hands... We were surprised of course, but then so were she and her fiance when what was supposed to be a 'ladki aur family se milne ka program' turned to be an engagement ceremony when his granny suddenly brought out a ring for him to put on her finger... no pics were taken.. it was a total surprise... Well we got to eat loads of sweets... Thats for sure

Today when everyone gathered around Imran's desk... I was just starting to wonder what had happened when somebody asked to look at the mail he had sent... He was engaged... A 5 day 'weekend' had turned out to be a joyous engagement... again a 'ladki dekhne ka program' turned into a surprise engagement... now though he had told me about this girl they had been looking for him, it definitely was a surprise... needless to say, everyone has been hazing him all day... 'Haan ab to kaam mein mann nahi lagta...' The guy who rushes to catch his cab everyday was out 10 minutes early today only for us to find him later glued to his cell 'Ahem ahem...' I said...

Well they say, good news come in threes... so here were the three sahi news at work... lets see what happens next...

P.S. If Bhavi is to be believed, her design team is also seeing people getting engaged and people going on a 4 day break and returning after 10 days... And with Bhavi herself recently married and Ganesh to be married soon, I guess weddings are in the air...

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:57 AM 4 comments

Masti...

I called up Rashi today morning to wish her on her birthday... actually to find out whether she had a fast today or not... I had planned to take her a cake today... kisi ka to birthday birthday ke din celebrate ho... Got her a yummy looking chocolate cake from Monginis (I swear by the chocolate cake of monginis...)

As soon as I reached (Rashi wasn't in yet), I informed everyone it was Rashi's birthday... Vaibhav came up with the 'brilliant' idea not to wish her at all until everyone gathered to celebrate her party... The poor girl waited expectantly for atleast one of her colleagues to wish her or for me to tell everyone else... sorry no can do... Finally at 4:30 she could bear it no longer... she pretty much announced to everyone in the team that it was her birthday and asked them to wish her... the poor thing was really offended I guess... Now, our team is nothing if not sneaky... everyone pretended not to believe her... Even our 'ek bhi baat pet mein nahi rehti types' manager, Dada, pretended to look up her birthday on Intra before wishing her.

Off we went for our break at 5:15. I had already tipped off the rest of the team to join us at 5:30. Anjali, Rashi and I always take our break together. But when Pallavi and Poonam also joined us upstairs, the penny finally began to drop... And when everyone came upstairs... everything started to fall in place...

Ofcourse, when a girl ANNOUNCES her birthday, she deserves to have her cake and eat it too... she had more chocolate on her face today than she had color on Holi when Vaibhav had smuggled colors to our office...

Well gotta say.. kabhi kabhi surprise party dene mein mazaa aata hai...

Happy Birthday Rashi... May all your wishes and dreams come true... keep smiling...

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:42 AM 1 comments

Monday, March 24, 2008

Of having and losing...

I really have trouble making friends… but apparently more trouble holding on to them… especially when they are really good friends… Obviously losing a singe friend once is possible… but if I keep losing them it definitely has to be my fault, right? No sympathy deserved?

I am no good at keeping in touch with old friends… that’s why I am not so much in touch with my school and junior college friends…apart from the occasional phone calls that is… some friends I have completely lost track of though…

Now come serious offences on my part… not being in touch was bad enough… misunderstandings and ego issues made me lose one of my online friends… neither of us was ready to say we were sorry… and when we did it was too late…

One of my best friends and I have grown just too far apart… we don’t think alike anymore or maybe the problem is just that we don’t talk to each other anymore… we each have our own lives and though I hope this isn’t the end, it does seem to be the beginning of it though…

Another of my really close friends, I know not what happened... the chirpy funny enjoys life all the time type person suddenly became withdrawn… maybe its just me but he has changed and sometimes it hurts when he doesn’t talk to me as much as he did before…

And most recently one of my really good friends, to whom I shan’t admit that he was probably one of my closest online friends… we pretty much decided to end the friendship… because I shall never be quite as open and expressive as he would want me to be… but I never have been one of those who has heartfelt talks… I certainly am not the confrontational types to discuss issues…

So basically this post is just my cowardly way of saying sorry to all those friends I lost contact with… all the friends whom I did not understand and whom I did not let understand me… my apologies to all of them and even though I don’t say this to any of them directly… my best wishes to them for their future… and this was MY attempt at closure...

P.S. I don’t think anyone is going to really understand what I am saying… I don’t expect it either… just had to type this all down…

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Today...

When I decided to write this post I was confused which way to take this... but guess I am gonna write about today rather than memories of Mc Donalds... So here goes...

At office our team is quite silent... not much masti goes on... On the other hand the design team was always known to raise hell with their constant chatter and laughter and plans... so yesterday I had decided our team was gonna plan something different... So lets start with something small... I decided to start a chain of messages saying that today, Friday, we would have a colour theme... We would all vote for a color and all of us would wear the color or be punished. Of course punishments wouldn't be the regular TREEEEEEEEEEEEEAT... Punishments were to be utterly wacky like mimicking some actor or singing a song... whichever one was worse at... Now I shan't write about the 80-90 mails(no kidding... Rajesh counted... Wish I knew how he had the patience) that we kept replying to all to or the immense amount of laughter and giggling; but we finally decided to wear green... So Friday 14th March would be green day... Our manager, Dada as we call him, was most opposed to green since he didn't have a green shirt... But then we had just served him an ultimatum about the color without asking for his opinion... so kya karte woh bechare?

Today woke up bright and green at office in our corner of the world with shades running from bright green worn by Dada (he actually bought a new shirt) to a dark algae green not to mention the controversial sea green and grayish green and yellowish green (or should I say greenish grey and greenish yellow? Never mind)...

We had a surprise visit from our Operations manager to announce prizes for the last month... And a huge surprise in the form of a team bonding activity at 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria recreation room... The game was simple (or was it?) 3 teams each with 8 people... each team were given 7 pieces of cardboard... Each team had to form a link of people and step on the cardboard to cross the acid river... the catch? Of course one cardboard less than the number of people... and the first piece of cardboard was never to be moved... that meant aadmi 8 aur cardboard 6... kaafi naa-insaafi thi, kyon? Our team came in last, but never mind we had fun.

To top it all the new member of our team was expected to give a party... We all coaxed and bullied him into giving a party at McDs that had opened a few months ago right in front of our office building... Now the entire team couldn't go at once... so five of us went ahead... Rashi, Vaibhav, Arun, Sundeep (the new guy... who by the way joined as a senior engineer) and yours truly... We went directly to level 1 of the McD building... Rashi and I immediately started playing with a balloon... And after coming back up after ordering, we all started playing balloon tennis... 5 of us and 3 balloons... now have no idea what gave Vaibhav the idea but he decided that all of us should target Rashi... Wham wham wham.. balloons flying at Rashi from all angles... Thank God we were the only ones upstairs... or we might have had to pay for lost customers with all the noise that we made... The rest of the team put up an appearance after half an hour which meant only 15 minutes for the cab to leave... Heaven knows how everyone finished their burgers and finger chips and cokes... Off we ran to catch our cabs before they left lest we'd have to wait till 12:00 a.m. for the next set of cabs.

Back home at 11:45 I called Shailesh to wish him.. hopefully the last to wish him and at midnight called up Rajesh to wish him on HIS birthday... And here I am at 1:00 a.m. writing this blog..

Say... shouldn't this post be called yesterday?

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fears...

Finally the time has come to write about a topic I dread a lot… Maybe not too many people dread this topic. But I do. Love… Commitment… Marriage…

There really should be no reason for me to be scared of this particular feeling, I guess… But… I have never till date been in love... found anyone worth loving… A friend of mine says I don’t trust people… maybe that’s why… Kya pata… A friend at office said that I have that chulbuli type nature which most guys would look for in a girl…

I haven’t had too many comments on my blog lately… maybe if anyone sees this post, they might comment…

I can’t…
1- Make myself so vulnerable
2- Trust people enough
3- Think how I could take on so much responsibility
4- Become a part of another family…
5- Change myself enough to be considered normal by another human being
6- See myself loving another person as much as I have seen my parents do… my grandparents… both sets do…

I fear…
1- No one will like me for who I am
2- No one will tolerate my anger and temper tantrums
3- No one will accept my quick and hurtful tongue
4- I won’t be able to adjust to the ways of another family
5- I won’t see the kind of love my grandparents share… Ajju and Bapama have shared about 78 years of their life together… Ajju is hard of hearing… He can’t hear what we say to him… but when bapama calls out to him in her own frail voice… he can hear her
6- I’ll never meet the kind of person who lives life to the fullest… like my Idol and mentor… my father… annu…
7- I’ll never be able to love the person I eventually marry…
8- I’ll not be able to just be myself and dance around the house or just be this immature kid who laughs a lot or cries for no reason…

This post has been right from my heart… my heart and mind poured out… My mom is looking out to get me married… but I can’t explain all this to her… does anyone have any suggestions on how I could make her understand?

P.S. I have to post this today or I know I’ll bury this somewhere and never look back at it

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:40 AM 9 comments

Friday, March 7, 2008

Taggeddddddd

So Rachana has tagged me... Things very few people know about me huh? Well few people know about these things...

1- I love to dance when no ones watching that is alone in my room after everyone has slept.
2- I am normally physically present mentally absent when with most people
3- I am terribly unsecure about my abilities
4- I don't believe people when they praise some quality about me
5- I am not as emotionally strong as most people who know me think
6- I am philophobic
7- Whenever I read I imagine most things in my head so take ages to read books
8- I have 4 barbies... 1 Ken doll and 1 Nikita doll which I still can't imagine parting with

Hope you did not enjoy reading any of these.. Hope I sound terribly boring :P

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:19 AM 2 comments