Monthly Archives: April 2010

>Home away from Home…

>Its been more than a fortnight since I am staying at a new place. Probably the longest I’ve stayed away from home in all these years. Even as kids me and my sis have always been the type who preferred staying at home rather than visiting and staying over at granny or grandpa’s place. Its so much more comfortable to stay at home, be and laze around the way we want.

One thing I’ve realized is that if you move to a new place with a prior mindset, that you are not gonna like the place or that its gonna be horrible. That’s what you are gonna get. Its gonna be really difficult to adjust to the new place. Thankfully, I didn’t have such a mindset. Only thing I was bothered with was the weather, and I am still struggling to get used to it. I see my colleagues at work who are from different places finding it really difficult here. I at least have the advantage of being a south indian and knowing a little bit of the language. They on the other hand have to use sign language to get their point across.. 😀

It was also an advantage to stay with people whom I knew. Its much better than staying with strangers. My roommates have been really nice and accepted me easily as one amongst them. They’ve hugged and consoled me at times when I was crying and feeling really lonely 😦
Thank you people!! 🙂

The daily activities of getting up on time, reaching office, attending the classes, studying, getting back home and cooking our own dinner, made me realize how convenient it had been, back at home where my Mom would wake me up and I would eat Mom made food. I would complain when she repeatedly made Upma, every Saturday. Now I eat Idly-Vada for breakfast, at office, almost everyday. Love you Mom!!! 🙂

Coming here has also made me realize that everyone’s different. You’ve got to adjust and keep quiet at times, when you so badly wanna give them a piece of your mind. You’ll find different kind of people at work, some who’ll get on your nerve and all you can do is bite your teeth and smile at the irritating things they say (Yeah… I’ve already met such people).

I am badly missing the rains and eating pani puri with friends, back in Bangalore. I thankfully had a chance of going home last weekend and I am looking forward to more such weekends. So what have you people been upto??

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>Happiness

>Its so true, that the things which bring you great happiness come free of cost.. 🙂 Like… someone’s  nice words about you, knowing that people are gonna miss you when you are not around, knowing that your presence makes a difference to a few. I have felt all this in the past week and it feels awesome… 🙂

One of the most unexpected and overwhelming incident in the past week was my Prof. calling for a meeting on the day I quit and it intending to be an informal send-off for me. 🙂 I shall never forget the words he spoke for me and about me. Though he comes across as the strict professor at times, he has a heart of gold, which he has proved at many instances. His words, which wished me luck, told me that my contribution in the work had mattered and let me know that I shall be missed, will always remain in my memory. 🙂 It made me feel so special.. 🙂 He even said that they’ll miss me as much as my parents would when they would get me married and send me off.. 😀

I am grateful to be having friends to whom I matter. Seeing a couple of friends crying that I shall be going away made me sad and happy. Sad that I shall not be able to meet them often and happy to have such friends. (Hey guys… you never know…, what if I’m back in a couple of months to eat your head again… So don’t cry… 🙂)

It felt great to have my sister come over and stay at home over the weekend. It had been months or probably an year since she last stayed over. If not for her I would have done none of the packing. She has so neatly packed so many things that I’m now scared that I’ll need 2 more bags when I’m coming back coz I can’t pack as neatly as her.. 🙂 Wish she had stayed for a few more days. I just hope that I’m here when its time for my niece/nephew to come. I want to see her/him on the first day itself.. Just can’t wait for it… 🙂

One of the things that’s making me sad is the thought that I can’t probably blog when I’m away. That’s coz I don’t have a laptop nor do I think I shall get a chance to access the internet at the workplace. I’m not sure yet, but that’s how it is generally… 😦 Never mind.. I’m gonna post all the stuff on my mind when I come to Bangalore during the weekends.. 🙂 Something’s better than nothing… 🙂 What say??

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