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How do you stay entertained?

In Life, Writing on January 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Reference: Daily post at WordPress

“Snowed In”? or “Snowed Under?”

Before I start my todays post, let me tell you, I’m residing at the southern part of India. This part doesn’t really get cold. The min temperature being around 30-32 deg celsius. For details of the Indian Climate, please see my reply to Monica. There is no possible way to get “snowed in” here, unless it is WordPress blog snowing.  🙂  That too I guess is stopped since Jan 4th.

I take a slight liberty to tweak the title a bit to suit my post.

I had this in mind, I had to do something new here. There is a benefit of being “no body”, there is no expectations from you. If you do, not unlike others it’s ok nobody is gonna mind it. If you try something new, you get recognized. That’s the beauty of being nobody. I can only hope that someday either Joy Victory ‘The Czar’ or Erica Johnson stumble through my post. 😛

image Source: celestialtoystore.blogspot.com

Snowed Under…

Wiktionary says Snowed under means ‘having lot of work‘. Here I am, snowed under.

Being a newcomer to an organization has its pros & cons. You get to learn a lot and every one tries to hand over their petty  jobs to make you learn their job. Initially you are given all kind of small works, which ‘they’ find boring. Then gradually you start taking up more and more responsibilities hence more work. However, I don’ find it different in any organization be it corporate or college.There is a certain scheme to take things ahead for everybody at everyplace.

In my engineering days, we had Workshop Classes. In that class, we used to do all sorts of jobs (they used to call it Jobs). Being a carpenter for a week and making cubes. Being smith the other week and shaping red-hot iron. It was fun 🙂  but I was confused. Why Engineers have to all these jobs, Won’t there be carpenter or smith to do it for you?. I posed this question to my father. He said Son, first understand this “There is no such thing called SMALL jobs or BIG jobs.” ” Every job in this world is Important. Don’t run away from work, however small it be. You are going to be Engineer, one day. You must know, how to do things correct way. Then only, you can guide others.” I still remember his words.

How do I entertain myself?

Taking his advice,  I try not to refuse any one. But, sometime I get bogged down being snowed under work. I take 2-3 minutes break. Stroll around, talk to customers, chat with colleagues, listen to their jokes. This makes me feel a bit relaxed.

Did I mention? We have speakers installed in our office, which plays soft instrumental songs. That’s a great stress buster. Slow instrumental music. There is no need to remember what were the words, just flow with the soothing music. I prefer Illayaraja or A R Rahman (instrumentals) or kailash kher. This keeps me fresh and I get back to work to get Snowed under again. 🙂

Indian composer A.R. Rahman opens the studios ...

Image via Wikipedia

So, How do you get yourself entertained, when you are ‘Snowed under’?


P.S. : I tried putting a pic of my friend really Snowed under heavy pressure of MBA life, but some error pops in. IO error 😦

How To Become a Blogging Hero

In Blog, Writing on January 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

For newbies bloggers, like me, anything related to blogging and creative writing is boon.

Blogging Heroes

Image via Wikipedia

Yesterday, while browsing I came across “Marya Writes” from wordpress featured posts, “What I learnt from blogging heroes – Part 1 & 2″.  She has taken pains to carefully go through “blogging heroes” and has summarized in brief. It’s a definite  guide to learn:

1. How to get introduced to the world of blogging?

2. How to Increase traffic on your blog?

3. What is the importance of comment (both noun & verb)?

4.  What is expected of readers, when you visit other blog posts?

5. What should be blog focus?

6. Should it be generalized or create niche in the world of blogs?

and lot others.

She in the process picks up some important points and quoted other sites, where one can get more relevant and detail information.

Must read for all…

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A letter to Santa Claus

In facebook, Humor, kerala, Movie review, Pictures, twitter, Uncategorized on December 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas to you,

It was a long wait. I waited for you since 24th december and still waiting.

Dear Santa

I know , you would be very busy and you must have tried coming to my place in Kerala. I was  almost trying to locate your carriage on news reports, but to my dismay, this time none of the news channels covered your itinerary. They must be busy reporting for Raja or Nira or some one unfortunate who would have fell into some well. Barkha is busy thinking about handsome Pakistani men, economic times is still obsessed with radia and rest are cursing “Tees Maar Khaan“, save Farah and akshay. No body has time to click you.

I am writing you this letter, coz I heard a girl in america was tracking you, like me. And you came with Michelle Obama to give toys.  did you shipped my gifts through FedEx? But, I have not received them yet. did you addressed it correctly? You should have used google to locate me. They often ask and bore me with latitude and longitude. This time it might have been useful. Facebook… yes. add me to you Facebook i shall send you message err..mail err m confused. Anyway i will send you a sweet tweet.

I forgot to ask you one thing. How do you come all the way from north. your reindeer must be going through rough time, na?. I heard ice is melting at north pole. They say world is getting hotter, but you know, north india is freezing. My parents and my kid brother is not feeling good . Can you change temperature there. My mom says you can do anything. She has prepared christmas recipes for entire family and you. She also helped me to decorate my room with bells. Christmas music is playing out loud. When you come, give me a phone call. I wonder, how would you sound, “this is god calling” or “ this is santa at you door“.  Not the later one … you would sound like a pizza guy. Santa  you know, I love pizza with toppings. But, today I didn’t eat… why?… you didn’t come, naa !

I am waiting for you to come , still waiting…

Sad 😦

dear santa please come! all i want for Christmas is you

“anshubham”

 

P.S: ‘anshubham’ is an imaginary child

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