Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Random post for random times...

Life is not about keeping a record, it isn't about how many people call you or miss you, it is not about who you have dated or which person likes you.It isn't about what sport you play or which music you like , It isn't about your shoes,your hair, your race or where you live.

Life is not about the college you study from, the grades you passed with, the money you earn or the clothes you wear. Life isn't about having loads of friends or staying alone, it isn't bout how common or weird you are !!

Life is about who you love and who you hurt, it's about how you feel about yourself, it's about trust happiness and compassion, it's about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love. It is about valuing a relationship, personal and professional

Life is about avoiding jealousy,overcoming ignorance and building confidence. It is about what you say, what you mean and what you do. It is about seeing people for who they are and not what they have or what they want to be. It is about choosing to use your life touch someone else's in a way that could have never been achieved otherwise.

Life is all about making choices...!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

24 Hours...Part 1 - Budwiser Effect

I'm in a good mood & it prompted me to share the kind of days i enjoy....very weird but then i love these kind of days :) .

9th up at 8:30 in the ready by 8:55 and left for the office...reached office with loads of work waiting for me. The thing which made it even more challenging was to complete the work by 7 PM in evening because we were having once in a year party for entire group of people ...close to 100 people and probably the only party when alcohol is sponsored by the company. 

In a mood to party hard and with the pressure to complete the work, I slogged all day long to complete the work with minimum time for the lunch, coffee break, chat, phone calls etc. I somehow managed to complete enough amount work, if not all & sneaked in couple of calls with the US folks as well and made sure that i leave office by 7:30. To make it even more enjoyable, the rain god was kind to us and it rained while we had our party in an open lawn besides a pool and a DJ floor. The time was right & so was the weather, to enjoy alcohol with the colleague and talk "intelligent" stuff while everyone around you was kind of drunk :)

So here I was, holding a budwiser from the time I walked in till the time I walked out, I am not sure how many of them did i finish but I am sure the person serving the beers was in a state of shock seeing me again every 5-10 mins. Just to clear the air, i didn't drink so much of beers, I was just helping out everyone in the party to complete their quota of beers ;) .It was indeed the beauty of the party that I could offer anyone & everyone a beer coz I wasn't paying for it :)

Anyways, we all danced....some in totally drunk state, some in a semi drunk state and some people like me in a "Delightfully High" mood. With the kind of dancer I am, it was better for me to move out of dance floor and do what i like most...mingle with people....people i normally won't get a chance to interact. It was one of those days when I saw most naturally side of the people i work with...for obvious reasons ;)

The weather made it more awesome for me to sit under the open sky and talk to people. It was just the start of 4 hour session of chit chat with probably everyone I see in my office every day...I don't work with all of them but I tried to interact with most of them, and somehow realized to have developed a habit of cracking one liners and ability to speak in different it Haryanvi, Mumbaiya hindi, punjabi, a bit of Hyderabadi hindi and that "hey dude..whats up" kind of :P

This was probably the only time I could talk to the DJ, probably the only time I was able to talk to "well dressed" girls even in the formal set up....coz previously i had perception that I am not their types and I can't fit in. What kept me going was the level of energy, not the beers :P and what makes me happy is I made an attempt to come out of my shell and be part of the environment which I used to avoid. Its easier to talk to people you have atleast something in common than the people whom you don't know at all....i have done a lot of the tougher part and yesterday I learnt the easier one.....better late then never :)

Finally around 1 AM or so, we all decided to leave for our respective homes. Till that time I thought the beer didn't get into me, but after driving the bike for 5 kms, reaching home & spending 5 minutes on facebook I finally realized that I had more beers than I should have ...which made my next day (10th June) a tough one...but when the going gets tough..the tough gets going :-)

--Part II would follow soon with the details of what happened the nextday--