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Of P.I.N.K Balls and Office Communicator Talks! ;)

To begin with, some very colorful news: We are soon going to see the usage of PINK Balls in Cricket. Yes, you read it right …P.I.N.K balls!! 😛 When the proposed day-n-night test matches kick-off, ICC (International Cricket Council) is going to propose the usage of Pink balls for the new format. Earlier when day-n-night ODI’s (50 over format) was introduced; white balls were used for the first time replacing the usual red cherry.

How do you explain to someone who needs an explanation to a one-liner answer? Picture this group chat on the office communicator:

Friend1: How to go to Citi Center Mall from my house in Nanganallur?
Friend2: Why do you want to go?
Me: Go to the Mount railway station; take a train to Chennai Beach and then a train again to Lighthouse. 2 mins walk from there. Fast n inexpensive!
Friend1: hmm hmm…any other way?
Friend3: Ping some guys on the OCS and see if they have plans to go that way. Ask them if they can drop you to the mall. Don’t forget to put the winking smiley! 😛
Friend2: Whom are you meeting there?
Friend4: Take a bus, 21G from Guindy. It directly goes to Citi Center.
Friend1: How to do that? Where to take the bus from?
Me: Ok, let me explain. Get out of your house, go to Mount station. I assume you know how to do that. Board a train to Guindy and get down when the station arrives. Come out of the station and cross the road. Don’t forget to look left and right while crossing the road, even though it’s a one way. Rules are rules, you see. On crossing the road, stand facing the station and wait for the bus, 21G to arrive. Hopefully you wouldn’t have to wait for long, but anyway do carry an umbrella to save yourself from the scorching heat. Once 21G arrives, board it with your left foot first and stare at a seated guy with your eyes enlarged, indicating that he’s occupying the ladies seat. Throw in a tantrum or two and make sure occupy that very seat. Then the bus door closes (if not, it’s ok…enjoy the fresh air)…it’s a 27 min ride…sight the few historic buildings n churches on the way, enjoy the ride. When Citi Center arrives, the door would open (assuming it was closed earlier)…get off board with your left foot first again…enter Citi Center mall with your right foot first…Everything will go perfect and you would have reached the mall as you would have expected. By the way, don’t forget to smile at the security for some good footage on the hidden CC TV, if any! 😛
Friend1: Sounds cool. I’ll ping and see if any of the guys will agree to drop me off.
Me: Sigh!

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Friends, Thoughts

 

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Exception(al)!! :)

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Over the last few weeks, I had been very busy…naturally the frequency of me posting my writeups here, had taken a backseat…14 hours of work plus 2 hours of travel took most of my daily time…

For an interactive person like me, this situation is pretty sad….

Friends started getting worried about my constant absence both online and offline. Two of you lovely ladies, Isd and CuteAngel were sweet enough to mail me enquiring if I was doing ok…Thank you buddies…its always a nice feeling if someone misses me, either for my posts or for my visits on their blogs…whatever be the reason, it means a lot…Owe you one ladies! 🙂 

Also not finding me available on the office communicator, I got mails from a few close buddies asking me if I was alive…Yes, I was indeed alive but in hell!! 😉 Thanks guys for those caring mails!!  🙂

Four weeks ago, I was on bench with no work allocated to me…and then I got an opportunity to replace a guy who was going on leave for his wedding in a highly sensitive project and with complex reports to be developed, but more importantly to capture the work ethics in 2 days time before the groom left on his approved leave. I was supposed to be his best man at work!! 😉

Three weeks of replacement time ends this coming monday, and  I must say it was the best learning experience in the shortest time possible…Over a week, I got used to the 14 hours per day routine that I will now miss (unless I get screwed again in the next assignment! :P) for sure. 

It was lovely to work in co-ordination with my onsite guy…he was helpful to the last detail…I would say, it would have been impossible without him and his constant push…!! Thanks man! 🙂

And best thing is that the clients are happy with what I have delivered in the last 3 weeks and so was my onsite co-ordinator and manager…so the efforts were worthwhile…yay! 😀

For the two weeks that I was on bench prior to this project, I was involved in the making of a video of my parody for the annual day event of a few verticals in my company. I had a lovely time writing the lyrics and the storyboard…as well as in the directing and editing of the shoot!! Though I missed attending the event owing to work, I got to know that at the event there was a loud roar of applause and cheering…the feedbacks by a handful who saw it offline have also been awesome…!! 😀

As of now am working on a photo-video for another event thats coming up next tuesday!!  And I’m lovin’ it!! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2009 in Friends, Happens~2~me

 

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