I think I am becoming too conscious about my thoughts and words these days… after the controversy about one of my earlier blogs (ironically, the controversial blog was the most popular one), I am trying to control my flying thoughts but for a guy with abundant thoughts, its little difficult… but I will try my level best 🙂
Here I am one more time, after turning the page… doing my MBA on an island country. Looks like I have strange connection with islands, then Japan and now Singapore. Actually I am not a sea loving person (philosophically oceans are quite complicated for me… don’t ask why/ how… just read on :-), I rather like mountains but whenever I step out of India, I land on an island… I know few of you are praying that next time I should land on Antarctica…Hmmm…
My student life is somewhat different than my friends’. Most of them went to West and I decided to go in opposite direction (now don’t give me super logic that earth is round and whatever goes around comes around). Anyway east is east… close to home and close to heart 🙂 I had this stereotype picture about studying abroad… wearing big Jackets, cold weather and snow (thanks to pictures posted by my friends)… anyway I don’t like cold (Oh… my God… I dislike more things/places than actually I like) so here I am on humid island… except air-con and ‘rum on the rocks’ most of things are hot here (I am just referring to weather 🙂 )
In this student avatar few things have changed… Like I have lost sense of dates (no… no… this is not island effect on my cerebral appendicitis cortex). All dates look same to me now. When I was working, I used to wait for month end, the salary day… Of course for a person who was earning 6 million INR per month it must be big day… right?? (Oops… I think I ignored the decimal point 🙂 ). Anyway 30 or 31 or 1st were motivating and the most beautiful dates for me… Hurray!!! 24 days to go for salary. But now 30, 31 and 1 are just three consecutive days of calendar (in fact numbers, of which a number is prime). I have stopped counting and waiting for month ends… Now all I count is the deadline for the assignment.
Weekends… there are no more weekends… need to study every day. Things just go on and on and on… Remember the gazelle which wakes up every day morning in planes of Serengeti and starts running to beat the fastest lion… yeah… right… I am feeling like that Lion which wants to catch at least the slowest Gazelle 🙂 Things move fast… so need to catch up with lots of things…
I got chance to work (to be precise, study) and interact with people who are not software engineers… being in Bangalore and being a software engineer, most of people I knew (except my family and relatives) were either software engineers or security guards of my office… good to meet people from different professions… Still I believe software engineers are special race 🙂
Few months back food and beverages were not a major issue for me… if I think, even today they are not… but now I am surviving on loan and sudd…suddenly I feel guilty that I am spending a lot (can’t help this feeling)… so can’t spend like good old days and can’t spend loads of time in search of new restaurants (which was my favorite sports in Bangalore)… In great Chime Tester Santossss words, “now I am just another poor man in rich-man’s country :)” [Still Maggie has not become my regular food]
After living in big apartment for years today I am sharing place with 4 people, no more free incoming calls and I wait till 8PM to make or receive calls, regular idli-vada-sambhar have become exotic now, forget the Tata-sky I don’t even have TV to follow up the Roadies, now I watch movies (clips) on youtube… friends who were just bike ride away are now portals on facebook… Oh… by the way… before coming here or even before applying for University, I knew this is the way it will be and I was/am ready for this… but most important thing is I am learning… I am learning new subjects and concepts and I am liking it… sometimes I feel topics are in Hieroglyphics… but when damn Sphinx can understand Hieroglyphics then MBA is not that hard for me… aag hogli matte… 🙂