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Monday, August 18, 2008

An update on my life..(AmitL)

Hi,all-it's been great,reading updates from everyone on what's happening in their lives-in fact,perhaps we should have this as one of the regular topics each month,since it was fun reading about how Keshi's been feeling like a'live ornament' on a shelf(Loved that pic,Keshi),how Jitendra has been feeling happy at not having to see the 'naturally covered' Nigerians,Mich's been teaching Japanese and missing poetry lessons,21-year young Loon Gal's been working 12 hrs a day and still managing to go to the gym...awe-inspiring,all the posts.:)

By comparison,I'd say my life's just been moving along merrily,as always-the happiness being as I want it to be,the serenity being as I want it to be.i.e. me trying to control my emotions,rather than it being the other way round.
So,what's been happening since I returned from my one month sojourn in Baroda is:

- A whole pile of papers ,emails,crisis at work(amazingly,everywhere I've worked,I've seen that my work always remains where it was when I went on leave-except for maybe 5% of the S.O.S.part which gets taken care of...LOL)..but,then, that's what makes work all the more challenging.

- We had some of the most awful weather of the year- once the mercury touched 51 deg C. And, the last two weeks,it's been 43-45 deg C,with humidity levels touching 70+. It's pretty easy to imagine what happens at such times. Just imagine yourself in,say, Mumbai/Delhi- you go down for a short while,maybe to the nearby grocer, and, there's a sudden,you're left drenched n uncomfy...well,out here,we don't need the rains for this-the humidity does the job.hehe.

- I have a whole collection of books which I brought back from India-right from 2-3 Perry Masons,to Shantaram(a 900 pages or so tome,which I need courage to even begin reading-but,since it's supposed to be excellent,I'll go ahead,may be next month),the joke books (but naturally)like Then Unofficial jokebooks of Advance SMS, then, India Chalo(the book,not my slogan),Once upon a timezone,anything for you,ma'm,why men lie and women cry,Brida(Paulo Coelho)The Present(Spencer Johnson)....but,the past month was so hectic that my only spare time went in either the walks with the mp3 player providing good company,or,watching TV with mind half-closed.LOL. Can't complain,really- I'd prefer this any day,rather than sitting idle and musing.

- Watched two movies- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na(I won't give any review-Happy,Amrita?..for those not clear about this remark,please be visiting Amrita Ma'm's blog) and Singh Is Kinng. The second one was a good timepass-right from Akshay Kumar's unique style of humour down to(No pun intended) Katrina's prancing around in minis of the micro kind. But,then, they suit her,and she still manages to smile,so,it's all for the best! The hall was also just half-full,since we(me and a friend) went for the morning show and,after a week of it's release)
-And,of course,I've been upto my favourite pasttime-reading my favourite bloggers' blogs,being in awe of the immense talent around blogworld and updating my teensy weensy blog,too,when i can!:)

I guess that's enough of an update on what's been happening in my life! And,what's about to occur-well,next month being the holy month of Ramadan out here,we(non-fasting) work 2 hrs less than normal,(Those fasting work just 1/2 day)if the previous 'rules' are followed this year too!And,all work out here slows down,like it slows down this month in Europe,when everyone's on a three week holiday) So,that's something to look forward to-catching up on reading,music,movies,health,walking,treadmilling....:)

Awaiting the next BUFer's update!!


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  2. Nice Update Amit :)

    **the last two weeks,it's been 43-45 deg C

    omg really? did u live in the Swimming Pool during those days? LOL!

    So d u miss India tho?


  3. Oh my god, thx for not giving Jane tu ka review. lol. wow wot a nice post this time :) not to say that other posts arent nice ;)

    Well You've brought lovely books from India, so why not startreading them? Lets start a competition, I'll finish my 350 pages god of small things paperback, and you also pick a 300 page book. Lets see if within two weeks we can finish one book :)

    And yeah, loon girl's blog was inspiring, working so much and even then hitting the gym. I read her blog and got myself into a gym too :D

  4. oh my god! You got so many books!!!!!
    Lol! I watched a new movie finally ... God Tussi Great Ho! Such a bakwaas one!
    I wonder where all the good films are! None that good sadly!

    Yeah its so slow here ... everyone's on a holiday! I wonder when will I go for one! :(

    Nice reading your update! And your selection of pics for the posts always makes me laugh!

    Anyway take care! And yeah I agree this topic should be put up every 2-months or so!

    I was hoping that Ishita would give us an update about her life too ..

    And am glad I'm inspiring someone finally..

  5. I've read couple of ur postings,pretty good,keep going!! :)

  6. Hi, sorry, I wasn't able to reply to your comments earlier.
    Aart Hilal..tks for the comment,and the link. That was great.
    Hi,Keshi-thanks..LOL-no,I didn't live in the swimming pool-no need,you see..hehe.
    Yep,of course I miss India.
    Hi, Vishesh..:) to u2..and,a bit more elaborate comment is welcome.haha.
    Hi,Sam..u could say that.
    Hi,Red..LOL-I was too scared to give a review of JTJN..
    As for the book-reading,let's fix up a date to start.:)
    Ah,see,I told you-Loon Gal's an inspiring one!!:)
    Hi,Loon Gal-well,see,u are an inspiration,as I said.Well,let's make sure we give an update at the beginning of the month,at least.The others will surely post,as well.:)Tks for the balance comments.
    Hi,Archana...tks.:)And,I did drop by your blog..a most amusing collection you've got,of tongue twisters,et al..will be there shortly to read more.