Wednesday, June 23, 2004

A long gap(GOR)

Hmmm.... a very long gap indeed. what was i doing all these days? Last i wrote was last Monday, I will start from last thursday and try to recollect as what i did. Thursday we ssn guys finalised that we will make it to Great ocean Road. I have actually been there once and i decided to go there again. 8 of of the ssn gang went there. Thursday we guys rented a tarago(8 seater) and we took the vehicle to jk's house. From there i came to my house again and along with nawaz went back to jk's house. By the time that myself and nawaz reached jk's house it was already half past 12. We met susi on the way. After reaching there i made some chicken gravy to take and jk kept rice. we slept around 2 in the night and got up at 7. Got ready and we were waiting for rolands to come. rolands came and now we were 8 of us(Myself,jk,susi,nawaz,prasana,arulmurugan,rolands and ranjith) we took the melway and learnt our way out of melbourne. Rolands was the first to drive, myself and jk telling him the route we were took the Geelong road and were on our way to great ocean. Soon we hit the Princess Freeway which will take us to Geelong. we started from Jk's house at 9:45 and we were in geelong by 10:40(Geelong is 60km from melbourne) We din stop at geelong and no snaps till then. 5 km from Geelond we saw the sign to go to great ocean road. hmmm.... we were very near to great ocean road. Our next stop Torquay. There was the first info center about GOR. This time i din want to miss the things that i missed the first time. So halted there and took our time knowing the attractions in that place and in the nearby places. Arul murugan was all the time hurrying as he din want to halt( myself and nawaz were prepared to halt for a night) From Torquay it was GOR. First beach was bells beach it was beautiful but we did not spend much time there coz of arul. Next we were heading to anglesea! we were told about a golf course were kangaroos were abundant. i wanted to kangaroos as only once before i had seen them in full two years(thats a shame :-( ). As we were a bit fast we missed the sign and arul was the first to say that we will see that in the next trip. Anglesea gone and now we were heading Lorne, a beautiful town. Lorne had a information center were we asked what to see there. They told to take a left next to the info center to go to Erskine Falls. So we deviated from GOR and went there. 10 km off GOR. By the time we reached that place it was heavily raining and we were inside the car for sometime. Then we started climbing down the stairs(abour100-150) and reached the foot of the falls( man believe me it was awesome) and then it was the usual foto sessiion for about 30 mins. After exhausting all the beautiful places we returned. It was already 2:45 by then. We had to come back to Lorne and then go to Apollo bay. Between Lorne and Apollo bay i found a sopt to eat( that was the exact place were we ate the last time 16 -17 months before), open place off the road with a water creek near by and sorrounded by hills on both the sides. Last time i missed my ring and got it after a long time( it was found by the great Alex). This time it was problem with car. All this time arul was in the car( he finished first) and was playing music with the head lights on..... hmmmmm....... car din start and as the car was automatic no use pushing it the indian style. Our Luck just after 5 mins of realising that the car was not starting an old couple passing by stopped and offered lift for 2 back to Lorne to get a mechanic. Prasana and rolands went and they came back with RACV mechanic in his car in 40 mins. It was a minor problem and as the car was a member of RACV we din have to pay anything. We all thanked the old couple in our heart and started again. We reached apollo bay by 6 and it dark and by that time arul also decided to halt and see the rest of the place the next day. mmmm....... i will continue the rest tomm. as i am late for the day. catch you tom.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Time pass...

i din write for last 2 days, mainly coz i couldnt find a computer to write. Selva is in front of the computer as if it is his wife. He has 3 more exams and till he finishes them he is not going to allow anyone use the computer;-) Today i came to browse in uni. Saturday was not very intresting day. i went with anand to holmesglen. Sunday was the same nothing eventful except for the night shift. As usual the night shift had all the troubles. Well that was two days in brief. Hey i picked up a fight with my roomie(alex), atleast this time i din start it;-) Time to introduce the next character. G____ k___________, my class mate in engineering. Fun loving guy at times very dificult to understand. He is in university of buffalo. I guess he is doing thesis at the moment. i spoke with him more in phone than in person. i dunno about his school life, but in college he had a crush on a girl and i think even now he has the same feeling for her. we guys now a days are in touch thru mails and sporadic phone calls. Time just flies, god bless messeneger and cheap phone calls, that we are still in touch. i dont have many characters in my life... just a few more and then in free time i think i will recall some cool moments that we guys had. thats it for today

Friday, June 11, 2004

Pleasant day

It was dull but very fresh today morning, well i got up only at 11.... courtesy alex(my roomie. I slept late and he got up early and woke me up with his kitchen skills. To be frank i just enjoyed the day, but again mood spoiled coz of another dumbo. The more an more you do... the more and more people take things for granted. Anyway i am not worried and may be ppl should realise. hmm...... so what did i do yesterday?, i went holmesglen a place in glenwaverly line to help a friend with web site. I guess only when u work with some 2-3 ppl you will find how weak or strong you are in a particular area. I hope i will get to learn a lot of things from them. My parents called me today, well one thing i know for sure is that they want to hear the good news very soon(pr) hee hee.... i have made up my mind that i am not going to be bothered at all, let that come whenever it is destined to. Went to Pizza hut today with selva and had a good lunch today. I got a call from Sinett corp(Sydney), the person spoke to me for about 30 mins and said that the main drawback in my resume was i din have any MCP or MCSA(Microsoft certs) and he said that if i did that(course and cert) which actually costs heaps, will almost guarantee and job. I am at the moment thinking of it and i dunno if it worth that money. I need to put in some hard work to clear the papers. Lemme think... any suggestions? i was thinking that its been a while that i introduced characters in my life. well after nawaz,bharathi,gv, vetri and dinesh. Time for the next person. Deepak trehan. Damn cool bloke, he was my schoolie in delhi. I still dunno how we guys become friends, but at the end we were almost in separable. He is in IIT assam. A brilliant boy with specs. he could understand you by just looking at you, this ability he had when he was in school. It been 6-7 years that we guys met each other, but we are in touch even now. I dunno where will we meet each other again. May be in a subway in Japan ;-) check this for melbourne transport

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Night shift

Yesterday night shift started with a lot of problems. We guys have to two registers in the counter, the purpose of the second one is mainly to run parallel shifts if two ppl are working and when shift change over takes place. What we guys do is the person who is starting the shift will sign on and 2nd register and then the person who is going to finsh will sign off in the first reg. Yesterday my luck the secong register was not working. So the person who was to finish could not finish his shift....i thought of continuing his shift. Then i called my owner and said the problem, he said he was unaware of the solution. I called the customer service and they gave me some instructions which i followed, but in vain. Yesterday being tuesday all the night clubs were open, so there was pretty much crowd. When i could do nothing, i thought i will continue previuos persons shift anyway and lets see to it in the morning. In between the sandwich delivery came and that person was in no good mood. he was upset with the owner. Our owner always rearanges the whole cabinet set up by the delivery person. He argued about the owner and left the shop. God damn, this was happening with 7-8 ppl inside the shop. Next thing was the coffee machine was not working and ppl started complaining about it. i went and rectified it. It was only 45 mins that i started the shift. Next thing.... owner came and that fello was totally off his senses. i got so frustrated that i thought of walking out of the shop then and there. then he could not do anything with the register and he also left. My problems werent over, then came the great drunkers(night club open) some irritating and some doing funny things. like one dumbo kept and curd inside and microwave and left. After a while i could hear bursting sound, had to clean the microwave for 15 mins. one person fell into the garbage bin outside, and from that found a wrapper which had free chocolate, he came and gave it to me and got a chocolate free. crazy ppl.... hey guys my friends have put up a site check it out

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Last 3 days

I din write anything for the last three days. Saturday the whole day i spent sleeping, i had finished night shift. I had planned to go to my uncle's house by saturday evening, that was the reason that i worked friday night instead of saturday. I called my uncle's house to find out if they wanted me to help them(They were having a small get to gether as his sister and bil had come from india), but patti said almost everything was done and so i could come the next morning. Sudarshan came from clayton. Susi(pet name) studied with me in india in the same college and he did Ece. A nice bloke who is leavin australia 21 this month. Next morning got up at 8:30 and went to my uncles house, i was the first to go there. helped them little bit and ate good indian food after a long time. Got to meet a lot of doctors there(My uncle is a doctor). I Started from their house late evening and reached house by 8. I brought with me parcel of all the foods.So i din have to cook for the night. After having my dinner, something went wrong with the stomach and it was irritating the whole night. Got up late and imm hurried to 7-11. My dear sham was waiting for me. He had finished night shift, i had to releive him. Worked there till 3 in the evening and then i thought i should check out dvd home theater deal that was going on in dicksmith. My bad luck the last piece had sold out and they said that i could check out the other branch just next street. I went there and my bad luck again. Then i saw another piece and it was good. Thought for sometime, called selva and asked him whether to go for it? then after cautious indian calculation purchased a dvd player and home theater. My parents will like it for sure. The whole evening we guys spent listening to music, we could not connect it to the TV as we have old tv which doesnt have enough sockets.hmm.... that was a brief note on what i did last three days. Tonight i am having that crazy night shift. what to do? the more i think of it the more i hate it. i guess thats pretty much of what i did.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Melbourne CBD

A pleasant day today unlike yesterday night.It was freezing it might have been less than 5c yesterday i bet. Today morning got up late in the morning and had my breakfast and then went to CBD(Central buisness district) along with Selva,alex and vom shankar. CBD the name looks hifi hee its nothing but city. Not that i live in country side, i live in a suburb. Selva wanted to update his mobile with Blue tooth and infra red and buy USB cable for his another mobile. Man this guy is one mobile maniac! will you believe he is going to buy his 5th mobile within a span of 1 year. Then we all went to Bismi- South Indian restaurant. KFC's Mc.donald's, Subway's dont appease u as much as an Indian rather south indian restaurant. We had one chicken briyani each. Finished that and then myself and vomshankar started first. Got a train in Melbourne central station. The trains inside the main city go underground and it is fascinating to see trains 3 levels below the ground. Amazing technology indeed. Came home and slept for an hour and suddenly got up to check mail. Tonight i have night shift, again one hell of a sick thing to do. If u guys have time then check out

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Me and my phone

Its raining from morning and i havent gone out of the house from morning. Sitting inside and enjoying the rain. Australia is indeed beautiful. so what is my update ? ok after finishing writing the blog i went to make chicken... First time i purchased tandoori type and tried it, well i liked it! hmm.... which cook says that his dish was not palatable? The only thing in chicken is cutting it. Yesterday was a boring day nawaz and my other roommate alexander came back from night shift and were sleeping, so i could not do anything noisy....not even use the toilet. I know that it is difficult to sleep after a night shifht and very difficult when someone is hanging around. Guess what i did? well went to coles and bought brinjal and grapes and went to shams place. Know you must be thinking, this guy is crazy this guys half the time goes there and watches movies, Yesterday was no exception i did the same thing. Saw one hindi movie Hum tum, the comedy in the movie is good but as such it is crap. One boy one girl and all possible situations to fall in love. Hindi movies are day by day getting stupid. Today morning i called bharathi and spoke with him atlast, that fello was on his way home from school(thats what crazy americans call) so i gave him company exactly from school to his house. Techonology ha made common man life easier. Then i called my parents and spoke with them for a long time. Then i called dinesh. my college mate in india, after coming to australia i am calling for the second time and we spoke for sometime. Speaking on phone has never been new to me. I was known for this habbit in the college, what to do? after you get bored when you dont have any one of you age group to talk to! Its 2:30 in the afternoon i had planned to go outside today and have a look at the DVD players and come back but its raining now. Now i have people reading my blogs so i guess i need to do better formatting, i bet even i cant understand what i write:( In between i called my lawyer to check my PR status, he was not there, his assistant was there and he said that he has heard nothing from the immigration so far. I dunno what is taking them so much time? hey if anyone from immigration reading this, then give it to me soon ;-)

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Day after tom....

Today is June1, 6th month in this year, time really flies. well writing a blog after 2 days. After finishing the blog on 29 i went for the night shift. As expected that night was busy and had to answer stupid questions by all the drunk ppl. Then came back from shift by 8:45 in the morning and i slept till afternoon. I got up at 1 and saw my mobile for a few missed calls(i keep it in silent mode when i got to sleep in the day time) and thought may be my parents were trying to call me. The i gave a call to them and spoke with them for a long time. had 2 packs of maggi for lunch and again i slept. got up in the evening coz of a call from my 7-11 owner, he called me to remind that i had work the next day. couldnt sleep after that. got up and had a bath and switched on the computer to write something, in between nawaz called me and said that he will come home and help me in cooking. so logged on to yahoo messenger and was chating for a while. nawaz came by 9 and in sometime i got a sms from my parents that my college mates in india had come to my house in india. So we both decided to call them and speak with them. Vetri and gv were there in our house. remember bharathi? these guys are also from the same place pulidhivakkam..... Gv.srikrishnan one hell of a confuser, the way he thinks at times will make you feel proud of him, but most of the times even he doesnt know what is going on in his mind. i always feel that these three(gv,bharathi and vetri were someway related to THREE Stooges. Next is vetri, basically and good boy has less boy friends than girl friends,there is nothing wrong in that but we used to tease him alot. never mind we werent teasing for something he was not responsible. Gv is a pet name and in college everyone knows him by this name, even he wouldnt turn if you called him srikrishnan. Now both these blokes are in TCS in mumbai. now thats about gv and vetri and thats what i did on Sunday. Yesterday was a better day, got up and ran for the job as i was late. workied till 3:30 and from there went to sham's place and from the we went to see Day after Tommorrow. the movie i should say is pretty ok, nothin big happenin in the movie except for the graphics. These americans think too much of themselves. today helped selva with the assignment so far and went to pizz hut (selva's treat) had 2 pizzas and three of us shared(nawaz, selva and myself) nothing more to add will introduce other characters in the next blog...