Monday, August 22, 2011

Krishna's Birthday

Second long weekend in a row, but the first one that we could enjoy a bit compared to the one last weekend.
All thanks to this Muralidhar, I could really relax a bit today and enjoy an extended sleep. Its always a different type of holiday that makes a difference to your sleep pattern rather than the regular sunday and saturday.
Its a different feeling to wake up on a monday morning, only to realise that you are one of the few lucky ones who dont have to go to office today while there are tons of them still on the way. That small edge makes you all the more happy :)
My sister had to go to office today, so I went to drop her off to her office, knowing that , thats the only way, I will endup having an early bath.
On the way back, I wanted to finish off a long pending task, ie to repair my music system. I called up Just dial and then got a call from one of the service centers in Indiranagar, and they promised to pick up the system by noon. Though they came but a little late. He found out the issues and got all the problems noted down and has promised to get it fixed in 3 days time. Just waiting to get it back all fine and working. I long to hear the casettes and the CD's on that system. It just feels great to listen to music a proper music system rather than the car stereo and laptop.

The evening was completed by cleaning up a few corners in the house which needed a long due cleanup. Two big garbage bags were filled up in no time. It just makes you feel good to see all the unwanted stuff go out.

The next big item on my list to clean up, which I know would be very difficult is the books. There are tons of books in my house and mostly all of them read atleast once. I dont feel like giving up for free nor to throw them out. Am looking to sell some of them to a seconds dealer, and mostly I will join a library rather than buy new books. Its too much of an overhead to maintain them.

Feels like a good day and lot of work done in a day, especially most of the long pending works.
It just feels good and lighter...
Next in line is to clean my camera lenses and the camcorders :)

Force One

No, I am not talking of the F1 team led by Vijay Mallya. This is the new SUV launched by Force, getting it more of an assembled SUV getting the best of most of the SUV and priced it very elegantly.
This could just start a price war in the SUV segment. Tough to even think of an SUV below 11 lakhs ex-showroom.

I gut feeling is that this would be a big hit, unless the competitors get to bring down their prices as well.

Read this article for a detailed review


At the CDG Airport in Paris, while taking the flight to Warsaw the third time,  I could hear the non ignorable words ' Tak tak' as soon as I boarded the bus which would drop me off to a plane destined to go to Warsaw. The words ' Tak' in polish means 'Yes'. And hence like in any other language , the word 'yes' is used very frequently. Yes, is used to acknowledge something, to confirm, to agree, to assure. Its just the way one pronounces this word leads to a slight different meaning that its intended too. Similar is with this word in Polish. But whats different is that, this word is quite 'pronounced' and stands out of the entire sentence, especially if you are the one who doesnt understand polish. And this leads to the next step, ie everyone ends up remembering this word:)

We used to have a similar happening almost daily when we were in Manipal. In mangalorian konkani, the way the word 'yes' is used. is again quite pronounced. Its pronouced as 'vai' or 'wai' and when we would go to make phone calls, back home, this would be one word we could hear every clearly outside the phone booth. More because most of the answers their parents would ask would be answered 'vai' and there would be quite a amount of stress put on this word. Though as funny it would sound to us in those days, the more one ends up learning the languages, the more you tend not to find it different.

Small things but keeps a lasting impression.