Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanks to the sun...

I have not posted anything in my blog for a long time. The book review for Haruki Murakami's Birthday Stories is still unfinished because I'm still reading the book and maybe I'll add two more book in the post.

Recently, I've been busy with work. Not busy actually but out of mood and feeling a little miserable with one of my projects. We received a letter from the client that we did not monitor the project closely and cared less about it. After reading the letter I really felt demotivated.

Having done all the coordination and being blamed for not involving in the project made me really frustrated. There were clouds and thunderstorm above my head for the past few days.

We have done all we could and my counterparts were supposed to lead the project now. But they somehow failed to do so and the client was really cheesed off with us. Our counterpart didn't want to get involved since the beginning stage, but we had no choice. We only have them, unless if the project was like just a mile away from us.

Finally we had to call all the people involved in this project to sit together and solve the problems. I was praying to the sun for it's golden rays, a rainbow and the white fluffy clouds after the meeting. I thought there would be a storm brewing during the discussion.

But all went well. The client was satisfied when we told them we would send our representative to audit our counterparts work which may look like we don't trust our counterparts.

My dear counterparts, you were supposed to defend us back there not point your finger at us. If a bad name comes for us, it is for you too, as we are one entity.

When the dark clouds and the thunder storm surrounded me, I prayed for the sun to bring me the rainbow and the white fluffy clouds soon. Now that I got the rainbow and plenty of white fluffy clouds, I have to thank the sun who dashed as soon as I called for him in his peacock vahana.

Oh and I forgot to mention this, the night before the meeting, I dreamt I was traveling in a car with my family. I passed a beautiful house filled with blossomed Sakura trees and standing there on the balcony was Tamanna Bhatia talking to someone. I waved at her though I knew she wasn't looking at me and she wouldn't recognise me. The car went on and when I turned and looked at the house again, she waved at me and said 'Hey Jayanthiii!!'. I got over excited and shouted 'hey hey she recognises me' to my brother.

The sun in the form of Tamanna Bhatia giving me signs of good omen. Hehehe... you always want to look beautiful great Lord Muruga.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Facebook Status

What would be your Facebook status? Your current location? You're enjoying a sun bath in Pulau Redang? You're angry at X because she's a real pain in the neck? Your plans for dinner?

My status updates recently are quotes from novels. Since it's not very safe to put your current location as your status or "I'm home alone...yeahh!!". Dad cautioned us to be careful of what we post on the net and even sharing our photos on Facebook.

About a month ago a family friend received an e-mail from Mr.Anonymous demanding a hefty amount of ransom to release their family members kidnapped during a vacation. Apparently one of the family member posted "I'm going for vacation to A from bla bla to bla bla. Hoo-rayy!!" on Facebook before the trip.

I'm not sure whether the e-mail was for real or not. It's best not to let information as such flow to the wrong person. There may be some unknown people on your friends list. Don't let Mr. Anonymous say "I know what you posted on Facebook last night!" and come after you.

If you still want your friends to know that you're enjoying a vacation in some paradise or having dinner at some expensive restaurant, you might want to twist the words. "Dinner: juicy yummylicious Lamb chop." is safer than "I'm having dinner in Victoria Station at 8 tonight. (Hope your stomach burns...hehe)."

As for me, I now prefer quotes as my status. Let's enjoy the beauty of this world through quotes from novels.

'It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.' - by Mark Twain from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ordinary yet special

It was just another Monday morning. I have this desease called Monday Morning Blues, feeling mundane on a Monday. All Mondays are the same. When Monday is a holiday, Tuesday Morning Blues awaits.

But today's Monday was different. I woke up feeling energetic and full of excitement, determination and whatever positive words you could use, it was all in me. When I walked on the street on the way to office, I felt like floating and 'jumping from one fluffy white cloud to another' (My definition for extreme happiness).

Gloria Jean greeted me on the way with that yummy coffee aroma. And joy was just waiting for me that morning.  My bosses were all on sick leave. It's a pity they fell sick on that Monday. Oh yes it's a joy when your bosses are not around.

Later that morning I received a call from a florist saying that someone wants to send me a bouquet and the florist didn't have the flower that they were supposed to send me and asked me which flower I would like to have in exchange. "Well, why don't you ask the person who wants to send me the bouquet?."

It was supposed to be a surprise from someone and the florist ruined it. I laughed my heart out and called Jinji Love to thank him for the 'surpriseee!!!'.

It was the time of the month to reward myself. This month was a little more special, so I presented myself with Haruki Murakami's Birthday Stories. (Book Review on my next post). After searching for the perfect gift, I was given another sweet surprise from a colleague, Satya. Chocolate Indulgence for me to indulge all afternoon in its sweet, rich coverture Belgian chocolate and creamy white chocolate filling.

That evening I received my champagne rose bouquet. Though it was just another ordinary Monday for others, for me, it was a special one. I was happy as a clam at high tide because 'on this day in the year 1984.....'

(Note: Post written on 01.11.2010,edited and  published on 12.11.2010)


The whole week was indeed a great one with birthday wishes, presents, a colourful daisy bouquet, holidays, Deepavali and a wonderful belated birthday celebration for three lovely ladies, me included.