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July 29, 2005

Onsite Engineer

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 10:49 pm

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July 24, 2005

People! huh!

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 11:41 pm

1)Was reading “Nothing lasts forever”. Nicely written book. One odd reference has been made to Indians. Honey attends to a cholera patient who happens to be in US (but he doesn’t know English and is pathetically poor and Indian). They put him on drugs and he recovers and blesses them in hindi. (sucks!)

2)This issue is much more serious, London police gunning down a “dark skinned guy” linking him to terrorists action and then saying “Sorry”. (Non, He looks like Asian muslim and he might be linked to this guy, you know?)

3)College – We joined in two batches actually. The people who joined later, came under special reservation like sports, sons and daughters or ex-servicemen, or (our shame and sick caste system) scheduled caste people. We had a series of tests and most of us(both batches) got the same range of marks. One female (supposedly of a supreme caste) remarked, “I wonder how THAT female got that many marks? should be fluke!! what do you think, Celia?”

4)”Ivan” was telecasted today in “Ktv”. The protagonist of the movie, a do-gooder, is more like a robinhood. He does good to everyone. In one scene, he is seen collecting money for “Gujarat relief fund”. He goes to a Marwadi and requests him for money. But that guy is stone hearted and tries to drive him away. (Are all tamils generous creatures?? I know of a TAMIL guy who gets commission for anything and everything he does.)

3)Good old Nambiar (villain) movies!! why does this guy’s acquaintances always christians? Its always him calling “Robert! Peter!!..

I can keep on adding lots and lots of incidents and classifications that I see and notice. Partly, Even I am to be blamed. I don’t have the courage to speak against people and drive some sense into their head!! Oooh! when all others keep on wooing some one and ill treating others, what would my talk do? I did talk, but did it make sense? “No, Celia. You actually don’t know. These people are born like this.. “. I can’t continue the remaining words. But I can do onething. May be I can behave differently and treat all people alike. Easy to write over here!! don’t know how many people I myself hurt!! But by writing this here, I wish to make a mark. So that, after 10 or 20 years, I can ask my kid to read this post, and ask whether I actually lived upto my decision!

Cross Cultural Approaches…

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 6:55 pm

A ship sank in high seas and the following people got stranded on a
beautiful deserted island in the middle of nowhere:

A. 2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman
B. 2 French men and 1 French woman
C. 2 German men and 1 German woman
D. 2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman
E. 2 Polish men and 1 Polish woman
F. 2 Mexican men and 1 Mexican woman
G. 2 American men and 1 American woman
H. 2 Indian men and 1 Indian woman

1 month later, on various parts of the island, the following was observed:

A. One Italian man killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.

B. The two French men and the French woman are living happily together.

C. The two German men have a strict weekly schedule of when they alternate with the German woman.

D. The two Greek men are sleeping together, and the Greek woman is cooking & cleaning for them.

E. The two Polish men took a long look at the endless ocean and a long look at the Polish woman, and they started swimming.

F. The two Mexican men are talking to all the other men on the island trying to sell them the Mexican woman.

G. The American woman is lecturing on the true nature of feminism, how her last boyfriend respected her opinion and treated her much better, and how her relationship with her mother is improving. The two American men are contemplating suicide.

H. The 2 Indian men are still waiting for someone to introduce them to the Indian woman……

Regards,
INDIAN

July 19, 2005

Think before you use a free counter script!!!!

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 5:21 am

I had been using a popular free counter script for weeks so that I can know how many visitors I get. Till now, I was amazed at this free hosting site because they were offering good statistics reports for no cost. All I had to do was paste their javascript code onto my site.

But Today, I found out something that made me remove this statistics counter code from my template. This has never happened before and am not sure how long this has been happening. After my homepage is loaded, the javascript is executed and the page automatically redirects to different pornography sites at random. This is so awful and I never expected this kind of practice from such a so called reputed site. This stopped after I removed the code from the blogger template. So people, beware!!! I do not wish to name this site as this turns out to be a more popular site and I don’t want to have any problems with these people. Hope you get what I mean and hope you find the name of the script too!!

July 15, 2005

Lyric for the Day

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 6:46 pm

I have heard people saying that music doesn’t have any boundaries, let alone language. But, I have never enjoyed listening to songs that weren’t in English or Tamil or Malayalam. But this was before one year, life has changed a lot. Listening to hindi songs happened because of circumstance, and soon developed into a liking. And now, the news is that I have fallen in love with this hindi song sung by Jagjit singh.. Nice music, superb voice and nice lyric ofcourse..last but not the least, even without knowing the language, it kindled an emotion that only a native speaker would experience!!

Apni Marzi Se Kahan Apni Safar Ke Hum Hain
Rukh Hawaaon Ka Jidhar Ka Hai Udhar Ke Hum Hain

Pehle Har Cheez Thi Apni Magar Ab Lagta Hai
Apne Hi Ghar Mein Kisi Doosre Ghar Ke Hum Hain

Waqt Ke Saath Mitti Ka Safar Sadiyon Se
Kisko Maaloom Kahan Ke Hain Kidhar Ke Hum Hain

Chalte Rehte Hain Ke Chalnaa Hai Musaafir Ka Naseeb
Sochte Rehte Hain Kis Raah Guzar Ke Hum Hain

July 3, 2005

My First French Passage

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia @ 10:44 pm

Did I tell you that I have started going for french classes? French is damn good. Only that its hard to understand how things can be masculine or feminine. hmm.. but It seems to be an artistic language. Today I got to write my first french passage. A small passage though, this would have never been written as a post in normal times. But in this situation, this has become more funny. But let me tell you what happened yesterday.

I had to go to my ATM yesterday. I was in such a hurry coz I was getting late for my french classes. So myself and my friend hurried to the ATM. First she withdrew her money and then I went in. I inserted my card but it didn’t go in only. May be, it was trying to warn me to be more careful. But who can control fate? I managed to insert the card and typed some amount. Huh.. but it happened to be a wrong amount and I wanted to delete the number and press something again. Boy!!! won’t they keep a delete or a backspace button for that on ATM machines? why do they have to confuse poor souls like me? I found one CANCEL button then. ( Oh God!! why didn’t I see the CLEAR button which was right above that?) Thanks to my sony ericsson, I mistook the CANCEL to be CLEAR and pressed it. ATM canceled my transaction and pushed my card outside.

But thats not what I had expected. Attendez !! I didn’t even finish my transaction and why should I take my card back? I pressed it inside again.. Oh No!! I got a weird message on the screen and my magic money card disappeared. “YOUR CARD HAS BEEN RETAINED BY THE ATM. PLEASE GET IT COLLECTED FROM YOUR BANK”. what the hell? I had wanted some pieces very badly and didn’t expect this at all. Seeing this, my best friend (or my worst enemy) started lauging uncontrollably. All I could do was wonder at my foolishness. I called up the bank but no one attended to it. Then sent a mail to the bank’s site to take care of it. Hope I get my card back without any problem.

But this is not all. Today after going to my french class, my teacher gave us a conversation and asked us to convert that into a passage. Couldn’t help laugh at that!! Please forgive my pathetic french and correct me if needed.

Je vais au distributeur pour prendre de l’argent. J’insere ma carte bancaire. Je compose mon code. Je choisis une opĂ©ration. Je choisis un montant. Je N’oublie ma carte.

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