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Today was the last day at work for 2008. Office reopens on Jan 5th of 2009. The year has been great. I think I’ll talk about it in another post.
Last week was good. I presented a new framework for doing something and was praised and patted on the back by team mates. So much for 5 months of work in the company.
Roommate moved out. Living alone is harder than I thought. That too for an ever-chattering man like me. But I get to do some things that I could never have done when with friends ( No vulgar-ish ambiguity intended) and I’m happy for it.
Friends came home on Saturday. We ordered some pizzas. They came an hour later. Cold, without sauce. Went to brand factory to buy a travelling bag, ended up buying some trousers .
Whenever I want to think about something, I take a long walk. A long walk, particularly at night, gives you the ability to cogitate on the topics that have long been confusing you. Clears your mind and makes decision making easier. I’m glad I walked home this Saturday.
I wanted to learn playing an instrument and was stuck between guitar and key board. I played guitar for the first time in my friends place was instantly in love with it. Will join the classes on the first week of Jan.
You know the feeling when you do something and you like it soo much that you think you can happily keep doing it for the rest of your life? That’s what happened when I saw FRIENDS the first time. Now, after watching all the episodes some tens of times, it’s not soo funny anymore. So that leaves just listening to James Blunt and reading The Fountain Head on the list.
This time I’m doing a New Year Resolutions list. Dos and Don’ts for this year. I’m also thinking of posting them here on the blog. It would be great if I can find a widget that helps keeping track of all the items, like a to-do list. Or else I’ll have to write some code.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy the vacation….
PS: I’ve to leave for Ooty in less than an hour and haven’t checked the post for any errors. I’m publishing it coz I wanted to say these things b4 I leave. Sorry if there are any typos.

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The Tale of Two Stories…

Here is  a story.

Roy, the Monkey lived in an island in the Land of Queens. He loved fishing in the river beside his house along with his son,Ricky. Those were prosperous times. Roy made a lot of money from fishing and Ricky used to get a lot of gifts from his dad.

But one day, the level of water in the river started to raise. Roy knew the island was about to be inundated. But he kept his cool. He knew what to do. Himself and Ricky were standing at the highest point in the island so that they can avoid the floods for as long as one can.

But the river kept raising. Now his feet were immersed in water. And pretty soon it came to his knees. Roy lifted his son and placed him on his shoulder. He loved his son very much. But the river kept raising. It came upto his neck. Roy was standing on his toes, struggling to maintain balance. It was not over yet. The river kept raising and the water came upto his nose and he couldn’t breath any longer. Now Roy quickly reached over to his son, lifted him from his shoulder , put him under his feet and stood over him.

I don’t blame Roy here. Everybody wants to survive and if it has to be at the cost of someone beloved, it’s not really his fault. The point is, it’s not really his fault because 1) It was a question of his own existence and 2) Roy is a ‘Monkey’.

Okay. Now lets move on to the human version of the story.

Shane is the captain of a fishing ship that is manned by his family members. The ship sails along the shores of California catching fish. Shane made a fortune from fishing during the good times and the family members were given enough to eat.

Shane feels that fishes are sparse nowadays. He has been getting more than what the other ships are getting but it doesn’t matter. His profits have gone down a bit and that is all he cares. So he decides that  if he had less people on the ship,  he could reduce the amount of fish being eaten by them there by maintaing his profit level. So he grabs some of his family members and throws them off the ship into the sea.

I don’t want to comment on this story. Probably I shouldn’t. I can’t even say why I wanted to tell this story. I hope you will understand.

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