Monday, May 11, 2009


Yesterday I went to meet my cousin. As we were talking, the most popular topic – RECESSION came up in our discussion.

Then I just said College days were so much better, where we only had to worry about studies and not worry about other responsibilities. And when we were studying we always thought once we land up in a job we don’t have to study anymore, and we will have so much independence.

Isn’t it always like this, the past always has nice memories. It’s not that we dint have bad times then, but cherish our good times of the past so much, that we start comparing the good times of past with bad times of present.

Then we realized, it’s not that we never had fun after joining a job. We have had new found independence. We have had fun with friends when we joined the company. Ofcourse our batch dint have the usual training fun, coz it was a little different for us, which probably would be a different post. It’s been a few years in company and every year has its share of good and bad experiences. We have had the best of times and the worst of times.

So whenever we think, life was great in the past, we should realize that some time in future we will remember the good times of today, so let’s enjoy the TODAY instead of comparing it with the golden PAST and make new memories for our FUTURE.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Whats in a name

I remember most of my husband’s friends names. Atleast after listening to their names twice, I know from when they know each etc. Of course once in a while I forget.

From the time I have introduced my friends, unless he has interacted with them personally more than 5-6 times, or if they attended our wedding (they are the same people he has interacted with), he’s always confused with the names.

A month back, this was the converstation (we were in 2 different places, so conversation on phone)

ME : I am going to Priya’s house this weekend
HIM : Oh! Cool


ME : We are planning to do so n so over the weekend
HIM : Who all??
ME : Told you na, going to Priya’s house
HIM : Oh ya…


HIM : I am planning to go to beach during weekend.
ME : Wow… That’s good.. You are also going out
HIM : Also?? Where are you going?
ME : (hmph!!) Friend’s place
HIM : Oh Cool.. Lavanya’s house?
ME : Naah.. Priya
HIM : Great Enjoy maadu


ME : (Not even nearing weekend discussions) So what’s for dinner?
HIM : Rice and Sambar… So you are going tomorrow directly from office?
ME : (Wow!!! He remembers) Hoon.. Am packing now
HIM : Great!!! Say Hi to Pallavi from my side.
ME : (confused) But Pallavi is in NY, and I am not going to meet her.
HIM : Oh then what’s your friend’s name.
ME : (Tired) Priya.

Friday evening

HIM : So, did you reach Pallavi’s house
ME : (Completely frustrated with this name confusion). Its not Pallavi, Its Priya.
HIM : Oh ya!! I forgot
ME : Is it so difficult to remember my friend’s name, that too after listening to it for a week now
HIM : Hey Come on!!! How can I remember your friend’s names??
ME : Fine… Forget it
HIM : That’s what I did :)