Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ban IPL!!

Damn!! India is out of the WCT20 with a terrible performance at the Carribean. They lost 2 matches in the Super 8's but still there might be a chance to enter the semis if they can beat lanka today. Poor indians they never showed good character in any form of the game... I'm fuming inside for the way they played today.

I'm still not a big fan of T20 cricket. T20 is just to entertain people and not a very good format of cricket. Its a batsman's game, bowlers have nothing to prove here. IPL is the reason for this loss i strongly believe. Teams who had never particiapted in IPL are playing well and their players are fit enough to continue. Shewag missing from the squad was really a big loss. F%$#ing IPL had made all the players fatigue. We lost sehwag first, then praveen, then zaheer, one game injury for gambhir. From the start of this world cup one should have noticed the players body language, they looked tired. They never showed any interest in the matches, they had to participate in the world cup as per the schedule and they are simply making an appearance. Good thing Lalit Modi is not the ICC president, otherwise he would have sent the Indian Team directly to the semi's without super 8's, till that time the indian squad could have partied in the Caribbean. Every single person in the team has already earned enough in IPL and they just want to make sure india has participated in WC. F#$@ing IPL should be banned. IPL happening every year and no players are interested in the regular assignments of playing for team india.

I am not here to blame our captain Dhoni, every single player is the reason for this loss and the bloody selectors should be fired first. I still don't understand why they keep this nehra and jadeja in the team. Nehra, Jadeja, Dinesh karthik are the pains of indian cricket. This all started happening after Kris Srikanth took charge as selector. He is doing such a painful job as a selector from the time he took over, very soon he will select himself to play in the indian team and he'll probably include his grandchildren too in the team. He should be sacked. Modi should be hanged.

Indian Cricket has really has lost its charm because of this IPL. It should be banned for ever and the players should concentrate on the international matches. I'm totally worried and really i cant control my anger, but by this time our cricketers would be thinking of moving to other teams as IPL has brought 2 more new franchises for next year. F$#% IPL.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Change your Job!!

The recent hot news nowadays i am hearing in my office cabin, restroom, cafeteria, steps, office cab from most of my colleagues and my friends is Job Change. Some change seems to be really necessary and some not. If you're changing careers faster than Paris Hilton changes her boyfriends, you need to pull back the reins and realize it can be very bad for your career. Changing jobs is good if you feel your current one isn't furthering your career. But there are some blunders are made by few folks.

Changing careers only for better compensation is one of the biggest, but most tempting mistakes people make. Some people only look at the money and don't see the change from a career perspective. This is bad, because the money maybe good, but the job can be terrible! bored of this!!
Often, boredom in one field makes people decide that they need a change. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Changing careers simply because you're bored shows you're no good at your job and take no interest in it. If you don't make an effort, you'll keep getting bored and keep field hopping.

Whatever huh!!
When you leave one job without having something else in mind, you become desperate and take what you get. This often leads to being over-qualified for a particular job. If you do plan on changing fields, make sure you're organised and make a logical career jump, So keep the big picture in mind.

Beware or aware!!
When you change careers, you're so eager to leave your current job, you take up any offer from any company that looks good. Big mistake! Always take time to weigh your options and do research on the new company. Many people change jobs without doing a background check of the company and end up being unhappy.

Lack experience
If you keep changing careers you'll never get a firm footing in a particular field. This means you'll never rise above junior positions. You may get exposed to a wider atmosphere, but won't learn all the tricks of a particular field. Hence, you'll never climb the ladder. Stick to a job for at least a year. While it maybe tempting to continually job hop, make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. You'll avoid any regrets later.

Phone Ringing.....OHH!! man i got a call :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Everybody likes Nagercoil

You spin my head right round..right round..when you go down..down..down
I like this song, its a sound track of the movie hangover. Its an awesome, this song keeps playing in my head everytime...

Now coming to Nagercoil...
Everyone likes the place because of its natural beauty and gloomy overcast climate. Whenever i enter nagercoil the greenery and the chill weather amuses me. You should be there during the monsoon season. Its my bad, my wedding happened during summer and i was sweating throughout the day.

I will never forget those days when my mom used to take us to my hometown Thuthur (45 Km away from nagercoil) during the summer vacation. We reach nags healthy and then come back to chennai with some illness. I really don't know why we fall sick whenever we go to Nagercoil. I used to be totally upset about this as it happens every year so i used to make fun of Nagercoil as 'No Care Go ill' (say this continuously...). After entering college my visits to nagercoil really reduced. I never wanted to marry a girl from the south (nagercoil).....but see what God has written for me. I was under the impression that nagercoil could not produce babes, but all that changed when i met karen.

Karen tells me that nagercoil people are very "paavam", but as far as i know the people of nagercoil are more of the 'nakkal' kind and sometimes funny too. The tamil accent they have is a mix of malayalam and tamil which gives you a feeling that they are singing and not talking. Some words are really difficult to understand. I have heard karen talking in nagercoil accent to some of her friends and to priyanka the kid. It is very funny....I used to make fun of her. Nameeta speaks good tamil though, I don't see much of nagercoil accent in her.

Now here is the best part of nagercoil.

It was the year 1932, and like any other day the people of nagercoil where doing their routine work. Suddenly a huge noise was heard which was really buzzing their ears. The noise was heard all over the town of nagercoil and the near by villages. No one knew where this noise was coming from and people started panicking and looking here and there. The sound was there for couple of minutes and it stopped. Now the next day same time the massive noise was heard again, "What the heck is that, man?" this is what everyone said to each other. Third day same time same noise started buzzing all their ears, people looked around and finally noticed something strange in the sky, it was the cross of Jesus. People saw Jesus cross moving up to heaven like how Jesus rose from the grave. Seeing this amazing sight in the sky people knelt down and started praying. After sometime it disappeared, i mean the cross reached heaven. The news spread everywhere around nagercoil so the next day even more people were expecting to see the cross. Would you believe... the people were really blessed as the cross appeared again. This news reached the priests in the churches of nagercoil and the near by districts and they too were interested to see this all the priests gathered together to check this out, and this is what happened.

Slowly....the buzzing sound gradually increased to a loud noise and here comes the cross again in the sky. People started praying again kneeling down. As usual it disappeared in a couple of minutes.

A man in the crowd asked the priest,

Man: Father, did you see what happened?
Priest: Yeah i saw. What do you think that is?
Man: That is Jesus Christ rising to heaven on the cross.
Priest: Oh i see!!! Dear people i respect your faith in God. But what you see here is not the cross of Jesus Christ. Its just an aeroplane flying from Trivandrum to Srilanka.
Man: Ohhhh!!!

It was the year 1932 when the Trivandrum airport was established and they started operating flights to various locations in April and this is how our people reacted when they saw the first flight crossing over NAGERCOIL.
Believe it or not!!! This is a true story and i'm not making this up.

From that moment onwards, even for small sounds the people of Nagercoil don't react... I experience this when I ride the bike out there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

December 21, 2012

This is a terrible week for me as i have to wake up every morning at 4 am for work, but am glad that i will be back home by 3 pm at least.

Kavitha touring Abu Dhabi for a week to see her parents. I want to join her but stuck up with some work. Anyway we have plans to travel across few counties not sure when. She will be back to chennai only in April. Sure im going to miss her.

Believe me or not i can't listen to the word layoff anymore. Fed up with that, its happening everywhere. How is the future going to be...when will it all come back to normal. Before it comes up i think the world will end by 2012 as predicted by experts.

World will end December 21st 2012 at 23.11 pm
Seven reasons of arguments why its gonna end,

Reason one: Mayan calendar

The first to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things -- building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and sacrificing virgins.

Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it’s likely they’ve got the end of the world right as well.

Reason two: Sun storms

Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery. Our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic and it’s supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the earth with lot of radiation energy. It’s been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse and calculations suggest it’ll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012.

Reason three: The atom smasher

Scientists in Europe have been building the world’s largest particle accelerator. Basically, its a 27 km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it’s properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They’re predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.

Reason four: The Bible says it

If having scientists warning us about the end of the world isn’t bad enough, religious folks are getting in on the act as well. Interpretations of the Christian Bible reveal that the date for Armageddon, the final battle between good an evil, has been set for 2012. The I Ching, also known as the Chinese Book of Changes, says the same thing, as do various sections of the Hindu teachings.

Reason five: Super volcano

Yellowstone National Park in United States is famous for its thermal springs and old faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple -- it’s sitting on top of the world’s biggest volcano and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we’re many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.

Reason six: The physicists

This one’s case of bog -- simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berkely University have been crunching the numbers. They’ve determined that the earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event.
Even worse, they’re claiming that their calculations prove that we’re all going to die, very soon. They are also saying that their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 per cent; and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.

Reason seven: Earth’s magnetic field

We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that shields us from most of the sun’s radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call North and South have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so -- and right now we’re about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30 kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is under way, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.

There is a movie coming out as well named "2012" starring John Cusack

Not sure whether the world really is going to end in 2012, let's expect a thriller anyway.

Now here are two excellent tamil movie clips i came
we sure are missing these guys in the international arena. Here we go..

TR's Court Argument in English:

Captain's English:


Monday, January 12, 2009

Mamma Mia....


I got some good feedback for my last post, thanks to kavitha and to her characters... so am back again to write something. Had a pretty good vacation at my hometown, did not fail to have fun this time as well. Me and kavitha have a mutual agreement that if we celebrate Xmas in chennai, then new year celebration should be in nagercoil and vice versa next year. So last year Xmas was celebrated here and we left the same day to nagercoil for a special event, Manoj's wedding. Had a good time with her family and her cousins, and as expected had a hard time with her. She appointed herself as the wedding planner and was walking around here and there with a piece of paper, allotting some work to all of us. Vinod gave us all a surprise, everyone believed that he would be missed out at the big party... no one expected him to turn up at the right time. Manoj had a hard time during his bachelor's party but still he enjoyed it.

Kavitha was very busy arranging things for the previous day reception and I did not find time to talk to her. In between she was playing the movie Mamma Mia in Nameeta's laptop and she started dancing for a song imitating the steps in it. She is crazy about the movie, i don't know why. Rarely we go to movie theatres in chennai as we get only little time to spend together during weekends. The only movie that we both mutually agreeed to see in the theatre was "Taare Zameen Par". Now watching movies in theater has totally stopped because of her. We are totally opposite poles when it comes to movies. When Mamma Mia was released in chennai she kept bugging me to take her. But I heard from my friends and especially from Sajeeve that the movie is framed on ABBA songs and every 5 minutes there is a song and people start dancing. I was not ready for it, i need some action or thriller movie. I cannot see my favorite action hero JB Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing around. So i decided not to watch the movie in the theatre, i planned to get her an original DVD of Mamma Mia. But she doesn't want that as i failed to take her to watch the movie in theaters. And she also said that she will not come out with me for any movies in theater hereafter. Mamma Mia screwed my life only... I don't know what is special in that movie, she keeps telling me that the movie is like this like that....bla...bla...bla and etc..

I wanted to know the story , so I asked her to narrate it. I heard from her that the story is like this, a girl is going to get married and she has no idea who her father is, so she come's across her mother's diary and finds that her mother has 3 useless boyfriends. Now she wants to know which useless her father is. She invites all the 3 for her wedding, her mother is shocked to see them. The story goes on to show whether she finds her right father or not...and finally in the climax, the mother marries Pierce Brosnan, but the girl is not sure whether Brosnan is her real father. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

So I think, the girl will start reading the diary again to find whether her mother has got any more boyfriend's, and I expect the release of "Mamma Mia II".
What crap!!!
Sajeeve bro.... you were right.

I was wondering why this movie is named "Mamma Mia" they should have kept the movie name as "Pappa Neeya"

Forget about Pappa Neeya, the most awesome and worth watching movie I saw after a very longtime is "Slumdog Millionaire". It was a touching love story and the screenplay was absolutely fantastic. I am happy for ARR as well, for winning the golden globe.
He deserves it.

In between all this, Big B has criticized SM saying that India has been shown as a "Third world dirty underbelly developing nation" your eyes, this is a country where majority of the population live below the poverty line without basic amenities. Step out of your Mecedes-Benz and walk into the slums of mumbai. The story is set on this theme, not like some bollywood flick, set in some foreign land appealing to NRIs. So you might find it distressing. What you see in SM is real India. The movie is not about something you don't see...but about something you don't WANT to see. The movie does not show the whole image of India. It is just a fraction of Indian society, in the form of slum dwellers. How can one expect to put in everything about India? Do you want all the IT parks and the big malls to be shown or you want a kuthu paatu from Abhishek and Aishwaraya?

Big B let me remind you about IBM's ad on tv "Stop Talking Start Doing"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Its My Life!!

So finally here I am in the world of blogging.
Not sure what am gonna write, but i know i will keep posting some stuff.

Was thinking what should be my first post which will be appreciated by my pals and will be commented on and finally got the best. This will be about my life (and knife) the one and only wife of mine ‘KAVITHA KAREN XAVIER FERNANDEZ’. This is how she wants her name to be after getting married to me.

All started well on April 30th and going great till this second. Woooooooo!!

Both were brought up differently but still managed to stay even. At the age of 50 I may write a book about her. She loves books, crazy about books, mad about books. I on the other hand hate reading books, I did not do it even during my college days. Approximately thrice a month I am forced to go to landmark to buy books for her.

She wants to learn to ride my bike (Honda Unicorn) in chennai. I don't want to teach her as she is not sure of riding the scooty itself. When i celebrated xmas in nagercoil last year with her family, she took me to her aunts house in her colony and we went in her scooty. We met her aunt and uncle and we were coming back home when she suddenly stopped the scooty and told me to get down. I had no clue why she told me get down from her scooty and asked her why??
She said "I want to take a right turn, so please get down". I was annoyed. I came to know her brilliance. So kavitha please learn scooty first and come back to me.

You guys know what, she is like a SHAVING RAZOR. A shaving razor doesn't hurt people, rather it helps them to look good, but sometimes it cuts you when you are careless. Few times, I have been cut and I am careful now... so everyday I have a good and clean shave.
Hmmm... now enough boasting about her.

She thinks that she has become fat, which is not true. Whenever am back from office, she asks me whether she is looking fat. She will see the mirror thousand times and will complain that she has put on weight, and she will decide to stop eating ice creams and chocolates, and after a few minutes you can see her cleaning up a full chocolate packet. When I ask her why she is eating chocolate, she justifies saying "My father brought it for me and I have to eat them", she puts the blame on her father.

She is scared of Lizards and she runs away from them as though she is running away from a Dinosaur. Me and my parents, have told her many times not to be scared of lizards, because they are scared of us humans. She doesn't believe this and keeps troubling me to drive away all the lizards in the house. I have to act like Jeff Corwin now!
Jeff Corwin... she loves him and wants to marry him. She says she might have married Jeff Corwin, if she hadn't married me. Jeff Corwin is safe now, look at me...

Okay, I am gonna sleep now... my razor is reading some book, as usual.
More about her in my next post.