Here I am, this is me.

Today is my last day in Bangalore and I’ll be off to Bombay in a few hours time (5pm to be exact). This trip has been quite a ‘coming of age’ experience for me. I realised that I didn’t want to meet the zillion-odd friends I had because most of them did not bother to keep in touch since I have moved to Bombay. I met only a handful of people with whom I’ve had quite a blast. THANK YOU (you know who you are).

When going on vacation, you want to do so many things! I wanted to blog every day; get in touch with all my PR contacts and inform them of my move to and stay at my uncle’s place or a few days – none of which I was able to do. Not that I feel bad about it but I wish I was more structured. The vacation in itself has been cut short by a week since I am terribly bored can’t foresee how I’ll spend the remainder of my days here. That is why I asked to join my new place a week early :p Though I have to now start work on the 26th of this month, there is still this teeny problem of moving my house from Navi Mumbai to Malad. How I will do the shifting only God knows and that is why I plan to leave today itself, so that I have a good 4 days to move all my stuff into the new place before starting work.

This month’s phone bill will be a whopper. I have used my phone on roaming like I own Airtel and I know I shall regret this for a long time to come!

Nothing else to write of, will continue with ‘life’ once I am back in Bombay. I will not be able to check my mail or blog till Monday because I won’t have Internet access till then.

So cya later!

j j j

The Good Things [and the not so good things]

(Warning! cliché start coming) The last few days have gone swell. I met up with friends from college, met Kiran and had a ball of a time. Have had too many cold coffees and too many paneer/baby corn/mashroom/gobi manchurians!!! The college guys haven’t changed much and everyone is settled and working on in their lives…

Met people from AOL today. The entire training team came out to meet me which made me feel nice. At least there are some places where you are still liked. Chatted with everyone and caught up on quite a lot of the office gossip and happenings since I left the place. There was obviously too much to update me on… after all, it has been more than a year since I met any of them. We plan to meet again on the weekend, so that looks promising.

Apart from all the general running around and meeting everyone, I also took delivery of the Discover 135 for my bro. He has been busy with college and therefore I had the privilege of bringing it and riding it around town. It feels great to ride the bike. Its smooth as hell and the brakes and handling is fantastic. I love the on-road grip that the slightly larger rear tyre provides. Bending sharp deep turns on this baby is truly a joy!

Tomorrow is the dreaded V-Day and this year promises to be as unexciting as any other of the past v-days. Not that I am cribbing about it but will you cut me some slack please God! Its been far too long and… oh never mind.. you know already! Talking of which, don’t you think that this whole V thing is way too gimmicked? I mean giving you ‘Romance at Office’ tips? What were they thinking.. I saw Archies selling heart-shaped balloons!!! seriously, they were for sale! What’s worse is there was quite a crowd around em too. I didn’t bother to go in cuz it was filled with heart cut-outs and other mushy stuff.

In other mundane news, Mr. Tapia (that’s me) needs a hair cut but will gladly wait till later to do the honours. His resolution to stop biting his nails has bombed and he trolls twitter far too many times in the day for comfort! He has gotten addicted to scrobbling and doesn’t play his music without the Last.Fm plugin which is kinda sad when you think about it. Will update more later, right now life’s intervened.

– me.

j j j