Archive for November, 2010

November 30, 2010

Life’s so difficult for poor billionaires…

Mukesh Ambani in his 27 storeyed home…… Mukeshbhai gets up from his bed room on 15th floor, takes a swim in the swimming pool on 17th floor, has breakfast on the 19th floor, dresses up for office on 14th floor, collects his files and office bag from his personal office on 21st floor, wishes bye to Nitaben on 16th floor, says ‘see you’to his children on 13th floor, and goes down on 3rd floor to self drive his 2.5 crore Mercedes to office, but then, he finds out that he has forgotten the car keys upstairs.
But on which floor?


15th, 17th, 19th, 14th, 21st, 16th or 13th ?
He phones all his servants, cooks,maids, secretaries, pool attendants, gym trainers, lift attendants etc. on all the floors. There is a hectic search and lot of running around on all the floors, but the key is not traceable .
Fed up, after half an hourof frantic search, Mukeshbhai leaves in a huff in a chauffeur driven Ikon car.
At 3.30 P.M. late in the afternoon it is discovered that 4 days back , a temporary replacement maid had washed Mukeshbhai’s pant and hung it to dry on a string in the balcony of 16th floor, with car keys in the pant pocket. The key had blown away somewhere in the high winds at 16th floor level and was never found.
This was detected because of Nitaben’s habit of checking clothes given for ironing personally.
Meanwhile, after 3 days of the incident, Nitaben with all irritation writ large on her face, complained to Mukeshbhai asking him where he was roaming till 3 A.M. last night …
Mukesh replied that he was at home all night.
“Then why did the helicopter land in the terrace at 3 A.M?
I was so much worried…I could not sleep whole night,” quizzed Nitaben.
“Oh That helicopter….That helicopter came from Germany , sent by Mercedes people to deliver the duplicate car key”…….mumbled Mukesh.
Moral of the story : Stay in 1 BHK / 2 BHK flat only. The Least-Problem Home.

November 30, 2010

4 more days to go

Yes, yet another post with a countdown and this time it is for the prestigious and long awaited Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. It was in July that I got a mail in my inbox for the registration. I, Amar & Nagaraj discussed about this and finally decided on going for half marathon keeping 5 months of practice in mind.

Time flew and none of us trained for running. Blame the hectic office work on personal travels or lazyness, but finally none of us has trained is the fact. Recently keeping this run in mind, we joined the gym and thought of training rigorously as we had just one month of time.

I started training from October 19 and trained for 3 weeks. As you know nothing goes as planned and I had to go to India for 2 weeks for my cousins marriages. This brought brakes to my training and I stopped running and again put on weight. I reach Singapore on 22nd of November and started training yet again from 24th of November.

Till date I ran for 4 days as part of my training and right now the timing is 10KM in 70Mins. Below are my targets for the race.

  • Firstly to finish it
  • If I am able to finish then finish it with in 3 hours
  • If I am feeling good during the race with out any fatigue then finish it in 2 and half hours

Wish me luck.

November 2, 2010

2 more days to go

Yes, 2 more day to go for my 3rd trip to India in this year. This would be my longest holiday ever in my professional life. I will be out of Singapore and away from work for 18 days. I was away from work for 16 days twice but 18 days never.

I am very happy as I will be with my parents and cousins and friends back in India. I am going for my cousins Vikram and Hemanth’s marriages. I wanted to attend all the functions and enjoy all the happy moments with the family.

As the situation here in my job is not looking bright, I might get a chance to think over it and take a decision by end of the year. Hope things will fall in place and everything will go well until the end of year.

Happy Diwali and Happy Hari Raya and belated Halloween 🙂