Sunday, August 21, 2005

Missing Shwets

Its the first day in office since Shwets left. We are all missing her. I now realise, what she really meant to me. Few of the things I miss are:

  1. A beautiful, charming, smile did not greet me "Good Morning" today.
  2. Nobody to offer breakfast. (though shwets did it only when the food was not good enough)
  3. Nobody reminded me to come on IP. (though I rarely forget)

  4. Nobody will respond to my IPs saying "Kya hmm???".

  5. One person lesser now to call me "Pappu".

  6. Nomore IPs with the text "chop chop".

  7. Nobody to bug me on IPs from today.. :(

  8. Nobody to ask me to refer to coordinates in the stylesheet.

  9. Nobody to ask me whether I kicked the network cable.

  10. Nobody to make me use Word Web anymore.

  11. One person less to trigger 'Pappu Kaands'.

  12. Nobody to delegate their work anymore.

  13. Will not hear the word "Shuddup" anymore.

I can go on and on with this list... But if I continue.... i guess other will have to write such mails about me.. As i would be kicked out of here... Nice to have a wonderful friend like Shwets...

And btw.. think Shaju is gonna occupy Shweta's place....

My Personality Type

Your #1 Match: INFJ

The Protector
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

Your #2 Match: INTJ

The Scientist
You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

Your #3 Match: ISFJ

The Nurturer
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

Your #4 Match: ISTJ

The Duty Fulfiller
You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.
You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.

Your #5 Match: ENFJ

The Giver
You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Photo Session at Lionbridge

It was a lazy afternoon sometime in January at Lionbridge. I remember being busy at David’s desk trying to complete the Logo quiz that was hot stuff that day. David and I were rackling our brains to get the answers right. We did manage to get a few. We needed help. Sahil and Pradeep came to rescue. So four brains began working over the quiz.

All of a sudden, the gals come over with the digicam they borrowed from Peter. They had plans of going down and having a photo session. 10 minutes they said and we are going down. Next moment they were off to the washroom to give themselves a final touch of make up. (I still wonder why do gals put on artificial material to achieve something that comes naturally to them…yes beauty) ... Think I am being a bit too dramatic here...

Dave and Nishant decided to go down. Sahil, Pradeep, and I convinced them that we would be down in a few moments and sent them ahead. Think these guys actually expected us to join them as we had said we would. We kept receiving calls from them to call us down. But, we guys just didn’t feel like going down…. (dunno why.. you can call it ego, attitude… whatever)… Finally, these guys gave up... It ultimately dawned upon them that we guys won’t be joining them down…. They went ahead with their photo session… these are some of the pics they clicked down…

Friends forever.. Dave and Nishant

Dave, Nishant, Sapna, and Shwets

After the photo session, they were really mad at us… They gave us an earful and dragged us to get some pics with them… (but not before another round of makeup…).. This time the venue was the smoking zone.. the staircase of Lionbridge… This time it was all 10 of us.. sorry 9… (anu was busy helping some new joinee feel at home…. Nah… just joking.. guess he wasn’t in office that day..) We did manage to capture some really memorable moments in the otherwise smoky and dull smoking zone…

All of us... missed you Anu... and shwets too
(she was the photographer)

I guess we guys did not do the best thing by not coming down… We should have… But thanks to you guys for dragging us to the smoking zone to click some really memorable pics that we can cherish for life….

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hi all...

I am yet another commoner smitten by this bug called 'blogging'. Me a 23 year old guy from Mumbai, India. I am a computer engineer who graduated from Mumbai university in the year 2004.

I dedicate this post to some of my very good friends I made at Lionbridge Technologies.... We are..sorry were.. a group of 10 guys and gals who joined Lionbrodge at around the same time...
I vividly remember meeting Nishant, Minal, Shweta, and Sapna when I was called in for the interview. I remember Minal goig blah, blah, and blah about something I don't exactly remember... Shweta and Sapna were quite... Shwetha says I was also blabbering (I don't reemember this though)... I never thought this small meeting would lead me to a life long friendship...

I joined Lionbridge a month later. The first day I joined, 11th October 2004, David joined with me. David was a fresher like me.. My first impression about David was wrong... I expected David to be a very quite guy.. But... (Alas) I was wrong... (The only time I remember he was quite was when Nisha said something to him when Shweta, Dave, and I were having food.) Jinesh too joined on the same day as I did. We were alloted our workstations. Dave got a seat next to Nishant... This is how i got introduced to Nishant... Nishant is a very cute, chubby looking guy with a great sense of humour...

A few days later, I remember talking to Sapna...( We had a common friend, Bhakti)... Sapna then introduced me to Minal... Dave and me got to know Sahil and Pradeep through Nishant... Anu, as usual, introduced himself to us in his unique manner (Hi. I am Anurag from Obra.) .. He used to do this with every newcomer..He believes in making all new comers feel at home...

Till now, we didn't know each other all that well... 4th January.. (am sorry if I'm wrong.. I just can't remember dates) Shweta's b'day changed it all... Nishant's b'day was on the 2nd... Shweta and nishant decided to treat us all together... this small treat on mezzanine flooring of Juicy Stuff led the path to our friendship...

After this treat, we have had several other treats, outings,and movies... Though a lot of convincing takes place before every plan... we manage to make a few of it atleast...

Today, we are just 4 of us who are still together at Lionbridge... Shweta also will be leaving us this friday... So, next week, its gonna be only Dave, Jo, and me at Lionbridge... Just the two of us (Dave and me) pondering over our lunch boxes... I fear even thinking of those days... Neways...Life has to move on....
I wish you all the very best in life wherever you are....

I remember 'Dot' asking how I was at forming friends during my interview... I had answered saying that I don't easily mix with people but once I get to know people I do get along well... She replied saying that it was very difficult to make good friends at work.... and I had agreed with her.... But I thank you all for proving 'Dot' and me wrong....Thanks for being such wonderful friends...