Monday, January 26, 2009


May this year be awesome for you and may all your dreams come true!! I wished we were still together in Chennai... Oh well, I will see you sometime really soon!!

Love you loads and loads!!

Too much BAGGAGE!

I found that my bag had become unusually heavy this week and hence decided to clean it out a little bit. I pulled my handbag open and this is what I find :
- The latest book that I am reading – Q &A by Vikas Swarup (thanks to all that Slumdog hype!)
- A bunch of empty CD’s(they have been there for the past two months when I promised a friend to make a couple of Indian songs CD’s)
- My super heavy wallet(No No... not heavy with $$$, but mostly pics of Appa, Amma, my closest friends, Express Card, Macy’s Card, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Wal Mart card, Delta Frequent flyer card, SHRM Member card, Master Cuts card, my school id, Gap gift card, my driver’s license, my fitness class pass)
- My I Phone 3G gift card! (Cannot wait to get my hands on that new phone!!)
- About 20 greeting cards that I got for my graduation!!
- My phone charger
- My car keys
- The new hair brush that I got last week
- A whole bunch of bills that I just wanna hurl out of the window!!
- My compact
- 2 shades of lipstick
- my favorite pink Sephora lipgloss
- kajal(which is something that I cannot live without!!)
- My awesomely fragrant “Warm Vanilla Sugar” hand lotion from Bath & Body Works
- Two new, unused body sprays – Dancing Waters and Cherry Blossom from B&B Works
- Mine and Esther’s flash drives
- An almost finished packet of Stride Chewing Gum
- Two black hair scrunchies
- My graduation photo that just arrived from the mail! J
- A light green top (I always carry an extra top with me if I anticipate long days!)
- A bunch of Kleenex
- Three packets of Car Gels that Tanu and I picked at the mall last nite!!
- My graduation hand book that has my name highlighted!!
- The latest addition: My new COACH change wallet in pink! LOVEE IT!
- My blue camera ( I love taking random pics... of myself and my wonderfully goofy friends!)
- My VAIO charger
- A blue scarf that I always carry thanks to the unpredictable Missouri weather!!
- Two different flavors of Chapstick
- A pair of black, super warm gloves
- My going away present that I got from my internship!!
Phew.... no wonder my shoulders hurt!! Talk about carrying excess baggage!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trying Times!

Off late, I've been kinda moody, snappy and not in the best of my moods! I'm usually sunny natured... always smiling and having fun... I realized that I am going through some of the most trying times of my life..
It seems so weird that I slogged my @$$ off to get my MBA... slogged my butt off to find an internship... and now I am trying super duper hard to get a freakin' job!!!
Being in the US doesn't help right now I guess.. with all this economy talk.. i've been tellin my cousins they might be better off staying in India or trying newer places in Europe or Aussie land!! US is defo. not the place to be in!! A common quote that I keep hearing from my seniors..
"Apply for at least 20 companies/jobs a day and you might hear back from a couple at the end of 2/3 months".... It takes around 30-40 min to complete a job application online.. and then they have all that EEO/AA stuff to answer.. technical problems.. Now we're talking around 1 hour for each application!! SIGH!
The moment I hate the most.... when I get an email saying " We have reviewed ur application..blah blah blah.. your skills are extremely impressive but we selected another candidate..blah blah blah... YA RIGHT!!
I guess everyone of us go through this phase at some point in life.... It lasts for a month for some and 8 months for a few others.... I only hope I get over this phase.. this horrid, "feeling- low", "no work-means-no-money" phase that I am going thru right now...
I miss my wonderful family so ever-encouraging DADDY, my ever-smiling MOMMY and my wonderful grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts....................Oh I miss them like never before!!
On that note, I dedicate a song to myself : Survivor by Beyonce! :-)