Friday, February 29, 2008

Is It Good to be a Geek?

* There are lots of us out there. For the longest time I would downplay my geekiness and interest in computers, especially at school. You always think of the geek as being like the movie stereotype, who gets beaten on by the jocks. However being 28 years old, I find the older you get, the less you care about what others think. I came out of my Geek hiding place a few years ago, and was pleasantly surprised how many others are too. I now have lots of buddies at work, guys I went to school with etc. who have all revealed they are also big geeks, a lot of them, more-so than me! One guy I’d known for years, who I used to go out with and chat football and women, in the last few years. We have had some great chats over which web browser is better, mobile phones and video games. In fact I talk more to older friends… I have a good 3 or 4 I play XBox Live every other day with.

* You’ll enjoy your social life more:- Sort of expanding on point 5, I’ve met friends who’s company I enjoy a lot more… some in places you’d never expect. The iPhone alone has introduced me to two new friends. The first day the iPhone was released, I’d been to get one, and was coming back home in the afternoon with the Apple bag. A neighbor in my apartment block noticed me with the bag in the hallway, and started asking if he could see it. It told him I needed to set it up, but he could come over and check it out later. Since then we’re good buddies, we often play video games, and watch TV etc in each others apartments. Having my iPhone out in public, one dude and his friends also had iPhones and saw me in a bar and we got chatting, and ended up becoming friends.

* Your intelligence is respected. I’m now the guy at work who people ask questions to. In fact, others in the office will 99% of the time ask me a tech-related question before bothering to call out to the I.T department. My boss was wanting to buy a new TV recently, and asked me what he should get. I get similar questions about phones and computers. People really respect your view and knowledge I find.

* It’s cool to be a geek. In recent years, as gadgets and computers have become an un-avoidable part of everybody’s life, those of us who understand them and have the latest-and-greatest, have become cool. The whole geek-chic image is definitely more predominate now. Gone are the days of 80s/90s geek, who sits in lab during lunch-break, with his thick glasses. Now we’re the guys who drive nice cars with cool gadgets, have nice homes with big TVs and media centers, and love playing in the Apple store on weekends. Even girls these days dig guys who like tech, they like the fact we have intelligence. We go places and do things with tech a lot of people wish they understood.

* It’s who you are. The most important point. Admit who you are to the world, and you’ll always feel happier. If you’d rather be at a live Diggnation show, than the football game, then go there. If you’d rather be spending a Saturday afternoon on-line playing Call of Duty 4, instead of hanging around bars in town… do it. In the long-run it will lead to a happier existence. Plus you will attract people who like you for who you really are.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cultural Night

It was just one week after ITV dinner, and we had another department cultural night . Big bosses came down from the States ( Just to say that " Don't worry, your jobs are safe FOR NOW) and overall the dinner was ok ,but as usual I really enjoyed the food though , behahaha.

The night started with Paul Clark's speech

After the dinner, we started our photo sessions ahhaha
Me, Nilesh, Vicky n Kelvin
Vicky and Viji, aren't they adorable!!
Amar and G

Jegan reddy always ready with G

G and one Ah Moi...really don't know her name even though i know her 1 year adoi, I must stop watching too many animes at work :P

Viji unleashed the dragon within herself!!! and she screamed like this Wuauahhahahhahah!! and she gave us fire to light up our cigarettes hahahaha
Notorious Gang :P

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I was inside my room and staring at the garden through the window. I saw a pair of birds singing and flying cheerfully around the trees,the swans were swimming on the lake with a sunset.Then, I saw it! A butterfly,one of the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen. The wings were so attractive and it's so perfect.The butterfly was flying around the flowers and it never stopped flipping it's was so beautiful..suddenly it started to fly towards me, and i got excited.. my heart beat started to increase..I was praying to God who created this beautiful creature to fly inside my room so that I can catch it and keep forever with me I wished it flew inside my room.. i was so happy,,it was flying around with me,,it sat on my shoulder , it showered me with happiness one moment i forgot about all my sorrows and i felt as if i was in heaven..suddenly the wind started blowstronger and the butterfly was pushing away by this strong wind towards the window.."Oh no,,it's going!!,,I dont wana let it go!! Please dont go my dear butterfly!!!Even the amount of time we spend together was short,,but you are very meaningful to me!!,,please!! please!!"... due to lack of skill on catching butterflies, it slipped through my fingers and it just flew away. I cried!!! I screamed!! but it never turn back..the next day, i was eagerly waiting for the butterfly in the same time with wide opened window and the door .Then,i saw the butterfly flew into the garden with another butterfly and it never noticed me! I had a mixed feelings. I was so hurt seeing my favorite butterfly flying away with another butterfly and ignored me but in the same time, i was happy as the butterfly has made a good choice ,,actually it is happier with it's partner than it was with me.Now,,i have shut all the windows and the door in my room. I don't want any butterflies inside my room anymore...buti am still wandering inside my room with the memories i had with the butterfly.I don't know how to overcome it!!

People out there, if you have your favorite butterfly , please do what ever it takes it to catch the butterfly, don't delay it,,for those who already have their butterflies, please dont let it go..Cheers..Mohan

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nilesh's Birthday

Last week was one of the busiest week at my work place. A couple of people took off for CNY, and it impacted our daily operation and I worked almost 12 hours everyday!!!! ( Of course i got some OT :P)..Even on Sunday!!..That's why I did not update my blog until nowww!!..

This post is about Nilesh's birthday which we celebrated at Batu Ferringhi beach.Here are the snaps

The evening started with gals chit chatting inside this camp( Yea guys,,they always do that)
huhuh.,.it was sooo dark, until Calvin offered to burn his petrol to give the light
it's my BBQ set, but i forgot to bring the steel cover to put on top of the fire,,,but thanks to Vicky's Einstein's wannabe thinking,,we used the skewers

Can see the bottle ah?
Nirmal bro!!
Vicky :- "Take me or the cake"

Had a good time!!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Dinner @ Karaikudi

I am back from Langkawi!! I had fun and I swam in alcohol hehehe..will post about it soon ..:)

anyway,let's talk about food this time. I have decided to go to new food outlets once in a month and try something new. Last month we went to Karaikudi at Penang Street, can check out more details about the outlet here, . The food they served were mixture of south and north Indian food. Even though I am an Indian, I never heard about some of the items before. Some North indian item's name sounds like Bollywood actress.heheh,,The food overall was ok... I can give 6/10 rating. The best item I had over there was the fish curry..OMG soooooo tasty.Here the snaps

Karaikudi :-)

Shah and Vicky been here few times , so I asked them to choose the items for me

OMG so many item.!!! how to finish ?

nice pose eh?

Yayy!! I have finished them all!!


Friday, February 01, 2008


It was Intel's IT dinner. The theme of the night was a bit like music video awards. I went there, drank a glass of mango juice then at sharp 8.45pm i went to the hotel's bar to watch MU game hahaha,,. When I came back, the party was over :(

see .me missing :(

Me and VimIT machans hahaha

Lucky winners on that night
Vicky's 'Ice Vekkiran Hug' his manager

:POur group pose :)