Showing posts from June, 2010


I usher in the 29th year of my life...28 years gone by, huh...without much ado, at that. By 29, my mom had all three of us, with sis & me in middle school :). I'm happy juggling professional life with a sketchy personal life.

Didnt mean to start my birthday post on such a note...but the ambience is such. I'm by myself, in my room in the central part of Guatemala city, Central America. Hindi songs from the 90s fill the room...those growing up years...somehow I always view my life from that point...its like am stuck there...I'm 18..looking at my life at 28.

How was life at 18? I had finished my 10+2 with Biology, physics & chemistry subjects. Mom & eventually Dad wanted me to be most in my family. Munawwar Fatima was a thick friend at that point..who is now no longer a part of my life. I still rem'ber her landline number though. I didnt clear the medical entrance with kind of marks needed for a government seat. Dad was in Fiji Islands. We were …

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My boss quit. Sigh. She was a nice lady.Shit happens.Which brings me to the theory I have been postulating for some time....that my relation with any boss doesn’t last usually beyond 6-9 months...either they quit or I move out. The good ones quit, I move out when its a jerk.For my personal records, the bosses list belowApr 06 – Started workingJul 06 – Boss 1 moves to CorporateFeb 07- Boss 2 quits; Boss 3 is a super jerkMay 07 – I change cities..Boss 4 is niceSept 07 – I move across to a diff business..Boss 5 is okMar 08 – Boss 5 quitsAug 08 – Boss 6 quits, Boss 7 is a jerkFeb 09 – As part of the leadership prgm, I move on a rotation. Boss 8 is the worse of the lotDec 09 – The worse had to be there for the longest period. Ass.Jan 10 – Feb 10 – No bossMar 10 – Boss 9 is niceJun 10 – Boss 9 quits. Boss 10 is nice as wellAug 10 – Boss 11 as my rotation ends and I move to a business for long termSo 4 years of working and 10 bosses. Super.
Seriousness of life has stuck in me in the past few days. What's important and whats not so important. What's a fleeting glory and what is long lasting happiness. So often decisions are made keeping the here and now in mind...we like to think it'll all add up to what we want to do in life. Sometimes it doesnt even fall in line with what we want to do, but we do it nevertheless.

I've realised the importance of being around with your folks coz one never knows when they might need you..this whole shit of exploring the world is good for a vacation, not as a long term option.

The fact that I have people - friends  & family - who knew me as a kid, still in my life means the world to me. Really it does. It's so imp to be there for them ...

Am all senti in this post...just waiting to fly home...

© Z.


I’m going mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Saala bad luck hi kharab hai

Patience patience patienceI’ve slogged and done in 60 days what my precedessor didn’t in 1 year. And now…right before my performance review, my boss is hospitalized. Jinx, thou name is Zarine!