Don’t know what I blogged last.
Been a great break from the US life. Though work was tough, there is nothing like being with your family.
Though I repent losing out too much time at Hyderabad, it was great catching up with Luke and seeing some old familiar faces.
Did get to take time off from work in the past week. Though a few calls were held here and there, stepping out from work really helped.
Every day running around for something or the other.
Tuesday 8th July 2014 – Meghana was born. I went amidst work to visit her. First experience seeing a new born on the first day. Could see Shyam bro being so happy.
11 July 2014
Dad collapsed again. Went with him to the ESI hospital. Was fine later.
Sunday 13th July – Went with dad and mom to visit Meghana. Then to Poojapura to help out with the pre-wedding stuff for Rajani chechi. Did a lot of work. Serving, cleaning etc. Aunt was telling a bunch of people in a positive manner … “look at an engineer from the US picking up used banana leaves trash”
Dropped aunt Kala at poozhikunnu; she fell from the bike in front of the mills. Wasn’t used to my bike and it was her first time; was also carrying a bag in her hand so wasn’t catching tight.
I went back home to feed Bommu and close the chicken; they were smart and were already inside the cage.
After that went back to Poojapura to continue helping.
Monday 14th July
As long as you are not the one organizing, weddings are fun.
Got to be a part of some of the formalities.
Returned back late afternoon.
Then went for the rest of the formalities in the evening.
Tuesday 15th July.
Was to head out to Poojapura to help with some more formalities post the wedding. But official calls came in and I had to cancel the post-wedding celebrations.
Later met Sabu on the way.
Got fully drenched in the rain. Vellayambalam has changed a lot.
Realized the importance of having water and shock resistant watches in Kerala.
Was sad to find that I had lost my indian driving license somewhere.
Wednesday 16th July
At CGPU. Met Samson sir.
Morning trip for my sister’s sim card.
Then bought a solar powered titan watch.
Then trip to Kochi.
Met LnT and then had dinner with my sis and her fiancé.
Then with Gemo.
Thursday 17th July
Tour of the startup village with Gemo.
Met Rizwan there.
Then at Lulu mall.
Then back home. Walked a while from the pettah railway station. Then had to wait a lot for the bus; finally asked my dad to turn up.
Friday 18th July
Met Anu in college and collected the inauguration pass from Samson sir.
Saw the new electronics block.
Met up with a few of my teachers.
Interesting how they remember me for the size of my project report.
Later evening went to college.
Met Naju (1996 batch) from Infosys and also Arun from Wipro.
Felt good attending the 75th anniversary celebrations. The president of India, governor of kerala, CM, Mayor, Shashi Tharoor. A lot of people.
Returned back at night.
Felt good being in college again. Really good.
Saturday 19th July
Almost whole day running around..
First to kazhakootam RTO.
Then to Trivandrum RTO.
Then back to the former place.
Finally nothing worked.
Missed out on some of the stuff to buy.
Sigh. Going to miss out on a lot of stuff.
Krishna… thanks for some great time.. Owe You a lot… Back to the grind.. Please be with me.