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Penang – The Esplanade

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 My pics are still uploading to picasa. But I coudn’t resist uploading these here. Penang was extremely colourful. And the camera didn’t disappoint. 🙂 More pics later. Maybe.

The sky, sand and sea colour combination was mesmerising. Loved the color of the sky more than the sea. 😛


Unfortunately I realised the year in the imprint date was wrong on the last day of my trip.


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March 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Why I want to study further

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So why do I want to leave a cushy job with a company that provides a reasonably fat pay-cheque, challenging work which i conveniently ignore in order to tweet at complete strangers, home pick-up and drop facilities in an A.C. CAB! with …..OMG!….wait for it….. flexi-timing!!, free medical and health insurance for self and dependants (and that includes my father who is working!); to study in a university in the US of A, when the economy is at an all time low, is expected to get worse, neither the internship nor the placement scenario is showing any promise of a job, and …. OMG! …. I might actually have to take some probability and statistics based courses for credits???


Simple. I like living life on the edge. I’m the adventurous type. That, and the results of new studies which show that the male’s brand equity in the matrimonial market is equivalent to that of a sewer rat as long as he’s just a B.E. 😦 


Online studies taken up by up-to-date maamis recently have  also shown that if you’re only a BE, and happen to be associated with the IT industry (eek!!), then your brand equity dips to a new low. It becomes equivalent to that of a lice on the sewer rat’s fur. And it is common knowledge that if there’s anything more unwanted than a dirty sewer rat, it is the lice residing in the dirty sewer rat’s fur. However, high its standards of personal hygiene may be. So if you’re just a BE (and an unmarried male) in the IT industry, God help you!

Investment bankers are currently the ones with the lowest brand equity. Statistics show that no investment banker has managed to score in the matrimonial scene in the last 3 months. Brand equity comparisons are being made with the bacteria dwelling in the rat’s… well, you know what? Let’s not worry about investment bankers. They’ll do fine once the market is back on its feet.

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February 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm

The Lost joke(s)

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It’s official. The last post/strip was a total disaster. What, I thought, would make me feel like what Einstein must have felt when first presenting the theory of relativity among his chuddy buddies and the general scientific community, has turned into a damp squib. I was expecting hoots of laughter and general appreciation of my complex intellect for coming up with such a fine piece of deviously humourous literature. Much like Einstein would have expected a “Cheers mate! The Nobel’s yours!”. Instead, I feel like Einstein, who after animatedly presenting the theory of relativity (with the enthusiasm of Navjot Sidhu discovering that his fellow commentator’s mic has stopped working), finds the chuddy buddies and the general scientific community staring blankly at him as if saying, “EH?”.

The hidden meanings, double meanings and all other forms of meaning that I had delicately nurtured on my way to work, while pretending to work and while going back home from work, have gone unnoticed. One friend summed the last post up nicely for me, “It went over the top buddy”.

I am not planning to explain my joke in this post. The only thing worse than a joke that is not understood is the attempt at explaining it. It’s like the hymen reconstruction surgery that a girl, having lost her virginity undergoes before marrying the unsuspecting software engineer types. The joke’s lost on him. The software engineer would be all “Aah! Haha. NOW I GET IT!!”. But it’s of no use. Virginity, time and double meaning jokes are handed out to be lost only once. So I will refrain from any such reconstruction.

This is just an angry rant at having lost the chance for a Nobel prize in Literature.

This is also my stupidest rant i think. But then I keep raising the bar on stupidity.

Double meaning jokes are on the endangered list. Something has to be done.

Did I use the word reconciliation correctly?

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February 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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