Monday, December 12, 2005

Look Ma...Am A Graduate

Hi All,

Pleased to inform you guys that i finally, officially got the much valued degree certificate from the University... Started off as usual with training when I got a call from my pal Nithya informing me about the Convocation...

Training dandi maara and came home... Turned my room upside down to retrieve that precious lil challan...(Phew) Have to sleep in the other room.... Itna bura haal hai... :-) (Note to self : Take Dad's words seriously and become proactive.)

Just when I thought it cant get worse, boom..... my name is misspelt on the MU site... This is a red rag for two reasons:

  1. Loss of identity(How would you feel if you were assigned a name thats not yours?)
  2. Fear of the red tape.

Started for the University dreading every moment... Cursed the Univ. Hated the pollution... Kept looking at the time every few minutes... Kept waiting in dread for that lil pounding in my head to incapacitate me(mercifully it didnt.) [P.S : Loaded and carried the camera to capture the moment... Wore the white kurta-pyjama ensemble as mandated...]

But then, something happened that convinced me that the day I graduated would be remembered for the right reasons :-)

The drive to the Univ was pretty good... No traffic and cool weather all the way...

Reached the Univ. No lines for the Degree Certificate...Yippee... Just 1 small matter... My name is still mis-spelt... Anyways, managed to understand that I had to come back in some more days to rectify the mistake... Chalega... Im happy... Got the certificate... Was standing when I saw a mother hug her son when he got his certificate(Felt good... The day was getting better...) Hey, I also met Nithya and Divya... Well 2 days early and I would have gotten a treat :)

Stood for sometime to have the "official" photo taken with the robes on... It was over in a flash... Got some kind soul to click mom and myself with our camera... Thank You Man... You made my day :-)

Well the party then moved to Shopper's Stop for some retail therapy ;) Bought something I needed and something I wanted... :-) (Lesson for the day : Its really addictive to use cards)

Then went to McDonalds after a long while... Enjoyed the Happy Meal :-) Well named Ronald... Am beginning to understand Thomas Friedman's writings regarding the McDonalds Arch and Wars (For the record : It says that no 2 countries having a Mac outlet have gone to war... Im writing from vague memory of Walk The Talk... So correct me if I am wrong)

Well came home and the best part of the day... Had a chat with my best pal Shru regarding the Convo. Get well soon champ... @>=

All in all a great and wonderful day...

Dunno why but the theme song for tonight is:
All Time High - Rita Coolidge

All I wanted was a sweet distraction for an hour or two,
Had no intention to do the things we've done.

Funny how it always goes with love, when you don't look, you find -
But then we're two of a kind, we move as one.

We're on an all time high,
we'll change all that's gone before.
Doing so much more than falling in love.
On an all time high, we'll take on the world and wait.

So hold on tight, let the flight begin.

I don't want to waste a waking moment, I don't want to sleep.
I'm in so strong and so deep, and so are you.
In my time I've said these words before, but now I realize
My heart was telling me lies, for you they're true.

We're on an all time high, we'll change all that's gone before...

So hold on tight, let the flight begin.

We're on an all time high...

Last Note : Belated Happy Birthday to Shipra @>= Was just being myself in forgetting important dates... Have a great year ahead dear...


SHRU said...


PRiTZ said...

hmm..i dont know what should i say.Luckily for me,though i was late,i got my Degree at time.I had to rush up today and plead them,as they were on my head,telling,"how can u be so indolent?Its a LIFE TIME degree,not a peice of paper" LOL...i got it.AND THE BEST PART.MY NAME WAS SPELLED RIGHT,taking into account that my name is always spelled wrong by the varsity! lol....
P.S:PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ,Put in some comments on my blog!! am waiting!

PRiTZ said...

sherlock holmes , u r rite! i thought of doing something,dunno what the hell hapnd to me suddenly,that i lost my mind,when i saw m bus,coming! and forgot the entire episode! man!i did injustice,i swear.I am not worth to be called a citizen of India.

Bhawna said...

congrats DUde! now u enter into another world of struggle n restlessness(unless u r a lazy one) n blah blah blah...
and yeah..that slim shady thing(on prithvi's future) was totally cool..heee..gud one! :o)

PritZ said...

well,ur comments are rather cool,but hey,what about ur blogs mate? when r u gonna resume?