Dappan koothu…….

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Another birthday gone…….

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The year 2007 has been a good one, Much better than the previous years on the personal front I must add. Every field has its own share of moments be it Cinema, Cricket, Politics or anything else. I would prefer not to belittle them by attempting to summarize any, but would prefer to reflect on the year from a personal front.

I resumed blogging after a six-month hiatus and it had to start with a review of a ‘thalaivar padam‘. Not that I hadn’t watched any movies prior to it. There were good ones like the unforgettable ‘Guru‘, the thought provoking ‘Black friday‘, the masaledaar ‘Pirates III’, etc. There were many that escaped being featured on this space like the Bollywood inspired ‘Spidey III‘, the traumatizing ‘himesh ka suroor‘ and the megastar’s mega woeful ‘Shankardada‘ to name a few. I still feel bad for the hate mail my ‘Fanaa‘ review attracted! It however feels good to be back to blogging regularly(almost) and wordpress has helped me connect to a much larger circle of bloggers.

A strong tamil flavor has been surrounding recent posts but this isn’t a deliberate attempt, just that I’ve been watching too many tamil movies offlate and build my sarcasm around them.The frequency of the posts has not been constant and that would be attributed to my (never ending)research work and thesis manuscript. With that out of the way now, I hope to post more frequently and add two sections namely ‘Ad of the week’ and ‘Gaana of the week’ which will showcase my googling abilities and youtube prowess.

The biggies of the year for me would my first job, relocating to Detroit, new car, my thesis and graduation. Though I would love to get back to school, it feels good to be able to meet deadlines at work without having to worry about midnight submissions, assignments, exams and grades. Finishing school and working at the same time is something that is to be attempted with caution, and is not widely recommended. I don’t want to sound cliche

The highlights of the year for me have been my first job, relocation to Detroit, first car, thesis and graduation. I feels great to have finished my thesis and to have graduated which seemed like eternity. I don’t wanna sound clichéd but I really enjoy what I am doing at work. I would love to go back to school but being able to meet deadlines at work without having to worry about obtaining experimental results and tweaking algorithms for optimal performance is a huge relief. I definitely will miss those midnight submissions, assignments, exams, grades and the tomfoolery we did on campus.

It felt really good to submit my thesis on my birthday to the library and get them sign off on the last piece of documentation. I would here like to thank one all all who called me with their wishes and the international calls in particular made me feel very special! I was initially mad at people for using malicious javascript hacks to bastardize orkut scrapbooks and post new year wishes, however each and every one of the 115 scraps I received felt so very good.

Thank you!


Written by maxdavinci

January 8, 2008 at 5:17 pm

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  1. Hey.. Belated happy birthday.. Looks like the year was special and this one will be a first for many things now that you’re working. All the best for 2008. Loved the idea of the annual roundup on the personal front. I was toying with the idea but decided to ditch it when I was confronted by post holiday dysfunction disorder issues.

    me:Damn! That was bloody fast! Thank you, thank you…


    January 8, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  2. Ah.. Well.. I have google reader set up as a gadget on my igoogle which is also my default on IE. Everytime I open up IE, which is zillion times a day, I automatically see updates on my google reader. 😀

    me:Techy maami!


    January 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm

  3. Happy birthday, belated though. Wishes for a better year ahead 🙂

    me:thnx for the wishes…

    Arun sundar

    January 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm

  4. Hi–thx for stopping by! And congrats on the thesis submission! I second yr thought–you’ll definitely miss school (not least for the assignments/classes/exams). 🙂

    me: Hey, I have been subscribing to your blog for a month now, and yea school was fun!


    January 18, 2008 at 1:17 am

  5. Babboo:Sorry pa, konjam esagu pisagu valeila marundunten.
    Best wishes for a great year ahead.

    me: thx a lot maami, I just love the way you’ve used ‘esagu pisagu’


    January 20, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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