Friday, 30 April 2010

The week that was ..

The last one week has been totally hectic .. hectic to the level I hardly visited any social networking site.. the only reason I went to FB and twitter were to find the authors of the base paper, which we are using for our engineering project to check if we could get any guidance from them..

With the final internal review getting over yesterday and jus the external review to go on in a couple of days .. I'm finally relaxing , a much needed break I would say ..

Chilled out at Blitz cafe, Anna nagar last evening - didn't like the place much, I don' suggest it to anybody as long as your there for hookah..

Drove to college .. loved driving the i 20 :) .. After some chilling out have to get going for the next 2 days until we are done with the last and the final review on monday .. All is well that ends well :)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

IPL fever

With the semi finals on and jus' an hour to go with for the match between Chennai super kings and Deccan chargers .. this evening is gonna be one helluva time especially with a bunch of DC supporters and a huge group of CSKians , I'm truly gonna enjoy the evening.

This is one combination of teams that is so look forwarded to by my group of friends and we die hard Chennai supporters have already been wearing our CSK t- shirts almost 2 times already ..
This is how we viewed last CSK vs DC match.

IPL season 3 has totally redefined the way I see cricket.. this time over we also planned to watch the CSK vs KKR match at the M.S. Chidambaram stadium at Chepauk.. Wohoo! what an electrifying atmosphere .. it was total fun as the next day happened to be friend D's bday as well.

For a change this time over I'm planning to watch the match at home :p , with loads of pending project work and coz its starting late evening .. jus hoping CSK meets Mumbai Indians in finals and goes to win the trophy for IPL season 3.

Chennai Chennai Super kings !!!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Monday Morning Inspiration # 87

Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little tree looked at the stars and said, "I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I will be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world !"

The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on its way to the ocean. "I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I'll be the strongest ship in the world !"

The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in the busy town. "I don't want to leave the mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people look at me, they'll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world."

Years passed. The rains came, the sun shone and the three little trees grew tall.

One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the first tree fell. "Now I shall be made into a beautiful chest, I shall hold wonderful treasure," the first tree said.

The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is strong, it is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe the second tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters," thought the second tree. "I shall be a strong ship for mighty kinds !:

The third tree felt her heart sink when the last woodcutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely to heaven. But the woodcutter never even looked up. "Any kind of tree will do for me," he muttered. With a swoop of his shining axe the third tree fell.

The first tree rejoiced when the woodcutter brought her to a carpenters shop, but the carpenter fashioned her into a feedbox for animals. The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold nor with treasure. She was coated in sawdust and filled with hay for hungry farm animals.

The second tree smiled when the woodcutter took her to a shipyard, but no mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was hammered and saved into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too weak to sail to an ocean, or even a river, instead she was taken to a little lake.

The third tree was confused when the woodcutter cut her into strong beams and left her in a lumberyard. ""What happened, " the once tall tree wondered ? "All I ever wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to God."

Many, many days and nights passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night golden starlight poured over the first tree as a woman and her husband whispered. The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth and sturdy wood. "This manger is beautiful," she said. And suddenly the first tree knew that he was holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveler and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat The traveler fell asleep as the second tree sailed quietly out into the lake. Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered, she knew she didn't have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through the wind and the rain. The tired man awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hand and said, "Peace." The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second tree knew that he was carrying the king of heaven and earth.

One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beams were yanked from the forgotten woodpile. She flinched as she was carried through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldieries nailed a man's hands to her. She felt ugly harsh and cruel. But, on Sunday morning, when the sun rose and the earth trembled with joy beneath her, the third tree knew that God' love had changed everything. It had made the third tree strong. And every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God. That was better than being the tallest tree in the world.

So the next time you feel down because you didn't get what you wanted, just sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.

- Angie Hunt

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Monday, 5 April 2010

Monday Morning Inspiration # 86

"A son and his father were walking on the mountains.Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhh! !!" . To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:"AAAhhhhh! !!"

He yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"

And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you!"

Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer: "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."

Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it."


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