Monday, June 21, 2010


I ve not written anything for many many days.. Not because I did not have anything to write about, I had lots to write about, but because I never had the time to patiently pin down everything I had in my mind and then post it. Today I finally decided that the time has come, So... Here goes...

Finally semester exams got over and summer holidays. Much awaited Industrial Visit that I had been organising got canceled, guess no one was really interested, I felt both let down and dumb for doing so much work for people who apparently did not appreciate others' hard work. I know how much time I spent contacting people. trying to pen down a schedule so that I could take everyone into consideration, and finally it gave me a very bad sinking feeling that all my work has come to nothing!

Hmmm so came home and managed to get a week's training in orchid! That should have made my summer happy, but what with getting up at 4 in the morning every day and the plant being 2-3 hours away from my house, the hours of travel every day, and the unbearable stink in the plant! God it was a strange experience! And to top it all I was assigned to the effluent treatment plant! That place stinks so horrible, that I am so glad it got over. Every day had to walk so much, endure that stink and try to learn something from that place. And really, it was a useful training, I got to see all the practical applications of the theories we have studied so far, and a real operating industry is always very interesting. We were shown all over the plant and we even got to see real life situations where there was some problem in the plant and how they solved it. The supervisor was very helpful and explained clearly with the proper flow charts!

In between I had to go to a family function, which was enjoyable and gave me much food for thought. God! How interfering are people who have no other job! Hmmmm after these few days I am back to fretting about the last nine days I have before going back to tanjore! Wat a pity that a month has simply flown off!

And my best friend will be flying to the USA in less than a month. Tat thought sends butterflies flying in my stomach and all other queer feelings in my chest which feels like someone is pressing a heavy weight on my heart! What am I supposed to say at such a point of time? There have been so many people in my life, a few of them who are very close and with whom I share everything, But this little gal is the crux of everything in my life. She is the most special human being and to think that I wont get to meet her for god knows how long, wont get to hear her voice or see her stupid smile, its torture of the worst kind for me. In my life the few special people are my family and a bunch of friends, like this particular gal I am talking about.

Over this one month, there has been more than one occasion where I have thought, I must write this in my blog, but have not been able to follow it up. I wanted to write that all now, but am not able to remember all those moments, but I am sure it will all come eventually and then they will be posted too....

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