I am back!!!
Back in Bangalore after 2 months of
hard work. :-P Yeah, lot of hard work with leisure thrown in. These 2
months were very eventful and productive.
finished work at office and done with all the extra responsibilities for
which I was sent to the Untied States. My manager happy; his manager
happy; my peers happy. Me happy!!
Along with mastering new technology; helped my friend
with one of his subject for his MS program. It was Finance!! Now I do
not know ABC or ZYX of Finance, but after seeing him struggle with his
office work, guitar classes, Hindustani music practice, MS classes, writing classes,
gym and workout sessions, badminton sessions, karaoke
sessions....phew!!....I decided to give him a helping hand. Initially he
told me that I had to read up few things and explain him; as he loses
concentration while reading. Later; he was too happy to give his
assignments to me and I was too happy to do it. Financial Analysis of a very large IT firm.
Assets, Revenue, Operating Margin, Net income, Liquidity,
Solvency, Debt to Equity Ratio, ROA, ROI, ROE, stock repurchase, Market
Cap, Financial Leverage, Balance Sheet, Cash flow statement, income
statement, diluted earnings per share, long term debt, net profit
margin, shareholders equity, operating
expenses..........errrr..................all these new jargon,
understanding them and concluding about the company's financial status
and its future was a challenging and exciting experience for me. They still haunt me in my dreams. They sneak in and peek into my regular job when I am designing my technical stuffs! Its weird when I think of network interfaces or disks read and write and wonder what is the Return on Assets on the network interface or disks!!
Did 3 assignments, and they fetched him over 95% grade. I was way too happy. Oh yeah, I taught him as well :-D
Got a copy of those assignments as a souvenir :-P
My situation - Finance and Server Virtualization with Storage. Cant get any extreme as these.
Next, I did some traveling. Learning new things about the place, the country, the culture and the people always amazes me. Its an experience; no two places are the same. Each one has its own uniqueness and identity. Met people, got amused by their stories and background, was wondering about few things I could not comprehend, made new friends, got some souvenirs as well. Our world is so beautiful; lucky to have seen few gorgeous places. I would suggest each one to pack your bags and get lost!! Ache your legs, sprain your back, get tanned, get bitten by mosquitoes, eat local food, try communicating when you dont know the language, soak in the unknown, lose yourself in the process and discover a new self :-)
Did not visit any place in the States this time. Instead, spent time doing other activities. Helped my friend pack and shift to a new home. Attended music sessions and hear amateurs sing non stop 6 hours. My friend warned me that even if I didnt like people shouting(read singing); I need to stay put. But I so loved it; so much passion and dedication.
Attended AR Rahmans concert. Have already posted about it. It will be one of the surreal experiences of my life. I cant get myself to believe I saw him perform live and close!
Oh yeah, watched Rajnikant's Endhiran in the Bay area. Boy!! Rajni fans are Rajni fans be it anywhere in the world. There was fun, festivity sort of atmosphere; people clapping, dancing and cheering even before entering into the multiplex. The American staffs could not comprehend the excitement specially on that day. They found it hard to control the crowd; which lacked discipline. Dressed impeccably and driving Lexus and Porsches and BMWs and Nissans, but behaving like a tapori!! Rajnikant can make it happen. When Rajni came on screen, there were cries and shouts and whistles.....from the ladies as well. Incessant shouts of "Thalaivaaa...." and "Suuupppeeer" most times. It was more like watching Rajni's movie in India, never seemed like the USA.
16 hours of non stop flight to Dubai from San Francisco was such a wonderful journey. I recommend it to all :-P
No jet lags, I am fine and kicking!
Will continue with my experiences of travel and observations. Oh yeah, my vacation went well. Where I went? To MAURITIUS :-D