Ashwina and me

The six month life update 2012

When I  was busy changing the theme on this blog, I realised that it’s been five months since my last personal post. Time has become a precious commodity ever since I became an investment banker. As a result the number of personal posts has reduced. And, it unlikely to change in the near future.

Back in December, I made a trip down to Mumbai. Besides being Christmas season wasn’t the only reason I was down in the city. While the blog post didn’t say it, the main reason for my trip in December was the first preparatory steps for my wedding in February!

After returning from Mumbai, I dived head first into my work. The work on January was crazy busy with me having to make two business trips as well as several meetings just before I returned to Mumbai in February. Yours truly got married on February 18.

Ashwina and me

I’ve been to several weddings, but you never realise what goes behind them. The planning and the prep can be exhausting, even when your wife is doing most of the work! But, if I should say so myself, the wedding was beautiful. Lots of pictures in my Flickr photo album.

Immediately after my wedding, contrary to what most people do, instead of an honeymoon, I visited the hospital to get a nose operation done which has been pending for a few years. This was the first time I was admitted in a hospital, and I pray it is the last! I extended my stay in Mumbai for another week. On the return trip, British Airways upgraded me to Club World. Flying with one airline most of the time definitely has its perks :)

If I thought January was bad, little would I know what awaited me as I returned to London. It’s been over three months and this weekend is the only weekend that I have managed to get and enjoyed most of it! This is because The Queen celebrates 60 years as Monarch. I’ll be returning to my crazy life on Wednesday. But, I must admit that in spite of my work life, I have managed to get out quite a few plugin releases and watched several movies (though at the time of this post, I am yet to blog about these).

And, back to the original topic that started this post, what do you think of the theme?

2010: A Life Changing Year

Come new years eve, most people stop and take a look at the year that was past. I am no different. The end of 2010 also brings together the end of the first decade of the new millennium. And, what a decade it has been! And, what a year 2010 has been!

For me 2010 has been one of best years professionally and one of my worst personally (or so I think currently). I began 2010 with a clear future in mind. I had my usual 5 year plan ready, complete with a Plan B in place!

But, as they say, man proposes, God disposes, little did I know how my plans would all go for a toss.

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A Brief Life Update

I made my last personal blog post four months back. Since that very date, my life has changed, a change I never expected to come to pass, a change that till today makes me wonder if it is for the better or worse.

Since then I have been involved in many things, including a few parties and the Arsenal vs. Fulham game.

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The three stooges

And, if you missed the match, here’s a video of Samir Nasri scoring the first goal

I also had my first experience with snow about two weeks back when I woke up to falling snow. Set out with great excitement, took two steps and landed flat on my back. The next time I set our I slid the way to work. Still need to go out and buy good shoes, scarf and some head gear.

Currently am sitting at home on a two week break, twiddling my thumbs and wondering about the possibilities.

It’s movie time!

Surprise! An update in less than  one month ;)

Two weeks back I went off to the O2 to watch Inception. Since then I have caught three more movies, viz. A-Team, Knight and Day and Karate Kid.

I have taken the unlimited movies plan at Cineworld, and I have already made that up for this month by watching two movies in the last two days :) By my math, I’ll need to watch just 18 movies in the next three months. Call me thrifty ;)

Work has been crazy as usual with me finishing my fourth all-nighter at work in the three months that I have been here. Not something to be proud about, but hey, it happens! This week promises to be light. Then again promises are meant to be broken.

Back to movies, there is a whole set of movies in the pipeline that I plan on watching:

So, which movies do you plan on watching?

London update

Finally got a day to myself and hence the point of this post. Ideally, by now, you should be able to see a million photographs on my photo album. However, a total lack of social life explains the un-updated album!

Since then, I have been slogging like crazy at work with minimal amount of fun. In the last 6 weeks I have:

  1. Worked almost every weekend and almost every day till at least 11pm
  2. Watched Robin Hood
  3. Went to Piccadilly Circus area and had amazing pizza at an Italian restaurant
  4. Shifted residence, well, almost

And, that’s about it.

There is one bit of good news though, my original assignment which was to be for 6 weeks  has now been extended till the end of October. So, am hoping that across the next few months, I’ll be able to visit the many places in London.

As a result, I’ll be completing my shifting tomorrow morning to a new place. I love the view from there. Will put up some photographs soon!

Update: Just uploaded some more photos in the London album on Flickr.