Monday 31 December 2007

MY 2007..

Well, here I am at the end of another year..2007..
and what a year it has been..my 21st year on the face of this earth
a year like any other and yet at the end of it i feel so different from what i had when it had started.

I started the year on a rather dull note..studying for a stupid exam (multimedia..don't go by the name..for anyone who has studied under MDU would know..it has one of the most boring rattu syllabi) and ended it in a similar vein..studying for another dumb exam (compiler design..though i have still no idea what they mean by it..)

Some of the highlights of the year:

1) Celebrated my 20th B'day with the best bunch of friends in the world eating the tastiest of pizzas eating the chocolatiest of cakes and building the choicest of memories :) (ah! and add to that receiving the most gorgeous straight-out-of-my-fantasies bouquet of red roses!!)
2) Within two days of the dream B'day, i got my first placement with infosys(yuhoooo!!! can't even begin to explain the feeling of giving my first interview..swallowing all my nails in anticipation and then finally standing under the star lit sky of some obscure college a little outside of Alwar)

3) To my great surprise, got placed with accenture as well, the only other company i sat for..even after i was sure i messed up my technical interview.
Now i am in doldrums about which company to join once college gets over in July this year.
:sigh: its hard to believe but my last semester in college just started...

4) The dolphin that changed my life forever:
---for better or for worse???
hmmm..i am still not sure :)


5)Headed the compeering team for my college festival..turns out dreams that come true..turn out to be worse than nightmares..

5) Found some friends lost some...

6)In some ways i have finally grown up while in others..i just realised i am incapable of ever doing that (a big sorry to all those well wishers who keep telling me "Umang--GROW UP!!!" i just can't i swear i tried.. :| )

7) Started this blog..and what a life savor it has been...when i started it one summer evening on the insistance of my friend suni di (who has always had a little too much faith in my writing and other abilities...love u di and thanks for being what u have been to me), with a funny piece about "Lizardo phobia", i had no idea how this little piece of cyberspace was going to change my life..how it would become my little kingdom of white sand.. the queen bee's buzzing ground :D
This has been the perfect outlet for all my ramblings..the chalice for all my pain.. the cuppa of all my joys..and above all it brought me in contact with people who think and feel like i do and helped me find some of my dearest friends..


All in all, 2007 wasn't a good year or a bad year..it was a year of changes...
some big laurels.. some painful falls..new highs and walks down memory lane...

I learnt that cliches are often the most apt things to use or do in a particular situation..and to use another one of those cliches...the most important thing that 2007 taught me was..

"The only thing constant is change"


feelings..attitudes..love..hatred..positions..jobs..principles..people..life..they all changed this year..
for better or for worse..for highs or for lows..who is to judge? and on what basis?...

life goes on..
differently for different people at different times..
and so it will in this new year

with hope and inquisitiveness..i welcome the year 2008

a very very happy new year to all of you...and more than that wish you a year full of curiosity and excitement

hugs and kisses

#umang# :)

PS: I know its a little late for a New Year post..but then what with exams, viral, home etc..i just didn't get round to completing this post which had been lying unfinished in my drafts since
31st December, 2007...
:apologies: :)

26 comments:

DestinyFavChild said...

That dolphin is a tattoo? :O
evn i want a tattoo :(

umangexuberance said...

@destinyfavchild..it was a temporary tattoo i got last year at goa...but it left an indelible mark on my life.. a tattoo that is still as fresh and clear long after the original faded into nothingness

maverick said...

hey..happy new yr...good to see u back..thot u were hidding away somewhere...the blogs updated alot..me in dubai..lol..newaz..hope to catchya online sometime :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was such a lovely summary of the year gone by!!!

And congrats on the placement;though am not in your field I would any day tell you to go in for Infy :)

You look great in the pics dear!May this coming year be better and more fruitful in every way possible!

God Bless.Love ya!Hugssssssssss

Ankit said...

Not too bad!!

"MARK on my life"..hmmm....

Ashu said...

You in Infy ? WOwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......

Superb, this is great....

tussi rock kar ditta soniyo!!!!!!!!

wish u a very happy 2008..........

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

hey.. wish u a vry happy 2008 n if 2007 ws nethin 2 go by, i think ur gona b hving fun this yr too...

Gonecase said...

Welcome back and nice summary...all the best for 2008 :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your InfoSys job.
I heard they charge their trainees 150 bucks for the multiplex. It gets deducted from their monthly salaries.
You can watch unlimited no. of movies (English and Hindi only) any time of the day.

Check out this blog for the pics:

http://udayfun.blogspot.com/2007/12/infy-training-center-in-mysore-infy.html

J E E V Y said...

ur 2007 was a lot better than mine!
my year was bad!
congrats on getting placed!

-Jeevy

Vandita said...

hey that was nicely summed up, beautiful tattoo :)
and congo on being placed with infy and accenture... yaar tips de de, my placements starting this feb! and im not prepared to say the least kuch padha nahi hai aur samajh mein bhi nahi aa raha ki kaise hoga...
anyways good to see u back :)

geet said...

hey nice blog you have..especially those sweet poems.

a very happy new year and congrats for getting placed (*wo kehte hain,bhagwan deta hai to ....*) ab karo decide :).

keep smiling as in pics!!!

umangexuberance said...

@maverick
lolzz...na i hadn't gone into hiding.. it was just the examz and then i ot down with viral and to compensate for the hellish month went on to have a comletely blissful week at home..yumm..i am still not quite over it
anyway great to be back
got loads to write..somehow don't know where to start :D

and yes..enjoy ur trip..
take care :)

umangexuberance said...

@sameera heyaaaa
thanks thanks and thanks :)
and some more thanks :D

and a very fruitful year ahead for you as well
take care
loads of hugs :)

umangexuberance said...

@ankit
well yes... an indelible one :)

umangexuberance said...

@ashu
lolzzz :D :D
well quite a few infy lovers here :)
know anyone els who is there?
and yes, wish u a very happy 20__
(i don't want to limit the happiness just to 2008 but wish that the good times would extend forever :) )

take care & thanks :)

umangexuberance said...

@firewhisky
aaah
i hope so too...though it has been a wee bit boring as yet
anyway
u too have loads of fun
take care
*hugs* :)

umangexuberance said...

thnku ji
tuhanu wi all the best h :D

umangexuberance said...

@anonymous
lolzzz
that sounds like fun to a movie freak like me
that has dipped the scales in favour of infy more than anything else :D

umangexuberance said...

@jeevy
why?
what mad your year bad

well until recently i had viewed my year in a similar vein..but then i decided to wipe the tears and view it as the best lesson of my life

umangexuberance said...

@vandy
thanks and thanks :D
and tips...lolzzz
all i did was sleep or read novels in my 3 years of college..(actually even more so in the 4th but since that was after the placements so i guess it can't be counted in tips :D ) and while everyone had heir noses buried in RS Aggarwal.. all i did all day was fantasize about my b'day :D
so it kind of still beats me how i got through :D
thats the tip--- just chillax and give it your best shot
no tension..the calmer u r the better the interview goes and the written was completely tucha
all the best :)
and take care

umangexuberance said...

@geet
thank you so much
i am really happy that you visited my blog and liked the way i write
hope to see you again in my world soon

take care

humbl devil said...

btw, which digicam is yours???
the NIKON coolpixl4 or the sony cybershot p73???
:D

umangexuberance said...

@humbl devil
it is a nikon coolpix i think.. its my dad's u see
i just usually use my cellphone's camera

Vandita said...

that makes me feel a lot better... RS for quant is too big!!! C,C++ toh khatam ho jayegi but uska pata nahi.
written ab infy ka tucha hoga toh bas im khush!
thanks babes...

Johnny Cigar said...

infy and accenture!
CONGOS!
no mean feet, i mst say.
heres a long forgotten post i wrote on a similar topic:
http://sachinopedia.blogspot.com/2007/08/finally-i-did-get-to-read-holy-words.html
nice!