New Girl is no longer new!

Yep tats right…its been almost a yr (10 months precisely) since new girl moved to this new city for her new job.

The funniest thing is I still feel very very new here 😁! The good thing is that my work is gud n my colleagues are genuinely nice 😊.The sad thing is that i still miss my old city n my besties 🙁. The great thing is that unlike the last 5 yrs or so of my life, i get to meet my parents weekly 😊 and the troubling thing is that all they hav to talk about when they see me is ‘when are u gona get married?’😂 😑

And the best thing is that unlike all my earlier blog attempts i havent deleted or deactivated this blog 😀😂 (although i agree i havent been very active here)

But i shall make amends and i will not give up! 😊

One month down!!

No I havent decided to stop blogging…atleast not yet!
So new girl has been in the new city for about a month now…things are getting better…since I know more ppl at office…also I m kind of getting used to the work culture here wich is comparatively a lil laid back!!

Yes one thing tat has become an indispensable part of my life now is train journey…yes every weekend I go home…wich is about 2.5 hrs from Kochi!

The last weekend’s train journey was really one of a kind…it was the first time I was scared n excited at the same time!

So like I was saying every friday I go home n since its a friday the trains are crowded like hell.So last friday the train was late by an hr..so naturally the crowd became more…and so wen the train finally arrived…everyone just madly rushed to it…!
I being a newbie didnt entirely know tat the boogie tat I was lined to get into was the ladies coach…No …obviously I m a lady so tat wasnt the issue but then the crowd was double for ladies coach…nd since the stop is only a 2 min stop…everyone just pushed in like crazy..nd I was literally standing at the tip of the entrance door of the compartment…there was no place to move in or I cudnt move out either since the train started off quickly…nd then I decided to just stay there…!!
So there I was at the pedestal of the train entrance holding onto the 2 poles on the sides of the door for support..
.And u wont imagine but for an entire hr …I was in tat position…!!
it was so breezy n so risky…esp wen the train was on bridges….one luk down at the river wud make me giddy…I literally felt like I was toying with death…I know it was a bad decision n it is so dangerous to stand at the door like tat…but I didnt know wat else to do!!In between I felt my hands go numb n wanted to stop holding the poles…but I wud lose my balance if
I did tat…… So phew I sighed wen I reached my station after 2 hrs….

Now u know y I called it one of a kind!

Cya n stay safe!

Day 13 at new office!

So like I said the other day,I almost lost the count of days….but then a very famous radiologist told me tat I shudnt forget the count since I was only getting started….! 🙂
So on the 13th day at new office,I m finally allocated a system….ya…finally!
so workwise things are goin ok(mayb) …oh one major update in my life is I have started cooking…! YES I SWEAR I M NOT JOKING! just tat everything tastes just okayish…which is better than it being burnt!Even the tea I make has a different taste every day…u know I once read a word- which meant ‘the fear of serving bad tea to others’…well tats exactly wat I suffer from…shud remember tat word again…!

So the weekend was peaceful…although I had initially decided to explore a bit…but since my frnd(who like I told in my earlier blogs is my only frnd here),well she went to her native place in palakkad…so ya I was kind of alone….

But then…I went to this ayurveda hospital…Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala…in Thrikakkara,Kochi itself.the reason I went there was coz my mom is undergoing some treatment there for her leg pain.She is doing gud n the treatment consists of some sort of massages everyday with some medicinal oils which really helps reduce the leg swelling n pain.

So well I was so mesmerised by that place…it was a gud setup…nice gud rooms for ppl to stay,gud hospital campus,gud canteen,fullon greenery around…so peaceful!
I saw so many foreigners there…my mom was saying how young ppl too had come for the treatment and all.I have half a mind to go for it myself.

And then there in the midst of it all I saw a young guy..he luked 25-30ish…he luked all typical guyish vit track pants n cool hairstyle n all..I thot he was alone n may have come for som sort of treatment there…nd then after some time…I saw him walking arnd the campus with a frail luking lady on his side.I am assuming tats his mother…but the way he walked vit her touched my heart…it was almost like how some young couples walk hand in hand…he was even gesturing to some plants there n explaining stuff to her animatedly…she seemed so frail n weak…but so at content n peace vit her son…
its later I understood tat he has come as a bystander for her treatment there…well obviously I wudnt see him again in my life…but heres wishing his mom a speedy recovery n heres wishing him…all blessings to his gud soul.

That picture of him smiling n walking hand in hand vit her is etched in my memory! 🙂

c u guys soon……b kind to ur elderly always!!

Day…(Well i have really lost the count now)

So approximately 2 weeks in Kochi 🙂 well last couple of days i cudnt blog coz i had gone home..ya home as in my real home, my native place 🙂 we have a humble home there and my parents now live there (ex NRIs)  ! ya tats one gud thing about living in Kochi…my real home is 2 hrs away by train.

Speaking of train…i think i was travelling by train after a span of some 4-5 yrs…and it sure felt gud……i think the best ‘side seat’ experience belongs to the train wen compared to all other modes of commuting- and no i dont mean the ac compartments, i mean the normal sleeper class ones..u see all kinds of ppl in a train…and i luv luking at everyone’s expressions….the vendors tirelessly, incessantly calling out..the colg kids engrossed in grp chatter..the ladies complaining about their life and the cooking they need to do for their husbands…etc etc…

The sound of the rails which seems rhythmic while travelling…the peculiar smell of the train…and the breeze which enters ur hair leaving a tornado like situation in ur head ..and the chai u get in the train!!!!!!…dont know y but the only tea i like is the irctc pantry one…sumthing very very different about it….

so ya i experienced all these beautiful moments n treasured them on my trip to home this week.i ate like a gluttonous monster at home…visited the nearby churches..and before i knew it the weekend passed by..

well i am bak in Kochi now n this weekend i will be here itself so plan to explore the city a lil bit.

hmm but i feel a lil friendless here………..like ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, i feel ‘Friendless in Kochi’ 🙂

Luv….

Yes…i am alive….n btw it Day 6

hmmm..ya so i disappeared….:) tats wat i do all the time…every new blog i start..i am not able to keep up with it…ya so i m sorry dear blog 🙂

Well new girl has been upset…its a new place…plus new ppl..new surroundings…and now on day 6 at office is wen i really feel it….Thats when it really starts to sink in…..but i will live 🙂

Ya so coming back to my life, last week coincidently my first one in Kochi too, was gud..spent the day at my frnd’s place.yea this frnd was my roommate in colg hostel during our engg days for 4 long yrs.and now she is doing her phd here…aint that cool? and everytym we meet we remember those colg hostel days from the weird wardens to the food there to all the other hostelmates etc etc

so she showed a little of kochi….to be precise..we went to boat jetty and tuk the ferry till fort kochi!!!!!….oh the ferry trip was so gud..i felt like a kid again..mesmerised by the beauty of the waves arnd me..we roamed arnd there a bit..went to the beach..which wasnt very clean but very breezy and cool.

i have always loved beaches..whether the soft waves of Benaulim beach in Goa or watching the hurried waves of the Arabian Sea hit the Gateway of India in Bombay…or the quiet waters of in Konkan area…or the muddy water of Shangumugham beach in Tvm…or the rough waves of Colombo in Sri Lanka…i always always remember the waves 🙂

ya so Sunday went well and ended with me goin to a famous St.Anthony’s church in Kaloor. And i prayed that the miracle worker wud help me out of all my dilemmas..

Wrk life is goin slow but goin on..see u soon!

Day 3 hmmmmm….

Have i told u the size of the mosquitoes in Kochi? No?! Well they are the size of elephants and NO i m not exaggerating. They scared the living daylights out of me! and since then the ‘Gud Knight’ machine is now running 24/7 in my room…

And the heat- its bad but i have seen worse!

Oh yes coming bak to me..today was my official first day at work and we had to attend a couple of sessions…the highlight of the day was we got ‘Free Lunch’..how cheap i sound 🙂

Ya so the introductory sessions are gona go on for another day too tomm and on friday i am required to join my project folks. Although its a new project and new ppl..i am sure its gona b a whole lot of wrk and sumthing inside me wants to not even move ahead..but i need to and i have to ! i just hope i like wat is there in store for me…

And no I havent started any official cooking..not like i know any…..but thank God for hotels till then 🙂

Day 2 Getting used to..

hello peeps,

you thot i wudnt be back rite? u r wrong although i thot so too…but i am back! not becoz i have juicy stuff to say but my ego just wudnt let me sleep without making this entry…..

Today i went to my new office, submitted som docs and stuff and tomorrow is my official first day…although yet to make new frnds 😦

but i do have my flatmates 🙂 they are nice and young..i am saying young coz one of them mistook me for a fresher and was kind of telling me how IT work life and all can be…till I told her i have 5 yrs experience 😛 Poor girl was shocked!

so did some shopping today , bought a saucepan..hoping to do some worthwhile cooking soon! yes ..soonnnnn……….

tc,gudnite, cya tomm….much love!!!!!!!

New girl has arrived!

Yes the most weirdest thing I could possibly do is this- To start a blog about the dilemmas in my life 😦

So like how they say in IT companies, let me set the context-

I moved to Kochi !!!!(and imagine me saying this in the same way that kid in Karate Kid said- ‘WE MOVED TO CHINA!!!’)

Yes so i got a new job and decided to move bag and baggage to Kochi. Oh and i was in Maharashtra before this for 3 years and Trivandrum before that for 2 years…so basically the thing is that i am not new to Kerala because i am a MALLU! but i am new to Kochi! Hence came my brilliant idea to start a blog about the adventures(read ‘Trials and Tribulations’) I would face in this new city.

So Day 1,just moved in to a 3bhk and now staying with other stranger girls! Well they are technically in other rooms and thankfully i have no roommate YET.So i am enjoying this limited freedom till whenever I have it.So today has been busy, cleaned the room,set the bed, cleaned the cupboards, cleaned the bathromm and  arranged somewhat although all the clothes are still in suitcases, simply no energy to arrange them..very very sleepy…but YA i tuk time to write this blog entry cause it was some silly determination in me to start it TODAY ITSELF!

Tomorrow is my first day at work, so new girl joins new office! Wait to hear from me tomm!Much love!

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