16 December 2010

Lazy Goose, that I am

I am being extremely lazy… Whether it be cleaning my room, doing laundry or replying to my emails… I am not doing!

I go to office in the morning and try to do kickass job (which I think I  do) and get back home to my medium-comfortable-couch… and spend the whole evening on it.. sometimes reading… sometimes watching some old sitcom.

I think, this is the effect of having the feeling to relax for a couple of weeks after the PhD. I have to get up from this. I have to start being active (you see, I am starting to get back to blogosphere)

But all the same, even when I tell this, I think I need to do NOTHING for the coming few weeks.

Perhaps my friends are getting angry at me…. for I don’t even properly reply to their emails (or pings/calls).

When I look back, this is what I see

April : finishing the thesis and submitting it.
May : Submission needed me to stay away from teaching during the first few weeks of teaching, catching up with it.
June: India, the dark chapter of my dad’s demise
July : Backlag from June (work-wise and also the emotional drag)
August: Finishing the semester work + catching up the pending work
September: Finalising the thesis, defense, the logistical things
October: India, orchestrating relocation and stuff … WHOLLY packed.
November: New city, new life, new work, relocation

And December, I am here, starting to relax! I hope hope hope that my friends do understand when I am taking this month completely off. Unless someone REALLY needs me for something, I am just out from this world for sometime. (I stress this point of friends, because I feel a “little” guilty)

So far, I am enjoying the job. It’s nice to have time-limited working hours, unlike uni. which was more or less flexible – meaning it took a lot of my “mindspace”. But I have to see how long will I like this… I like multi-dimensional way of living… mixing things up.

Life’s good! Great food, great place to live, ample entertainment…. I am more or less living a little dream – a world where I live without much constraints…!

This is/was a quick post… will be back with more on current affairs and what I think about “life” in general! :) [also, that would be proof read]

Signing off, Sands.

PS: Lethargy is awesome… but I need to get up! :P

9 December 2010

Winter is here and I am a carpenter

Oh well, so many things happened in life during the past  6 months..

  • I am not in Munich anymore; relocated to a small town near Frankfurt.
  • Not anymore a PhD student, but a “responsible” security expert! :P
  • Living in a single WHOLE apartment instead of a member of a shared apartment.
  • And such…

All about those will be written as time goes by, in my future posts. This post is mainly for a few photos.

After moving in to the new apartment, I had to have some new furniture. So, I decided to make them… yes, I bought the ‘raw-materials’ and tools and started making some.



Working with chisels and saw wasn’t as easy as I had imagined  - mainly because of the noise (I didn’t want to annoy my neighbors)





The first two photos are of “something” I made for the kitchen.

Every single time I took the chisels, I was reminded of Perumthachan (and his son)




Here is a small thing I built, and fixed on the wall… and a foldable table. I knew, I didn’t  want to move it around.

So, it is fixed, but one can fold it back when not needed.




And now, I shall show you some pics from this years snow.

Two cycle tracks on the snow and the city’s yellow light on it.

How would I go without leaving footprints? ;)

On my way to office…!

I am still on my way…

I have to cross this little “river”. :)

Well, that’s all my dear fellows.

You all have a lovely time! Till very soon,

Signing off, Sands.