April First Week, 2008 – I had put down my papers with iNautix Technologies Ltd. and was serving the notice period. Was winding up my office assignments, making vacation plans and burning a big hole in my pocket in terms of Air India tickets and shortfall notice compensation.
April 18, 2008 – Last working day at iNautix. Bid bye-bye to folks, got done with official clearances, happily grabbed the farewell gifts, had a Coffee Day treat with friends and walked out of Ascendas, Chennai, breathing the evening smoky air.
April 19, 2008 – Packed my things from my house in Chennai and moved out. Temporary stay at my aunt’s place and conveyed wishes to my cousin’s wife, now a carrying mother. Got to wake up at 3:00 AM to catch my flight to Andaman with family. Sunny Summer Vacation ahead!
April 20, 2008 – Reached the Island Paradise at 8:00AM and checked into Andaman Residency. I would surely recommend this hotel for any tourist. Decent accommodation, good service and hospitality, well worth the money you pay. You can trust me!
April 21, 2008 – Visited Ross Island, Viper Island and North Bay. Did some underwater snorkeling and loved the corals reefs. No, don’t ask me for details here for that would make another five posts. Go to Andaman and see for yourself! Then, you wouldn’t agree more to what I boast.
April 26, 2008 – Bye Bye to Chennai now and back home to Pondicherry with bags and baggages to rest for a week before I join Bally Technologies, Bangalore.
April 27 – May 3, 2008 – Slept a lot, watched LOST serial addictively, pampered myself with home food and got my documents and belongings, ready to relocate to Bangalore for good.
May 4, 2008 – Happy birthday to Vijay! and Happy Birthday to me! Both of us spent our birthdays in K.S.R.T.C bus, traveling from Pondicherry to Bangalore. Office cab took me to the company guest house for a two week stay. Air conditioned room, good food and laundry, all taken care by Bally, now that’s called queen’s life!
May 5, 2008 – Joined Bally Technologies Ltd, Bangalore and spent the whole day filling and signing documents. A new beginning once again and I am getting used to new beginnings now. Wishing myself good luck for another turn in my career.
May 6 – May 9, 2008 – Opening bank accounts and PF transfers are done. Getting to know Bally culture and slowly getting involved in work. So far so good!
May 8 & 9, 2008 – Hanging out with Vijay and showing off my office premises to him. Together we met my schoolhood buddy and had a little chat. Found a house to stay after the guest house comforts and called it a weekend.
May 10 -16, 2008 – More work and settling down.
May 17, 2008 – Shifted from the guest house to a rented house which was just a street away from Vijay’s. Bought gas cylinder with stove and other household articles to set up the house. Its onething to do things alone and another to do it with a loved one. Vijay was there thru and thru with me and that made a lot of difference. Finished the day with dinner treat with friends.
May 18, 2008 – A new Onida washing machine came home and with provision purchases done, my new rented house is now warm and livable.
May 19 & 20, 2008 – Commuting to office in ITPL buses for more than an hour one way, fighting thru the Bangalore traffic and starting the day for regular work makes life seem settled for the time being and I decided to blog the updates to friends. With that done, my stomach is now grumbling. Going out for lunch. Ciao all in my next post!