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Tale of Hanging on, Focussed man, Missed Companion and some more….

February 20, 2010

Hanging on:

Yes… Indians have successfully held themselves and made no harm to their No. 1 ranking by beating South Africans. But what drama it has provided. I am really tensed in the office. Checking the score in my mobile all the way to office and then sitting restlessly watching the updates in cricinfo. I have seen in the first innings that Morkel and Parnell were more than good enough to be tail-enders. They had the technique to negotiate the bowlers when there is nothing in pitch. And it took morning conditions, Zaheer’s impeccable swing to break their partnership in first innings.

But now they both have played separately, not a morning session, no Zaheer and no help from pitch. So Indian bowlers had to find something special get them out and I am glad that they found. With each and every passing over, the defense seemed to be stronger and all the aces thrown down by Dhoni was blocked by dead bat. Even the inspired move of making Sachin bowl made Morkel unmoved.

And when it seemed like SA going to draw this… India’s best bet Harbhajan came… kept the men around the bat… bowled that delivery which pitched in middle stump… straightened a bit… Morkel prodding in front… a half-stride… ball hits the pad… Harbhajan back-pedals with the appeal… IndianΒ players got excited and appealing… crowd joins them… just a thought… Ian Gould raises his finger… last nail nailed in coffin.

But there is one man stood there and didn’t joined the celebrations along with Morkel…

Focussed man:

Hasim Amla… No.3 of South Africa and rightly so. He stood like a monk under the helmet. Rock may get shy by looking at him. I think if he keeps bat and pad together even the water may find it difficult to go through. Nothing bothered him. Not a bouncer, not a length delivery, not an off-break, not a top spinner, not a doosra, not a leg-break, not a googly and certainly not a bowler. After batting more than a day, he didn’t shown a single sign of tiredness… dehydration… to be precise he has shown nothing. This is the innings which should really be termed as CHANCELESS… oh sorry… that too is not true… NO CHANCE at all. At least for him, SA should have drawn this match….

Missed Companion:

Two days before, Me and Mr.VK were chatting in person in office… He had some rashes in face.

Me: What are those rashes in the faces??

He: I went to Kerala. From that time, it’s like that.

Me: I too went there… but didn’t picked up that..

He: Kerala.. when you have went??

Me: Feb 7th. You?

He: Me too…

Me: πŸ™„ πŸ™„ In Kerala, where??

He: Guruvayur… You??

Me: Thrissur…

He: We got down at thrissur only… Train By which time??

Me: 9:15

He: 😯 NAME????

Me: Dei.. there is only one train at that time… Allepy express.. 😦 😦

Oh god… How I missed my friend in that journey… psst… psst…

Fun @ office:

Bowling is introduced in my office an year ago… But I never shown a great interest in it… not a nature of me. But last 2 weeks I have played it few times and I loved it. Quite a fun if we have friends around as any number people can play it at a time. Still not able to get to know all the rules but then who cares… its fun…

A nearest destination:

Odyssey has opened a shop inside my office this week and now there is no need to run around to Landmark or Higginbothams by weekends. Even though the collection is little, they have kept enough from Books, toys, gifts, cards to Stationeries which will come really handy. But browsing experience won’t be there though. Another added thing everything comes at a 10% discount. And I started my purchase with the book ‘Zero Percentile’. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Avatar:

And at last a week before no. of shows/day is reduced from 8 to 4 in Sathyam Cinemas. Still it’s running to packed houses. I have decided to watch this film in theatre once/month till it runs in Chennai. I have never seen an English film running like this in Chennai. Some films ran for 50 days but by that time they will be given 1 show only. This is extraordinary. Magic. I have seen 175 days memento of ‘Speed’ in Devi theatre but I found it hard to believe… Now I am believing it. A good film can do anything.

Have a happy weekend all… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Cheers…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2010 4:28 am

    Damn Hitchy did some black magic on you or what?? another ball post?? *faint*

    kanagu: He he he… surely not.. I myself a cricket fanatic from the time I started watching TV… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. February 20, 2010 4:35 am

    Ahh I skipped the cricket part entirely without any guilt and read the missed companion one πŸ˜† You should put up a notice on ur blog about your travel plans and make sure every single person you have ever known reads it πŸ™„ that way we can know which train not to take :mrgreen:

    kanagu: Grrrr…. how merciless are you making me travel alone??? πŸ˜† πŸ˜† not only posting is enough.. I have to send out mail and messages… They are not reading my blog… 😦 😦

    gifts, cards to Stationery???????????? Why in the heavens do you need that? 😯 first mushy valentine post and now gift and stationery… ❓ hmmm Thambi hridayam ok ya? Kaadhal virus? πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: Hridhyam is very much safe with me.. πŸ˜€ :D… Stationary includes some sketches… why I need sketch for love… and cards.. thats the last thing I will see in a shop πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    You are gonna see Avtaar every month? *faint*

    kanagu: Don;t faint now… I had a plan to watch it every week… but now due to budget constraint I reduced… now you can faint πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • February 21, 2010 3:24 am

      Oh my god Kanagu I just came back after seeing Avtar for the first time… I am sure something is seriously wrong with me. I didn’t like the damn movie…it’s so cliched and blah blah except for some technical wonders πŸ˜₯

      kanagu: Oh Sakshi… 😦 😦 Its so sad that you didn’t liked it… I somehow able to relate very much to movie.. (Not with Navis.. :lol:… ) And I love their their fight against aliens(humans)…
      where you have watched it?? In IMAX 3D???

  3. February 20, 2010 9:37 am

    Nice to read your update, Kanagu! Too bad you missed your friend in Kerala- next time let everyone know where and when you are travelling. πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Manju… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ yeah.. I missed him badly… surely will do.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. February 20, 2010 10:05 am

    like sakshi i skipped the first part :mrgreen:

    kanagu: 😦 😦 😦

    seeing avatar EVERY month??? oh my!! u loved that movie that much???

    kanagu: I am still loving that movie… really superb one.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. February 20, 2010 10:24 am

    You are becoming a Navii, by any means ???? Watching Avatar every month, once ???? My God, when I see you next time, you wouldn’t have grown a tail, right ???? LOL πŸ˜†

    kanagu: I am trying to become a human… so for sure no tail.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    LOL @ the train incident !!!! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: 😦 😦 😦

    Come on, enjoy your bowling and shopping at Odyssey !!! Bowling and Books searched Kanagu and finally found him in the office !!! πŸ˜‰ So, are u working or playing or reading books ?????

    kanagu: Will do for sure… don’t ask those tough questions…. let me think… yes, I am working…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  6. February 20, 2010 3:31 pm

    Avataar once a month?? :-O Use that money to buy more books instead πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: He he he… let me finish the books which I have bought already… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    But great na that a book store is there in ur office premises now!!! If nothing else go there & read books during lunch time! (I have finished 4-5 books like this ;-))

    kanagu: Yes.. thats a best thing to do.. but my office is too crowded.. 😦 😦

    You know even I haven’t bowled much but the first time I was playing instead of throwing the ball where it shud be I had dropped it behind hehehe a lady was saved by a whisker hehehe….

    kanagu: Common Smita… be concerned about others life too… :lol:…. you should try bowling.. its nice.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    And that was a mighty coincidence no! Missing ur colleague that is..but happens πŸ™‚

    kanagu: It happened… πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Hope u r having a wonderful relaxing weekend πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Yeah.. still now that what I am having… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. February 20, 2010 4:25 pm

    Wow! you seem to be having lots of fun at the office πŸ˜€

    kanagu: yeah. I am having a lot.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I am with Uma on her opinion about you watching Avatar at least once every month πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: surely I am not going to be a Navi or going to grow a tail πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Am still smiling after reading after the train incident πŸ™‚

    kanagu: You shouldn’t smile… you should tell that that won’t happen again… but all of you were smiling… hmmm… πŸ‘Ώ :evil πŸ˜†

    Have lots of fun enjoying Cricket πŸ˜€

    Cheers!!

    kanagu: For sure CB.. cheers… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. February 20, 2010 6:32 pm

    How can u watch Avatar more than once?!!!! Happy Weekend!

    kanagu: I am sure will watch it for 10 times completely without getting bored.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Thank you.. thank you.. wishing you the same.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Sakshi: Love your gravatar πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: I know thats a sarcastic comment.. πŸ˜† πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  9. February 20, 2010 8:14 pm

    So, we are back to no.1 in cricket! Too much cricket at home too! Everyone is talking about Amla!

    kanagu: Yes.. we are.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ too much cricket…. but anyway we are enjoying it… πŸ™‚ Amla done very very well this time… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I tried bowling twice or thrice with my son! I liked it! My friend’s daughter was with me and both of them compelled me to play and I enjoyed, really!

    kanagu: Its a nice game… but still I couldn’t get the tricks of that game….

    Avatar has become very famous. I just saw the trailor, that’s all!

    kanagu: You should try watching it… it’s so good πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I visit Odyssey in Adyar often. I like the atmosphere there to browse!

    kanagu: I loved Landmark in Citi center more than Odyssey… I felt their collection is less…

    Your ‘header’ is beautiful, Kanagu.

    Happy weekend!

    kanagu: Thank you.. thank you.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. February 20, 2010 11:43 pm

    That is a nice bunch of interesting things, Kanagu πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Smitha… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Cricket, of course, I am going to skip πŸ™‚

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    As for your missed companion, that is quite something! How did you both manage to miss each other πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thats what I am wondering.. we both never travel much.. but we travelled together not knowing.. funny… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Avatar – I am somehow not too keen- husband has booked tickets for himself and his friends next sunday.

    kanagu: I think you will love it Smitha…. for its sheer imagination… try to see πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    You have a stationary cum book store at work! I always felt your company makes sure employee satisfaction is high and tries to ensure that you guys never need to leave office unnecessarily πŸ™‚

    kanagu: maybe they don’t want us to leave the office premises… he he he… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Enough of jokes…. they always does good in that part…. only thing that irks me is exams… I hate exams…

    • February 21, 2010 4:05 pm

      LOL … totally agree … I even did my grocery shopping inside πŸ˜›

  11. February 21, 2010 12:59 am

    I was completely bowled over by Avatar! It’s the best movie I’ve seen in a long, long time πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Me too loved it so much… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Enjoy bowling and book browsing during your work-breaks!

    kanagu: Thanks Raj.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    And the dolphin header is lovely πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thank you.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  12. February 21, 2010 3:03 am

    Even I skipped the cricket part (shamelessly) πŸ˜€ Cool, are you watching Avatar every month. Even I loooooved that movie a lot!!! I like bowling. Will wait for your review on Zero percentile. I had once considered reading it, but did not buy. Will decide on reading it based on your review about it.

    kanagu: yup.. I am going to.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Will read and do review soon AK.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hope it will be good… you can the review of Smita’s here
    she recommends a book… which means its good.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. February 21, 2010 10:45 am

    as an after thought, even i felt a little bad 4 amla…but when i saw the indian team celebrating, i forgot it all πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: he he he πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    n i love bowling to πŸ˜€

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ its a nice game..

  14. February 21, 2010 1:34 pm

    Sigh! Ends @ that πŸ˜› I thought he ws there for Vimmuuu’s wedding itself πŸ˜›

    kanagu: How I wished that.. but the chances are very bleak…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    And abt the tension, sigh, I ws refreshing my screen every second too πŸ˜‰ So glad they won and we r No.One πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Yes.. it’s running high πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Wow! I luv Bowling .. we go out to play almost every weekend πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    kanagu: I am playing in weekdays and taking rest by weekends… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Even if I luvvv a movie, I usually can’t watch it so many times πŸ˜›

    kanagu: I think thats a movie worth watching many a times… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Psst psst, pass on all that extra money here Kanagu .. I will narrate Avatar movie to u every weekend πŸ˜€

    kanagu: ha ha ha… I will do… but have you watched that movie now??? did you liked it???

    • February 21, 2010 4:06 pm

      Nt yet … the reviews did satiate my hunger πŸ˜›

      kanagu: OMG… you should watch it Swaram… already half the world already watched it, I guess.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. February 21, 2010 7:12 pm

    I am only happy that we have maintained our no 1 position

    kanagu: me too sir.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  16. masood permalink
    February 22, 2010 12:11 pm

    I still haven’t seen Avatar !!!! 😦 😦 😦

    *hiding from the world*

    kanagu: LOL bro.. πŸ˜†

  17. February 22, 2010 9:11 pm

    I was about to comment “sorry, no comments for sports” but luckily when I scrolled down I saw something on Thrissur !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    kanagu: LOL bro… πŸ˜†
    Did you friend come for my wedding too ??? cuz my wedding was in Guruvayoor and the formalities after that took place in Thrissur !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Who knows, probably, he was her relative or friend !!! The world is small you see !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    kanagu: ha ha ha… he didn’t came.. else I would have met him…. he came to his team ML’s wedding… I hope she is not his ML.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    So, the new romantic Kanagu has got an odessey inside his office. Now, proposing at CCD will be a lot simpler, huh ? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Story ezhuthunathu thappa… ennala mudiyala… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  18. March 18, 2010 12:07 am

    I went to Landmark for the first time few weeks ago and it was awesome!

    kanagu: cool πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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