May 10, 2011

May & A New Beginning

Another couple of weeks have passed, and this time lots of things have changed. I finally joined my new company, and have completed my first week in office. Change is always nice, more so if it comes after an year or so of sub-standard work. I had joined my previous employer with great hopes, against the advice of most of my friends and colleagues (for which my reason was pretty simple - I wanted to learn from my own mistakes, and not from others). However, within a few months I had realized it wasn't a great decision. So, more than one and a half years later, I have corrected the mistake and moved on. A lot more wiser than before. 

Wife would be joining me in another couple of weeks time, and my place, which is nice with a great sea view (both from the living room as well as bed room), would fall small for 2 people. So, I would soon have to start looking for a new place. Its another 4 months till my lease expires, and unlike in Mumbai where all you have to do is give a month's notice, here the leases are valid for the full period. So, I can't move out of lease in the middle. The good part though is the brokerage - here you pay half a month's rent as compared with a full month's rent in Mumbai (which is still on the higher side compared with what I have heard about the rates in say London). The brokers though help you with quite a few things - gas connections, water connections, etc.

Another couple from our batch in B-school got married last week. So, that would make at least 6 couples which I can remember right now (and am sure there are a few more). 

On a side note, I learnt the use of tripods while taking pictures, and tried with taking a night snap of a bridge visible from my living room. This was the first time I actually got to experiment with different shutter speeds, and was quite impressed with the results and the possibilities. Hopefully would get a few nice snaps on the weekend, and post them here. 

9 comments:

Neha said...

agree! you can experiment a lot with tripod! Only trouble is lugging that things everywhere with you :|. Do post your experiements with tripod .

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nightflier said...

congrats on the new beginning! :)
(have been lazy with comments lately :D)

Also, I see a little e-get-tog happening here :)

The Blue Periwinkle said...

:)

About 'Learning from your own mistakes' - I heard it somewhere - Life is too short To commit and learn from all our mistakes, so learn from others mistake. :)

Calvin said...

@Nightflier: Yeah, e-get-tgther happened :) ...and thanks for your wishes....now you can expect more techy stuff...

Calvin said...

@TBP: Hmmm, one could look at it that way as well - but for some reason I still prefer to commit mine. You never know if it was the person, or a hopeless scenario - so you get to re-confirm as well.