Thursday, July 26, 2007

Finished!

So yesterday night at just around 2 30, I finished the 7th book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

I was so tired yesterday, but I just couldn't stop but keep on reading it until the end.

All answers solved, everything fitting in perfectly well. All those burning questions about what will happen to Harry, why is Snape acting the way he is, is he evil or good?, what are the Horcruxes and many more have been answered. I feel at peace :)

As a true HP fan, I would not give out anything here to spoil the fun, but to share my feelings - it felt incredibly impressive on how Rowling managed to tie and knit the plot so fantastically well.

I love the way she writes, the way she describes the tiny details in the most vivid fashion which takes your mind to actually visualizing it.

Overall, I have been in awe for this amazing writer who has let me experienced so many different emotions while reading through only 7 books, who has not let me sleep but captured.

I felt I will have some some doubts, queries - but all's woven in very well in the 7th book.

I am sure I will have a lot of great conversations around this with Harry Potter fans :)

Looking forward to those!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Recovered...

I have finally recovered from the Transition party :)

It was awesome! After a great Friday evening with 150 litres of Czech beer - Staropramen overflowing and meeting so many people, Saturday proved to be even better (except the Soccer match).

Rotterdam weather (finally) supported a good Soccer tournament. The two AI teams ended up in the final, but the new team beat us. They had a strong team, but we had another blow - Jarda broke his leg, Yes and this is crazy - After Ondro who had a surgery with a similar but a worse blow 2 weeks back, Jarda during the game had a similar injury and now he has a plastered foot as well - so with two strikers out of the game, it was not the strongest teams anyways. But well played new AI team :)

The party in the night - All Class No Sh*t lived up to its theme. About 200 people, and the entire place booked to ourselves was packed. Gee and Ondro were the DJ's :) and the music rocked. Surprisingly I partied until 5 00 AM (its the first time in the last one year, I have been up partying - I felt young again :)).

With legs paining the entire next day, and an extra long sleep in, it was time to start reading the 7th book of HP. About 200 pages more to go, its becoming extra tough to read it slow as once its over, its over! The last HP book - wanna make sure all details are read through painstakingly.

VISA papers need to be filed in latest next Monday, so working on that besides finalizing and wrapping up work and transition.

This Friday and the weekend is going to be sailing! The last team days - we will start our odyssey of sailing around the Ijsselmeer and the Dutch Wadden Sea.

Our Ship:


"The Chateauroux" - A Two mast clipper ship famous for its red wine sails.

I simply cannot wait for my first sailing adventure and closing team days :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I have it!!!!!!


Bought the first thing today morning after a great start to the transition party yesterday evening!

Started with the first chapter and its thrilling! Cant wait to finish it...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jiggy Jawwww Jadon at his best...

Yesterday we were going to the Global Coordinators meeting and on the way Abhishek Jadon a.k.a Jiggy Jadon was entertaining me with his escapades from 2 - 3 years back (I must say those were his wild days :))

But one of his comments was so hilarious that I had to post it - its one of those Jiggy Jadon moments

So here's how the conversation goes:

Shashaank (who is the Global Coordinator Microsoft, worked with him in LC Jaipur) : So Abhi, tell us about your wild days

Me: Haan boss, tell us about your escapades with women

Shashaank hints him to quote his famous line used during those days

Jadon's response with his famous look: "Hum roopnagar ke cheeteh hai, shikar pe hi jeete hain"

Next 10 mins - Shashaank, Rishabh, me laugh like maniacs until our tummies hurt! The entire tram along with the other coordinators wonders what the hell just happened.

Monday, July 09, 2007

What a Sunday!

Raikkonen cleans up the Silverstone grand prix in style! Go Ferrari!


The king of grass court tennis - Federer claims the throne at Wimbledon!


Couldn't have been a better sporting day!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

MATCHED!

Starting the next phase of my life (a.k.a the exchange phase of AIESEC Experience :))

SN-In-NL-AI-2007-1431 matched to TN-In-CH-ZH-2007-1292

I simply cannot believe this - it was so quick for everything to happen! I will be working in the marketing strategy and development department of UBS (in Global Wealth Management) from August end for 1 year.