Month: July 2016


Place: 005, Devi Residency
Time: 12:44
Week 41

Decent week.

Covered migration, patching and SSC in the same week. I wanted to work today also to make some money but it didn’t work out. Had a good week at work. Chaman gave me a 5 rating in the appraisal. Not sure if that will translate in a hefty raise though. I took up an Exadata customer presentation task last week that I am working on currently. It’s a little hard work but if I am able to pull if off well, I can add another feather to my cap.

I realized this week that I may be overthinking the marriage expense part a little bit. Sure its going to be a little expensive, but in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter. I am thinking of taking a 4L loan from bank and about 1L from friends to cover the expenses. Right now, I am 60K in the negative. I have the balance in the bank thanks to Chinna’s money but I have to be prepared for when he will ask for his money back.

If and when dads money comes, I can pay off the other 2 loans. Waiting for his money to come will just cause my BP to rise.

Had fun yesterday. Went to Bala’s place from work and went for a drive in the night. Spent some quality time with the folks. I got some information about how the marriage photographer thing works. I am planning to pay for the engagement photographer myself, given that all the other expenses are being borne by madam. It might cost me about 20-25K.

I had applied to Walmart the other week in their website. They send me a mail this week that the resume is in process. I might get a call this week. Need to be mentally prepared.



Place: 5A021, OTP
Time: 17:15
Week 40

A successful week.

Came to Bangalore on Monday. I went to the old gym for a couple of days and had made up my mind to pay the subscription for the new 4 months @6500. On the third day when I woke up, I thought long and hard about it. Given the expenses I am going to have in the coming future, I thought about whether this cost was worth taking up given that I could always use the office gym. I decided against paying the money.

Did a couple of runs during the week.

The weekend was very eventful and right now I am bone tired.Started with the friday night when there was a house party at Bala’s place. I asked madam to come but she could not. Had fun at the party. Finished to bourbon that I brought from the US. Came back to the room and slept at around 4:30 am.

Woke up at 9:00 AM and went to Kadugodi in cab. Checked out the engagement hall. The place is spacious and will be sufficient for use. It is however not very clean. It needs quite a lot of makeup before it looks any good. Madam agreed to it.

We came to Murgeshpalya at around 3:00 pm and had lunch in Bala’s place. I had booked tickets for a standup comedy show for 5 pm. We started a little late to MG road and at one junction I took a wrong turn and got stuck in traffic. By the time we came out, we were 45 mins late. We deciced against going to the event that late and instead started looking for rings. 1K bokka for the tickets.

We went to Tanishq first who said that he did not have rings of madams size and that it would take 30 days for get them made by order. This was surprising to us. We went to other shops and they told us similar waiting time for order made rings. We understood that we will need to buy the rings directly. I found a ring of white gold in Bhima Jewellers yesterday and Madam found a ring in Orra today. 24,400 for her ring, 37500 for mine.

Since I had work in the evening, we decided to start early in the morning and go to cubbon park. From there I had decided to go to Brahmins coffee bar. Woke up at 4:20 today and went to Kadugodi to pick up madam in Balas bike. We went to cubbon park and had a good time. Brahmins coffee bar was closed so went to MTR instead who made us wait for 40 mins.

After purchasing the rings, we came back to Murgeshpalya. I ordered a cab for madam at the time when my office cab came.

Need to shop for clothes tomorrow. Madam is of the opinion that I should wear shirt and part. I was thinking of wearing a kurta. Need to see how it goes.

Dads money thing might get finalized next week. Then again it might not.



Place: Beeramguda
Time: 10:57
Week 39

I write this post in a somewhat agitated state. The reasons for my agitation are not very apparent. To some extent I feel I am being unfair. I may also have reasons to be disappointed.

There has been some discussion going on regarding what we would give Swati on the engagement. I would have preferredĀ to give some item in gold but the constraints of the budget don’t give me that liberty. I would prefer she wear mom’s chain. Swati on her part is okay with it but some in my family dont think its a god idea. Yesterday we had a discussion where we thought why not add the gold that bro got for his marriage to the chain and buy some item. That would have cost me an additional 15K. Bro shot the idea down.

The other reason I was unhappy was with the saree Swati bought. She paid 27K for it. When she asked me how much she could pay for the saree, I told her that she could buy whatever she liked. I was truly fine with it. She now tells me that she is having to wear that saree for engagement because her cousin is asking her to. It’s okay for me to pay for a saree that she likes. It’s not okay for me to pay for a saree that someone else likes.

Its not like I can take revenge by spending a lot on my dress. At the same time this is not something that I can discuss with the madam freely.

I did some calculations for the upcoming expenses. I have a debt of around 40K right now. 20k to chick and about 20k to pogo. I should be able to pay for the ring and the dress with my salary. So come first week of September, I will be in a debt of 40K. For the 3 months of Sep, Oct and Nov, I will not have any savings since I agreed with Bro that I will pay the house EMI till Nov.

Since I cannot bank on dad getting his money, I need to take a salary advance this month. I am not sure how much I can get. Probably around 1L. I can pay off 40K debt and I will have some 60K remaining for expenses. If none of dad’s money comes in, I will need to arrange another 3L in loan if I want to do a honeymoon. 2L should be enough sans honeymoon. I should easily be able to get a loan for that amount.

The daring move I made to fudge my tax returns really paid off. I got 28K tax returns last week. That in itself will pay for the ring I guess.

I will have a hectic week once I go back to blore. Next weekend we can roam around looking for clothes. We need to check for the rings as well. At work I need to start preparation for the OCP. I need to discuss L1 and the salary advance with Chaman.

I was thinking of joining the gym. I did gain some weight during the last few weeks. 3 month subscription will cost me 4.5K in cash. Need to think about it.



















Place: #1201, 162, Lincoln Oaks Drive
Time: 4:28 PM
Week: 38

Sunday post on Monday as I was travelling yesterday.

I have packed up my bags and will be leaving for the airport in a short time. It has been a fun 3 week vacation. I have roamed around so many places and seen so many things. The road trips with Bava were fun. The new york trip was fun.

I head back to India with so many memories. I will sit in the flight and will think about all the things that I did while I was here.

I want to come back to the U.S with Swati next year. The plan may or may not work out. We will see.

I may write a more detailed writeup about my adventures in a future post.