Sunday

SUNDAY 127

Time: 09:31
Place: Home

Sunday post on Tuesday as I was busy on Sunday and Monday.

Went to the gym for 2 days during the week. Need to do better this week.

Father in law came to blore last wekeend for some work. He will be returning to Nellore today. Not sure if I mentioned it but Purush had a baby girl couple of weeks back. I will try to speak to him again this week.

Will try to write a more detailed Sunday post this weekend.

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SUNDAY 126

Time: 11:20
Place: Home

Sunday post on Monday as I was a little busy yesterday.

The Mrs and I celebrated our anniversary last Saturday. We went to a pub and with me going against my better judgement, ended up spending a little too much. We did have good fun though. Spent some quality time just talking to each other.

Went to the gym for a couple of days. Need to do better this week.

The Mrs has been working hard preparing for interviews. I need to step up as well and start making the most of my time. I am spending about 3 hours in the cab every day. I need to figure out a way to make the best use of that time. Spending it watching random series is not going to help me. Starting today, I will download one youtube learning video before every trip and will watch the video and learn something.

SUNDAY 125

Time: 11:50
Place: Home

Sunday post on Tuesday as I was busy the last couple of days.

So the cost for my trip to South Africa has come to a total of about 2.2 Lakhs for the both of us. Was it worth it?

I struggled to wake up early in the morning to go to the gym last week. It has been difficult adjusting to the time zone difference. I have about 6 weeks left on the gym subscription. I need to make sure I make the most of it as I will not be renewing the gym subscription. I need to lose a couple of kgs before the new year.

Making plans to visit the in laws next sunkranti.

Dad says money will come in December.

The Mrs. sister is carrying.

SUNDAY 124

Time: 17:52
Place: Home

Had a great trip to South Africa. My enjoyment in the trip almost equaled the disappointment I felt when I found out that I was rejected in Amazon. They went by the result of the first round which did not go well. If I could have just prepared better. Aditya gave everything to me on a platter. All I needed to do was to spend some time on it.

That’s 2 interviews now that I have failed because of my own mistakes. Its not that I am lacking technically, I need to focus better and make sure I don’t make silly mistakes. The DBA market is very bad and I cannot afford to make this a habit. I don’t know when the next opportunity will come.

The work in the office is getting very hectic. I guess I owe it to the company to show some dedication and to deliver results. I have to put my head down and work hard, at least till the end of this year.

SUNDAY 123

Time: 18:59
Place: Home

Missed a Sunday post in between. Its been a happening week. Turns out the HR made a mistake the other week and sent me a rejection email. They scheduled an interview this week and it went well. I have the manager round tomorrow. I am more or less mentally prepared for the interview. I now have some experience on how manager interviews go. I know what kind of questions will be asked.

We are leaving for South Africa this Saturday. We will be travelling to Mumbai on Friday and will stay in Mumbai for a day before we start to Johannesburg.

I’ll try to add in a post before I leave for South Africa.

SUNDAY 122

Time: 8:26
Place: Aliabad

Sunday post after a couple of weeks. Couldn’t write last week as I was in Karimnagar for Dasara. Couldn’t write the week before as I was busy with some work.

Its been a disappointing week. I had an initial call with AWS yesterday.. and got rejected immediately. It’s an opportunity that I lost. Aditya had given me the topics for the interviews one month in advance. There can be no excuses for why I could not prepare for the interviews. I wasn’t expecting them to focus entirely on networking. But I should have been better prepared.

I have now squandered 2 opportunities. 3 counting the Walmart last year. I have been overconfident and lax in my preparation. I have to do better. But how?

There are too many things running in my mind right now. I need to relax and clear my mind. Perhaps take a day off. I need to refocus and think about what I have to do. Too many times I do too much planning and very little execution. I should stop doing that.

I’ll need to think about things this week.

SUNDAY 121

Time: 10:16
Place: Home

Sunday post on a Monday as I was busy yesterday.

So after a lot of posturing, OCM work finally arrived at our doorsteps. Its arrived in heaps. I had to spend a couple of days in night shift last week to shadow the US guys and learn OCM. There is bound to be more work in the coming weeks.

I learned this week that the Mrs. has an education loan of 2.9L amount to pay off. I am borrowing money for Mr. AB to pay the loan amount. I have planned to take a rental advance from the office for 1.8L to pay him back. The advance will get deposited in my account minus the tax so I will need to arrange about 50K extra in the coming months to pay him off.

I have asked the In Laws to stay back in Bangalore until the resolution of the education loan.

I posted my reply of the one year thing this week. I will need to make the time to write another letter this week.

SUNDAY 120

Time: 18:29
Place: Home

A so-so week.

Didn’t get much work done. Did some planning for the south africa trip.

In laws are visiting tomorrow and will stay for a week. Needless to say I will spend most of my time out of home and in the office.

4 workout days in the week.

SUNDAY 119

Time: 17:18
Place: Home

Another okayish week. On Monday I got to know that I got rejected from Wells. The manager apparently did not like my attitude. In retrospect, I can understand why he felt that way. I now understand that it doesn’t serve my purpose by being completely frank in job interviews. In other news, the Mrs. did not receive any calls.

Amazon will not be calling me this month. I am not expecting any other calls this month. I have to get down to work now. I have wasted the last couple of months. I have to complete the RAC certification by end of this month. I have a 10 day engagement with Fidelity coming up. I don’t know how much time that will end up taking. I have to start accepting the fact that I might be stuck at Oracle for some time to come and I have to learn the most from any new work that comes up.

I visited Tirumala on the weekend along with Friends. Though tiring, it was a good trip. I have made plans to visit Hyderabad this month end. I will staying there for a week.

After a lot of consideration, I agreed to the SA trip. It is going to be a costly trip and it not something I can truly afford right now. I may not have friends ready to tour with me when I do have the money for the tour though. I used Mr. B’s credit card for the flight tickets. The international tickets cost me 48638 (54042-10%) and the domestic tickets cost me about 9000.

 

SUNDAY 118

Time: 16:30
Place: Home

A long weekend this week.┬áDidnt do a lot of productive work but spent some quality time with friends. Mr. B gave a treat yesterday at Windmills. It was fun. The gang have planned for a trip to South Africa in October. They want us to come too. I would like to go but I can’t afford the trip right now.

Wells Fargo didn’t get back to me. I will send them an email tomorrow and ask them about what is going on. The Mrs got a call for interview with Accenture. The interview might be scheduled in the coming couple of weeks. I hope it goes well for her.

OCM shadowing is about to start in the coming weeks. Its becoming very difficult to deal with now. I haven’t done much work with ┬áMercedes too this past few weeks. It is going to catch up on me very soon. I really need to get my act together fast.

4 day workout week. I did a good lower body workout yesterday after a long time. Legs really sore right now but its nice to get back in the groove. I need to make a 5 day workout week next week.