Saturday, November 30, 2002

Wednesday, November 27, 2002


At last ! Read the review here. The game costs over Rs 2,500, which prevents me from buying it outright. Available at Planet M, Music World et al.

Have started on blackandwhite again. The tiger is my creature of choice. I havent yet decided to be evil or good this time round. Maybe I'll be a mix of both. What fun !

Gaming sure helps in releasing a lot of stress. Oh yes.

Monday, November 25, 2002

Hu's on first

(Playwright Jim Sherman wrote this after Hu Jintao was named chief of the Communist Party in China.)

HU'S ON FIRST By James Sherman
(We take you now to the Oval Office.)
George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?
Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.
George: Great. Lay it on me.
Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.
George: That's what I want to know.
Condi: That's what I'm telling you.
George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes.
George: I mean the fellow's name.
Condi: Hu.
George: The guy in China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The new leader of China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The Chinaman!
Condi: Hu is leading China.
George: Now whaddya' asking me for?
Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.
George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?
Condi: That's the man's name.
George: That's who's name?
Condi: Yes.
George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.
Condi: That's correct.
George: Then who is in China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir is in China?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Then who is?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.
Condi: Kofi?
George: No, thanks.
Condi: You want Kofi?
George: No.
Condi: You don't want Kofi.
George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi?
George: Milk! Will you please make the call?
Condi: And call who?
George: Who is the guy at the U.N?
Condi: Hu is the guy in China.
George: Will you stay out of China?!
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi.
George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.
(Condi picks up the phone.)
Condi: Rice, here.
George: Rice? Good idea. And a couple of egg rolls, too. Maybe we should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East. Can you get Chinese food in the Middle East?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

My stock is up

Sold my Zee Telefilms stock today, at a healthy 10 buck profit per share. Feels nice to have made money on my first online stock deal. Good people, you can now switch to other channels.

My portfolio (ahem !) includes some BPCL and HLL stock. BPCL is risky as the government has yet to make its stand on disinvestment clear. HLL appears to be a good buy for the long term.

Just call me Buffet.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Sindha got a job at Satya Sai General Hospital, W...

Sindha got a job at Satya Sai General Hospital, Whitefield. So I drive 14 km, drop her off, drive another 14 km to my workplace, work till 430pm, drive 14km, pick her up, drop her home, drive back to my get the drift. I need a driver. Or I need a job at the hospital.

current book: Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Monday, November 11, 2002

Changing Specs

I broke my specs while cleaning them yesterday. Have been walking around with a lost look on my face since then (yes, I know I always had that look, ha-ha, thank you very much). My left eye is less myopic than my right, so I can pretty much see all right. However, its been a strain. Plan to go to the opticians today and get a new pair. Should I try contacts ? I dont think I'll like them even if I did. Am prejudiced. Maybe I'll see if there is a free trial offer or something.

Thanks for wishing my journal on its first anniversary.

And in case anyone was wondering about my IE problem, it got resolved by installing Windows 2000 over my existing Win NT. *sigh*.

current book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand