Monday, August 29, 2011

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going... To Goa!


It’s been raining like a bitch over the last few days. Now people who do have a life have been cribbing about their weekend being spoilt. I would do no such thing because it’s not like I go out partying every weekend. For me, it was just another normal weekend when I stayed at home, cleaned my apartment, cooked, did my laundry, had a friend over, spoke to another half a dozen people over the phone, read and planned exotic vacations to exotic locations. But the rain does get you down and it does perpetually remind you of all the things in your life that you would want to change. Of course, Anna Hazare finally ended his fast and the dance of democracy itself was entertaining enough to keep your blues away. But even my new-found admiration for Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan was not enough to cheer me up.

Things have been pretty slow at work. While I believe that my job is safe for now (not because the company can’t do without me, but because I am too cheap to be fired), a lot of restructuring is happening around me, and I no longer have any clarity regarding my role/objectives/mandate.

Then I am obsessing about what to do with my life. Should I just write CFA like everybody else around me (that should keep me occupied for the next five years till I give up)? Should I go abroad to some Ivy-League University for some fancy one-year course and study something impressive (Public Policy, International Relations, Media and Communications)? It will be quite an experience but the middle-class accountant’s daughter that I am, I can’t help worrying about the opportunity cost, not to mention the cost itself. Also, what will I do AFTER one year, once the course is over and I am back to India with no job and a 20-lac loan? I am pretty sure I don’t want to go through the MBA/Finance/Economics grind all over again.

Also, Mumbai is sort of getting on my nerves and I just want to get away. So I have been doing a lot of research. Ajanta Ellora, Coorg, Kumarakom, Ganpatiphule, Angkor Wat and Sri Lanka are some of the places I want to visit in the near future.

But as of tomorrow, I am going to Goa, AGAIN: a place that never fails to cheer you up, a place which has a lot of memories and a place which is so beautiful in the monsoons that it takes your breath away. Even if it’s an impromptu trip, even if it’s to celebrate the bachelor party of some random stranger and even if it means going back to the same old places. At least 66.6% of Room No 213 is going to be there, but the remaining 33.3% will be thoroughly missed.

So it’s time again for lot of cleavage, bare legs and beer bellies (none of it mine), it’s time for cheap alcohol, it’s time for soaking up the rains.

It’s time for Goa…

11 comments:

Neil said...

Why does the picture show a sunny beach if it is going to be raining in Goa?

Nefertiti said...

Bcz it's beautiful

stop being an engineer all the time

Neil said...

That doesnt make any sense. What next? Women using pictures of anorexic super models on their shaadi.com profile because they are beautiful? Women sending someone else's CV while applying for a job because it is more suited that theirs?

Nefertiti said...

by "women" are u singling me out? n it's different. the examples you gave smack of deliberate misrepresentation of self. I am just depicting goa as a beautiful place, irrspective of the seasonal implications.

get out of your narrow, left-brained one dimensional objective thought process.

n when are you giving me the kumarakom details?

ssoggo said...

Welcome to Goa!! The place for beautifully clad 'detlis' (no cleavage), a lot of walking and trekking (a bit of bare leg), and health drinks (DEFINITELY no alcohol!!)

I seriously hope you appreciate what Goa really is, and not what the film industry's made it out to be this time round...

Anyway.. Have fun!!

Carpe Diem! said...

:O Goa!! :D Have fun!! :D

Neil said...

Ill take the narrow, left-brained one dimensional objective thought process any day over the irrational, logic lacking, supposedly intellectual, depending on my mood thought process ...

Hold your horses. You havent even reached goa and youre clamouring for Kumarakom details.

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Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo
sighh... i wish I had rad your comment BEFORE i left... goa for me is STILL about what's it made out to be. May be next time...

@carpe diem
what r u grinning at girl?

@neil
to each his/her own... dig your own grave.

n thanks for the limited info with which I can't do anything

@ranjendra agarwal
thanks n welcome...

Carpe Diem! said...

I am grinning at the "...." that happened in Goa and is now seen on your next post. ;)

Nefertiti said...

@carpe diem
lol... les just leave it at that...