October 20th would be my longest day..okay..everyone have 24 hours..let me put it in other day..my longest actively day..
It started with our Directions' 08 meeting on 19th evening. One thing, the best thing, I like about HCL, anyone can always stand up to your President and ask your question. I am not promising about the answers whether it would solve or not. After meeting, your manager walks by and clarify the same question. Turning 5 years, this I love in HCL.
Okay, after meeting it was Weekend Cards section went on till 3:00 pm. I went till the last round which was a record of sort. People who exited before me felt very bad not in losing but losing before my exit. ;-) But guys informed about Ayutha Pooja Pot luck next day.
I went to Prabhakar's house wishing him safe journey. Talking to him will rekindle one of my passion in career. I will let you all know after it works out. I wave and said will be back around 7:00 am to collect the house keys.
And came back to my room and found a movie "Good Luck Chuck". Same routine movie but okay to watch on Satuday night. And now it was 6:30 around. Thought I would take a quick shower for others :-)
But, slept for 2 hours and got up around 9:00 am. I need to rush to Mahesh's house for Sarawathi Pooja. I figured out it would another 1 hour for the pooja, so rushed back to my home to cook some dish for the pot luck.
Now, Vegetable biryani would be right option. After the masala fried vegetables are ready, got a call from Mahesh. Then, dropped off Biryani option and checked for Coconut which I had. Now, the Biryani was turned to Vegetable Kuruma after adding the Coconut milk with Sesame seeds to the Masala vegetable. It came out good.
Finished the prayers with Payasam. In the mean time, Checked our apartment office hall for Ram daughter's 2nd birthday celebration and conveyed same to him. Now, its time for temple.
It was quiet and pleasant in temple. Mahesh was kind enough and called for lunch. Super sappadu. Rushed to PotLuck with my vegetable kuruma, thought it would 8-9 people but turned out to be 25 around. The count matched with the number of dishes too.
Sakarai Pongal, Puli Satham, Sambhar Satham, Kuruma, Rice, Sambhar , Rasam, Kaara Kozhambu, Fried Brinjal, Vendakai, Carrot, Beans Poriyaal, Poori, Carrot Alwa, Gulaab Jamun, Bonda, Coconut Chutney, Appallam, Venkaya Vathaal
After 30 minutes of relaxation, Newton called for the 5:30 pm mass in his local Catholic church. Wise man he picked me up from my apartment and exactly reached for the mass. It was really good experience, probably because of the first time experience..it was so unique and different. I had a chance to talk and have Brazilian coffee together with the 50 year old couple.
Now come the climax of the day..Birthday party and bachelor party combined together..Shukla's birthday and Prashant's send off..it was rocking party went till 3:30 am..I dont want get too much into it.
Directions'08 - Cards - Prabhakar 1032 - Movie - Apartment Office - Cooking - Pooja - Temple - Lunch - PotLuck - Church - Newton House - Shukla Birthday - Early morning home