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made upma once again yesterday. came out damn good. approximately as good as the best upma my mom makes… ate it slowly with curd…. was simply awesome… feeling hajaar proud of myself…

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my degree in Computer Science hasn’t gone waste. i’m still pretty good at debugging! as i keep realizing in office when people at my desk ask me to find out why two ‘identical’ models aren’t tallying…

sleep….

for some strange reason i couldn’t get sleep until well past 5 am this morning (i went to bed at 10:30 pm). got just about an hour of sleep (or a little more than that). have zombied through most of the day… lucky that i haven’t had too much to do actually…. waiting for this last bit of work to be done so that i can go…. and sleep…

many a time, i’ve attended a full day of class after a complete night out without at all sleeping in class! but somehow the same thing doesn’t carry on to work…

wonder how the IBD guys manage (lucky i’m in markets… )

weird stuff…

conversation i had with my parents yesterday evening…

Me: Dad, do you know that paddy is in town? (laughing) It seems his parents have started looking for a bride for him.
Dad (laughing really loudly): You think YOUR situation is any better? ask mom..
Mom: Yeah… well i had been to XXX uncle’s daughter’s wedding today. there you got a proposal (!!!???!!!)… from XXX uncle’s cousin’s nephew’s daughter…
Me: What the ?$”^?
Mom: Don’t worry… i didn’t like her… decided you also won’t like her… told them to “?%^ off (she didn’t say it to me or to them in that many words 😉 )
Me: Peace, mom… well left…

weird stuff…

mid-term review

just got my mid-term review. looks like chances of PPO are really good. unless i really really screw up in the remaining time. kinda bargaining for desk now.

next few months, i’ll have to put some real thought into my career. need to consult a lot of people.

stuff like – is this the job i want to do? would i be comfortable living fulltime in London? how long do i have to be here? what all am I giving up if I would take this job? how would people around me (parents, friends, etc.) react? etc.

more later.

exit

the guy who recruited me quit JPM today… and is joining another company whose offer i had rejected during our day0 solely because i didn’t find the interviewers from there as impressive as this guy… news about the resignation came quite suddenly… it was he who conceptualized this whole 10-week internship… it was he who convinced the other people at JPM that it’s worth getting people from IIMs… and he got us here… and in the middle of the internship he’s left… he just came to my desk, shook hands with everyone around, wished us luck and walked away…

there’s no one else in this organization who has a clue as to how this internship program will be run… guess it’ll become even more unstructured….next five weeks i’ll come to office… do whatever the guys next to me are doing… go back…

and good that i had given up on a PPO… though i must add that my manager seems to like me and addresses me as ‘bright young karthik’ (in a kinda cockney accent 🙂 )…. though i wouldn’t like to read too much into that…

will keep up my original objective of trying to learn as much as possible in my next few weeks here… and my heart goes out to those people who rejected other offers for JPM solely because of its supposedly good PPO policy….

wondering how life will be in the fast lane… you get promoted one day… quit the next… no one has a clue of what you’re upto… you don’t have a clue of what someone else is upto… all decisions come suddenly…. just last week this guy was bitching to me about the company he is going to join (of course, he didn’t tell me then that he’s going there). yesterday he had a long chat with me about JPM…

strange…