The 2 Cent King

Caffeine Deficiency Syndrome - 5

                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The height of hypocrisy from the so called "society", is advocating that key to success in any kind of career be it business,sports or whatever profession you are in is not being happy with what you have or achieved, but at the same time telling them that happiness comes from being content with what you have in life. So they are telling you that success and happiness are mutually exclusive. What a scam!!

*frantically emptying the last drop of coffee to my cup from the coffee pot*

by gvenum @  10:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                 6 comments

Doors and Peanut brains

                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, June 21, 2005
There I was, with a friend on a Friday late evening, at the front desk at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants waiting for my "to go" or "take out" or "pick up" in whatever way they say in whatever country you are in. It was taking unusually long time for them to get my stuff ready,it's not like I have ordered food for a wedding which don't seem to happen anyway with the way my life is going and with the kind of matchmakers I am banking on.

Anyway I digress.We sat there in waiting chairs and this particular pattern among the people leaving the restaurant from the front door caught my attention. Before you read any further of my genius observation, I thought it would be useful to know that especially during closing hours, most of the restaurants and fast food chains in USA have their right door locked (if you are going out) and you move in and out of the door using the left door (again assuming that you consider the door has left and right halfs and the point of observation is from inside the restaurant...hope it made any sense!!).

Anyway, I noticed that every women that left the restaurant used the left door and looked well aware that the right door is locked. But almost every guy was so clueless and first tried to push or bump the right door hard and later realizes its locked and then uses left door knob to get out. Its so uncanny that my friend, who was forced to get involved in this pattern scoop, got surprised as well. We confirmed my observation by watching atleast 10 more people.

This reminded me of something I read recently that men either live in the past or future but never in the present. They always are lost in thinking about what's ahead than actually enjoy or concentrate the path to reach "there" what ever the "there" is and women, on contrary, always are in touch with their surroundings and the present.

I don't know how much this is true, but its sure is a baffling experience I had. Inundated with so many thoughts and theories I got my pick up bags and banged into the locked side of the door, got annoyed and pushed the left door to get out. Before I could turn and warn my friend, I heard a bang on the door. "Men...ain't they sheep" I sighed.

by gvenum @  4:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                 15 comments

Chiru - My Matchmaker

                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Yup, its true. Even though it sounds crazy, Chiranjeevi , the telugu movie super star, has been asked to look for brides for Yours truly. So technically if he takes the request seriously he would be looking around for a girl.

It all started yesterday, when my bro's family (yup the same NGB) along with my parents who are visiting USA were requested to be part of a marriage audience for a movie shoot of the latest Chiranjeevi movie "Jai Chiranjeeva" in the same city they are living in. Apparently my family happened to meet Chiru (short for Chiranjeevi) in one of the breaks and my already-star-smitten Dad couldn't figure out what to talk so instead explained our whole family tree starting from Darwin's theory of evolution.

He also happen to mention about me and my so called miserable single status and how bad they are looking for a girl and how he could help(indirectly though). I am so glad I wasn't there, could have easily killed myself with embarrassment. On the other hand, it would have worked out well if Dad had suggested the heroine of the movie "Bhumika Chawla" of Tere Naam fame who was also chatting with them. The shooting will go on for a week and I have given clear instructions to my Dad not to mention about me unless it involved Bhumika. So there you are, Chiru , My matchmaker.

by gvenum @  1:20 PM                                                                                                                                                                 30 comments

The "Broad" Way Experience

                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Well, I have done it. I have been hearing about it from friends, media, books and what not for years. Now that I have seen it, I have one word for it "Spectacular". I am talking about the Broad way show in the Big Apple and the show is the classic French fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast". Someone put it right that its a theme of an "ugly" exterior that hides a pure nature, as well as a "beautiful" exterior that camouflages an "ugly" soul. Somehow I felt I would have liked the story more, if the the Beast remained as the way he was rather than turning into a prince. The actors, picturesque backdrops for every act, costumes, music, dances and everything about it was so brilliant. It's a must see and must feel experience.

My evening was topped by the walk I had near the lively crowded streets of Time Square and late night coffee at Europa Cafe. But the highlight of the day was the unexpected gift that thrilled my friend who was celebrating his Birthday. He got groped on his behind by couple of chicks walking by. That is something that I definitely couldn't have bettered.

by gvenum @  11:30 AM                                                                                                                                                                 9 comments