Unadulterated Arrogance

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever in the air!!! Oh yeah Ferrari and Schumacher on an F1 blitzkrieg, 11 wins out of 12 starts... way ahead in the world ranking and we gonna take home the drivers and constructors championship. Scuderia Ferrari I salute you... long live the tifosi. Schumy for president.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Nafisa Joseph no more

I used to be an avid viewer of MTV in me early days of college, Nafisa Joseph then was just a passingf face didnt think much about her until today. She is no more as she committed suicide today. Why does a former Miss India, a well known personality, V.J, journalist, socialite, animal acitivist take the drastic step. If someone who has everything can be driven to this then what about the millions of oppressed and downtrodden souls out there... suicide is something that I abhor on account of me religious beliefs and also on account of me pure unadulterated arrogance which will not let me just give up. Nafisa tho you committed the ultimate act of cowardice may your soul rest in peace.

Crazy Lebanese bugger!!

One of me close friends from Lebanon is back. Met up with him yesterday, Jesus Christ he is crazy as ever. We always have a blast when we are out together.. Yeserday this crazy s.o.b made me drive like around 500 Kms ( reason for which I will not put up as someday I might publish this blog to me website)...anyways we drove the 500Kms and without success in what he started off for and returned home. But the funny thing is that 500kms in Qatar doesn't seem much. Its a fun drive but in India even 50Kms is kinda tiring.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The iron fist.

I am a very reasonable person but sometimes I don't like to budge from the stance that I take whether it be for better or worse. the thing that I hate the most is ingratitude. If you pay a labour a million bucks today and tomorrow you don't give his overtime, he will stand back and abuse you. Its the labour mentality. Something of the sort happened today. It ended up going to the sponsor of me company, he called me up and asked me what was up and that was the final straw, I told him that I want them cancelled and sent back to their respective countries and will not take em back into the company at any cost, I have full freedom to do what I like and hence these 12 morons who thought they could do what the unions do in India are packed off tomorrow morning. Since the work stoppage was on account of their actions, me won't pay their salaries and deduct the cost of fare from them. Its harsh, its cold hearted... but so be it... someday maybe when I'm more mature hopefully I will develop more compassion.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Paint and powder

Do you know that a ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder. Me was just going to one of me cousin's marriage pics. Won't mention by name but mate I know if you are reading this you will figure out. Anyways, the bride is pretty but why in the hell does she have so much makeup on??.. it made her look ghastly ewww. she was decorated like a statue with how many a K.G of gold lord knows. You know a simple chain with a diamond pendant looks so classy. Brother you should have put your foot down, it was your marriage. Anyways sorry couldn't attend.. good luck and god bless.

Cabled in..err caved in

Me forgot to pay the cable bills, it got disconnected yesterday. Since it was an off for momsy she was royally mad at me, was royally blasted by her. Well today I went to pay the bills but the funniest thing happened; at the Al Saad Qtel Office, car parking is hard to come by and especially so if you are on a big offroader like me. Finally I saw a car pull out and went for it, to me surprise another car raced for the same spot at the same time. I wouldnt budge and neither would he and another car pulled inbetween us and took the spot. The same thing happened again. The third time we saw two cars pulling out from the parking lot and we both got to par. After parking the car, myself and the driver of the other car, a Qatari with whom I had the standoff met up at the entrance of Qtel, thinking of what we had done, all the traffic jam that we caused, we both started laughing loudly. Next time me will go to another Qtel office with car parking space.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Trust nobody.

Its a sad day today. Me princess is ill and hence she has a nurse and physio with her. This nurse has been with her for quite some time and was liked by me family and princess herself. But yesterday she took some cash advance from pops and has virtually disappeared. Tsk tsk et tu brute. Pops got a new nurse for me princess but its not the same as she was used to the old one. Pops is like since no harm is done.. let it be... forget the old one. But me can't forgive or forget. I place loyalty over everything else, I am as loyal as a dog and I expect the same from those I trust. Right now being in the middle east I can't do much. But once I get back to India the days of this nurse is numbered.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Losing momentum

Hmmm.. me wants to keep an updated online journal but alas time is of the essence and hence am unable to do so. Have been losing momentum in this regard, havent updated in a while but am back. Once you lose the flow I know I will not come back to update it. This week has been very hectic and hence was pressed for time. Hope me able to update frequently. Have always wanted to maintain a journal but a pen and diary aint for me. Since me comfy with computers I guess this is the next best alternative.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Momsy is back

Me mom back from a vacation to India.... she had a shock the moment she entered the house.. it was a mess, everything was upside down. You know when a female is there in the house, you don't appreciate the work they do. It looks like they are doing nothing, picking up and folding a cloth ot two, dusting for a min and thats it. With mom gone, the house was a mess and realized that household chores are demanding as well. She is back at making the house look inhabitable by humans ;-)

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Business Acumen

Business acumen is something that I was born with, add to it the killer instinct and the belief that alls fair in business makes me a very shrewd business man. But sometimes I do feel a little remorse for the decisions that I take which are for my company's and my personal welfare and detrimental to others. I mention this as someday I would like to once again look back and apologize to one M/S G...... S.... , I know what I am doing will eventually run them out of business and that its not warranted but I have to look out for my company cannot show any compassion. But for what its worth I know what I'm doing is wrong but I will be doing it again tomorrow... sorry.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Sleeping beauty!!!

Friday is a holiday for me.. its me sleep day actually... somedays I have to work on fridays also but usually I take fridays off and sleep and sleep. Nowadays I work like around 15 to 16 hours a day and am dead tired by the time I come back. I am young so I can take the pressure for 6 days and the seventh day is when I relax to me hearts content.. I slept almost 18 hours I think from yesterday night.. This friday I royalled took the rest I deserved and have the energy to work continously 16 hours a day for the next 6 days or so. My work is good... but being in charge of I have to make sure that all goes well and hence the 16 hours workdays.. anyways me now fully charged for the next week.

Liverpool F.C

Me been a long time supporter of Liverpool F.C, the last few years under the management of Gerard Houllier has been disastrous for us, no silverware last year at all. Now we have a new boss and under his regiime I hope the kop will regain lost glory. New signings like Djibril Cisse should take us to the top again. Liverpool "you will never walk alone"


The Liverpool Anthem -

When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high, And don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of a storm, There's a golden sky, And the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain, Though your dreams be tossed and blown... Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, And you'll never walk alone... You'll never walk alone. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, And you'll never walk alone... You'll never walk alone

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Kalpana Chawla who??

Kalpana Chawla, the Indian born American astronaut who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster is looked upon as an idol in me homeland i.e. India.. and I can't for heavens sake fathom why??? why is she being held high as an "Indian".. she is NOT an Indian, yes she was born an Indian but when she pledged allegiance to the U.S.A she forsook her Indian heritage, so for me she is another american astronaut who passed away in the disaster and my feelings for her demise are similar to those of the other crew members onboard the shuttle. So the next newspaper article I see about "our valiant kalpana" me gonna burn em papers.. grrrr.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Morgan Stanley sued for..

Morgan Stanley, the world's second-biggest securities firm, has agreed to pay $54 million to settle a sex-bias suit, said a New York Times report.Allison Schieffelin, 42, a former bond saleswoman whose 1998 complaint to the EEOC led to the sex-bias suit against Morgan Stanley, is set to obtain $12 million from the settlement.

I'm definitely against sexual harassment of all kinds but I feel there is an increasing tendancy of misusing the priviliges of being a lady. If someone acts rough with you, tell him to take a hike, sue him for actualy damages. What warrants a 12 mil damage suit and that too for a bond sales woman.

Another disturbing factor nowadays is "kiss and tell", easiest way to make money is to sleep with someone famous and then write a book a about it, go on talk shows a la Rebecca Loos et al.

On the same note I also hate feminists who say men demean women by depicting them in skimpy clothes in movies.. ahem one question if it is so demeaning then why are the women in the flicks doing it????.. its all about the money honey.. all about the money.

Hugs

Me missing me princess a lot, she is now very ill and am in a mood to run to her and get a big warm hug. One of the nicest feelings in the world is when you get a big warm hug, I really miss that now and could really use one now as well.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Laureus '04 awards

This years Laureus sports awards of the year was complete bull... for e.g the sportswoman of the year went to some dumb golf broad and to think that the other nominees were Maria Motola, Inge Bruun etc and a golfer won??? lord have mercy.. same goes for the newcomer of the year, one 14 year old female golfer was named the newcomer of the year and the other notable nominees like Lebron James, Maria Sharpova lost out. Whats with Laureus Academey and golf.. for heavens sake its a horrible sport... or is there a hidden agenda.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Phone radiation and me !!

I'm totally glued to me cellphone, spend a lot of time on it daily. Since me company foots me bill well I use it for work and me personal use ... I bought me current phone the SonyEricsson T610 around 6 months back and I just checked the total hours I've used it.. its a staggering 721 hours.. Jesus Christ I hope that me phone emits only a low level of radiation.... actually the claims of corelation between excessive phone use and cancer is not proven but the thought just scares me now... I would say that I'm a prime candidate for a thorough study on the same.. any takers???

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Speed Demon

Well I just came across a huge accident and it struck my mind that I too am driving at dangerously high speeds and one day it too might bring about the end of me. My average speed is 140 KMH and I am very comfortable at that speed. Anything lower and I feel that I am crawling at a snails pace. I don't think I will be able to reduce me speeds much, speed kills but what the hell it sure thrills. As long as I live I live life like the king that I am.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Euro 04

Well the final was today, greece beat portugal by a solitary goal. Figo and company should've done better.. much better, the outcome was least expected. Ab ovo the bookmakers odds were 80-1 against Greece and voila they are the champs of europe.

Infidelity

This is something that I feel strongly about... day in and day out we are now bombarded with the beckam scandals and I'm wondering why??... why is there such a high rate of infidelity in the world compartively to years of yore. Isn't marriage supposed to be sacred? I abhor the utter disdain with which the sanctity of marriage is treated in the western world, this is one reason that I'm still glad to be of Indian origin atleast the culture is still imbibed in most of us but have to admit that our culture is also being influenced heavily by the west as can be witnessed with the sprouting of numerous swingers club in the metros of India.

Saturday, July 03, 2004


Jinu Johnson Posted by Hello Yup me finally learned how to upload images to a blog... well its a mug shot of me....

Friday, July 02, 2004

'The Godfather

I am what you may call a devil's advocate.. I love anti heroes and movies with the same theme, the personification of which was Marlon Brando in and as The Godfather. He passed away today . It was saddening to know that he was 11 million under debt. How come there is no financial planning in Hollywood.Anyways may his soul rest in peace.