Friday, March 30, 2007

Two shifts of work tomorrow and the bad weather...

Ya I have to work two shifts tomorrow. My boss at one of the place I work at has gotten sick because he got soaked in the rain. He asked for a favor and i couldn't say no. So I will be opening his store tomorrow. I will work there from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and then go to another store to work from 4:00 pm to midnight. I am tired just by thinking about the long day tomorrow.

It might seem to you all that I am only writing about my work woes here in the blog. But thats what life is her for me right now. All work and no play. I have no fun here at all. I did go to watch a movie yesterday, but was too tired to even enjoy it. If I have any good time, I will post it, I promise.

By the way, Oklahoma is having very bad weather condition. It rained all day, and there has been at least 3 tornado warnings in our area over the past 2 days. The ambulances come at the store to get gas. They have been pretty busy these past two days and the stories I have heard from the drivers are scary...

One Interesting thing did happen at the store today, but I will write about it some other time. I have to sleep now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

US experience...

This happened to me a few days ago. Most of you probably already know that I am working on a gas station here in US. In this store, we accept food stamps. For those of you who don't already know food stamps are provided by government to the people with very little or no income at all so that they don't die of starvation. This means that lot of homeless people come to this store. They are sometimes quite a nuisance as they try to steal things.

Well on this day that I am talking about, there were two of us working on the counter. I was attending to the customer and the other guy was doing something else. As I am taking customers (there was a line of three or four people at that time), I see a person in wheelchair come in to the store. He looked old and sick. Someone held the door opened for him so that he could enter. I casually looked at him and continued to work.

As I took care of all the customers in the line, I looked for the guy in the wheelchair. I was thinking that may be he needed help with something. I couldn't find him in store. Then I saw him going out of the store. I looked at him and thought about how hard life must be for him. A old the wheelchair...homeless.

Then suddenly I realized that he had something in is lap. He didn't have nothing when he came in to the store. I asked my friend working with me if the guy in the wheelchair has bought anything. But before he could reply I ran out of the store and saw what the old guy had in his lap. It was a 18 pack cans of beer!!!. The old sick guy in the wheelchair had stolen a 18 pack cans of beer! from under my nose.

I stood there looking at him, not sure what to do. When the other guy asked me why I had run out, I told him that I think that guy in wheelchair has stolen the beers. I came to my senses, when he shouted, "Well what are you looking for then? go catch him." I shouted, "SIRRRR, did you pay for that beer?" He didn't reply. he kept rolling this wheelchair. So I ran after him. But running after a old guy in the wheelchair is really embarrassing. I ran half heartedly, hoping he would stop and stop me and himself from the embarrassment, but he didn't stop. He sped up his wheelchair and ran(?) even faster. He crossed the four lane road and kept going. I was a little shocked and little embarrased that I was chasing a old guy in the wheelchair. It must have looked so funny...

Anyways, I finally caught him, I found out that he was drunk too. He was not a sick old guy, but a drunk old guy. Now the problem for me was, i didn't knew how to handle him. and remember, this is US, so I have to be politically correct even with the low life thief. I think i said something like, "Sir! what the hell are you doing? trying to steal are in a f%*&ing wheelchair!!!" He asked me in his drunken innocent tone, "I don't know what are you talking about. I paid for this."

"Paid? paid to whom?"
"To the guy on the other counter." He replied. Now i was in a real dilemma. Since I hadn't really heard my friend's response, for a split second, I thought may be he had already paid for the beer to the other guy. Now THAT would be really embarrassing.

But why didn't he stop when I told him to do so? "There is no other guy working there. I am the only one." I bluffed. He kept saying that he had already paid for the beer and didn't knew what I was talking about, but handed me the beer. I came back to store with the beer and he went his way. I was so very relieved when my friend said that he hadn't sold anything to that guy in wheelchair.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A call to home

After nearly 2 weeks, I called my parents today. The moment my dad said 'hello', I jut felt overwhelmed. Mom said that she expected me to call yesterday. She also asked me why I hadn't called for such a long time. I didn't knew what to say. Was I too busy...may be. But too busy to make a call to home...huh.

Actually I have been busy for past two weeks. i have been working my ass off. I was practically tired whole last week. But I kept going. Its not like there is much choice anyways. I wonder what will happen to me in summer...

It is on times like this I feel so lonely here, and miss my home even more. Back at home, I had home. I had relatively good job as a project manager (even if it was on EB Pearls). Now I live in a apartment and i work in a lousy store. Was coming here even worth it...? I sure hope so.

In fact I know it is worth it.but when your mother tells you that she is waiting for you, a lot of things stops to make sense...

Anyways, I know things wont change for better any sooner. So I will be doing all that I have been doing. All you who care for me don't need to worry, I know what I have to do...This is life right..

Sagar, get well soon.Love you.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

How do I look...:)

HEY I forgot to upload this photo in my last post. I look so different, dont I? Well, i have been trying to grow my hair...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Finally some fun in US

After more than 2 months of coming to US, I finally had some good time in US. Since its spring break this week, We organized a party for the Nepali students of Oklahoma city University. We went to Hefner Lake which is about 6 miles from the University.

It was a barbeque party and here is the picture of barbecue that we had.

...and here we are enjoying the barbecue.

I and Grishma made a stupa from the sand.

and here is the finished product.

and finally here id the group photo of all of us who went there today.
Wel its not really all of us. One friend had to leave early because he had to go to work.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

हाईकु प्रयास

जमेको पानी
उनिहरुको मन
दुबै धमिलो।

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

missing out on F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

I just watched a tribute for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Its over here.

I have watched almost every show of FRIENDS. Its really one of my best TV show. Once you get to know the character, its so easy to fall in love with them.

Thats why I felt so bad when watching the 10th season finale. Knowing that i wouldn't be seeing them anymore, felt almost like losing an actual friend then. The part where they show an empty apartment and eventually the six keys that belonged to each of them in the counter...that was so moving.

Now that I am far from my friends and family, I can relate to the sadness of lost friends even more. Even when I return back to Nepal, so many things would have changed. I would have missed so many things. One of those things that I will never get in my life again, is to watch my little 'bhanja' grow up. He was 2 years and something when I came here. When I will get back he will be at least 4 years. I will have missed 2 years of his childhood just like that. If there weren't others who would talk about me in front of him, he might as well forget all about me...

I miss my mother who, I know misses me even more. I hope my brother is taking care of her. Then there is my dad, brother, my sister...everyone. Sometimes I even miss my job at EB Pearls... And of course I miss that special person, the person whom I cherish, whom I love.

I didn't really set out to bore you all by writing about the things I miss. but when I started writing about the show...i couldn't help it.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

If I found a time machine

It breaks my heart to see very good domain names go to waste.

Today I suddenly got an idea for a website and thought up a perfect name for it. But when I checked for that domain name, I found out that this particular domain had already been registered at 2003. What is more tragic is that this domain has not really been used. This is a parked domain and all it has are advertising links.

Though I really think Internet should be free, I think there is need to regulate such things. Domain names shouldn't go to waste like this. June 2005 survey[1] by shows that at that time there were around 66 millions!!! websites registered. out of which only 29 millions are active. Of course these numbers must have changed substantially, but it still gives the picture of the waste of the domain names.

I know there is not good solution to this. In face even my own personal site is in the 'under construction' state. but still, it feels bad when I cannot get the domain names I want.

If I ever get hold of a time machine, I would travel to past just so I can register all the domains I want...