I once interviewed as a Technical Writer for a startup in Kerala – I was just 1 job old, and very nervous. As you might have understood already, this job doesn’t require one to have a B.Tech degree, and, like most people in India, I was also an accidental ‘engineer’. (This word is highly misused. Passing Degree != Being Engineer) So this interview panel consisted of three men. The first part of the interview went really well – I had decent work experience and could answer all their questions. However, the interview went really, really long, and as is the case of long interviews, it went haywire. I think they ran out of questions after a point, as it was probably the first time they were interviewing a tech writer. They started asking me about the thing I knew least – Electronics and Communication. I was flustered. There I was, explaining […]
My Story with Will Power My whole life, I’d been a couch potato who watched/read multiple movies/books per day. We never had sports in school because of sexist school rules (long story for later), and college was more or less the same. I followed this lifestyle as a working woman too. Owing to work and general laziness, I had been eating restaurant food almost every other day. Until a few months back, when I joined the gym. Within a few weeks, I was eating clean continuously for a few days at a time! (WHAT). Not one sugary or junk food for a few whole days. What the actual fuck?! Was this actually me?! After much deep thought, I came to this genius conclusion: I was so into my work out routine that I didn’t want to set myself back by eating junk. It was all me! “It is all my hard work at the […]
It’s not that I have nothing to say. I will keep a conversation going forever. But it’s just.so.hard. to write! This explains exactly what I go through during the process of writing a piece (journaling is a totally different story):
Have you watched this truly amazing talk by Simon Sinek? He speaks about the general behaviour of millenials, and he is ON POINT. Before proceeding any further,let me clarify that I am a
I got my dental sutures removed today. There’s some extra space in my mouth, owing to two wisdom teeth taken out. But that’s not why I’m writing today. I’m writing because I watched a YouTube video. I watched that video with a certain amount of expectation. Within four minutes, it blew away all those expectations. I held my breath, paused the video, dropped a happy tear, and ran to B, to ask him watch it too. I assume you know what vlogging is. Casey Neistat rules vlogging. I have watched his videos once or twice in the last couple of years, was never a fan. But it was just last month, after MKBHD – a guy who normally just reviews cool gadgets – reviewed Casey Neistat’s studio. That video had me floored – I became a fangirl, B became a fanboy, we obsessively watched his videos, and I subsequently put up his […]
So this is the end to a very interesting three weeks. I can’t say that I have turned into a complete morning person, but I have understood a few new things about waking up early. I think I can now wake up not early enough to go to the gym or make breakfast from scratch, but early enough to become more productive during the mornings.
Woke up at 0745, got out of bed at 0800. My stupid wisdom teeth are fucking up the rest of my mouth, so I have an appointment with my orthodontist.
I woke up and got out of bed at 0800, but with zero energy. Both my eyes and my body are tired, and I have no idea why. I’m starting to doubt that the sleepytime system has a few flaws. Nevertheless, I’ll keep experimenting and documenting my tryst with sleep.
Last night I watched a godawful movie and got home only by 0200. Today, I had this mildly important project to finish up, for which I was working all day yesterday, and guess what I do? I oversleep till 1030. Anyway, it’s 1440, work’s almost done and I’m not dying of guilt, so it’s a good day after all.
I woke up at 0830, and I’m having a particularly bad day because of somebody bruised, yet still inflated ego. The heat here in Chennai makes things worse. Anyway, it’s a new day and I got work to do.