Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Goa Update 2: *nudge nudge* WAKE UP!

Soory about the delay. Week's been crazy. Anyway.

Recommended reading: My Goa Update, Lady Bastard's Part 3. Oh, yeah, make this an announcement, too. Maniak shall henceforth be referred to, by his own volition, as Lady Bastard.



But yeah, that's how it began. See, there were points for punctuality on this damned trip, and we were supposed to report at 6.30. So when one of my roomies (probably the one responsible for the bathroom door locked from inside) woke me up and had me look at my watch, I felt not sligtly un-pissed that it was closing on 6.38 am.

Thankfully my friends had been kind enough to at least call room service when they woke up, and gotten that damn door unlocked. So with a hurried brush of the teeth et al, I too found myself in a circle of P******mers some 60 odd strong, standing on one leg and roating my arms or some such nonsense. Yawning, grumbling and jumping in the air screaming, "SKY!!!!" we finished the exercises only to be led off by our respective OEs to learn that compasses were not just cool things to have on your wrist strap. After acing the knot test that came thereafter, my only intention was to fill up on caffeine and grub.

At the CEO's presentation, we had the task of making a brand of jeans and positioning it in the market. After much haphazard discussion with my team, we decided to make a brand of jeans for those not able to buy expensive clothing, but who wanted to be in fashion. Yeah, the real Indian urban youth that has an aspiration to be somewhere and whatnot. So, we made a brand of jeans called iDENTITi, cheap, yet stylish, so that people would stop buying knockoffs at Fashion Street that fall apart in two days. Yes, you read that right. Our competition was knockoffs. Possibly not the wisest thing to have done, in retrospect. Whatever. Moving on.

Post lunch, I had the distinct impression that I was going to fall asleep in the session. I was proven wrong by one Mr. Sanjay Khare, a prominent art director. This is a major point Mr. Drunkenness left out, because he doesn't remember the BRILLIANT visuals on the ads that were shown. I was wide awake through the whole exercise. The project after that, of course was a different story. We had to draw a campaign for the hotel we were staying at. Draw. Now, I kid you not (my family will attest to this, if ever you get a chance to ask them), my art skills are so bad, that when I draw Santa Claus in Pictionary, the first few guesses include 'chinese burglar', 'bum', 'vagrant' and 'ragpicker'. Anyhoo, we settled on an image of a beach (which we so weren't able to draw) with a table and beach chair under those gigantic umbrellas with a line saying, "Because an open mind needs an open space, Suncity Resort, Baga."

The final session for the day was on the financial aspect of the company. Woo the hoo! My Bachelors classes all over again. I could faintly recall having sat in lectures where these concepts had been explained before. Yummy. Maybe we'd do well at this! So when we were given Euro 2,50,000 to make a plan for massage chairs, we drew up a financial statement where our expenditure in Year one was Euro 1 bn. Needless to say, our presentation crashed and burned, but heck, we got points for trying.

I'll pick up on the Roman soon. I'm guessing if you've been to Lady Bastard's blog, you'll know what I'm talking about.

22 member protest rally:

Che said...

Use spell check idiot! It was supposed to be Lady Baztarz :P

Oh if you remembered to *brilliant visuals* how come you didnt talk more about them.

It took you so long to come up with this? Tch tch, is this what you had been depriving my fans for all this while. dang!

*note to self*: Dont listen to Jhayu again. Well not necessarily a required, i dont listen to you as a habit anyway

WV: djgzgd

Jhayu said...

Now, now, Che. Stop crying.
And those brilliant visuals can't be described in words as effectively.

And this is pretty much like you being unable to go grocery shopping.

Still thinking said...

So what were those brilliant visuals all abt? - somebody please WRITE!!!

'Ragpicker'...lol! okay Santa, I've finally given up on you.

Liked the name of ur brand (I don't know why the hell I'm thinking of nefertiti now), did u tag it?

Jhayu said...

@ Still.
The reason great visuals are great, as I'm sure you know, is because they pretty much remove the need for words. Nonetheless, I'll at least link a few.

About the jeans, thankis! And as soon as I remember the tag, I'll be sure to tell you! =P

Natasha said...

so you made Che wait for a week and THIS is what you come up with?? i expected at least a ten page post

Mudra said...

One question. Why is my blog at the bottom of the pile (on the sidebar)? Why? Why?? Why???

That outta the way, funny. But just outta curiosity, how many more are coming? Because I did think the last one was the final one. :D

Still thinking said...

And then you talk about Che's memory...ha!

Btw, why 'Lady Bastard'? Why the honour?

Preeti said...

you write so well jhayu..
:-)
you've still not solved the bathroom locked from inside mystery, ha...

poor cute santa...chee...shame on you...

aur ye lady bastard kya hai re....?

hee hee hee...seriously i cant stop laughing...and i was a little blue today...but after i read this post i feel fine...

by the by che has forbidden me from using the word sweet on his blog and also suggested that i use the term in yours, ha...

so since we have already established you as the 'sweet looker' (much againt your wishes)...maybe we should confine the sweetness to you...

say what...?


:-)

*hugs*

Jhayu said...

@ Bunny.
This from the woman who blogs once a year.

@ Muduu.
The only reason that would happen is if you didn't post for a long time. See, mine changes so that newly updated blogs shift upwards. Like now (7.43pm, 24th Sept, 2008), you're number 1!!

@ Still.
He told me in passing that he's one. can't do anything about it. We must listen to him once in a while, now shouldn't we?

@ Preeti.
I have no intentions of finding out also what my roomies were up to when I wasn't around.

And perhaps someday I will put up pics of the Santa.

And it's good to know you're not blue. Skin colour is ideal, you know? Perfectly suited for skin.

Now we can't always let Lady Bastard have his way, now can we? We must share the pain. Ergo, use the word sweet freely on BOTH our pages.

Say what?

Preeti said...

i say ....yaaaay...

i will use the word sweet liberally then...on BOTH...

chee...that skin colour line was a total pj ha...is this what you are going to say to a beautiful woman who compliments you on making her happy...?

noooooo...not that santa pics...pleaaaasee...

Natasha said...

i might blog once i year, but i don't make false promises :-p i haven't seen you all day jant, where are youuu????

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
See, I've resigned myself to that fate, so I'm cool with it. It'll be fun to see how it affects Lady, though.

@ Bunny.
I made no false promises. I promised I would post, and I did. Besides, I don't recall having entered into an agreement with the Lady Bastard anytime before the day when we posted.

Jhayu said...

Oh, and I know you miss me. It's cool, I have that effect on people.

Preeti said...

haww...

actually na...i am scared of him so i wouldnt dare to...

but you.... well...you are so accomodating and gallant...so..

dont say such things like resigned to fate...it hurts, yaar...
;-)

Preeti said...

and you seem very distracted today...

think about your fans, jhayu...hum kahi ke nahi rahenge...

:-)

copy rioter said...

Jhayu, I thought I liked your name most (the obscurity is unbelievable) but...

'Lady bastard' came along.

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
Let me let you in on a little secret. She's more scared of you than you could ever be of him...

And the only reason I say 'resigned to my fate' is because, at age 14 and weight 30, when I wanted to be a tough guy like all the other 'cool' guys were, I would (surprise surprise) be called sweet and sickly looking.

Arre! I would like nothing more than to spend all day with my humbly small number of readers. But these people at work see me building these beautiful relationships and get jealous and demand my undivided attention. What to do? The paycheck depends on it...


@ Copy rioter.
Hey! Jhayu's been my moniker since I was in the 8th. And Lady Bastard, well, when one gives oneself a name, others must respect one, mustn't they? =P

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
Damn. I meant 'he'. Those lustrous tresses, that name, I got a little confused...

Preeti said...

@jhayu.....

ha ha ha ha ha...

i know jhayu how important your inputs are at p******m...
but pls pls pls dont ignore us...

:-)

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
Dost thee, oh fair maiden, expect such behaviour from one as virtuous as I?

This knight is unwavering in his attention to thee.

Preeti said...

awww...!!!

that is going to keep the smile on my face for the rest of the day...

:-)

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
This knight shall always be glad to have been of service.

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