Nov 2, 2005

Diwali, Eid, Delhi Blasts, Bhopal...

School has been going just fine. I've started working at Siavage Law Group, LLC as a Clerical Assistant. The pay is really good and I really don't have to do any "hard work." Got my first paycheck yesterday - on the occasion of Deepavali. On that note, wishing everybody out there a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year! And yeah.. Eid Mubarak! ...I really like how these two are falling so close to each other this year. This leads to those Delhi blasts. What the hell is wrong with people? Two MAJOR festivals around the corner and these basters decide to blow up three market locations. 60 people killed! Imagine, they were happy, buying new stuff, shopping for their kids, and now... their family is in mourning, kissing good-bye to a couple of years of festivities. I hate terrorists! Anyways...

After starting work, I haven't had any time to hang out with my buds at the Rec Center. Got a chance to catch up with them this week though. Got my hands on pool after a long time; I need practice more often! Classes have been going okay, not too excited about any of them. English 1101 ended about 2-3 weeks ago, got an A in that. In Enlish 1102 we got to write a 12 page research paper on a topic of our choice. I'm writing on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, with a focus on the health effects on the survivors and the new borns. It's a very interesting subject, I think. So, far I've been able to find a whole lot of information. It is sad, what happened. When you read about it and imagine all these kids being born with deformities, women having miscarriages, people not being able to breath and see properly, all because of water - an essential source for survival - getting into a tank. What the hell did theses people do to go through all this? Huh!? A lot of companies know about this, specially those dealing with chemicals. But it is sad that the average public has no idea of what happened and what is going on. I had to make a presentation, explaining my topic etc. and students in my class (including Desis) had never heard of what was coming out of my mouth. I guess, I can't blame them. The only reason I know of this is because my parents mentioned it once in a while. I am very excited about the paper. It is a lot of work, and I HATE researching. However, my passion for learning something new should act as a driving force against my hatred for something I cannot escape (does this sentence make any sence?!).

I haven't been posting a lot of stuff here. Things happen, but I just don't get the time to write and whenever I do sit down, I write crap about school. I guess I need to find some things from whatever happens daily and elaborate upon that. Gotta improve my writing skills, like Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities, going on and on about a window for two f***ing pages!


  1. When I did a search for the Siavage Law Group (because I'm concerned about a person who may be working there now as a clerk) I noticed that you work, or worked, there. The only knowledge I have of the firm is what's online. Could you give me any general information about the work environment or culture of the firm?

    Thank you.