Monday, December 20, 2010

The journey begins today

After 2 years and 4 months I am going back home today. It's a great feeling. I have been planning to go there for long time but couldn't manage earlier. Now the time has come. I am going back my home. Home, sweet home :)

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Changes in lifestyle

Within last few months there are several changes in my lifestyle. May be some are good, some, I am not sure. The first change is I started playing badminton regularly with much effort and concentration after a long time. I think since I left my graduate school in 2006, I never played badminton this seriously. I know this is good even though I got two of my vertebra locked after one tough match. I went to the physiotherapist in my office. She tried to unlock it but couldn't. She said it should be unlocked automatically while in rest. I don't know yet if it is still locked but I don't feel the pain anymore.

Another change in my lifestyle is I started eating outside a lot. In restaurant, pizza shop, Chinese food shop and so on. I seldom cook these days. I amazingly noticed that for last one month I cooked only 4-5 times which is quite unlikely for me. I used to cook a lot before. I don't know if this is good or bad but it costs me a hell lot of money to eat outside very often.

The biggest change in my lifestyle is I started spend money for myself. Usually I don't bother about money that much but when I am spending it for myself I used to think a lot and try not to spend it. But these days I buy myself different things, I do shopping which I didn't use to do before, I buy things for my own use only. I am not sure if this is good or bad but I can feel this biggest change most intensively. In life, changes are continuous. I just hope these are for betterment.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bought a new shoe :)

Yesterday I bought a new pair of shoes. For last few weeks I have been looking for shoes. I was looking for a caterpillar this time. It's been more than two yeas that I have decided to buy a caterpillar shoes for myself someday. But it's so expensive and I didn't have the guts to buy a pair of shoes for myself which costs 120-160 Euro range. One month back the threshold limit exceeded and I decided to get one. Unfortunately the model, Men's Corax - Nutmeg, I like was not available for my size. I found it in different shops but those starts from 44, but my size is 42. So I couldn't get that one even if I liked it so much. As a result I couldn't get a caterpillar yet. Finally I went for a hush puppies yesterday. It's nothing compared to the model I wanted from caterpillar but still I liked it :)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lost the badminton match today :(

Today was my first match in my new group. I couldn't make it a win. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the game. Actually the guy is clearly better than me. As he said, he has not been playing for last few years but before that, while he was regular, he used to play in group 1, which means he is a real good badminton player.

It's a best of 3 set match. I lost the first 2 as 21-12, 21-17. After the two matches he told me that I have good control but I must add some spice to my play, I should be more aggressive. Later we played 2 more games and I experimented his suggestion by being attacking with smashes. And you know what? I won these two games as 21-17, 21-14. Well he is a big guy, weighs 106 kilos, he might be very tired after the first 2 matches but still I found that following his suggestion helped. I will remember it in my upcoming matches. I just wish he would have given me this suggestion at the beginning :P

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Promoted to upper group

I played the last badminton match in my group today. And guess what, I won :) With this I won all the matches in my group. So now I have been promoted to the upper group.

Actually I started playing in this round and I was placed in the last group which is group 6. The rule is after each round the first place holder of each group gets promoted to the corresponding upper group. Since I have won all three matches in my group now I will play in group 5 during next round. Let's see how far I can go :)

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