Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kuwait and Me.. since Jan 2009 !

Kuwait had been quiet bad experience with me...
Landed here with a hope, assuming it will be new and great opporunity. Settling in one of the strongest currency will be nice option where everything 'looks' affordable with 2..4..10 tags  :)

But unfortunately, I landed in a wrong company where people .. specially the owner business model and way of thinking was exactly like desert weather.. you never know when it will be cold or hot..

Anyways, to cut short I landed here @ JAN 2009 and worked apprx. 2.5 months and then left back to India for a visa change process (this was due to some law which didnt allowed by visit to get converted to employment) crazy.. sh*t, so.. I was back to pavillion (Mumbai) ..running around for medical center for medical process, certificate attestations, embassy stamping and then fligh tickets ! It took good 45 days to get all the process done and I am back in Kuwait.. it was in May, If I remember it correctly.

OK.. so now this time I was on employment visa planned to stay for sometime and then take a call..I never knew Mumbai will call me soooo soon again in few days. It was 20 days and my dad had major health issue and doctors gave me shock of my life that my dad will stay hardly for 48 hours !! and it was obvious I had to leave everything and just RUN back home ...

By God's grace everything was alright in few days and dad was almost normal.. thanks to God ..and our life came back to routine and I am back to my hunt for living ..

Interestingly, Kuwait calls me again and I thought to take last shot and see if this works or drop this forever so.. I was back in June ..@Kuwait. Few days, and then months passed by and I also called my family in OCT to JAN to spend some quality time... Jan end they also left and I am alone... few more months passed and I was slowly settling in this environment, people.. culture. Things for few months were normal. As usual, life loves to give me surprises and few problems started between me and my employer. It was since March -2010 that things started going worse by the day and i was into really bad shape.. cant exit and cant stay...!

cont..

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lesson to Learn

While we all pray for each other that one should not come across
any obstacle in life, I have a different view after read the
following.

We must come across obstacles and need to pray for each other to overcome obstacles (with some pain) and progress.

One night recently my son was showing me an aquarium full of tadpoles. She had purchased a whole bag full of them for her children to watch grow from tadpoles into frogs. It was fun watching all of those little wiggly creatures swimming around in the aquarium! It brought back many fond memories of my own childhood, playing with "critters" down at my grandparent' s house.

I noticed that there was a big rock in the aquarium. When I asked her why she put a rock right in the middle of the tadpoles'
environment, she told me an interesting story. I can hardly believe that I have lived all these years without having heard it. It is so good and "life-essence saturated."

He said that she was instructed by the Pet Store Salesman to be
sure to "put a big rock right in the middle of the aquarium." He
explained that "the tadpoles must have this obstacle to give them the incentive to climb up and thus split their little wiggly tails so that their legs can begin to develop. If they have no rock or obstacle to climb up on, they will never turn into frogs. They cannot learn how to hop by just swimming around in water. They must have something causing resistance to give them the incentive to leap forward.

The man went on to tell him that last year a school teacher came back to the store and complained because none of her tadpoles had ever turned into frogs. she had put all of them in an aquarium and let them swim around but they never became frogs. He asked her if she had put a big obstacle, like a rock, in the middle of the aquarium. She said that she had not. She did not know that a tadpole will remain a tadpole unless it faces some obstacle or barrier that forces it to grow. Neither did I, but it makes perfect sense.

So, my son was excited to show me all of the tadpoles
swimming around the rock. In time, they will begin to try to climb up it and eventually they will make the transformation into a more fully mature creature.

Well, I was amazed and delighted to hear that story. It helped me better to see, once again, why life presents obstacles and barriers in front of us. The barriers are not there to hinder us, but they are there to cause us to grow. It is not so much what the object is in front of each one of us that matters as much as it is our attitude towards it. If we realize that the obstacle we are facing is really a gift that has come our way to help us grow and mature, we will be much more likely to face it in a positive manner.

Since I watched those tadpoles the other night and saw the big
rock in their aquarium, I have begun to see the obstacles I face in a different way. Instead of being rocks in my path, those obstacles have become stepping stones to help me leap forward in whatever situation I find myself.

I know that those little tadpoles have no idea what is going on.
They just are not that smart. The truth of the matter is, neither are we. Most of us have no idea what all is going on in our lives either. We don't understand that the barriers and obstacles, challenges, difficulties and hard times that come our way each day are actually there for a purpose. There is no way we will have the incentive to grow, or to become better, or to strive harder, if everything in life is just a simple situation. I know the harder I work at anything, the more profitable it is for me, not only financially, but personally, in my own heart and character as well.

So, the next time you see a frog hopping around, smile at him and thank him for the lesson, remembering the struggle he has gone through to get where he is. Perhaps out in the wild somewhere, he faced a difficult rock or barrier in his life, but rather than swimming away from it, he just crawled up on it and began to develop his personal strength until he eventually matured to become the frog that you see hopping around.

Moral: Remember... Obstacles are there to help you...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rules for Excellent Retail Customer Service !

21 Rules for Excellent Retail Customer Service that we share with the participants in our courses. Most of them are not that hard to follow. However, they can be hard to follow consistently.


If you work with customers in retail, take a look at the list and ask yourself how closely you follow the rules.

1. Smile when greeting a customer in person and on the phone (and yes, they can tell if you are smiling over the telephone!).
2. Use age-appropriate greetings, and avoid referring to older customers and women as "guys."
3. Be proactive and ask how you may be of service.
4. Stay visible and available, but don't hover.
5. Don't turn away, walk away, start to make a phone call, or duck beneath the counter as a customer approaches. (We've all had it happen to us.)
6. The live customer standing in front of you takes precedence over someone who calls on the phone.
7. Never judge a book by its cover--all customers deserve attention regardless of their age or appearance.
8. Leave food and beverages in the break room.
9. A customer doesn't want to hear about your upcoming break.
10. Makes any personal calls when you're on a break and out of earshot.
11. The correct answer is never "I don't know" unless you add to it, "but I can find out for you."
12. If a customer wants something that isn't on display, go to the stock room and try to find it.
13. If the item isn't in the stock room, offer to call another store or order it.
14. Learn to read body language to see if a customer could use some help.
15. Don't let chatty customers monopolize your time if others are waiting.
16. Call for backup support if lines are forming.
17. Be discrete if a customer's credit card is declined by asking if there is another method of payment he or she would like to use.
18. Never discuss customers in front of other customers (they'll wonder what you're saying about them once they leave).
19. Inspect merchandise before bagging it to make sure it's not defective or the wrong size.
20. Make sure customers receive everything they've paid for before they leave your store.
21. Smile as you are saying goodbye and encourage the customer to come again

http://www.sideroad.com/Customer_Service/retail-customer-service.html

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Watched Iron Man 2

Yesterday, cinescape - laila watched ironman 2.. cool movie with great effects..

STUPID QUESTIONS WITH THE SMART ANSWERS ...laugh n laugh

BOY : May I hold your hand?
GIRL : No thanks, it isn't heavy.

GIRL : Say you love me! Say you love me!
BOY : You love me...

GIRL : If we become engaged will you give me a ring??
BOY : Sure, what's your phone number??

GIRL : I think the poorest people are the happiest.
BOY : Then marry me and we'll be the happiest couple

GIRL : Darling, I want to dance like this forever.
BOY : Don't you ever want to improve??

SHARON : Have you ever had a hot passionate, burning kiss??
TRACY : I did once. He'd forgotten to take the cigarette out of his mouth.

MAN : You remind me of the sea.
WOMAN : Because I'm wild, romantic and exciting?
MAN : NO, because you make me sick.

WIFE : You tell a man something, it goes in! one ear and comes out of the
other.
HUSBAND : You tell a woman something: It goes in both ears and comes out of
the mouth.

MARY : John says I'm pretty. Andy says I'm ugly.What do u think, Peter?
PETER : A bit of both. I think you're pretty ugly.

Teacher : "Which is more important to us, the sun or the moon?"
Pupil : "The moon".
Teacher : "Why?"
Pupil : "The moon gives us light at night when we need it but the sun gives
us light only in the
day time when we don't need it".

Teacher : "What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are
no
longer interested?"
Pupil : "A teacher".

Waiter : "Would you like your coffee black?"
Customer : "What other colors do you have?"

My father is so old that when he was in school, history was called current
affairs.

Teacher : "Sam, you talk a lot !"
Sam : "It's a family tradition".
Teacher : "What do you mean?"
Sam : "Sir, my grandpa was a street hawker, my father is a teacher".
Teacher : "What about your mother?"
Sam : "She's a woman".

Teacher : "Now, children, if I saw a man beating a donkey and stopped
him,what virtue would I be showing?"
Student : "Brotherly love".

Teacher : "Now, Sam, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?"
Sam : "No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook".

Patient : "What are the chances of my recovering doctor?"
Doctor : "One hundred percent. Medical records show that nine out of ten
people die of the
disease you have. Yours is the tenth case I've treated. The others all
died".

Teacher : " Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?"
Student : "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day and at
the
same time."

Teacher : " George Washington not only chopped down his father's Cherry
tree, but also admitted doing it. Now do you know why his father didn't
punish him ?"
Student: " Because George still had the axe in is hand.”

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

dnt knw, where life is moving !

One of my worst days.. i never thought, I can stuck in such a shit of my life.. i dnt knw, whats next and will happen tomorrow.. thngs r so shady and not really clear. somewhere I am responsible for these issues and I trust people and give some leverages which i am not suppose to.

dnt knw, why it happens?

may ALLAH bless and help me find some route out of this.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

What Is 6 Sigma

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Six Sigma For Managers

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

25 and 26th Feb 2010
Thursday and Friday off due to national day and liberation day in kuwait. all over fun.. crowd sp @ gulf road. you will notice all together different type of kuwait. too much of noise, sprays on cars, complete kuwait in a holiday mood.. Their are few reasons here to have such fun, due to lil conservativeness and Islamic impact on society. anwys.. i too had my share of fun, been to fahaheel and city side to check out the crowd and enjoy...

tom. my name is khan - movie on card !

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Awesome! B_O_M_B_A_Y

Bombay has no bombs and is a harbour not a bay.
Churchgate has neither a church nor a gate. It is a railway station.
There is no darkness in Andheri.
Lalbaag is neither red nor a garden.
No king ever stayed at Kings Circle ..
Nor did Queen Victoria stay at Victoria Terminus..
Nor is there any princess at Princess Street ..
Lower Parel is at the same level as Parel
There are no marines or sailors at Marine Lines.
The Mahalaxmi temple is at Haji Ali not at Mahalaxmi.
There are no pigs traded at Dukar bazaar.
Teen bati is a junction of 3 roads, not three lamps.
Trams used to terminate at Kings circle not Dadar* Tram Terminus (Dadar T..T..)..
Breach Candy is not a sweetmeat market, but there is a Hospital.
Safed Pool has the dirtiest and blackest water.
You cannot buy coal at Kolsa street.
There are no Iron smiths at Lohar chawl.
There are no pot makers at Kumbhar wada.
Lokhandwala complex is not an Iron and steel market.
Null bazaar does not sell taps.
You will not find ladyfingers at Bheendi Bazaar.
Kalachowki does not have a black Police station.
Hanging Gardens are not suspended.
Mirchi Gully does not sell chillies.
Figs do not grow in Anjir Wadi.
Sitafals do not grow in Sitafal Wadi,
Jackfruits do not grow at Fanaswadi.
But it is true that you may get fleeced at Chor Bazaar!

AMCHI MUMBAI

A City where everything is possible, especially the impossible .
Where telephone bills make a person ill,
Where a person cannot sleep without a pill.
Where carbon-dioxide is more than oxygen,
Where the road is considered to be a dustbin,
Where college canteens are full and classes empty,
Where Adam teasing is also making an entry,
Where a cycle reaches faster than a car,
Where everyone thinks himself to be a star,
Where sky scrapers overlook the slum,
Where houses collapse as the monsoon comes,
Where people first act and then think,
Where there is more water in the pen than ink,
Where the roads see-saw in monsoon,
Where the beggars become rich soon,
Where the roads are leveled when the minister arrives,
Where college admission means hard cash,
Where cement is frequently mixed with ash.

This is Mumbai my dear, But don't fear, just cheer, come to Mumbai every year!

THINGS TO PROVE YOU'RE A BOMBAYITE

1. You say 'town ' and expect everyone to know that this means south of Churchgate.
2 You speak in a dialect of Hindi called 'Bambaiya Hindi', which only Bombayites can understand.
3. Your door has more than three locks.
4. Rs 500 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.
5. Train timings ( 9.27 , 10.49 etc) are really important events of life.
6. You spend more time each month traveling than you spend at home.
7. You call an 8' x 10' clustered room a Hall.
8.. You're paying Rs 10,000 for a 1 room flat, the size of walk-in closet and you think it's a 'steal.'
9. You have the following sets of friend: school friends, college friends, neighborhood friends, office friends and yes, train friends, a species unique only in Bombay. (REALLY TRUE)
10. Cabbies and bus conductors think you are from Mars if you call the roads by their Indian name,
they are more familiar with Warden Road, Peddar  Road, Altamount Road
11. Stock market quotes are the only other thing* besides cricket which you follow passionately.
12. The first thing that you read in the Times of India is the ' Bombay Times' supplement.
13. You take fashion seriously. You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
14.. Hookers, beggars and the homeless are invisible.
15. You compare Bombay to New York 's Manhattan instead of any other cities of India.
16. The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.
17. You insist on calling CST as VT, and Sahar and Santacruz airports instead of Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
18. You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
19. Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.
20. Being truly alone makes you nervous.
21. You love wading through knee deep mucky water in the monsoons, and actually call it ''romantic'.
22. Only in Bombay, you would get Chinese Dosa and Jain Chicken

Salaam Bombay...

all set and done.. " we all love it "

Thursday, February 4, 2010

just another day !

sitting alone, jst finished watching TAKEN.. beautiful movie. . notn else to do.. want to b awake so tht i cn sleep more. on offs.. i hv nothing really to do.. when family was hr, their was some reason but now, living like a bachelor - its jst about spending time.. thts it !

What is Sex !

Maharishi Vatsyayan has stated in his magnum opus "Kamasutra" that ....Sex is…..


"Duty", if done with your Wife
"Art", if done with your Lover
"Education", if done with a Virgin
"Business Transaction", if done with a Prostitute
"Social Work", if done with a Divorcee
"Charity", if done with a Widow & "Sacrifice", if done with your own Hand.

Friday, January 22, 2010

incomplete !

Everything seems to be so much incomplete, family is now back to India. The house which use to be a mess with toys scattered everywhere, noises ...  is now no noise and completely silent. Ams use to be happy and hug me as and when i m back from office. I use to have a reason to come early. Now.. no reason.

Lets see, when are they back here or may be I will go back. Nothing seems to be clear, jobs nowadays due to recession are also not sure. you never know, when some bad news will knock your door ! now, jst keeping my fingers crossed and waiting for some right opportunity so that I can look atleast 5 years ahead ~
May ALLAH gives me and my loved ones...patience

Saturday, January 16, 2010

...

Life is becoming so tough and confusing. Nothing seems to be straight and easy. God bless ...

Understanding Islam - Quran, Religion, Prophet, muhammad

Understanding Islam - Quran, Religion, Prophet, muhammad