Thursday, 28 August 2008

What Next???!?!

The future right now is an uncertain as the climax of an art film! I say this because of the way these ‘arty’ films end! While watching ‘The Namesake’ I was like ‘why is everyone getting up? Why are the lights coming on? Hold on, is the movie over? How?’ Anyway, getting back, in another 9 months I should complete my engineering. It is the ‘then what?’ that keeps worrying me. The most obvious thing would be to go to the States and do my masters. Considering my profile, I should manage a decent university. But then, computers are something that have never interested me (having just learnt where to insert a pen drive). And besides staying and studying in a foreign country, ‘out of your comfort zone’ so as to put it, though exciting, will certainly not be anywhere as easy as doing my bachelors was. Then, there is the additional burden of ‘recovering’ the money that has been spent on you (this being the least important reason). Another path I could take is putting in everything I have and studying for the MBA entrance exams. If I don’t succeed in my first attempt, I could always take a break after my degree and study for it next year. The third alternative is taking up a job, which isn’t even worth considering (unless the Sultan on Brunei offers to make me his right hand or something of that sort)

The one incident which tilts it in favour of me doing my masters happened two years back, when I was in China. I was shopping at one of these souvenir shops and asked the price of a piece I really liked. 400 was the figured punched into the calculator by the Mandarin speaking sales lady. Mentally, I was like ‘Ok, that’s about two and a half grand, quite expensive, I’m not buying it’. Then an American next to me, who too seemed very impressed by that souvenir, took the calculator and divided by 8. “50 dollars, that’s a steal, eh?” he said to the woman next to him.


That’s why I think I will do my masters in the US. Because the next time I am in a foreign country and the sales person thrusts a calculator in my face, I want to divide......and not multiply!

9 comments:

darinda said...

nice one dude....but how about staying on in india and helping make indian currency rate a dividing factor...give it a thought dude...!!!

Shawn said...

@darinda

dude by that time i would be too old to travel anymore :P :P ;)

ameya bhagat said...

nice...but u know that career in computers wont be the final destination...hopefully we'll be dealing in pounds and euros...ofcourse GOD willing!!!

Shawn said...

ya dude. watching the Champions league in person and seeing Man U lifting the cup (after being coached by some Portuguese called Jose Mourinho)

Anonymous said...

heh...ur best so far..

fort

Anonymous said...

An alternate hypothesis:

Then an American next to me, who too seemed very impressed by that souvenir, took the calculator and divided by 8. “50 dollars, that’s a steal, eh?” he said to the woman next to him.

Shawn in his mind: 'If a loser like that guy, could get a girl (has to have been a blonde) like this, im sure i can do better'

And thats why you are gonna do ur masters in US. Right?

~ Boo-K

Shawn said...

@fort

thanks ;) but i liked my previos better :P :P

@Boo-K

your wrong like always :P
but ya she was blonde, hehe

Richa said...

hmm..did that really happen?..makes for a killer read though..nice!

Shawn said...

obviously it did...im not into making things up :P