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Friday, February 25, 2005

Chp 29. Exchange Program going on...

Saw the movie “Man on Fire” a couple of days ago.

Great movie. Denzel Washington was amazing as ever and Dakota Fanning (of the “Taken” fame) was at her best. I love the movie, except for one teeny weeny part…. The VCD that I rented was an original print, but there were no freaking sub-titles!!!!

Half the movie was in Spanish. The only words I understood were “Si”, “Senor” and “Ola”. And nearly everybody in the movie was called “Sanchez” or “Miguel”. Its on times like this that I wish I was like “ShangriLa-Whisky”. He’s my senior here in IIMB, a very close fren, a mentor to some extent, and sometimes more like the elder brother that I never had. Ofcourse he doesn’t know Spanish either but he’s going around with a Spanish exchange student… yup, wish I too could go around with a hot Spanish babe… I will call her senorita and she will look at me right in the eyes and say “tacos?” ok ok… I am digressing from the topic here.

Watching that movie really makes me wanna learn Spanish. I find foreign languages so exotic. I already know French. I took French as a second language for 6 years back in school. But then, all I learnt was “written French”. Spoken French is completely different. Whats the point in knowing how to say “I would love to take you out for dinner” in badly pronounced French, in all the possible tenses (passé recent, future proche, etcetera…), when u don’t understand what her reply meant (Unless ofcourse her reply was a simple “oui” or “non”). C’est une situation difficile. Que dois-je faire ?

Speaking of French, the final rounds of interview for the 5th semester Exchange Program is going on right now. Nearly all my frens have applied for exchange. I hope they get the Universities they desire. Some of the affiliated Universities are Graduate School of Business, Chicago, London Business School, European Business School, UCLA, Fuqua Business School, Duke, University of Washington, Copenhagen Business School, University of Saint Gallon, Switzerland, ESADE, Spain, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU for the uninitiated ) and many many others… Everybody’s looking forward to this Exchange Program. Those who are going on exchange are excited about the cross cultural experience and the opportunity to imbibe new ideas, new cultures and new value systems (which nearly everybody wrote on their SOPs during the Exchange Program interview ) . And those who are not going on exchange are looking forward to interacting with all the foreign students who will land up here from the above mentioned Universities. A special mention must be made about my fren “He-who-shall-not-be-named”. He wants to go to one of the Australian Universities, just bcoz it seems Australian women find Indian men hot! He’s looking for one heck of a crazy time there. I only hope he doesn’t leave his legacy behind, if u know what I mean

So watch this space regularly for I will update it tomoro along with the Exchange Program result.

27 comments:

Jimmy said...

YEAHH!! I beat Monu to your comment box!
Anyways, I saw Man on Fire too (thankfully with sub-titles) and yup, u r rite... Damn Good Movie .. Love Spanish, but I sure wouldn't to like to be in a place where kidnappings happen every half a minute...
For one thing, I know nobody would pay a ransom of 10 million pesos to get me back ;)

Mihir said...

who is that "friend" of urs ?? I know a couple who had taken australia in the first round, lets see who finally goes :P

Anonymous said...

Ha ha... i know who "Shangrila-Whisky" is. Had it occured to you that you hardly see him anymore now that he's busy with international commitments? :)))

The Cook said...

Big Deal anonymous. We all know who he is. :P

Anonymous said...

soy shangrila....sos de sikkim..me amor espnola de barca!!! livin la vida loca!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey ..its really nice movie ..
Hope u'll get the chance to talk to french babes in France ... Jai ho exchange program ki!!

Mann

illusionaire said...

@ Jimmy: Lol dude. yeah monu seems to be slipping up these days :) An old school-mate of mine staged a self-kidnapping in mumbai last year. Man that was crazy. Cops found out it was all a plan to get his parent's money. His name even came in the papers too. Sheesh, the distance some ppl wud go just to get some extra dough...

@ mihir: ha ha. i'm not telling u who that guy is. anyway he got one of the scandinavian countries and not Australia, hence, he's kinda disappointed right now :)

At anonymous ppl: :) Shangrila Whisky is getting moe footage than i thought :)
and yup, will keep in mind about the french babes :D

Mihir said...

hehe ... with the last comment ... u have dropped enough hints man. I am myself going on exchange .... so i knwo who all got australia initially and scandinavia now :) My guess is that the person is one of Monu or Moti :-)

illusionaire said...

:D you're smart! yup, its one of them. But i'm not saying who, what with kata and shakes still in the campus :P

Anonymous said...

whn are you putting up the exchange list? its been a while now. im stil waiting.

-kishore

Kima said...

very soon kishore.
we have our Strategy project submission coming up, so am a bit busy rite now...
-kima

*am in the computer lab, hence the anonymousity. don't remember my blogger password! :)

Mihir said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Kima said...

Heh? Mihir, u posted something on my blog and deleted it ? what was it???
-Kima

*me still doing my Strategy Report at Comp Lab.

Mihir said...

something abt a particular dance at L^2 yesterday. For details, check out wimpy's blog

http://www.livejournal.com/users/skthewimp/

Ramya said...

Hey Kima,
I doubt either of them would be able to leave behind their legacy in Scandinavia with Kata keeping a firm eye on them...;)
And now that the Strategy submission is over, update your blog.

Mihir said...

yes, update !!! and remember the promise u made :-) Waise same goes for rum-yeah also.

Monu said...

dammit..i should have been checking the comments!
I happen to be one of the lucky guys who was 'centred' in the L-dance :))

illusionaire said...

When did all this HAPPEN???????
how come i didn't know about it? Damn, i seriously should stop studying during the L^2 parties. Am missing quite a lot....

Pallavi said...

exchange programs are good dude.. i have made many friends through ISaac.. and specially or management dudes it works out well .. you gain a lot of exposure go for it !

illusionaire said...

Yup u said it! "Exposure" is what this people are going there for! **evil grin** :))

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