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Asfdljflkdjfdfd – It’s true!

Oct 6th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

Yes, I’m that desperate.
I’m sitting in office, with a stack of work. But I don’t want to do it.
I can get out and attend two dinner/drinking parties I’m invited to. But I don’t want to go.
I could run home and watch a few left-over episodes of Sopranos. But I don’t want to do it.
I’m sniffing [...]



A Woman’s Opinion On “Like” & “Love” …

Sep 19th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

Liked my last post?
Well, like it or not … I’m sure you had your opinion about it … In fact, about 30 minutes after posting it, I got a frantic call from from one of my recent crushes “I NEED to talk to you right now!”. So, then I replied …
Actually, I’ll save [...]



6 Things You Shouldn’t Say When A Guy Says “I Like You”

Sep 15th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

These past few months, I’ve had the distinct displeasure of being shot down several times. Apart from wailing in the middle of the night & crying my eyeballs out, I’ve also done something useful – Made a useful checklist for the ladies out there. So, when a guy says “I Like You”, and you don’t [...]



The Ironies Of Life …

Sep 13th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

Murphy’s law is really catching up to me! Here’re some incidents of the past few days worth reflecting …
I took a cab on sunday night to two different birthday parties … only to realize I just had enough time to hug them happy birthday, and then head back to office …
I stayed & worked till [...]



Sunday Morning, Rain Is Falling …

Sep 10th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

Well, it’s 5:30 on a sunday afternoon.
Usually at this time, I’m playing my weekly game of tennis. Today, however I’m sitting in office because I was too distracted to work all week and have to complete lots of stuff before tomorrow morning!
And I have three parties to go to right now … in addition to [...]



Maria Sharpova’s post US Open Victory … Crazy Interview

Sep 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

If you didn’t know yet, Maria Sharpova just won the U.S. Open. She beat Amelie and Henin-Hardene for her second (and well deserved) grand slam.
The thing was … during the match, the cameras caught her coach giving her finger signals. In tennis, coaching of players in between a match is banned. And obviously, that’s got [...]



Blogically Frustrated!

Sep 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Do any of the other bloggers relate to this?
If I stay away from my blog too long, I become extremely unproductive. I don’t feel like working, all kinds of random thoughts keep floating in my head and I basically just feel lethargic.
Blogging … has become a way to detox my thoughts! I open up wordpress, [...]



Voting for SoE 2006 – Detailed Instructions

Sep 5th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

The following post was taken from http://www.RachitDayal.com/SoE.htm
How To Vote

Click on the link below (it will open in a new window)
http://www1.soe.org.sg/soevote/public/registerlogin.php

Fill in your name, email and click “GO” (see the screenshot
below)

You will receive an activation ID in your email. Retrieve
it and fill up the [...]



How To Vote For The Spirit of Enterprise 2006 Award!

Sep 4th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

OK … I had been keeping quiet about this until now for personal reasons … but now it’s time to go and celebrate!
This year, I was nominated for the Spirit of Enterprise Award – An award given out to entrepreneurs and innovators. Honestly, I don’t even know how one gets nominated … but when an [...]



I Just Pulled An All-Nighter!

Sep 4th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Phew … it’s 5:57 AM, and I’m just getting ready to leave the office. I haven’t done an all-nighter doing actual work since I graduated a year ago! As the picture below shows, I’m pretty dazed & tired …

But let me tell you what I was doing all night (No, not that you pervert). For [...]



The Most Awesome Videos from Emmys 2006

Aug 30th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories


A Rose On My Doorstep …

Aug 23rd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

Today, I came back from office a little late … and as I stepped into my washroom to freshen up … my eyes glanced upon my bathtub. Inside the tub, lay an arrangement so perfect, I couldn’t have done it better myself.
Something that played more with my curiousity … than with my vision. As I [...]



Borat Like to Make Sex Crime!

Aug 20th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories


And they’re blaming Lamont!

Aug 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Last week, something really significant happened in American politics. Joe Lieberman (the guy who ran for Vice Presidency with Al Gore in 2000) lost his party’s confidence for even getting selected to the Senate.
And he was beaten by a entrepeneur millionaire, who’s only selling point was that he opposed the Iraq War. Ned Lamont, this [...]



My One Week Anniversary …

Aug 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Website Branding

It’s been an interesting week. Sometimes I feel excited & encouraged. Sometimes, I feel tense and stressed. But it’s been enriching.
Has it really been a week? … My dear …
Sobriety!
Yes, this last week I decided to get rid of my addiction … to the Internet.
Haven’t read a blog in a week.
Haven’t visited a forum in [...]



Pictures from the Engagement

Aug 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories


Love, Life & Marriage

Aug 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

I flew home on saturday morning. Have a whole lot of extended family visiting at home … and twas good fun to catch up with all of them after so long.
But here’s the real reason I flew down …
My brother got engaged today! He and his college sweetheart, fought off two resistent families, let their [...]



Ha! I feel so important :D

Jul 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Just got an email from the CFO of an old company I worked for … they are getting another huge round of funding … and need me (as a shareholder!) to approve the process.
Hehehe … I can’t reveal the exact figures (due to confidentiality), but I do own a rather tiny percentage of that company [...]



Coaching’s Cool …

Jul 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

This week, finally took a few hours off work to go to POE coach training. As usual, it was Pete spinning webs, opening loops and making himself look like an idiot to all the new coaches.
As usual, those of us who understand how he works … were sitting back and chuckling at the perplexed faces [...]



Miss Bikini Reef!

Jul 27th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Came to office early today … so killed some time by listening to the Mutton Boys on 987fm and reading the paper. Those Justin and Vernon guys are too funny … always crack me up with their Singlish and so very singaporean anecdotes
Anyway, noticed in the paper … that there was a bikini [...]



Miss Universe (Yeah, right!)

Jul 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories


Updates from the life!

Jul 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Sunday Morning – Went to the toastmasters. While we didn’t manage to start on time, the meeting room was much better than our usual and I got to speak!
Everyone who spoke was awesome … and my speech went really well! I spoke on a topic close to my heart – how it is OK to [...]



My Office – Decorated With Paintings, Flowerpot & Wooi Min …

Jul 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Personal Stories, This Site


Lots of feelings …

Jul 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Public Speaking

Sunday morning, rain is falling ….
Well, not really … but its a nice song anyway .
It’s sunday morning, 7AM. What (you may ask) am I doing up at this ungodly hour?
I have my first toastmasters speech in 3 hours! And I’ve only just started preparing for it. Am feeling nervous (can’t help it, there’s [...]



Office Of Rachit Dayal Communications …

Jul 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories, This Site

Today, we finally put up a sign on our office with the company name. Oooh, it feels like a real office now!
By the end of the week, I should have some paintings put up … and make it all seem like a typical consultant’s office.
On another note, I took a personality test … I love [...]



Kids are Funny!

Jul 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Last weekend, I was out shopping with my homie Ravish … and this being Superman season, he wore his body hugging blue t-shirt.
You will not believe how many kids were pointing at him and urging their parents to introduce them to Superman! It was so amazing … I’d totally forgotten what it is like to [...]



Indian Government blocks Blogspot & more!

Jul 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Just read the news this morning … over the weekend, the Indian governement forced all the Internet Service Providers to block Blogspot and other major blogging sites!
Jeez, how stupid can they be!
Here’s what happened. The government wanted to block a few blogs for terrorist related activities. And so, very foolishly, they asked all the ISP’s [...]



What’s Up?

Jul 18th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Just wanted to write a quick post before I left office.
It’s 10:40pm … I feel so hard-working .
Anyway, closed yet another deal today … and got a few more meetings lined up for the rest of the week … people around me seem real surprised how I have so much business to keep me [...]



It’s All Good

Jul 18th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Last night, somewhere between walking out of office at 11 … and Loudly singing “I Like Big Butts” on the bus … it hit me – life is good!
Some weeks are hard … some are more fun. Sometimes I win at sports, sometimes I lose .
I’m looking forward to a lot of things – [...]



I Need My Blog!

Jul 18th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

The last week was crazy. 7 Day work weeks. Midnight oil every day. Had two conferences even on Sunday night!
And there was the stress of taking on new projects. While, I enjoy closing deals … I don’t really have the manpower to handle new projects!
Nothing new in my love life … Definitely didn’t have time [...]



Smile!

Jul 17th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Most of my friends seem needlessly busy, tired, anxious and dazed these days. So, I’ve decided to change their mood in 6 short minutes! Click on the play button and sit back …



So … I graduated!

Jul 12th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

This morning, I had my graduation ceremony.
Yes, the whole shebang.
Wore a gown, tossed by grad cap outside UCC, and took photos with a lot of old faces.
Since I had officially gotten my degree six months ago … this event didn’t have much sentimental value. Nevertheless, it was a fun use of a wednesday morning (I [...]



The love of my life … sigh!

Jul 11th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

This girl always makes me go into a trance … sigh



Hahaha … something to laugh about!

Jul 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Borat is the funniest character ever created – For those who don’t know him … it is a creation of Ali G. He’s supposed to be a dumbass reporter from Kazakstan who’s out to see the world.
And now he’s getting his own movie! It is just too freaking funny. And his website has gotto be [...]



Aaargh! Italy Wins !!#$#%$%

Jul 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Dammit, I’m so pissed! Stayed up all night to watch the grand old men of France finish off their great campaign.
And it had to end with that foolish foul by Zidane. What the hell was he thinking! That’s no freaking way to end your international career. And that just took away the great momentum France [...]



My Love Life …

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

Why I was feeling blue …
Last night, two close friends of mine took me aside to check if I was feeling normal. Apparently, they thought I had a lot on my mind and my mind was somewhere far away from the party I was at.
They were right. So, to get some things off my chest [...]



So freaking hot!

Jul 8th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

The bus schedules on saturday afternoons suck! I just spent over an hour getting to the office … and the connecting buses took so long!
To cool off … I’ve had to take off my shirt and roam around the office topless! (Take it easy ladies, I closed my room door and put on a jacket [...]



I Doin da Laintlee Toatmatturs!

Jul 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Public Speaking

That’s right, I joined the Raintree Toastmasters!
(Before I get into the actual post … allow me to gloat … I’m starting this post at 11:20PM … from Office! I feel so hard-working)
So, a month ago I joined the Toastmasters club at AKLTG – Raintree Toastmasters
For those of you who don’t know what Toastmasters is [...]



Freaking Cool Weekend!

Jul 4th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

My weekend started on Friday afternoon when my sister gave me a call – she made it to SMU!!! Yipeeee … I hadn’t expected her to come to SMU since she’d already joined another college in India … but now that she’s making it, I’m so happy for her! Coming out and seeing a new [...]



Sex does sell!

Jul 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance, Website Branding

Ever heard of anyone using porn to sell clothes? Well, someone figured out a way to do that … check out www.sexpacking.com
The site has three explicit hardcore videos (gay sex, straight sex & lesbian sex). The sex vidz are very professionally edited (if you pay careful attention, even the song in the background contains the [...]



Movie Review – Superman Returns!

Jun 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

This review may be a little unpopular. I was …. ummm …. “underwhelmed” by Superman Returns.
I really wanted to link this movie … I swear! I’d been reading every single review for the last two weeks … watching the trailor again & again … and even got first day, first show tickets.
And the reviews were [...]



Movie Review – Cars!

Jun 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

(Here’s an old post I’ve been wanting to write for a long time)
So, a few weeks ago, I saw Cars. My sis was in town, and we needed to pass time one evening. Cars had just released that day, and we found a seat on a digital showing of the movie.
First a disclaimer – I [...]



A Sad, Terrible Day …

Jun 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Today, I called home and got a chance to chat with mum after a long time. And right into our conversation, she gave me some terrible news …
Mr & Mrs B are one of our closest family friends. Very successful in every aspect of life, they have two sons. The elder, Anand, recently graduated … [...]



Busy, Busy, Busy!

Jun 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Wow. I don’t remember working this much in a long time . This week looks bloody hectic.
Had a meeting with a client saturday morning. Can’t remember what I did for the rest of the day (there may have been some tennis involved there). Was mostly working the weekend.
Monday morning was embarrassing. My two dear [...]



Of Police Stations, Lost Air tickets, missing hand phones and Richa’s departure

Jun 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Happiness, Personal Stories

My sis Richa was here last week … and I had a ball taking a forced vacation to hang out with her. But alas, she had to finally go home. So, friday morning, I dropped her off to the airport as she took her flight home.
But.
Her visit was not without some surprises
The day before her [...]



To My Dearest Tracy

Jun 6th, 2006 | By | Category: NLP, Personal Stories

My dear friend Tracy is getting married today! So, I wrote for her a little poem that you might want to hear …
This day is special,
As we all know
For many months in anticipation,
I’ve seen you glow
And your love’s journey,
Has finally come true
As I see a big “HAPPILY EVER AFTER”,
On that halo over you …
Yeah yeah, [...]



Viva Kuala Lumpur!

Jun 3rd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Richa, AD & Rachit @ Petronas
Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Originally uploaded by rachit dayal.

My sister was here to visit from Bangalore, so we took off for a few days to Kuala Lumpur! Man, it was a good trip … to just leave work behind for a few days and force myself off email, copywriting and advertising. [...]



Greased Lightening!

May 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

I just saw “Grease – The Musical” today … with my lovely lady friend, Ms X.
But this posting is not about Ms X (maybe I’ll tell you more about her … much to her irritation … if enough people comment).
This posting is about Grease!
Man, it’s been a while since I heard that music. When I [...]



What is the ideal relationship between a man and a woman?

May 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

A few nights ago, I was flipping through the cable channels around 11PM when the program description immediately caught my eye.
It was the Richard Gere-Julia Roberts classic “Pretty Woman”.
For those who haven’t seen it … here’s the 30 second recap. Richard Gere is a rich multi-millionaire. He’s lonely and in a new city. Julia Roberts [...]



Apartment Hunting for Dummies

May 16th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

What a bizzzzzzarre weekend!
Man, my landlord wants to increase the rent by $200 (Landlord, if you’re reading … _|_ off !) … So I recently started looking for new apartments.
It is so hard! Apparently nobody wants to give out cheap apartments to entrepreneur-types. And since I got a bunch of friends, it’s even harder to [...]