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Old 28th August 2010, 21:10   #76
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My first job!!!...on the move

Hey guys thank you all for your encouragement. I’ve found my first job on the move!

It’s at a cafe in Chandigarh called Cafe OZ where they serve coffee My job is to interact with the guests and familiarise them with the concept. It’s a fairly new place and pretty much chilled out. Since it’s a weekend job, today was my first day. I started at around 4:00 pm and will work till 11:30 pm.

They have an internet zone here so decided to quickly fill you'll in.

Cheers!
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Old 28th August 2010, 21:17   #77
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In fact we (my girlfriend and I)
Now does this not change the equation a little? It should be tough making it work .

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I have recently started a blog but waiting for some traffic to generate so that advertising can be sought.
If you do not mind, please PM me the site. Also I do hope that you will not be stopping/neglecting your team-bhp blog with this.

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I grew up working on the streets of Mumbai.
Wow, are you for real?

And in additon, if in TN or Kerala, please do holler.

And congratulatoins on your new job.

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Good to read the comments of encouragement you got there. Checking out this TL has become a routine now.
Thanks Sami. All comments on my travelogue act as fuel to take me further in this quest of life

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Mervyn,

Congratulations on an unusual decision and having the strength and the commitment to stick with it. Your idea of being free and being led by what life ( and the road) throws at you, elevates your thread from the humdrum to the metaphysical : you are completely receptive to what you get and do not force or plan or tailor your next action. You are in a natural state of things.

This is something that only very fortunate individuals experience and become in a way, yogis.

You will receive many suggestions from people like us to somehow 'return' to what we know and do best - live an ordinary life, make money, then go on and make even more money, enter an immature rat race to show off how well off/capable we are, essentially let our egos rule us and trample upon our sense of humanity.

If you wish to leave all that behind, all the best.

For I do not have the wherewithal, nor the strength to take the road that great men and women have taken. I am a mere living thing, not even a humane human being.

Best wishes and let the highest being guide you

Thank you It’s encouraging to read your comment. When I was preparing for this journey, I was given many suggestions/advice...mostly unsolicited (like you mentioned). But I was clear in my head. I’ve been part of the rat race and I’m done with it. Now, I have my eyes on the road and the determination to accept all that the road offers.

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For some reason your journey reminds me of the poem The Road Not Taken by Frost.
You took the road less traveled by and that will make all the difference!

May the road be with you
Thank you. Please share the poem, it will be a nice read

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Hats off to you brother, you have started out on what many of us only dream and yearn about, but may or may not be able to do depending on how deep life and it's clutches have grown upon us. I truly salute your spirit for doing something that you strongly believe in. By the way, were you in gurgaon as well?? The video above seemed to be shot in Gurgaon on the road to Galleria if I am not wrong.
Thanks bro!!! Yes I was in Gurgaon (as mentioned in my earlier posts) and this video was taken when I travelling from IFFCO chowk to Galleria mall. The cycle walla’s effort just amazed me.

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Now does this not change the equation a little? It should be tough making it work .

If you do not mind, please PM me the site. Also I do hope that you will not be stopping/neglecting your team-bhp blog with this.

Wow, are you for real?

And in additon, if in TN or Kerala, please do holler.

And congratulatoins on your new job.

Tough or not, I don’t know. But I believe what one perceives is what one receives. So being positive is the approach I live by
The blog was started even before this thread was posted on Teambhp. So, there is no question of neglecting any of the two.
Well, Yes I have worked on the streets of Mumbai to support myself.
Cheers!

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Old 29th August 2010, 02:17   #79
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Good to see the words rat race and being out of the rat race here. I follow a life of minimalistic needs and minimalistic possessions too. As expressed earlier, the thought of being a wandering monk occured to me once before. But then shortly, I got married and now am carrying on with mundane aspects of life for mere support. So in a way I do feel envious of you that you took the plunge.
Congrats on your first job on the road. I wish you find many more such jobs so that you aren't tied to one place for long, or the thoughts of going back to another corporate - 9 to 5 (am to am that is), rat race kind of job crop up again.
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Congrats on your first job mate.
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hi Merwyn,
I would never have had the guts to do what you are doing. I am absolutely hooked to your TL.
Congrats on landing your first job and let us hope all your subsequent jobs are just as good.
If you need a place to crash in Kolkata do PM me.
Best of luck and keep living MY dream,
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You are crazy dude. I know 99% of the people will look into practicality of living such a life. But trust me i belong to the rest of the 1 % . I can totally understand what you are doing and if you land up in visakhapatnam, then don`t forget to knock .
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Hey Mervyn - Congrats on your new found job
One question - Who takes care of your belongings or where do you leave them while you are at work ?

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Good to see the words rat race and being out of the rat race here. I follow a life of minimalistic needs and minimalistic possessions too. As expressed earlier, the thought of being a wandering monk occured to me once before. But then shortly, I got married and now am carrying on with mundane aspects of life for mere support. So in a way I do feel envious of you that you took the plunge.
Congrats on your first job on the road. I wish you find many more such jobs so that you aren't tied to one place for long, or the thoughts of going back to another corporate - 9 to 5 (am to am that is), rat race kind of job crop up again.
Would love to see more photos!
Leading a minimalistic life in the society system that prevails is challenging. The system forces one into consumerism whether we like it or not. I believe that only constant movement can break that cycle. I also believe that its still not late, you can still be on the move in some way that can work for you. It does not need to be paced as mine but the movement can still be realized

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Congrats on your first job mate.
Thanks Sami!

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hi Merwyn,
I would never have had the guts to do what you are doing. I am absolutely hooked to your TL.
Congrats on landing your first job and let us hope all your subsequent jobs are just as good.
If you need a place to crash in Kolkata do PM me.
Best of luck and keep living MY dream,
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You are crazy dude. I know 99% of the people will look into practicality of living such a life. But trust me i belong to the rest of the 1 % . I can totally understand what you are doing and if you land up in visakhapatnam, then don`t forget to knock .

Thanks Guys. When I’m in Kolkata, Visakhapatnam will surely knock on your doors


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Hey Mervyn - Congrats on your new found job.
One question - Who takes care of your belongings or where do you leave them while you are at work ?
Thanks! Well, I’m staying with friends so my stuff is in their place (mentioned in my earlier post)

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I’m at work now!!! Have been working since 11 in the morning and will be at work till 11:30 pm. Took a quick break to give you guys a peek into my job scene.

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So, this CafeOZ is a full fledge cafe. It serves continental and Mediterranean food along with good music.

Sharing a video of the chef making a fluffy omelette for breakfast, for me!


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Hi Roadnic

Too many instances / posts mentioning the fermented barlee juice might get attention of the MODs. refrain from using the word.

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Wow Mervyn, this is among the most interesting reads I've gone through in a long time. Im a freedom lover myself but unable to break free like you did! The shackles of life have tied me down but maybe someday....!

I would love to know the psychology working behind your strong conviction (not now, once you are settled). Your past life, actions & environment should be interesting that provoked you to do what you are doing.

Hats off to your spirit, enjoy & have a great time. God bless!
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Too many instances / posts mentioning the fermented barlee juice might get attention of the MODs. refrain from using the word.

We want you to continue to post so that we can continue to know your status, a 10 point infraction could get you banned.
Appreciate your feedback. Point taken Will be careful.

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Wow Mervyn, this is among the most interesting reads I've gone through in a long time. Im a freedom lover myself but unable to break free like you did! The shackles of life have tied me down but maybe someday....!

I would love to know the psychology working behind your strong conviction (not now, once you are settled). Your past life, actions & environment should be interesting that provoked you to do what you are doing.

Hats off to your spirit, enjoy & have a great time. God bless!
Thank you. Its all about freedom of choice isn't it? But how much freedom do we actually have, when everything around us is governed by the so-called system we live in. I would love to have a chat someday when our paths meet.
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But how much freedom do we actually have, when everything around us is governed by the so-called system we live in. I would love to have a chat someday when our paths meet.
I guess the bigger fight is "within", one has to set one-self free of ones ideas & beliefs to achieve/experience true freedom. System, society, family, home, etc. encroach freedom too but these outside factors, the biggest cage is within. I've fought with the outside but could not achieve much, now its a fight within & believe me, its even tougher!

I like your theory of continuous movement, everything in the Universe is moving, matter is moving, movement generates energy.

All the pleasure of meeting you would be mine, hope our paths meet soon!
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Man. This is the second best voyage I'm coming across. The best is Jack Sparrows. I loved him when he said the famous words.

"It's not just a keel and a hull and sails; that's what a ship needs. Not what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is, is freedom."
bit - Very well said mate, i have always thought of my machine that way...
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