Feeling Brotherly Love

On Tuesday night we were setting up some of our office systems and we had got some test minutes to make international VOIP calls to countries like the US & Canada. Our client, who was setting it up for us, asked us to make a few call to the US and see how the call clarity was and all that. In his words, he said “call some of your relatives or friends who live in the US and ask them if the call is clear and if they can hear you well”. So I was like ok, I have a couple of relatives in the US and a few friends but I didn’t any of their numbers. Cause I never make international calls.

So I thought I’d email a few people and send them messages in their Facebook account and ask them for their number so I could call them and test out the call quality. I hit a few people and it was my cousin Raakhee, who was at home at that time with her 3 kids, who answered me with her number. I called her up and the clarity was quite good so we ended up chatting, or yakking as I call it, for about 20 minutes until I had to keep and get back to work. It was good to talk to her and as I miss her a lot I did enjoy our conversation. That was during the early hours of Wednesday, around 2:30 am Indian time. Today morning my cousin Manoj sent me a reply to the mail I sent on that day.

Dear Manoj
send me ur number – i need to test call clarity through my system.
And he replied
Roshan, my number is (*** *** ****). If you call during the night I will ignore you then fly to India and kick your @$$ and then fly back and ignore you again! 

Regards ????
I feel the love bro. I so feel the love :P

RIP Derek Boogaard

The New York Rangers organization announced the sad news that forward Derek Boogaard has been found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. The 28-year-old had just completed his first season with the Rangers after spending his first five years with the Minnesota Wild. Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Michael Russo first reported the news via Twitter on Friday evening. Cause of death is unknown at this time.

Boogaard broke in with the Wild in 2005-06 and, at six-foot-seven and 260-pounds, quickly gained a reputation as one of the game’s top enforcers. Off the ice, Boogaard showcased a different side and was noted for his charitable work in Minnesota.

After being signed by the Rangers last summer as an unrestricted free agent, Boogaard established “Boogaard’s Booguardians,” hosting military members and their families at all Ranger home games. The Saskatoon native was originally Minnesota’s seventh-round selection, 202nd overall, in the 2001 NHL draft.  He played in only 22 games this past season after suffering a shoulder injury. In 277 career games, Boogaard recorded three goals, 13 assists and 589 penalty minutes. Boogaard and his brother Aaron, who plays hockey for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League, ran the Derek and Aaron Boogaard Fighting Camp in Regina, Saskatchewan, for children ages 12 to 18.

Derek Boogaard (June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011)