TOEFL at Kurnool – Test Center Change and Met a Lovely Girl

TOEFL Experience at Kurnool Shared by Rajesh.

After having emotional debate at ETS: $60 Refund and Free TOEFL Test (and shabby emails) (read the comments).

Following experience shows lot of poise and professionalism (of course Google Employee right?)

Careful with the TOEFL test centers you have booked, they may be canceled and rescheduled to other town or other date after 3 months as happened in case of mine.

TOEFL Test  Change

I Got an email and then a phone call informing about my TOEFL center change.

He gave me two options like

  1. Change your date to november from august 13
  2. Go to kurnool and write the exam

I chose to write exam which gave me lot of troubles. But, ended well in terms of exam satisfaction.

No result yet and I’m not worried about that.

Travel to Kurnool

Took a RTC bus deluxe from mgbs which was at 11:30 on 12 night but started at 1:30am. No worries as i got my bike as back up plan. I suggest to keep calculating time and km ..and I love riding bike.

So finally reached kurnool at 5 30 early in the morning but not in a very good condition. Tired, a catch with cold and heavy strains in eyes and back, BUT I WAS CALM IN MIND.

Acted calmly on cold with strong tea, jacket on body and confidence in hand. Took an auto to center G Pulla reddy engg college, who cheated me as always around 80 rs instead 20 rs for 11 km.

I did not worry as it may disturb my mind, thought i had donated for that poor fellow and found happiness. Then the real tough part begins, I looked at the college gate and had a heavy sight as it looked like a war zone with police battalions and crpf jawans, many police jeeps, camps with guns and lot more stuff.

I thought they will kick me and throw in a dust bin inverted. Tried to forget it and eat idly in small hotel with coconut sheds. Waited as a small guy in between big police men.

Breakfast and the Crowd

Finally had token and idly in 15 min with Guns loaded on my table. Thought of playing with it but never got a chance.

Then came out of hotel and one more shock….2000 people gathered in front of my eyes from nowhere and still coming.

Looked at time, why the hell at 7 am in the morning people gathered here …some one told its is exam today and tomorrow and protests all around this exam by smaky Andhra movement.

I was sure it will be tough to get entry into my examination centre as police and college authorities got no communications yet at 7 o clock.

I tried to get in at 8 o clock slipping In between a foreigner or an alien with diff clothes and costumes as no other guy was around like me.

Felt like a rat then I tried to show my talent like a guy trained in dheradun and topper of batch.

Took out my cell phone surfed the site of college and took phone numbers and called them which did not work at all. Punch fulaknama.

Thought of jumping the wall and was ready to do it as I got no other option..Looked out a safest place to jump walls as mahesh babu did in pokiri in dheradun..went all around the college but luckily found a second gate and only two guys as security.

I made some friendly gestures and talked with them, they were informed with the english exam and so i showed them the mail and passport which did not work again as no one is allowed from that gate.

Suddenly a jeep appeared and question papers of that exam came into scene and officers running like hell into that gate. I was gently kicked out and they suggested to try from the main gate. Which looked impossible.

Then a guy for toefl with passport green cover in shirt pocket and a professor came at this gate .I ran towards him and asked for details..He simply asked me to go from first gate as he explained them now.

Ran again like hell and in between i saw the wall and was laughing somehow while running which eased off my pressure.

Near the war gate i showed them passport and mail which they hardly understood. Explained as inglishu exam and they understood perfectly..allowed me in..They hot women cops battallion fresh and ready to strip (my clothes) looked like a hollywood film or small porn camp…music ringing behind me.

Then met 15 other guys and went to my block with professors and task force guys with safaris and guns hidden escorting us.

Inside TOEFL Kurnool Test Center

Followed exam rules and refreshed with water in college toilets minus the bad smell after 12 hours.Made a friend who I saw him at second gate and both entered the computers zone which had no look at all.

Before entry saw a lovely girl with innocence on her face.

My room at home had better equipped gadgets config…slowly adjusted to my desk after photo in web cam. Girls around watching me like an idiot but the enjoyed the controversial stardom.

Others guys are trembling with fear. I was very free as I BELIEVED IN MYSELF and had a loads of experiences in attending exams in btech (of course detained).

TOEFL Exam and Lovely Encounter

Flickr Credit:aussiegall

Slowly exam started with boring instructions, do this, do that and don’ts. Neglected them.

Reading and listening went more than good, then break i saw the same girl who also took a break, she looked like goddess with innocence on face, thought of taking phone number and followed her but she went into girls room.

Then I went into mens room. She went into lab before the break I regained my consciousness from that stateless feeling, don’t know what magic she got. Then went to my desk 2 min left in count down, speaking went average as I don’t have communications skills even though I work in Google from a year.

Writing section better than all…like this passage and its description .

Exam completed, asked their permission and left and the guy at 2 nd gate still writing the exam. My eyes still searching for that girl with innocence on face, heard her metals sound on legs, might be others also but I know hers, satisfied ears, let me out with a heartbeat at deadslow rate.

The Look and Auto Ride

Waited outside for the girl but the guy my friend appeared…talked about exam and left the block in a hurry as police and media guys around us…walked out of college and both boarded the auto.

SURPRISINGLY while that auto started that girl was standing at gate looking at us. My friend commented, look at that lipstick girl.

I felt it from head to spine and then to legs….thought of hugging her and run away with her to a different world but auto kept moving and moving. I saw her untill the last sight from auto.

Then auto guy said stop looking this is kurnool…felt the warning but my blood is also from rayalaseema….excited pumped.

But cooled down Thought of his suggestion was friendly and asked him to show us some famous places in kurnool or a hotel with famous biryani…had changed 2, 3 hotels ultimately found it ..mouryan was the hotel.

My friend paid auto, lunch bills and i said i will buy 2 tickets for us back to hyd bus. Which will balance money shared perfectly…Again took an auto to bus stop…and then atm,clork room for my friends luggage, then deluxe bus to hyderabad…bought tickets and settled down….suddenly biryani effect came into picture and both slept like hell after 36 hours.

Suggestions

Careful managing the sleep guys, sleep at afternoon on the day before u travel and write exam which I never had …slept for 2 hours in bus…then woke up ..one hour of chat and phone calls frds and family..we both surfed net in mobiles…listened to songs separately but doing same thing .

Then rain and then toll tickets, GMMR flyovers which i had never seen…slowly entered hyderabad…..exchanged contacts with friend and took away on my bike (remember my back up plan ) from MGBs bus stop….smooth ride in after rain climate conditions, back to heaven my home..

Tablets to mom and dad…explained the above stuff limitedly as it was smooth as exams like these are nothing to me, lied just to make them feel better. Ofcourse minus the girl episode….we are not so close family as we originate from rayalaseema…then slept like hell.

Suggestion for u is jumping the wall is never an option…Take it with ease and confidence and some talent and practice ..its will do….Dont be selfish ..All the best .Good Bye.

Lovely Girl

Poor Rajesh. Lets help him find that girl, what do you say?

If you happen to know the person (lovely girl) who took TOEFL on August 13th in Kurnool, please ask her to read this post.

We never know, she might just happen to hear another love story just like this one from her perspective.

Title of that post will be – TOEFL at Kurnool  and Handsome Guy

 Moral of the Story

After reading some comments like “boring story” and “waste of time”, I thought, I have to add this part.

If you have booked TOEFL at centers where ETS have suspicion of fraud, they can close the center and have you take TOEFL is different place. So, get ready for that.

You mush have read at least 3 visa interview experience where student’s F1 visa were rejected due to agents taking TOEFL for them.

 

80 Comments

  1. Marcel on August 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    dude u should write a novella!…evn i had given the exam at kurnool on july 23rd, and guess it was just the agitated of times that u got caught up in . Mine was more relaxed, reached the place in a day advance. enjoyed the food though it was bloody spicy, and yeah i was calm cool and well prepared blasted the exam big time, scored 111. all the best for your score mate.



  2. Lovely Girl on August 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    @ Dinesh S.L.etc etc : I heartily appreciate your insightful psychoanalysis, could you please send me your address or a PO Box where I can mail you your much deserved hourly consulting fee. And you are absolutely correct… I am not the “modertor”, just to make it a little clearer to your anger-clouded eyes, I was REQUESTING the moderator to post my comment.
    FYI you want my sandal number just check your right cheek.

    @thNDR Dave: I was hoping you would come up with a better description for me other than a lousy word like “Duffer”. After all aren’t we here to improve our vocabulary. BTW on a more serious note your user name “SUCKS” big time so better change it to “DUFFER”

    *PS : NO OFFENSE INTENDED EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO DESERVE IT !!!! 🙂



    • thNDR dAVE on August 18, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      @Lovely girl
      Hey…rustic , really ur comment shows ,whatever I wrote 4 u , best suits u…
      ..u never tried to understand wht kind of offensive words u used in ur first comment.
      like..sandal, sandal no. for sm 1 .
      By the way ur username really creates doubt about ur gender… 😉
      Ur comments @HSB show u r going to become a certified garbage man in United States & I don’t need to change my username…ur suggested username is 4 u ,as u have to share ur experience from U.S about ur garbage life..
      ..keep it man/woman…. 😉



  3. pavan on August 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    lovly story boss, your feelings are awesome



  4. Pranav on August 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Hello Rajesh,
    I hope you are very eager to meet that innocent girl. But please do post your toefl score after you get (15 days). The reason – you registered for toefl, rescheduled your center, traveled to Kurnool from Hyderabad late in the night, had a big adventure there to get inside the gate, met a girl there – is to get a good toefl score to apply for higher studies. Fortunately, you got a chance to see your DREAM GIRL there.

    I would like to know your score because you have done all these adventures only to get good score and of course you have fallen in love with a pretty girl. 😛 The way you explain elaborately your experience is good. Try to post your scores also as these adventures should reflect a result. (may be positive or negative)

    Hope you will. Best Luck !!! 🙂



  5. vishal on August 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Peace Please
    Guys and girls, Comeon let’s not make this a war front or anything. There are a million blog sites where people keep fighting & swearing at each other for different reasons (rather no reason). Lets please keep our cool and refrain from fighting here.
    Remember that most people who read HSB are fellow students and have the same inspiration to get good higher ed in the states and make a good career. In that way, we are all the same community.
    Please exercise self control and even if you are upset at someone’s comments, please please refrain from using indecent words.



  6. thNDR dAVE on August 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    @Lovely Girl
    ..Hey duffer , ho w can u say?…ur post is good for the country & especially youth.
    Whatever u wrote ..tht’s just the result of ur frustration & eccentric mind.



  7. Dinesh S L on August 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    @lovely girl
    HSB had no issues in posting it, so it has passed the test. You are not the modertor, get lost or start your own blog. Rajesh has not written about you. I am confident even that girl would not be having problem reading this. I can understand your frustration. I must admit that you have perfect makings of a sadist. By the way, who are you to reply in a rubbish manner ? Do not give your sandal number or youth advices here!



    • Premkumar on August 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM

      @Dinesh S L

      I have always wondered why girls never realize that guys’ sandals are much bigger than any girl’s! 🙂



      • Anonymous on August 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM

        @PremKumar:
        Are u plannin on to beat urslf up wid that (ur proud BIG sandals) ???
        Welll…Gud fer u… 🙂
        Congrtazz in advance!!



  8. Lovely Girl on August 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    I was at the same center brother, same day same place same class…I saw the same lovely girl with innocence on her face. After you left the girl gave me a glance as you claim you got. We got together and had fun 😉 exchanged a lot of things including phone number, you want her number ??
    I ll give you her sandle number so that you can tattoo it on your innocent face or heart or wherever you want 🙂 Memorize my comment like you did with the toefl instructions..next time before posting such a stinking post just think of what I just wrote..Honestly it’s just a minute portion of my expression!!! my actual reaction is something you’ll never be able to comprehend …Moderator please post my comment it’s good for the country and especially youth GO HSB!!!!!



  9. Avinash Singh on August 16, 2011 at 5:30 AM

    I don’t want to spoil the jovial mood here but, this piece shows the puerile attitude on the writer’s behalf. It is fraught with grammatical mistakes and has a humor that caters to 6 year old’s . Although I never poke fun at people for getting their language wrong but this piece is just begging to be trashed.
    I lost interest right after the first paragraph. I am also amused but not surprised at the suggestion of picking up the girl in your arms and kissing her. This guy’s mind was overridden with a wave of testosterone. You don’t kiss a girl the moment you see her unless you are Emraan Hashmi. Sorry guys, but this piece made me lose all my humor.
    I think this Rajesh’s idea was unique but was written in a shabby manner.
    But seriously HSB, are you kidding me ? How can you allow such a vacuous piece of write up to be published ? Next time please put some sort of star at the top of such articles so that I would smoke some weed and laugh anyway.



    • thNDR dAVE on August 16, 2011 at 6:13 AM

      Dear Avinash, as this post has become a platform of love proposal(but it shouldn’t have). So whatever I suggested was just to cheer him. We are Indians & no body is going to follow such suggestion.
      By the way my mind was not overridden with a wave of testosterone when I posted my comment.



    • Anonymous on August 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      @Avinash
      But seriously HSB, are you kidding me ? How can you allow such a vacuous piece of write up to be published ?

      Totally agreed!!



    • raunak on August 17, 2011 at 6:24 AM

      i guess there shud b a ‘LIKE’ as on FB so that i can like Avinash’s comment on this perfectly ridiculous piece of article :->
      such a huge waste of time 🙁



      • Avinash Singh on August 17, 2011 at 12:30 PM

        @ thNDR dAVE – Apologues brother. I meant it for Rajesh. All in good humour though. All in good humour.



  10. sq115 on August 16, 2011 at 3:59 AM

    Ah you didn’t make a move, could have had a nice fling till you left for USA.



  11. RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    HI Vishal ,
    Negative Points ?
    1)Tell me what would you have done when police authorities had not allowed you into college before a hour ,when it is a important exam for your career and have no chance of writing exam again untill 3 months ? what will you tell your parents or self or friends ? ok leave about them …It was just an option which my brain calculated and suggested…But as i said, my heart felt that its never an option , which i tried to explain and help other students who are about to write exam.
    You might have read the content but missed the essence or meaning in which i meant..(consider the parts ..running towards first gate again,i laughed on seeing the wall and At last suggested fellow students,its never an option )
    2) Ignoring instructions was my personal thing ,but young fellows will never do it who are worried about their exam and following blogs. Not only that when we were practicing for exam we heard those instructions several times and can even say them ,when woke up in the middle of night .Toefl sample questions software have them .so i ignored them in order to concentrate on exam part which was really hard at that time of sleepless state from past 24 hours.
    And definitely readers wont follow me in ignoring instructions as i am not their role model..I just come under category of back bench boys .
    Finally No offence in explaining this from my side ,and have no intensions of hurting you Brother.



  12. Pri on August 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Morning morning i get to read this!?!? :O

    hehehe…..hahaha…..



  13. Tejas on August 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    bummer u missed it..n u never gona get it



  14. Anon on August 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    I have been reading this blog for a while. I have a couple of suggestions.
    1) Everyone, you TAKE an exam, not give it. I know, in the vernacular “hum log exam dete hain” but that’s NOT correct in English. Please refer to the ETS site itself in case you have any doubts about this. It’s Test TAKERS, not givers. Okay? 🙂
    2) Just a thought- Most of us are here because we’re taking exams that test English proficiency among other things, right? Isn’t it a good idea to use grammatically correct, non-SMS English for the posts/comments here? Practice wouldn’t harm, would it?
    I am sorry but this post is utter rubbish. It has almost negligible useful information, and indeed, misleading stuff. PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW THEM. You do NOT want unpleasant surprises because of neglect.
    I took the exam on the 14th. It went off quite decently. I have a tendency to speak English (or indeed, any language) very quickly, so I had to consciously pace myself. If anyone’s interested in knowing anything more, I could elaborate.
    Good luck! 🙂



    • konda on August 16, 2011 at 1:01 AM

      Hey Anon, i have my TOEFL next week.What tips will you like to give me?I am using BARRON. Thanks a lot 🙂



      • Anon again on August 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

        1) Practice quite a few Reading Comprehensions. In my opinion they aren’t as tough as the GRE ones (I haven’t taken it yet, but this is on the basis of the ETS samples).
        2) PLEASE PRACTICE SPEAKING ALOUD. I don’t know if it’s me, but I felt really silly about speaking aloud into a inanimate system (I do skype and stuff, but someone talks back! :P) Also, practice quickly organizing your thoughts (15-30 sec for prep would be given), and pace yourself well. Also, keep an eye on the timer while speaking. In one question I was looking at my notes while speaking and the times ran out without me noticing 🙁 Dunno where the recording stopped! Google probable speaking topics, there are plenty scattered everywhere. They’re usually general.
        3) It’s my personal opinion that more than the length of the essay/analysis, it’s the grammatical correctness that matters. So keep a couple of mins at the end to quickly go through and correct your typos/obvious errors. A neat, error free short essay is far better than rambling rubbish 😛 Also, if you’re not used to typing quickly, please do that. I am a VERY quick typist so it was okay for me, make sure you’re at least comfortable with the keyboard if nothing else.
        4) For the RC’s, try and quickly read through once and see if the answers are rather obvious for some of the questions. They can be.
        5) Use their own TOEFL practice software. Listen/read the highest and lowest scored sample responses. See if the difference in standard is obvious to you, and what you can do to get your efforts as close to the top scored types!
        6) The day I took it, there was some function going on (I should’ve anticipated this, it was just the day before I’day), and some loud music. This can be potentially very annoying, but try not to get distracted. Also, don’t be conscious when speaking, or waste time listening to someone else speak in the test centre. They’re doing their test, just as you should be doing yours. I was initially listening to someone else (well, in my defense my test was still loading :P), and worrying about whether my accent is more or less noticeable than that person. That is very silly! Just worry about your OWN test, diction, pacing, and generally, doing the best you can.
        Anushka’s advice is sound as well.
        Good luck, again! Ace it! 🙂



    • hi on August 16, 2011 at 1:42 AM

      hello ,
      i’m going to take the exam on Augest 27,2011 and i would like some tips in reading section please.



      • anushka on August 16, 2011 at 6:18 AM

        get ets official guide for toefl follow the complete reading section part and also practice tests on cd given with the book it will help you alot



      • Anon again on August 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

        Read above! 🙂



  15. raj on August 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    i took my toefl and recived score card and when i tried to report my score to universities i am shocked to see that my score has canceled in my toefl account
    please suggest me what should i do now.



  16. thNDR dAVE on August 15, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Hey..Rajesh..next time whenever u meet tht girl…

    then

    ..JUST GRAB HER in UR ARMS & KISS HER

    ..I wish she would be reading ur post & all of these comments…

    ..CHEER..



    • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 2:45 AM

      Ok , but what if it goes wrong ?I Think i got her name just waiting to get phone number. Got your point anyway thanks .



  17. nisha on August 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    hii rajesh…all d best..nce str..liked it..



  18. vin's on August 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Hey similar kinda situation came to me when i gave my gre last NOVEMBER. We both met b4 test n coincidence we both scored the same. it was in HYD prometric center.

    But i took her number, After few days got to knw she’s commited then decided to be her friend. thats it n still we are friends. 🙂

    Never leave such things in middle. Who knows even she wanted to talk to you????
    A doubt in both of your minds.

    Chill no worries girls are like train, one goes another come. Dude your are yet to land US. Dnt knw wht u’ll say after seeing angels around here.



    • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      Haha,May be i will write a small book.And great that u got her number in such a small time and i am happy u atleast resolved the situation.



  19. jimmy on August 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Dear Rajesh, congratulations for finding innocence on face!!



  20. thNDR dAVE on August 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Boring story…I wasted my time



    • Adam on August 15, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      me too !



  21. vishal on August 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    I have to say its a interesting post.
    This said, I also have to say, the post has nothing good for anyone to learn from.
    I definitely do not like the idea of posting wrong things in a public blog like:
    1. Thought of jumping the wall and was ready to do it as I got no other option..Looked out a safest place to jump walls as mahesh babu did in pokiri in dheradun.
    2. Slowly exam started with boring instructions, do this, do that and don’ts. Neglected them.

    I am sorry but this is not what we want students to do.



    • HSB on August 15, 2011 at 12:26 PM

      There is something important lesson here.
      Read the previous post about ETS Refund for TOEFL.
      Due to Fraud crack down in TOEFL test centers, expect change of test centers at the last minute.



    • Radhika on August 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM

      Vishal,I think agree with you.HSB should have stopped with saying good things …unnecessary story to make the post interesting.Only spoils HSB reputation.



      • HSB on August 15, 2011 at 2:52 PM

        1. I didn’t write this post. Do you see Share your experience link at the top. Thats how this post was submitted. I edited for format, spelling check (to some extent and hit publish). Original title of the post was “TOEFL Test Center May Change at Last Minute”
        2. I edited the title to add marketing value, else 99% of email readers will not open the mail.
        3. You have visualized HSB in certain way, which is good. But, you may have to reconsider that. If I find a story/article interesting, I’m goign to post it here.



        • vishal on August 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM

          I honestly don’t see anything bad about the post or humor. The only concern is the negative points I highlighted in my earlier post.
          It may not be great to encourage people (especially with the age factor of the audience) to post wrong practices like jumping walls and ignoring instructions.



          • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 3:48 AM

            HI Vishal ,
            Negative Points ?
            1)Tell me what would you have done when police authorities had not allowed you into college before a hour ,when it is a important exam for your career and have no chance of writing exam again untill 3 months ? what will you tell your parents or self or friends ? ok leave about them …It was just an option which my brain calculated and suggested…But as i said, my heart felt that its never an option , which i tried to explain and help other students who are about to write exam.
            You might have read the content but missed the essence or meaning in which i meant..(consider the parts ..running towards first gate again,i laughed on seeing the wall and At last suggested fellow students,its never an option )
            2) Ignoring instructions was my personal thing ,but young fellows will never do it who are worried about their exam and following blogs. Not only that when we were practicing for exam we heard those instructions several times and can even say them ,when woke up in the middle of night .Toefl sample questions software have them .so i ignored them in order to concentrate on exam part which was really hard at that time of sleepless state from past 24 hours.
            And definitely readers wont follow me in ignoring instructions as i am not their role model..I just come under category of back bench boys .
            Finally No offence in explaining this from my side ,and have no intensions of hurting you Brother.



          • vishal on August 16, 2011 at 2:36 PM

            Dear Rajesh
            I never intended to point fingers at you and i still don’t
            I have no doubts on your intentions either.
            All I was trying to say and am still saying is that most students going for toefl are young (and fearless and enthusiastic). The risk is that sometimes its very easy to get inspired by paths which may not be the best to get things done like you got carried for a few minutes. I am very happy that you exercised constraint and did not jump the wall and figured it was not the option. I truly appreciate you making the right decision.
            My concern is that some students may not be equally sensible at that hour.

            Same about the instructions. I understand that you have heard them a million times and remember them by heart. This said, I will still like to refrain saying that for the same reasons as I stated above.

            If any of my comments caused you to feel bad, I apologize to you.

            I wish you find that girl again and get a chance to express your feelings. I am counting on you to not do what someone suggested like hold her and kiss her. Though if she agrees to your proposal, please do…



        • Radhika on August 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM

          You are right.That’s wat Iam also saying you made the title to increase marketing value.Also,note you are loosing your reputation value for putting cheap title and a marketer.“TOEFL Test Center May Change at Last Minute”
          may have been a better title for a blog with a good reputation.Any way it’s ur call.



        • Abhik on August 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

          After 4 years, is this what you thought would your market value?
          As if we haven’t all seen pretty girls in public places, who’ve looked back at us. The reader probably shared his experience in order to let us know that test centers can change at the last minute and also the challenges he faced at the new test center. It’s commendable that he didn’t lose his nerve.
          I really think that HSB should have left the title unedited. I know its your forum but I think it is about higher studies and not missed connections.



          • HSB on August 15, 2011 at 5:55 PM

            Abhik – In last 4 years I have collected so much web analytics data. I know what words are sensitive and what words bring traffic. Just like any other companies running marketing campaigns or cinema with pretty looking actress. . There are close to 40 comments. If the title was left the same, there will less less than 10 comments and not many would have come to read it. I don’t know what is your background, but if you are into web marketing, then these are things you would have to learn first to be successful marketer.



          • Hari Veturi on August 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

            God… Why do you start saying “this post’ll spoil your rep”.. Nothing just changes for just one post 😐 Get over it people!
            OK, lets get this straight, if only did you know the title why did you read it? Agree it that you too got here attracted by the title 😉



          • vishal on August 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

            Dear HSB,
            As I said earlier, I have absolutely no issues with the title or the whole melo drama (hope that’s the right word).
            I am waiting on your comments about what I pointed as wrong things to write and inspire wrong doings. Offcourse, I understand that they are not your words, but I am looking for your opinion here so that others don’t start following this.



          • Anusha on August 16, 2011 at 3:28 PM

            Using girls (in general) to increase marketing and creating excitment on students for your blog is unacceptable.Since this is your blog there are also other ways to bring traffic using lovely girls.You can try that as well.

            Please show me how to UNLIKE on FB



          • Premkumar on August 16, 2011 at 6:54 AM

            @Abhik

            I don’t think one post which, at the most, is “slightly” deviant from the rest would in anyway spoil the reputation of HSB. The author conveyed the core content with a touch of personal interests. I strongly feel its the title that triggered this debate about the post and the call is with HSB. I opened this post ONLY for the title! After all, he knows more about the web than you and me.



  22. SBA on August 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    yawn…boring



  23. HSBUser on August 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    I hope he also shares his experiences when he goes to the US Embassy for his visa interview. That will be something to look forward to won’t it?



    • raunak on August 17, 2011 at 6:36 AM

      ya i guess the bummer will rant about his experience with the lady who will interview him … lovely girl with innocence on her face … ridiculous indeed !!!



  24. Srikanth on August 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    rofl Nice to read this Rajesh
    Her name is Preethi.

    I too came to the Kurnool along with my friend who took TOEFL.
    She has come with us on our return to the Kurnool town bus stop.



    • HSB on August 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM

      If Preethi is the person Rajesh is talking about, if you have her contact, you should ask her to read this post.



      • Srikanth on August 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM

        Dear HSB,
        Do you think Indian girls give their contacts at their first conversation?

        Sorry, I don’t have.



        • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 3:53 AM

          Srikanth thanks for the name .And where did she got down ?



          • Srikanth on August 17, 2011 at 5:11 AM

            Kurnool city bus stop Rajesh



  25. Pranav on August 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    So what was your score in TOEFL?



    • HSB on August 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM

      Right now all it matters is that if he can “score that girl”.



      • Pranav on August 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM

        Hahaha, I guess that’s what matters to him.



      • Raj on August 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

        I really thought this blogging was for higher studies :O 😛 😛



      • akhil on August 15, 2011 at 12:30 PM

        haha…nyc one 🙂



      • Vijay Sankar V on August 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM

        Ha ha! HSB made us watch a ‘long’ telugu love story to point us the consequence of test centre relocation. Well, at least it helped the ‘Google guy’ I guess.



  26. share on August 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    ha haaaaa looks like written by some child………great, what was your TOEFL score…….



  27. Hari Veturi on August 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    W-T-F? Such a big story! Drained the life out of me! xD bwahahahha!!!



  28. praneet on August 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Ha ha.. It was an amazing post .. LMAO…

    Slowly exam started with boring instructions, do this, do that and don’ts. Neglected them.
    (slow ga exam start aindi chala boring instructions tho )

    He went to the men’s room and she went to the girl’s room.. Not into the women’s room …

    ha ha….



    • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 3:58 AM

      Good catch…But i cant say her a women as of now because she looks younger than her age .



  29. SriRamya on August 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    pucca telugu filmy style description… I hope the author is an ardent telugu movie lover 😛



    • akhil on August 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      lol..exactly…masthh filmy description 🙂



      • Avenger on August 16, 2011 at 3:52 AM

        babu rajesh, i think most of this content should go into to your blog not on HSB and the reason i read it bcoz i am f** bored!! Going by the comments i can see that there a lot of jobless people like me 🙂



  30. ..Gowda on August 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Your narration is something new!.All the best for your results.Hope your lovely girl will meet you as a classmet in US.



    • Aaron on August 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM

      Good One!!



      • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 3:59 AM

        haha…then it will be a surely a telugu film.



  31. GReddy7227 on August 15, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    LOL,funniest post in HSB ever.Can’t stop laughing while reading this post…!!!

    I’ll try to help u rajesh,one of my friend wrote the exam on the same day,same center.
    Intaki,aa ammayi e color dress veskundi?? ela undi???

    POKIRI ni highlight chesav,mana superstar MAHESH BABU jindabad 😛 🙂



    • RAJESH on August 16, 2011 at 4:02 AM

      she wore yellow dress,moves and walk like a young deer …she is the only girl on that day with lipstick , ornaments on ears and heavy metal sound “Gajjalu”on her legs.Looks like a Innocent girl surely.



  32. amey kawale on August 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Who is this Mahesh Babu n wat is Pokiri???



  33. Deepti on August 15, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Hi Rajesh,
    First of all Al d Best for your result.Your narration is typically like chetan bhagat’s novel and experience is ‘ek dam filmi ishtyle’ hope u find dat lovely gal soon…cheers



    • suresh on August 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM

      God…… I could run the entire picture through my mind, well!! with some glitches though. Hope Rajesh didn’t do the same in writing section (writing about the lipstick girl… he he he) .



      • Vamsi on August 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM

        best of luck!!!