Sunday, July 17, 2011

I DID IT MY WAY-- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL





I DID IT MY WAY--

And now the end is near


So I face the final curtain

My friend, I'll say it clear

I'll state my case of which I'm certain



I've lived a life that's full

I've traveled each and every highway

And more, much more than this

I did it my way



Regrets, I've had a few

But then again, too few to mention

I did what I had to do

And saw it through without exception



I planned each charted course

Each careful step along the byway

Oh, and more, much more than this

I did it my way



Yes, there were times, I'm sure you know

When I bit off more than I could chew

But through it all when there was doubt



I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall

And did it my way



I've loved, I've laughed and cried

I've had my fails, my share of losing

And now as tears subside

I find it all so amusing



To think I did all that

And may I say, not in a shy way

Oh, no, no not me

I did it my way



For what is a man, what has he got

If not himself, then he has not

To say the words he truly feels

And not the words he would reveal



The record shows I took the blows

And did it my way

The record shows I took the blows

And did it my way

Less...






How many of you, do it YOUR WAY?

Whose life are you living?

Be yourself,  everyone else is taken.


















CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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6 comments:

  1. Amazing one this Capt. Having read many of your posts, I can attest to the above and identify with your feelings and reflection to my limited degrees. Not that you seek validation lol

    Inspiring to say the least. Hope to implement and pass it on.

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  2. hi ajit, sir, i have a comment about this song especially the one sang by frank sinatra. it seems that this song is vexxed. do you know tha many singers of this song had lost their lives while singing it in public at karaoke halls. many persons who had a lot to drink are pissed when someone will sing this song. they stab the person singing it.

    this is a mystery because, we thin that it is cursed. dare someone to sing it in public gatherings and, most often than not, they will decline. we consider this as absurd, but it is true. i see a few pinoys among your crew, i bet that they will decline, too. interesting, isnt it?

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    1. hi pc,

      i had pinoy crew on most of my ships in 30 years of command.

      ii remember my pinoy electrical officer sang this song - he was a quiet man -- and singing this KARAOKE song with full gusto and passion surprised me.

      AND DURING THIS SONG I FELT MY CHEERFUL PINOY CREW , WENT DEAD SILENT.

      I GUESS IT IS THE POWER IN TH LYRICS --" For what is a man, what has he got-
      If not himself ".

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  3. STOP PRESS:

    HEARING KIRAN BEDI ON TV, BOASTING ABOUT HERSELF IS INSUFFERABLE.

    YAP YAP YAP YAP--

    I AM THIS , I AM THAT, THIS IS MY VISION- BLAH BLAH-

    SHE HAS PICKED UP SOME MANAGEMENT MANTRAS FROM CHEAP MANAGEMENT BOOKS YOU SEE ON THE FOOTPATH-- BLAH BLAH

    I CANT IMAGINE A PRINCE CHARLES OR A INDIRA GANDHI OR A MODI OR A JAITLEY OR WHOEVER TALKING THIS RIDICULOUS WAY.

    JUST NOW SHE WAS BOASTING ABOUT 40 YEARS OF HER ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE-

    MADAME BEDI-- JUST SHUT UP-

    YOU DID 40 YEARS OF POLICING -- TEE HEEEEEEE !!

    ON A SHIP ONCE WE LEAVE THE LAND , ANY PROBLEM COMES UP, AS A SHIP CAPTAIN I HAVE TEAM UNDER ME - THEY ARE TRAINED TO HANDLE IT-

    BUT WHEN THEY FAIL-- THE BUCK STOPS ON THE CAPTAINS TABLE--

    I CANNOT SAY-- THIS IS NOT MY JOB--

    I HAVE NEVER EVER FAILED TO RESPOND TO ANY SUCH SITUATION--

    JACK OF ALL TRADES-- PEOPLE WHO SAILED WITH ME WILL CLAIM-- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL WAS A MASTER OF ALL TRADES.

    LEAVE ALONE NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND MISSILES -- I DID EVERYTHING AS PART OF MY JOB--

    I REMEMBER ONE I MADE A GANTRY CRANE JOYSTICK HYDRAULIC BLOCK BY MELTING A FEW METALS AND DRILLING HOLES -- HANDS BELONG TO MY OFFICERS AND CREW ---BRAIN IS MINE --

    I SPIT ON THIS EXTREMELY VAIN AND LOUD WOMAN ( SOUNDS LIKE DRAGGING IRON ON CONCRETE ) , WHO PASSES OFF HER POLICING EXPERIENCE AS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE.


    changing coats constantly, as the situation on board deemed


    judge, doctor, policeman, accountant, pest control, cook


    journalist , plumber, head shrink, soldier ( without license to kill )


    businessman --you name it--he does it as part of his job


    round the clock, not 9 to 5 -- day after day, without holiday


    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2010/12/captain-sleeps-tonight-capt-ajit.html


    IF AS A CAPTAIN I WAS INDEED WEARING THE POLICEMANs CAP --

    --SUDDENLY I WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE IT TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CAP, AS MY SHIPS BOILERS WENT PHUT AND MY ENGINEERS FAILED TO START IT---

    IN ANOTHER ONE HOUR IF MY BOILERS DO NOT COME BACK ON LINE , MY HIGH MELTING CARGO INSIDE THE SHIPS TANKS WILL FREEZE AND SHIP WILL TILT OVER AND SINK.

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/11/marine-engineering-self-examiner.html

    CHECK OUT THE COMMENT IN THE POST BELOW- IT TAKES GUTS TO MAKE A COMMENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE.

    http://defenseblog-njs.blogspot.in/2012/09/ins-vikramaditya-trial-malfunctions-to.html

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  4. STOP PRESS:

    I WONDER WHY BJP SPOKESMEN BOTHERS TO ANSWER TO A DEMENTED COCAINE SNORTING ORANGAUTAN - ON A TV CHANNEL NEWS DEBATE

    THE ENTIRE MEDIA IS DOING EXTREME RABBLE ROUSING ABOUT THE DADRI BEEF MURDER.

    AT SEA WE HAVE THIS SYSTEM OF DE-BRIEFING , WHERE THE OUTGOING SHIP CAPTAIN ( IF HE IS WORTH IT ) GOES TO THE COMPANY HQ FOR DE-BRIEFING.

    WHILE I AM BEING DE-BRIEFED-THERE ARE QUESTIONS ASKED- WHERE CAPTAIN AS TO REPLY.

    I ANSWER QUESTIONS --

    BUT WHEN THE QUESTION IS STUPID-- I WILL NOT ANSWER AND RASP-- NEXT QUESTION.

    IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED THAT MY BOSS IN OFFICE HAS ASKED ME THE NEXT QUESTION-- GAAND MEIN TATTI NAHI HAI USKA.

    HE KNOWS CAPTAIN IS UPSET AND MAY DRAG HIM TO CHINA TOWN BY HIS NOSTRILS.

    NOBODY AT SEA EVER SUSPECTED CAPT AJIT VADAKAYILs COMPETENCE OR COMMITMENT OR LOYALTY

    AFTER THAT WHAT THE FUCK SHOULD HE BE SCARED OF ?

    JULIE JULIE ?

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  5. STOP PRESS:

    I WONDER WHY BJP SPOKESMEN BOTHERS TO ANSWER TO A DEMENTED COCAINE SNORTING ORANGAUTAN - ON A TV CHANNEL NEWS DEBATE

    THE ENTIRE MEDIA IS DOING EXTREME RABBLE ROUSING ABOUT THE DADRI BEEF MURDER.

    AT SEA WE HAVE THIS SYSTEM OF DE-BRIEFING , WHERE THE OUTGOING SHIP CAPTAIN ( IF HE IS WORTH IT ) GOES TO THE COMPANY HQ FOR DE-BRIEFING.

    WHILE I AM BEING DE-BRIEFED-THERE ARE QUESTIONS ASKED- WHERE CAPTAIN AS TO REPLY.

    I ANSWER QUESTIONS --

    BUT WHEN THE QUESTION IS STUPID-- I WILL NOT ANSWER AND RASP-- NEXT QUESTION.

    IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED THAT MY BOSS IN OFFICE HAS ASKED ME THE NEXT QUESTION-- GAAND MEIN TATTI NAHI HAI USKA.

    HE KNOWS CAPTAIN IS UPSET AND MAY DRAG HIM TO CHINA TOWN BY HIS NOSTRILS.

    NOBODY AT SEA EVER SUSPECTED CAPT AJIT VADAKAYILs COMPETENCE OR COMMITMENT OR LOYALTY

    AFTER THAT WHAT THE FUCK SHOULD HE BE SCARED OF ?

    JULIE JULIE ?

    capt ajit vadakayil
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