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Mar. 21st, 2010

11:04 pm - Parents Week-end Trip

Last week-end, parents had been on a nice one day trip with a group of friends. This post is based on what has been narrated by my mom and pop.

2 of the members had done the complete booking/purchasing for the trip. They left home at 6AM. A brand new KSRTC bus(just 3 days old) was at the starting location. The food was ordered by Gokul Cafe'. They had also purchased some snacks and fruits for the travel.

The route was Yediyur (Sidlingeshwara) -> Adi Chunchunagiri(Bhairaveshwara) -> Hebbur(Sri Chakra Lakshmi) -> Namada Chilume(Rama's Arrow)-> DevarayanaDurga(Yoganarasimha) -> -> Goravana Halli(Lakshmi)

All in one day...

Jul. 11th, 2009

07:57 pm - Some thOughts on a Saturday Evening

Welwyn garden city has been a very calm and serene place. Life has been cool and not very exciting. Had been to London a couple of times. Buckingham palace isn't very great. I would say some choultries in Bangalore are better than this palace. May be it could be better inside. The Gaurds seem very very trained. They stand like statues and i really admire them for this. It needs a lot of strength and patience to do that.

The subways are very good in London. May be as good as in New York. I wonder when Blore is going to get such public transport service.

Madame Tussauds is on of the best attractions in London. For me, it is the best. It is better than in New York and some of the statues are very real. I didn't like the Aishwarya Rai's statue as it doesn't resemble her very much. Ash is much more beautiful than the statue. Jennifer Lopez statue was a good attraction with her features highlighted.
We had pizza in a Pizza Hut near Madame Tussauds and by end of day I had a headache. May be because of indigestion.

Tower Bridge is good and London Aquarium was just ok. All other attractions didn't entice me so skipped them.

Have I lost interest in such attractions? Or are they really not worth? I now feel that they aren't worth with the experience I have had past few years travelling all around.

Sep. 28th, 2008

10:49 pm - Cruise Party in Chicago Downtown

we had a party to celebrate a milestone in our company goals. It was arranged at Chicago downtown on a cruise. The cruise was on Chicago river. The view of chicago downtown from the river was amazing.
http://picasaweb.google.com/amrutsk/CruisePartyAtChicagoDowntown#slideshow
Chicago downtown has been one of the most beautiful and organized downtowns I have seen. Though I feel, NY downtown is one of the most happening types.
The party wasn't all that great. Food was just okay and we played housie. Party seemed a little dull though.

Current Mood: blankblank

Sep. 19th, 2008

01:36 am - Throw up to Fresh'n Up

I have had a few experiences when I have had a headache and it turned out so bad that it gets chilly within with a heavy feeling in the head. Then not feel like doing anything and I wouldn't get sleep as well. At this time,I just throw up completely and in about an hour I am all fresh and normal. I was wondering as to how this works so fast.
Anyways, body has it own ways of fixing itself.

Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied

Sep. 9th, 2008

10:19 pm - Har fikr ko dhuen mein Udaata Chala Gaya

I have heard this song n number of times and I like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wm7FsZ45xo

But I don't understand how one could not worry about anything or just forget about them so easily and maintain such a carefree life? Sometimes things linger in the mind for days.

Sep. 3rd, 2008

02:52 am - Hmmm...Back to Wheeling

People say life's like a circle. Things repeat and one goes through a cycle.
I am back at wheeling again on an assignment. This being my third trip to the same place in 2.5 years time, I feel a little too tired travelling such long journey hours.

The flight was good but I had a neck ache by the time I reached Chicago. The food wasn't that great but okay, better than earlier flights. With the hope of better food and stewardess;), I prefered to travel by Jet but no seats and hence had to take the British.

The interesting thing about this trip was I would have missed the flights even though I was at the gate more than an hour early. Courtesy - Sleep ;)
Luckily, I woke up for the first flight from Bangalore to London 15 minutes before departure when they were looking for me. And they woke me up 10 minutes before departure at London probably seeing the tag on my bag. Thanks to the lady. I almost fell down when I tried to run to the gate due to my numb legs.

On reaching Chicago, I saw very happy to see my friend waiting for picking me up. I met a few others on reaching home and shared the sweets that I had got from India.

Jun. 10th, 2008

07:52 am - Back to India -

I am back in India after a 2 month assignment at Chicago. It was a pleasant travel experience. Made a few friends whom I don't know If I would ever meet again.
An interesting drunk guy was on plane who irritated quite a few people.

The new BIAL airport is pretty good. Big and very much organized. It took me about an hour to reach home covering the 45 Km distance. I don't know how much time it might take during peak hours.

May. 24th, 2008

01:18 pm - Memorial Day Week-end 2008

I was reminded of the activities that I did during the last memorial day week-end as I had a look at my blog- Chicago Downtown, Wisconsin Dells, Chain of lakes.

Days seem to fly by too soon. Today is first day of this year's memorial day week-end. I have no plans and I feel so lazy. But the highlight is that my roomie is preparing Idlis and amazing sambar has been prepared. It's smelling great.

Fuel prices are rising everyday, Food items are getting expensive, especially rice and wheat mostly due to stop of exports in India and China. Also, the recent pay hike doesn't entice me.

Things happening back at home town. Counting for the assembly elections would start today and it won't take long to know the results but speculations have it that it might take long to know who will come to power in Karnataka. "How would it matter?" questions my mind sometimes.
The new Airport (BIAL) has some issues which I read about in news. I hope it all settles soon before I return ;)

May. 18th, 2008

10:33 pm - Busy Week-end - Ghar Shifting and Shopping

It was a busy week-end which drained out quite some energy. It was a hectic saturday helping my friend shift his stuff from one house to another. Also, shift mine to a new place. We rented a U-Haul truck and stuffed it with everything - Sofa, Dining Table, utensils, bedding etc. I got a chance to drive this truck and certainly wasn't very easy. It was a new experience which I liked. The vehicle creaked and made all sounds, making sure that we know that it isn't well-maintained. We hoped it doesn't break down somewhere. My friend was all frustrated commenting on why he never saw a good moving truck all this while. Finally we made the journey to the new house which was about 4miles away and the download was nearly as time consuming and strenuos as the upload.
Sunday was for shopping. One of my other friend was travelling back to India on a vacation. As usual, he had to buy gifts, chocolates etc. We left for the mall at about 12Noon and came back home at 8:30 PM. I was just wondering if we overdid it. I used to feel that it was not in the nature of guys to shop long. My friend's disproved it. They spent time trying out a lot of apparels, trying to choose the right color and match it with what they have. Is this a feature of a metrosexual male? One of my other friend who wanted a break during this week-end joined us as he felt that the shopping activity would only be about 2hrs. I couldn't see the frustration on his face when he was waiting for us to complete the shopping.
One of the highlights of this day was me posing for a snap holding a Albino Burmese Python. I was nervous at first but mustered the courage as I always wanted to do it. Python was a little heavy, smooth on the skin (seemed like it was waxed), trying to escape from the hands holding it. It was white in color with yellow patterns, unlike the brown patterns in commonly found pythons and probably the reason why it is called Albino.

May. 16th, 2008

03:22 pm - Some thoughts...felt like putting it down on blog

Soccer's only getting hotter as days roll over. Also the weather is getting better. The good thing is we have a good number of enthusiasts who come in regularly to join us.
I just got reminded of a game that we played with a college group over here. There were Asians, Latin and American boys many of the, I suppose, younger than us. We started the game with a feeling that they might be pretty good at this game.
They turned out to be beyond our expectations. We could hardly get the ball and if we do, it would hardly stay with us for a few seconds. Every member of their team was so fit and athletic that none of us could catch them running. Goal after goal, started pouring in.
I can now imagine as if we were spectators watching goals being scored left and right - one sided game. People were exhausted running all over the ground with a hope of getting the ball to their feet sometime. This flashback always reminds me of how good we were at the game and how fit we were in comparison to them.

On the other hand, due to busy days, days seem to get over and week-ends seem to come by too soon. No plans for week-ends and all we do is sit at home watching TV, movies and chit-chatting with friends.
How about reading a book? This question always comes to my mind which is on a regular basis overruled by the sheer laziness that has creeped into me over time.
With a lot of effort in trying to focus, I did read through a simple book 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari'. A good read. The philosophy mentioned in the book made sense. It didn't just say leave all your desires, materialistic goals aside and embrace a dejected life - a life of a sanyasi
The interesting things mentioned were to have a good life style, stay young, focus on the goals, understand wht is a obstacle for it and go around it which I feel applied to this modern society.

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