Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My adventures in Amsterdam !!!

Ok,, Stop .. I know its been quite a long time since i last blogged,but it has been quite a few days since i tweeted also.. I was busy exploring Europe infact Amsterdam(yours truly says it with a grin and all those guys out there would very well know the reason for this grin)..

For all the late comers, i am in Amsterdam since last 4/5 months doing the same job as most of the Indians would be doing-working in IT industry.To be frank i dont find my job very exciting nor it is challenging but all this is made up when i see a Dutch gal in a bicycle in the street :) . Indians here can be basically classified into two-but they are ofcourse NRIs. First type is the Non Returning Indian group,people in this group keeps on watching 'ye jo desh hai mera' song from Swades frequently but when someone asks them "when are you going back to India ? " ,they frown.The other group is more cosmopolitan,Nahi Rehna India types.These people only care of India when India wins a cricket match.

Its a general tendancy here among our public to join the Dutch classes and try speaking Dutch.But from my experience i say,never try speaking in Dutch.Not only will you get an enormous headache but the Hollanders will not understand what you mean. Foreigners are supposed to speak English or Gibberish. Some months back it was the season of Tulips but it is not necessary to fake interest for tulips, mills, wooden shoes or cheese. Every Hollander knows you came for the soft drugs and the Amsterdam red-light district. Both are widely spread and easy to find. Just ask any Hollander over age 6 or any hot blonde,she might just be working there .For all those friends who asked for the pics of RLD,check your mails now :P
It would not be apt if i dont mention abt the World cup soccer final. As the only hindrance for Dutch winning the world cup was 'luck'. Avoid soccer fans at all times. Soccer in Holland is just an excuse to crush the skulls of practically everybody else, including yours. This mainly takes place when the game is lost…or tied…or won. Because i got the same kind of treatment in the semifinal and also in the final.Also remember never to mention the 1974 and 2010 cup finals near a Hollander. He will instantly pull you into a long-lasting litany about how good 'Orange' played then and how luck played against then in 2010…blablablabla

Somedays back my friend Gaurav found a fast and foolproof way of embarassing himself in Netherlands.He went into a coffeshop and asked for a cappuccino with tiger biscuit.Coffeeshops -remember this- do not sell coffee. They do however have a large variety of stimulating products at reasonable prices. Mention not ,Gaurav was certainly

There are a lot more things i need to write about Amsterdam(Holland has more cities then Amsterdam.There is…eh…and…Well, there are more cities,yeaa there is Rotterdam also :) ) but the length of the post is increasing and i am having office tomorrow.Dont look at me like that, i stopped sleeping at office..haha. I am gonna buy a new bicycle next week,dont get surpriced.The most important way of public transportation in Holland is the bicycle. Feel free to take any bike of which you can pick the lock. Just don't expect your own bike to be in the same spot where you parked it 3 minutes earlier. Hunting season for bikes is open 365 days a year. So wish me good luck.

Hope this one was not a travelogue. As if you and me care, i write it for the limited audience(5 Chaoo ,,Promise to be frequent here
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Friday, January 1, 2010

All izz well that ends well ..

Well its the first of Jan 2010 and i am back. "Who cares, if u r back or not . Does anyone read your blog ? " , that was my friend Sandeep sitting next to me. "Its actually not for my readers, its actually for me to realize that i am blogging again'', i replied. "Are u kidding , i have around 500 regular readers", that was for his second question . Its always nice to start a new year with a lie. Anyways 500 is a lot cooler than the actual

This time unlike last year , i am not gonna put all those things that happened in my life last year. Lets make 2010 different,lets make 2010 special!!! Yesterday night i was at marine drive Mumbai just before the new year bash and i could see the whole of Mumbai there..From 1 year old to 80 year old, from muslims to sikhs.from Indians to Iranians.. That was a wonderful sight.. This was when the whole of kerala was under the comfort of roofs,most of them boozing away to glory.. Every year , people in Kerala are setting new records in alcohol consumption.. Well , who is saying this.. Lets not go there..lmao .. The rest of kerala was getting ready to sleep by then . Infact my mum called me up at 11 45 to wish 'happy new year'. Then i along with my friends moved to Not Jazz by the bay to celebrate.. Eventhough reason for celeberation was different for each. Some wanted to celebrate becos 2009 is ovaa while some had to celeberate to start off well, while someothers like me wanted to celebrate,just to celebrate..

2009 was great fun. I had all those wonderful emotions - fun,jealousy,greed,stupidity,love,anger,moments of sorrow and what not.. There were lotta funny moments in office. One of ma friends in office was asking me to write a post about office. I am not doing it because its not always fun to be jobless and i am not yet prepared to put a' I've run away to join a different circus' -out of office messsage in my But still, office was gettin more and more boring.This is not my opinion,but of all my colleagues. Most of the time i could see one or the other sleeping..may be they were testing keyboard's drool resistance. Once i asked a semi sleepy colleague "dude r u sleeping" . He replied " Actually i am doing Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan(sleep).It was fun and more fun..Then when some guysfrom abroad
sent the 'first pic in snow ' photos i was feeling the cold vibes- Jealousy i guess.. More salary was my answer,when my pals asked about job,even in the middle of the night..

N btw i am actually thinkin to write a novel. May be then i can fight with the likes of Aamir Khan. What do u guys say? ..After reading 2 states by Chetan Bhagat, i actually started liking
a gal from a different state.. I think Chetan has inspired me a .. There were lottaa other incidents, infact emotions including anger, sorrow and lot more .. But i am not putting all those here now..

Thus goes by 2009 and i am ready for 2010. So do you..By the end of the year, many of my collea
gues vanished. But there was no need to panic as old programmers never die they just branch to a new address. 2009-it was all happy and gay. Yeaa there was also section 377 law in 2009.. How does that matter, So all izz well, that ends well!!!

Happy new year...:
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