As my readers may remember, I have moved to Bangalore or Bengaluru. It has been 3 months now. I haven’t started working yet and in-laws are here since two months…new place, new life, new routines were responsible for the blogging break. So, here are some random updates, thoughts and comments from the last three months of my blogging break. Hence the title… a new “My Random Thoughts” BREAK KE BAAD 😀
# My M.E. results were declared at last…scored 73.5% aggregate. Yeyyyy!!!
# When I had asked on twitter the translation of “I am back” in Kannada for my last post, a twitter user had suggested “I AM BAKKAA” 😀 😀 This attaching an “aa” at the end of words kind of grows on you! Cab driver says leftaa? I say “yes, leftaa” or “rightaa”. But jokes apart, it has been hard dealing with language problem and especially when people get irritated or laugh at you when you say “No Kannada”. 😐 FIL and D had a really tough time at the LPG gas connection and RTO offices not to mention problems while travelling and shopping. When Bengaluru has become such a melting pot for people from so many regions and countries, I feel any person wanting to do business (be it autowala or shopkeeper) must keep up in terms of communications. I too have bought two books “Hindi-Kannada” and “English-Kannada”!! But as you know, taali ek haath se nahi bajti!
# Hubby bought a new two wheeler, TVS Wego as an anniversary present in advance 😀 First thing I learned was that the rule of overtaking from left ( readers comment made me realise – I mean my left) doesn’t exist in Bangalore traffic which by the way is way too much!! Now have to learn my patent dialogues in Kannada. Someone please translate and tell me!
# Panipuri lovers BEWARE! Discovered a new sort of panipuri here..one which in available in stalls and served with some sort of curry. Tastes horrible! After two mishaps, discovered that the ones we eat are served by sellers having portable cane stands.
# Had another door experience. FIL and MIL were strolling outside in the corridor and I went out to give them mobile. The wind (too much of it here by the way) slammed the door shut from behind. Thankfully we had mobile outside. Called D to come from office and rescue us with the spare key. Looks like I have a jinx with doors here. 😦
# Saw Aarakshan. You know the college shown is my alma mater 😀 Saw my Chairman, his family too..Also saw my beloved Bada Taal of Bhopal. Made me nostalgic! But the movie was as if Prakash Jha had two scripts and thought “who will two movies? let us combine both in one – first half one script and second half another” 😀
# Watched Real Steel. Cool movie and hot Hugh Jackman. 😀 Liked it. Must watch for action lovers but on big screen.
# Watched Ra.One in 3D. Sigh!! Sad to see SRK stoop to such low levels of comedy by including so much of crotch obsessed humor and adult jokes. How on earth did the movie get U rating? No exciting story and too long for a movie with such a storyline.
# Watched ZNMD. Good movie! Again a must watch! Can’t stand that Kalki though.
# Went on a lot of sight-seeing trips around Bangalore and Mysore. Posts to follow.
# Had a great time pandal hopping during our first Durga Pujo here in Bangalore. Post to follow – as a guide for people searching on Internet for Pujo pandal locations in Bangalore.
# Did a lot of cooking and tried some new stuff (new for me that is)….lets see if I put up posts on those too.
# Did a lot of mall hopping. In my opinion, Royal Meenakshi Mall is the best but its food court sucks. Wasn’t impressed that much with Forum and Garuda. The food court of Central Mall at Mantri Junction is the best.
# Due to the language problem,we hired a Hindi-understanding Nepali maid who went on leave without informing for 3 days just 5 days after joining work!! Had to fire her and hire another one (her aunt only). Now the second one is asking a raise of 200 bucks just after working for two months!! God!! Why I fell into this vicious circle of maids! Soon there will be posts on Maid Troubles on this blog too! 😦
# Experienced a 10 hours long powercut. 😦
# And yes I admit, the weather here is really wonderful on most days of the week. 🙂
It was my blog’s fourth anniversary on 30th Oct 2011. Now after 4 years “My Random Thoughts” stands at 584,177 hits (and counting ) 280 posts and 227 subscribers on Google Reader and 67 via email.