• Madeira & Mime
    Personal,  Travel

    Holiday in Mumbai

    Ashwina and I embarked on our annual visit to Mumbai and Pune on Feb 1. In 2018, we visited India in March. However, this year we decided to stick to our Feb schedule. To Mumbai We booked ourselves on premium economy with British Airways as this was the best deal we could find. Unfortunately, as I did the bookings in October, we couldn’t take advantage of the reward flights and the Amex BA voucher. Speaking about reward flights, I feel that British Airways has gotten quite miserly about them! I’ve always loved Heathrow Terminal 5 and we took advantage of my status to use the First check-in and security which…

  • Personal,  Work

    Shopping and eating

    Little above a year back, a young man of 20 something, having finished a year at his new job, received the good news of his secondment to London. In preparation for his six weeks in London, the young man set out to a few shops in the city to buy the necessary attire for the new job profile that he would be in. On 3 May 2010, this young man took his first long haul flight from Bangalore to London. As he walked out of the airplane and took the cab to his apartment, he fell in love with the city and hoped that those six weeks would be a…

  • Personal

    First three vacation days

    Christmas is the time of the year I’ve always looked out for. This year has been a very fulfilling year, which I shall write about in a future post. I took my core leave from 18 Dec to 3 Jan, which is the longest duration of leave that I have ever taken till date! Had booked the tickets in August itself, so it was only the matter of getting to the airport. Unlike last time, where my cab arrived early and the plane was late, I reached the airport at 10am on Friday. They have become a lot stricter at Bangalore airport. I wasn’t allowed to even take my bottle…

  • College,  Personal

    An Anniversary, a Birthday and a Journey

    After a quiet two days at home, I finally ventured out on Sunday evening for mass. I?ve realized that I can spend days at home without evening stepping outside and not even think twice about it. Pizzas always get delivered, don?t they? 😉 Anyway, Sunday the 4th also marked the 28th Wedding Anniversary of my parents and since Dad isn?t here I decided to take Mom out for dinner. However, she chose to order home and so be it. Dinner was Chicken Manchurian, Prawns Masala and Chicken Fried rice. We tried a smaller new restaurant near my place instead of the regular one I ordered. While the chicken was good,…

  • Personal

    Party, Dinner, Party, Dinner

    The last week has just flown by with most of my time was spent not studying. Wednesday – Party 1 On Wednesday, we were singing for a Silver Wedding mass. The mass was held at Atma Darshan and the reception was at Le Royal Meridien, for which the entire choir was invited. Had just dorned my normal formals for the mass, so went home to pickup my blazer as well as drop off the bike (Never drink and drive my mama said 😉 ) U. Conrad picked me up and we were among the first to reach the reception. Ate, drank, danced and feasted on food and desert. Got dropped…

  • College,  Personal

    Double Death

    The last few days have been rather hectic. Really slogged quite a bit for my XAT paper that was yesterday. The only break I did take was to go for two wedding masses in church on Saturday. Turned out that both the masses were inter-religious weddings; the first case the girl was non-Catholic, while it the second it was the boy.

  • Quotes

    Never explain

    Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. – Elbert Hubbard US author (1856 – 1915)

  • Jokes

    True friends?

    Friends of Women: A wife was not at home for a whole night. So she tells her husband, the very next morning, that she stayed at her (girl) friend’s apartment overnight. So the husband calls 10 of her best (girl) friends and none of them confirm that she was with them. Friends of Men: A husband was not at home for a whole night. So he tells his wife the very next morning, that he stayed at his friend’s apartment over night. So the wife calls 10 of his best friends and 5 of them confirm that he stayed at their apartments that night and another 5 are claiming that…

  • Personal

    Let’s be friends

    Yesterday was “Let’s be Friends” night at Wellingdon. Madam A had invited me for it and since besides her family other common friends were also there and cause my new craze is dancing, I decided to go along. After a really tiring day at work, where we left only at 6.30 and really really very horrible traffic on the way home resulted in me reaching only past 8.30pm. Got ready and left immediately and made it to Santa Cruz in under 25min in heavy traffic! Had been informed that it would end by 10pm so wasn’t expecting to get much. However, the program took place in the hall upstairs and…

  • Personal

    In the area

    Had mass at 9.30am. After mass I went to Canossa to meet Sr. Nellie, but she was out. So, dropped Rhea home and then headed back home myself. Sr. Nellie called around 1 and I decided to go to Canossa at 5. Met her. She needs some graphics designing work done for some boards they wish to put up there. Sounds like fun and I hope I will be able to do a good job. Went to Takshila around 6.30pm to hang out with James, Amita, Penny and Jaroska. Madam A joined us for a while. We paid a visit to Melita after this before heading back home. Just another…

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