A friend on flickr posted this image. Wonderfully said quote and a guiding light for the new year for all of us. Wishing everyone a wonderful and prosperous New Year `07.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
It reached Munich on Dec. 16. I missed it thou', its a great campaign with all this fightin and stuff going on in the world. Cheers for the organizers.
Secondly, for those of you who have visited Munich, most probably sometime for sure while walking down the Marienplatz area must have seen an old man playing piano "rock n roll". A thread on toy-town-munich has been started as the piano has been spotted abandoned near the area. More Info here.
Pic. courtesy: jiformales (flickr)
Monday, December 25, 2006
After years of staying here, I never could made it to Schloss Neuschwasnstein. Finally last week, we drove there. The castle's location is just awesome, surrounded by Alps, Lakes, Plains; but the castle itself from inside is nothing spectacular. But again, it was worth the visit.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Finally while surfing flickr, I came across some shoe pics; and since then I can't get them out of my head. Searched several stores, even went to Hamburg (they have a store but no shoes :)); the only place they are available are zappos.com and they don't ship internationally.. f***; for all that web 2.0 crap and online stuff. **very annoyed**
it always happen, first i don't like & if i like somehthing.. can't get them, as some of you who worked at SCR with me last year might remember, it took me 2.5 months to find a pair of shoes.. same story ..
crap .. crap .. f***
damn, why can't i get them in europe .. any knows any store which might sell them online n ship
the point of this post is that the blog is not dead ;)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
- A group of minimum 30 friends (pref. international), more the merrier
- DJ iPod
- Sound Blasters
- A city with excellent tram system like Munich
- 2 Hours
- Preheat at a common place with some beer
- Move to the closest tram station to get started
- Board the tram n enjoy beer n blast some music n dance n sing n do whatever
- Try to remain at the rear end of the tram as far away from the driver to avoid any confortation
- Do not remain at the same tram for more than 15 min.
- Change the tram at the station connecting to next tram in some other direction
- Repeat steps 3-6 for as long as beer n music lasts
- Carry an ID just in case, you land in trouble
- Beware of other passengers
- Don't drink beyond limits
- Try to have a end point party (crashing party) after the trying our recipe
- Try it at your own risk, the author bears no responsibility for anything.
Monday, November 27, 2006
The Tram Party Group.
I bet no other group can be more international than our group. Lets count the no. of nationalities: American, Irish, Kazakhstan, Indian, Kenya, French, Spanish, German, Bavarian :), Russian, Turkish, Italian, Finnish, Thai, Ivory Coast. Anyone??
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Sure of my life and my death, I observe the ambitious and would like to understand them
They speak of humanity
My humanity is in feeling we are all voices of the same poverty
They speak of homeland
My homeland is the rhythm of a guitar, a few potraits, an old sword, the willow grove's visible prayer as evening falls.
My name is someone and anyone.
I walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive.
- Jorge Luis Borges
hey fellow readers,
sorry for my absence here, I am very much alive :) & in Munich and connected to online world too. I just realized after a friend of mine mentioned in her email that my last post was almost a month ago.. 4 weeks.. damn.. i think its been the longest time frame since I posted last.
Its not that I had nothing to post, I was just keeping some distance from "something unknown", and trying to keep my mind of it. Several times in last few weeks, I wanted to post but just didn't had the desire & energy to do it. Mebbe its my laziness but its not, I am sure!!
So, whats happening with my life, I will update you all within coming weeks but until then you have to wait. I'll be back!!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Now to some real posting :), we went to see Sneak Preview tonight, like it when the movie is not known beforehand, offcourse sometimes it doesn't turn out right but tonight was like damn, what a movie, just love it.
No more suspense, its called "The Departed", didn't had any idea of it before as regular readers will know, my internet was not working; Its an awesome movie, one of the best I have seen this year, rivetting dialogues, outstanding performances by the A-grade actors, awesome punchlines, complex character drama, and smart & suspenseful. I would def. give it 9/10. And its Martin Scorsese movie, what more you can ask. Don't read more, just watch it!!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Please bear with my late replies for your emails. I would be back soon enough!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
until then, bis dann (22.10.2006)
And yeah, thanks for your prev. comments, I would catch-up with all soon!!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
And those drinking card games.. unimaginable.. you can't leave the table without being drunk. And if you have ever tried the Irish Drinkin Games.. just do it!!
We have the Irish - unbeatable in drinkin; then we have Spanish - who can party all night everyday of the week; then we have the Americans - who have all the energy to try everything they can and many more to join the team and take it to the next level. God bless the student exchange programs :)) !!!!
And to make the things - we have the American Moustache House Party tonight - Host'd by THE J :)) .. Watch out for this space again, you don't wanna miss this one!!
Monday, October 02, 2006
Its been a great one year of sharing some on my ramblings with you all. Thanks for your comments in the past!
Keep me on ur reading list :))
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
It is one place you should see, sooo many people.. just amazing and the best part, even after being drunk n partying n all, its so quite n calm in other way. Wonder how this kinda of drinking party would happen in India, or for that matter even in US.
And see the pics HERE.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
As when we are students, we have tons of time to do things we like (even thou' less money) and we think in an idealistic way and we have our own notion of living our life and we believe we will not fall into the same category as others, n live on our own terms.
A friend of mine "stan - his blog here" wrote a blog entry few weeks ago about something similar like how after starting his work, how things start to change even if you don't want too and one has to play the game. I will quote his post here:
"Everything with you is all about business these days." Ouch.
It was like 2 daggers in my back. Like Jerry Maguire saying "jump into my nightmare, the water is warm". Worst fear came true. I spend so much time in this skin that like Donnie Brasco, "I'm not pretending to be them, I am them." I spend 90% of my time in business casual now, what do you expect? I deal with shady, fucked up, results minded people everyday. They don't give a fuck about you. I grew tough skin, I had to protect myself. I adapted. Picked up a thing here and there about strategic thinking, debate, and aggressiveness that I use to hold my ground now. A slight bit of selfishness have saved my ass many a time from being abused. The nice guy syndrome. And guess what, its worked. Its helped me function better in the corporate environment.
But then I want to peel the skin off, but it sticks. I never really know if its just seeping in. I get a little paranoid and self-conscious.
I picked up alot of idealism in undergrad, but I've been able to use very little in the real world. Once I entered grad school and beyond, I realized the true power and necessity of economic forces. None of us can escape from this force. All of us must make payments, put food on the table, support the family etc. We all work to make ends meet. Idealism has to wait a little now while I deal with the realities of how I'm going to save enough to put a down payment on a house. And while I think through how best to invest my time and money everyday. The reality of adult life is that no one cares and no one is going to help you, therefore to obtain a slice of that dream you thought you were entitled to since high school, you have to help yourself. And so I work, and skin gets tough. But the people out there are tougher.
Maybe a little, but not much. Most of me is the same, I just have a better way of dealing with the outside world. Growth is also change, maturation is also change, and those are positive things - it means I'm developing as an individual, into an adult. Change is the only constant in the universe. Allow me to cite evolution as an example. Change is a function of time, and time stops for no one. I'm old enough to know who I am, and those that know me know I am extremely value and principle driven. Those will never change.
A lot of us probably think like him including me and I cudn't have said it better myself. Even thou' I think I won't fall into this or change but as he says, one does and its for good if you take it positively but also somethings will never change in me.
So my friend with whom I had this discussion, I hope you (me too) fulfill all your dreams before we all fall into this change n also change our dreams.
Finally - Have a great life ahead Nil - farewells are always hard - but we will meet again :)
Sunday, September 17, 2006
- Visited Scotland a week ago, was dark n cold n rainy n windy
- Have a new blog; not visually, but the back-end has been changed with more features for myself (like the tags etc.)
- If you haven't watched "Thank you for smoking"; GO watch it, its a smart movie; it has rare satire to it, you would enjoy it n would def. make you laugh!!
- Weather Report - Nice, easy, smooth, exposing, pleasant
- Attended Oktoberfest Special Karaoke night at The Arc;
Hey hey baby (ooh aah).
I wanna know if you be my girl. (X unlimited times)
- Oktoberfest is HERE, and beer is in the air;
Thats it for now, more after the wiesn!! Prost!!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
And this time, i thought it will be much smoother as they have made the overall process online and only thru' appointments. But i was about to be proved wrong.
After completing everything online 1 week before the The Day ie. yesterday. I took an early flight to Düsseldorf and arrived perfectly on time as given by them ie. 10:00 AM. But nothing has changed in their process (atleast from my point of view). The person checked all documents and asked a few things and asked me to wait. The wait was never ending. I think they didn't even had look at application form before, as they were interviewing every single person there and there was no sign that I had an appointment for 10:30 and as its a short visit visa and should not take much time. But somehow, i (and another 2) was one of the last person to sit there and just sit there and it was already 2 PM and people came back to collect passports back (missed some important calls too as no cell phones were allowed). And at 2 PM, which is i believe closing time, without any personal talk with visa officer, i was given visa.
Hmm, so much for my appointment!!
PS: i am not complaining, but i just thought it could have been made much more smoother and wanted to share the thought
I won't lie but I was myself a bit nervous :-) and esp. turbulances make me more nervous but they probably are the last thing on people's mind these days when they fly. On flight back, i was reading NYT and there was news about how a person was not allowed to board the flight in US as he was wearning a t-shirt saying "we won't back down" in english and arabic. What happened to our intelligence agencies, where is the intelligence for not allowing such incidents to happen. One of the main reason for avoiding the London attacks was intelligence.
Anyhow, back to this post, it was a great flight and i think Lufthansa is one of best airlines to fly with. And just to add, where are all these cheap airlines, don't know where they fly too, can't never find one when one needs them most. And most importantly I took a liquid on board (offcourse it was Water and I suppose its liquid) and it was no trouble, everything was smooth. Why? Because of intelligence. Just because someone looks asian, or is wearing arabic t-shirt or speaking in middle eastern languages or travellin in big groups shouldn't be the criterion.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Its been a little less than a year that I came back to Munich and was looking forward to it, esp. with so many princeton friends here and also my old gang of uni friends. And offcourse, i had a great time in last few months here.
Actually, it had already started when i moved back here with a lot less old gang of friends. But all of you and lot of others kept it going. Lot of thanks :). So august was just an icing on cake, starting with Srdjee -> Brad -> Felix -> Grace -> Silvia -> Suleman -> Promita -> Raj.
Munich would never be same for me!!
*Good Luck my friends*
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Last month, I attended Daniel (from SCR, best employee winner) & Lena Wedding at Heidelberg. It was my first time attending a German Wedding and hence I was looking forward for it and was also looking forward to meet some old friends from SCR (Christoph, Marcela, Jens, Kaz n others).
I arrived there (Molkenkur at heidelberg castle) around late afternoon, all in sweat, it was an extremely hot and humid day. After getting fresh, I was set to exprience a wonder evening. I met few friends, some chit chat, evening snacks.
After, mebbe 2 hours or so, Lena (the bride) asked everyone for a family n friends picture, so everyone gathered around the entrance to hall, to stress the main point here - I was standing almost at the last step - almost at the end (as you can see from the pic below) - only a few more late commers behind me ;)
The photographer taking few shots, readjusting n so on. I was busy taking some shot for myself too from the back. I was kinda in my own world of snapping pics. During the same time, (i realized this later on) Lena was adjusting the group, asking or telling something and somehow older or married people were no longer in group. And then she threw the bouquet and it hit the groom's father. Which offcourse is kinda not valid as per the tradition.
So you see everything is going, and probably any dumb person can understand it too, but i am still busy with my shots, actually i have several shots of her adjusting, & throwing (on flickr).
I am still at the same position, almost at the end. Then she throws it again and this time, BAMM!! .. it hits me (i am still trying to take a shot) and unintentionally i pick the bouquet and try to give it back. But it was TOO LATE. And suddenly everyone starts clapping n cheering n laughing (see pic below). And I was like, ME, ME, please i don't want so much attention (being probably the only non-german there). I had no clue what to do. So I just stood there and enjoyed the moment. But probably the unmarried girls must have cursed me ;))
Now, the BIG tradition rule - I will, or I should, or I must, or I think, - will be getting married within a year. And everyone came up to me, congratulated me and told me the tradition so many times that I can't forget it anymore.
But as i believed or heard, the bouquet is meant only for unmarried women. But Daniel cleared the doubt by saying in his speech that they have changed the rule for me :)) (Thanks Daniel n Lena)
Here is the ref. pic and you can pretty much see the sequence which i told above:
But not thinking too much - marriage in 1 year *sweating* - I truely enjoyed the moment and was quite entertaining for everyone too :).
Rest in short - it was a great great wedding and i enjoyed myself a lot and best wishes for daniel n lena.
But, the marriage story doesn't end here ....
On the following weekend, i was talking to my mom and was telling her about the wedding & and the bouquet story and marriage in 1 year. Suddenly she interupted and said - "I have something to tell you too".
She said - "I went to a guru or palm reader or astrolger, and showed my birth chart (its a chart made from my place, time & date of birth & shows stars n some stuff like that. And he said that your younger son would be getting married within a year"
As soon as i heard that - i was like WHAT!! REALLY!! Noooooo WAY!!
So both events happened pretty much at the same time in 2 different parts of the world - which pointed to the fact that - marriage in 1 year.
I am not a big believer in all these things but one can't deny them too :-))
One last question remains - TO WHOM??
Friday, August 18, 2006
- I can't use same browser (firefox) now for both my gmail and blogger account; as my blogger account had to be migrated to google account and as I didn't wanted use my primary gmail ID account, hence I transfered it to my blogging account email@example.com. As a result, change browser (IE) everytime I need to blog. Mebbe I will use flock or MS writer.
- I have noticed that sometimes google product (orkut) doesn't work so well in IE. I always have problem signing in to orkut (google) and now blogger too.
- Further I have a new age in blogger profile - I AM 250 - GREAT
- Finally, it seems like they have migrated my account to firstname.lastname@example.org (which I am sure is different from googlemail one or mebbe not but i shud check it out). Its shows email@example.com on the dashboard now. I mailed them about it, waiting to hear from them.
Everything else seems to be fine for now!!
Friday, August 11, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Futher, it lets you add a small widget to your blog or website, like the one which I put of the right side (just to test)
Update (Aug. 5) - REMOVED :), of no use, atleast not my blog. And too many js running.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Here some of my fav. -
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
|Your Personality Profile|
You are nurturing, kind, and lucky.
Like mother nature, you want to help everyone.
You are good at keeping secrets and tend to be secretive.
A seeker of harmony, you are a natural peacemaker.
You are good natured and people enjoy your company.
You put people at ease and make them feel at home with you.
|You Are 40% Cynical|
Generally you give people the benefit of the doubt. But there are exceptions.
You buy into many of the things that mainstream society believes, but you're not anybody's fool.
don't know how much is true :-)
PS - we need A/C!!
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Now Pandora is an online music search engine & internet radio which allows you to play music by searching artist, albums, song, genre etc. and then one can create customized stations of one music taste's based on recommendations, ratings, feedbacks on songs, artists n so on. Its not like the conventional internet radios, where I have no say on the type of music I wanna listen too. And also its based on Music Genome project.
Go ahead and give it a try!!
its quite nice outside, kind 24 C right now but inside the room, its HOT, n no proper ventilation. When are we getting an A/C??
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
And if the last 2 videos were not enough, here is the best - how the american news channels are reporting the Israel-Lebanon crisis and how America feel about it or I should say where they might feel it!! Crazy reporting.. Jon Stewart gives the insight
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Digital Inspiration -
"Whoever may be responsible, India has clearly joined the Internet Filtering Club of China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Euthopia. If the access to restricted websites is not restored in a day or two, this issue is sure to gather active momentum ..."
Thursday, July 13, 2006
The wedding party took place near Heidelberg Castle, called Molkenkur, beautiful place. Heidelberg itself is a beautiful city, don't miss it. After a long drive from Munich to Mannheim, I arrived there all in sweat, it was extremely hot & humid that day; so after taking a cool shower, all ready to get the party moving :)
To my surprise, (ok not that much surprise as daniel already told me whos coming), lot of princetonians showed, who i haven't met for a long time - "Christoph, Marcela, Kaz, Paolo, Jens n more" and had a great time with all during the party; great people; great food (veg too, yes i'm sort of veg); great wine; great skits n shows by friends; great music n dance; everything was great :). And this time I was exempted from any speeches ;) and daniel-lena gave a wonderful thank you and welcome speech.
Next day, we all went hiking on Odenwald, it was equally great & the pictures are on flickr. But some of them are under "only for family n friends" options, so if you wanna see all, add me as an important contact in flickr :-)
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
News articles in Indian press :-
Enough is Enough!
They call us resilient?
Terror Tuesday 7/11
Where will it end!!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
But before that, even bigger "Herzlich Glückwunsch Deutschland" - "Heartly Congratualtions Germany". The news articles are filled with praises for the country, its people, its football team, the arrangements, the policemen, the cities, their love for fans of all nationalities, the overall hospitality n so on. Read HERE and HERE.
As per the final game, it was equally balanced, italy dominating first half and france the second half. And as per the big talk, Zidane Zinedine, I believe it was wrong. There is a lot of talk in press and several variations, some supporting, some not sure, some aganist it. Everyone wondering "What happened to Zidane?" True, he is a great player and also won the "Golden Ball" award for WC'06 but the way he displayed himself on field yesterday, was kinda disappointing for the team & country on a world stage. Also he was def. not at his best in the game, unlike last games where he single handidly took the team till finals with his beautiful footwork and support on field. Many games are full of fouling, falling and fibbing, but a player of his stature and exprience shouldn't have lost his temper, that too for his last international appearance. Mebbe, he gives the reason for it sometime in future!!
In the end, the last 4 weeks were full of great moments of play, great football spirit, great teams and wonderful times with great fans, great atmosphere, lots of paryting, drummin, flags, honking, celebrations, tears, beers etc. etc.; esp. here in Munich and I hope everyone else enjoyed the sporting event equally. So until next time, 2010, keep the lively spirit showed by everyone in your hearts :))
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Few days back, they introduced FREE phone calls to all their members registered numbers, and unlike other services, one registers by providing any 3 phone numbers (like home, office & mobile) and hence one can call any registered number for free. Registration again is free.
To tell you the catch for free calls, as some of you might think, free calls, crazy. But since introducing free service, they have increased their normal calling rates to countries like india, australia, also swiss etc. (as i got charged almost double to call india last time).
Anyhow, if you register, even if you don't plan to use the service, your family, friends or contacts who might be using it, will be able to call you (ie. your registered number) for free. So, to make my life easy, join it!! :-)) and let me know your registered number.
I, with some friends of mine, was watching the game at our "one of the favourite" hangouts in Munich. And if you are in Munich, anytime, don't miss this shop. Its called "Donuts & Candies " and they have the BEST donuts of the world here :) (lots n lots of choices) & now oven toasted cream cheese bagels too and Michael is the best host.
And offcourse, we were supporting Portugal, as Michael is from Portugal and another friend supporting portugal and myself supporting Scolari, but we lost. So now its italy vs. france. To cheer up our moods, we drank (i only had ice tea) lots of beer, gooood german beer. And discussed everything apart from football, italy n france. Kinda boycotting all three :).. The evening ended with discussion about the terms for a marriage and various other issues relating to it .. how many kids, summer n winter places to live, marriage in india ;), s** issues, kids raising, work issues, n more n more :)) and even got rings exchanged (don't believe all i say) ;))
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I said "Bitte sprechen Sie Englisch" (i don't take chances with my german for official work)
She said "Naturlich n smiles"
I said "Is my final degree certificates ready or whats the procedure to get them"
She said "did you receive any letter for it?"
I said "No"
(she) a bit confused, but still checks the drawers n said "Can i see your passport"
I said "sure" - here
She said "oh here it is, we must have sent the letter to wrong address"
then she explained some official stuff and asked me to sign some documents, that I received my final degree and that i am exmatriculated from univ. successfully
And hands over my degree to me .. n said congratulations n good luck
I said "Thank you; Vielen Dank"
Just holdin it feels great, NICE :-)) , and somewhere along it says
**Attaintment of this degree confers the right to use the title "Master of Science (TUM)" and the Abbreviation "M.Sc. (TUM)"**
The official ceremony takes place once a year, which is planned for Nov. '06 or so, where I will get something sort of official certificate or so. But thats for later.
Moving On !!
and germany lost :-( .. in the last 2 minutes.. so all teams i supported are out now, so instead I am supporting Luiz Felipe Scolari, Portugal's Coach (Brazil coach in last world cup)
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Today is the big game for germany.. goooo deutschland !!
thats all for now, wud be back as soon as my connection to the other world works out, till then, i will try to figure out "What is the World??"
Sunday, June 25, 2006
It all started with the veteran Figo's slight tussel with Van Bommel and it kept on going & going, leading to some interesting ;) moments for first time in this world cup, which was quite an embarrasment for both teams and to FIFA. But i suppose, it was an extremely awful and entertaining game for the fans.
And the referee went ballastic giving -
16 yellow cards
4 red cards
|Deco 77 min||van Bronckhorst 94 min|
|Ricardo 75 min||Sneijder 73 min|
|Valente 75 min||Van der Vaart 73 min|
|Deco 72 min||Boulahrouz 62 min|
|Figo 59 min||van Bronckhorst 58 min|
|Petit 49 min||Boulahrouz 06 min|
|Costinha 45 min||van Bommel 01 min|
|Costinha 30 min|
|Maniche 22 min (Pauleta)|
|Maniche 19 min|
On ESPN, the commentator was all like against the referee but the players were equally not in control and i think, in most cases deserved to get the cards. In some cases, one can give the benefit of doubt to the player but when they behave like they did in this game, they deserve to get yellows and offcourse yellows lead to read. But it was a high heat & tense'd game, so I wouldn't comment on whether it was referee or players fault. But def. not in the game's spirit.
In the end, portugal hold'd on to their lead to win the game. Even thou', the dutch had a lot of chances and a one man lead (first 11-10 and then 10-9) all thru' second half but couldn't make any goals.
So Portugal advances to round of 8 to take on England, but there is no Constinha and Deco (red card holders) and Cristiano Ronaldo being injured (hope he gets recovered). Game to watch!!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Ecuador lacked in all fields of the game - no defence, no attacks, no passing, no control of ball, no communication, no feeling, no attitude.... this is not how a team should come onto the field in a world sport (goes for any sports). And as i said (on flickr), they still have to prove themselves against world-class teams (esp. european football nations), which they failed to do today.
If you haven't seen this video yet, here it is (saw it yesterday only). One of most viewed videos on youTube (25 million times). All the dance moves you ever want to know, this guys shows them all. And probably you must have tried some of those yourselves too.
Keep Dancing :)
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Brazilian fans (n some ausi's n dutch's) have taken over the city and it looked like a brazilian carnival. Drums beats, people dancing, brazilian colors all over, fans n more fans, amazing atmosphere. Its even more entertaining in Munich, which otherwise is quite a calm city :) After seeing the initial euphoria, I decided to bike a bit to catch the glimpse of Samba Munich. I can't describe it by words, it was great to see such a great atmosphere of fans.
I'm loving IT (..its football, not soccer mate..:).
Enjoy the pics HERE
Enjoy the videos HERE (or directly HERE)
And if you don't have a TV (like me), Enjoy the LIVE game on internet, Follow the instructions given HERE
Saturday, June 17, 2006
And a well deserved win for them and the African continent. And probably this is one of the reasons, why I am so hooked up to world cup, you can expect anything from the teams playing on the world stage and the one with excellent end-to-end energy wins, no matter who they are playing aganist. Its entertaining, people enjoying, chearing for their teams, waving the flags, honking, dancing, ....
And the ghana fans poured on the munich streets :-)) too, enjoying the great win
On a short note - US did a great fight (after their poor show in first game) with only 9 men against Italy and keeping their hopes alive for the world cup.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
What is even more interesting is that Costa Rica made 2 goals against Germany and yesterday Germany had a hard time getting thru' the Poland defense. While Ecuador easily defeated Poland 2-0 and now thrashed Costa Rica 3-0, very impressive performance. Not even England against their game today with Trinidad-Tobago managed any goal until 80 min. and by all standards a poor performance from them when they are one of the main contenders for the cup.
Looking forward to Germany vs. Ecuador; Germany watch out!!
My bet is on Eucador, I'm not a expert on the game but by seeing their performace today and seeing Germany struggle yesterday; its gonna be the match to WATCH OUT!!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Or Click Here to see the Video
And don't miss my face paint art :-) ..
Enjoy the game!!
Germany vs. Poland - Tonight - Go Deutschland!!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
And, following up on my last post for blog or not to, another one of our Munich Co. (actually its mo&co@muc) has started her blog, a dear friend of mine, so here it is Liale Blogs; And she started with a bang ;-) about her article on Sinnbefreit or why do we blog? And also you can read my longest ever comment on her second article which when I read again made no-sense to myself, but now its there "Goal or Sinn Lets ask Homer". Stop by!!
Can someone help me find a flight from Munich to Eindhoven?? Surprisingly I couldn't find one, there are just no connections to Eindhoven, hard to believe, but the closest is Brussels or some strange connection by Air France to E. costing 2000 Euros and taking 12 hours :-)
New Read: Kafka on the Shore - Very interesting start, lets see where it takes me!!
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Since last week, we (gr., sil. & hr) were having discussion about whether to start blog's or not (those of us who don't have it). Even thou' sil. started the whole thing, and offcourse the credit goes to her or in her own words: "what a feeling to encourage other peeople - think this will be my life destiny and a first step to realize my future plan: being more "sinnbefreit""; one of the others has a new blog, which I would like to introduce here, its by Grace - Friendster blog doesn't seem to have name - CHECK IT OUT, HERE ; in her words: "it's not the least bit intelligent, whimsical, original or classy" but I think, it will become all these as it grows.. great start :-)
f*&$ - my game CD is not working!! i drove the bike 2 hours to n fro to get it!! damn
New Read: Freakonomics - its all about data!!
Monday, May 15, 2006
... if Oprah decides to formally endorse Hillary it's all over. she (Oprah) is like "mom" from futurama with the robots - one day she's going to use her weight (pardon pun) to tell her minions to do her bidding... my wife, whom I do love, would dutifully march off a cliff w/o giving it a 1st thought (despite her masters degree) if that were the topic of an Oprah show.
that woman's influence is scarry - ....
(full read - the second comment on the article)
Funny!!, but she has this huge following of ardent fans, who might do anything ;)
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
- Why You're not finding a Job and
- Why employers have hard time hiring good talent;
I am not sure in which category I am gonna fall or have already fallen (its been only a month since I seriously started hunting), is it that the employers can't find me or I am not able to find the right job with the right prospects.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Also, check Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki about a new VoIP (yes another one of those hot VoIP startups) service by JaJah . Pretty neat web-based telephony service is offered by Jajah using normal phones unlike Skype. Worth a few points. But Skype also has a new Beta version with lotsa new features & with their market share size, similar service would be out anytime. Till then its good service for people like me who still don't have a headset and have soaring mobile phone bills.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
After looking for possible reasons, i found that half of the template code was messed up, basically totally missing, and hence nothing was showing up.. don't how it happened, but on google groups someone mentioned that "Templates can be damaged by gremlins (aka Bloger Quirks)".. no clue wat they r..
so I had to opt for a new template (as i didn't had any saved copy of old) which means i lost months of changes which i made in the template :-(( and now its up n running but in stripped down mode ..but as soon i have time and patience, will update the template!!
Save your template before it gets messed up !!
Thursday, April 27, 2006
- worryin n tensed abt visa extension (visum verlängern)
- collecting documents n
- bank statement's (thanks to who helped)
- visa type, allowed to work or not, how long.. so many thoughts
- to use my german skills ;-)
- apart from this.. didn't do much.. just a few apps
- 9:15 AM: KVR - Kreisvervaltungsferat (i hope i wrote it correctly.. its a long name)
- 9:30 AM: kunden ticket..
- 9:45 AM: passport photo
- 10 to 10:20 AM: waiting for numbers to roll to mine
- it turned out be to quite comfortable.. all in german, perfectly fine, all docs, statements, pic, and there it comes..
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Here r some pics, clik hier, but they r private.. so u have to join flickr and add me as friend ;-)
Some more pics from claudi, clik hier, i think these r public.. so enjoy!!
catch ya latr..
Friday, April 07, 2006
yesterday i cleared the final hurdle for getting my degree, submitted my final exam result, also submitted my internship letter (which i thought i already did but my course coordinator said he has no record but i had a copy so i gave it again) and arranged the courses to be on degree.. Hurrayyyy!!!!! .. its feels great and a kind of satisfaction in completing Masters.. even thou it makes me move to the not-so-evil world.. but isn't this what i was waiting for since i was a kid.. but.. ok not but shut.. Next week... i will get my preliminary degree.. :))
i am looking forward to the sunny weekend of Munich (after snowing terribly 2 days ago).. another reason .. lot of princetonians (spl. zak, jeanne n thomas) are gonna be in Munich this weekend and it wud be a big happy family reunion n party n drink n enjoy.. those who can't make.. we will party for you too :))..
Enjoy your weekend and drink a beer where ever you r in this world !!
Monday, April 03, 2006
Originally uploaded by Mohan S.
today, a friend wanted to visit AA at night.. so we just walked by it.. even thou' saw it by U-Bahn several times for last 2/3 yrs since its construction started.. but watching it up-close was amazing.. very nicely done!!
Hope to see some game also in it!!