Monday, July 20, 2009

Thoughts from West Coast

  • some wonderful tea flavors at Cha for Tea (still ginger black tea with milk is still best) but its nice to have cold tea flavors in this weather
  • speaking of weather - its 35 C .. living in such hot weather in quite a loooong time
  • speaking of weather again - nobody talks about how good the weather is here, sun is always shining; its also nice how back in Dublin, life sort revolves around good weather
  • got a credit card (of 100 USD limit :D) for building US credit history or thats what the bank lady told is a good idea
  • likes the vegetation here (apart from the palm tress), feels like back home in India
  • Indian food is def. way better
  • there are lots n lots of Asians in Irvine .. almost everyone :)
  • almost impossible to do anything without a car .. ok i already knew that but thought might be different

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Best Landscapes seen from Airplane

On the way from NY to LA, somewhere over Colorado, Utah and Nevada. I haven't looked out of a plane window so much. It was amazing watching all this landscape from high above.

Didn't take pictures of Great Lakes in Michigan, but they were HUGE, for once i thought which ocean are we crossing now. Amazing.

400th Post from Long Beach, LA - Highlights Only

I am moving to Irvine for few months for summer n fall for work project. Thou' am already in LA and no, I didn't get the tickets for the MJ memorial, heard on news, some of them are going for 150,000 $$$ on ebay.

Here are some highlights of the trip already:
  • Watched LIVE car chase
  • Local news about animals escaped from somewhere to somewhere
  • Mountain Dew
  • Cheap Sushi
  • Meal portions are huge
  • Normal is just not normal anymore
  • 5 lane (10 total) highways
  • Who said there is car recession - all those fancy brand new GM's!!
  • After watching all that Daily Show, had to see Fox News (wow)
  • Pics of awesome landscape (prev. post)
  • Its actually Hot
  • Using AC to keep room temp at 21 C .. ??
  • Feels different than east coast
Ah, best part (not exactly after 2.5 months delay but still), no immigration checks in US (only for flights from Dublin/Shannon, Ireland, all stuff done in Dublin airport) .. was good.