It’s been a week now since we came to Chennai and still looking for house
Yeah I’m doing full on house-hunt these days and getting tanned (uglier and darker ) everyday…. initially I hated the city but now slowly and gradually I’m getting along with the city, with the people and with the language problems 😛 . Food was never a problem since I love south Indian food ( but of course after Italin, Punjabi and Gujarat 😉 ) and Chennai is the best place to explore it (as told by friends).
Anyways…so during all these days that I’ve remained absent on my blog… I’ve come across a lot of interesting things / people / observations etc. … and every time I thought that ‘Yeah!… I’ll blog about it 😛 ‘ … and if I forgot .. Hubby will surely remind me ‘Yeah! you can blog about it 😉 ‘…. but kept post ponding it…. and then I realized that if I keep waiting for ‘enough time to write and compose’ … may be I’ll never blog about it … Sigh!!
…….. so instead of waiting for the ‘right time’ I’m just putting everything (that I can recall ) as small notes rather than individual posts.
# Went to Cream-Center and they gave us a paper + pencil to solve puzzles while we wait for the food. I loved the idea…better than watching TV or looking at other people with hungry eyes 😛
# While replying to everyone on Hitchy’s mail … I mentioned about my house-hunting troubles in Chennai and was totally over whelmed by people’s response (yeah… not even 50% knew me before that mail )…. made me believe that the world isn’t that bad after all…no need to loose hope 🙂 [p.s.- the house-hunt is still on and no luck so far 😦 …sigh! …but that is another story ]
# In Chennai… for the first time saw people crossing road in group with a hand held up in the air 😛 ….heheh… the scene looked really funny.
# Here everyone seem to be able to make thine + crisp yummy Dosa …. :O ….i wanna learn that too.
# There are two colors of autos…one is yellow and another blue… I don’t know yet what is the difference.
# I learnt that you don’t have to be dependent on language for communication…at times your expressions can simply tell that you are frustrated 😛
# You will see more Cats than Dogs in Chennai streets.
# People say there are only two seasons in Chennai… Summer and Hot Summer … :O …. WT*
# Monsoon is pretty short and generally it rains during Diwali days ( ‘M I still in India :O )
# Yeah at times I feel like I’m in different country.
# Call center (Talking about Airtel customer service center ) guys will keep balbaring in Tamil until you scream at the top of your voice and tell them ‘Dude please talk in English’
# Airtel customer service center here totally sucks… most of the time they don’t understand your problem and even after you make them understand the problem …they won’t help …. just a bunch of buggers who will give Estimated Time of 2 hours for every damn thing and won’t do it even for 20 hours….grrrr
# Coming back to good points…. nice silk and cotton kurtis available everywhere… can’t wait for Hubby’s next salary 😛
# Actually… ‘almost’ everything is available in every area of the city.
# A Bata showroom, Sarvana Bhawan, A sweet shop, Metro shoes, Kodak studio, Adidas, Raymond showroom, Pizz Hut, CCD and few other things like that will be seen in every area…not many Mac D’s here though.
# People seem to have lot of money…. each and every road/ street is full of big or small shops and showrooms.
# I can’t really notice people’s clothes these days since their expressions, flowers in their hair, strong oil fragrance (?) and mustaches are more prominent 😛
# Because of language problem I may not be able to make many friends here…but I’ve heard that Tamil people are very friendly and helpful by nature.
Pheww… long enough Chennai tour for this time…more to come in next or next to next post hopefully ;D