Gulf Travelogue

After US was rejected, Dubai got the great opportunity to say yes to me.  Last year October I went to Dubai for a week, an official trip. That was my first abroad trip and first time travel in Wright brothers invention. I have never been traveled out of south India. So this was a really excited and interesting trip. We are team of 10 guys reached Dubai. Thankfully I got some interesting guys as my roommates.

After we got down, and started to Hotel from Airport I was surprised to see everything, For me the thoughts was like Dubai will have some tall buildings and all. But the city, traffic and everything was like well developed and what you call it as a super power country. The well maintained government and private taxis which look  alike with beautifully designed(or advertised) car exteriors. As Goundamani says AC – yo – AC everywhere. AC in Bus stops, watchman room and even in rest rooms. Because of the hot temperature, which is the only worst thing in this country you would say.

Beautifully maintained lawns in road sides. If I have to show such a place something in Chennai, from what I’ve see so far is, DLF IT park where I work. The traffic system, man I’ve seen it only  in movies. Vehicles slows down for pedestrians and always gives importance to pedestrians. If the signal is red, all vehicles will stop before 3ft of stop line. All because of strict traffic rules and people obeys it. Else you have to pay a lot and will get points for every violation.

My roommate got a friend there, so with the help of him I was able to visit some great places that includes some exotic Night clubs :P, Abu Dhabi. Also went to the Desert Safari which I recommend as ‘Do not miss it’ if you go to Dubai. Desert Safari is a great package which includes safari ride in desert, Quad bike, camel ride, belly dance with awesome Arabian dinner. All in the desert. Beach, where people come at morning with stuffs to cook food and spends a whole day there. Wow, that’s a life. Even though it was just 7 days trip It was unforgettable.

To my surprise I got another opportunity to travel to Gulf on last week, and this time it is Qatar and I got to travel alone. That’s also somewhat interesting. Again a short trip, just for 5 days. Here I was not able to explore more places, because of no company and don’t know any people. I heard about this Pearl Qatar and people said it will be very good place to see. I missed to see Palm houses at Dubai, these houses at Dubai was just awesome, each house has a swimming pool, and when you come at just outside each house, you have the beach. Take a look at these pictures of Palm tree houses at Dubai. So I don’t want to miss this at Qatar. I hired a taxi and got down and this place. Well, I really do not aware of where I was standing, so walked around enjoyed to see the stuffs around there, took some pictures. Came back to hotel, checked Google maps to find out where exactly I was standing and roaming. Ok I was there and seen the houses built above the sea water by filling sands.

One thing which is common in both Dubai and Qatar, you can hardly find the local people. Most of the people living there are from Asia and Africa. Well at least I have found more local people at Qatar than Dubai, but for my work related activities I have only talked to Asian people. Most of them are from India, specially from Kerala(man they have contract with these Gulf countries or what), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Africa. These Gulf guys will never be an employee, they will only be an employer it seems. You can never find a taxi driver who is a citizen of Dubai or Qatar. It seems this is same in all the Gulf countries.

I was just amazed and could just dream for such a life at India some day. At least the roads and traffic.

Rebecca Black vs Wilbur Sargunaraj


If you have not seen this viral of Rebecca Black a 13 year old girl, take a look at it here. She got huge hits(28,468,328+) and trending in twitter for her first video song ‘Friday’. Not because the song is so good, but people hate her and the song so much. Well, I love this music and this song. It might sounds hilarious with those lyrics. But I still like it 🙂

Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after…wards
I don’t want this weekend to end

Some one in Twitter said If you like this music, you got no taste. After all music should make you feel happy, relaxed, at times should make you laugh and make you forget all your tension right? This song got something catchy.  If a 32 year old Wilbur Sargunaraj can sing so funny, makes you happy, why not a 13 year old Rebecca Black can do that? 🙄 If you read the Wilbur Sargunaraj song’s lyrics you will burst out of laugh. Even US people love him a lot, you can see them dancing with him at some of his parties. He’s so funny, make you laugh and dance. He is so popular and even featured in Wall Street Journal’s blog. He was referred as India’s Youtube star, and referring himself as simple superstar, Tamilnadu Superstar etc. This guy got lot of talents. His first song ‘Please check my blog’ is my favorite 😛 Check it out here…

Friendship day wishes to everybuddy ;)

Happy friendship day to all. I was in a very good mood last week and this friendship day will add more reasons to celebrate. So let’s party 🙂

One of my friends got an email from a customer like this

” I called you people several times. But why nobuddy responding”   LOL 😀

So just thought of changing everybody as everybuddy 😛 Hope you all like that.

Children and their fun

You might have wondered the presence of mind, memory power and how fast the children catch the things happening around them. I have experienced many times these things from my niece and nephew.

I remember the difficulty I felt to memorize one or two poems during my 6th grade 🙄  Now my niece who is in L.K.G recites 14 poems(includes English, Tamil, Hindi) continuously. They do not find it difficult. Sometimes they will play by standing in a table. When I said be careful and the reply is ” Risk edukarathu ellam enakku rusk sapdra mathri ” 😛  My sister always wonders about  their conversation in English with their friends. It was very funny and nice to see them conversing in English. One day while I talk to them over phone, I asked “Enna panra” and she said “Phone pesitu irukken” 😆

My nephew who is just 2.5 years old is very naughty and funny. Few days before while I was talking to him over phone.

Me : Dei enna panra?
Nephew:  Dei! mama… Dei solla koodathu thappu…
Me: ?!?! 🙄

(At the end of the call)
Me: Ok say Good night.
Nephew: Ok bye! Good Night! Fine. Thank you. see you…

It is always fun to talk to them. I’m wondering what I did in my childhood.

Moving on!!

movingon

Life is moving in its own way. Awesome Life was in hibernate mode for a very long time than before 😛 Well I graduated as engineer 🙄 on April 2nd during the graduation day held at my college. My orkut friends might have seen the pictures in my album. Now am one of the vetti engineers among the 1.5l engineers passed out last year 😆  It was great to meet all my friends back in college after a long year that’s really a good feeling. Really missing those sweet college days 😦

Apart from that myself and a team of friends have started a new site www.getsetgrow.org it’s all about career guidance and counseling. Do visit and send your valuable feed back here.  Since I’m concentrating more on that site, not able to post anything here. Have to read all your blogs and comment ASAP 😛

Gimme more!!

I have received fwd mails from my friends about the fun happen with customers during technical support. Initially I thought that these are just created by some one for fun. But as I’m working in tech support I came to know and realized by myself. Believe me friends these are absolutely true. Everyday we’ll have such customers. Most of the customers are like this. I don’t want to tell you from some one else exp. The following are the funny conversation that happened in mine and my friends calls. These are happened exactly. Enjoy..

Call1

Tech: Click on start and click on my computer

Cust: Wait!! How can I click on your computer??

Tech: ?!?!?! 😆

Call2

Tech: What is the model no of the router?
Cust: It says Made in china
Tech: 🙄

Call 3:

Tech: Do you know how to scan the wireless and connect?
Cust: Yes I will do wait for some time
Tech: (after 1 min) Have u done that?
Cust: Wait it’s scanning…..
Tech: (after 5 min) What happened?
Cust: wait it’s done. Yep I got it
Tech: What did you get?
Cust: 0 viruses found!!
Tech: OMG!! 😛

Call4:

Tech: How may i assist u??

Cust: i have a router and i want to configure my router.

Tech: Dont worry i will assist u…. r u in front of your router??

Tech: No i am in front of the Swmming pool. i came for a party. Can u make my router to work online. it is a wireless router.

Tech: ….. ha ha ha ha………(mute) sure 😆

Call5:

Tech: Minimize the window

Cust: What do you mean? It’s a brand new Laptop I can’t minimize it

Tech: 🙄

Call6:

Tech: What is the operating system on your Laptop?

Cust:  It’s a Toshiba

Call6:

This call about wireless USB adapter which we can plug in USB port of the computer cust not able to connect wirelessly using that adapter

Cust: I can’t connect to the internet wirelessly

Tech: Try connecting the adapter in different USB ports of the computer

Cust : I did, Nothing happened

Tech: Did you tried all the available ports?

Cust: Yes, only one port remaining which is on my back

Tech: 😳

More than this happened.  But this is what I remember

In the same time we have some customers who are more friendly, tech savvy and more flexible to us. They follow the instructions exactly and co operate with us to solve the issue right away. If you resolve their issue some times they will shout in Joy and even say ‘ I love you’ .  Lot of frustration and fun everyday!! 😛

Tagged!! 2 in 1

This time tagged by Allirekha and Vidhya Thank you both of you buddies…

So posting those two tags in this post itself. But both tags are related somewhat and also related to my previous or first tag. So I regret for repeated info ‘coz no other way… 😡

First one was from Allirekha

Eight things I am passionate about:

  1. Music… addicted to it. It makes me to feel happy, relaxed and also sleepy 😉 when I was not able to… See my left sidebar that how am enjoying music… that makes my life awesome!!
  2. My sweet system. Love it a lot.
  3. Learning new technologies and getting info about gadgets….
  4. Love to watch humor TV programs a lot.
  5. Of course! Passionate much about blogging!!
  6. Animations and creating multimedia presentations and using emoticons juz love it! 😉
  7. Traveling
  8. Dancing

Eight things I want to do before I die:

  1. To make my parents feel proud because of me…
  2. To get pagerank 10/10 for my blog (sounds too much?!?!) 😛
  3. To meet billgates, larry page and sergey brin(google founders) and steve jobs(apple founder) personally.(not in crowd)
  4. To visit Google HQ.
  5. To contribute something meaningfully to my country.
  6. To contribute an innovative idea in software industry.
  7. To become an successful entrepreneur
  8. To dance in jodi no.1!!!! 😆

Eight things I say often:

  1. mmmm or hmmm
  2. okay…
  3. adi vanga pora… (adika maten actually)
  4. Wow, awesome
  5. OMG or ada kadavule
  6. yeah
  7. any new melody or hit song at that time…(bathroom singer)
  8. my fav quote: way to be happy is to make others happy

Eight books I have read recently:

Not recently but so far…

  1. Ignited minds by Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam

Currently trying to finish ‘The Google Story’ by David. A. Vise

Eight songs I could listen to over and over

Uhh! Eight is very few for me 😦 love almost all songs by hariharan and many other singers.

Anyway let me include the best I can remember now…

All are tamil songs except last one which is english

  1. Kanne kalai mane (film moondram pirai)
  2. katahlin keetham ondru (film – Thambiku yendha uru)
  3. vennilave vennilave (film – minsara kanavu)
  4. thalatum katre va (film – poovellam un vasam)
  5. venmegam ponagi (film – Yaradi ne moghini)
  6. Madai thiranthu (by Yogi B)
  7. Katrin mozhi (film –mozhi)
  8. As long as you love me (Backstreet boys)

Now this tag should go to Vidhya let her get confused like me for those similar tags 🙄

Here comes the second tag which I got from Vidhya

10 things I miss in my life right now:

1. My primary school life…. What a life it is!!!

2. And now my college life and friends

3. Sisters got married so no one in home to fight 😉

4. My secondary school friends…

5. Missing my cousins and other family friends. Will meet them rarely in functions….

6. Bus travel from college to home… lot of fun we had those times

7. Traveling. Simply sitting in home in these holidays due to my online training

8. Within a few week gonna miss my room, sweet system, happy home, mom and dad. Have to pack to Chennai to join in my company.

9. Some period of time I’m gonna miss blogging too… while in Chennai

10. missed many movies…due to hectic in academic 😉

10 things which I want to achieve within a decade:

This topic actually similar to eight things I want to do before I die

Hmmm…. Anyway let me not include those points here

1. To get in higher position in a corporate

2. To get a bike in my salary

3. To make my parents travel to a foreign country in my salary

4. To buy the latest gadgets instantly when it came to market.

5. To settle well in life.

6. Get more blog friends.

7. To visit Agra (for tajmahal), Singapore, Japan

8. To help the needy

9. To become a master in at least one computer language:P

10. Wanna make my room tidy 😆 I think ten years enough for me.

This tag obviously will go to Allirekha then to sahefa