Heart'n'Soul

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Jhoooo Asssss Part - II

Ok so am back
Back for good and back with loads of good memories...

When I landed in US, I din like anything except the cool breeze in san Diego.

Ask me now - and there is nothing that I do not like about that place.

Culture, Respect, Peace, Brother hood.... all that we talk loudly about, on top of our voices - it’s actually something they practice more than we guys do.. they are warmer, more welcoming, more respectful, and more polite than us in general.

We talk about a good routine, getting up early, having a family time etc - but that’s the last thing most of us do or follow... But in US, most ppl are in office by 7:30-8:00 AM. They work hard till 4:30-5:00 PM and then its time for family. Unlike our spoilt brats of kids here who shout n cry loudly for every little thing - the kids there are in bed before 9. I was amazed, cuz that’s the last thing I expected based on what impression we have of US culture.

Yes - the kids move out at 16-18 yrs of age and become independent. But then so what. They really know how to LIVE their life. People concentrate on themselves and so no one has time or energy to spend on getting jealous of sum1 else’s achievements or being judgmental or bad mouthing sum1. Now exceptions are there, but exceptions are not examples.

One of the things that really amazed me and left me in awe was the use of technology to provide centres like seaworld and hollywood. Just so much fun to be. Will never forgett the Shamu Show- Killer Whale show at SeaWorld and the Jurassic Park Ride at Hollywood. Yipeeeeeee!!! Jaw Droppin Stuff I say!



Another thing that I really loved there was the respect for other people and their time. Which means most people would follow rules. Almost everyone did. And so - I loved driving on the roads. Freeways were such a great experience.

I can’t even express how good it felt. One really got to be there to experience the JOY of driving and not just enjoy driving.

I have already raved about the work culture so I will now get to that one thing which I loved the most in US - LAS VEGAS - The Sin City

I am back and I love being back in India, I love being home and have my crazy family going crazy everyday. The crazy Laughter... but I just can’t get over Vegas... I guess more than the city it was me being myself totally - no restrictions no bars.... there are things I learnt about myself in 2 days which I did not know in 26yrs...just cuz I was free to take my decisions without any one looking at me and trying to judge me or sum1 pressurizing me to do sum thing. It was me being myself and there’s no greater feeling than that. And that, I owe to Vegas.

Now what happened in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas. So my Vegas story next time.... cuz it really deserves a special exclusive blog. Something I would like my kids n my grand kids to read and say - grandma was so mad... like she was so mad...LOL

But US trip can not can not end without me mentioning 3 people who really made it worthwhile!

1- Venky - Dude, u were like my guardian angel. Thanks for the calling card, the recharge, the Hollywood trip, the GPS, the daily calls, the motivation to hold on and to drive :) and an amazing weekend... :D
Aap nai hote to mera kya hota US mein..Muah

2 - Mama - I got the best gift ever in my life - The Atlanta trip and the camera, one that I had been planning to buy since whenever and now I finally have it. I can now click anything anytime, whenever I want. I got like some 700 pics although I had the camera only in the last 2 weeks... just so love it.

3 - Deanna - My client and this amazing woman. Superbly humorous and so obviously we had so many things to laugh about - specially the "Hard Disk Failure", the "Crazy Horse" and "Its Paper".... oh and the Indian - with a dot and a feather? hehehe... Thanks for being the guide Deanna... Vegas wouldn’t be half as much fun without u. Totally loved your company... THANK YOU!

Back to work now... But I'm loving it. Ting Ting TiDing!

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