Monday, March 29, 2010

Some Indian names

These are my workmates in Trimble Navigation:

Anto Prakash Antony
Audippa Naidu
Chiranjeevi Reddy
Jaikumar Alagarsamy
Kannan Vairamani
Prem Chand Chiruchuri
Radhika Subramoniam
Rajil Contractor
Rajkumar Govindarajan
Saritha Dhanala
Satyamurthy Bharat Srinivasan
Sha Abidh Jain;
Shrinivas Balakrishnan
Subhakar Vadlamudi
Suryaprabha Subramaniam
Swathi Vikram

At least I can call them Anto, Audi, Chiru, Jay, Kannan, Prem, Radhika, Contractor, Raj, Saritha, Satya, Sha, Shrini, Chubaka, Surya and Vikram. I just don't image saying something like: Suryaprabha, do you know where Mr. Govindarajan is?.

Some facts:
  • Raj is the boss.
  • The girls are Radhika, Saritha and Surya.
  • The easiest one to learn was Audi for the car brand.
  • Subhakar actually looks like Chubaka (Star Wars), really tall and hairy guy with beard.
  • They all call me "santi" :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How to make eggs on toast by two Engineers

Muñoz (A): dude, I don't know what to have for breakfast :(
Me(B): mate, 2 eggs on toast. I mean 2 eggs 3 breads...
toast the breads and you just throw the eggs on them ..
A: :O, It takes a lot of time, I'm just gonna make microwave potatoes :)
remember I don't like cooking
B: It doesn't take a lot of time nigglet and remember
Eggs are protein :"Michael Phelps eats 8 eggs daily",
they make you chubby :) and your brain works better
A: The potatoes are ready in 0.5 min, What do you usually have for breakfast?
B: Generally 2 eggs, 3 breads, orange juice and cereals
A: and you do it by yourself???? :O
B: of course boss
A: How on hell you get so much time?
B: It's 5 mins
A: Bullshit!, time it!, the heating up of the pan by itself is 3 minutes
B: look, 0:00 minute: I open the fridge (Probably you won't need a fridge with your climate..
It makes things cold by itself :) )
A: I do need a fridge!
B: Ok, open the imaginary fridge, get everything
A: It's 1 minute already taking everything
B: How come? are you disabled or what?
A: lol, dude... 1 minute getting everything... I'm serious
B: Listen: 0.5 mins, everything out of the fridge, turn on the stove and put the pan on,
while this is heating up, you serve the juice
A: While it gets hot it's gonna take 2 mins, at least here
B: Is it gas?
A: No, people here use energy
B: Such a losers...
A: We have nuclear plants... you loser
B: But they contaminate and if they blow up ! ?
A: You won't see me again on twitter :)
B: Well, same happens if my gas stove blows up :)
look man, but if it's teflon is faster. Do you know teflon was discovered in a NASA project to get a new solid lubricant able to resist high temperatures?
A: Oh, yes, but that's not true. Check this out
B: Ok, it's hot already 1.5 min, I pass the butter on the pan and break the eggs, throw the eggs 2mins
A: mental wanking!, but maybe it's true... India is hotter than Denmark
B: While this happens get the cereal ready, and put everything back in the fridge.
"Parallel processing", you see? 5 mins
A: Multitasking
B: Well, I have two hands
A: mmm. Ok... How do you toast your bread?
B: I don't toast it, I just put it closer to the pan so it warms by itself :)
A: :O
B: The washing is the worst part but listen to my Sensei advice
Before throwing the eggs on the bread make sure the breads totally cover the plate area, no holes are allowed.
Otherwise the yolk is gonna spill on the plate then it's more difficult to wash the plate. In case everything works perfect just use a little bit of water :)
A: lol, I'm going to try
B: OK, time it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tejadito times

I will explain what Tejadito is for those who don't know it.... I come from a city where women glow and they are really beautiful, the one who is below standards will pick up some day... that's the life cycle OR 'Beauty Cycle' of Medellin women. So now, think of the best university of the city where all beauties go to study, and now think of a special place - a spot - where these girls gather everyday -all day-, yes that is the Tejadito Coffee Shop...

I used to go with my friends to that place -the spot- almost every day... have some coffee, "pandebonos", cheese cake or simply in the next cafeteria dunkin donuts. What can you do if an awesome girl passed in front of you... three things:
1. look at her normally and naturally
2. stare at her (Stalker mode)
3. look at other places and try to ignore her... but this is not going to work because in other places will be more girls so you just be like an old fan... look at the floor???, no!, look at your friends???. worse!...

To look at her normally and naturally is the obvious thing, and frankly that's what I used to do...

Now, I'm in India... I haven't seen a good chick in almost 2 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I haven't even seen any good coffee shop too.

Is that fair?. NO. I'm getting something we call in my city "mal de vereda" or "village disease", let me explain that with cars. One of my best friends always says you can explain life with cars and football. Ok. so now imagine a town full of Ferraris, then if you see a BMW you will probably say: It's crap... On the other hand if you see the same BMW in a village full of Renaults 4... you will say: dude, BMW rocks.

Now I have a little bit of village disease, so I see some girls and I find them nice; five issues:

1. They generally are married, how do I know? I cautiously look at her toes, if she is wearing rings in both feet toes.. damn, you are lost. She is married. What if she is not wearing sandals(jandals, flip -flops, thongs)?. I haven't found this case but generally they would wear a black necklace.
2. They are taken, it's not good to try to approach to a guy's girlfriend.
3. They have a kind of mustache - believe me-
4. They are wearing Saris (Indian traditional woman clothes) so you can't know what is inside. I mean.. the shape or silhouette is not recognizable at all. So it could be a nice secret or a really bad surprise.
5. You just don't even know how to approach to them.

Conclusion: I will join in meditation classes next week and when I get to Colombia first thing I'll do is have a nice colombian coffee in "El tejadito".

The reasons why It's so Gracious !!

I used to believe blogs were crap and bloggers were people with nothing to do. How wrong I was... Then I realized how Idiot I am and I can't believe how I've been living 23 pleasure years without a blog... Anyway, these are some of the reasons to decide starting my blog. late... but how we say in spanish "más vale tarde que nunca" or better late than never.

1. My Indian friend Manish encouraged me to do it.
2. I don't have anything really important to do in these days.
3. I'm funny sometimes and I can be a good blogger if i try tho...
4. I'm in India. So if i just say something about India is gonna be interesting

and the most important:

5. I read the 100 hundred things to do before you die list and the 89 is "create your own website".

So I hope you enjoy it and be active in comments....