Tuesday, July 11, 2006

faaheeratugoh? (Damnit!)

Well..work has begun. The office is good and the people are very friendly.
Had an introductory session to all the employees yesterday and a mock "raggin" session. Was fun though! Today was the 2nd day at office...its just 5 mins from where we live and a morning walk can do wonders i say! Some of my second impressions and first observations are...

* The news channels are crazzy! The only things I get to watch on them are - Terrorist attack rumour..Saddam Trial...MJ Trial... some arbit Murder Case Verdict...even more arbit Serial Killer case verdict...do people have a real appetite for these things or are they just being over-fed with gore and violence?
* You gotta have thankyou and welcome at the tip your tongue always. You're gonna hear it more times in an hour than you do in a day in India.
* You do not say zero. You say "oh".
* You do not say sms. You say text.
* You not use water. At all. At all. You drink soda instead. You use paper instead.
* Do not get confused if you see 768 different types of sweeteners. Its ok, use any.
* Light switches are operated upside down. upside means ON and downside means OFF.
* Please press the "cross" signal and wait for the "walk-signal" before crossing. You can get run over anytime.
* There's too much parking space available everywhere. Cos all the parking lots are meant to be empty always.
* Its ok if the Sun sets at 9pm. Its not the end of the world.
* UTC,GMT,DST,TZ- Very important in more ways than one. Learn them well. (self-reminder)

and finally....

* Do not get scared when you hear the sweet female behind the counter at BurgerKing say "faaheeraatugoh" after taking your order. Do not get hysterical when you say pardon and she repeats it a dozen times but you still don't get it. It translates "for here or to go" - which just means that she's askin you if you wanna eat it right here or parcel it. Dumbo!

Ok, thats all for now. It's 3am here...time to try and get some shut-eye. Here are some more pics before that.

A walk to remember - naa,not really - just the morning walk to office.














With the gang at Burger King. That's Mitesh's Pontiac btw.














Buurrrp! This is what happens when your appetite for clicking away reaches enormous proportions.














Near the Town Center...nice view - in more ways than one! :)














Looks like its outta UT/Quake aint it! Sesski :))

18 comments:

Jayasooryan said...

kooooooooooooool man!!! Enjoy maaaadi...

stan_da_man said...

@jayas: yea, its a "bit" different almost everywhere! hope u doin gr8 anywayz dude!!!! hav funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! :)

Anu Nair said...

Whoa!!! I mean lucky sob... keep posting more pics... btw no pics of delhi eh?

Jayasooryan said...

doin fine man...thanx!!
btw get some sesski fotos man...hehe...but be careful...ok...

The Trainee... said...

hi...nice pics...i liked the one with the 2 ASCIIs. Though that pic wasn't take that well, the guy who shot it wrongly focussed the cam on you ...still i'll manage with it...but ask him to concentrate the next time...

Anonymous said...

By the way other news...I got an employment offer from Mindtree. You know what Jani told??? "We are very happy with your work (not yet show the work to anyone) and ...blah blah blah about work...Then he also told that we feel talented individuals like you would make a difference to Mindtree and we really look forward to see you join us here"

BUT, how much are they paying? 280542!!! I don't think i'm taking the offer.(i don't really care about the non disclosure rule)

The Trainee... said...

btw the above comment was mine...

Boi, Syd barret has died and you have no post on that...no dedication... shame...Thy puteth the worrshhtttest curse upon thou ungrateful soul that thou shan't ever enjoy the music syd made...Shine on You crazy Diamond!

Yeah that brings me to an important piece of trivia...i'm sure you knew that shine on you crazy diamond was dedicated to syd barett...but did you ever notice the clever innuendo to syd's name in the title of the song? don't beleive? wiki it or should i say wikit!!!

sneyyyhaaa said...

awww stan mate, i sympathise with u dude. i too embaressed myself at bk when i got here (what is it with bk staff?).. except in this case it was "toeeinohtayahwey" which in normal english is "to eat in or take away". it woulda been fine if i was alone, but catastrophically all my newly made english friends were standing next to me. *blush* the next time i heard it, i was ready for them... :)

stan_da_man said...

@jayas - hey - u want some 'good' pics? i'll try- but no more 6th-sem-exc incidents for me again man! ;p

@the_trainee: hey kid - how dare u speak about ASCIIs? chey chey...i'm sad i'm not there right now to bring u up along the right track!!! ;p

@sneyyhaaa: hehe! thanks gal! glad to see u were 'chammified' too..was really tuff to grasp it yaar..and she kept lookin at me as if i were mentally-retarded!

Amogh said...

hey Stan.. glad you are having a good time :)

stan_da_man said...

@amogh: thanx gal! but its usual working hours/day as well..i know it dusnt seen dat way from wat i wrote, but yeah, i gotta work as well! :)

R.Shriram said...

nice post "dud"

faaheer.... was fun

much fun came

Kevy said...

This is about the first pic "A walk to remember ..." Is that place Richmond, VA?

mintu said...

stunney boy... enjoyin out thr ??

Anonymous said...

Ok, i don't know if you read ur comments. But here's a tip from a veteran fast food eatin, beer sippin, junkie of a cousin. Burger King burgers ain't worth a shit. u want real juicy burgers, try either Fuddruckers, Outback, or Longhorns. That's the way a burger should taste. try it topped with bacon and bbq sauce. what kind of 'stone cold's ' drink are you gulping? Hope it's not the Rocky Mountain Goat piss (Coors). You still in room 105? Been trying to call you for a fw days. Later Bro.

stan_da_man said...

@kevy: its aint dat..but dis place is close. Rockville Maryland.

@mintu: sorry..manasalaayilla...who r u?? :))

@bichachen: ahaaaa!!! veteran eh?? ok..nice advice, will try out those burgers...yea i wasnt here for a few days..went to NYC!!! haha!! will blog abt it! Laterrrrrrrr.......

stan_da_man said...

@shriram: haha! fun alright dude! hope u doin fine buddy!! take care!

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀
酒店經紀