Thursday, August 05, 2010

What’s up?

It’s been a long time since I visited my own blog. Talk about priorities. So much has happened ever since the last time, I keep penning down snippets of thoughts till my mind wanders off to the next thing.

So what’s been happening? A lot actually.

I miss Kolkata. But not as much as I miss the home cooked food. The biryani ma made for my farewell lunch was awesome.

I miss watching Indian Idol 5 live. It was something to wait in anticipation for Mondays and Tuesdays. Now I just update myself watching it online.

Germany is a very efficient country. If there is a place I would like to work in, it could be Germany.

Europe is all about nice castles and palaces, trains and trams, cobbled streets and nice little shops. US doesn’t seem as visually appealing to me as it used to ever since I left Europe.

My obsession with my favorite movie “Before Sunrise” led me to plan a trip to Vienna where the movie was shot. I wasn’t disappointed. Vienna lived up to my expectations, and more.

My other obsession with Mills & Boon, and those tall, dark hunks led me to plan another trip to Italy. Italian men look as handsome as I always thought they would, and Italian women are the best dressed and good looking women I have seen. Italy seemed like the fashion capital.

Prague was beautiful, just wish it wasn’t that hot there.

I am sporting a nicely developed tan as a gift from my Eurotrip that will take me years to get rid of.

A little accident on the streets of Sicily, I tore my ligament and am in bandages and crutches. Not that it has stopped me from doing anything, but the bandage needs to be there for 6 more weeks.

Which is why I am not driving from the western coast of the US to the eastern coast anymore. My big plans of the 3,000 mile road trip I had planned for this summer goes down the drain. Sob sob !!

I am in the US now. I entered the US in a wheelchair. Which also meant minimum security questioning for me, and minimal waiting in queues. The services and assistance provided by Lufthansa impressed me.

I am slowly catching up on emails and posts, but am spending most of my time figuring out how to ship my car and stuff, preparing myself for school that starts in 3 weeks, and meeting friends in Seattle. I never thought I would make so many acquaintances here, but for the next few days, my lunch, dinner and evening schedules look full.

Lastly, I just turned a year older a few hours ago. As a kid, you wait in anticipation for your birthday, waking up and meeting all your friends in school, your friends wishing you, your teachers being nice to you. Your perspectives change as you get older. For me, the people who mattered to me and who I mattered to were all there, personally or in spirit.

It’s time to plan the move again, but will catch up soon.



Anonymous said...

Hey Wish you a very happy bday!..I am a regular reader of this blog but never commented on it...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your trip !! I am glad Europe left a good impression on you.

Get well soon with your ligament !!

Anonymous said...

btw .. following my previous comment ... I am quite curious to hear from you .. what did you learn from this trip or what changes has it brought about in your life ? !!

Anonymous said...

I live and work in Germany (I'm Indian). Been here for the last 2 years away from home and living by myself (no roommates etc.)

And I can safely say the work ethics and work culture in Germany is by far the most professional and efficient I've seen. I love working here, and I hope you too get to someday.

Rakhi said...

Belated birthday wishes girl!
And hope you get well soon. The Europe tour went swimmingly I can see. :)

FirstRayOfSun said...

Hi Sunshine,

Wish you a very happy birthday!


Arpita said...

Good that you are back and wish you a happy birthday! Hope you have a great year ahead :)

illusionaire said...

awwwwwww.... hugs sunshine. How did the accident happen in Sicily? Was it an "organized crime" related? Pissed off some old don? :D

But hey, look at the bright side. At least you did a lot before this happened. Will we be seeing any photo updates of this trip?

And yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY! I think it's still Aug 5th over there, so no belated wish from this side. Hope you had a great time! :)

rt said...

happy Birthday!!
Was waiting for u to land safely..which u did though with a little wear and tear :)
in a way its gud as will read more posts from u ;)(sorry abt being sadistic)

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Anonymous said...

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sparrow said...

Hey have been reading ur posts; but guess have never commented.

Well i love travelling too; and was planning a Europe trip all by would be great if u can let me know the details of ur itinerary.

Email id:

And yea I like ur writings; keep writing. Good luck.