Month: June 2016

SUNDAY 83

Place: 30922, The Linq, Las Vegas
Time: 5:55
Week 36

Sunday post on Monday as I was out partying yesterday.

My vacation in the US had been amazing so far. I came to Vegas on Friday night and the last 50 hours have been a whirlwind. Just yesterday morning I went to sleep with the scent of perfume still stuck to my cheeks.

The one mistake I did was to drink to much on Friday night. Ended up having a raging hangover on Saturday.

The flight to US was good. The journey was not very tiring even though I couldn’t get much sleep. Spent the Thursday roaming around the Chicago downtown. It was a great experience.

Will start back to Chicago tomorrow morning. Need to plan for what I want to do for the next few days

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U.S Trip Memoir

A trip spanning 22 days that somehow just happened. I din’t plan a lot for this trip. I just went with the flow.

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Meeting the Hyd guys before the flight. Madam liked this t-shirt. Can’t seem to find it now.

The flight to the US, though tiring, went smooth. Met a nice chick in the flight to Dubai and spend some time chatting up. Saw Bramhi in the flight!.The lady at the port of entry grilled me a little bit but allowed entry. Bro was there to pick me up.

Spent the first couple of days just walking around and relaxing in the house. I still hadn’t got used to the new atmosphere yet. Managed the jet lag well enough.

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Bro’s neighborhood. Spent a little time just walking around in the mornings.

On the night of the 22nd, we celebrated bro’s birthday.

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Chikki and her BF brought the cake. Spent some quality family time just chatting up.

On the 23rd, I set out for my first visit to a U.S city downtown. I walked around till I was dead tired and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The boat tour and the skydeck ledge were the highlights.

 

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The trump tower actually looks pretty good here

 

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Worth the 1 hour wait in the line?  Definitely

Did some shopping on the 24th with Vadina. Did not go to downtown as I had to plane to catch to Vegas in the evening. Bought the dress for madam. I haven’t given it to her yet.

Vegas was super fun. Had a great time on Friday night just getting loaded up with alcohol. Got wasted on the streets of Vegas. I barely remember how I got to the hotel.

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Super cool pic but I am feeling horrible inside. Bad Bad Hangover.

 

Had a tough 12 hours on Saturday morning dealing with the Hangover. Decided to just puke out whatever was in my stomach at around 4 PM. Got some sleep after that and felt so much better. I was ready for the bachelor party!

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This pub crawl was one of the most fun memories of my US trip. We set the streets on fire!

They say new experiences help people grow and understand the world better. I had plenty of new experiences during the night. I think I managed to surprise even myself a little.By the time I came out of Hustler in the morning, I was a changed man.

Sunday was less eventful but still plenty fun. Visited my first casino and did gambling for the first time. Kept a MGM Grand chip as a souvenir. Made a profit of 10$. 110$ considering that Marella had lent me the money to gamble in the first place. Made up for the money I spent in the strip clubs. Went to the hotel pool party from the casino. We arrived a little late so most of the fun part was over. We still managed to have some fun.

Spent the monday at Pandi’s house.  Didn’t do much on Monday as everyone was working at it was crazy house outside. Didn’t get to do the Grand Canyon trip. Maybe next time.

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Mr. Deep was so much fun. Had a good time catching up with Mr. Aditya.

Returned to Chicago on the evening of the 28th and just took rest. After all my Vegas adventures, it was much needed. I don’t remember what I did on the 29th. I wanted to go to downtown again but the forecast was of thunderstorms so I stayed put in the house and spent time chatting with Vadina.

Downtown trip No.2 on the 30th. Had a great time again. Visited the millennium park, the Shedd aquarium, the navy pier and ended the day shopping at Michigan avenue. Bought the mac stick for madam. Looked for watches too but didn’t find anything good in my budget.

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Was this during the day? Or in the evening? Don’t care. Its a great pic.

 

We were to leave for Detroit on the evening of the 1st. In the morning, me and Vadina went out shopping to Oakbrook mall. We had lunch there and spent a lot of time just walking around. Bro came to the mall in the evening and we started to Detroit at 6.00 PM. It was to be my first road trip in the US. We reached Detroit late in the night.

On the 2nd, me bro and bava visited Cedar point. It was my first trip to an amusement park and it was a lot of fun. I had never been on a roller coaster. By the end of the evening, we had done about 10. Mercifully, it wasn’t very hot on the day. We returned home by 10 in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 82

Time: 10:48
Place: Vidyanagar
Week 35

Came to Hyderabad on thursday. I was not sure about how to manage the work during this week. It was very difficult, specially yesterday, as I had to sit and do patching till 1 am in the night. But I managed somehow.

Completed the web check-in. Have got the seats allotted. Need to go to Uppal and get the stuff from there picked up. Need to do the packing too. I am exited about this trip.

I will probably start from home at around 12:30 am in the night. Might take an hour to reach airport. 2 hours to do check-in from there. Flight at 4:00 am. Need to rest well today as I wont have any sleep tonight.

I am planning to write a travel log for this trip. Lets see how it goes.

SUNDAY 81

Time: 9:24
Place: 005, Devi Residency
Week 34

Sunday post on Monday cause I was out having a good time with Madam yesterday.

As of this moment I don’t have any doubts about my decision to get married to Madam. Every time I touched her yesterday, my hesitations seem to disappear slowly. I took a few liberties, which she didn’t seem to mind at all, and it seemed so right. I spent 12 hours with her and the time seemed to fly. My attraction to her has definitely increased.

I have been a little hesitant these few weeks. Maybe not consciously but still. She seemed to get it and got frustrated on Saturday when our plan to go to Nandi Hills on Sunday did not work out. She came to meet me determined to find out if I was in fact interested. I guess it was a question both of us wanted answered. I cleared our doubts by the end of the day when we parted with a peck on our cheeks.

I managed to get the complete picture of madam’s families financial status. I have been okay about it from the beginning but I feel more comfortable now.

Cleared the SQL Fundamentals exam on Saturday. Feel proud of my effort. I am an OCA now. Don’t have the time to take the OCP exam this week so I postponed the exam to next week. Need to have appraisal discussion with Chaman this week before I leave. Worked on migrations last week. Was a good learning. With SSC work moving out, I need to learn the migration skill set if I want to have work in Oracle.

SUNDAY 80

Time: 16:27
Place: 005, Devi ResidencyWeek 33

Good Week.

The folks met Madam yesterday. Earlier in the day I took her out to  lunch and then to a movie. We had an okayish time. Madam is inherently not very talkative. I had to search for things to talk about. We weren’t exactly having comfortable silences. I have a feeling I am trying too hard to make this work. I have come to like her as a person. I still don’t feel the physical attraction though. Hopefully that will come with time.

I was very well behaved yesterday. She was very impressed. I seem to be making the right noises and doing the right things so I am building up a good image in her mind and hopefully heart. Is that enough? Knowing love and feeling love are two very different things. If she comes to love me as a person then I will know her love. I will not be in love with her. Will it suffice?

Isn’t it good enough to have a partner you like and respect who loves you?

This is a question I will let my future self answer.

The folks liked her. Mr. Puri mentioned that she doesn’t quite look in real life what she looked in the picture. Which are my sentiments from the beginning. There is nothing I can do about it. Anyway it was my treat yesterday and we had a good time. Cost me quite a lot too. Now that that is over with, we can move onto other things.

I had the SQL fundamentals certification to do this week but I pushed it out. I could not prepare adequately. Mr. C has asked me to do a migration next week. Should be interesting.

Gym subscription ended last week. I started going to the office gym this week. Its not the best situation but its okay. I will do the long run tomorrow.