Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Another Diwali has come and gone. Could not go to mumbai, haven''t been there for diwali in 6 years. The japanese study has gone nowhere. This blog sounds like a personal diary. Thinking of starting another one to rant about politics in India. Think it might be interesting to note "Breaking News" that loses steam in 3 hours or so.
Still waiting to register the car and get my driver's license. It would have been nice if I could have blogged about this entire process, but procrastination is always the enemy. Getting ready for the hospital trip next month. Hope all goes well.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another regular weekend

Nothing much happening these days. Spent another weekend at home, setting up the new apartment. Lots of work to be done, but too lazy to do anything. The Japanese lessons are not going anywhere, need to pick up if I am to give the exams in december.
Was out to the research center in Hyderabad to say farewell to one of the wifey's friends who is leaving for Japan. Hence the sudden urgency to learn japanese. Let's hope i finsh the alphabet and Kanji by the end of this month. Then to get on with the vocabulary.
This blog seems to be turning into nothing more than a personal diary. Need to take a new direction and start one which is more general in scope. Will try harder.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nihongo @ Microsoft

Had a visit to the Microsoft campus in Hyderabad today. We were invited by a couple who Minako met throught the online japanese community site in Hyderabad. The campus is unbelievably huge, money has clearly been well spent. It's got a football field, basket ball court and a cricket pitch amongst other things.Even the canteen has a subway sandwich kiosk.
Most of the conversation was in Japanese, and although the wife was happy, I was a bit embarassed at not being able to speak much. Need to put some effort in learning the language, it's long overdue.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fresh Start

I am hopeless at blogging. I have been off from it for the past 2 months because of being cut off from the internet. And then I have been procrastinating.
I have had such great stories from the past 2 months, it's a shame I haven't been writing them down.
I moved from Japan to India. Specifically, I moved from Tokyo to Hyderabad. With a pit stop in Mumbai. And my then girlfriend, now wife has arrived in India.
It's been a ride since we both moved in to our new house in one of the I.T colonies coming up around hyderabad. Even the daily commute to office brings up lots of stories.
Will try to update more often, these are the kind of stories that are perfect for friday nights with friends !!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Been a bit lazy in the past few months to blog. But lot has been happening around me. Will try to keep this space more updated.

Friday, April 09, 2010

7 weeks to go

Life in japan is coming to an end. Atleast for now. Returning to India after 4 years. It's been a great ride, but all good things come to an end. The reality will set in only after a few weeks in India. Or maybe a few days.
The work situation should start easing up soon, with handovers already in progress. Planning to do the packing up process after coming back from Taiwan.
Another birthday coming up next week, trying not to think about age.
Exciting times ahead !!!

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Location:2丁目,Chiyoda Ward,Japan

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Enjoying the local cuisine and national beer at minako's village. It's hardly a village with it's supermarket, DVD rental shop and even bowling center !!! More of a small town. Minako says she used to go bowling all the time in her summer vacations as there is nothing else to do at this place. Waiting for her to visit my village to show her what a real village is.
Had a wonderful meal yesterday with tai fish, kaiseki ryori. Some tempura, sashimi and sukiyaki thrown in as well. Wisited konpira San fir some temple gazing. Heading to matsuyama castle and dogo onsen tomorrow.
Nice to have a long weekend off. Been working most weekends since the start of 2010 to finish off this project. All ready to visit Taiwan next month, got a birthday in between and a go live coming up next week. Exciting times ahead !!!

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Location:Niihama City,Japan

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines day

How corny does it get when you end up seeing a movie named valentines day on valentines day. But had no time to argue with the better half. Been caught up with this project since the beginning of this year, no end in sight.
Minako and I went to this Italian restaurant on Azabu Juban shoten gai for some pizza and fried mushrooms. A bit in the expensive side, but worth it. And it's valentines day, plus I've Bern working weekends, so not complaining at all. Hope to have more breaks like this.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tokyo and me

I am sitting at an Indian restaurant sipping kingfisher and getting nostalgic. It's not that bad to just pop out for a beer all by yourself . You do not have to listen to anyone for a change.
And I am wondering about what has changed in the past 3 years or so. When I came here, I was still in my twenties, with a lot of debt, and too many thoughts. The debt is gone , the worries remain, but I've learnt to live with it now. Being the ever pessimistic kind, I still worry that all this will be over soon and I might be struggling again. But I've learnt to enjoy the moment.
Not that things are perfect right now, but age brings the sullen realization that they never will be.
Japan has made me learn to enjoy the moment, rather than worrying it will slip away. Something that years of struggling had made me forget .
And I will always be grateful for that . And for Minako. I am just lucky to have her.

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Inglourious basterds

Quentin Tarantino gets this one right for atleast a few scenes. The scene at the bar is a classic, i am sure I am going end up watching it millions of times.
But the first viewing will always be the best, when you do not know what happens next .

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