like the title goes, at last some sunshine in ma career. I was chosen to temp on a new project out of sri lanka. so this is goin to be ma 1st one outta here on Business. though ma company flew me on a economy class, still there is nothin for me to complain as this a free ticket for me to go see ma aunt n so forth. not to get any hopes high, im sitting in our trivandrum office(India). just a 45 mins air trip office. how is it.. well atleast somethin away from sri lanka. was expecting a lot of work and anticipation of what the project is going to be.. mind you the company didnt have any idea of what the project was, well it happens as usual and time they give u to get ready to fly just under or 2 max, thts it, u better be sh** ready always. hehe.
leaving this at that. as i landed in a place where they/me dont know each other mother tongue. remotely language they partially understand is english, by this i mean the locals at the airport n stuff. before i get out of the airport, security dic* f**k wanted the tear off slip which another custom officer took it as i was carrying ma lappie with me. the sec crap just wanted me to stop n not move a inch even after telling him his senior took my slip. had to shout into his ear to make him understand. getting out the airport, luckily ma office had rememberd to send a pick up guy, waited for him to bring the car, 6/7 locals stalked me in local language if want a taxi, if im selling liquor(thts after seeing me with 3 bottles in hand, P.S they are having the buy two get one free on most, dont know about arrival though, btw its for my uncle) so shrugging off ma shoulder n saying NO, just took 30 secs for the car to come n they have already made a good impression. not my first time to say, being a born indian i travel atleast once a yr to see ma native ppl(aunts.. so on)
Dropped into ma spacious apartment, double bed(;-) anyone got cute ideas) n cable :D n get left to office. nearly dozed off in the car, too tired i'd say been runnin around the couple of days and only 3 hrs of sleep before the flight. so tried to break. the office is nothin like i expected or the ppl wrent expecting me. a afro haired asian with a thick brit/amer accent and with a peircing. hehe so there is alot of turn heads n stare. nothin but a smile from me. ma project lead is some wht comes upto ma level of interaction. so gettin to know a few ppl and hopefully alot more. best of all i've got ma own cabin, and its the head of asia's cabin :-D sometimes its royal treatment when ur from another country and on business. hehe so thts now, did a lil bit of work, working from scratch bottom base square 1 but the proj shud have been up n running ystday. just another day in the client servicing(bending over and asking if they want whip cream/wax/oil/wht else for pleasure) sorry ma bad. thts one way of seeing it. tryin not to fall asleep, waiting for a client call. so i can wrap things up and get somethin to eat n go back to ma aprt n get some sleep...
untill i hit the keyboard again.. adios n leave ur commment experience on travel for business n nt pleasure, lets keep tht a secret for now.. ;-) hehe
P.S there wre only 27 passengers for the flight.. :D heheh record i'd say when it comes to destination, when year before last i was routed on another plane cos of overbooking.. dammmmheheh
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