Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fitting In

This past weekend has been eventful. If I haven’t already mentioned to you that Indians are super friendly and nice, let me repeat that Indians are super friendly and nice. I met up with a friend of a friend, C who took me to a local pub call Tavern on the Inn , popular hangout for her crazy party friends. When I entered, I had flashback of pubs in Kuala Lumpur where Uncle Mong used to bring my cousins and I while we were 12 years old. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my cameras with me that night, so I couldn’t take pictures. C mentioned that Tavern is pretty “hidden”, so it hasn’t been raided for serving alcohol until midnight. (Bangalore law forbids serving of alcohol beverages after 11pm, so pretty much every pub/club are closed by 11:30pm)

The following day, a super nice coworker volunteered to give me a grand tour of Bangalore. We were stuck in traffic for about 15 minutes and then he was summoned to fix some server issue at the “company”. So, he left me in the Koramangla neighborhood, alone. I took a deep breath and started walking.

Bangalore is not as intimidating as I thought. Now if I could only build up the courage to ride on one of the auto rickshaws, I’ll fit right in.

To finish up the weekend, I attended a wedding reception. As expected, it was filled with colorful sarees and Bollywood music.


Fred Lu said...

The only fear to have is that they will kidnap you...
Hmmm, that probably didn't help the situation.

Sanjay said...

Candice !!!! You seem to be having more fun in India than I ever did.. Hope you are well !

Sanjay ( my friends Ken and Susan are moving to Chennai and will be getting in touch with you )