Thursday, September 29, 2005

My Chennai


My entrepreneur friend plans to open 3 offices (Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai) simultaneously. Think big! ;o) Heading for Chennai to hire people... My motto in India: Don’t miss any opportunity. If necessary, invite yourself!

A few hours by train. Half sleepy when we reached there. Uncle, aunt, cousin and grandmother waiting for us. All of them speak English, except the grandmother whom sweetness fully compensates for the limited possible communication in English.

Tests, interviews, lunch, beach, restaurant, beach again. Time flying… A bit lazy today… Check my friend s blog to have more information ;o) Haven’t spent enough time with the relatives. Will catch up the next day…

Planned to sleep til noon… Badly need it. Really? They all came to “my” room, one by one. ;o) Gave up. Had breakfast. And went on the roof… to study! Read again… Study! ;o) Exam next week. Might be time to find out what is the course about. Sun shining… Incredibly high productivity.

Lunch time. More and more (good!) food. Went with my friend to fire one of his business partners. Read: “ending up a relationship” ;o) Then, roamed around in the city trying to find Indian clothes and (wedding?) ring… Back home. Went to the uncle’s pharmacy and aunt’s small clinic. Impressive… But felt a bit uncomfortable in front of the patients.

Time to leave already. Feel privileged. So far, had the chance to spend some time in 3 families. Indian hospitality is well-founded. Had a great time…


2 comments:

sarah said...

sympa d'aller ds les familles. perso, ca m'intimiderait un peu... enjoy!

erasmus-in-india said...

Le plus intimidant reste à venir... rencontrer les parents du copain! D'apres ce que j'ai compris, ce sera chambre à part et dodo à 7h. et bonne nouvelle, sa soeur a accepté de m'apprendre à cuisiner indien. Le tout en Hindi ;)