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Old 17th June 2010, 13:15   #151
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Star, it has been a wonderful experience reading this travelogue. In fact, I felt related to the story most of the time.

BTW, I was ROTFL at the concluding zoo zoo picture.
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Old 17th June 2010, 16:14   #152
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your thread is becoming like kuch khatta and bahut kuch meetha!
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Small correction. It's not 6 voters. It's seven including me.
Thanks MX6 for the reading, commenting, rating.
If the thread would have been Bahut Khatta and kuch kuch meetha then fewer people would read it, personally i would have lesser motivation to write it as well.

The Khatta things in between imporve our appetite for good things in life.

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What a great read... It brought nostalgic memories of my years in Kundapur and Manipal during the early 80s. Thanks again.
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star, i like the narration and pictures you get to support it. esp, the zoo zoo!!! superb.
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@star,
thanks for this thread.
As someone already mentioned, this story relates more or less to everyone.

Thanks very much VLOT, Mahesh, Ashishbhau


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Hei Star, would have been happier if it hadn't ended and continued for ever. But i guess all good things has to end somewhere.

a mail which I have recently read came to my ind. Though it may not be related, thought of sharing with you and others.
Hi Arindam, that is gem of mail forward, very relevent in current times.
Imaging over 65% of India's poppulation being <35 years of age, full of energy, full of aspiration and fully engaged in their own lives. The Elderly people who does not have any social security, old age supprot etc solely dependent on their children to take care of them.

You summerized it perfectly, the elderly people are like children, they need the same care and affection what we accord to our children.

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Star, it has been a wonderful experience reading this travelogue. In fact, I felt related to the story most of the time.

BTW, I was ROTFL at the concluding zoo zoo picture.
Thanks Pulser56 for reading, commenting and feeling related to the story.
Now i begin to feel that there are several of my relatives on this forum.
We are a great Indian on-line family any way.


In my acknowledgments, i forgot to mention T-BHP for providing this wonderful platform for all of to us share, learn and get entertained.
I find this a great way to express my thoughts.
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Old 17th June 2010, 17:11   #153
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The mail, when I read first, almost brought tears to my eyes.

Happy to know you guys liked it.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 09:11   #154
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Today morning in the news paper one story drew my attention.

One country (other than India) which is still very fussy about rituals is Japan.
I am told there are traditions and rituals to be followed for every other thing.

The reason the story attracted my attention was divorces in traditional Japan are on the rise.. It seems people are trying to make the bitter experience of a divorce much more acceptable by having a celebration

Story of a Barbeque Summer : Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha.-japanese-divorce-rituals.jpg

Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha...
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I received a joke forward. i decide to become bit more imaginative and either myself playing the role of the MAN here or my wife playing the role of WOMAN here..

I could not resist it posting it in this thread...

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Several forced bachelor men (or so called MBAs) are in the locker room of a golf club. A mobile phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen.

MAN: 'Hello'

WOMAN: 'Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?'

MAN: 'Yes'

WOMAN: 'I am at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $2, 000. Is it OK if I buy it?'

MAN: 'Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.'

WOMAN: 'I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new Models. I saw one I really liked.'

MAN: 'How much?'

WOMAN: ' $ 90,000'

MAN: 'OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.'

WOMAN: 'Great! Oh, and one more thing...the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They're asking $ 980,000'

MAN: 'Well, then go ahead and give them an offer of $ 900,000. They will probably take it. If not, we can go the extra 80 thousand if it's really a pretty good deal.'

WOMAN: 'OK. I'll see you later! I love you so much!'

MAN: 'Bye! I love you, too.'

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths agape.

He turns and asks: 'Anyone know who this phone belongs to?
Title of this Joke was ... The Perfect Husband

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I received a joke forward. i decide to become bit more imaginative and either myself playing the role of the MAN here or my wife playing the role of WOMAN here..

I could not resist it posting it in this thread...



Title of this Joke was ... The Perfect Husband
Good one star, i literally laughed .
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Hillarious!!!
Had a hearty laugh.

EDIT: Forwarded to wife.

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i decide to become bit more imaginative and either myself playing the role of the MAN here

Title of this Joke was ... The Perfect Husband
Good one!! but the figures are in american dollar, any connection???

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i literally laughed .
how????:



No offense.
My comments are in line with the joke.

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Good one!! but the figures are in american dollar, any connection???
Ashish bhau,

Eka puneri baykola patavta, patavta atta daha varsha ghalavle.
Ameriki connection judvaiya, akkha aayushya purnaar nahi.
tyamule, fakta puneri konnection pureshi aahe.



EDIT : before mods delete the post as absurd.. let me translate it into english (from marathi) as below.

i spent 10 years trying live with a girl from Pune
if i have to establish an american connection, probably i would need a life time
hence currently Pune connection is enough

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Good one!! but the figures are in american dollar, any connection???



how????:



No offense.
My comments are in line with the joke.
Rajababu sir, laughed like . I'll not give you another opportunity to pull my leg posting my snap .
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I found this joke posted in the Joke Thread by SS-Traveller (Thanks SS da)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post1962860 (The Official Joke thread)

I thought of attending this class during the next year's summer MBA period.

Training Courses for Men and Women during the Summer MBA course

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CLASSES FOR WOMEN....

Training courses are now available for women on the following subjects:

Topic 1. Silence, the Final Frontier: Where No Woman Has Gone Before
Topic 2. The Undiscovered Side of Banking: Making Deposits
Topic 3. Parties: Going Without New Outfits
Topic 4. Bathroom Etiquette: Men Need Space in the Bathroom Cabinet Too
Topic 5. Communication Skills : Tears - The Last Resort, not the First
Topic 6. Communication Skills II: Getting What you Want Without Nagging
Topic 7. Driving a Car Safely: A Skill You CAN Acquire
Topic 8. Telephone Skills: How to Hang Up
Topic 9. Classic Footwear: Wearing Shoes You Already Have
Topic 10. Oil and Petrol: Your Car Needs Both

NEW EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN !!! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty of their contents, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants each.

Topic 1. How to fill ice-cube trays: Step by step with slide presentation.
Topic 2. Toilet paper rolls: do they grow on the holders?: Round-table discussion.
Topic 3. Differences between the laundry basket and the floor: Pictures and explanatory graphics.
Topic 4. Learning how to find things, starting with looking in the right place instead ofturning the house upside down while screaming. Open forum.
Topic 5. Health watch: bringing her flowers is not harmful to your health: Graphics and audio tape.
Topic 6. Real men ask for directions when lost: Real-life testimonials.
Topic 7. Is it genetically impossible to sit quietly as she parallel parks?: Driving simulation.
Topic 8. Learning to live: basic differences between mother and wife : Online class and role playing.
Topic 9. How to be the ideal shopping companion: Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques.
Topic 10. How to fight cerebral atrophy: remembering birthdays, anniversaries, other important dates and calling when you're going to be late : Cerebral shock therapy sessions
My apologies for reposting it here, but i thought this is very relevent in this thread. I hope MODs won't penalize me.

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Topic 8: telephone skills. Boy I'm peeved seeing women talk on mobile and walking nonchalantly. This evening I was driving home, crossing the gates to my apartment. Smack in front is a 20 something on her mobile. She took all the ages to move across the gates locked to the conversation that I finally got peeved and sounded the horn. Had to break a record I'm creating for honk free driving (over months now).
She turns around not shocked or apologetic, but glowering like a menacing tigress.
This put me off seriously. I lower my windows and politely tell her, "Go home and speak". And drive away towards my parking spot.
I can forgive a person for talking on the mobile oblivious to the thought that a vehicle over a tonne is inching behind her / him with headlights on waiting for them to move. But not someone who glowers back at you when you honk as a last resort. Kuch Khatta, kuch meetha and kuch theeka bhi!
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Don't worry about mods on forum but mods at home!!!
Have you got penalty khatti or meethi?
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StarVegadbond:

Thanks for sharing ur thoughts and stories. The last 1 hours, for a change, i havent swapped between windows! I was truely parked here.

Some thoughts of mine wrt this log of urs:

1. I am sure your stay at Taiwan was pretty enjoyable. With my frequent travels abroad, i have realised that, when i travel to US, i miss my home, my loved ones so very much. That feeling of being 25k Kms away keeps pondering. The culture or the lack of it play on u.
But, when i have travelled to SouthEast Asia, i remain more relaxed, and not worry too much about home. When i think about it, it has something to do with how far i am from home (presently at Hanoi, Vietnam) and more to do with the fact that it is Asia. I find Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city) just amazing, enchanting and very asian. I am sure u felt the same in Taiwan.

2. I was not aware that one can climb up the light house at kapu. I have spent quite a few hours in the shade of the tower during my numerous karaavali visits. Thanks for sharing about the same. I will surely visit it AGAIN, to climb to the top!

3. The Jayapura - Baalehonnur - Aldur - CHK route is amazing to drive. Not very fast, but winding, green as heaven (thought of saying hell ). I dont miss the Bhadra Coffee shop to have bread omlette sitting in a estate. Its amazing.

4. Talking about roaming/bsc-handoffs, were u on msc/ims or RAN? I could bother you with a few common topics

Again, fine thread!
Thnx
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Topic 8: telephone skills. Boy I'm peeved seeing women talk on mobile and walking nonchalantly.
Reminds me of the new advertisement by micromax mobile.
the guy (and not a gal) is texting on the phone and jumps of the floor.

i don't think talking on the phone is a gender specific dis-order.

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StarVegadbond:

Thanks for sharing ur thoughts and stories. The last 1 hours, for a change, i havent swapped between windows! I was truely parked here.

Some thoughts of mine wrt this log of urs:

1. I am sure your stay at Taiwan was pretty enjoyable.
...
I am sure u felt the same in Taiwan.
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3. The Jayapura - Baalehonnur - Aldur - CHK route is amazing to drive. Not very fast, but winding, green as heaven (thought of saying hell ). I dont miss the Bhadra Coffee shop to have bread omlette sitting in a estate. Its amazing.

4. Talking about roaming/bsc-handoffs, were u on msc/ims or RAN? I could bother you with a few common topics
Hi Pramod, thanks for your kind words of appreciation.

Speaking about Taiwan, one more business trip is starting tonight.

I happen to see a coffee shop on the way but did not stop as it was raining. May be next time.

Speaking of Technical things, Field trials are typically a standard process.
most of the things are already tested by R&D teams. these were some specific use cases that needed testing by customer including some application testing in real life use case.

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Don't worry about mods on forum but mods at home!!!
Have you got penalty khatti or meethi?
Here is the picture which is taken after the penalty has been paid.

Ulta-Pulta (yours truly) with Khatta-Meetha (the better half)
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i am not sure after reading this log, i will ever get my summer MBA repeat course again...let me see.

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