Bangalore Day 2 Part B

Lunch was served at the canteen. Vegetarian Indian food. Taste very good. I kind of liked it. And it was not too spicy and didn’t cause me to go to the toilet right away, so that was good.

I had another long meeting during the afternoon, and at the end of the day (7:30pm) the driver took me to the Central Park Hotel again. Now I know it was not the driver yesterday who was crazy. It was just how they have to drive. Every driver would drive on the wrong side of the road, flash their head light 15 times per minute, just to survive on the road. Compared to that drivers in Taiwan and Shenzhen are extremely patient and polite.

Then I am at the newly-renovated hotel lobby. The reception guy recognized me and gave the same welcome as yesterday assuring to me that the room is ok. After filling in some forms, he tried to find the key reserved for me. And it was not there. Then he found out that the room originally assigned to me was taken by his colleagues standing next to him. He looked as if big shxt has happened, and search for another key and gave the key to me reluctantly. I was alarmed and asked if the room would be ok or not. He said it would be the deluxe room.

And now, I am in that “deluxe room” by myself. It is old, very old. It has one mosquito flying around (but I killed it right away). The water came out from the tap is yellow. And best of all, the towels are a bit dirty. Lucky that I brought my own towel this time, which I never did before. My conclusion is, if the towel is dirty, then I guess renovation doesn’t really help. Even if I would get the newer room, I would still get the same kind of towel at the end. So I am even. I am fine now. I shall log out the modem and go to dinner downstairs and leave things behind. God Bless

Bangalore Day 2 Part A

I could not sleep too well in the hotel last night, but still managed to wake up only just in time. I had a quick shower and packed up as quick as I could, so that I could check out with my luggage with me. I went down and hope that the crazy driver would be there waiting for me already. Didn’t see him. So I waited. And waited. I spent time studying the little shop at the opposite side of the street. And waited. And I spent time (and guts) having a “breakfast at the “cafe” in the hotel. And waited.

Finally after an hour no one showed up at the door. I would not blame him. Who knew I would change to another hotel at the middle of the night? At the end I paid for my own taxi from the hotel, and 15 minutes later I am in the office building, finally.

Thijs welcomed me warmly at the door and introduced me to the whole floor. I was surprised to see so many people are working for the division, as I always had the impression that we do not have enough resources.

Then my long day started with meeting with the software team. It was a bit annoying as I could not connect to the network. They said it was the shortage of IP. I guess I have to come in earlier tomorrow morning to fight for my IP