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May 29, 2002 21:08 # 3681

ReallyCoolDude *** smiles...

Ready to fly...

/me feeling very happy!

I got my tickets just now, change of plans, I am flying within 21 hours from now (leaving home at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning - thursday), going via Chicago/London/Bombay to Bangalore, India. Will be reaching home on Saturday morning, so a long long flight ahead...but am so excited, and looking forward to meet my daughter for the first time! Just can not wait to hold her in my arms!

I might not be able to access NAO from India on a regular basis, might be just able to log in once a day.

Flying on British Airways for the first time, no idea how the britons fly, or how their service is, god save me! (not that I believe in god, but who else does one turn to in the hour of need?)

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.

May 30, 2002 18:45 # 3702

Orchid *** throws in her two cents...

I want to fly away...

British Airways? Hmm, quite averaged. Expect nothing special. Then you should have booked a Swiss flight :-D

Good vacation anyway! :-)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

This post was edited by Orchid on May 30, 2002.

May 30, 2002 21:01 # 3714

null *** tells about...

BA...

There's some strange stories about & around BA. :-)

Once we went to Scotland for two weeks. Chosen means of transport was a couple of BA jets (rumour: BA stands for "Broken Aeroplanes"). Needless to say the food was eatable exactly one time, when we departed from Zurich and the kitchen was filled with Swiss food. :-)
On our way back we had to change planes at London. We got our boarding cards, entered the plane and then nothing happened for about an hour. Then the pilot told us something about technical problems, and after an another 30 minutes ("does it smell like smoke in here?" - "maybe it's a bomb") we had to get back to the waiting room until they could get another plane. The waiting room had a wonderful panorama view on some runways, so we kept looking for our new plane.
At that time we didn't know that there was some kind of parking space for museum planes or something. Anyways, you should have seen the look on our faces when suddenly a tiny prop plane with stuttering motors came in to land! Two of the flight attendands were even nice enough to discuss about the "low quality of replacement planes". As a result people almost pulled down the waiting room before 'our' jet arrived.

"*sigh* Some men are really hard to manipulate!" - Orchid

This post was edited by null on May 30, 2002.

Jun 09, 2002 20:26 # 3827

ReallyCoolDude *** replies...

I am back

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Yes, I am back.

Orchid, get ready to read some looong posts :D

A little tired though, the return flight was a torture! We flew via pacific, and we landed at home after spending close to 48 hours in flight! Kriti is crying since the moment she landed in Houston, but was surprisingly very quiet during all the 5 flights that we changed during the journey. We also had an 11 hour break-journey in Singapore, met a friend there, and visited a few places in Singapore.

Kriti went to sleep just now, after a lot of effort from both the mom and me, it was a very hectic flight for the 2 month old, I mean both myself and my wife are totally exhausted, I cannot imagine how she would be feeling after this arduous trip!

I had barely recovered from the jet-lag while I was in India - on the 6th day of the trip, I got used to the Indian Standard Time, only to catch the next flight for US, and now I am feeling jet-lagged already. Got to take some rest, so more later...

p.s. the trip was worth it, cleared a lot of misunderstandings with my parents, the first 3 days were real tough, but the next 3 days were really cool, they even arranged a naming ceremony for Kriti and accepted the name, and arranged a grand function, and were very happy to see her. (And my mom said that she wont come to US now (as expected)).

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.

Jun 10, 2002 06:11 # 3830

Jaz *** replies...

Re: I am back

Hey, nice you're back.

I had barely recovered from the jet-lag while I was in India - on the 6th day of the trip, I got used to the Indian Standard Time, only to catch the next flight for US, and now I am feeling jet-lagged already. Got to take some rest, so more later...

This probably comes too late, but don't give in the need for sleep too early, it will cost you!

p.s. the trip was worth it, cleared a lot of misunderstandings with my parents, the first 3 days were real tough, but the next 3 days were really cool, they even arranged a naming ceremony for Kriti and accepted the name, and arranged a grand function, and were very happy to see her.

The relationship to your parents seem like a difficult one! Are you and your family going to stay in the US now?

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Jun 10, 2002 16:00 # 3840

ReallyCoolDude *** replies...

Re: I am back

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This probably comes too late, but don't give in the need for sleep too early, it will cost you!

I did manage to stay awake from morning 7:00AM (the time I reached Houston) till 5:00PM. But then just caved in to sleep, but got up at 10:00PM, slept again at 2:30 in the night, woke up at 7:00AM today, came to office in time (exactly at 9:15) - thanks to my dear wife, who made wonderful breakfast for me, in spite of being more tired then me, and she also took care of the little one meanwhile!

So, I guess, even if I do feel the jet-lag today it will be pretty late during the day - sometime around 6-7 PM, and I guess we would adjust to the new timings pretty soon.

The relationship to your parents seem like a difficult one! Are you and your family going to stay in the US now?

Yes, that's true, the relationship with my parents is pretty tough. But this trip was really good. My parents pretty much accepted the fact that this time we are not coming back to India and have decided to settle down abroad. So, they were pretty sentimental, but very understanding. They even agreed to visit us later on, which was unexpected. They decided that they will not come now, which is what we wanted.

But once we are settled at one place, then we would also love them to visit us for some time. And I certainly don't want to cut off ties with them, just want some freedom so that I can take my own decisions in life. I do miss them and love them a lot, but dont want them to control my life, and with this trip I think they too realized this, and kind of agreed to what I want to do, and frankly I really enjoyed the 5 days I was at home.

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.

Jun 10, 2002 11:16 # 3836

gentledeepwaters *** replies...

Re: I am back

So glad to see this post........was really getting worried due to the unrest, etc.

And you did it!!!!! Your family is complete!!!!

Kriti just flat tired and out of her routine......lol she knew just when she could let her frustration out......when she safe home.

Just so glad to see you back.

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Jun 10, 2002 16:07 # 3841

ReallyCoolDude *** replies...

Re: I am back

So glad to see this post........was really getting worried due to the unrest, etc. Your family is complete!!!!

Thanks GDW.

Kriti just flat tired and out of her routine......lol she knew just when she could let her frustration out......when she safe home.

Just now my wife called from home and let me know that Kriti has caught cold and her stomach is also upset. Because of that she had been crying a lot. I hope she gets well soon.

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.

Jun 10, 2002 16:20 # 3844

chris ** smiles...

Re: I am back

I suppose my posting in the "What Rules" forum about you being back is a little premature, since I asked a question that you have answered here.

You have been missed around here. Unfortunately, I think I'll be missed a bit longer while I work on my thesis proposal (or that might be "fortunately", depending on who you are :) )

Anyway, it's wonderful to know that you are back together with your wife and daughter, and that your relationship with your parents is a little more understanding, as well. You have been on my mind and in my prayers. I'm glad all went well for you.

Congratulations again. Say "hi" to your family from all of us at NAO.

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