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????????? / Hello from Tokyo!

This is my first time visiting Japan, and it's already been an incredible experience. Dinner tonight was an interesting blend of Japanese fare, most of which tasted completely unfamiliar. And the long ride from Narita to the Westin Tokyo allowed me to view some of the city's multifaceted beauty.

Tokyo is the start of my mini World Tour of client meetings; I'm off to Hong Kong in a couple days, then to Mumbai only a day later. Stay tuned for more interesting musings.

Posted On Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:48 PM

Mumbai Recap & Photo Journal
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! After a good 10 days in Mumbai, India, I'm back in the US and getting acclimated to cooler weather, cleaner air and wider, faster and much quieter roads. It has been a truly unique experience working with our offshore team on this project, and visiting them in their office afforded me the opportunity to observe project ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 1:12 PM

Buddhist Caves at Kanheri
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! Over the weekend, our driver took us on a whirlwind tour of Mumbai. Starting out in South Mumbai, we stopped off at the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal (the hotel) and all of the other typical tourist spots. However, it was on Sunday that we experienced some real Indiana Jones action -- the Kanheri Caves. From Wikipedia: ......

Posted On Monday, September 11, 2006 4:03 PM

Powai Lake
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! Today was the first day it wasn't rainy, and the sun actually broke through to say hello. Here's the view from our hotel lobby, overlooking Powai Lake. It's interesting, in such a vast urban sprawl lies immense natural beauty ......

Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 2:59 PM

Pizza Hut - Great Indian Treat!
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! So Anthony and I decided to visit an American eatery for lunch yesterday, and found a Pizza Hut in a mall nearby in Thane... and this wasn't your ordinary American Pizza Hut! We were greeted by a host, who sat us at a table and offered menus to select our choice of the "Great Indian Treat." After getting over the initial ......

Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 2:41 PM

Ganesh Chaturthi (Festival)
Our trip to Mumbai just so happened to coincide with Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival celebrating the birthday of the Hindi deity Lord Ganesha. As part of this celebration, the entire city is adorned with vibrantly colorful banners, elaborately decorated vehicles and effigies of the deity, which are immersed in the sea at its end. From Wikipedia (link): Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Festival) is an occasion or a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, makes his presence on earth for all his ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 6:31 PM

Indian Road Block
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! Driving in India is such a unique experience (not that I'm actually driving, but just being a passenger is nuts!) ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:28 PM

Greetings from Mumbai!
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! So, not only is this my first posting using Windows Live Writer, but it's also my first post from India... we arrived shortly after midnight, and jetlag is finally hitting me. Talk about sensory overload! I've seen many things which I've not seen before... will post more musings (and pictures) soon. Here's the view from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:24 PM

Updates: WPF Book, Capgemini, London and Mumbai
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! It has been some time since I've posted on this blog (apart from my entry from earlier today, of course,) and it is with good reason – I've been busy! So many things happened over the past couple months, so I thought it'd be good to catch up :) Back in June, and after a few cycles with an relentless executive recruiter, ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:22 AM

My Daughter, the Kindergarten Valedictorian
Yesterday was my daughter’s Kindergarten graduation. It was indeed a momentous occasion; however, it was a bit more special than we had thought. Our daughter – who usually cannot keep a secret – sat poised and quite in her little cap and gown as she and her teachers surprised us all. They announced the class had a valedictorian – someone who had been awarded the best reader award and the best speller award (by the State of California). Then, Chloe was called up to read an entire book in front of ......

Posted On Saturday, June 24, 2006 3:01 PM

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