Day 5 – Kaladkarin Invades India

 

It was bittersweet – I was taking my time rolling in the covers that morning, as I knew it would be the last day that I’ll be hugging these ultra-soft linens. Even harder to swallow was that we were about to take our last breakfast buffet in the hotel (pun intended). How would breakfast be without the most perfect muffins I’ve ever tasted? As if by fate, a man approached me and asked how my meal was. He turned out to be the hotel chef and like a starstruck teen, I gushed about how divine every meal was. He promised to whip up something extra special if ever we came back for another visit. Of course, I couldn’t let him go without a picture. =) Continue reading “Day 5 – Kaladkarin Invades India”

Kaladkarin in India – Prologue

“You have less fear of strangers than most people and today brings you even farther out into the world! It’s a great day to strike up random conversations with strangers and see where they lead.” — My horoscope for the day. it wasn’t kidding. It was Wednesday afternoon when they told me I was going to India for training. India. This coming Sunday. Eeep. My … Continue reading Kaladkarin in India – Prologue

Day 3 – Kaladkarin Invades India

This day in one-word: trigger-happy. On the way to the office, Lorena and I already had our cameras at hand, hungry to finally get some snapshots of India. The Parliament! Click. Rickshaws! Click. Temples! Click. Cows! Click. Click. Click. Lorena actually had to go to a meeting in the HP Main Office, so I was by myself at the training for the morning. Anirudha was … Continue reading Day 3 – Kaladkarin Invades India

Day 1 – Kaladkarin Invades India

This was it, there’s no turning back — we landed in Bangalore a few minutes after midnight. It still wasn’t sinking in; I still felt that a few minutes from now, they would eventually find out something wrong with my visa or ticket and they’ll have to send me back. But by some miracle, I got through and was allowed to roam Bangalore for the … Continue reading Day 1 – Kaladkarin Invades India

Prologue – Kaladkarin Invades India

“You have less fear of strangers than most people and today brings you even farther out into the world! It’s a great day to strike up random conversations with strangers and see where they lead. ” — my horoscope for the day. it wasn’t kidding. It was Wednesday afternoon when they told me I was going to India for training. India. This coming Sunday. Eeep. … Continue reading Prologue – Kaladkarin Invades India

groove@hp pictorial

it was a saturday well spent — spent being the operative word. dancing was something i discovered i liked late during the college years. fortunately, post-college, i still had the chance to join a dance interest group at work, and it was certainly a whole new experience. last saturday, groove@hp and shutters@hp (the HP photography interest group) hooked up for a pictorial. whee! i’ll never … Continue reading groove@hp pictorial

SWAT invades Putipot and Subic

One thing that I’m really currently grateful for is that I have insane teammates that enable me to hang on to my sanity amidst everything. At work, SWAT is probably known to be a lot of things, but sometimes, you can also get to know SWAT through the things that we’re not: 1. We’re not squeamish about taking our pictures taken. At all. Apparently, this … Continue reading SWAT invades Putipot and Subic

OOOF! discovers Anawangin

It’s one of the more fun things I “have” to do in HP — make sure that everyone’s distracted from their work. 🙂 The Out-Of-Office Fun! initiative had a climb+beach getaway last Sunday, thanks to our great TL Kian, who put it all together. The day started as early as 4:30 am at the Victory Liner terminal at Caloocan; Jan made herself the trip’s target … Continue reading OOOF! discovers Anawangin