Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Food Court

Location: DLF Cybergreen DLF Cyber City,
Phase - III, Sector - 25A
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Well, I think its high time that I talk about this Food Court. As the name says, its the food court where you find all the eateries from MacDonalds, Pizza Corner, the Italian food, Mexican, North Indian, South Indian, Salad bar, Baskin Robins..then Mojo's bar and restaurant.

Though I havent tried out all the counters here, I just love this place as you have varieties of food to choose.

So, if you come here, the first counter on the left is MacDs. I just love their French fries. The other day, as I was on my way to office, I tought of having milk shake from here but wasn't sure whether it is available or not. So, my thought was that if no milk shake, then I'll go for the cold coffee. So, when I reached this counter, the first thing I asked was for the milkshake and yno, no milk shake. No other customer at that moment and I saw the duties chatting to each other.

So, I asked, "Do you have a milk shake?" (not bothering to check the menu) to wich the duty said (without turning his head fully), "No ma'm". I was about to ask for the cold coffee but since the duty was not responsive, changed my mind and go to the Subway counter instead, which is just opposite to MacD's. I was pleased to see them so alert, whether there were customer or not. So, I had their cold coffee. For sometimes, I feel a bit reluctant to go back to MacD's so avoid this counter for awhile. But...the French fries....too yummy...this day, it was a different experience. The duty was a great sales man....kept asking me if I want anything else..so I ordered the cold coffee, :D

I haven't tried much of Subway..really wish they have something I like as the workers are very alert and ready to serve you. I tried one of their Subways the other day and it wasn't bad....will go back someday.

Then, there is this "Chinese & Thai Express" - my favorite. I dont know how many times I have told myself not to go back to this counter (for this month :D) but always end up there. If you ever go to this counter, or if you go to any of their restaurant, try their 'Chicken Mala', it is awesome. No masala but hot with chillies...its just so great. I don't know if the chefs there are better than any of their chain, but try their Chicken Mala and Chilli garlic Noodles...they are jsut wonderful. My only complaint about this place is that they are making me fat but thinning down my purse :(.....if only it had been vice-versa

Next to this counter is the Sanskriti..the South Indian food counter. I had, (yes, sundancer I had Masala Dosa which was great. When I had something from here, I always end up having Masala Dosa with Masala Chai. As I was standing in the counter placing my order, the counter duty asked me whether I want anything else (that time I ordered just the dosa). I couldnt find the words 'masala chai', and looking at me, the duty said with a smile 'Masala chai'...sweet of him to remember what I always had.

Then there is this North Indian food counter and I think the name is Santushti..not sure..they are all great.

Opposite to this is the Salad bar...wow..expensive but worth it...I just love the salad there..then next to that is the DT Cinemas counter with the Barrista coffy...yummy

Though I haven't tried out what the Mojo's Bar, I have tried their food (treat from Rajib to the Smallbiz group) and let me tell you, there is no complain from my side. I love the food, the rotis, the sabjis, the fried chillies.....delicious

I just love the ice creams from Baskin Robins...

I haven't tried the other counters but made a project to try each of the food :)

Till then....I am out of here

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Update

Time for a little update. These past days, there are huge inflows of work and so I hardly find the time to even check my blog. So, here's a little update, just for the sake of update:

1. Start the 2 hrs post shift OT (overtime) - dont know how long this gonna take but sure hope not more than a week

2. Lost my water bottle- This might sound funny to you but I was quite fond of that bottle and I really miss my bottle, my blue water bottle. It so happen that I filled with warm water (as usual) from the pantry and left there (as always) and went inside the the wash room. When I got back, there was no sign of my water bottle :(. I looked around but in vain....simply vanished into thin air. Whoseover took my bottle (there was just 1 guy in that locker room at that moment, so he is the main suspect, lol), please take good care of it and hope it is as useful to you as it is to me.

3. Client visit - Best part of the client's visit is the Pizza party :D. So, today we got a visit from Rob(?) who was so happy with our performance and so we had the party. It was awesome.

4. A pizza party from the Deputy Manager last Monday

5. My 'Today's Fortune' (as per Orkut): The star of riches is shining upon you - Not bad..I really needed this, lol

6. My horoscope says:

Quickie:
Store your resources and prepare for a dramatic return to the center of the action.

Overview:
Teach what you need to understand. That way you'll make sure you know your material before you present it. Hmm -- maybe it's time to mentor someone at work or volunteer with an after-school program.

Thats it for now. Have to go...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wife Swap

Wife Swap has been one of my favorite TV show. I guess I am more of a reality freak than the fictional ones. I first came across this Wife Swap show in Hallmark and have been enjoying this show ever since. Then Hallmark stopped this show and now glad to see it back on Travel & Living.

So, this show is about two families swapping the wives. The wife will go to the other's house and for the first week, will live according to that wife's rule for one week and then from the next week, that family has to live according to that wife's rule.

One of the most interesting part of this show is that how strange these people are. I have come across in some episodes where the family still does not own a TV (not that they could not afford it), some does not have gas stove so the family eat raw vegetables, some sold their land and house and buy a this (I call it) tour bus and have lived with their family there, lots of home schoolso as to keep their children free from sin of the world as they call it. All in all, this show is very very interesting.

I decided to write about this 'cos of the episode that I watched today.

Though I misses the part of the first week of the swap, I knew that it was really really interesting one as I was watching the second week when the family started living according to that wife's rule.

I t was about this wite and balck family. The white family was Christian, who prays regularly a day and the black family was more of an anti-christ.

So, when the wife of the black family was imposed, the first change she made was stop their regular prayers and said that if she ever find the father prays, he will have to fine $1 with each prayer and turned their Prayer Request Box into a money box where to keep the money each time she caught the man pray. I was quite shocked to see this. I felt that this woman had gone too far when she tried to let the husband wear a Tee with a print that says "God" in a red circle and crossed out with red line - like the No Smoking sign. The husband did not want to wear this and they were arguing............then my cab came and I was unable to find out how it ends.

The reason I've said this is because this involves religion. I feel that we are all quite sensitive about our own religion (those who follow a certain religion). In this case, this black woman and her family does not have a religion and more of an anti-christ, as per the posters in their house and this is why she has no respect for religion. Ok, for instance I was to swap my place with a Hindu, the one thing I will never change about them is their prayers or is it callled puja(?)




Sunday, October 15, 2006

My favorite Office activities

List of my favorite office activities:

1. Punched a break for Kana login time which took around 10 to 15mins

2. Property meet (most of the time, my colleagues used Hindi to discuss any of the topics that came up and so I don't have to listen to what they say...so a great time pass for me :P)

3. Best Response workshop - as no.2 besides, everyone is so very willing to give answers, whether correct or not, so I do not need to speak out...just nod my head occasionally in an agreement to the suggestion given :)

4. Punch break - 1 hr break during the whole 9.15 working hour and I made sure I used up this break and sometimes exceeded :D

5. Pizza party (occassion)

6. Logging into messenger

7. Punched 'Queue empty' break, especially in weekend. Though I sometimes wish that I have my off on weekend, the only thing that stopped me from bringing this up to my TL or supervisors is the longing to puch this 'queue empty' break. No chance during weekdays.

8. Browsing the internet

9. Accessing customer's site and check out their photo galleries :P (they sure have interesting gallery)

10. Accessing Misual.com

11. Listening to music from my system

12. Puching 'Logout' once the shift ends. Not a minute spared here - as soon as the shift ends, log off from the system

13. Board my cab

14. Head straight to Lajpat Nagar for my drop

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A little good news

When I reached office, I did the usual routine - log into contact soft, mark my attendance, logged into Kana and open my Outlook mails.

There in Outlook, I see the usual mails - infomation on QA, MTD, fuzzies etc etc. Then I come across the subject line that says "SBiz: Our dark horse" and wonder what that mail is about. When I open that mail, to my surprise it was about me about my performance. The mail show that my overall C-sat (Customer Satisfaction) was 8.42...wow..this is such a wonderful news. Its the agent out here who knows how difficult it is to get a c-sat of 7 above and I believe I topped the C-Sat for the month of September. Then I said a silent prayer to God for remembering me. My work was finally recognised.

Earlier our QE used to send out emails on inforamtion which he christened it "Top Guns" and my name was never there while I knew that the Top Guns' c-sat were lower than mine It sometimes hurts. I know the C-Sat in WSS is low (which I cannot help because of all the policies) and this is the reason why I kept silent about this.

Anyway, I am just happy with the 8.42 figure.

Few feedbacks I received from our managers

Team,

We missed the contribution of one colleague for the month of Sep, 06.

I would like to apologies to all of you for not appreciating this teammate

for a great performance.

This person strived hard to break all the barriers in WH.

Bteii, you have done it.

Thanks to Sherry who found this while preparing a report.

Keep up the good work Bteii. We all appreciate your hard work & constant efforts.

Another one said:

Great work

I am speechless. Great going girl

And

This is Awesome!!! Very Cool Bteii!!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dreaded question

"What is your future plan?"

"Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?"

Whenever I am asked this question, I was always like..."Duh!!!...uummm...ahhh...hmm...what's the question again?". I really hate this question.

Last year, when I chat with Jit, he always asked me this question - What is your plan?

To which my answers were - I don't have a plan...(ugh) .

Sometimes I'd say "This is the question that I have been asking myself to which I ahve no answer". Then he's advised me to make my future plan.

He'd say "Make plan, just don't live like that. Make plan...plan your future" and we started argueing on this.

Yes, I always asked myself what I want to be and no answer. Everyone advised me to move ahead, change my company etc etc. And I kept telling them that that was my intension but.....I am still here.

The other night, while waiting for my cab I was sitting with my landlord and landlady. Then uncle suddenly asked me "When are you getting married?".

I started laughing and said "Uncle, I don't know" and he just smiled then later said "I will attend your wedding"........hahahha

So, what steps do I need to take?

1. Need to move from my pleasure zone - yes, this is the main hindrance

2. Start planning my future (and stop living day by day)