Disastrous Singapore Trip…Part 1

I happened to be in Singapore on business last week. One of the worst trips I have ever made. It started with no accommodation being available because of ‘Communic Asia’. I had to put up at the Company Guest House. It wasn’t too bad after all. This was followed by the Matrix guys giving me a SIM & phone but providing me with an incorrect number. Net result – people are trying to reach me but are getting through to someone else. Thankfully was able to fix this with the help of my company’s telecom guy. Next, the night before the trip, the laptop adapter blew up leaving me stranded. Thankfully, a helpful friend came to the rescue by offering his spare adaptor which was compatible with my laptop. Finally, I was ready to embark on the trip

Reached Bangalore Airport, and there was a drill going on. Manual check-in of passengers ! to cover eventualities in case the systems go down.  What takes 5 minutes, took 30 minutes. No hard feelings here though. I was hungry so I ordered a pizza at Pizza hut. I thought I was hungry so ordered a Medium. Unfortunately, I forgot that I was in India and Pizza’s come loaded with CHEESE. I was barely able to push half of it down my throat and finally washed it down with a cup of tea. TEA….some saving grace. Then, I thought I should get some work finished as I had some urgent deliverables to close. Only after scouting around for some 10 minutes did I realize that there are no power points at the international terminal to connect your laptop ! Holy Cow ! However, I managed to think of a scrupulous plan and was able to hook my laptop up. Mum’s the word on where exactly đŸ˜‰ . I finally boarded the flight without any eventuality.

More in the next post…Below is an image of the Merlion which is synonymous with Singapore. Taken Handheld with the Pentax A 50mm F1.7 at ISO 400 



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Second post to Posterous. This test via e-mail. At Ranganathitu Bird Sanctuary, not very far from Mysore, we shared a boatride to see the migratory birds with a couple of folks from Germany. To be frank, I did not expect this large variety of birds and at the same time a fairly decently managed sanctuary. The only hiccup being the fact that it was a holiday and the place was packed with holiday makers. I did manage to get a few decent shots. This being on of them. You cannnot miss the sparkle in the birds eye.

I am old now!

My first post via Posterous. This was taken on the way back from Bandipur just before Mysore by a small lake, rather a puddle of water. A fairly long shot with my 18-250mm. I stopped soon after I saw these flock of birds and parked my car by the side of the road. Wifey dear staring at me, I begged her and jumped out of the car. Most of the birds were Coromants. This one stood out. Had to crop significantly before I could get some details