i left my old work place at the end of the last year and moved to a better position in Seoul instead of Anyang. my old job was getting really stressful so i was happy with the change and the people here are just as nice and welcoming as the people at Anyang. i am no longer dealing directly with customers but am in charge of most of the accounting work in this office. no more customers.. yes!!
sikander always has a hard time remembering most of the names of my coworkers so we have made lots of nicknames. i guess some of these are mean :):) but they are just our own funny nicknames that makes it easier to talk about my coworkers. some of the nicknames are: fat girl, too much makeup girl, stupid senior, childish senior, girl who has two kids, girl who's brother is sick, girl who can't have baby, head of the first floor, once my roomate at appu, princess bitch, intelligent bitch, and senior who hates me. hehe. all of them are good friends, good coworkers and good people! the nicknames just make it easier to talk about them.
shekhar usually rents a car and drives to toronto whenever he visits but this time he decided to carpool with some people. shweta is in india pursuing her singing career and no one else was coming with shekhar so it would be quite inefficient to rent a car for the weekend. so we decided that he'll carpool and i would rent a car here in mississauga for the weekend.
he was visiting toronto because he wanted to meet his cousins before he went to india later this month and also because there was a concert he wanted to attend. raghav, juggy d, veronica, and thara were playing a gig in brampton. i had never heard these names before but i decided to tag along. better than staying home again for the weekend and playing counterstrike.
shekhar's cousin, priyanka, was already at the concert along with some of her friends. we joined them and had a good time. i didnt particularly like the artists. their songs were all in punjabi and i barely understood what they were saying. the one song that i did enjoy was performed by one of the backup guitarists. she sang while playing her acoustic guitar and i thought it was wonderful. but the crowd was a desi crowd, here to listen to bhangra and punjabi songs. so half the people left the hall for a breather outside while she played. too bad. i liked it!
later on when raghav, supposedly the main attraction, started singing his backstreet boy's oh-baby-i-love-you-dont-leave-me-whaaaaaaaa songs shekhar and i went outside. the girls were enjoying his sappy songs so they wanted to stay. in the meantime there were some indian sikh guys inside the hall who had drank more than they could handle, and had started pushing and shoving. this led to the cops escorting them outside the premises and telling them to leave.. now.
it was past 1 am by that time and the cops decided it was too late to let anyone back inside. so shekhar and i were locked outside and had to call priyanka and tell her what had happened. she came outside and tried to ask the cops to let us in but they were adamant and stood their ground. "leave, now." i took a picture of shekhar and his cousin talking on the phone while standing on opposite sides of a glass door.. funny.
afterwar the show we went to tim hortons, won some donuts and coffee from the Roll up the rim contest, and finally everyone went home. shekhar took the car and slept at his cousins after dropping me at home. long long day but an enjoyable one.
i recorded some videos as well. juggy d is the singer in the black leather jacket and he kept making that "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" sound.. the one thats used in "roll up the rim to win" ads. lunato has a really hard time when trying to make the continuous r sound with her tongue while it is very very easy for me to do. i think it is a special desi super power :P
i had another day off work today. we had a huge meeting for our Ministry of Information in a stadium that was once used for the Olympic Games of 1988. it wasn't a long meeting but it was a nice break from regular work. afterwards i went to the mall and had some food there. here are some pictures of the food being sold at one of the malls near my house.