Sunday, May 28, 2006


May! where was I?

As I have been very slack on writing regularly, I think an update of this month wouldn't be that bad:

May 23: Tapas with Prasanna and Deepti:
Prasanna and Deepti, my Nepali friend and his wife, had come to visit us from the US where they are currently working and studying respectively. We took them to this famous Tapas place "Cerveceria Catalana" recommended by my Catalan friend Oriol. The tapas were indeed very good and freshly made. Did you notice the empty plates? Yeah, with someone like Prasanna next to me, there was no chance we could wait for a photo before the food was gone. :)

Besides tapas, we took them around the city, to must-visit places like Olympic village, Montjuic, Magic Fountain, the church in Tividabo and the Nou Camp stadium. They loved it.

May 17th: watching the Champions League final together with other IESE classmates:
About 60 of us went to see the final of the Champions League between Barca and Arsenal. Fernan organized the event at a bar near Barceloneta. It was fun to watch the game on a huge screen with the people you know. On top of that, some of my friends from UK and Madrid were supporting Arsenal. So we had a larger group of people supporting Barcelona (of course) and a smaller group supporting Arsenal and it was hilarious to see the hooting for both sides during the game.

After the first goal from Arsenal, the majority of us were quiet hoping Barca to make a equalizer. And that indeed happened during the last 15 minutes of the game. And another winning goal happened within the 5 minutes of the first goal. When the Barca equalized Arsenal, this is how the scene was:
Apart from the excitement in the crowd, do you see something different from the first photo when we were all "tranquilo"? If you take a look at it closely, you will see the the projector has fallen off. The projector was very loosely tied to the ceiling and when the guys got excited on the first goal from Barca and stood up, they hit the projector with their head. Luckily, the projector was not seriously "hurt" and we continued watching the rest although the image was somewhat blurred this time. But in that state of the euphoria, nothing really mattered.

May 14th: Nepali dinner for French/American couple:
Fabrice and Teresa were at our place for dinner on Sunday. We had a great time with them. They liked the chicken I cooked, and at least it was not "super hot and spicy" like it was when we hosted random dinner. By the way, if you meet Fabrice, ask him about his unique skills on opening beer bottles without any opener.

May 13: German dinner:We went to Freddy and Tina's place for a German dinner. Freddy's apartment has a nice ambiance. The walls were painted in bright and beautiful colors. With some classical music in background, we had a great time chatting about their upcoming wedding and learning that there is no typical German food as it differs greatly from region to region.

May 7: Barca celebrates the winning of Spanish league:
My wife and I went to see the victory rally of the Barca team outside Nou Camp. It was the first time we had seen a victory rally of a team as famous as Barca. And it was absolutely amazing. The whole city was together to celebrate. What a great display of love and unity to a team that means so much to everyone in Barcelona!

good to have you back blogging, mate!
Wow! Seem like you guys are having tons of fun. Good good. And U know it's good to see Deepti, guess why? Coz I do love reading her blog and I was curious to see her pic. And here they are in your blog. La mero Namaskar sunai dinu, Prashanna ji ra Deepti ji lai.
It is always nice to read your posting. Please convey my hi to Deepti and Prasanna. I also enjoy reading Deepti's blog.
Thank you Ashwyn, Jiten and Kabig.

Jiten and Kabig, when I posted my blog, Prasanna and Deepti had already left. But I will convey your regards.

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