Thursday, June 5, 2014

So I smoke a pack a day

Oh, crap, I'm here for 6 months already. Time goes fast in here. Damn.

Doesn't seem like half a year at all. Wake up, eat, work, sleep. Then repeat. And during the weekends get drunk or not do a shit. Is this what people do once they get a job? Fuck, I'm screwed.

We all are.


So... let's be honest: I am not that active with staying in touch with people. I find it kinda weird to talk over Facebook or that kinds of stuff. Doesn't feel real. It's like talking to someone else. Not that much emotions, I guess, and I am also talking different way than face-to-face.

But when I talk (hey, write me!), people usually ask me how it is. India and all.

I am not sure what I wrote before (yeah, I am lazy as fuck, so I haven't been writing lately), so let's summarize some stuff. I mean to answer question: What the fuck is going on with India?

1. Mumbai

Oh, Mumbai, you god-damned city! Dirty like fuck, with people shitting and peeing in streets, with smell like dead rat and trash wherever you look (as people somehow don't care where they throw their trash). And some nice places that I need yet to find.(All right, I am pessimistic like hell... ) (And yeah, I am using European standards...)
Well, small intermezzo here: There are two possibilities: you will learn to accept how India is, or you can pack your stuff and leave. Because otherwise you might make a new genocide or loose your sanity. Just saying, so you can more understand da fak?! I'm pissing about.
But let's get real:

"Breathing Mumbai’s air, reports the Lonely Planet travel guide, is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. Comparable air quality wraps New Delhi, Bangalore, and 69 of India’s 70 principal cities year-round, according to a 1997 study by India’s Central Pollution Control Board."^

(Ah damn, once I'll come back, the fresh Slovak air will kill me.)

I have to admin that I do not like it. And I have no problem to admit it. Why should I love it, anyway? Can't really accept that dirt. At least where I live.

slum outside my building

Hey, but that doesn't mean that I am not happy here. I am (kind of) happy here. I pretty much like my job, I have fun with other interns, travelling is very interesting... So, yeah...

What I mean is: take the same people and job, put us to Florida, and things will be at least 1000 times better. By things I mean air and stuff. Pretty depressing that first thing I see when leaving my building is air full of dust. And street full of trash.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Holi 2014

So they have Holi, some kind of some holiday where they throw colours at each other and splash with water and so.

And yeah, it's been some time ago, but I am lazy to write and so. Anyway, I am writing because maybe one day this will help me to revive some memories. And I am not sure, what will I remember now...

As I mentioned, not sure what did holidays suppose to mean, so google it. It's kinda not important to me, right now. Every year it's different date, this year it was monday. Week ago? Might been. Or two.

It's been Monday, of that I'm sure. Because I was not working. With other interns here we had discussion before how to do it, and we came to conclusion it's better to go around 10, because later it will be probably too much traffic. And yeah, we decided to go to Juhu beach first, to see how locals are doing it and join them. Right?

Right. So around 11 we left Evershine and went Juhu. But obviously our planning failed as there was not so much people, doing not so much anything. But we managed to get coloured a bit. It wasn't funny (now I am comparing to doing this colour thing in Korea), but that was just start of day, we don't loose hope so easily. So we took riksha and moved on.

During way we stopped and bought some more colours. Then we stopped somewhere I-don't-know-where, where we met some AIESECers. We were slowly moving to some society where we were supposed to play again. And we stopped for beer as well. 

 Playing at next location was fun, as it included a lot of people and water. Best part was Indian people saying "Happy Holi!" with their funny accent. Fuck yeah.

And then we went eat and back home. It was around 4, I think. The sun and so can makes you really tired really fast.

Getting rid of those colour from all over me took me like 20 mins. Argh!

And we drunk some more beer. Because that's what we do ;]    

Friday, January 24, 2014

Mumbai beach

There are for sure more, right? But I don't remember name of this one, so let's just say that it's around 5 and half km from my home.

Yeah, it's dirty. Never seen the sea of that colour before. Dark. Not blue. Weird.

Anyway, if you wanna just go and sit, you can do it. Kinda...

They are trying to make it cleaner, but it needs to come from people, not some gov company, right? And can you see the colour of the sea?

Talking about people, it's really hard to not to get noticed. And by noticed I mean all the time be "visited" by some sellers, tattoo makers, beggars and that kind of people.

This girl followed us at least like 1-2 km. Until I gave her a candy. But she was not the only one.

Hana tattoo ladies. Bunch of them. This particular one about the same time as babygirl, until she got angry and said: "Why do you come to India if you don't have money?". Kinda true, or not?

And food ;] And some nice views.

And yeah, some people do swim in that sea.