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Hey, Dave here! I had just finished my A levels and decided to take a year out before going to University to study Mathematical Physics. Read my diary to hear about my time in India. From being chase
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Working in India was a strange experience, through which, I have gained
a lot of qualities which will be of use careerwise, as well as some
great stories, and good friends. I worked as a culture coach, meaning I
corrected misunderstandings, and gave a British perspective. I ran
sessions on UK culture to groups of about 20-40 on a weekly basis,
covering everything from what we think of the weather, what cars we
drive, the houses we live in to what we think about marriage .
So I got rammed by an elephant yesterday. Well, actually let's start
from the beginning. One of my friends at work was arranging an outing to
the jungle. So the 24 of us got on a 15 seater
dirty-but-used-to-be-bright-red-and-white bus converted to a 22 seater
by the magic of seats which were upright, and reducing the leg room. The
roof of the bus was actually held together with carpet!! So, we drove
on and ended up in the jungle, at a place with a freezing swimming pool
and a tennis table.
Here's to Englishmen who can't dance! It appears that there are a few bars and clubs in Bangalore,
and it seems to be the way of my workmates over here that everyone goes
to a club every weekend. There's another Englishman out here, called
Mic, and he's an Englishman who can't dance...ahem.. a fellow Englishman
who can't dance. Yes, we were invited for a night out by three girls at
work, and we made idiots out of ourselves in the proud
Englishman-abroad fashion after that one-too-many.
OK, I'm here, I'm tired, finding it hard to eat properly and not achieving anything. Welcome to india!
So, after that scary start, let's just say that I love this place!!
I've sorted myself out and have set budgets, timings and extravagancies
sensibly for a daily basis in Bangalore.
The only trouble I'm having is at work. Me and Deepak were given the
responsibility of coming up with an incentive, so we set out some rules,
asked what's achievable and sensible, and have done some advertising.