Monday, June 15, 2009

Knock knock at 3:00 AM

What will you do if there is a tap at the door at 3:00 in the morning? I will just freak out, which I did and I am sure most of us would have.

On Saturday night at 3:00 AM my hubby was glued to the TV, crazy I know :), and I had just slept when there was a 'knock knock'. Peep through the hole and you find nobody out there. A minute or so later a louder thump on the door and my heart skips a beat. Hubby asks 'w
ho is out there'; ‘Police' is the reply.

Wow! Cops at 3. Sounds scary, when in a fraction of second, you scan your days activity and find that you have done nothing to invite them home at this time of the day.

Anyway they come in & ask what the problem is. Problem !! We were totally blank and had no idea what they were enquiring about. There was no problem from our end.

Well, it turned out that they had received a 911 call, which was tracked to our apartment.
Ah! They apologized and left within minutes.

It was so damn frightening, ha ha ha. This is one of the many unusual experiences we have had(haven’t blogged about them) but now on I am going to make a note of each one of them, for a good laugh later ;)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Project Natal from Microsoft

I am not a hard-core gamer nor am I a crazy fan of these gaming consoles, but this demo of Natal (No Controller Required, Facial Recognition, Speech Recognition) from Microsoft made me say ‘IT’S AMAZING’.

Technology has creped into our lives to the extent that it’s thorny to imagine a day without it. And why should it not be, after all its making our lives easier (if not healthier)

Just think Are we not letting these hi-tech gear's take control of us, our time, our life?”

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Portland, Oregon

Memorial Day weekend and a last minute decision to visit Portland, Oregon.

We took a freeway route, later a friend said that there is a senic view on the non-freeway route which is the foremost attraction if you are traveling to Portland from Washington. And this is because there is nothing in Portland (I felt so) other than tax free shopping. So if you are a shopaholic you will save some $.
Chinese garden; an OK overview of Chinese culture, but tickets are seriously overpriced.
Portland is famous for its rose garden, but all we got to see were the the buds (only one yellow rose was blommed). Say it our bad luck.Waterfront fair was fine. At least something to timepass.
If you like books, visit Powells book store.
We stayed in a hotel at Lake Oswego, about 7 miles from Portland downtown. Its a beautiful suburban district. Italian food at Zeppo was awesome. There is nothing much to do in Lake Oswego, but I still liked it(at least better than Portland).

Planning to visit Portland, WA, go to this website and believe what it says. While going I DIDN'T but while coming back I completely AGREED with it.