Friday, July 18, 2008

Back online!!

"Give me net or let me die here.. "..said Atul Chitnis at FOSSMeet '07 at the pathetic net connectivity in our (ex)college NITC.

Well finally atleast I'm back online already here at NTU!!

So beginning from basics, I reached Singapore Nanyang Technological University on 17th morning. Jetlag and only 2 hours of sleep. Notwithstanding that we went on to our college to proceed with the formalities.

What struck me first was the neatness, systematised (er, is that a word? ) way of functioning of the place. The roads itself were a sight to behold, larger than probably any of our NHs. As I and Naren reached NTU, International Student Services was waiting for us and directed us on what to do. We soon proceeded with formalities and landed in a room in Nanyang Heights.

(not many pics yet, sorry, dint get my cam :-) )

The medical test we had to undergo in the noon was a great experience. We had to undergo all sorts of test, even test our urine using paper sticks!! And there were blood tests and even a Chest X-ray to check for TB !

After that we toured the beautiful campus a bit. NTU looks like a toned up version of IIT Mumbai, maybe twice as big or so. And neater. There were a large number of canteens with enough vegetarian outlets, so I had no trouble finding some vegetable chow for myself.

The only sad part was that theres no more hustle-bustle here because the classes have not started yet. So the crowd is still thin. But yea, there are treats for the eye :-). Still, somehow I dont think the place would match the hullabulloo that we had in night-life at NITC.

In the night I discovered to my delight that I could access wireless net here from my lappie. That was it!! Night out time! It was mailing and chatting till 2 am.

So anyways I guess the blogs not off after all.. Hoping to get a cam and get some pics to post on blog soon..

17 comments:

@nuP said...

Wow, I never thought you'd be back so soon! :) Great to hear about the wonderful place you are at now. All the very best to you.. and ya do put in some more pics ;)

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

A few things:
1. Call me a spoilsport, but I know what your next few blog posts are going to be - experience from a huge number of seniors' blogs and orkut profiles strongly points me towards putting you in that stereotype box. I am trying my best not to end up as a desi stereotype soon :-D
2. Ah, roti-kapda-makaan-internet, the four basic requirements are covered! Have a wonderful life at NTU.
3. String of long emails begins today.

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

So you did get to a terminal on time :). Hope you get more descriptive about the TREAT TO EYES part, better if you could get some pics too!

Looking forward to all that and more!

j4v4m4n.in said...

Enjoy your days there. I can't think of studying again :-(

Viajero said...

So when getting back to studies???

While getting your 'eyes treated' don't let your cheeks be treated to pinkish color ;)

PS: I have started badminton sessions here, almost every day :)

Hari Vishnu said...

@anup

yea it was faster than i thought too.. yea sure ill put in pics as soon as i get hold of a cam!

Hari Vishnu said...

@mahesh
not there kiddo, not there.. for one, i dont have a cam :-(, so no fotos yet of the place.. and secondly im so tired of telling the story to most ppl that i dont think ill blog it too again :-).. even this one was a toned down version of the story..

@abhi
hehe yea will try to do some exquisite fotografy soon :-)..

Hari Vishnu said...

@j4v4m4n
thanx.. hehe study-phobia eh..

@viajero
soon soon, wats the hurry to study anyways :-).. actually i gotta do it soon cos im a btech and must quickly gain lost ground in my field to catch up with the mtechs here.. so ill start nerding off pretty soon :)

badminton eh.. nice hobby.. are u really that jobless?

Anonymous said...

Jet lag in going to Singapore? Sure its a fancy word dude ... but I am not sure Singapore is too much away from India in terms of time. You need atleast a 7 hr to disrupt of sleep cycle ...

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

@Anon: The jet-lag to Singapore thing is quite an obvious goof :-)

But I wonder if you'd be jet-lagged at Singapore, if your body clock is set for a different timezone in India! (waking up at 11 here, and then 6 there = 7.5 hrs) As fancy an explanation as this may seem, let me tell you, through my final year, my sleep cycle has passed almost all the timezones I would ever like to live in.

Hari Shanker said...

Nice to see you back online! :-) And yeah, NTU looks gigantic :D A virtual skyscraper...

Treats to the eye? Feminine ones? :P

Hari Vishnu said...

@anony n mahesh
well fancy or not,7.5 or 4 hours, i did screw up my sleep alrite :-)..

Hari Vishnu said...

@hari
yea thnx

Hari said...

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Drunken Mind.. said...

learn enjoy ve fun...

Kishore A said...

Great to hear about your joining NTU. Wish you all the best for your Masters! I've got a couple of friends doing BTech there.

Wetfingers said...

Mr. Hari...you've got net thats great. I shall live like a beggar for the Mac book pro and Canon EOS40D i am planning to buy..then maybe things will change...i'am reaching mumbai this monday..