TO SKIP THE FOLLOWING TEXT .. JUST GO DOWN TO THE PHOTOS THAT EVENTUALLY YOU WILL FIND BELOW!!
Many of you have websites. So you realize that it is quite a process to write and publish posts. Well .. I am assuming on your behalf .. that it is a process for you also. Maybe it isn’t any big deal at all for anyone but yours truly! Gullible .. Shaddy .. Clement .. my three mentors here ..
Title .. What should I name this post? I personally must throw up a title knowing I can always change it. IF I delay this decision I risk falling into an abyss of indecision and paralysis. THE mission is to get a post written and published NOT agonize over a title. As in : Have I used this title before? (Who cares really?) .. etc et all!
So I just created a new category .. A DAY IN MY LIFE ..
Then photographs have to be downloaded from a camera and then uploaded into a website. My current process here in India is to use the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard program. I have no choice here since IF I try to upload photos as I have been doing in Hong Kong I am 100% unsuccessful! Thanks to Chandra down in Agra Cantt who solved this problem for me as I sit up here in New Delhi .. I am now in business uploading photos here.
After I have gone through the process to get the photos downloaded from my camera and onto my desktop .. I then upload them into my library .. and when finished .. I then remove/delete the photos from the desktop since my photos on Shivam’s desktop do not work as they just clutter-up his desktop.
Being on the verge of serious exhaustion here .. SNAFFOOs occur! The other day I carefully uploaded about 20 photos onto my desktop and then (Who knows why? The Shadow?) instead of uploading the 20 photos into my library .. I immediately deleted them from my desktop. Then I logged into my website .. Went to my Media button on my dashboard and clicked onto Upload Photos and began my process. When I clicked onto Desktop.. my 20 photos were gone .. Because I myself had just deleted them immediately after uploading them onto my Desktop!
So back to square one. Bring up Microsoft’s Scanner and Camera Wizard program and begin again the process. First it takes seventeen (17) steps to get all of the photos onto the Desktop. Then each single photo has to be worked an additional twelve (12) steps to get it prepared for uploading into my library. (Select photo ..Right click on photo .. Open with .. Paint .. Image .. Stretch .. 50 .. 50 .. OK ..Close .. Save Changes ..Yes ..).
THEN I upload them into my website photo library. This takes time also.
So having deleted 20 photos from my Desktop immediately after undergoing the above process requires some ___you fill in this blank___ to just shrug-it-off and go back and do it all over again when I don’t feel like doing this process all over again because I am hot and exhausted.
Yesterday evening at 6:30pm .. I decided that .. before I lost my mind with the heat here in New Delhi and the heat and the stuffiness in my room .. and being again exhausted after a full and a busy day .. for the sum total of INR 200 (Indian Rupees) or US$ 3.15 .. I ACTIVATED FULL AIR CONDITIONING IN MY HOTEL ROOM!
I am among very intelligent people here in India. Many immigrate to the US and you may know some. They KNOW how to cool their air. I had to put on some clothes and pull a blanket over myself during the night or risk frostbite!
GOOD DECISION CAPTAIN!
SHADDY do I move this to Trash and begin anew or keep it? Thanks for your encouragement and support to just keep moving ahead and ignore the critic in my mind!
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A DAY IN MY LIFE .. Friday 22 MAY 2015 .. NEW DELHI .. INDIA ..
Last Autumn .. let’s say sometime back in October 2014 .. I notified my good friends here in India that I would be arriving into New Delhi on November the 25th 2014.
HELLO MISS HONG KONG! YES I WILL STAY AWHILE WITH YOU MISS HONG KONG!
With many starts and many stops along the way (December 2, 9, 15, 29 of 2014 .. And then I rented my apartment in Hong Kong and stayed put in HKG) I finally arrived here in India last Wednesday morning the 13th of May!!
I had solemnly promised Raj (who lives with his family up North of New Delhi in the village of Herbertpur Northwest of Deradun) that YES INDEED WE TWO WOULD get together. Raj is a believer! His life revolves around helping the poor in his village by assisting local ladies to learn how to make a living for themselves sewing.
Herbertpur is too small to show on the above map. There it is below.
How does this all work-out Oh God Of Abraham?
Raj and his family were here in New Delhi to attend the marriage of a close family member. Raj had Friday the 22nd of May free and so we met at the YMCA Hotel and Conference Center on Jai Singh Road here in New Delhi near Connaught Place for lunch and a visit.
Raj and his lovely family ..
We enjoyed the lunch buffet in the dining room of the YMCA.
Up close and very personal .. Fresh to-die-for curd (yogurt) on the left and salad on the right ..
Below we have Cheese in a spicy red sauce called Mutter Paneer on the left and white rice on the right ..
Traditional Indian Chapati(s) to eat with the above like we use Mexican Tortillas to eat with during a Mexican meal ..
And we visited! On a zero (lowest) to ten (highest) scale the children rated about a FIFTY (50) ..
They were so patient as we the adults visited and visited and .. visited some more .. with several members of the YMCA staff I have known for 24 years and counting joined us at our table. Three old men visiting .. the poor children!
Then we five went to the New Delhi metro and rode to the local family residence and .. We and the extended family visited some more .. and visited and visited .. then the time came to say goodbye and I returned to central New Delhi and went to the Vodafone office to add money to my prepaid cell phone plan.
All this walking in 105 Degree heat .. then ..
HELLO MC DONALD’S IN CONNAUGHT PLACE!
We in the West somehow think we know-it-all! Above and below are photos of a Mc Donald’s ice cream treat called a McFlurry. You all know that! THAT YOU DO KNOW ..
What you do NOT know are the contents of the above McFlurry! McDonald’s vanilla soft ice cream .. Mixed with Blueberries .. AND .. a CHOCOLATE BROWNIE!
Lord God In Heaven Above !!!
Then I went back to my Hotel Capital Residency ..
AND THEN I turned on the Air Conditioning and slept for about eleven hours!
THANK YOU PATTI FOR PROOF READING THIS WITH ME!
Smiles .. Cap ..
- MAY 22, 15 .. BACK INTO NEW DELHI ..
- MAY 24, 15 .. A DAY IN MY LIFE .. TRAVEL PLANNING ..