August 21, 2012 by Brianna May
Update: Well not that any of my family or friends were worried, but yes, anonymous readers, I am alive. I was not affected by the blackouts in India, and that is thanks to the generator behind my house. Sadly, it affected more than a fair share of Indians, foreign nationals from other countries, and even Embassy people. With that said, it’s a good way for the Indian government to realize what needs to be fixed with both its energy issues and economy.
I can now scratch off another “never have I ever” with, Never have I ever… thought that I’d use my old thesis from the College for a writing sample in an interview. I realized how much I missed writing. Yes, I write here and there for my job in Econ, but it isn’t the same. I’m not reading 600 pages of a non-fiction history book in order to prove a point. I’m writing because I’m told to, without any creative license whatsoever.
Job hunt update: I was given a job in the HR department here at the Embassy dealing with American Services. It’s a 5 dollar bump in pay, a better title (summer intern is great but American Services Assistant sounds so much more bad ass) and a more relaxed environment. I’ve already worked in the office, I know the people, the work, the atmosphere… and now that the boss from hell that shall stay unnamed is gone, everyone is happy!
I haven’t done much traveling in India yet, but my boyfriend and I plan on going to Shimla (a province in India) and Nepal to visit a friend who just moved there. I won’t really get time off once my real job starts, but hopefully my boss will let me do leave -with no pay- for the day I will need to fly out to Nepal. *cross your fingers*
I went zip-lining again, this time with the BF, a few marine friends of ours, and a new co-worker/friend of the BFs. It was still phenomenal. The hike up the mountain seemed a lot easier now since I knew what I was doing! The weirdest part was that so many random Indian men, supposedly “working” on the mountain, would stare and take videos/pictures of us all (especially me, being the only female there). I did not take photos, so unfortunately I’ll have to wait for someone to post them on Facebook before I can put them up on my blog.
Those are all of the fun things that happened. I’m hoping to visit Alum Bert Mueller (Class of 2011) who started his own burrito joint in Bangalore, India. I can’t wait to have Mexican in India.
That’s all for now, folk.