Danny Bhoy on Australia’s drinking culture as opposed to France & others.
I was just speaking to a lady friend of mine who recently got engaged and come back to town after a long trip away. During her trip, which I hadn’t known about, she wasn’t online save for a few hours here and there to check her emails. But once she reached her sister’s place she could use get online, using her brother-in-law’s laptop and internet connection. Now she couldn’t chat with her friends as she couldn’t get Gtalk on it and didn’t want to try installing it as it wasn’t her laptop….but this is how she told it to me :)
Now what my innocently talking friend said was “I didn’t find Gtalk on the laptop but I didn’t want to try downloading and installing it and experimenting on the lap (short for laptop ofcourse). It wasn’t my lap and not even my sister’s lap but since it was my brother-in-law’s lap, I didn’t want to experiment on it!!!!!”
Can you see why I almost died of laughter???
Hmmm, I’m not a very surprising guy but there are things that people, over here atleast, are surprised to learn about me.
That I am an atheist – in the land of a 1000 gods and 10000 temples! Yeah, I get a lot of questions and incredulous responses on that one.
That I can’t read Malayalam – I am ashamed of that one but I don’t let it affect my life.
That I don’t like cricket, Bollywood, Malayalam classical music, Tamil music (especially by that hack Rahman) and Hindi songs! Sue me!
Some people are surprised when I tell them my age! A vast majority think that I am younger than my age but a handful of people have thought that I am older. I do not know what to think of that. I think I look around my age & probably a bit younger but people are, you know, stupid! But I don’t think I look 4 to 5 years older than my age!
People are surprised in my taste in music. I do have a varied taste and as I grew older, have cared two farts for what is trendy and popular. I listen to what I like and the artists that I like are vast and varied.