Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.
What I was up to other than here:
- Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a really great Christmas, if you celebrate, and had fun last night bringing in the new year.
- Ben and I had a perfect Christmas… starting with pancakes! Ben got me a Kindle (and curtains haha I really wanted them though). I’ve always said I’d never get one, but now that I have one I seriously LOVE it and right now am reading [easyazon_link identifier=”0143125478″ locale=”US” tag=”Hipinhee-20″]The Boys in the Boat[/easyazon_link] which is about a rowing team that went to the olympics in Berlin when Hitler was in control. It’s good so far even though I don’t know a thing about rowing! Ben got a cardboard virtual reality box (lol, he’s a nerd for real), lots of clothes that he actually wanted, and I framed this huge elephant picture his brother got him at the market last year. We spent the day at Ashwem and had a very boozy lunch at La Plage, a french restaurant on the beach. Finished it off by watching the Homeland finale, which sucked, right?
- I have nothing to share about blogging, so instead lets talk about Star Wars. We sat in crazy Goa Christmas weekend traffic (seriously, 6 rows of cars across when there should have been only 3 lanes max!) and it was worth it. It’s the first one I’ve ever seen and now I think I’ll watch them all.
- Lastly, I’d love to know what your NY resolutions are!? Mine are to read more, get 1 more legit freelance writing job, go to pilates 2x a week, and stop drinking pop!
Now your story,
This cannot be the first time I’ve written about cable TV in India haha. Once again, our box stopped working. Ben had told me something about it being a mp2 box when we needed and mp4 (whatever that means). He wasn’t home when the Sky guy came and the guy didn’t speak much English.
I tried to tell him the box needed changed but he had seen our Satellite dish when he walked up the path and had deducted already that it was covered by too many palm branches. I didn’t know that though. So, I come back into the living room while he’s playing with the TV to see out my window my security guys cutting down a whole palm tree (3 trees within).
I was like wait, is this really necessary? But it was pretty much already done. Afterwards, unsurprisingly it still did not work. He then changed the box and it worked. So, yeah…. haha The whole thing took just 10 minutes. I told Ben on the phone and he’s like keep those trees, I have an idea…. So, I’ll tell you about that next week!
This is India!
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So grateful to have discovered your blog prior to taking off for India before Thanksgiving, wonderful advice, thank you so very much!
I spent the first few days wondering what I had gotten myself into. Weeks flew by quickly and before I knew it was packing up to head home. What I wouldn’t give to be back there now instead of my frigid Midwestern home. So much beauty, amazing food, and so many friendly people…
Can’t wait to see what you guys do with the palm trees!
Thank you again!
Hi Samantha! Thanks for reading and I’m so glad the blog helped you!
Boo! About the tree! I am glad your cable is working again! At least they got it working the same day. I had to call about my internet because it had gone out. The man comes out, with a supervisor. After taking a look at the box outside, he gives me some excuse and tells me a specialist has to come out. A week later no one has showed up. I call again. It is several days before anyone can come. When the second guy finally shows up, he tells me that the wire was cut. What!? The other guy from the company had cut my line. So I did not have internet for over 2 weeks. :( Lame.
Oh and I am glad you are enjoying your Kindle! I love mine.
Happy New Year!
Betsy! I would be so mad! LOL I hear of that happening a lot here – companies cutting lines but I never know why. I’ve had the Kindle just since xmas and already on my 3rd book! I love it!
Now you’ve got a Kindle you should definitely read my book, ‘Hot Times in Goa’.
Oh I haven’t heard of it! I”ll look it up :)
OMG seriously?!?! I can’t imagine what happens next…
it involves the machete. hahahah