Sunday, March 26, 2006

Grass is always greener on the other side? I'm not so sure!

It may be a little too early.. but here's what it is now!

Things I don't miss about the US

1) Standing out in the freezing cold while pumping gas into my car.
2) Folding my laundry.
3) Ironing my clothes (My pet peeve!! I couldn't however wear crumpled clothes, so I'd spend about 3 hours every 2 weeks ironing my laundry).
4) Buying branded clothes (with a Made in India tag) for 60$.
5) Driving 60 miles to go to a temple (or rather a poor excuse for one).
6) Driving 40 miles to go watch a desi movie.
7) Having dosas & idlis once in 3-4 months.
8) Poor excuse for Ice-Cream (nope, not even Hagendas can compare).
9) Poor excuse for bakery products. Bakery products in the US are ALL SWEET! What about puffs? samosas?
10) Calling cards to India.

Things I do miss about the US

1) Internet speeds.
2) Breakfast Cereal varieties ( my Post Banana Nut Crunch especially )
3) Uninterrupted power.
4) Access to the latest electronics at the best prices.
5) My Mazda6 & its stereo.
6) No mosquitoes!
7) Skiing/snowboarding.
8) Salsa clubs.

Well, looks like a decently good bargain so far. I see a lot of the things I do miss about the US going away over time.


Blogger Ranjani said... US returned,are you?And you are a salsa person?Wow.I always wanted to learn salsa..never got around to doing it,and now I have a slipped disc.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Hi Ranjani,
Yes. I just moved back from the US. Salsa's fun. I don't know about the slipped disc condition. So, no physical activity for you is it?

8:36 PM  
Blogger Ranjani said...

For a while,yes.
But I do believe I dance well,otherwise:D
And, do you have a YM id?

8:53 PM  
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