India bound: a quick itinerary

Our quick itinerary overview: Sept 29:  Arrive Delhi On arrival at international airport you will be met by our representative, meet and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon  excursion to Akshardham Temple.  Stay overnight at Hotel. Sept 30 : Delhi – Mathura – Agra (205 kms/5.5 hrs + sightseeing) Morning drive to the religious town of Mathura. Arrive to […]

A tourist again in Nepal

Although we have had brief 2-3 day get-aways during our placement, we still have yet to take our long well-deserved annual leave from our work life here in Nepal. Come September 15th when Tlell’s parents arrive, it will be vacation-mode time – ball cap, tacky-tourist golf shirt, an over-sized SLR camera glued to my face […]


I hearby rename the city of Kathmandu, Nepal to Dogmandu. The dogs rule the city as they are everywhere (especially at night). However, some of the dogs that I have seen and their conditions (both their physical and living) are horrifically unbelievable. I’m definitely supporting my local SPCA when I get home. [youtube]

How’s my patient?

I use analogies all the time when trying to explain about information technologies, best management practices, and maintenance concepts to my non-tech savvy colleagues. However, finding the “right” analogy that sticks with certain people can be an interesting challenge as well (because it can backfire). At work, I try to illustrate that organizing and managing […]