Friday, January 29, 2010


Weekend started, we are going for a training in Bussigny this weekend.

This week no much surprises, only good was i liked the sandwich, which i am preparing in morning, adding lettuce leafs added additional taste... um... Some good developments around SRM and Web Order Entry go live.:)

( If you don't know SRM jump to next paragraph - In Shopping cart do not try to Change the preferred vendor (partner function 0039) to fixed vendor (partner function 0019) using BBP_DOC_CHANGE_BADI unconditionally , because line items already lying in sourcing cockpit with preferred vendor will throw error - saying partners can't be changed take care next time :))

So, This weekend i can't call mom in skype, btw, she is busy in house work (teacher doing home work) my granny anniversary is very near and we are suppose the paint our house.

Still 22: Lot many more days to go home. The moment i booked my tickets, since then, i feel like i am going home tomorrow - but that tomorrow never came yet.

In Geneva these days are very cold - windy - chilled. Becoming hard to wake up early morning, surprised when i woke up last morning (On a busy week day) at 8:10 am. Tomorrow morning need to catch up the train at 7:40 am -- Need to really work hard.

WEF is going on in Davos - All world economic gurus are in swiss now, temperature in davos once drooped to -18.

For software engineer there are only 2 days - Once is weekdays the two Weekends.

Congrats to Aamir for his Padma-award,still unable to understand why Saif got one. Let us not forget to recollect our national hero, on his 62nd Death anniversary, whose thoughts were far advance the then his time ear in which he lived - Gandhiji

with love, waiting for salary day :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Geneva Note book

“I love to travel, but I hate to arrive” – Albert Einstein.

But, I love both, first on-site journey and Geneva.

3 yrs back, if I heard about US of A or UK, only thought was Software Jobs, and, when I heard about Switzerland – honey moon for high end families.

But god blessed me a software job in Switzerland and allowed me to realize that Swiss was not all about honey moon!

What I heard about onsite, what I assumed, what I realized, what I experienced, what I worked, all are different – only 1 common point – “you can’t stop your learning”

Switzerland and Geneva – definition for quality of life – the real beauty of Geneva is Geneva lake. I was in an assumption Swiss stopped growing at Chocolates and Cheese, but if you look at the Infrastructure for common man, it’s really amazing – there you will realize Swiss can’t be stop in growing – it’s an ace of RF – moving forward at the fast of Shumi, it’s a beauty dot in Alps.

By today, my first flight journey in Lufthansa from Bangalore to Frankfort and then to Geneva celebrates its anniversary, Amma, Deepthi, Babul and Bharath came to Airport on that day - Every first thing will be memorable.

Same day last year I had tickets in my pocket, ironically, today I have tickets again in my hands, reserved my tickets to Chennai in Etihad Airways. I home in Feb – End.

Catch me if you can..

Monday, January 4, 2010

Invisible Journey..

an old untold story in Jan 2010..

The time moved one step ahead, stepped into 2010, 2009 - Thanks for being with us for all the TIME..

Um... New year is a Passport for new ideas, new resolutions, new activities, new decisions, new thoughts, new actions and many more. My new year day Dec31st night was good, we all went to friends house for a dinner, lot of fun, but Geneva as a city was very dull, streets were empty, no sound, absolute silent, tramps & buses were not at all crowded (may be Pubs must be busy ;)).

I called all possible lines to INDIA at 7:30 CET to wish new year. Chennai - no way, I tried minimum of 20 times not even once the line connected.

The 2nd day in new year, the 1st trip of 2010. Milan, Italy - it will be my 2nd time visit to Milan. I planned a lot, checked the train timings, places to visit, food, museums,noted many things and slept little early. So the day started at 4:30 AM. Our plan is to catch the train at 5:56 Train to Brig, from Bring Euro City train will take us to Milan by 10:30 AM.

Journey started, we discussed a lot, lot of fun, jokes, the last day of 2009's party videos - There comes the Storm - The topic of PASSPORT.

Every body asked every other to check their passports, as we were crossing the border of international territory. I never ever thought about the passport last night - which i normally carry every trip. Here goes my mistake (my assumption) - I thought Italy and Swiss both are schengen countries, and so, no passport was required, it can be a excuse.

I continued my journey, with fear now, we reached BRIG, after 15 minutes boarded the 7th Wagon of Euro City Express. When we are about to take our seats, Conductor (i thought) came and asked for Passport, I gave him tickets, he said (shouted) I am not conductor I am police..! Opened my Wallet took out my L-Card (issued by Swiss), handed it to him. He said - "You are not Authorized, go back, or Italian police will catch you" ... train was fast enough, By the time this happens we were already in Italy..

For a moment, all others were shocked & surprised, I agreed my mistake, I decided to go back once I get down in Milan. BUT, it makes no difference, If i return immediately or wait (or walk around) in the city and return in evening 7 pm.

Just keeping my nerves cool, I stepped down train Milan - mind was not free, unable to re-collect what exactly i planned...!! Some how we visited few places but unable to see the The Last supper painting.

In return, we were checking for Police (not conductor), if comes, I can rush into wash room..! (Telugu movie trick)...Do you know .. finally after Lussane it worked out.. police arrived and i calmly walked into the wash room.

So - Plan BIG, Thing BIG, Act BIG, do not forget the small things. Lot of small things put together and makes a Thing, BIG.

And today back to work, first day at work in new year. BTW, today I received new L-Card, which will allow me to live here in Swiss for one more year :))

Till next time,
- Vamsi

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Twenty Ten

Happy new year to all my family members, friends, colleagues, readers, relatives and all others. I wish you great year 2010 ahead. 2009 - thanks for being with us.

For me Year '09 'was' a special and memorable, in terms of work or worries or health or wealth or friends or relatives or sorrow or joy or job or any thing.

But 2010 is always an opportunity and a puzzle. I wish you all success in the new Era of time . With a fullest of my heart I pray god to bless us to start the new journey.

Personally the year 2009 is a kind of storm in my tea cup, my beloved granny died in March, and, I am a guy who was never away from home (in Madanapalle) for more than two weeks, but, with in a week (by Jan 10) I complete 1 yr in Geneva, I understood really am a guy with Home sick!

Happy birthday 2010,
- Mvk.