Monday, July 28, 2014

Houston!!Your second home :)

Houston!!Your second home.

Before I actually start writing this, I want to give a heads up on a few words which are said in a different way here.
INDIA                                USA
Petrol                                 Gas
Trash Can                          Dustbin
Toilet                                  Restroom
Lift                                      Elevator
Bill                                      Check
Shop                                   Store
Spectacles                          Glasses
Tire Puncture                       Flat Tire
Pin Code                             Zip code
Tissue                                 Napkin

The temperature today is currently 96F, 4F short of 100. Pretty soon it will reach 100. Houston is very hot during summer and I do not like the winters here. It rains, is windy and is too cold during winters. For some one who gratifies going deep into the blanket and putting on layers of clothes, just wait for January!  :D
And at times it gets unpredictable. Sunny in the morning, rains like cats and dogs in the afternoon and is cold during the night.
Welcome to Houston :D
Our campus is located at the eastern side of Houston. Lot of options to commute
 The campus is not an architecture marvel but has everything you need. I am not going to say anything much about it,I will let you to explore it.

The best thing about Houston is that, you will find a lot of Indians and get quickly accustomed to the place and the people.
You get all types of Indian grocery, a 4 packet Maggie is 1.79$, Easiest thing to cook :D . I am not really good with numbers but there must be around 50 Indian restaurants in and around Houston:D
Be it Diwali , Holi or any other Indian Festival it is celebrated here. Temples are there; ISCKON opened recently.
Delhi, Bombay, Hyderabad or Houston Cricket follows us. We might not have a cricket ground but there is a small court in Holly hall where we play. They even host league matches and is real fun. I played last year and enjoyed it thoroughly :)
Seniors will help you in initial stages with your groceries and other stuffs. These are some of the important things which I think you might require when you move in to your apartments,
A Table
Few Chairs
Iron box
A wifi connection
There a few others things , I am don't remember it at the moment.
Be it SRK, Mahesh Babu, Dhanush every one's movie is played in theaters here. Tickets cost around 8-12$ :D
Houston has been great to me. It has given me a lot of good friends and experiences. I for sure can tell you that it will be a home away from home for you guys also.

PS: Pack your bags, get on the flight. Do not worry much :)
       Be on the lookout, you might get a free red Tshirt every month :)

- Karthik Thiyagarajan :)