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Stories…. with a touch of India….

First leg – Frankfurt November 21, 2009

Filed under: INDIA — benjamuna @ 8:38 am
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We have reached Frankfurt by early morning flight! For the first time I’m travelling with a PC, so the first thing I was searching for was something wireless…. Found and paid online! Still some hrs to go before boarding for Mumbai. No rush……. JAI HO!


Coming closer…. November 16, 2009

Filed under: INDIA — benjamuna @ 6:52 pm

Four days to go, and the only thing I can think about is this damn swine flu…I have even found an Indian web page with swine flu updates. As if it matters…But the world has become paranoid, and it’s catching.
Suitcases have found their way up from the basement, but I hate packing. Gifts and cards are ready. Joan’s smoked salmon in the fridge.
And the lists… I have been making lists for weeks now. On top of The List: Make lists. Well yes, that particular list came first. Then came the gift list. The pharmacy (!) list. The “general shopping” list. The “should buy Christmas gifts for in India” list. The “important to rememeber before you go-list” (since it will be close to Christmas when we get back). The “stop the newspaper and the mail-list”. The “which books to buy in India-list…” Fortunately I have started to rule out items, instead of adding new lists to the main list!
Tomorrow, high on my mental list: Start packing!


Going to India……….soon! November 6, 2009

Filed under: India November - December 2009 — benjamuna @ 2:07 pm

21 November I’m going to India, to celebrate my birthday and much more.  Follow me…………..


Hello world! November 5, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — benjamuna @ 6:33 pm

Usernames, passwords, pin codes; du you remember a world without? Hardly. This week has been tough…, challenging my imagination. It started with Spotify; finally I got an invitation. I tried several usernames, everything was denied. Your favourite band? forget it. Taken.  Your favourite obscure band? Taken. Even my old dog’s name was taken, a name we all though was the one and only…. I ended up with a terribly silly username, AND wrote it down.

Next was a Norwegian website for book lovers, a Facebook like thing. No way I would use the Spotify username, so I started once more on top of my imaginary username list. Taken. Taken. Taken.  But when I started on my Indian alternatives, the first one was accepted. After all, the web page was new and Norwegian.
And then, my new blog. Then things went from bad to worse. I was to compete with the whole word, I understood.  I could forget all about my Indian alternatives. Taken. I skipped my long gone dog this time. And started on variations on my surname. Benji. Taken. Benjamin. Benjamina. Taken. My initials. Taken. Variation over initials. Taken. What in the whole wide world is the matter with my fantasy? I ended up with Benjamuna. And we have established an understanding!

Passwords is another terrible headache. In the beginning of the beginning, a simple name would do. I chose a name of a small city in a far away country. It served its duty for years. Then came passwords with capital letters, number of signs, numbers and such – and it started to get difficult.  A challenge both for the inventiveness (something logical I will never forget) (but I do…) – and how to keep track of everything? Along with the ……pin codes?!!??

I have written it all down of course; usernames and passwords for airlines, banks, credit cards, travel agencies, iTunes, web shops… WOW the whole world seems to be on the net! Mee to!