So I finally reached Seattle on the 9'th after flying for around 18 hours I guess. I flew from Hyderabad to Amsterdam on KLM airlines and from Amsterdam to Seattle on NorthWest airlines. In both these airlines I had an Economy/Coach seat, and had specified Asian Veg for the food.
KLM served me a veg-roll which tasted pretty ok but the journey was mostly boring. Their inflight entertainment system had common monitors where they showed stuff like Mr. Bean and later on the Bollywood movie – Parineeta.
On the other hand, NorthWest airlines served me something that smelled nothing like anything I had ever had before in my life and I am fortunate to not have died (so far) after eating it. However the journey in NorthWest was more comfortable because they had an inflight entertainment system wherein each passenger had a separate display so I watched three movies back to back until I dozed off.
I reported to work on the next day. I am jet-lagged but I am trying to fight it by working. It is embarrassing sometimes when I fall asleep while someone is explaining me something at work. Fortunately people understand my jetlag problem, or so I hope :)
People I've met at work are all very friendly. It has been raining here since the past 20-25 days and people expect the rain to break some past records. Obviously the weather is cold but it doesn't affect much because the insides of houses are warm and commuting is mostly in cars.
The summer is supposed to be the best time of the year and most people have convertible cars. The traffic is not crazy like in India with blaring horns of vehicles, and everyone over-taking each other at the slightest opportunity. I need to buy a car soon, and so far the Hummer is my favorite. It’s like a huge beast on the road!
I am working at a small-sized software company. There's loads of interesting work waiting for me so I guess I am going to be pretty busy for the next 5-6 months at least.
I am currently looking for an apartment so if you happen to know anyone in Bellevue area looking for a room-mate, do let me know.
Considering my work and everything else put together, I guess I am going to love being here!