Friday, August 05, 2016

First birthday Invitation of our Daughter

Having a kids is the best gift ever, this is the most happening thing of the life. 

As our daughter turns one, we were so happy and want to do the best birthday celebration for her.
So we started with the birthday Invitation which is based on a theme (Minnie) party .

So here is the birthday Invitation which we made,

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Going on onsite trip???

Every time I travel onsite, I feel like forgetting something. So, I thought of writing a post as reference for people who need to travel on short term trips (anything between 2-6 months).

Few things to consider while preparing this list:

  • What type of accommodation you are going to get
  • Search the surroundings near the accommodation
  • Are you going to cook?
  • Season when you are going to travel
  • Distance between office & home

Things to check:

  • Weather & Temperature: Do a bit of research on the temperature & the weather for your trip. You may refer various websites like Accuweather, The weather channel, etc. Carry clothes based on the temperature. 
    • For summers, don't forget to carry your sunscreen lotion
    • For rainy season, don't forget to carry umbrella/raincoat.
    • For winter season, do carry Jacket, woolen cap, gloves, muffler etc
  • Commute options: Check the distance between office & home using Google Maps
    • Do check for the commute options. If you going to commute by bus, do check for the fare options (mainly one time fare).
    • Most of the commute options don't refund you change. So, keep the exact change with you
    • If you going to commute by railway system, check for the weekly/monthly ticket systems. Some places don't accept credit card for weekly tickets. So, do carry sufficient cash on the first day travel.
  • Things to see around: Unless you are a internet freak, you would prefer to roam around and see different places (Who would not want to see the new cities ;)  ). Search for the sight seeing locations of the city & around city.
    • Some places like Statue of Liberty have a pre-booking. Check for the waiting period (when I went to New York, waiting was 3 months :( ). You may also want to book before you actually reach the city.
    • Some places/tours are operational only during certain seasons/months (like Maid Of the mist on Niagara falls)
    • You may want to search for the coupons/sightseeing vouchers for various places in city. Some of the options you may consider are CityPASS, City Sightseeing, etc
    • Plan your visits properly based on weather
  • Food joints: If you are not open to variety of food, or if you are a vegetarian, do search for various options near you.

Some of the important things to carry
  • Currency change
  • Shoes (sports & formal)
  • Umbrella
  • Woolens
  • Snacks items
  • Maggi/noddles
  • Cooker
  • Ready to eat food
  • Shaving Kit
  • Socks - 4+ pairs
  • Detergent powder
  • Medicines
  • Hair oil
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Nail cutter
  • Tooth brush/tooth paste
  • Shoe polish
  • Rice
  • Dal
  • Spices
  • Sugar/salt
  • Sugarfree (sugar substitute)
  • Handkerchief
  • Extra pair of undergarments
  • Grooming kit
  • Headphone
  • Camera

On Airport, you need to have sufficient change:

  • To get trolley
  • To call someone who will come & pick you
  • If you have a break journey, try to arrange change for that currency
  • If u have infants/kids, do take extra water bottle before you get out of flight
  • Coloring book, toys & snacks for kids during travelling

Once you reach hotel/apartment, do get some change.