Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday lunch

Record: prepped and cooked under 10 mins! :)

I've been using this Indian spice called turmeric and also smoked paprika, both very good with vegetables!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Perfect weather in Houston

Lovett Boulevard looks great today. The day is sunny but not exceedingly hot, just right!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Running at Rice

Usually I go to Rice University to run, at least once a week. They have a nice trail with trees and a proper ground for jogging, and I really enjoy pushing myself to the limit. The trail is just 3 miles long, but it is enough for a great workout if you actually to run the entire course.



I didn't actually go running today... this picture is from last Sunday.



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friends, kirtan, pizza... perfect combination!

Yesterday we had an amazing reunion in Ravi's house for a few pizzas, kirtan and a lot of ecstatic dancing! It was incredible, the energy was very high and everyone had a blast!

Here are a few pictures:





 

This is such a great group of loving, growth-oriented people. I'm very fortunate to have crossed paths with every each one of them.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Indoor Garden is growing

My indoor garden is growing strong now with the artificial lamp and a new watering mechanism.

Here are a few pictures of how it looks today!

Ratha Yatra at Discovery Green

This weekend I participated at the Ratha Yatra festival at Discover y Green, it was really great!

This is also known as the Chariot Festival, since a deity of Lord Jagannath is transported in Chariots. Everyone wants to help pull the Chariots forward. However, every once in a while we need to stop the chariot. I was helping to do that.

Here is Ravi, Rachel and I:


Here are some more pictures of the festival:








It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet some of my great friends in Krishna Consciousness!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 4th festival

I stopped by the 4th festival last Thursday and forgot to post some pictures from the event. Here they are!

There were about 100.000 people there, it was giant!

Work place

This is my desk at Assemble Systems. I find it very nice, specially if you consider I'm the newest guy on the team haha

I mainly use the two monitors in the center which are connected to a server underneath the desk. The Mac and the laptop are used for running Selenium and other automation in specific environments.

This is a fast-paced workplace and the team is excellent! I am very happy to be working here and I hope it keeps agile as the company scales.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bean on life support

While watering the garden yesterday I accidentally broke one of the beans... but it seems like it is recovering now, assisted by a whole bunch of metal wires and a sticker to hold it straight where it got broken...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hard karate training

Yesterday's karate training was insanely hardcore. I almost fainted several times, maybe because I have been out of training for the past three weeks.

We focused on improving or uraken, a punch performed with the back of the hand.

Based on how my hand look today I guess I can say I nailed this technique.