We were desperately trying to prepare a build in hudson and a mail popped up in my browser window, it was from Asia Open Source Software Community (AOSS). It said I was invited to speak on “Open Source Forensic Tools” at SIM University, Singapore. omg! I didn’t even know what that means or I have never ever used any of such computer forensic tools. Later I came to know that the mail was for a Srilankan guy, and we were asked to speak on Nirvikalpa, an open source OSS win CD. Also, we have a group discussion on ERP/CRM and Cloud Computing. God, I was so excited.
Now, If I tell you what happen in the airport and later in the airplane, I am sure all of you will be jealous. So let’s skip it, you can imagine something like a running scene in one of traditional Bollywood movie. So, let me directly take you to Singapore airport metro station. You might think how come a guy who have never been out of Nepal know about metro, you are right we didn’t knew about them, we were there searching for a taxi. Thank god! we met a friend mine who came to pick us up. We got a cab and payed it S$ 18.60 to reach our hotel. And as you can imagine with the increase in every cent, we’d convert it into Nepalese rupees. You might think what a sketchy guy I am. But it’s in our blood.
There were quite a few genius guys in the workshop, but it was really hard to remember their names. However, my name sound like Japanese so they tend to remember me. So to tell you more about them, there was this guy named red1 (redone) from Malaysia, he is a leader of an open source ERP software “Admpiere”, and he have also written a book on “Open Source ERP”. His session on Open Source ERP was really helpful, I promised to invited him to Nepal and show some old places in Kathmandu. I also had a short session with a guy from Japan, who was working in the field of grid and distributed computing. He actually did his bachelor’s in astrophysics, and his research was on simulation of the outward movements of the sun, the energy involved in this movements and… you see he had a very poor English, so it was really hard for me to communicate with him. So I hardly understood what he said, but he looked like a real geek to me. Than on second day of the workshop, there was this presentation from this big fat guy, he had a session on Kernel Security. The only thing I understood was the word “kernel”. Everything else was Chinese to me. And my eyes were on clock every minuted, by then a guy from red hat arrived. He brought some Fedora live CDs with him, and cool thing was he had no slides. His speech was really nice and interactive, and as you can imagine I was the one to ask him hell of a lot of questions. However, If you’d ask me best thing about the workshop, I’d say of course the lunch. We were served Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and some Indian food. Also they used to serve ice plead tea and orange juice which was refreshing in extremely hot weather.
There are so many exciting things I need to tell you about Singapore. But I don’t want to make this blog a boring one to read. However, if you go to Singapore don’t miss Sentosa – an ultimate holiday destination, do go to Clarke if you are party guy but don’t forget to be in a formal dress code (You can take everything off once you get in), also Orchard road and City Hall for some shopping, don’t dare to miss the iconic Merlion by the CBD and Singapore flyer, do click a picture in front of Esplanade, it’s beautiful. I had a great time in Singapore, why don’t you guys pack your bags and run for a ultimate holiday destination.
1. Lighting Singapore City
2. Iconic Merlion
3. Posing with Singapore Flyer
4. First time in MRT
5. I click one in-front of Esplanade
6. Looking hot on a hot day at Singapore Flyer
7. Singapore flyer
8. Yuhuuu, I was at the summit of Singapore
9. Can I see Nepal from here?
10. Formula 1 race track. But I could not find Massa anywhere..
11. And I feel in love.. somewhere in singapore..
12. Not with the Chimpanzee but with the korean food..
13. Welcome to Sentosa
14. Oh Crab!! It’s s real one, sweet heart!!
15. Yes, now I do believe there are dragons.
16. Curious Jelly Fish
17. We can actually touch them, I was lucky to sense a gold fish
18. Oh my love, Dolphins
19. Ashay Kumar and Katrina Kaif were holding hands at this place, when will I get my Katrina?
20. Bye! Bye! Singapore!!