Usually when the team gathers, it is either for weekly meetings or some release tasks but last Friday was different.
The 12 comrades of OAM team gathered to have fun and chill out in the cool environment of “The Royal Hana Garden” – a characteristic Japanese restaurant. The clock had not even struck 6 pm and our enthusiasm was propelling so high that we were waiting for that very moment. We reached the venue at around 7:00 pm. A table for 12 was already booked in the garden. Though not spacious, the place was very cozy and pleasant. It was assisted by a hot spring on the side and bamboo trees around, giving a very amiable environment.
We were welcomed by a set of mouth watering snacks – complimentary Japanese dishes. We tried different delicacies Al a Carte, one of them being the “Bento Box” as the Japanese say, which means the “Lunch Box”. The Bento Box had an assortment of yummy food like gohan (rice), nama tofu, yaki tori (chicken), ebi tempura, salad e.t.c., all made in Japanese style. The flavor of the food was further enhanced by jokes cracked by none other than our joke master – Keshab. With this guy around, topics deviated from the science of relativity to the adages of Osho.
Any bit of tiredness left was completely deposed by the nip of green tea, which was served towards the end of dinner.
As they say, time and tide wait for no man. By the time it was 9:30 pm, we all had to make our moves. The team departed taking with it an experience of D2 time.
We would like to thank Raj B. Thakuri for the wonderful evening, though he couldn’t make it to the get together. Thanks to D2 for the support and, lastly, thanks to all those who were a part of OAM in one way or the other.
Report by – Anjana
01 – While waiting for Leeja
02 – Oops, i was following the wrong bike
03 – Is this the right way to use chopsticks?
04 – Bhanu ready to start with chopsticks
05-Finally got it!
06 – Dinesh enjoying the beans
07 – And Ravi too…..
08 – I will have this soup using chopsticks
09 – Did he eat the other one?
10 – A shot amidst dinner
11 -Reena – as calm as her smile is.
12 – Hmmmm thinking of……..
13 – Can someone take my snap please?
14 – Eeee, mero pani junga aauna lagyo
15 – I dont use chopsticks, I use fork n spoon
16 – Japanese food and the joke
17 – Spoon is far easier than chopstick
18 – Everyone in his own happiness
19 – Deepak and Leeja under the bamboos
20 – Sharing the theory of relativity
21 – The story-teller listening to others
22 – A nice and calm jacuzzi of Royal Hana
23 – The diners and the dinner
24 – HDR test at Hana
25 – And finally…….the “Bento Box”