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Today I went with my friend to Ikea, Burbank (CA) as he wanted to buy mirrors for his house. Exhausted after going through the huge store for an hour, we went for breakfast next door to Corner Bakery Cafe (800 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank CA). My friend suggested we have a “Berry Almond Swiss Oatmeal” which is oatmeal, plenty of chopped almonds with strawberry and low fat yogurt. I was a bit doubtful on how Yogurt will taste with Oats and fruits, but it turned out to have a divine taste ideal for breakfast. And the visual appearance of the…

Before going to Seattle Public Library today, I went to lunch with my cousin’s son who is working at Amazon. As I have written earlier I like Mexican cuisine, so I asked him to take to one near-by, we went to Qdoba Mexican grill. He ordered his favourite dish called “Mexican Gumbo” which he claims is the closest he can get to South Indian Sambar Rice at a mexican restaurant. Though I didn’t agree with him on Gumbo resembling Sambar Rice, it certainly tasted nice and I enjoyed it. Mexican Gumbo turned out to be a combination of Soup, Lime…

As long-time readers of this blog know I love books and what can be better for me than a visit to one of the largest libraries in the world. Over the last 16 years though I have travelled for business to Seattle countless times, unfortunately, I never got around to visit their famous Central Library. Today after my business meetings were done in downtown Seattle, I went to Seattle Public Library (Wiki). We used Nokia Here Maps to drive down there from our meeting location, which worked pretty well for me throughout this trip to Los Angeles and King County…

I got to drive a Honda Shadow 750CC bike today, it belonged to my friend in Simi Valley, CA. I thought why will anyone want to drive a heavy motor bike like this one (I know there are more heavier bikes out there). After few minutes of driving in open roads especially on a cold windy day, I understood why. You need a solid body for stability on road especially when you are riding on good speed, second reason being that for you too get the power & speed you need a heavier engine. The drive was delightful!!!

I am in Redmond this week for work. We had meetings in Lincoln Square (opposite to Bellevue Square mall) today and for lunch, my colleague suggested we try the Indian restaurant Moksha. I was not sure but the food turned out to be tasty and the service was great. We both had the Vegetarian version of Moksha Thali which contained Rice, Salad, Naan (Indian Bread), and two side dishes. Yesterday for dinner a friend of mine who works in Microsoft Corp, took me (yes, I am lucky to get invited when I am travelling) to a Thai restaurant “Bai Tong”…