We had an LJ-Meet on Saturday, code: 20070825.
The meet was great!
catchmanblue and I showed up on time and looking pretty.
k_n_red showed up at about 7 and psychog showed up about 5 minutes later.
"Lè Café Latté" (click this to view a Google map to the place) was a surprisingly good coffee joint and we'll probably be visiting the place a bit more often, albeit not for LJ-Meets. :o) The decoration and stuff was good. The DJ was decently good (never argue with a Sardar). :o)
We finally decided to move to the secondary location (Golden Dragon) for some dinner and drinks. However, more than half-way through the journey, a couple of explosions flung the city into Red-Alert status. This is probably the most terrorizing thing since the recent Mecca Masjid blasts here in Hyderabad. Bad timing bummers, if you had timed the bombs better, you could have caught us en-route to our location. We'd have had to drive right past the Lumbini Park (first bomb exploded there) to get to our secondary location.
It's quite amazing how determined people can be, to blow up stuff. I mean pyrotechnic explosions are cool and all, but you should'nt claim _any_ victims or you're just plain cruel!
Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Cyberabad is a phenomenal place to be. Oozing with Culture and Biryani, the people are mean and live in a dog-eat-dog world. However, with the highest Muslim population in India, this city seems to take the blasts pretty well. :o) 51% of the population here (last time I checked the census a couple of years ago) is Muslim with Hindus, Christians and other minorities making up the rest of the chunk.
Killing people does'nt help to achieve anything. Heroes don't take lives.... Heroes love life. :o)
The traffic was pretty bearable, considering the Red-Alert status and I was home in about an hour. Amazing you might say? Well, the people were really sweet. There were people guiding the traffic through junctions, giving no heed to the rain pelting icy water on their faces, motorists would smile at each other resignedly if they hit each other and move on after a quick apology. It was amazing.
psychog reached home safely, followed by myself, catchmanblue and finally, k_n_red. All safe and unterrorized! :o) Safety above all? The terrorist bummers forced us to skip the secondary location and I'll terrorize them for the rest of their mortal lives on behalf of cyberabad. :o) This is Holy War!! Heh!
Way to go Hyderabad!
Just in case I have'nt told you before or have'nt pointed it out prominently enough, and just in case I don't have the chance to say it again, perk up your ears and peel your eyelids back for me. I love you all! Some more than others.... But then, you knew that already, dint'cha? :o)
Note: All at home are doing well, and most of those on my phone book have since either called me to tell me they were fine, or asked if I was. :o) I don't believe in God, so I wish this city a happy time ahead! This event was merely a sneeze. Bless you for that! We'll live on. :o) KDO!