Yearly Archives: 2007

new hotel view

new hotel view
Originally uploaded by jabberer

We wrapped up our field work and moved to a hotel. My hotel view with grey arabian sea, restaurants, and a casual street toilet for men. I dont know if the hotel has mirrored window but it seems that guys dont realize that they go on with their business facing guest room windows!

variables in the fieldwork

variables in the fieldwork
Originally uploaded by jabberer

Morning news showed mumbai’s train lines stopped working because of heavy rainfall overnight. We went to check the interviewee schedule for tomorrow, and as expected- her home was flooded so no one could stay in. We postponed our plan with her till her home’d be recovered.

On another note- Having paid my due being sick with food by spending good part of a night throwing up, i quietly moaned when i was offered food during another home interview, which can never be refused. But it turned out to be the best food i had in my entire stay here so far.

The continuing cycle of walking in flooded sewage water and being cleaned up by dettol gently reminds me of the reincarnation of life.

body interface

body interface
Originally uploaded by jabberer.

Setting up my new travel laptop- could not resist trying the finger print software. Not only i failed in registering my fingerprint after dozens of trials, i started to doubt if i’ll ever use it at this horrid failure rate (not to mention that my finger prints may disappear after trying so many times!). I also imagine the very finger i register to the system may be cut, dirty, or for whatever reason becoming unavailable at the time critical moments. Beside, the only finger i managed to get at least one successful scan with was my right index finger. Quite many questions to the design of this particular scanner- why swipe when speed becomes another factor for very frequent failure?

Well, before i indulge, i should go back to my pressing work.