Tue 2 Oct 2012 - Wed 3 Oct 2012 55 °F
Try, try again, until you succeed. But I am pretty sure that there also is a saying somewhere that says know when to cut your losses, know when to walk away. Since 2009, I have been building connections with folks in Europe - in the long run of hoping to live and work there. And this October, I had an interview of sorts - with a disappointing outcome. It has taken me an additional couple of months to swallow the bitter pill that I truly tried everything I could, and perhaps this was not yet meant to be. Maybe sometime in the future. I am actually not that disappointed as it's been one of those life lessons - that you need to give something your absolute all, and then also learn when it's time to step away and move forward. And perhaps, even revisit the idea again in a few years.
This interview allowed me to experience Munich during Oktoberfest! Oh that's yet another story - I didn't ever think I would be in Munich during Oktoberfest. I recollect going to one in Bangalore, and then to one even in SIngapore, and then finally this completely unplanned trip. So serendipitious.
'twas one whirlwind day - but oh so fun. Stayed at a wonderful old hotel - and when I say old, I mean Titanic old: with a double-doors, a lounge the size of my apartment, oil paintings of grand dames over the bed, and a luxurious bathroom the size of a two-car garage! Hopped over to Marienplatz, and then passed a brewhouse that Hitler was supposed to have frequented. Sang drinking songs at the Hofbrauhaus, and clanged steins with strangers.
And strangest of them all, was a shrine to Michael Jackson right outside the hotel! Few more photos.
And that's how you do Oktoberfest in a day.