Thursday, March 30, 2006


So yesterday I was commuting in London, going from one side to the other to get to the London office. My end station was Hayes & Harlington, which is actually closer to Slough than it is to London. A colleague dubbed it "the arse end of nowhere". And honestly, Hayes is in the middle of nowhere, the most upmarket restaurant in this place has two golden arches and a clown on the window.

As I was walking up the stairs of the station to get to the exit, along with other commuters, I saw a girl walking downwards. At first sight she looked familiar. At second sight she was someone familiar. It was a good friend from Geneva, who lives in Geneva. So there we were, both of us, bumping into each other at Hayes station, in the middle of nowhere when we both did not knew about each other being in London.

How weird is that?

I just couldn't stop laughing, it was that spooky...

Monday, March 27, 2006


Spring officially starts on March 21st. It was raining and cold that day. Yesterday we decided to go skiing in Flaine. Turns out the weather was aboslutely great. When we came down it was something like 25 degrees!!! In March!!!


It probably means that winter is over and spring is here and soon I can be walking in my shorts again...

Other worthy notes:
  • I got a new phone. It's a Nokia N70.
  • Err, that's it...
"Living these days is making me nervous"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Yesterday I finally watched the movie that won this year's Oscar for Best Picture.

Got to say that it was a really good movie.

The movie handles a hot and delicate issue very well. And I think it fits well with my thinking that everyone is a racist to a certain extent. It's just whether you then act on it or not that makes the difference.

I would like to say that I am not a racist but I have been guilty of saying some stuff that can be classified as "racist" even though I did not mean it that way. Or thinking that I have been a victim of a "racist remark/action" even though that might not have been the case at all.

It's hard to be politically correct all the time but when all that matters is being a human being, then everything will be politically correct. You just can't force it. And that message was well send via Crash.

"Maybe tomorrow I'll find my way home"

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Barcelona vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League

Last night was the second leg of the big game in the UEFA Champions League this year: Barcelona vs Chelsea at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. In the first leg Chelsea lost 1-2 at home, so they had to get a win in Barcelona.

I was expecting this to be a great game, especially since I missed the first leg (I was on a plane) and last year's meeting as well (I don't remember what I was doing). It turned out to be a good game, but not as good as I expected. Ronaldinho made the difference as he wont to do. That guy is just an amazing football player and currently the best in the world by a country mile.

Chelsea's lost is a nice one as this will shut up Jose Mourinho's gob for a while. I have no sympathy for this guy as he is an arrogant bastard. He still refuses to acknowledge that his team got beaten by Barcelona and he is still pointing out the fact that Asier Del Horno got sent off in the first leg is what causes them to lose. It was him who made Anders Frisk retire due to death threats. It was Mourinho who says that Leo Messi is an actor when in fact there are a couple in his squad as well. It was Mourinho who almost got into fisticuffs with Bryan Robson the other day. And it is the same Mourinho who can't buy a decent player. All the best Chelsea players were there before he came.

He might be a very good manager but his attitude is all wrong. At least for me.

So yes, I don't like Jose "The Special One" Mourinho. There. I said it.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Geneva MotorShow 2006

It's that time of the year again here in Geneva when they have the Motor Show. It's a big showcase for all car manufacturers to show their latest cars and other stuff. It started on March 2nd until March 12. I was there on Tuesday, Feb 28th.

What can I say about this year's motor show? Some nice cars (Alfa Spider, Fiat Punto, Ferrari 599 TB, Lamborghini Murcielago LP 460, BMW Z4 M Coupe), nice food (Toyota as usual, Honda, Citroen for breakfast, Daihatsu, Nissan), nice drinks (Mini, BMW, Maserati), nice finger food (Mercedes, BMW), good looking models (Fiat, Lancia, Sbarro), and free internet (Volkswagen, press room). There was ice cream at VW and Fiat but the queue was too long. Oh, and can't forget the table football they had at Hyundai.

Good afterwork party at Mini but unfortunately did not find any invitation to the Daimler-Chrysler party (if there was one).

Next year again!