I bought this sweater last summer with much enthusiasm to wear last winter. Although Bangalore doesn’t get that cold, it does get windy so I figured I will be able to wear it a few times. I waited patiently. December-January-February. Bangalore winter trolled me and this beautiful Vera Moda sweater lies in my cupboard..unused. A moment of prayer so that this sweater accomplishes what it was born to do. Happily be on me.
So around 3 weeks back, Mr. B and I started looking for a web developer for a project. We got talking to one freelance developer and got things going along. Costs were out of our budget, but after certain changes, a tiny bit discount and lots and lots of fund arranging from our side, the costs became manageable.
Annnnd the problem started. He stated that we will decide milestones for the project: Part 1, part 2, Part 3 and so on, and said we will have to pay him the costs of each part BEFORE he starts work on that. So when he’s doing Part 2, and if the amount decided for that is 40% of the cost, we pay him before he starts work.
We understood that he was worried that we would abandon the project midway so agreed to give him an advance. And the payments will reach him as and when he completes the work.
He still insisted on paying him in advance for every stage. Which essentially, at one point was coming to 25% work completion and 65% payment with him.
And then he said, if it can’t happen this way, it’s best not to take this forward. We responded that we feel the same as our working ideas are different and bam! Comes the most unprofessional message ever!
|I sincerely feel I should give you & your Business partner & the whole team behind this project a piece of advice which is necessary which I felt after the overall interactions which we had from last month. Even now its gonna be a full whole month in few days time & now you are coming up with your terms & conditions which I feel No freelancer Would be ready to work on your terms.! This is what I feel.!|
|Better even you dont Waste your precious time & even the poor freelancers who will be your next Target.! According to me if you people have these kind of terms & conditions then I suggest you to let the poor freelancer or the developer know beforehand.! Before you proceed deep into your project discussions.!|
|According to me if you people have these kind of terms & conditions then I suggest you to let the poor freelancer or the developer know beforehand.! Before you proceed deep into your project discussions.!|
|It was a nice lesson learnt personally from me because of the interactions which I had with you guys.!
Lets not continue discussing about some business deal which will not be possible from our end on your terms & conditions.!
Is it just me or was his reply a little rude and uncalled for?
And yes, we didn’t speak into details about payment modes with him because 1. Our energies day and night were directed into getting funds. 2. A lot of the procedure of payment depended upon the final cost. 3. We were getting in funds from somewhere else too. And they follow this norm. So little was in our hands. We did convey the same to him.
Besides, as far as I know, this is the norm. Work gets done. And then payments get made.
A lot of you here are freelancers. I really want to know, what is the norm you guys follow? I am really curious.
PS: When he says we went deep into discussion, they were discussions to bring costs down and as far as us abandoning him midway was concerned, we had assured him we will not begin without a proper signed contract.
It sucks when you aren’t around your best friends to celebrate their birthday. But then, I’ve come to realise, hand written letters and cards make it ok. So when it was by best friend Mel’s birthday, I was all set on sending a letter until I realised it was election day in Bangalore and all courier companies were shut. Pfffftttt went my plan.
So now I had to come up with a new idea which matches the happiness of hand written letters. And thats when I came up with this blog idea. 23 reasons why I love her. These were update as we were approaching her birthday. They all were uploaded at random times and she had to keep checking for a new update. The 23rd and last one was uploaded at midnight.
She loved it. And her boyfriend was jealous. Sorry and *happy face*. Haha!
Eat ice-cream for breakfast! Instant happiness. In the photo, you are seeing Cake Fudge Sunday from a very famous ice-cream joint in Bangalore called Corner House. Costs Rs.120. ( approx 2 dollars)
What happened when everybody left the pool and I was the only one. Trying to pretend-surf on a swimming-rubber board is a lot tougher than I thought. But it made me giggle a lot idiotically.
For the record: That is not an accurate representation of swimming costume or my hair at the time of swimming. It’s just tough to illustrate ok?
So, a day or two back, B(the Mister), a friend and I headed to a place called Fenny’s (Bangalore, India) for drinks and dinner.
I’m a vegetarian but suggested my two prawn loving friends to order the Fenny’s Special BBQed prawns. And guess how these prawns came on our table? In grilled oranges!! Yes!
Now I am a vegetarian and didn’t taste it. But I consider myself those gifted blind vegetarians. I can understand how the food will taste, how the dishes will compliment each other and many a times, I even order for my friends. Blind why? Because without seeing, sometimes, blind people can describe a thing or two better than the people who see.
Anyway, coming back to the prawns..the oranges and the BBQed prawns complimented each other in taste super duper well. As told to me by Mister B and friend of course. And the orange had turned into this awesome gooey-orange. The sorts that you just want to dig into.
And finally, here’s a super bad photo of the dish. Sorry about the super bad part.
I have never seen before, a dish like this. I just had to share this with you guys. And if any of you do try cooking it, let me know. I’d love to know how it turned out.
Ok, firstly, I’ve been a little on and off from this blog. Apologies. I was going through my lazy phase. But I’m so pumped to be back. Woohoo.
So yesterday I had a meeting. Now it wasn’t a very formal meeting. Nor is the company very formal in terms of what they do. So I was confused. :/ The “What to Wear” dilemma. I did not want to go all and all out formal because believe me, it looks funny if everybody there is in casuals and it’s a casual meeting.
So after some serious thinking, I decided to stick with a simple and smart checked shirt. Tucked it in. Black jeans. And formal black flats.
And it was perfect. Just right for the meeting. So woohoo again! Oh and the meeting well. Woohoo once again!
These are my top 5 things that would happen.
1. Cheesy foods improve the condition of your heart.
2. The concept of passports, visas, etc. vanishes. Ok seriously, think about it. We are all inhabitants of the Earth. Countries have been formed over time. Why can’t I just pack my bags, book my ticket and fly out to some other country for the weekend if I spot cheap air tickets on a Friday?
3. Desserts become diet food.
4. Sleeping, and not exercise, makes you fit. I can’t even tell you how many times I’d say, “Ok. I’m going to work out now. Good night!”
5. Alcohol would make you fresher in the mornings. See, it would get you happy, make you have a good time, and then put the tired you to a deep sleep. And the deep sleep in turn refreshes and charges you 100%. Makes sense only no?
Is there anybody else here who dreams about such a parallel universe or am I the only weirdo around here?
PS: None of these images are mine. Yay Google.