|Here's my driver Hassan reenacting his placard holding|
stance at the airport after he peed.
India is indeed incredible. It's a nation that often finds the best to outdo it's past achievements. They already have the world's largest population with a young relative age of 27. They also have the world's second tallest minaret - Qutub Minar.
Now they want Southeast Asia's tallest building too -KLCC.
Everyone I know who's been there described the country as one-of-a kind and often encourages me to go too. But for me to travel to a foreign place, I have to leave it with some form of an imprint. Let's call it an exchange for I am not the sort that goes to faraway places without giving and taking something out from it. You can call me the more active traveller versus the passive. When an opportunity opens for me to act in a commercial shoot in New Delhi, without any hesitation, I did all I possibly could to make it a smooth reality - from the ridiculous amount of work in getting the visa myself (my agent just sleeps at home) to the renewing of my passport. It's a lot of work when the schedule changed at the last minute, rendering all the money spent for the express visa unnecessary. I've tried to keep my cool. There's a million other things to worry about. But I've learned a few important lessons along the way.
|When travelling alone, travel in style.|
Just arrive at Indira Gandhi
|Setting up a tent in the slum area.|
|Tailors working in the "Textile Museum"|
|The Auto driver|
I am most insecure of my belongings and what happens when this stranger opens the door when I'm in the middle of changing into my underwear? He already took the room key with him and the hotel has only one. So everytime I want to go out to explore the street, I have to leave a note at the reception. Blady inconvenient. But I was too jetlagged to think anymore and so I slept for awhile and dream. I hope the other mystety actor sharing the room with me would be Amitabh Bachan. That way, I could befriend him and let him introduce me to his illustrious friends in Bollywood. If he refused, then I would strapped both of his hands with my leather belt at the bedpost and used some sadomasochistic force to extract the secret formula for his successful career as a Bollywood superstar. "Tell me, Amitabh Bachan, is it because of your height and fair skin that make you so successful?"
|The Hindu Temple of Krishna|
To be continued...
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