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The first foreign country I visited was Thailand. I was assigned to lead a project at Computer Integrated Manufacturing Company PLC (CIMCO) in Bangkok. We were to develop a Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) software. CIMCO was headed by Mr. Victor Bachelor (CEO), a retired Royal Air Force Officer. The CTO was Mr. Mathaes Schorer, a German. Everyone called him Matze.

From the first day of my arrival at CIMCO, I made a great bonding with Matze. We were to develop a software which would contain more than 5,000 program written in C language, each program being about 10,000 lines. We had 8 months time to complete the project and we were 8 member team to do this job. I initially worked on the project from Kolkata in India alongside the rest of the team. Later, as our modules were ready for delivery, I shifted to Bangkok with Ajay Chourasia leading the team in India.

Initially, for about 1.5 months of moving to Bangkok, I was alone. Deepshree along with Riya joined me after that. Matze took care of me during the period I was alone in Bangkok. I used to work from 9:00 AM in the morning till about 12 Midnight everyday including weekends. On most of working days, Matze and I used to have lunch together. On every Tuesday, Matze would take me to the Rotary Club meeting at around 7:00 PM where we would discuss a problem for about 2 hours. On Saturdays, Matze would land up with his Thai wife, Dao, and we would have dinner together.

On one Sunday, Matze took me to Siam Park. Siam Park is about 40 KM from the Bangkok City Center.

Bangkok World Trade Center to Siam Park

Bangkok World Trade Center to Siam Park

Siam Park is a artificial beach. There are machines using which they create waves. It is wonderful to spend time in the water here.

Artificial Beach in Siam Park

Artificial Beach in Siam Park

They have a made a artificial water fall as well in the Park.

Artificial Beach and Waterfall in Siam Park

Artificial Beach and Waterfall in Siam Park

We reached Siam Park at around 1:00 PM.

Matze's daughter

Matze’s daughter

After roaming around for a bit, we had our lunch. There are ample amount of food stalls in the Park.

Matze and Dao

Matze and Dao

After lunch, we took a dip in the water.

Matze

Matze

There are ample amount of Beach Chairs and Shades in the Park.

Beach Chairs and Shades

Beach Chairs and Shades

After spending about 2 hours in the water, we got ready.

Next we went to the mini Zoo in the Park.

Elephant at Siam Park

Elephant at Siam Park

There is also a Dinosaur Park in Siam Park.

Dinosaur Park at Siam Park

Dinosaur Park at Siam Park

At around 6:00 PM, we started back for Bangkok.

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Am basically a programmer. Have proved to myself and quite a few people over the 24+ years that I am capable of programming on most platforms using quite a few tools for most problems. However, to be viable for earning a living, have learnt a few tricks and techniques of management. Whatever management techniques I have learnt, I try and convert to simple logic flows to keep my decision process simple and transparent. While managing, have been successful in programming a few individuals and teams to meet required objectives. Though I am not creative, I have enormous potential to innovate and extend creative ideas generated and shared by others.

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