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Smithsonian Space and Air Museum

If you are interested in flying, planes, space, planets and those kind of stuff like me, you will probably like Smithsonian Space and Air Museum. Actually i’m not a museum guy and after high school i only visited a bunch of museums and those visits were only because of my guests visited Istanbul. When i heard about this Space and Air Museum, i knew that this place will be a mind blowing experience and the information with the visuals / models / actual planes inside will be so cool. And guess! Yes it was a mind blowing experience to see an actual mining device which has landed on mars and tried to find h2o for us! Or the planes fought in World War II (there is a great red baron replica inside) was waiting for you to see..

I saw a lot of museum, historical and natural places in DC but, believe me when i say that visit Space and Air Museum, i mean it… More

Party Forever!

One of the best thing that i love about iGOAN’s are, they love party… But as logical people we need some reason like wining award, the days starts with m, t, w, s, sun or if it’s friday… If we can’t find any reason to eat cake and have fun we simply recruit new people who has birthday that day… This is how our new social media manager Hakan started working with us. That day we needed party and he had birthday so i found myself eating cake and singing happy birthday Hakaaaan… After he joined the team, we all started checking in office from foursquare and try to take the mayorship from Zafer (i still have some hope and it seems Hakan had something more than hope). Just keep watching us via foursquare and see who will be the mayor…

April Fool’s Day from Google

Google prepared lot’s of great jokes for today. If you haven’t seen yet:

1- Search helvetica in google. Site will be displayed with comic-sans font. Click here to search
2- Gmail motion: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html
3- Google documents motion: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/promos/motion.html

and finally the funniest one (for me) is google auto completer job post:  http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/autocompleter/index.html

Happy April Fool’s Day Everybody!

Happy Makar Sankranti

In India, every january 14 is celebrated for Makar Sankranti. In Gujarat, people celebrate this day with Kite Flying. But unfortunately they don’t do this in Goa, so we don’t have any kites. (I’m sorry that we don’t)

According to wikipedia:
“Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that ‘Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya’, may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.”

According to Mahesh:
In Goa the married women celebrate this day with the other married women to pray for their marriage become better and happier.
May be next year, we will be more prepared and we can build our own kite.

Banana Tree

I noticed that (thanks to Onur), that we have a banana tree in our garden at home. And in two weeks we will be eating our own bananas from our garden. They seem nice, isn’t it?

Please don’t park your cows

Today we had a guest in our parking spot just outside the office. Please don’t park your cows in parking spot.

V for Vendetta

Have you ever watched V for Vendetta? Or are you one of the lost souls who thinks that movie is too dark, too fictional? Or haven’t you ever heard about it yet?
V is a cartoon created by Alan Moore. It has a dark side about the anarchy and being a public terrorist. With great quotas. If you haven’t watched this amazing movie yet? I strongly advice you to watch it immediately. One of the best thing about this movie (except Natalie Portman) is the quotas…

But especially there is a dialog between V and Evey in the begining of the movie that i’ve never heard somebody who uses words so perfectly and logically.

V: I can assure you I mean you no harm.
Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey Hammond: Oh. Right.
V: But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.
V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?
V: I am quite sure they will say so. But to whom, might I ask, am I speaking with?
Evey Hammond: I’m Evey.
V: Evey? E-V. Of course you are.
Evey Hammond: What does that mean?
V: It means that I, like God, do not play with dice and I don’t believe in coincidences.