Apart from life in the office, I ventured out to explore the city a bit more after growing more accustomed to the setting. Mall hopping is a habit you develop when you have lived all your life in the UAE so I took off to visit one of the popular malls in Bangalore. It was amazing! After experiencing the mammoth malls in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I had not expected to be too impressed but I was gravely mistaken. The Phoenix Market City here, which despite the name is in fact a mall, had a whole new atmosphere to it with great spaces to eat in the outdoors (provided the weather allows it!). I was accompanied to the mall with a friend from UM who is a resident of Bangalore so it was helpful to have someone familiar with the restaurant and store selections.
In the next few weeks I do hope to be able to explore more of the city to get a much better feel of the life as a resident here. The local food ( specially the momos which Bangalore is famous for) is also something I am eager to try out. At this stage of our work, we are familiarizing ourselves with MySQL and plan on actually manipulating the data before the weekend approaches. Looking forward to another exciting week!