Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lunch Tips, Sharing!!!













Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

FREE! LUNCH! UTILITIES!
I used to be a service engineer some years back in an office automation company. We used to start early morning from the office and return back late evening after finishing maintenance and breakdown calls.
We usually had lunch at some hotel(budget). In the evening when we all gathered together (about 8 of us) one of the topics we discussed was where we had lunch?... some hotel where the food was good / cheap / exotic dish...
We used to share our knowledge so that whenever a guy went to a different part of the city he had info where he could have his lunch with whatever money he had.
I had a few favourite non-veg hotels : Kalpaka, Nair kadai, Biriyani at govt canteen(subsidised - have to be brave to walk in as a govt staff)...
Veg hotels : Gujarat Mandal(unlimited), Musuem canteen, Idlis with unlimited sambar(an art of filling up your stomach with sambar where the order was for 2 idlis only), unlimited thalis at a budge price...
The selection of the hotel depended on the following criteria
1) Money at hand,
2) how hungry did we feel? (quality or quantity?- limited or unlimited),
3) Timing (biriyani only at a particular time)...
4) Peaceful lunch, taking your own time (Nair shop was where people would crowd around your table waiting for you to finish...)
Sharing of knowledge helped us to get through those hungry days :)
Today, I would like to share some free stuff from the net and hopefully you will also contribute so that we can all benefit from it.
I am not a internet wiz, but found quite a few useful utilities for the normal guy like me who can save a few bucks...
As you all know we have free email which is a great utility

FREE SMS :
http://www.we-talk.net/sms/
http://www.smstoday.co.uk/free-sms-text/
http://www.ananthapuri.com/mobile.asp
http://www.freesmshome.com/sms-asia.htm
I still have not found how to SMS to a BSNL prepaid phone (94441.....)

FREE FAX
http://www.tpc.int/

FREE PHONE CALLS/VOIP
http://www.voipstunt.com/

Hi, let us know about the freestuff you use which can be handy to us and also let me know of any more new hotels which have sprung up in your town...

4 Comments:

Blogger raz said...

:)lol, cld ve mentioned free food places also

13:07  
Blogger Jeevan said...

the best hotel in Chennai for Non-veg is Saravana Bhavan. i think the Briyani is very cheep in Munniyandi Villas.

01:13  
Blogger வேதா said...

hi smiley,
in the whole post, the picture of dosa really tempted me and i got hungry, i gotta eat and i will be back.he!!he!!

19:20  
Blogger smiley said...

Raz, you will have o checkout with our CM for free lunch :)

Jeevan, U might be right.

Veda, Let me know when you finish eating.

09:54  

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