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Sunday, November 27, 2005
Mumbai is the world's second biggest city, and you have to be here to truly appreciate that statement.
I've always dreamed of going to India since I was a kid since I've always seen India as a magical place, so this trip to Mumbai to be a guest speaker at the R. A.G. E. (Reviews and Gaming Essentials) Gaming Awards and Expo; launch the Indian chapter of the Asian Gaming Journalists Association; and record a podcast with IBM has simply been amazing.
The people are wonderful and the city is a whole world waiting to be discovered.
I'll be blogging more about it when I get back, but right now I have to prepare for my presentation for the seminar. By the way, Mumbai is two-and-a-half hours behind Manila time, so it's actually just 9: 13 a.m. Sunday here.
Thanks to Mihir, Milind and the Rage Team for inviting me; Nick and Quentin of IBM for bringing me to India; and Ramesh of IBM for introducing me to some of the players in the Indian gaming industry.
Sometimes all this seems like a dream, and it's hard to imagine that AGJA is only seven months old.
Then again, as I told the audience when I presented an award and gave a brief speech at the R.A.G.E. Awards night on Nov. 25, reality begins as a dream.
What's important is to believe in your dream, and do something to make it come true.
Posted by Joey Alarilla ::
11:43 AM ::