Monday, February 26, 2007

Getting Drunk and Modelling!

Point number 1. The headline doesn't exactly mean what you are thinking.

Point number 2. Read the rest of the story to know what it means! :-)

I have had a great time this weekend. Yes, I was working but it was real hard work, not the usual pace of weekend stuff. The Coffee Board of India had organised India International Coffee Festival over the weekend. It was coffee all the way. And I was in heaven!

In office, it is always a given that I cover everything coffee-related event. Since I have a personal connection too, having come from a coffee growing family myself, it is all the more personal for me. And of course, there is my addiction to coffee.

I was naturally in my element there. It was largely a business event with delegates from various countries, seminars, workshops and the like. There was also an expo with several coffee chains and players of the industry putting up stalls AND giving free samples of coffee. And that is how I got drunk....on coffee. Most were the usual cappuchino and filter and cold coffee but at one place, I was given this authentic espresso from Italy. It was in a tiny cup and I thought, oh ok, just a sip. I take the sip and whoa! it hits me right in the head! I have been known to drink quite strong coffee but this beat everything I had had before. Must say it was good, though I will think twice before drinking something like that again. By then, I had had so much coffee that I was feeling quite high. I got back to office and made the mistake of telling someone this. Ended up getting my legs pulled the entire day and the next; my obsession with coffee is well known.

Before this, I modelled for a friend at the venue there. I am not sure I want to give out details. This friend is a photographer with an international news agency and the picture was picked up and circulated all over the world! Ah well, all in a day's work!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Smelt the coffee, drank a lot of it, carried some home to get drunk again, met some great people, wrote some nice stories, met a fellow blogger......

Life was good.............


Ashley said...

I too am a coffee addict!

San Nakji said...

Wow, that's not really working is it? Lucky you!

I am more of a tea person really. And not internationally famous like Deepa!

deepika said...

Hi Deepa,

I really enjoyed reading your blogs!!! Sensitive, a fine sense of perception and flair for words too.. I was curious to know where are you working and found out that too! keep it up and all the best for whatever you do in life. Thanks to my friend BG's blogsite, i got to find my way to your blogs.

Lots of wishes

Sibanthi Padmaanabha K V said...

And, after going through the write-up all of a sudden, i remembered the great canteen of Mangalore Univrsity, where you used to order for "double strong" coffee...

Deepa said...

thank god for the coffee addicts of the world Ashley!

he he :-)i know San. this photographer is a good friend and continues to call me his model! coffee, the real ones, is the best drink to be invented.

thank you Deepika. always nice to be appreciated. Keep coming back!

Hi Paddu! i have almost given up that coffee, only once in a while. now it is just strong sugarless coffee!

Shiv said...


What a misguiding title for otherwise such a decent topic :)

You have ways to attract attention !

So a journalist-cum-model..waw !

Let us know which Ad was that?