Guys, It is party time again…!!! But because of lack of time and March being the month of Bowling tournaments in Michigan, this time again it is Ashoka Indian Restaurant at Plymouth (Ford/Haggerty Rd. Intersection). Please try to be there by 7.00-7.30pm, Friday, 23rd of March 2007. Please leave your confirmation as a comment on this post with your name before 5:00pm today so that we can plan the event better. Hope to see all of you guys there on Friday. DON’T FORGET, IT IS A FAMILY EVENT.
At this particular moment it is Infosys 25th Anniversary Celebration in Detroit region.
This Silver Jubilee Celebration is tentatively to be held on 30th September somewhere in Detroit region.
The exact venue and time is not decided yet and that decision will be based on the confirmation we will get from people, i.e. based on the number of people. So why don’t you provide the following details as a comment on the following link with the details motioned herewith:
(Please write your name for sure on the comment)
Will you be coming to the celebration party?
If yes, who will accompany you? Please give # of people.
Are you vegetarian/non-vegetarian. (How many veg. and how many non-veg.)
Please update your details on or before Monday, 18th September 2006 by EOD (4.00pm). Please forward the link to those who are missed out in the email so that they can update their details too.
You all will be happy to know that Ravi is in Detroit and out of his busy schedule he wants to meet all the PLESions in Detroit. That’s why PLES all hands meet is being organised at Ashoka Indian at Plymouth (Ford/Haggerty Rd. Intersection) followed by dinner. Please try to be there by 7.00-7.30pm tomorrow, Friday, 8th of September 2006. Please leave your confirmation as a comment on this post with your name before 5:00pm today so that we can plan the event better. Hope to see all of you guys there tomorrow.The restaurant details are as follows:
Ashoka Indian Cuisine
2100 N Haggerty Rd,
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 844-3100 www.ashokaindiancuisine.com
Let me first give you a brief background of everything such as weather and traffic conditions. The weather conditions were very much favourable for picnic but the traffic conditions were not. The entire I-96W was blocked from the very starting till the destination. Initially we thought there is an accident but it was as usual because of CONSTRUCTION. Many of us tried all our direction senses and of-course we managed to save around one hour. Hold on……let me tell you how much time did it really take to reach Kensington park…..guess what… it took around two and a half hour for most of us. So, instead of 2pm we managed to get there by 3.30-4.00pm.
Then it was time to finalize the spot. As per our commitment we decided to grab Picnic spot A only. And we were quite successful in picking a portion of it for ourselves. Now, some arrangement is always necessary to make the place appropriate for our convenience, like bench movement etc etc…..and definitely near a place where the trees are nearby to tie our Volleball net. You can see that our team is really working hard and ‘someone is getting the work done and making sure nothing goes wrong’.
Finally, everything got settled and now it was time to play Volleyball, and why not….snacks were always there to munch in between. Budwizer for those who like its sour taste and Cokefor those who don’t or even for those who are a bit double-entendre and like to have both. For those who like none of these things there was Fruit juice and our Nature Fresh water obviously. Pizza Guys : This time our pizza guys were Adesh & Chethan, courtesy PIZZA HUT. FYI, we ordered equal quantities of veggie and non-veg pizzas along with Garlic Breads so that everyone gets his choice. But unfortunately, lots of people missed the party and hence we had an abundance of Pizzas.
Finally after finishing at most one large pizza of each kind and some of garlic breads we all were ready to play Volleyball. We quickly selected two teams. Team A : Vivek, Amit, Gurminder, Kiran, Raghavender and myself. Team B : Balaji, Anil, Chethan, Prashant, and Vishal & Adesh. We played three games to decide which team is the best. Finally we found out Team A was quite strong and needless to say beer played a vital role in making this team strong. We were playing like….one point, one gulp of beer, another point another gulp of beer, one game then some slices of pizza or garlic bread. Everyone tried to incorporate all kinds of strategies to win the game. Team B was quite good in mis-counting the points. Here we really missed the key members of our team SALWE and SAMEER to keep statistics and for better score keeping. They were supposed to be there but due to some unavoidable circumstances they couldn’t make it to the event. Overall everybody enjoyed the game. And unanimously Team A was declared CHAMPION. (View picture of the game and then the entire team.)
After that we decided to go for some boating but everyone was so tired that we finally decided to go back. In between some people quickly managed to grab some beatiful scenes around near the beach. Finally, we took some quick group pictures and headed together home.
I would like to thank Amit, Adesh and Chethan for their great help in organizing this event. And I appreciate all who could make to the event. Other photos are also there.If any of you guys want to have the original photos, then contact me or Amit.
One more thing, since there were very few cars at the event, we decided to return the park entry fee to everyone. It was really fun to be a part of this event.
This time its a little different. And we are trying to organize it in a different way. First of all, be happy as it’s a family event. Second, we will enjoy the party with a touch of picnic in it. Third, you will get a chance to know a lot new faces in Plymouth campus. Schedule – Half day event starting from 2pm on Saturday, 24th June. Event – Picnic alongwith Snacks & drinks (only beer and soft-drinks); snacks include chips, burgers, pretzels, chicken etc. We all can enjoy playing volleyball, dumsie, antakshri etc. and can make it a happening family event.
We are trying to arrange everything in advance so that there is no shortage of anything. But for that we require your confirmation so that we can plan for everyone so as to avoid shortage or wastage. So I request everyone who is attending this event to leave a comment on this post with your confirmation and name in it before 12pm tomorrow 23rd June 2006. Park internal map is attached here. For your information, there is a vehicle entry fees of $4 to enter the park which is to be borne by the participants. We are planning to meet at location A, if by any chance it is full, we will go to another location. For more information about the park. Click here for more park details…
2240 W. Bruno Road
Milford, MI 48380
Short Description about Kensington Park: A scenic 4,357 acre recreational facility that provides year-round fun for all ages. Its wooded hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake. Attractions include the Island Queen excursion boat, swimming, picnicking, canoeing, scenic drives, ice skating, a nature center with nature trails, a farm center and a 6,378 yard challenging 18 hole par 71 public golf course. An official Michigan Wildlife Viewing Area.
If I have missed someone in the original mail, please forward the link to him too so that he can also join the team.
Hope everyone to have a nice time…..