I had recently given my laptop to the HP service centre in Peters Road for complete service. HP service centre in Chennai unlike the service centre in Bangalore is very friendly and keeps you UPDATED. Two things every customer wants from every service provider.
I hate going to a service centre that gives irresponsible answers with the most ridiculously languid expressions. The service centre in Chennai understands that Indians are still not out of the cracked version software mode where almost every customer who walks in definitely possesses some third-party software on their desktops or laptops.
Apparently, using media players like VLC, KM and other third-party players of this type will not make you eligible to get your sound drivers repaired within warranty. Instead, drivers crashing on laptops that use third-party media players are always repaired out-of-warranty.
So those of you who are using VLC, use it at your own risk. However, I did pose the question that legal players such as windows media player and real player do not allow you to play all file types, so which player are we supposed to resort to? There is a media player brought out by codec that lets you play all file types available on the planet. I have still not tried it. Do let me know if it works!
A few weeks back, I went to Chocolate Room, the famous hot chocolate shop which has recently opened a branch in Velachery, Chennai. Ambience was pretty nice. Comfy couches, low tables, a good collection of magazines (especially the gossip ones which people would love to read any day in a restaurant!!!) and awesome staff. Everything was basically going great. The experience was more than what I had expected until the hot white chocolate I had ordered was served. BAM!!! My appetite’s gone for a toss!
Chocolate room serves “Soodaana Aavin Paal” – Hot Aavin Milk instead of hot white chocolate. And even the steel tumbler was the same thing you get when you have soodu paal from a road side stall!!! The only thing that was even delectable about the whole thing was that they brought the steel tumbler in this crisp white porcelain candle holder thingy where a small candle lay burning and on top was the steel tumbler, keeping the hot chocolate warm.
One look at the whole thing and I thought “Even if the contents of that teeny tiny steel tumbler is tasty I would pay that 120 bucks without batting an eyelid!” … Crossing my fingers and PRAYING (which happens once in a blue moon) I took the steel tumbler, poured half of it into a mug, mixed some milk they had given along with it and a bit of sugar.
Let me tell you about the first white hot chocolate I have tasted before I get into how chocolate room’s hot white chocolate tastes. There is a small cafe sorts in one of the malls in Auckland, NZ called “Bam Bam Gooey’s”. There I saw for the first time in my life, Hot White Chocolate. It sounded too delicious to even read, so I ordered it. And guess what they served. Imagine melted white chocolate with hokey pokey pieces and a sprinkling of dark chocolate on it! That’s how it tasted! Infact, I paid pretty much the same amount even in New Zealand for a larger cup of hot white chocolate.
Now coming back to Chocolate Room’s hot white chocolate, Imagine drinking a less sweeter, thinnest version of melted milkybar chocolate… Well, that’s my sad story. Please do think twice before you order for a cup of Hot White Chocolate in Chocolate Room. The rest of their recipes are highly tasty except for the white chocolate section… *sigh*…..
Monday – the day people dread and await the most! Dread because of the Monday morning sickness. Await for results and changes to take place for the coming week. Monday could be good and bad news and also a day where you feel you’re back to square one with absolutely no purpose or sense of direction and you need an energy booster to get you kick started.
Let’s see what this week has in store for me!