I’ve been tagged – 5 things you may not know about me

Stefan Gossner, a friend and colleague of mine, "tagged" me as did Spence Harbar, friend and MVP. Basically, I have to say 5 things that people may not necessarily know about me. Since this isn't work related and I'm on vacation, I thought I'd go ahead and come up with 5. Here goes:

1. I've lived in many places. I've lived in 5 different countries, traveled to over 30 and I was born in Iran. Why Iran? My parents were there for a couple years for work... and I just happened to be born there! 🙂

2. I've met and spent time with Mother Teresa in 1990. The little time I spent with her influenced me in a number of ways. Though I don't consider myself religious (born Hindu), I do believe in animal rights (turned Vegetarian), have had an article published in a religious magazine in Hong Kong when I was in high school, and believe that everyone has a right to believe in whomever they want and whatever they want.

3. I speak 4 languages. I am conversational in English, Hindi (I can actually read/write as well!), Gujarati and French. I'm rusty with my French, but years of French pay off when I'm in France for more than a few days. My sister is fluent in 5 languages... Spanish being the 5th one.

4. I used to be a J2EE developer. That's right. 🙂 Even when I was developing J2EE applications, I used Visual Studio... I'm a strong believer that Visual Studio is the best IDE out there. I joined Microsoft in 2001 when I read about the vision of .NET.

5. Family and close friends come first. While I love what I do, family/close friends trump everything!

I'm not a big fan of "spam"... but oh well... I can't let this die here. I'm tagging Andrew Connell, Angus Logan, Saral Shodhan, Bob German and Joel Oleson!

Comments (2)
  1. Arpan Shah and Andrew Connell have tagged me in this fun game that has hit the internet. I’m really really

  2. Randy Schmidt says:

    I am very impressed. Mother Teresa is one of my heroes. Wish I could have met her.

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