Weekends are busy with shopping. We tried all shopping malls like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, and Fiesta. There are lots of Desi super markets too where you get Indian grocery. The problem with most of them was that they sell expired items. Most of the packets will not even have the expiry dates displayed. Also we did lots of experiments with cooking and at times we had my friends join us for lunch.
It is not uncommon these days to meet your long lost friend from another country. Abhilash was my colleague at Soft Systems, Kochi and ever since he left Kochi for his studies in UK, we have never met. Now he is here, right here in Dallas... actually just few miles away from my apartment for a short term project from his company in Pune.