My name is Mithun Divakaran. I was born in the 1980s. I like travel, SNSD and food.
If you are reading this, welcome to my website/blog! I don’t know how you got here but thanks for dropping by anyway. I’ve always wanted my own website, and so, on Christmas day 2009, it finally went live. Since this is an ‘About Me’ page, I’ll just get the facts out of the way:
Where I grew up: Goa (1 & 1/2 years, of which I have no memory of), Kerala (1 & 1/2 years of which I remember something) and Bahrain (of which I remember a lot since I spent my entire 80’s cartoon years to my 90’s teenage years there)
Where I am now: Bangalore, India (Update: I spend half the year in my hometown of Kannur as I work from home now)
Where I learned how to communicate with other humans: Indian School, Bahrain
Where I work: AOL,
been here 7 years where I worked for 8 and 1/2 years until May 31st 2011. It was my first and only office job. And then I chose not to work for the next six months *cough*severancepackagewasgood*cough*. Now looking out for a suitable job which incorporates my interests, anywhere in the world… within a 6 hour flight limit (preferably in South East Asia, as I wish to base myself there until I’m done travelling the region). View my (self-proclaimed) impressive resume here.
Began freelancing in 2012 and doing pretty well for myself. Currently the manager of operations at virtual assistant start-up Perssist where I manage a global team of virtual assistants, their schedules, their doubts and respond to customer queries. I’ve also personally handled over 2000 customer requests ranging from travel planning, finding low cost airfares, researching & compiling data, working with startups, editing & proofreading articles, booking appointments and solving several other issues Perssist’s subscribers may have. I also work with other US-based clients in the start-up space.
What I do for money now: Right now I’m focused on my freelance projects, studying Japanese and acquiring other new skills. Also trying to learn the many ways to monetize my blog and increase my social media influence.
What I would really like to do for money: Travel the world, capture what I see on film and then talk about it in my own voice. Or just eat chocolates.
What I like: Music across all genres, good food, travelling, Japanese & Korean pop-culture, pretty-looking things, video games, the entertainment industry, behind-the-scenes info, technology, gadgets, photography, stats & graphs, and good food (yes, twice).
What I don’t like: The “chalta hai“/”anything goes” attitude in most Indians, ‘good for health’ food that taste bad, artificial people, racists, seeing children on the streets.
TV shows I religiously watch (… on the computer):
Top Gear UK The Grand Tour, South Park, Family Guy, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things… and a ton of documentaries.
Simple things I enjoy: Eating something sweet while watching something entertaining (usually after dinner), walking barefoot on wet sand, talking to myself.
Anything more to say right now:
No Oh yeah, every photo you see in all my travel posts beginning with the Thailand 2009 series was shot primarily using my Canon 7D. It has been my default camera for all my travels since. From 2005 to 2009, I mostly travelled within India with my point-and-shoot Canon A95. Since 2010, I focused much of my travels outside India, while still seeing places within India I haven’t been to yet. Since 2017, I have published posts with photos taken exclusively on my OnePlus 5 phone camera… because it’s good enough. (Sigh, all that money spent on the Canon 7D and lenses :/ )
Hope you like what you see on my website and feel free to leave a comment if you want to give me feedback. I always welcome feedback and I always read everything (before deleting it).
P.S: If you like what you see and want to tell me you secretly love me, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org