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:: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 ::

There goes another year permanently into pages of history!

And in the last year, I learned to separate life and work, I learned to have more fun, and I learned how to say no when I have to say no without breaking the glass.

In the coming year, I resolve for nothing, but to be more happier and merrier!

Wish you all a very grand year fellas....

Saying with flowers...

:: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 ::

Today is going to be the last day of the week for me! Will be away and offline till Monday.

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a great week ahead!

:: Monday, December 23, 2002 ::

Anyone got a surfboard for me?

:: Saturday, December 21, 2002 ::

For last few days I have been wearing sneakers where I used to be in sandals. The result is electirifying, literally!! I get out of the car, touch the door to close it.. and am *shocked*! After banging the keyboard for sometime or sitting on a chair in carpeted floor for sometime, walkout and touch something metallic -- and shocked again. I think winter also helps to build more static. Sometime it is so intense I can hear some sound coming from the finger tips. So now, I am all CHARGED UP! ;)

:: Friday, December 20, 2002 ::

Unusual of me, am unconciously humming a Hindi song from "1942, A love story".

Ye safar bahut hai kathin magar,
na udaas ho mere hum safar...

Also took the trouble to find the meaning of the lines(Fellow traveller, way ahead is tough, but don't get restless....). I am beginning to like it. There is something about the song I can't figure out...

Call of the open roads

Thinking.... whether to mix technology and blogging. So far have been resisting it and I think it will remain so...

These are one of those times when I have not been writing much, either because I am too occupied or that I have got little to write. Such times, an old thought of shutting down the blog resurfaces. But ofcourse I would not do that for my own good. Instead, I try to keep it alive by posting pictures from my collection. Here is one.

Sand formation near the beach

:: Thursday, December 19, 2002 ::

An old pal of mine has started a photoblog. Checkout for some beautiful fall colors: www.seahawks.blogspot.com

Simple things in life that make me forget myself and get involved in

  • Morning's hot cup of coffee and great breakfast with newspaper full of comics to read

  • A refreshing breeze in early morning of december when I am wearing a warm jacket

  • A long drive in an empty smooth road with a noiseless engine

  • Asterix, Tintin and Calvin and Hobbes

  • Tom and Jerry Video

  • Fruit salad with ice cream!

  • Well prepared Masala Dosa and Ghee!

  • A tough puzzle on which every one is breaking head

  • photographing landscapes

  • Bowling

  • A snooker table and player who is just as good as me(Not an expert, not a novice)

  • Table Tennis and an expert player

  • Squash

  • A movie, of which you can't predict the ending somewhere in the middle

  • A quiz program that is not too tough or not too easy; Just A Minute competition

  • Kannada movie songs from 70s and 80s

  • Rock in its purest form, and hard rock

  • A book that is impossible to put down

  • Sitting near the train door and watch the world go behind

  • Sitting on the top of a tall hill and watching the world around

  • Greenary and hills on treks in Western Ghats

  • Watch the water flowing down in a river/creek with small fish playing in the waters

  • Rain, beautifil rain

  • Swimming, in a river or a pool

  • Watching waves in the sea

And there are many more that are not 'Simple Things'

Your list?

:: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 ::

Some interesting, some amusing headlines from website and news agencies from worldwide on results of Gujarat Elections

Thank you: Google.

:: Monday, December 16, 2002 ::

...and as the sun goes sinking
seems like so do I....

raise raise my dear
from the bottoms that you are in today
fight the clouds of gloom
that can take you to your doom
wake up to your strength
to discover light and joy...

Inspired by Samwise Gamgee and my today's state of affairs

:: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 ::

This is one of my busiest weeks. Unlikely that I can post anything until around next Monday.... I got the last weekend to extend 4 days long and it seems like I am going to have to make up for that.....

:: Monday, December 09, 2002 ::
Happy BirthDay!!!

Yoo hoooo!! My blog is now one year old!! Started on 7th December 2001, I was really not sure how long it would survive; I should say it has weathered the test of times. :-) All thanks to my dearest visitors for sticking with me all along and helping the blog grow. :-)

:: Thursday, December 05, 2002 ::

hopelessly amazing!!!

:: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 ::
Does that happen to you?

This is one of those days when I woke up and made a decision that I am not going to work today. Two hours later, I found myself ending up at work, like I do all the time. :-)

:: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 ::
Travelling ambitions

My old list of places to go all around the world resurfaced when I was watching this movie Insomnia yesterday. The movie has some amazing shots from Alaska. I often prefer to take the road less travelled than to hang around in the cities. Here goes the list:

Alaska: Got introduced to the beauty of the place for the first time 3-4 years back when the movie 'The Edge' was relesaed. I then thought I should visit the place but never knew I would get a chance so soon. Despite having been there during May/June this year, I want to go back and explore the place. See: pictures of Alaska.

Want to be there for: Around 3 months.

The Himalayas: Not much needs to be said about them. I have never travelled northwards so far. These mountain ranges are my childhood fascination. There are so many beautiful places to explore.

Want to be there for: A year or so!

NYC: The greatest city in the world, at least according to me. Want to be there for Christmas, shop in 5th Avenue, do some ice skating and enjoy the nicety filled in the december air. Want to go up the tallest of the tall buildings and enjoy the breeze, swim in the hudson and a lot more. Even walking in busy sidewalks of this city should feel great. This is one dream easily realizable. All I have to do is make up my mind(The tough part. :-) ).

Want to be there for: 3-4 weeks.

Brazil: A place I always dreamed to go. To explore the spelndours of the Amazon's rain forests and travel around the great river. Whenever I see these places in TV, I feel that I just have to be there. And I better make it fast, before they destroy everything out there. And ofcourse, there is also Rio.

Want to be there for: 3 months

New Guinea: Why in the world, would you wonder. This is probably the only place in the world yet where you can see forests so far untouched by man but still accesible. And here is where treepeople happen to exist beyond fantom comics!! Some of the tribes are known to spend more time on trees than land. They build huts on the top of very tall evergreen trees(!) and find a good part of their food in the trees.

Want to be there for: not for long. :-)

Kenya, Zimbabwa: Zimbabwe came in the list mostly because of the greatest of the great Victoria waterfall that spans to a width of few miles(!). If you have seen it in NGC or somewhere, you can't resist wanting to be there. Kenya, ofcourse for its now famous safaries, although I would prefer to make my journey much better than those safaries where the tours are very superficial.

Want to be there for: a month

Antartica! I am a little too curious about this part of the world. Want to go there during the months when there is light. They say air is so clear in this part of the world that a mountain 80kms far appears like 5kms away. Would want to say hello to the penguins too.

Austria/Switzerland: Wanna skeeeee. And want to see the alps.

:: Monday, December 02, 2002 ::
Shopping spree

Strand had announced its annual sale on books. Almost once a year, they announce 80% discount on books where they sell at 20% discount. Call me compulsive and I was there. Here is the report.

Book on low-light/night photographyGotcha! Just what I wanted
Heavy discounts on books of Welch/IacoccaOnly hardcovers. Did not buy them
Complete collection of short stories on Chekhov40 short stories from Chekhov. Bought it
Books on Amazon forestsFound none. Settled for a lonely planet guide
lonely planet guide to south India, if such a thing existedFound an equivalent
Complete works of RK NarayanSettled for a collection of 3 novels
Books on Transactional Analysis. Don't ask me what is itFound only one that I did not want
--"A gift of wings" from Richrd Bach
--Also bought a self help book

The whole thing took nearly 90 minutes. I dunno how long time I need to read them. :-)

:: Sunday, December 01, 2002 ::

Contemplating: On buying an ipod and shun my portable mp3 CD player.

Planning: To convert all the music that I have got, into mp3


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