Sisy u 've to rise & fight

December 23 2012

தங்கசிக்கு நடகிற கொடுமையய் பார்த்திட்டு சும்மா இருகற அண்ணன், ஆம்பளை இல்ல - ரஜினி

To all my sisy's, You must be aware of the cruel rape incidents in our country, Recently... I am condemning the ruthless act... I am praying for U sisy. U 've to rise & fight. Get well soon sisy.

12-12-12 Only for you Thalaivaa!

December 12 2012

Happy Birthday Thalaivaaaaaaaa!

30 minutes of Speech.. Straight from the heart, Thalaivar revealed things to his dear fans, The Superstar said, "As someone who has enjoyed and experienced it all, I would say give up smoking and drinking." Every fan who watched it today surely must have boosted themselves with enormous energy.

Did I just give an Advice here?

December 01 2012

Advice is always the easiest thing to give to anyone and the toughest thing receive from others. I have the habit of reading advice columns in magazines, newspapers and in online forums. Some advises make me laugh out loud. In today's world everyone has something to advice others and if one has nothing to tell others, they can still copy paste some one Else's quote and advice others.

Man faces the problem of advises at a very young age. How to walk? How to eat? How to talk? How to smile... I remember handling corporate eating habit seminars for professionals. Someone in some part of the world has written articles on how to use a fork and a spoon and when this is taught to professionals, they try to even use the fork and a spoon even when the food is rice and vegetables served in plantain leaf. 

The other day I was having a conversation with some pet lovers who were discussing as if human beings are the worst creatures ever to walk on planet earth. " How can he hurt that dog?" said one lady. "How can that man whip that cow with that whip?" said another guy. The conversation went on and on with everyone talking in detail about how animals and birds are ill treated these days. Finally the conversation ended and we all thought we had a fantastic talk advocating for animal and bird rights. Then we paid the bill for the food we ate and went home. [ Two buckets of chicken wings]

We live in a world where we enter into conversations even when we don't know anything about whats going on. Even if we don't know anything, we can get little bit idea on the subject from Wikipedia or Google and that will be enough for us to act is we are masters in the subject. 

Many a time we follow unwanted advice given by others and start living our life based on those advice's  I did my bachelors and masters in computer science field. Till now I don't know why I did that. Yes. I have a MS (IT) degree ; but I don't know anything about the IT field. Having a MS(IT) degree is no big deal these days. There is an engineering college in every nook and corner. The other day my friend and I were driving down the highway when he pointed to an old mechanical shop and said "That's where I did my Engineering". All this time I never knew that it was actually an engineering college. I was actually under the assumption that it was an old workshop.

How many of you reading this article is in the wrong place because you heeded to the advise given to you by someone who thought they are doing you a great favor? Everyone of us have an inner talent. We can make a living out of that talent and when we start realizing our potential and when we start doing what we love to do, we would understand the meaning of JOB SATISFACTION.

When you are about to pursue your dreams, many will surround you and say "You can't do it". Just IGNORE them. They are not YOU and they don't live your life.

Did I just give an Advice here? Oh yea! It is the easiest thing to do. Follow your dreams. Go break a leg readers.

Sachin Quotes

November 29 2012

"I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar." -Brian Lara(WI)

"V did not lose 2 a team called India, v lost 2 a man called Sachin" Mark Taylor(aus)

'Nothing bad can happen 2 us if v were on a plane in India wit Sachin Tendulkar on it."-Hashim Amla(SA)

"He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.-Waqar Younis(Pak)

"There r 2 kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others .-Andy Flower(ZIM)

"I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests.-Matthew Hayden(AUS.)

"I c myself when i c Sachin batting.-Don Bradman(AUS)

"Do your crime when Sachin is batting, bcos even God is busy watching his batting. -Australian Fan

Barack Obama "I don't know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b'coz I love his play
its b'coz I want to know the reason why my country's production goes down by 5 percent when he's in batting"

Most Inspirational quote

November 28 2012

I first flunked in an exam when i was in class three.
Then it became an habit.
Cleared my computer science degree with a great base and the same effect had its implications on my MS(IT) too.
Even at work I am kicked left right and center when ever I fumble with presentations.
and when I thought it was THE END; I came across this Quote.

" I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games
I've been trusted to take the game winning shot 26 times and I missed
I've failed again and again in my life and 
That is why I Succeed."
                                                                 - Michael Jordan  
Now I have a reason to fail.

Jokes apart!, it is indeed inspiring.

How I met my fiance Kavitha!

November 24 2012  

My mobile phone rang on one fine Thursday.

It was my chithi bhuvi on the line. 

"Prabhu!, We have found a girl for you. She is nice. Want to see her and decide?" 

" Yes chiti! I wanna see her now!"

" No beta. It is already 11 PM now. Her parents won't allow you to meet her now. You have to wait till morning" 

It was a very long night. How would she look like? Will she sing? Would she dance salsa with me? What's her name? I did not sleep that night


My mobile phone rings at 6 am. It was my chithi bhuvi on the line again. 

"Her name is Kavitha." 
My lips spelt that name again and again and It felt nice to say that name. I asked my chithi whether I could see Kavitha's photo. She told me that she has a hard copy, but doesn't have the photo online. I was disappointed. Then my chiti told me that she ll go by bus everyday for work. As soon as I heard the word, I got into my car and the car zoomed to that bus stop. I scanned the entire bus stop for Kavitha. I did not have a clue on how she would look like. The only details I had about her was her name and her bus name(its a private town bus). I could not find Kavitha. I was disappointed once again. 

I had a disappointing sleepless night.


I opened my eyes and my chiti had told me that her sisy is on the way with her hubby to see me in my chithi's home with the subject line : "they all liked my photo" 

My mom told me that they liked the girl's family and the girl and they were just waiting for my confirmation. I told her that I wanted to see Kavitha to talk to her.

November 24th - Saturday Evening.

It was my dad and chithapa (chithi's hubby).

"Son! You can meet Kavitha  today after 6 o clock at her house"

I was happy now. That evening, I found myself in the best hair salon in town. The hair dresser tried all creams, gels on my hair and when I emerged out of the hair salon, I looked like Malinga. 

My uncle and aunt agreed to accompany me to Kavitha's house. My chithi and mom also agreed to come along with me to her house. So mom, chithi, my uncle, aunt and I went to her house. I was made to sit in the front seat. I drove the car. The car reached her house. I was given strict instructions to follow my uncle and aunt while entering their house. But it fell in my deaf ears. As soon as the car stopped at her house, I walked briskly to the door and I was greeted by Kavitha's dad and her sisy. Her sisy looked at me and then looked at my  family and greeted us with a big smile. 

We sat in the guest room. Kavitha's sister talked with us. Her brother in law also started talking with us. But Kavitha was not to be seen. I knew that they had hid her in one of the rooms. Will she be in a saree? Will she serve coffee like how they show in the movies? Thoughts started flooding my head. A little kid switched on the TV. 

Suddenly she appeared. She slowly walked and sat in the sofa opposite to me. I, being a homely innocent Indian boy put my head down because of the shy feeling. Slowly I lifted my face and tried to catch a glimpse of Kavitha. She smiled at me. I immediately put my face down again.

My mom asked me if I wanted to speak to her. I said Yes. I ll  The next moment, I did not look in her direction. I was sweating profusely and my palms were soaked with sweat. What happened to my conversation skills? I couldn't speak a word. I tried clearing my throat only to sound like a cat. Then after five minutes of complete silence, she opened her mouth to my mom.

I lifted my face and smiled at her. She took the smile for a "NO". Then she went on talking and talking and she talked about her marks in +2 and about her job. I did not know what was happening. Thoughts came flooding in my mind : Does she know about me? Did I brush my teeth? Should I change my Facebook display picture?

I smiled again and She was happy with that smile (I guess). She must be having the knack of reading minds. Then my mom said  "OK". Then Kavitha's family told that they ll see tomorrow morning discussing with their family astrologer. My family nodded their head in agreement. 

My Uncle asked me whether I liked her. I said Yes. He handed me his hand Kerchief and asked me to stop drooling.

Prabhu Pepsi Photography

November 21 2012

Every Monkey that holds a camera is calling himself or herself as a photographer these days. Gone were those days when there were specialists in that field. Now everyone who holds a 2 megapixel mobile phone camera or even a calculator calls themselves as a photographer. If you have not become a famous photographer till now you can adopt the following steps and become a world famous photographer.
Step 1 : Click a picture with any camera (even mobile phones with 2 mp camera will do)
Step 2 : Change the original color of the picture into any shade of your choice (even your dog's choice doesn't matter)
Step 3 : Add a water mark " X Photography" ( X = your name)
Step 4 : Upload the photo on facebook and wait for likes/ shares/ comments
Step 5 : You have become a photographer
Step 6 : Start a Facebook page in X photography name.

When I was contemplating on this idea, I decided to start my own photography work and Here I am.

Few Photographs Taken By Me

1) Birthday function photography

2) death function photography

3) Bangle putting ceremony for pregnant ladies

4) Turmeric powder applying ceremony

5) Boys drinking parties

6) Wedding reception

7) Love break up function

8) office parties

9) Baby photography

10) Events

11) Hidden camera photography

12) Candid photography

13) Fashion photography

14) Magic photography

15) Forest Photography/ nature photography

All types of photography handled here because we know all details

Please contact us for any photography needs, wants or desires.  - PrabhuPepsi

Scientific Calculator

November 6 2012

Everyone would have used the object shown in the picture. I was introduced to this brick like device when I was in class 11. 

My mathematics teacher "Mudali Appan" made an announcement in class - "Tomorrow all of you should bring a scientific calculator to class". We obeyed him religiously. 
We felt like scientists when we carried the scientific calculator. During those days, if a person owned a scientific calculator he was called a gadget freak. 

Days went by and few of my classmates became efficient in using the scientific calculator. I was only comfortable with the bottom 4 rows of keys in it. I could  do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using it. But when it came to integration and differentiation, I had great difficulty. 

The top four rows of keys seemed like rocket science to me. In exams we were allowed to use the scientific calculator. But when the exam invigilator came near us to see what we were writing in the answer sheet, I would press lot of buttons in the calculator and would scribble some number in the answer sheet. Once the invigilator leaves, I would give a sigh of relief.

Days went by and I entered college to do three years of computer science. Soon we were asked to use the calculator to do Laplace, Fourier series applications. Chits and bits with answers were hidden inside the sliding cover of the calculator and they helped a lot during our exams. But after using the calculator for 5 long years we did not know the real use of it. 

I can see many readers telling me "Why Blood? Same Blood!" as they read this article. 

Moral : Even if you own half the world, if you do not know how to use it, it is no different from a person like us using a scientific calculator.

Note: I used my scientific calculator now to add two numbers ( 32 and 43) and I got 56 as the answer. GENIASS indeed.

Should I file an FIR?

November 2 2012

Cyclone Nilam was indeed powerful and it was my first ever cyclone experience. I drove my car when she was at her ravaging best in Chennai. My car looked like it had a mud bath. The trees were dancing to glory. On some roads, the trees decided not to stand on their feet and hence fell down prostrate and slept on the middle of the road which resulted in traffic jam.
When I reached home from my office, I found that there was no power at home. The coconut tree near my house was behaving like a drunkard. It was not steady at all. It was about to fall any time. The movie 2012 flashed across my mind. All the Christian Preachers who would use this as an opportunity to promote themselves saying " I already prophesied this" also crossed my mind. 

But my first thought was the clothes that were left to dry in the mottai maadi ( terrace ) . I immediately ran upstairs only to find all my clothes on the floor of the terrace. My banian and underwear (jockey 500`) went missing. "Should I file an FIR?"- I thought to myself. But another thought reminded me that it would have reached a home where it would be used by someone who might actually need it. Then I entered my house. As there was no power, it was dark inside. 

The power came back at 11 pm. Things turned back to normal with missing my banian and underwear (jockey 500`). The mosquitoes were swatted out and we slept in peace.
What about the poor man on the pavement? If you happen to see any poor people, please help them. Don't wait for others to help. You be the change you want to see in others. I am not gonna tell what I did; but I have a old man in my mind. 

Nilam as Chandramukhi

31 October 2012

Cyclone Nilam is on a rampage in Chennai. The school kids are happy for her because schools are closed. The poor are not happy because Nilam has made things worse for them. Those who live in the pavement are not seen these days. I do not know where they have gone? If you see someone on the road, please give them a shirt to wear.

In the workplace, the tiled floors are filled with mud. The men walk around with wet pants, people sneezing now and then. The atmosphere is not really healthy. The nearby bakery are always occupied. The smoke joints are smokier than ever before. Coffee looks like a divine portion. 

The real faces of many people are unearthed by this cyclone. Girls who apply atleast 1 inch of paint on their faces are unrecognizable. On other days you can even hammer an 1 inch nail on their face without hurting their faces. But on days like this, they look like Chandramukhi Jyothika.
The men walk around with wet pants ; some of them with their pants folded and it looks as though they are walking around in three-fourths. It gives me the feeling that I am in a beach.

When you drive on the road, you get to splash water, mud on the faces of people. Sometimes it is funny and sometimes you feel sorry for them and when you are on the receiving end its not at all funny. This morning I splashed water on many people without any intention to do so. Some of them just did not react and some reacted with some gaalis. Now that I am used to it, I moved on.

When I came to work this morning, I heard my friends telling me that many offices and shops are closed because of the news that Nilam might strike Chennai big time. Suddenly they all turned to my direction and looked at me. Some giggled and Some turned away. I did not know why they all did that. Then my  assistant electrical engineer sent me a text message. When I opened the text message it read "Pull your zip up man". You should have seen my reaction.
I remember pulling my pant zipper up when I got ready this morning. But how did it come down? It must be Cyclone Nilam. Yes! Now I believe that Cyclones can do crazy things.


October 28 2012

Today is the day my best friend got married. Crazy right?! If all weddings are like this I am totally in! Ramesh was the easiest and most laid back groom I've ever been seen. I am so unbelievably happy for Ramesh and Sakthi and I wish them nothing but the best!
For those of you who asked, (more specifically my blog friends who are curious) here was my speech… enjoy

Hi everyone!

First of all I’d like to thank Ramesh and Sakthi for including me and everyone here on their special day; I could not be more thrilled to be here. Also, a special thanks to Senthil for making this all happen.

Three Musketeers 

I’d like to credit his mom, and Ramesh for our friendship. When we were younger and we quickly became friends. Growing up with a best friend who live in your town was easy and allowed for a special bond between the two of us that we still have to this day. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when my best friend started to date someone who lived a quarter mile from my house.

Some of my favorite childhood memories with Ramesh include crayfish hunting in murder creek, walking to Senthil’s to get our candy cigarettes and 25 cent bullet bags full of our airgun.

But out of all the activities to choose from, one of  Ramesh's favorite things to do was mimicry. He would play multiple voice's. For those of you who knew Ramesh growing up, you know that this is no exaggeration.

Sakthi, I’m sure it comes as no surprise but you make Ramesh the happiest man in the world. I hope you take care of his like he did his family and friends. 

I’d like to toast to the bride and groom – Sakthi and Ramesh, the new Mr. and Mrs. Best romantic couple.


October 25 2012

These days it has become a habit to shed clothes for a cause.
If you want to show your support for animals, then take home a pet animal and feed them. Stripping off your clothes and walking around nude does not help the animals in any way. I have often thought why PETA even encourages female models to strip and pose naked? How does that help animals? It only makes lot of young boys and many married men to ogle at these pictures and master the act of bating their desires to glory. (என்ன சொல்ல வரேன்னு புரிது இல்ல ? ஆராய்ச்சி எல்லாம் பண்ணாதிங்க!)

I have not seen men shedding their clothes for animals. If it happens (as in the above picture), would not it help the animals too? Then why aren't men shedding their clothes for animals. Where is the equality concept here? Don't the nudist models go through any puppy shame feelings? 

Another thing I notice these days is the over usage of sexual tones in advertisements. Almost all the body spray ads come with the "If you spray my product over your body, the girls will shed their clothes and run behind you". நம்ம ஊர் boys all will immediately go to the nearest shop, buy an axe deo and spray it all over their body with visualised expectations of what they  had seen on tv. See the print ad from axe deo depicted here. Why is that hand going there? Why would guys spray the deo on the crotches?  The most common place is the back and the armpits. The art directors for such ads have such கிளுகிளுப்பு taste. 
The deos that we buy for approx Rs.100/- are no competition to the perfumes that are in the four digit rates. It is understandable that some sexual tone is given to an ad which places its emphasis on attraction factor. But why does a girl shed her clothes for a toothpaste ad? Beats me completely.

In this article, why am I adding a picture of the muscle flexing Vishal with well oiled body (forgot to take his bath) along with Sembatta hair Nayantara?
Did anyone note that Nayantara also has six packs?
Her six packs will definitely put Vishal's six packs to puppy shame indeed.


October 15 2012

Reasons Why I Feel The World Is Doomed

They put pink gunk in our food and assumed it’d be ok with us
Tide detergent is a black market item
Reality TV
Presidential candidates who think and say it’s ok for people to be uneducated
My credit score is better than majority of Americans.
Most people are fat but experts can’t explain why.
Yahoo News
Yahoo News Comment section
Bradley Cooper was named “Sexiest Man Alive”.
Comedy in movies has been reduced to vomiting scenes.
There’s no excuse to be bored anymore
My Samsung Phone changes my words in text messages to words that humiliate me.

டாய் சாவு கீராக்கி! ( HEY DEATH CUSTOMER)

October 05 2012

Why such a Blog Title? You might ask me. This is one phrase that is so abundantly used in the Chennai roads. Do people actually use the phrase "Death Customer" as a swear word? Yes you should come to Chennai to witness it. All you have to do is, cross the road in Chennai traffic and at least one person will call you a saavu graaki. Why do they say that? Do they practise those lines to use it on you or did they use it just by accident? We can ponder on and on and we will never find an answer to that question.

This morning I was driving my car to work. I had to slow down and stop at the signal because the traffic light indicated that I had to stop. Little did I know that the guy in the bike behind my car was actually taught that Red means Go. He kept on honking and when I did not budge, he got off his bike walked to my car and said "Saavu graaki - Don't you know that I am in a hurry to go to office?" I did not want to react in a equally harsh tone for two reasons.
1) He had a gym -body.
2) I did not want to argue with an immature kid who acted his shoe size and not his age.

I told him " Boss, even I am going to work. You and I don't even know each other. Do we really have to fight over a small issue? I can do one thing. I can move my car a little and you can overtake me and go"

He walked back to his bike and with an angry look overtook my car and jumped the signal like Laard Labak only to be cornered by a traffic police. In the meantime  the green light came and we all drove peacefully with Laard Labak pleading with the police to let him go.

Why do many of us have road rage? What do we get out of it? By swearing at a total stranger just because he overtook you do we get any peace? Do we all think that we are on an F1 track when we drive on the road? Let me not take this post forward as though I am gonna give all a philosophical advice.

How many Saavu Graakis have you come across in your life?

The following pictures shows some Saavu Graakis  we see in day to day life.
Though the above daredevil kind of bike rides are totally unacceptable by the law, such style of riding bikes might become accepted in the future because of rising fuel prices.

Two Minutes Review - BARFI

October 01 2012
It’s a great achievement for a Hindi film about deaf, mute, and autistic characters to not wallow in sympathy or self-pity, let alone pipe a grandiose ‘triumph of the human spirit’ kinda message down our throats. Barfi, a sweet, saline, emotive, evocative, witty, imaginative, heartfelt cinematic delicacy, steers happily clear of these stereotypes and tells us a story that leaves one deeply moved, though not without a few gripes. 
Set in Darjeeling and Kolkata, the story flits about non-linearly from present day to 1976 to 1972 to tell the tale of a mischievous and lively Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), a deaf-and-mute livewire with always a trick or prank up his sleeve and a local cop (Saurabh Shukla) down his tail. He falls for Shruti (Ileana D’Cruz) already engaged to a handsome hunk in a Kolkatan college and three months away from her wedding. Barfi’s vivacity rubs off on her, but it’s a love story doomed to end in a separation. A family tragedy brings another girl into the picture. Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) is an autistic girl from a rich family with an uncaring father and apathetic mom. 

Director Anurag Basu weaves a rather gratuitous kidnapping plot into the story and Barfi is foisted with caring for Jhilmil whom he likes and slowly begins to love without realizing it until she’s taken away from him. Will this love story of Barfi also end in separation?

It’s a sweet, charming, but complex tale told simply and smartly. It’s a story laced with humour and heartache in equal measure, but never does it get glum. Never do Barfi’s silences not speak, never does his self-sacrificing love not bring a tear to your eye, never do his antics fail to bring a smile. A viewer laughs through the tears, and cries between the giggles. Such is the overpowering effect of this marvelous film by Anurag Basu. It’s well-nigh a cinematic masterpiece from a director who knows his craft well. A masterpiece but for the little botch up Basu conjures in the form of a rather garbled sub-plot regarding a kidnapping intrigue in Jhilmil’s family. That’s my only gripe. But it’s a minor one.
Rising to the challenge are the three lead players, Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz. With Barfi! Ranbir elevates himself to the status of a seasoned actor slipping effortlessly into the skin of the character and giving a performance that simply leaves one stunned. Kudos to him and Priyanka Chopra -- an actress with experimental streak and talent that seldom gets the praise it deserves -- who is unbelievably convincing as the autistic Jhilmil, with her convulsive, erratic body language and a highly expressive face. Kudos also for Ileana D’Cruz for a winsome portrayal of a girl who can’t follow her heart, and when she learns to, it’s too late. Ileana’s is the most impressive Bollywood debut this year, and it would be a shame if she’s ignored at the awards.

Last but not the least, kudos to Anurag Basu for a film that’s honest, wonderful, well-written, superbly directed and with a music (Pritam) one won’t forget in a hurry. It’s a story coming straight from the heart and goes straight to the heart. A connect most potent in any form of storytelling.


September 26 2012

Today is our President's 80th birthday. I wrote a status message to wish him on his birthday. A friend corrected me saying that he was actually the Prime Minister and not the President of the country. It was a puppy shame feeling for me. I covered my face with both my hands and my heart pounded faster and faster and I came with a feeble come back saying if only he had opened his mouth, I would have known that. Talking about Presidents of the country, after the dynamic Abdul Kalaam's tenure, I seriously do not know who and all became the presidents of our country. Such were their presence in this country.

Manmohan Singh has single handedly given a scare to the Japanese Robotic industry. The Japanese are racking their heads to find a better and sophisticated Robot. After Manmohan Singh became the prime minister of our country smiley central introduced the following smiley 
 : |
On this wonderful day, I take this opportunity to wish our wonderful man a fantastic 80th birthday and as faithful citizens of the country, let us celebrate it with silence. These are some of the photos that were taken by our special reporter when rulers of various countries came to wish Manmohan Singh on his birthday.

One friend of mine Adarsh just made this amazing statement - " Prime Minister Manmohan has been our role model in our Viva and internals during our college days".

21st Century....

September 13 2012

We are becoming lesser by the day

Our communication - Wireless

Our dress - Topless

Our telephone - Cordless

Our cooking - Fireless

Our youth - Jobless

Our food - Fatless

Our labour - Effortless

Our conduct - Worthless

Our relation - Loveless

Our attitude - Careless

Our feelings - Heartless

Our politics - Shameless

Our education - Valueless

Our follies - Countless

Our arguments - Baseless

Our Job - Thankless

Our Salary - Very Very less

A HR Manager's Love Letter!!!

September 12 2012

Ever wondered how a HR Manager could write a love letter to his girlfriend?
Dearest Ms. Anuska 

Sub: Offer of love!

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 20th of October (Thursday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 19th of Oct. at 1500hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent.

Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take! up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account.

I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.

Wish you all the best!

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

HR Manager

(courtesy: Facebook) 

A chat with myself

September 9 2012 

I chat with prabhupepsi today(yes its me, myself). Although I had some ideas he disagreed with about civilisation and the like, he said I was making good eye contact, smiling, and able to listen to him.

And he didn't pour cold water on my life plans like everyone else has, saying that I need purpose and structure in my life. I've just got to stop the cycle of depression. Since he thinks mental illness is caused/made worse by stressful triggers that can be identified he's keen for me to write a daily diary so I can better learn to identify such triggers, because it's not something I've proved good at. Quite often I can find no reason for a mood change at all, yet he insists there is one. I don't know what I think about this.

We talked about the life. A safe way of doing things. Eminently sensible advice. So why can't I take it? Why I am stubbornly kicking against it? Why am I still planning to continue the reduction on such a rapid schedule?

One of the reasons is my loneliness. I've since lost a love and have another love to go to get back to where I want to be, the place where I actually like the way my life looks and feels. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. Maybe that's unhealthy but I can't imagine going to past and doing all these new things I'm planning unless I've lost this love. And I can't wait to get off it and for my life to return to normal. 

I feel I'm strong enough to cope with anything and this time will be different. But it could all go disastrously wrong and then will I wish I'd listened? Oh I don't know. I know what I *should* do but I don't know yet what I *will* do.


September 4 2012
This simple checklist can help measure how you are nurturing your relationships.

The Gift of Listening 
But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream, don't plan your response. Just listen.

The Gift of Affection 
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

The Gift of Laughter 
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

The Gift of Solitude 
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

The Gift of a Favor 
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

The Gift of a Written Note 
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime.

The Gift of a Compliment 
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job," or
"That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition 
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.

Interesting Facts

September 3 2012

The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long

Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile

A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.

A Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. the Wright brother's invented the airplane)

There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.

One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny

The word "set " has the most number of definitions in the English language;192

Slugs have four noses

Sharks can live up to 100 years

Mosquitoes are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.

Kangaroos can't walk backwards

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday

The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887

The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.

Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency

Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints

There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.

The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002

Octopus have three hearts

If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange

The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old

The body has 2-3 million sweat glands

Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs

Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.

Most cats are left pawed

250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa

A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant

You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!

Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours

An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce

Bone is five times stronger than steel.

Unanswered Questions

September 2 2012

If all the nations in the world are in debt (am not joking. even US has got debts), where did all the money go? (weird)

When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it? (to be given a thought)

What is the speed of darkness? (absurd)

If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? (prabhupepsi very good thinking da)

Who copyrighted the copyright symbol? (who knows)

Can you cry under water? (let me try)

Why do people say, "you've been working like a dog" when dogs just sit around all day? (did they mean something else)

Why are the numbers on a calculator and a phone reversed? (God knows)

Do fish ever get thirsty? (let me ask and tell)

Can you get cornered in a round room? (by ones eyes)

Why do birds not fall out of trees when they sleep? (tonight I will stay and watch)

What came first, the fruit or the color orange? (seed)

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? (No comments)

What should one call a male ladybird? (No comments)

If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot? (can somebody help)

Can you blow a balloon up under water? (yes u can)

Why is it called a 'building' when it is already built? (strange isn't it)

If you were traveling at the speed of sound and you turned on your radio would you be able to hear it? (got to think scientifically)

If you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens? (i don't have a chance to try)

Why is it called a TV set when there is only one? (very nice da prabhupepsi)

If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth? (this is nice)

Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can't go that fast on any road? (stupid, break the law)

What ever I write in my blog, why this idiot readers read my blog daily? (ok ok don't get angry ok!)

Few facts that can make your jaw drop !

August 31 2012
If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors – assuming no incest was involved.

The average distance between the stars in the sky is 20 million miles.

It would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth.

An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived.

If you dug a well to the center of the Earth, and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down.

Your body sheds 10 billion flakes of skin every day.

The Earth weighs 6,500 million million million tons.

Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn't go off.

The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t.

Every time you sneeze your heart stops a second.

There are 22 miles more canals in Birmingham UK than in Venice.

Potato crisps were invented by a Mr Crumm.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.

Eskimo's have hundreds of words for snow but none for hello.

The word “set” has the most definitions in the English language.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating its letters is uncopyrightable.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise.

The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.

The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins".

1 x 8 + 1 = 9; 12 x 8 + 2 = 98; 123 x 8 + 3 = 987; 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876; 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765; 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654; 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543; 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432; 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

The word "dreamt" is the only common word in the English language that ends in "mt".

Albert Einstein never wore any socks.

The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.