Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The May Experiment!

This May this empty clogspot features a brand new experiment that shoveled itself to my doorstep and pleaded with me to house it all this month! It all started with my fascination with all the available applications for my Samsung Galaxy and after reading about a Steve Pavlina article on initiating change, I found Livelist. His simple philosophy suggests you take up those hobbies you love for only 30 days and then, well, they turn into habits and Livelist allows you to make various lists and then you can tick them off as and when done and sort them alphabetically and all that nonsense. Works like a charm in conjunction!

So one of the lists is the varied things I need to do on a per day basis. A certain amount of reading, doodling some, getting the cats to exercise using catnip (my brilliant idea!), an hour of exercise, writing in the journal and a whole amount of other things that I try to squeeze into the day. Day 10 and while I have slipped twice and zoned out instead, the rest of the days have been busy, interesting and insanely productive! I have been writing on the memo part of the phone, but will start updating this here blog instead more often instead! :-) Happy Tuesday People!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Odd Ode to Clogspot.

It's very weird to stumble upon your own blog. The mouse moves of its own accord (could one use a mouse for a Ouija board session, I wonder curiously with a shudder) and clicks on the link. Last years entry stares back at me with vacant eyes, like a puppy who has been left in an enclosed boarding kennel with too little interaction. Unclogged, dispirited with the slightest frown, not frowning too much lest I sigh and not write another post again.

Oh you poor blog. I will write here again. The other blog didn't mean a thing to me besides work, and I am writing on there just to increase traffic. There was no passion, it was technical and factual and literal. It saw neither my rhymes nor my incomplete sketches or impassioned rants. I have been working hard to save up so I can live with you comfortably some day, and spend alot of time with you without worrying about whether I can afford enough red bull or beer or chocolate cake to inspire me to write everyday. I have also been working hard on wondering where we could settle together, there are so many options and I want to do whats good for you.

So here, this odd ode to you with neither rhyme nor verse but dedicated entirely to you, my inspiration and light at the end of this disco tunnel that brims with distractions!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Rains in Kuwait 2009

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So for those of you who haven't been to Kuwait yet, thought I'd give you a glimpse of when it rains. Video recording while driving definitely falls under the ambiguous law here of not doing anything else while driving, so the shaky video above and below is attributed to the fact that I was nervous a cop would speed up along me. As you can see, which I failed to notice earlier, the wiper on the right is already acting funny.

The one time I need to use the wiper in Kuwait, this is what happens to it.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Låt den rätte komma in

So since I'm apparently getting old and had no party scheduled for this weekend, I decided to go check out cinemagic again, their second showing since they begun playing their terrace top movie nights. Last week it was a dreary two hour twenty minutes Russian movie called The Banishment. Beautiful scenes and all that, but the lack of monologue and the plot moving slower than a newborn snail, left many of us pulling our hair out through the movie, one follicle at a time.

Yesterday, they played this swedish movie, inexplicably the Swedish version too even though there was an english audio version just pleading to be clicked. The movie was about the young boy who falls in love with a vampire girl. A few cool scenes in it, but definitely nothing for those of you who like glorified Hollywood vamps. Winter slipped in while we watched the movie it seems, with sudden gusts that were quiet enough but unsuccessful as it dropped down empty paper coffee cups that swirled around noisily. Shivers while we watch our protagonists in the snow. An apt ambience for a vampire movie, and it was a good thing I wasn't at home watching television as I would have changed the channel and missed a movie of a changed and relaxed pace instead of a packed Hollywood roller coaster.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To Quit or not to Quit



a) You have:
-A chilled out boss
-A laissez faire manager
-Flexible Timing
-A decent pay
-Great benefits like, car, phone, fuel
- No harsh deadlines


b) But you don't have:
-Opportunities to grow
-Team spirit
-A hierarchy that encourages you to grow
-Job opportunities with all of a) AND all of b)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get yourself inspired.

Now if there was something that could be bottled, patented and made a million dollars off of, it would be some guaranteed solution to providing inspiration. Or motivation. Or anything that makes you bloody get up and go!

If there's a lack of anything right now, what with the dormant lethargic market; it's interest. Also, a good time to get up and go do that something that you pretended you didnt have time to do before.

It could be a cardinal sin to underestimate how one person's motivation could influence others, and in a full fledged cycle go around to inspire the first person back again when their energy would be at burn out point.

But that's what support groups are about, ain't they? And there is indeed truth in the phrase; Birds of a feather do flock together! But some of us can't leave the choices we have made in friends and loved ones; family is not a choice and may not share the same "feather" even though have the same blood type. If you can't change the kind of people you hang out with, at least make sure you spend alot of time with the kind of people you want to be like. Invest in figuring out better time management. They're not far away, and they can influence you, inspire you. Just start by sending out those vibes first so they come back to you.