Dec 31, 2012

That's what I'm talking about

It is what I'm talking about!
Discovering Whispering Corridors and finding out there is still some horror that scares me.

Or I can do my triathletism track and get my HR at 160.

55 minutes until the new year. Well 2013, let's see if you can fill the shoes of 2012.

Dec 30, 2012

Look Within Instead of Outside

Zeitgeist: The Addendum on rewatch with some Bangalorian zeitgeist supporters. It feels really weird to watch the Zeitgeist series with someone, even more supporters of the project. Nonetheless, thank you people.

In the end, the most relevant change must occur first inside of you. The true revolution is the revolution of consciousness. To understand is to transform what it is.

 Zeitgeist : The Addendum

The project encouraging critical thinking gets blindly embraced. A cunning intellectual paradox.

Dec 26, 2012

Last Visit to the Church

Before my departure, Anu asked that we go for the last time to the christian church. She's not Christian but since she believes in God's love, any temple is good to pray for the supreme being.





Those daily visits to the Church. Then the lemon tea and the discussions that whirl around the same subject.   The night scooter rides where we have to pretend to be boys so no one will follow us on a car or a motorcycle. The evening workouts and morning swimming sessions. Squatting everytime we go to the bathroom, craving eggs with whole wheat bread together. Daily nagging over wasting time on playing instead of sightseeing. Ending up on a walk or a ride, talking together instead of sightseeing. The astrologer. 

Gosh I hate missing. I will hate missing you. In fact, I'm hating to miss you from now.

Nameless puppy, nameless puppy...

On Rewatch this evening: Strange Circus, one of the few jewels where you get to understand what is going on.


Namae no nai koinu ga watashi wo surete yuku.Namae no nai koinu ga watashi wo tabe ni kuru. Namae no nai koinu ga watashi wo ni ai ni kuru....

Dec 23, 2012

D


A Vampire Hunter D Marathon and I don't see how I am going to finish it - at least quickly - if I am to read over again a novel once I'm done with it instead of moving on.

I don't move on, I just obsess and stay static. But I'm INFERNO on the spot.

Dec 20, 2012

We're connected

"The fabric of the natural world, from human biology, earthly biosphere to the gravitational pull of the solar system itself is one huge interconnected system. Fully interlinked just as human cells connect to create organs, and our organs connect to form our bodies, and since all organisms cannot live without food, air and water; we are all intrinsically connected to the earth."

Dec 19, 2012

The Hobbit

No 3D on this movie today, but boy do I love me some asexual characters actually focused on the adventure.



I need to be honest though: I wasn't looking forward for this particular adaptation: LoTR was an awesome thing and The Hobbit isn't a trilogy material, evenless a tale for adults with characters and connections - specially romantic ones - being forced and displayed. For me, the Hobbit will always be associated with that serene quiet childish illustrations, not the movie poster one, specially NOT the movie poster one!

But the tale had a certainly dark dynamic to it. The landscapes, as expected when filmed in New Zealand, were STUNNING and it all wasn't bad at all with the acting of the dwarves.

I was never fond of dwarves. I'm all for hobbits.

But here I was cheering for the merry companions and their leader, the one actor I was not expecting to be cast on this movie. The one favorite actor that is moreover.

Most of the fuss made over this production and that I've heard of is over the camera technology used in filming it. I watched it on regular screen so 80% of the reasons why I should watch it was gone.

Still, god I do love me asexual hobbits and Armitage on a different height.

Dec 15, 2012

Mr. Nobody

On rewatch lately.

I remember clearly -partially because I have an effing good memory - when I was introduced to this movie some years ago:

- Have you ever watched Mr. Nobody?
- No but I'm sure it's amazing.
- You didn't even watch it.
- You did, so I'm sure it's good.
- But I didn't say I watched it.
- You don't talk about stuff you didn't try before.
- I do speak of stuff I haven't tried before.
- When it comes to movies and anime? You've never spoken about any that you haven't watched.
- True.
- Don't worry, I just happen to trust your taste. Until now, it didn't fail me.

Poor boy, but he had a zen attitude about it.

Dec 12, 2012

At Nandita's Shelter

Nandita's place is a hole in time and space. Sun gently brushes the colors. I get to wear her gift socks with toes in. I read my book, play my game, and we talk and talk and talk. We eat the homemade food. Her mom puts prayersand good intentions and peace in them. Her dad is quiet and interesting, his presence is felt without the need of uttering a word. Her parents are dear to me, extremely dear to me. It's burdens me more and more when I think I'm leaving soon. But I'm thankful, I'm grateful for all the gifts that have been bestowed upon me, yesterday, today and tomorrow. And leaving did me good, and it will do so once more.




Our talks. That dinner we took at Columbia hospital because their thali and their food is so damn good. Riding on your scooter. Your cutiepie advice. How open and good and generous you were to me. How beautiful and compassionate. Our yoginis talks. The pranic healing sessions and courses. The talks, the talks, the talks, the talks, your work that screams and hugs the heart, the green of your bathroom, the sun in your eyes, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything...

Dec 10, 2012

Let's Get Lost


Let's take a random bus, let's see where it will take us, make it until the final stop and then take it back again because now we know where we want to start.

Let's get lost and end up in a park with a small artificial lake, let's have a boat ride, let's eat fruits and  drink coconut water. Let's get pictures taken by someone who doesn't know a word of English, let's buy books and walk for four hours. Let's eat idli and buy the recipient idli batter cooks into knowing perfectly well it CAN'T follow back to Morocco. Let's wonder about the smells and get into the temples, let's buy flowers for the Gods and feel all fuzzy warm whenever a Hanuman's temple is encountered. Let's take a rickshaw, let's go to saree's shops, let's try this food and that one and that one too and not care for what Sid will put this body through afterwards.





Let's get lost and be grateful and pet crows and monkeys and dogs. Let's be careful though.

Dec 7, 2012

Nuclear Power

I feel almost ashamed for working out to this song.
I feel  it is not even the kind of song I want to be catchy and dance instigating.
In fact, I don't remember ever listening to Bob Dylan or Cranberries protest songs and think : "That's one catchy song I'd like to run and dance to its tune".

Oh well, Hirasawa-san did it again.

Dec 6, 2012

Tried Something Today

I had the apartment for me and Spanish roomate left the cable that can connect the laptop with the TV.

Guess who is playing on a big screen?



It's been ages since I played on TV, I now remember how awesome it can be.

Dec 3, 2012

Kigeki Comedy

On rewatch today the gorgeous inspiring calm deadly little tale of Kigeki Comedy.
I wish I knew what that book was.
On the other hand, I do believe that words hold such power and I like to believe that there was a tribe who knew how to harness it long ago.













-"I accept."

Dec 1, 2012

Aarti Shri Ramayanji Ki

Back to Nigerudo, :D I tried asking my auntie and she knew instantly about it!

1.This  is the worship  of Sri Ramayana, the simple  and the simple song praising   the darling of Sita,
This was sung by  sage  Narada, the son of Brahma , Valmiki who is greatly wise,
This was sung by  sages Suka, Sanaka and others, the serpent king Sesha and son of wind God,
2.This was sung by Vedas, eighteen Puranas, six Shastras  as it is the  summary of them all,
This  was the wealth  of all sages and protector of all who read it ,who all agree to its essence,
3.This  was always sung by  Lord Shiva, Goddess Bhavani, the famous  sage born out of the pot,
Sage Vyasa and other sages sang all that  which is in the heart of  Sidha Kakabujundar  and Garuda ,
4.It removes the ills  of Kali age , does not deal with essence of sensuality  and is the great decoration of  dame salvation,

It cures the  disease of birth –death cycle and  is the father and mother  of Thulasidas

Nov 29, 2012

You don't.

"You don’t need a reason to help people."
 
Zidane Tribal

Nov 28, 2012

I'm NOT crying.


Nov 25, 2012

Life of Pi

Went to the movies today and watched Life of Pi.My first movie in Bangalore on 3D.



The visuals were so breathtaking and the 3D rendition of those two scenes made skip one minute of the movie right afterwards. They were just GORGEOUS!

It's definitely one of my rewatch materials but I don't know how I will be able to bring myself to watch on a laptop. 3D spoiled the rewatch for me...

Nov 20, 2012

Vivi Ornitier

Oh Vivi.
I have a warm fuzzy spot for that black mage.
Come to think of it, I like Taokaka for the Vivi resemblance.

Nov 16, 2012

Triathletism's Way

We've been improving great. Sid doesn't see it that way when it comes to my upper strength. He knows I don't buy in the "symmetry-proportion" speech so he tries to appeal to my yogini side by using expressions like "harmonize the body", "be disciplined everywhere the best you can".

He upped my weights and increased my mileage in the swimming track. Triathletism on the next level, here we go!

Nov 13, 2012

The Catterbird



The catterbird sleeps in cocoons where it shares the dreams of its species and other beings who sleep in the cocoons as well. Gentle and wise, it speaks the tongues of conscious creatures and gives counsel and help. If you attend its hatching, it’ll always look after you. When you truly need it, it’ll be there for you.

In all the fuss over my beloved series and books, I forget to speak about The Edge Chronicles. I believe it’s because most people don’t know about them and these books aren’t easy to relate to. Yet, Twig, his son and his father hold a fuzzy spot in my shelves. Everytime I think about the series, I feel my heart gently brushed the right way. And whenever I need to clean myself, I think of reading them again and I do read them again.

Then it’s like when darkness turns to light : you don’t feel stripped or washed. The whole burden is converted into something else that makes you…better ?

And you find beauty in negative spaces. The Edge Chronicles definitely makes me lose myself in the appreciation and adoration of the bewitching sight of negative spaces. It’s my own catterbird.

Nov 12, 2012

Peace in the Woods


Nov 10, 2012

Nuuu! KUJA!


Nov 9, 2012

Sunny day

A beautiful sun, a fellow trainee is free and I realize I haven't taken any picture of the company.

I'm not big fan of the whole taking-pictures thing - my friends have been bugging me to take some, that's how I end up making some - even less posing and getting a good angle/light/pose combination.

So here goes the only shot I gave my colleague the chance to get of me, the company's garden and the company's logo. A gorgeous geared sun, how inspired!

Thank you Abhi!

Nov 8, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

That one. Not that other one.


Ah, oats! You mischevious tasty full of goodness nom-nom.

Nov 6, 2012

I need something light

I've been playing Final Fantasy IX for the xth time. I needed something to lighten my mind.


I got that thank you very much.

Vivi...

I'm NOT crying.

Nov 5, 2012

How the dollar is still coping

Zeitgeist II : The Addendum on rewatch.


More than three years ago, I had to write a paper on economical inflation for a friend. I'm not a fan of the money science and by that time, I didn't know a thin about economics and was repulsed by anything having to do with finance, commerce, economy and marketing.

While looking for insight on the meaning of inflation and money - the paper was supposed to be at least 50 pages and written by a two years grad economics student, so... -, I stumbled upon this free documentary and since then, Zeitgeist series belong to my rewatch list.

Nov 4, 2012

How to Learn

Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.

from The Humanity of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan (Dune)

Made a friend listen to this one

But he wasn't able to point out the Indian hymn in the background.

I was curious about but hey, his music doesn't need explaining anyway.


Nov 3, 2012

No Poo

Starting November, I decided to go champoo free.

I will see if it lasts.

Oct 28, 2012

On Oneness

Now in our culture, we’ve been trained for individual differences to stand out. So you look at each person and immediately see brighter, dumber, older, younger, richer, poorer, and we make all these dimensional distinctions, put them in categories, and treat them that way. And we get so that we only see others as separate from ourselves, and the ways in which they’re separate.


And one of the dramatic characteristics of experience is being with another person and suddenly seeing the ways in which they are like you, not different from you. And experiencing the fact that that which is essence within you and which is essence within me is indeed one. The understanding that there is no other. It is all one.

Richard Alpert

In religion, this concept may be portrayed differently but it is present in every single one. 
Now, now, now let's not get serious on the Vervein's Way.
Vervain makes you casual, carefree and relaxed.

Oct 27, 2012

A Night To Remember

A night spent at a local carnival trying all attractions with fellow fitness pals. Among them, my good friend Anu, who was scared enough on the big wheel to start screaming.

Good times are awesome, a bit less when your trainer is among the fitness pals and keeps an eye on what you're eating...Le sigh.