Tuesday, November 25, 2008

twiddected.. completely

Tweeples, i am getting twiddected. now itz the first thing i check, whetehr on my workstation,lappy or even on my mobile.. and tworld is fascinating. Now, when i get some free time, I explore twitter to find out more twittizens - the real time time line is fun. 

if any of you use twitter, drop a twitt -  http://twitter.com/theexperthand

Sunday, November 23, 2008


saw this videos at rearsets blog and to tell the truth, i failed the test miserabily... 
take time to watch this, and think about this when you drive next time...
(though it is aimed at cyclists, it is relevent in many fileds of life... just wondering - do we really observe things or do we just pass through them, sleeping with our eyes wide open...)

ps: this videos are made by Transport For London (TFL), and can be seen at http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

Friday, November 21, 2008

happy b'day, Dear Friend

For being the wonderful human being you are....
For being the fighter you are....
For being the allrounder you are...

For not giving up when the world said you cannot do it, for fighting silently when the ray of hope was not even a distant spec, for making our life woderful by just being there....

Wish you a very very happy b'day...

Ps: sorry for disabling the comments - comments will b bk from next post :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The list...

Picked thsi list from Monikas blog..

U got to bold what u have done

 01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink 

02. Swam with dolphins 

03. Climbed a mountain (well, not a mountain, but hills) 

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive 

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid 

06. Held a tarantula (me and spider - NO WAY :P ) 

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone 

08. Said “I love you” and meant it 

09. Hugged a tree 

10. Bungee jumped 

11. Visited Paris 

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea 

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise 

14. Seen the Northern Lights 

15. Gone to a huge sports game 

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa 

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables 

18. Touched an iceberg 

19. Slept under the stars 

20. Changed a baby’s diaper 

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon 

22. Watched a meteor shower 

23. Gotten drunk on champagne (havnt got drunk yet ;) ) 

24. Given more than you can afford to charity 

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope 

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment 

27. Had a food fight 

28. Bet on a winning horse 

29. Asked out a stranger 

30. Had a snowball fight 

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can 

32. Held a lamb 

33. Seen a total eclipse 

34. Ridden a roller coaster 

35. Hit a home run 

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking 

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day 

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (why just a moment, I feel happy about my life, all teh time :) ) 

39. Had two hard drives for your computer (just two? ) 

40. Visited all 50 states 

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk 

42. Had amazing friends (had? still have LOT fo amazing friends) 

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country 

44. Watched whales 

45. Stolen a sign  (yeah, I have stolen teh sign of peace from many peoples heart ;) ) 

46. Backpacked in Europe 

47. Taken a road-trip 

48. Gone rock climbing 

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach 

50. Gone sky diving 

51. Visited Ireland 

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love 

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them 

54. Visited Japan 

55. Milked a cow 

56. Alphabetized your CDs 

57. Pretended to be a superhero 

58. Sung karaoke 

59. Lounged around in bed all day (almost all teh day - had to get out for food) 

60. Played touch football 

61. Gone scuba diving 

62. Kissed in the rain 

63. Played in the mud 

64. Played in the rain 

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre 

66. Visited the Great Wall of China 

67. Started a business 

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken 

69. Toured ancient sites 

70. Taken a martial arts class 

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (not D&D, but NFS :) ) 

72. Gotten married 

73. Been in a movie 

74. Crashed a party 

75. Gotten divorced 

76. Gone without food for 5 days (yes, only on water and coffee) 

77. Made cookies from scratch 

78. Won first prize in a costume contest 

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice 

80. Gotten a tattoo 

81. Rafted the Snake River 

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert” (does newspaper count? ) 

83. Gotten flowers for no reason (nope, but have given ) 

84. Performed on stage 

85. Been to Las Vegas 

86. Recorded music (yeah, soundforge rocks ) 

87. Eaten shark 

88. Kissed on the first date 

89. Gone to Thailand 

90. Bought a house 

91. Been in a combat zone 

92. Buried one/both of your parents 

93. Been on a cruise ship 

94. Spoken more than one language fluently 

95. Performed in Rocky Horror 

96. Raised children 

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour 

98. Passed out cold 

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country 

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over 

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge 

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open (sang loudly, yes - but never noticed if any one is looking ) 

103. Had plastic surgery 

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived 

105. Wrote articles for a large publication (yeah, but they never published it :P ) 

106. Lost over 100 pounds 

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback 

108. Piloted an airplane 

109. Touched a stingray 

110. Broken someone’s heart 

111. Helped an animal give birth 

112. Won money on a TV game show 

113. Broken a bone 

114. Gone on an African photo safari 

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears 

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol 

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild 

118. Ridden a horse 

119. Had major surgery 

120. Had a snake as a pet (want to do it ) 

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period 

123. Visited more foreign countries than India 

124. Visited all 7 continents 

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days 

126. Eaten kangaroo meat 

127. Eaten sushi 

128. Had your picture in the newspaper 

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about 

130. Gone back to school 

131. Parasailed 

132. Touched a cockroach 

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes 

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey 

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read (not one, but many) 

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (killed - yes, prepared - yes.. but not the same) 

137. Skipped all your school reunions 

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language 

139. Been elected to public office 

140. Written your own computer language (language? cant even write a program now and you are asking language.. :P ) 

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream 

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care 

143. Built your own PC from parts (love doing that - still I do it for my friends)

 144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you 

145. Had a booth at a street fair 

146. Dyed your hair 

147. Been a DJ 

148. Shaved your head (just couple of weeks back...) 

149. Caused a car accident 

150. Saved someone’s life

59 / 100 hm.. lotsa things to do :-D

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

tags.. tags...

this tag is from Cess, and herez my answers...

1. Who are you? 
2. Are we friends? 
   blog pals now. 
3. Something I have and YOU want? 
   hm.. sunny days? 
4. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
   hm.. sunflower.. coz u love sun so much...
5. Describe me in one word.
6. What was your first impression of me?
   Nikon, Food, Wine - I am gng to enjoy her blogs...
7. Do you still think that way about me now?
8. What reminds you of me?
   nothing in particular...
9. If you could give me anything what would it be?
   More sun? 
10.How well do you know me?
   Not Much...
11.How do you see me in the future?
   see as in? do u plan to come in my dreams? :P 
12.Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't
   hm.. ok, lemme try - whatz the tattoo you are having? 
13. Are you going to post this in your blog and see what I say about you?
yeah, you are  reading it in my blog :) 

I am not tagging any one, but will be great if you will do it @ the comments section... and yeah, I ment you. 

The second tag is frm Monica - The Tagaddiction. 

Bikes, cars, Bus, lorry - anything that have got an engine - Automobiles are an integral part of my life

Books _ i love reading and I love collecting books... 

Music - I listen to songs almost all the time I am awake - and I listen to anything - from classical (bach / carnatic) to EDM. 

Cooking - my roomamate is a living testimoney that I can cook edible food... poor guy - dunno when he will file a suit to stop me from making him my guinea pig ;) 

Google, Blogs, My Camera, Chocolates, Coffee, twitter, friends - my addiction list goes on adn on... 

Thanks for the tags, Cess and Monika :-D 

Monday, November 17, 2008

a random update...

Yesterday was Jeevs 3rd b'day - itz ben theree yers since we have met each other and we have been through thick and thin, and 3 years and 43,000+ kilometers later, when I look back, I am glad that I have him besides me, ever ready to whisk me from this world to a place where I am free, where I live a life of no worries... where nothing else matters...

I have been to kerala for a short visit and this time, me and 2 of my friends drove down to kerala - we took my friends Hyundai i10, and man, it is a nice l'll car for some nice highway jaunts - nimble, fast and surefooted, the l'll car is sure fun to drive. 

The NFS Undercover have been released.. thinking whether to get it now or not... if any of you have tried it, temme howz the game...
ps: if any one out there want to tag me, most welcome... :) 

Monday, November 3, 2008


Itz tag Time

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by them.

[I don’t dislike any, so I’m not replacing any question]


RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by.

[I was tagged by Aarthi]


Continue this game by sending it to other people.


1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?

hm.. will bounce back and carry on with my life.


2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?

only one? that is so unfair :P


3. Why do you blog?

I blog coz i love to blog.


4. Will you fall in love with your best friend?

Nope. (She is committed ;P )


5. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?

Being loved by someone whom you love.


6. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?

Till I get bored.


7. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?

I will wish her all teh best and will be happy that she found teh one for her :)


8. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?

Child Labor


9. What takes you down the fastest?

Whatever it may, i make sure it dont makes me keep there for long :P


10. What resurrects you the fastest?



11. What’s your fear?

No fears. The moment you give in to your fear, you lose the battle.


12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

Dont know her personally. Feels she is some one nice and it is always a treat to read her blogs...


13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?

Dose it matter?


14. What’s the purpose of such Tags?

To know the author better...


15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously whom will you pick?

That is not a situation I would like to be in.


16. Would you give all in a relationship?



17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?

Forgive, but forget not.


18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?

Currently, single.


19. Who/what inspired you to start blogging?

I was always keen on blogging, and started it when I found that company have given me access/

20. Tag 6 people.

I am tagging only three - Winnepoohie, pratz and Cess.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

2009, here we come

Sometimes, perfection is not enough... 

Massa drove so beautiful, outdoing himself lap after lap, setting blazingly fast lap timings, pulling clean pit stops - he was clearly in a class of his own. 

Two laps to finish, and Sebastian Vettel is almost on the gearbox of Hamilton - and then under tension, Hamilton slid wide , and Vettel passed Hamilton - the tension was high in the room... silent prayers, beating hearts, tension filled moments - last lap, Massa takes the chequered flag, and as we erupt to a collective shout of euphoria, at the last corner, Timo Glock loses his speed and Hamilton passes him to grab his 5th position - an almost unheard cry left my throat, watching the moment when the perfect is defeated by the mediocre... 

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali paid tribute to Massa, commenting: “Felipe has grown so much, year after year, demonstrating his talent and personality, answering his critics with his driving and with his mind. He has had an amazing season and would have deserved the title. That's sport, it can sometimes be cruel.” 

Filipe, you did well. We are proud of you.

After 143 days, let us show them again…. 
(Stefano Domenicali's comment and picture - courtsey F1.com)