Monday, October 4, 2010

Something from the Archives...Monday, October 23, 2006

How do thou mend a broken heart

How do thou give chance to a new lover

When the heart still aches for the one that is apart

How do thou long to be loved by another

When the paining doesn't stop keeping you aghast

If the longing of his touch and memories of being together

Retrieves its path to thy mind that has long given up at last

The thought of the separation now withdrawing all thy power

The very sensation of repetition proceeding to take part

Once committed twice will hurt, the ache lasting forever

The birth of a poet, of a mightily useless bard

A common suggestion of melancholy finally taking over

When the words thy speak poetically creates art

Then simple words limericks from the mouth of this versifier

How do thou let go of this dependence, this question I ask

A final plead to enlighten and stop me from making a blunder

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The saga continues....

It's funny how an offhanded comment, which would have been otherwise ignored if it didn't have the keyword 'Pakistanis' in it, menace our daily lives and what's even funnier is how we can let such a nonsensical catfight between Shah Rukh Khan and the Shiv Sena affect us so much! Isn't it enough that the issue has plagued all the news channels as if the World War 3 just broke that they just had to dig deeper in the issue and stretch it way beyond its elastic limit?! Ah not surprising though, it is innate for the celebs in the film and the politics industry(yes that's right, I called Indian politics an industry) to grasp as much publicity as they can. Its a trap people, shut your TV's off, stand up and do something worth your while. All the signs lead to it, the timing, the intensity, the results.

To be honest I don't even know what these SS people really want? A public apology, what good would that do? Does Shah Rukh Khan's saying 'I'm sorry I'm such a tactless ass' actually make the terrorists crossing our borders retreat? Would it really make the life changing difference at all? OF COURSE NOT. Those suckers don't give a rat's ass about the issue let alone listen to SRK no matter how influential he is. As for the Pakistani players, if you want to oppose their getting on the IPL teams, then direct your opposition on that issue directly. Plus if that's the case then why not oppose the English players, they enslaved India and extorted Indians. If you are gonna hold a grudge, why only over people who didn't really choose to be your sworn-enemies?

I'm not unpatriotic, I love my country, but I don't hate Pakistanis, I don't boycott Made in China products either. This I feel is a misguided anger that is only ruining the mindset of the Indian community. I find it disgusting that even my parents agree with the SS on this one. *Sorry Mom and Dad but I don't hold similar ideals, I like having my mind open till my brains spill out.*

Anyhow this was another example of how dumb people can get!!! Enough said.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Brainstorming Tattoos!!

There's a growing hype in the tattoo department these days and I have to admit I'm not immune to it. I've been considering getting a temp for the meantime and if I find it to be really good I'll get it turned to a permanent one. Sounds like a good bet to me. Hehe. Well so I've had a lot of ideas of where and what.

1. I've considered continuous tattoos. The types that start from the neck then goes down the spine with small symbols like stars or maybe spirals...

2. I find quotes and written tattoos really fascinating, however there's so much to choose from. Maybe a 'Hakuna Matata' or 'Carpe Diem' would look cool. But then I saw a guy who had a whole quote written across his forearm, no need to mention that I found it uber cool, but the idea that the tattoo pertained to his passion (read: dancing) made it so friggin awesome! Now I can't really have a pharmaceutical quote written across my arm. LOL. So let's forget the quotes.

3. Another cool idea is an ankle tattoo. Something like a dream catcher *I have a huge fascination with dream catchers*

Hah it's just too much of LA Ink in my head... I'll go sleep it off... but if you have better ideas do post them... would love the input...<3

A lil tidbit bout my love-hate relationship with Religion

I usually wonder, is this generation really that doubtful about God or are we just exhibiting our conformist natures yet again? Come to think of it, we are conformists in all areas of life. May it be education, marriage, sex, even as consumers, all are based on the flow rather based on what the mass is doing or using. Our beliefs and ideas are clouded by the thoughts and ideas of those that are handed down to us. And we just follow them as fools. Even spirituality is untouched in this sense. The million dollar question however is: Is it really just our "y-variable-tendency" or our curious nature that's getting religion in hot waters?

I have no idea really. But as for myself, I'm an agnostic. I cared to dissect exactly what kind of an agnostic I was months ago but I've forgotten it now so let's just place it in lay-man's terms, I neither believe nor disbelieve until proven. I asked a lot of my Indian friends and I was surprised that most of them agreed with me and didn't care to uphold the ideals of Hinduism or religion in general even if they secretly were religious. For those who did, much respect however it didn't help to persuade me. Then back in Philippines, the faith was a little stronger, as most of my friends are quite vocal bout their spirituality.

But then why is it that believing in God or being spiritual needs to be associated to religion, to any specific one that is? I won't even go on about the mess religion has gotten us into, so why do we need set rules? I guess we humans need rules to remain grounded that's it. Sigh.

Another Comeback...

In true Dino Morea fashion, this is another comeback after a comeback (his in movies, mine in writing). I don't even know if it's worth the effort. No one comments or asks me to write again, save Sam and Karan ( you know i love you both). I feel like I'm just talking to myself, which I have been doing a lot lately. I have become so comfortable in my thoughts that its so scary coz I feel like I'm losing the need to have people to talk to. Is it common? I don't like to think of myself as a loner, because I'm not. I love being around people. I love interacting with people but at certain times I clam up. Anyway enough about me, let me narrate my strings of thought hoping it will keep me sane, for the meantime. Please do comment I'd love to know what you think of it. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Of Frogger and Delhi Traffic...

Do you guys remember that arcade game called 'Frogger'? Well if you don't here's a little insight, "The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. The skillful player may obtain many bonuses along the way."(source: good ole Wikipedia)

Yep, this is the scenario in Delhi roads for a pedestrian, considering proper zebra lines for pedestrian crossing aren't implemented, and people jaywalk all the time. They even obstruct traffic that No wonder motorists just want to run them over. Well run us over coz I've joined the pedestrian crowd of Delhi lately and truth be told I've almost been run over 4-5 times...:(

On the flipside, did you know the benefits of this kind of ped-xing? I bet you didn't even think of it, so let me tell you... First, you hone your skills in estimation. You learn how to estimate how far a car should be for you to safely (even if you miss by an inch) cross a stretch of road. And also estimate the speed you need to walk or run for your life. haha. This makes you alert and active and really develops your impromptu-decision-making skills.:D Secondly, it makes you agile and flexible. Delhi traffic if not moving is almost always bumper to bumper with no space to walk in at all, and so people bend forward or backward, flex, jump over tires, suck in their tummies and squeeze into tiny place and what not just to get thru this compact mass of cars. Phew! In context of that, thirdly, it makes you sporty. Haha that's self explanatory. And of course who can forget the honing of swearing-skills of both motorists and pedestrians. lol. Finally, your survival instict will be par excellent. 'again thats self explanatory'

So I say go enjoy playing Frogger on Delhi roads and be safe. It's not always bad in fact I enjoy it a lot. Btw this idea was given by my bhabi, I can't really take all the credit for this:).. Hmmmn come to think of it, I think she deserves a post of her own with her quotable quotes that are so hilarious... hmmmmn Well watch out for that. I end this post now tell me about your crossing experiences too... I'd love to hear you stories too:)

Review: Dev D

This review is 2 months late i know but I can't really pass up the chance to broadcast how much I loved this flick. :D

Dev D was a real attention grabber. For me at least. From the marketing(posters), trailers, soundtrack, media hype, rumors and controversies, and the 5 stars it got from Times. I didn't really know what the movie was about except that it was inspired by "Devdas". And since it was still running in cinemas a month after its release, I decided to check it out.

Now I haven't ever watched any Devdas movie and so I wasn't really aware of the story except the main plot. I walked in a little disappointed, because I don't really like it when I know what's gonna happen in the movie. So i did the usual again, dodged trailers, didn't read reviews, I didn't even watch the pre-released censored scenes on youtube. lol

Let me tell you...Disappointed was I not!!!

The friend I watched it with had one thing to say, "That's hollywood stuff." Well I don't entirely agree hehe but he was right up to some extent. Here's stuff we noticed...(m giving my friend half the credit for this...phew)

1. We both agreed that the acting wasn't really commendable as much as the way the scenes were shot. In this case it's a director's film rather than an actor's film or you can say the shots made the scene and not the acting. In the characters, I liked Chanda the most though. The actor did Chanda rather gracefully and was believable. This is not Abhay Deol's best when it comes to acting but he did a coeemdable job at portraying Dev D. I didn't like Paro, the character and the portrayal. Call me bias(for I do not like unclassy people) but there was something very weirdly unfitting about that character.

2. The soundtrack was awesomely awesome. I personally loved it and I'm still hooked on a couple of songs...(See Aankh Micholi, Pardesi, Emotional Attyachar Rock version, Paayaliya, Yehi Meri zindagi hai) What I loved the most is how the songs didn't seem odd from the scene. Normally in Bollywood films, people start singing out of the blue and suddenly strangers become their back up dancers, strangely enough with perfect coordination of choreography lol, well it was nice to see the end of that era and the soundtracks finally being where they are supposed to be, in the background...

3. What I loved the most in this movie is the Cinematography. It was pretty forward for a Hindi movie and I loved how they incorporated the colors as an integral part of the whole set. If you would notice closely, every set has its own color which is saturated to stand out. eg Paharganj was of a bluish tinge, Punjab of greenish tinge and the Mountains of white. I can't really remember now the specifics as it has been 2 months since I've seen that but I am sure this stands out strikingly.Definitely award-worthy:)
P.S. Danny Boyle gave Anurag some pointers, he didn't direct the movie for him, sheesh.

4. Now remember how I said that I was disappointed that I knew the story, well I was mistaken. Knowing the story made me expect what it would be like, although it wasn't entirely off-track, the adaptation was clearly original and well thought of. The twists and turns will keep you from getting bored.:)

*I give this movie 9/10... taking one point away for the weird scenes of Paro....:D