Snowflake by Malachai is one of the best songs of FIFA 11, and a nice song otherwise too.
P.S : What’s with the monkey mask? At times I feel Paradise took inspiration from them (whose video is mediocre by the way). Nice lyrics.
P.P.S: Dang! When I listen to this song all I can think of is FIFA 11.
I saw this somewhere, the other day: If I were to bring one fictional character to life for a day, which one would it be, what would I do? Tough one. I thought, and thought about it.Since, it is impossible to narrow down to a few, I’ll stick with comics. Me being me, a long and nostalgic trip down memory lane was inevitable. One by one as they flashed by, the days we’ll ever cherish of all the wonderful comics I have read, looked up to, admired and enjoyed. After all, who wouldn’t want those awesome days back, that lazy sunday morning comic marathon, or that get together with friends, laughing your heart out at some cheap comics.
It was a Sophie’s choice. However, since I happened to be an engineer, the one which I enjoy most and will enjoy most are Dilbert comics. And undoubtedly, he would be the one character I would bring alive for a day. For those of you who don’t know, Dilbert is the brainchild of Scott Adams, and this comics revolves around an engineer’s everyday chronicles in his workplace.It brilliantly depicts the problems faced by an engineer in everyday life, about the idio-syncracies of the lay person and how he tackles them.
Here’s one of his many cool comic strips, once you catch on to them, you will become a fan of Scott Adams too!
P.S. The one that almost made it would definitely be Calvin and Hobbes! Bill Watterson is definitely my hero, the panache and wit in the comics, will make you an instant fan. I may just write about him tomoroow, keep watching..
>Ever wondered why the freshmen of colleges are drilled to death by a subject called engineering drawing? Ever wondered why in the age of google sketch-up’s people have to sit and draw perfect grids with lines of 4 different darknesses?!
Blame it on us. No! Its not an intentional folly we are to be shamed of, what I mean is, blame it on the perception of the human eye, since the days of yore. If we humans had not been able to see in three dimensions, the world would have been something else ( a circle for starters).Coming to think of it, we do not really see in three dimensions at all! Our eye obtains a two dimensional picture, and then based on our daily experiences of distances, the brain does the math. That is, figures out that if an object diminishes by this size, it is this far away. And when you have been doing something all your life, it dies hard, for instance:
Try picturing this in 2D.
Means, picture the entire thing as a set of inclined/horizontal/vertical lines. There should be no cube staring out at you. Tough! This is because of the conditioning. Our eye has been perceiving a cube- a 3D object as a set of lines shown here- a 2D object. This happens ALL the time. So when we actually see a 2D object with the above kind of orientation, all we can think of is a cube.And engineering drawing is all about creating the perfect set of patterns which invokes the brain to conjure up the actual three dimensional object.Talk about man having problems because of not seeing things the way they are, gee.
>I love it when one of the days you hadn’t planned to be good, turns out a pleasant surprise. Especially when all you’d been doing at home was hatching eggs-watching sitcoms and staying hooked to Assassin’s creed. I had to accompany my mom to an office place for a couple of hours after which we had thought about hanging out.But it seemed like there was teeny change in plan.With grumpiness all around the office (the guy looked at me as if I had come to rob a bank), you can’t really blame me for making an escape!
Instead of staring at my laptop, and feeling like an idiot in a place where I din’t fit in, here I was on the road, enjoying the soft shower and the breeze. The best part of all this was the aimless walking, just wandering around without knowing where to go. One of my friends, told me not to get lost. Ha! It was then I realized, even if I wanted to, I COULD’NT have! I had to be going SOMEWHERE, if I don’t know where, well, then where would I get lost?
Exhaustion started to seep in after hours of going around , purchasing novel’s from Moore Market (a shop in Chennai selling second hand books, which is for the record, more awesome than Landmark and Crossword). Lots of time left, tired, stomach making noises, nowhere to go. NOW, what. I did the obvious, went to a restaurant. Don’t ask me why I took an hour to eat a plate of suda suda bonda (this is what I’m talking about) -it would look reasonable to you when you are jobless enough (inspite of the waiter looking at you like you’re the spy sent by Russia). Ok. Stomach satisfied. Enough of joblessness for a day. Time to call mom. Eagerly she picks up the phone and says : My work’s over! Let’s go eat something, say, bondas.
>Here is a nice talk by J.K.Rowling, I found on ted. This was the Harvard commencement speech of 2008.
Hear her out:
J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement .
All the people who want transcripts, since it is too long to post it in my blog, I’ll give you the link: Click here