Archive for April, 2005

Been a long time

Tempted to take the lyrics from the song… but here's something I just read. It's an old proverb: "Learned or unlearned we all must be scribbling". Hmm… makes you wanna ask if anything you write is sense or not. How many times have you gone back to an old posting (or an article or writing more than, say, a year old) and thought… "What rubbish have I written!" It's happened often with me. Possibly because within that year, we have grown as has our thinking. Or has it?

I don't think so. It's more like the embarassment of seeing your own childhood photos or looking at your old music collection and saying… "What was I thinking?" But this brings me to the question whether we can write something that can have appeal at any point in time… even ten years later.

Photographs have that charm (sometimes) that can bring a smile to your face or trigger a memory. Can writing, especially by mortals like me, have the same effect? Maybe. But can that effect be brought about for personal writings that are, more often than not, put down more carelessly and without much emotion or thought than some of our more formal writing? Should we research before we write our own log? Or is spontanaiety the best way to go with this? Let the real you come out… I think that works best but that would almost always make the writing 'dated' and not appeal to you or anyone else in even six months.

Too critical? Think I'll try to write like this for a while and see if it's possible. Wot say?


I’m Left Brained!!

Ok, so I took another test. This one was a touch more accurate! You tell me…

Brain Lateralization Test Results

Right Brain (42%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (62%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?
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And that’s my leader

What Famous Leader Are You?
personality tests by similarminds.comDon't entirely agree with this… but it's their result, not mine!

That’s my movie…


Imagine there being a movie and a leader to personify you… this test (rather inaccurate, if you ask me), attempts to do that. The questions, though, in both tests are similar (some same). Hell, it's fun to do this once… check out who I am!!


I have just returned from a five-day trip of Japan and my first impression, as most of us from India travelling to a developed nation would say, was WOW!
And why not? They have systems that work… systems that are maintained and are fabulously well organised… what hurts even more, is that some of these have been developed, deployed and maintained by Indian companies…
Be that as it may (coz it will be!)… the country is a pleasure to be in… the people are extrememly warm and hospitable and normally go out of their way to help you. Politeness is something they seem to have in excess… I mean, imagine someone waiting to let pedestrians cross through before driving on… in India, the pedestrian would have been on his way to the hospital!
There are some obvious problems too, though, like high cost of living and skyrocketing costs of real estate. Never-ending, serpentine traffic jams are also more the norm than exception. Interestingly, though, these happen without any fuss and drivers wait patiently without honking or cutting lanes to get ahead.
Food, though, for the uninitiated and the vegeterian in particular can be a nightmare! We had a couple of them in our group and they almost died of hunger! For the Japanese, seafood is vegeterian! Eat that!
I had sushi and once I got over my initial apprehensions, it was delicious! Salmon turned out to be my favourite and was spicy as hell without any garnish or even seasoning! Shrimp and squid are something I really like and no one makes them better than the Japanese! If you ever get a chance to sample the exotic cuisine of the Far East, go for it. A word of caution, though: stay away from the Tofu. After one meal (seven courses of Tofu!), I could almost throw up!
But if a Jap ever serves you Tofu, please eat it. They feel bad if you refuse!
I'll add more to this series regularly… I am so impressed, my thoughts are totally mixed up! Need some time to clear my mind!