Friday, January 27, 2006

Under the same sky...

I was watching an old movie(2004) called Hotel Rwanda today. It is based on a true story about a person who saves the few hundred people he could shelter in his hotel at the time when almost a million people were killed within three months in Rwanda in the 90's due to a civil war. It was a shocking movie to say the least. In one of the scenes where the hero thinks that he's driving through a bumpy road in a hazy dawn, he actually happens to be driving through a road with dead bodies thrown all over like some dirt. It was spine chilling movie.

Outside, the sky was clear. For how long i don't know. Somewhere else i know people are fighting, in wars. For what? Sometimes I'm not so sure. Right now i remember one of my favorite tunes by the band scorpions - under the same sun.

...Sometimes I think I'm going mad
We're loosing all we had and no one seems to care
But in my heart it doesn't change
We've got to rearrange and bring our world some love
And does it really matter
If there's a heaven up above
We sure could use some love
'cause we all live under the same sun
We all walk under the same moon
Then why, why can't we live as one
'cause we all live under the same sky
We all look up at the same stars
Then why, tell me why can't we live as one....

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Paypal Scam?

Paypal is a popular online money transaction site. but i was surprised to see an email from the site to my spam box in since i haven't used this mail address for paypal. also it was in the spam box, so it made me suspicious. the email was directly to my mailing address. it went something like this.

From: PayPal <> Mailed-By:

Date: Jan 26, 2006 1:11 PM
Subject: Account Review Team

PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of customers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.

We are contacting you because on 25 Jan 2005 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:

We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.

This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.

To securely confirm your PayPal information please click on the link bellow:

We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

For more information about how to protect your account please visit PayPal Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system.

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

For a first thought i thought it was not a spam since it looked like a genuine email source. but since i had no activity from my email address, i was not so sure. later i found that it was actually a fraud spam mail. man, these spam mails can be so tricky at times. the ones with the headings like "get millionaire in a day" are so easy to know to be spam but the ones like these can certainly get you. even with a high filtering sometimes these just pop in your inbox sometimes.

do u get spam mails like these too?

Monday, January 23, 2006


3 random things to do when bored liked hell:

  • Try to memorize the date and day in the calendar.

  • Watch TV programs in languages I can't understand.

  • Wait for 'monalisa' to smile.

After any of these, luckily i get more bored, so that i can think of something else to think about.

1 random thought:
"Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say."

1 random picture i made:

1 random model (out of hundreds that i like!)

Her name is elise crombez and she is a belgian model. Not the sexiest or the most popular ones out there, but a cute one alrite.

And oh i randomly chose dreamfight3r "IN THE HOUSE". Do check it out too.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Hello? Your brain is now safe

Ya ya the researchers say so. cell phones are now brain cancer safe. The earlier issues that say that radiation from cell phones cause brain tumor are false. U can now pick up your phone and stick it to your head 24/7. Well that's a good news alrite.

I also heard of another weird news that the US government wants Google data of searched web! Wow! you mean someone 'googles' for something, he/she will be continuously monitored. who need hackers and crackers if you can legally monitor what people are doing on the web?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Feel Like Dog Feel Like Dog

Not much to choose between dog and god if all you're looking for is a word. Well not the case if you look at the meanings.

The worst part of your life & your day is when you've done all the hard work and some other idiot gets all the credits for your work. And there goes the moment when I can feel myself like a dog...well even worse I guess.

And the happy ending to all that is when at the end of the day you spread your feet, forget and forgive everything else, & watch the orange sun set in the west, with the strongest cup of coffee in your hands. Your heart is bloomed, you can smile just like that and doesn't matter whether or not you believe in feel like god.

There goes my day....again.

Oh almost forgot. We have hauntedhousedressing as the new guest 'IN THE HOUSE'. I guess I should have informed earlier, but then better late than never...So do check it out.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Getting old

Been busy to blog lately. In the meantime we had a fun party for our granny's birthday. The family structure here may be different from some of the other parts of the world; with parents & children living under same roof, but the idea of fun & happiness, i believe, is same everywhere.

Now during the party, I noticed one of my uncle, previously very quiet person, getting all jolly and a fun loving character. I think it is his age that is changing him. I'm happy with my present age (mid 20's..), but if i had a chance to be of different age, then i would like to be a 60+ old man. I feel a person has by then seen all the highs and lows of life. And if he/she gets support from family or friends. he/she can be happier and rightfully deserves to be happier.

So often we feel that child days are the happy days, but i think that the elderly days should also be more fun. Well anyway i have a long way to go to my 60's.

Also a 'skipped generation' lifestyle is also developing in some parts of the world. So i guess children will have a different attitude towards the elderly in such situations.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Oh no. she can't compete now.

so she lost. Competition is a strange thing. competitive nature is one thing, being competitive is another. Martina Hingis sure must have been a champ during her time and a great competitor forever, but that's not all that you want in the competition. you play to win, not just to compete. but the good thing is, its good to see her back. may be Anna would join too.

also, coming back to the blog, this week we have mystickalincense 'IN THE HOUSE'. do check it out!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Forwarded Mail

I'm not a fan or forwarded mails or politics. but looks like both of these combined can have nice humour sometimes. well at least this time.

The Players:

* Hu Jintao is the new chief of the Communist Party in China;

* Kofi Annan is Secretary-General of the United Nations;

* Condolessa Rice is the American National Security Advisor;

* George W. Bush is President of the United States.

The Scene:
We take you now to the Oval Office. George Bush is meeting with Condolessa Rice.

George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?

Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.

George: Great. Lay it on me.

Condi: Hu is the new leader of China. That's what I'm telling you.

George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.

George: I mean the fellow's name.

Condi: Hu.

George: The guy in China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The new leader of China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The Chinaman!

Condi: Hu is leading China.

George: Now whaddya' asking me for?

Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.

George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?

Condi: That's the man's name.

George: That's who's name?

Condi: Yes.

George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.

Condi: That's correct.

George: Then who is in China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir is in China?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Then who is?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.

Condi: Kofi?

George: No, thanks.

Condi: You want Kofi?

George: No.

Condi: You don't want Kofi.

George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi?

George: Milk! Will you please make the call?

Condi: And call who?

George: Who is the guy at the U.N?

Condi: Hu is the guy in China.

George: Will you stay out of China?!

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi.

George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.

(Condi picks up the phone.)

Condi: Rice, here.

George: Rice? Good idea. And a couple of egg rolls, too. Maybe we should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East. Can you get Chinese food in the Middle East?

Well what if the politicians were really like this!

On the other note though, today marks the birthdate of Louis Braille, the man behind the braille representation, which became the standard and revolution for the visually impaired. even google has its name brailed for this day. here's for the tribute to the man himself

Sunday, January 01, 2006

And they say time never waits for anyone...

well as we have all finally welcomed the new day of the new year, you might have noticed that we have all reached here a whole 1(ONE) second late than we expected. yes friends...1 second late. but now that we've safely arrived 1 second late, seems like some people are not happy about it. they want their precious second back!

the "second" thing is due to actually a complex process where human are more getting more cleverer than the actual "time". so in 1949 came this thing called atomic clock which happens to be very very accurate.

since the man-made time clock is more accurate than the time clock of universe, which apparently takes breaks from time to time, the 'intelligent scientists' are busy making adjustments to their clocks according to it.

i don't have problems with 'the second' this way or that. well a better adjustment i hope would be if it was the same time everywhere in the earth. so that i can say happy new year to everyone around the world right at the moment its new year here. not hours before or after the new year. if i get a call from my friend in America saying happy new year when I'm about to sleep here in Asia then its not so fun.

as for new year resolutions, well i made one to quit alcohol, and broke it on the very 1st day! how long can you hold onto your resolutions? one second?