Monday, January 04, 2010

25 Vital questions you would ask yourself

 I was inspired to answer some of the questions that came up when i read this blog

 This piece was more of what I felt today and may not be the same always. But it felt nice to answer these questions though I feel it may be an impulsive and not what I would do when I encounter the situation.

What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you aren’t dying?
This has never crossed my mind. Its just the faith I guess. Or I think God is kind enough to not inform me prior to the event.

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?

Not more than a couple of years, Cuz I cant believe someone would change the personality as often as I do. If they do I would call them psycho;) Contemplating it seriously I guess why wouldnt I want them to be with me always? 

Would you rather be rich and paralyzed from the waist down or poor and able bodied?
Poor and able bodied any day

What’s the most expensive gift you have ever received?  Is it the best gift you have ever received?
You wanna know the gift  ? I guess it is the best gift I could ask for other than a healthy and sound body n mind from parents.
OK wait a min. are we talking about gifts in hand or gifts for the mind. And to give you a clue it wasn't a material gift

When was the last time you lied?  Is it possible to lie without saying anything at all?
I feel I just lied before i wrote this blog(feel like its my breath) .I can lie when I sleep.

Stealing is immoral, right?  But what if stealing was the only way to feed a starving child?
I would steal the morals out of my mind. I am no strict disciplinarian. I would rather be imperfect and make people happy than be perfect and be unhappy

If I gave you $20, what percentage would you – really – save?  If I gave you $200,000, what percentage would you save?  Should there be a difference?
I guess the percentage would increase. I always spend less cuz than I should ;)

If someone could tell you the exact day and time that you are going to die, would you want them to tell you?
What i don't want them to tell me is how.
What i want them to tell me is how long I have. I have to create the bucket list and check the items on the list

If you found out you were going to die today, would you have any regrets?  Would you be happy with the way you spent the last 24 hours of your life?
 I am always happy . I guess I would have been happier meeting the people i love. Well the last 24 hrs.... I think i would settle for it.

What’s your single greatest moment of personal failure?  Looking back on it now, did it make you weaker or stronger?  What did you learn?

Learnt to make mistakes as they teach me more than what i learn when i dont make any

Do the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ mean not being persecuted or discriminated against, or do they mean doing whatever you please?
Means doing whatever I please as long as i dont step into someone else's personal space or liberty. But people seldom tell you when you do that but tell people who can do nothing about it.

Is it crazier to choose to be poor or to spend 40 years of your life hating 40 hours a week?
I ain't a person who'd look for happiness outside. I would start loving the hate

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time?  How many hours a week do you spend watching TV, or playing video games, or…?
I do feel I don't have enough time to do things I would want to do. 
I seldom do those recreational things listed above.

If you could be given another talent or ability, what would you want it to be?  Have you ever – really – tried to perfect this ability in yourself?
I would like to have understood my work better.
Yes and no for trying to better myself (I love these ambiguous statements;))

No matter how bad things get, are you aware that someone always has it worse than you do?
Oh yeah, but that makes me feel no better unless I meet the someone

When you help someone, do you ever think, “What’s in it for me?”

Joy is found with simple awareness.  What does your joy look like today?
Joy is doing well in all things I do.  Self satisfaction

What’s the difference between ‘living’ and ‘existing?’
I live , My creativity and aspiration exists

Are you willing to sacrifice the life of your child or lover to support a war?
Not sure

Do you ask enough questions, or do you settle for what you know?
I try to ask as many as I can

If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
Projecting myself to people. The first impression.

If your life was a novel, what would be the title and how would your story end?
Story ends with a coming soon with the sequel
and the title would be, A man who made no enemies.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Movies I caught up lately.

Wasn't in a mood to give individual reviews. So felt like putting it all together !

Wake Up Sid ! -  Nice watch. Given a chance would watch it again. Finally we see on screen, something that is an issue to the urban youth. Not very tough to associate with a few characters. An indication that the Indian Cinema wants you to sit back and take notice.

3 Idiots - You can hear enough and more things in the media about the infringement of copyrights. But as a moviegoer who pays the 200 bucks (well yeah i went on a weekend) this is a darling. Feels good to enjoy a movie thoroughly in the theatre. The last time this happened to me was for Saroja !

Anne Hall - A movie recomended by a TV new reporter. It is supposed to be the 70s classic. So quite similar to India, if a movie is interesting we do get rehashes later. So i have seen far too many rehashes and then the original failed to leave a punch.

500 days of Summer - Its about a guy's 500 days with a gal named Summer. It is a very average movie and even brushes with Bad on occasions. But being in a flight often doesn't give a plethora of options and you gotta stick with the ones that are available. Strict MISS

Ugly Truth - Katherine Heigl is cute and Gerard Butler is a live wire. Movie is run of the mill romantic comedy where the opposite poles attract. But a nice watch anyhow. Kept me engaged.

Thoranai - Shriya is smashing. A strict NO again.

Eeram - Slick thriller. Shankar needs a pat on the back to have the balls to produce a movie with supernatural elements, in the era of people with the dude-its-the-computer-generation.

Pasanga - Post Anjali I would recommend this movie to go back to your childhood though its got a rustic feel to it. Very nice 

Nadodigal - Rocks is the only word though you wouldn't understand why the movie was heading nowhere till the climax pops up. Cant believe a megaserial-director worked on this movie. Why was he hibernating there ???