As the old rolls out and comes the new
Hope it brings cheers and joy anew
Let the sorrows and hardships of the year last
Be long gone and something that’s left in the past
Usher in the new year with friends and family
Spread the happiness and celebrate ordinarily
A close gathering is best of the lot
Coz opulence and gaiety are soon forgot
Newer challenges and goals are that lie ahead
Chuck the failures and put them to bed
Cast your net afar and wide
The new decade will turn the tide
Be true to what you believe and cast away your fear
Rue not the sorrow that brought you a tear
Keep your friends close and so too your near and dear
Remember that I’ve penned this to wish you a Happy New Year!!!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Cheerful New Year to come…
Ho hum! After all the brouhaha about you-have-to-see-it-in-3D…I put aside my carefully and laid-with-military-precision plans of spending a lazy wintry Sunday morning in bed and headed out to catch the 10 AM show of Avatar.
Agreed that the 3D would enhance the overall visual experience of the movie, but sometimes movies are not all about the experience. In that aspect as well, Avatar does well as the visuals and performances are as good as they get. The mechanical and scientific man-made setup on the planet Pandora are similar to those seen in movies like Resident Evil or Jurassic Park but its the natural world out there that is the highlight in this movie. And not to mention the amazing technical wizardry that went into creating the planet, its people, the animals and even their language.
But only visuals do not make a movie (2012 prolly would stand as a testament to that) but James Cameron supports it with a decent script and storyline as well. Ignoring some questionable sequences where we’re told about why man had invaded Pandora – for the “sells-at-20-million-a-kilo” Unobtainium & the whole corporate bottom-line theory. And BTW, don’t Americans use pound more than the kilo?
Time for a new post? Well yeah, coz it was time for a new phone. The (till-yesterday) current one – the Sony Ericsson K700i – had been a trusted companion for close to 5-and-a-half years and if it wasn’t for a Godzilla-esque downpour a couple of months ago that wet it completely and caused the battery to get conked out, at the slowly rate of a few watts a day, it would have easily lasted for a couple of years more. Another reason for me to hate rains
Anyways, the time was nigh to hunt out a new Sony Ericsson (well yeah, for me a SE will always be the true cellphone) and I had picked out the G900 as THE ONE to be moi new cellphone for the forthcoming future…but little did I know that the SE guys had discontinued it and whatever pieces that were in the market had already been snapped up
So, amidst much deliberation and some careful cash-balance consideration, I picked out the Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C510 as my nawa cellphone…
Its a good looking one with all the features that a normal “cellphone plus internet-savvy plus casual photographer plus organiser” user would need and some more…including Facebook, Google Maps, Video Calling and more. You can read the full specifications of this one over here.
It cost me around INR 9k and came with a 1GB M2 Card, a 1-Yr warranty, data cable & Bass Reflex earbuds plus a free Reebok T-Shirt . I’ve already taken an instant liking to it! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll get back to exploring it further
The draw for the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup was made earlier tonight and the 32 teams have been placed into eight groups of four teams each. Each group will play round-robin matches before the top two from each group will go into the Quarter Finals…you know the drill…(in case you don’t, please to head here
and look up the schedule)
The groups are arranged thus:
Regulars will remember that I had penned down the happenings from the ‘06 edition of the World Cup almost religiously. Time will tell if I’ll be doing the same next year around as well. Not that its lack of motivation and/or readership but may boil down to the time I’ll have on my hands.
Anyways, there’s still a lot of time to decide about that. Till then, lemme know if you too think that Group E looks like the toughest one of all? What with the Oranje and the Danes alongwith the Japs and the Indomitable Lions! This one might be the group that everyone will be marking down as the group of death ! And there’s also Group G – Samba Boys alongwith the Portuguese, the N Koreans and The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire and also group D, but its alot less tough than the other two! Hoo boy…I can’t wait for the prediction time to begin…