Sunday, October 29, 2006

what is the opposite of bungee jumping?

well ... whatever it's called ... I actually did it today. Younas and Aman came down from Austin today and we somehow ended up at the bungee jumping place. The actual bungee jump seemed kinda lame because it didnt look like the real thing and it wasn't high enough (yeah .. I know, I'm just trying to make this sound a little macho, so that nobody would find out that I almost walked out a few minutes before the ride) So we decided to try this new ride which catapults you and your seat high in the air. You go from 0-70 mph in about 1.2 seconds (almost 4G's) and then you swing up down for another few terrifying seconds before you realize that you were screaming at the top of your lungs and it was all being caught on tape. (I probably sounded like a soprano trying to sing with a sore throat so I'm going to have to do some serious audio editing ;)

No, Im not really laughing, it was more like 'Oh God! How did I ever get talked into this?'
Oh and Aman is on the right.

Up, up and away !!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Just thinking ....

Words are so inadequate ... why are there so many things that you just can’t say or write?

Why is it that deep down, most people are unhappy with their lives? And when we see people laughing and having fun, have you ever wondered if that person is REALLY happy at the moment or is he/she just trying to cover up the dreaded ness inside?

Have you ever realized that some people expend a lot of effort just to act normal? (The lucky ones are able to break free)
When being ‘normal’ is just another benchmark created by our society, but nobody knows what it really means.

Loneliness: A curse or a blessing?

Am I already in the ‘real world’ or is it something that I should be looking out for in the future?
and wtf do we mean by real world anyway?

Why can’t I still control my own life? Why do I feel like a helpless swimmer bobbing up and down in the water being swept away with the current? The swimmer who tries to hold on to shrubs and tree branches only to be thrown back into the water when the branch snaps leaving you with just a useless piece of wood in your hand.

Religion ???? Ah, I’m not even going to go there.

Why am I becoming more and more cynical with each passing day? Or maybe this is what people mean by growing up.

Oh .. and why the hell am I asking all these (unanswerable) questions here when I should be doing my organizational behavior reading for tomorrow?

Something to look forward to tomorrow: I’m going to a haunted house… *jumps up and down*

Have a ghoulish Halloween all !!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Do non-monogamous relationships really work?

Most of us (including myself) consider a NORMAL relationship to be a monogamous one and anything other than that is just plain weird.
I guess it's just one of those things that I've never really thought about until I saw this short movie about these two women in a non-monogamous relationship. It's really neat and not like one of those cheesy 'same sex couple' movies that have been floating around these days.
I'd recommend watching it if you've got some time (It's about 23 minutes long)

And if you ever get to see it, let me know what you think would have happened at the end. ;)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Homer Simpson rocks!

Homer: Marge? Since I'm not talking to Lisa, would you please ask her to pass me the syrup?
Marge: Dear, please pass your father the syrup, Lisa.
Lisa: Bart, tell Dad I will only pass the syrup if it won't be used on any meat product.
Bart: You dunkin' your sausages in that syrup homeboy?
Homer: Marge, tell Bart I just want to drink a nice glass of syrup like I do every morning.
Marge: Tell him yourself, you're ignoring Lisa, not Bart.
Homer: Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out.
Marge: Homer, you're not not-talking to me and secondly I heard what you said.
Homer: Lisa, tell your mother to get off my case.
Bart: Uhhh, dad, Lisa's the one you're not talking to.
Homer: Bart, go to your room

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Barey mian Chotey mian ... lol

Geeee ... is that really Egypt? ;)

Almost all his life my cousin (the one on the right) has been ridiculed by names like 'thingna', 'chota', 'shorty' etc .... even though he's 5' 8" (which is kinda normal height for guys) .

One of the main reasons for this completely unwarranted behaviour towards him is the guy on the left a.k.a ME!
Coming from a very closely knit family, we've always had comparisons made with each other in almost everything we did. From grades to friends to sports etc, there was always a fierce hidden competition amonst us. And guess who got left behind in the height department .. lol. . So compared to me he was always regarded as the short guy.

So, this post is to kinda make up for all the times when people have at one time or another called him a 'shorty' (and other equivalent names) --- Leave him alone !!!!

Dj Darude .... up and close

A handful of shoves and a couple of elbows later, I managed to get close enough to get a couple of shots of this guy in action .... If you haven't heard his track 'Sandstorm' you really need to look it up (i.e if you're into this trance stuff) It's really awesome ....

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Gawal Mandee at it's best ...

I came across this picture on a friend's (The one sitting in the front, doing God knows what ;) profile on orkut. This is the entrance of 'Food Street' in Gawal Mundee, Lahore.

If you just try to ignore those two guys (and the lion) and focus on the surroundings, you can actually see the great Lahori culture screaming out from every small detail. From the banners to the buildings to the shops and the roads, every thing has it's own little style. Although I just can't imagine what kind of movie would have a name like 'Lagey Tha Karkey' :p

The picture made me smile .. probably because I spent my early years of childhood less than two miles of that place or maybe because I'm just trying to act like a wannabe Pujnabi but can't even speak a complete sentence in the punjabi language.


Little Terrorist --- A must see

An absolutely riveting oscar nominated short film by Tariq Umer Sheikh .. It's sad as well has funny. You can almost feel goose bumps in the first scene with the boy and the landmines ..