First Light

Keeping a book aside while you sleep (unlike a cell phone) is a good suggestion. Although so far I had nothing interest of note, for today (in continuation of yesterday) my first thought which I could remember was pertained to the latest book I’m currently reading. Yesterday and the day before (ie my birthday) were quite interesting in relation with this, which I wrote a detailed post yesterday, which you can read here. Do let me know how you found my summary/coverage.

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Also (in no relation) today is National Science Day 😀

Breaking Somewhere Inside

Basically the title comes from three of my favourite songs from my most favourite band Linkin Park which describes my life in a way. The lyrics explain it so beautifully that I don’t need to explain anything.

”The best lyrics are the ones that describe your emotions in ways you always wanted to say but could never find the words” – Mike Shinoda

Breaking The Habit

Somewhere I Belong

From The Inside

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Comedy of Errors

Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”

When I read today’s daily prompt, lot of random stuff came into my mind which went (sometimes horribly) wrong. Heck to be honest, the biggest irony is I had written a post for this, but when I went to hit publish, the auto-save was already going on and it went on for sometime until the page failed and my post was lost in the internet-oblivion. Was not in the drafts and this is the third time such a thing happening. Making a post with effort to only see it vanish. I think the internet-god is trolling/messing with me now.

Coming to the law itself, Murphy was not the first nor the only one to state saw. While I to some extent disagree, since for all mostly all all our problems we are responsible in a way or so no matter how unimaginably we believe otherwise, it still holds some amount of prophetical caution to it. To sum it up rather comically and shortly, this should do it.

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The cake is a lie

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Those are some of the most famous words in video gaming, from the game Portal. You can’t yourself a gamer regardless of what and where you play if you haven’t played Portal.

Now coming to cakes, today is my (21st) birthday. I never wrote a post pertaining to my birthday, heck I never even celebrate(d). I do shit all the time anyways. An intersting conversation struck between me and a friend of mine, Mehul, who is a fellow big bat-fan. Today is also his birthday (so drop by and wish him too if you must) but unlike me he wasn’t aware of it. I sent him a text at midnight and he replied back with a thank you matey. After 1 AM or so, I got a call from him, and this happened:

Mehul: Hello sir.

Me: Hello sir.

Mel: Wish you many happy returns of the day!

Me: (after a brief silence) Wish you the same 😛

And we both burst laughing. It was quite a while since I had a hearty laugh over something silly such as this. Wishing people ‘same to you/wish you the same’ on festivals, occasions, exams and other days, this time I found someone to whom I could say that too. Actually there are two, him I already said and another fellow blogger friend. (I need to figure out how to embed tweets here now)

Now with that it, coming to the main topic:

ImageThe cake is a lie.

Now why is it so? I and Mehul later in the day had a chat asking what did we do. He said he was overdosed with cake. Cheese cake, cream cake, this cake, that cake… cake poisoning. And ironically I didn’t have a cake for months! As I said, birthdays don’t matter to me, I barely even remember it at times (and people barely call me too for that matter). But this did make me thinking. Why are birthdays and cake are so closely associated? Why not something else? This is one of those many clichés I fail to understand.

I don’t do anything special thanks to me and my not-so-at-times boring life, I had this glorious bucket yesterday if that matters.

ImageComing to today’s daily prompt, I think this should party give some answer. More later as I’ve got to attend a book launch event now and meet the awesome author 😀

Update: The book launch and subsequent event(s) were great. Have a look at the summary/coverage of them. These were 2 very interesting days and a memorable birthday indeed.

Cliché

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Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.

The most obvious problem with clichés is their overuse. While it is fun especially the first time of anything, it tends to become too much when too many people indulge in the same thing. The real problem here becomes of ingenuity, no creativity, lack of originality or simply becoming generic. But that’s not the only case.

Equally the problem is the rest of the lot, who complain. “Oh thats such a cliché”, that is equally common (or at times more) which can be seen. A recent example can be taken is of Valentine’s Day. How much people love to complain about it being so fake, this and that, just for it merely existing without much thought, by both singles and couples alike. I find that more amusing. Okay, I’m a bit guilty here too, but not without reason.

By complaining about clichés we are becoming the monster we bemoan.  Just like that example among countless others, there are (more) people complaining about them. That’s the real problem.

And as the title says, clichés are clichés for a reason. Well even if many don’t make sense, still. For one as I already said, simply because they are fun. Someone who visits the leaning tower of Pisa tends to take a photo as if he/she is ‘holding’ it. Couples kissing in front of the the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Or a similar looking phone tower for that matter. And this list goes on to eternity. If I ever visit a place of in such an event for the first time, I might tend to do it, or more probably not do it and do something different. Such things might lead to lack of originality but still doesn’t hurt.

ImageAnd in cases they hold a certain amount of truth too. Take the one in the title for example. A bird in the hand was worth two in the bush. A sound advice. Personally there times in my life where that held more sense and truth, but that was purely contextual and depended on the circumstance. But coming here, it’s ironic that in the world we live in, even advice has become a cliché and people just love to step ahead and give advice without even thinking or following it themselves. In the end, why care?

The only thing we can should do is just not overdo anything, and stop complaining about everything and let it pass. Time is the best answer (well in most cases), most things don’t last the test of time. Have fun keeping this in mind, and it can sometimes be useful too.

City-scaving

If you could visit any city in the world, which city would you pick and why?

That’s an interesting question, I always wanted to travel around the world.

There are many places I would like to visit (not just limited to cities) first. Waiting for time and the opportunity to present itself. I would love to go to New York, for pretty much everything. NY is like the bigger better version of my home city Bombay (I guess). I want to visit Los Angeles and San Diego too, for being in most awaited events of the year which being E3 and SDCC. Besides always wanted to see Hollywood too. Others being the glorious city of Rome, London, Istanbul, Montreal, Vancouver just to name a few which I can think of at the moment.

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Buffalo Nickel

ImageSo going by today’s prompt, I looked in my withered wallet and randomly removed a coin from the small compartment which contained some coins. This was it, a new coin of Re 1 which I found, year being 2009. Which reminded me this is the first of the two changes of coins in the recent years. While the above pictured look best than the previous, with some nice different hand gestures in every coin denomination, the latest ones are dam small reflecting the insignificance of the small amount in the current world.

Coming to what I did that year, well I was Kota, Rajasthan away from my home here in Mumbai for 2 years from ’08 – ’10. Memories good and bad. Actually this day that year, worse. I remember being end of my 11th grade exams and I had my jaws broken in January, had a major surgery and didn’t didn’t eat or heck even brush my teeth for 2 months. Being the heavy eater and drinker I’m was bit weird spending those birthdays (including mine) without having anything and just looking at others doing it. Well that’s all I remember from that time, which was ‘big’. Well then went to 12th grade. And life went on.