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How Much Envy Do You Have?

Posted in Quizzies by dearestfriend on July 27, 2007

Your Envy Quotient: 8%

Envious? You? No way!
You're happy with what you've got going on, and what someone else has doesn't change that.
When people succeed, you are happy for them. You know you'll get yours eventually!

Feels nice to be here

Posted in Free thoughts by dearestfriend on July 27, 2007

I never thought I will keep my blog so free-flowing. I mean whatever literally comes to my mind, I just jibe here. Thats never the way I have my social interactions.
I read somewhere that having blog is a sure sign of being extrovert. I always knew I was one.
But I would add that, seeking the blog to read also speaks something.. It speaks that a person has undying quest to know more than his area of instant influence. Ofcourse it also says he has lil more free time to kill 😉 me included obviously.
I was wondering, why we stick to the kind of blogs we read. I am not very loyal blog reader. But some blog I do read despite of disagreeing. It gives me more headspace to be flexible with opposing point of views.

Few things I have got addicted about blogs…

– you just get some words for your imagination
– you can choose to crib, whine or just express, no one will really bug you.
– at times, you can be inactive for 20 days, and still see lot of readers going thru it. Thats very endearing 🙂
– It can connect to people just on mental level. I would say thats highest level of connection, one can ever have.
– You dont need a publisher to express your writing talent
– At times, you may encounter such a heat on blogging space, that you will remember last human fight you have seen
– you may find some real self-obsessed freaks in blogosphere
– Tech blogs never appeal to me. But whenever I read one, I make a point to mention my view. Thats the way I am 😉 Always poking my nose.
– I wish I had patience to upload pictures, its always nice to follow blog with more pics,.. i do ..
last but not the least… Having a blog will make you better person.. I can bet on it..

I too Love NY.. But its people.. I am not sure..

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on July 10, 2007

I had chance to visit New york on this July 4th weekend. Needless to say, I am not writing it for my personal travelogue. I usually don’t do that. Blog is much better if we don’t treat it like a personal diary. I read it somewhere.. And I liked it.
The reason I am writing about NY is, It touched some deep chords in my mind.
City is bustling, no doubt. And my initial reaction was ..This is America.. Fast,rich,affluent, sought after, and quite clean.. I liked its pace , at least for a week. Though there were some not so pleasent experiences too. But overall, I loved NY as a city. I am not sure about the same for its people.

First Times Square.. Wow! Ultimate billboard advertising paradise. Yeah I liked most of those colorful bill boards.
Statue of liberty, I am not too sure about this one. Who got free from whom.. But the statue itself is better pictured than in reality. Its not so huge as it comes across from pictures.
Wall street was too exhausting experience. NYSE and all big shots really numb your senses. WTC was too touching for me. I mean I just felt jarred inside seeing, what wastage human mind can do in name of religion and politics. Its quite humbling and numbing experience for senses.

Then the best piece happened to us. We were subjected to racial discrimination. Yes. I wish it was not so.. But we did feel it too clearly. There were four adult blond girls in the same elevators as ours. And they gave us worst possible weird expression, as if we were animals from zoo. We were to get down earlier than their stop, while they made way for us. They all had hideous and very obvious giggle on their bright faces. Before even we could barely go away from elevator, they all laughed aloud in unison. As if they got some sick pleasure out of laughing on us. For once I felt like confronting them .. but then I let it go. This incident is still with me. I have nothing but pity for those adult young women. People who are so narrow and disrespectful for even elderly people.. They hardly have anything to loose, if they don’t have values.
I wish there was a retail store of values in America. Where so called sleek good looking first world natives could buy some “to-go” boxes of readymade values. So that they can stick it on their face along with superficial make-up.