Monthly Archives: November 2011

Real Smile. Real Smilies.

Hmmm…I’m not really a smiley person. Or let’s just say I’m really unaware of their variety, types and effects. Most of the times I have no clue what people mean when they just randomly place colons, semicolons, apostrophe and other seldom-used characters in the English language. So, I did what every person who belongs to this era does, when in doubt, GOOGLE.

Found this amazing list.

They have a smiley for a chef, liar, pig smile, bunny (seriously, you have to be a texting artist to create it!), The one I really liked is this :-($)

It means, put your money where your mouth is!

Well, I am not sure whether having so many smilies matters or not, but I think, the thing that really matters is that when you send a smiley, try to actually smile too. Image

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It’s the era of doers

When I saw the commercial for the first time it reminded me of the ‘Think Different’ commercial by Apple. Similar voiceover, similar style of presenting the ‘spirited people’ as the protagonist of the message, and later bringing the product into the frame.

Times have changed. Maybe when Apple came up with the commercial 256s were creating a buzz in the market. Today, the processors are way, way faster. But what about the idea industry?

Apple encouraged to think. Lenovo is encouraging to do. But aren’t these two words interdependent? Is thinking of any use without doing? Or doing without thinking can ever be encouraged? I feel the irony of the situation is, the people who come up with these ideas (ad agencies) are doing neither of them, thinking different or doing different. Doer can also be just an executioner, and I’m afraid that’s what we are becoming, glorified executioners. And execution can never be an idea.

Maybe, the next company would tell us to envision and become visionaries. But I don’t see a paradigm shift in the business of ideas unless we become ‘those who do’, pun intended.

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What women want…I have absolutely no clue!

No, neither Mel Gibson was able to figure that out in the movie even with the supernatural powers that he had, so really it’s kinda unfair to expect a simpleton like me to answer it precisely. Some say they’ve come from venus…ok, I get it. But haven’t you been living on earth for millions of years, so would you please adapt and be a little more comprehensible. Not that I don’t enjoy intriguing nature of yours, but sometimes playing too hard to be understood is really a mood spoiler.

And what’s with ‘I can’t make up my mind you decide for me’ attitude? And when we do, of course, you have to disagree. One sure thing about men is that they are simple creatures. So please when you give us those subtle hints, please make sure you really want us to make the next move, otherwise I don’t really see a point.

Some would say we don’t get them. But the big question is – do you get yourself? And yes, we men are born with the inability to think beyond a point, and that is why we have fought for, and over you, over the years. The intelligent thing here, if I may suggest, is that you stop being intelligent. We are dumb. So, talk to us just the way you would talk to a mentally challenged person, well not really, but please be more clear in your head. I believe it’s easier for you to do that rather than expect us to get you, all the time. Please all the women in the world, this is my humble request, please become a little more easy to understand. Please.

The ABC of Closure

How do you get closure over anybody or anything? How do you get over a traumatic experience? How do you make sure that things can get back to normal after something terrible has happened?

Here’s what I think.

A – acceptance, probably the most important part. Accept the reality. Be a man enough to face it. Things can go wrong, they do wrong, accept your mistake and accept the fact that you can’t control every little thing in your life.

B – belief, start believing that you’ll get over it. Don’t just say it believe it. Believe in the fact that nothing stays forever, not even the tough time that you are in, it shall soon pass. Believe in yourself, your strength, your family, your passion, whatever helps you get over the fiasco.

C – courage, it will hurt, it is supposed to hurt. Be strong throughout the whole time. There would be times when you’ll feel exceptionally weak. Stay stronger in such times. Talk to your pillars of strength. Find solace. And then do the most courageous thing that’s the toughest part as well – Forgive. Yes, it’s tough sometimes but when you truly forgive the ‘culprits’ you empower yourself to move-on.

You win some, you lose some!

B’coz sometimes you just miss the finish line
B’coz it’s tough to get up after getting knocked out
B’coz humans are supposed to bleed when hurt
B’coz it makes you feel as if you are like others
B’coz you are not your 100% everyday
B’coz it’s ok to get your ego shattered once or twice
B’coz sometimes you think a lot and sometimes you don’t even think twice
B’coz accepting defeat gracefully is also part of life
B’coz it prepares you better for future losses
B’coz accept it, you can’t win them all
B’coz life is not about winning every battle, but the ultimate war
B’coz sometimes it’s just another way of getting stronger
B’coz sometimes blessing does comes in a disguise
B’coz even when you lose you win a great experience