Feb 22, 2012

Gucci Children’s Ad :: Jennifer Lopez & the Twins.

     I love her and might I remind you these are relatively old pictures from 2010 Gucci ad-campaign.


     As they say, "The apples don’t fall far from the tree (and in this case diva!)." The tots ( Max and Emme) basked in the spotlight as Mommy’s co-stared in a new ad campaign promoting Gucci’s children’s clothing line. The Italian fashion house teamed up with Lopez as part of their new charity initiative, which saw proceeds donated to UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” program. In a pair of released print ads, Jennifer, took in some sun while playing on the beach with Max and Emme.

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Feb 21, 2012

one among 101 articles not to read*




     Featured in 101 places not to see :: Oh'well, not the sort of article that'll help tourism in Nepal but its funny and true ;) "Unless you love frostbite, hypoxia, blinding snow and high-altitude games of Russian roulette, do Nepal a favor and stay at home", says the author.
     But my word, "Come visit anyway." I'm sure the writer herself hasn't seen the majesty of our mountains. It is one among 101 articles not to read (my pick)!!!
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Feb 19, 2012

A real big thank you*

Yay! Its my blog birthday (Actually... one month late) ;)
     I have big lips and I use it well - I smile widely (What were you thinking pervert!). Waking up is a hard ordeal. I forced myself off the bed and after freshening up I read one small message in my Facebook inbox. I smiled and I replied. All along my heart shouted mini YAHOO's.
     It was around this time last winter that I started blogging. I jumped in dark and didn't know what I was getting myself into. Little did I know I was entering the whole new world where I'd be befriending appreciative souls. Simply put - world can be brutal sometimes and, once in a while, you need to hear the kind words. And I did in ample amounts. When I started, I didn't really care if I'd have 2 readers or 200. Just the fact that you all have stuck along means a lot. A REAL BIG THANK YOU. Many of you responded and messaged me personally. Just so you know - its well appreciated and treasured.
     I started a blog of my own without knowing what blogging is. I created this blog to reply to this one particular post. What started with reply mission became a big part of my life. I got onto twitter because of a blog and met whole lotta people. MILLION DOLLAR THANKS.
     I hesitated but in hindsight am glad that I put myself out there. And one thing I learned is that if you put yourself out there, then the Universe responds. I even got myself a job. There's been few mean criticisms - primarily because of my choice of topic (don't touch religion!); but more encouragements. And with each appreciations you take things into your stride and march forward. Blogging is a hassle in China. You have to sneak into blogging domain through proxy but I won't stop - I commit that much (no matter how terribly slow it will get!). I love each one of you and I'd give each one of you one big grizzly hug if I could. until I post again, "Stay Insanely Happy."
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Feb 17, 2012

Blind corners??? Seek a second opinion.

     Seeking a second opinion! Oh'well how hard can it be?

     While on a road, blind corners are everywhere. The roads are narrow and walls extend right out to meet the curb. It is inconvenient at best, deadly at worst. From the driver’s seat of a car there is just no way to see what is around the corner. The only help is a mirror on the other side of the intersection. If you look into the mirror, it is like you are standing in a different position. It is like you cross the road, and now have a clear view straight around the corner. This is the only way to see around blind corners. Looking from this different position makes the way forward obvious. In life, blind corners are everywhere. You are dealing with a problem or are faced with a challenge and you just can’t see the solution. You are blind to the solution because your perspective is limited by the position you are in. You can’t see the way forward because of who you are, what you believe and how you normally behave.
     Doubts mean don't. But in the times of doubt, its best for you to seek a second opinion just so you can plan your next step. Life - easy or hard - has its way of judging us. We are tossed, beaten and pushed to the blind corners of life; there, we all behave in the only way we can - by doubting ourselves. Such conditions are lethal... and hence we need to seek second opinion just so that we can resurrect and rejuvenate ourselves.
     And thank UNIVERSE that there are those who plays their part in re-kindling hope within us, thank UNIVERSE that there are those who honor the fire within us. Dear readers, we all have bright future; so bright that it burns my eye (Ewww!!! I just made it sound so tacky). Listen to those who believe in you. Meanwhile, bid adieu to those who don't (kick 'em out if you have to). Don't believe in me??? Oh'well seek a trustworthy second O!
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Burrowed knowledge :: Take a Moment!

     A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule. 
     A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work. The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on. 
     In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. 
     No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. 
Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
     This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context? Go to the original article.


One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be
     If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing? 
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