Simply Happy :)

What will make me really happy right now?

I don’t really recall asking this question to myself.  Sometimes the answer is right there in the moment.Image

I am sitting in a McDonalds on the orchard road of Singapore. Jessie and I love the twister fries served at McD only twice a year.  It’s a majestic location.  The whole place is decorated like a bride with beautiful blue and white lights hanging all along the road. It feels like the wallpapers have suddenly come alive and the sunlight is shining through snowflakes making them sparkle in the brightest colors.

There is another beautiful thing about this location, the chirp of birds. Leaving the bird park aside this is the only place I know where one can find the birds making this cacophony.  The only troubling part is that there is not a single drop of bird poop on the road underneath! It took me a few trips of the place to realize that there are no birds on the trees. Just some really well located speakers. But the effect is same. It makes me feel happy. Instantly.  I like to come here as often as I can afford to.

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It’s a unique combination. Singapore is full of such details. They like to bring the world to the people. Just a while ago, I saw kids playing in artificial snow at Tanglin Mall. It was beautiful to see the smiles on the faces of parents there.  Tanglin is also one of my and Jessie’s favourite weekend breakfast locations. We like to go there for an early breakfast and enjoy their splendid Hummingbird cake along with classy scrambles eggs and delicious coffee served at Beviamo (An Australian restaurant in Brazilian flavour).

The kids do adorable things. There is a little girl trying to climb on the chair at the table next to me.  There is a tiny little fellow on the roadside taking his first step holding his dad’s fingers. Poor guy keeps falling and getting up again. Then there is the few year old who is having hard time understanding why mum doesn’t allow him to just Dig-in with all fingers in the ice-cream and use a Poke stick(spoon) instead! Kids are kids but one striking difference between the kids here and other places is that they are too damn silent. They don’t cry on the bus and trains which is in striking contrast from what I am used to from India! They just sit happily and quietly next to their mum playing with whatever they have (mostly an iPhone :D).  The European kids are a livewire and like to talk and have fun. Not crying either. The parents don’t stop them from feeling the freedom and let them have their way (as long as it’s not reallllyy getting out of hands). The Indian and chinese kids cry. After observing it for so long I had to ask why?  I feel it’s all in the upbringing and culture. More on it in some future post.

Photo Credits : Jessie 🙂 She loves taking pictures of everything she eats 😀

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Let’s change something, Let’s make something and have some fun :)

Are you getting suffocated? Is everyone asking you to follow the herd and work for the man? Are you trying to do something magical and yet stuck with the routine with that pile on the desk?

Me too !!

So I decided to give myself a shaker and pick up this book. Chew on it, through and through… resigned from the job to move to do the one i like for a small company 🙂 created some projects ? What projects?

Well some hardcore Naval Architecture and well there is one for fun?

Fun!! Tell me about it???

Sure.. Why not 😛 I just want to add a sidepane on youtube to search videos on the go to add it to my queue. Currently if my song is playing and I want to search for something to add it queue, my song stops playing.. Arrrrghhhh…

Anyone want to have some google

 

fun??? Join up.. i am as good a coder as you are in poker ! So, wanna team up?

Comment Below or if you are the lucky few lucky gaziilion who know my email address then drop an email 🙂 or just yell real loud…

If not, just go ahead and pick up one of seth godin’s books or click on Seth’s head.

I just love 23’’ space :D

Just a little boasting about my new RIG. 23” Samsung LCD brought to life by an ATI 1GB DDR3 card supported by 4GB od 1.3Ghz ram and a Quad Core i5 2.8GHz processor well settled in a humble ASUS Board 😉

That’s all 😉 Just a little boasting anf typing using a wireless keyboard sitting on bed few feets away 🙂 Life just feels more worth it ;D

 

Time for another movie :)) Any Suggestions….

Good old days- Life was so relaxed and beautiful

How did one survive growing up in the 50s 60's 70's 80's and 90's?
We had no seatbelts, no airbags…

Cycling was like a breath of fresh air…

No safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads, with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike…

When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery…

We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things … and we were fearless on our bicycles even when the brakes failed going downhill…

We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down….It was great fun….

We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner…

We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our bicycle.

We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other…. How?

We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses…. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours

We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary drinks, fruits..yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.

And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had a swig from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs…

We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo's, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD's, Home Cinema, Home Computers, Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc …

BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!!

We called on friends to come out to play, never rang the doorbell, just went around the backdoor…

We played with sticks and stones, played cowboys and Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again…

When we failed our exams we were given a second chance by simply repeating the same grade…without visiting psychiatrists, psychologists or counselors…

Such were the days…

We had freedom, success, disappointments and responsibilities. ..

Most of all, we learned to respect others…

Are YOU from that generation?? If that's the case, email this to all your friends from the same era…

Maybe this message will help them forget the stress that surrounds us these days….and just for a few moments puts a smile to their faces as they remember what life was really like in the good old days……

— Courtesy for forwarding me this Shruti and Nitin 🙂

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