Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Parents, learn from what you teach!

Yes and respect whatever advices you give. I know a lot of parents that would scold their kids for not greeting everyone at a party, while they are in the kitchen baking snacks (for the party). I mean, don't you remember what you said about "setting the example" and shit?

You see, my point is not that you should not scold your children. You should! But if you observe whatever shitty rules you put around the house, this fucking place would be better. Some parents have a rule that their child should not watch crappy TV series (the list is on the refrigerator), yet they watch that crap. And they have fun while doing it. I mean where's the sense in that? If you're watching that crap, your infesting your own mind. Its only a matter of time before your kids get infected and having their own promiscuous life at kindergarten.

Another typical example... Soda. More precisely coke. Everyone loves coke. Some people judge right to restrict the amount of coke their child can have. That makes sense. Yes, but only if you stop buying it. I mean you initiated the kid to coke (that sounds sick) and you have coke all the time in the house. So your basically a sadistic bastard playing with people's emotions. If you did actually had half a brain, you would buy a juicer and feed your child quality stuff.

Now my last point. Parents tell us never to fight, but they always fight with each other. I'm old enough to lead my own life under my own roof, but it still breaks my heart when my parents fight. Okay I'm not used to them fighting. But hey if they were fighting when I was much younger, I would be pretty traumatised. So imagine that little five year old kid, who just went to bed without dessert because he's been pulling his sister's legs, seeing his parents fighting.

Where's a sense in that? Where?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Review of camping. Weird I know!

This is a post that I made some years back. It's still to be found on my other blog and I agree that this may be considered a duplicate content by Google. But I'm willing to take the risk.

Okay so here starts the original post:

I think during everyone's life, there comes a moment when their family (ahh crap)/friends (ohh cool) decide to go camping. Yeah I know some people might be saying "Nope not me", but sooner or later it gets to us all.

The One - Definition of Camping

Camping mostly means going away from the civilization. Living under a tent, with minimalist stuff like a petrol lamp, some chicken marinated in whatever there is, a lot a lot of beers, a guitar, kitchen utensils, wood and other stuff. Thinking of it, that's not really minimalist. Anyway, since most people tend to go camping in the woods and end up (according to rumors) devoured by mystic demons, most people ,nowadays, tend to go camping at places where everyone goes. This kind of ruins it, right?

The Two - The Safe Camping Solution

Well the solution is simple. Rent a house someplace "far" from the civilization. Here in Mauritius there is one such place called Flic en Flac. This is kind of a fun village. Flic en Flac has a public beach too. This makes it ideal. Many people rent bungalows there. This exactly what my friends and I do.. Every six months.. Yay.. It kicks ass.. I know.. Yeah.. Okay.. I stop..

The Three - The Coming Out (Convincing Mommy)

Okay this part does not apply anymore. I've grown up since. I went from useless brat to useless brat with a job.

Yeah that's the big part. Convincing your parents to let you go camping is not that easy. At least for the first time. To be honest, it wasn't easy for me too. My mom would never let her son go out at night. My dad was on my side, but convincing mommy isn't that trivial. The key here is patience and proof.

Moms are very intricate creatures. During most of my teenage years, I tried to understand her ways. She had her reasons, they were genuine... Aaaaaaaand right!! That's why I could never persuade her. Because deep down, I knew I could not be trusted on. But then I grew up and I realized that if I proved that I was mature enough, she might let me go out with friends. I had to be very patient with this but in the end it paid off. Before, I wouldn't be allowed to go out at night and now I am allowed to take the car and attend a Metal concert at night. Youhouuu... Love you mom and dad..

So for the first times, its okay if your mum starts stating figures off "The Yearly Road Accident Stats Book". Just be patient. If she thinks you ain't mature enough to be on your own, she's probably right, unless you're a fairytale heroine and your mom isn't your biological one and she hates you. For if she didn't, there wouldn't be this fuckin story... Yeah so I was saying... You heed her advices and if you think you're big enough, then prove it kiddo... And be genuine... It pays off... Always...

The Four - The Camping

So you've made it till here. Good. You're already excited when, on your way, your friends tell you how awesome camping was the last time. Then there is bliss. You step in there for the first time. You take a look around. At this time, you surely look soo ridiculous. You look like Grace from Will and Grace on that episode where they were hunting for apartments. But this happens with everyone. You go check out the place. And you settle your stuff. Great now the fun begins.

For the next days, you will be on your own. Everything there is to do, you shall do. You're probably gonna be drunk for most of the time spent there. But you will use a broom. Or even discover how to use it, as one of my friends. So now you're gonna be cooking your own food. You might think its gonna taste like boiled rats.. But no Sir, unless boiled rats taste good. Camping food is wrongly prepared, badly cooked or straight burnt but hell they taste good. And these days are like one single day of (24 x the no. of camping days) hours. Yeahhh.

So that's it for my review. I got to prepare my bag. See you around. Take care and go camping. Houuuuuuraaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!

Note to myself: Call my girlfriend more often when I'm there. :$

Re note to myself: I should definitely call her.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I love her!

Yes I do. I always complain about how my girlfriend is always being a bitch, but I have to admit. I love that damn woman. I see it this way; I am made of metal and she's made of magnet. I can unclip myself and have a stroll... But once she's around, I get drawn back to her.

The thing I absolutely hate is the fact that she knows everything. I mean I can never be right. Bitch always needs to have the last word. It's irritating, but at the same time sexy that a woman can be so right. I really have a hard time when we go on long drives. She keeps on talking when I'm driving. But try as I can, I can never be pissed. She has a way about her. A way that leaves you longing for more of the story after she told you it. I don't know where she learnt that technique. But once I find out, there's going to be someone who's going to be very very sorry.

And more, she always manages to change my mind. Common scenario, we go out on a fine weekend and I say lets go for a burger and call it a day. And we end up in a pizzeria having four cheese pizza. I love pizza but, man, I wanted to have a big greasy make-me-fat burger. Okay I get consolation in a delicious anchois, capres and olives pizza, but that's not enough. She hits me on my ego. And everyone knows I have an ego larger than whatever I can manage.

Ahh all this seems like a finely made up plan. Next time, I'm going to test her. That woman's going to be put to test. I'm going to propose pizza instead of burger. And we'll see how that turns out...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bloggers meeting. Why should you not miss it?

Because we can do it again! That was the motto for this second bloggers meeting. And what a meeting it was.

Most people tend to think bloggers meeting is geeky stuff, where everyone brings his/her laptop and talks SEO. In fact it's absolutely nothing like this. It's just bloggers meeting to have some fun. We play games, crack jokes, drink coke and eat snacks. To show you just how fun this can be, I'll explain each and every activity we did today.

Pierced bottle game

The goal of the game is to fill a container with sea water fetched in a pierced container. That was actually the first activity we did. I had a blast (and lots of bruises on my feet, thanks to corals) with this one.

It was really engaging because everyone was watching and encouraging (or so I thought).

Flying discs

Okay I just discovered that Frisbee is a registered trademark. :S Yeah so Frisbee is fun. We had two marvellous little kids (the Meetoo's kids) around who seemed stunned by the flying disc (who wouldn't??). We even taught them how to play. I forgot how fast kids learn stuff until they started slaying my sorry self with that damn Frisbee. But hey, I'm proud I taught someone something today.


Yeah we played Uno with Reena and her husband. The last time they played Uno was... on the eve. I think it's safe to say that we took a beating. But it was fun. Reena kept the scores in her diary. The game continues next time. Haha.

Treasure hunt

Now that one I'm very proud of. Because it was Morinn and I who organised it. And mind you, the treasure chest contained a free domain name not a bogus gift. Yeah, because we can! That's our motto and that's how it goes. The winner was Sun and we all agreed that he really deserved it. He worked hard for it.

Here are the different hints:
Hint 1: I sea you, can you see me?
Answer: It was in the sea. Poor Sun got all wet for that one.

Hint 2: Sticks should not stem from the sand, but why do they?
Answer: We had sticks planted upright over the buried hints. Dakshinee found it because she was the only one not to scratch the surface and to actually dig in the sand.

Hint 3: X is prohibition
But if you are in for danger, You might need to find the X
Answer: That one was just a tree marked X. The root of the tree had a cavity which held the hints. Ashesh and Sajid were the one to find it out. Actually they found it out early on in the game, but then mistook it for some junk food waste.

Hint 4: They say you should not look under ladies' skirts.
But in the region marked P, there is a black lady who is safe-keeping what you are looking for.
Answer: The hint was hidden under my car(black) in the parking lot. Everyone rushed to search the car, but only Sun had the courage to crawl under and reach for the hints. Brave kid!

Hint 5: Grass is greener on the other side
But what's greener than grass?
Answer: There was a field on the other side of the road. The field looked greener than the grass on the beach. Reena and her husband were the first to go search there. They searched the wrong part, unfortunately. Sun joined them, and searched the right place and found the right stuff.

Everyone seemed to have a good time.

Above you can see Sun and Yashvin holding the treasure hunt for the traditional Facebook photo.

Congratulations to Sun again!

Handprint banner

Yes because awesome was not awesome enough, so we had to do better. We had brought a piece of white cloth. And we all handprinted on it. The picture below speaks for it.

You see! I can give you a thousand reasons why you should not miss our meetings, but I won't. Because what I told you above is enough. Remember, next time there'll be more games, more drinks, more food and more people. So come have fun with our bringing-you-back-to-childhood games or at least come to laugh at us.

À Bientôt...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Privacy. Do have a fucking clue what it is?

Okay I've had my dose. Some people do not respect privacy. I just hate (and hate here is a lesser word) it when I am talking to someone and another person comes along and starts staring at us. Are you a pet? Am I branding a piece of bacon? No fuckface. Get the fuck out of here!!

Reading this, you do realise that I am someone who likes his privacy. Yes I do. I don't know about you but when I fart, I like the fact that there's no one around. But I'm not kidding. I hate it when people get close to me, unless they smell good. Yeah I'm superficial. Boohoooo...

But anyway, I hate when people do not respect other's privacy. You see, I work as a developer and sometimes my non-developer colleagues ask me to solve their e-mail issues. Yeah we work together. As you see, not all developers work in the basement. The point is, there is a reason why one particular colleague would always ask one particular person to fix his/her issues. Simply because he/she has a kind of trust in that person. My colleague feels comfortable when I am the one fixing his/her mail issues while glancing at his/her mail. And no, employees do not send dirty emails. That's on IT Crowd later.

But what if another developer offers to help? The person would accept. But what about the trust? How about letting someone you don't know fix your email issues and then reading your emails before giggling and going away? Pisses pretty bad, huh? That's why there is a common consortium to respect other people's fucking privacy.

You dig?