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Happy Birthday to Me

Birthday - Apparently It's a Big Deal

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… Heard Inside My Head…

Love is not only blind, it’s also deaf and dumb.

Lesson Of The Day

If you’re gonna be proctoring an exam for an hour and a half, make sure you don’t drink a whole can of Monster just before it, COZ YOU WON’T GET TO PEE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF.

Rocking The East Coast – III

If I pee my pants, it better not end up in facebook!

Braver words were never uttered on top of the boat platform where I was laying, attached to a parachute, which was ready to fling me to the skies any seconds then. My fear would have gotten the better of me if not for the beautiful companion cowering by my side. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

We reached Ocean City the night before, with hungry stomachs, tired bodies and mind plotting on ideas to sneak in five people in rooms of four. After a lengthy and inconvenient check-in everyone freshened up and went out for some food. Well, almost everyone. It was funny to see that two out of three people working in the subway store we went to were Nepali.

We then went for a midnight stroll across the beach. Having found the right settings, I took out my camera and I started working on my ‘spirit’ shots. Apparently, I was a little too good at it. Experts say, sand and water are the biggest enemy of a camera, so I was a bit worried. Little did I know my snap would be destroyed by tears. After a few wonderful shots in the dark, we were done with the night and went back to the hotel.

I’ve had a mere two hours of sleep when the morning came knocking on the door. A quick breakfast, a complicated check-out, and we were heading to the beach. Everyone had fun there. I think I made some sort of record by being probably the only guy to walk on the beaches of the east coast and the west coast and never touch the sea.

The search for a Nepali restaurant proved costly as we barely made to the parasailing in time with half-fed belly. The superman was about to fly! OK I’ll admit it – I was petrified!… But the only way to stop making it worse for myself was to get done with it as soon as possible. So I jumped at the chance to go first – my flying companion, however, wasn’t too thrilled about it. I wasn’t going to show my fear – not after three days of calling myself names like ‘hero’ and ‘superman’. I think I did quite well at that. I don’t know what it is about girls, but as soon as one is around, you feel like you need to be ten times the man you actually are. And it helped.

I sat there on the platform saying my last prayers and the wind started carrying me to the heavens. It was… a bit disappointing to be honest. Specially since we didn’t even get to land on water coz the sea was too rough. The rough sea did take its toll on someone later – personally, I blame the “driver”!!… Now it could be jealousy speaking ;)

Other than a little incident with missing lunch box, the rest of the evening was quite uneventful. We had plans to end the night with booze and long talks but none of us had energy to commit to it.

Next day, the awesome vacation came to and end. We all went our ways with wonderful memories, new friendships, some unfulfilled wishes and a few unspoken complaints… and in my case, a 50$ receipt as a consequence of a missed flight!

“(Pointing at the two buffed guys with tight abs) See that is how a guy should look like!”

“He’s walking with another guy!… I’m walking with a beautiful girl!!… I know what I’m doing!!”

About Something – Part 3

About Something – Part 1 … Texas is too damn large… so I haven’t met anyone!
About Something – Part 2 … Exams here are fun… but they make you do your own projects and homework,… which is difficult for me… coz I graduated from IOE!

Welcome to the third installment of my very own observations on life in America. This one’s about one of the “biggest” problems troubling this country – obesity. But where do I start?… Well, it actually started with – “Can I get that with extra cheese?” – but that’s not where I’ll start. I’ll start at a soccer game.

The ball was right there in front of me and the people I was playing against were no Messi – Hell, some of them almost looked like they’ve eaten Messi for dinner. So I tried to run for the ball but I felt as though something’s holding me back. It felt like I was running with a huge bag on my back – just like the way we used to do in our school days. So I looked around for the bag but there was none to be found. “Shit!”- it hit me – “I’m not carrying a bags weight!… I’ve eaten a bags weight!!”. I went out – Someone else came in my place – He started playing again – I started breathing again.

It was actually on a picnic. We had made two small teams and were playing against each other. But my mind was not in the game anymore. All this was bit troubling for me. So I went by the lake side – barbeque chicken drumstick in one hand – beer in the other – and started thinking – “How can I improve my health?!”

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A friend of mine, flying high with weed and suffering with munchies, once asked me – “What is the purpose of life?” “What is true love?” “And why the f*** is that pizza taking so long for delivery?!!”. And I had one simple answer for all three – “Cheese”. OK that never happened but the point is I love cheese. Well, cheese and snickers. And I’m not the only one.

It still baffles me seeing people order at fast-food places. Biggest size burger with fried everything and cheese – and then they have the audacity to insist on “diet” coke. As if that’s going to fix it all. And ya, while we’re on the subject, if you want to have a healthy salad, try not to drown the lettuce in sour-cream and bury with cheese gratings.

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So there I was contemplating all this when suddenly I realized my beer bottle was empty. Hesitant to get up and walk, I looked around lazily for someone who can pass me another beer. I noticed someone transferring roasted pork pieces from barbeque skewer to the plate. And just like how it all began, and hundreds of times after that, my heart went – “Can I get that with extra cheese?”

Pink is the Color of Love

Pink is the Color of Love ~ by theCipher

… someone told me!

Times Flies… Just When You’re Having the Most Fun

Time Flies ~ by theCipher

Time Flies ~ by theCipher

… “Time flies, just when you’re having the most fun”…

… my first upload from my new Nikkor 50mm F1.8 lens… love that lens :)

… this is about the short and awesome vacation I spent two weeks ago around East Coast… best time I had in a long long time… met some old friends and found some new ones… loved it… more pics coming soon…

… despite what that watch shows it’s already 3 in the morning/night/whatever… catching up with all the Jon Stewart’s Daily Show I’ve missed for past few weeks… but gotta go sleep now…

… also here’s wishing a rare 6 hours sleep to one my new friends – hope your nightmares are in vacation today…

… good night all!

About Last Week…

life is beautiful

Love is putting somebody else’s happiness before yours.

Life never ceases to surprise you… even when you had already seen it coming.

I find change very uncomfortable; but it’s not for me to choose. I had to say goodbye to a very old friend and got closer to a new one. I guess, things have a way of working out.

I believe in destiny. A friend of mine calls it determinism; but destiny sounds more romantic I guess. I don’t see point in worrying about things that are totally out of my control. Life is suppose to be difficult. A day spent worthwhile is a day when you’ve played your part to make it a little bit easier for somebody else.

Love is putting somebody else’s happiness before yours.
… it hurts sometimes… but it’s worth it.

Pessimism………….. or Practicality ???

Life sucks!………….. get used to it.

- theCipher


Life is a waste of my time.

- Kunal Chaudhary


There is reason for everything but who cares.

- TheDReAmSkY