Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And They Call It Karma

Sooner or later, whatever negativity you allow pass through your frame unto another being, shall come back on you magnified. I have seen people with such innate iniquitous personalities wonder why they've been allotted such a portion of pain and I cannot in turn but help wonder at how they could be so selfish and unseeing; it is beyond me. The world is round. This much has been established centuries ago. Envision it now; whatever energy you release goes out into this world. It travels, and by the time it goes around the world, it's picked up magnitude and momentum. Liken it to the butterfly effect. Simplified, without the chaos or quantum physics jargon, it's been said that a butterfly's wings fluttering anywhere far away in the world could cause greater results elsewhere. ("Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas". Lorenz, 1973.).

It's not just a physical phenomenon. Thoughts are forwarded, or converted, into behaviour, into realtime words and actions. Every little negativity you therefore release is subjugated to natural laws. Hence, "what goes around comes around."

Every time you allow some petty thought to assume petty words, this little bit of negativity doesn't just dissipate once said. The force of it takes action. It stimulates a reaction, as per Mother Nature. And this reaction will one day come back to you. "You get what you deserve" is another fallback of the idea. We cannot say the cliche is an accurate summation, because, granted, we are all free thinking beings, and in this case, we initiate actions with or without being provoked. Some people have such tendencies that they are not satisfied until they have insulted or 'put down' another person. They feel they've got the last laugh. Did the person on the receiving end deserve such is a question of circumstances of course. But we could go around debating the question without recognizing the actual point. It's a "chicken or egg" situation, because while the Above Force maybe have allowed us as human beings the freedom of thought and choice, we may abuse this freedom by taking for granted that we can debase others without penalty, and thus we take it as our own initiative to do and say what we wish.

Problem is, sometimes we just can't help but SAY something, that seems like it ought to be said, just to put so and so person in their place- no? I mean, cmon, we can't all be Saint Mother Teresas, right. Get real, and all that. But then again, I sometimes wonder why there is just so much of all this negativity out there. Sometimes I just can't understand why a person would CHOOSE to be this way, when they could be as great a person by being good. Personally, I've been just as guilty of saying the offhand rude remark, especially when not needed, and I've had a temper at some point surrounding puberty.

Regretting things said never undid any of them, and I think I've learnt just to be as good a person I can be, to the best of my ability. Sure, the odd evil remark is fine, especially when said in humour, as long as it's understood to be a joke. You can do all your name-calling and evil-being with your real friends. You know inside that you aren't actually harbouring negative feelings. It's when you just let that bit of 'evil' go; You can't call it back. I know, it's happened lots of times. You just have to wait for your punishment; sooner or later it's gonna hit you back. You never know in what form, or when, but it surely will come back.

How do we learn to curb our primitive evil tendencies? Just realize that you're being petty, being something lower than what you deserve to be. Just don't stoop that low. Either be good, or don't care. It's your own slate that you're keeping clean. Don't let people who don't matter matter. It's not worth it. Be dispassionate, and cool headed. Don't try to be over smart with attitude, thinking it makes you any cooler, because it doesn't. Inside is what truly counts, and if you're happy with people who would love you for what is on your surface rather than your goodness, then sooner or later, these people will not last long in your world. In the same pinch, don't be a hermit and not talk to anyone simply because 'you're better than them'. If you can be loving and openhearted, and at the same time cool and levelheaded, you're surely on the right path.

The more you're a good person, I think you'd find less you're overcome with sadness. The natural sorrows of the world will still take place, it's too much an abstracted world for this not to happen. But the little daggers that keep stabbing you now and then without you knowing definitely lessen.

So, finally made it all the way to writing something that was passing through my mind!

Thought of the Day

You can lose your pride to the one you love, rather than lose the one you love because of pride.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Of Novelty

The funny thing is that I've been intending to write about a good many topics that have been running through my mind. Now that I've been sitting on the computer, with the blog page open, nothing quite as insightful comes to mind. Why does this happen so often?

Same thing came to mind yesterday when I went to Tim Horton's with my friend for a coffee. Why did I want that coffee? Because someone has passed me earlier and the aroma of that coffee instilled a humongous craving for coffee. So, now coming back from Timmies with the coffee, I sniffed it. It didn't have the magic as the other coffee had! Why?! It was the same coffee type (who, and I mean WHO doesn't buy Timmies in Toronto, haha? OK- Starbucks lovers keep quiet!).

I posed the question to Max. "Why is it that when you smell someone passing by with their coffee.."

He finished my sentence, "You just want that coffee all of a sudden!"

Me: "Yeahhhh! OMG exactly, and when you HAVE the coffee finally it's just not special!"

Max: "You don't feel like having it anymore?"

Me: "Yeahhh! It's so saddddd! haha. But it always happens. I smell coffee and I want it so much. It just smells so AMAZING But when I go and buy it, I don't even feel like finishing it! WHY?!?!"

Max: "See, it's about not having something, and wanting it more because you don't have it. When you see something and feel like having it, the not having part makes you really want it even more. But when you finally have it, you don't want it, because you have it. It's not a mystery or something you don't know or experience anymore. It's yours, and so you're bored and don't feel the same anymore."

Me: "Hm.That's why you shouldn't get married "


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ImRanbir - A Love Triangle

Ok so this doesn't entirely make sense. Well, it's me afterall, so we're already prepared for that possibility. And OK, yeah I know this isn't any big 'real life' dilemma on any part of any member of this so called catastrophe. But my heart is torn in two, and my mind remains confused!

Watched Wake Up Sid. Was really looking forward to watching it for a very long time. The trailers and the basic message carried through them appealed to me in a very big way. The whole 'Love Life!.. the little things that matter' interplay of a growing person with a reality of maturity. It is one of those ideals that strongly relate to who I am.

Seeing it now poses another problem. The plot for one, the characters for two. Sid, a kid (is it a loss to viewers that it does rhyme?) ...and yet there is some type of deep maturity with life.. the very basic ideology of enjoying life for the moment that I think marks him for what he is in the movie. Not exactly that he was an idealistic person, because the point of the movie was that he was not. But I liked Sid.

Then, not to mention the secondary role of Konkona, as Aisha. A hopeful writer, a girl with dreams of independence marked with innocence. But Sid and Aisha together and we have two characters who really relate and appeal to me.

Now the movie itself aside. There comes the big problem of seeing an ex-flame again and feeling the tug of heartstrings. What is it about these crushes?? Granted, I've been having less a strong feeling for Imran for the past few months. Give or take, it's always been a rocky boat after Kidnap and more so since he couldn't quite dance it up in Luck. I heaved a great sigh and considered the fact that my idolization of the man has been overrated. I loved him for the fact that Pappu cant dance and it turns out all this time he was the very Pappu aforementioned. Was this yet again me falling in love with a Character? Yes, it seemed yet again my folly. After falling in love with Ranbir following Saawariya (another extremely special movie that has a special place in my heart), I had to come to terms that it was the character I fell for. But I couldn't quite figure out what it was about the character...the boyish innocence? the enduring love? the happy go lucky persona? I think mayhap, but again there isn't anything that marks him as more than only one facet of my 'prince charming'. I understand many don't follow as deeply into what was related in the storyline as far as I do, for many it's a simple surface layer of "boring". Can't help them there. Then again Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na has another level of special to it, for the fact that it remains on a surface level of simplicity, and a type of purity.

While watching WakeUp Sid, one of the strongest elements that came to mind was the very strength of the friendship established between Sid and Aisha. It was one of those right off the bat types of friendships -the type I can totally relate to- and it grew and grew, and it had not the awkwardness of typical boy-girl 'what ifs' that usually do annoy me. Because their friendship was so easily open; take the scene where Sid suggests to her that they could be more than just friends. It came up, they talked, it passed. Friendship endured. Can't say that for many guys (or even girls). Kind of is a shame that so many guys are so weak in their friendship that they run from any semblance of romantic talks.

Now, that is also what brings that bit of specialness to Saawariya. It was not just the story of a boy meeting a girl, and falling in love with her, per se. Give a second glimpse to the chemistry, the beauty of their friendship in the midst of all the artistry, and there is just a tinge of magic to behold.
The greatest magic was again the ability of him to let go. The ending I know was and is a sore point for many viewers, but I believe in it; it signifies a greater reality than believed is possible.

Now the big issue is, why am I falling in love with Ranbir again??!!

Okay so Imran and his cowboy loverboy songs are a big turnoff FOR SURE! And I can't say that his love of converse is a turn off either, because it isn't. And ok ok so he does confess that he isn't a dancer, I can't just push him off the cliff simply because he can't dance! And his sense of humour, especially in the way he writes definitely sits right at my doorstep! Have to grant him that much, he's got the same witty remarks I've used in the past (Unless he just plagiarized me and my wit). But his DANCING !!! He says "I’ve said time and again that I’m not a dancer. It doesn’t come naturally to me, nor have I ever seen the fun in it. People seem to like it though, and they spend hours jerking their bodies around to a beat (sometimes off beat as well), and I’ll confess that I have often sat and laughed at people in nightclubs.... I can’t dance to save my life. I’m terrible. People who’ve seen me dance have started bleeding from their eyes and subsequently gone blind." hahaha, I gotta love him for that at least.

But okay so it's not just his dancing. Is it his cowboy songs? Is it his tshirt fetish? Nah not really, because when Wake Up Sid carried on for a few minutes and Ranbir's dressing sense was established, I felt like I was seeing someone I know in his dressing sense, and only later I realized that someone was Imran! Maybe it's just the fact that he's stolen! ("...where were you when I was alrighttt?...") Nah it's alright. Wait why am I saying it's alright?? Is it because there's always Ranbir? NOOO. Could it be? Yes, my heart has been fluttering on and off, first with Sid, and now it's his new movie that's coming out and OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMG my heart is a mess!

Yes folks this really is Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Front page news.

Oh PuhLEASE. Am I for REAL?

Meh. It's fun.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thought of the Day

You don't need to walk the moon, or save a life in an emergency room. You don't need to calculate the speed of a falling star, or put out burning fires. Live life as well as you can by just being as good a person you can possibly be, and that's far and above more than enough.

Friday, October 02, 2009

You're the ONE (=

You’re the one, you’re the one
Baby... you’re the one
You’re the one, you’re the one
Baby you’re the one

You may be
Just a lil bit..deewani
Thodi thodi si ..crazy
But baby, you’re the one =)=)


Tum jaisi ..(jaisi)
Hai na koi ...yoon deewani ...(deewani)
Thodi thodi si... crazy
But baby, you’re the one =)=)
(You’re the one)

Ab aur kise na chahata hoon,
Aur kise na chahunga
Tu jo taare mangle,
Toh woh bhi thod launga
Kehke toh dekho na..kartha rahunga main pyaar

You may be (may be)
Just a lil bit... deewani (deewani)
Thodi thodi si crazy
But baby...... you’re the oneeee

Haule haule humse yeh khawayein jaane kya keh rahi hai....
Khete khete phir zara lajja ke dekho chup reh rahi hai....
Bath hai... toh wahi,... dil mein tehre...kahin
Sapno ko mere hai bas ek tera intezaar =)

You may be (may be)
Just a lil bit....deewani ...(deewani)
Thodi thodi si... crazy ...(crazy)
But BABY... you’re the one!
(you’re the one)


You’re the onnne, you’re the onnnne
Baby you’re the onee
You’re the one, you’re the one
Baby, you’re the one


Khule khule teri aankhon mein hai mere armaan saare....
Khile khile aise hai ke pheeke pheeke hai sab nazare....
Hai nayaaaaa.. ye jahan,... yeh huaaaa... na yahan
Itna kabhi bhi kisiko kisise hai pyaar...


...You may be
Just a lil bit..
..Just a lil bit... deewani
Thodi thodi si ...crazy... (crazy)
But baby..
..But baby... you’re the one
(you’re the onnnne)

Ab aur kise na chahata hoon (Ab aur kise na chahata hun)
Aur kise na chahunga (chahunga)
Tu jo taare mangle (...mangle)
Toh woh bhi thod launga
(...thod launga)
...Kehke toh dekho na
Kartha rahunga main pyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar


Tum jaisi ...(tum jaisi)
Hai na koi... yoon deewani
(Hai na koi yun deewani)
Thodi thodi si ..crazy
But BABY ... you’re the one
(You’re the one)

You’re the one, you’re the one
Baby you’re the one
You’re the one, you’re the one
Baby you’re the one