Saturday, December 26, 2009

In red & black

... the truly wise person is colorblind.

Friday, November 27, 2009

A smiley & toffees ...

Sometime you feel great, just by unfolding the moments that are /were so tightly attached with your life. You live with it and it brings that faded smile back on your face with every encounter of it, may be this time it's more than a handful of toffees, but most of the times it just go unnoted.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Deepavali :)

May the festival of lights spread into your life peace, prosperity, happiness & good health. Wishing all my blogger friends & readers a very “Happy & Safe Deepavali !”

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The story of my marriage

Love marriages around the world are simple:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:
Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's Family has to love Boy's Family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

‘2 States - The story of my marriage’ is the title of the new book written by Chetan Bhagat, certainly sounds very interesting to me and I am looking forward to it for reading.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Photo Story I - The light

Without you I am nothing, you gave me the ultimate meaning of my existence.

Our love propels like a glow that illumines in spite of every odd and nothing that can separate both of us.

At times I may have been foolish enough to run away from you and lead a different path but you taught me that the only way to live beyond any boundaries of life is to spread the love in more than one way.

My existence would never perish and there I am reborn again to share this light of “love” with the world…the light which is so much necessary to cover the darkness !!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Desserts or sweets?

Picture: Barbeque Nation, Koramangala, Bangalore

Somebody quickly prompted, it's “dessert” and has its origin from the French word “desservir”, which means "to clear the table" and "to serve", but then desserts or sweets? didn't make any differences, all I know it was 'YUMMY' :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend Sunshine

I woke up not earlier than usual but witnessed the weekend sunshine that reminded me that I have yet another day to cheer for nothing less than what it is :) A full new day is smiling at me through the window of happiness …

The happiness I seek is all within …

In my work, In my life, In the place where I live and In the people who love me, who keep the faith in me in spite of every odd. There are many more things that I am yet to discover and may be it’s beyond the purview of something outside but then the continuity with in or out has many more things to cheers for!

It requires the minimum effort to understand that we are a mix of some simple and not so simple traits of life. And finally ... "happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but by recognizing and appreciating what we have."

Monday, May 04, 2009

I am India

The wheel of dharma is the unstoppable energy of life … 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Holidaying @ Gopalpur

I am off to my vacation, and inbetween the time I am exploring some of the most beautiful places around this small town. Nevertheless, I want to mention that a wordless picture can speak your mind.

The hot weather and the wild wind doing all that magic that I don’t want to miss in this summer, a pleasant evening.

This is one of the quite beaches that is not yet much exposed to the outside world but still people find their way out here to grab a slice of serenity.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Slow Melodious and Soulful Songs

I am back here again with one more tag, this time Dust Unsettled tagged me to post some of my most favorite songs. So thanks to him and sorry as well for such a long delay for this post :) Well! now its a difficult job to officially pick 10 songs out of a ocecean like collection of songs but then I can promise to try the best. You may click on the hyper-links to play the songs; I have used Youtube to compile the links.

So here I go with this musical tag ... The Music, guitar & life rocks :) 

1. Life in Technicolor II from Coldplay. I am absolutely in love with this song. The soulful music, awesome lyrics and unforgettable voice everything is so perfectly molded. My iPod says that it is the most played song with 1000+ play count. 

2. Daylight from Coldplay again. It’s like a magical song for me, magnificent use of guitar and truly awing lyrics. The best part of the song remains with the closing of the song with 22 time repetition of “Slowly breaking through the daylight”. I can say that there is this biggest fan of Coldplay here in the form of me and I would preferably put their each and every song in my playlist.

3. When Morning Comes from Dishwalla. Here comes another giant name in Rock. This particular song has one of my most favorite and again the best of Guitar play. All of the songs in their album “Opaline” is having things that can be termed as mind blowing.

4. It’s You from Swithfoot, one of the heart touching song with great music and melodious voice of Jon Foreman is something that will keep echoing inside your heart longer than you would have expected.

5. Yeh Honsla from the movie Dor, its a brilliantly composed song by Salim-Sulaiman with the  hunting voice of Shafqat Amanat Ali and equally inspiring lyrics. 

6. Kholo Kholo from the movie Taare Zameen Par, one of the best from Shankar Mahadevan and I guess this song requires no description. 

7. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai from the movie Gangster. K.K my favorite hindi movies singer and ofcourse I am a big fan of his songs. I can play this song like non-stop for 24x7 :) 

8. Jane Kya Chahe Mann from Pyar ke Side Effects. Undoubtedly Zubin is a talented singer, it's another lovely song that I have listen the record number of times.  

9. Dil Chahta Hai from the movie Dil Chahta Hai. One more from Shankar Mahadevan, this song reminds my the colleges days, don’t remember how many times I watched this movies and so don’t know how many times I did a repeat play of the song. I must say, the music director Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio did a superb compilation for it. 

10. Dil Jo Bhi Kahey from the movie Dil Jo Bhi Kahey. One more from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, ultimate use of guitar in this song and  indeed a energetic song and Shaan you just rock. 

So I am done, hope you guys had a great time listening to all of those songs. Now I want to tag Ajeya, Anwesa, Cuckoo, RoshVandita & anyone who likes to pick this tag. All you guys have to do that to find some time form your busy schedule and let us know your favorite songs (at least 10 slow melodious and soulful songs, possibly with the link from where it can be played).  Hope you guys find it interesting, and hey! also have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend in pics

So here comes the weekend, rather a long weekend. It’s much more than a break for me, knowing that it is the best thing that I can gift to myself right now, a so called quality time. I am in no hurry to finish whatsoever work realizing the ultimate truth behind the hyper laziness, and also to see life passing by me ever so slowly. It’s like living one more life together but yet differently, even though you are not in the supreme state of consciousness you can still smell the unknown earth, taste the storming drops of rain, breathe the wild air, feel the pinch of chilliness of the dark night and then quickly switch over to discover the warmth of the sunshine. The interesting thing is that you are going to count all of them. And here I go with some of my encounters and some other random pictures of the day ...

Sipping slowly, to get over with the day ahead. Like someone has already said - a morning without coffee is like sleep.

A flowery decoration was done inside the Garuda Mall to celebrate “Ugadi”. The festival marks the New Year day in Karnataka, and the reason for the bonus holiday :)

Tandoori gobi in brunch

Shopping spree at 5th Avenue, Brigade Road, I grabbed my most favorite rock band’s tee shirt.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Support Earth Hour, Do You?

I am growing old every day, so do everyone else but then the world around me changing very fast, or even faster than I can imagine. I have learned it and experienced it in my life maybe on more than one occasion that the big will not beat the small any more; it’s the small that become the big. So what is that stopping you to fight the big challenges and distracting you to take the first small step out from your life?

Not to forget a small initiative can do great things for us. It’s never been one challenging task to understand we wish to see the life even after us, save the earth and save the future. Soon you will learn again, it’s that fast beating the slow. So all you need to do, stretch your legs, open your arms and free your mind to join, which would very well mark a new beginning for this never ending life.

What is earth hour?
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. Last year more than 50 million people took part and in 2009, the aim is to reach more than 1 billion people in 1,000 cities around the world.

Show your support:
Join the millions around the globe by switching off the lights at your home at 8:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, March 28, for an hour.

By working together, each of us can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change and save our planet, for future generations.

Click the below links to learn more about earthhour:
Earth Hour World Site, Earth hour India Site

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Breakfast

A lazy weekend!!! and what more a perfect weather and you just want your share of sleep. So a breakfast is not just for morning …. You need more to sustain the whole day :P

The Dosa lover I am!!!...

healthy Idiyappam

My favorite Puri!

When you are in Cheenai, Saravanan Bhavan is always a better choice for a perfect southie breakfast. I don’t know if this breakfast can be called as King Size but surely this quote goes well with it :) “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A rainy day in the summer!

I woke up early in the morning with a prayer, just to witness another new day in my life. It has been an unfinished journey ever since I started counting on my days. I have just crossed one more mile stone and these 365 days is nothing more than experiencing the life in every possible ways.

One more day, one more year and one more opportunity encountered with the life. The joy of re-discovering it, believe in giving always the best you can, the pleasures of being simple and all it seems less complicated life & the world around breaths the new air.

“Gravity, release me, and don’t ever hold me down ... Now my feet won't touch the ground”.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Stopping by Woods ...

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Picture: Nadhi Hills Road, Bangalore

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost

P.S: It is one of my most favorite poems, though it was there somewhere in some corners of my heart, I never able to memorize it until one fine day a friend read it for me just by picking it from her memory bank. It was then an incredibly feeling for me trying to catch up those lines after so many years :)

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Strange Consequences?

While browsing through YouTube, I chanced upon this video of OSHO, and it turned out to be one of the most enlightening messages by him. You should watch this video, if you haven’t already watched it. I have also put up the text message here for easy reading.

So here you go with the starting point of OSHO’s talk and the video ...

"When Friedrich Nietzsche declared “God is dead”, fuck became the most important word in English language".

The problem is if god is dead, then you lose the most important word in your language and you will need a substitute. And god was one end, one extreme. And when one extreme is disappear from your mental vision, the necessary and inevitable is you will fall to the other extreme. And that’s what has happened Milaripa … Instead of god, fuck has become the most important word in our language. Even if Friedrich Nietzsche comes back, he will be surprised, and he will try to resists, somehow the dead god is back because this is stupid. But you will need a whole report on it, a whole research.

One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word 'fuck'. It is one magical word. Just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love. In language, it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by John), and as a noun (Mary is a fine fuck). It can be used as an objective (Mary is fucking beautiful).

As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of 'fuck'. Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:

Ignorance: Fucked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now!
Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can't understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking good time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here.
Hostility: I am going to knock your fucking head off!
Greeting: How the fuck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a fuck?
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me.
Anxiety: Today is really fucked. And it is very healthy too.

If every morning you do it as a transcendental meditation - just when you get up, the first thing, repeat the mantra "fuck you!" five times, it clears the throat too.

P.S: I have composed the text message after watching the video, but I am afraid you may find some discrepancies with that of the actual video. For more videos of OSHO's talks click here.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Walking down the memory lane, I was surprised to see some of the wordless moments that I have captured in my mobile-camera at my office’s WF (Whitefield) campus. It was only on the last day at WF campus that I realized how many things have changed since I first registered my presence here. This January I bid adieu to the place and look at today, now I am all set to capture new moments, gather memories and witness the non-stop world again at the brand new campus.

The unending sky & heavenly sunshine on the way...

I never wanted to let go those moments, they were silently become part of my life and blessed me on many of the occasions.

The years turned black & white, but the memories nevertheless will remain colorful.

"We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Time machine!

All you need a time machine to trace the path of the life you are on. Some of them take you back to a moment, called the memories and there are some which take you forward called the dreams.

Picture: Voyaging on The ECR Road, Chennai

I believe the only thing that can be considered available as "free" is that TIME but then it is absolutely “priceless” when counted the variegated moments of the life it offers to you. Neither you own it nor you can keep it with you but you use it and spend it the way your life can... It is impossible that you can waste the time but you can waste your life. Once you lost the time, you lost it forever, and so as the life.

An uncalculated and unreserved moment that life is ...! still alive.

P.S: The post is inspired by a quote & a real life incident.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A door of perception

Picture: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Chennai.

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
- Aldous Huxley

Monday, February 16, 2009

A sailing quote!

Picture : Sunrise at Puri.

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

- Oliver Wendel Holmes

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sea Shell

Picture : At a seashell shop, Chennai

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy.

-Mark Twain

Monday, February 09, 2009

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Picture : St. Thomas Mount, Chennai

Dear god, I love you with all my passion, with prayers. The supreme of the soul lies in you, you are all but one.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Don't close your eyes ... This is your life ...

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you've broken
Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you've got now
Yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose ...

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose.

Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes...

This is your life are you who you want to be
This is your life are you who you want to be

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

And you had everything to lose.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cup of Coffee!

A cup of coffee… all that I nee to keep me awake any time- any where :) Oh! well it just work like a magic if you work late, or need to kick that laziness out from inside. Some times it’s so easy, so simple, so refreshing and the only thing I can have to offer to you :). You know! What I mean, no? Yaayyyy!

It's the grace of god that life exists beyond its meaning and it’s the grace of human that coffee gives so many meaning to our lives …

I found something interesting, chose your option :
C:\COFFEE.POT missing (A)bort (R)etry (F)all asleep?

P.S: The picture was taken at my pad around 2 A.M yesterday and the coffee (Nescafe Classic) was prepared by again me :)

Happy Republic Day

It was on January 26th 1950 that the constitution of India came into force and officially India became a democratic and republic country. It’s an important day in the calendar of India, and people of the country celebrate it as the “Republic Day”.

Today India is celebrating it’s 60th Republic Day, on this occasion I wish you Happy Republic Day.

P.S : You can watch the RD Parade live/recorded here

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Life in pieces

“In a blink moment life is, a fatal was not, what life could be? A dark sky, a shinny sun or a smile in flash that re-discover the life, and no pain shall be painful.

I cut myself into pieces to find the joy in simple things, believe in giving, learn to fly and touch the stars. My blood is drying out gradually but still I am breathing the wild air to witness a less complicated world & the life looks happier (or I say peaceful) than before…

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I am not dancing but its tag time, I know most of the times I am far away from this tagging business, and surely added my name in your hate-list. Gosh! that’s the worst thing accepted from anyone. So here I am trying to act like damage controller and started with my first tag of the year and thanks to Cuckoo, for being the source for this time. The tag is all about to let you guys know eight weird things about me.

Weird??? Oh! weird, somehow sounds me, who you actually are … but people don’t like to see it that way normally and they often don’t do it either. Now, guess what!!! Its impossible task for me to restrict myself to the number eight because those who know me, they can speak better for me that the weirdo I am :P. So please, don’t skip reading the rest of the post ... here you go….

  • Songs : I am very found of music and its become integral part of my life ever since I know what my name is :). Music, songs everywhere, inside my phone, iPod, laptop and whatever that can play it. I load them with my favorite songs & music to make sure where ever I go; I find them without any difficulties. So what’s the weird thing in it? I can listen to one of my favorite song 24x7, you will hardly find there is more than one song in my playlist. I can listen the song continuously non-stop, sometimes for more than a week … For instance, I am listening only one song ‘Life In Technicolor II - Coldplay’ for the last three days. I know some of you might be already irritated by hearing the same song again, and again and again, but I don’t know when is the next change of song ... P.S : Don't ever think I am trying to remember the lyrics, if any.

  • The background music & people: A secrete thing, none (includes my friends) of you knew about it. I don’t know how, but it happens every time I meet someone for the first time, a random song start playing in the background, in the most imaginary form, it can be any song and it acts as if an invisible identification mark for them. The interesting thing is that as of now for no two people the same song is played.

  • Food Combo : This may sound strange but I do that, how often you mix daal and curd together that will be termed as an awesome combo. Ok! hold on that’s only one example and there are many such combo I do try while eating, you can’t believe its like foods from heaven. P.S : Try it at your own risk :P

  • Photography : As you all might be knowing that there is this great photographer who is under making :P. I have my digi-cam always in my pocket, just as mobile phone. And I take pictures almost on daily basis of any objects at random times. You! got the photo message about ewaste, in this blog? Good, so keep it in your mind or check my blog again before carelessly throwing them (dead floppy, cd, dvd etc...) outside somewhere.

  • Distance & Count : Whether I travel in train or bus or car or anything for long or short distance, somehow I always look for the milestones and count them as and when they come on my way, it also includes lamp posts/pillars, chai ka dukan (Tea shops), petrol pumps, level crossings, bridges etc... I still remember, I used to have a note book for the same. Thanks to my driving, now almost given up on it.

  • Alarm Clock : There is an inbuilt alarm clock inside me, which helps me to wake-up anytime I wish. For instance, I can wake up at 5 A.M even though I went to bed at 2 AM, and then give a call anyone who are there in the list; to wake them up and request(demand?) to get ready on-time. If they dono pick the call, only! god can help them (I mean in terms of finishing their work or reaching at the desired place) :P.

  • Travel Plans: 99.9% of my travel (holidays) plans are instantaneous, I never give a thought how to reach there, if no tickets available. I am still continuing this formula since my college days and that's about having some good fun which some of my friends dono like (woW what about a solo trip then? Yes! ofcourse).

  • Pen: I have this love for my pens and I never throw them out, when it is officially declared as dead. I have used a single pen to write all my semester exams. The pen is still with me in a secured locker or inside a junkyard :)

Following the custom of the tag or say the rule here, I have to tag eight people back. So here is the list in no specific order Divya, Smriti, Just Call me ‘A’, Prashant, Poohi, Vagabond, Munmun, Priyanka.

P.S: I have a very clear intention of putting you guys in trouble :P, so come out of your shell and face the challenge. If you have already faced it then its time to prove that you can face more challenges.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

'Slumdog Millionaire' – A Movie Must Watch!

In many years or maybe in decades you may get a chance to watch such a wonderful movie, and this time it is called “Slumdog Millionaire”. A movie that not only tells a story but also shows us a path beyond surviving in this world, a world where love and life comes really hard, very hard for most of us.

“Jamal, an 18 year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai is yet to experience the biggest day of his life. Each chapter of his life reveals the key to the answer to one of the seemingly impossible quiz game show’s questions. It’s the answers he learned through his journey of life and the love that ultimately made him a millionaire.”

Undoubtedly, this film is one of the best movie I have ever seen all these years. It is based on the book Q and A written by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup, a brilliantly directed movie by Danny Boyle & Loveleen Tandan (co-director), awesome music by A.R Rahman, the superb casting & performance on screen and the mind-boggling over all presentation. You like everything about it and so it is done perfectly, as if you are witnessing something that happened just in front of you, connected with unbelievably real souls of an unknown world. I felt like, the story is just another reality, shocking, at times scary, very profound and thought provoking. In the end, it’s the love that remained the gift for the life turned luck.

P.S: You may watch the trailer which gives you the glimpse of the movie and this time I think, you don’t have to be critical to decide upon this movie given the fact it would fall into most of the categories where time-pass is the least priority.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's normal, maybe perfectly?

As you might know, I am a great fan of Paulo Coelho if not a big follower. So here what according to him the "Inventory of normality" which was published on January 7, 2009 in Warrior Of Light.

One interesting thing I could figured out about this blog is based on my recent chat with AJ. I can recall when she asked me, AJ (asking): according to you why some people behave or think strangely? Me (replying): it is nothing but the normal the way they are. Perhaps, we are the strange people, because many times we forget about the limits that defines the range of being normal, but then we don't know whatever that range is or simply ignore it. So what exactly is normal to you will define what is that strange for you, right? AJ (thinking, strangely) : Well! I guess ‘Yes!’ :D

You may also like to check the Paulo Coelho’s blog, Oh! I am subscribed reader of his blogs :) So here you go with the post, just go through those points and see how normal you/we are ...

Inventory of normality:

I decided to conduct a survey among my friends about what society considers to be normal behavior. What follows is a list I have made of some of the absurd situations we face in day-to-day life, just because society sees them as normal:
1] Anything that makes us forget our true identity and our dreams and makes us only work to produce and reproduce.
2] Making rules for a war (the Geneva Convention).
3] Spending years at university and then not being able to find a job.
4] Working from nine in the morning to five in the afternoon at something that does not give us the least pleasure, so that we can retire after 30 years.
5] Retiring only to discover that we have no more energy to enjoy life, and then dying of boredom after a few years.
6] Using Botox.
7] Trying to be financially successful instead of seeking happiness.
8] Ridiculing those who seek happiness instead of money by calling them “people with no ambition”.
9] Comparing objects like cars, houses and clothes, and defining life according to these comparisons instead of really trying to find out the true reason for being alive.
10] Not talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about our neighbors.
11] Thinking that parents are always right.
12] Getting married, having children and staying together even though the love has gone, claiming that it’s for the sake of the children (who do not seem to be listening to the constant arguments).
12ª] Criticizing everybody who tries to be different.
14] Waking up with a hysterical alarm-clock at the bedside.
15] Believing absolutely everything that is printed.
16] Wearing a piece of colored cloth wrapped around the neck for no apparent reason and known by the pompous name “necktie”.
17] Never asking direct questions, even though the other person understands what you want to know.
18] Keeping a smile on your face when you really want to cry. And feeling sorry for those who show their own feelings.
19] Thinking that art is worth a fortune, or else that it is worth absolutely nothing.
20] Always despising what was easily gained, because the “necessary sacrifice” – and therefore also the required qualities – are missing.
21] Following fashion, even though it all looks ridiculous and uncomfortable.
22] Being convinced that all the famous people have tons of money saved up.
23] Investing a lot in exterior beauty and paying little attention to interior beauty.
24] Using all possible means to show that even though you are a normal person, you are infinitely superior to other human beings.
25] In any kind of public transport, never looking straight into the eyes of the other passengers, as this may be taken for attempting to seduce them.
26] When you enter an elevator, looking straight at the door and pretending you are the only person inside, however crowded it may be.
27] Never laughing out loud in a restaurant, no matter how funny the story is.
28] In the Northern hemisphere, always wearing the clothes that match the season of the year: short sleeves in springtime (however cold it may be) and a woolen jacket in the fall (no matter how warm it is).
29] In the Southern hemisphere, decorating the Christmas tree with cotton wool, even though winter has nothing to do with the birth of Christ.
30] As you grow older, thinking you are the wisest man in the world, even though not always do you have enough life experience to know what is wrong.
31] Going to a charity event and thinking that in this way you have collaborated enough to put an end to all the social inequalities in the world.
32] Eating three times a day, even if you’re not hungry.
33] Believing that the others are always better at everything: they are better-looking, more resourceful, richer and more intelligent. Since it’s very risky to venture beyond your own limits, it’s better to do nothing.
34] Using the car as a way to feel powerful and in control of the world.
35] Using foul language in traffic.
36] Thinking that everything your child does wrong is the fault of the company he or she is keeping.
37] Marrying the first person who offers you a position in society. Love can wait.
38] Always saying “I tried”, even though you haven’t tried at all.
39] Putting off doing the most interesting things in life until you no longer have the strength to do them.
40] Avoiding depression with massive daily doses of television programs.
41] Believing that it is possible to be sure of everything you have won.
42] Thinking that women don’t like football and that men don’t like interior decoration.
43] Blaming the government for everything bad that happens.
44] Being convinced that being a good, decent and respectful person means that the others will find you weak, vulnerable and easy to manipulate.
45] Being convinced that aggressiveness and discourtesy in treating others are signs of a powerful personality.
46] Being afraid of fibroscopy (men) and childbirth (women).
47] And finally, thinking that your religion is the sole proprietor of the absolute truth, the most important, the best, and that the other human beings in this immense planet who believe in any other manifestation of God are condemned to the fires of hell.