Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Journey Through Links

Each of the following movies has the same director: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and A Passage to India. His name is David Lean. I saw the above mentioned movies years ago, only that I was a child or a teenager, so I watched them again these days. I was a bit curious about their director, and I was searching the web for his name. You might just want to do the same! Hats off to Sir David Lean!

While typing "David L" in order to continue with "ean", "ynch" was suggested. My mind went back in time to Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks. I've finished typing the initial name, then I've came back to the suggested one.

I was surprised to notice Jerry Seinfeld's picture instead one of Lynch. I dug deeper, and I came over David Lynch Foundation. I thought "Why not?" and continued reading. From here it was just a step to Transcendental Meditation (TM), a new search and a new website. Never heard about TM before, so I was a bit curious about.
It is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. It’s the most widely practiced, most researched, and most effective method of self-development.

Reading further in order to decipher more about this technique, I was surprised to see materials that look rather like TV commercials, than something practical. I just wanted a starting point in order to see if it fits me instead of saying how you will manage to levitate.

I read more about TM, but generally I ran over the same kind of information. So I've typed and searched for "transcedental meditation pros and cons". I'll mention here just two articles:
Western life style might be a stressful one, but is meditation the cure? I'll continue with my body relaxation technique by watching a movie, and I'll have my mind busy for a while after watching it. If the movie has the right message, my mind and soul will benefit from it. If not, I'll try to select a better movie next time! Then I'll have a good sleep!

PS In order to figure out about the quality of a movie prior to watch it, see what people say about it, both on IMDb  and RottenTomatoes!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Consumption vs. Waste

World population is increasing. The demands are accordingly; any kind of demands, energy included. Actually about anything is energy: E=mc2. Used energy must be produced. If we are producing more than we are consuming, we'll burn useless some primary energy resources. If we are producing less, we'll not be able to end our projects, or to reach our destination (whichever it might be). So we have to produce the same amount of consumed energy.

Is it everything consumed in order to obtain something useful? Are all the surrounding objects, things, actions or events useful? If not, it means that energy was consumed for the useless ones. I'd rather say that energy was wasted. Dropped! Wasted energy means heat! Should I link this heat to global warming? There's no point in using more energy than I need for this post, so I'll just stop here!

Are we consuming or are we wasting? How much are we consuming, and how much are we wasting? Everything is in our hands! It is up to each and everyone('s will) to weight the situation in order to maintain the perfect balance!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Post factum: pictures from the end of the world!

So: the end of the world is over now! We are we now?And where are we heading to? I am looking around me and I suppose that we are still here! Looking at the road, I also suppose that we are heading towards we were heading by now. So, how was the end of the world? Or was it the end of the Earth? I am a little confuse... Or is it difuse?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Google's World - a worthy blog post

As a friend of mine stated, long posts keep readers away. Well, after reading a few lines from a worthy text, no matter if blog post, or chapter from a book, you will know if you intend to read it all or not.

Dunia -
 A few minutes ago, a long blog post about Google, written by Lionel Dricot, drawn my attention. The facts about Google are all written in a brief history alike manner. I was pleased to read about services I am using daily, and about services I only heard about.

Where is Ploum? -
 One of the most interesting aspects related to this post is the conclusion. I shall not reveal it here, only to let you discover it! Enjoy your reading!

Searching Google for "Sleepless Bobby"

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) on IMDb
Without law, commander, there is no civilisation.
If we go on, we go on together!
I wanted to insert another quote here, but Sir Alec Guinness is the man for the job, so here is his monologue:

The Bridge on the River Kwai on


And now, a link related to the movie, or the movie relates to:

Ravi Shankar - Rest In Peace

When I wrote last year about the Concert for Bangladesh which took place in Madison Square Garden 40 years ago, I did not fully realized how old those magnificent artists must be nowadays. Now another one belongs to Heavens.

Rest In Peace, Ravi Shankar!

I Am Missing You - along with George Harrison (George Harrison's page is automatically playing the song Prabhujee)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on IMDb
The big things have a small beginning.
Young men are passionate. They must say their say, but wiser people must decide.
Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and caution. It must be so.

Lawrence of Arabia on



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fresh snow

I was quite surprised this morning to notice some unusual light outside.
It was the street light reflected by the fresh layer of snow in town!
(pictures taken with my hTC, so don't expect quality in low light... and low temperatures...)

In the parking lot this morning.

An office with a view: a "power" view!