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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eragon

I am currently reading Eragon. I have to say, it is a very good book. What makes it all the more amazing is that Christopher Paolini wrote the book when he was still in High School. If you've seen the movie, and never read the book, you'd be amazed at how bad the movie was and how good the book is. The movie was a poor substitute for the book, as in most cases.

Give it a whirl. I loved it. You might too.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Job

I officially joined my new employer on Monday. The job is still the same since I was a contractor at the company since August of 2007. Apparently they liked my work and wanted to hire me full time. I am happy. I get a pay raise, more benefits and other perks for being a full time employee now.

Here is to hard work and more successes. Ameen.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Watchmen

I bought IMAX tickets for Watchmen for Friday. Going to go watch it with some colleagues from work. One of the guy's in the group is a comic book nut so I am sure he is gonna have fun. For myself, I am sure it will be alright and not too corny. What is good is that it is on IMAX and not the normal cinema so that; just what I am looking forward to. I haven't gone to the cinema in around 6 months so looking forward to it.

One of the other movies I want to get that I wasn't able to watch and would love to get it when it comes out on DVD is the Wrestler. If you ask me Sean Penn getting an oscar for milk was kinda f'ed up since I thought Mickey Rourke was better in The Wrestler.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Adversity Breeds Inspiration

What does God have in store for me. I know not. Again and again life throws curveballs at me. Each time I think, it can't get any worse, this surely must be it, the epitome of my test; the test of my patience, perseverance and conviction, I am engulfed in another adversity, the target of another curveball. For I am wrong, there are always going to be more tests to endure and more exams to take. Not the tests you take in school, or the exams the teacher wants you to pass. But the one's God tells you to pass. The test of life.

I will endure. I am a tenacious son of a gun. Throw them at me and I will pass all of them. The day I stop being tenacious and stubborn is the day I die. For that is life, to soldier along, to hope for a better tomorrow, to keep praying and working hard.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

O blog, I missed thee!

Ah thou keep reminding me, my blog, that thine still exists and I must give thy time and grace thee with my pen. Ahem, so how are you blog? Have you missed me? How about the unexpected, once in a blue moon reader that hops along to this forgotten forest that is my blog? Have the brambles grown far too out of control in my absence? Well fear not, for I am back.

I am actually trying to make myself sleep and since my PC has killed itself so uncermoniously last week (The Power Supply decided to go south for the winter), I am using my Nokia E61i Smartphone to write this post.

That's all for today folks. O and btw, Happy New Year.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hellboy 2



I went and watched Hellboy 2: The Golden Army today. Even though I went at 9:30 at night to watch it having being dragged by my brother and our other apartment-mate, I have to say, it was definitely worth it. I would even rate it a little higher than original Hellboy. The movie had constant action, a gripping storyline and amazing characters. Even the characters not involved in the story, moving about in the background was fantastic. The cinematography is excellent with a lot of character to every scene. The CG is very well done.

It has a little bit of everything, romance, action, suspense. It is definately worth seeing and one of the 2008's better movies along with Ironman, Wanted and others.


P.S: The movie "Hancock" is to be avoided at all costs. It does not live to all the hype it created. Believe me, avoid it like the plague.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Saturday And Work

Sometimes when your starting out on a new job, you say to yourself, "Coming on a Saturday to finish up work and meet deadlines isn't too bad". That is precisely what I am doing tomorrow, for the second week in a row. I plan on keeping this Sunday to myself unlike the last one. Had to run along on a Sunday too last week.

This week's situation hasn't been helped much by the California wild fires. I had to evacuate on Monday. The fire came really close to my house but thankfully, the wind changed direction and went North, not South West, saving my precious belongings and abode unscathed.

Well off to a early bed for me on a Friday for my day at work tomorrow.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Price Of Stupidity

The looter is back. The person who took the people's money before, now took their lives too. She knew this was going to happen, she knew that while she waved with a smug and ugly smile, innocent people around her would die. She had credible evidence to know that she was going to be targetted, going so far as to write crappy letters to Pervaiz Musharraf, he telling her not to come. But no, she wanted to come. What does a looter care about the lives of it's people. Her father was drinking alcohol and sleeping in his pee when students were being killed on the streets. I guess bad blood runs in the family eh?

And what about those of you who want to not send forces into Waziristan because of your "peaceful dialogue". Do the dead yesterday care about your peaceful solutions. I don't think.

This is why we should send the Full force of Pakistan's combined forces into Waziristan.

The Pakistan army needs the support of its people. I've said it time and time again> Those that do this come from Waziristan and thats where we need to take the battle to.

I grieve for the victims of this tragedy but it is time we use our anger for something productive and remember all those people that died in this bloodbath. Let their deaths not be in vain.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Horrendously Busy

Life is good. And Ramadan is progressing well for me. I hope it is for you guys too. The weekend has been somewhat of a blessing for me since last week was quite hectic and the coming week is also going to be very busy at work. Updates might be slow but you never know. Stay tuned.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Cereal vs. Oatmeal

I used to have oatmeal when I was younger and with my parents during Sahar in Ramadan. Nowadays I just have a plain bowl of cereal. I have to say, the oatmeal was better. Lots more energy in it than a plain bowl of cereal. It used to get me going all the day without even a hint I was hungry. Now I get hunger pangs around 3 hours before Iftar normally.

Note to self: Might want to add some boiled eggs or a paratha to the list of morning Sahar. Problem is, I don't know how a Aaalu ka Paratha with Cereal and milk is going to act up in my stomach. Guess we need to test that don't we.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Aural Bliss

Sometimes hearing the right thing means you need the right equipment to hear it. Short of an actual ear, a good pair of speakers or a good set of headphones will give you aural bliss like you've never experienced, while a bad pair will make your ears bleed. I ordered my spanking new headphones today from Amazon.com. And guess what they cost me around 160 bucks. But it is a small investment for aural bliss.



The headphones in question are the HD-555 headphones from Sennheiser. Going by the multitude of reviews online, these cans can seriously dish out some good tunes. The best part about it is the changeable parts. I won't have to buy a full headset again just because the cable comes loose in one ear or the ear cushion goes bad.

Aural Bliss, Come forth and tickle my ears.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Silence is Divine

Have you ever come across the saying, "Silence is Golden"? Lately I have come across situations where I realize, it does make sense. You open your mouth and think, what if I hadn't said that. Would things have turned out differently, perhaps?

I think life is a ball of fate. In that ball, is an amalgamation of threads; threads of fate. The path we choose is such a thread of fate. Sometimes we jump from thread to thread, changing our fates and fortunes as we scamper along to meet the demands of today's world, sweating along in our toils, hoping for the best and fearing the worst, praying for divine help and doing the devil's deeds.

It is such a jump from one thread of fate to another thread, that could occur with the wrong word said at the wrong time to sometimes, even the wrong person. So next time you open your mouth to say something, take a few seconds and think, do I really need to say this? Chances are you don't need to and if you really do, introspectively discern the consequences of your words before you utter them. They just might save you a lot of pain.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Stupidy Hath No Bounds

So now we have players losing their cool in dressing room amongst themselves. Sadly this is not the first time Shoaib Akhtar has done something like this. He considers himself irreplaceable, hence why he acts in such a brazen manner most of the time. He has been pardoned far too many times. Asif should thank himself for escaping with only an injured thigh. It could have been worse. He should be commended for coming forward and telling the authorities about this incident. Shoab's vying to make a comeback even after this incident means that, either he is too stupid to realize what impact this might have on his career, or he simply doesn't care. How many times has he apologized and acted like a spoiled child for Pakistan Cricket?

The thing that is the saddest is his linking this to what Zinedine Zidane did in the World Cup by his head butting. If two wrongs could make a right, Shoaib Akhtar would be a very happy man. Sadly, they don't. If someone jumps in a well, you don't try to jump in too and justify yourself by saying, He jumped too, why can't I?

Shoaib Akhtar is the Britney Spears of Pakistan Cricket.

Read the Full Story on the Link Below:

Asif injured in dressing-room spat
'I'm human, I made a mistake' - Shoaib Akhtar

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Reza Says

Some of you might have noticed that the disseminationforall.blogspot.com link does not appear anymore when you come to my website. Well to cut the story short, I bought the domain rezasays.com. All of you can link to www.rezasays.com instead of the usual convoluted long blogspot URL to get to my blog. This will help solve the issue of bloggers in Pakistan not being able to visit my website, not to mention it looks good.

I have a renewd interest in the group Enigma and in a sudden impulse bought all their albums from Amazon. The music reminds of a multitude of games that I played as well as some fond memories of how the times when I first listened to the music. Isn't it amazing and surreal that sometimes music associated itself with memories and they all come rushing past as soon as you put in your favorite track, 10 years down the line. Magnificent.

Today's Enigma Track: T.N.T For The Brain

Monday, September 03, 2007

An Article Worth Reading

Pakistan needs politicians from the grassroots, not the elite

An Article worth reading. It shows how we are fooling ourselves into allowing Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif on returning. Mind you, I am not a huge fan of Musharraf either, especially after he tried forging a deal with Benazir Bhutto. Shows that everyone in Pakistani politics is there just to make sure he gets the most out of it and doesn't let go till it is pried from his dead and lifeless fingers.

P.S: I am back. I hope some of you still come to my blog. Hope to see you guys around.