Saturday, September 24, 2005

REVIEW - Crush

This movie is one of the more depressing movies that I have seen for a long time. We usually watch movies together with my friends and they always complain that I pick action movies, or feel good movies, comedy and not really serious movies. Well I LEARNED in my past experience that if you have more than 2-3 people watching a movie together it is a good idea to pick more neutral movies. Well yesterday I was looking for Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy (I have been waiting for it for a while now) at the movie store and could not find it in 2 stores. Then I heard from someone that Crash was a good movie. Did not know details but looked interesting. Anyways the movie is all about coincidental interactions of a few people that supposedly teaches each one of them (or the audience) a lesson about how bad racial, ethnic, religious, .. discrimination is. Well I am all against it anyways but even for a person like me there were things to gain by watching the movie. The highlight of the movie was the realization of the characters that even though we may look different with our skin color, accent, beliefs, wealth, .. we are all human and have similar building blocks and we are not so much different than each other once we are past the outside appearance.
Well another lesson that I learned is that I would probably want to stay away from LA (Los Angeles that is not Lower Alabama :))

Thursday, September 15, 2005

COMMENT - Great Loss

It is really hard to relate to someone that has lost a loved one.. I have been blessed in my life about that so far. In the last couple of months some of my friends have lost their loved ones, they have felt the unimaginable pain of not being able to see that person for the rest of their lives.. If you belive in after life this pain is not as bad (takes less time to heal), since you know that you will join them in after life. When compared to eternity that you will spend after life, 50 years of life apart may be more bearable. If you don't believe that there is heaven or hell, then the loss may drive one insane..
After all that I have seen around (including the deaths still continuing on the eastern part of the world) Katrina made things worse. I really don't know the devastation and the death toll but the damage and the loss just reminded me that we only think that we have control over things. Nope, reality is that we can only guide some things in life, bend its flow but I don't believe that we are in control of anything..
I kept saying that the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" seems more real now than ever. If this was not a hurricane but a tornado then what would have happened (no land to stop it..)? At this point it sounds very pesimistic so I will stop.
All these things remind us of how fragile our lives are, how much we should charish the days we have left on this planet, how we should appreciate the people around us, how we should try to prepare ourselves for death, and how everything else seems so little when compared to sickness, death: GREAT LOSS..

Monday, September 12, 2005

REVIEW - Woodway Treadmill

I went to gym for workout today and decided to give the new treadmills a try. I was planning on running about 5-10 mins but as I started this Woodway brand treadmill captivated my workout.. I felt great, it was very comfortable to run and I felt like I got a better workout with this.. I went upto 8mph and still was very comfortable (except heavy breathing).. My 5 min workout ended up being over 20 mins and ~2.5 miles.. I love running outside and until now could not stand running on a treadmill. This baby has changed my mind. From now on, on very cold and very hot days I will be training on this treadmill..

Sunday, September 11, 2005

REVIEW - Ipod Nano

I just read about Ipod Nano late last week and it could not have been a better time for announcement for me.. I needed an mp3 player for running and working out and I saw Apple introduce Nano . I just read a review on it and it looks like it is all the functionality of the bigger ipods on a smaller frame. If you don't use your mp3 player as your music storage (or if you have small collection of mp3s) this is the right device for you. Mine is delivered today and I have yet to check it out.. I will try to post an update with my first impressions..

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

NOTE - Mind over Matter

"Mind over Matter..
I Mind, You do NOT Matter"
Deep, I can feel the wisdom that was harvested to come up with this..