Showing posts from August, 2007

Tell me how what I'm wearing Matters!

Hiya Everyone,

This life is funny. Look at it this way. I turned 30 this year and it was such a terrible birthday that I promised myself a present, as soon as I came into my fortune. So fast-forward to this month and I'm going to purchase the phone that has the tag-line, 'what computers have become'. (If you know it,great.I'm a gadget freak.) I'm looking forward to having it, but at the same time I'm planning where and when I will take it -or not take it. The reason is that phones get stolen these days; either by default or by omission; if you are in a place like a pub, or a bar, or even a club, people can just walk in and line everyone up and start collecting 'offerings' of phones and/or cash. (I even heard recently of one robbery where the people were asked to line up and withdraw money from their accounts using their ATM cards!) And if my 'what cameras have become' is under threat of being whisked away from me, I won't give it up without a…

Material matters

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert.
Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
"Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hiya Lovelies,

Now, I'm not attempting to display my literary depth here - though if you noticed that, I really appreciate it- I just stumbled on a poem which happened to be one of my favourites in secondary school. It speaks of the futility of materialism: how we acquire and acquire, priding ourselves in being the only ones who have …

Virtual Matters

Yo My Peeps,

There is a whole new world outside this our world o. Has anyone heard of that online world called Second Life? It is another life online! I had been a member of that world for a while but I didn't take it seriously, until BBC and CNN did a story on it. Then I knew the possibilities that existed, and now I'm hooked!

But I'm scared o. Could this be the new way of getting us into the anti-christ mode? (Wetin? Am I not entitled to think intense spiritual thoughts?) Its scary that a website can pull you into living a whole life online, frills and thrills inclusive-if you know what I mean.

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How ya living?