Saturday, January 05, 2008

'It is very beautiful, isn't it?' Johnny Cigar asked, sitting beside me and staring out at the dark, impatient restlessness of the waves.

'Yeah,' I answered, passing him a cigarette.

'Our life, it probably began inside of the ocean,' Johnny said quietly. 'About four thousand million years before now. Probably near hot places, like volcanoes, under the sea.'

I turned to look at him.

'And for almost all of that long time, all the living things were water things, living inside the sea. Then, a few hundred million years ago, maybe a little more - just a little while, really, in the big history of the Earth - the living things began to be living on the land, as well.'

'But in a way you can say that after leaving the sea, after all those millions of years living inside of the sea, we took the ocean with us. When a woman makes a baby, she gives it water, inside her body, to grow in. That water inside her body is almost exactly the same as the water of the sea. It is salty, by just the same amount. She makes a little ocean, in her body. And not only this. Our blood and our sweating, they are both salty, almost exactly like the water from the sea is salty. We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood and our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.'

clever isn't it?

i am nadi; :] at 1:23 PM


"What charachterises the human race more, Karla once asked me, cruelty, or the capacity to feel shame for it? I thought the question acutely clever then, when I first heard it, but I'm lonelier and wiser now, and I know it isn't cruelty or shame that characterises the human race. It's forgiveness that makes us what we are. Without forgiveness, our species would have annihilated itself in endless retributions. Without forgiveness, there would be no history. Without that hope, there would be no art, for every work of art is in some way an act of forgiveness. Without that dream, there would be no love, for evey act of love is in some way a promise to forgive. We live on because we can love, and we love beacuse we can forgive."

An excerpt from Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

i am nadi; :] at 12:38 PM


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Merriam-Webster's #1 Word of the Year for 2007 based on votes from visitors to their Web site:

1. w00t (interjection)

expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay"
w00t! I won the contest!
Submitted by: Kat from Massachusetts on Nov. 30, 2005 23:18

i am nadi; :] at 12:49 PM


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

this is the only picture i have of new years. selllll where are you??

we had a blast.

i am nadi; :] at 1:20 PM


Ripped this off someone's and i thought it was a good way to reflect on the past year.

1. Material prosperity

Did you achieve your desired net worth? NO
Did you achieve your desired income level? NO
Have you built the habit of spending less than you earn? I TRY TO
Have you been able to eliminate debt? NOT WITH SINGTEL
Have you built the habit of saving? A LITTLE
Have your career progressed as you wanted to? NO
Have you reduced your spending on some unnecessary expenses? YES

2. Spiritual prosperity

Have you found your life mission? SIGH..
Did you feel fulfilled? NOT AT ALL
Could you honestly say that you are happy? I WONT DENY THAT I SOMETIMES GET GOOD DAYS
Have you built the necessary habits for spiritual growth? NOT QUITE

3. Physical prosperity

Have you built the habit of exercising? NO
Have you built the habit of consuming nutritious food? I DONT PIG OUT AS OFTEN
Have you had good rest? NOPE
Did you feel physically fit in doing your daily work? NOT AT ALL.

4. Social prosperity

Has your relationship with your spouse been as good as you wanted to? WITH MY RABBIT YES. I SEWED UP THE TORN EDGES.
Has your relationship with your family been as good as you wanted to? YEP
Has your relationship with your friends been as good as you wanted to? YEP
Did you make a lot of new friends? SOME, YES.
Did you get to know people from more diverse backgrounds? YEP.

Back in school. Post-euro syndrome. Great way to start the year.

Major Project. Should always appreciate stress when in school.

hellooo graduate :)

Put my soul on sale for job offers.


my first chiang mai.


turned 22. not much to say though.

more work.


im starting to really dislike work.

woooorrrrkkkkk suckkkksssssssss

work still sucks. but i see doors to new openings.

so the bulk of 2007 pretty much sucked. had a great start, and a pretty ok closing, with hope for the upcoming year.

happy new year.

i am nadi; :] at 12:58 PM