Friday, November 17, 2017

Sham or Shame?

'hey were married for 15 years
yet one phone call just shattered his peace
was it a sham or a shame?

'cos possessiveness, as he like to call it
could just be 'da ugly "insecurity" hiding
but a decade and half was too long to know (not) a flight or flame!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Long time!

Just dusting off and getting myself back in the written state of affairs..!

Good to be back here, peeple!! [sic]

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Middle Class Mentality!!

There is a world of difference between financial security and financial freedom - imagine this - a prisoner in a cell gets food and water every day, gets his/her prison clothes and a roof above their head - is that security or freedom?

While I am thinking about my and my family's future, I cannot help but think whether I am doing the best I can and whether I am doing enough.

Invariably, I am thinking about values and all the good things I would like to inculcate in my kid. That is one aspect of my "middle class" upbringing, I am sure - Respect for people, Treat everyone equally, Be humble, Listen before you speak, etc. Most of them, if not all, are good and can apply to anyone - rich, poor or middle class.

But along with that, I have come to realize, are notions of money and security deeply ingrained given the same upbringing.. “go to school, work hard, get a good job, save your money, buy a house, save for your family and retirement, live within your means, ... " and a whole bunch of other things - are these good?

After going thru a series of thought-provoking books, articles and videos, I am convinced that this is a conditioned mentality that has been so carefully ingrained in all of us - conditioned especially, by the richest 1%, to their benefit. Of course, they would like us all to work hard for them and make them richer!!!

Robert Kiyasaki of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" fame has been one of my biggest change agents of this time.

I cannot cover everything in one post... but, for starters, I realize I need to first arm myself with financial education -> because that is the distinction between the rich and the non-rich.

Watch this video and get a glimpse of "how to be rich" (hint: learn their game!!) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cali Coastline!

While most parts of US is reeling under the arctic vortex and snow, there are a few that are relatively heavenly (of course, nothing like the Caribbean and other true tropical heaven!!)

That way, California is one of the best states to live in - lively and vibrant cities; there's Tahoe, Yosemite, Redding, etc. where you can catch snow at your own pace; enterprising markets (job, investments); And of course, one of the most scenic coastlines!!

Here is a tribute to the Cali coastline!!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Laugh your way to Nirvana!

Is your 14 hour job killing you softly? Does your love life seem destined for the same fate as Sheila Dixit’s political career? Are you in search of Nirvana (vs. Nirodh)? Then you've come to the right place at the right time. 

In the next 5 minutes, "Cosmic Yogi" "Laughing Yogi" Ramesh Pandey will fill you with instant happiness and energy. PERIOD!

This is only the beginning.. 
Go to the source for nirvana!!
Here is Guruji's bio for ya.. he lives somewhere in California only..

Credits: The original story shared on Facebook by my friend, G

Friday, January 03, 2014

Rest Assured!!

I saw this many years ago... And was so amused by it, I even mentioned it to my Director then..(though it didn't go as well as I expected!)

I found this again in the restroom/ toilet at the local Toyota dealership last week..
[And this time, I captured it on my phone for your viewing pleasure :)]

They could have just said "Your management saved your ass.. !!!"..

Of course, I did not let go of the opportunity this time either and complimented the management :P ;)

Today, I just got a note back from the dealer.. they seem to have replaced it with a more polished one... :)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014!!

2014 has begun.. 
May it be over-loaded with happiness and fun; 
May you Be your own guru.. 
Follow your dreams and see them through!!!

Love you!!

Sham or Shame?

'hey were married for 15 years yet one phone call just shattered his peace was it a sham or a shame? 'cos possessiveness, as he...