Saturday, January 31, 2009

Problems, How Come?

So I have a very basic question but one that is vital and crucial
for the most number of jobs in the world. People spend their lifetimes dealing with these things. People write books on these. There's countless theories, laws, algorithms, languages, programming languages and tools to solve, counter, lessen, or soften their blows.
This question is: How does a problem arise?
I will be succinct and write points:
  1. It was not anticipated.
  2. It was anticipated but unavoidable.
  3. You were just being careless.
  4. You just didn't care. In this case, the "problem" might not be labelled one, at least by yourself.
  5. The problem was a benefit until it became a disadvantage and turned into a problem, which turns into point number 1 again.
Now that the points are laid out, I will attempt to expand on them gradually in my following posts. I welcome further input.

Monday, January 26, 2009

So you want to help write the constitution of Nepal?

With all sincerity, please read it, and email them your thoughts: (If you do email, please post the message on this blog)

Here is an email forwarded by embassy of nepal

Community Leaders of the Nepalese community organizations/ NRN
office-bearers/ friends from media/ Nepali sisters and brothers living in
home and abroad

The Embassy is very pleased to inform you all that the Citizen Relations
Committee of the Constituent Assembly has appealed to all the Nepalese
living at home and abroad for their views/opinions on the concept and
content to be incorporated in the new constitution of Nepal.

Against this background, the Embassy takes this opportunity to request you
all to kindly help disseminate this information to the wider Nepalese
community with the aim of obtaining their views and suggestions as mentioned above.

The Embassy sincerely requests the friends from media to give due publicity
to this information in their regular broadcast and publications.

The Embassy will compile all the views and suggestions and will forward the
same to the Citizen Relations Committee of the Constituent Assembly.

Suggestions/views may kindly be sent to the Embassy's address (postal and
email) given below. If you need further information, please do not hesitate
to contact us.


Embassy of Nepal



I just work hard

So I met a hair-dresser who works at a local shop and was admiring his brand new Mercedes Convertible and the following dialogue ensued.
Me: Hey, is that your car?
Him: Yes, it is.
Me: It's a very nice car dude. How much was it?
Him: About $50K.
Me: Cool!
(I am thinking whether I should ask him the following question but could not resist it)
How did you afford it?
"Him (indifferent smile) : I just work hard."
He parks it near where I work and I see it sitting there sexily through the window.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Musings Musings

What is the purpose of life? Or What is A purpose of life?
Or What is a purpose of life?
It's easy to get lost in the languages and the subtle capital letters.
It's easier to get lost in the higher level of abstract thoughts and ideas.
As a matter of fact, sometimes you might feel that you never even started.
Such is the complexity in its "simpleness".
Is there just one life or many lives? The idea of reincarnation
embraced by Hinduism and Buddhism collectively is interesting.
The idea of a person going to heaven or hell after one life embraced by the Christians, Muslims and the Jews as well is interesting (and straightforward) as well.
Although as I write it, I have to say, I find it much sillier than the previous belief held by Hinduism and Buddhism.
About life, I really have no idea at this point as to what it is for.
There possibly could be no purpose or there could be one, of trying to
make oneself happy/ joyful or perhaps a higher purpose of attaining nirvana or "moksh".
There's doubt and confusion everywhere in the seeming confidence of this persona.
Perhaps an elimination process might work better. More on that later.