Bag: Kalibre Inline 920166 Original Bag

What will happen if one exchanges quality in the name of practicality? A shocking experience is about to come, that’s for sure. And, I get this lesson when I started using Kalibre Inline 920166 Original bag replacing my FILA Primo bag.

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Me and the Kalibre Inline

The change occurred due to criminal activity. I was using intercity public bus and overslept, and a thief tried to make a hole by scratching my FILA Primo Bag. Using a cutter or small knife? I didn’t know, but it was quite shocking. Thanks God, I’m OK and nothing happened; nothing lost, and his Continue reading “Bag: Kalibre Inline 920166 Original Bag”

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Self/Less

What is soul actually? Is it merely a function of brain wave? Then, what is body? Is it only an empty vessel in which your soul can be injected freely? Such intriguing questions will aries when you see this Self/Less.

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Edward Kittner is Damian Hale in Self/Less.

The story begins with Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley), a successful businessman, is dying. An offer by Professor Albright, that he can live eternally using other body, comes then. After a series of treatment which cost 250 billion USD, Damian finally enjoys his new life with new body previously owned by Edward Kittner. Then comes the nightmare when he misses a single drug. Damian is haunted by past experience of Edward Kittner.

The drug seems to work on erasing memories of the past user of the body. Damian then overcomes his curiosity by taking thorough investigation, only to discover that he is trapped into longing for an ideal family.

By the time he pursues assistance, Damian is gradually aware of the concept of life: that he should die and not take the life of others. At the end of the movie, he quits taking medication so that Edward Kittner back to life.

Bhagavad Gita

The name Bhagavad Gita is widely known, especially among those who embrace spirituality, wisdom, and religious life. The book is ranked among the greatest religious books worldwide. In India itself, its position is next only to Upanisads. There is a commonly famous verse that says, “All the Upanisads are cows, the milker is Sri Kresna, the calf is Arjuna, the enjoyers are the wise ones, and the milk is the fine nectar that the Gita is.”

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Bhagavad Gita: A religious book by Vyasa

Bhagavad Gita is so important in India that almost all the religious leaders have interpreted the Gita according to their own schools of thought. Some prominent persons in modern time also wrote commentaries or elucidations on the Gita such as B.G. Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, and Sri Aurobindo.

Bhagavad Gita contains the words and teachings of Sri Kresna to Arjuna when both engaged in the Battle of Bharatayuda. At that time, Sri Kresna, who vowed not to take up arms on both Pandavas and Kauravas, agreed to become the charioteer of Arjuna while he gave his army to Kauravas. Arjuna was considered as the mightiest among the contemporary warriors.

It is said that the writer of the book is Vyasa, who also considered as the Incarnation of Visnu. The battle of Bharatayuda was fought at the end of Dvapara-yuga. The next yuga – i.e. Kaliyuga – is believed to have started on 18th February 3102 BC when Parikesit, grandson of Arjuna ascended the throne of Kauravas at Hastinapura.

Through many Western scholars believe that Bhagavad Gita is a loose collection of thoughts of different schools, Madhusudana Sarasvati divides it into three sections of six chapters each, dealing successively with Karma-yoga, Bhakti-yoga, and Jnana-yoga. Others have different opinion, but actually the same in understanding. Sankaracarya, for example, says that spiritual unfoldment proceeds along the following stages: practice of scriptural rites and duties with a hankering for results; practice of the same as a dedication to God without expecting rewards for oneself; purification of the mind or moral excellence along with upasana (devotion to and meditation on the qualified Brahman); acquisition of knowledge from a teacher and the scriptures, followed by renunciation of all rites and duties, which makes one fit for steadfastness in that knowledge; steadfastness in that knowledge; removal of ignorance and self-revelation of the supreme Brahman, which is the same as Liberation.

Now You See Me 2

Friendship is not something taken for granted: It is something subject to numerous tests. Even if there is no meaningful reason to do the test, it is imperative to acquire and assess the value of friendship anytime. Only that way we will discover the degree of loyalty of the people or friends around us. This might be the ultimate moral value of the recent Jesse Eisenberg’s Now You See Me 2.

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The Four Horsemen meet Walter Mabry in Macau.

Dylan Shrike (Mark Ruffalo) still questions the death of his father, Lionel Shrike (Richard Laing). Though he manages to put Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) in jail, the tragedy haunts him every time. Trying to pursue his own mission and ambition, he runs double life: as an FBI agent and also as the master of the Four Horsemen of The Eye. One day, when he and The Four Horsemen – Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Continue reading “Now You See Me 2”

A Beautiful Mind

The life of the late John Nash (1928-2015) is a vivid example of the transformation of rumor into world legend. There was a time in Princeton University people, who did not know his undertaking during his youth, called him ‘Phantom of the Fine Hall’. Died last May in a car accident with his beloved wife, Alicia Larde, whom he met while was in MIT, his existence has inspired many. It is easy to understand and follow the rise and fall of a businessman. But, it is difficult to comprehend and appreciate the rise and fall of a genius. Nash, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in 1950s, sparks controversy when Nobel committee refuses to grant him the prize. It takes 45 years for him to gain global recognition. In 1994, Nash, in remission from schizophrenia, shared the Nobel Prize in economics for what he had done in his early 30s.

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A Beautiful Mind: A non-fiction by Sylvia Nasar

The book A Beautiful Mind written by Sylvia Nasar portrays the life of the professor in mathematics. His story gains positive responses, though only few people understand how hard it was for Sylvia to compose it since Nash himself preferred to remain silent at first. However, most of his colleagues and relatives promoted the making of the book. They feel that the world should understand the pain of being John Nash: A genius mathematician who suffered from Continue reading “A Beautiful Mind”

The Other Side of the Door

Past memories and present emptiness might drive anyone unrealistic and delusional. The unpredictable nature of the future whether it will bring happiness or sorrow makes those of lame character and personality uneasy and unable to move on. The fact that either past or future has the same fate, i.e. will disappear, should bring awareness  that we, human, are basically live in the middle of two-eternal nothingness. We live today. We live by now. Thus, we need to embrace our current being and be thankfulness to what we are now. Otherwise, unhappiness is the only thing left for us.

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Maria doesn’t know that Myrtu is awaiting for her son.

That’s the moral of The Other Side of the Door, a horror movie using Indian  culture as its background. The movie is started by portraying Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies), who is haunted by her failure to save his son Oliver (Logan Creran) from being drowned; an incident which killed him eventually. Being depressed, she induces her unhappiness towards the rest of her families, especially Continue reading “The Other Side of the Door”

Watch: GC X41003G1

People are different in the way they perceive time. Some might think that time is money, while the rest consider that time is a variable works only on materialized things. However, they will come into common and same agreement that time costs money; that you need money to acknowledge time. In short, people need money to but time measurement device such as watches or clocks.

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me and GC X41003G1

As time proceeds, there’s a change in paradigm on how people value time measurement devices. Let’s use the word ‘watch’ to represent the latter. People, they see precision, endurance, elegant design, look and also comfort as important Continue reading “Watch: GC X41003G1”

Eyewear: Oakley OX1066 Servo 106609

It is not darkness that haunts people. But, it is their inability to revel in the colorful realm that makes people uneasy. That’s why, among all organs, it is eyes that plays important role either in shaping one’s opinion or in enjoying the beauty of this world. And, people will do anything to promote such interest. For example, they consume menus containing vitamin A or wear prescription glasses. I do the same. Though I rarely do the first, I wear prescription glasses.

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Oakley Servo provided comfort during my days with glasses

I suffer from macular problem since I was in high school; and a number of glasses have been familiar to my eyes ever since. Continue reading “Eyewear: Oakley OX1066 Servo 106609”

Electronic: SONY digital voice recorder ICD-PX333

One of the purposes of invention or technological advancement is making our life easier. Here, the word ‘easier’ I mean is making sure that man can do something more in less time. It is all because in modern world people are asked not to have more time to spend for leisure activities, but to be more productive instead. Product knowledge is then truly important to your saving time purpose.

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SONY ICD PX333 is ready to convert analog input into digital sound file

 

I am quite selective in buying products. Any products, even Continue reading “Electronic: SONY digital voice recorder ICD-PX333”

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