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Wednesday, November 30, 2005


I just visited Vinesh's blog. He had a tamil translation of Autokaaran... இப்புடு இக்கட சூடு.. Naan software kaaran, software kaaran naalum therinja PC kaaaran Mainfram-la COBOLkaaran internet la -JAVA kaaran cut and pasteu velaikaaran logic ulla moolaikaaran naan yeppavume body shoppong oravukkaranda.. Y2K na ajakkuthaan, Y2Kna Gumukkuthaan (2X) project perusaachu, code-um persusaachu bug-ga yedhirpaathu, paadhi vayasaachu review padapadakkum neraththile e-mail windowin orathile naan H1le ilavasama poaramma.. un pillaikkoru B1 vaangi thaaremaa.. nambi vandhu paaru, idhu namma softwaru microsoft-u product, windows-nu paeru naan backend-ulla DB kaaran da.. frontend ulla VB kaaran daa.. Y2K na ajakkuthaan, Y2Kna Gumukkuthaan (2X) The image “http://sammy.hippy.jp/india/pic/large/p_baasha_01.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. இது 6 வருஷத்துக்கு முன்னாடி எனக்கு வந்த E-mail. இப்ப படிச்சாலும் சும்மா நச்சுனு இருக்கு.

ரெடியா?? ரெடி.. OK...ஜூட்!!!

Indian Airlines ticket to Hyderabad confirmed...tickets in my bag now. A happy and contented Reva... ஆனால், எங்கேயோ...ஒரு மாதிரியான feeling...இந்த வருஷம் போகாம அடுத்த வருஷம் போயிருந்தா நல்லா இருந்திருக்குமோனு... ஆனால் அடுத்த் வருஷம்னு ஒத்தி வச்சிருந்தா maybe போகமுடியாமலேயே போயிருக்கலாம். 1 week... is that enough? I don't know. I think not. I was happy with my previous 1 month Calcutta trip. I came back knowing the city like the back of my hand. Serious. Bengali இன்னும் கொஞ்சம் fluentஆ பேச தெரியாத ஒரே குறை தான்.. மத்தப்படி I managed perfectly. Today I watcched the Tamil மழை. I have watched Varsham, the Telugu version before. Since now I am going Hyderabad, I thought, why don't I dance in the rain like Shreya or Trisha does. and throw around lots of flowers. ஏதோ ஒரு சின்ன ஆசை தான். தப்பென்ன இருக்கு? என்னோட இருந்தா, நீங்களும் ஆடலாம்... என்ன... படத்துலே Heroines எல்லாம் freeஆ வீசுவாங்க... நான் பணம் கொடுத்துட்டு வீசனும்.. "முத்து மழையே, முத்து மழையே..குத்திக்கொள்வேன்..மூக்குத்தியாக.." What beautiful lines na? "Nuvvostanante...Nennodantaana??".... நீ வரும் போது, நான் மறைவேனா?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

எப்படி இருந்தவரு...இப்படி ஆயிட்டாரு..

இது நானா எடுத்த படம் இல்லே... டுபுக்கு Blogலே இருந்த் படம். படத்துலே இருக்கிறது யாருனு தெரியுதுலே? அது ராடன் ராதிகானு எங்களுக்கும் தெரியும், ஆனால், அந்த Purple Shirt ஆளு? அவருதான், சில காலத்துக்கு முன், பெண்கள் நெஞ்சை கொள்ளைக் கொண்ட வெள்ளை மாதவன், அர்விந்த்சுவாமி. என்னாலையும் நம்ப முடியலே தான்... ஆனால் நல்ல வேளை, நான் பெரிய அர்விந்த்சுவாமி Fan இல்லே. ஆனால் என்னதான் இருந்தாலும், கடைசியிலே, மனசு தான் முக்கியம்.. Right??

Monday, November 28, 2005

இது எப்படி இருக்கு?

உங்களுக்கெல்லாம் ஒரு விஷயம் தெரியுமா? எனக்கு இப்போதான் தமிழ் Unicode பத்தியே தெரியும்... பரவாயில்லே..இப்பயாவது கத்திக்கிட்டேனே... சில சமயத்துலே, Englishலே தட்டுறது கொஞ்சம் கஷ்டமா இருக்கு, ஏனா, யோசிக்கிறது தமிழ்லே.. ஆனால், எல்லாத்தையும் தமிழ்லே அடிக்க முடியாது, ஏனா, "So many thing are invented by the English people only, they put English names for their products, for example, cycle, tyre, pedal, mud-guard, etc. etc." எங்கேயோ கேட்ட டைலாக் மாதிரி இருக்கா? ஆக, தமிழை காப்பாத்தனும்னா, இங்கிலீஷ் பேரே தமிழாக்கம் செய்றது இல்லே... தமிழன் கண்டுபுடிச்ச பொருளுக்கு தமிழ் பேரு வைக்கிறது, இங்கிலீஷ்காரன் கண்டுபுடிச்ச பொருளுக்கு இங்கிலீஷ் பேரே maintain பன்னுறது. Chicken 65கு இங்கிலீஷ் பேரு எவன் வைக்க சொன்னா? எப்படியோ, தமிழ் வாழனும்னா, அது சும்மா னச்சுனு இருக்கனும்... என்ன னான் சொல்லுறது?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Dancer Fat Kid

I don't believe this..here we have all the people working so hard, and there is this one guy, who totally became famous because of one web cam stupid dance he performed, just miming to a song??! You guys gotta watch this, and tell me if it was worthit... I mean I myself watched the video 3 times..completely appalled. Get me a WebCam now...I will mime to a Tamil or Telugu song now..

Thaga Thaga Thaga

Thaga Thaga Thaga Thaga Thanga Vaettai...that is the catch phrase Ramya uses for Sun TV's new programme 'Thanga Vaettai' (Gold Hunt) telecasting every Saturday and Sunday. Beautiful Ramya Krishnan is the host for this excitingfamily orientated game show, in which the prize is just gold gold and more gold. There are 5 rounds, and each round enables participants to win a certain amount of gold. The game show goes in a question and answer basis, where both the group of participants have a equal chance of participating. Winners get to take their winned number of gold coins right on the spot (Although obviously they are phony coins, and the original weight of won gold will be given to the contestants later). The show is produced by RADAAN, and Ramya Krishnan gets to wear beautiful and expensive looking sponsored sarees and gold jewellery. Sets in the show are simply breathtaking...never in SUN TV's life have there been such an expensive looking set. The current theme is Egypt, and I don't know whether there will be a change of sets, after a certain number of episode or season. Alot of effort has been put in coming out with the items in the show, and making the game possible. On the whole, the show is an excellent effort, 3 cheers for RADAAN. People get to learn somethign from the general knowledge rounds. Excellent opportunity for the advertisers to show of their sets of jewellery and saree. Good marketing strategy. Flaws include Ramya Krishnan's almost screechy voice when she gets too excited. That has to be looked into. As it is majority of Indian women are too into gold and sarees..this is going to totally going to aggrevate the situation. Poor husbands.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Autumn Leaves Kaleidoscope

Haven't I love you guys about the MAX 2005? About Mario Klingemann's DJ tool? Well his DJ tool is not out yet, but he has released something just as interesting in his blog. You guys gotta see this It's a Kaleidoscope Eye Candy. Just follow the instructions and Enjoy! Of course there are some other cool stuff on his blg, just browse throught the most visited entries on the right sight of his blog.

Friday, November 25, 2005

The Saga Continues...

Hahaa...just when I was thinking that the birthday was a one day affair, Mel got me a retro looking green shirt today...which looks real cool. Can't wait to wear it. I went out for dinner at Suntec Marche's with Muru, his daughter Sandhya, and Daniel, and they got me this chain with a key...something like what my dad got me for my birthday. But what the hell, I have 2 keys to open more doors!!! I don't have to lock-pick anymore. THANKS GUYS!!! Sentill couldn't make it for the dinner cause he fell sick. Poor guy. He likes Marche's. They got me a fantastic birthday card too. Loved it. Nobody notices I have a nose-stud on.. They keep telling me.."I thought it was there all the time!". Can't blame them...even I forget its there sometimes, and I scratch it, or squeeze it, only to experience an excruciating pain. On the whole, it was a cool day. Going to Hyderabad a day earlier. Living on the 3rd Dec instead of the 4th. Good.. more time, better. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS..once again... you guys never fail to make my day. Cheers.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Search in Hyderabad

Decided to fly off to Hyderabad on the 4th December till the 10th Dec. Prathyush won't be in Hyd during that time, he has gotta internship to deal with back in Coimbatore, so the worst part of the trip is that I can't meet him. He friend Sindhu will be there in hyd though, so she will be bringing us around.
Oh by the way, I going there with Dhinesh, he said that he would like to visit the place too. I would be there longer if not for Dhinesh, he needs to be back in Singapore by the 11th, coz he's gotta show to perform..but in any case, I do have work here also. If I had planned earlier, I would have left Singapore earlier too. I will be meeting some other folks in Hyderabad, like Naresh. Looking forward to meeting him, and some his friends also I guess. Gotta make full use of the trip, cause it is a terribly short trip. Hope to visit as much places as possible, Charminar, Golkonda, HiTec City, Ramoji Film City... I thought of visiting Prat Kanna's office also, and say hi to his mum... We'll see how it goes. Looking forward for the trip. I hope I can blog my photos and happenings everyday when I am there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

22nd November 2005 (Part II)

Want to hear the developments of my birthday? 1) I got a bouquet sent to my office by my dear Atthai, Maama, and Uma. It was a real sweet basket with 4 small teddy bears, and a bouquet of red daisies and baby's breath, and a balloon tied to the basket. 2) I got a nice necklace and earring set from Mr. Kalai and the rest of the Megastar Family. That was a sweet thing for them to do too. I guess they were feeling quite bad that they forgot my birthday..but I really appreciated the gift. Thanks Latha, for choosing such a wonderful set for me..and Thanks Boss, for being so thouhtful. 3) I didn't go to the planned dinner with athhai, grandma, and vidhya..I had to cancel it, because my dad asked me out for dinner. I felt so bad about cancelling it. They actually had some surprise planned for me it seems...so I felt sooo bad about it.. Sorry guys..I have to make up for it sometime. Dad and Mum treated me to Swensens..that was fun too...but I'm still feeling bad about cancelling the arranged party!!! Wonder what surprise they had install for me. 4) Going out for a dinner date with Muru, the Curd Rice gang, and others on Thursday. So looking forward to that. 5) Now comes the climax...*Drumroll*...I pierced my nose!!! haha yeah...under compulsion by my mother..Now i spot a nose stud. Sorry folks, I'm not gonna take a photo of my nose and put it up here...but try to spot a small thingy on my nose..in my future photos. Well..so ..thats how my birthday went...not bad actually. Hmm..back to mugging for my papers tomorro.

22nd November 2005

Exaclty 9am in the morning here. Got woken up by my parents at like 7am to be wished 'Happy Birthday', and given a ring with my birthstone, and a key-shaped golden locket. Thank you very much. I think I will be able to make do with the golden key, but not the ring...I can't remember when was the last time I had a golden ring on my finger, worst still, one with my birth stone. Gotta tell my parents that it was not worth getting it for me, so they can exchange it for something for Vinitha, or my mum. Hey look, I am not under appreciating my gifts and my parents, but gold and me don't go along. I think it is a waste of money. Got 2 papers tomorro and gotta study for that. Need to go to work in the noon after studying abit, and I'm meeting my family folks for pizza in the evening. Watch this place for more developments on my 21st birthday.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Vidhya's Birthday...

How interesting is it to have your cousin's birthday one day before yours? Yeah it my dear cousin sister Vidhya's birthday today, and I went to her place for a mini celebration. It was a good feeling to be with your family members.. Sitthi made some real good food..Thanks for that. I enjoyed myself... Will be meeting up with Shankar Sithappa, Grandma, Vidhya and Atthai tomorro for dinner at Pizza Hut...That is gonna be fun too!!! Looking forward to that! Happy Birthday to Vidhya once again!

Sunday, November 20, 2005


My Inner Hero - Wizard!
I'm a Wizard!
There are many types of magic, but all require a sharp mind and a cool head. There is no puzzle I can't solve, no problem I can't think my way out of. When you feel confused or uncertain, you can always rely on me to untangle the knots and put everything back in order for you. How about you? Click here to find your own inner hero. Just did this test for fun, and well got a report of myself, which is somewhat quite accurate. Read on, and maybe find out who you are...If you are a warrior, I might need to employ you. You're intelligent, educated, and just a bit superior to everyone you know. If you're still in school, you probably make A's, if you're not too bored to waste the effort. If you work, your annoying boss relies on you to solve the problems no one else can figure out. You've never met a puzzle you can't solve. When it comes to leisure, you'd rather read, play a strategy game, or surf the 'Net than run around getting sweaty. You're a brainiac, and you're not ashamed to admit it. Above all, you're a mastermind and a great thinker. You see the unknown as territory to be conquered, and the mysterious as something to be systematically unraveled. You don't have time for fools; you only spend your time with people who can comprehend your obfuscatory convolutions. You enjoy amassing knowledge, both useful and trivial. Your Mission: You were put on this earth to enlighten people. They will listen to you, because they are impressed by your vocabulary, your erudition, and your ability to grasp concepts that invariably elude them. You are the one who has to figure things out, because let's face it - you're the only one smart enough. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Discover Something. Something small, or something big. Find an unknown insect in your own backyard. Discover a cure for sunburn. Develop a faster way to get the dishes done. Calculate the number of molecules in the Andromeda galaxy. Discover a comet. Discover SOMETHING. And do make it a priority. The Famous Adventurer of Silmaria has a crystal ball trained on you, and will be noting your progress. A Warning: Try to remember: you're not infallible. If people around you are all nodding and smiling, it may just be because they don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about. Check your facts and admit the possibility that even you can make mistakes. Loosen up. Make friends with a Rogue and have him or her try to poke holes in your theories. Who knows; you might actually have fun. On another note - making plans and formulating theories can be quite stimulating, but at some point, you are going to have to actually DO something. Employ a Warrior, if necessary, to put your brilliant schemes into action. Just be sure your instruction manual is written in very small words.


Starhub launched its mobile internet service I-mode on 18th November (last Friday). When we talk about mobile internet service, we are talking about watching televsion on the go, making bank transactions, and booking movie tickets online. StarHub says its i-mode service is currently supported by over 80 local and international content providers - but many more services will be up and running soon. Geesh, I don't know whether I will be getting an I-mode phone next year...I mean since my current Siemens MC60 phone contract ends come March 2006. Probably not. My only concern with an Internet enabled phone is the user interface, and the small screen and keypad.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Merit Underscore

'Merit Underscore' that was the title we gave our short film. Basically, the title ^#&$*) translated into the numerics '637480', which when you 'letterise' by typing in your mobile will give you the word 'merit_'. Therefore giving birth to a superhero called Agent Merit Underscore. Basically we did a 2.5 minute movie trailer, of the Agent in action. We did not win the competition, but I was truly inspired watching all of this years films. This is my first year sitting through a short film screening, and it was really fun. Some of the films were down right wacky, and some were really professionaly done. One film supposedly had a crew of about 40 people, and it won the viewer choice award too. We will definitley participate in next year FLY BY NIGHT challenge. I think the event is a great way to see how far can film makers push their limits to plan, shoot and edit a film in less than 48 hours. 3 cheers for this year's winners, and the event organisers OBJECTIFS. We will support you guys all the way.

Macromedia MAX 2005

Ideas in Motion Ideas must move to grow. At MAX 2005 attendees had the chance to see what is possible when we put our ideas in motion together. Nearly 3,000 leading developers and designers gathered in Anaheim, California for the largest MAX ever.

MAX was the place to learn about Studio 8 from the expert team that created it. It was also the place to hear about the newly released Flex 2 and to learn about the rich internet applications that are being built with the Flash Platform. From this year's release of the powerful ColdFusion MX 7 to the latest release of the Flash Player, MAX attendees saw the latest and greatest that Macromedia has to offer.

This was one hell of a good show. Flash is the software for making websites, and for mobile interfaces. I realised how much of the internet I was missing after attendin this show. The first person to impress me was Drew Trujilo or affectionately known as Dr. Woohoo. His presentation on 'In The Mod- Color Analytics' was awesome. You have gotta check out his color palettes. Another presenter was Mario Klingemann. Ever heard of a Internet driven VJ system? You have it right on Klingemann's site. This is really a wonderful tool for anyone who needs a little eye-candy, or who aspires to be a little creative while surfing on the net. And moving on to Yugo Nakamura. This guys's creations are amazing. I mean, who would have thought that you could have built such interactive sites? Please go to AmazType. And I say please, because, then you would forget the boring way search engines churn out the results. I think it is appropriate to end of this blog with one of Nakamura's quotes;
"Let's try to forget about all content of logic, Let's reconstruct it and make new logic"

'Fly by Night' Video Challenge 2005

About Fly by Night

Make the video you have always wanted to make in one weekend. The Fly By Night Video Challenge is a weekend of mayhem and magic.

Fly By Night is a different kind of competition that encourages creativity, absurdity and spontaneity. The theme of the competition is announced on Friday night and the race begins. Participants then spend the next 48 hours creating their own films. Entries are screened on the Sunday after submission.

Ten films selected by the judges receive S$300 in prize money each. The judges’ decision is based on the creators’ ability to make the most interesting work with limited time and money. The Judges’ Choice will be announced ‘live’ on the Sunday night itself.

Past entries have gone on to be screened at the Thai Short Film Festival, Minikino (Indonesia), Pusan Asian Short Film Festival and 3rd Frame Film Festival. Fly By Night alumnae include filmmakers Yee Chang Kang, Ellery Ngiam, Tania Sng and Victric Thng.

This is the first year I am participating in the Video Challenge. My team members include Daniel, Muru, Hassan, Siva. Daniel and Muru both participated in the video challenge in the first year (2003) and got into the top 8. So this will be their 2nd time participating.

The title this year was really weird. It was ' ^#&$*)' Yeah thats what it is. Maybe I'll tell you what we did for the video, after the results are announced, but it was truly exciting coming up with ideas, shooting, and editing in less than 48 hours. Nothing like I have done before. The motivation for me this year, is not really the top 10 prize, but rather the viewers choice prize, which is an AVID editing system.

Oh yes, PANASONIC and AVID are the official tech sponsors, so we got some freebies from AVID, like a beautiful note pad, a phone lanyard, and a black T-shirt with AVID and PANASONIC printed at the back, with of course the FLY BY NIGHT logo. We finished our editing at about 2 am today morning, and the submission is from 11am to 1pm. Screening starts from 3..and will probably last until say 9, because this year, there are supposedly 50 over entries. Hope we win something, but even if we don't it will be fun to watch all the screenings, and it was truly an enriching experience just participating in the challenge. It enabled me to understand the FCP system better, for one thing. Thanks to all those who have helped in making our video possible. Thanks Norman for you Camera, and Daniel, you were an excellent sport.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Just finished the MAX 2005 conference 2nd day. It was truly an eye-opener. I am too tired to blog about it today, and I won't be doing justice to the conference or to myself if i don't dedicate a whole section to it. I got inspired today to take some photos, while waiting for Muru to pick me up to attend the 'Fly-by-Night' briefing. That is another event I need to blog about extensively too. So not now. Looks like I'm accumulating a 'To-Blog' list...but what the hell. Blog it well...or don't blog at all. This is the exterior of Wheelock Place, from the Borders Cafe. I thought the reflections of the beams on the glass looks good, and I loved the blue tinge to it, and the mix of white and blue hues. It gives a cool modern feeling, and glass is one of my most preferred materials. Another texture that I really love is the texture of water. And it was quite cool how my Konica-Minolta captures the still water droplets from the fountain at the Borders Cafe. I did some brightness and highlight control, and that brought out the shine in my water droplets. I added some lines in the pic, just to make it look more interesting. I laid my hands on a Mac G5 for the first time, and it makes me wonder why am I still using Windows (refer to my previous web log on ICreate). I will not complain, but I am definitley getting a personal Mac (either a Ibook or Power Book) for myself next year.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Muru's Deepavali Gathering

Today attended the Deepavali gatherting at Muru's. The food was great. Muru was so kind to get us 2 wine bottles. The company was great there too. Daniel could not make it, as he had some family commitments. Nevertheless the company was good...Sandhya, Kabi and Sentill were there. Muru's son is smart and is totally into animation and video editing...hope he learns alot. Thanks Muru, we hope to meet on the 25th Nov for my post birthday celebration ( My birthday is on the 22nd November by the way). Cheers.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Chatrapathi - Sentimental Shivaji

Watched Chatrapthi, and I understood why it's a blockbuster all over in the Telugu market...because it is entertaining as hell...with 2 of the most well loved figures in Telugu Cinema, Prabhas and Shreya. A movie with all the Indian masala, with the right spices of great dances, good bods, technicolour, power dialogues, action pack (including a fight with the shark in the sea) and just with the added flavour for Indian tounges, mother sentiment...It always works till the end. I think I have already talked about Prabhas in my earlier blog about Varsham, and to continue, Prabhas is doing great. He looks real good in this movie, delivers his dialogues well, and has a knack of attracting women, with his charming looks and height. Althought the movie does not hold a fabulous, or absolutely unique story-line, it's screenplay is done well. Comedy track is good. Anniyan - Chandramukhi, Chakram spoofs are interesting. Prabhas's dressing was well taken care of. Songs are OK, by Keeravani. The song Gundusoodi is actually a copy from the Tamil song Kambangkaadu, released eons ago, but the cinematography of the song was good nevertheless, and it was refreshing to hear an old hit, with a new concept. On the whole, Chatrapathi is set to rave more hearts with his power.

The Truth about Lying...

Compulsive Lying: Overview

(the content below is not from the book)

There are a number of reasons that people lie. The first is fear. This is the most common reason that people may lie, and they are taking shelter from a perceived punishment. It may be because they know they have done something wrong a single time, in which case it is not compulsive lying. But if they are always in fear of being punished, it may become a habit, which is a second reason for lying. In this case, it may become compulsive lying, which is lying by reflex. Even when confronted by the truth, they insist the lie is the truth in this case. A third case is learning to lie through modeling. When a people see others lie, especially when they get away with it, they may become more prone to lying. Finally, people lie because they feel if they tell the truth they won't get what they want. Thus, out of the main reasons for lying, only lying by habit can truly be called "compulsive lying."

Increased lying has been seen with a number of psychiatric diagnoses such as ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. With ADHD people will often say "I don't know why I did that", and when confronted about why they lied, their answer will be the same. ADHD children also display impulsivity, and they may lie implusively. Bipolar Disorder can be associated with low serotonin levels, which has been implicated in impulsivity, which, as indicated before, makes a person more prone to lie.

Pathological lying, though, can be thought of as being associated with a select few psychiatric diagnoses, which normally have their onset during adolescence. Namely, these are Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. In conduct disorder, it is common to seelying, conning people and other forms of deceit. In Antisocial Personality Disorder, there is a pervasive pattern of disregard or the rights of others, and with this, the person with this disorder will often lie to get what they wish – usually money, sex or power.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Its Deepavali today. To all those having a public holiday, Happy Holiday... Thats my sister Vinitha in the photo btw. Decided to spend my Deepavali by watching Chatrapathi. Will tell you guys how was the movie tonight. Cheers.