Friday, December 19, 2008

My Bucket List - Do You Have Any ???

As the year 2008 comes to an end, what can be expected of me and my blog? You guessed it right, there would be a post recollecting this whole year that went by, certain events which came, made their mark and we moved on, certain moments worth mesmerizing, and certainly some worth creating a milestone for the path down the memory lane. After all that is what my blog is all about - Recollecting, Reminiscing and Recording all the memories that have went by ... I did not realize until now, that this posts and my blog is surely going to be my potion of survival for my later age LOL !!! I would just sti back, with my stick in my hand, my teeth lying in a glass, wrinkles on my face, mumbling something, trying to figure out how the damn Intel Pentium 8-9-10th generation works on my laptop, and trying to read through these moments which I have pen down on my blog (if my blog survives till that day LOL). Wel, if only I had planned my today's life quite ahead of time, just like I am planning for my old age survival tactics, then things would have been more merrier and rosier than they currently are, but then What the Heck !!! Who cares about what is to come until we live in the present and enjoy it ...

I and my room-mate Jaishal just ended up watching a not-so-glamorous, but yet-so-meaningful, Hollywood flick - "The Bucket List", directed by Rob Reiner, starring one of my favs - Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. The movie revolves around this term called "Bucket List", which is just a piece of paper, with a list of items these two guys , complete strangers, down with certain illness, want to do, achieve and enjoy, before they enter the doors of Heaven above. And that is how their journey begins and they find themselves, doing and experiencing things that they would have just dreamt of... From Sky-diving, to having a cup of coffee on the Pyramids in Egypt, from the South African Safari, to having a dinner in France, they do it all, and they do it in style.

Well so watching this movie, I thought why not let me put down my own Bucket List - ofcourse its hard to be realistic while doing so, but atleast I can give it a shot. Who knows, if some one from you out there, are so graceful enough like Jack Nicholson, to help me fulfill my list of things to do ... Its not that I am nearing an end of my life, LOL, hell no, but then my list will change from time to time as I move on with my life. The list might have some short term wishes, and some long term desires, but you guys feel free to fulfill them as and when you want LOL ...

So I am gonna list just about 5 things that I have in my mind as of today (believe me, its really hard to take time and think what one really wants in life ), looking to where I stand, and let's see if I can achieve those any time sooner, but the interesting part is, that when I post another article here with this same topic, and update my list, that will be only when I have fulfilled at-least one of the following 5 desires. As soon as one item goes off my bucket list, I would update the post - that is my deal ;-) ...

Also for this post, I tag, Soham, Nikhil, Krupa, Valerine, Neha and Shachi, to pen down their own Bucket Lists ... Enjoy guys !!! Make it funnier and eventful ... Who knows I might just help you out LOL !!!

Samy's Bucket List

1. Sometime, down the future, I would like to help at-least 1-3 kids, who can't afford studies, go through their schooling, the college studies and see them become successful - be it big or small - I just would like to educate a couple of poor kids.

2. In the long run, I would love, simply desire to, have minimum of 3-5 offices all over the world, for Me and My Father, either running his business, or running mine alongside his.

3. A day before, when I would leave USA permanently, I am gonna drive my Toyota Camry to the limits, going from either San Jose to Los Angeles, or vice-versa, on 5 North-South freeway, without worrying about any kind of tickets, or cops with radars. Of-course I would use a radar in my car, to scan for the cops' signals, if I get caught, no probs, would pay the ticket whatever be the cost, but if I dont get caught, I would end up writing a post about it, alongwith a picture taken by me of my speedometer, crossing the 100-110-120-130-140 barrier.
(Psst: I still want to do it as of today, if my friends agree to share the cost of the ticket, come on guys, the worst fine would be around 300 $, if we are 4 people - that's just freaking 75 $ per head)

4. For once in my life, I want to score 50 runs - Out or Not out does not matter, in a game of Cricket. Just want to charge down the pitch, while hitting a four or taking a single to reach the score of 50, punch my fist in the air while jumping, and celebrate it with a bear-hug with my non-stiker partner in the middle of the pitch. Parallel, and of lesser importance to that, I really want to try using my not-so-good bowling tactics, thus ending up using some kind of weird spin actions in a match to baffle the opposition.

5. Really, really, desperately want to go Sky Diving for the past 2 years, but have not got a chance yet. Just for once, I want to go up there and take a dive into complete vaccum, and feel the experience of being sucked into a black hole of the universe.

Ahem !!! Well these are my desires as of today to put it inside my "Bucket" list, lets see what are yours ??? It would be interesting to know your dreams and wishes that you have for the future.

And before I leave you to ponder over your list, I am just going to quote a few favourite dialogues from the movie :

"You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you."
"We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round."
"Everyone's afraid to die alone."
"Nobody cares what you think."

But the best was :
"Here's something to remember when you're older - never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart."

LOL ... Happy Listing Friends !!!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Identify Yourself - My Blog Visitors and Readers !!!

Well here I am waiting to fly across the oceans to go back home and surround myself in the comfort of my birthplace, live a luxurious life, which I got due to my previous good Karma, and more importantly just relax and chillax from a very happening and en eventful 2008 as it comes to an end in just a little under 3 weeks. God knows, how much desperate I am getting to get out of this place, break the shackles of a monotonous life, and just keep on turning round and round in my big big bed back home in Ahmedabad. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner would be served hot, cooked by my lovely Mom's hands, Cars and Vehicles would be drive at a furious pace, with no worries about the damn tickets and fines, Horns will be honked with no staring eyes, no dishes to wash, no laundry to be done, just relaxxxxiiinnnggggg as if I am the king of the world. No wonder we all feel as if we are going back to our kingdom lol ... And this time I am taking back home a queen too, who would reside with me in my kingdom and be my side as a princess of the prince lol :) what a fairy tale isnt it ???

STOP !!!

But, before I sway away, in a dreamland of mine, on a tangent topic here, let me get back on track and pen down something which I really wanted to write here for just a time pass post. (Psst: I would love to write about going back home, but I would wait till the last weekend I think for that to come out ;-) lol )

Well so, here I am, just checking one of my Widgets on my blog, on the left corner, if you can see, from Feedjit - Live Traffic Feed, and a thought just occurred looking to the statistics and demographic information about the visitors from all around the world on my Blog.

Why not just list down all the places which I can see on the Map of this widget, which in real-time tells me who just came and who just exited from my Blog. Ofcourse, it does not exactly say "who", but atleast records and stored the demographic information, about the visitor, as to which place does he or she hail from and to add to it, this amazing widget also tells me that what post on my blog did this visitor click. Amazing isnt it?

Well so just going through it, I wondered why not once again reach out to my readers, and try to see if some of the people who visit my blog, even though they do not read all the posts, but just drop by, let me ask them if they are ready to reveal their identity and information to me. Lol, I mean come on readers, this is no top secret, US Secret Service agency information that I am asking. All I am preaching is that just identify yourself with the location that you find is applicable for you from the list which I have put up below. The reason I keep coming back and try to reach out to those who come across my blog and some even read my long essays, is only because I want to know them better. I would love to see in awe, as to how people from all across the globe, known, unknown come to my blog and move on with their life, grumbling about the long posts that I write LOL !!!

Well so here is the list below which lists all my visitor locations so far as of December the 8th, 2008 @ 5.00 PM.



Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Clara
San Jose
Mountain View
Walnut Creek
Huntington Beach
Long Beach
Buena Park
San Ramon
San Bruno
San Mateo
Palo Alto


Winston Salem

Fort Myers
Pompano Beach




Owing Mills
Ellicott City


Neshanic Station






Huntsville, Alabama
Atlanta, Georgia
Kirkland, Washington
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Madison, Wisconsin
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dayton, Ohio
Boston, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island

Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Delhi, New Delhi
Bombay, Maharashtra
Bangalore, Karnataka
Vadodara, Gujarat
Anand, Gujarat


Daventry, Northamtonshire
Dresden, Sachsen
Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead
European Union

Sunnybank, Queensland
Sydney, New South Wales


Doha, Ad Dawhah





Well this sums up all the visitors my blog has had till date, and the thing that amazes me further, is that this widgets gives me the stats for the most popular posts which has been clicked, and also it takes me down till the level where I can identify which region clicked which post, and the visitor from particular location came on my blog through which route, and left through which route - the route here indicating the post title.

So, lets see how many new people I can know now, since now I have their locations, I would love to see them coming forward and letting me know who they are and it would be fun for me to prove my own guesses wrong, as just after I got this list, it made my thinking process start in trying to figure out who amongst my known people belong to these locations. Some identifications were easy, some truly obvious, but some are still a mystery.

So friends, let me know you better. Go ahead and post your identification as a comment. I am really looking forward for the responses. :)

Njoy !!!


Monday, December 1, 2008

New Government Symbol !!!

Be it India or the USA, in some aspect or the other this image summarizes the real symbol for any government controlling the nations.

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Enjoy !!!