Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

Firefly to me and a few other million people is the name of a television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon who I first came across while watching ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ on TV ages ago (I was in school then). I got hold of the series for my sister about 2 years back because she’s a huge sci-fi fan. Being a bit of a sci-fi fan myself, I’ve seen the series a couple of times and the movie called ‘Serenity’ that is based on the series numerous numbers of times. Love the characters, the concept, dialogues, the ship…basically the whole execution. The series didn’t last beyond its first season due to low rating and poor decisions.

Anyway back to the reason of this blog post, here is Firefly….an energy drink sold at Starbucks…. (O_O)
Camera Model : Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Date/Time : 24/04/2011 20:42:00
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/60
Av(Aperture Value) : f1.8
Metering Mode : Center-weighted
ISO Speed : 1800
Lens : Sigma 24mm f1.8
Focal Length : 24mm

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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , ,

Maybe I'm a dreamer
Maybe I'm misunderstood
Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should
Maybe I'm crazy (Maybe I'm crazy)
Maybe I'm the only one
(Maybe I'm the only one)
Maybe I'm just out of touch
Maybe I've just had enoughCause nothing stays the same

Maybe it's time to change
And maybe it's time to change
And leave it all behind
I've never been one to walk alone
I've always been scared to try
And maybe it's time to change
And leave it all behind
I've never been one to walk alone

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Sleep talking...

Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 by Stained in Labels: ,

I’ve taken sleep deprivation to an all new level. During my school/college years getting 8 hours of sleep if not 10 was a norm without which you’d meet a cranky moody me (not that I need less sleep to be like that). Things have changed since then because currently 4 hours of sleep is a blessing, anything more is an endangered occurrence. In the past 7 days or so, I’ve managed a meager 20 hours of sleep. The tired look is what I now permanently fashion which meant I do (at last) look my age unlike the supposed school boy looks I had a year or so back. All I need now is some facial hair and I might just look 35 years old not that I’m aiming for that or maybe I am. Just take today for instance...woke up at 5:30am, played cricket from 6:30am to 10:30am in this heat, then went for prayers and had lunch, then went mall hopping till 7, got dinner for family and watched some IPL while it’s midnight right now and I’m still awake blogging about sleep. My step counter stands at over 16,000 right now. I am extremely tired but I can’t sleep. I’m assuming this is what insomnia feels like so maybe it’s time for some pills or whatever it takes to get some sleep...

On a different note, I’m broke. I haven’t been paid for over 5 months by various clients which means I’ve depleted most of my cash savings. I really don’t understand the funda behind the delay. I just hope I don’t have to incur some more bad debts because the amounts due this time are quite large and I can’t afford another blow to my limping career and bruised confidence.

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Solo walkabout...

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , , , , , , , ,

I can’t remember the last time I took a walk to get to a destination. I’ve been spoiled by effortless access to the metro and the public transport whenever a family car wasn’t around. Since shifting homes, that access is none existing which more often than not makes me want to not get out at all.

On the 12th of this month, there was a tweetup to get to and my primary car was at the service center. Now I either had the choice to grab a taxi (and spend AED25 or so) or walk to the closest metro station which happens to be about 3.6kms away. Instead I walked all the way to the destination which was near Lamcy which according to Google Maps is 7.16kms away from my house. It took me a hour and 45mins to get there which honestly is quite long but then I kept stopping to take pictures.
I was half expecting to end up with cramps by the end of it but surprisingly I felt perfectly fine. I even wanted to walk back but due to other commitments via SJ, had to hitch a ride with her. I might weigh more but I am indeed as fit as I was before if not fitter. This feels good. ^_^

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Multiple strikes...

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

I broke my lens. The fishy eyed one. It has been improved upon. SJ wants to buy it. I think I'll make a profit. So I’m happy. Plus I got this shot to boot so I’m not complaining!! (^_^)
Camera Model : Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Date/Time : 10/04/2011
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1min
Av(Aperture Value) : f8
Metering Mode : Spot
ISO Speed : 100
Lens : Samyang 8mm fisheye
Focal Length : 8mm

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Get It Right

Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , , ,

Can I start again with my faith shaken?
'Cause I can't go back and undo this
I just have to stay and face my mistakes
But if I get stronger and wiser
I'll get through thisWhat can you do when your good isn't good enough?
And all that you touch tumbles down?
Ohh, my best intentions keep making a mess of things
I just wanna fix it somehow
But how many it times will it take
Oh, how many times will it take for me
To get it right?
To get it right?

For complete lyrics click here

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