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Sunday, April 29, 2007

A frightening night in Srilanka

It was 1: 11am early in the morning of 29th April 2007. I was startled for a loud sound. I waited in shock for the sound I heard. After 10 minutes later power went off. I knew it was not only from my room, it was from whole Colombo (Srilanka Capital). I heard the ‘brmph’ of the bombs as they hit the ground and exploded. I quickly rushed near to the window and looked out side from my room. I felt like I was in a different world and something like a dream. I was freeze. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I see heavy gun firing in the air. I quickly rushed out from my room. By the time my brother and two of the friend’s at home were also awake.

We stayed together. We didn’t even know what to do. We call one person after another. We were in shock, don’t know what was wrong. Neighborhood people were out from their houses. They told that Tamil Tiger are attacking from their war plans. We got scared much more than we were.

After 20 minutes of heavy gun firing everything went normal. Power supply also came back. Quickly we went to see the online news from Internet. It wants be 5 minute, again power supply was cut, same time gun firing started again. We all stayed near the balcony. We can see no light at all only the gun firings in the sky. Crowded black clouds obscure the moon light. So we see only the gun fires. After a few minutes later a Military jet went above our area. We all were word less. We stayed until the morning sunrise. At 5:00 clock we went to sleep. Tamil tiger planes went back after an air strike to a fuel refinery and gas storage facility in Colombo. Last night was really a vivid night.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Build your house Wisely

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, "This is your house... my gift to you."

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

You love computer? OR Computer Loves You?
As we all can see technology has brought us to an astonishing world. A World of machine. Today we cannot do anything without machines/computers. Every single step we take is a calculation done by machines. Machines or computers have changed our way of living. Everyday we make use of them. We neglect to use our full brain power and depend on the computers; this is leading us humans to live a lazy life.

We can now say that we humans are in love with computers. Hmmm. Sounds crazy right?

What I want to bring to your mind is head of our houses the most useful contraption of all time. Our brain is a finely tuned machine that even smatters than the world’s best computer. In fact the brain is kind of like a super computer. So Let us use both our brain and computers. Let us love to use our own ideas but not computers. Otherwise there might be a day that computers take over the world and starts to rule the Earth. Eeheheheh.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Three Parrots

A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says, "The parrot on the left costs 500 dollars".

"Why does the parrot cost so much," asks the man.The shop owner says, "Well, the parrot knows how to use a computer".

The man then asks about the next parrot to be told that this one cost 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the other parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.
Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot to be told that it costs 2,000 dollars. Needless to say this begs the question, "What can it do?"

To which the shop owner replies, "to be honest I have never seen it do a thing, but the other two call him boss!"

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Love and Time

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you?"Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!""I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you.""Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who Helped me?""It was Time," Knowledge answered."Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Are there wire bridges?

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, United States, was the first Suspension Bridge built using steel cables, which can carry huge loads. The bridge cost $15.1 million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction. Its designer, John Roebling, used over 1,900 kilometres of wire anchored with around 90,000 tones of masonry.

At the time it opened, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world 50% longer than any previously built and it has become a treasured landmark.

Friday, April 13, 2007

What am I going to post today?

Whenever I open my blog, first thing comes to my mind is. “What am I going to post today?” Hmm. Sound Silly Right? Reason is, I don’t know which one to post first, either my designs or the thoughts waiting in my mind to express in words.

My blog is my spare time partner. Everyday I check my blog. I read the comments sent by my blog readers. I thank them for expressing their thoughts about my articles and designs. They are the reason y I am still boiling the pot.

My cronies sometimes complain me “Y I always post poems in my blog”. I think it’s a good question. The main reason y I write my thoughts as poems is, I feel that the best way to express my feelings and best way to play with other person’s feelings is writing words in a meaningful way. So the meaningful words in short form comes from poems. Other reason y I post poems in my blog is. Writing poem is one of my hobbies; to make my field of poem writing a more precious one and to give practice to myself I started posting it in my blog. I think people who have read my poems have enjoyed reading it during the past seven months.

I am not a writer but a person in hope of being a writer. So to paint my dreams with beautiful colors I started posting articles in my blog. I hope that the keys to success will unlock my dreams someday.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Looking for bad qualities

There are two important lessons to learn from the saying of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him.

"A believing man (husband) should not hate believing women (Wife): if he dislikes one character in her, he will like another one":

The first is: It gives guidance in the way to deal with wives, friends, relations, colleagues and anyone with whom you have a relationship or association. It teaches that you have a relationship or association. It teaches that you have to prepare yourself to accept the fact that any person with whom you have one sort of relationship or another will definitely have imperfections, bad qualities or some character that you would not like. So if you find that in him, think of what is incumbent on you, or proper for you to do regarding maintaining the tie of relationship, and preserving the bond of love and affection between you. Bring to mind his good qualities, and the importance the religion attaches to maintaining good social relations. By overlooking bad qualities, and bringing to mind the good ones, bonds of relationship and good companionship are maintained, and this is another source of harmony.

It teaches us how to ward off grief and worry, and bring about an honest and sincere relationship in which each party fulfils his obligations and dues to the other, and harmony is maintained between them. The one who does not work with this teaching of the prophet, peace and blessing of Allah be on him, and does the opposite, whereby he busies himself with noticing the bad qualities and ignoring the good ones, there is no doubt that he will be overtaken by worries and anxieties, and there is no doubt also that the bond of love that is between him and those he loves will be cut, and many of the rights and obligations of both parties will be flouted.

Many people with high aspiration and inner energy are able to prepare themselves to deal with heavy calamities and adversities with patience and tranquility, but when they are faced with small and trivial issues, they become worried and anxious, and their hearts lose their clarity of thought and become turbid. The reason behind this is that they were able to prepare themselves to deal with situations, and they ignored the minor ones, as a result of which the things they regarded as insignificant took them off their guard and unsettled their peace. The real strong person prepares himself to deal with both great and insignificant issues, and asks the help of Allah in that, and that Allah does not leave him to himself even for blink of an eye. When he does that, the small issues become easy for him to handle just as the big ones, and he maintains his composure, happiness and tranquility.

- Shaikh Abdurrahman Bin Nasir Al-Si’idy - Saudi Arabia -