Sunday, November 23, 2008

Toby's Diary - Time Out Part Two...The future

Friends, it was last year almost this season I had to make a short film with a very limited budget and after brainstroming, I decided what is the problem of kids with their parents and my film "Time Out" was made...

It (the film) has to be made not because it has had great technical stuff of camera language or fast paced MTV kind of editing or the background music, but it has to be made with limited budget and harsh simplicity almost brutal sensitivity...I am past with that Then, after a long time I had to feel what if the future will have the same problem?

I have never written sci-fi story...a very, very short say not more then 500 words to convey the same problem but to have a peek-a-boo at future...what would it be...mankind today is moving with lots of speed but am not sure what direction it is headed...people chasing material goals but not sure where they stand in family way...and what would be the future...the future you will give to your kids? 

The rapid advancement of science and technology will make your life easier? but will it make it simpler?

Will there be something called soul? what imprints will science and technology will have on young eager minds who want love? 

So, here it is a very short story of a boy called Toby who writes his 'feelings' sometimes being personal and sometimes cold to his in between the lines too...and hope a day does not come in future of mankind where the science and technology will give us Toby's... 

Toby’s Diary Year: 2099 23-03-99 

Dear Diary, 
Jury in favor of Ma and my step father Banister. They rule out me connecting to my pa. 48 hours left for me to be with Lucy. Feeling empty, sad & lonely. 

Ma happy with Banister. 

NIWARD Times report: Dr.Rodger, held up in Freud terminal cell escapes! Rumor is - he joins Rebel’s moment as his chip untraceable in UPRS. 

24-03-99 Today Lucy behaves muted and strange. Ma and Banister went out on virtual teleport date. A secret, pssst Lucy was hacked and it gave me 4D-AV message from Pa that he will rescue me. It’s a secret... 

25-03-99 I am feeling lonely as my only friend Lucy is gorn. Banister bought bunch of blokes 4rm Cyberzine, chips of Lucy removed, uninstalled and terminated. Cried in bathroom. Keeping strong. I miss Lucy...the only Robert friend I had :( 

26-03-99 Tomorrow is jury time again. What a headache – as if I don’t know what to do. Ma acting strange, showing "emotions" to me but overheard Banister joking that she will be Billionaire – will make hell of a lot of money outta me. 

27-03-99 Jury kind to me. Told them since I will be new, I want to choose Nobel Orphan cell. Ma sad or seems to be. Oh I will be scanned 2morrow bout some preceptor glands in brain and know volume of emotional electrodes of neurons that make relationship memory. As if I care? 

28-03-99 Strange robots. Ma Cried. Banister was as usual happy. They inject me with gun like injection and after some time, I was in senses. Heard doctors telling my genetic code is fed to tutor-computer server and chip installed to see reactions of my being. What the hell is that? 

NIWARD Times report: Flushed with repeated success in improvement of Brain Trans, the future of mankind is secured as all the unpleasant emotional memory is organically terminated. The bill is on way for approval by UN council with little opposition of politicians and also rebels or have not’s - the terrorists who resort to violence. 

Oh Diary, I Toby, tell you this is my last post, 2morrow I will be operated and genetically upgraded. Ma gave me jelly-belly to eat as much as I want. Ma cried too but then calm.

NIWARD Times Advertisement: 14 children (age 9-12) recently terminated of old emotional memory & upgraded to 5.8 billion tetra bites Einstein version 5.90. 120 years of insurance covered. Programmed to read and obey all parents’ data/instructions. No defect either genetic or memory. The intelligence up gradation is recognized as global resource of genetic code confirmed to legal and moral standards. Auction on 01-04-99 

30-03-99 NIWARD Times report: The breaking news. The rebels broke into cyberzine bio sciences Inc, kidnapping 32 children 14 of which were to be auctioned tomorrow. 18 murders reported in last 24 hours. 16 scientists killed at Cyberzine zone and 2 others from star villa - Mrs. & Mr. Banister. The rebels are suspect lead by the prime suspect Dr. Rodger – untraceable like other rebels as they are humans sans biochips.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Best!

The best athletes don't care about whether or not they're the best. What they care about is the game. The best actors, musicians, doctors, scientists, film makers, teachers and businesspeople are not consumed with being the best. They're consumed with a passion for what they're doing. If your desire is to be the best merely for its own sake, you will strive and struggle against a world that absolutely does not care. If, on the other hand, your most abiding desire is to make a positive difference, you will surely end up being the best at some particular thing or another. The real substance of accomplishment is never in the trophies or the praise or the recognition it brings. The substance of accomplishment is in the value it delivers. The best performers in any field are not the ones who hope to be the best or even the ones who already think they are. The best performers are those who never have to even think about where they stand in the rankings. Commit yourself to delivering value, and you won't be burdened with the need to keep score. Indeed, you will always be on top of the game.

Leave Letters...:)

This is a collection of leave letters and applications written by people from various places in Pakistan... 

1. A student's leave letter: "As I am suffering from my uncle's marriage I cannot attend the class...." 
2. A candidate's application: "This has reference to your advertisement calling for a 'typist And an accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both for the past Several years and I can handle both; I am applying for the post." 

3. I.T.I., Lahore: An employee applied for leave as follows: Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife. Please sanction me one-week leave. 

4. Another employee applied for half day leave as follows: "Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clocks and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave" 

5. A leave letter to the headmaster: "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today" 

6. An incident of a leave letter: "I am suffering from fever, please declare one day holiday." 

7. Another leave letter written to the headmaster: As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day. 

8. A covering note: "I am enclosed herewith..." 

9. From H.A.L. Administration dept: As my mother-in-law has expired and I am responsible for it, Please grant me 10 days leave. 

10. Actual letter written for application of leave: "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband At home I may be granted leave". 

11. Letter writing: "I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well." 

12. Another gem from I.T.I. Leave-letter from an employee who was Performing his daughter's wedding: "As I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave..."

Swami Vivekananda words...What you want or what you need?

When I Asked God for Strength He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve
When I Asked God for Happiness He Showed Me Some Unhappy People When I Asked God for Wealth He Showed Me How to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Favors He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard When I Asked God for Peace He Showed Me How to Help Others God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted He Gave Me Everything I Needed

- Swami Vivekananda

Sunday, November 9, 2008

30 Dilbert's one liner Gyaan!

!. Read below...

2. I say no to tobacco, it just doesn't listen. 
3. A friend in need is a pest indeed. 
4. Work is fine if it doesn't take too much of your time. 
 5. When everything comes in your way you're in the wrong lane.
 6. The light at the end of the tunnel may be an incoming train.. 
 7. Born free, taxed to death. 
 8. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
 9. Life is unsure; always eat your dessert first. 
 10. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking. 
 11. If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants. 
12. It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere. 
 13. I love being a writer... what I can't stand is the paperwork. 
 14. A printer consists of 3 main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light. 
 15. The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius. 
 16. The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it. 17. In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills? 
 18. If you cannot change your mind, are you sure you have one? 
 19. Beat the 5 O'clock rush, leave work at noon! 
 20. If you can't convince them, confuse them. 
 21. It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end. 
 22. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder! 
 23. Hot glass looks same as cold glass. - Cunino's Law of Burnt Fingers 24.The cigarette does the smoking you are just the sucker. 
 25. All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive, fattening or married to someone else. 
26. Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock. 
 27. To Err is human; to forgive is not a Company policy.
 28. The road to success.... Is always under construction. 
 29. Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but if you think again, neither does Milk. 
 30. In order to get a Loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.

Farewell Bush !

At noon on January 20, 2009 his term ends and so we all will miss him. Popular, unpopular or what not, the media is going to miss Bushissms...some pics of the 43rd president.

Wise Eh?

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself 

A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to remain anonymous 

Never test the depth of the water with both feet 

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world 

It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal the neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it 

Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it

People will accept your idea more readily, if you tell them that Obama said it first If you loan someone 500/-, and never see that person again it was probably worth it. 

Going to temple does not make you a religious person anymore than going to Pizza Hut makes you a Double cheeze large pizza 

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side 

Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut. 

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try 

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle 

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans

Thursday, November 6, 2008

OHhhh MYyyy Gooddd! Hong-Kong films & English Subtitles!

"I threat you! I challenge you meet me on the roof tonight for a duet!" -- The Iceman Cometh

"I will kill you until you are dead from it!"

"The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?" -- Lethal Panther 

"I got knife-scars more than the number of your leg's hair!" -- As Tears Go By 

"I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way." -- Holy Weapon 

"Fatty, you with your thick face have hurt my instep." -- Pedicab 

Driver "I'll fire aimlessly if you don't come out!" -- Pom Pom and Hot Hot 

"You are too useless. And now I must beat you." "Gun wounds again?" -- Rich and Famous 

 "A normal person wouldn't steal pituitaries." -- Brain Theft

 "You always use violence. I should've ordered glutinous rice chicken." -- Pedicab Driver 

 "Take my advice, or I'll spank you without pants." -- The Seventh Curse 

 "Beware! Your bones are going to be disconnected." -- Saviour of the Soul 

 "Who gave you the nerve to get killed here?" -- Armour of God

 "Quiet or I'll blow your throat up." -- On the Run 

 "You daring lousy guy." -- Satyr Monks 

 "Beat him out of recognizable shape!" -- Police Story 2 

 "How can you use my intestines as a gift?" -- The Beheaded 100

 "Damn, I'll burn you into a BBQ chicken!" -- Pedicab Driver

 "This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum. I am sure you will not mind that I remove your manhood and leave them out on the dessert flour for your aunts to eat." 

 "Yah-hah, evil spider woman! I have captured you by the short rabbits and can now deliver you violently to your gynecologist for a thorough extermination." 

 "Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feets on some @$$ of the giant lizard person."


Keep Going...

There are people who always keep on doing this to you...

Be strong and keep going on !!!................Have a Nice Day and Enjoy life!!!

Eyes...Mirror of your Soul

For those Tired professionals/businessmen/BPO people...

Take care of your eyes :) 

Step I: After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes. 

Step II: Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them. 

Step III: Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body. 

Circulate among your friends if you care for them and their eyes. They say that your eyes r mirror of your soul, so do take care of them, they are priceless................