Off Season


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”

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After the treble winning season at Camp Now in the year 2014-2015, the stadium which saw 90,000 fans come here every week, now waits silently in this off season awaiting for the next year.

Forza Barça !!

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Ninjas, Onions and Tears


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Moved to Tears.”

So, I happened to be at my friend’s pay and there was this gorgeous girl helping him out with the preparations.  She was cutting some vegetables for the salad and seeing how beautiful she was,  I decided to man up and go talk to her.

My bad luck,  she started cutting onions when I walked up to her and those damn onions brought tears to my eyes. My eyes got so watery that I could hardly see and I had to remove my glasses to wipe the tears off and the girl stopped curing the onions and she’s like, ” Don’t very like a girl. ” and she walked away.

I think this incident perfectly matches this prompt as that was indeed something beautiful (the girl) that brought tears to my eyes (by cutting onions).

~R

Sleeping the Crisis Away


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In a Crisis.”

Knowing myself whenever there is a so called crisis, I eat lots of chocolate and sleep as much as possible because, according to me, sleep is the best way to avoid these problems.

Quite obviously I am not even close to being satisfied with how I react, given that I react by sleeping twice as much as I’d do on a jolly-good day. Not to forget that sleeping postpones the crisis and never really solves it. It’s a double edged sword where both edges kill you.

~R

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Finale : Recap


WARNING: This post contains spoilers about the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Here’s a quick recap of all the main characters that featured on the season finale:

1. Khaleesi
Drogon is back to the “Fuck you, mom” attitude and doesn’t move an inch when Danny tries to convince him on returning to Mereen. In search for food, poor Danny runs into another hoard of Dothraki riders. Time for her to get gang banged by another horse riding troop. Deja vu, to be honest.

This picture is an exact description of Danny and Drogon in this episode.

2. Back in Mereen
Daario, Tyrion and Jorah engage in chit chat while waiting for Khaleesi and after Misandei brings greyworm around, everyone other than Tyrion decide that Tyrion is not fit for an expedition in the wild and that he should use his experience of governing a city by staying back in Mereen. Of course, Tyrion, with his thirst for adventure, disagrees but he is put in the place by the other three. Bonus Points: Tyrion hits on Missandei by talking in Valyrian.

3. Arya Stark
Blinding performance by Arya. Oops, spoiler. So, after she steals a face from the many faced god and she kills Meryn Trant after poking his eyes out with a knife and slitting his throat, Arya runs into trouble with the many-faced god. In a random wtf magical moment, Arya loses her sight, her eyes become ghostly and she becomes blind. Creepy as hell.

4, Stannis Baratheon
Still shaking after having to burn his beloved daughter to death, problems keep piling up for Stannis. He finds his wife, who committed suicide, hanging from a tree. Then, his soldiers are dead due to flu/whatever it is. He still marches on to Winterfell where Ramsay Boton’s army slaughter Stannis and co. Briene of fucking Tarth comes around and kills Stannis for having murdered Renly with blood magic.

5. Sansa Stark
Poor old Sansa still has that Stark luck of being so close but not close enough. As soon as she lights the candle in the tower, Briene turns away and leaves without noticing it. Anyway, after Theon mans up and pushes Ramsay’s whore over, out of the blue, Theon jumps off the wall from Winterfell hand-in-hand with Sansa Stark.

6. Jamie Lannister
Jamie has a first of its kind, father-daughter moment with Myrcella who then starts bleeding out from her nose and dies, thanks to the deadly kiss by Oberyn’s widow/gf. Fucking sandsnakes.

7. Cersei Lannister
Cersei finally admits her sins and begs for mercy. As an atonement, she is made to walk naked through the entire city all the way from the temple to the King’s castle. Extremely sad image as people though, shit, stones, what not on her and verbally abuse her in every possible way, every fan has done to her over the five seasons. I hate Cersei, but even I hated scene. Went a bit too far. On the bright side, the Mountain is back and ready to kill anyone she asks for. BONUS POINT: Cersei gets a new haircut.
8. JON SNOWWWWWWWWWWWW
He really doesn’t know anything. After being fooled by Ollie into believing his uncle might be still alive, Jon snow is stabbed by the bunch of rebels in the night watch and Ollie stabs him in the heart to deal the final blow as Jon bleeds out and dies. R.I.P Jon Snow. (Kit Harrington said that Jon is dead and he isn’t coming back, so yeah. Time to cry.)

BOTTOMLINE: RIP Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon, Myrcella Lannister. For everyone else who died in this episode, good luck finding another job. Tyrion rules Mereen, Cersei walks naked through Westeros in her walk of shame, Khaleesi and the Dothraki horse Riders- Season 2, Sansa and theon jump off the wall (did they break their legs or what) and Arya goes blind. Too much of a depressing season 5. have to wait for another year to get more depressing episodes.

My Amazing New Boss


This is the first time I have ever worked for a salary in my entire life and even though the job sucks, I love going to work everyday because of my amazing new boss. He is one of the kindest and goodhearted people you are likely to come across in your life.

He is a simple, down to earth person. Even though he is an introvert himself, he tries his best to make sure that new employees like me are comfortable with the work environment. Even though his supervisor gives him foolish orders, he carries them out (after making a few sarcastic and hilarious comments about it). He is truly amazing.

At the age of 57, he is really experienced, loves what he does and is still looking for new challenges. One of his latest challenges being: hiring a completely new, untrained crew and running the restaurant like nothing has changed. I totally respect his guts and his attitude.

I feel there is something you can learn from every human being on this world and especially if that person is old and is quite a good human being, there are so many things you can learn about life itself which is a result of their experience, and isn’t knowledge anything but documented experience? Here’s what I have learned from him by working just ONE day under him:

You have to find what you love to do and do that for the rest of your life.

So this is one of the first things he told me. It’s a bit cliche, but it is so true. Your productivity is so much more if you do something you love also the mental stress of work is almost zero in such cases.

He also told me how he got into the food service business. Turns out when he started out working, his first job was at the age of 15 in a restaurant and his father made fun of him for doing a ‘women’s job’. Of course, he meant it in a jovial sense and didn’t mean anything bad about his late father, which showed how much he loved his old man.
He didn’t have the money to go to college and take up culinary arts, so he continued as a waiter in a restaurant.

He tells me that he really wanted to be a great chef and work in one of the best restaurants in the country and that his financial state prevented him from doing so.  He doesn’t blame anyone for him not having the finances to go to college and become a chef. Despite all that, he is happy with how his life turned out and that he is still working in an industry he loves. I don’t know what a successful life/job really is like, but waking up with a smile every morning and coming and doing what you love sounds like success to me.

Respect begets respect

He tells me that all his life he has been trying to respect people as much as possible and that he follows respect begets respect. He doesn’t kiss his boss’ ass to get something done. He is really honest about everything, makes sure you aren’t hurt by what he says (as in criticism of your work and how you can improve) and that even if you are apologizes if he says anything out of line. Even though he never went to college, he realizes how important education is and he was more than kind enough to adjust my schedule so that I can prepare for my exams as well as working for my shift at the restaurant.

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New beginnings

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a more considerate, inspiring and amazing boss for my first job. Looking forward to going for work again tomorrow, all thanks to my dear boss, Dave.

~R