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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

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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

Movie Review: San Andreas


ONE LINE REVIEW: It’s a low budget remake of 2012, in which only California is destroyed, that too in 3D.

Do you want to watch a comedy flick with decent 3D graphics where almost everything in California breaks?? Then San Andreas, starring The Rock, is the movie for you.

The movie plot feels very similar (almost a carbon copy) to the movie 2012. Only difference is that in 2012 almost everything on Earth was destroyed by earthquakes and San Andreas, being the low budget movie, gets only California destroyed. It’s so precise, that the earthquakes stop at San Francisco as if Gandalf stood there at the northern end of San Francisco yelling “You Shall Not Pass”. Of course there were instances where they tried to highlight that the entire country was being affected when they said “It will be felt as far as the east coast” in the movie, but that was merely in words. They didn’t even shoot a scene there. So that’s that.

MOVIE PLOT:
Just like 2012, the protagonist is married and his wife is banging another guy. She is about to move in with the new guy as well. He loves his daughters, one is alive and the other is dead. The Rock is an LA fire and rescue helicopter pilot, though his job plays absolutely no part in the movie. All he does is steal a government vehicle for his personal purposes (a helicopter), a car, a plane and a boat. So apart from camels, every other mode of transport available on our planet. After they dramatically destroy San Francisco’s skyline with a combination of earthquakes and tsunamis, he saves his family and two boys who just happened to be there with his daughter. So, yeah 2012 but in California.

Camels : The only mode of transportation not used in the movie.

THE CAST:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Ray:
I couldn’t accept the fact that he was able to swim and save his daughter. Like, don’t rocks sink in water? After a number of electrifying kisses to the smoking hot Alexandro Daddario (his daughter in the movie), she comes back to life and all the destruction stops. Such wow. Much tears.

Carlo Gugino as Emma: (Ray’s wife)
She leaves The Rock because he is too awesome and she starts banging a rich guy who raises tall buildings in San Francisco, not to mention he is ex-Mr. Fantastic. No point in her being in the movie. She didn’t save any life. The Rock wasted a tank full of fuel and a helicopter to save her. Such waste. Much amaze.

Ioan Grufford as Daniel Riddick: (The guy who Emma was bangin)
This character was Riddick-ulous. He showed absolutely no signs of the superhero qualities he once possessed in Fantastic 4. Bravery? LOL to that. He saw a large boulder fall from the floor above and he ran screaming like a lil bitch leaving his girlfriend’s daughter to die. He also pushed an innocent guy away from his spot and ended up killing him. (Sheldon Cooper wont be happy about that) I guess not having Jessica Alba with him in California broke his heart. He died when a container ship gang banged Golden gate bridge.

Far from being Mr.Fantastic, he ran away like a lil bitch.

Alexandra Daddario as Blake:
Probably the best looking member of the cast. Also, smokin hot. Nuff said.

The smokin hot Alexandra Daddario plays the role of Blake

Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Ben:
It’s sad that a great engineer like him was still searching for a job at the start of the movie. Also, gets the hot chick at the end. You sir, have my respect.

Art Parkinson as Ollie:
He single handedly saved the movie for me. He was funny, serious, resourceful and had more balls than his brother and got Blake’s number for his bro. Best wingman ever or what? Not to mention his bag which had almost everything and can only be rivaled by Dora the explorer’s bag.

Probably the bag Ollie had, stolen from Dora the Explorer.

Scientists/ Reporters at CalTech :
Good guy scientist finds out earthquake is gonna destroy California: Doesn’t tell anyone. Takes the reporter and hides under tables frequently (if you know where that’s heading 😉 ) . And his Russian student constantly has the expression like, “Fuck this shit. I’m going back to Mother Russia after this.”

FINAL CONCLUSION:
If you have money to waste, go for this movie. Or if you have a copy of 2012, just play the part where California gets destroyed, it’s pretty much the same.
RATING: 1/5 (half a point for Ollie and other half for the eye candy of an actress, Daddario.)

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