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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Truth Lies Here

War is an ugly thing. It destroys lives, property, and worst of all, history. It's ironic that most wars are fought in the name of defending "that which is right", and yet when the dust settles, the truth is lost. Each side goes back home, glorifying its "martyrs", it's remarkable stories of courage and valor, and an undisputed claim to victory. These stories trickle down into school textbooks, telling future generations a tailor made version of history, poisoning young minds with hatred and false ideas. And in no time, we have entire generations, entire nations that can see but are blind.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Peaceful Breakup

What time is it?

How can a few numbers contain all of time?...I can feel your lips. I'm still here.

I can see you. You're beautiful.

You always say that. It's all you ever say.

Now I know why your friends are so smart.

Catharine is not my friend. She's my doctor.

I knew that. But I didn't know it.

Sometimes I think she knows me better than you do.

Do I wanna know?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Smelling the Coffee

They say that the greatest flaw of consciousness is that it makes us believe the world revolves around us, that we're the center of the universe. It makes us inherently self centered and selfish. Therefore, we often fail to look beyond our own beliefs, opinions, relationships, financial issues, success, sex, family, ego, and pride.

The Man with the Miniature Orchestra - by Dave Algonquin

There were phrases of Beethoven’s 9th symphony that still made Coe cry. He always thought it had to do with the circumstances of the composition itself. He imagined Beethoven, deaf and soul-sick, his heart broken, scribbling furiously while Death stood in the doorway, clipping his nails. Still, Coe thought, it might have been living in the country that was making him cry; it was killing him with its silence and loneliness, making everything ordinary too beautiful to bear.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

History

I never thought I'd say this, but my memories are fading away as time passes by. And as I look back, seemingly ordinary events and incidents feel like my little private treasures from the past. I'm afraid of losing it all, and want to write down each and every thing before time gets the better of me.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Summer Man

"When a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him. He has a million reasons for being anywhere, just ask him. If you listen, he'll tell you how he got there. How he forgot where he was going, and how he woke up. If you listen, he'll tell you about the time he thought he was an angel, and dreamt of being perfect. And then he'll smile with wisdom, content that he realized the world isn't perfect. We're flawed, because we want so much more. We're ruined, because we get these things, and wish for what we had." - Don Draper, Mad Men

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Clay

Piece by piece, bit by bit, I give myself away
Not every month, or every week, it happens every day

I close my eyes, I count the pieces
Of me I've given away

They're distant, can't reach them
So I look the other way

They seem all happy, life is great
Not guilty, full of play

I miss you all, and often wonder
If you miss me the same way

Stay in my thoughts, just one more look
This pain might go away

Just turn around, and see this wreck
Some broken dreams of clay


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Of Hibernation

If you wanna live your life in a creative way as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you've done and whoever you were, and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, "BYE, I have to go. I'm going crazy, and I'm getting out of here." And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge, a little differently. - Steve Jobs

Monday, April 02, 2012

Common Facebook Page Crimes


Faceook pages have become an integral part of most businesses’ social media strategy.  These pages give brands a place of their own on Facebook, the biggest social networking tool today with over 900 million users interacting with brands each and every day. With such traffic, combined with the ability to post images, videos, and interactive content through apps, Facebook can be leveraged by brands to engage users in a variety of ways and utilize experiential marketing techniques to improve brand equity and loyalty.

With that said, most small businesses tend to take social media marketing non-seriously, taking things into their hands rather than trusting a professional with the task. Sometimes this may be a result of low marketing budgets or over-confidence. Just because you know how to interact with friends on Facebook, does not mean you can communicate well with your fans as a brand.

Following are some of the most common mistakes by page admins that turn people off and damage their brand’s image.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My World of Dreams

In my world of dreams, life is fair. People fall in love for the sake of love. Money is just a means to end, not an end in itself. People put morals, values, and principles ahead of their worldly desires. They don't have to fake success or happiness just so that people can see how cool they are. Individuals are valued on the basis of integrity, honesty, and sincerity. Not on the basis of what kind of car they drive, the watch they wear, or the house they live in.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Ad spend: Is Facebook Likely to Take Over Traditional Media in the Future?


In my humble opinion, yes. Here’s why:

Proctor & Gamble, the largest marketer in world, recently announced that it will be cutting 1600 non-manufacturing (mostly marketing related) jobs as the company re-evaluates its $10 billion ad spend and seeks to leverage the opportunities presented by digital advertising and social media. 

The announcement came after a late realization by the company that the return on investment on digital advertising and social media is much more efficient as compared to traditional media. P&G cited its recent Old Spice campaign as an example of social media’s effectiveness. The adverts went viral and received nearly 2 billion free impressions through Facebook, Youtube, and other social networks, resulting in a decision to fully exploit this untapped potential.



This change in advertising strategy, if successful, is likely to push rivals into following suit. Such is

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A thousand words

Ever heard about a picture speaking a thousand words? Well, this is that picture.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Twenty7


Another year has flown by. On the wrong side of 20s now, I really feel no difference, except for the fact that I'm setting goals now. I set some vague ones last year, and achieved them, and probably made some of the most important decisions of my life. My goals have numbers attached to them this year. 2012 is the year of execution.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eternal Dream


"I can only ask that this consolation be yours as it is mine-this parting will be our last. The world can never separate us again. I will wait for you, in the realm where time itself dies.


And one evening, in that realm of eternal spring, eternal twilight, I will look down the path and see you walking towards me. I can see you so clearly my beloved. The last rays of the setting sun shining upon your hair, your eyes bright with the love that fills my own heart.


You will come to me. I will fold you in my arms.


We will close our eyes and begin to dream our eternal dream."


-Margaret Weis