Please Observe.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

My True Partner for life

A few days ago i thought id write about a journey that i had undertaken recently, in which i learnt i saw and learnt much. But instead, seeing as it had been an 'illegal' journey i shall instead write about a partner of mine. My true partner for life. My bag.
Its just to honour it thats all. I first stumbled upon this marvelous invention when anish gifted me with one just about 2 1/2 years ago. Since then my bag has been an integral part of my life. Seriously, everything. Redial, Redial entertainment, Regular Entertainment, Here-we-go Productions, Sleepover clothes, music, hard drives, food, water, and the most important my drawing/writing book, have all been in my bag at one point. My important life, exists in the bag.
I have had three bags so far. Out of them two have had tragic fates. The first one,that Anish gave me for my birthday, a red Nike, got stolen while we were playing football at Maktoum. It was filled to the maximum that day and some guy just took it. It was devastating for me. There were more than 20 cds in there. An entire part of my life had just been grabbed and taken away from me. That was a sad day for me and i really felt like crying. I told my parents about it and they were like' its just a bag'! It's not just a bag! That bag spanned a whole phase in my life! After i lost it, it was really like 'It's time to move on Tejas'...
The second bag was a grey Nike given to me by Ankita in december of last year for my birtday in July(also of last year:P) and is currently very much in my possesion, but the sad part is that I apparently overworked it, and now there is a big gaping hole at the bottom of the bag. My mom's been dying to throw it out since but due to sentimental reasons i'm very attached to the bag. That bag has been with me everywhere, from Desert Rock to Pune and I'm not about to let go of it that easily. It has retired somewhat, though i still use it as my school bag, its not my 'out-out' bag anymore.
Those duties instead have passed on to my current bag. The Black Adidas bag that i once again got on my birthday from Proma and Ishika(thank you very much). My current bag is very user friendly and It and I share a similar relationship much like my Nikes. But theres something about this new bag that i have not felt with any other bag. All I can say is that if anything happens to this one...I will seriously not be able to handle the trauma.
I love my Bag. I can't leave the house without it. You should get one too.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tribute to the very disciplined Photo-takers...

I don't know how many of you have seen this fairly recent video of the chinese lady who took a photo of her self for 3 years straight, apparently in the same place of her house. Well if you haven't please see the below embed video.

Now if that didn't freak you out...
Anyway "ahreelee", the female who made that video actually submitted it for a film festival, whether or not those were her original intentions are unknown...maybe she just thought that she was kool. Now not more than even a month later, another guy, called Noah Kalina made a similar video it seems, after realising that he had taken his photo everyday for 6 YEARS. So he added his own.
Thats 2356 photos! Please don't sit through the whole thing...

Whats up with these people? I can understand the whole cool timelapse photography and stuff but still...6 years. That video is 5 minutes and 45 seconds long.This guy even has a website on which he has posted up all his photos!

Noah's Face about 2350 times...

Why? I don't know. Its really freaky how he keeps looking at you. Like the mona lisa :P. Did you notice how his eyes got bigger? XD

The Youtube community apparently was so moved by the last two videos that, they sent in video responses, such as the next guy. Known as 'the Dispatcher', he comments on Noah's video.

Well believe or not, there were replies to that video as well, such as this unusual fellow:

Thats like social suicide. Respect dude.
Anyway the point of this post is to show you the next video which after seeing i went ballistic and had to show all of you. Trust me it was worth watching Noah's video, just to see this!

Need to hear your comments on this one!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A New Musical Beginning...

Big News From Modern High!
A new band, "Discrete" is making music! Watch out for their first single Sunday the 29th!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Confessions of a bored mind( because everyones confessing these days)

This is a random post at midnight.Good morning.
I'm typing frankly, cause I feel I have lost all meaning in the "work" I'm supposed to be doing now.I'm supposed to be making a video, but I can't. I'm feeling useless at the moment.
These are all random thoughts, by the way.
I have school tomorrow. I have an EVS test tomorrow. By tomorrow I mean today. Cause its past midnight, you know. Good morning. I'm not prepared. I have 1 hour to study for it. Thats before class starts. My bus comes early into school. Im listening to some music, mostly slow dancing, and real player is on loop. Santana type ish like solo.
Theres 22 other people online. One person is talking. Randomly. Thank you.
There, its started again. I need a blank CD. I don't have one. I got batteries for my CD player. Inside is Mixed feelings: songs for the confused soul vol 1. I made that.
A guide to Australian Education. A piece of Velcro. Water bottle. glass thing.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Movie to Watch, very closely : The Everchanging Life at MHS

This is one heck of a long movie. I mean it. Its really long.
MHS is such a wonderful place(no sarcasm),honestly. It makes me think so much...But then obviously right? What more important thing happens to a child while growing up other than school?
I just keep observing and wondering whether life here really does take a standstill,or even just a little break for a minute.My summer right up till creative festival was so hectic with the whole "documentary" and Music and Teachers Day that i thought at least now...we'd be having a break. And a break not in the sense that like not studying or anything but just that there was no "news". Take a break. The funny thing is that it doesnt. The even funnier thing is that you think it does for while when everything is tying itself down, knotting up its loose ends and then suddenly, you realise it was never even thinking of stopping, like a duracell bunny, trying to cover as much ground before its battery dies out...which doesn't by the way.
Its so full of turns and twists that you didn't even know that they happened. Sometimes it's crap. Sometimes there are people who are just bored. Sometimes there are people who are focused. Some confused. Some focused but confused. Sometimes there are people who talk a lot. For all 13-14 year olds, i like my friends more than you'll know. This is where I laugh creepily. We have a leader, a password secret signals and oh btw, Romit Sen is one of us too. That makes it five.Some people don't like to believe us, but it's true.
I keep living by my philosophy of observation. It's brilliant.My Point for this post, and all i'm saying is to watch closely.Anything. Everything. Observe and wonder. Be amazed. Its Enjoyable.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Movie way off in the future: 300

Action / Drama / Adventure

300. Nice name for a movie. If i ust said the name, you wouldn't (well most of you non mythological geeks) guess what this movie would be about. After 2 people told me about this movies trailer i had to watch it.
It is about ancient earth, around 480 BC when Persia was dominating and annexing all parts of the world to its vast kingdom. The next on its hitlist was Greece, so the bravest of the Greek, the Spartans(from Sparta no less)are chosen to fight.The King of Sparta leads them.

This movie is about the war that takes place at Thermopylae, a steep and narrow canyon where war is difficult and strength of army cannot determine the outcome. The story goes that Greece sent out this army of men as a decoy to buy time while they in actualality prepared for Persia's greater invasion. Its suicide, But the 300 brave soldiers of Sparta aren't going out without a fight.It is said that their act moved the world into its first ever democracy.
The Trailer is awesome, really can't wait for this one, but the bad news is that it releases in 2007!Based on Frank Miller's(writer of the graphic series Batman:Year One) graphic novel,so far the visual effects are brilliant.The Spartan King is just too cool.Hopefully won't be another 'troy'-gic mistake.
Watch the trailer here:
Rating: 18+

The Call...Online Premiere

The much-awaited day is finally here, the day of the online premiere of Romit's and my latest video, The Call!
A Here-We-Go Production,
Starring: Romit Sen
Tejas Menon
Special Thanks to Ali Yar Khan
This Video is dedicated to Harendra Kapur because of his birthday thing...and All rights reserved.Comment plz!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Movie to Watch: The Prestige

Drama / Fantasy / Thriller

Now i'm sure many people have seen the restart of the franchise of Batman, namely 'Batman Begins', turn out into the summer success story of 2005. Dark, haunting and action-packed, it was made into gold because of one brilliant director, Christopher Nolan. This man is a genius with the camera it seems, because this year he releases his latest film that looks to be as good as the rest: The Prestige.

"Every great magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called "The Pledge"; The magician shows you something ordinary, but of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn"; The magician makes his ordinary some thing do something extraordinary. Now if you're looking for the secret... you won't find it, that's why there's a third act called, "The Prestige"; this is the part with the twists and turns, where lives hang in the balance, and you see something shocking you've never seen before."

I think that sums up the title. The movie is about magic tricks. Does it seem dark enough?
Rupert( Hugh Jackman) and Alfred( Christian Bale) are both magicians bent on outdoing each other in the stage of magic. This all seems fine and dandy, in the name of friendly competition until Alfred comes up with the most ingenious trick, that Alfred must find out how it is accomplished. The story moves on with the people questioning the ability of magicians, and whether there really is magic involved or if some things are just supernatural. The question is : Can some people do what magicians pretend to do? and are there no tricks?
Michael Caine is back with his sweet ol' british accent with back up from Scarlett Johannson. Raise your expectations.

Rating: PG 15

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Movie to Rent : Creep

I don't know why i'm writing about this, this has to be one of the funniest scary movies i have seen. Not a Gory-film watcher myself, i saw this after the trailer itself convinced me that it was a scary film indeed.
Creep started out promising with hope for good horror. The intial cut scene really was scary. But Alas. The entire movie makes no sense at all!NO SENSE! Its about a young woman who gets stuck in the london underground in the late hours of night only tried to be raped by a man, who gets killed by another man and basically the way i'm going you think that its not a very fun movie! In the dark tunnels of the underground lies a 'creep' who abducts people, this either resulting in them being killed on the spot, or getting locked in sewage-watery cages that if you swim under can lead to another cage with an open door!
But apart from that, the creep has its moments, but oh how few. If you are going to watch this i recommend watching it with four more people, late at night under cushions and blankets. Laughs assured.

Rating: 18+