Month: November 2015

Peace

This world seems like it’s in a countdown to extinction. There are blood and disturbance everywhere. It’s not a situation of domestic violence, it’s international and it’s horrible. The world we live in sucks.

The word safety used to be precaution from natural ways of life, like errors or accidents. The word safety now means refers more to avoiding violence. What has become of the world? It was not like it was ever peaceful but now it is in it’s extreme limits. I would rather render myself useless than be involved in violence. I would rather be ignorant about politics than to participate in it and become involved in wars with different groups or within the country.

The way to bring peace in Earth is to trust each other that we won’t harm each other and not think of revenge or have control over anyone. The way we know how the world is running is like a game of chess between two amateurs. They each make one move after another to sabotage the other person, coming to a conclusion where one of them is defeated. It’s not over there yet. The person losing is confident in his ability to win over so they agree to play another game. Then one game leads to another and it goes on and on. Wars are like a game of chess. You might defeat them, but you will never defeat their hearts. When one has anger and frustration, they will always strike back and find ways to win anyhow. In a war, we face each other where the pain is inflicted to both.

We know that misery loves company. It seldom goes down alone. Even in a losing battle, the defeated person will not go down without inflicting as much pain as possible. Misery even repeats like history. Wars rage one after another. There is no such thing as a silent protest these days. There used to be a time when John Lennon had a Bed-in protest for world peace where he protested with long hair and music. It never hurt anybody. It was a nice incentive, a true mark of genius. Back then, music was used to heal. By singing the song “Give Peace A Chance”, there came an end to a useless war.

I couldn’t agree more now that the world is run by nothing but buffoons. The smartest minds in the world think they can handle the pressure and have things under control. They make a system that has everyone living under their regulations, but it will always come under scrutiny and will not be accepted by everyone. It’s not a law of physics which bounds to everyone in every condition. It will be full of flaws. What needs to be taught in schools is art and science. We need creativity to find new ways of to put a ragged upside down world in place and curiosity to make sure a mind is never idle and to keeps us wondering. Children should never be raised with a disturbed mind. In the world where we should be looking for alternative sources of energy, we look forward to finding ways to destroy harmony. There is so much to do, and all we do is slaughter is each other. The world as we know needs to give up on greed and blaming each other. We are all at fault, are the ones to provoke and ourselves the victim.

Having religion and boundaries has caused the greatest havoc in this world. Religion was created for people to love each other and to live among each others in a community. It is supposed to be a promoter of peace, instead it has been the most misleading way of promoting hatred. We all have our differences with each other. We are raised differently with a different experience. We are exposed to different kinds of knowledge and enthused by different things. The world would have been a so better place if there was no hunger for power. Having control and a set of rules to obey by has destroyed humanity.

Is life all about the money in the bank, the 10 to 5 work hours, the occasional family and friends gathering, the business, the educational degree, growing old and then dying? Instead of calling ourselves the intelligent beings, we should rather classify us as the deluded. Nothing makes sense at all. When science was used as a means for war, it was the beginning of the end. Haven’t we had enough diseases, famine, flood and other natural ways to pile up our misery? Does it take nature’s wrath to bring peace? We are slowly devouring ourselves, and we will be known in history as the most disgusting and mislead human generation, whose ignorance caused their own extinction.

We can never trust the government and we cannot take sides to be honest. The media and the world do not know the truth. All we can do is become childish and learn to live in peace. If our mind has been used to enslave us, guns and bombs to run a world of fear, money as a mean to balance equality, this is not the world I want to live in. I do not believe the world can be saved, but we can try to live saying we tried and to set an example for others to envy, learn and follow. In fact, the world is a dying and there the fate of the planet is just a question of how long we have till we perish.

If you want peace, live by the philosophy of not taking revenge, controlling anger and living a life by promoting peace, not impair and sway people with fear. I would rather have teenagers be ignorant and useless than be involved in politics. As we know the system is a complete failure and peace is there in nature. Only after wandering and experiencing nature, we can ever understand ourselves and the purpose of our existence. It is to bond with each other and spread a smile.

We are here to help each other in our difficult times and I have no idea what we are doing? Now is a question of how much we can maintain, not how much we can fix. Broken hearts cannot be fixed just as dead bodies cannot be resurrected. All I am saying is give in all the negatives.. all possessions, weapons, greed, anger, temptations, the past, the hurt, the angst, the frustration, the revenge, the formula, the masterplan, the captives, the hostages, the ammunition, the military budget and much more.

Does anybody even think of giving peace a chance?

 

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The graduation story

Until yesterday afternoon, I was thinking of not attending my own graduation ceremony. I have reasonable answers to the whys.

For me, this graduation ceremony isn’t very special. It would have meant more to me if I’d liked college, the time spent there; the three years. It’s not a place where I could call it home. There are not many memorable moments associated with it. I had some awesome group of friends, but all these moments of glory happened outside of the college. The educational institution could never keep me satisfied, especially cause it did not live up to the standards I’d expected.

We were told lies, one after another. These charade words did not even affect them too much. These lies ranged from the total cost of the education to the quality of education. I do not question the qualification of the lecturers, but they certainly didn’t make good teachers. I felt cheated and honestly didn’t learn much from the institution. All I was doing was printing long pages of my assignment, studying for the exams and not surfacing stuff that would get me interested. For me, I achieved a degree of education, not knowledge.

I am not proud of my degree and not content even when I know that a degree in computing has good scoped for employment in the future. So I told my mom that I did not want to attend the ceremony of these people who are just capitalists and only drenching money for the last time, but I came to know of things left unsaid.

Mother seems to be more excited about me graduating than I was. For me, the degree is all but a piece of paper that makes life a little easier. For my mother, it means a little more. It means her son has completed the hurdles of the general system, at an age 10 years before she accomplished herself. It kind of left me in a sad state to see my mother infuriated of my hesitation to attend the ceremony. If I had felt connected to my college, friends and teachers like my alma mater, I would not have thought so, but the plot came to an amazing twist.

The next morning my mother’s sister came to me and said things that would instantly change the way I see education. We live in a society where we accept everyone’s effort to make a daily life. The cobbler fixes my shoe, the milkman brings milk for me and I make websites and systems for people to use in their personal life or business. We all live like different elements in nature co-existing with each other, always transforming, making bonds, combining, splitting up and creating life. Though I would like to revolt against the system, this ceremony was more than just about me.

My mother dreams of getting a photograph of me with that hat, scarf, and cloak with a big fat smile. She wants to hang a picture like everyone else in my family has at home. I never thought about it. It still isn’t something that I really want, but it’s something that would make my mother happy. If she’s happy, I’m happy. Kapish. My aunts and uncles have traveled all the way from Nepal to countries mostly like Australia and The United States of America, flying over an entire ocean to see their sons and daughters graduate while I was refusing to attend it. Like a warm reception, it’s just a pleasant goodbye.

To be honest, it can only be a glorious moment. Most (not all) of my friends who have graduated will be there. My parents will be there to see the ceremony and it is yet another milestone of my career, earning a bachelor’s degree B.Sc (Hons) in Computing at the age of 20. I’ll be seeing my friends parents as well and perhaps my mom and dad could meet some of their old friends and relatives too and share a laugh maybe.

Happiness is contagious. Share the laugh.

The part that made me sob while I saw my mom smile is yet to come. I know for a fact that my mother has an educational degree herself, but I have never seen a picture of her graduation. As my aunt recalls, it was my fault. At the time when my mom had her graduation ceremony, I was born. I was the reason my mother could not attend her graduation ceremony. I feel sad about it, but I know that my entry to this world meant more to her than missing out on celebrating her graduation. As for me, I’ve come to different conclusions.

The reason my eyes are wet is because this is not the first time that my mother has sacrificed something for me. She has sacrificed for me countless times. She has been there taking care of me ever since I was born and till this day, cooking pretty much every meal, washing clothes, paying the internet bills, getting me a laptop, a scooter, paying for my school fees, taking me to hospital after an accident, calling me every day when I haven’t reached home after sunset and this list is endless; you name it.

So I’ll try and be not so emotional about it and I have a brilliant idea. Mom and I are going to a photo concern this Saturday to click a photo of her in a gown with a certificate in her hand, 20 years after her graduation. I would like to see a picture of my mother who graduated as well. The interesting thing is that I’ll get to tell people that my mother and I wore the same gown while we graduated. This is so emotional for me, but I’m happy; almost exploding with emotion.

Oh, how wonderful life is, full of stories and surprises. It’s never too late to raise a smile. 🙂

Unrequited Love

For plenty of reasons, people do not stay together. It takes a natural chemistry to stay together.

I’ve had good friends and lovers in the past, but the times they are changing. People who used to be close aren’t so close anymore. Also, I can’t argue with the fact that it’s we can do little to maintain a relationship. It’s unnatural to try to live in the past and fix the things we can’t hold on to. The people on the top of my chat list on Viber has altered in the present. I have no idea what my close friends 5 years or a year ago are doing right now or where they are. I cannot keep up to date with friends who are in the US. I simply cannot.

There’s no point in staying distressed with the fact that people moved on. In a few years, I see myself in a certain scenario. Everyone must have a certain perception of what their life would look like in the future. It all differs and even if doesn’t, we eventually end up in different circumstances anyway. We go to new places and we meet more people with similar goals. There comes the question of trust in making strangers friends, but some get along very well while some don’t. We enjoy these moments with our new peers cause we have similar ideas and comprehend  each other better.

If a friendship means something, the spark will always remain. To be friends, we only have to be good natured. We all get along with certain people more easily than others. It’s a world of extroverts and introverts where some express themselves freely while some don’t. With every passing moment, the bonds between people grow strong or loosen up. There is a different level of gravity for the different people who we know exists or don’t.

It’s foolish to expect love in return. For what I know, life is not a fantasy world of The Beatles universe. We get frustrated and feel lonely for not getting the things we expect in return. In our own imagination, we can create our own bonds, which we call it day dreaming. Instead of crying over spilled milk, we could look forward to making ourselves better and follow our purpose in life. I’d like to be honest with the fact that my career path and the things I want to do go in different directions. The things I’ve enjoyed the most have come in small packages.

In the melancholy of not finding love, we waste an awful lot of time searching for things we don’t need. It’s like the time when I regret not having a million bucks cause I’m missing out on buying John Lennon’s guitar. All I need is a guitar, but I’m wanting more than what I need. We are blind to love. Losing it will make you lose your mind and gives you a hollow feeling, but it is best to smile and find our new ways to enjoy the blessing of the universe.

As a Capricorn, I believe in karma. I also believe in nature’s way of giving you chances. If you regret on losing friendship or love knowingly or unknowingly with time, it’s time to close the doors behind you and discover the wonders of life that lie ahead. Work hard, come under the limelight and luck will follow you. I try to find love in everything I do and on most days, I succeed.

 

Premier League Fantasy Football Tips

If you’re into fantasy football, this is the article for you to get some extra points in your fantasy team. I’ll try to cover my tactics and ways to enhance your fantasy team.

Tips to Picking your team:

  1. Choose one player from each club (at most two)
  2. Do not have a strong bench unless you have a strong starting lineup already
  3. Do not have defenders and goalkeepers as your captains
  4. Be careful of having multiple defenders and goalkeepers of the same team, one goal conceded blows clean sheet points for both
  5. Pick players that play regularly, even on bench
  6. Pick players that are certain of a place in the starting lineup
  7. Have set-piece takers in your team
  8. Look for clinical finishers in strikers for goals, and hat-tricks
  9. Look for playmakers in midfield for assists
  10. Look for the combination of set-piece takers, playmakers and clinical finishers in a player
  11. Be active every week to replace long term injured players or make manual subs
  12. Put injured or doubtful players in the bench to prevent from substitution
  13. Have a goalkeeper of a good team if defenders of good teams are expensive, which usually are
  14. Have a good first choice goalkeeper and a playing normal team keeper for backup
  15. Do not have central defensive midfielders
  16. Find defenders in that play as midfielders, they’ll have better chances of assist and goals than defenders
  17. Have wing backs that are attacking defenders, that usually come up with assists
  18. Have central defenders good at attacking in corners
  19. Check for top players for goals and assists, transfer them as soon as possible after a good game if you plan on having them in your team before the price rise
  20. Opt for maximum strikers (3) or max midfield (5) and minimum defenders (3)
  21. Pick cheaper defender of a good defending team for clean sheet points
  22. Check out for players bringing bonus every week to pick for your team
  23. Check form of players team before making transfers
  24. Check fixture of team before making transfers
  25. Trust teams not in top half if they are in a good run of form and select their best player
  26. Do not make too many changes in your fantasy, the free transfer can be saved for further game weeks
  27. Use your perks Bench Boost, All Attack and Triple Captain for double game week
  28. Look for player history against the teams in the past to see which team they are most likely to score against
  29. Pick players if they have a game against a team in bad form
  30. Try avoiding aggressive players prone to red card as it brings negative points and misses the next match
  31. Sub or transfer players in bad form
  32. Wait for international breaks to end to make transfer to sub players injured in international break
  33. Do not be afraid to transfer players more than free transfer numbers even though each transfer will deduct 4 points, though not making too many changes as the deduction adds up to a huge sum
  34. Use Wildcard when necessary if you need to make too many transfers, be it the first week
  35. Do not use the transfer season wildcard unless necessary
  36. Wait for newly transferred players to gel in before putting them in you team
  37. Stalk teams to see what players they have benefited from
  38. Check the dream team and try to include players in it
  39. Choose players in hot form trying to avoid the relegation battle
  40. Try to use your head above heart for selection
  41. Stats don’t lie so check history in player info for selection
  42. Choose the most reliable striker or midfielder who performs every week who are high in confidence and in a good scoring or assisting run for long run captain
  43. Do not lose interest midway through the season if you want to be in the top of your fantasy group

Scout players yourself by watching the games and highlights. I know it’s hard to enjoy the game when you have a fantasy team but try to enjoy anyway. Here’s my tip and if you take it really seriously and want to go in depth by comparing stats and stuff like that, try http://www.fantasyfootballfix.com/.

Best of luck.

Cheers coach.