Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Snorkeling with GoPro Session at Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Absolutely gorgeous. The video does not even give proper credit to the place. It was cozy family snorkeling trip at Trou aux Biches, public beach in north of Mauritius. Not my first time there, but it was for my cousin and sis-in-law. They were mind-blown by the diversity of corals and fishes inside the lagoon - mine had already been blown before :)

The water is around 1.5 to 2 metres deep so its perfect for amateurs and first-time snorkelers. The real dangers are the boats cruising through and the corals being so huge that you might actually get scratched. Having your "Divers Below" balloon bobbing next you is a must to avoid turning into mincemeat, and be careful around the corals: you don't want to bump into them just as much as they don't want to bump into you. The damage is reciprocal - maybe even worse for the corals.

I started off around 5p.m; the sun was setting hence the gradually decreasing colour intensity throughout the video. I totally missed the sun set by the way; It could have made a great conclusion to the video.

The underwater video was shot with my GoPro Session. To avoid the shakiness and its induced headache, I've devised a refreshing way of getting stable shots without using any digital stabiliser: I let the camera sit on the sea bed. This was only possible because of the relatively shallow water.

I'll try to make good use of my sport camera in my future outings. I won't let the blog stay grim anymore.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Insurmountable they seem, yet they are ours: Our problems.

Ah.. work is taking its toll on me. But I guess we all reach that point sometimes in our lives... unless you're a rich-ass douche prince; yet I suppose he too must reach a point whence he finds life hard.

I recently read a quote which goes: "If a group of random people were to come into a room and dump all their problems on the floor, each would run back to gather their own so fast when they'll look at what others have." I do not know how far this is true (and i feel it is highly debatable), but in my opinion, it just means we all have our own problem, and deep down, we all know how to deal with them ourselves - even though they might seem insurmountable at first.

I will give it a rest here for now. My shortest blog post so far, after almost a year's time.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Interpretation of social non-conformity using floating rocks and cubes

At one end of the rule, a couple of rocks are floating in nothingness (albeit 'nothingness' IS questionable). Half-way through, there is activity, loads of them: drama, tragedy, romance, cold, awesomeness, warmth... I could empty my dictionary of adjectives here. At the other extreme, we find the same emptiness again: a couple of funny structures floating around while visibly nothing holding them together. animated floating atom-like structures

Yet, we live like those two extremes depend on us to survive. They have seen millenias and we mere dozen of years. But we cannot even bring ourselves to live peacefully. One could moot that what we need is, civilisation, culture, order, justice, and ultimately peace. In my opinion, screw all that! Seriously, that is what screws us all.

Am I promoting anti-conformism? Yes, and No. To be a 'conformist' you have to be aware of the rules - what if you were not even aware of those rules, who would you be? My answer is: You. Yes, I know there are plenty of question marks here. I am basically promoting anarchy according to some. I believe that all the frustration that arises from living in a 'civilised', 'well-behaved' society stems from the fact that people feel obligated to abide by those norms - norms that have been dictated by humans over the years (Let's not get into the God business here).

Anyway, let's get back to our sheep (literal translation of a French expression.. jot it down :P) - I kind of get side-tracked easily, if you hadn't noticed. I was going on about floating rocks, and how our lives are insignificant relative to them. However, WE are the center of our lives. Everyone lives in his/her own universe. No one sees the world in exactly the same way. That is the beauty of it. Yet, all our worlds are linked together. There is a co-dependency that lives. In my world, Ju usually acts like this. In Lu's world, Ju is seen as a different person entirely. Yet, Ju acts the same way with both me and Lu. Hence, why the non-conformity in our point of view?

People understand/view other people, other situations with respect to their own backgrounds, to their own logic - way of thinking. I doubt anyone can claim otherwise (if you do, the comment section is below). I'll take an example: a red cube 30cm high. Two pairs of eyes seeing that same object would not make the same associations with it. (This realisation dawned upon me during last week's meditation session with the group actually; but let us not get lost into these details for now. Focus! Focus!).
red cube with off-white background

My Cube
Hmm.. it looks kinda heavy. What could be inside of it? If it's not hollow, I could sit on it. I'll have a larger version of it in my living room, everyone would sit on cubes. Oh. I remember! There is this jelly thing they put inside - 'jelly-like' furniture. It kind of has a cubic shape, but with your weight on it, it sinks in to become a chair-like stationary. Not bad. Maybe I could use that in my home someday - I'll have a choose a pretty modern style deco for the home then. Dark purple would be a nice colour for it!
Anyway, furniture aside, what else about this red cube right here.. and.. what if I made all the furniture in my house in cubic fashion! That would be out-of-this-world! definitely! Ah.. I'm still stuck to the furniture idea I think.
A website! When you scrolled, it would seem like a dice rolling over. Each side would be a page. That's bad-ass! Fat chance it would make it to the 'amazing scrolling effects' a blog post I was reading recently.

Another person's Cube
Well, I'm in no position to answer that. I'll just be giving my opinion all over again. But how about you? Leave me a thought of what comes to your mind when you think of a small red cube.

Notice how I wandered totally off topic at some point. *sigh*

Friday, 25 January 2013

Self-interview of an ages old lacto-vegetarian

I'm a lacto-vegetarian.
Oooh! that green hippy eats grass!!
dilo lor brede songe picture
You probably thought that and, that's the kind of reaction I'm used to. It would honestly be stupid to get flustered by such comments every single time. One cannot change other people's minds so easily. So, you just let it slide after some time: like "dilo lor brede songe" - a Mauritian creole expression which refers to the way Colocasia leaves are impermeable to water. (for some of you ignorant child: Yes! it's humanly consumable!)
Well, I'm not here to whine or brag about the advantages/disadvantages of being vegetarian; there are plenty of other websites which are real good at that. With a good dozen of years experience under my account, I think I qualify to give a good 'veteran' opinion on the matter.

Why veg?
Because.. because I care for pretty little cows, chicken, and cute lambs, and wouldn't want to hurt them *puppy eyes* yeah, right! It's simply because I like to be. Me being veg won't stop those countless meat factories from killing any less.

What brought me to to this 'boring' lifestyle?
At first, it started with my parents, and it slowly seeped in in the family. I was not forced to.

Don't I get urges for meat when I see people all around biting on delicious KFC or McDonald burgers?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The plague of bad thoughts and high expectations

In our every day lives, we're always out to control/to plan what happens from A to Z. We leave no room for randomness. (YES! this noob-face is finally talking about randomness) Little do we realise that, we CANNOT control all the factors in our lives, and even if we did, won't we get bored of it? Well, I would. From a spiritual perspective (because I do get spiritual... sometimes) and from what I've come across in my reads (The Dalai Lama's "how to discover yourself as you really are") "We always get what we ask for; it's a wonderful turn of events when something happens to us which we haven't brought upon ourselves."; or something along those lines. I'm not that good at remembering words by heart, unless it's a song's lyrics! :D

conversation with god book cover The secret book cover All I'm saying is nice to the ears: not planning, leaving it to randomness, be a hippy! I'd be lying if i said I don't make plans. I do. Loads of them actually. I learnt pretty early about the power of thoughts and visualisation and since then, I have been trying to implement it in my daily life. Big Thanks to Neale Walsch's "Conversations with God" series and Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret" while I'm at it. But, the thing one has to be wary of is Expectations! They ruin even the most beautiful moments in our lives. Expecting what you have visualised or what thought you have sent to the universe to come true at a specific time kills the moment. It's either because you expected something amazing to happen, and something not-so-amazing happened instead, hence you fail to appreciate that moment for its worth. VCEFBSYDH2ZK
An example: you're low on cash, but always wanted to get a car: a nice old honda civic would do great. One day, out of the blue, you hear that you have won the first prize in a draw and would win a Ferrari!! Hell Yeah! You start making plans of what you're gonna do with that car! How you would show off in front of everyone! You're soaring high on your cloud right now!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Introduction/Testing basic html look

testing 1.. 2.. 3...

H2 header

H3 header

H4 header

line break
a link

Ooh.. this stuff works! So, Hello world :)

Since this is my first post, I guess I'll introduce myself properly first. The name is Luvnish A.T and indeed, I am THAT wary of the internet! Weird people everywhere! *whispers* I am one of them!

I would be sharing my opinions about various stuff which I come across randomly. Annnd... I have nothing else to add: my blog posts would say more about me than my own description of myself would ever do.
Please do share your comments "in the comment section below" #RWJ. I look forward to grow from it. Thanks :)