Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Ipod and Me

It started the day when I wanted to buy a mp3 player that would have all the music I need. I was looking for device or player that will contain a lot and lots of music so that I can listen to any kind of music whenever I want. I was researching various options on high end mp3 players. One of my colleagues convinced me about getting an Ipod instead of a mp3 player. I was not convinced why I needed to pay so much more, after all it would serve the same purpose, right?

Of course the Ipod model that he convinced me about was for a model with a lot of storage space... but it took me ages to get convinced. He convinced me to a great extent, I changed some of my opinions...I realized that you can do so much more with an Ipod;  a whole lot of stuff makes it quite the unique player.

That was then almost two years back...Now I am an Ipod addict. I recently bought an ipod dock, and believe me that really makes listening to my favourite songs a treat. My Ipod has now become one of my prized possessions.

The only thorn in this relationship has been: When I wish to add to my collection.Something just does not work out. Each time I have had to format my ipod, get an updated version of itunes downloaded, in order for the itunes to recognize the Ipod!

My Ipod was almost hospitalized, it went into coma and it looked like i had lost my Ipod for good. I consulted online doctors, offline doctors, and then finally, the ipod responded to one of the formatting treatments. Looking back, I think I experimented too much with my Ipod. The first time I uploaded songs on to my Ipod was from another laptop. Things were fine; till I tried to sync it with my laptop...all hell broke loose then!

I think I know where I went wrong; I tried to sync it with other laptops and each time perhaps because of a different version of itunes there was some trouble getting the files onboard. God only knows, how many times, I have lost all songs, had to format my ipod and so on and so for. And all this time my Ipod was trying to tell me...hey can't you get it, I am your Ipod why don't you just keep me with you, stop this syncing with others! You are hurting me!

Hmm... I have learnt it the hard way...after all because of the kind of features that Ipod comes with,it is not the easiest of devises to handle. Or let’s just say I am still learning to be in "sync" with my ipod.I guess I will get there sooner or later. I am still learning. But I do know that I have to protect me and my Ipod from any more heartbreak. We have had to go through a lot in this short time together...can't carry on this way.

Today I am all set to add lots more music to my Ipod. Let’s hope this time things will go smoothly. Our relationship has gone through highs and lows, and I now I wish to focus on a steady relationship, once and for all. Come on Ipod let’s make music together that lasts forever. We have to get it right this time.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunderbans, West Bengal, India

I am posting some random pictures from my trip to Sunderbans last year. This was one excellent trip. This was my first visit to Sunderbans and I spotted a tiger!

Kingfisher at Sunderbans


My first glimpse of the tiger at Sunderbans national park

I like this picture

Cute! eyeing my snacks
Here is a link to the Sunderban tiger video that we captured. Hope you like it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Piano, FAO Schwarz, New York City

During my visit to New York city earlier this year, I went into the "FAO Schwarz" toy store. This toy store, among other things, has on display the "Big Piano" or the walking piano.

I have never seen anything like this before. I saw some performances on the big Piano by professionals and was hugely impressed.

Here is a short video clip of one such performance. Hope you enjoy it too!

Check out more about the Big Piano.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bad hair days always make me cry

I have always wished for beautiful, thick, long, soft and silky hair.
I envy people who have lovely hair.My hair is dry, rough, and has a mind of its own. It is so not manageable! And to top it all I do not have the time to go through elaborate treatments in beauty parlours.

I have tried wearing my hair short, long, I have tried different shampoos, conditioners etc...but it has always remained as obstinate as ever! So much so that whenever I go for a haircut, the hairdresser starts commenting on how dry my hair is, how lifeless (as if I need a reminder!)... That I need a hair masque treatment...etc...

Going out for a formal get together is a nightmare 'cause I do not know what to do with my crowning glory :( I have to tie it, if i leave it open it makes a nuisance of itself and I end up looking like a joker.

Sometime back I saw an ad from dove about a free package of shampoo + other stuff on Indiblogger. Well, I registered for a free package, I did not have anything to lose i thought to myself, except perhaps a few more strands of hair :(

I received the package within 10 days! Nicely packed, there were four for containers in it. A shampoo, a conditioner, a leave on conditioner, a hair masque (wow! i said to myself, i can try out the masque part myself now)

I have been using Dove shampoo and conditioners for the last two weeks and something has changed. There is certainly a big difference in how my hair feels. It feels soft, and more manageable. I usually do not believe in most advertisements ‘cause they are all a bit hyped, but this was something really!

I know for sure because when I went to the parlour to get my hair trimmed, the lady who usually complains about my hair...said...your hair feels nice and soft, did you get that masque done?

Wow! That was my final test. Thanks Dove.

The change has not happened overnight; within the first week of using it, I noticed that my hair felt a bit diffrent. Now that I have been using it for a couple of weeks; I can tell the difference, it is softer and very manageable. I leave my hair open more often now 'cause it kind of listens to me. Lets just say dove has helped me tame it.

And what's more I have started loving my hair; I hope this love lasts forever! I guess I have to shower it with a lot of love and dove everyday! (Pun intended)