There are two rock concerts happening in Cochin today.
One is today by Red Rain – a Christian Rock band from New Zealand and the other is by Cochin natives, Mother Jane tomorrow evening. I am not going for either, as I am not interested in either band. The first one is free and Eldho was after me to attend the concert.
Things are still slow work-wise and I was almost nodding off by 2:45 pm. Funny, while at home in the afternoons, I never ever sleep. And I don’t eat rice in the afternoons while at work since a belly stuffed with rice makes one feel drowsy for a while. Indeed three of us had a lite snack @ 2 pm and had a proper meal at 5:30 pm. It was porotta and fish curry and curd! Believe me, it was very welcome and quite satisfying.
Spent the rest of my time oggling a couple of cute girls in the call center and fiddling with my phone. Nearly worked out on how to get some good stations on the radio (uh oh)!
Song for the day – “On The Radio” – REGINA SPEKTOR
Ok I finally downloaded and saw the entire over three hours mini-series of Battlestar Galactica : the new re-imagined series. Deviating somewhat from the classic original 1978 movie, BSG features some new characters and changes the sex of a couple of the original ones. The special effects are fantastic and the entire thing is worth watching several times, so – ok, I admit it! This thing could be one of the best things on tv. However I do have my gripes with the series. First of all, I think the new cylons who look & act human are good but I can’t stand the fact that they have multiple cyclons that look similar (played by the same actor). That is so annoying and old. And cylons as babes – not sure that I like it.
I don’t think that I like James Edward Olmos as Commander Adama – he is no Lorne Green and pales in comparison. President Roslin, played by Mary McDonnell is welcome as is the character of Chief Galen Tyrol played by Aaron Douglas. I like the fact (upon reading on the net) that Tahmoh Penikett who plays Karl “Helo” Agathon is a returning character, since it is not sure as to what happens to him, after he sacrifices his spot in the spaceship so that Baltar can be rescued. The best character I liked was of Colonel Tigh played by Michael Hogan. In 1978, African-American actor Terry Carter played him as a by the book, respected & reliable second-in-command, while Hogan plays him flawed as an alcoholic and not well liked amongst the crew, especially by Starbuck.
And the whole show seems too Earth like – jogging, tv cameras, mikes, etc etc! And Kara Thrace can never in a billion years be a proper Starbuck – the loveable rogue who seduced women left, right & center, who was afraid of commitment and loved to gamble and played by the actor Dirk Benedict. Thrace is a chick and she can’t hold a candle to Dirk. Plus she comes off too, well, American in this show about characters who are supposed to know nothing about America! Her mannerisms and language is so American. I felt that the original series captured the aspect of human but not of Earth much better than their current counterparts. And Boomer is a girl! I am sure that they are gonna have a sexual liason between Starbuck & Apollo, who is nothing like the 1978 Apollo (he is resentful of his father about Zack’s death). Imagine Richard Hatch & Dirk Benedict kissing or having sex. Yuck!
Still, it is a good show and entertaining and I will be a regular watcher of the series when it comes on tv here or by just downloading episodes by Veoh.com.
There are those who believe that life here, began out there
This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read
it everyday. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.
1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be
just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
! 7. You are special and unique.
8. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude