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Musical Tastes

What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

When I was younger I guess the first music I remember listening and liking a lot is ABBA and Boney M. For years afterwards, like from age 15 till maybe 35, I felt like that music was too simple and cheesy and probably did not fit in with the kind of music that I wanted to listen to. Maybe even a bit kiddish. Now though I love them and ABBA’s songs especially seems so much more better.

Then it was Duran Duran, Culture Club, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Heavy emphasis on MJ. He was the first artist that I discovered on my own and started to really get into at the age of 7 or 8. I think MJ was my favourite singer/artist until I got into hard rock. Which started at the age of 10 when I first heard Bon Jovi & Europe.

How has this affected my musical tastes? Nothing other than I appreciate all kinds of good music (except repetitive dance music, processed pop music, rap n hip-hop and most Indian film stuff) and especially love the older stuff.

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Jack Reacher : Never Go Back

Jack Reacher : Never Go Back is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz. A sequel to 2012 film Jack Reacher, the film stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh and Holt McCallany. Despite the fact that the first movie didn’t make the kinda money that the studios were expecting, 4 years later we do get a sequel.

Jack Reacher has been getting help from army major Susan Turner in some of his investigations and they strike up a friendship with mild flirting over the phone. A few months later Jack decides to go to his old military headquarters to meet Major Turner but instead is ushered to the office of old rival Colonel Sam Morgan, who tells him that Turner has been accused of espionage and detained. Also Susan left word that Reacher was not to be involved or get information about her case. With the help of a young officer Sgt Leach, who provides him with a few info, Jack meets Susan’s lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft who is initially reluctant to share info. Moorcroft, reveals that there is evidence that Turner is involved in the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan, but Reacher believes she is being framed. Moorcroft also reveals an old acquaintance of Reacher’s, Candice Dayton, has filed a paternity suit against him, claiming he’s the biological father of her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha Dayton. Moorcroft is later killed by an assassin known as “The Hunter”.

Reacher tracks down Samantha and sees her shop lifting. She confronts him and asks if he is a cop and rebuffs him, believing he’s after her biological mother due to her past as a drug addict. Reacher is later framed for Moorcroft’s murder and detained alongside Turner. Assassins arrive to kill them, but Reacher neutralizes them, rescues Turner and they escape to Morgan’s house, having deduced he’s involved in the conspiracy, to extract information. After they leave, the Hunter kills Morgan and frames Reacher. From a thumb drive Reacher & Turner find photos of Samantha and know that she is being watched, so they head to her home to find her foster parents dead and a Samantha hiding in the kitchen. Upon learning from Sergeant Leach, that he’s also been framed for Morgan’s death, Reacher decides to escort Samantha to a private school for protection, but discover that she has her mobile phone with her and the enemy probably knows exactly where they are. They discard the phone and make a quick exit, during which Samantha steals a backpack from one of the students to use the credit cards. Reacher, Turner and Samantha travel to New Orleans in search of Daniel Prudhomme, the only eyewitness to the murders that Turner has been framed for. They find him in a derelict warehouse filled with drug addicts and learn that Prudhomme is connected to Parasource, a private military organization that is trying to cover up the murders.

Reacher contacts Turner’s friend, Captain Anthony Espin, to move Prudhomme into custody, but they are ambushed by assassins and Prudhomme is killed, while Reacher rescues Espin and finds out that the assassins are Parasource contractors. Parasource’s CEO, General James Harkness, then sends his enforcer, the Hunter, to capture Samantha after she uses a credit card to order room service. Reacher and Turner, along with Espin, acting on information provided by Prudhomme, intercept a flight of weapons due to leave the country, where they confront Harkness and his men and accuse them of corruption. Upon opening the crates, however, Espin find weapons as declared in the flight manifest. Before Turner can be re-arrested, Reacher opens up one of the weapons crates and discovers that they are filled with opium. They learn that Harkness framed Turner, who had been investigating his activities, for the murders of two soldiers who discovered that Harkness was selling weapons to insurgents and smuggling drugs into the United States. Espin and his men then arrest Harkness, clearing Reacher’s and Turner’s names.

Reacher & Turner then head back to rescue Samantha from the Hunter and his goons as they chase the girl into the parade and onto a rooftop. Reacher and the Hunter drop from the roof onto the pavement and vicious fight that culminates with Reacher breaking the Hunter’s arm, leg and neck, before dropping him off the rooftop. Reacher then admits to Samantha he might be her father. Following Harkness’ arrest, Turner is reinstated in her old position and goes back to her office, where her collegues and Captain Espin all welcome her back. Reacher promises to keep in touch before meeting Samantha at a diner to meet Candice, but it turns out that Reacher isn’t her dad as they didn’t recognize each other. Reacher and Samantha then reluctantly part. While preparing to leave, a phone rings in Reacher’s pocket and finds Samantha’s phone, which she had slipped on his pocket, with a final goodbye. Reacher smiles as he hitches a ride to the nearest town.

I liked this one better than the first and thought it was more entertaining. Sure, stuff like this doesn’t really happen in real life as no way can a man do what Reacher does. 7.5 outta 10.

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Read Out

Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

Well, I’m gonna change this up a bit. It’s not a book I haven finished reading yet but it’s a book that I started to read and reached about a quarter of the way through. I’m talking about the first book in the A Song Of Ice & Fire series : Game of Thrones. I picked up the novel last year but I have only managed to reach about a quarter of it. Mind you, I have seen the first 6 seasons of the tv show and am a big fan of them. The books however, I haven’t even managed to put a dent in them.

The whole problem is because the series is so awesome and gives you such a wonderful viewing experience, which is something I love, getting into the books or atleast the first book, has been tough. Also I don’t spend as much as I used to on reading books. I devoured books for many years, reading and rereading them a lot. But Youtube has pretty much rendered me dead to most other stuff. Except ofcourse real tv shows and movies. Thus I have barely read any books in the last….3 years or so!

I know it’s a shame but I just can’t bring myself to dedicate sometime for some book reading anymore. I guess I will eventually get back to it someday. Just not in the near future.

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Sunderland 1 Arsenal 4

Arsenal increased the pressure on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a comfortable victory over a Black Cats side who remain bottom of the table and without a Premier League win this season. Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross. The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore. However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez’s close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light.

The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League – but whether they stay there depends on how Manchester City and Liverpool fare in their later games. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanted a win in the early Saturday game to put pressure on his side’s rivals and his players duly delivered. The Gunners were missing the in-form Theo Walcott, but Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored twice in the midweek EFL Cup win over Reading, competently filled the void. He provided the cross for Sanchez, starting up front instead of Giroud, to head in the opener and the England midfielder has now been involved in seven goals in his past eight games in all competitions, with four goals and three assists. Ozil had a chip saved when clean through and the Gunners were punished for failing to turn their dominance into further goals when Defoe equalised. However, Arsenal regrouped and recovered with a late burst of goals and are unbeaten in 14 matches.

Arsenal were still smarting from referee Martin Atkinson not awarding them a penalty for Kone appearing to pull back Sanchez when Defoe gave Sunderland hope. Wenger sent on Giroud, who was playing his first league game since 24 September following a toe injury, and he scored with his first two touches of the game. “I have been lucky today, I had great assists from my team-mates,” said France striker Giroud, who has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances against Sunderland in all competitions. “It is a big time for me coming back from a tough injury and I’m very happy to be back on the pitch.” Arsenal have lost just one of their past 20 top-flight games (12 wins and seven draws) Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in eight goals in his past eight Premier League appearances (five goals, three assists).

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First Sight

Whether a person, a pet, an object, or a place, write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.

Well I think pets is the obvious one. Go to anyone who has had a pet and who loves them a lot and ask them about how you went to see them first. It will go similar to something like this : for me I was 18 when I went with my cousin sister to a house in Kaloor where they had a big backyard and were dog breeders and had placed an ad in the papers for golden retriever pups. They had just two of a litter remaining.

I went to the house and said that we were interested in getting one of the pups and the owners took us to the backyard where about 20 dogs were around. The son & wife of the owner shepherded in all of the dogs, including the momma golden, and left only the two pups – a boy and a girl. I didn’t know which one to pick as they both looked cute but I was leaning towards getting a girl pup from the get go.

My cousin and I went towards the two pups and the male pup wasn’t into us and moved off a little. But the girl pup was all over my feet. I petted her and she licked my hand and bit my shoelace. When I wasn’t paying attention I lifted my left foot and she came along with my foot. She was feisty and also friendly. My cousin said “She’s not gonna let you go” and I agreed. I was in love with the pup. I played with her for a bit and we agreed to buy her and take her home with me. She was a bit scared in the car ride home but stayed by me and soon fell asleep.

And that’s my Shawny came into my life all those years ago. She passed away in 2005 but I still miss her everyday.

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Death Of CDs

I saw a plastic bag filled with some music cds in the common room (where we keep a bunch of stuff, like books in the shelves, a steel cupboard with clothes, iron board and mini storage). It must have put in the bag been around the time I cleaned out my old steel cupboard in my room (last year in July) and sold most if not all of my cds and a bunch of cheap dvds to save space. My music cds (I have everything backed up on hard drives in mp3 format as that what I listen my music and haven’t play the cds in ages) were mostly all sold but apparently a few were still left behind.

20161027_133354There’s a few loved cds from some awesome artists like Pearl Jam, Neil Young & Nickleback. Artists that I swear by and have been a fan of for years (in case of Pearl Jam and Neil Young, a couple of decades) and under previous circumstances I would have only parted with them over my dead body. I remember a time when I had a huge cassette collection that was the envy of many rockers like me (alphabetically ordered) and later a nice, sizeable cd collection. However storing them in a small apartment is another thing when compared with the large house we used to live in. When we moved here in 2006 I knew that storing and keeping a large cds collection plus a dvd collection was going to be very difficult.

So I burned all my cds into my hard disk, then saved a copy on an external hard disk for safety. And for many years I only listened to the mp3s and never the cds. It makes sense to sell the cds as long as I had backups. And backup of the backup! And then sell the cds. Now I had more space for my display cases.

But looking at these cds made me nostalgic for the times when I would spend hours looking throw cassettes and cds of musical artists in music stores across the city. It was a simpler time I guess and I loved it. Now, all I have to do is buy the digital copy online and in a few minutes, voila! the mp3s are in my hard disk. But no physical copy and no cd cases and no cds art work. That is a shame in one way. Oh well, we can always download the artwork with pics of the artists I guess.

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Arsenal 2 Reading 0

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice as Arsenal extended their unbeaten run with a hard-fought EFL Cup win against Championship side Reading. The England midfielder opened the scoring when he skipped into the box and drilled into the bottom corner. Reading almost equalised when Callum Harriott’s deflected shot landed on top of Emiliano Martinez’s goal. Arsenal dominated after half-time, with Oxlade-Chamberlain’s deflected shot completing a 14th game without defeat. Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, has struggled to claim a regular starting place in Arsene Wenger’s first-choice side during their fine start to the campaign.

He has completed 90 minutes on just two occasions this season, but staked his claim for a bigger role with the standout performance in a much-changed Arsenal team. While there was little to remind the Emirates Stadium crowd of Arsenal’s memorable 7-5 win when the teams met in this competition in 2012, it maintains the Gunners’ hopes of winning the League Cup for the first time since 1993. Reading acquitted themselves well for the most of the contest, but were put on the back foot when a sloppy pass from keeper Ali Al-Habsi allowed Oxlade-Chamberlain to win back possession high up the field and then open the scoring. Al-Habsi partially redeemed himself with several saves after the break, but was powerless to stop the second which deflected off Royals defender Jordan Obita to seal victory.

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3000 Man

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

Yes and no. I do like this age, the 21st Century. Lots of good things – with the exception of music. New music sucks in this day and age. Silly, nonsensical lyrics and repetitive rubbish rap. Anyways, lots of other good things in this time. But I want more.

I wish I were born in the age of easy and quick space exploration. I want to zoom amongst the stars and travel the galaxy and maybe beyond. I wanna see various new worlds, walk on an alien planet, lie in the meadows of a planet that different than ours and stare up at the night sky. I wanna chase a shooting star and land on a rogue planet. I wanna blast asteroids and go into nebulas and check out various star clusters. When will this happen? The year 3000?

I wanna be in the space age, where going to another star system is as easy as getting on a plane, train or bus or even a private vehicle and driving to the next city. Setup a few residences on various planets and visit them. Maybe even have awesome sex with a few choice alien females. I wanna see the universe. I wish I lived in that day and age.

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As Above So Below

As Above, So Below is a 2014 American horror film written and directed by John Erick Dowdle and co-written by his brother Drew. The film was produced byLegendary Pictures and distributed by Universal Pictures, making it the first film in Legendary’s deal with Universal. he film was released August 29, 2014, and stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, and Ali Marhyar.

Scarlett, a professor and a scholar of alchemy continues her dead father’s work searching for the philosopher’s stone, a legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metals into gold or silver and grant eternal life, discovered by Nicolas Flamel. After escaping death and/or being caught by authorities, she manages to find the “Rose Key” in a cave in Iran and takes pictures of the inscriptions before the cave collapses. She then heads to Paris and meets up with former lover George, a restorer of ancient artifacts who explicit knowledge of ancient as well as modern languages, to help her decipher the writings. Along with Benji the cameraman, they translate Flamel’s headstone, which contains a riddle that leads them 370 feet underneath the streets of Paris. She enlists the help of a guide called Papillon, his girlfriend Souxie, and friend Zed to search the Catacombs of Paris.

The group head in through a narrow side entrance and George almost decides not to go in (as he has claustrophobia) but a chasing cop makes him go in with the rest. After crawling through a narrow tunnel which collapses, they encounter female cultists who are singing and appear possessed. They find themselves in a blocked tunnel that Papillion is reluctant to breach, as the only people who have gone through, including Pap’s friend La Taupe (The Mole), have never been seen again. But as they go in they find La Taupe, who seems to have lost his mind, still alive and they follow him as he agrees to guide them out and informs them the only way out is down. They eventually find a tomb with a preserved Templar Knight, a mound of treasure, and the Flamel Stone. Removing the stone, Scarlett realizes too late that the treasure is a trap, and the room collapses. La Taupe is lost under the rubble and is left behind by the group.

Using the Flamel Stone Scarlett is able to heal the group’s injuries. They find a drawing of a door with a star of David on the ceiling which alerts them to a door hidden on the ground and gGoing through the opening, they find a tunnel marked with the phrase “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” in Greek, identical to the entrance to Hell in Dante’s Inferno. In an inner room they find La Toupe who kills Souxie when she approaches him to help and then disappears in one of the tunnels. As they go in deeper Benji, who is alone on top for a few minutes tying a rope for the others to use, is pushed to his death by one of the female cultists. They encounter a burning car and an occupant, an incident from Pap’s past who pulls in Papillon and sinks into the floor. With his legs sticking out of the now solid ground, the others try in vain to pull him out but he is dead. As they continue, they see apparitions of terrifying spirits and demons. Statues in the wall come to life, and one violently attacks George. After trying to drag him further, George murmurs, “Vitriol”, another riddle from earlier, and Scarlett realizes the Flamel stone itself is yet another trap. Only by returning it will she find the real stone.

Scarlett battles a pool of blood and hands that try to grab her, sees an apparition of her hanging from a rope and then her dead father she returns to the crypt and finds a polished mirror, which is when she realizes she has the magical abilities of the stone. She returns to George, kissing him as heals him. She explains to George and Zed that as this place provides an alternate form of reality, they must fight their way through. As the hooded demons chase them, they find and jump down a deep hole. They first believe there is no logical way of surviving the fall but survive. At the bottom, they see the hole is no longer there. Eventually, Scarlett, George, and Zed find a manhole on the floor, which when pushed down delivers them right side up onto the surface, on a street overlooking the Notre Dame. Scarlett and George hold each other while Zed walks away, finally safe. In an ending log, Scarlett concludes her documentary by stating that her mission has been accomplished.

It was an ok movie, with an interesting premise. I wasn’t very happy with the camera stuff being like found footage but I guess it added to the frantic and claustrophobia feeling at times. Though parts of it I wasn’t too impressed, I especially liked the last 25 minutes or so. It helped that the lead actress is so cute, look at that smile and those lips. I’ll give it a 6.5 outta 10!

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Arsenal 0 Middlesborough 0

Arsenal’s six-match winning run in the Premier League came to an end against Middlesbrough but a point was enough to move them top of the table. Manager Arsene Wenger – celebrating his 67th birthday – watched his side dominate possession but underwhelm in the final third. The Gunners managed five efforts on target, but only one worried Boro keeper Victor Valdes when he pulled off a great one-handed stop to deny Alexis Sanchez. Aitor Karanka’s side defended brilliantly and, despite conceding much of the possession to the home side, created the better chances. Arsenal keeper Petr Cech blocked Gaston Ramirez’s header, twice denied the outstanding Adama Traore and also saved from Alvaro Negredo. The home side briefly thought they had won it in injury time but Mesut Ozil’s effort was rightly ruled out for offside. Despite remaining in 17th place, Boro should be buoyed by the display and unexpected result.

The invitations have been sent out, the hall is decorated and the party food is prepared – but then only a handful of guests turn up and music is barely audible. That is how birthday boy Wenger must have felt at the final whistle as his side, who have been in tremendous form, had their wings clipped by a resilient and disciplined Boro. Karanka’s side might have only had 25% of the possession but the gameplan was to set up a defensive wall across their area and hit the Gunners on the counter-attack. Wenger’s men tried almost everything. After failing to walk through the Boro defence they tried to play the ball over the top, but lacked accuracy. When they did have a sight of goal they lacked conviction. Sanchez tested former Barcelona team-mate Valdes from 20 yards but should have done much better with one from half that distance. They mustered a final set of attacks in the closing moments and had the ball in the net when Ozil poked in, but the German was clearly offside.

Finding goals was Middlesbrough’s problem coming into this game having scored only seven in the league. Loan signing Negredo netted on the opening day of the season but has been off-key since. At the Emirates he should have beaten Cech with a low shot and then, with moments remaining, he allowed Laurent Koscielny to tackle him in the area. Both Gaston Ramirez and in particular Traore impressed in midfield, with Karanka’s counter-attacking plan suiting the pacy Spaniard, who twice threatened with runs from his own area. One of those ended with a shot that Cech had to push away and another saw him play in Negredo for that late chance. The 20-year-old also had another strike saved by the Gunners keeper in the first half. If Boro build on this display and start finding the net then they might avoid a relegation battle at the end of the season.

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Start Of A Dangerous Adventure

Write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must include a speeding car, a phone call, and a crisp, bright morning. (Wildcard: you can swap any of the above for a good joke.)

So it was a crispy, bright morning with some blue skies and a few clouds but the sun was shining bright and yet it was a cool, cool morning. The kinda of morning that makes you say, you don’t want to waste it sitting around at home when you could be out and about enjoying the beautiful day. So that was what was in front of me so I quickly shaved, took a shower and went out for some breakfast and coffee.

I sat and enjoyed my breakfast and coffee for a while, taking in the scenery and watching people walking by or sitting down for their own breakfast. I got another coffee to go and walked towards my car and decided to head to the park and after an hour or so there I thought I would head to the mall for some shopping. So I was on my way when I got a phone call – I usually don’t talk on the phone when I’m driving so I ignored it as I glanced at the caller id and saw that it was a blocked number. No idea who would be calling me on that but I ignore it and drove on. But the phone kept ringing and it was annoying me like crazy.

On the 5th ring I thought I’d pick it up, could be important and I answered “Hello”. I got a funny kinda buzzing noise as I put the cell phone towards my ear which irritated me and also made me drop the phone. As I tried to shake it off a speeding car came up from behind me and drove parallel to my car and honked at me. I looked over and this stunning redhead with long flowing hair tried to get my attention. It was working but she told me to pull over. What was going on? So I did at the first chance I got and stopped the car. She parked hers in front of mine, came over to my car, opened the passenger seat and grabbed my phone and then threw it in an empty lot. I was angry and looked at the lot and then back at the woman and just about started to ask, what her problem was when there was a loud explosion.

The phone had exploded and there were black marks on the vacant lot. People gathered near the explosion spot and there were gasps and moans. I was shocked and didn’t know what to say. The woman had just saved my life and I had no clue as to who she was. I looked at her and said “Thank you but how did you know?” She just put her finger on my lips and sushed me. Then she “Roshan, you are in danger. There are people, powerful people, who are out to kill you because they think you saw something that you shouldn’t have. Come with me and I’ll keep you safe. I’m a secret agent.” And with that she pulled me towards her car and let me into the passenger seat and we drove off!

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Burger, Hair Cut, Movie!

I went out today meaning to get some good food, in particular a burger and catch a movie. Also there was the small matter of getting a hair cut. You see even though I am balding my hair, especially at the back and the sides had grown quite long. Not yet shoulder length but getting there. So much so that I’ve been getting questions about joining a 80s/90s hard rock band!

So I decided to leave for Panampilly Nagar and get me some burger love and a shake. The day was warm enough with some bright sunshine bearing down on us by midafternoon to desire some cooling off and a shake was in order. I booked me an Uber and went to The Burger Junction, stopping by only to buy some medicine. I ordered me a nice, juicy, beef patty burger with onion rings and bacon added as toppings and scarfed that down with a cookies & Nutella shake. Delicious!

Then I went to Chitoor road which is were the current hair saloon I go to for getting my hair cut is located. However there was a huge waiting time there with atleast an hour or so wait until I could get to my turn. I had to wait in the streets outside as there was no place to sit in the small saloon (they only have 3 chairs for people to get their hair cut and a small bench where you can wait). So after a few minutes of waiting there, I decided to leave. As I walking to Center Mall, I saw another small hair cutting saloon, run by two guys from Lucknow, UP and went in. It was a narrow, hole in the wall with a small bench for people who would have to wait and just two seats. As it was empty, I was quickly seated and I told the guy who would be cutting my hair how I wanted it cut.

But then I had to repeat it, in Hindi! He spoke very little English and no Malayalam at all. Nice, dude – pick up the language if you have been here for 5 plus years. Anyway I managed to tell him to cut it short at the back and the sides and that done, I walked in the heat upto Center mall and waited for an hour in the lounge, chatting on Whatsapp in the meantime, until 3:40 pm when the movie started. I got me a medium Coke and some cheese popcorn and enjoyed the film. By 6 I left and came back home.

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Yin To My Yang

How do you define the term “soulmate,” and do you believe in the existence of such a person — for you?

I’m not sure if I think that there is a soulmate out there for you and you just have to find her/him. I think, well atleast for myself, that you find someone special and you get along, you become friends and later fall in love or fall in love immediately. You discover things about this person and if several things align and you both have several similar interests or you both make an effort to make things as if you both have similar interests and love a lot of the same things, it makes life so much more fun and enjoyable.

That will make her you soulmate because she gets you, she understands you and you understand her. You are her soulmate and she is yours. I believe that it never happens all of a sudden, it takes time and effort and understanding and compromise and a lot of patience. You make her the center of your world and she does the same for you. Then the magic starts. It’s takes a lot to become a true soulmate in every sense of the word. I believe you start off with some similar interests, friendship and love follows and you work at being the soulmate for your spouse/lover. That means a lot.

I would love to meet my soulmate. A couple of times I thought I did meet her. It hasn’t happened yet for me, obviously as I am a bachelor. I still have hope that it isn’t too late for me but it’s not getting any easier. If you are married to your soulmate, you are a lucky person.

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