My Own Spaceship

I finally yielded and bought one. I’ve searched for something like this ever since I saw this photo way back towards the end of 2006. I was googling for pictures of Star Trek cast, scenes and then started a search in Google for the ships. That’s when I saw this exact photo and came to know that they made such models for fans of the show to buy. What is it?

Well for those of you who do not know, it’s a model of the USS Enterprise – NCC – 1701- E from Star Trek. This ship is the one that was built for the crew that was lead by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the rest of the TNG era crew (Riker, Data, LaForge, Worf, Dr. Crusher & Troi) after the Enterprise – D ship was destroyed in the events of the movie Star Trek VII: Generations. The TNG crew called this ship home during the events that would unfold in the movies Star Trek VIII: First Contact, Star Trek IX: Resurrection & Star Trek X: Nemesis. It’s the ship that the Borg boarded and almost took over when they converted parts of it to Borg aspects but which Picard refused to yield. Infact he was downright obsessive over it for a while, showing signs of unrealistic stubbornness. Damn straight as she is the most advanced ship in Starfleet! And it is also the ship which went head to head with the Romulan warship & predator like Scimitar, literally head to head in a crash that almost destroyed both ships!

My very own Enterprise, the most famous of all spaceship, fictional though it may be. This particular model is the AMT 1/2500 Cadet Series Star Trek Enterprise E AMT663, which I was able to purchase via eBay. They had sent me a discount coupon for purchases from the Global Easy Buy option, which I used to get this for a good discount. I will get it within 2 weeks I guess. According to the information that I have, this cause this one is made to same accuracy that you have seen in the movies to the very last escape pod hatch and the rest because of the authentic star trek sound effects. Just push the bridge and you get to hear sound effects with the voice of Patrick Stewart and  the light-up engines, bridge, and deflector dish all authentic to the last voice. About 18″ in length the Star Trek Enterprise model has a stand height of 5.5″ and comes with 2 batteries.

On Money and Happiness

They say that money can’t buy you happiness. Or love (thanks Ringo, John, George & Paul) for that matter. But it’s not as simple as that, not so cut and dry. Money can lead you to get the things that you wanted and thus help you towards getting highly satisfied in life. You would need money to buy you a lot of things that are essential in life and goes a long way to making your life secure & comfortable. Without which you cannot be happy.

‘All You Need Is Love’ is what the Fab 4 sang to us all those years back (again with the Beatles quotes, what’s with me today?). Say you are a young man who is single and suddenly you find the love of your life. Don’t you want to provide for her, buy her the things you would want her to have? Don’t you want a nice apartment or house for you and her to call home? Don’t you want to buy all the household appliances, a nice big screen tv and lots of clothes? Good food for the both of you to eat and the choicest of beverages? And when you have kids don’t you want to secure their future, their feeding, their upbringing and their education? How do you think you can get all that done?

They only way is to have money, maybe not loads of it but enough and a little more so that you can do all of this and above. So you may need lakhs of rupees and not crores (or hundreds of thousands of dollars but not millions) and also retain a positive outook, be faithful and loving and if you get that in return and are successful in what you do as a career, then you might find true happiness.

Me, I have neither money nor happiness! At this stage of my life, I’d really want lots of money. So those of you who think that money can’t buy you happiness – strictly none at all, not even indirectly – I say give me all your money or most of it any way. You will find happiness and I will be very rich. And a result, I will be very happy! There, that way everyone’s a winner!!

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