Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dream Big but Carpe diem!

They say you have to dream. It does not stop there, you have to dream big. They say that's the way to have a happy life. I don't know you but for me to dream, big or small, I need inspiration,even to get my head focused on work. Most of the artists I know get their inspiration from music. I know for a fact that bright ideas, mostly with a pinch of weirdness, don't grow gradually. They just appear out of the blue when you have the right mindset and environment.  

Well, I think we all are dreamers, even though most of us fall in with the rat race of the society. Once upon a time we all had free minds with no borders or rules. How many of us dreamed of being astronauts, pilots, firemen, gardeners,  mechanics, artists,  scientists, doctors, engineers, etc. without the guidance of our parents? Even if you didn't dream that big I am sure you've had small dreams like hitting that annoying kid who always keep picking on you just to look better. But somewhere down the line we have drawn ourselves into the frames defined by the society and are afraid to loosen the mad horse called imagination outside of those boundaries.

We have trained ourselves very well to a routine.  A never ending cycle of waking up, eating, working and sleeping and of course some healthy or unhealthy habits in between, according to one's taste. Once in a while when something drastically change we halt the stride for a while and think,'Am I doing this right?', of course 'right' is pre-defined by others . Never do we ask, ' Am I doing what I want to do?' or 'Does what I do make me happy?'. I think answering the former question is quite easy. You just have to compare notes with the ideal 'right' situation and see how much you deviate.

But answering the latter is hard. To know whether you are doing what you want to do you have to know what you want to do in the first place. For me as a kid I wanted to do a lot of things. I wanted to draw well like those pictures of fairies inside of lady bird story books. I wanted to fly fighter planes like Bigglesworth, play Badminton until my legs gave way, travel the world, etc... But one thing I sure as hell didn't want to do was to run for president. I mean who wants to hang one's photo on all the dirty walls in every town and village! 
But when you grow up, things change. You realize you have to make choices because time, money and lot of other things are limited unlike our imagination. You have to choose one or few from all the wild dreams, and sometimes even things you've never dreamt of doing ,like laundry or making the bed.

So after all the ranting, here's what I wanted to share. I watched this film called " Dead Poets Society" with late Mr. Robin Williams acting as an English school teacher. The film ends in a very sad note. Apart from the subject he teaches the kids a life lesson. " Carpe diem", to seize the day. Dream big but enjoy the day. Don't get lost in searching for dreams and pursuing them and forget the reason you went after them in the first place!(Hello!,remember happiness?)

Don't recoil away from change. I don't think even change will dare to conquer you completely if you meet it with a wild grin and a crazy glint in the eyes! :D

Enjoy your dreams, don't suffer them.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

I suppose its the first post for the year - hopefully not the last

I promised myself to write posts when I am stressed from exams, as usual. But the problem with this semester's exams was they were not stressful! Okay I admit Environmental physics was a handful but rest were quite enjoyable. Yup you heard me right I called an EXAM enjoyable. This lead to no stress, so no blog posts either.


So I submitted my last work for university today. Field trip journal for Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management course. We had two field trips for this one. 5 days 3 nights trip to Wasgamuwa and Maaduru Oya National Parks and 2 days one night trip to Sinharaja. The first one we observed quite a number of animals and birds but the latter was mostly trees and lot of tree nymphs.

I was planing to go Sri Pada for the 2nd time but couldn't go.

Oh and we had FOS bloggers get together. As usual I wanted to go but I really am not so good with the whole concept of get together so I wanted to avoid too. But at the end I went. It was quite nice. I got this souvenir as I was leaving uni and so the students blog. It was nice to be recognized but bit awkward for being appreciated for things I did not really do. I mean I wrote some posts time to tome, 3 posts to be precise. I wanted to help with the starting off. But then I got so busy with one thing or another I forgot all about it time to time.

It is not that I value blogging or any other clubs in university less. I love writing when I feel like writing. When I feel like writing and if I start I just cannot stop it. It is just that I have so many things in my mind I loose track of one thing or other. For an instant when the inter-university games season arrives I even forget about studies. Then there is designing to think about. I have been off 3Ds max so long I don't even remember how to make a decent material. Yup you heard me right, just the other day I wanted to make kaleidoscope with mirrors, in 3Ds of course. I couldn't remember how to make a mirror material for scan line! ( an the blog's name is 3Dsmaxcreations ha!) So bottom line is I loose track and things clash plus I'm not so comfortable with this whole get together concept as I said before. So my apologies.
I have a few topics in my mind to blog about. But not enough background readings yet.

So things so far this year are;

Lots more people are going to work this year.

Uni is deserted, even with 4 year generals and 4 year specials still there.

I finished my degree but I'm still going uni like 3 days per week. Still am not working.

This March is really warm, if you didn't drink a bottle of water every 10 minutes you'll end up like a dried Maldive fish.

Ah we had a batch get together, which was kind of fun. Met all the friends who went off for internship.

If I haven't said already I've got a cactus in a pot on the window sill. ( Yes I'm gardening again and no I'm not planing to kill it ) I think I've found the plant that matches me because I do forget to water plants all the time and this one just flourishes even with less care. Apparently cacti doesn't fare well with lots of watering everyday!

The last to-do list still stands( from 2012 I think). I haven't done much from it. So it will be my to-do list for this year too.

Apparently I've been blogging for 4 years, not that I have written much for last two. Cheers to me for not stopping. ( I really do need to find a topic to write on other than this ranting)

I won't promise I'd write soon. But I hope I'd write or I'll probably die from boredom.

Cheers to you all busy bees!
Have a nice day! Remember to drink a lot of water!!