December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

For everyone , all around the world -
" Merry Christmas"
in all languages

Courtesy: Vanderwal

African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Arabic: Milad Majid
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
French: Joyeux Noel
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaian: Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philipines: Maligayan Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Serbian: Hristos se rodi
Slovakian: Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Tamil: Nathar (Nalla?) Puthu Varuda ValthukkalThai: Sawadee Pee Mai
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese: Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yugoslavian: Cestitamo Bozic

For a complete list :

December 23, 2005

Future is wild

Pic courtesy: Evans & Sutherland

Every one of us know about the earth’s past. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs walked on this planet. Mass extinction happened. Human evolution begun after it.

What will happen in future? Million years from now. Probably after the mankind leaves the earth (extinction or other planet). The climate and lanscape change beyond recognition, which cannot possibly support humankind.

Future is wild is a series of documentaries which looks at the future state of our planet earth in 5, 100 and 200 million years in to the future.

Bizarre animals, strange plants inhabit the earth. All continents merge into a single ‘Super Continent’ surrounded by a great ocean. You have to see it.

This series is available in a 3-set DVD pack. Alternatively search for it in the nearest library. Adelaide City Council libraries have these DVDs.

December 20, 2005

Engineers make this world!

Did you know?
The word engineer is the modern word for the Latin term ingeniator, which describes one who contrives, designs or invents. It comes from the word ingenium, which means natural talent or genius . From this we also derive the word ingenious, meaning skilful - a talent for invention or construction.

To engineer literally means 'to make things happen'. Engineering know how converts science knowledge into technology; then turns technology into successful innovation. So, engineering is about making real and useful things for the occupants of planet Earth (and maybe other worlds in the not too distant future!)

Dr Dan Turner, when he was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, said:

"The American life span has extended by 40 years in the past 100 years: by 3 years due to medical advances and by 37 years due to engineering advances. These advances to public well-being through good engineering were achieved by:
- provision of clean water (Civil Engineering)
- removal of wastes (Civil & Resource Engineering)
- upgrade of human living space (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering)
- upgrade of food supplies (Agricultural, Chemical, Electrical Engineering)."

Courtesy: Institution of Engineers Australia

December 17, 2005

50 Coolest Websites 2005

(Pic Courtesy: Time Magazine)

Time lists 50 coolest websites of 2005 on various categories that include Blogs, Shopping, News, Art & Entertainment!


Photofeature of the year 2005 from TIME!

December 11, 2005

Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

I always enjoy reading Deepak Chopra's books,

This is a summary of his book Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

There are seven of these, work with one for each day of the week.

1.) Potentiality:

a.) Meditate 30 minutes morning and evening every day.
b.) Commune with nature and witness the intelligence in every living thing.
c.) Practice non-judgment.

2.) Giving:

a.) Give a gift to everyone you meet.
b.) Be aware of the gifts that you receive.
c.) Silently wish every person happiness, joy, laughter and peace.

3.) Cause and Effect:

a.) Witness the choices that you are making in the present moment.
b.) Examine the consequences on yourself as well as others.
c.) Ask your heart for guidance.

4.) Least Effort:

a.) Accept the moment, don't resist what is.
b.) Take responsibility for the situation.
c.) Do not be attached to your point of view, remain open to other views.

5.) Intention and Desire:

a.) Make a list of desires.
b.) Release the list of desires to creation, remain willing to accept something better.
c.) Accept the present as-is.

6.) Detachment:

a.) Allow yourself, those around you, and the situation to be as they are.
b.) Accept uncertainty and allow solutions to arise out of chaos.
c.) Remain open to all possible outcomes.

7.) Purpose in Life:

a.) Pay attention to the still voice in your heart.
b.) Make a list of talents and find ways to use them to serve others.
c.) Ask "How can I help?", "How can I serve?".

You can buy this book here.

December 9, 2005

Do you look for signs?

Pic Courtesy:BV International

Watched Manoj N Shyamalan's 'Signs' last weekend.

This particular dialogue made me think what type of person I am.

Graham Hess (played by Mel Gibson):

"People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky.

Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence.
They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them.

Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance.
I'm sure the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way.
For them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good.

But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear.
Yeah, there are those people.

But there's a whole lot of people in the Group number one.
When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle.
And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen,
there will be someone there to help them.
And that fills them with hope.

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you?

Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles?

Or do you believe that people just get lucky?

Or, look at the question this way:

Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"

Well. I always look for signs.
I randomly observe some conversations on a street.
I randomly look for key words for answering my questions.
I randomly select a book at the library to read.
I randomly talk to a person on a street.
Because I believe, it works like a magic.
Is it possible that there are more than coincidences?

December 8, 2005

My Favourite Poem!

The Road Not Taken
 - Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

December 7, 2005

December 2, 2005

Some Pictures

Son and Dad

Walking along a cloudy day, me and my friend captured this sight of a father and his son relaxing on a boat. Near Torrens River bridge, Adelaide. My friend this picture whereas I clicked the one below. Seeing this a felow flickr has commented, "Great photo, I really like the composition. The photo gives a slight sense of virtigo, which I think is great."


Well, I am happy :)

More of my photos here