17 December 2009

Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Life's Scars

A nice poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Life's Scars

They say the world is round, and yet
I often think it square,
So many little hurts we get
From corners here and there.
But one great truth in life I've found,
While journeying to the West-
The only folks who really wound
Are those we love the best.

The man you thoroughly despise
Can rouse your wrath, 'tis true;
Annoyance in your heart will rise
At things mere strangers do;
But those are only passing ills;
This rule all lives will prove;
The rankling wound which aches and thrills
Is dealt by hands we love.

The choicest garb, the sweetest grace,
Are oft to strangers shown;
The careless mien, the frowning face,
Are given to our own.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

Love does not grow on every tree,
Nor true hearts yearly bloom.
Alas for those who only see
This cut across a tomb!
But, soon or late, the fact grows plain
To all through sorrow's test:
The only folks who give us pain
Are those we love the best.

05 May 2009

Vodafone IPL Zoozoos are not animated cartoons

Yes ! You read it right !

Those cute little characters in vodafone IPL ads are human beings wearing body suits.
They are called Zoozoos.

Everyone thought it was cute animated characters.

I came to know about this when I was watching an IPL match at a mall along with a friend, who is MBA in advertising.
She informed me that these are not animated cartoons, but real human beings wearing white body suit and it's the large set which makes them appear smaller in comparison .

And after few days I am reading a lot about these zoo zoos on internet.
So I thought to write a little about this.

My friend also informed me about the company O&M which created the zoo zoos. (link)

One line I would like to add for O&M (Ogivly & Mather) was established by David Ogilvy, who is known as "The Father of Advertising".

Coming back to the Zoozoos,
For a common man, it's an egghead creature with black dots as eyes and mouth.

If you are interested knowing more about zoozoos, please follow the afaqs! link.
It's really an interesting read, especially the making of zoozoo.

Source : http://www.afaqs.com/perl/news/story.html?sid=23893


You can find all the IPL Zoozoo videos on youtube:

Download IPL zoozoo screensaver

Download IPL zoozoo cursor image

Download IPL zoozoo wallpapers

To know, What kind of zoozoo are you ? click here

28 April 2009

Let your mind drift for a few moments

I had visited Narmad Library at my hometown Surat.

While I was searching for books regarding body language analysis, came across a book of some other topic (I forgot to note down the book name).

I really loved a paragraph in the book, which is about taking time for yourself from your everyday busy schedule.

I'm sharing the paragraph with all of you.

Let your mind drift for a few moments

Every so often, during your day, make sure you take a minute to look at the sky,
breathe deeply, and watch the clouds.
Watch fish in an aquarium.
Go to a pretty spot in nature and watch the light move through the trees or
the wind move the grass.
At night take some time to look at the moon and stars and to breate the night air.
Rock in a rocking chair, lie in a hammock, swing on a swing, or hang on a chinning bar.

Let go. Let yourself Be.

I'm back

It's been such a long time I've been away from blogging here.
The reason being
- Work
- Personal Website (http://www.viralpatel.info/blog)
- Boredom
- Laziness

I've decided to get active again and start posting every once in a while I get time and topic to share something.

Hope that I'll keep my words that's said in the title of the post.