Monday, July 31, 2006

Another quotation

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Buddha Gotama

So call me a faux philosopher, but I am into quotations right now. Guess this is part of my inward reflection given my current state of mind...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Quotation from the game

The first problem for all of us,
men and women,
is not to learn,
but to unlearn.

Gloria Steinen.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Pistachio Cones!

One thing that I miss from british supermarkets is a large selection of flavours for ice cream and assorted desserts. In France, I got to find some of the flavours I enjoy the most, in this case Pistachio Cones! Ahh, I am going to miss the food from France... Posted by Picasa

The mists in Lac d'Annecy

A very nice picture of a small Château on the shores of Lac d'Annecy. The mists add a lot of fantasy to the picture. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Le Château d'Annecy

Again, a very fine view of a medieval fortification, this view straight down from the boat I was about to board to travel through the Lake of Annecy. The Castle of Annecy can be seen from almost anywhere in town, again, the very imposing view of the seat of feudal power.

Le Lac d'Annecy

Yesterday we got a free afternoon from the conference, so we went to a boat ride through the Lake of Annecy, it was a very nice experience, and the sights were really beautiful. This time, at last, I managed to bring my own camera, so I got loads of pictures I'm gonna post.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Palais de l'Isle

So according to the wikipedia, this little castle in the middle of one of the channels in Annecy is one of the most photographed monuments in all France, the Palais de l'Isle. This is a pretty interesting picture, I must say, and the surrounding old towne is also a very nice place to stroll around at night. Today I will try to get some snapshots of the place at night.

De nouveau à la France

So, back I am to the land of good cuisine and of people who don't like to speak English. It's not that I don't like France, mind you, I love the country, I just wish I could communicate with them a bit more effectively. Due to the absence of a french speaking friend in my initial leg into the country, I pretty much starved, which is not good, considering that I could've gotten very good food, should I be able to actually speak to the locals. But things are now looking good, after making friends with some of the french agent dudes.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Reflections from Gandhi

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

What if life was more like a video game?

One of the reasons I always loved Futurama is their not so subtle introduction of Geek culture in the episodes. This Tale of Interest is one of the best ones, thanks to my friend Thielo for sending me the link.

Wakka wakka wakka

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Rogues do it from behind.

Though a controversial issue for many DnD players, I stick to the belief that Rogues truly do it from behind. Posted by Picasa