Saturday, June 10, 2006

Marine Drive


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Originally uploaded by The Big K.
Don't you feel for Poland? They kept on and on going at Ecuador, but just couldn't break them. Eight goals in the first two games, this might just be the best WC for some time in terms of goals - and did you see that Frings goal! But lets not get ahead of yourselves.
Why the picture? Well, in my ten months in Bombay so far, today morning was the first time I got onto the upper deck of a BEST double-decker bus, and had the front seat and I kept clicking out of the window. Gives a rather unique perspective? I wonder whats up with the fabled monsoon, it hasn't rained for a few days, but the again, I guess I should not wish for rain, we might just another 26/7, and I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
On a slight tangent now - you should know by now that I can't keep one line of thought going for too long. I had an interesting conversation with a friend about how the internet is bringing out a loss of privacy. She spoke about how before how her current employer hired her , they did a Google for her name and found her blog. Now, this lady hadn't made her blog 'private' but never expected anyone who knew her - or had a 'vested interest' so to speak to read it. She was upset because aspects of her private life were there for everyone to see, lovers, family et al.
I don't know what to write about this, but this another major reason I don't write under my given name nor do I blog about my personal life. The internet is a great tool, but it is also a great way to invade someone's personal life. I can in a few keystrokes and juggling things such as Google, Flickr, YouTube and MySpace (or other social networking websites such as Ryze or Orkut) pretty much find out everything about a person if they use these services (well, everyone might be on Google) - how you look, how you behave, what you like or dislike and what other people think of you.
Fun, isn't it?
And a search for my name on Google really isn't that bad!
Anyway, gotta rush back to check out Ingerland versus Paraguay!

6 comments:

n said...

Hi
I started writing a comment, but it just kept getting lengthier and lengthier so i though it would be wiser to put it up as a post and ask you to visit.
http://nrambles.blogspot.com/2006/06/comment-for-k.html

thalassa_mikra said...

Big disappointment in Mexico-Iran game. I was rooting for Iran (I've more Iranian friends than Indian :) ) and what a terrible game they played! But hola for my Mexican buddies, very well deserved.

Yes, I've always been careful about expressing my opinions with my full name. My Orkut or Friendster profiles don't really give much away, so I'm not overly concerned.

jaygee said...

That sky looks decidedly perfect!! First time in a double decker bus...i miss those here too! sheesh have to stop!! :)

terah745 said...

Do you fear?

So do I.

Fear of the dark.

Unknown.

Uncertain.

Following you.

All the time.

Who is K?

K is King.

K is Kind.

Who bothers?

A lot do.

Following you.

All the time.

Soul-stealers.

Here they come.

But.

Do we have it?

K said...

Terah, me kind - i don't think you'ld say that if you knew me!
;-)
TM - long time - I would assume all the Mexians would have gone nuts after their win, I wonder if the US will see the same level of support today.
N - I've replied on your blog!

n said...

K i've replied on my blog again. lets play comments ping pong :)