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Jun. 15th, 2010 12:27 pm LJ and Paris!

One of the regrettable changes online is that LiveJournal is dead, or rather dying a slow death, or is taken over by greedy Russian overloads who seem hellbent on running video ads and make the site highly unusable, almost as if they want to remind you that you are unwelcome to even visit the home page. Like you, I too lamented, in public and in private, and in those cafe discussions with friends in which you try to say something intelligent to let them think that you are in touch with online trends. The change also coincided with another regrettable personal shift in my habits - which is simply that I don't get motivated to write, or record the events in my life - something I should do, as I am growing old, and my memory is not what it used to be. I say it's regrettable because - I have been through so much in the last two years, many ups and downs, so many new places and experiences, positive and negative, and I don't wish to forget them. But clearly, there is the lack of motivation, lack of words and skill to describe them. Sometimes, I wish I had an Irish blood in me to be able to write naturally in a contemporary tone, rather than spew out in a texbook-ish antiquated style a desi would do. "I am 53% Irish," I'd declare, and that next thing I know, words will automatically flow - funny, pithy, full of interesting anecdotes.

And yet here I am, with almost no clear sense of what the hell I am doing, or have done, at large. True, I go to work, go through daily motions, finish the tasks on my plate, fill my weekly status reports, just after my boss sends me the last possible reminder about missing it yet another week. But, at large, I can not sum it up.

The situation probably is not gonna change.

Why all this rambling? Well, because I am in Paris, and probably going through an unforgettable experience of my lifetime.

Good or bad?!

I don't know. But, it's something I wish I'd record it.

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From:enyi
Date:June 15th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Ha, I know Irish people who struggle to write... ;)

Paris! Currently I'm interested in French culture (cuisine, style) in terms of cultural imperialism in East Asia. Would love to go on a trip to Paris, too. :)
From:psasidhar
Date:June 22nd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
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French cuisine is a little overrated, but you should try confit de canard.. :)

Yes, you should go to Paris. It's a lovely city.
From:psasidhar
Date:June 22nd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
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:)

Do you live on the westcoast?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 17th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
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You still have a few followers :)
and they are still curious to know which places you visited, which movies you watched and the daily nuggets of life...
From:psasidhar
Date:June 22nd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
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would be nice to know who this is. :)
From:sajith
Date:June 17th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
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You know, I can say some of that about not being able to write down anything. Livejournal has been some sort of personal record of the memorable silly I have been through. For the past two years or so I have no such record, maybe except some pictures. I do regret that.
From:chap_hyd
Date:June 20th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)

Twitter.com

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Do you Tweet? If not, why don't you? I think, its faster and easy way to update your friends/followers about you :)
From:psasidhar
Date:June 22nd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Twitter.com

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At 140 chars, I find Twitter too inadequate to say anything sensible. And I am not good at one-liners. :)
From:sthira
Date:June 23rd, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
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Paris!! Why is it such a delicious experience, so lovely in every alleyway, so charming as the sun goes down.

Have some macaroons for me at Laduree - merci beaucoup.