Being Smart is a Necessity

“I have wandered around the planet for too long. I have been to every corner of Earth’s human free areas” remarked the Frankenstein monster, finishing the tea in his cup.

“Has that made you a wiser or at least a smarter person? Does that at least leave you with certain vestige of being so?” asked Count Dracula.

“You have always been a man of doubt, Mr. Dracul. I have made it all the way here on this blood moon night with my smart use of magic. My mind is now complete with spells that go back many centuries. I am now full, with sorcery in my mind as well as soul” replied a confident monster, known to many by the name Adam, the first man on Earth.

“Where does magic stand in this age of science and technology? Even for the best trained creatures of the night like us, lack of knowledge of human technology has caused trouble in the past” said Dracula.

“Now, you are saying that you are placing human science and technology here, as a replacement for centuries old magic” wondered Adam.

“Yes, now you see that smart security camera? It has helped us to detect any human presence nearby, helping us to keep ourselves hidden from them – such cameras are placed all around the castle, and it is how we came to know that you were here. We have Smart Camera systems and Smart lights“.

“So, you didn’t use the natural vampire sense or the bats which used to carry your messages?” asked Adam.

“No, there are too many electricity lines and posts around. They get caught all the time, and so we have them working only within the yard. Nice drums, by the way”.

“No, don’t do that. It is not a drum – that thing is a smart wireless bluetooth speaker which is used to play simple and tension- relieving vampire music for our brothers and sisters inside the coffin” explained Dracula.

“I have heard that vampires have grown more health conscious. A little bird told me the same a few days ago in the Carpathians” remarked Adam.

“Yes, see this smart watch? It does almost everything for me. This light-weight version even senses vampire heartbeats. I can do some running and cycling with this – you know that I am a centuries old vampire, a lot older than you, and I have to keep myself healthy. It is a tough job to keep the vampire throne with the young blood around. I also have a smart fitness band in case this stops working”.

“The old age catches up with us all, doesn’t it? At least, you are immortal”.

“Being immortal has been a curse for too long, old friend. It is one advantage that you have, because you don’t really exist according to both science and religion, and therefore anything of this existence bother you less. I believe that you hold the key to the past, present and future. So, at least buy a mobile phone so that we can contact you in case the armageddon begins” remarked Dracula.

“I see that they have changed how the world works for you, but will that change mine?” wondered Adam.

“Yes, you should at least buy a smart watch or a fitness band, for they are the best of the Smart Wearable. Remember that you were created out of the unexpected. So, at least be health conscious. Search for a few of such items at Flipkart, one of the leading online electronic commerce websites”. advised Dracula.

“So be it. Who doesn’t want a  Smart Home? I have wanted a lot, but have managed to have very little” said Adam, as the blood moon spread its colours through the sky.

***The images used in this post were taken from the Flipkart website to be used in this blog post only.

#GetFitWithFlipkart and begin a #SmartHomeRevolution, as it is even more relevant in India these days.

TeNy

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Love, Selfie and Others

The first grand thing, the celebration of 365 days of love had passed for us. But that doesn’t really mean anything when we look deep into it. It takes more than a year to fall in love with the same person whom you had married, again and again. The honeymoon that happens right after marriage doesn’t really mean much, because in the case of each arranged marriage, there is always more to know about your partner, and more reasons to find in order to fall in love. That first journey, the honeymoon trip might have had less number of selfies and photos in total. But things change with the trip that you make, an year later.

That was the trip to Thailand, among those shorter trips which were limited to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It was the next grand journey after the honeymoon trip to Jaipur. The journey was to begin at Pattaya, the place which promised to be different. We had our own time wandering through the city before we got to reach the beach and prepare for the day at the Coral Islands. The first tendency is to ask someone to take a photo, but we decided to take the selfie instead, because it was going to be a different journey, and another path through togetherness.

Well, both of us are not knowing for having any admiration for water and water sports. We usually keep our distance from waterbodies except for that little sunset walk by its side. But this was going to be different, as we had decided to go on the underwater walk. It was a little complicated decision for us, as there was always the question about “to be or not to be in water”. You can see the determination on our faces right there. Yes, this is a “determination selfie”, which is not easy to find in our collection, and it is one of those few selfies which are clear enough, and has our attention.

What you need during these days, is a camera that can capture a selfie incredibly well, something that can provide the moments with all the beauty and clarity that are needed, when we look back at those memories. This is where Mobiistar phone’s front, dual selfie camera comes into the picture, as it captures a 120° wide-angle shot providing a special selfie experience. These wide angle group shots can make sure that there is no part of that beautiful background lost, and it means more wonderful memories along with your faces captured by the camera.

As the selfie craze has only seen an increase, many phone makers have been trying to catch up and give the best of this trend, and Mobiistar provides the same, in style, at a reasonable price. The Vietnamese smartphone brand has a vision to ‘Enjoy More’ by bringing uncompromised user experience. For the same, Mobiistar is expanding the selfie experience for India, and will be available for purchase at Flipkart very soon. It will ensure that the best selfie enjoyment can be economical for the mobile lovers of India, especially for the common man.

With the special features of Mobiistar, one can be sure that more selfies will be taken, and there is no better mobile phone than the one which meets your demands. When you are traveling, you need selfies to be taken, and you need them to be really good, and covering as much of the background as possible. When you are in love, you need the selfies, and when you are having food outside or going for a movie, that can demand selfies too. All these selfies need to capture most of your world, and for the same, the 120° wide-angle shot of Mobiistar will prove to be a big bonus.

Another advantage of Mobiistar is that it has joined forces with Flipkart to provide the best for the Indian market. I would wait for this phone with the wonderful selfie camera to arrive at Flipkart, and if possible, on the local stores. It is always better to try a new mobile phone brand which offers so much, unlike those usual brands which everyone has. Some nice divergence is in need, and soon, we are going to have an opportunity for the same, with the arrival of this particular mobile phone, which can bring big challenges to the rest of the competition. Until then, lets wait for Mobiistar on Flipkart!

TeNy

Some of the Changes

In the last few months, I have made the changes that I thought that I never would. I still don’t know if there are positives or negatives because I still doubt them. Sometimes, I feel that there was no real point in the same and all the decisions were quite wrong. Then I think that change is good and can bring something fair in the variety. Well, life is very confusing as long as you decide to live it; otherwise things are quite easy and right into the grave. May be I should ask at the cemetery. These are the changes.

Buying a domain instead of using the free WordPress.com option: I never really wanted to buy a domain because I am a jobless person and I seem to go on without having a job or income forever; so this buying a domain might never stay forever as far as I am concerned. I still have no hope to continue having this domain because I have no salary, and I expect to lose that domain anytime and return to that WordPress.com site. Movies of the Soul might not stay with me forever as a separate domain.

But I had to buy that for now, because I thought that I needed it. Many of my friends has told me that it was better, and I was afraid that I might not be able to get that domain if I had chosen to delay – so I had to take that. May be it will bring something good for my movie reviews – it hasn’t done much until now, but I hope that it will be good some day. May be something will come up and I will get a job before I have to pay for the next one year. I would otherwise hope that parents won’t mind another year of Movies of the Soul.

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Using Bing instead of Google: This is surely what I never thought that I would do, as I have shifted from Google to Bing, thus permanently changing my Search Engine. I have used Google Search for a long time, but I later found out that even though we won’t really matter in the end, Microsoft’s Bing is rather more caring for the common users. Even though things will always be in favour of the corporate side and we are just those little cockroaches for them, I have found that even my blog links appear better on Bling than Google.

Bing uses a reward policy for searching, and I have found that inspirational in searching; I see no reason why it shouldn’t. It provides separate credits for computer as well as mobile. It took some time to let me into the program after registering for the Windows Live Account, and I haven’t completely figured it out, but everything looks nice as of now. There are also rewards for inviting friends. Well, I would like to keep my search useful rather than do it for no reason.

Using the other browsers consistently at least on the mobile: I still use Google Chrome on the laptop even though I have installed other browsers too. But at least in the mobile, I hope to use the other browsers by default, and I mostly use the UC Browser and Opera. I have been using them consistently and hope to continue doing so. I don’t know why, but Movies of the Soul looks a lot better on UC Browser when looking through the mobile. It also seems to be the faster browser among them all.

Getting a gamepad and speakers from Flipkart: I still have not understood about this – I don’t play computer games or listen to songs these days. The games have left me because I can’t even come close to winning any game of life. The music no longer makes me feel anything too. So, I wonder why I bought these. Still, I hope to play some games and listen to any song. May be, I will get some of my interest back. Things have been going mechanical these days, and I hope for some twist to happen.

TeNy

Bought from Flipkart

***A list of some interesting things I bought from Flipkart.

Photo of a part of room with key holder and wooden shelf

Photo of a part of room with key holder and wall shelf (Taken on Zenfone 5)

Eveready RF-06 Rechargeable 5 Blade Table Fan
Among all those things which I bought, this one has the power to save the day more than any other. I have always wanted the battery fans because the power cuts are so frequent, and we are still looking for an inverter. This is a rechargeable fan with LED lights which will help a lot when the electricity fails us again. With such willingness to play with te consumer feelings, the electricity board virtually asks us to buy this and blame them a little less. The switches also glow in the darkness and so things get easier. It is actually quite small, but still powerful. I had to call the electrician to assemble those pieces which came in the name of the fan, but it has served me very well after that 😀

Sajja Craft Wooden Wall Shelf
This comes as parts which can be assembled with ease, and how easy it is, can vary. I have actually used this one in a different way, not like the zig zag mode which is shown in the picture but in the model of the steps which go towards the corner. I have used it to keep a basket in which I put all my move tickets, a small desk calendar, a pen holder, a Transformer toy and a Buddhist pagoda souvenir which I bought from Sri Lanka. It can surely take a lot of weight. There is another one which I bought, and it has one layer for putting small things and some hangers for putting the keys. Click here for that one: Love Wall Shelf

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Design o Vista Wooden Key Holder
When I went back to look at it, a few days after buying it when there was an offer, I saw that it was permanently discontinued. I actually wondered why. It is amazingly good-looking, even without it being that much of a use as a key holder because of the smaller size. Still, we can use it to create an effect of having something special in our rooms. It is now the first thing that the people who come into my room notice, and they are asking what it is. It looks like a small safe, and has a map on the front with a ship wheel and bowline on it. There is also another showpiece from the same company which I bought – a ship model which was a nice thing too – see The Figurine

Pigeon Kettle Favourite 1000 ml Electric Kettle
As a tea lover, I have always wanted an electric kettle; we actually had one already, but I wanted to have one for myself for those tea adventures. The other one is Prestige, with an extra coating, special colour, design and so costing a lot more; this is rather a cheap and worthy alternative. The kettle remains the easiest way to boil water, and there will always be that day on which it is too cold, but you really want to take a bath. So, I had to choose this one to save the day. I use this many times a day, and this should be among the most used electronic equipments at home – still, nowhere near the total time of this laptop working 😉

Anjali Multi Purpose Juicer Plastic Hand Juicer
I always wanted to keep making juice and drink during those breaks between tea, and with one part of my room being somewhat a kitchen, I add this one to the list of things used there. Watermelons and oranges were the best choices with the juicer, and with self-sufficiency in having something other than tea achieved, I can write more in peace. I hope to test it with grapes sooner or later. May be with harder fruits, it can serve as the means to some exercise, or may be even get broken, thus proving that we are strong enough 😀

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Portronics POR 465
This did feel a little over-priced when I first looked at it, but the quality here is really good; just looking at the other less priced things will give you an idea of how much better this one is in comparison with anything else of similar type. The transmission speed is also a lot higher. There are four USB 3.0 ports to make sure that the problem of having a low number of USB slots is solved. I had always wanted something like this for my laptop because with the mouse, USB internet device and the external speakers connected, there was no free USB slot for me to connect anything more.

VISKO 601 Garden Tool Kit
Here is a multi-purpose device for the garden. This is a much needed thing to work on the beautification of the nature around our homes. The collection of tools will make us more interested in gardening as things geta lot easier. The product is surely worth the price and it has inspired more of a family gardening here. ***These are the seven interesting things which I bought from Flipkart during the last six months. Do you have a similar list? I believe that you do, because we are all sailing on the same boat of blogging, and internet shopping should come naturally to us.

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***The images used in this blog post are from the pages of these products at Flipkart.

TeNy

Using Flipkart Vouchers

There are not many things more awesome than using a Flipkart voucher, and the best thing about it is that we can use fifteen vouchers together, and so even if we only have five hundred rupees vouchers, we can buy things up-to seven thousand five hundred rupees. If things go out of stock after the order is made, we will not only get the money back, but also some extra money as the Flipkart wallet amount that can be added during the purchase. That felt very fair to me. Here are a few useful things I bought with the Flipkart vouchers. ***The photos are from Flipkart website, and prices are as shown there now; it might have been cheaper or costlier when I bought them.

1. Swipe 3D Life Plus HDMI Tablet (Rs 3400)
I have always wanted a tablet, but wondered what the use of one would be, and why should I have one when the house has too many laptops and mobiles already. But everyone I knew had a tablet and so I decided to get one – then I saw this one on Flipkart; never knew much about the company it seemed that the reviews were a little inclined to the positive side, and with all its features and with tagline of being India’s first 3D tablet, this was a fine option for my little use. Now it has become my daily gaming device and music player, with hopes to turn into the movie and book device. It might not be a big deal or a powerful thing, but does my job and for this price, it was all that was needed.

2. Prestige PSSFB Toast (Rs 1195)
I had already bought an electric kettle for my room, and with the tea problem solved with that option, I need the option to make something to eat right in my room which can boast of being a hybrid of kitchen and bedroom. I remember the name was a little different for this electronic device at that time even as both names still seem to exist for the same thing, but this sandwitch toaster became a perfect choice for me. You could make sandwiches in your room, eat them and make those people who come to your house have the same with tea. It actually seemed to be a really interesting one, and it is the first time I am seeing a sandwich toaster.

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3. Bajaj ATX 4 750 W Pop Up Toaster (Rs 1127)
So, what would I do when there was no need for the sandwich? The bread was always there to be bought, and my room had already transformed into a place for edible things, and then there came the option of this bread toaster with two years warranty – that made me confident, even as I haven’t bought many things from Bajaj in the recent years. I could actually buy the best looking toaster from the list (it was just one of the two toasters that had delivery here and so it wasn’t really a big option), and this has actually saved us during the sudden visit of many guests, and along with the Prestige PSSFB Toast, this works very well.

4. Home and Bazaar Antiquity Analog Wall Clock (Rs 1249)
The clock that I had in my room was quite big and I was regularly asked to put that one the main room – I was looking for a clock that would suit my room, and I came upon this one as the clock had seller here for the first time when I was looking to get something with those vouchers. It looks nice and as something of good antique value. The problem was that it was smaller than it seemed on the photo and should be difficult for older people to see the time. But for me, it fit to my small space on the wall, really well. There was a discount when I had it, and without that lower price, I would say this clock is over-priced because of its small size.

5. Wildcraft Wallet (Rs 545)
This was one of the first things that I bought, and the awesomeness of this one had me searching for more things on the site. I have been using some random wallets without thinking much, but this one changed things a lot. People actually noticed this one a lot, and I bought a blue one as well as grey one so that I can use both of them, one after the other. I have been impressed by many things, but this is the first time for a wallet, and it was not something that I had expected. This is a five hundred and fourty five rupees well spent, and even without the vouchers, this is an excellent choice as there seems to be no adjustment in quality either – and you know the looks.

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There are also a huge number of books, especially those related to English Language and Literature, History and General Knowledge which are blessed with the free delivery option, and also a few things for the kitchen including the pressure cooker, glass set, container set, frying pan and similar things along with surge protectors, plant containers, games and toys, gardening equipment, plus the stationary stuff. I have felt that Flipkart has some very nice options for shopping for some useful stuff which are not available locally.

TeNy

The Question of Choice

I have had a life which had lots of gadgets since my childhood. There might not be that many during these days, but there is always a good number of them which makes way into my wishlist, as I have made a few lists about the same in my laptop as well as in Flipkart. I was one of the first students to have a personal computer at home when I was at school, and undoubtedly the first student in my class to have a desktop computer; it was what started my love for gadgets on another day along with my gaming days and nights which seemed eternal.

As far as gadgets are concerned, Asus is a name that comes to my mind all the time. I am a big fan of that impressive Asus ZenFone 5 with red colour, and hope that it would be my mobile phone on one day. There are also two Asus laptops at my home, both being the smaller and portable ones, and I have had a good time with both of them. I have been a user of ASUS motherboards and graphics cards along with one monitor from the same company for quite a long time. So, lets go straight to the two new computer models from ASUS which easily catches our attention due to many nice and awesome reasons.

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When the choice of power and portability comes, I would want to choose both, but my favourite gadget of interest is ASUS All In One PC ET2040, not by a huge margin but by just a small distance. I have never had an all-in-one PC in my life and neither have I used one of these new generation things of style. It has also beem quite some time since I last had a desktop computer. Built-in one hour UPS is a very nice factor which has my interest, as the external UPS never really made me interested.

Along with its gesture control and quickness, what impresses me a lot is the presence of so many USB ports. I see so many options there, as all of my desktops and laptops never had this many USB port options. I was always in the need of a good number of them, with my USB internt device, USB storage devices, printer and mobile needing them regularly. More the number of USB slots, that much better it gets for me. This is also stylish and has awesome looks. It is more like a hybrid, and a special computer.

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Then the other choice that we have here, ASUS EeeBook X205TA is so thin, and should suit me whenever I go on those nice little trips. One has to love its curves and compared to it, none of my laptops are enough stylish – the one I am using now is the fifth laptop I have bought and the least stylish of them all. The better looking ones were Asus indeed, as I have had two from the same company and my parents are using them now. The system here looks so light and suitable to pack and take anywhere, and the long duration battery supports the same. The high battery duration has been my weakness when choosing the right laptop.

I love its price too, and I would say that with the low cost, this gadget is something that I would buy when I have a chance. Soon, it will be the time for the next laptop in my life as my present system is huge and bulky, and I am managing with it only because I have been at home these days. I have had a detailed look at both the dark blue and red versions which seemed to be the best, and I was surprised how good they looked – I would choose the red one because it looks more special. I would need both of them, and I shall keep the first one as the common computer for everyone at home.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Asus Happy Hours page at Indiblogger and are only meant to support this work. This blog post at The Tea Cerebrations is for the Happy Hours Campaign from Asus in association with Indiblogger. There are two amazing gadgets from Asus that we have here which are sure to catch your interest. Check the following links for more details about the same: ASUS EeeBook X205TA and ASUS All In One PC ET2040

TeNy

Crosshairs at Home

Vampire Owl: You are older than the Transformers. How can you even buy a toy when you are a thousands of years old Vampire Bat?

Vampire Bat: Because I won the gift voucher, and I have to spend it wisely.

Vampire Owl: What does wisdom got to do with a brainless movie such as Transformers, especially the last three movies of the franchise? You should have used your Transformer Chevrolet Beat instead and hoped that it would transform like in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Vampire Bat: I have always wanted this one since I was a kid, as per the official records; not as per our original vampire age.

Vampire Owl: Do you realize that there are many evil devices in these online stores which we can use for world domination?

Vampire Bat: Do you know that this is Diwali and one should stop being evil until Halloween?

Vampire Owl: That reminds me, do you need to hear me crack a cracker joke?

Vampire Bat: Absolutely not.

[Drives the Transformer in car mode].

What I bought from Flipkart (pic from Transformers wiki)

What I bought from Flipkart (pic from Transformers wiki)

There have been many question that I asked myself about what to buy on my first experience with flipkart, and when I wandered clueless on that website which had extra charge for delivery as far as the total amount was below five hundred (yes, I am very much late on this online shopping stuff). Then there was the long list of Transformers toys which were priced above thousand, and a few of them which looked less impressive or without a seller near my area which costed less, and then there were those which costed approximately rupees eight hundred and fourty nine.

Chevrolet Corvette, I would have preferred the red (Pic from Corvette's wiki page)

Chevrolet Corvette, I would have preferred the red (Pic from Corvette’s wiki page)

The normal person should surely buy some clothes, electronic gadgets, movies, music or books, but I don’t remember being like others since beginning to study English Literature (there was only an attempt before that). People and their quesions – is there any end to it? There are so many of them about which I can write another post, but here there was only one. That question was asked about why the Transformers toy, but it is one question which can’t be answered, and also deserves absolutely no answer, and still I have my reasons to buy this one which I had chosen from a short-listed group of two.

Some smart dialogues from Crosshairs (Screenshot from T4)

Some smart dialogues from Crosshairs (Screenshot from T4)

Coming back to the choices which were there for the same price, they were Crosshairs which transformed into a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Bumblebee which transformed into a Chevrolet Camaro. I did think that the black and yellow combination of the latter looked better, but in everything else, the green and black Crosshairs scored. It was a new and stylish car which it transformed into, compared to Bumblebee’s choice of an older version of the Camaro, or at least it seemed to be so. Remember Crosshairs’ dialogues in the last Transformers movie? It is one robot with individuality that we have there unlike the usual dumb ones which follow Optimus Prime in the absence of brains.

Crosshairs in action (Screenshot from T4)

Crosshairs in action (Screenshot from T4)

To be frank, I have always hated Bumblebee, for that robot always had too much attention in all those live action movies, and as all the other original robots other than Optimus Prime (the zombie robot that just can’t stay dead), are dead – Jazz, Ironhide and Ratchet are no more in the movies – still, Bumblebee remains, and the existence of an yellow robot which can appeal only to kids is depressing for a serious action, and it is the same reason why the movie is not taken seriously. Even when the main human characters are changed, the dirty yellow still remains!

Crosshairs was the only impressive robot in Transformers: Age of Extinction after they killed off Ironhide in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. As another weapons expert, this is the only one which I can choose to replace what used to be my favourite choice, and even in the absence of those big cannons as Ironhide, this is one nice armorer and trooper as we see the action. The other two new transformers of the movie Drift and Hound were changed into bloody stereotype characters. So, Crosshairs it is! And I am glad that it reached here in three days, seven days before it was supposed to be. It is kind of overpriced, but well done Flipkart on bringing it here earlier and giving me the Diwali suprise!

TeNy