Nov 22, 2013

You know, I know nothing.

Few weeks ago I was having a beer with good friend at local pub. As usual with alcohol, we wanted to have A pot but ended up drinking four. This post is not about why we can’t control drinking. It is about an interesting conversation we ended up having.

My stylist friend, I will say stylist as he follows latest trends and invests significant amount of his hard earned cash into clothing and grooming. To give you an idea his haircuts cost him anything between $50 to $100 each month. I asked him about his recent hair style and he quoted it was the current trend and named some famous dude from whom he has adopted it. Anyways this is not about is style as well.

After the first one or two beers the mind started relaxing a bit and the dear friend told me of one of his conundrum. He feels that he has to know about everything and feels ashamed when he can’t get involved in conversations about topics he does not know.

I told him, while I’m not jack of all trades or knows about everything people talk about. I most of the time don’t find myself ashamed of the lack of knowledge. Everyone has different interest and hobbies and it is hard to keep up with everyone’s interest. Every day we meet so many new people with different interest, If we try to keep up with only 20% of them we will not know what interests us or makes us happy.

I gave him my example, I struggle to join conversations most of the times when people start talking about footy (AFL), which is the most common topic at work during the 8 month long season. In my 10+ years stay in Australia I’ve never watched a full game as it just does not interest me. I can’t tell more than 5 players name and I don’t follow the leader board so I don’t know what is going on in the game. So what do I do during those conversations. I can’t give my comments or views so I just go in the listening/learning mode. I listen to what they say and try to remember it (doesn’t work most of the times) so I can use that information in other conversations. If someone asks me why don’t you get involved in this conversations, I just tell them footy is not my interest. I don’t feel ashamed.

Nov 7, 2013

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante - The Ultimate Volante

This would be for sure an ultimate driving experience.For me highlight is the sound system.

"13 speakers deliver the greatest sound system ever integrated on an Aston Martin. The industry-leading Bang & Olufsen BeoSound automatically monitors and adapts for cabin noise to deliver perfect audio quality.

Each speaker is enclosed in an air-tight cabinet, reducing interference and deliver sharp precise sounds. Acoustic Lens tweeters (ALT) project have integrated reflective surfaces to spread sound horizontally through the cabin. Integrated with rubber to remove door rattles each ALT rises smoothly when the system is activated. You’ll never notice the engineering, but you’ll certainly notice the sound it creates."