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Adi's 2nd birthday

My son Adi turned 2 years old on on 21 May. Happy Birthday Adi, Pappa loves you, always.
We used to celebrate birthday parties at our condominium's club-house/pool-side, but realized that kids don't get to enjoy it a lot. So this year we changed the format - and to begin with we celebrated Adi's birthday at school. Then, I got the family unlimited-access tickets to Universal Studios.

We spent a full day at Universal, and the kids had an awesome day.

We have been there few times already, but going with the kids (as they grow) is always a new experience. It was Adi's first visit. Ayla has been there before.
Beyond the rides and thrills, the most priceless experience was - the lovely smile on Ayla and Adi's faces when they saw their favourite characters in person, played with them, and took pictures with them. The Minions, characters from Sesame Street and Madagascar.. just know how to make the kid's day.
Adi was so excited that he didn't bother to  waste his…

Combination Lock

There are occasions in life when you wonder - what exactly is life.

I have personally never agreed or rationalized with other people's definition of life. I have heard different definitions. There are people saying - life is a game, life is a celebration, life is a struggle, life is pain. etc. And so begins the process of self questioning, as to what is life?

When I was a child, I agreed that 'life is a game'. Well it did feel like one, for some time - going up from one level to another, and the difficulty level going higher and higher. 

During my early career, when I worked wonders in my jobs as software engineer (which I will always cherish as the best part of my otherwise dull and boring career), my ultimate obsession was creating new and flawless products. This obsession with Java (my programming language) made me feel like 'life is a drug'. Anyone who has an obsession can understand this.

When I took bigger steps to prime my career and pursue my Masters with an on…

The Legend of Hercules - Review

The Legend of Hercules is a disaster.

You have to be a big fan (like me) of sword & battle movies to enter this show. That is to say you enjoy watching medieval styled bloodied action - oozing with testosterone, larger-than-life characters, huge muscles & thick beards. That fully qualifies you as a die-hard fan of Gladiator, 300, Troy, The Last Samurai and Braveheart.
Well, coming for that angle, this show is definitely a disappointment. It is a visibly amateurish attempt to blend in all the above epics into one movie. It lacks any element of originality, and offers a completely lackluster performance by the cast. The action sequences are too dull, and the script is beyond pathetic. 
The movie is based on a proven & established concept - the mythological Greek character of half-human half-god Hercules. That is a sure recipe for awesome action, fantasy, and romance.

But the poor script wastes too much time on his human weaknesses & vulnerabilities. It is thoroughly dis…