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Chantix

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on December 18, 2009 by philthink

This is easily my favourite disclaimer yet, provided by the drug Chantix, which “helps” people quit smoking.

Keep in mind…if you develop SUICIDAL thoughts while taking our drug. maybe stop taking our drug.

far too many

Posted in Introspective Ramblings, Poetry on May 21, 2009 by philthink

there are far too many opinions in this world.
everybody has got something to say.
ones that contradict their others and lead each one astray.

but who are we to keep our mouths shut,
against the lives of louder thoughts –
so join in the masses and yell out loud,
to shroud a future plot.

Munich

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on April 9, 2009 by philthink

Munich is renowned for its beer halls. It’s true. We took a tour. Drank our share of beer – massive…quantities.
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We drank where Hitler drank, where he delivered his speeches and formed his National Socialist Party. No wonder they were such nuts, they killed all their brain cells with beer.
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There is a connection between the modern and history here. Malls flow in and out of the old castles. There is certain architecture here that reminds me of something out of Disney.

75% of Munich was destroyed during the way, so it can be dubbed a “rebuilt” city. It is an absolute must to come back here for Oktoberfest! and to drink plenty from the Augustiner Brewery, which to this day, follows the purity laws strictly, and does not export their beer.

I had a great time here. Had a great smoke with Ankur and a very stereotypical looking Bavarian security guard, who thought we were hilarious. But i’m pretty sure he was just laughing at us.

Oktoberfest! – I will be coming to you.

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Berlin

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on April 8, 2009 by philthink

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There is a constant ambiance in Berlin. The stars will never shine.

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The train station alone brightens the night with two impressive beams pointed skyward, removing any chance of the surrounding sky sneaking through. We only walked a strip of the city, but it was filled with historical significance. img_1347
The Brandenburg Gates whose story began with King Frederick II, whose idea sparked its construction. In later years, Napolean conquered the land and fancying its headpiece, takes it back to France. World War II left it in ruins, only to be restored in time for the Berlin wall to go up.

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The wall itself was erected by the East (Ost) to keep people from fleeing. Imagine for a moment someone putting a wall up around your home and telling you, you can’t leave. I imagine I would try to get out as well.image011_10

We had planned quite a bit more excursion throughout the city, but ended up beside an ice rink, and crepe stand, where we met Bjorne and Juliana, whose conversation was quite welcomed. They were home for the holidays from South Africa, Capetown specifically.

What a boisterous laugh she had.
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And so, with one more chocolate crepe in our guts, we said goodbye to Marx and Engil and boarded a train to Munich.

The bar below the bridge

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on April 7, 2009 by philthink

Born to be a conversationalist. People are drawn to him. By look or stare or just presence in the room, who knows, but people feel the need to express to him. And so should he express to them, for what better way to improve the surroundings.

The S-bahn is not open between 1AM and 4AM

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on April 6, 2009 by philthink

December 19th, 2007

There is a closeness he requires that perhaps even he does not understand. A friend lost – his old chum whose companionship in the moments of his life, whether serious or tedious, is now lost. A vacant soul in need of a patch. New conversation can only go so far. This wreck of a man has only his stories to hold him together.

a network of necessity

Posted in Introspective Ramblings on March 31, 2009 by philthink

Dec 17, 2007
When you respect someone, your actions towards them is unique. The uniqueness of these actions are key to developing lengthy and healthy relationships. Create a network of good-will around you. Money is important, no doubt. But the necessities of life can always be borrowed from those you care for dearly.

Your attention results in theirs. Put yourself out there and you’ll create an energy and atmosphere around you, worth its weight in coins of all denominations. Ultimately, supplying you with a network of necessity.