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Postby aster » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:25 pm

Sipping some good red and hitting play on the Blu-way with my lovely wife laying next to me.

Don't need much more (apart from what happens... after the movie) on a typical weekday night. :)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:55 pm

'Blu-way'? Is this a German thing? :wink: :lol:

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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:43 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Dare I say... beer and pussy?


For those who are young at heart :P .

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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:48 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:What's wrong with quiet contentment?


Great for monks!


:love: Chatting with my monk friend at his chamber. It felt blissful. I breath easier. I am contented and don't need anything more.

Forget to mention, I love hanging out in this forum. Lots of fun and open-minded guys and gals.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:51 pm

earthfriendly wrote:Forget to mention, I love hanging out in this forum. Lots of fun and open-minded guys and gals.


I'd prefer to be thought of as bigoted and angry. (After all, history does not remember the meek).



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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:52 pm

What makes me really happy?

-Clean and uncluttered house
-Getting plenty of sleep
-Getting enough exercise. Nowadays, I would twist my abdomen while doing my mini-jog around the neighborhood. It looks silly but makes me happy that I am killing two birds with one stone.

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Re: What makes you happy?

Postby chaser47 » Thu, 01 May 2014 12:13 am

nanana wrote:Feeling kinda down lately. Nothing seems to be going my way. Don't know when was the last time that I really feel HAPPY.
So am just gonna steal some of your happiness. Please kindly share your HAPPIEST moment here, if you do have one. Or things that make you happy. Perhaps I can use some of your suggestions to be happy again. (Not saying I'm miserably depressed. Just feel kinda numb, day in day out everyday just the same, if you know what I mean).


I guess you do not need to do something extraordinary to feel happy. I've been watching Eckhart Tolle videos on youtube lately. You should check it out. I find his work pretty similar to Thich Nhat Hanh's. Meditation also helps you to appreciate small, meaningful things in life.

If you need something to cheer you up instantly, try watching Louis CK. I think he can be another George Carlin. Or maybe find some hobbies, something to learn. I am taking professional make up classes. I also learn to DJ by myself lol, as I've been listening to electronic music a lot these days (taking a break from Foo Fighters and U2 stuff)

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 01 May 2014 12:32 am

I have dabbled with meditation for over two decades. Without much success. I refuse to give up and am now able to benefit from it. It is life-changing.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 01 May 2014 12:52 am

making a sandwich dagwood bumstead style
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby Max Headroom » Thu, 01 May 2014 8:34 am

JR8 wrote:
Max Headroom wrote:It never gets old eh, Lofty.


Sorry, have I cracked that one before? :wink:



[I rather like the analogy of this forum and 'It aint half hot mum'... I think there is a lot of cross-over :)]. Just ponder for a moment who you would cast as whom ... hehe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBFRRLuoM5k
It Ain't Half Hot Mum


Well, I know who's "Shut-up!", haha!

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Postby Brah » Thu, 01 May 2014 9:24 am

earthfriendly wrote:I have dabbled with meditation for over two decades. Without much success. I refuse to give up and am now able to benefit from it. It is life-changing.

Good to hear, details would help.

So what happened and how? Did you have some kind of epiphany? Is it TM or another kind of meditation?

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Thu, 01 May 2014 10:09 am

at the moment .. most happy i wasn't even near any tube strikes (for the next 20 months) :D

and rest of the time,

good book + beautiful background music + good wine + cosy bed + windy day = a happy bunny me :)
It is better to believe than to disbelieve. in doing, you bring everything to the realm of possibility.

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Postby nanana » Thu, 01 May 2014 11:26 am

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Dare I say... beer and pussy?


As I get older the appeal of both fades... to be replaced by what?

Although my ginger cat cheers me up.


A ginger pussy? Noice!

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Postby nanana » Thu, 01 May 2014 11:36 am

JR8 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBFRRLuoM5k
It Ain't Half Hot Mum


Thought I was watching MASH, Brit version.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 May 2014 12:39 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Well, I know who's "Shut-up!", haha!


Yes, so do I !! genuine :lol:


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