Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lord Of The Rings Location..tsk tsk...New Zealand

I am one of the greatest fans of LOTR. When I say greates I mean really greatest. Dont ask how, I Just know it.Recently I was wondering to go on vacation to places and first thing which came to my mind was new zealand cos for a fact I know that the movie was shot in amny parts of New Zealand and alsl they decided to keepthe sets for the dieheard fans like us. So I started googling for places I need to visit, like Gondor, Shire,Mordor, ministerith or Helms Depp. Sure not all places are real and the same name, but something closer.So this is all I found out from my searches.
http://www.lordoftheringstours.co.nz/http://www.tourism.net.nz/lord-of-the-rings.htmlhttp://www.newzealand.com/homeofmiddleearth/ http://www.tourism.net.nz/tours/lord-of-the-rings-tours/

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Roommate searches!

Well I was looking for roommates for short term due to some personal situaltions....
Guess what another google search was born and the list of sites which I went for...
http://www.craigslist.org/ free and most effective search
http://www.roommates.com not free but decent list of roommates and strictly roommates
http://www.sulekha.com/ Free and paid both available. Noticed predominantly Asian crowd.

OK here is the finalist who helped me get to my target:

Tennis lessons in NY city!

Well this was yet another sport/activity I wanted to enroll and get better at.
So yes I hit one of the tennis clubs after a lot of research.
With this recession spending too even much for amusement can be risky...
So I hit my searches in google and called all the places for the rates and availability...
Then I found MidTown Tennis Club. Not bad for winter....
$150 for 4 classes and 1 hour each classes.
4 students per class and the teacher was pretty good.
One disadv... its frustrating to walk 3 blocks to get to the closest subway/path in winter from this spot. finding cabs was pretty easy..so no worries!

If you dont mind travelling a little bit for learning, NJ has cheaper rates.
I havent taken any, but the courts are so beautiful esp the ones in Ridgewood.
More details about jersey courts in my Tennis Courts in NJ blog ;)

Other sites I googled for are :

PS: If you are thinking the best cost effective way, lookup in Craigslist.com for trading talent. In sense you can trade one of your talent like language for free tennis lessons. Just be careful about the reckless crowd...

Make new friends in your town!


If you are like me, looking for new frends after work to chill in the city or around then go to http://www.socialjane.com/
Its a free subscription site where I enrolled and made 2 new friends in the city as I work in the city.
Not bad, if you are lucky and active its not that difficuilt to make frends which is obvious.
But you can also find buddies for touring, tennis and even book reading! true try it out.

As usual I did some research among various sites and found this pretty interesting.

Guitar classes in NY city!!!


So for winter I had planned on learning something new I always had wanted.
So I was hunting for couple of indoor classes both sports and arts.
Landed in my long term Guitar learning decision.
Since I was a kid i wanted to learn, but ppffff... I was always underweight and weak.
So cudn handle ant string instrument...My hands would start trembling as though I was on drugs...Sniff Sniff...LOL

So now I am on my 7th class. Great collegues and really great teacher Suke.

I definitely think its worth the money.
$35 per class... and each level has 10 classes. free makeup lessons...
Sooper find in NY, worth every $. Hard yet lucky find in the city

Personality test sites...I am ESFP types...

This was a random find even though I was not even looking to predict my personality for today:

No.OF Types of personalities: 16

Of all the paid site I found a FREE one (to some extent)

I have attached my test report in case if you want to peek before taking a test
I fall under ESFP after I went through the test
Tip: But one thing to keep in mind is, you have to be honest in the test to urself and not give answers cos
that may seem nice to say / claim that is your nature...
good or bad you shud choose you and not the right answer

More info you can find in:

I was told I fall under the following category:

Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

Rationals are the problem solving temperament, particularly if the problem has to do with the many complex systems that make up the world around us. Rationals might tackle problems in organic systems such as plants and animals, or in mechanical systems such as railroads and computers, or in social systems such as families and companies and governments. But whatever systems fire their curiosity, Rationals will analyze them to understand how they work, so they can figure out how to make them work better.

In working with problems, Rationals try to find solutions that have application in the real world, but they are even more interested in the abstract concepts involved, the fundamental principles or natural laws that underlie the particular case. And they are completely pragmatic about their ways and means of achieving their ends. Rationals don't care about being politically correct. They are interested in the most efficient solutions possible, and will listen to anyone who has something useful to teach them, while disregarding any authority or customary procedure that wastes time and resources.

Rationals have an insatiable hunger to accomplish their goals and will work tirelessly on any project they have set their mind to. They are rigorously logical and fiercely independent in their thinking -- are indeed skeptical of all ideas, even their own -- and they believe they can overcome any obstacle with their will power. Often they are seen as cold and distant, but this is really the absorbed concentration they give to whatever problem they're working on. Whether designing a skyscraper or an experiment, developing a theory or a prototype technology, building an aircraft, a corporation, or a strategic alliance, Rationals value intelligence, in themselves and others, and they pride themselves on the ingenuity they bring to their problem solving.

Rationals are very scarce, comprising as little as 7 to 10 percent of the population. But because of their drive to unlock the secrets of nature, and to develop new technologies, they have done much to shape our world.

Rationals at Work
As a Rational, you seek to acquire and apply expertise. You thrive in an autonomous and intellectually stimulating workplace, working alongside other competent people, pursuing knowledge or creating systems. Your core need to follow the driving force of your own intelligence leads to particular career challenges. For example, recognition of your expertise may lead to your being put "in charge" of other people, as a manager, when you might prefer to remain immersed in projects of your own.

Because of your curious and imaginative nature, your ideal job may be just about anything that invites your creativity. You innovate as much as you are allowed in one position, then, if you hit a wall, you’ll often change paths to reinvent yourself. This may mean you shift your line of work entirely more than once in your career.

You’re the kind who’ll become acquainted with projects, people, and objectives in all corners of an organization just so you can conceptualize ways to make it better. Your mind moves quickly and this can make you an exciting leader to follow – when others can keep up! Delegating work, motivating others, and seeing things through, though, can sometimes be tedious for you. As a result, entrepreneurship might be a career path that you want to consider. That way, you will not only be able to produce the big ideas, you’ll have free reign to see them through.

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