Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nalin shines just like a star ... simply fabulous!

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Nalinder Manoharan, a 27 year old Software Engineer was unanimously chosen as the winner of Maybelline New York Simply Fabulous! Her youthful and charming aura, graceful yet confident persona, coupled with intelligence that exudes sexiness, gave her an edge over the rest of the finalists to win the competition.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Tyler Durden’s anti-consumerism quotes


The following are some quotes from my fav movie. They are Tyler Durden’s anti-consumerism quotes that captured my attention - (Fight Club, 1999)

“Like everyone else, I had become a slave to the IKEA nesting instinct. If I saw something clever like the coffee table in the shape of a yin and yang,I had to have it. I would flip through catalogs and wonder, “What kind of dining set defines me as a person?” I had it all. Even the glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of wherever.” -Ikea Boy

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

“The things you own end up owning you.”

“We’re consumers. We are bi-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear.”

“I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars.”

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.”

“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”



I'm a Ikea girl, all the way, really. I realized it after watching the movie ... a typical bi-product of a lifestyle obsession. I guess it gets to you when you make your own money and pay your own bills.