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Not a meek persistent hope to receive

Offline for the Weekend

I am going home this weekend to attend my niece’s birthday. So, would be off until Tuesday. I would be missing the photo challenge, SoCS and Song Lyric Sunday this week. Will try to catch up on the blog posts later next week. Until then, stay safe and Happy Blogging :)

The Cross

When I saw the video in Travel Between The Page’s blog post, I was spellbound. Why? Because this was a place I had been to and this video is so Amazing. The place is Montserrat in Spain. My 13th day trip to Spain was to this place. I absolutely loved the place. They have a famous Boy Choir which truly rendered me speechless and with tears.

What also struck me was the picture of the Cross that was there in the video. My friends and I had this discussion about it. It was quite far from the Cathedral and I did have proof of seeing that in my photographs, but when these guys (i.e. my friends) went further ahead of the trek (I stopped after a steep point, after which they had to literally crawl and climb the rocks and I had just gotten better after my ankle fracture) they said they couldn’t really find it. They were trying to fool me by saying that it might be a mirage or something that might vanish when we get closer. So after seeing this video, went to my hard disk, found out the photographs and verified.

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Definitely,  the cross is there. No mirage, no vanishing act. But, now there seem to be two types of crosses in this place. The one I saw was a plain one (the one in the photograph above). I wonder where the cross that is featured in this video is. I had to edit the above photograph a bit to enhance the presence of the cross on the top of the mountain. But now, I am intrigued about the second one. Maybe, I will get to see both of them next time I visit this place.

Some Tips and Tricks

Without making any excuses, let me confide in you that my writing skills are very bad. Especially my grammar. When I started following Grammarly in Twitter, because of all those fun quotes they publish, I found out that they had a Chrome extension which can help me with my posts. At least the free version (I ain’t rich to keep paying for all these tools, you know) does the basic checks and points me that something is wrong and to some extent makes sure to fix the spelling mistakes. If you buy it, I guess it will do a lot more. But then I can fix some when I know where the problem is. So, in case if you are interested, you need to click here for the Grammarly site, click here for the Chrome extension to be added (and make sure to enable it too).
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Here is an image of how it actually points out the mistakes in a post (i.e. if you use chrome to type your posts, as I usually do)
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Here is another tip, which I found out just yesterday.

If you have an android smartphone (not sure from which version of android this is applicable though, because I have the Lollipop version) and it is locked and if you want to use the flashlight for immediate purposes, you don’t have to unlock your phone to do that (which is what I used to do). You can just write V on top of the screen and lo behold the flashlight is on. Similarly type O for camera. But for this to work without unlocking your phone, you should have enabled the Gestures options in your settings. Here is a screenshot of my phone’s settings. When I found it out yesterday, had fun playing with it.
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Hope these tips help you too.

State your requirements correctly

My brother sent me this joke, which made me laugh so hard. Thought I would share it with you. Might be an old joke too, but what the hell :P

Problem about being in IT. You go by requirements.

Wife said, “Honey, please go to super market and get 1 bottle of milk. If they have bananas, bring 6”.

He came back with 6 bottles of milk.

She said ” Why the hell did you buy 6 bottles of milk?”

He said “BECAUSE THEY HAD BANANAS”.

He still do not understand why his wife scolded him after his reply. :shock:

Trust me, we see this day in and day out at work. Unless you state it very clearly, it is so easy for people to misinterpret the requirements or take things very literally ;)

Puurrrfect Auditions

I am not a big fan of cats. But this was one cute video :) Very well done. Promoting their country through those cute little furry creatures. Can I send the purrfurrs, that are residing in my apartment and are using my scooter as their resting place, to Singapore and hope that they win and stay back there? (I think that is the best way to get rid of them…)