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Any colour would do – so long as it’s black

If you read the title of the post carefully, you’ll notice that it sounds familiar….maybe you’ve heard it or seen it somewhere?? Its those famous line published in Sir Henry Ford’s autobiography My Life and Work (1992) when he was quoted saying “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black”

In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility. Black is the absorption of all color and the absence of light. Black hides, while white brings to light. What black covers, white uncovers. We all use black at various times to hide from the world around us in one way or another. Some of us use it to hide our weight; others among us use it to hide our feelings, our fears or our insecurities.People who like black may be conventional, conservative and serious, or they may think of themselves as being sophisticated or very dignified.

The color black is often seen as a color of sophistication, as in ‘the little black dress’ or ‘the black tie event’. Affluent and success orientated women often choose black as it can give an impression of elegance, sophistication and confidence.

Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning. When the light appears, black becomes white, the color of new beginnings.

“Think of what starlight

And lamplight would lack

Diamonds and fireflies

If they couldn’t lean against Black. . . .”

― Mary O’Neill, Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Right from the television set to my music system,laptop,blackberry, bag, shoes and watches i have them all in black somehow….i remember mom used to complain whenever i was out shopping for those blue faded color jeans or my side sling bag for daily usage that “beta,black mein le lo agar mehla hua toh jaldi dikhega bhi nahi” (take whatever your taking in black cause if it get’s dirty, nobody will notice it soon). Funny, but i think from those days itself whatever i opted for would have black as the main dominant color in it. There was this happy green neon color phase that i was infatuated with but it really didn’t last that long cause black is the ultimate for me.

Even though i do posses quite a few things in black the list would be unending, if i had to complete all those black things i really needed but for now these are few of the things i really wish for in black ofcourse:


Firstly, I might just sound like another Beatles Fan but I badly wish for this cause i really don’t have one and it’s black and the beatles and i can keep saying that again and again like a big ardent fan of their’s cause here’s the thing you have to understand about the beatles is the fact that they were THE FIRST, yes THE VERY FIRST.

Before the beatles everything sounded like… nothing you hear today. The beatles pioneered the sound of modern rock music. think of all the branches from there! metal, alternative, pop, whatever- if it weren’t for the beatles none of that would have existed. The fact that they are still famous 40 years later and that they changed the lives of millions can’t be disputed. They pioneered a new sound. Very influential I must say. What is there to say about the Beatles that hasn’t been said? They restructured pop and rock music as we know it more than once during the brief seven years that they made records. They were at the center of a pop-culture revolution that’s still resonating today. And every single one of their albums — from 1963′s debut, ‘Please Please Me,’ to 1970′s swan song, ‘Let It Be’ — is a classic.


True creative mastery is yours with a model that is built to impress.

Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1200D

It is every photographer’s dream to own one and every model’s dream to pose for one. I come in the latter category though, I love posing for photographs, right from the time i was a little one my father used to run behind me with the camera to capture all those silly moments i happily posed for and developed a liking towards it…I somehow transform into a completely different self when am in front of the lens being captured…those emotions,faces,landscape,portrait all i’m so passionate about. So hence, i would want to gift this one to myself so that i have a reason to smile each time am out and down.

Now, why Canon EOS 1200D? Is because The EOS 1200D now features the fully-automatic Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which would analyze the scene in front of me and automatically picking the best settings, much like the systems used by lot of digital compacts. The 1200D also offer a Creative Auto mode which would allow me to change a few key settings using the LCD screen via a simple slider system for changing the aperture and exposure compensation, or Background and Exposure as the camera refers to them.


Black Walk-in-Closet

We all like our home to look nice and organized. We like our clothes, accessories and shoes to be stored in a closet, out of sight but still easy to find. But we all have different ideas when it comes to choosing a closet style. Some people prefer walk-in closets while others enjoy the armoires more. Reach-in closets are interesting because they resemble a small portion of a walk-in closet. They include various storage solutions such as poles, drawers, compartments and open shelves. They are all combined in a way that allows you to basically neatly store everything inside without occupying much space. In a way, it could be considered a very condensed version of the walk-in closet but the walk-in-closet are the most  popular and that is my dream closet.Of course,they happen to occupy the entire room but the main advantage is the fact that i would get to store everything beautifully and won’t have to worry about space anymore.


The Beetle
The Beetle

They say when you really wish for something you can’t just stop talking about it cause sometimes that’s all that keeps running through your mind each time. The Beetle is my favourite car, born in a family with all automobile engineer’s i’ve always been travelling, reading, listening to the latest car’s and the auto car show exhibition etc around me. Infact, if my dad see’s a car from a long distance he can exactly tell you the model, the features, is it a compact or easy car, high-end or low-budget and everything that you must have not even known or heard about, yeah like literally the history of the car, his favourite would be the BMW painted in pearl white but mine is the one above in jet black…so classy it looks, i tell you. I did get a chance to go for a ride in one but having one to myself..umm havn’t been that lucky yet you know shyaa… but i do wish to embrace the speed and travel in this one to places i haven’t been.It’s also famously called the “people’s car”. The Volkswagen Beetle has been around for a number of decades, but the most recent third generation is all new. It’s offered as either a three-door hatchback or a two-door convertible that carries plenty of style and history along with it.The current Beetle is a front-engine, front-wheel drive vehicle–distinctly unlike the original rear-engine, rear-drive Beetle. The current Beetle is also based on the same architecture as that in the Golf and Jetta. Too much it’s become na? but it’s car’s what to do? Never mind am stopping…Okay next and the final on the list is…


Black Souvenir's
Black Souvenir’s

We all have our own way of reminiscing the past but the best feeling is the moment right there and there is when you hold that certain souvenir in your hand. Collecting souvenirs is not a profession but merely a hobby, but I could never get over of grabbing the things that inspire the travel or journey in my life, whether it is a vacation, for work or even on at an exhibition. As years have gone by looking at that set that I bought in the other part of the earth, that is when i could conclude that i’ve had the best vacation souvenir bought in my lifetime. Typically, I can never tell whether I have already collected the best souvenir up until my dying days.  It is the natural process of life, so as am still in my prime, I collect souvenirs like woodcarvings, and  have fun identifying these items in the process, and most importantly,  I look for any soul-bewitching designs. Souvenirs bought in the place where I have gone before entails pride and priceless memories, that is why most people like me will go on different lengths of sacrifices just to bring their best souvenirs home. I wish i had a bag full of them, even the places i haven’t been too cause having them with me would want me to go there and see it for myself….I just simply love these little things in life.

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