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Martial arts, Basketball, and Websites: how egoism and team play collide in you

I vividly remember one of the main reasons I quit practicing and doing martial arts (shotokan karate do) about 12 years ago – it didn’t feel right. I’ve always enjoyed it (still love watching martial arts films and occasionally watch mixed martial arts fights), but at that time it seemed like egoism to me.

I earned my green belt, and then quit it. I felt I needed something else. One way to put it, I wanted to be a part of something big. That “something big” turned out to be basketball.

Now, I am no 7 foot giant (only 5’10 to be exact), but I played with heart for 7 years or so, after wrapping things up with karate. I was good for only a couple of things: I was a fairly good 3-point shot, and I loved playing in the paint, grabbing every rebound I could reach for. Everything else was pretty mediocre – my zone shot was poor, I was an awful dribbler (although could run pretty fast) and my stamina could have been a lot better. Anyway, basketball made me a team player, made me realize that even the best player cannot take it all up on his own (Wilt Chamberlain’s case).

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Soulscream


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Azerbaijani show-business going bananas…

I am not going to comment on show-business as a whole, will stick to our local Azerbaijani show-biz here. Sometimes, our “stage stars” make these pathetic, useless comments that the press just swallows, and then spits out to the usual readers.

I’ll give a small example. Not so long ago, one of our national artists, singer Aybeniz Hashimova made a jaw-dropping statement, while being on a local TV-show. Basically, what she said was that most of our young singers suck, and her daughter (also singer) Aynishan is the next big thing.

“First of all, these singers are pathetic. They try to ruin my daughter’s career, and I know, that one day, God will punish them all for this. They are scared to say something to my face, so its all being done behind my back. They’re all worthless, compared to my daughter. No matter how hard they try, they won’t be able to do anything to her. One day, she will even get an Oscar, you’ll see. I think, they all need to undergo some treatment in a psychiatric hospital.”

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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks


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Day by day remarks: open thoughts and a new idea

It’s nice to be learning something new every day. When I was younger, I wasn’t really interested in that. Last couple of years – I’ve changed my opinion on learning (mostly due to my exhausting work schedule). Some people say that “you won’t know the taste, unless you taste it yourself” – now, this can be said about almost anything, and its true as well.

I’ve stumbled upon another problem – if yesterday I was too lazy to learn something new, then today I simply lack time to learn something new, even if I want to. On the other hand, (I’ve read this in one of these filmmaking books that I bought on Amazon) – “You MAKE your own time”. This phrase is just as hard as a straight punch to the face. If you want to learn something – make your own time, and try your best to do what you got to do.

Some time ago, I wrote a post about some of my websites. And, couple of days ago, another “bright” idea struck me in the head, and (thank god, I did not delete those domains for good) I’ve decided to use one of those inactive websites for a new project.

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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks


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Mutant fruits and fake money… – PHOTOS

I clearly remember a year or two ago, I did not have this habit. Well, now I do – occasionally I photograph some things that happen around me, at work, at home, doesn’t matter, and I share them. In this post, I’ll share some of the latest ones with the readers.

First one. People in our office usually have their lunch breaks. Some prefer eating in the kitchen, others (like me) eat right at the office table, due to lack of free time. Anyway, that day, I decided to take a couple of shots of this giant mutant tomato, that our girls in the office brutally cut to pieces, and ate it afterwards. I dont remember seeing this big tomato in a while. Take a look at the pics below.

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SOULSCREAM: Expressing thoughts openly in all languages…not

Okay, so a few days back, i caught myself thinking that languages are a lot more different than I thought they were. I am saying this because i found out its easier (personally for me) to express my thoughts in English, rather than in other languages that I am fluent in. This is strange, but I’ll try to explain.

If i am having a thought, that i want to express (and CAN express clearly), but for some reason, its easier for me to say/write it in English, then in, say, Russian. The point of thought is the same, but when you say it in English its easier.I believe, its because English, to me, is still an alien language, and its more fluid, maybe that’s why its easier.

If visualizing this, then Russian language would be a chair i sit on, or a bed that i sleep in.English language would be a wind outside my window. All of the mentioned above are needed, yet they’re very different. Okay, the comparison sucks, i know, but that’s how i feel it and envision it. And besides… you have to like the language to talk in it. Old rules still apply.


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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Soulscream


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SOULSCREAM: Jean Claude Van Damme vs Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton…

Couple of days ago, while at work, I’ve stumbled on some news, that Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham will reportedly visit Baku. Got your attention huh? Yes, this was already being discussed by the Azerbaijani users on Facebook. Not so fast, this just might be another hoax. Check out the jots from the article below.

“Western celebrity Paris Hilton will visit Baku late April. She will attend the opening of a trade center. Another western star Victoria Beckham will soon  pay a visit to the capital of Azerbaijan as well. She will attend the opening of a groundbreaking project, according to Milli.Az news portal.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Soulscream


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INTERESTING – Skeleton of the first gay caveman found?

Five thousand years after he died, the first known gay caveman has emerged into the daylight. According to archaeologists, the way he was buried suggests that he was of a different sexual persuasion. The skeleton of the late Stone Age man, unearthed during excavations in the Czech Republic, is said to date back to between 2900 and 2500 BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 8, 2011 in Interesting


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