Monday, October 29, 2007

Literary definition howlers

Metaphor: It is a way of something by comparing something else and something that was in a particular pattern.

Simile: It is a way of something word compared with something by used this words.

Quatrain: Name of an instrument which is widely used for the measurement of weather.

Satire: The poet has the proud words. The poet had announced the great and they announced and vivid the proud poet is known as satire.

Elegy: (i) It is a hymn normally made up of lines consisting words about people we long for and who have left the world. It is a hymn for sobbing and sad people.

(ii) It refers to a song used in ancient days for funeral purposes. It is used till today. It is often practise in churches and temples.

(iii) It is also defined as the rumour that one had experience before. He might be suffered from different things maybe a love affair between man and woman about marriages, family problems, live or death, suffering from some diseases etc.

Sonnet: (i) It is a way of describing a word with 14 lines.

(ii) A sonnet can be defined as the remembering of true love by nature and the recalling of past life that one had experience. The imagination of one thought of real sense of beauty of nature.

(iii) It is a meditative attempt to define the nature of ideal love. In the course of this definition, an ideal love is set against a sense of true love.

Argh... these kids are crazy!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Goin' hi-tech

The end of the year is usually super hectic for most people, teachers in particular. I've been swamped with papers to wade through... evaluations and the shhhh strictly confidential kind. I haven't even been able to do anything beyond a casual flip-through of my obligatory Cosmo and Readers' Digest.

Plus I finally got myself two new high tech toys this month. One's a new Sony Ericsson W810 cell phone to replace my two year old K750i. I still love my old phone and would have absolutely no quarrel with it were it not for the joystick which has to be the crappiest thing ever created! So off with the old, which my sister's happily taken up with, and on with the new. Since the new model has pretty much the same features as the old, no problems there.

Not so with the other new toy, sigh. I've wanted a digicam for ages but now that I finally got one, a moderately priced Sony DSC W80, I've discovered I'm no photographer. Or at least I know zilch about the technical aspects of photography. Like I said earlier, I've been so busy with paperwork I haven't really had time to tinker with it much, and the best or worst part was a couple of evenings earlier on October full moon night when I decided to take stunning shots of the moon. Shock, horror, my pictures kept turning out even worse than my phonecam pictures! Frantic calls to my photography expert who assured me that capturing great moon shots is easier said than done, and much tweaking of ISO, shutter speeds and what have yous later, the results were still the same. The moon rapidly lost all its appeal and the cam's become another challenge that I'm going to have to meet, come what may!

I did manage to take some pretty ok pictures though. And here's a few. Now sooth my bruised ego and tell me that I have the makings of a fairly decent photographer in me :)