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Zara

Legend
I was dusting my furniture last night and I must have rushed or was too clumsy but I accidentally knocked my precious little Buddha off the shelf and it fell on the floor and broke into exactly two pieces. I was dumbfounded especially at the way it broke. And was also very sad because it's been with me for a number of years now and one of my very favourite pieces.

I was able to glue it back in but now it seems like as if someone strangled it and that neck area looks like a ligature mark.



 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I was dusting my furniture last night and I must have rushed or was too clumsy but I accidentally knocked my precious little Buddha off the shelf and it fell on the floor and broke into exactly two pieces. I was dumbfounded especially at the way it broke. And was also very sad because it's been with me for a number of years now and one of my very favourite pieces.

I was able to glue it back in but now it seems like as if someone strangled it and that neck area looks like a ligature mark.



^^^ CAT KARMA ^^^




 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
I was dusting my furniture last night and I must have rushed or was too clumsy but I accidentally knocked my precious little Buddha off the shelf and it fell on the floor and broke into exactly two pieces. I was dumbfounded especially at the way it broke. And was also very sad because it's been with me for a number of years now and one of my very favourite pieces.

I was able to glue it back in but now it seems like as if someone strangled it and that neck area looks like a ligature mark.



omb omb.......b for buddha, lololololol u beheaded buddhahaha, isis or taliban will soon claim another successful attack in the west:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.....................

gee.........look at dat crack on her/his/zhes neck, but bit too late as u'v already glued it. really should'v brushed off all the tiny fragments n nicely/gently rubbed against each other making sure to sit on perfectly b4 glueing.................now the only thing u can do is to find a matching necklace for the poor buddhahaha8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B......................
 
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Zara

Legend
omb omb.......b for buddha, lololololol u beheaded buddhahaha, isis or taliban will soon claim another successful attack in the west:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.....................

gee.........look at dat crack on her/his/zhes neck, but bit too late as u'v already glued it. really should'v brushed off all the tiny fragments n nicely/gently rubbed against each other making sure to sit on perfectly b4 glueing.................now the only thing u can do is to find a matching necklace for the poor buddhahaha8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B......................
Ha ha @ OMB - that's actually quite good. God that does look beheaded doesn't it? I was stunned though. Have you ever seen anything broken this way? It really freaked me out a bit. I typically have quick reflection but it fell because the end of the duster kind of hit it when I turned the other way, so I didn't really actually see it falling. I heard a noise and there it was on the floor broken into two pieces.

I did brush it though some of the tiny pieces weren't big enough to put it back to fit it nicely. A necklace is a good idea to hide it but I think a bowtie is also not bad. Not sure if either would be insulting to Buddha though?
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Ha ha @ OMB - that's actually quite good. God that does look beheaded doesn't it? I was stunned though. Have you ever seen anything broken this way? It really freaked me out a bit. I typically have quick reflection but it fell because the end of the duster kind of hit it when I turned the other way, so I didn't really actually see it falling. I heard a noise and there it was on the floor broken into two pieces.

I did brush it though some of the tiny pieces weren't big enough to put it back to fit it nicely. A necklace is a good idea to hide it but I think a bowtie is also not bad. Not sure if either would be insulting to Buddha though?
well, not sure n info might be available online:?))) but i saw a lot of monks wearing kinda pearl necklaces n counting them all day long in case any missing or got stolen but lost count every time when got distracted by passingby pretty girls............so they'r sitting there counting them again n again:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D............................
 

Zara

Legend
well, not sure n info might be available online:?))) but i saw a lot of monks wearing kinda pearl necklaces n counting them all day long in case any missing or got stolen but lost count every time when got distracted by passingby pretty girls............so they'r sitting there counting them again n again:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D............................
Okay, so I will put a pearl necklace around the neck with a lot of love. God knows I love my Buddha!

Will post pics tomorrow.
 

Zara

Legend
Can’t you see? The beheaded Buddha episode just happened after you put me on ignore last night.
You’d better not do that again.
That's actually quite true. If I hurt your feelings in any way please forgive me.

And I apologize to everyone else too.

My Buddha is very precious to me and it seems like someone cursed me real bad!
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
I read about the creator a bit too. Lmho!

I can see the evil smile already but just you wait.

Are you on vacation then? Lucky!
I am. Been touring around Switzerland for the past couple of weeks. Would own a property here. The landscape is just spectacular
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Okay, so I will put a pearl necklace around the neck with a lot of love. God knows I love my Buddha!

Will post pics tomorrow.
actually i reckon only the high ranking monks have real pearl 1s n majority just cheap plastic/glass ball necklace:?)))..........watava made of, they'd keep counting w/ their both hands non-stop for days before realizing the counts went in circle:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D....................
 

Zara

Legend
I am. Been touring around Switzerland for the past couple of weeks. Would own a property here. The landscape is just spectacular
Nice. Are you stalking Federer by any chance?

Switzerland and New Zealand are both on my bucket list. I think they are both spectacular as far as landscaping goes.

Have you ever been to Canada?
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Nice. Are you stalking Federer by any chance?

Switzerland and New Zealand are both on my bucket list. I think they are both spectacular as far as landscaping goes.

Have you ever been to Canada?
Unintentionally kinda did. Toured around Basel and Zurich, where he resides, and then went to Geneva for the Laver cup.

It really is preposterous how beautiful it is.
I haven’t really considered New Zealand but thinking about it, it surely will have some wonderful cliff and see views. My next country off my bucket list is Australia. I’ve always been drawn to it for some reason. Great Barrier Reef being an obvious reason but still. I would also love to be able to somehow see Mt Everest in the flesh. Some of the mountains I’ve seen have been ridiculously tall. Quite humbling actually. But they’re only a couple of thousand feet tall. Then there’s Mount Everest that’s at nearly 30k. Like wtf. Did some research and only country you can see it from is Nepal, and I’m not sure how likely me travelling there in the next few years would be.

I haven’t visited Canada actually. I’m not sure what to expect. I guess the region near Alaska would be quite stunning. What about the rest? Is it like America? I visited eastern America and I was very underwhelmed.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Nice. Are you stalking Federer by any chance?

Switzerland and New Zealand are both on my bucket list. I think they are both spectacular as far as landscaping goes.

Have you ever been to Canada?
Here’s a couple of pics
Zurich


Geneva



Grindelwald


 

Zara

Legend
Unintentionally kinda did. Toured around Basel and Zurich, where he resides, and then went to Geneva for the Laver cup.

It really is preposterous how beautiful it is.
I haven’t really considered New Zealand but thinking about it, it surely will have some wonderful cliff and see views. My next country off my bucket list is Australia. I’ve always been drawn to it for some reason. Great Barrier Reef being an obvious reason but still. I would also love to be able to somehow see Mt Everest in the flesh. Some of the mountains I’ve seen have been ridiculously tall. Quite humbling actually. But they’re only a couple of thousand feet tall. Then there’s Mount Everest that’s at nearly 30k. Like wtf. Did some research and only country you can see it from is Nepal, and I’m not sure how likely me travelling there in the next few years would be.

I haven’t visited Canada actually. I’m not sure what to expect. I guess the region near Alaska would be quite stunning. What about the rest? Is it like America? I visited eastern America and I was very underwhelmed.
I have plans to go to Australia next year but towards the end when the Spring starts over there. I'll be going all the way to Brisbane especially the Gold Coast area. My brother and his family live near by so that's a wonderful place to start. We may stop both in Melbourne and Sydney for a few days. My other brother who was in Australia visiting did a drive through all the way around and he found it to be really lovely. But my sister and I aren't going to that quite obviously. Will just take flights from one city to another. There's a plan lurking somewhere to go to New Zealand as well but not sure if it will materialize in the end.

Strange how we are drawn to some specific countries, isn't it. I am always drawn to Europe, for example. That's the whole continent however. I think it's mostly because of its history. I'd also like to visit some of the oriental cities in Asia. That would be so cool.

The American weather in general is better than Canada but I'd say Canada has more scenic beauty. I'd say both East and West coasts are the places to visit as far as Canada is concerned. Toronto is very specious and clean with a bit of both modern touch and rustic charm to it. One of the to cities in the world in terms of food. Both Quebec City and Montreal are very much like Europe. Very rustic and charming. BC is very different than both and has its own character. So beautiful. I still have so much to see, really.

Nepal might just be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Why miss it especially when you are so drawn to Mt. Everest? I think I want to see Seven Years in Tibet film precisely for this reason. I'll go to Nepal at some point I am sure.
 

Zara

Legend
Toronto - you can see the modern mix with the old.





This is the city where I live - mostly modern



Montreal - your typical old European charm





Vancouver - isn't it just?





 

Zara

Legend
Unintentionally kinda did. Toured around Basel and Zurich, where he resides, and then went to Geneva for the Laver cup.

It really is preposterous how beautiful it is.
I haven’t really considered New Zealand but thinking about it, it surely will have some wonderful cliff and see views. My next country off my bucket list is Australia. I’ve always been drawn to it for some reason. Great Barrier Reef being an obvious reason but still. I would also love to be able to somehow see Mt Everest in the flesh. Some of the mountains I’ve seen have been ridiculously tall. Quite humbling actually. But they’re only a couple of thousand feet tall. Then there’s Mount Everest that’s at nearly 30k. Like wtf. Did some research and only country you can see it from is Nepal, and I’m not sure how likely me travelling there in the next few years would be.

I haven’t visited Canada actually. I’m not sure what to expect. I guess the region near Alaska would be quite stunning. What about the rest? Is it like America? I visited eastern America and I was very underwhelmed.
Oh sorry, I meant to ask. So you attended the Laver Cup? How was it?
 

Zara

Legend
actually i reckon only the high ranking monks have real pearl 1s n majority just cheap plastic/glass ball necklace:?)))..........watava made of, they'd keep counting w/ their both hands non-stop for days before realizing the counts went in circle:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D....................
How do you know they are just counting? I am sure they are aware that the counts/mantras go in a circle. I have seen it in other religions too.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
How do you know they are just counting? I am sure they are aware that the counts/mantras go in a circle. I have seen it in other religions too.
i hardly saw them wearing on their necks but just held in their hands all the time ready for counting/recounting.........n quite spectacular seeing them murmuring while fingering through their beads 1 by 1 on their necklaces n some time w/ their eyes closed apparently trying to focus on their counting rather than getting distracted by the pretty girls nearby:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:....................never seen any other religion doing this though:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D................
 
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Zara

Legend
i hardly saw them wearing on their necks but just held in their hands all the time ready for counting/recounting.........n quite spectacular seeing them murmuring while fingering through their beads 1 by 1 on their necklaces n some time w/ their eyes closed apparently trying to focus on their counting rather than getting distracted by the pretty girls nearby:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:....................never seen any other religion doing this though:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D................
They cite mantras and also, meditate. I am sure I’ve seen it in both Hindu and Islam religions.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Toronto - you can see the modern mix with the old.





This is the city where I live - mostly modern



Montreal - your typical old European charm





Vancouver - isn't it just?





Toronto looks an awful lot like a ‘mini’ London with the old and the modern integrated together. So I’d feel at home there I guess. But yeah Vancouver looks just ridiculous. That sight in the background just looks like it’s out of photoshop.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
I have plans to go to Australia next year but towards the end when the Spring starts over there. I'll be going all the way to Brisbane especially the Gold Coast area. My brother and his family live near by so that's a wonderful place to start. We may stop both in Melbourne and Sydney for a few days. My other brother who was in Australia visiting did a drive through all the way around and he found it to be really lovely. But my sister and I aren't going to that quite obviously. Will just take flights from one city to another. There's a plan lurking somewhere to go to New Zealand as well but not sure if it will materialize in the end.

Strange how we are drawn to some specific countries, isn't it. I am always drawn to Europe, for example. That's the whole continent however. I think it's mostly because of its history. I'd also like to visit some of the oriental cities in Asia. That would be so cool.

The American weather in general is better than Canada but I'd say Canada has more scenic beauty. I'd say both East and West coasts are the places to visit as far as Canada is concerned. Toronto is very specious and clean with a bit of both modern touch and rustic charm to it. One of the to cities in the world in terms of food. Both Quebec City and Montreal are very much like Europe. Very rustic and charming. BC is very different than both and has its own character. So beautiful. I still have so much to see, really.

Nepal might just be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Why miss it especially when you are so drawn to Mt. Everest? I think I want to see Seven Years in Tibet film precisely for this reason. I'll go to Nepal at some point I am sure.
I guess it’s kind of a cliche, but the countryside is where it’s at isn’t it. I’ve grown up in a city my whole life so nothing really is that special to me. But seeing the beauty of Mother Nature on display is just... you know.
The Nepal trip I’m not sure when that can take place. It’s going to be quite a rural place so I guess it’s a place where you’d want to spend quite a while there. And with that, comes finding the time.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Oh sorry, I meant to ask. So you attended the Laver Cup? How was it?
Ended up going to the Friday session. The noise was just deafening. The first time I saw fed play was in 2015 at the WTF and I was taken aback by the introduction noise. Couldn’t hear myself and just a rumble all around the arena. But this was just that on steroids. The home crowd was really pumped. And then being able to see Borg fed McEnroe and nadal all in one court was wonderful. I’m aware you’re not too big a fan of the format but I absolutely love it.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
I have plans to go to Australia next year but towards the end when the Spring starts over there. I'll be going all the way to Brisbane especially the Gold Coast area. My brother and his family live near by so that's a wonderful place to start. We may stop both in Melbourne and Sydney for a few days. My other brother who was in Australia visiting did a drive through all the way around and he found it to be really lovely. But my sister and I aren't going to that quite obviously. Will just take flights from one city to another. There's a plan lurking somewhere to go to New Zealand as well but not sure if it will materialize in the end.

Strange how we are drawn to some specific countries, isn't it. I am always drawn to Europe, for example. That's the whole continent however. I think it's mostly because of its history. I'd also like to visit some of the oriental cities in Asia. That would be so cool.

The American weather in general is better than Canada but I'd say Canada has more scenic beauty. I'd say both East and West coasts are the places to visit as far as Canada is concerned. Toronto is very specious and clean with a bit of both modern touch and rustic charm to it. One of the to cities in the world in terms of food. Both Quebec City and Montreal are very much like Europe. Very rustic and charming. BC is very different than both and has its own character. So beautiful. I still have so much to see, really.

Nepal might just be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Why miss it especially when you are so drawn to Mt. Everest? I think I want to see Seven Years in Tibet film precisely for this reason. I'll go to Nepal at some point I am sure.
welcome to syd next yr n let's know when u'r here so i can arrange a zara tennis promo:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D................
 

Zara

Legend
PARTY AT ZARA'S!!!

.......................FREE FOOD!!!

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ALL CATS INVITED!!!





OMG - it's like this thread has exploded with cats.

The last picture is now going to cause all sort of nightmares. Argh...

I will kill you, Mike.
 

Zara

Legend
Toronto looks an awful lot like a ‘mini’ London with the old and the modern integrated together. So I’d feel at home there I guess. But yeah Vancouver looks just ridiculous. That sight in the background just looks like it’s out of photoshop.
That's the thing. It wasn't photoshopped. I took it with my DSLR and that's the backdrop. I was in Gastown when I took this picture. I took some more pictures when I went boating and that gave it a better look at the surroundings.









 

Zara

Legend
I guess it’s kind of a cliche, but the countryside is where it’s at isn’t it. I’ve grown up in a city my whole life so nothing really is that special to me. But seeing the beauty of Mother Nature on display is just... you know.
The Nepal trip I’m not sure when that can take place. It’s going to be quite a rural place so I guess it’s a place where you’d want to spend quite a while there. And with that, comes finding the time.
You are right. Not much to see in the city because there's really nothing new about it. Plus, it's too mechanistic and constructed or too planned.

Mother nature is just too beautiful without trying and random. Organic and breathtaking. If there's God and if its creative then you can see the difference between its creation and human creation. Although I don't mind human creations either and enjoy the difference. God is clearly entirely organic whereas humans are all about matters.

I think you should go to Nepal when you get extremely tired of the mundane life or become depressed (God forbid though lol!) and take a few months off and then go and see Everest or Nepal. And also, why not experience the rural life or see it up close? I personally think that's what people should do. Gives a new meaning to life when you get tired of life in general and become unappreciative. We can't take life for granted and this beautiful world of ours.
 

Zara

Legend
Ended up going to the Friday session. The noise was just deafening. The first time I saw fed play was in 2015 at the WTF and I was taken aback by the introduction noise. Couldn’t hear myself and just a rumble all around the arena. But this was just that on steroids. The home crowd was really pumped. And then being able to see Borg fed McEnroe and nadal all in one court was wonderful. I’m aware you’re not too big a fan of the format but I absolutely love it.
I actually don't know anything about Laver Cup including the format. I'll be honest and say that it's the individual side of this sport that I like. So team-based tennis is not as attractive to me. I am glad you went though as you got to see quite a few legends all in one court. It's an indoor event I take it? That explains the loud noise. I've never been to an indoor tournament. First time I saw Federer was back in 2006 in Toronto in the evening session. It was the qtr-final match against Malisse and turned out to be a great match. I was heavily supporting Malisse though (ha ha even back then yes :p) but the crowd was all about Federer. But I think later they appreciated the good effort by both.
 
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