China – Kung Fu


It’s April of 2021 and Day 03 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 03 Country: China

If you did not know, just like I didn’t, originally, kung fu did not just stand for martial arts but for any learning or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete – meaning any discipline achieved through hard work. However, yes, kung fu refers to Chinese martial arts, also called wushu and quanfa. There are many forms of kung fu and each has its own principles and techniques. Kung fu is derived from the words to mean trickery and quickness.

Poem:

All those tiring days,
Late night ups,
Skipped meals,
Ignored chores,
Messed up commitments,
Not acknowledged,
Stupidity,
Your kung fu.

Be alert on what you work for. Who you work for and if that makes any sense.

Catch-22


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Its April of 2020 and Day 03 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


 

Day 03 Metaphor: Catch-22

Catch-22 is a novel by Joseph Heller. Catch-22 as a paradox, makes an escape impossible when one attempts to escape. A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules or limitations. Catch-22 has become one of the best-recognized ways to describe the difficulty of being trapped by contradictory rules.

From logic to scientific research, the term is used in many places. It’s more of a paradox than a metaphor. I personally like this paradox and plan to use it as a metaphor in my poem.

Poem:
Damn, you did it?
Damn, you didn’t?
Damn you!
I have rules,
Made for you,
You don’t know.
I don’t know either,
Oh dear, my catch-22.

Don’t you do that? To the ones you don’t like? Hate begets hate.

Carpe diem


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Its April of 2019 and Day 03 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: carpe diem
Language: Latin
Meaning: make the most of the present

Poem:
a passionate kiss to the day’s job,
instinct to trust one’s own wing,
the tiredness down the eye,
the comfort in the struggle,
the winks, the crush, the love,
the smallest parts of tiniest things,

now, that’s what I call,
carpe diem.

Interpretation: 
A leisure holiday at the beach is satisfying when earned the hard way. Making the most of the present has a mixture of love, struggle, dedication, ambition and believing in every tiny thing.

 

Clear as Mud



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Its April of 2017 and Day 03 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Clear as Mud

Meaning: something that is confusing and unclear

Poem:
A kid’s exploration,
Curious surrounding,
Everything around,
Clear as mud.
Then the kid grows,
Mostly,
To become,
Mud.


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

From the Research Diaries


Research is quite a long and tedious journey. One thing that keeps the journey exciting is the intermediate deliverable’s. I kind of opt to have them at regular intervals though they directly do not impact my work.

Here are two ebooks which i got completed and published recently which are indirect results of my research.

Ebook 01: Design of a Programmer

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Ebook 02: Structures and C

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They both are free download and helpful to anyone who is into programming. And happiness is sharing it here!