I Have The Cure For Any Bad Day

Dancing animals!

Snowball, the dancing cockatoo to the Backstreet Boys “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

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Meet some of the people that want to take a one way trip to Mars

There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there, [and not back]. “Mars One Way” documents the thoughts and theories of Five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars.

While some of them don’t see the purpose of their lives here in Earth, some would be living boyfriends, wives, and even children considering this to be an opportunity of a lifetime, quite literally.

What do you think?

The Indian Headshake and Its Meaning

I have been familiar with the Indian headshake or “wobble”  for many years and so much that whenever I go to India, I actually start doing it. It is contagious and useful. I even keep doing it for a bit back in the Western world after returning from my travels in India. 

For those not familiar with it, it might even be a bit hard to do the headshake naturally. I have a friend who was trying and he just looked awkward and silly.

I think that the headshake is a big characteristic of the Indian culture and communication, though some say that it is more common in the South of India than in the North.

“The film presents an array of headshakes and shows how subtle variations in velocity, vigour and amplitude of wobble denote different meanings, including: “yes”, “no”, “maybe”, “what’s up?” and “carry on”. Mathew admits that his headshakes have been somewhat exaggerated for comic effect, but maintains that it’s a true picture of a national trait. ” (BBC)


Move, Eat, Learn

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and compelling short films: “Move”, “Eat”, and “Learn”.

Please enjoy these as much as I did! (“Move” is my favorite).

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

 Which one was your favorite?

The Peaceful Side of India Through The Lens

This stunningly shot video by Mo’Fo’ shows India at its purest form. There is no chaos, no crowds, and no noise (except for the perfectly chosen background music).

This video conveys the peaceful and soulful India that often is masked by the chaotic India.


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A Culinary Day in India


This short film by The Perennial Plate compiles three weeks of filming, traveling and eating in India into “one day”.

You can almost taste the food, smell the smells and feel the warmth of the sun as it sets. Full of energy, joy, and culture, this is what India is about.

This video will make you hungry for India.