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Happy Halloween!!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween, a day mostly awaited by kids to trawl from house to house looking for lollies. Though I don’t have a problem with it, I do have a wee concern about kids knocking on houses where they know nothing about the occupant and I know for a fact that there are many parents out there who agree with me.

Usually, Anu is happy to stay indoors and watch the fun when kids come knocking on our door. He wants to make a picture of an orange pumpkin tonight and hang it onto the letterbox to welcome all the witches, ghosts and everything else. A house just opposite to ours was brilliantly decorated last year with witches, lights and some spooky music.

I need to remind Venu to bring lollies on his way home for the kids that are out trick or treating. Anu suggested this morning that we make some fancy cup cakes too for the occasion, lets see if I can get to that this evening.

Happy Halloween and don’t forget to stock up on lollies :)


Weather – Raining, it appears as spring has been postponed until weather god changes his mind.

Mood – Gloomy and yes I am blaming it on the weather or is it the song that I am listening to.

Listening – Tere liye hum hain jiye, honton ko siye, Tere liye, hum hain jiye, har aansoo piye
Dil mein magar, jalte rahe, chaahat ke diye, Tere liye …

Pondering – It is the Attitude and not the Aptitude that determines your Altitude.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 11:54 AM   5 comments
Some Good Advice..
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Haven’t had the time or inclination to write anything…but at the same time I hate neglecting my space! So here is some good advice I received from a friend in an email.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagined.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra problem by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines they will only make you feel ugly.

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 11:49 AM   4 comments
Happy Diwali!!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Diya3

Diwali, also known as Deepavali (literally means a row of lamps), is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals. It is colloquially known as “The Festival of Lights” the time when families light small oil lamps (known as diyas) and candles around the home and set off firecrackers and fireworks.

Traditionally Diwali is celebrated for five days, each day having its own significance, rituals and myths. Though the reason for celebrating Diwali is different in different parts of India, the spirit is same for all, as Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

Wishing everyone a very happy and a safe Diwali!! Have a Blast!!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:18 AM   1 comments
Laws of Aayushi..
Thursday, October 19, 2006
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that the child is someone today. - Stacia Tauscher

aayushi
This cute, adorable, precious, bundle of joy is my 10 mth old niece, Aayushi. She is just learning to take steps by herself and is into everything at the moment. According to my mum and dad, she is a cutie pie and a smartie pie, cutie pie is alright but mum says she is smarter than (ahem, ahem) me :). She already knows what she wants and loves listening to music and playing with new toys. I always look forward to seeing her in the weekends. Here are some laws she had already laid for all of us..

1. If it's in my hand, it's mine.

2. If it is on the floor, it's mine.

3. If I found it, it is mine.

4. If it moves or if I can make it move it is mine.

5. If I can take it from you, it's mine.

6. Even if you take it from me, it is still mine.

7. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.

8. If it looks just like mine, it's mine.

9. If I think it's mine, it's mine.

10. If I want it or like it, it is mine.

11. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.

12. Your keys become mine when you put them down.

13. If you give it to me, I don't want it until you don't want me to have it anymore.

Love you lots and lotttsss Aayushi.. God Bless you!!


Reading – Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Song Playing -
Ae jaate hue lamhon zara thehro, zara thehro,
Main bhi to chalta hoon, zara unse milta hoon
Jo ek baat dil mein hai, unse kahoon ..

One of my fav quote (hee hee)
If you think your boss is stupid, remember, you wouldn't have a job if he was smarter. - Albert Grant
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:30 AM   6 comments
I realise …
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Rose
That prayers don’t guarantee miracles, but they still heal.

That every emotion doesn’t need words for expression, you can feel someone's care through their eyes.

That eyes speak volumes, you can estimate perfectly the beauty and truth underneath the skin.

That unless you learn to be your own emotional anchor, you cannot be one to someone else and someone else cannot be one to you.

That a lesson will be repeated again, till you’ve learnt it well enough.

That there is no shame in tears, but you still don’t want the world to see your vulnerability.

That sometimes being alone helps you disentangle your intricacies, but you secretly wish there was a shoulder you could lean on.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 9:59 AM   0 comments
Kids Think Quick!!
Friday, October 13, 2006
TEACHER : Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA : Here it is!
TEACHER : Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS : Maria!
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TEACHER : Why are you late, Frank?
FRANK : Because of the sign.
TEACHER : What sign?
FRANK : The one that says,"School Ahead, Go Slow."
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TEACHER : John, why are you doing your math multiplication on
the floor?
JOHN : You told me to do it without using tables!
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TEACHER : Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?"
GLENN : K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L"
TEACHER : No, that's wrong
GLENN : Maybe it s wrong, but you asked me how I spell it!
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TEACHER : Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD : H I J K L M N O!!
TEACHER : What are you talking about?
DONALD : Yesterday you said it's H to O!
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TEACHER : Winnie, name one important thing we have today
that we didn't have ten years ago?
WINNIE : Me!
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TEACHER : Goss, why do you always get so dirty?
GOSS : Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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TEACHER : Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
MILLIE : I is...
TEACHER : No, Millie..... Always say,"I am."
MILLIE : All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."
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TEACHER : Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?
TINO : Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day,
same time."
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TEACHER : George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?"
LOUIS : Because George still had the ax in his hand.
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TEACHER : Now, Simon, tell me frankly,do you say prayers before
eating?
SIMON : No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
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TEACHER : Clyde, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly
the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, teacher, it's the same dog!
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TEACHER : Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on
talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD : A teacher.

Laugh
posted by All Smiles!! @ 3:15 PM   7 comments
It's all in the punctuation:
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Everyone teases me at work saying I have a love affair with punctuation marks as I seem to use them quite generously.. Yesterday while writing an email, I was stuck with punctuation.. use of Apostrophes, silly as it may sound, I was suddenly unsure when writing a plural in possession, whether I use it at the end of the word or before and there it was, an opportunity for me to learn about Apostrophes and well cutting a long story short now I know all the rules for the correct use. Learning never seems to stop..

An English professor wrote the words,
"Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard
and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.

The women wrote: "Woman: Without her, man is nothing."
The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."


Thought for the Day!
Life
posted by All Smiles!! @ 11:38 AM   2 comments
Many Moods of Tweety –
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Tweety

Which one can you relate to?? I am a bit annoyed today as my BO reports are testing my patience..
posted by All Smiles!! @ 1:37 PM   8 comments
Phir Bhi Koi Kami Si Hai...
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Intezaar

Yun To Guzar Raha Hai, Har Ik Pal Khushi Ke Saath,
Phir Bhi Koi Kami Si Hai, Kyun Zindagi Ke Saath

Rishta Vafayen Dosti, Sab Kuch To Pass Hai,
Kya Baat Hai Pata Nahi, Dil Kyun Udas Hai,
Har Lamha Hai Haseen, Nayi Dilkashi Ke Saath,
Phir Bhi Koi Kami Si Hai, Kyu Zindagi Ke Saath

Chahat Bhi Hai Sukun Bhi Hai Dilbari Bhi Hai,
Aankhon Mein Khawab Bhi Hai, Labon Par Hansi Bhi Hai,
Dil Ko Nahi Hai Koi, Shikayat Kisi Ke Saath,
Phir Bhi Koi Kami Si Hai, Kyun Zindagi Ke Saath

Socha Tha Jaisa Vaisa Hi Jeevan To Hai Magar,
Ab Aur Kis Talaash Mein Baichain Hai Nazar,
Kudrat To Mehrban Hai, Darayadili Ke Saath,
Phir Bhi Koi Kami Si Hai, Kyun Zindagi Ke Saath

A soul stirring ghazal from the album “Muntazir” by Jagjit Singh!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 9:47 AM   7 comments
Happy Dussehra!!
Monday, October 02, 2006
Dussehra

On this pious day where we celebrate the triumph of good over evil, wishing you all happiness, peace and prosperity. Happy Dussehra everyone!!!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 9:36 AM   4 comments
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