Monday, March 30, 2009

Who Moved My Cheese

A 47 pages pdf, on my desktop over 4 months now. Luckly it didn’t make its way to recycle bin & I regret not reading it since so many months. Well, better late than never.

Below is the excerpt from 'Who Moved My Cheese' which summarizes what it’s all about~

Cheese” is a metaphor for what we want to have in life, whether it is a job, a relationship, money, a big house, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace, or even an activity like jogging or golf.


Change Happens ~ They Keep Moving The Cheese
Anticipate Change ~ Get Ready For The Cheese To Move
Monitor Change ~ Smell the Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
Adapt To Change Quickly ~ The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
Change ~ Move With The Cheese
Enjoy Change! ~ Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese
Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It
Again
They Keep Moving The Cheese

I am going to read it again (in spite of the fact that I never read the same book twice)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friends; in our lives

All of us have friends; in fact will have many friends. But on how many can you depend on? With how many of them can you be yourself? To how many can you call at midnight without thinking what time it is?

Always stayed with parents before wedding, I was never dependent on friends, so in no way had chance to know what its means to have a good friend or rather experiencing the saying ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’. After wedding when I moved to a different state & then to a different country, I realized how exasperating can it get if u don’t have a good friend around.
I have lots of friends, but now I know what its feels like to have one good one, with whom you don’t have to weigh your words and most importantly to know that there is someone just around the corner.

As Fr. Jerome Cummings has said, A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Book; The Kite Runner

One of the finest novels I have ever read. Every time you feel that the story has ended something unexpected comes up, just like the series 24 :).
Generally I don’t finish a 271 pages novel in 2 days, but this one I did.


Click here to know more about the novel, but then you will be familiar with the story. So don’t click.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to store leftovers?

Many times it so happens that we have fruits, veggies, beverages, snacks etc which go stale within few days of purchase. Particularly if brought in bulk. This is the waste of food as well as money.
Few extra steps before storing can save us both.


Still Tasty is a good website that lists, in detail, how to increase the shelf life of the perishable items.

Let’s remember; while we are wasting someone is starving
.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

On the way....

Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down. - Danielle Steel

Friday, March 20, 2009

Believe!

How fine has the day been!
How bright was the sun, How lovely and joyful the course that he run!
Though he rose in a mist when his race he begun, And there followed some droppings of rain: But now the fair traveller's come to the west, His rays are all gold, and his beauties are best; He paints the skies gay as he sinks to his rest,
And foretells a bright rising again.
-Isaac Watts (Moral Songs--A Summer Evening )

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Charles Schultz Philosophy

I keep getting this forward again & again, but I am never bored by reading it. It reminds me of those special people in my life whom I can never thank enough for everthing they did for me.

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world
  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners
  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest
  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress
  6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners

How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz.
See how you do on this one:

  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with

Easier?
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.' -Charles Schultz

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Fishy-Fish

At my parents place I have a fish tank having variety of fishes. Oh!! Its lovely & I soo miss it. Well, a fish tank asks for lods of care. You have to change the water, clean the tank, etc etc. Even though I love fishes, I don’t think I can handle even a small tank.
So I have a fish bowl instead, with a blue
Betta fish in it (easy to take care).
You can sit looking at it for hours. It’s sooo soothing that one forgets everything.

Tried to get his pic but my fishy-fish was not as co-operative as
the squirrel ;) Out of more than 20 pics clicked only 1 is worth sharing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Book; To Kill a Mockingbird

All I will say about this book is, ‘GO, GRAB IT ASAP’.
Click here to know what its all about.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SAVE EARTH!!

2008 - 2009(till now) has seen some major climate change throughout the world. Summers are bringing in scorching heat & winters are intensely cold.

Hundreds of thousands acres of forest land is cleared ever year. Flora & fauna is devastated. Ecological balance is completely disturbed.
Pollution is beyond control, CO2 emission is at all time high, ice at poles is melting at substantial rate.


The above list can go on & on. I don’t think any one of us is unaware of all this.

Well, but do we understand that we all have a major role to play in it? We humans, are most civilized & intelligent animal on earth capable of controlling everything; but can we survive alone on this planet?

There are some day-to-day activities which we can follow, contributing a small percentile towards saving this planet. They need no extra effort.


At Home:
  • Segregate the household waste into recyclable & non-recyclable. All it needs is another waste basket
  • Use CFL bulbs, they last much longer 7 are eco-friendly
  • Walk whenever you can, it’s a good exercise too
  • Recycle paper; Save trees

At Office:

  • Shut down PC & Switch off monitors at the end of the day
  • Take back-to-back printouts
  • Use you own resuable cups

Visit earth911 & MSN Green to know more about how to recycle the different types of products & for astonishing facts and figures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

snOw snOw gO away

Snow'd again!!
It seems like Mr.Winter has no plans to let Miss Spring set in :O

Monday, March 9, 2009

Unity In Diversity!



Even though the lyrics in this video are in Hindi, visual is self explanatory. Hence I am not translating it.
Do see & tell me what you feel.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Father Daughter ~ RELATIONSHIP beyond words

This excerpt from the chicken soup for the soul speaks all by itself about the emotion which I believe that no one can put down in writing.

I promise you that any girl, who reads this, will feel it at her heart & will read it again.

Friday, March 6, 2009

What words do you hate?

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. -Mark Twain

There’s a website known as
Plinky where a question is prompted everyday and members respond to it.

Yesterdays prompt was “What words do you hate?”
Among the various replies few were; ‘was like’, ‘OMG’, ‘Shut up’, ‘lol’, ‘Honey, I was thinking’, ‘NO’, ‘could of / would of”, ‘slit’ etc etc.

But do one actually hate the plain gist of the word or is it that the expression or feeling with which that word has been said.
Sometimes even the most beautiful word can hurt you to the core & at times, so called, not-so-good-word can bring a smile on a sad face.

Is it OK to judge a word just by it factual meaning with no perceptive of as why & how that particular word has been used?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Endure


Nature, like man, sometimes weeps for gladness. - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

@ temporary e-mail id.com

Many a times we create an e-mail id just to use it once. For that single use we fill in a large form. This takes time & can be irritating if u don’t get the name of your wish. Even though you know that you will never use this id again, you still do it because you don’t have a choice.

Don’t have a choice?? Well you do have :) one, known as M
ailinator & 10 Minute mail.

Simple and hassle free way of generating a short-term e-mail id. Go to the website create an id(one step), use it & forget it.

And do try it!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

BLOG #50

Created this blog in ‘05, posted 1st post in July’08, then on barely any activity on it till Dec ’08. Here I am, after 3 months writing my 50th blog.
When I started blogging, I used to wonder what to write. That ‘what to write’ never made its way to blog because it always used to be in ‘what to write’ phase.

However now I will always have a bit to share. I presume it’s an addiction, a good one of course :).


I would like to thank all those who visit my blog & leave their valuable comments. It motivates me to post something new, something different.

Blissful reading!!
Neha