Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Invitation for the graduation day.

Let me be frank; till date, I have not heard about graduation invitations. But when I received one from one of my ex-students, I realized what a proud moment for her it will be-the honors day.

Oh my God, how I wish I had known about graduation invitations 2 years ago when my son got his engineering degree? The graduation day-every youth’s most memorable day should be shared with parents, relatives, friends and past teachers.

When I showed the graduation invitation I received (see below) to my present students, there was a loud cheer and some talked about who they will invite on their graduation day.

Surprisingly, the next day, several of my students showed me their own hand drawn design of the future graduation day invitation.

They were childish alright but I appreciated the spirit.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Easy online resume builder.

It is heartening note my students using the Internet more productively than just playing games online or engage in useless chatting and gossiping.

One of my students studying in 10th standard showed a resume of her sister that she built online using JobSpice.

The resume was built with more useful information than any other resume built using online resume builders. The format was uncluttered and the style was sophisticated.

Composing your resume with Job Spice must be easy since you only choose the fields that you want to include. After building your resume, you can convert it into a PDF doc and get it printed.

Part time clerical jobs in Philadelpia.

What a learning experience for me exploring jobs philadelphia, a complete portal for several kinds of jobs those are available in Philadelphia and New Jersey!

My duties as an academician don’t just stop at imparting mathematics to high school students. I take it my responsibility to help them find the best courses for higher studies.

Many of my students remember me even after 4 or 5 years of higher studies and approach me again to help them locate the best jobs. This has not only given me immense pleasure of helping but also has given me lots of opportunities to learn to search for jobs for candidates with different qualifications.

I was amazed to know about the abundance of job opportunities in Philadelphia. Though, more openings are open in the sales industry, there are a few opportunities for writers and office assistants.

Hmmm... May be I should think of starting a job consultancy service.

Friday, December 25, 2009

We are not happy because of what we don't have.

Yesterday, I was taking a drive along with my friend in her new car. She was showing off the fittings and during that process, she switched on the FM radio. The car even has iPod charger that reminded me of my iPod which I didn't use in the last 4 months.

I started thinking whether I have more such gadgets that are lying unused for long.
Here they are:
Handy cam not used in 9 months
Digital Camera last saw a year ago

Then why did I buy those things? I think many will sail along with me-am I right?

We are not happy with what we have and also not happy because of what we don't have.

Better laptop, bigger TV, faster car, bigger house, more money…oh endless madness!

I remember reading a famous writer in Tamil who mentioned about his father in a weekly newspaper. He has a simple BPL colour TV, a basic mobile phone that cost only Rs.2500

Of course, he is happy because he bought things only because it made his life easy.

Food for thought?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Non-drug allergy relief medicines.

There are times we have to pat ourselves for our wisdom. My recent trip for a short stay in a forest was one such occasion. At the start of the trip, I was ridiculed because of a small tote full of allergy relief material I carried.

I know I am not allergic to anything but I thought they could provide relief to the members of the group who might be affected by totally different living conditions.

Prior experience made me take extra home made anti-allergy medicines that were devoid of any chemicals. I know how people are allergic to unexpected things. Once, a child of just 7 years had to be rushed to a hospital that was far away from our camping site and because of that, we had to abandon our stay and head back to home.

Look, my list of home made allergy relief stuff is available to anyone. Do you want it?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Memory boosting food? No!

My husband doesn't eat none of these:
• Spinach
• Broccoli
• Blueberries
• Cod
• Salmon
• Sardines
• Tuna

But still, he possesses a memory that will make his creator shy.How is that possible?

I am sure he has no knowledge about Omega 3 fatty acids enable the brain to function sharply.

When I tell him that if he wants to keep up his super human image, he has to add olive oil in his food as it said to stop older adults from losing their memory.

He flatly refused.

He doesn't practice anything; nor does he play any memory games.

I think I will have to call his brilliant memory as a gift from God.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

College reviews by students.

Yesterday, a parent of one of my students called me to inquire if I know of a website that publish reviews of universities and colleges by students studying in them.

I told him to visit StuVu a website that he should look into if he wants to choose a college for his daughter. It has published college reviews by students. Students post videos and photos of their respective colleges that are read widely by prospective students.

StuVu also has a search engine using which one can find colleges by name or can also look up for educational institutions by brwosing through various faculties.  Another search feature is one can also search for colleges by loaction.

useful for both students and parents.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Which is the best car that I should consider buying?

My hands feel like driving a car but alas, I don't have a car. After getting a car driving license, I thought my husband will at least get me an used car but he is of late discouraging me from investing in a car and he strongly feels that our investment should be diverted to building our house in a plot we bought a few years ago.

He is sensible I know but I have an irresistible urge to own a car. So, for the past 15 days, I have been looking for a secondhand Maruti car but I am shocked at their prices. Even a 9 years old Maruti 800 car costs more than 125k!

I am also confused! Which is the best car that I should consider buying? Which is the vehicle ideal for a lady?
Any suggestions?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rationalize or revolutionize-the choice is yours.

If I am given the choice, I would revolutionize and leave the result to the power of miracles. If you want miracles to happen in your life, then you have to keep aside rationalism-right? How else can you explain miracles?

As far as I am concerned, there is only one reason why most people don't see great improvements in their lives. The comfort zone-this is where people stay put and refuse to embrace changes in their lives without fully realizing that changes mean growth.

Here are the only two choice given to all of us:
* Grab the opportunities that will make a difference in your life without over analyzing rationally

* Behave rationally and ignore the inner voice that shows you doors to new life.

Tell me honestly, if you are sure of your choices made thus far in life, then, why your life is not so as desired by you? Doesn't it indicate you need to do something differently?

Do you catch my point?

Just change your life principles and you are sure to land in a life you desired.

Why don't you check this out if you want a life that is better and different than your present life? You have nothing to lose.

Revolutionary ways to attract money, love and life.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Answer all your kid's odd and unanswerable questions.

* Why do teeth fall out?
* Why don't adults have to go to school?
* How flowers have fragrances?

Can you answer these and many more such questions that you never thought of raising so far?

Every parent stares blank daily when faced with questions from their kids that we all ought to know the answers for.

I suggest all the parents (including I and my husband) to get educated online by visiting that has built up a big database of common questions and answers.

Here is a sample for you:
Q: Why is milk white?
A: Milk gets its white color from all of the different nutrients it contains.

Detailed answer is here:

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Finding small manufactured homes for rent.

After I publicly sought help to find a cheap one bedroom house for my son in Florida, several people came forward with their ideas and suggestions. Out of them, I found out a bright idea.

In fact, it was from an owner of a few manufactured homes who offered one at rent that was quite attractive. It was well within the budget of my son who actually has to stay only for 4 months or so.

When I showed the photographs of the mobile home to my son, he initially was not receptive to the idea. He then talked to a few of his colleagues who advised him to go for it considering his short stay.

He has left for Florida only 4 days ago and I am yet to hear his feedback. I expect the manufactured home will be adequate and I hope he will have a pleasant stay.

Times of India-where are you?

What if:
* Sehwag scores nearly 300 runs in less than 5 hours?
* A rocket reaches the moon in 10 days
* A lady swims across the English channel in 48 hours
* A plane flies across the U.S. in 3 hours

None of the world achievements will inspire or motivate "The Times of India" to arrange to deliver their newspaper to my new address even after 45 days of intimating them about my request to deliver their newspaper to my news address.

Emails after emails passed on, several telephone calls made to their customer care office-all just failed to move them.

My God, what a disappointing service form the largest newspaper in India!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Samsung HDTV for just $240. Great offer from

Isn’t the price tempting to buy a second HDTV? I could have decided to buy it but it is not fair on my part to ask my husband to get another Samsung HDTV. After all, we bought one and mounted it on top of a stunning rounded glass table, just 40 days ago.

Though I paid more than $200 for it, I have no regrets for buying it a little early. We had a great time watching some of the best cricket matches in the past month. seems to dare anyone to buy a Samsung HDTV at a cheaper rate. Not only there is a whopping $200 plus discount; there is free shipping thrown in.

Hmm… a great deal to pass up but…

Oh well, there will always be more super offers from

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