Friday, November 26, 2010

Blackhead removal in 48 hours?

“If you ask me what is a blackhead, they are like first dates; both are hard to get out”, my son told me with a bit of annoyance. I understood his feelings.

Blackheads can cause depression to youth more than anything else can. It is especially so, when you fix an appointment with your first date. My son confessed to me only yesterday night that he won a dating appointment with a girl he had been seeing since 6 months.

Six months! Moreover, this is the first date! No wonder he is concerned about the blackheads on his chin that appeared at the wrong time.

I know some natural cure for making the ugly pimples to vanish but it is not possible to work a miracle in 48 hours!

Nevertheless, I sprang into action hoping the predicament would get a natural solution. I prayed and the God answered. The girl called up only two hours before to postpone the appointment for reasons known only to her.

While all my relatives in the U.S. are enjoying the Thanksgiving day holidays, I am working in a gloomy atmosphere. In addition, some of them gave me some work to do and told me not to contact them till Monday morning.

Hmmm... what to do? However, I envy, I can't say 'no' to their requests. I prepared myself to face the dark clouds, wet roads and the non-cooperative car to complete the myriad tasks.

To make the matter worse, my husband took ill and demands my attention constantly. Misfortune doesn't come in singles-eh?

The only bright thing is my son will be here for the weekend.

BTW, why the Canadians celebrate the Thanksgiving Day on a different day?

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Women prefer healthy weight loss.

While I squeezed myself out easily from the crowded suburban train, my friend sought my assistance to get her bulky frame through the exit door that was blocked by the boarding passengers.

It seemed her diet pill was yet to yield the intended result. I would say her choice of the weight loss pill was made after prolonged study of the best diet pills for women. In spite of my advice, she believed strongly that women need different pills.

I too am aware of diet pills that are exclusively meant for women but I doubted women would prefer them. Like men, women too like to shed weight fast. If a man loses 10 pounds in a month with the aid of a diet pill, then, it is what women prefer.

Nevertheless, my friend wanted to lose weight in a healthy way. She gradually wanted to shed her belly fat so that she would not suddenly look lean.

I promised that the next time we visit the spiritual ashram; I would take her by car.

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Pamela Anderson and the rotis..

I like Pamela Anderson (former Bay watch star) only because she fell in love with Indian cusine. During her recent visit to India, she enjoyed so much our rotis and subjis that she learnt to cook them then and there.

She promised to treat her two children Brandon and Dylan to an Indian meal consisting of Indian vegetables and spices that include onions and garlic, ginger and turmeric.

I hope she finds them in Los Angeles where Indians live amicably with Americans. I once taught a Japanese woman in my home Mysore rasam and stuffed eggplant (brinjal).

She was genuinely awe struck but could not tolerate the salt. Japanese don't eat salt or eat very little.


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For white artificial Christmas tree..

I gingerly approached the Christmas tree and passionately touched the myriad decorations on it. This happened 40 years ago when artificial christmas tree was not known to world.

I grew up where there were no Christians. Once, when my family visited another town to attend a marriage, we stayed in our relative’s house whose neighbor had put up a small branch of tree on which I saw colorful ribbons, small beads and other things. When I asked my elder brother what it was, he told me that it is a Christmas tree and went onto brief me about the Christmas celebration.

Now, that small branch of a tree is totally replaced by artificial Christmas trees of myriad shapes and sizes. There are different Christmas trees for keeping indoor and outdoor. I saw even a white Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, I have noticed the true joy among Christians starting from the Thanksgiving Day until the New Year. They feel at most pleasure in giving which is missing in our community.

Recipe for Mashed Yams

Michelle Karam looks and cooks good-right? She is expressive and all smiles showing a lovely set of teeth. Though I have not had an opportunity to taste her dishes, I am sure they must be as nice as she cooks and looks.

Today, I watched cook mashed yam as a thanksgiving recipe. Frankly speaking, I did not the westerners ate yam. I was under assumption that the yam truly belong to the Indian kitchen. How poorly educated I am!

Yam is very difficult to cook. Imagine how hard it will be to mash it on pan. Michelle did it very well. I could have told her to a few Indian spices like turmeric and tamarind.

Nevertheless, watch her cook mashed yam below.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday discount on iPods draw huge crowd.

I can’t explain it technically or logically about my preference for iPod classic among other ipods that include iPod nano and iPod touch. I am not adept at handling touch screen gadgets. Even my cell phone is an old-fashioned Nokia that is operated by traditional button press system.

That is why I had to disappoint my son when I returned the iPod touch he gifted me yesterday because of his promotion that meant higher salary.

He understood my discomfort and explained to me patiently why iPod touch is a far superior model than the iPod Classic and how easy it is to learn the operation of iPod touch.

I lent a willing ear but at the end, I again firmly declined to accept his kindness. His father came to my rescue and told his son he would take it provided his son gets all the old songs sung by Olivia Newton John.

Later, when my son left for Bangalore, my husband told me that all the iPod models are sold at hefty holiday (Thanks Giving Day) discount at and his son should have bought one from there.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kate Middleton-isn't she lovely?

Kate Middleton-isn't she lovely? She is going to wed Britain’s Prince Williams. I saw her image in our local daily ‘The Hindu’ . I quickly sought Yahoo! News.

There she posed under a wide hat, which enhanced her aristocratic features.

I think she dresses well, has a liking for hats of different styles and shapes.

She studied along with her fiancée in St. Andrews University.

The media reported once that the couple parted only to be reported later that their relationship is strong and growing.

Yes, Prince Williams too is charming and looks calm and poised always. I wish them a peaceful wedded life.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Acai berry is not a scam in my opinion.

Any consumer product that becomes popular is susceptible to claims of scam and that too through the Internet. For example, those who never use the Internet are oblivious to acai berries scam reports while they continue to enjoy superior health by consuming acai berry based juices and pills.

That is how most of the health related products like diet supplements, fat burners etc work. These products were launched after years of testing and finally approved by the licensing authorities.

Just because someone reported a side effect after taking a particular product, you can’t write it off. However, the word travels too fast in Internet and we read the same single negative report in various places with different words.

I firmly believe acai berry is a wonder herb but I don’t think it can be termed as an exclusive weight loss product.

No! Acai berry is not a scam in my opinion.

Profitable air ambulance business.

I considered it as a great honor to be contact by a total stranger who happens to be a millionaire that owns several businesses. He is contemplating to diversify into air ambulance business and he inquired if I can build a website for his new business venture and take the responsibility of promoting it in the Internet.

It is a big responsibility.I know the importance of air ambulance services operated in hilly areas in India where monsoon brings frequent landslides leading to road and rail accidents.

Illogically, I worried about the operating costs of emergency aerial medical services while my job is only to build a website and concentrate on Internet marketing.

It seems medical transport business is growing in demand as there is a huge gap between demand and supply.

I accepted the offer and landed on a plum contract.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to avoid blackheads while treating pimples?

I promptly pressed the click here button and landed on a web site that has published reviews of natural acne cure products that include my favorite Proactiv though I was sad to see it on the fourth place.

Actually, my interest will be immense on anything that is related to face care products like acne care, anti aging and fairness creams. Face is the number one asset for human beings.

At the last count, there were a staggering 77 natural ingredients are being used thus far in all acne cure products and prominent among them are:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Turmeric
  • White willow bark

From my experience of getting rid of pimples, I would strong advise people to act as soon as they spot the first signs of pimples because, if action taken at an advanced stage, they would see blackheads on their face irrespective of the acne treatment they employ.

Wonderful Kerala.

I had been to Kerala for two days and returned the day before yesterday. The whether was pleasant. It was raining and it was so nice to see thick forests drenched in rain and clouds touching the low peaked hills.

It is God's own country and nature was at its biased best.

What I found slightly disturbing is the behavior of shop keepers, hotel staff and temple staff at Guruvayoor. They behaved rather rudely.I think they are totally oblivious of customer care.

In spite of the state's highest literacy rate, I found the attitude of people rather odd. Is it like that through out the state of Kerala?

I have moved with hundreds of people of Kerla in Madras. I have wonderful relationship with them. I always found them gentle and compassionate.

I have no intention to hurt anyone particular. I love people and I love visiting places. The only thing that bothers me is indifference.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Would car insurance companies listen?

Would auto insurance companies cover deer collision? I just moved into an area where deer traffic causes occasional accidents. Though not much damage will befall on the vehicles, it is definitely a death sentence to the poor animal.

My friend who is already living in that locality has even sold her car because she is filled with guilt in causing death to a deer. She then took up the matter with her car insurance company to inquire coverage for accidents involving deer.

Not happy with their response, she is now interacting with the forest authorities to take preventive measures for stopping the trespass of forest animals.

I wonder how this issue is dealt by the American car insurance companies. I remember reading an article about the collisions with deer in that warned the car drivers to approach a wounded deer with extreme caution, as it is very dangerous.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Learn periodic table through videos.

Today morning, as I left my class room, a student stopped me to inquire if I can spare a minute or two. I said yes.

He then quickly opened his laptop and showed me a sort of video tutorial for periodic table.I vividly remember my trauma while trying to remember rows upon rows of metals and gases with symbols and atomic numbers and all that.

This innovative video made the entire boring task of understanding the periodic table easy and interesting.

Click on any symbol and you are in a for a pleasant surprise.

Here is a sample for the symbol 'Si'.

Visit Periodic Videos

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Want to lose weight? Forget gym!

Do women want to lose weight? You bet! However, would obese women relish going to gym to lose weight? No! Well, may be not all.

What is their alternate weight loss solution? They resort to food supplements, appetite suppressants and diet pills.

Since, all these weight loss medications come with free bonus in the name of harmful side effects, it is not a problem free weight loss solution.

Instead, why do women try to do all the proven weight loss exercises at their home. Surely, there are plenty of 'how to' videos in on how to burn excess fat in your abdomen and below.

I like this particular video clip and I know it is effective. Moreover, it is cost effective.

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous Shilpa.

If I say that I used to envy her looks, it is grammatically wrong. I still envy her. My God! What a beauty she is.

If you are not an Indian, you probably may not know her name. She is Shilpa Shetty. I don't have to write more about her. The Internet has more stuff on Shilpa Shetty than an ordinary fan like me.

She seems to get more beautiful as she ages. The photographs of Shilpa Shetty mostly show her face only which might suggest she is plump but actually she is slender.

I once cried foul, loud and clear when she was kissed against her will on stage publicly and again when was tortured in the Big Brother show in London. She behaved perfectly in such a tough situation.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

The mint in our family.

She is unbelievably unreasonable. Is it true that younger siblings are all like that?
My younger sister brushed aside all my arguments about why she should buy a platinum coin for a change. She is called ‘the mint’ in our family for her penchant for gold coins.

The reasons for my recommendation for the Platinum American Eagle:
• It is the youngest in American coinage history
• It has ($100) the highest ever face value
• The only official investment-grade platinum coin
• It has better pictorial value (a lame reason indeed)

I remembered to quote the U.S. Gold Bureau as the source for the above data.

Hmmm.. No! She would not betray her loyalty to American gold eagle! Well, so be it! Let her stick to her whims and fancy.

To be frank, I too would hesitate to buy a platinum coin if an opportunity would arise.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

An ascended master revealed himself.

One of my close friends is being used as a medium by an ascended master that my friend calls him a 'Siddhar'. The siddhar guides my friend to do good deeds through various activities.

Even my little work for my friend was seen by the siddhar and he had expressed his appreciation for my work through his medium.

I heard that one of my other friend who stood silently in the prayer room for a minute and communicated with the siddhar, saw the siddhar near the window of the prayer room when my friend opened his eyes.

This clearly indicates that we are all positively guided by ascended masters who are generally known as 'angels' and 'spirit guides'.

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