Saturday, November 30, 2013

Need a quick cash advance?

Everyone one knows that I am a private person. I was termed like that because I don’t discuss about my professional or personal life with anyone. What is the need?

Nevertheless, I have seen an irresistible urge in a lot of people to brag about them unprovoked.  I don’t mind being called a recluse but I would rather keep to myself.

The eye doctor I met a few days ago prodded me how I am going to meet out the expenses towards buying the progressive lens that he has prescribed. I know how costly it is but I assured him that I will manage but did not reveal my resources.

My husband knows an ideal source to avail the required funds. Several times in the past, he had approached that source for cash advance to meet emergency expenditure. This particular company’s service is hassles free and they disburse the funds in about a day or so.


You ought to pay a visit to pacificadvance.com if you require quick cash advance.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Make your own custom coins for your organization!

We all know what a military coin is. However, what you see below are coins made by corporate bodies and other organizations! 




These stunning looking coins can made for various purposes that include a token of appreciation, corporate gifts or as a symbol of an organization.

These custom made attractive coins are collectors’ dream. You and I too can make our own coins. The above are just samples. When you browse coinsforanything.com leisurely (Yes, you would have to allocate special time as it is very difficult to take your eyes off the colorful custom coins), you will get more ideas for your:
·         Shape of coins
·         Pictures for your coins
·         Type of metal for your coins

The project was the outcome of an enterprising person’s dream and if you pour deep into the success story of Jeffery Morin, the founder of Coins for Anything, you would be inspired to start your own memorabilia business. I confess such a thought entered me.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Michael Clarke stars in the first Ashes test match.


First, it was Warner who showed the real Aussie color during the first Ashes test match. Now, it is the turn of Michael Clarke who was caught sledging in a real bad language that only the ugly Aussies can speak. Would they behave the same way with their family?

It seems they don't play cricket the way they were taught. They pick up good cricket along with bad mouths. They don't grow-right? Shame on ICC and the umpires to let things go ugly over these years.






Posted by Kidambi Badri

Friday, November 22, 2013

New daughters-in-law should read this.



My daughter-in-law’s first declaration when she came into our family was she has ‘mageirocophobia’. I stared at her; in fact every one of us did the same. She understood immediately that we did not catch up with that new word mageirocophobia which she explained sheepishly as fear of cooking.
mageirocophobia-fear of cooking


We laughed out loud! Don’t all the new daughters-in-law have the fear of cooking? Mostly it is used to escape from the kitchen duties.

I sent her into our kitchen just to heat the milk in microwave. She was speechless when she entered the kitchen. It is an ultra modern one with just about every kitchen gadget you have heard of. She gladly announced she would shed her cooking phobia soon,

Ah, a little bit of more on ‘mageirocophobia”.

Sufferers of mageirokos can feel extremely intimidated by people with skills in cooking, and this intimidation and feeling of inadequacy is probably the root cause of the disorder for many. 

Now, it was my turn to give back something to her. Without any expression, I told her, “I hope you don’t have ‘pentheraphobia’, another common fear that grips new daughters-in-law.

pentheraphobia-fear of mother-in-law

It is about the fear of mother-in-law!

Inspired by

http://listverse.com/2009/08/13/10-more-extremely-bizarre-phobias/

Friday, November 15, 2013

Want to brew that world class Gourmet Coffee?



My husband used to ridicule my coffee drinking habit like this: “Coffee before coffee and coffee after coffee”. I took his criticism as a compliment as I really would like to be a coffeeholic.

Though I have read about hundreds of coffee flavours, I would always prefer a perfect South Indian filter coffee brewed only by me. When a visiting friend from Italy told me about his experience of drinking gourmet coffee in a remote Indian coffee outlet in Italy, I could not suppress my incredulity. 

Since such verbal description of a coffee taste is never enough to truly understand and appreciate, I decided to gain insight about gourmet coffee by doing research online. Within a few seconds, I found a PLR article on ‘Gourmet Coffee’ that I reproduce below after doing a bit of modifications. I am gald to share it with other coffee lovers in India, especially in Madras, the city of coffee lovers.

 One of the most critical aspects of coffee drinking is the grade of the coffee that you start off with. If you have a favorite flavor, then purchase whole beans in that flavor. If you can do this, it will allow you to get the most fresh coffee accessible.

Grind away. Purchase a quality coffee grinder. Some of the best grinders available today are easy to use and easy to clean up. By grinding your own coffee beans, youll be able to only grind what you need, meaning that you will have complete freshness in your coffee.

Store It Right And Tight. It is very fundamental to store your coffee tightly. Air oxidizes the coffee and can make it to get bitter quickly. Metal canisters can also enable a metal taste to get into the coffee, making it taste bad.

The top solution is for a plastic or ceramic air tight container for your coffee and coffee beans. Also, store it at room temperature because the moisture in the fridge or freezer can make it go bad faster.

Getting To The Coffee

The Maker. The coffee maker that you use is also critical. No matter what style that you go with, you can get a good cup of coffee out of it if you take the essential steps to keeping it fresh.

For example, you should insure that the coffee maker is kept clean after each use. In fact, youll need to make sure that you detail clean it, with the assistance of vinegar, every so often as well. Your preferences will ultimately determine which style of coffee maker you will use. Make sure that it uses a permanent filter in it.

Even In The Water. Even the water that you use is central to the quality of the coffee you will get from it. It is essential that you use water that is free from chlorine and minerals.

Often, using bottled water rather than tap water will augment the quality of the coffee. Also, keep the water nice and hot. A good temperature for the water is about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Supply The Right Amount. It is also central for you to use the right quantity of coffee beans and coffee grounds in the maker. Too many and you will have a very strong cup of coffee and too few will make it to be too weak. Follow the directions provided by the coffee producer for the best cup of coffee.

Lastly and probably the most vital aspect of getting a great cup of gourmet coffee is to make sure to enjoy your coffee when it is hot and fresh. Most restaurants are told to keep coffee for less than thirty minutes, but at home, the best coffee is the coffee that hasnt sat for more than twenty minutes.

Friday, November 08, 2013

You are not in competition while dating online.



Online dating logo
Yesterday, a couple of my old students visited me. I was taken aback by how they turned out to look beautiful. I casually asked them how they are managing the dating proposals online considering their active social media presence.

Surprisingly, none of them giggled. This indicated that they are matured. One girl’s reply told me how matured youth treated dating proposals received. Girls don’t like to be treated as if there is a contest on and they have to be won by rather dishonest methods. While trying to impress girls, boys project themselves as cinema heroes which would never be true in reality. 

This is what I have gathered from their views and ideas about online dating:
Online dating is not a competition between competing males for the attention of a female.  Grow up.  Change your mind set from “winning” to “searching”.  This isn’t high school.  You are all grown up and have been for quite some time, now.  Your attitude is the most important asset you have.  You should like yourself and not concentrate of all of the things that aren’t YOUR idea of the perfect guy…the one the all women want. 
What is that women want, you ask?  That’s the age old question.  Being of the female persuasion myself, I can tell you a few things women want and don’t want.  

Women want a man to be confident…NOT an arrogant jerk.  There’s a big difference.  You need to like yourself and not be self depreciating but you don’t need to come across like you believe that you are a gift to them from God and have just fallen from the sky.  They don’t want you to think that THEY just fell from heaven and are some kind of perfect being, either.  They can’t live up to that expectation. 

Women want a communicator. The “strong silent type” really isn’t appealing at all.   They think you probably don’t have an original thought in your head and you probably haven’t heard a word they said, either or that you just don’t care what they said or didn’t even hear what they said.  They want you to be interesting enough to want to know more about you and they want you to think that they are interesting enough to ask intelligent questions about what is important to them, too.