Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Furniture for your home

Have you been planning to give your home a new make over? Here is a site, furniturefromhome.com that gives you all that you need for your home pertaining to furniture. It is one place where quality meets convenience and you will find all kind of furnitures starting from bed,sofa to baker's rack and peninsula desk. It does not cater only to the needs of home furnitures, you can find a good collection of office furnitures as well.The site also offers tips on how to maintain your furniture , life style collections and you can also get to know what is in vogue in the furniture world. The site also offers a free nation wide delivery. Check the site out and give your home a make over.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 22

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by ...WHO WE ARE.

You are special - don't ever forget it."

To read other Monday morning Inspirations click here.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

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Quick shop AU (Australia) , as the name suggests is a place to find all your shopping stuffs in a jiffy. It is the largest online shopping search engine which will help you find all the products you need and also help compare the prices in different shops to fetch you the product of your choice at competetive prices.

Qucik shop AU contains more than 5000 shops and more than 5.5 million products , which is the highest compared to the other online shopping sites in Australia. You can find any product ranging from household goods to techi stuff here , making your online shopping experience quick and easy.

The site also has reviews on both shops as well as products helping its customers bag the best deal. Check out Quick shop AU and shop quick and easy.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 21

Horror gripped the heart of the World War 1 soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "no man's land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.
"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but i don't think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The lieutenant's advice didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company's trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded." "It was worth it, though, sir," said the soldier. "What do you mean; worth it?" responded the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead" "YES, Sir" the private answered. "But it was worth it because when i got to him, he was still alive and i had the satisfaction of hearing him say, "JIM........, I KNEW YOU'D COME."

Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how u look at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life.."May each and every one of you be blessed with the company of TRUE FRIENDS." "A true friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out." War doesn't determine who's right. War only determines who's left.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Tata Crucible - The business quiz

It's that time of the year again when the best minds in the country battle to win the toughest business quiz in the country.

Tata crucible quiz contest is conducted twice in India every year - the campus quiz and the corporate quiz. This time over, in a months time the Tata crucible campus quiz will hit Chennai for the 4th consecutive year.

Tata crucible was started in the year 2004 by the TATA group to bring together the sharpest young minds of the country. Now its gone a step further and has become an international biz quiz starting from last year where it made its first international prescence felt in Singapore.

Chennai will see its piece of the this happening quiz on March 8th . It has already started in many parts of the country. To check out more details about TATA Crucible click here.

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My experiences in the lion city - Singapore # 3

On our third day at Singapore we shopped at Bugis street, one of my favourite haunts at Singapore for the different shopping experience it has to offer. This place is decked up with small shops selling stuffs ranging from trendy street wear, souveniers to hawker centre. The prices of products here is comparitivley less than other places. More than that it all depends on your bargaining skills.

The closest MRT station is the Bugis MRT, which was about 15mins away from the place we stayed, we took a MRT to City hall from Somerset and took the EW line MRT to reach Bugis.

I would say this place should be a must on every tourists/shoppers must visit list for the completley different street shopping experience the place has to offer compared to the malls in the city.

The tender coconuts they sell here (Singapore) are very tasty and helps a veggie like me survive in S'pore. They are imported from Thailand and you can find them in most parts of Singapore. A healthy and a refreshing way to beat the tropical climate.

There are numerous hawker centres in the bugis area but it is kinda hard to find out veggie food stuff so we headed to Little India and we tried out the "Banana leaf" restaurant and opted for the traditional full meal :) (ya, that's how I grinned when I saw the pallete as well )

After lunch we did a little more shopping at Bugis mall, adjacent to the Bugis MRT where we picked up a couple of leather goods. After which we headed to our room to refresh our selves for the night's adventure.

We planned to go to the night Safari , it was an hour journey - A MRT to Ang mo kio and then we took the 138 bus to the zoo.

It was a completley new experience to see the animal life in night. We reached the place a little late than we had planned, so missed out on the tribal show :( . But luckily we were able to catch up with "Creatures of the night show" with a fox, Huge snake , Owl and a few more night animals. It was fun except for the snake which made me completley go pale when I found out that it was put in a box jus' few steps behind us in the amphitheatre .. After all the fun and adventure we took the Orchard to Night safari express bus and returned back to our hotel.

That is how my third day at S'pore went by. To read my first and second day experiences click here.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Care for you and your loved ones

When it comes to any person or any relationship, what really makes it tick is the care one shows. This shows how important it is to care for one another. Here we have a site completley dedicated for caring . You can learn the A-Z of caring here.

Take any locality and there are a variety of care homes starting from infants to old age people. Whether good or bad care home have become the need of the hour with most of the middle aged people busy with their work. At this point bettercaring.com comes in handly for those looking out for care homes in their locality. It is not jus' a care home locating site, it also offers a lot of tips related to health issues and things one would need to look for while moving into a care home and so on.

Its not jus' about moving into care home, incase you want in home nurses to look after sick and old age people you can find those details too.

Take care and care for others as well!

Awards Galore

It's awards time at Random thoughts again and its been pouring awards for the last couple of weeks. Thank you for all your good will and blessings. I'm sorry for not putting them up for quiet a long time, was held up with some college work and bad internet connection.
This time over I have seven awards to give away . Feel really happy as I guess this is the highest no. of awards I have recieved or given away in a single post :)

Lena over at Smile!Tomorrow could be a lot worse has awarded me with these awards. Thanks Lenu , you always make my day with ur encouraging comments and not to forget those lovely awards you have decked up my blog space with :) Thanks gal! :)

The first award I have here is ' Interesting blogger award' from Lena - Glad to know that you find my blog interesting. Feel truly honored

I would like to pass this award on to Anoop, Preetilata, Vasanthan,Melanie, Lenaand Shionge

The next award in line is the "Best blogging buddies award" - Lena, I'm really happy to have met you through blogging too :)

I would like to pass it over to Shanthini, Vasanthan, Sheetal,Melanie , Preetilata, Drama diva
The next award is the friendly site award which I would like to pass it over to everyone in my blogroll :)

I would also like to pass over the forever friends awards to everyone on my blogroll :)

The next one is "you make my day" award

I would like to pass this award to Lena, Melanie, Shanthini, Anoop, Vasanthan, Drama diva.

The next two awards are from Melanie at Livinwithme . Thanks for these awards Mel! It's always been a pleasure reading your blogs. Keep up the good work :)

I would like to pass on the Break out blogger award to

And the last but not the least award is the "Excellent blogger award"

I would like to pass this on to Lena, Melanie, Preetilata, Anoop, Shionge and Vasanthan.

Enjoy your awards and have a great weekend! :)

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Thursday, 7 February 2008

Happy Chinese New year

Wishing you all a Happy Chinese New Year . Let the year of Rat bring in a lot of prosperity and goodness into all our lives :)

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Tag time again!!

I guess it is a season of tags, everytime I drop into my blog I find atleast one new addition to be added to my long list of pending tags which I guess will take it up soon :)

As for this one, Lena over at Smile!Tomorrow could be a lot worse has tagged me to list out the things I love and hate.

I love:

- to dance
- taking long walks in the beach
- sunrise / sunset
- being around with my loved ones
- it when I get a day break from the usual busy life
- to meet my school friends
- Chocolates and pastries
- Crispy dosas when I'm hungry
- to make friends around the globe
- Babies
- Dreaming
- to make my dreams come true
- getting mails and gifts
- to surprise people and also get surprises
and the list jus' goes on .....

I hate:

- And people who trouble me.

Can't really think of much things for the hate list .. Guess that is a good sign as I like most of the things in this world :)

I tag everyone on my blogroll to take up this tag as it makes one feel good while writing about the things you love :) . Others who would like to take it up are more than welcome to do so. Would love to read your tags, plz drop in a comment so that I can be there to read yours :)

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

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Monday, 4 February 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 20

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.Finally he decided since the animalwas old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. So, the farmer invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed shovels, and began to shovel dirt into the well.

All the other farm animals were very upset about this, because the donkey was their friend. But they discovered there was nothing they could do to help him. At first, when the donkey realized what was happening, he cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off, and take a step up on the dirt as it piled up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well, and trotted off!

MORAL: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. But each trouble can be a stepping stone. What happens to you isn't nearly as important as how you react to it. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not giving up!
Shake it off, and take a step up!

To read other Monday morning Inspirations click here

Sunday, 3 February 2008

A meme with a difference :)

Anoop over at Tales of a lone wolf has tagged me to do this meme. It surely is a meme with a difference.

1) It is important to be liked by others : Well, not necessarily . I believe one should first like themself and be the way they want to be than changing the way they are to be liked by others . If people like you the way you are then it is fine :)

2) Obedience is a virtue: I don't agree to this either. I don' think one has to be blindly obedient as this might not really help them in the future. Never get worried even if your decisions turn out to be not too perfect as it will jus' add to your experience and make you wise. At a later part in your life, you will regret for things you have missed out than the things you did in an incorrect way.

3) People are not malicious but they become so because of bad experiences orcircumstances: Bad situations would have changed the way people behave, but that I feel is jus' an excuse to blame others or things that has happened to get away with their behaviour. I consider a person who behaves best under a bad situation with a high regard as everyone would put our best feet forward under normal situations . I think it is these bad experiences or situations that differentaites people.

4) Education broadens our view and makes people more humane: I do agree education broadens our view but about making people humane I doubt it?? Even people from remote villages who have minimal access to good education have a good way of thinking and behaviour may be they jus' have to be groomed a little more to go to the next higher level. On the other hand I don' think all city brought up people are great thinkers or behave more humane than their other counter parts .

Most of all it is the individuals personal values and what one wants to make of himself/herself that makes all the difference.

5) People who have no money troubles are happier:Not really, I don' think money is the only thing that makes a person either happy or sad . There are innumerable factors . So, I don't really think the millionaries/ billionaries out there are really happy .

6) As people get older they get wiser:It depends. If one is old it doesnt necessarily mean that they are wiser as one doesn't get wise with age but the experiences they come across in life .

7) You can live on love and fresh air: Love and fresh air are much needed but is not the only thing that

8) There is a celestial guardian angel looking after each one of us:I do belive in it.. Each of us have a different name for it and I call it god :) . I don' know if its true or not but this helps me to be the way I am :)

9) All living beings reincarnate.I don’t believe in this. Thou' I have heard there are stuffs like that and have also felt like I have been in some place already even thou have never been there before I still don' believe in the concept of reincarnation.

10) Heaven and Hell are places you go to after death. I'm not too sure of this thing one too but would like to think so as it helps one stay good and stay away from the bad.

Thanks for tagging me Anoop. Really enjoyed doing this meme . I would like to tag Shanthini akka, Vasanthan, Lena, Noushy, Drama Diva

For all the rugby fanatics

Are you a rugby game fanatic who always wanted to know whats happening in the world of rugby . Here is a site that comes in handy for all such people.

This is an official site of the Europe's premier international rugby tournament, involving six nations. To find all the details of the tournament like results, news, regular updates and also interactive games and podcast sessions for the six nation fans.

Apart from all that, there is also a fan zone filled with wall paper, screen savers and much much more waiting to be grabbed .It is not that you have to drop by their site each time to keep you updated of the happenings, you can also subscribe to their news letter to keep you updated of the happenings of the RBS 6 Nations rugby tournameny. Check out the site and have some serious fun!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Vazthukal - Movie

Hi peeps, its great to be back here :) My week was packed and I'm back home for the weekend and a good news - I have got the data card , So I will be able to easily access internet from hostel :)

One evening I was quite jobless in my hostel when me and a couple of friends planned to catch up with a movie called 'Vazthukal' meaning 'Wishes' staring Madhavan and Bhavana in the lead roles. When I recall the day I saw the movie I can't stop grinning. Well,it was nothing funny but the fact that you can never find a word or phrase in any language other than tamil, a rare reality in the current scenario.

I don' suggest you to watch the movie as its not all that great, but I do encourage students who have their tamil exam the following day to catch up with the movie as it will sure help them score better :)

Have a great weekend ! Will take up all your tags soon. Thanks for staying in touch :)