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The birth of a baby is always an exciting and exhausting time. There is a lot of preparation involved in many ways – from the mother preparing physically and mentally, to the practical side of things, such as ensuring any adjustments are made in the house before baby comes home for the first time.
One of the key things on your to do list if you are expecting a baby is to create a nursery for them to sleep in. This is best done some time before the birth rather than at the last minute, especially if the baby decides to arrive early. You don’t want to be halfway through painting a wall when it’s time to go to the hospital.
Of course it’s not always easy to choose a colour scheme, especially if you don’t know what sex the baby is going to be. If you cannot or do not want to find out beforehand however, there is another alternative: you can choose a more neutral colour for the walls, and then buy accessories in either pink or blue, if desired, once the baby is born.
If budget is a concern, the cheapest way to decorate is by painting the walls rather than wallpapering them. If they are particularly uneven you can sand them down before painting. If you opt for this solution, make sure the work is done well in advance of baby’s arrival, and ensure the room is well ventilated during and after the sanding. Alternatively you could buy lining paper and paint directly onto that, while plain walls can easily be spruced up by using a nursery border. You can then match your accessories to this.
Of course decorating isn’t the only thing you need to think about. Buying essentials to finish the room off is equally important. Baby bedding is available in many designs and colours, so you should be able to find the perfect selection to match the colour scheme you have chosen. If you buy a complete set of matching bedding you will often find you can also buy matching accessories such as lampshades and even soft toys to complete the look of the room.
If you would like a particular set of blue or pink bedding and you don’t know the sex of your baby, the best thing to do is to decide which set you would like and ask a friend or relative if they would go out and buy the appropriate set when the time comes. That way you don’t have to worry about rushing out to buy bedding when the new arrival comes home.
Decorating a nursery can seem like a major job, but with proper thought and planning it doesn’t have to be very difficult. Before you know it you’ll be welcoming your new baby into their freshly decorated nursery.
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For most new website publishers, the thought of monetizing a website that is already up and running is very enticing. Google Adsense gives even the most inexperienced internet marketers the chance to make serious money, while enhancing the user experience by providing links to related products, services, and information. For both new and old Adsense publishers, there are several tactics that can be used to increase profit.
The most important factor when trying to make money with Adsense is click-through-rate, or CTR. As your Google Adsense click-through-rate increases, you will generate more revenue, given you are paid for each click on your Adsense ad blocks. To increase click-through-rate, you can use the following ideas to more properly integrate the Adsense ad blocks into your website's pages.
- When creating your Adsense color palette, you are able to modify the colors to fit your website's color scheme. By making the background and border colors the same as your website's background color, making links the same color as the links on your website, and making the text color within your adsense blocks the same as the text color of the rest of your website, your Adsense ads will appear to be part of your content, as opposed to being seen by your users as unrelated advertisements.
- Position your Adsense blocks to be shown on prominent parts of each page. You may use up to three ad blocks, which makes it much more possible to make money with Adsense, especially if each ad is shown above the fold of your website. It is recommended to place some ads within content portions of the page, and others where users are accustomed to seeing navigation links. Remember, clicks are most important here, so make them as easy as possible for your users to get to!
Beyond the improvements that can be made by tweaking your website's design, there are also improvements that can be made to your website's content, which will help increase how much money you make with Google Adsense. For example, by keeping your website's content targeted at one specific topic, the Adsense ads that are shown on your pages will be much more highly targeted, and as a result, more likely to interest your visitors. As you could imagine, the more interested a user is in the topics shown within an Adsense block, the more likely they are to click, and make you money.
Some site owners fail to recognize how their content could be optimized for specific keywords. If your website's content is about the legal services, for example, you will make more money per click than a site whose content is about a less sought after keyword group. By getting suggestions through
Overture or the Adwords keyword suggestion tools, you will be able to see what specific keywords could pay, and also how altering your site's content could affect your website's revenue.
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Britney was the sister who continued being in the headlines for her snobbish attitude.. her break up with Kevin, losing custody of her kids, her link ups.. but now its Jamie, Britney's younger sis who has made headlines.. the younger sibling earned column inches of her own when she confirmed she is expecting her first child by long-term boyfriend Casey Aldridge.
Jamie is about three months pregnant."It was a shock for both of us. So unexpected" says the star of American high school TV show Zoey 101, finishing its third season next month as one of Nickelodeon's highest-rated shows.
The couple apparently waited a few weeks before breaking the news to her parents "I needed to work out what I would do for myself before I let any one's opinion affect my decision" says the new mother.A wise decision Jamie...
I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious" speaks her mother, Lynne Spears.She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby."
Now what makes me suspect(note the word) that Jamie will be the wiser sister... i guess turning a mother at 16 should do the needful... why don't all celebs turn moms so early! :)
Please dont forget to leave your comments.. you love me.. dont you???:))
After 'Celebrity Big Brother', Shilpa Shetty caught the imagination of the British public once again this week, when she stuck a chord with them through the grand finale of her musical 'Miss Bollywood' in London.
Having toured a total of 16 European cities across Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and UK in the last two-and-a-half months, Shilpa returned to London to perform the final act at the Royal Albert Hall.
The dusky beauty mesmerized the English audience with a scintillating performance, while the audiences cheered her repeatedly. "The success of the grand finale at the hallowed Royal Albert Hall is indeed an emotional and historic moment for Shilpa," said her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
The musical is set against the backdrop of London as the city prepares for the 2012 Olympics. It follows the story of 'Maya' (performed by Shilpa Shetty), a classically trained dancer and choreographer, who arrives from India to set up a dance academy in a soon-to-be-demolished East London building. Maya soon finds herself thrust into the limelight, where she must either sink or swim. Her trials and tribulations include the unwanted attentions of a famous but predatory choreographer.
'Miss Bollywood' combines traditional Indian music with riveting dance sequences that could be entered in the Olympics themselves. It showcases an amalgamation of dance forms taken from the east and west of India, with Shilpa re-capturing on stage some of Bollywood's greatest hits over the past 40 years.
So all you fans out there, watch out for shilpa's forth coming musical 'miss bollywood'.. and dont forget to comment.
Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations for the people belonging to the Christian faith. But it would be wrong to assume that it is only celebrated among the Christians.With the world becoming a global village, Christmas is now celebrated in many countries around the world. Caroling, feasting, and gift-giving along with the prayers and wishes... Christmas is celebrated with high spirits in various parts of the world. Though the mode of celebration, the dates and the traditions vary, the spirit remains the same everywhere. But what is the message behind its traditions and the religious meaning? come let me explain it here so that its celebrated in its true spirit this year.. And not just as a holiday!
THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST
Christmas is the annual holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of dec and there is a very interesting story about the birth of Jesus.click here for whole story
CELEBRATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAY AND ON CHRISTMAS
The magic of the holidays is contagious! Neighborhoods are alive with twinkling lights, the scent of gingerbread cookies perfume the air. From November onwards, it is impossible to forget that Christmas is coming. Colored lights decorate many town centers and shops, along with shiny decorations, and artificial snow painted on shop windows.
By mid-December, most homes will also be decorated with Christmas trees, colored lights and paper or plastic decorations around the rooms. These days, many more people also decorate garden trees or house walls with colored electric lights.
In many countries, most people post Christmas greeting cards to their friends and family, and these cards will be hung on the walls of their homes.Wherever you go you'll hear the sound of carols, jingling bells and laughter in the air. And you can't help but whistle a carol yourself and join in the laughter - it's Christmas and you couldn't be happier!
On eve of 24Th people attend the midnight mass in church.In the morning people visit each others homes and exchange greetings, after attending the morning mass.Families celebrate the rest of the day in a joyous mood relishing Christmas cakes,cookies,puddings and special meals prepared for the day.The Christmas cake and cookies are offered to guests who visit during the day.
TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE
Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. People ate the porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. gradually they began to add dried fruit, spices and honey were added to the porridge mixture, and eventually it turned into Christmas pudding. These days it is baked into any form and kept for relishing it with guests that come over.
A Christmas tree,is one of the most popular traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas.It is normally an evergreen coniferous tree that is brought into a home or used in the open, and is decorated with Christmas lights and colourful ornaments during the days around Christmas.An angel or star is often placed at the top of the tree, representing the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity story.
Father Christmas(Santa Claus) has become the human face of Christmas. Pictures will be seen everywhere of the old man with long white beard, red coat, and bag of toys. Children are taught that he brings them presents the night before Christmas and many children up to the age of 7 or 8 really believe this is true.It is said that he arrives through the sky on a sledge (snow-cart) pulled by reindeer.He comes into houses down the chimney at midnight and places presents for the children in socks or bags by their beds or in front of the family Christmas tree.
In shops or at children's parties, someone will dress up as Father Christmas and give small presents to children, or ask them what gifts they want for Christmas. Christmas can be a time of magic and excitement for children and for the last seven years without fail i've always put a gift with all sorts of chocolates,toys etc for my son Aryan, hes seven years now:)
Who was he?
Father Christmas is based on a real person, St. Nicholas.He was a Christian leader from Myra (in modern-day Turkey) in the 4Th century AD. He was very shy, and wanted to give money to poor people without them knowing about it.It is said that one day, he climbed the roof of a house and dropped a purse of money down the chimney.It landed in the stocking which a girl had put to dry by the fire! This may explain the belief that Father Christmas comes down the chimney and places gifts in children's stockings!
So here's to a Christmas that's merry and bright for all! Happy reading and happy holidays to you! please dont forget to comment about Christmas and you!
OTHER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
MANGER OF JESUS'S BIRTH
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I loved the spice girls and now they're back! remember the wannabe song? those were days i would dance away to glory and now Alisha, my one year old baby loves dancing:)i do teach her some steps which shes very quick at following...
News is out that just days before the Spice Girls are set to make their anticipated return to the stage with their massive world tour kickoff in Vancouver, Geri Halliwell's daughter contracted chicken pox.Cruz Beckham, son of Posh Spice and soccer star David Beckham appears to have given Bluebell Halliwell, daughter of Ginger chicken pox forcing Ginger to leave her daughter of 18 months at home.
“Bluebell caught chickenpox from Cruz,”is what geri has to say.She also mentioned that “ She loves hanging with the Beckham boys.Cruz and Bluebell have play dates, and Romeo – well, he is just gorgeous with her.Actually, it was a beautiful moment when we were rehearsing the other day and all of our kids were playing on the stage at the same time.It made me smile.”
Arent they a cute band? If you like them too and you ever hummed or danced to their songs do mention it in the comment box, looking forward to read some interesting comments.
With the arrival of winters... weddings are the most awaited event of the year in India.read more to know why i love being part of Indian weddings, be it a Hindu,Muslim,Bengali or a Christian wedding.Weddings in India are always full of customs and traditions and are celebrated on a grand scale with lot of enjoyment.One of the most remarkable features of weddings in India is that, it not just marks the coming together of two individuals who are getting married but also the coming together of their respective families.Amazing India!
The ceremonies last for days which are held on separate days which are divided into three parts pre wedding ceremony, main day ceremony and post wedding ceremony.Each of the custom has an importance. The pre wedding rituals include the mehandi,sangeet,haldi.The main day function is the wedding day and the post day rituals include bidaai and reception.
Some Hindu ceremonies begin with an invocation to Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom and salvation who is depicted as having an elephant's head.By invoking him, he removes any obstacles from the wedding ceremony.The ceremony may then be performed without hindrances.The Ganesh Poojan is performed anywhere from a few days to the night before the wedding.
The bride hands and feet are painted with henna(mehandi)in a festive occasion thrown by the brides family while her relatives and friends celebrate by dancing and singing away to glory.Mehandi signifies love in a marriage so the bride leaves it on as long as possible.The celebration ends with an enjoyable feast for all those that were present.
One day before the actual wedding, the bride and groom (in their respective homes) are cleansed with turmeric paste which cleanse the body, soften the skin, and make it aromatic.This daytime ceremony prepares both of them for the nuptials.Uptan, a paste made from sandalwood, turmeric and rose water and is applied by seven married female members of the families, to the faces, hands and feet of the bride and groom. After this ceremony the bride and the groom are barred from stepping outdoors until after the wedding ceremony. During the entire seven days of sangeet, which follows, they must remain indoors and are not allowed to meet each other.
Sangeet Party(Musical Party)
Music is the soul of any wedding ceremony, regardless of faith or origin.Without music & festivity, the wedding lacks sparkle.This ceremony is usually held after the mehendi ceremony and is more of a ladies function, when all the ladies and unmarried girls from both sides congregate to have fun and frolic by dancing and singing traditional wedding songs.
THE WEDDING DAY
It is customary to be conduced under a mandap(canoy) which stands firm by four pillars and decorated with flowers.A priest sits near a fire which is set in a kund(copper bowl)in the midst.The bride,bridegroom and others are to be seated around it.
The bride looks beautifully her best ever, with a red and heavily embroidered sari with gold thread.The bridegroom is donned with a outfit that can be a traditional sherwani(a long tunic embroidered with gold thread)worn with kurta pajamas.
Arrival of the Vara Yatra
As the groom and his party arrive at the ceremony site amidst much singing and dancing, the bride's parents, family and friends greet them with akshat(a kind of rice), tilak (a dot on the forehead), arati (a plate carrying a lighted lamp), and a garland.
Arrival of the bride
The bride is escorted by her uncle or her female cousins and friends and is taken to be seated in the mandap.
Kanyadan(entrusting of the daughter)
The bride's father gives away his daughter to the groom amidst the chanting of sacred mantras in a pious and solemn ritual called kanyadan.
The Wedding Ceremony
The bride and groom are seated in front of a holy fire, or agni, as a priest recites various mantras from the Holy Scriptures.In a ritual called mangalfera, the bride and groom walk around the fire four times (each a symbol of the four ashrams of life), praying and exchanging vows of duty, love, fidelity, and respect.
The bride and groom take seven steps together around the fire and exchange sacred vows, sealing the marriage forever.The vows validate the marriage, no ceremony is complete without them.
sindoor and mangalsutra
The bridegroom applies sindoor(vermilion)on the parting of the brides hair and around her neck a scared neclace(mangal sutra).it represents the couples togetherness and scared union.It is specifically worn by married women as a symbol of their marriage.
The bride and bridegroom are blessed by the priest and parents and the couple touches the feet of their parents as a sign of respect.The guest bless them individually and settle down to a delicious meal with the newly weds
The departure of the bride to the bridegrooms home is a very emotional ritual as she leaves with tears to build a new life and home with her husband and his family.she is bid with a tearful farewell.
The bridegrooms family now indulges in a series of games and post-wedding rituals, amidst much laughter to make the new member feel comfortable.One such ritual is the Mooh dikhai.Literally translated, Mooh Dikhai means 'show your face', but this is a ritual, which helps to introduce the newly wed to members of her husband's family! Each member of the groom's family comes in turn to make an acquaintance with the new bride.
Certain regions and sects have their own variations on the basic Hindu ceremony. Jain, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kashmiri, and Bengali ceremonies will all have their own unique customs that make Hindu weddings so special.
DONT FORGET TO COME BACK HERE FOR THE MUSLIM WEDDING,BENGALI WEDDING,CHRISTIAN WEDDING and lots more.Leave your comments on why would you love to be part of indian weddings:)
My baby Alisha completed one year on the 18th of Oct and now the moment that i was always waiting for has finally come, when she lifted herself from her fours and tried to stand! omg... very soon my pretty baby will start walking! shes moved one step further towards a new milestone and am so very very happy... she recently started blabbering words so sweetly like tata,bye,jaa baba,come,take,give and understands when these words are supposed to be used:) doesn't like to move away from the pc coz her fav doggy pic is my wallpaper now... know what? she recently pulled a goats ears and luckily was saved from a butt coz she was being carried by her father! baby's i tell u.. they are so enthusiastic about everything and great care must be taken for their safety.
look how shes eating laddoos,fruits and kaju barfis(sweets made of cashewnuts).. and look at the size of that laddoo! hahaha actually i cought her on the sly coz thats my share, not hers! my little doll is still on pureed food... just 6 little teeth are not enough to chew adult food, sweetie:)oh and she loves dancing for as soon as the music plays(whichever one) my cuties body moves to the rhythm even if shes almost in her sleep! is she going to be the next shakira or is it aishwarya rai?? hehehehe i guess she'll make her own identity and that too an extra ordinary one!! god bless her always:)
thanking one and all, who've even taken the time out to visit my site:) hope u have an enjoyable time out here and please feel free to leave ur messages in the comment box if u like baby alisha and me...
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i decided to do the tag from raaji as i found it interesting.so anyone reading this can feel free to take on the tag and ill get to your blog soon.. but u must mention my name like i mentioned raajis and leave me a comment on my blog, once your done with the tag:)
1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it?
A pretty ugly scar on my left cheek, chicken pox being the culprit... the chickens ran away leaving behind their marrrrkkkk!!
2. What does your phone look like?
3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?
My fav pink color wall is decorated with posters of babies, wall hangings from Singapore and family photo frames... isn't that too less???
4. What is your current desktop picture?
Just removed my baby Alisha's pic with her fav doggy wallpaper... coz she loves it and everytime she sees it, her excitement grows!
5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
It sounds okay to me... coz as the saying goes live and let live! so do i abide by that:)
6. What do you want more than anything right now?
To sleep now coz its almost 24 hours i haven't had a wink..
7. What time were you born?
I think its around 8.30 in the morning:)
8. Last person who made you cry?
my baby Alisha, when she bit my nose and made it bleed and that's just last night!
9. What is your favorite perfume/cologne?
Ive used a couple of them and still in the process of searching for my fav!
10. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
Hmmm dark brown hair and brown eyes
11. What are you listening to?
sounds of my kids laughing away in glee:) they're playing, while mommys busy;)
12. Do you get scared of the dark?
Yeah and no... like that am brave in the dark but the moment i watch a horror movie, no chances of the lights going out the whole night!!
13. Do you like pain killer?
Very very seldom... actually i try my best to avoid them, i just relax and believe the pain is easing and it does happen:) but u got to have belief..
14. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Am shy to go out with anyone!
15. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Chicken and mushroom pizzas, anytime:)
16. Who was the last person you made mad?
I don't remember
17. Who was the last person who made you smile?
My kids Aryan and Alisha coz they are the ones that always bring that smile when am low! and am smiling right now too coz baby Alisha is bullying her big b even now!!:))
18. Is anyone in love with you?
Can anyone resist a lovable person... ;)
i would especially like to tag waliz, shashi, ashish, ali, tkada, SRaeLynn, Deana E and whosevers reading this tag:)all the best!!
Shahid Kapur admits that seeing Kareena with someone else hurts.
Shahid revealed this in an interiew carried with The Times of India - "It will be dishonest to say that this doesn’t affect me.". He finally broke is silence and talked about his break up with Kareena Kapoor.
Their movie Jab We Met is already into post production and scheduled to release this Friday.
For some time now Kareena Kapoor has been seen in public quite a lot with actor Saif Ali Khan. The media was all over discussing this new twist in Kareena's life.
All rumorswere laid to rest when Saif accepted before the camera last week that he and Kareen were dating.
In the interview, Shahid was sweet enough to say that he had great respect for Kareena and wished her all the happiness in the world.
He refuses to let the break up pull him down and says that he will cherish the goog memories of the relationship and move on."I hold nothing against anybody. If I do, it will pull me down and I'm not like that," said Kapur. "I'll cherish the good memories of that relationship and move on. That's what I'm doing — looking at the positive side and trying to be happy." says shahid...
personally i feel shahid is fine without kareena who was always with her nose up in the air.. it was sad that they've split now but shahid should find a better partner like amrita roa coz they will really look smashing as a couple, with kareena he looked very much more younger than her!! being so used to kareena,shahid i guess will take time for audience to digest the fact that shes with saif now... what do u people think?
For millions of little girls, the Barbie doll has been the pinnacle of plastic perfection for more than 40 years.
“I think a lot of little 6-year-old girls or younger even now are looking at that doll and thinking, ‘I want to be her.’ And it’s something they grow out of,” says Cindy Jackson, 48, who admits that she never outgrew her obsession with becoming Barbie.
Cindy wasn’t born with good looks. She bought them. And along the way, she’s bought a lot of attention to her odd goal of becoming a living doll.
Cindy grew up a farm girl in Fremont, Ohio. “I wasn’t that good looking. And my sister was really, really a pretty girl,” recalls Cindy. “She was breathtaking. And everyone used to talk to her more and smile at her more and notice her first.”
At 21, Cindy packed up her things and moved to London, where she went through a lot of changes – including a short career as a punk rocker. Finally, at 33, she began the grand transformation.
“I just wanted to look better,” says Cindy. “Barbie was the blank canvas I filled in all those years ago. It was still my role model.”
“I had laser surgery on my forehead,” says Cindy. “I’ve had upper eyes done, lower eyes done twice. Cheek implants, nose job – two nose jobs.”
She also had four facelifts, a chin reduction, several chemical peels, and more.
“My upper lift has been cut and rolled upwards to shorten the gap between my nose and mouth,” adds Cindy. “My eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner and the full lipstick is tattooed on.”
It took 31 operations and 14 years, but Cindy’s strange passion for plastic surgery got her a new look -- and a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
How much did all that surgery cost? “About $100,000,” says Cindy. “But I did get quality discounts.”
And that doesn’t include maintenance. For instance, her lips will not permanently stay pouty. They’ll have to be re-inflated every few months.
She now makes a living becoming a kind of celebrity. But just like a surgeon needs a scalpel, or a tummy needs a tuck, a Barbie needs a Ken. And Cindy got hers soon enough.
Tim Whitfield Line, 36, was a web designer who lived north of London. He saw Cindy on television, and all of a sudden had a new goal in life.
“I wanted to be a male version of her,” says Line.
It didn’t take long. About one year and $50 thousand later, he’s now Miles Kendall -- new name, new face.
They’re just perfect, and delighted – and just friends. But whatever went on between Barbie and Ken is not going on here.
But as Barbie and Ken, Cindy and Miles credit their new faces for their new lives. Cindy helped Miles open his new bar, and it’s a goal he says he reached with the help of plastic surgery.
“The point is I’m content inside. I don’t worry about my looks anymore,” says Miles. “I want to concentrate on more important things in my life, which I’m doing now.”
“The surgery was a means to an end. That’s all,” says Cindy. “There are so many people who are being held back by their looks, and if that can help give them a better quality of life and make them happier – what else is more important in life?”
NOTE- STORY TAKEN FROM A NEWS REPORT
You may ask yourself how can celebs and famous people be so stupid when they say things. Do celebs fake being so dumb. Judge for yourself ... read on !
Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever." - Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." - Mariah Carey
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." - Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign.
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body." - Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.
"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees." - Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.
"That scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it." - A congressional candidate in Texas.
"Half this game is ninety per cent mental." - Danny Ozark, Philadelphia Phillies manager
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." - Al Gore, former Vice President
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix." - Dan Quayle, former Vice President
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Eleven months of fun and entertainment... thats how i can express what babies give their parents during their first year of growth.just the other day my baby, alisha, was born and today shes eleven months already.she completed 10 months on the 18th of october and soon its gonna be her birthday, her first birthday ever... that will be so cute to see her blow out her candles and cut her cake.am waiting to celebrate that day in a grand way and make it a remembrance for a lifetime:)but god willing is the word:) my cutie grew so quickly right in front of my eyes and shes already so smart coz she does have her way on the computer too... so buddies, dont blame me for not responding back in time(wink) my babies got some assignments to finish.see for yourself in the pics:)
activities she loves
as the musics on, my doll wont stop herself from shaking to the rhythm and singing in her babyish style... thats the most exciting thing one can see at this stage.she even loves watching tv as much as i do!... loves bashing up her elder bro with whatever she finds, luckily i dont keep boulders in her way:)... she loves my handbag, tries to eat up everything in there like money, makeup etc but puts them back so obediently after a little scolding from me... points to everything she recognises and talks to me in a babbling way(i love this new milestone alot)coz i try to figure out what she says and that leaves me feeling so much more excited and loving towards her.
bathing:) sees the tub of water and cries but once in the water shes ok with it... yet shes loves seeing her brother bathing and cheers him in glee by clapping her hands.
games she plays
peekaboo.. either with us or with the funny bunnies on the comp... wrestling with her bro(am the undertaker,says she).. haha..
rice,dal,veggies,cerealac(rice and fruit).. recently introduced egg yolk and fish but that didnt seem to suit her.
that doesnt seem to match the time with her mamma and i end with lack of sleep which is why i look no less than a panda bear!
there could be some hard times when crawling makes it so much more tougher for me but the amount of happiness she bought into my life makes every moment with her seem so easy and every unfulfilled dream seeme to have come true.only those who live with babies can understand how a baby can change those dark days into lighted ones...
mommas dont you agree with me? need to share something about your baby,you are most welcome to do so in the comment box:)
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I've just watched the grand finale of the Indian idol 3 with my whole family and as i never thought who would win, did actually turn out the as the winner and thats prashant tamang from Darjeeling, he was a constable in the Calcutta police and thats the city from where i belong! so am happy... but i thought amit paul his rival and best friend would win.
nice that both are the best of friends and both are winners in their own way.you could see how happy pashant was when he was announced as the winner by john, he hugged amit for a few mins and then thanked his mother,Calcutta police and the public "I thank my mother, public and Bengal police for granting me the permission for participating in the show" he said.he then took amit along with him as he walked up to the front of the stage as they both held the winning prize.hes got a contract for Rs 1 crore now... and a car.so lets all wish him the best for his journey ahead.
i love these type of reality shows where so many youngsters are given opportunities to bring out their talents by contesting and its not only the winners who make it big but so many new talents can see their greatest dreams come...
who did you think would win??? and are you satisfied with the results now??? please leave you comments below, on your views about the results... some people say that amit deserved to win as he had a better voice.. what do you say?
I guess most of our digital camera’s are for traveling. Whether we take pictures at school events or on a vacation we need our digital cameras to work when we are ready for them.
The type of battery our digital camera takes is very important. There are two types of batteries that the new digital cameras use: the AA battery and rechargeable battery. I find the digital camera that use the AA batteries is far better. You can always keep spares and back up batteries with you in your camera bag or in your purse or shirt pocket, where they are always available. When the rechargeable battery digital camera loses power you have to stop to recharge it. This can be inconvenient and sometimes hard to do with the uncertain power sources in some foreign countries.
So when you get your new camera always replace the batteries that came with thedigital camera with a heavy duty alkaline AA. They will last longer. Be sure to take the AA batteries out of the digital camera if it is not being used for an extended period of time because AA batteries may leak. The LCD camera screen uses power, too. So use it sparingly. This will extend the life of your batteries.
If you are traveling or taking picture of a one time event, don’t put all your pictures on one memory card. If for some unexplained reason your pictures won’t download, you have not lost all your once-in-a-lifetime pictures. Flash memory technology can be imperfect. You should clear your media card after you download it each time. Reusing the media card without formatting as your digital camera’s user manual instructs can lead to corrupt files. It can be expensive and time consuming to retrieve those lost pictures. So you might want to use several memory cards; 4 or 5 is not too many for a long vacation.
You may be worried about taking your camera on airplane travel. Most sources say the x-ray machines won’t damage your memory card. But if you are still concerned, you can archive your photos to a compact disc before you return on the airplane. This will give you an added level of confidence that your photos will be safe when you return home. Most of all don’t forget to pack your digital camera in your carry on bag. Don’t check anything that is essential to your cameras use; the AA batteries, memory cards and the user’s manual. Yes, the user’s manual. You may find it handy if you suddenly get an unexplained error code or you may want to try a new feature of your camera.
Take care of your memory card. Store it in a waterproof location. You can store the memory card in your camera case, a memory card wallet or even a plastic case. Rain, high humidity or contact with water can damage your memory card files.
Have fun with your digital camera. Just be sure to pack extras: extra batteries, extra memory cards and your user’s manual. You will be ready to take wonderful pictures.
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Its one of the most rapid spreading topic these days but has no authentic source of confirmation.. am looking for the truth myself since the news reached my ears.some say shes a convert now, others say its just a rumour.. i hope that rumours dont keep spreading out of curiosity and lack of research but people should seek the truth instead, so that others can be exposed to real facts rather then assumptions...
what you got to say about the picture above? Mecca and Medina, shown as bright stars.. one thing, no one can change and thats Gods call... your call to islam can come through any form.. ask me!
does anyone have any views,opinions,comments to voice? jot them down in my comment box to let me and others know what you feel.. have a nice time on my site and visit again:)
remember.. am seeking the truth myself:)
Am tagged again by rashi, BUT she was so sad that she had done this because i had previously been tagged by raajii!! but as am always a person of principals, ill like to do the tag... which, of course i dont fear of:)) i love jotting down lines about my thoughts and myself.
Here are the rules:
* Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
* When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
* At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.
my middle name is "ANN"... short and sweet!!hehe
A.. when my daughter ALISHA was born, i preferred to name her only with this specific letter!! my sons name is ARYAN!!
N.. Doesnt this letter sound fimiliar to you? is it the letter that my name begins with!!
N.. "Noooo" Never say this to anyone in Need!!
Tommorw begins the months of Ramadan, actually today in india... the special month of the Muslims when time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control are the main focus this month.to many, it is a method of spiritual self purification but has many meanings to many people... Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship, reading of the Qur'an, giving charity, purifying one's behavior and doing good deeds.for Muslims Ramadan is an opportunity to gain... by giving up, to prosper by going without and to grow stronger by enduring weakness.
Muslims praying during the holy month
Fasting starts at the breaking of dawn and ends at the setting of the sun... during the daylight hours Muslims totally abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex.the usual practice is to have a pre-fast meal (suhoor) before dawn and a post-fast meal (iftar) after sunset... preparations for the iftar go on at great effort as there is plenty of food stuffs to be prepared and table o be set before the call of the evening prayer(adhan)which is when the fast is broken by a sip of water or a date, followed by prayers.
A Muslim family enjoys the breaking of the fast.
come back as there will be some more articles on ramadan and dont forget to leave your comments on how you will be spending the holy month...
oh my god so much confusion about being tagged.. lol.. i never knew it could get me all so excited and tensed up and keep asking raajji, the sweet girl who had tagged me, questions that could get her to think how dull i could be.i wasn't tagged b4 but not that i wasn't aware of tags:)just the task confuses...
but thanks raaji, for having considered me... worthy of being tagged!!!
Rule 1: Without changing the first letter, write a sentence that captures you/your essence.
Rule 2: Tag as many people as you want, but do tag at least one. This is an eye opening experience and can express to those who read it, things about you that they did not really understand before.
Rule 3: List who you are tagging.
A is for ADORATION for my little Angel Alisha, my darling, my sweetheart my life:)
B is for BEAUTY which is different things to different people... for me its whats beyond your skin not above...
C is for CHILDHOOD days which i want to return to but cant.. but reliving it, through my kids...
D is for DESTINY which nobody can change... can you change yours???
E is for EAR, is there anyone who has one??? i have lots to say!! hahaha...
F is for FRUSTRATIONS which overpowers me when strength/courage and self-control is in need...
G is for GOD is always waiting to hear us, ask him and he shall grant you but ask him with Faith.dont give up...
H is for HMMMM, i do this very very often when am thinking something during a conversation or i use it to start some of my sentences!
I is for IMAGINARY, world, the world where i live... ever body lives in it too!!!
J is for JAIL which scares the life out of me when i hear the word...
K is for KINDNESS which i have lots to offer:)
L is for LIFE, live life as if its a task we are given to prepare us for a new life we will be gifted after death, that's paradise!
M is for MOM/MUMMY/MOTHER, no body in the whole world can replace her:( and am proud to be one!
N is for NATURE gives to me what water gives to a fish... am longing to inhale the freshness of green fields but nature itself seems so distant! (dont crack your brains to understand)hehe...
O is for ONIONS always make me cry.. i hate them.anyone got tips to offer???
P is for PATIENCE according to me, can either make you or break you!
Q is for QURAN, the holy book of the Muslims which i respect and believe in...
R is for REALITY which i often mistake for dreams and dreams for reality...
S is for SIMPLICITY which i admire alot in a person and that's what you will notice as the first thing about me!
T is for TITANIC the movie, which is my favourite till now...
U is for UNITY/UNIVERSAL LOVE which had i known where to find it... i would climb to that point to gather and give away... we really need it,dont we?
V is for VOICES IN MY HEAD which reminds me when my bad is attempting to overpower my good:)and that's how my goodness always remains intact:)
W is for WOMEN, the strength of all mankind.. the form of a daughter,wife,mother... the list is never ending...
X is for X'MAS which is my most awaited festival coz its only this time i can go partying:) with family, of course;)
Y is for YES which along with the negativity it brings us, the words do offer plenty of positive vibes too!!
Z is for ZERO, the number that can make a rupee into a zillons of rupees;)
note:none of the sentences are copied from anywhere.. use the same or different words but not my sentences please:))
i tag AYUSH, RAAJII, WALIZ, ASHISH, MEROGULF, NAFASG and anyone who wants to take this tag from me! am generous..
The Chinese way of cooking this dish is a bit different to the way we Indians cook it.. ive seen some people add curry leaves and mustard seeds or even haldi and chilli powder, but that doesn't make it a Chinese dish... i guess we Indians love to spice up our dishes alot... no prbs below is a Chinese chilli chicken recipe and love it this way:)
500 -600 gms Boneless Chicken
2 tbsp Soya Sauce
2 tbsp Corn Flour/Corn Starch
5-6 Chopped Green Chilies
2 Green Onion Chopped
1 tsp Garlic Paste
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
1 tsp Sugar
A pinch of ajinomoto
2 cups chicken Broth/ Water
1 tbsp Oil
Oil to fry
Cut the boneless chicken pieces into1 " cubes.
Take 1tbsp. Soya sauce, 1tbsp. corn flour, salt, egg in a bowl and marinate chicken pieces in the the mixture for about 10-15 minutes.
Heat oil and deep fry the marinated chicken pieces till golden brown.
Now in a separate wok / kadhai heat 1 tbsp. oil and add garlic paste and green chilies and sauté for few seconds.
Add 2 cups of chicken broth or water. Bring to boil and add sugar, pepper powder, salt , ajinomoto and remaining Soya sauce.
Add fried chicken pieces to it and cook for few minutes.
Dissolve the remaining corn flour in 1/2 cup water and add to the curry stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Serve chinese chili chicken hot garnished with chopped green onion tops.
It seems like every time you turn around someone is telling pregnant women to avoid something.
A healthy, well-balanced diet is important during pregnancy. Most fresh foods are wholesome and safe to eat, however some foods should be avoided during pregnancy.
What not to eat when you are pregnant:
Raw Meats and Seafood including sushi - all uncooked and rare meats and seafood should be avoided due to high risk of listeria and salmonella poisoning.
Deli meats including hot dogs - these deli meats might be contaminated with listeria bacteria which may result in miscarriage or even a stillbirth. It's safe to eat deli meats if you reheat them until steaming hot.
Refrigerated smoked seafood - for the same reason of listeria contamination. It is safe if they are contained in cooked dishes. Canned and shelf-stable versions are safe to eat.
Raw eggs - raw eggs may contain salmonella. Some Caesar salad dressings, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream and custards as well as Hollandaise sauces may be made with raw eggs. It is best to check with your server in a restaurant; if in doubt, it is best to avoid it. In addition, unpasteurized eggnog should be avoided.
Fish high in mercury - avoid high-mercury fish such as Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel and Tilefish. Also limit fish intake to no more than 2 servings per week. For more info - read Is it Safe to eat Fish during Pregnancy?
Soft cheese - avoid the following soft cheeses: Feta, Brie, and Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses, queso blanco, queso fresco and Panela. They are safe to eat if they are labelled pasteurized.
Refrigerated pâtes or meat spreads - for the same reason of listeria contamination. It is safe to eat the canned or shelf-stable versions.
Liver - liver is a rich source of iron. However it contains a high level of Vitamin A. Large amounts of Vitamin A can be harmful to the baby.
Unpasteurized milk and juices
Alcohol - many documented fetal abnormalities and birth defects have been associated with alcohol use during pregnancy.
One day post being considered as a hot member.. my community is now a hot community too! am enjoying all the attention about being a hot member on mybloglog... and want to invite all mybloglog members to add me and join my community without giving it a second thought:) am hoping you would love my blog and would want to give it a chance to make its place as one of the best! a long way to go, i know, but its the love, support and interaction between fellow bloggers that make blogging so much enjoyable.. my happiness derives from these little things which matter alot to me:)
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Oh my god... am considered as a hot member on mybloglog!! isnt that so amazing? i know, not only me but thousands have been up there as a hot member but even then, there are butterflies in my stomach for being up there as one of the hot members... am so excited and so ive taken a screenshot of the page to show as a proof;)
please share my happiness with me dear friends.. can u see nisha2007 below a babys pic,that my baby and she looks so cute peeping from behind her carrier.. thanks mybloglog! u really rock!!
The secret to a glowing skin derives from just a two minute daily routine twice a day... washing,cleansing,toning and moisturising... it helps to keep the skin looking fresh and works wonders if you continue to pamper your skin, this way.
you dont need loads and loads of facials or beauty products to rip you skin of its tiredness or to retain its glow... you will only land up hurting your skin! after all what matters is a glowing skin so just take care to drink plenty of water and follow a careful diet
washing:(an option)avoid soaps and always use a face wash that suits your skin type.gently massage the cream/gel on your face in circular movements then splash water continuously til the lathers rinses off
cleansing:it is important to thorough cleanse your face every morning to eliminate any built-up bacteria.work a small amount of cleanser into skin, rinse well, and gently blot dry
toning:this improve the skin’s texture,removes the last traces of cleanser and also closes your pores.if you have dry skin,use an alcohol-free toner.try rosewater
moisturising:just as the rest of you body requires hydration and nutrients, so does your skin.for the day a moisturizer that provides a broad-spectrum sunscreen can be used.at night use a more intense moisturizer which will help to rebalance and normalize your skin as you sleep.
these tips do wonders for me:) try them or simply comment and let me know whats your secret to a healthy and glowing skin...
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