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Kid stuff

My Kid Just Said…  [Christmas morning]“Whu’s dat? A pwesent? Fo MEEE??? Whu’s in it?” [1 minute later]“I can’t open da wapping. It keeps wipping. Oh WOOK! TWAINS!!!” [.0001 seconds later]“I wead da ‘stwuctions and you buiwd it, okay, Daddy?” [100 minutes or so later]“It’s not wook wight, Daddy. Hewe ya go. You can have da ‘stwuctions but juuuuust fo one minute!” [10 minutes later]“Watch da twain go down, Daddy! YAAAYYYYY!!!” There’s always that first Christmas for your kid. Not the actual offical First Christmas that we all know “doesn’t count,” where you the parent spent most of your time on drool management and trying to prop their little bobble-heads up long enough for a family photo. I mean the one where your kid first GETS it, where they first fling out their little arms and YAY at the top of their lungs. –Andy
[1 minute later]“Daddy, I bwoke da twain twacks again. You pwease fix it?”

My Kid Just Interrupted… #13Posted by  on November 22nd, 2012, under "MY KID JUST SAID..…

Professional Photographs

How to Take Professional 
Photographs - Without the Expensive Equipment





As a photographer I have had many people who've been astonished at some of the photos I have taken with a point-and-shoot camera. So to help out all of those people who are aspiring photographers, or those who just wish to take better photos, I have composed a small list of tricks that can make even the most amateur photographer's photos look like that of a professional. Know Your Camera First off, you're going to need a good camera, there is no way around it. You can't expect to take good photos with a cheap camera you paid fifty or sixty dollars for. And certainly don't expect that you're going to be able to do well using a cellphone camera either. Expect to spend at least $100 on a decent enough camera. Of course, the only kind of camera I will cover here, is the digital camera, as most people no longer use film cameras. The higher MP or Megapixel the camera has, the clear…

Easy Coffee and Walnut Cake (حلال)

Cleaning A Stained Pressure Cooker

Eggless Cake in Pressure Cooker

Chocolate Nuts Cake In Cooker

Tea Time-Cooker Cake

Beauty secrets : Multani Mitti

I was 20 when during my monthly eye brow shaping,my beautician was like you should try a facial.But I refused As my skin has been always too sensitive and the marks of anything and everything from simple burns to blemishes takes years to fade off.That's when she told me about multani mitti.As usual I didn't pay any attention initially but she was like,you can clean your face weekly with this mud pack made with rose water and your skin would be simply clean.I tried it whenever my eyes caught hold of the pack in my cupboard.Then 10 years later,it again became a staple in my cupboard but now I use it every week.

What is Multani mitti?

Its a type of mud,smells like clean mud and feels like mud on your skin.I reckon if one uses chemicals like bleach on the face,this would be a lovely soothing alternative in your beauty regimen.

I buy this chunk of of this rock like thing and sit at home and break them into small pieces and grind them in a mortar and pestle.I was scared to use my gr…

Gratefulness

The weather has gotten a bit better today.Until now for a fortnight,it has been extremely humid and hot.Who says weather doesn't affect your mood and well being ! With the slight change in weather came the seasonal flu and cough and that cannot make anything feel no better,no matter how much you are jacked up on antibiotics.

One is just not happy with life isn't it.You would think that a housewife who "doesn't do anything" should be the one who should be happiest,no,it isn't.I'm a housewife with no kids.Not that I hate my life.I always dreamed of being a housewife with a bunch of kids.But I didn't get the latter,so I'm unhappy.Then I have friends,who work and have kids and they hate their life coz they cannot spend quality or quantity of any time for their kids.The very reason they work their asses off.They dream of being there and see them grow.Then you have housewife with kids and they are going crazy watching their kids,spending every waking s…

Woman

I heard this poem in a movie long back.It was a movie about a couple of African American  women but the rest is sort of vague.

In a world where everyone is becoming finicky or are being taught to do so,we sometimes forget the essence of a woman is not whats on her but rather in her.Outward appearances are given so much of a priority in these times and men being men....at least most of them,they seek their appeal on how a woman makes them feel down there..than what actually is really admirable about her.Anyways,

Its "Phenomenal Woman " by Maya Angelou.



Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.


I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on t…

Looks I adore......

Arthritis

This topic will interest a whole lot of people as rheumatism and arthritis are one of the many diseases people have today and it can range among kids as well as young and old.

I have been suffering from RA (rheumatoid arthritis) for around 4 years now.It started when I crossed 30 and as usual I have inherited this from my family.Rheumatism according to modern science is a kind of a blood disorder and those who suffer from it know its something that changes your life altogether.Some don't have so much pain while some find it difficult to do even the simple daily chores of life.I know the hard way.I know the value of doing something as simple as holding a spoon or a brush or using the toilet and even walking.I remember screaming in pain as I couldn't get up from my bed or chair and needed help to even sit up straight ad having no help whatsoever other than my husband who could assist me when he came back from work.I remember all those nights when I cried in my sleep,wetting my p…

Dal Kulfa recipe

Lets clear these Indian names first. 

Dal means Lentils and there are so many varieties of them.Most of them are cooked in almost the same manner,but a few of them are cooked with Milk,few of them are added in combination with other dals.A few of these can be combined with mutton or chicken ( cooking these differ a bit).Also they can be cooked with a variety of vegetables and green leaves like spinach,purslane or saag.In the end dal is a wholesome meal on its own,eaten either with rice or rotis or in the form of soup.If you learn to cook it well,then good for you.They say the simplest things are sometimes the tricky ones to cook.Too much blabbering....okay lets move on.

Kulfa is Purslane leaves.My hubby says they are cooling things..in the sense...you can eat them in the summers.Spinach is a heaty thing I've heard.Anyone wants to correct me anywhere,please go ahead.

I used red lentils as they are my favourite,they cook faster and I love to eat it with rice,matta rice or basmati r…

Common Dreams And Their Meanings

Everyone dreams (even if we don’t always remember them after the fact) and researchers have found that the majority of us have dreams with similar themes. For years people have tried to interpret the fleeting images that we see when we go to sleep – some interpretations are outright bizarre, while others are pretty understandable.

Car Troubles

In these types of dreams you are usually in or near a car or some other type of vehicle which is out of control or has other problems that seem insurmountable. For example, the brakes may have failed, you may have lost control of the steering, or be heading over a cliff or crashing. You can either be the driver or the passenger. This is a very common type of nightmare and it occurs in all people – not just those who can drive. This dream usually means that you are feeling powerless over something in your life – or that you are heading for a crash (metaphorically speaking).


Faulty Machinery

In the faulty machinery dream you are trying to operate …