Many a times, we act in haste and repent in leisure

Posted by redthil On 12/27/2006 07:01:00 PM

This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, and hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy, I’m sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "But when are my fingers going to grow back?"

Many a times, we act in haste and repent in leisure. Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge.
Think first before u lose your patience/temper with someone u love.

Trucks can be repaired... Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Emotional management begins by stopping to act impulsively and starting to think patiently.

Actually i read this in my friend's blog... So, Click Here to view his other posts...

Sweetest Day...

Posted by redthil On 12/27/2006 04:22:00 PM

"Sweetest Day".. these are the two simple words, with which i can describe this whole day...

I had lot of sweets, of different variety and from different places... Below is the list of sweets i had today...

The day started with the Plum cake from Prabitha. She got that from Coimbatore as she went home for Christmas. First i had only one piece, as there was only few pieces and have to distribute to many people. but even after everyone has got their share, some of them are left alone. As i'm a strong supporter of the principle "Taste... but dont waste...", I went for the rescue and had all the remaining pieces...

Then i had "Five Star Crunch" gave by Nirmal... Nirmal got more than the number of people here at our office... so, again i went for the rescue... i think i had three five-stars...

Next is from Jai Kumar, a sweet called "Peda"... Its a special sweet made only in karnataka, not the ordinary peda which we can get from Adayar Ananda bhavan... It was so sweet than the previous two sweets.. so i had only two... but later, my friend ramesh gave me half peda, as he was not able to eat the whole sweet...

The fourth kind of sweet is from Ramesh... He got some sweets called "Kaja" from his home town (in Andhra Pradesh). Its a kind of sweet which can be found only in that state. It had honey like sweet syrup stuffed inside... Actually he got that yesterday and i also had some three sweets yesterday. But there was one full box left. Whatelse, I went for the rescue again. Even after my efforts, there are still some sweets left.

Next is from Praphul, my DBA team mate... I dont know the sweet name(so sad :-/)... He actually got that for his engagement last weekend in kerala. It was really superb, but i had only two...

Next is some kind of cake gave by Mathew George. I think its another variety of plum cake... This time also i had only one, as he got only few pieces...

Finally (the day is not yet over... still some 6 hours left), i had a piece of chocolate given by Tushar Kanwar... Actually, Tushar gave it to Nirmal... Since nirmal couldnt eat that chocolate, he gave it to me...

And i also had some pineapple cream biscuits in-between, at our pantry when i went for drinking coffee...

As you read,, i had variety of sweets and that too from different places like coimbatore, andra,kerala, karnataka...

I thank all my friends(who gave me sweets)...

I will wrap this up with those two words...

!!!!!!!!"Sweetest Day"!!!!!!!!!

find it...

Posted by redthil On 12/20/2006 10:22:00 AM

post all your findings as a comment for this post, so that you can help all...
(Note: Click on the image to see it in big size)

Can you find a face in these beans? if so, look for hand in it...

if you find the previous one very easy,
Twenty-eight things are wrong in this picture below. Can you spot them all?

If thats also very easy for you, then take this...

What you see here is an LP cover from Andrew Gold's album. There are 32 things wrong about this picture, even though everything appears normal.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

64 Arts that one should learn in their life...

Posted by redthil On 12/15/2006 04:09:00 PM

1. Singing
2. Playing on musical instruments
3. Dancing
4. Union of dancing, singing, and playing instrumental music
5. Writing and drawing
6. Tattooing
7. Arraying and adorning an idol with rice and flowers
8. Spreading and arranging beds or couches of flowers, or flowers upon the ground
9. Colouring the teeth, garments, hair, nails and bodies, i.e. staining, dyeing, colouring and painting the same
10. Fixing stained glass into a floor
11. The art of making beds, and spreading out carpets and cushions for reclining
12. Playing on musical glasses filled with water
13. Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs
14. Picture making, trimming and decorating
15. Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands and wreaths
16. Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers
17. Scenic representations, stage-playing
18. Art of making ear ornaments
19. Art of preparing perfumes and odours
20. Proper disposition of jewels and decorations, and adornment in dress
21. Magic or sorcery
22. Quickness of hand or manual skill
23. Culinary art, i.e. cooking and cookery
24. Making lemonades, sherbets, acidulated drinks, and spirituous extracts with proper flavour and colour
25. Tailor's work and sewing
26. Making parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knobs, etc., out of yarn or thread
27. Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speeches, verbal puzzles and enigmatical questions
28. A game, which consisted in repeating verses, and as one person finished, another person had to commence at once, repeating another verse, beginning with the same letter with which the last speaker's verse ended, whoever failed to repeat was considered to have lost, and to be subject to pay a forfeit or stake of some kind
29. The art of mimicry or imitation
30. Reading, including chanting and intoning
31. Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women, and children and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced
32. Practice with sword, single stick, quarter staff and bow and arrow
33. Drawing inferences, reasoning or inferring
34. Carpentry, or the work of a carpenter
35. Architecture, or the art of building
36. Knowledge about gold and silver coins, and jewels and gems
37. Chemistry and mineralogy
38. Colouring jewels, gems and beads
39. Knowledge of mines and quarries
40. Gardening; knowledge of treating the diseases of trees and plants, of nourishing them, and determining their ages
41. Art of cock fighting, quail fighting and ram fighting
42. Art of teaching parrots and starlings to speak
43. Art of applying perfumed ointments to the body, and of dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes and braiding it
44. The art of understanding writing in cypher, and the writing of words in a peculiar way
45. The art of speaking by changing the forms of words. It is of various kinds. Some speak by changing the beginning and end of words, others by adding unnecessary letters between every syllable of a word, and so on
46. Knowledge of language and of the vernacular dialects
47. Art of making flower carriages
48. Art of framing mystical diagrams, of addressing spells and charms, and binding armlets
49. Mental exercises, such as completing stanzas or verses on receiving a part of them; or supplying one, two or three lines when the remaining lines are given indiscriminately from different verses, so as to make the whole an entire verse with regard to its meaning; or arranging the words of a verse written irregularly by separating the vowels from the consonants, or leaving them out altogether; or putting into verse or prose sentences represented by signs or symbols. There are many other such exercises.
50. Composing poems
51. Knowledge of dictionaries and vocabularies
52. Knowledge of ways of changing and disguising the appearance of persons
53. Knowledge of the art of changing the appearance of things, such as making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common things to appear as fine and good
54. Various ways of gambling
55. Art of obtaining possession of the property of others by means of muntras or incantations
56. Skill in youthful sports
57. Knowledge of the rules of society, and of how to pay respect and compliments to others
58. Knowledge of the art of war, of arms, of armies, etc.
59. Knowledge of gymnastics
60. Art of knowing the character of a man from his features
61. Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses
62. Arithmetical recreations
63. Making artificial flowers
64. Making figures and images in clay

Don't Become the Talk of Your Office Holiday Party!

Posted by redthil On 12/08/2006 06:32:00 PM

Here are some rules of the road, which i read from an article and thought that it will be useful, for that most joyous of holiday happenings: The Office Holiday Party.

  1. Watch the Alcohol! :::::::: Rule number one for a smooth holiday party is to limit your alcohol intake. Each of us knows our tolerance. The holiday party can be especially dangerous because drinks are often free and the point of the party is to celebrate -- and let off a little steam. While it may be tempting to indulge on the company dollar with the people you spend so much of your time with, resist the urge. Alcohol makes emotions and opinions flow more freely. Liquid confidence can be a culprit in all sorts of choices you'll regret later -- telling your boss what you really think of him or taking a secret crush to the next level. To prevent disaster, decide beforehand how much you will drink and stick to it. Alternate wine or drinks with water. And don't skip the food. If food is minimal or not provided, grab a granola bar and glass of skim milk beforehand.It sounds cliché, but it's amazing how many people let alcohol get the best of them at these events! Exercising self-control at a holiday work party will pay dividends for the entire year to come. Throwing caution to the wind will get you a new reputation as "Make-out Molly" or "Nauseous Nancy" until you get another job. Is it worth it?
  2. Dress with A Sense of Work in Mind ::::::::: Your party attire should be in line with what you wear to work. Some businesses are casual and employees don't have to think much of what they wear. Others are more strict, so after-hours clothes can be a bit more relaxed, but not too revealing. If your coworkers have never seen you in open-toed shoes or bare legs, pass on the short dress or cleavage-baring shirt. Keep it professional. Wear your sexy-somethings to other holiday events with your friends and partner!A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself: Would I be comfortable wearing this if something unexpectedly came up at the office? If the answer is no, change your outfit.
  3. Don't Be a Brownnoser :::::::: No one likes a brownnoser and if you spend your night chasing around the boss or other high-level executives, your stock with your fellow colleagues is going to drop precipitously. Be polite and say hello. But spend your time with the people you actually know and enjoy and depend on at work. This is your time to celebrate your accomplishments with each other. Be sure to thank the person who organized the holiday party, too.
  4. Mingle! :::::::::: Instead of trying to further your career, take the holiday party as an opportunity to get to know some peers. Work the room. Strike up conversations with some unknowns.
  5. Consider Your Date Wisely ::::::::: If you're allowed to bring a date, and you should certainly check the policy beforehand, remember that he or she will reflect on you as much as you do. Significant others' behavior, drinking, dress, and social skills all matter. Make sure your date is on the same page as you. Also, be sure to include your date in conversations and introductions so they feel included. Otherwise, go stag.

Strangely enough, a strikingly similar set of rules apply for family holiday parties. Watch the alcohol, dress for your audience, and try to keep the conversation light and varied. The politics of cliquishness applies as much to family gatherings as it does to the office. No one wants to feel left out and you always know when you're being left out. Remember, you never know when you might need a colleague, or a relative's, help.

Harmony is the ultimate goal this holiday season, no matter where, no matter when.


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