The Right Answers are...

So, last time I had put forward a few questions.. Here is the List.


Time for the answers now...


1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants  know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing. 


2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:  Niagara Falls.  
(The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.) 


3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb. 


4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry. 


5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?  It grew inside the bottle.   
The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree.  The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. 


6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle... 


7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.  


8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce. 


9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S':  Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes,  stockings, stilts. 


I had just got 4 answers right when I read it first..!!
Hoping this was fun and also added to your knowledge.
Cheers.. TC :)

A Quiz for people who know "Everything"...!!

Everyone must have at some or the other time come across some people who pretend to know everything about the world around... No matter what you tell them, it is known to them.. So lets have some fun with them.. The main purpose of this quiz is to rescue you when you come across some Mr/Miss. Know All..!!!

I just got this mail today and it was really interesting. I thought of forwarding it to my friends first but then, the next minute, it struck me..may be I should publish it on my blog and share this with everyone out there..

So, here is a small quiz of just nine questions... Simple and Straight ones.. Nothing tricky about them.. Just read them and try to answer.









1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. 


2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?  


3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several  growing seasons.  All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables? 


4. Which fruit has its seeds on the outside? 


5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle..  The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle? 


6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them. 


7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
Can you name at least half of them? 


8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh. 


9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'


P.S. :Got my exams ... So have to study my answers..!! I would be back with the answers to these the next time... Till then, crack your brains and yeah... "Dont use Google.." :)




Of Forks & Spoons..!!


Hmmm.. So as my title says..... My topic for the day is about FORKS & SPOONS...!!! Now , they don't need an introduction as they are very common to us in our everyday life, so much so that you must be even wondering what I have to write about them..... 

Well many things... Just read on..........

Actually whenever I go to eat out, I am very very nervous about eating with a fork and spoon... I feel some things are such that you cant manage to eat them with a spoons and forks..... At least I can't..!! 














Lets say... Pav-bhaji.. Now can you eat that without using your fingers..?? Even if you eat... Can you really enjoy the whole taste of it..?? It happened once when I went out with a couple of friends & we ordered Pav-Bhaji... Now this one friend of mine, she was so so particular that she cut the pav properly with her fork n spoon...picked up that piece with the fork, dipped it in bhaji and then ate it... Ohh Gosh..how can you eat it that way.. I did not even think of trying the whole process.. Just went along to eat my way.....!!!

Next...Dosa... Hmm... Now perhaps it is meant to be eaten that way in a restaurant & I even know that some people manage to eat it with spoons and fork properly and ohh-so- perfectly...!! My brother (oops..younger brother) is one among these genre of people... When eating out he is very very particular about using tissues, forks etc. Not that it is bad but when I am with him.. he expects me to do the same. Now I cant eat a Dosa with Fork... I can try but still I don't get the feel like I am eating it..n if I don't try, he gives me a look which says this-is-not-how-you-are-supposed-to-eat-it...!! And now that I know this perfectly well, I always order things that I can manage to eat with forks & spoons (properly). He is too particular about etiquette's when it comes to these things...But again it depends only on the place.. He is particular only about restaurants or malls.. Else we have even had Frankie wrapped with tissue and held in hand, at the stalls...!! 

The last on this list is Pizza... Yes , I even find it very very unmanageable to eat Pizza with knives & forks.. Tried it once and OMG.. I don't want to remember that day @Pizza Hut..!! At least the consolation on that day was that my friends and I , we were all in the same boat..!! None of us were able  to stuff any of those 6 pieces of the 8-inch round base topped with veggies...!! We really had a hilarious time there.. But thereafter,  I have never ordered a pizza when I went out.. I always prefer to eat it at home..!!

By now, you must be thinking this girl has no dining etiquette's..!! She cant even manage with Spoons & Forks...!! Let me tell you - Nothing like that. I just cant eat some things with them.. For the rest, I am comfortable using them..Like for pastas or Chinese food...!! And when at home, I am the one who uses the most number of spoons while dining. Now that is because I use a different spoon for everything on my plate. A different one for vegetable, a different one for rice and if there is some dessert, I can use another spoon. At my home, everyone is used to it but if I go out somewhere at someone else's place, people are startled to see this. They think I am far too sophisticated....!! Its not about being sophisticated but preference and they don't understand it.. Specially when at home and you eat rice with spoon.. They feel you are trying to be stylish or something something.. It is irritating at times. I have even heard so many lectures on how eating with hands helps in digestion, how fingers secrete digestive juices..etc. etc. etc....(I guess you wont understand this unless you know how Gujarati's eat and talk...!!) All this for using spoons..!!! Huh...!!!

So I really don't understand when it comes to Forks & Spoons.... To Use or Not To Use..??

I don't know..!!


So many things going on around...."I Don't Know" what to write , to update, to say..

Sometimes they say when you have too much to say, you fall short of words.. I guess thats what is happening to me....!!!

When will I be back to normal..??????

I wanted to Experience 'It'....




All the girls in my class were talking about it... I wondered what was so special.

That evening, I told Di about it. She exclaimed,"Happens.. Common in teenage.. Nothing is real.. It's all Fantasy...Stay out..!!"

But I was anxious. Stealthily, I went to the old book store and got my first MILLS & BOONS..!! ;)


P.S. :- So was "MILLS & BOONS" a part of your growing up too...??? (Of course, this is for all the females on this blog ...!! ) :P :P

Wish you a Happy Women's Day...!!!

Impressions.....



IMPRESSION- A mark, a feeling that is left behind after the person is gone.. So true and striking.. Isn't it??

Impressions- something we create about people when we meet them and something people create about us at the same time... Its basically a two way process and many-a-times we form impressions subconsciously. We don't even think like I have met so and so.. Now let me form an impression about so and so...... It just comes to us...!! It is actually a combination of reactions and feelings that are a result of interaction.




Impressions are formed sometimes so quickly - may be even in just one look.. and sometimes it maybe a result of knowing some one for a long , long time. Impressions can be good or bad, quick or formed over a period of time, right or wrong, longlasting or easily forgettable and even startling to the person whose impressions are being spoken about...!! I can say this very confidently because I have experienced it.

This happened a while ago. It came to me a shock when I got to know that some of my friends in my building had an impression that I am a very simple and studious girl and away from all this so called chatting and stuff.... They were all shocked to know that I had account on Orkut and Face Book too... I dint have a chance to talk on that topic to them earlier & they thought of me as someone so different from them.. But now that they know about it and they no longer have the same impression..!!!

Now the question is- Do we really need to meet to form impressions??

This is the most interesting part. We may form impressions even without meeting but through various other interactions such as reading something written by people, hearing about them, talking to them, meeting them, discussing a topic of interest and all those actions and words come together to form a picture about that person into our minds...!! So meeting according to me is not essential to form an impression but the impression that a meeting leaves behind, is far more striking than all the other modes...!!

Some people come from the school of thought that, "First impression is the last impression.." So when they form any opinion or impression, they stick to it always without being open to changing their views in the future. When you come across such people, it is essential that you are careful in your behaviour because even a small mistake on your part may lead to forming a BAD IMPRESSION.. and it stays on FOREVER...!!

In this case - “You never get a second chance to make a first impression..”

Other people form impressions over a period of time when they have met and known people. Though they may form impressions at the first meet they are open to modifications and they actually get to know people better..!! I generally don't form impressions at the very first meet. No doubt the first meet leaves behind an impression but I have personally realised that it is only after talking and getting to know more of a person that I really understand them and it has happened so many times that my first impression change drastically over a period.
For eg: In the first meet people who I thought were shy came out to be so friendly, humorous and open later on.....!!

I feel that "Impression cannot be faked ever." It is best that you be yourself and leave an impression in the minds of people AS YOU ARE so that they remember you for that...

Hmmmm.. So what Impression do you have on your mind after reading this ...?????

Impressed..?? ;) :P



Time for Awards :)



The Sunshine Award - By AnOrdinaryGal

=> Put the award on your blog or in your post.

=> Pass the award to other bloggers.

=> Link the nominees within your post.

=> Let the nominees know by commenting on their blog.

=> Share the love and link to the person who gave it to you.


I would like to pass this award to these wonderful bloggers who gave some sunshine on my place by their wonderful comments :

Anoop

Adreamygal

Harini

Neha

Chandana Shekhar

Karthik

The Beautiful Heart Award - By Anoop

Rules :


=> List 4 things that keep your inner self beautiful.

=> List 4 things that keep you physically beautiful.

=> Tell us about a precious memory you keep close to your heart [optional].

=> Share this award with 5 other people that you think have a beautiful heart too.

=> Link the blogs of the people you chose and link the person's blog who awarded you.

=> Have Fun !!


4 things that keep my inner self beautiful :

=> Being positive.

=> I love myself, the way I am.

=> Simple is Beautiful.

=> Expect less, give more.. it always makes you happy :)

4 things that keep me physically beautiful :

=> My hair..my friends say I am very obsessed with it..but I cant help.. I just love my hair... :)

=> Long earrings.... I like them a lot..

=> Clothes that suit me and I am comfortable in..

=> Sleeping well... yeah it actually shows on my face if I have not slept well some day.. So , to be beautiful, I need to sleep enough :)

Other bloggers that I think have a beautiful heart too :

Niraj

Orange

Harini

Rohit

Meow

Damini

Apart from the above.. So many of my blogger friends Darshan, Anoop, Aarthi, Riya, Ganesh, Karthik, Stephen, Aditya, AS, ohh so many wondeful people whom I have meet on my journey in this Blogsville that I would want to pass this award to....

Cheers,

Enjoy :)

Thanks Riya and Anoop for these lovely Awards... :)

P.S:- Hmm.. I have not folowed all the rules...i have not linked the names with their profiles..but I hope you dont mind...Really got to go quickly.. N I guess, some rules can be broken...right..??? ;)

Will be back soon with a post.. :)