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Friday, May 25, 2007

Bid4Prizes Review - Win Prizes with Lowest Unique Bid

If you like auctions and winning the prizes & free gifts, you would surely like this new website bid4prizes. They have a cool concept of Unique lowest bidding, where you can bid on prizes and win them being the lowest unique bidder.

Did not get what I mean? Let me explain. Right now, they have BMW 3 series as sweepstake, which values at may be $36000. You want it dirt cheap? Go ahead, register with bid4prizes and text your bid amount - anything you feel will be unique. May be something like $16.43 or $13975.28. [At this moment, the bid range for BMW 3 is 446 cents - 466 cents, so it means you have to place unique bid between 446 and 466 cents]. It's so easy to play again, you have to just send an SMS with specific text for each product to a number. Only thing they would need is to have your mobile number registered with them at max.

There can be only one winner for every prize. And he or she would be the one with Lowest unique bid. If you have 100s of people bidding at $16.13 which you bid at, forget about BMW 3. But if you are the only one, it's yours dude! You need to only take care of shipping and taxes and not even the bid amount. I am not sure whether you can get the cash prize.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Let me choose Ceiling fans to talk about

When I don't have something to write, I look for something to write about, something to review about. Couple of days back, I had some friends at home. Normally, friends come home, watch TV, chat with us, have couple of beers... they are not supposed to look at the ceiling fans ... alright :D. Moreover when it was not cleaned up. But they did, and we started talking about different types of ceiling fans, designs and all. (Believe me, me and my friends talk about any sh*t)

The search creature in my mind did not allow me to sit idle next day, and I started looking for cool ceiling fans online. Out of few of the top search results, the distinctive ceiling fan designs and lighting options of Craftmade ceiling fans got my attention. But aren't they a bit costly... Well, they may not - when you look at the appreciating value of INR vs. USD.

But out of all those available fans, these fanimation fans got my most attention.. Just look at the beautiful and some real *different * designs. Specially look at the Palmetto design, too good. Though it does not suit to my simple interior at home, we can think of getting one when we have some jazzy furniture.

Hey, one sec look at these couple of more designs, I think this suits, we can buy one of them now :D.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Vacation in Hawaii - Would be awesome

Would not it be nice to have a week or two off from office and go to a beautiful beach with spouse (Your own spouse I mean). I merely have visited 2-3 beaches in India and US. One was famous Goa, another one in Konkan and couple of beaches in New Jercy, US. May be like everyone else feels, I also feel very open and free on beaches.

I had this couple of places in mind since long; Beaches in Maldives & Hawaiian Beaches.

Travelling to Maldives is relatively easy for us compared to hawaii travel. Visiting Hawaii beaches can be a good idea when you are onsite to US and get good long weekends like the one they have on this 28th May for three good days.

When I researched some more about hawaiian beaches, I found that there are many places around to visit like Maui (Tourism in Maui is growing rapidly as per the press release here & they practice ecotourism), Kauai, Oahu, Big Island. What you will see there? A true meaning of tranquility and ultimate relaxation.

I have found some good information for Hawaii travel, now remaining is only planning and leaves from work which is most difficult :).

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our Second Wedding Anniversary

Two years ago, I did a sweet mistake and married to my girlfriend. You know what, we simply can't believe that our marriage is two years old now... we still feel like we are just married. Damn neat! Somewhere it gives us a feel, that we are enjoying the life together...

After marriage, two years passed by very quickly for us... First few months in the flat at kothrud (So much of travelling to office everyday and that also in monsoon...).. moving to new flat in Kalyani Nagar in September (when even the building was not ready properly for possessions and we spent two months without lift - by the way our flat is on 5th floor .. hehe)... We both enjoying the 5 minutes ride to office... She leaving the company and joining some other relatively far from my company... change in roles AKA promotions in office... Our get together in society building... Parties with friends... Interior at home (Well, it's a big episode actually in our life, and we enjoyed every bit of those days - Specially while designing the mini bar at home.. lovely) and here we are today with two years completed - Our 2nd Welding Anniversary :D.

The day was special - Don't ask me was it not that special last year - 22nd May 2006. Hmm, I think I would need to write a separate post about it altogether. Right from 8.30 am to 11 pm, I was in office, estimating QA efforts for a new project... Now here we people need to learn how to draw a line between professional life and personal life. Yes it's needed... or you would also see a fight between you and your spouse at 11.30 pm on your first anniversary lasting for 2 hrs or something... Goddamn! I could not forgive myself for that day. I was helpless too, I could not come and take her for a romantic dinner, she also knew my professional responsibilities but she could not help. You know it's a different feeling... you wanted to go for a dinner, and you cannot because your husband cannot come back home... you respect his responsibilities but same time, you feel losing some precious moments.. Now you got it!

Anyways, let bygones be bygones! So what was my plan today. Surprises, Surprises and Surprises!! First good thing I did is, I did not go to office. So no question of staying late. The end of root cause of any problem on your special days!

Last evening, I booked a very beautiful flower bouquet (something like 2 ft tall and full of roses, orchids, gerberas..). Of course I could not carry it on my bike so I took help of my friend, Shweta and I brought it home. (Now no need to say, she is very helpful person). So till the time it's 12 midnight, I did not want my wife to see this bouquet, so we decided to keep it at her home and take it back at 12.. I was just hoping that my wife was not expecting any flowers at 12 midnight, so I the cake. Yes, my wi-fi (technical terminology for wife :D) had brought a beautiful cake and we had the cake cutting and all at midnight... that was a lovely moment.

Unfortunately, wi-fi could not take off from office today, but she promised to come back at 3 pm. Good she was not in revenge mood :D (for what I did with her last year). Now it was me, alone at home till she comes back... what to do. As always, I opened the laptop and started working (Kudos to the laptop and VPN connection).. at least I could take care of some office mails from home.

Now here was the second surprise for my wi-fi. I decided to cook a nice lunch for her. Panga ye tha ke, I did not want to mess up with the lunch, though I cook good enough. I know I can make good rotis but was not sure about taste of sabji. I took help of Shweta's mom for sabji and we cooked a nice lunch. Before wi-fi comes home, the dining table was ready with plates, cooked lunch and rashogulllas.

I have seen my wife's smiling face after lunch (Actally she had a big grin), she was sooooooo happy so was I. In life, when you don't expect few things and you get it, there is always a diff kinda happiness. That was what I saw on wi-fi's face. Yes, but before she says anything, I announced that this was the first time, I am waiting at home and cooking for you... Please don't expect it everyday... Hahaha!

The sumptuous lunch was a bit heavy I think and we did not know when it was 6 pm in watch and we were taking afternoon nap (or sleep).

I had one more surprise for her. Yes, one more... well one sec, it was not the gift. Somehow, we are not into giving each other surprise gifts... when it's gonna be something worth 18K-20K worth, we discuss what we like. Yeah, she wanted to have a better mobile now - Nokia N73 Music Edition. This upgrade was major upgrade... specially when it was from Nokia 3310 to Nokia N73 (A big LOL!!!). Now you know, why I call my wife "understanding spouse". She did not have probs with this cell, but now a days it started acting weird. It (My 3310) must be saying "Kitne Kanjoos log ho, ab to mujhe band karo.. Mobile world kahake kaha gayee hain!".

But you know what, I won't throw off this nokia 3310... something comes in between, my sentiments with this mobile! It was the first mobile I bought with my first earnings. Something special, isn't it!

Alright, so we went to buy this funky Nokia N73 but alas! Nokia priority was closed by the time we reach (and I will buy this tomorrow for her now...)... now what next this evening - special, romantic, anniversary evening! She was just guessing whether I had some plans in mind already but I showed that I don't have any and lets roam around on bike like college students. Went to camp, to some peth, to some unrecognizable streets and then finally RTO road and back towards Ruby hospital now.

I stopped the bike at Le Meridian on the way and before my wife asks whether I just stopped like that or I had some plan, I told in her ears - We have reservation on roof top! They have a very nice roof top restaurant at Le Meridian, Chingari. Lemme tell you, the food is not so great, but tell me, who goes for food in five star hotels.. the ambience rocks... Ooooh Lalala!

That was a nice surprise for her... having candle lit dinner together at swimming pool side on roof top. A candle stand nicely decorated with red roses was waiting for us to come and a bouqet of red roses for a sweet couple!


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wonder FunKey - A Real Key to Fun

I know it's pretty far from my home at east end of Pune, but being our closest friend's (Dinesh's) birthday party & Paji gonna be there as well, we visited this nice place, Wonder Funkey - Masti ki Chabi. (Hindi: Chabi = English: Key).

What I most liked this place is, it's no alcohol and no smoking zone. In a way, it's very good cause you can take your families, kids, parents together at this place without any nuisance by drunk people.

We had nice Puchka (Pani Puri) and Dahi Puri to start with before we head to Disc downstairs. They have bowling and disk at the basement level. It's good place, and the songs were neat to grove you and make your legs shake. But the disk place was a bit congested. May be I was expecting a lavish big hall, but it's ok for 10-20 people at a time and not more than that. The light effects were cool, the songs were as always same as what other discs play.

Not but the least, the food at Jungle restaurant was delicious. I wanted to taste the falafel which I always used to have in NYC in 2004. But may be next time, I would check that out. This time I was happy with mexican food... that was delicious. Make sure that you order "Raita" because I could not hold my spoon off it.

I am thinking to visit this place again with my friends again.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Incense and Aromatherapy

I have been thinking to write up some important information about incense and aromatherapy. So my wife feels good to see my post about what she likes the most. Basically, Incense is one of the most vital, simplest products in aromatherapy and the most basic in Ayurveda, which is the indigenous medical system of the Vedic India. This has been continually used in ayurvedic aromatherapy as it believes to contain the important energy that only nature can generate.

The incense is even deemed to possess the properties that are strong enough to prevent infection, purify the environment, and stimulate prana or life force, thus promoting good health and well being.

In today’s busy world, a number of pure aromatherapy ayurvedic incense is out there. These pure aromatherapy ayurvedic incenses are generally prepared from raw materials that possess herbal properties combined in a way that balances the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It is basically the balanced composition of the final product of the pure aromatherapy ayurvedic incense, as well as the mechanisms that govern them, which takes into account the knowledge of the tenet maintained by the Ayurdeva and aromatherapy. I will be talking about this some more with my wife and you will be seeing much more information here in a few.

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