Celebrate Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 10 is National Grandparents’ Day. And while it’s great to have a day devoted to our grandparents, it’s more important to take care of them year-round. Here are 10 ways you can help your grandparents remain happy and healthy well into their old age.

1. Cook them a meal.

Your grandparents have probably cooked you more meals than you can count. Now, it’s time to return the favor! But instead of making a dish loaded with fat, try something that will boost their brains instead.

2. Call them.

Maintaining social interaction is one of the best ways to ward off dementia. So be sure to call your grandparents regularly! They’ll be thrilled to hear about your life. Plus, you might learn something from all the sage advice they dispense.

3. Teach them how to use technology.

Sure, trying to teach your grandparents how to use a computer might be frustrating. But they’ll be working their brains by learning a new skill, and you’ll help make their lives so much easier! And if you live far away, you’ll save a ton of money if your grandparents learn how to use Skype.

4. Help them create a memory book.

The more you remember, the more you’re able to remember. Help keep your grandparents’ brains sharp by creating a memory book with them. Be sure to include both recent events and events from decades ago so you’re working their long- and short-term memory. Better yet, take them on a trip down memory lane and see what stories come to mind. You’ll learn a ton about your own family history this way.

5. Visit when you can.

Skyping and calling are great, but nothing beats a visit from the grandkids! Make sure you budget in at least one trip each year. Spending quality time with your grandparents will boost their mood and help combat any depression they might be facing.

6. Encourage exercise.

Like social interaction, exercise is another great way to stay healthy even into old age. So encourage your grandparents to keep up with their physical fitness. If you live far away, maybe you can inspire them with your own fitness challenges and by asking about theirs. Live close by? Try stopping by once a week to go out on a walk together.

7. Send them a brain game.

If you want to send your grandparents a present for National Grandparents’ Day, try sending one they’ll enjoy and that will help them.

8. Check out their house.

Your grandparents’ living environment will cue you into any early warning signs they might not be doing so well. So when you do visit, make sure you spend some time at their house! Make sure it’s clean and livable, and watch out for any potential dangers as your grandparents get older – like slippery staircases.

9. Help out your parents.

Your parents are already likely doing the things we mentioned above. While we don’t want you to stress out about your grandparents’ health, your parents will definitely appreciate any extra help – so ask if there’s something specific you can do. And if your grandparents have already passed away, be sure to reach out to your parents on Sunday! They might be having a hard time and need some support.

10. Stay respectful.

Your aging grandparents might be losing some of their mental function. But that’s no reason to treat them like a child! Unless your grandparents are endangering their own safety, let them make their own decisions. You are still the grandchild and thus need to remain respectful of their wishes. Leave the tough battles to your parents, who your grandparents are much more likely to listen to.


I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.

Learning English the Fun way!

English is the language of every latest business in the world. With the rapid advancements in technology, English has not only increased employment, but has also helped a lot in communication. The basis of every relation is communication and English has become a window to global communication.

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Importance of English

It’s impossible to imagine the world without the two ‘e’s : Electronic Communication and English. English is all over the Internet, books and all media. English language is followed by almost all the developed and developing countries today.

English in India
A lot of Indian personalities have won many global awards for creative literature in English. In 1997, an Indian author, Arundhati Roy, won the acclaimed Booker Prize for fiction, for her book “The God of Small Things”. Millions of copies of her book were sold all over the world.

Over the last 30 years, English language has emerged out to be one of our key strengths in procuring international acclaim for a number of films made by Indians in English language. In 1998 a famous Indian film director, Shekhar Kapoor’s film “Elizabeth” has received 7 nominations for Oscar Awards. In 2007, the sequel to the same movie again received 2 Oscar nominations. Thus we can’t deny the fact that English language has brought India to an international level.

THE NEED
English is everywhere. Globalization and the Internet have made English an important aspect of our lives. The finest and the most advanced innovations in science and technology are made in the United States of America, where English language is the primary means of scientific communication.

If we live in India and have the knowledge of English, we can learn from the experiences and mistakes of the people living in other developed countries. We can reject the unacceptable and accept the justifiable. Using English, we can also promote our theories among the global audience.

English has thus become an effective means sharing experiences and strengthening our cultural identity all across the globe.

Importance in India
Here’s how English is important in India:

Jobs

Knowledge of English opens up a large number of employment opportunities in almost every business domain. Almost every employer expects his employees to have basic to excellent English speaking skills.

Travel

If you were supposed to travel to another country, either for business or as a tourist, imagine how you would communicate with their natives. English, being a global language and spoken by more than 950 million people all across the world, certainly can make your life easier when you travel. Knowledge of English can let you communicate with people anywhere you travel.

Education

English is the major medium of education in India. English medium schools are

Those students who are interested in higher studies from universities and colleges abroad, they are supposed to clear exams like IELTS and TOEFL. These test your proficiency of English in usual day to day verbal and written communication.

Language of Science and Technology

English is the language of Science and Technology. Scientific innovations or discoveries in other developed countries cannot reach India without English.

All the latest technologies are now at our fingertips but to be able to access to this technology we need to develop English language skills. The syntax of most of the existing computer programming languages is also made up of English keywords.

Internet

Though there are several websites in various other languages, English will always be the primary language for internet access. Almost more than 50% of the internet is in English. So to gaining access to this vast information, knowing English becomes a prerequisite.

Official Language of India

Although English is just one of the official languages of India, but it would perhaps be the only language that can be understood across the country. It is the primary language used in international affairs. It is used in building international relations through the involvement of professional diplomats with respect to issues relate peacemaking, global trade, economy and culture.

Globalization

Apart from general communication, knowledge of the English is an added advantage to help in communicating at the global level. Many global companies have outsourced their operations to India which led to the IT and ITeS boom a few years ago. Many Indian companies also have their offices in English speaking countries. Being able to communicate in English helps interact with your global colleagues as well as advance your career prospects.

Every business with an international client base uses English language as the prime source of communication. A good knowledge of English along with strong interpersonal skills can not only get us employment in the global business world but also brings a lot of opportunities for self-employment as well. Some of the common self-employment careers in English include English teachers/trainers , content writers, bloggers etc.

So while learning and enriching your local and vernacular languages is just as important, today it’s a well accepted norm that English has become the language of professional communication and being able to express yourself and your ideas in English is not just a skill, but also an art!

How to Learn?

Now as we have seen the need for English in all aspects, how do we learn it in a simpler and fun way? That’s where Nihar Shanti Amla’s Pathshala Funwala comes to the aid. They have introduced a toll free 8055667788. Just by dialing the number free of cost, we can learn English in a simple and fun way. So why wait? start sharing and help everyone learn English !!

English Funwala

I am blogging about Pathshala Funwala by Nihar Shanti Amla Oil in association with BlogAdda

Magical Space Adventure

There is nothing additional satisfying and fulfilling for youngsters than to be ready to categorical themselves overtly through art and craft. the power to be inventive, to create one thing together with your hands may be a joy one ought to never deprive a baby off. youngsters want lots of opportunities for inventive role play and artistic thinking. And Colgate has done a great job to enhance power in our kids by providing associate activity within the new pack.

Creative Colgate Packs

Reusing the Colgate pack was an excellent concept by the manufacturers of Colgate. When approached by Blogadda if I would like to join this project I excitedly agreed to do so.
Spending quality time with kids, giving them the freedom to explore and creating something imaginary was on my agenda. I was sent 3 different sets of Colgate covers, each one had a unique storyboard and different characters. It would be further fascinating to time travel to the depths of the universe, now my excitement was at its peak.

About the Story Author

My Nephew who studies in 3rd standard was the author who was really excited when I told him he needs to weave a story for me 🙂

1st Story

 

So our main 2 characters were Annie and Rock both were children and worked within the independent agency center. They never ever forgot to brush their teeth each morning and night. in some unspecified time in the future, they were chosen in a very lucky draw to represent Earth in a very Seminar with alternative planets. They placed on their area suits and bid goodbye to their folks and took their blessings, not forgetting to pack their Colgate dental cream. Up they zoomed in their rocket engine. After they landed on the orbiter to refuel tanks and hear some music.

2nd Story

Now Rock and Annie were able to defy any journey on the thanks to Venus. They noticed associate unidentified flying object and set to follow it. The unidentified flying object started shooting bows and arrows towards them. Annie set to cover behind an extraterrestrial object and find nearer to the item. An inexperienced Alien was the commander of the unidentified flying object. Rock offered him chocolates and that they became friends. He was conjointly on the approach for the earth Seminar.

3rd Story

After they landed on Venus the opposite planets and comets gave them a welcome drink. Then they explored the earth in a land rover. The Sun, Jupiter and Mars got into a heated discussion. Once Rock and Annie came they got a plan to finish this fight. They place up a performance and danced to Lungi dance song and made everybody laugh. Later that night everybody had dinner and danced within the sky. Then they came to Earth with happy reminiscences.

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

Real men do their own laundry

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Last year An Indonesian sports apparel company named Salvo Sports on their new jersey model released for a football team added the wordings inside the label “Give this jersey to your woman. IT’S HER JOB” as a tip for wash care. It backfired so massively and they were made to apologize publicly and later released a statement.

The statement came as follows

The message is simply ‘rather than fussing and washing wrongly, it is better to let the women do it as they understand the problem better’. There is no intention at all to insult women. In fact it’s the contrary, (telling men to) learn how to take care of their clothing from women as they are more thorough.Not all men understand or know how to take care of their clothing, women are experts in such matters.

This incident proves not only in INDIA , these gender prejudices exist worldwide and most of the people think women are meant to do the cooking and laundry work, while men are to earn and provide for the family.

Recent shift in growth of society as a whole is mainly due to  the emergence of gender equality & women getting equal opportunities in workplace etc.

Multiple surveys show statistics such as ‘70% of married Indian women feel they spend more time on household work than with their husbands‘ ,’ 76% of Indian men believe laundry is a woman’s job‘ ,’85% of working Indian women feel they have two jobs, one at work and the other at home‘,’more than 2/3rd of Indian men prefer to watch TV than do the laundry‘,’more than 2/3rd of married Indian women believe their marriage would be happier if the man did the laundry at home‘ .  Incidents such as above and these survey results show that why as a society we are not moving forward and just going backwards.

Why go backwards? Just be a real men, #ShareTheLoad  and lets move forward as a nation!!

Happier household is one where all responsibilities are shared. Sharing is caring. So lets take a pledge , Share the load and lessen the burden on the women of our family and make them smile.

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After taking part in Ariel’s much successful #WashBucketChallenge I have been continuously supporting my mom in household chores during weekends.  Having Washing machine does make it little easier 😛 . I will continue to do so in future. Here is my post on the same : Sharing is Caring

I am joining the Ariel #ShareTheLoad campaign at BlogAdda and blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.

 

Advertisements – The Good Bad And the Ugly

Advertisements or commercials are normally the things which we love to hate. Because they pop up unannounced when we are immersed into the TV watching a high intensity match or a climax of a movie. Most of us use it as the time to skip through channels to find anything interesting is being shown in other channels. But there are some ads which are either made so cleverly or so dumb, that we cant get it off our mind. In this post I will list down some of those ads which fall in that category. 

If you are from the 90’s you would remember this ad which is shown repeatedly in Doordarshan every five minutes when there is a break. Even though its made decently to convey the message, the jingle at the end “Vajrudanti vajrudanti vicco vajrudanti vicco powder vicco paste …” keeps ringing in your head and repeated hearing may even lead to insomnia 😛 ! I don’t know why even today they use this same jingle in their commercials 🙁

Well as I spoke about Jingle, there is one which became so close to heart and finally a ringtone for millions of Indians. Its none other than the Airtel Ad featuring Music maestro AR RAHMAN. The Music was godesque and so soothing to hear.

There are some wonderful commercials which shows the world, how advanced we have become in technology and other areas.  This ad from Hyundai creating and delivering Message to space is surely an achievement, we can be proud of !!

As humans we always look for inspiration to motivate us. And there are some commercials which within their limited 1 or 2 minutes time, touch our deepest part of the heart and leave us inspiring !

Below are few of those inspirational ads !!

Well when you think of corporates and conglomerates there are always rivals and competitors. And some of them come up with brilliant and funny ads to showcase their brand has more value than its rivals.

We all know how big the rivalry is with Samsung and Apple. And when Samsung started to mock Apple and its fan boys in its commercial it became a huge hit and soon other mobile manufacturers followed it up with similar tactics.

Check out one of the first such commercial of S3 mocking Apple 😛 !!

If we are talking about rivalry, we cannot miss out the Coke wars between Coca Cola and Pepsi !! If you take a look at the below commercial You will know of sure who comes out at top 😛 !! Even though its banned, its sure to tickle some funny bones !!

Recently when Cadbury came knocking Nestle’s door by mocking its Munch, Nestle gave the perfect Punch as a reply.Check it out in below commercials 🙂

Finally we watch these ads to act as a small medium of smile and laughter to spice up the mood. There are so many commercials which bring out smile and laughter. Lets check out some of them below !! It hosts some of the funniest commercials ever to be telecasted 🙂

If we are talking funny, how can we leave out PEPSI ? They themselves have some of the funniest ads to be created and telecasted in the media. Let me list some of them below !!

Did you like what you have seen Or have I missed some good ones? Share your views in comments below !!

Note:

“This Pepsi IPL, it’s not just about cricket. It’s time to crash with your own created ad! Make your own Pepsi ad & if it’s chosen, it could play on TV during Pepsi IPL! And hey, it doesn’t end here… Even if you’re chosen as a finalist, you stand a chance of winning a prize amount of Rs.1 lakh! So what are you waiting for guys?”

I am joining in on all the Pepsi IPL action in my own style with the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity at BlogAdda.”

Lets Digitize India

Introduction:

As we all know, Digital India is an initiative of our beloved Government of India to integrate the government departments and the people of India. It aims at ensuring the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork. The initiative also includes plan to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. Digital India has three core components. These include the creation of digital infrastructure, delivering services digitally and digital literacy.

Vision Of Digital India:

Make all Public Services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man

Even though this project is slated for completion by 2019, with global tech giants such as Intel fostering our government’s vision of a Digital India through its ‘Digital Skills for India’ and ‘Innovate for India’ initiatives, the project can complete way sooner than the planned date. Intel has been fostering technology as the enabler for creating a digitized India.

Why to Digitize?

Digitizing India is process of evolution. We live in 21st century where everything is getting modernized and digitized. If we still use paper and pen and loads of manual record books at every office, it will look like we haven’t evolved. When whole world is booking tickets online, if we stand in queue to do the same, we go a step backwards in making India a developed nation. So to evolve as a nation and make India a Developed nation we have to Digitize India.

How to Digitize?

We know a fair bit about digitizing. It means making it available online to the world wide web. Digitizing India is like digitizing a Brand. Just like how we promote and market a brand to more exposure in social media, similar steps needs to follow to Digitize India. Nations bright minds have collaborated and came up with National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) as a solution to Digitize India. The plan is to make all government services available via electronic media to the every citizen of India.

How e-Governance helps Digitize India?

e-Governance makes the Government Smart. Through usage of e-Governance common man gets empowered. Through its usage all government services will be available to citizens in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner. The transparency which is much needed in a democracy can be bought back through e-Governance. It is also a wonderful tool to bring accountability and whistle blowing in India. Efficient e-governance is an innovative way to deliver government services and exchange information with citizens in a convenient and transparent way, saving both time and money. Increase in smartphones and internet access can surge the growth of e-governance. With many nations following this path, we can take a leaf out of their books as experience and fasten our process. Also with many multilateral organizations upping efforts to share e-governance experience such as Intel through its ‘Digital Skills for India’ and ‘Innovate for India’ initiatives fostering technology for #DigitialIndia & Better tomorrow.  With innovative apps and technology which can reach common men, we can surely Digitize India and make it top of the developed nation list.

Lets Join hands with INTEL and make #DigitalIndia !!

 

Choose to Start with Moto E

India being the second most populous place in the world, still lags way behind in the smartphone penetration zone. Only about 16.8% of Indians use smartphone.  Researches predict overall worldwide smartphone penetration may hit 50% by the end of 2017. Still India will struggle to touch 35-40% by 2017.

There are various reasons people state for not switching over to smartphone. Some of them are

1) They are way too costly

2) If they are cheap, they lack the quality & finesse

3) New models come up frequently and upgrading makes us go bankrupt

4) Phone is for calling, these smartphones comes with so many widgets & bloatware which are not for everyone need.

Well Motorola the pioneers in mobile technology, who introduced the handheld devices way back in 1973 and laid the first step for this smartphone evolution says NAH to these misconceptions and urges us to START WITH MOTO-E

Now that they have made their claim, let me tell you why to #ChooseToStart with MOTO-E and how it smashes all these misconceptions people have about the smartphones.

They are wallet friendly :

Yes you heard it right. They aren’t costly like people think and doesn’t make a dent in the pocket. The Moto E Second generation with 3G Connection costs only 6999/- bucks . Its way too cheaper considering many brands sell their basic model bar phones in similar prices. Motorola shares the vision to make everyone a smartphone user. So they came up with the business strategy to introduce cost effective smartphone to everyone which offers great value for money.

Moto E Back-story:

Our challenge was to create a premium smartphone experience for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money. We put some of our top engineers on the task.

The result: the new Moto E, which brings some of our signature software experiences to our most affordable phone for the first time, so more people everywhere can choose a great smartphone.

Lets hear it from the man behind the strategy RICK – President & COO of Motorola !!

They are of Highest Quality:

People think that Quality is inversely proportional to the cost of the product & if the product is cheap it is bound to defer in terms of quality. But Moto E is not the same.

When we were designing this new generation of Moto E, we went back to consumers who bought the first generation. We really listened to what they liked and how we could make this affordable device even more useful and more powerful. We were able to pack in a quad-core processor, an all-day battery, a new front-facing camera, and a 4.5″ qHD display—and still keep the phone at an ultra affordable price – KRISTIN ARNOLD / RESEARCH DESIGN DIRECTOR

If you still think it lacks in quality look at the below specification.

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Operating system

Android™ 5.0 Lollipop

System Architecture/
Processor

4G LTE:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU

3G:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 with 400 MHz GPU

Memory (RAM)

1GB

Storage (ROM)

8GB*
Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card

Dimensions

Height: 129.9 mm (5.11 inches)

Width: 66.8 mm (2.63 inches)

Curve: 5.2 – 12.3 mm (0.20 – 0.48 inches)

Weight

145 grams (5.11 ounces)

Display

4.5″ qHD 540×960 245 ppi IPS

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Anti-smudge coating

Battery

2390 mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours**

Water Resistant Coating

Yes

Networks

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA, 4G LTE

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA

Bands (by model)

Moto E with 4G LTE – US GSM (XT1527):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)

Moto E – US GSM (XT1511):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)

Moto E – Global GSM (XT1505):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Rear Camera
  • 5 MP
  • f/ 2.2 aperture
  • Quick Capture
  • Tap anywhere to capture
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Slow motion video
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Tap to focus
Front Camera

VGA

SIM Card

Micro-SIM

Connectivity

Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack

Bluetooth® Technology

Bluetooth version 4.0 LE

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

Speakers

Earpiece, loudspeaker, 2-mic support

Video Capture

720p HD Video, 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)

NFC

No

Location Services

GPS, AGPS, GLONASS

Sensors

Accelerometer (x2), Ambient Light, Proximity, Sensor Hub

Base Color

Black or White
Removable Motorola Band

Motorola Bands

3 Pack Bands (sold separately) :

  • Turquoise, Purple, Raspberry
  • Red, Blue, Yellow
Motorola Grip Shells

Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry

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You can also hear from Magno (Moto Marketing Team) how they have embedded all quality products and still made it cost effective in the video below.

No Bloatware & Regular Updates:

Motorola like always promises to provide pure android experience. They don’t deal with bloatware or widgets which consume lot of space. Most importantly they listen to voice of customers. They still believe CUSTOMER IS KING. That is the only reason, they bought most of the premium features from high end flagships to Moto-E.

Quick Capture has been one of the most popular features we have on Moto X. So we decided to bring it to Moto E, too. It’s just one more way we are able to bring our premium innovation into a smartphone that doesn’t break the bank – MICHELLE GATTUSO / PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Fans are always telling us how much they enjoy the Moto experiences found on Moto X. So we asked ourselves, ‘How can we bring these experiences to more and more devices?’ The sensor hub, dual accelerometer, and our software engineering allowed us to offer these premium experiences on a really accessible device – PARI DHARAWAT / SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Wanna know more? Take a look at below video to know how much they are committed to bring Pure android experience to everyone !!

Additional Benefits:

Some of the added benefits of this smartphone are the presence of dual camera. The rear camera if of 5 MP  which can take some splendid shots. Double twist to open camera even in locked state is really an added advantage. With the Front camera you can take loads of selfies on the go.

Forgot to bring your camera while dining? No worries !! use Moto E & capture beautiful shots to flood your Instagram timeline !!

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Add Colors to Your Life by customizing  Moto E. Choose from the wide range of colorful Motorola Bands or Grip Shells that are easy to swap out, so you can change your phone accent color as often as you want. Not only are the patented bands designed to look great, but they also feature a unique ridged pattern which provides an even better grip.

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Gift it to your loved ones, so you can stay connected always. They will surely get addicted to it and will never let it go 🙂Moto E_2nd Gen_Park

With Super Fast Quad Core processor , Latest OS & All Day battery you are in for a Buttery smooth Experience !!

Still in Dilemma whether to go for it or not? Well I have made my point, now the Choice is yours !!

#ChooseToStart a new smart life with Moto E !!DANYFor Detailed Info Check Out : http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Sources:

Images & Quotes: http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Specifications: http://www.motorola.com

 

Singapore – Food Paradise

Whenever we hear about Singapore, all we could think about is the  shopping malls, Island resorts , universal studios, underwater aquarium, zoological parks  and other such architectural monuments. The one thing that skips everyone’s mind is that Singapore is a food haven. Dining, is said to be the country’s national pastime. The diversity of the food and variety of food representing different ethnicities such as Chinese, Malay, Indian and hybridization of these cuisines has led to multi styles of cuisines under one roof.

Dining along with shopping is one of the Singapore’s best attractions. They also have a Food festival annually to celebrate multiculturalism of Singapore’s cuisine. With availability of local to international cuisines ranging from vegetarian to Halal it would be fitting to call Singapore as FOOD PARADISE.

In this post, I present you some of my favorite dishes from the abundant Singapore cuisines !!

Bak Kut Teh:

This is a traditional soup which is very good for health. It contains multiple herbs and pork ribs. Its taken as a tea regularly in Singaporean households. Its is also very tasty which makes it a must have during Singapore visit.

Kaya Toast and Soft-boiled Eggs:

This plated art is a traditional Singaporean breakfast. It includes bread loaf, lathered with coconut and covered with layers of melted butter. Its so tasty you will feel like floating in heaven.

Mie goreng:

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This is a classic. This fried noodles with its garish red appearance not only tastes spicy, it looks spicy too. With tomatoes, egg, green chilies, mutton mince, cabbage and diced potatoes it does make everyone salivate.

Murtabak:

These super-sized flat breads are  stuffed with minced mutton and onions. It is often fried in a pool of ghee or oil. Chicken and sardine versions of Murtabak are also available for those who find mutton too gamey. Its the one to turn too when you are too hungry. A perfect afternoon meal 🙂

Roti prata & its Variations:

This is most commonly available in Singapore. Its usually served with curry. Nowadays people are getting so creative with all kinds of fillings and combinations — cheese, mushroom, durian, ice cream, honey, banana, cashew nuts, and even sardines. It offers multiple variations to the original Roti Prata. Some variations such as Chicken Floss Prata, Red Bean Prata, Prata Benedict, Roti Plaster are both mouthwatering and delicious.

Ais kacang:

When it comes to desserts, nothing can beat Ais kacang. A grinding machine is used to produce the shaved ice mountain on top of a bowl of assorted ingredients like red bean, palm seed, agar agar jelly, chendol, grass jelly or any other filling desired. Evaporated or condensed milk is then drizzled on the top along with red rose syrup to produce the multi-coloured effect.

Here is my meme dedicated to the Food Paradise — Singapore !!

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Sharing is Caring

We live in the modern world, the 21st century where everyone talks about equalities in everything. But we forget the most common statement “The change must first come from within the individual, only then can he or she attempt to make a significant contribution to humanity“. Recent researches suggest that even now women engage in lions share of housework despite the raise in working women. This not only happens in rural village areas, this is common everywhere even in developed metropolitan cities.

The domestic household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, washing, food shopping, taking care of sick relatives & elderly are labelled as women’s work in our society. These Gender inequalities are deep rooted in social structures and also in people’s attitudes. These thoughts are so deep rooted, that even many women think its their primary job to do the household chores. These stuffs adds a lot of burden to working women, as they have to manage both personal and professional life within a smaller time frame which adds to stress and health deterioration.

Growing up in a family with two sisters, my parents always used to say ‘Sharing is Caring’, ‘Share everything equally with your sisters’. Sharing makes the world a better place. It makes two souls happier. The person sharing the load/helping others will feel better for doing a good deed. The person receiving the help will also feel better because they realize there are actually people who care about them. Sharing is very important in relationships too. It makes people come closer.  It brings harmony and peace among the people.

With Changing times, many men have voiced their support to Sharing the load. Its shouldn’t just end with raising their opinions, men should pull their weight more and share the load. To show my support, I took part in the Ariel #WashBucketChallenge this week to #ShareTheLoad of household chores and reduce the burden on my mom.

Here is me helping in household chores!!

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That smile from MUM seeing me doing the laundry, so she can take a nap/ spend time watching her favorite soap opera — PRICELESS. I will #SHARETHELOAD again & again as Laundry is not a women’s job, its meant to be shared 🙂

Family is all about loving, caring and sharing. So lets take a pledge and share the load and lessen the burden on our mothers, sisters and better halves.

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Dry Baby Happy Baby

There are lot of things which makes a baby truly happy. It can either be silly or funny but when it brings a smile to the little ones, it does kick start a happy mood to everyone around. Here are few things which makes them smile & giggle and spread the happiness around.

1. Strange Sounds

Make weird sounds and unusual voices such as slurp, burp 😛 !! It tends to bring a giggle in the little ones.

2. Pets

Pet dogs and cats and even fishes are amazing company for kids as well as adults. These pets tends to be extremely amusing for babies . If you don’t like pets at home, take the toddlers for a zoo visit or aquarium. It will led to laughter and smile for the young ones.

3. Tickling

Who doesn’t laugh at tickling ? kids are extremely sensitive to tickling. Don’t forget to do it gently. Try it in baby’s feet, chin, armpits or inner thighs and you will be rewarded with uncontrollable giggles 🙂

4. Make funny faces

Stick your tongue out or make some funny faces. It sure does inspires the baby to chuckle.

5. Pretend to gnaw

Pretending to bite the toes will make them squeal and laugh at the same time.They will just love it.

6. Siblings

Babies often laugh at their siblings when they try to sing or dance to tunes, because they always find their siblings funny even from those young age 😛

7. Playing Games

Playing games such as peekaboo and chasing them (if they started crawling). These are some of the popular games which will evoke laughter in kids.

8.Calm tummies

Calm tummies make the babies contented. So feed them properly on time and pat on the back so they digest everything properly

9. Toys

Kids love to grab everything with their tiny hands. So provide them with toys which they can play with and it will sure lead to happiness and make them giggle and laugh.

10. Laughing parents

Laughter is contagious. So when parents are happy and laughing, the babies also will join in the fun and laughter and mirth in the room. Happy parents make happy child. Leave the work tension at office itself and don’t be gloomy before the babies. Always look energetic and happy as it will boost the child’s excitement and mood.

Even if all these steps are followed, dirty and wet diapers will make the baby cry. So a diaper which keeps them dry adds to the joy and excites its mood and keep them happy for a long time. So use a good diaper which will keep them dry for a longer time because Dry baby is a happy baby and wet baby is a cry baby 😛

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If there are any pointers I have missed, do share them in comments section !!