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What do you do when you’re happy?

Everyone knows the song,

“When you are happy and you know, clap your hands.”

It may be true for some. When I am happy even if I don’t know, I dance or jump around (more like Tigger’s Hoo-Hoo-Hoo!!! :)).. That’s what I did when I finished the kusuduma flower ball.

And I know that if I am in a bad mood, I won’t do dancing or jumping around. I do exercise to elevate my mood. If I couldn’t go to gym, then I atleast try not to be idle because the idle mind does nothing good to the bad mood.

So for me, the actions that I do when I am happy and to elevate my mood are different.

So when you are happy and you know (or don’t know) – what do you do? And what do you do to elevate your mood?

Child and Sweet

A short story that I read.

A Child went to a shop with his mother. The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed him a bottle full of sweets and said ‘Dear Child.. You can take the sweets.” but the child didn’t take.

The shop keeper was surprised. Such a child he is and why is he not taking the sweets from the bottle.

Again he asked to take the sweets. Now the mother also heard that and said, “Take the sweets, dear”. Yet he didn’t take.

The shopkeeper seeing the child not taking the sweets. He himself took the sweets and gave to the child. The child was happy to get two hands full of sweets. While returning home the Mother asked the child.  Why didn’t you take the sweets, when the shop keeper told you to take? The Child replied, “Mom! my hands are very small. If I take the sweets I can take only few but when uncle gave with his big hands, see how many sweets I have got!”

Clever Kid 🙂



Be Bold enough to use your voice,
Be Brave enough to listen to your heart,
Be Strong enough to live the life you have imagined.

25 things guys wish girls knew

Found this on a website..I realized most of them are true and I am not going to tell my husband about point 11 🙂

1. Crying is blackmail.

2. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don’t work.

3. Don’t cut your hair. Ever.

4. Sometimes, we’re not thinking about you. Live with it.

5. Get rid of your cat.

6. Anything we said six or eight months ago is inadmissible in an argument.

7. Anything you wear is fine. Really.

8. Columbus didn’t need directions, and neither do we.

9. You have too many shoes.

10. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

11. Learn to work the toilet seat; if it’s up, put it down. We don’t complain when it is down.

12. Mark anniversaries on a calendar.

13. Yes, peeing standing up is more difficult than peeing from point blank range. We’re bound to miss sometimes.

14. “Yes” and “no” are perfectly acceptable answers.

15. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

16. Don’t fake it. We’d rather be ineffective than deceived.

17. Sunday = sports.

18. If you don’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap-opera guys.

19. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad and angry, we meant the other one.

20. Let us ogle. If we don’t look at other women, how can we know how pretty you are?

21. Don’t rub the lamp if you don’t want the genie to come out.

22. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done — not both.

23. Women wearing Wonderbras and low-cut blouses lose their right to complain about having their boobs stared at.

24. You have enough clothes.

25. Nothing says “I love you” like sex.

Kusuduma flower ball – Part 2

Yippeee!!! My first project came out well than what I had in my mind..

I thought I am not gonna finish when I came to the last step of fixing the top and bottom halves. Thank God!! I managed to adjust some of the petals and glued it.

Here are the pics…I am so happy that I managed to put it together 🙂






Kusuduma flower ball – Part 1

Hurray!!! It took 3 weeks for me to complete the 12 flowers and here they are. Loving it!! 

Hoping to finish the ball by tomorrow 🙂


Workplace Zodiac Signs – Funny!!!

MARKETING: You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing, which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now.

TECHNOLOGY: Unable to control anything in your personal life, you are instead content to completely control everything that happens at your workplace. Often even YOU don’t understand what you are saying, but who the hell can tell?! It is written that the geeks shall inherit the Earth.

ENGINEERING: It is said that ninety percent of all personal ads are placed by engineers. You can be happy with yourself: your office is typically full of all the latest “ergodynamic” gadgets. However, we all know what is really causing your “carpal tunnel”…

ACCOUNTING: You are mostly immune from office politics. You are the most feared person in the organization; combined with your extreme organizational traits, the majority of rumors concerning you say that you are completely insane.

HUMAN RESOURCES: Ironically, given your access to confidential information, you tend to be the biggest gossip within the organization. Possibly the only other person that does less work than marketing, you are unable to return any calls today because you have to get a haircut, have lunch, and mail a letter!

DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT: Catty, cut-throat, yet completely spineless, you are destined to remain at your current job for the rest of your life. Unable to make a single decision you tend to measure your worth by the number of meetings you can schedule for yourself. Best suited to marry other “Managers,” as everyone in your social circle is a “Manager.”

My First Origami

There is always a child inside our heart though we get old. I found mine when I started doing Origami. It is such an amazing feeling to find that you can do beautiful things out of a small square paper.

My First Origami Lily

Origami Lily

Next came the Kusuduma flower (dew)

Origami Kusudma Flower









I am doing the Kusuduma flower ball right now..I will update it soon 🙂

If you wish to start doing origami, here is the website,

My First iPhone App

About the app

It was in the year 2010, I was thinking about how to engage or entertain little ones for at least 10 mins and that’s how this app originated. It is a simple app – one or more blue circles appear in the places where you touched. Now, if I want Lily occupied for some 5 to 10 mins then I just open this app and turn on the Guided access. It works all the time!!!


How the app itself originated?

Getting a job in US is not easy as a tester. I required lots of additional qualifications to boost up my resume. I learned selenium but they asked for experience which I didn’t have at that time.

Mobile testing was another testing platform that was growing up. So, I started working on an iPhone app just for learning experience. And then the developer (my husband) told me that I should upload it in the App store. I was like – What, really? According to me, mine was very childish compared to all the other top apps.

As a tester, I had to work hard to develop this small app. I was happy when my app got approved and saw it in the App store for the first time. It was a very happy moment. I felt achieved.

After that, I didn’t get time to do any more. I am hoping that I will start again sooner.


This too shall pass

You don’t have to tell this only when you feel hopeless, you can also tell this whenever you feel stressed or afraid of something. Such a wonderful magic words.

I have come across many situations before and after marriage where I would wish that the day(s) goes faster. So that we could face whatever is waiting for us in seconds rather than hours or days. When you are facing such days in your life, just remember to tell yourself, whatever that you are facing will pass by and you will not even remember about it in your future. You may remember about the situtation but your mind has the capability to erase how it pained. You may know that you were hurt but you will not feel the pain.

It was my husband who told me this when I didn’t get a job, when I had to work day and night for the whole week, when I felt wounded by my colleagues words, when I was afraid of driving car, when I couldn’t find the ovulation date to get pregnant, when I had my first contraction, during labor and delivery, breastfeeding for the first one year, when we found Lily’s torticollis…I am sure that the list is gonna grow big as day goes by but am sure, I will face it with strength because nothing is gonna be the same forever.

“This too shall pass..”