1 Mar

I have moved my blog to www.himenn.com . see you there :))


Quotes I like

18 Nov

Here are some of the quotes I like.

Inspirational / Truth

When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice. – Robin Sharma (The Monk who sold his Ferrari)

On your deathbed you will never wish,you spent more time at the office. – Robin Sharma (The Monk who sold his Ferrari)

Destiny unfolds according to the choices one makes – Robin Sharma (The Monk who sold his Ferrari)

My friend, saying that you don’t have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don’t have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually it will catch up with you.– Robin Sharma (The Monk who sold his Ferrari)

Either you set your goals and, in doing so, have your life governed by choice or you do nothing and have your life governed by chance. – Robin Sharma

Alright, the secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it. – Robin Sharma

Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. (That is alchemy’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange)– Full Metal Alchemist

My memories are the driving force of everything I do. – Full Metal Alchemist

Funny (don’t take these seriously 😉 )

Murderers! Stop murdering. Everyone will die eventually. Just sit down and be patient.— Russell Brand

I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people. – Rodney Dangerfield

I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her. – Rodney Dangerfield

My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair. – Rodney Dangerfield

My wife was afraid of the dark… then she saw me naked and now she’s afraid of the light. – Rodney Dangerfield

Boy were we poor, if I wasn’t born a boy I would of had nothing to play with. – Rodney Dangerfield

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother. – Rodney Dangerfield

I was so depressed that I decided to jump from the tenth floor. They sent up a priest. He said ” on your mark ……” – Rodney Dangerfield

My wife had her drivers test the other day. She got 8 out of 10. The other 2 guys jumped clear. – Rodney Dangerfield


Share the any other quotes you like (via comments)

Funny Google Translate.

11 Nov

Now this is funny,
I was just trying out Google Translate the other day and here is what I found out..

(Click image to enlarge)

Now did Google translate really goofed up or did it really mean it ???
Well, I believe that Google really meant it. LOL. 😀

NJ – My new Destination :))

6 Nov

Bags packed – Check
Tickets, Passport… – Check
Set alarm to make sure I wake up on time – Check
Write a quick Post – Check
Bid farewell to Atlanta – Check

NJ here I come.. 🙂

My camera confusion

26 Oct

So it’s time for me to let go of my old camera and buy a new one.
Thanks to snapsort (was able to find this via a Techiebuzz post), I was able to shortlist 4 cameras for under $400 (this is my max limit…)

Since I already have a nice camcorder, I am just looking for a camera to take pictures; the movie recording does’nt matter.

I am not a big camera guru, so I have just listed few basic pros and cons.
Here’s my list

Nikon Coolpix P100

  • nice zoom 26x ♥
  • continuous shooting 10 fsp (just a cool thing that might come in handy)


  • 10 MP
  • Bit costly around $329

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

  • Awesome zoom 35x ♥
  • Flip out screen (good to take self pictures)
  • 14MP ♥


  • continuous shooting only 1.1 fsp 😦
  • Very costly around $399 😦

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

  • continuous shooting 10 fsp
  • Has a GPS (but not sure how much I will use this)
  • Bit cheaper around $299


  • 10 MP
  • No flip out screen

Nikon Coolpix S8100

  • 12 MP 🙂
  • continuous shooting 10 fsp
  • Bit cheaper around $299


  • No flip out screen
  • Not sure how popular this is since it has been launched not long ago

So all you camera pros out there, please comment and help me choose a winner or let me know if there is a more better option out there.

Should I have one more drink?

12 Oct

Weekend is a time to enjoy and have fun. But after some time, the ground starts to turn, you start to sing and dance like you are the best in the world; sometimes even become a philosopher. That, my friend, is the time when you start to get drunk.

Whenever I think that I am in this crisis and am not sure if I should have another drink or not, I ask these few simple questions to myself, select the answer and check the score at the end.

Should I have one more drink???

Q1: How do you cook a chicken? (No offense to veggie lovers, but I love to eat chicken)
A: I don’t know how to cook a chicken, I just order from a restaurant.
Means: Good. I am not drunk. I must order some chicken before I start
B: I don’t know how to cook chicken, but one of these days I will learn how to cook chicken and make a delicacy all by myself and invite all my friends over for a treat.
Means: Stop dreaming. I am starting to get a bit emotional and also a bit drunk. But few more drinks won’t harm
C: Buy a chicken. Get the chicken drunk. Cook the chicken. Eat the Chicken. This way I am eating and getting drunk at the same time, how awesome is that.
Means: Yeah Houdini, Nice idea. Just one more drink and you are done
D: Chicken….. chicken…Nice chicken. Why whyyyyyy this happened to me?? Sometime back the chicken was on my plate and now where did it go… It was such a good chicken.
Means: I ordered a chicken (refer A) and finished that. Now I am missing a CHICKEN (WTF). I am drunk and should sleep now

Q2: Is tomorrow a working day?
A: No
B: Maybe
C: Yes
D: I don’t know… who cares.
Means: Sure sign of drunk ME.

Q3: While drinking with friends, is anyone other than me talking?
A: Yes, we are discussing something, maybe about girls or video games or movies because that is what guys do.
Means: I have just started to drink. It’s OK to have more
B: Yes, we are discussing something, maybe about politics or financial situation of the country and how we can improve it by drinking alcohol.
Means: Me and my friends are starting to get drunk.. I should stop after some time.
C: No, it’s only me. I just finished singing a song
Means: I am drunk, but my friends are still there to take care of me. So I can have one more drink.
D: Everyone is talking at the same time. Few of them even dancing on the tune of the songs they singing themselves.
Means: STOP drinking. I am drunk and so are my friends. Now I cannot rely on friends to take care of me.

Q4: Am I paying for the drinks?
A: It’s a party (office party, bachelor party, New Year party…)
Means: Have some more … you are supposed to get drunk on these occasions.
B: No, some other person whom I hate is paying.
Means: Drink a lot and make sure that the other person pays a lot.
C: No, my good friends are paying.
Means: Get only one more drink because usually friends ask for money. After all, that’s what friends are for.
D: Yes.
Means: Don't spend too much.

Q5: Is the earth beneath me moving and am I seeing more than one copy of the same person (clones)
A: NO.
Means:WOW, I am not drunk.
B: Yes, the earth below me is moving, but I can’t see any clones.
Means: I have started to get drunk, maybe one more drink might not harm.
C: The earth never stops moving. So technically I am moving. But I am standing also at the same time, so I am moving as well as standing…..hey look all my friends came with their clones.. how cool is that.
Means: Stop drinking stupid...I have become a philosopher and have started seeing clones. Need to STOP before I throw up.
D: None of the above, but somehow I don’t remember what was the last drink I had. Somehow, I still have the taste of my first drink in my mouth…
Means: Congrats I have just puked…

If the answers are,
Mostly A: The party is still ON
Mostly B: Few more drinks. The party has just started.
Mostly C: OK. One small nice drink and I am done with it
Mostly D: I am totally drunk, Must GO TO SLEEP.

So there it is, simple but effective 🙂

Musgle – download MUSic using gooGLE.

1 Oct

Although this site might not be very amazing but still I am writing about it  just because of the simplicity of the idea behind it.

Want to download a song? Well Google it. Even better Musgle it.

Musgle unleashes the actual power of Google search. Hence the name Musgle (MUSic + gooGLE).
I just enter any song name that I want to download and hit the search button.

Step 1: Enter Song Name

The site shows a list of links from where the song can be downloaded directly. It’s a hassle free search.

Step 2: Select a link from the list

Step 3: Song from the list ready for download

Behind the scenes, Musgle just links to Google and searches using the advanced search option. So simple yet very brilliant. I would never take the pain of searching using the Google Advanced Search option.

The list of links shown sometimes end up to an online streaming site, but I was able to find few direct links also (just had to do the hard work of scrolling through the list 🙂 )

Thank you Musgle for making things simple for me.

My PJ Shayaries

26 Sep

Here is a list of some of my famous original shayaris/poems just for fun.

You wanna take some rest and want nothing to do,
You wanna take some rest and want nothing to do,
then have my hand cooked food a plate or two.
(you will surely fall sick and then have nothing to do)

Monday to Thursday is a pain in the butt.
So I prefer to keep my mouth shut.
Friday to Sunday I don’t like to commute.
So I prefer to have some Absolut

Arrey baapreee, kitni lambhi hai yeh sadak
Arrey baapreee, kitni lambhi hai yeh sadak
Chalo dosto ho jayeee ek chai garma garam kadak

Tumhe dekh kar rooz mera dil hota hai shake up
Tumhe dekh kar rooz mera dil hota hai shake up
Aise rooz rooz badla na karo tum apna make up

hum hai hi aise first class cheez
hum hai hi aise first class cheez
jab bhi karange shaadi lenge ek brand new merceedez
(just kidding… I am against dowry)

tumhari baato se din hai mera dhalta
tumhari baato se din hai mera dhalta
kal subhe 7 baje call karna, mera alarm nahi chalta.

(This One is actually true)
Sun rises in East and Sets in West,
Sun rises in East and Sets in West.
My wife’s cooking is better than the best.
And mine is no where compared to the rest

I know that they are not good even for a PJ, but I will try to improve and write better PJs

Himen @ About.me

22 Sep

Recently I created a profile at About.me. I was curious what this is all about. At first,I thought it would be just like one of those services that would link all of my social accounts at one place.
But after looking at what it I had to offer, I was impressed.
It allowed me to create a page about me (just like the name suggested)

My About.me Page (check it out here)

My Dashboard

(of course there is nothing on the dashboard, I created it just some time back)

The about me page allows user to create a page, write a short biography, upload an image, add links to twitter, facebook, wordpress and many more pages
The interface is simple and pretty easy to use.
And most of all, a statistics dashboard is provided to track the page clicks.

About.Me is pretty good although it is still in beta mode. I cant wait to see what more features this thing has to offer.

Using IE, I tried to upload an image, but was not able to see it even if it was uploaded. The site also pops up lot of script errors for IE. (Well I don’t blame the site, everyone knows its the browser ;).
Everything works pretty smooth in Firefox.

Altogether, it is a good way to promote yourself or your brand.

Honey, I can Cook..

20 Sep

Before coming to US, I was a terrible cook. Maggi and instant noodles were my best friends (as mentioned in my earlier post here)
But I don’t know what has happened to me since I came here, I have been cooking all these dishes and its like I discovered my unknown talent.

Let’s just compare my cooking skills.

    Before coming to US

  1. Bhurji
  2. Omelets
  3. Half fry
  4. Maggi (the best)
  5. Tea
  6. Tomato Bhaji
  7. Sandwich

yup, that’s it.. nothing apart from this.

    After coming to US

  1. Bhurji
  2. Omelets
  3. Half fry
  4. French Toast
  5. Maggi (the best)
  6. Tea
  7. Sandwich
  8. Toast sandwich (the tricky part is the stuffing used inside)
  9. Kichidi
  10. Dal rice
  11. Varan
  12. Chapati (ofcourse ready made)
  13. Tomato sabji
  14. Masoor dry
  15. Masoor Gravy
  16. Potato sabji
  17. Potato Onion Tomato sabji
  18. Bread Chivda (was a disaster dish)

Phew.. that was a long list.
18-7=11 approx 150% increase… wow.. are you kidding me.. that’s great. (I did not use calculator for this. I am good at Math)

So I found out that I can cook, (found this out the hard way) after doing some experiments and ofcourse with some good help and advice from my lovely wife.
She used to tell me in calls and emails about how to do and what to and the most important what NOT to DO

    List of what NOT to do:

  1. Never add water while making Bread Chivda, it turns all mushy instead of dry
  2. Never add salt hastily, turns out that you can add salt later but cant remove salt any way (U can but why to work more).
  3. Adding egg in dal rice (if dal rice is less in quantity) won’t increase the quantity and will not taste good.
  4. Adding egg in anything is NOT a good solution except for when it is egg curry.
  5. DO NOT eat egg everyday, it has lot of heat
  6. While giving tadka without onions, if the stuff turns a bit black (or dark brown) DO NOT throw it away, it is supposed to be like that
  7. While giving tadka again without onions, if the stuff turns a more black, lower the gas, it works. No need to eat burnt stuff

So finally, I feel good that I have finally learned to cook and somehow it tastes good. :))

Very IMPORTANT note to WIFE:
Sheetal, if you are reading this, the all the stuff written above is a work of fiction and I am NOT a good cook no mater whoever says so.
You are a very good cook and keep on cooking the wonderful stuff you make.

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