Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My first Smartphone – Touching, Touching. Touch integrated

There is no touch nowadays with friends, relatives and beloved one just because of Touch devices on everyone’s hand. I don’t know whether it is just because of busiest world or technology advancement. However, the world is filling up with just technology gadgets and moving ahead without any comment except personal Hi and Bye. A person can talk and see live from Australia to America or any other remote area where there is hardly human can be seen but network with the features of 3G or 4G technology in Smartphone just. Yes, this is the story going on across the globe and the Smartphone with advance G uses may increase with higher percentage soon.

Now coming back to the main topic of my first Smartphone in life #ChooseToStart, which is Moto E. However, it is hard to tell which one was my first Smartphone except as said Moto E which I owned recently after checking its reviews online and offline. I will write about it in the next paragraphs with detail specification and hands on review. Anyhow, the other Smartphone that I was using before Moto E was given by company for official usage and it was not my personal one. So, I can safely says that my first Smartphone is Moto E. Here, one thing to observe is that, I was suggesting few other brands and their different series Smartphone to my friends and relatives upon their enquiry or suggestion when there wasn’t Moto E or Moto G available. Now, I can safely suggest them with live demo including drop down test (with my heart breaking).

I remember that few years ago or in and around 2009 there were many branded touch phones and unbranded touch phones released that too from China manufactures. People normally used to say as touch mobile phone than Smartphone ‘word’. The branded one had enough specification and features whereas China’s unbranded touch mobile phone had Television option and four SIM cards with other unguaranteed features with no warranty on buying it. Anyhow, few of them enjoyed with Chinese unbranded and cheapest touch mobile phone that had TV and four SIMs etc. The drawback of the unbranded China touch phone was like no GPRS or Net connectivity assisted by telecom service provider and no IMIE number given by Government authority in those early days.

Moto E Specification and Price:
Name: Moto E (2nd Gen)
Processor: 1.2 GHz, Quad Core
OS: Android Lollipop (V5)
Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM
Primary Camera: 5MP
Secondary Camera: 0.3MP
Display: 4.5 Inches
SIM: Dual Sim, GSM + UMTS
Dimension: 66.8 x 129.9 x 12.3 mm
Battery: 2390 mAh
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi: Yes
Video Player: Yes
Model ID: XT1506
Available Color: White, Black
New Moto E price: Rs. 6999 (from Flipkart – as of 21st Mar 2015)

Now coming back to the topic of few branded Touch phones and Smartphone which were on the tough race few years ago. Yes, there were toughest competition between the following brands mobile manufacturers and giants such as Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola, Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG etc.

This is to generally inform all that Moto E has almost chased every other Smartphone to be on top in this price range and with the advance specification. There were many problems experienced by end users from various other branded and expensive Smartphone. The loyal and regular customers of well known online shopping sites have mentioned their feedback on those gadgets issues online. Considering various cons, Moto E has avoided those issues in their released gadget such as battery heating, touch integrated issue, hanging issue, internal memory issue and so on.

Now, you can go anywhere and do your office work or personal work in one touch. The touch screen is like a butter smooth, hand grip is awesome that you can hold it without fell down. Android Lollipop operating system is suitable for the device. There are many apps which are perfectly going on. You can find other various features in it.

This is a part of New Moto E contest in association with IndiBlogger.

Gupta Ji was waiting for me with Kellogg’s

I got an invitation from Kellogg’s that I have to be present in well known Gupta Ji’s house nearby for meet and happy nashta / breakfast. I prepared myself in advance to reach their home on time since lack of punctuality in me which creates trouble except maintaining punctuality on food and entertainment. Since I woke up early in the morning on that day, I felt very hungry and no idea whether to eat at nearby (on the way) restaurant or no time to do so as I have a very short time to reach to Gupta Ji’s house. However, I controlled my hunger and reached to Gupta Ji’s home on time.

I had been there as per schedule and able to meet Gupta Ji’s family with warm welcoming but no introduction yet. I shocked when I saw some other fellows who were already there on lobby area and talking with their family members beside breakfast handy. Each one of them had different colors of bowls with different types of Kellogg’s related breakfast food. Few of them were with Strawberry sliced Kellogg’s, few of them with Apple sliced Kellogg’s bowl and few of them with rounded sweet kelloggs’ on their hands.

I felt hungrier after seeing them with their breakfast and I was just thinking when can I get my bowl from Gupta Ji’s family as soon as possible. However, others were enjoying their breakfast where I was in the waiting list, desperately. To my surprise, other few of them coming to their home after me, they too introduced themselves with Gupta Ji’s family members and they are looking at others and me too. They took little breath and smiled after seeing my empty hand without bowl. In this instant, I thought either I should have come little early or little bit late. The next moment itself my stomach started to pull and begun sound which others too can hardly hear little bit. It is just like everything is near me but unable to consume it due to waiting for my turn.

Thank God, Gupta Ji came near me and introduced individually once again then asked some detail about me and smiled with courtesy. He left and introducing others who just came in. I thought breakfast of Kellogs’ recipe will come soon for me after his talks. My mind only says Kellogg’s and Kellogg’s for every moment. I was imagining on which types of Kellogg’s breakfast will come to me. Any special one for me or the same one that already on some people’s hands? No idea.

Perhaps I may not forget this breakfast meet with Gupta Ji and his family members since this is the first time I had been to ‘breakfast family meet’ rather than lunch or dinner bloggers meet normally. Again thank God, breakfast bowl is coming near me. Oh yes, I felt like I have been awarded. I got my bowl, my stomach sounds too much at this time and it said give me first. Yes, it was fantastic with milk, custard flavor, corn flour mixed, some dry fruit and apple sliced in it. Crunchy and yummy, my stomach says me ‘great’ breakfast with high energy items without any junk or bulk food to digest.

You can check the related information at https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta  and https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia for more detail on this.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

She gave me a free Singapore Chicken drumstick with happiness

I was in Singapore during April 2001, 14 years ago and I was very young at that time. I was alone to travel some Far East and Middle East countries on short vacation. It was my first visit to Singapore en route Brunei (neighbor country) for two days visit over there. Yes, I can recall those pleasant four days stay and some of the occurrences in Singapore. I visited many places in Singapore and unable to recall those visiting places name except Orchard Road, City Center, Mustapha shopping, Little India, Sentosa, Airport and so on. I was actually visited to Singapore when I was working in Gulf countries at that time. However, Singapore Airport and outside live atmosphere let me breathtaking though I have seen them in few movies and TV shows. I can still remember Changi International Airport experience, emigration clearance, exiting the airport and cab assistance toward the address etc.

Beside reaching and cooling down at my friend’s home in Singapore, the whole day let me relax, watch sports event of school children at nearby stadium and chat with friends and their relatives. There were / are five hours differences in timing for each other’s (Singapore vs Saudi Arabia) places geographically. I mean, Singapore’s evening 5 o’clock would be Saudi Arabia’s 12pm noon. So, I got little trouble on sleeping hours in Singapore as I had to miss my sleeping time back to Saudi timings with five hours differences, whereas India is 2.5 hours behind to Singapore timing. I was unable to get sleep during night time due to timing differences naturally though I got enough and comfortable accommodation in Singapore as everybody gets it over there. I was able to sleep early in the morning around 5am or 6am till 10am or 11am and then fresh, refresh and move to see the best places in Singapore.

There were / are no shortages of Indians, Indian Restaurant or Indian foods in Singapore and you may find all South or North Indian dishes on menu and at your table. However, I tried both. I mean, I tried Indian food as well as Singapore food to experiment International or Continental or Chinese dishes. Everywhere in the restaurant’s board mentioned ‘Halal’ chicken, so, no need to worry whoever goes for Non-Veg dishes. Another surprise is that, many other countries' (Far East) people used to visit and have Indian food at Indian Restaurants in Singapore. Pretty good.

The humidity of Singapore is similar to Chennai one. However, the difference is, there will be sudden rain often for a whole year, and again sunny (during day) and one can’t predict the climate in Singapore. Whereas Chennai is hot, hotter and hottest. The houses and its facilities in Singapore made to comfort on this climate. One can find tallest building, greenery, busy people, neat and clean atmosphere wherever you go in Singapore. The inner road made such a way that one shall not drive more than 30-40kms speed. Highway rules are a different one. Singapore Government helps the citizens for their future, and individual abide by it and helps Singapore Government for country’s future.

The other day, I was walking on the Orchard road in the evening with one of my Singapore’s friend; I was hungry in the early evening due to roaming in Singapore immediately post lunch with less relaxes. I saw some of the road side stalls where each stalls operating by few women / girls to offer their customer with Singaporean delicious food. I was hesitant to have them since I was unaware the taste of it and only know that those food is hygienic and less spicy compare to Indian food. My Singapore friend told me to try it, so I selected chicken drumstick safely from the menu given and he selected a different one. 

The stall woman gave me two Chicken drumsticks (in red color) and they were shining like a tomato pastes on them. I took a bite and realize that crunchy, very light spicy, crispy, sweet, softy, tasty and really yummy. I finished them within few minutes and placed the order for one more time to continue the same. She showed her face smiley. I again started to bite the chicken drumstick and tasted the delicious, lip-smacking, forgetting around and moving the haven of food. She asked me with happiness, how is Chicken la? I understand and replied her, yeah; it is very nice and tasty. She smiled and asked for ‘my happiness’. Yes, she understood English very well.

My friend ordered one more different dishes with Noodle type and I ordered nothing more than enjoying the same dishes again to fill my tummy. She also gave me a plate of free Singapore Chicken drumstick at the end and said she is really happy on our (customer) feedback, chat and enjoying their stall food. We were of course happy too on her polite service, interested on feedback, happiness and quality food with reasonable price. I can remember her face and served still, and hoping to reach Singapore again to see people like her, many.

Image Courtesy: http://reviews-all.blogspot.sg

However, no one in the world will exactly tell the secret of recipe though they may tell the list of ingredients’ name and how to cook them. I enjoyed Singapore and their different foods during my stay. If you would like to enjoy Singaporean food in real then you may check at http://discover.stayfareast.com/

This article is written for IndiBlogger in association with Far East Hospitality.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

One of the most memorable days in my life

There were many days in my life like most memorable days but I will let you know one of them over here. It was the day (14th Sep 1997) of rejoining with my family members and friends again after a long gap of more than a year. I was able to meet few of them in the same place where I left them one year ago. Yes, I landed in Chennai International airport from Gulf country for first holiday vacation to meet my family members and friends on that day; I went to Riyadh on 14th Jun 1996 (Friday Night).

However, the first day after landed in new land felt like busiest atmosphere, have to manage and cross emigration formality till custom clearance to exit the airport. The new faces everywhere and I was alone from my family members over there. Home sick slightly started. Later, I had to come out from the airport to wait for company’s representative and their pick up till reaching company’s camp / accommodation. At last, they company’s bus came to pick me up and found that there were many stranger faces filled up inside the bus who were returning from their duty and going toward accommodation.

I had to report to security guard by submitting my passport and other documents to get my temporary accommodation. Yes, I was able to get relaxation that night which comforted with my recent travel tiredness. Everywhere Air condition sound and atmosphere plus neat and clean surroundings. The Air condition in the room really helped me from outside temperature. After first foreign breakfast, I reported to Camp staff service department and HR department in the next day morning to take over the training and job.

After changes in my life with bold step taken, I was able to understand entirely different atmosphere on work as well as off-work, different nationalities, and enjoying the different world for one year and more. Side by side, able to experience multi-cultural work environment and enjoying outside world. The day passes and a year too over to recall my golden days back in India. Time to time home sick let us realize the value of our own country, blood relations, friends and most important mother food.

The time has come for taking vacation after hectic work schedule and overtime pressure thought got enough money in hand. The excitement begun in my work place itself when I discussed with colleagues about my upcoming vacation, applied for a month holiday with the discussion of Department Manager, leave got approval within few days. I was again so excited a month before vacation’s start date since that was the first time going back to my country after one plus year to see and enjoy the own place, friends and relatives etc.

I had to buy various gifts, clothes and food items a month before to give them to my family members, relatives and friends etc. On the other hand, my family members and friends were happy and excited on knowing about my arrival soon to India. In these absent days in India, my family members and friends used to see my photos that were sent from Gulf country #together.

Home country is important to all and home is most important for one's life. You may also check Housing.com herewith.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Different views, Different thoughts and Different results

There are generally four types of human views which I am going to explain you continuously in detail later. However, one of them is going to explain you over here. Read it.

Two Orthopedic Trainee / Students were standing at the college ground and talking each other with different syllabus and cases. A person was walking with difficulties like a kind of knee issue or leg injured he got. These two observed him and discussed each other by saying first one as, this man got knee issue most probably. The other one explained that the way he is walking looks like he must have got ankle or feet issue than knee or joint.

Both argued each other till they get seriousness. Later they become calm and decided to ask that person itself who was crossing them. So, they called him up and he approached these two Orthos.

The first Ortho asked him, isn't it that you have knee or joint issue? He replied, No.

The second Ortho asked him, isn't that you have ankle or feet issue? He replied again, No.

Both of them asked him, why are you walking with difficulties then?

He replied, bro, I have no issue on my leg but one of my Sandal / Slipper is damaged and broken and hard to walk with it.

They saw the reality but thoughts were wrong.

My bold step and a big change to start a new life

I was worrying for my future when I was around 20 years old and about to complete my Graduate. There were many reasons to concern and one of them was less job openings in a Private and Government organization whereas too much applications and competition in each organization for few titles post recruitment. Considering this, I was cross verifying with some top professionals about their job profile and salary structure as a knowledge and calculation to compare the same job profile or lower one in overseas vacancy, to try a job in abroad as an idea for near future.

Another concern was Income Tax deduction for those professionals at that time despite their low salary structure for that higher posts or medium level posts, or let’s say who was getting around Rs 4500 (Four Thousand and Five Hundred Rupees) used to pay Income Tax percentage respectively. Nowadays different story for job openings and IT slabs.

There were many points to be observed at that time viz. Management level post, their hard works or work more than limited office time, less salary, tax deduction, no saving, need to be patience for few decades to save something out of it in the form of Provident Fund and no promotion for a long period beside various toughest competitions on selection for the job post. Also, no business opportunity or investment at all.

Since self-hopeless to go through all the above said scenarios, no opportunity for business or its related investment at present, thus I took bold step upon completing my graduate by filling up the Passport Application form then submitted it in nearest Passport office directly. After few weeks, I got a Police verification followed by Passport from regional Passport Office via registered Post office. Thank God, first step got success. Now, challenge begun even more, time being reached the location of the agent of some abroad interviews where they are expecting at least six months work experience beside educational qualification to shortlist.

Luckily, I got a job in a private company during holiday of the third year and continued it for six months to a year. Time being, I often applied for Admin / Computer operator related jobs in overseas or Gulf Company by seeing their ads. This was my dream to go abroad for plum salary without any tax deduction and enjoy the outside world for few years when I am bachelor. I got an opportunity to attend few interviews in local city and other cities with Gulf sponsors. There were bad luck for a while, never given up and finally knocked the door with good opportunities from some other world class sponsor in Gulf country. Thank God, they shortlisted me too.

A call and mail received from Sponsor’s agent after few months gap. I had to prepare for medical test since visa is arrived for me, reached to Mumbai and done all the formalities, obtained my submitted Passport for Visa stamping, got a ticket along with medical report received from agent verification to submit in Sponsor’s office in Gulf. 

Everything was going smoothly with an excitement and bit nervous as this was the first time I am about to leave my beloved country to the strange outside of the world with bold step for a big change to start a new life. In fact, this step changed a big turn in my life with lots of wonderful opportunities with little sacrifices for few years' stay in abroad till I settled down back in India, including buying housing for self.

You may also check Housing.com to #StartANewLife

Thursday, February 19, 2015

US two Dollars note

You might have seen different denomination of the US dollars but I am sure that most of them wouldn't have seen the reality of the US currency's one of the denomination or once running two dollars of the US note which I got it long back (in around year 2000). 

If anybody would like to see the US two Dollars note then find it here. I have saved it as remember and unique or antique one. Here you go for it.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All religions with the same principle

A man was running very fast on the remote area where a lion was about to attack him, he ran such a fast with the difficulties that the lion was unable to catch him earlier than expected. On the way, he suddenly felt down and trapped in the unknown old well where luckily he was hanging on the root of the tree. The lion came near the surface of the well and looking at him to catch as and when situation comes for prey, he was time being happy that he almost escaped from the lion and found that a Honey comb near to him which has few bees roaming here and there. 

This man started feeling thirsty, he tasted the honey nearby him and later he observed that there was a giant snake moving at the bottom of the well which is little far from him. Oh God, he was unable to digest the situation but enjoying little bit honey meanwhile to overcome from thirst and hungry. No way to come out from the old horrible well since it has no stairs nor one can help him at the moment than hanging comfortably.

He realized soon after that there were two rats in different colors, one was a white color and the other one was a black color, both of them were biting and breaking the root of the trees where he was hanging. Oh God, unable to beat them as they were a bit long distance and had to self lost in this situation than no idea or action to do so. The overall circumstances in his life was totally erupted and puzzled. 

This story is nothing but it is related to all human being that teaches us by every religions to know the fact to come to the real world sooner or later, when real eyes open for it. Yes, go through the below detail to know more about it.

Lion: Death
Man: All human being
Old well: Earth
Tree root: Life
Honey comb and Honey : World's wishes / tastes
Giant Snake: Graveyard / Destination
Two rats: Black (Night) and White (Day)

Note: No one can escape from such a situation.