Explore Local

In the virtual world now a days , it’s still imp to have real and local friends . You can’t go out for lunch with virtual friends, can you?

It’s imp to have local friends , local activities, everything local around you. If one wants to learn yoga , doesn’t need to go anywhere. There are plenty of yoga classes every where . Find something near you that appeals to you. I have learned and continue to learn so many things just from friends around me . Everyone is good at something. It’s your willingness to try, learn something new. People seem to be stuck in virtual world and don’t see what’s coming their way around them.

And if you like to do something like hiking, walking , running or anything get your friends together and start it provided you have local friends.

In short , Explore local . Everything that we need to learn is around us. Have some friends and you will have fun !

Enjoy!

PS: Picture is of local mountain that i hike with local friends.

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Left Over Restaurant Rice

If you are in restaurant business, you should know how to serve food . At Indian restaurants, they give pile of white rice and if it’s take out, curry portion is so small. How do you expect ppl to eat plain white rice ? Is that how they eat at home ? And then ppl end up throwing away rice. Why waste all that rice ?

I generally tell servers to give me little rice and no rice if I am not gonna eat it . Y’day I ordered take out and then to my horror so much white rice . I decided to keep it and then made vegetable fried rice .

I don’t like throwing away the food but if it’s not good , throw it away . Use your own judgement. I throw rotten vegetables in garden for worms . They are no good for my stomach.

What steps you take to not waste food ?

Enjoy!

Get A Life

After work, I stopped by at a grocery store and this store was on the way to home so I always went there and so knew owner . He told me something very interesting that day . He said “he puts out vegetables that’s going bad on sale on a certain day and all this ppl who come to buy , come in luxury cars. Why don’t they spend money on buying fresh vegetables? ” Well, he had a point .

People invest in things , not in life. Invest in life , what is important. Good food is investing in health. If you invest in health then you will be able to do things you enjoy in life . Aging cannot be stopped but we can still work on maintenance.

Picture is from Chinese New Year Celebration where I did India table .

Enjoy!

Fun Calendar

Now a days we all use calendar to keep up with all meeting , appointments etc right ? Check your calendar and see if you have something fun on calendar. Nothing ? Bummer. Go ahead and plan something fun. It can be something small like coffee break with friend or a walk with colleagues or lunch, breakfast with friends , colleagues .

I like to have fun things planned and actually I enjoy planning fun things too since my head is always full of ideas . For example this week is so warm so I planned y’day a trail walk at work with colleagues and we all enjoyed walking today. We all were tired afterwards b/c since it’s winter ppl are not walking. It was a good wake up call. Then I plan Indian or new restaurant lunches , pot lucks . I am part of diversity team so there are always events there too. We are celebrating Chinese New Year this week.

Point is have fun in weekdays too and try new things . You will stay active mentally, physically and will do better in whatever you do. Life will be fun and you will worry less abt those wrinkles, age that we all are so worked up now a days. If you feel good , then that’s all matters.

Enjoy !

How Life Works

Today I had not packed lunch to work. Lunch time I went for a walk and was contemplating going home early and eat. Didn’t feel like eating in cafeteria where lines are so long and it’s sandwich or pizza.

As I finished taking one round , I checked steps and decided to walk just little more and come back. As I walked few more steps, I heard someone saying “kaise ho” meaning how are you ? I look back. It’s our local Hindu center’s priest delivering lunch. You have to order early morning and they deliver . I stop to say hi to him and he says “take lunch”. I am like I don’t have money right now and he is like it’s ok. Give tomorrow. The only reason we know each other is because I go for Sunday yoga class at our Hindu center and so we see each other . As he gets me lunch , I find $10 in my cell phone wallet tucked in so I pay him.

And lunch box has 1 of my favorite sweet rava sheero.

Amazing how life works . If we just go with the flow. It’s a small incident but still it gives a picture of how life , universe works .

Enjoy!