Chinese Super Buffet… Go for it…!!!!

When one is hungry …I mean reaaallly reaallly hungry and also health conscious , nothing can beat a Chinese Super Buffet.

When I say Super Buffet, I mean a chinese buffet with several aisles of food,not just any chinese buffet .That is very important here.

Well the logic goes like this. Your intake of food is not going to reduce if it is a chinese beffet or an Indian buffet or any other type of  Ala Carte lunch or dinner. But when you choose to go for chinese buffet with manymany aisles of food,my strategy would work.

    • When you go for a chinese beffet,first you walk around all the aisles to see what all they have.
    • You walk back to get your soup bowl, walk back to your table.
    • Then you walk to get your plates, you walk to get the appetizers,walk to see once again what all appetizers they have.
    • Walk to get your main course.
    • Walk to get your deserts.
    • Every time you walk to get your food you also walk around another time to see what all they have in that section.

So basically, in my opinion, eating food in a chinese super buffet is like, eating food when you are walking on a treadmill.:-)  (Well ,if you can run with the plate full of food in your hand, you are really talented.But it may not look good for the first few times.But don’t give up, It is your food and your body)You can also choose to wear a Pedometer during your chinese buffet.

The net result is, you end up burning a lots of calories while you are adding lots of calories. Adding lots of calories happen with any other food too,but none of them give you the convenience of working out when you eat. We are all happy with the only work out being walking from the parking lot to our desk at work, or may be walking one floor up daily…right?

So when you are done with your next chinese buffet, your fortune cookie may read ” wow, you just followed the best advice you ever got”.



Ideas and Thoughts – Dashboard Deities

This area is going to be dealing with interesting ideas and some serious thoughts…. Some of them are yet to be patented,but do not try to copy any of these ideas because I can always sue you based on this blog.

My friend bought a car. As usual- for an Indian – the car goes straight from the dealership to the Temple.He regretted for not carrying a lemon and kumkum to the dealership since he never thought he would finalize it.(Well It is customary in India and most Indians, that one keeps 4 lemons under the 4 wheels of a car and run over them crushing the lemons,when one buys a car and drives it for the first time.This is considered to be auspicious).Infact after all the negotiations one of the deal breaker was $2000 discount and a free lemon. He was willing to accept the rejection of the $2000 discount but not the lemon.I was planning to suggest crushing a watermelon or a honeydew melon or a cantaloupe for many reasons. 1)In India the cars are small,so lemon is fine. In US the cars are big,crushing a lemon will be an insult to the car. 2) It is watermelon season.A whole watermelon could cost less than a lemon.Especially when he is buying a car, all these savings count a lot.3) When he is calling his people back home, I wanted him to tell them the name of the fruit they would barely know. Honeydew melon and Cantaloupe or even Grapefruit will fit. It is just a good thought that they all will be happy to know that he bought a car in America and crushed an American fruit not the age old lemon everyone uses in India.We will deal all these in another edition of Ideas and thoughts – “The sentiments”.

So we went to the Sai Baba Temple. They don’t do Car Poojas. So they gave him a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba. I could only pity him since he could not find a nice place in that Audi to keep that small picture nor a place for a small Ganesh Idol.

The whole process triggered the thought process in me and the ideas started pouring in my mind.

Windshield Vignesh (Our Graphic designer has been working on it. The image will uploaded soon)

I am seriously thinking of writing to Honda and Toyota that they should consider releasing Car models for Indians with a mini pooja room in the dashboard or even better, the windshield will have an image of the god in watermark print. A button is pressed – the god’s image will appear and switch off the button it will disappear. On safety front, the driver will not be able to start the car or shift to Drive if the switch is on.

Deity in the Dashboard (Image below)

Who cares about the Tachometer in the Dashboard? Honestly how many of us know where a Tachometer is in the Dashboard? or What it is? or how to read it?(Ofcourse without googling). So let us get rid of that unknown and unwanted stuff and replace that with nice god picture.(Wow,what a wonderful Idea, I did not have this in my mind when I started writing this…ok, let me patent this first) This will also be available if they want to keep their mom’s picture. Due to accident prevention act the wife’s picture will not be allowed.

More serious ideas in the pipeline. Keep checking this page for updates.

……..Posted by Muthuraman

For Once….!!!

You said you don’t know me….
I am not surprised,
I don’t know me either…!

Let us just enjoy the music,
For once,
Not knowing it as
The screaming wind….!

Let us just wonder the butterfly,
For once,
Not knowing it as
The flying larva…!

Let us just cherish the morning dew,
For once,
Not knowing it as
A droplet of water…!

Let us just cry for a song,
For once,
Not knowing
The meaning of the lyrics…!

Let us just be friends,
For once,
Not knowing
It is friendship….!

Let us just love someone,
For once,
Not knowing,
It is love.


Just don’t know….!

I dont want to lie….
When you were gone,
For the last few weeks,
Things were just the same,
You may not like it,
I do not either,
I don’t want to lie,
Things were just the same
When you were gone..!

Flowers bloomed and looked beautiful
as always….
People worked and looked busy
as always……
Evening breeze carried the music
as always…..
Night sky had twinkling stars and the smiling moon
as always……

I don’t want to lie,
Things were just the same
When you were gone..!

Just don’t know
about a few things though,
When you were gone..!

Just don’t know
the bloomed flowers were
missing the fragrance
or I lost my smelling sense…
I Just don’t know…!

Just don’t know
the music in the breeze
was missing the beats
I lost my hearing sense…
I Just don’t know…!

Just don’t know
the night sky had
a moon that burnt like sun
I did not know
the difference between
the day and the night…..
I Just don’t know…!

Just don’t know
things lost a little life
when you were gone
It is just me
who lost the senses…!
Either way,
I don’t want to lie to you
Things were just the same
when you were gone,
TO ME….!

A B’day Wish…!

I know not, whether you know me or not……
I know not, whether my actions are right or not…..
I know not, the answers for many questions I ask myself…..
I just know I am not even a friend of yours but just another well wisher….

So I hesitated…

None of these count for putting a smile on your face……
None of these count for wishing you luck……
None of these count for wishing you happiness in life…..
And for sure,
None of these count for sending some sincere friendly wishes your way on your Birthday……!

I am just sending you some friendly wishes,
for a feel good , fun filled , memorable and meaningful day today
and the days ,weeks , months ,years and the decades to  come…
H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  Y O U ! ! !