Saturday, 20 December 2014

#Christmas #carol ♫ On this day angels sing, with their song earth shall ring ...

... praising Christ heaven's King,
Born on earth to save us;
Peace and love HE gave us 

Personent hodie is a Christmas carol originally published in 1582

Friday, 19 December 2014

#Faith #Hope HE is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD, in whom I #trust - Psalm 91:2

GOD doesn't promise a life free from troubles or danger, but HE does promise HIS help

"HE is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD, in whom I trust" - Psalm 91:2

Thursday, 18 December 2014

#Canada #Maple Leaf in the Snow

I stepped outside and found this beautiful maple leaf in the snow

So I paused from the busyness of the day, to take a picture, and think about my life in Canada!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

♫ Truly HE taught us to love one another, HIS law is #love and HIS gospel is #peace - Placide Cappeau

♫ "Truly HE taught us to love one another,
HIS law is love and HIS gospel is peace.
Chains shall HE break for the slave is our brother;
And in HIS name all oppression shall cease ...

Christ is the Lord! O praise HIS name forever..." 
- Placide Cappeau

Get O Holy Night by Dame Kiri te Kanawa on iTunes

Sunday, 14 December 2014

#Cuisine #Fellowship This is the best steak in Toronto

You won't get this in any restaurant ...
My friend is the expert!

You'll have to be part of our Small Group if you want to taste it 

May GOD bless you all 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Love these #Audi A3 brakes - Expiry date: None ☺

Completed 102,000 kilometres and still not time to replace the original brakes ☺

Bremsscheibe means disc brake

#Words 4 sentences and a smile that have taken me across cultures and continents ☺

When meaningfully used with the right attitude (and a smile), these words are very powerful!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

#Montblanc Not all writing instruments are created equal ...

Cleaning ...

... And filling ink

My favourite part is reading the instruction manual

Not all writing instruments are created equal

This one is more than 50 years old!

Some writing instruments work like new even after 50 years!

"The pen is mightier than the sword" - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Happy writing 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Fixing #Christmas lights and thinking of John 1:5 on a cool winter evening

The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness cannot extinguish it - John 1:5

This means that the darkness of evil never has and never will overcome GOD's light 

Friday, 28 November 2014

#ArtofSocial My review of The Art of Social Media by @GuyKawasaki and @PegFitzpatrick

The Quintessential Guide to all Things Social Media 

Whether you are a housewife, pastor, enterprise marketer, business owner, student or individual user, chances are you use a social network. And the social interactions we have where we create, share and exchange ideas, pictures and videos is what we call social media. If you want to rock social media, then look no further.  The Art of Social Media is a no nonsense guide portraying valuable first hand knowledge from the trenches, by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick, and written by Guy.

The book starts by showing you how to present yourself with a visually acceptable public profile, then goes on to describe content creation, curation and the best practices of sharing across different social media channels. Talk about helping a socialist out, Guy and Peg have redefined what it means to be a socialist. I loved the example where Guy posts a picture of the Audi A3 odometer and how it generated 500,000 views in 5 days!

Learn how to be bold, brief and add true value to posts. I didn't know there were so many tools and sites to monitor, manage and monetize the social web till I read this book. Any day I'd take advice from someone like Guy who has 6.7 million followers on Google Plus and 1.5 million followers on Twitter. He even tells you how to manage your online attitude.
On the subject of integrating social media and blogging, learn How to "Peg" your posts from Peg.  She is a true marketing pro, and a social innovator.
And finally, for those who are constantly trying to get more followers (for whatever reason), I recommend reading Chapter 10. I agree with Guy when he says "Only losers and charlatans buy followers, likes and +1s"
I read this book from start to finish in a couple of hours, and enjoyed every line of it. If you are a newcomer to the world of social media, there is a cool List of Apps and Services at the end of the book which is a very handy reference guide. And the online version of the book has URLs to the actual websites.
To summarize, no two social media enthusiasts could better complement each other in experience, style and knowledge, than Guy and Peg, and write such a functional manual as The Art of Social Media

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

#Baking Just out of the oven ... who wants hot muffins? ☺

On a cold night like this, couldn't resist the aroma of baking!

I'm not much of a baker, as you can see from the muffins, so please don't ask how I made them, 
(They have raisins, walnuts, golden brown sugar, banana, milk, eggs, flour and lots of love!)
All I know is, everyone likes it 

And if I can bake them, anyone can bake them 

Good night

Saturday, 22 November 2014

#Ownership This is HIS car, I'm just a chosen driver ☺

Truth is ... nothing belongs to me, everything is HIS, including me 

The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it; - Psalm 24:1

#Broiling #Cooking If you are within driving distance, you are invited for dinner ☺

Pork back ribs

Broccoli and Oyster Mushrooms

Have a good evening, friends 

Friday, 21 November 2014

#Business #SocialMedia If you don't want your #marketing material to be trashed, connect online and engage in a conversation ☺

Whether it is tires, hamburgers, real estate, fitness or furniture you want me to buy, 
Please don't waste paper, printing and postage, sending me these,
Because nobody in my household reads them, ever (even if it is personalized and has my name on it)
They just end up in the recycle bin 

Instead, connect online (Twitter, LinkedIn etc) and engage in a conversation, 
I just might buy from you then!
Have a good weekend friends 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

#Cuisine #Cooking 6 dishes

Lime Rice

Red Spinach

Two types of Shrimp


Gold Pomfret


#Winter #TrafficSafety Snow does not cause accidents ...

... impatient people do

Don't blame the weather. 
Blame impatience, driving style and stupidity 

Remember even the worst snow tire is better than the best all season tire, in winter!

Drive safe, whatever you drive