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Family & friends

The old famous princess tale THE SNOW WHITE isn’t just any old tale for kids. It holds a nice meaning in it waiting to be found.

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In the story, the evil queen hates snow and wants Snow White gone and the huntsman works for the queen but lets her go and the dwarfs and the prince helps her gives her a better life.
Now, this the actual meaning I understood not very long back:-


The evil queen is just a symbol of all the hard times we face in life. It can a be friend who turned on you or a project at work.

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The huntsman tells us how much ever the problem, there will be something to thicken the ice and give you some grace time to figure things out.

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The dwarfs are the friend in life who comforts and temporally resolves the problem.

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The prince is typically used in many tales like this, but it’s the most important part of the hidden story. It symbolises family because, in the end, you’ll always have them to put right back on your feet help you go through your thick and thins.

This tells us how important family & friends are.So this time of year call all your close friends and family and celebrate a fruitful christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Posted in social awareness

Odd Socks!

Ever felt you need to blend in a crowd ? Have you felt you are target for bullies? Tuesday, November 12 is Odd Socks Day. It is an awareness building preventive exercise during anti-bullying week. It encourages people to wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and allow them to express themselves by showing how unique they are. “Odd Socks Day is such a simple awareness raiser.

 Many schools are introducing this to their students. This may seem silly at first but it is for a very important cause. So I hope everyone takes part in this program and inform all friends, family and colleagues.

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Posted in DIY

children’s day gifts

Significance

We celebrate this day to increase awareness of children’s rights and education. It also the birthday of the first president of India Jawaharlal Nehru popularly known as ‘Chacha Nehru’ by all children. Most of you may wonder why is it called children’s day? That’s because he loved children so, his birthday is dedicated to us kids.
On this day, schools and colleges organize various programs like plays, competitions, cultural events etc. Sweets, books, stationery and other gifts are distributed to children in many schools. November 20 is celebrated as the Universal Children’s Day, as declared by the United Nations.
This is one of the day’s children have fun with their peer mates in their schools. One more thing you want to get a child a gift but you want it to be very personalized then it’s your lucky day. I am here with some simple and cute school supply gift ideas.

Ideas

Quill pencils: This is very easy but gorgeous and fun pencil which is sure to motivate kids to study. All you need is a pencil with an eraser back, quills(features) of your choice, A glue gun or super glue and some pliers.

To start with, take your pencil, remove the eraser using a pliers or your hands. Now use your glue(hot glue gun is recommended)squeeze some on the eraser surface on the pencil and the end tip of the quill. Use as many quills you desire.

Kawaii books: They are simple to make. You need your picture, some clear tape, some colour tape and your book.

Take your picture. It can be a sketch you drew or a print.

Place it on your book and cover it like you normally do.

If you used an A4 size sheet overlap the first with another one and cover the overlap with coloured tape.

This is your final look. You can add another picture at the back or just leave it blank.

So try it out and let me know if it helped you in the comments below.

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Posted in social awareness

MENTAL HEALTH is important!

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When you first see or hear the word mental health, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

There is a lot of stigma attached to even talking about mental health. It’s a taboo and so people hide their problems.

Mental health can include many things like daily emotions. Sometimes they can turn negative, leaving you feeling trapped.

You feel really stressed out some times. Then slowly you feel relieved when you sit back and relax. Ways of relaxing change form person to person.

Ever felt like a stream of negative thoughts that keeps flowing through your mind and you can’t seem to stay focused in school or at work? This sometimes may not leave your back even when you try to relax like how you normally do.

That might be because you are going through some very hard times like depression, anxiety etc.

You may feel better after talking to someone. It can be your friend, parents, a counselor etc. or you may be able to take your mind off it like playing a sport, dancing, listening to songs or just about anything you enjoy doing.

If you feel you cannot bring yourself to doing that, you need to take medical help. Forget what people might think. You simply have to go get help. You have to do that because you might just realize that you have the potential to help someone else.

So remember mental health is as important as physical health. Keep taking breaks when you need it. It will affect you really bad if you don’t.

BE POSITIVE!

Posted in Musings

Goodman’s fatigue

The world is hard for nice people

who care for the world,

punishing for those who follow rules

grueling for those who pay taxes

wearisome for those who raise slogans.

The world is hard for good people

who love the world

exhausting for those who know human’s worth

arduous for those who hold a fistful of hope

laborious for those who restore warmth of a dying hearth.

Yet I must say, however,

it does make sense to think that

when the Earth tilts over by the guilty’s shame

when it turns and shakes at a maddening pace

it’s held together by the goodman’s faith.


written by Jyothi Krishna

Posted in Travel

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Recognize this blue bird? No it’s not the ‘Blu’ from Rio. The beautiful blue bird you see in the film is now unfortunately extinct. That was a Spix’s Macaw. The one in the picture here is just as beautiful. The royal blue Hyacinth Macaw is the largest bird of the parrot family. From the top of it’s head to the tip of it’s long lustrous tail, it would measure as tall as an average four year old child. It’s native to South America and and if not given dedicated care it will quickly disappear from the face of our plane. Perhaps that’s why it is more likely to be seen in zoos than in the wild.

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore is home to various such fascinating birds. Visiting there would certainly worth every penny you spend at the entrance ticket counter( $20 per adult).

Jurong Bird Park has a tram ride for a quick overview of the park but the real fun is to trek through the carefully created habitat for the birds. On a lighter note, you can even dig some dirt to find fossils for a photo op!

Posted in Travel

SOUTH KOREA: My Favourite Destination

Quite a few factors play a vital role in deciding an ideal destination to visit. It could be the scenery, the people, the culture or even the monuments. I stumbled upon such a place rich in all these making it my favourite destination – South Korea.

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South Korea was not how I really imagined it to be. I thought the experience would be nothing out of the ordinary. I was dumbstruck after having experienced its beauty. To begin with I loved the temperature. It is extremely cold at certain times of the year. The feeling of the of the chilly wind blowing across my face, a shiver running through my spine while viewing the aesthetic scenery is something that took me to a whole new world. The weather itself makes this East Asian nation wonderful. Besides the weather, the food is just great. Walking down the street is troubling with my mouth watering from the aroma of all the delicious delicacies. The mix of spiciness, sweetness and saltiness makes it stand out of the ordinary. The bibimbap, the signature dish of South Korea is one such extraordinary snack.

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What fascinated me the most was the city of Seoul at night. An array of brightly lit colours lined up the streets. There was literally no darkness.

It was amazing.

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Glancing at the city from the Namsam Tower filled me with awe. The lighted city is just beautiful. In addition to this beauty a light music is played throughout the night. Is it not just romantic? Apart from this, there are countless tourist places to visit. The architecture of buildings and parks is dazzling. The vibrant Korean pop music with the culturally enriched folk village and the National Park makes it a place churned with a completely different atmosphere filled with breath-taking tourist attractions. South Korea is a balanced country which is proud of its cultural past and innovative future. Making it my most favourite destination and the most special for me is having the worlds fastest internet connection speed. Something I didn’t believe the first time I heard so but it is true. That is the best. The nation is well advanced in technology as well as innovation making it a Global Leader in this field. Technology is something that has always intrigued me. Finally having to arrive at a place flowing with technological innovation has made me fall in love.

The scenic beauty, the chilly weather, the mesmerizing tourist attractions, the mouth-watering food, the cultural past and the hospitality received from the people made it my most favorite and ideal destination to visit. I promise it won’t be a trip you will regret in the end.

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Posted in tips

Smile Away

‘Smile a day keeps the darkness away’. Smiling is so important our life yet it is avoided by quite a few people engaged with a lot of work. It may be students or adults . We all tend to forget why we smile. So let me remind you.

Scientists have discovered that a simple smile can change a persons mental health. Smiling on purpose can change anyone’s mood.It can also help a person going under depression or anxiety feel better. Here are some benefits

1 Improve Mood: Helps you feel happy when you are feeling blue. So let your closest friends and family console you and bring that smile back on your lovely faces.

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2 Low Blood Pressure: Smiling and laughing a lot, apparently help lower your blood pressure, which is good news for your heart health.

3 Stress relief: Did you know that smiling more often helps your body deal with stressful situations more effectively? So smile whether you feel happy or not. It helps😁.

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4 Immune System: Believe it or not, laughter (which often begins with a smile) appears to help boost your body’s immune system.so let us all make ourselves slightly more stronger by smiling each day.

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Better Relationships: Creates a positive impression on teachers, friends, family and so on. As I said it will surely create a positive impact, helping you to make good friends and good first day impressions on teachers.

That’s all for today. Stay tuned for more and don’t stop smiling and if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!