Saturday, January 30, 2010

My 50th Post - Is specially for my boys

Instead of being a success driven super mom competing in the world of today, I shall rather go with old world principles and be very proud if my sons are simply:


Let's face it! The above are exactly what our community, in fact current world, shockingly lacks.

Let education acquired-be knowledge that leads you in a good path. And my love and your dad's spirit help you become better people.

Enjoy, more than excel, at anything you choose to do. I expect nothing more and nothing less.

Laugh, Live and Love!

ps: Taare Zameen Par, which I watched recently, further assured me that I am So...Right!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Score Super Bowl the Buca Way!

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and what better way than dig into some big portions of Italian favorites!

Click on link below for coupon $10 off $20 purchase from Buca di Beppo and
Kick start the party! 0843180

San Diego Restaurant Week -Continues Jan 23-29

Just when you thought you had your fill of scrumptious cuisines, San Diego Restaurant Week gives you another opportunity to experience culinary delights from more than a hundred restaurants as it extends its three-course dining another week!
Each location will be offering delectable, three-course prix fixe menus for only $20, $30 or $40 per person. Participating locations span the beaches from downtown, North County to the South Bay and all of your favorite neighborhoods such as the Gaslamp Quarter, Hillcrest and Kensington.
For details, visit

Box Tops for Education

Clip these "stamps" off the product boxes and your child's school could earn money.

Its really easy:
  • While grocery shopping, look for products which carry the "Box Tops" logo
  • Purchase the product
  • Clip the Box Tops
  • Submit it at your child's school coordinator/ classroom
  • School would in turn submit and earn money - 10c per box-top
Learn more at:

Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, ZipLoc, Huggies are some participating brand names.

Click link for the entire list:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Coach Factory Store -20% off coupon until Sunday

PurandaraDasa Festival

My Child & I

Firstborn is playing cap-seller with an empty cookie tub.

Tries it it on his head then on the second-born.

Looks up at me:

"Amma, do you want to try it?"

"It would not fit me, Kanna"

"Is it because you're 30?"

Bet there's no better way or person to hammer that in me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Disney on Ice

Disney On Ice presents "Worlds of Fantasy" is skating to San Diego, offering savings of 50% per ticket.

The show features everyone's favorite Disney characters on ice, from "The Little Mermaid" and the Disney Fairies to "The Lion King" and "CARS."

Jan. 27-28 performances are $8-$12.50 (reg. $16-$25) at San Diego Sports Arena. This offer is also valid on Jan. 29-31 performances at 11 a.m.

Booking instructions At

Select the show you want to attend by clicking "Find Tickets" on the calendar. Select a show time by clicking "Find Tickets." Under "Promotions and Special Offers," select the quantity and the price, then enter the code DEAL.


Not all show dates are valid, so be sure to note the specific dates listed above for the half price deal. Tickets will include approximately $5 in additional fees.

Travelzoo Tip:

Arrive one hour before show time; tickets include complimentary access to the Disney Princess Pre-Show, with princesses, enchanting gowns and mementos.

Top 3 Baby Stuff I Love

These are a couple of things that I absolutely can't live without , er...not as much as without my chapstick or cup of tea.
Okay, Let me rephrase, without which my toddler won't survive through a day.

1) The Diaper Disposal Bags :

Scented, easy to carry/handle and to dispose.
Soiled diapers would not "smell" just for your bathroom but anybody's you're visiting either.
No twisting of Diaper Genie/ Diaper Dekor anymore.

Go Neat!

2) A tie between:

The Magic Eraser:

Which erases any trace of dirty hand-prints, pencil/paint marks etc. Just wet and wipe.

Go Clean!

Reusable Wipes: Which act like paper towels; Only Better!
As they last long, washed easily and used again.

Go Green!

3) The Safety Gate:

Prevents the little critter from exploring otherwise safe environments, like mom's kitchen and the big brother's homework desk.

And the high jump over it is an added bonus exercise for you!

Go Safety!

Happy Indian Republic Day - Proud to be Indian!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FREE Electronic Recycling Event

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Casa de las Companas - South Parking Lot
18655 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA 92127

Recycle San Diego and Casa de las Companas are hosting a FREE electronics recycling event which is open to the general public. Bring any amount of eWASTE to have it recycled for free.

Bring in your Computers, Monitors, Televisions, Laptops, Printes , LCDs, Fax Machines, Scanners, Toner/Ink Cartridges, Cell Phones.

Check the website for the complete list of items accepted.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Child & I

Noticing that the dosa (crepe) batter is not sufficient for my brood - I mixed a bit of ragi (finger millet) flour and started making (brown)dosas.

Firstborn peeks in to kitchen.

"Amma, are you making dosa?"

"Yes, Kanna"

"Why is the dosa, brown...?"

" Because the batter is brown! "

" Is it because you left it under sun and it got tanned?"

(Kiddo did take notice that I had left the batter container in the porch for better fermenting)

San Diego Museum Month - Feb 2010

A San Diego tradition since 1989, Museum Month offers half-price admission to guests and up to three people to any participating San Diego museum, educational institution or historical site. Last year more than 19,000 visitors took advantage of this Museum Month Pass.

Pick up a free Museum Month Pass at any Macy’s location in San Diego County and save 50% at San Diego museums including Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla, California Center for the Arts Museum, the new LUX Art Institute, the USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas and 13 museums in Balboa Park.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Child & I

Firstborn: "Amma, Is chocolate a fruit"

(Me thinking: If only, then it would sure solve ALL womanly problems such as craving, weight, health)

"No, Kanna. But why do you ask?"

"Then how does it have a seed in it?" (shows an Almond)

(Dad walks in and beams) " Boys, How are the chocolate covered almonds?"

In answer, second born spits another almond bare of chocolate.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan 17-22, 2010

Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Choose from over 180 of San Diego's best restaurants and enjoy a 3 course meal for $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the restaurant. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

Check out the website for participating restaurants and menus.

Sangeethotsav 2010

A tribute to Sangeetha Pitamahan Shri Purandara Dasa

On : 16 Jan 10

Time: 10:30am-4:30pm

At: Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad, CA

San Diego Events # 6 12th Annual San Diego Multicultural Festival

The festival celebrates the diversity of San Diego to excite, educate, and entertain. Visit the Global Villages and enjoy continuous multicultural performances of music, song, and dance. You can also shop for merchandise, have a tasty lunch, and take the kids to the Children's area.

Date January 16, 2010
Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade (on the north side of Harbor Dr. between 4th Ave. & Market St.) ~ Children's Park (Island Ave. & Front St.) ~ The New Children's Museum (near Front St.)

Soundarya Lahari Classes

Please see attachment regarding Soundarya Lahari Classes at the Shiva Vishnu temple.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Child & I

Firstborn struggles with the jacket zipper.

"Amma, I need help..."

" Ok Kanna' I'll help this time; but Ms. (his class teacher) says her class should learn by now to tie shoe laces etc, right?"

" But that's different from jacket zipper or does jacket have laces?"


Upcoming events in Shiva Vishnu Temple

My Child & I

Dad and Son amidst a rhyming words game.

Dad: "Wall?"

Son: "Ball, Fall, Tall...",

" Sun?"

Dad: "Bun, Fun..."

Mom: (just off the phone & unaware of the game) "Pav Bhaji is in today's potluck lunch"

Son: (jumps excitedly from the couch) "Hey Dad! Pav Bhaji rhymes with BaBa- ji !!!!"

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Wishing you a Wonderful New Year 2010 filled with lots of Happiness and best of Health.

May the new decade bring Auspiciousness, Peace
and Harmony.