Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishing You a Very Happy Healthy & Wealthy New Year 2015

Warm Wishes

Senior Architect

Abhinav Celebrated his 5th Birthday on Dec 20, 2014 as per English Calender. (Coincidentally, his Birthday as per Nakshthra fell on Dec 25, 2014). Abhinav Birthday Guests are limited as per my Wife wish ( Kousik Family, Dharneesh Family, Poornesh, Akshaya Family, Jayshree & her Son). 

This Birthday was little Special due to My Mom's presence after his first Birthday Celebrations. Big Missing is My Bro.
He got Many Gifts; Out of it, he liked very much " Senior Architect " which is gifted by my beloved Brother.

Abhinav is crazy on Building blocks ( even at the age of 2) and his interest towards making new things is really amazing. 

Few of his making with Senior Architect:
Peacock Senior Architect

New Township (Villas, School with Ground, Park and Hospital)

Thiruvannamalai Temple

Guindy Children's Park
Few of his Old making

Effiel Tower with Kitchen Items
@ Hyderabad

Monday, December 29, 2014

Chess Playing

Though Abhinav had good chess board, But he interested to Learn only from last few weeks. He is so good in absorbing any thing which is based on Numbers. So Me and Priya started to Teach Chess on our own as rain check on his interest; Upon gauging, we may plan to send him to coach.

Courtesy: Google

Below are our Observations:
1. Abhinav learnt Total number of squares, Total White, Total Black, Total Chess Pieces and its Movements
2. He liked it more whenever we teach Piece movements by " Assuming ourself as Piece and stand on Floor tile"
3. He liked Rook More ( Dont know the reason)
4. He also very adamant in accepting game loss
5. Below are his Prerequisites before playing game with Priya

  • Check is fine But not " checkmate"
  • Don't cut my Knights
  • Dont use your Queen too much
6. He Cries lot if he loose the game

Courtesy: Google
But we are happy about his speed of learning  and some of his moves.

PS: It's not about Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It's about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. 
Abhinav will get it soon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thiruvannamalai (One Day Picnic)

Lord Arunachaleswarar (Arunachala) Temple Visit

Started in Early Morning from Porur to Koyambedu (13-Dec-2014). Normally I used to book NTL/Fast Track, But this time I used OLA cab. Ola is very Punctual, Free Upgrade to Sedan, Very reasonable rate ( Rs 12/km) and Working GPS. One missing thing in OLA is " Card Payment". I Paid Rs 144 for the ride of 8.5 km with waiting charge of Rs 6. Started at 6am and reached Koyambedy 612am. Boarded bus ( No 122) after sipping very average Tea at Tea stall near by Thiruvannamalai Bus Platform. It is around 200 km travel to reach Lord Almighty Arunachala.
Courtesy: Google
Bus has tag of Express and the charge is Rs 110 for Adult ticket and Rs 55 for Child ticket. It stopped for breakfast after Tambaram around 8am. Food is not bad not good category but Rest Rooms are very horrible. We crossed Melmaruvatur around 9am, Dindivanam by 920am and Gingee by 1015am. We reached Thiruvannamalai by 1110am.
Priya and My Mom @ Raja Gopuram
Took Auto and reached Temple by 1130am. There is no chappel/shoe Stand. So we kept our sandals and shoes just near by shop at the entrance of Temple. Lord Arunachaleswarar Temple is so Big and around 25 Acres. Raja Gopuram is really mesmerising and we can spend atleast 30 minutes to see all beauty of Tower. Temple has privileges such as Special entry & Battery car for Elder and handicapped.
General Darshan and Rs 20 Darshan both are having rush and populated due to Right after thiru Karthigai deepam week and weekend spot ( Also Melmaruvatur Devotees). Fortunately, Temple remain open for the day without regular closure of 1230pm and Reopen at 330pm. Had Very good darshan in Privilege Queue and Took Temple Prasadam ( Laddu and Then Kulal). Weather was very pleasant and I would recommend to visit the temple in December period. Again took auto to reach Bus stand ( Auto Fare flat Rs 40).
Abhinav and My Dad
Abhinav rode Stone elephant with singing Elephant rhymes. The Fun part is " Author of Rhyme is Mr. Abhinav".
We had Lunch at Abirami Hotel Right opposite to Thiruvannamalai Bus stand. Meal was very good and service was moderate. Meal charge is Rs 58. We took Bus to Villupuram to go relative house and took train from villupuram to Chennai Egmore. While we are having dinner at Hot chips, I called Ola Cab for pickup. They are right on time and Reached Home around 1015pm.
Ancient Temples provide Divine experience and Feel of  "Light at the end of Tunnel".  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Which Diamond will break?

Raw Diamond
Me and Priya were explaining the Value and use of Diamond to Abhinav.

Priya explained
Ornamental use of Diamond where I did explain the use in Glass Cutting and Rock Drilling.

Also Explained to him about the Hard nature, Scarcity, Carbon nature ( by comparing with carbon waste after burn), Duplicate Diamond making ( synthetic)  and Price of Original Diamond.

Abhinav's questions:

1. Daddy,  You told me that Diamond is used for cutting other Diamond. While Cutting, Which Diamond will break?

2. Can we install Synthetic Diamond machine at home to make lot of Diamonds for play?

Me and Priya being proud about him......

Monday, December 15, 2014

What they are selling?

Advertisement Knowledge

Usually Kids like advertisements because of its rich colours (eye catchy), likeable background music & lyric (easy to hum) and short story/event (easy to remember).

The below advertisement is recent Lufthansa Airlines (German based) advertisement about their deep understanding of every country culture where they are flying. 

In this advertisement one elder person explains to his grandchild about his opinion on Germans and their food. But actually, young boy learnt that Lufthansa attendants wished him in Indian way and served Indian food to express their Indian cultural understanding.

Abhinav asked me “What they are selling?”
I replied him “How you know that they are selling something?”
Abhinav said “I know; Daddy”.
I answered him that they are advertising for Flight tickets to book in their flights.
He nodded with gesture of accepting answer.

I, Priya and My mummy were so happy about “Abhinav understanding on Advertisement which is meant for selling something“.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Drumstick Leave Adai and Magnet

I understand your surprise on the title which is bringing relation between two unrelated objects. Kids really derive relations from anything because their basics are very strong (if provided rightly). Abhinav proved the relation between Drumstick Leave and Magnet.

At our Home, we all enjoy Drumstick Leave Adai almost every week because of its Aroma, Taste, health benefits and Ease of availability. It can go with Ghee, Country Sugar and Avial. Sometime I eat just Adai without any side dish.

If I am right, the health benefit of Drumstick Leave Adai is Protein Rich (due to Cereals), Iron rich & Vitamin A (Drumstick Leave). It also helps in cleansing of Stomach.

Abhinav used to help his mother for plucking Drumstick leave from Drumstick tree in our street. Priya educated him by telling the health benefits.

Image Courtesy: Google
It happened that Abhinav took magnets and tried to check the affair of Magnet with his body. We told that it will not get attracted or reflected.

“Abhinav quickly answered I just got Iron from Drumstick Leave Adai, Magnet should get attraction with my Body”.

As usual, I have readymade answer of “Blinking”. We all Laughed and proud because Abhinav just derived relationship between Drumstick Leave Adai and Magnet.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Why Not Teethpaste and Teethbrush?

I thought of resuming my Posts.

I am trying to remember events which happened during my bed rest time.

Event 1:

Abhinav was learning Singular and Plural. I was telling him as Eye & eyes, Ear & ears….
He asked Plural for Teeth. 

I said “ singular is Tooth and Plural is Teeth”.
In no time, He said , then why we are telling toothpaste, it should be teeth paste, teeth brush?
Because we are using for all tooth not one.

I was blinking and said” English is funny Language”. Actually I don't know.

Event 2:

Abhinav Knows about Six Fingers hand from his previous observation.
He was asking me yesterday night that “ What you call for Last small finger in Hand?”. 
I Said “ It is Little finger” and You know it Abhinav.
Then he asked what you call for Little finger if somebody has another Little finger (6th Finger)?

I was blinking as usual, and I need to learn Medical terms to answer that question….