Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31 - Exam Time!

This picture was taken right before my Comprehensive exam last Friday!

Day 30 - Cloudy and Rainy

It was all cloudy and rainy the whole weekend. Another view from my balcony!

Day 29 - Sunset along the Pacific Coast

Sunset! From the coasts of California!

Day 28 - Raindrops

LA has been receiving sudden unusual rains this year and we received one such shower this Sunday! Spent the weekend cozing around at home after my exam on Friday!

Day 27 - Stone Pagoda

From the archives again, taken at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 26 - Pebbles

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain."

Taken at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR. (From the archives)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 25 - Fresh Cranberries

A huge pack of fresh cranberries from Costco..

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 24 - Getting ready to be sprouted

Moong soaked to make some sprouts.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 23 - Another day at the beach

Another warm day at the beach. A view of the Santa Monica Pier..

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22 - Good Morning!

Sunrays early in the morning!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 21 - Sister Cities of Los Angeles

Sister cities is a term used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. (Wikipedia)

I captured the following picture on my way to college in Downtown Los Angeles. Standing near the post, I was 8710 miles away from Mumbai. Interesting right?
 A better view of the same post from another angle.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20 - Why I want to be a pilot?

  • When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days.
  • Pilots don't need much school. They just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments.
  • I guess they should be able to read a road map, too.
  • Pilots should be brave to they won't get scared it it's foggy and they can't see, or if a wing or motor falls off.
  • Pilots have to have good eyes to see through the clouds, and they can't be afraid of thunder or lightning because they are much closer to them than we are.
  • The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots don't because they know how easy it is.
  • I hope I don't get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick, I couldn't be a pilot and then I would have to go to work.
— purported to have been written by a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. It was first published in the South Carolina Aviation News.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 19 - A relaxing evening at the beach

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

Picture taken at the Santa Monica Beach using my Android phone on a bright sunny evening. 
No it wasn't freezing! It is in the 70's here in LA. Hope it makes my East Coast friends J!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18 - Exams

I am having my comprehensive exam at the end of this month. And I will be tested on all the stuff I have learnt so far in my MBA program! The stack of books I need to browse through before the exam..

Excuse me for the pictures taken around my house. Not having much time to go outside and take pics :( so you will be seeing more pictures from around the house for a while!
Did you check out my giveaway?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17 - Fresh basil plant

My basil plant which adorned our lil herb garden in our balcony. This picture was taken few months back. This did not survive the winter :(
It is getting warmer here in Sunny California and I need to prepare my pots for some sowing in the coming weeks.

Check out the giveaway in my food blog!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16 - My humble oatmeal

My bowl of steaming, warm oatmeal cooked with skim milk, bananas, wheat bran, flax seeds and topped with blueberries.. Bathing in the morning sunlight..

This picture is my entry to SOOC themed "Good Morning" for this week.
I edited the above picture and you can see the modified version below. Just cropped, adjusted the contrasts, lighting and sharpening.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15 - Pongalo Pongal!

Happy Pongal to all!
We thank sun for burning himself to save us.
We thank plants sacrificing their life for us.
And we thank all the creatures helping us to live in this world for some time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14 - All Citrusy

Another macro shot! My afternoon snack - all fresh and healthy. Can't get enough of these cuties!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13 - Rangoli

Rangoli made with salt and color powders at my cousin's wedding..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12 - Mt.Hood

A view of Mt.Hood from the Japanese garden, Portland, OR. Enthralling scenery!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11 - Guy ate here!

Guy Fieri of Food Network fame spray paints a stencil in most of the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Here is one of them which I cited at the 'Blue Plate Lunch Counter and Soda Fountain', a restaurant in Portland.

Day 10 - Munching on some salted pottu kadalai

Captured this shot when I was playing around with my camera trying to take a macro shot. Salted pottukadalai/roasted gram makes a great snack!

ISO: 250

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 9 - San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

A beautiful cathedral we visited during our trip to San Antonio, Texas. This old cathedral was founded in 1731 and is still functioning.

Day 8 - First day of the semester

It was the first day of the Winter Semester and it was a class by one of my favorite professors! A picture to document the day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 7 - Beautiful Sunsets!

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. (Elbert Hubbard)

Another view from my balcony. Sunsets are so beautiful! Taken around 5:45 pm  on a clear day..

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 6 - Fruit Basket

Our Fruit Basket which gets replenished every week. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5 - Delicious Food!

A picture of the delicious food we had during our Christmas trip at our relatives place. Found this picture when I was transferring around 1000 photos taken during our ten day holiday trip!

Day 4 - A Day at the Getty Villa

This picture was taken a few days back during our trip to the Getty Villa. It has some good Roman architecture, art and historic collections. It has some beautiful gardens too!

Day 3 - All Colorful

A picture of the colorful mat which we brought along with us after our trip to India. I love sitting on the floor once in a while!

Day 2 - Warmth for the soul

Hot Masala Chai served in my favorite mug on a rainy day to warm us up!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 1 : The Double Rainbow

A view of the rainbow from my balcony after a week of rain in LA

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” (Lyman Frank Baum Quotes)

Project 365 - A Photo a Day

Project 365 which has been becoming famous lately is all about posting a photo a day for 365 days of the year. it is a great way to snap your memories and cherish them later.

I am planning to do this Project in order to improve my photography skills and also to put my dSLR into good use.

You can expect to see a photograph clicked by me posted daily here. I will try my best to update it regularly or atleast twice a week!

Wish me Good Luck!
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