Apple and Watch

A bite from Apple is already taken. Still it’s the most adored and supported brand in the categories it operates.

I just posted what a doctor told my friend about the Apple Watch, that it causes cancer and when worn on left hand would harm the heart.

Many of you ignored my post and the doctor’s observation, some even suggested that my friend should change the doctor. But there was a polite half told message. On probing the blogger suggested that there could be some truth.

Of course, how can we ignore it or brush it aside. Personally I drew strength from the smokers in deciding to continue to wear the watch and read all the analysis.

It’s not only smokers, there are many in the lives of us, the common people, that we are forced to ignore all the threats. For example, we still use the microwave, many continue to live in highly polluted cities etc etc.

Then it struck me this morning and Apple O Apple, what are you doing! You missed a great marketing opportunity.

Think about the expensive pacemaker and the high priced stent, people willingly allow doctors to put them inside and only insurance companies are worried and wonder if the devices were actually required as dictated by doctors.

But we have learned that Apple can keep the doctor away. Apple could have invented something under the Watch to boost health and cure cancer.

My recommendation is the easily changeable strap. Invent a health strap with power to boost health. And a special device to clean and recharge the health boosting strap which could even claim to reverse Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Price the strap and cleaner to the Apple standard. Nobody will complain as the company has allowed the Apple to be bitten for the taste.

Apple and Watch

Book Review. ‘Love.Exe’ by Manju Nambiar.

Manju book

My Bucket List had a book in it and I was not sure as to what and how I should be writing one. Some well-wishers suggested to write a travelogue as I used to travel for work or otherwise.

I was also lucky that I am a member of this blog group and help came up instantaneously. The sum total was the realization that I should be writing from the heart.

Encouraged by the support I decided to start writing and brought up an idea of forming the ‘Book Writers’ Club’ which was joined by a few friends. And I wanted my first few pages to be seen and reviewed by the club members.

I got a real review, ably correcting the plenty of mistakes and telling what should be taken care of from one of the members. She had one book published and here I am talking about her second and lovely book ‘Love.Exe’

If you have downloaded a complicatd software on an unreliable computer with moody internet, you get a picture of how the author unfurls the story. The story progresses like the exact stages in the software download, with the several yes/no, true/false confirmations concluding with the finish button.

That alone would make the book a hit among the tech savvy new generation. Particularly since the background is set on the dream destination for Indians for study and work – the U S A and Ivy League colleges, full scholarships and dream jobs with new gen tech and online companies.

About the Author

Manju Nambiar, originally from Kerala in India, after higher education in USA, now works in a leading frim in San Jose California and lives there with husband and daughter. Her first book ‘The Money Lender’ has been a hit.

The book is available on Amazon

382 pages

My review

The main character is a bright and beautiful girl from an orthodox South Indian family with ambition set on the typical Indian youngster intention of living the American Dream.

Marriage is what the parents think of daughters and that is what the compromise for any dream.

There is a transition from an attempted arranged marriage to love led marriage. Imagine the situation when the parties involved are the same in both the scenarios.

As a reader, I have a weakness of getting attached to the lead character. That is not the problem. The problem is that whoever is a villain to the good character (mostly heroine) has a red mark on him from me. And when the author cleverly brings the two close to where they work, I am not happy to see the villain making any gains on the heroine.

But I am unique. Almost all the others love the twist and are fascinated by the details of a real Indian experience in the campus and workplace in USA, especially when the love dominates the details. The book is a complete success in meticulously detailing every steps in the life of Indian Americans living the American Dream in the University and work office.

That’s when, though I wouldn’t like the villain coming anywhere near my heroine, all except me will be thrilled at the way the two get closer and closer and closer.

That makes a reader to get hooked on the book. That is everybody, young, old and even me.

Great romantic book and highly recommended.

Link. https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07F911NYB

Book Review. ‘Love.Exe’ by Manju Nambiar.

Sportsman Never Retires

That’s thanks to Masters Games where local, national and international meets are held for age groups.

I am in it for swimming for the past three years. Participation is quite satisfying and medals sweet rewards.

Here are three golds and a silver in yesterday’s swimming competition.

And then, I was an athlete and Masters Athletics is taking place on December 11 and 12 and I am registered for that too.

You don’t have to retire from sports.

Sportsman Never Retires

Masters Swimming

Proud to be part of a Champion Team. Happy to contribute with four gold and two silver medals in the Kerala State Swimming Championship in my age group.
Humbled by the achievement.

Masters Swimming

A DIWALI SPECIAL by NATURE.

The sunset leaves a mark practically everyday over the backwaters. And it knows to give something special for Diwali.
Across the water, the Vice Admiral’s residence is lit for the festival. But nothing can match what nature can give.
It’s not IPhone 13 Pro, it’s just the 11 that I have. It had the small circle that came up after the click to rotate once clockwise and then anti, to optimise this picture. Other than that, no photo shop, no editing and ain’t it stunningly beautiful?

A DIWALI SPECIAL by NATURE.

My Little Mango Tree!

മാവു പൂത്തല്ലോ, ഞ്ഞാവൽ കാ പഴുത്തല്ലോ, ഇന്നും കാലമായില്ലേ, ഏൻടെ കൈ പിടിച്ചീടാൻ.
My little mango tree in grow bag is flowering.
It’s a unique dwarf variety, budded which means two varieties of mangoes in one tree.
I know it’s the early flush and usually taken out so that tree matures.
Perhaps I will leave it to the plant to decide.
Super excited to see the flowering buds.
Hence the relevant lines from my all time favourite Malayalam song ☺️ (പാട്ടിൽ കാടിനു പകരം മാവാക്കി)

My Little Mango Tree!

Cover Reveal: ‘Nowhere To Hide’ by Karen Randau.

I am doing a Cover Reveal for the book ‘Nowhere To Hide’ by Karen Randau, thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Book Tours.

AUTHOR AND BOOK DETAILS
Blurb
A young woman embarks on a dangerous journey to bring a killer to justice.
Kayla is newly-engaged and excited to break the news to her parents during a visit for winter break before her final semester at Princeton. As she enters her family’s living room, a home invader shatters her life forever, ruthlessly killing her parents and putting her in a coma.
Two years later, she still remembers nothing of the attack, just that she kissed her fiancé goodbye before opening her family’s front door. Her fiancé thinks she’s dead and has moved on.
A suspicious house fire convinces Kayla it’s time to dump her witness protection program to embark on a dangerous quest to bring the murderer to justice. She and her best friend Martin follow clues that take them from the mountains of Arizona to Washington, D.C., straight into the killer’s lair. Will Kayla succeed in her quest, or will she and Martin fall victim to the ruthless assassin who stole everything Kayla loved?
Nowhere to Hide is the explosive first book in the Kayla Walsh Mystery Suspense trilogy. This fast-paced read is one you won’t want to put down from beginning to end. If you like the suspense of Willow Rose and the plot twists of Kendra Elliot, you will love Karen Randau’s clever, nail-biting Kayla Walsh series.
Author bio
A native of the American southwest, Karen Randau authors mysteries, suspense, thrillers with plenty of intrigue, actions, and twists with a dash of romance. Her protagonists are strong women with the grit to take matters into their own hands. She the outdoors, baking, and her family.

Social media:
facebook.com/karenrandauauthor
instagram.com/klrandau
pinterest.com/krandau
twitter.com/klrandau
bookbub.com/profile/karen-randau

BOOK LINKS
AMAZON USA: https://amzn.to/3p5ShDF
AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/3aJOvaI

Cover Reveal: ‘Nowhere To Hide’ by Karen Randau.

Cover Reveal: ‘The Devil You Know Until You Don’t’ by Monique Singleton

I am doing a Cover Reveal for the book ‘The Devil You Know Until You Don’t’ by Author Monique Singleton; thanks to Shalini and her Digital Reads Blog Tours.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: UNTIL YOU DON’T BY MONIQUE SINGLETON

BLURB
“Lucifer meets Dexter meets Dan Brown.
A rogue priest joins forces with the devil to bring down a terrifying religious conspiracy and free humanity from abject slavery after death.
When Heaven becomes the door to Hell, the only one you can turn to is the Devil. We were promised Heaven in the afterlife, as long as we believed in God and in the word of the Bible. We were good Christians. We took care of our fellow men. We deserved paradise. What we got was eternal slavery. Our souls reincarnated into another world where we are sold to the highest bidder and forced to work until we died yet again. And all of this was sanctioned by powers high up in the Church. Worse even, they are the conduit that makes this possible. Who do we pray to now?

AUTHOR BIO
Monique Singleton is a USA Today and International Best selling author of dark Urban Fantasy. She lives and works in a small village in the south of Holland. A Brit by birth, she has travelled extensively and finally settled down in Holland. In addition to her writing, Monique also holds a job as an IT business consultant. She lives with her two big dogs, two horses and two cats. The cats are the boss

AUTHOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/moniquesingletonauthor
Website http://www.moniquesingleton.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/singletonauthor
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/moniquesingletonauthor/

BOOK LINKS
AMAZON USA: https://amzn.to/2YRelHf
AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2XdmzIO
SMASHWORDS https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1103972
Universal link: https://books2read.com/u/mgEypz
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58996440-the-devil-you-know-until-you-don-t

Cover Reveal: ‘The Devil You Know Until You Don’t’ by Monique Singleton

Grow Fruits and Vegetables Organic

THE GROW BAG REVOLUTION
Grow bags are ready virgin earth on terraces and balconies of houses.
Scary stories about the pesticides and poison that could be in the vegetables and fruits we buy, have influenced a keen interest in these bags, which can help us grow our own vegetables and fruits.
Apparently, this Onam, Malayalees produced more vegetables and fruits at home, than anytime before. The dependency on suspect produce was greatly reduced.
With the acquisition of 16 grow bags, I have just joined in the noble action of producing safe food.

Grow Fruits and Vegetables Organic

Storage and Use of Cooked Food.

Now we keep excess food in refrigerator and heat in microwave for use again. Olden days, both the storage and readiness were at the same place, the viraku (firewood) adupp. The Kerala fish curry with kodampuli (cambogia) is a case in point. Taste and maturity are enhanced on the second, third day etc

Storage and Use of Cooked Food.

Fasting or Dieting. It Could Work Differently

THE 20 YEAR DIFFERENCE
That could be what’s at stake when you make a choice of the diet type.
A calorie restricted diet could make you look 10 years older and sloppy.
And Intermittent Fasting could give you a look 10 years younger and glowing.
A whopping 20 years at stake while making a simple choice.
Choose wisely.
DM for reasons of making this statement or for help in understanding more.
(Picture credit: Pinterest)

Fasting or Dieting. It Could Work Differently

There Are 5,000 Followers Now. Truly A Landmark.

THE 5,000 MAGIC
I have just hit a landmark! There are 5,000 followers to my mostly healthy food and wellness focused instagram account.
It’s big, as per my personal standards and it has made me dream for that magical number of 10K.
More importantly, it’s highly satisfying, exciting and very participative. Imagine me talking part in cooking competitions and get invited for collaborations by Instagram celebrities.

There Are 5,000 Followers Now. Truly A Landmark.