Friday, March 27, 2009

Conserve Energy

We are having rainy days most of these days and we are forced to turn on our lights inside our homes for additional brightness.

Here is a simple rule we follow at our house, and it's called the '15 second rule' to conserve energy.

If you are inside a room, and say, the light is turned on. For some reason, you have to leave that room. If your departure is more than 15 seconds long, then turn off that light - you just need to flip the switch. When you return, you can always turn the lights back on.

Remember the nursery rhyme by Julia Carney:

Little drops of water,
little grains of sand,
make the mighty ocean
and the beauteous land.

Over the course of our lifetime, by applying the '15 second rule', we can conserve a lot of energy.

As far as the song goes, there are few more stanzas that may make sense to you now. Here is the remainder of the song:

Little seeds of mercy
sown by little hands,
grow to bless the nations
Even in far -off lands.

Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
make our earth an Eden,
like the heaven above.

And the little moments,
humble though they may be,
make the mighty ages
of eternity.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our activities on Mar 29th

Right after the church, let's all go to the Cafe, and get some food. Once you finish your food, let's meet at our class. Carry some $$ on you - I heard the Moms are selling food and we actually need to pay for it - one of those bake sales.

All of our students (both full time and distance learning ones) are expected to be present next Sunday - one of those rare occasions. We are having a photo session next Sunday in our class. So, all of you come prepared for that. Remember to start smiling from the time you wake up, and that'll help you to smile instantaneously when the photo shooter says, "Cheese".

Next, we're going to have our 'I-scream' party in our class. I'll get what I promised - both those flavors (right?). We'll clean up the mess before we leave for the talent competition.

Note that we will not have a lecture on Sunday. Instead, we head out to the sanctuary and get going with the talent competition. Our class has 5 students enrolled in elocution: Mariya, Jake, Jiby, Kevin T and Kevin V. Jeevan may sing a song at the end (not sure though).