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Just received this email:

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My Greetings to you,

Please Respond to me through my private email for more details and directives

( nanamohab1988@yahoo.fr )

It is my pleasure to write you, I decided to contact you to help me out of my problem, however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.

Please permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you.

I prayed and selected your name among other names due to my trust and my faith in God; I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere clean business 100% risk free assurance. first Iet me introduce myself to you.

I am Miss Nana Mohab the only daughter of late Mr.Joseph Mohab My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan the economic capital of Ivory Coast West Africa.

My late father explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management. I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

(1) To provide a bank account in which this money would be transferred into.

(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 21 years old.

(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund into your bank account.

Please write back to me immediate you received this mail for us to proceed in this transaction which I believed that you shall call me for good news that you have confirm my money in an account which you will provide to the bank here.

Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7) days you signify interest to assist me.

Please Respond to me through my private email for more details and directives

( nanamohab1988@yahoo.fr )

Thanks and God bless you.

Best regards,

Nana Mohab

 

 

 

Please share your favourite spam email/message!!!

Happy Friday, folks!!!!!

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Incidents

On polling, (not) begging and more

BlogJunta is holding Indian Blogosphere polls, across several categories. What was interesting was that the blogs that have been shortlisted are mostly of good quality. And many of these, I haven’t had the opportunity to read until now. So, I am looking forward to enjoying these blogs going forward.

I’m very grateful to BlogJunta for having shortlisted my blog in the Fiction category. Really grateful. Such recognition is really very encouraging.

What I ‘dare’ to call 😉 my ‘collection’ of short stories can be found at this link. My favourite 55-ers are here.

After experiencing recent blogging contests in Blogosphere, I am rather disillusioned by the way most polls work. Unfortunately, having a large friends-network in Blogosphere often scores over true writing potential.

This time, I’m not campaigning for my own blog. I hope you will vote for the blog that deserves to win.

I hope you will use your wise judgement and NOT vote for someone only because he/she is your friend, or a friend’s friend, someone who is just popular.. or perhaps someone who simply begs well!!

For once, may only the best blogs win.

To vote, kindly head over to the Facebook poll page by clicking this link.

🙂

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Incidents

Tree Tree Tirty Tree

Officially completed 33 years yesterday, and was completely overwhelmed by the wishes that all of you poured into my FB page 🙂 Danke Danke one and all!!! And since Count Bratula asked for a Cake, here it is… my all-time-fav Black Forest cake….

 

Specially for you!!!

 

I had a great time, folks … made my little kiddo bunk a swimming lesson 😉 and introduced him to some yummy chaat (without spice) 🙂 On the whole had a very nice time. And before you girls ask, my Knight-in-shining-armour gave me a lovely perfume and Kiddo claimed that he drew a heart for me at school. Now I’ll have to find out the truth behind that this Friday, when the teachers give us the kid’s ‘work’.

Cheers 🙂

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Food and recipe

Awfully Awesome Parathas

If you are wondering about how silly the title is, wait until you see the pictures. They are self-explanatory 🙂

I received an email from dear Swaram, about recipe exchange. The crux was that it should be a simple and easy-to-make recipe. And this is what I ingeniously came up with:

1- Take any left-over steamed or cooked veggies from the previous day, or the day-before 😉 as long as there is no mould/fungus on it, that should be fine 😈 To this, add, a pinch of Salt, Turmeric, Jeera Powder, Aamchur, Pepper powder (I use this instead of Chilli powder, so that even Kids can eat it. Psst: By kids I mean moi 😉 I hate spice ;-)), Ginger-garlic paste.

2- Now mash it up really well, or even better, just quick grind it in the mixie without any water. You should end up with an AWFUL looking gooey paste.

Btw, I used a little bowl of freshly steamed Beans, Carrot and Peas and another little cup of left-over aloo-gobi sabzi. No, I didn’t mix the two, now even I cannot stand such a disgusting concoction 😉 I made two different types of parathas 🙂

3- Take a small lemon-sized ball of dough, and divide it into two. Roll it out into little circles. Drop a lump of the awful mixture into one circle, place the other circle on top, and press the edges together to seal them. Now roll them out into a big paratha, but don’t let the goo get out through the edges.

4- Cook this on a hot Tava, and remember, wherever the goo has indeed squeezed itself out, just add a few drops of ghee and let it roast.

Trust me on this folks, the left-over-mixed-veggies-parathas taste AWESOME. Needless to say, they are extremely nutritious too.

Try it out for yourself…

(P.S: Warned you in the beginning : These look awful, but taste awesome. Do try!!)

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Incidents Thought and Reason

Freebie from WordPress – 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 36,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 98 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 282 posts. There were 290 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 81mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 21st with 386 views. The most popular post that day was Lara ka Yoga!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were networkedblogs.com, Google Reader, indiblogger.in, google.co.in, and blogger.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for yoga, semiya payasam, short poem on myself, yoga images, and concentration camps gas chambers.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Lara ka Yoga! November 2010
28 comments

2

5 EASY STEPS TO MAKING SEMIYA PAYASAM (VERMICELLI KHEER) April 2009
37 comments

3

The TamBram’s guide to saving Money February 2010
69 comments

4

Tradition of touching feet February 2010
57 comments

5

Past Promises, Forgotten Futures (Fiction) October 2010
114 comments and 6 Likes on WordPress.com

(Now, how cool is that? This came as an automated email from WordPress, and I was super-impressed)