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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Years are passing by- Getting old day by day-Am not a teenager anymore :(

Happy New Year! Wishing others and getting wishes from others always gives great pleasure. I guess this is the only occasion where we can wish anyone unlike other religious festivals, birthdays, anniversaries etc where we can wish only one particular person. Happened to hear a funny statement while conversing over the phone with one of my friend. He said "I wonder why the hell these people are celebrating New Year not realizing the fact that we are getting older and older after each year". Till certain age all of us wish to get old but only after few years we realize the advantages of being young (not caring or bothering about things that are happening around). Apart from the most frequently heard sentence 'Happy New Year' there exist one another, "Made any resolutions?" For those who have made up their mind to read more books this year. Here are few tips, pasted from a journal. Thought it would be worth sharing. Even if not interested in this particular goal, it might give some general idea to organize our own goal or resolution.

PS: How do I blogroll? :-/ I tried in blogroll.com, but I dont find the list here in my blog. Help me with this pls.

Obstacle: I don't know what's good to read.

Tasks
  • Decide if you want to read fiction or nonfiction
  • Ask for three recommendations from friends who read
  • Read reviews of books in your interest area
  • Make a list of three books or magazines to read

Obstacle: I don't have time to read.

Tasks

  • Schedule 30 minutes of reading a day
  • Subscribe to an executive summary service
  • Take a speed-reading class
  • Adopt a Time Management Goal plan

Obstacle: I don't know where to get the best deals on reading materials; I can't spend much on books/subscriptions.

Tasks

  • Check book prices at an online bookstore
  • Look for books at clearance bookstores
  • Subscribe to magazines via discount subscription service
  • Download a great work from the Internet

Obstacle: It's inconvenient to carry books and magazines around with me.

Tasks

  • Schedule reading time at home
  • Download a book to your handheld computer
  • Get an ebook reader

12 comments:

Dinesh babu said...

Happy new year! Few years back, I made a resolution of not making new year resolutions anymore and am Keeping that up :)

Manikandan Hariharan said...

Happy New Year

senthil natarajan said...

happy new year!
and what is this " senthil - the cyclist? grrr..."
go to blogrolling.com once you are done with adding the links, ask it to generate the code(you will find the this button on the home page) n then just paste that code where ever u want.

senthil natarajan said...

u removed "the cyclist" so soon... how nice...

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Dinesh, Nalla resolution... ;)
@ Manikandan, Wen planing to update ur blog?
@senthil, Neraya perukku unmaya sonna pudikala or kovam varuthu...athaan removed :P

Ideamani said...

Ponnarasi, nothing like the second hand books that you get on the road-side, btw, added you to my blogroll.

Tamizhan said...

Am not a teenagera! Hmm... apdi paatha naa thatha :D

Idhuku poi feel panni oru postu.... hmmm

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@Ideamani,Very True! I always look if there are any signatures or anyother note. Once, I found a book in which it read in the Index, Go to page 255. Page 255 had "Hi, How are you? To find my identity goto 148th page". Eagerly flipped to 148, "I am PKR and I am .....To know more goto 98" Like this the instruction made me to browse through the whole book without reading the content of the book. Hahaha Sounds wierd??

@Thamizhan, Ipdi oru naalu peru naa thatha , naa kelavan'u sonna naa feel pannavey maten :))Evlo santhosama irukku... The best comment I have ever received from you. :P

Have a nice day,
Ponnarasi Kothandaraman

Ghost Particle said...

Hey, Thanx for the comment. Actually you have to register at blogrolling.com then theyll give u a java code, u put it in ur blog template. The u just go the blogrolling.com everytime and add the blogs u want to link and it will appear automaticaly in ur blog.

Known Stranger said...

in 2001 jan 1 ib took a resolution - almost for 6 years i am holding the resoluton with out breaking. wann to know whatz the resolution

never make a resolution for new year ever.

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ GP
Thanku for the info :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Known Stranger
Ayoo :P Semma resolution ;)