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One night with snake

snakeSnakes don’t terrorize me, but spiders do and this is the reason I didn’t wanted to leave the comfort of my room and settle for any other room in my home. Few days back just before I was going for a short night walk before I go to bed, my mother spotted a snake in my room. She screamed so loudly that the poor thing got terrified and hid himself (or herself? Who knows the gender?) somewhere in the room. At first I could not believe that a snake could be there in my room and she might have seen something else like a lizard or something. But being she so sure about snake only, I began the search for a snake in my room. I moved everything in my room and still could not find any sight of snake. Tired, at around 1 am I went to sleep knowing that there is a snake in my room. I cannot fall asleep in a new place and that is the reason I didn’t sleep anywhere else. I remember when we moved to our new home, for first few nights I could not sleep at all. On the recommendation of my mother, I kept my bedroom lights on that night. I even made a joke about this like why keep the lights on? So that snake could see me better and bite? Next morning day began as usual and the maid was instructed to be careful when cleaning the room. At around 4 pm I was about to go to washroom and somehow I felt that I will see that snake in washroom and no surprise that snake was peacefully lying there. So this snake came from washroom and it was hiding there the whole time! I equipped myself wish Mortein insect spray and wiper to stop it from running away. Carefully held that snake there using the wiper mop and sprayed some Mortein over it to make him sleepy for some time. Once it stopped trying to escape from the grip of my mop, I shifted this snake to where it belong that is outside in bushes away from my home.

So lesson learned here is that snakes could come into your home from the washroom and there is something need to be done. I noticed that almost every door in my home is a little gap between the door and floor. Some have larger gaps and some have less. These gaps can allow insects and even snakes to enter the room. To fix this I bought some door sealers and installed them in every door of my home. The good thing about these door sealers is that they make air conditioning more effective by stopping air leakage from the room. The door sealers I am talking about have some nylon brush like soft material which touches the floor and seals the room completely yet allowing free movement of the door. Since the material is soft, there will be no scratch marks on the floor or any sound when you open the door.

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Installing them is very easy, just take the door sealer and fix them using self-tapping screws if the doors are made of wood. If you don’t want to use screws then you can also fix them using Epoxy glue. Three doors in my home are made of iron and I did not want to drill holes in them so just glued these door sealers using Bond Tite Epoxy at night and by the morning they were fixed very firmly. These door sealer strips come in standard sizes and chances are that you will find the strip that matches your door width, if not then just buy the slightly larger one and cut the extra part using a hacksaw. These strips are made of a soft aluminum alloy material and very easy to cut. You can even cut them with bread knife if you want. When you cut the strip, the nylon part may tend to become loose and shed threads. To stop this from happening, just bring the cut part near a candle to melt the nylon and press it with pliers to seal it. When installing on wooden doors, place the strip and mark all the holes using a permanent marker. On these marked spots make a small hole of 0.5 cm deep using any sharp pointed object. Do this for all the holes and then just place the strip back on the door aligning all the holes you just made and put self-tapping screws. If you plan to do this on your own, it’s very easy and needs few tools. I have listed all the things that you will need a link to buy them online if you don’t have already:

  1. Door Sealers
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Self-tapping screws
  4. Epoxy Glue
  5. Permanent marker pen
  6. Hack Saw

 

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I found my Love – Got Engaged

DSC_0553Few months back I wrote an article after getting frustrated  from matrimonial websites and totally disappointed with my life. 2015 a year that gave me my first job in January, also gave me the love of my life at the end in December.  Today I got engaged with a girl whom I fell in love at first sight. The first sight was a very formal meeting at her place with her and my parents presence. We saw each other and at the first I was like Wow .. what a beautiful girl she is. We exchanged few words, and this gave me some chance to look at her for some more time. I said yes but I was still unsure of what she was thinking about me.  However I didn’t see any sign of discontent on her face that day either.

Today at the day of engagement after exchanging rings, we had some time to talk to each other. While being interrupted persistently by photographer and other people, I managed to talk her as much as I can. It was a big moment for me, she was sitting on my right side, close to me and I can say that for that moment I was the happiest person on earth that day for sure. I didn’t wanted to leave her even for a second. She was looking drop dead gorgeous and wearing almost 3KG Lehnga which she carried happily even with a neck pain that day.

Sana, whenever you read this, I want to tell you that you are the love of my life and I will love you till my last breath. heart

ear-wax

Doctor 0 : Quack 1

DOCTOR

I went to doctor few months back for slight pain that was bugging me a lot. Being an educated person and belonging to a family where most people are doctor, I went to the most reputed medical college and got my ear checked from a good ENT doctor. This doctor checked both ear with his otoscope which makes it really easy for doctor to see what’s the condition inside ear and nose canal. He could not find anything particular but audiometry test reported that my left ear was not 100% perfect in listening all the frequencies. Doctor said that this pain is due to my sinus problem and gave me medicines.

Now as there was no improvement, I went again and this time it was the senior most ENT doctor that checked my ear and still he could not notice anything inside my left ear. He continued the medicines. However I was not satisfied as there was still pain in my ear and now even new problems started like ringing sound that started on its own any time and what not.

THE QUACK

ear-waxOne fine day I just happen to visit my friendly roadside mechanic and I saw a man checking my mechanic ear. He was a quack and often people get their ear cleaned from them. I thought why not give this man a try and let him check my ear. I told him to just see the condition of my ear. I did not told him anything about audiometry test and that I am having pain in my ear and my left ear failed the audiometry test. I just told him to check and do nothing. He checks my right ear in just day light without any scope with his naked eyes and says the ear is fine. He although could not resist and cleaned the ear anyway. He checks my left ear and tadaa..! literally springs from his place and calls the mechanic to see what he was seeing. It was something not right and he immediately gave his report that my left ear needs intensive cleaning or else I may have issues later. He didn’t knew that I was already having those issues so I gave him a go to do his work and fix my ear. On which he told his fee of Rs.150. I knew that I have already spent thousands on antibiotics which were not able to fix my ear so this was no big amount. I just told him that I should not get deaf on which both my mechanic and the quack laughed. Quack open his small wooden box, takes out a small bottle with white oil and pour few drops of it in my ear. He then uses his tool and after few seconds of trying, pulls out a huge ball of gunk that was struck on ear drum causing all the problems. Picture of which is on the right. He again open his box, and pours another oil, yellow color this time and finally cleans the ear with cotton and says your ear will be fine now. Its almost 2 weeks now and his words were correct, my ear is fine and right after the day of his ear cleaning, all the pain, ringing sound was gone. Left ear also passed audiometry test now.

I am not promoting this quack and every ENT doctor will advice to stay away from them but this quack was not only able to find the root cause of ear pain in few seconds using just his eyes and also fix the problem while doctors were clueless even when using advanced tools. Its knowledge and experience that matters, books and degree cannot make someone a good doctor that’s for sure.

Got my First Ever Salary Today

I joined as a part time computer teacher in January and this was my first job I ever did in my life. It has been two months and today I received my first salary, it was a good day. First month I did not receive any salary because of some delay in paperwork so I got a combined salary for both the months. Its still not a big amount as I easy make much more than this in my freelance web development but still this first salary means a lot to me, I would keep this salary slip forever with me.

Why I Became a Teacher

New year got a drastic change in my life as I took a job as part time computer teacher in January this year. Why I did this? there are many reasons. First and biggest reason for this was that my life was getting stale with almost no social interaction and as everyone would agree that sitting in front of computer and working for long hours is not fun.

Its true that more you meet people, the more you want to get away from them and that was the reason that at one point I thought of only being a full time freelance web developer. But soon I realized that social interaction is important for both mental and physical health. There has to be a balance and to make this balance what could be better than becoming a teacher?

Now everyday I go to school, spend some quality time interacting with my colleagues and teaching a class with 45+ students, its just feels great. It all started one morning when I got a call from AMU that I am selected by the selection committee and I can join any time I want, honestly I never expected to get this job as in the interview I told that I have zero teaching experience but I think because of being overqualified for this post and due to my confidence they offered me this job.