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Off late I seem to be giving a lot of home remedies to a lot of friends..

Over sms, calls, chats and Facebook at large.. so I thought why not jot them down in a post 😛

This would be 1 stone- 2 mangoes 😛 one my post count increases and it’s a breather from my usual poems that some peeps are bored of and 2>> everyone reading it might benefit from it..

Pimple Outburst  –

No one likes to wake up in the morning to see that RED spot on ur face which not only makes ur face seem like moon-ic craters but also takes a toll on ur mental health. Most women would dread such days. Pimples are not only bad-looking but they also are sometimes painful.

The age old grandma remedy of early-morning-without-brushing saliva may be termed as “gross” by many and peeps would rather prefer tolerating the pimple than use their saliva… So here are some handy tips…

  • Mix Sandalwood powder with a little rose water and apply on the affected areas. This would reduce the redness/soreness/outburst and regular application also diminishes the pimple and its scars.
  • Choona (crude lime for non-hindi-ites and Calcium Carbonate for the geeks 😛 ) is effective on pimple outbursts too. It may burn a bit but it dries out the pimple pretty soon.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible. Your hands are the most unhygienic and germilicious part of your body. So by wiping/touching your face you are only passing the germs from hands to face.
  • Aloe Vera gel again is a very handy and easily available and effective for all skin related ailments. Alternatively if Aloe Vera is not available one can always get some Neem leaves- paste them and apply. The most effective medicinal plant/tree ever discovered 🙂

Cold/Cough

One of the most common ailment and people who are allergic to pollens suffer almost all year round 🙂

So people who are tired or choose not to get drunk with the Alcoholic nature of cough syrups can try these following simple home rememdies

  • Easiest and first thing is steam and gargling.. Steam would clear the nasal pipe and gargling would help the throat. Steam should preferably be with plain water vicks or any other such balms are a strict no no.. incase u do want to add something to the water u can try a few drops of Eucalyptus oil. Gargle should be preferably 2-3 times a day with salt and/or turmeric.
  • Drink hot (read as hot as u can intake) milk with turmeric and a pinch of pepper powder.
  • Mom always says – feed the cold, starve the fever. And I do believe in it.. During cold your immunity is very less so u shud regularly have hot drinks(read tea, coffee, soups) and hot food. Preferably something less spicy and oily. Include Ginger tea as one of those drinks and you are sure to hit the relief button soon 😀
  • For cough, melt jaggery in a pot add some ginger juice/ dry ginger (saunt) and bring it a boil and reduce then take that as syrup. It is sure to provide you relief.
  • Alternatively you can heat lemon juice, honey and a little pepper powder. Mix them heat the mixture till warm and consumable and gulp it. That would provide some relief to your throat too.

Good Sleep

A friend of mine was cribbing on FB saying he was hardly getting sleep. 3-4 hrs in a day is spent travelling for him and even if he sleeps at 11-12 he seems to be up by 1.30-2 and isn’t able to complete his sleep..

I think it’s a case of stressed life.. His mind is hyperactive and on the move all day and hence the lack of sleep at night. For a sound baby-like sleep the following are my suggestions

  • Take bath in hot/warm water before retiring to bed, the warmth of the water would de-stress all muscles and joints and soothe the body. Thereby making it ready for a nap 🙂
  • Drink a glass of nice warm milk this should help you sleep well.
  • Don’t do any mind-involving work before sleeping, just relax or meditate if you can.
  • For those who hate reading pick up a book 😛 preferably studies related. You’re sure to be dozing within 10—15 mins 😀

I hope these tips helped 🙂

In case you are troubled with anything please do let me know 🙂

I definitely don’t mind coming up with another post with all the remedies that I can help you with….

That’s it from Megzone for now..

Keep Smiling..!! Keep Rocking..!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios..!! :mrgreen:

[Blog Ads]~ Come, Do the Blog..!! Children Miracle Network…

Sparked by dearest Laalten’s Ac(AD)emic brilliance and motivated by Anu’s Adscopes (in the internal blogs).. here’s me the very insane Megzy with my own pitara(pandora’s box) of Ads…

I call them Spoofy (I’m not doing a Shahid here sillies 😛 ) I call them Spoofys cos I have actually picked up print ads of existing brands and products and mutilated, tweaked and moulded them to suit my intentions… 😀

Err…. Please do not ADmonish me guys… 😉

Cos I really had a ball of a time doing this.. and so overawed was I with this idea 💡 that I ended up creating close to 15 Ads 😉

And hence I’m posting them in 2 Parts – 3A and 3B… 😀

Yes I am ADamant in wanting to showcase my extra-ordinary insanity skills… that they are indeed in 2 parts..

So here’s presenting part 3A of the “Come, Do the Blog..!!” series..

And here are my Spoofy Ads… 😀

Both of these for the AT&T mobile networks.. I just picked up 2 of them…

Here are the original copies..

http://www.adpunch.org/entry/hand-art-the-art-of-att-advertisements/

This one was the Economist..

Here’s the original…

http://www.lbhat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Economist_thumb1.jpg

This one was for Luxor marker Pen…

Check out the original…

http://addshots.blogspot.com/2009/01/luxor-highlighter-hay-needle.html

This one was for a contraceptive ad… here’s the orginal…

http://www.medindia.net/news/Indian-Authorities-Claim-Emergency-Contraceptive-Ads-Sending-The-Wrong-Message-To-Consumers-57838-1.htm

here’s another one

This was for glamourous india site… you can view the original here..

http://www.glamorousindia.com/

Personally I loved this one

This one was PS 2 ad

Here’s the original

http://blog.newsweek.com/photos/levelup/images/original/PlayStation-2-India-print-ad-1.aspx

so those are just the first lots of ads created by me 😉

there are more coming up in Part 3B 😀

so do watchout…

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Meanwhile here’s another cause I would like to promote herein 😀

Hershey’s BetterBasket Blog Hop for Children’s Miracle Network..

I have been tagged by 2 lovely fellow bloggers and poets Shakira and Adam..

And I would like to take it ahead..

Hershey has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network for over 20 years. CMN is a non-profit alliance of children’s hospitals dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education across North America.

This Easter season, Hershey is celebrating it’s new Easter products sold exclusively at Walmart and their legacy of making a difference and Hershey’s will donate up to a total of $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network together with bloggers.

How can we do this together? It’s simple:

HERSHEY’S BETTER BASKET BLOG HOP RULES

  • Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
  • Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
  • Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
  • Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
  • Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
  • Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

That’s all guys..

Its simple… lets join hands and bring smiles on some little faces and hearts 😀

I would like to pass on the tag to all on my blogroll..

Sree

Abhishek Datta

Doubtful Poet

Ellen

FiveLoaf

Hitesh

Datsme

Himanshu

Nishita

Dishit

Pallav

Raji

SlpMartin

Trisha

Wordwand

That’s it from Megzone for now..!

Keep Smiling..!! Keep Rocking..!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios..!! :mrgreen:

Typo Terrors…!!

Imagine you wanted to call someone as “Ma Devi” and ended up typing “MuDevi”… 😳

And you realize only after you get the reaction from the other side…

Especially in this age of touch-phones, iphones, and inbuilt spellcheckers…  the blunders that can be committed are innumerable and infinite…

Now I completely agree with mouli’s one liner that says “Ecstasy and guilt follow one after the other.. Only I would like to make it Ecstasy and Embarrassment… oh welll.. In the ecstasy of pulling someone’s leg you write something.. only to later be embarrassed at what the word/sentence went out at…

Sigh..!!! yeaaa.. That’s what typos do..

Not just TouchPhones even mails/OCS or any means of communication for that matter…

So here are some real-life incidents that made the writer (not me you sillies… but those who wrote them) blush a deep beetroot red with embarrassment..

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>     OCS GOOF UP ~

A good friend and colleague of mine is a huge huge fan of twilight and she wanted to gimme a tidbit about the movie and said “ Rob Pattinson was about to quit his movie career before he AUCTIONED for Twilight” and she got a RAISED EYEBROW look from me.. and thats when she realised she made a typo….well…. She wanted to say “Auditioned” and I knw she’s gonna kick me wen she sees this post….  sorry gal 😛

>     GLORIES OF MULTI-TASKING ~

Now this happened with your’s truly 😳 … I was in a super laughter riot chain mail with 2 fellow friend-bloggers and I wrote “your current state expires me to pen a poem” Gulp..!!! I meant to write “your current state inspires me to pen a poem”.. Darn..!! the glories of multi-tasking… 🙄

>     SMS LINGO GIVES ME BINGOS ~

The other day  yours truly(well a wise one once told me.. you can’t damage others unless you damage urself n laugh abt it.. ur words – my rule mate 😛 )  was busy replying to a friend (a guy)on sms.. I typed in “hows the skit shaping up” and sent only to recv a msg “what do you mean -hows the skirt shaping up… I was like jeeeezzzzz…. 😳

>     POETIC TROUBLES ~

Imagine my plight…. I sent a mail to my frn… which was actually my latest concoction of a song.. That I now prefer to call a poetry.. So I just pinged him n told him ive sent him a poem jus lemme knw ur thots.. He asked “why is it a poem” my reply “well actually it sarong “and he gave me K  I was like “shitt…soweeee… I meant it’s a song” 😳

>     KEYBOARD BABBLES ~

Awrighty… this happened over the OCS… I was chatting with this friend of mine… and she told me it was raining in Chennai… and I said ”wish it was training in mumbai too…” and I got a biiigg bulby for that….. 😳

>     MAGICAL WOES ~

The other day I was on gmail chatting with frn of mine… and he told me sum secret.. and being a true blue harry potter fan he said sumthing like..  “By the law of Unbreakable Vow your sworn to sexy…” and I was like 😯 and he was like.. “shitt shitt  I mean secy…secrecy

>     CHATTING VERBATTLES ~

The other day I was catching up with an old college friend of mine.. and I was just asking her wat she is doing… and she replied Company Sorcery… I was like 😯 and she was like jeezz… I meant Company Secretary… and I was like 😆

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So much for typo terrors… hope you guys enjoyed my damaging session…………

Keep Smiling…!! Keep Rocking..!! Keep Blogging…!!!

Cheerios..!!!  :mrgreen: