Archive for January, 2012

Steve Jobs

Friday, January 27th, 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/05/scitech/main20116338.shtml

Steve Jobs Died on October 5th, 2011. The article above is about his life and death. It talks about his pancreatic cancer, something he had had for many years. It complements him on creating and improving three fields, the personal computer, the ipod, and the iphone. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor” says an Apple company statement.

This event is important because we would probaply not have personal computers  if it weren’t for Jobs. I think his death will have a great impact on Apple, America, and the world. I love Apple and its products, so his death will have a large impact on me, as well. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family, and his memory will hopefully last forever.

Homeless Bird

Friday, January 20th, 2012

If I were Koly at this point in the book I would probably run away. Being stuck with a mother-in-law like Sass would make me extremely unhappy. I would sell my silver earrings and buy a train ticket. I would not go back home because it would cause my family much dishonor. I would go to Varanasi and try to find a home, maybe a job, make some money, and live life. I would pretend I wasn’t a widow and try to find a husband who was not sick and didn’t have a really mean mom. I would follow my love of books and become a teacher. I might even go and visit Chandra if I made enough money.

Gifts of Time

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

This holiday season I gave many gifts of time. First, I helped my mom decorate the house. We have many decorations to put up and some times it can be difficult. Next, I helped my dad assemble the trampoline my siblings and I got for Christmas. It would have been hard to assemble by one’s self and much easier to do with an extra hand. Third, I helped my mom wrap presents for my cousins. Sometimes wrapping Christmas presents wan become stressful for a parent so a few wrapped by someone else. There are many more gifts of time that I gave, but these are the three biggest. After every gift I gave, I loved to see the appreciation on the person’s face, and that was probably the best gift I got for Christmas.