Monday, February 21, 2005

Wow My Nick Name has got a History behind it!

Well , as some of you might know that my Nick name is Jayu! :).

If this is a news for some, I bumped on something really great and funny! A park in Korea is called "Jayu Park"!

Well, as I read on this article I found out that it had a great history behind it!

General MacArthur's statue here makes it one of the most famous places in Korea! Ever wondered who he is?
Well, Read on.....................

Civil War broke out between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of WORLD WAR II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet North Korean and U.S. South Korean zones of occupation. The two zones clashed in 1950 with Red China turning the tide against the UN Forces and causing the 38th parallel stalemate.

Douglas Mac Arthur:

He had served in both the World Wars and the Korean War!

Korea War:
In June 1950, with the beginning of the Korean War, MacArthur was appointed the Supreme United Nations commander. However, on April 11, 1951 he was relieved of his command by President Truman.

Very interesting isn't it?

Jayu. :)

Excel Tips

Hey All,

This is a need based finding that I made! My Boss wanted me to send a Excel giving a project plan with the delivery time clearly defined. However I had entered the date in the dd/mm/yyyy format. Like 21/2/2005. Well, he asked me to convert it to 21-Feb-2005. But How the hell?

I tried so many things by formatting the cells but in vain.........................................................:(

Then the next day morning I thought let me try at home! Sweet home :). And then finally I cracked it!

Step 1: Go to Insert dropdown in the top tab.
Step2: Select the Date Function!
Step 3: Enter the data in the relevant fields!
Step 4: Now right click the field and choose Format cells!
Step 5: Select Date Category and the display format you want!
Step 6: Well, Just relax the job is done!

Chao for now.....................................................

Math Bytes

Hi All,

Some Math bytes !

Ever Wondered how easy it is to multiply 2, two digit numbers ending with the digit 5!

Ex: 15*15 = 225 but how easily can you arrive at this answer? ever wondered it can be done in one step?

Read On..............................

Multiply both the 5's! you get 25 right? Now, multiply 1*1 and add 1 one to it = 2. So, the answer 225 :)

25*25 = Multiply both the 5's! Now again it gives you 25! Also, 2*2 =4 + 2 = 6. So, the answer 625 :)

and so on......................

So, try for other numbers and know the results yourself! Until next time chao!..................


Friday, February 18, 2005

The Most Unforgettable Moment In My Life

I would like to narrate an incident that took place when I was doing my college, which is to me the most unforgettable moment in my life.

Well, joining a professional course was one of many wishes that came true. Though I was passionate about joining an Engineering college, I was not very keen in performing. I was one of those happy-go-merry guys who were occupying the last row in my classroom. Lazy, daring, playful, etc were usually the comments that were passed on me. As the time went by, rather to say flew by, I had already completed 2 yrs of precious college life.

Change is the rule of nature & for me it was no different. One of the most important changes that happened to me was my attitude towards accepting a challenge. This happened because of one important incident that occurred.

We had a subject named Electrical and Electronics Measurements in my 3rd year. The lady who taught us was in her mid-thirties & “dumb” according to me. This is because I never understood what she said & never bothered to know. On a typical classroom lecture this lady was busy explaining things that was out of curriculum to my mind. I was busy chatting with my friends, which was disturbing not only the class but also the lady’s mood. She got wild at me and asked to repeat whatever she had explained. I was clueless & never cared to answer. This was the worst thing that I could do to her & best to myself. The first real challenge was about to come. The lady said, “I bet you cannot even stand in front of the crowd and deliver!” The whole class looked at me as if they felt the same. I had time until the next class. That day I reached home & pondered what had happened in class. The lady had given me a topic and asked to give a lecture the next day! First time, I realized I need to prove myself.

The next day I reached college & was feeling sleepy but strong. Sleepy? I am sure you would wonder why? Well, obviously I had to prepare and couldn’t sleep. The moment arrived! I had to deliver the topic to the whole class. I said to myself “Oh my god give me strength and the confidence to do this”. I don’t know if god overheard me! I had no clue what happened for the next 40 minutes. All I remember was the applause I received from the whole class & a pen from the lady!
“The greatest gift of my Life”. The most unforgettable moment of all.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Sania "The Princess of Hyderabad"

Hello Folks,

Kudos to Sania for being the first Indian "woman" to have won the recently held WTA tournament in Hyderabad. Sure, home conditions would have helped her but nonetheless she had won the heart of many Indians. No wonder a banner held by one of the spectators read "YOU HAVE DRAGGED US FROM CRICKET TO TENNIS"!

Hope and pray that she wins many such tournaments and brings pride to our country.

Waiting for your comments!