Monday, July 31, 2006

Every cloud has silver linings...

Dear all,

Good evening. How was your day today. We are fine. Nice to speak with Aparna and bujji this morning. I read Telugu News paper online. I went on morning walking all by myself up to QFC . Here are a few lines for you to red and learn.

Laugh a little--sing a little
As you go your way!
Work a little --play a little,
Do this every day!

Give a little--take a little,
Never mind a frown--
Make your smile a welcomed thing
All around the town!

Laugh a little--love a little,
Skies are always blue!
Every cloud has silver linings,
But it`s up to you!

With love, Amma

A couple of lines...

Thought for the Day


Subject: RE: Thanks for your answer
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:27:06 -0700

"Dear Mr. Somayya Kasani

Thanks for your mail, I hope you and your family be well and I saw your new generations give them all the love as you can so, they will grow as big and strong trees, and nothing can do any danger for that. GOD gave me your friendship as a present.

HE knows HIS ways to do to the people meet themselves , you are a blessing person that is why you have this kind of live that was not a coincidence to know you, that happen because GOD knows his reasons don`t you think so? Bye I told to my wife about you and the way we talked in Seattle... August the first we will celebrate 20 years together and five good daughters and sons.
Thank you. I wish to all of you the best from my ....(sorry for my English)

- victor manuel lopez angulo


I greeted Mr and Mrs. Victor and his family, just now over phone.
- Naana

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Art Of Study

Dear all

We are all fine here. Happy to speak with you all. Naana and I went on walking tour up to QFC. Ajay and Rani went to Home Depot to get some plants. Last night we spoke with Susheela and Pushpamala. They are all fine.

Have a nice day.

With love, Vijayalakshmi
The art of study

Sitting erect in a comfortable chair at table or desk contributes to effective study. These should be wanted where there is the least chance of distraction. The reading area should be well lighted to avoid eye strain. A controlled room temperature, that is neither too hot nor too cold, is an aid toward effective study.


Thank you Dear,Victor, for your loving mail.
I shall write you with more details, in my next mail.

Please convey our best regards to Madam Josephin and our best wishes to your sons and daughters and your grand children.

With Love,
Somayyya Kasani


Hi,Mr.Somaiah Kasani,
Iam Victor Lopez the one who talked to you in the Seattle library and answered your questionnaire, Remember? I am in my home right now and I saw part of your web site,It is beautiful and the way that you have united your family, only big souls can do that , you are a great person and I hope you be happy forever, Well I hope you answer me ok bye.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Good Job!

Dear Vijaya, Congratulations!

It is great you are not only using your computer for reading news papers but also writing e-mails too to your loved ones, daily. Your growth provides a constant source of joy and pride to all of us.

With love, Your life-partner,
Somayya Kasani
Seattle Library [ crossroads ]


Dear all

Happy to receive mails from all of you. Here we are all fine.

Baseball is popular game in the United states. Many people like to watch sports. Football is popular in the fall. Basketball is played indoors and out outdoors. Baseball is popular in the Spring and in Summer.

With love yours,

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hello From Naana

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Here are a few lines, I would like to share with you

Here are a few lines, I would like to share with you, dear all. You can read them whenever you find sometime: Naana

1] I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; together we can do great things.

3] Nurture great thoughts, for we will never go higher than our thoughts.

4] Clothes don’t make the man, but they do speak volumes on his behalf.

5] Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them.

6] To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

7] We go to the higher level when we treat others better than they treat us.

8] No matter what we are trying to accomplish, we can do it better with shared thinking.

9] Shared memories create a bonded environment. Growing together creates a committed environment. Mutual respect creates healthy environment. Unconditional love creates a safe environment.

10] A basic truth of life is that people will always move toward anyone who increases them
and away from others who devalue them.

Living in America - From my School Books

Dear all,

Welcome to your new school in the United states of America. One of the reasons why the United states is a good place to live is that we have citizens from all over the world. They bring new ideas with them. You can preserve your own language and your own culture even as you learn a new language and a new way of life. Your mind can add new ideas without throwing away all of the language patterns and customs you had before. As you learn to speak English you can be comfortable in two worlds, the world of school and new friends. The tapes in this kit will help you as you learn to speak English.

Your loving, Vijayalakshmi

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Live and Learn : A Few Lines From My Dad's Diary (2004)

We landed in San Francisco on June 7, 2004 and spent a week in Santa Clara, CA associating with our dear Annu, Sreena and Sreena's beloved parents Mr. & Mrs. Gopinath Bandari. Our son Ajay and Our Ranamma had joined us from Seattle at AnnuSree's home, 3 days after our arrival from our native land, India.

We all planned and visited Disney Land, Universal Studios in Los Angeles and Sea world at San Diego. We all enjoyed our trip very much and then we came back to Santa Clara, California and spent couple of more days enjoying the company of one another. After that my beloved wife Vijayalakshmi, our Ranamma, Ajay Naana and I came to our sweet home at Redmond Ridge, Seattle.

On June 26, 2004. Our sweet Vikram Naana and his beloved mummy, our Peddakonda, have joined us from Edmonton, Canada. On July 7, 2004, our sweet Vikram Nana’s beloved dad Mr. Kamalesh Babu also joined us. Our Chinnakonda also joined us on July 4, 2004 and we all enjoyed company of each other and especially the company of dear our Vikram Naana until July 10.

During our Family Reunion, we exchanged our rich experiences. We enjoyed walking tours during early mornings and in the evenings in the Redmond Ridge neighbourhood. The weather was pleasant during that time with cool breeze blowing over trees and across beautiful lawns. My wife Vijayalakshmi and I felt very happy with our children's association. We are happy to visit this dream land, North America. Thanks to our sweet children for their work and their stay here and for their invitation to us, their loving parents, once a year or once every alternate year.

- Somayya Kasani
- Vijayalaksmi Kasani

A Few Lines From My Old Dairy...2004

BIO Data of Mr. R V Poorna Chary, father of Mr. Kamalesh Babu

May 11, 2004,

My date of birth is April 2, 1931. I was born in Madurai. My father’s name is R P Venkatrama. He was doing sarees business. He expired during my childhood, when I was studying 7th standard. Afterwards my mother had taken care of me and other two brothers. I had completed my Secondary School Certificate in the year 1950. And studied Intermediate in the Thiagarayar College in Madras. I completed my B.Com Degree in Madurai College of Madurai.

1953 is the centenary year of Railways in India. I took ‘travel as you like’ trip along with my college friends for 15 days at the rate of Rupees 50/- per head. That trip was an unforgettable one for me. We first went to Tirupapthi, then Bangalore, and afterwards Bombay, Pune and then returned to our home town, Madras.

I married Navamani in the year 1963. In the year 1956, I came to Madras and entered the Secretariat service and retired as a Section Officer from the Information and Tourism Department of Secretariat Madras. During the course of my service, I had been allotted a house plot in Periyar Nagar. I had constructed a small house in the year 1983 out of Government loan. Afterwards I had expanded the house.

I have got two sons and one daughter. My first son is Kamalesh Babu. He married Aparna on January 5, 1997. Both are Ph Ds in Chemistry. They have got one son by name, Vikram. My daughter Jayashri married a doctor by name Gangadharan in the year 1995. He is MBBS and M D in Gynecology. They have got one son by name Vignesh.

My second son is Gangadharan. He has done B E in Mechanical Engineering. He had been working as a production Engineer in Sumeet Mixie CO, for the past 12 years. Now he had left that job and joined in a new company as a quality assurance engineer in Play Flex Co, which supplies foam. He married Anandhi in the year 1998, who is a B COM graduate. He has got one daughter, named Vaishnavi.

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

Vaishnavi, Vignesh, and Vikram are the motivation and stimulants to all of us.

I am R P Gangadharan, born on June 16, 1968. I consider taking care of parents as divine duty. Our parents have worked very hard and had taken the most difficult steps in their life to bring us up to this present level. We follow their path in our life. During my school days I and my brother Kamalesh Babu use to make our early morning study a little loudly in the same room. He used to guide me in every step of my life and gave me a lot of courage during the bad phase in my SUMEET life. Our sister Jaya Shri and brother in law Dr. Gangadharan are standing always with me in all walks of my life. At last charm of our entire life has got converted into little divine baby Vaishnavi after getting married to my wonderful wife Anandhi.

Vaishnavi, Vignesh, and Vikram are the motivation and stimulants to all of us.

-Gangadharan R P
May 11, 2004

Friday, July 21, 2006

My First E-mail - Amma

Dear All

We are all fine. This is my first mail. I am very happy to write this mail. I listened to some telugu songs from LavaKusha.

Have a nice weekend.

Yours lovingly
Dear Amma

I felt very happy to receive your mail. Congratulations !!
Please continue to write mails to us sharing your wisdom, advice and details of your day-to-day activities.

Loving Son, Ajay
Dear Aunty,

Very nice to see your mail. Thank you for sharing your activities with us. Aunty, how did you like the Drama by William Shakespeare. Please write more about the drama.

With Love,

I Like Only One Ship..

Hi Uncle , I am Geetha,

some like silvership, some like gold ship, but I like only one ship and that's friendship...

- Geetha
Dear Geetha,


Received your two mails with nice pictures! How are the other things from your side. Could you attend any other programs related to computers at our JNTU campus. How are your loving kids, Geetha? How is our VVR? Is he busy in Loksatta Activities, now a days? I heard that J P has announced that Loksatta is going to become a political party in a few months. Have you seen this news ?

Please convey my best regards to all your family members.

Your loving Uncle,
Somayya Kasani

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thought for the Day

Work is the gift of the world.... What we do is an extention of who we are; we are not our work. Being busy doing something constructive is the fastest way to happiness.

Forming career identity is a life-long process. The real secret of an exciting image is enjoying what we do. To invite change takes courage and hope; to see it through takes skills.

With Love, Amma-Nana

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Good Evening

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


* When we improve a little bit each day, evntually big things occur. Let us not look for the big, and quick improvement, let us seek the small improvement one day at time.
* Asking small questions dispel fear and inspire creativity.
* Taking small actions guarantee success.
* Life is never meant to be a struggle, just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like a walking through a valley on a sunny day.

With Love, Amma-Nana

Monday, July 17, 2006

Good Afternoon, Dear All

Dear our sweet people, GOOD AFTERNOON!

I am Writing this mail from Seattle Public Library. It is a story time for us now; Thrillling Tales: 12: 00 PM to 12.45. I shall join them now. I am taking the assistance of the staff, whenever I needed. Ajay Naana dropped me at bus stop at Redmond on their way to his office.

With love, Naana


* If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try for eight, and so on. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Preparation for Tomorrow

1] Teamwork can be summed up in five short words, We Believe In Each Other.

2] Extra effort makes the BIG difference.

3] Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

4] Never decide the mountain is too high until you've reached the top.

5] Live your best today, for it is your only preparation for tomorrow.

6] Those who jump at opportunity go farther toward reaching their success.

7] Working together as a team means winning together as a team.

8] Many things are difficult before they are easy. Never, never give up.

9] Those who jump at opportunity go farther toward reaching their success."

With Love, Amma-Nana

Friday, July 14, 2006

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble."

With Love, Amma-Nana

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Good Morning Malathi

Good Morning Malathi!

Aunty and I are fine here enjoying the company our loved ones. Thank you for your loving mail.

Nice to know that your loving dad is recovering, well. Yes, It is a must to take rest rather than taking medicines. Let him relax at home until he recovers completely. Let him keep in touch with people by phone, if ti is really very much needed.

Please convey our best regards to your loving dad, mom, akkaiah, annaiah and Vodina.

Your loving Aunty, Uncle.

Thought for the Day:
Not all the parents have the same capacity to love and care; to nurture and support.
We must constantly renew our commitment to our children; our belief in their ability to learn and our capcity to teach.

True Friendship

True friendship isn't seen with the eyes, It is felt with the heart when there is trust, understanding, loyalty, and sharing.

True friendship is a rare feeling, but when it is found It has profound impact on our well-being, strength, and character.

True friendship does not need elaborate gifts or spectacular events in order to be valuable or valued.

To ensure long-lasting quality and satisfaction, True friendship only needs a few key ingredients: Undying loyalty, Unmatched understanding, Unsurpassed trust, Deep and Soulful Secrets, and Endless sharing. These ingredients, mixed with personality and a sense of humor can make a friendship last a lifetime!

With Love, Amma-Nana

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Always remember the blessings that come each day !

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.

But don't forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that have passed away.

But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

With Love, Amma-Nana


Dear our sweet people,

Please go through these following questions. Are they suitable to get the gist one`s life?. Please add or improve the questionaire, if possible. I shall get it printed later.

with love, Naana

1] What gives you special pleasure in your relationship with your adult children?

2] Tell me something you admire about each of your children?

3] As you look back on your years of parenting, which is sometimes that give you a sense of contentment?

4] What message would you like to give to each of your children?

5] Which were your easiest years as a parent? Which were the hardest?

6] How did you spend vacations when your children were young?

7] Recall a summer, fall, winter, and spring memory with your children?

8] Who were the significant people in your life?

9] Whom were you closest to?

10] What activities did you share with your family and children?

11] In what ways were you continuing to increase your knowledge and skills?

12] Where did you invest most of your energy?

13] When did you begin to notice your children’s individuality and what ways?

14] Do you have a network of family or friends that can provide emotional support and assistance?

15] Who were your childhood friends? What did you most like to do together?

16] Who was your best friend?

17] What did you do when you came from school?

18] What books or stories were your favorites?

19] What were the historical events taking place during your childhood and how were you aware of them?

20] Recall your earliest memories of school?

21] Who was your favorite teacher?

22] What are the significant milestones in your career and in your personal life?

23] Tell which you think were thresholds and in what ways?

24] What hopes do you have for your future?

25] Tell about your wedding ceremony, who took part in it?

26] What specially stands out in your memory?

27] What surprises did you encounter in your marriage?
28] What are the some of the things you and your spouse did well together?

29] What were you involved in at school other than classes?

30] Tell about your close friend and how did you become friends?

31] How did you feel you were different from your family?

32] What ambitions and dreams did you have about the future?

33] Tell about a time when you felt exciting and adventurous for you?

34] Tell about something you did as a child that gave you a sense of competence?

35] What did you make that you were proud of?

36] Who were your childhood heroes?

37] In your circle of family and friends tell us about your favorites?

38] What did you hear about your mother’s/ father’s childhood?

39] Describe as significantly as you can a memory of them as your parents?

4o] what did you think were the dreams your parents had for you?

41] What attitude about life did you get from your parents?

42] What did you think was unique about your family?

43] As look back on your childhood, tell us something you learned that still value today?

44] How did you learn it?

45] So far, which have been the happiest times of your life?

46] What three statements would tell the most abut your philosophy of life?

47] What are your basic beliefs about people?

48] What have you loved most in your life? Things, Places, ideas, people.

49] Tell us about a time, when you felt alone, what helped you through that time?

5o] Recall when your caring and support helped someone through a difficult time?

51] What stories of your life would you like someone know that shed light on what has meant the most to you?

52] Describe a time of - Adventure, confusion, gentleness, awakening.

53] Tell us about how your interests have enriched your life?

54] Okay, you have FIVE WISHES they will come true, what are they?

55] Describe some specific moments of beauty in your life?

56] What changes would you make life today to make it more satisfying?

57] What do you resist?

58] What have you learned in past FIVE YEARS that surprises you?

59] What do you feel you are still learning?

60] What are your challenges today? What are you exploring?

61] What potential have you lately discovered?

62] To whom do you turn for comfort and guidance?

63] What matters most to you now and how do you make it a part of your daily life?

64] Who are the people providing the most satisfying companionship to you now?

65] What do you hope each of your children will always know?

66] As you look back on your years of parenting which are sometimes give you a sense of contentment?

67] What did you do to reinforce your child’s sense of self-worth?

68] Which are endearing episodes you remember?

69] What is the major crisis you faced?

70] What would you like your children to know about you?

Learning skills that last a lifetime aren’t developed overnight.

The goal is to assume most of the responsibility for their own study.

The heart of the Kumon learning system is a curriculum of more than twenty clearly defined skill levels and hundreds of short assignments spanning material from preschool
all the way up to college. With each assignment, your child advances in small,
manageable increments.

Students begin at a comfortable starting point—determined by our placement test—with work that can be easily completed. This way your child will master the basics and gain complete proficiency with each successive step. Kumon students develop better concentration and study habits because they don't get frustrated by our learning process.

Kumon uses neither a classroom nor a tutoring model, but rather a guided "self-motivated-learning" approach. Worksheets assigned by the Instructor provide an example illustrating the concept to be learned. Then a simple exercise modeled after the example is given. Each new assignment is slightly more challenging than the last. The progression is so gradual that students are able to acquire the skills to advance independently.

Before your child can advance from one assignment to the next, the material should be completed with a perfect score within a prescribed period of time. All work is graded and the results recorded to determine when your child has a total command of the material and is ready to move on.

Worksheets are assigned daily, even though most children attend the center just twice a week. An assignment that takes too long or is completed with too many errors is repeated until mastered. That’s how the Kumon Method ensures optimal comprehension and retention of concepts, establishing the strongest possible foundation for more advanced material.

The Kumon Method allows your child to advance steadily at a comfortable pace dictated only by his or her ability and initiative. Your child’s individualized program is never compromised by the needs of a group or a prescribed teaching agenda. The first priority of the Kumon Instructor is to enable each and every child to perform and progress to his or her full potential-including advanced study whenever possible.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Have a Great Day

Monday, July 10, 2006

How are you ?

Life is a daring adventure

1] To improve is change; to be perfect is to change often.

2] Growth is a process of experimentation,
a series of trials, errors, occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

3] There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If we are alive, there are lessons to be learned.


With Love, AmmaNana

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Have a nice day

Good morning, dear all our sweet people!

1] What brings us pleasure? Let us do it, and let us do it often, for it will give lightness to our heart and do wonders for our soul..

2] Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.

3] Let us be patient. We will know when it is time for us to wake up and move a head.

4] no one can make us feel inferior without our consent.

5] If a man lives without inner struggle, if everything happens in him without opposition…
he will remain such as he is.

With love, Amma - Naana

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Candle or Mirror


With Love, AmmaNana

SALUTATION TO THE DAWN - A poem by our famous Indian dramatist KALIDASA

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In it's brief course
Lie all verities and realities of our existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn. "

1] The future is today. There is no tomorrow. Today is our most precious possession.
It is only our sure possession.

2] Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

3] The best possible way to prepare tomorrow is to concentrate with all our intelligence, and all our enthusiasm on doing today`s work superably today."

~With Love, AmmaNana

Friday, July 07, 2006


Here is a short poem for you, our dear people! Let us read and learn!

"Give me love
And watch me grow.
Give me attention
need it so.

Give me honesty
And watch me be,
A better person
Just wait and see.

Give me respect
And you will find
I can be loving, gentle and kind.

Give me kindness
You won't regret it.

Give me humor
I'll laugh with you.

Be true to me
And I'll be true.

Give me a chance
To just show you
All the good things
That I can do.

Give me friendship
And a little of your time,
Then just stand back
And watch me shine.

Give me encouragement
Just a little will do;
Then let me give
All my love to you. "

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full.

With Love, AmmaNana

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Book is like a Garden, Carried in the Pocket.

Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, It cannot be harvested. Learning is a treasure that will follow it's owner everywhere.

1] If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
2] Will is the root, knowledge is the stem and leaves, and feeling is the flower.
3] To teach is to learn twice.
4] Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
5] A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

With Love, Amma-Nana

As a brand new day begins, Enjoy the lovely dawn...

Dear Children, Good Morning!

Take time to greet the dawn,
Watch the light appear up high,
As an orange sun starts rising
In the Eastern sky.

The birds are chirping merrily
As a brand new day begins,
So enjoy this lovely morning
And the beauty that it brings.

With Love, Amma-Nana

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Good Evening, Dear All!

May the sun shine bright!
You know things are right!

With Love, Amma-Nana