Friday, April 12, 2013
When I was small, at the age of 7, my favorite game was Cricket. I was determined to become a Cricketer and I also went for coaching classes. My grandparents used to ask me what I would do when I would become big, and my firm reply was, " I am going to become a cricketer." I don't know if they approved of my decision, but they told me that this couldn't become an occupation and asked me what I would do for earning a living. I didn't quite understand what they meant by that. But anyway, my dream got shattered when my father had got a project in the USA. I was very sad as I loved Hyderabad and that I would never get a chance to play Cricket now. All my hard work, getting up at 4:30 and running 25 laps around a 100 m radius ground, was now shattered.
But after going there, I was fascinated by the games the Americans played. This included Football(Rugby), one of my favorite games. This fascination quickly turned into addiction and this soon turned into my future ambition. I was one of the stars of the team and I was very happy how they treated me with respect and care. I never told my parents about this ambition. I was happy with the way things were going and I started liking this place. But a time came when my grandfather got a stroke and we had to go back to India. But my father's boss was not letting him go because the project was still not finished. So he resigned himself from Satyam and got a job in Olam International.
After coming back to Hyderabad, I was very happy, now that I could meet my old friends and family. But this was also shattered when I found out that we had to go to Chennai, since my father resigned and got a job in Olam, whose headquarters were only in Chennai or Delhi.
I was very sad and I did not want to leave Hyderabad again. Even after going there and staying there for 2 months, I still could not adapt to the language change, the culture, the people, etc. I did not like Chennai. I hated it. When I was about 10 years old, my father made me join Tennis classes(we couldn't find any Cricket classes). Eventually, I started liking this game. I was playing very well and I also went for many tournaments. Of course the competition was so much that I couldn't even make it to the main draw. My next ambition was to become a Tennis player. I told my parents about this and they fully supported me.
But even this ambition was short-lived as I started loving Phones, Tablets and Laptops. Of course I loved it before also, but now I was totally loving how technology can improve people's lives so much. I was fascinated by Technology and I wanted to improve the world of Technology in every way I could(and many other subjects). I decided to change the world after all with my intellect after I read Steve Jobs' biography. I like his slogan, " The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones do." Now it was decided. Even my grandparents approved of my decision. I was going to become the founder of STORM, INC. I already discussed these things with my friends. But the strange thing was that they already started asking for jobs/positions in my going to be company. I couldn't believe that they believed that I could do this and after all change the world. After all, I am only 13 years old. My current ambition is this and I don't think that this will change again.
Do you think my ambition will change? If it will, then what do you think it will be? Do you think that my current dreams will come true? Please comment.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
THE HOUSE OF HADES
As the latest book The Mark Of Athena suggests, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?
They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaia's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. The title, The House of Hades, refers to the mortal side of the Doors of Death, the House of Hades, an underground temple in Epirus. There will be a few scenes in the book that are in Tartarus. The House of Hades is the fourth book in the Heroes Of Olympus series, and the book cover is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2013. The book is to release on October 8, 2013. There will be another book in the series and that will be the last in the Heroes Of Olympus series. Go to this link to see the new House of Hades trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcHjcdtVDtI
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 will definitely cement Samsung's position as the number one mobile maker. Of course, Apple will try to launch a better phone :iPhone 5S/ iPhone 6
The S4 I9500 is a big upgrade in some aspects compared to the S3. The phone's screen increases up to 5 inches, and also increases screen resolution. The physical design changes little compared to the S3, but since S4 has an octo- processor, it is more responsive than S3's quad- processor.
New Features-Air Gesture lets users wave over the phone to manipulate some controls, such as choosing music or scrolling web pages. Related: Air Wave allows people to hover their fingers to manipulate the screen.
Dual Video Call permits use of both cameras simultaneously so that the caller on the other end can see other people.
Group Play lets S4 users share documents, music, games and more, even combining up to eight handsets to create a speaker system (using Share Music).
S Health tracks some personal biological functions, such as calorie burn, heart rate and pulse and pulls them together into a mini report.
S Translate is quite futuristic. The feature can translate 9 languages, including speech-to-text and text-to-speech capabilities. While the service needs a network connection for optimal use, there is basic vocabulary on device for basic translation.
S Voice Car is a voice-activated system for using Galaxy S IV hands-free.
The price of the S4 is still not exactly known, but the rumors are that the 16GB one costs 199$ and the 32GB costs 299$
There is an air of excitement after the news launch of the S4, and Apple, HTC and Sony will have to already start working on their next project. Go to this link to see the new trailer of the S4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LHv1FPd1Ec