## Saturday, September 30, 2006

### When the Saint's go marching in

Dear Sumant,

I just played "When the Saints go marching in" without any mistake for the first time. So I am pretty excited. It will take another month or so to become really proficient in that song but I am doing pretty good. I have now also started to learn the "Banks of Ohio" song. I am gaining confidence in my piano playing ability. That means things are really going according to my plan ! My school is also in right direction just had a test of Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. The next week I have two more tests on Proabability and Stochastic Processes plus Discrete Mathematics. I have also scheduled an appointment for my logic test to be on Tuesday afternoon. I have rediscovered "Plum" as a new snack. I am liking the taste and it can be easily carried in one's backpack like an apple. Most of the time I am able to stick to my fruit breakfast and I feel very good about it. Yesterday I cooked some more vegetables including Cauliflower, Green Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Green and White Onions. I also visited Chi alpha for the first time and enjoyed the evening discourse on the power of prayer. Which goes very much inline with my thinking. Few days back we learned Stirling's number of second kind,partition numbers, inclusion exclusion principle, Bucket numbers, Bell numbers, Markov Chains and new things in the abstract algebra. We have just started random walk and things are beginning to light up in Probability class. So academically I am overjoyed.

Thats for now
Sumant Sumant

## Sunday, September 17, 2006

### Click Review

Dear Sumant,

How are you doing today ? You know today was great because I got up at 6 in the morning after a really long time. So I went to Evergreen Terrace for fresh air and spend around half an hour at the shelter. Later I relaxed by listening to some of the collection I have. Yesterday I cooked for Alicia and myself. Then we went out to play bowling and there we were joined by Nishit and Murat. It was good time. In the second game which was Murat's first, he scored a whooping 146 while I was second with a score of 113. Then we went out to watch Click. I liked the movie and inspite of the hilarious comedy it also had a profound effect on me and I applaud the director's and story writer's attempt at creating this wonderful movie. The thing which had me thinking and I am sure most people would agree that how we usually shut ourselves from things we don't enjoy and instead just focusing on the end result. Though it does have a great value in achieving one's dream, we shouldn't forget the small things which enrich our lives. Right now I am holding a copy of fit for life Harvey and Marilyn diamond. I had the good fortune of reading this book when Nishit lend me his copy. I am borrowing this book from a sister library for Mary. She is one of my best buddy and we keep each other motivated about vegetarianism and vegan. Hope this book positively affects her as it did to me. I am also happy that I am enjoying the Friedberg's book on linear algebra. In fact all the books this semester are pretty interesting to read.

That's for now
Bye and regards
Sumant Sumant

## Tuesday, September 12, 2006

### Roti, Fruit rich diet and blood pressure

Dear Sumant,

Last week was the first time I made Roti and it was awesome because I finally learned how to knead dough. Yesterday I also played Badminton and I was glad that I was quick on my feet, also I had my first test of this semester on Discrete Mathematics and I think I did good in that. I am attending lectures of Dr. Hahn and he is awesome in drilling down the concepts and I wonder when I teach will I also use his technique. Two days back I checked my blood pressure at Schnucks and I was thrilled that I had the perfect blood pressure and that what motivates me to keep pursuing my fruit rich diet and meditation.

Bye and regards
Sumant Sumant

## Monday, September 04, 2006

### Whaler's Catch

Dear Sumant,

It was a shocking news to read that Steve Irwin the "Crocodile Hunter" guy died today. I was a big fan of him when I used to watch his show back in India. He was one of the most daring performer and this very fact sometimes make you think if they are indeed doing it in reality or these animals are circus trained.
I watched some more movies and that included "American Chai", "Casanova" and "Requiem for a Dream". I think I liked all. I still have "Capot" to watch and I am excited about it.
This Saturday I was in Paducah at Whaler's Catch restaurant for Sarah's 30 th birthday bash. Her reminiscing of all her 20s birthday was wonderful and had me go over mine in my head and I had some of the most pleasurable memories. As a vegetarian I ordered "Whale of an onion" and it was good and I will suggest you too. They also have vegetarian only menu for around \$12 and great thing about is they include the tip on your final billing so you don't have to evaluate the waiter's service which I liked.

That's for now
Best regards
Sumant Sumant