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June 25, 2009

Terrified – A Short story by Rhea Bala

Filed under: Story — nemausa @ 11:08 am
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Rhea is 7 year old 1st grade student of  Fales Elementary School in Westboro.  Rhea’s intersts are in dancing, reading, writing, playing soccer. She loves making friends and is quite popular in her school as all the other grade students too know her by her first name and come over and talk to her.She also loves to challenge herself.

I was getting ready for school. I was having my breakfast when my Dad said “I am going to shave and take bath. Okay?” So I agreed. He went to do both of those jobs. After about 4 minutes, I heard footsteps coming down the stairs.

I got terrified. My heart was beating so fast I couldn’t move at all. I took a deep breath, in and out. I still felt terrified. So I walked slowly to see if it was just my dad. I went upstairs. It was not my dad! He was already in the shower. I went  down stairs to eat the rest of my breakfast. I was thinking that there was a stranger hiding in the small room. My eyes were wide open and my teeth were crunched up. My whole body was so rigid.

When I was done, I went to my room. I prayed to God. I heard about 8 more steps, then I went upstairs to take a bath. When I was out, I saw my dad. My emotion turned from terrified to glad. I felt calm. I was thinking it was a bird chirping. I found out it was just a clock ticking.


June 18, 2009

Lexicon for Twitter

Filed under: Info — nemausa @ 11:31 am

The new media/social networking phenomenon Twitter is changing the way media operates. We follow celebrities on Twitter, we get up to the minute updates on Twitter, we saw Mumbai terror attacks unfolding in Twitter and even follow a revolution on Twitter. Here’s a list common terms used by Twitter users:

  1. Twitter (N): Online Micro blogging service to send and view second-by-second status updates, almost instantaneous updates from the entire Connected World.
  2. Tweet [pronounced Tw-E-t] (N): A Twitter Message; (v) to send a Twitter message
  3. Tweeter (N): A person who tweets, a Twitter user.
  4. Tweeting (N): The act of sending a Tweet or Twitter message [Read complete article:   Presenting Twexicon]

June 16, 2009

Short Film competition – deadline extended

NEMA short film competition’s deadline for signing up has been extended to June 25th 2009. This is in response to overwhelming response and high level of interest shown from Malayalees from all over USA. Do send in your entries before June 25th.

June 3, 2009

Kerala State Film Awards – 2008

Filed under: Movies,News — nemausa @ 5:22 pm

State awards were announced today – complete list here.  One interesting observation – none of  the award winning movies  graced Belmont theatre – for obvious reasons.

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