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Jiroemon Kimura from Japan turns 116 today and is the oldest known person in the world.

I would like to wish him a very happy birthday!

– Jahan

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An inspiring quote. Life exists full of constant challenges. The ordeals that we go through make us grow us people and understand the world that we live in better.


– Jahan Choudhry


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The first of the month, January, has finished. Not so long ago many of us were celebrating the new year and perhaps full of excitement about new years’ resolutions, hopes, plans and so forth. The main thing which I realized beforehand but which the new year motivated me even more in to implementing is that:



You only get what you put in.

This is a law of physics, and a law of life, something which I am sure we can all testify to. There is no short cut to success and it requires hard work and being productive. Thus I became more productive especially in terms of this blog. This can be verified by looking through this site and seeing the surge in activity this month, (actually the month just gone around an hour ago here in London) with 17 posts written, which works out as more than a post every two days.

However one should always strive to get better and better, so my target for next month is to produce 34 posts, that is to double my output, an increase of 100%. Can it be done? Well, now that I have openly said this in a blog which has readers from under 200 different countries it in a way compels me to at the very least live up to this target. If not then I can clearly be seen to have failed

Hello February

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This February is a leap year, so has 29 days. So for those of you who were born on the 29th February it is yet again one of those special days when you can actually celebrate your birthday on the exact date that you were born, so to all of you such people. Happy birthday!

This year is a leap year, so those whose date of birth is the 29th of February can celebrate it on that specific date.

You share your birthday with a number of famous people including:

Tony Robbins, world renowned peak performance coach, writer and philanthropist.

Tony Robbins.

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Simon Gagne, Ice hockey world cup winner with Canada.

Simon Gagne.

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British actress, Wendi Peters who starred on “Coronation Street”, one of the UK’s biggest shows.

Wendi Peters.

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Rapper, Ja Rule.

Ja Rule.

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There are many others too, millions through out the world who share this special birthday.


Happy February

Anyway I’d like to wish all my readers and everyone else a happy February. It is customary to wish everyone a happy new year at the beginning of January with much festivity and fanfare which quickly dissipates within a week or two, so much that by February the “New year high” is an antiquated memory of the past. Let us however keep our new years’ momentum with us and continue progressing. I do not think that I will be wishing anyone a happy March by the way, but the first month of the new year has just finished so let’s hope everyone has another great 11 months.

– Jahan Choudhry

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I recently shared a picture of a pool in Singapore. This particular pool was located very high, so high in fact that it was above a lot of skyscrapers and  other high rise buildings. Different people have commented on it online and some have said how frightening it is, whereas others have said how impressive it is. I might as well show the picture again. So it is once again, just below.

I definitely find it a striking picture. Upon displaying it in this post,  I recieved a “like” from Lesley Carter in the USA. I then went to visit Lesley’s blog and was quite impressed and have spoken to her by email.

Lesley Carter’s blog

The blog is http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com and it allows people who travel to different parts of the world to share their experiences and pictures. It has:

– An average of 3,000 readers a day.

– 10l,227  followers.

– an average of 80,000 views a month

Currently it has around 0.3 million hits in total.

That is a very successful blog in other words!

The success was rapid as Lesley writes “With 279,104 hits and 7,783 followers in less than 6 months, I’ve decided to start outsourcing some of my posts and I’m accepting submissions” link.

Here is an article on her site by a guest writer on the most visited city in the world, Paris.  Below is an image.

 Here is another blog but this time about London.


London's Hyde Park, courtesy of http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com


Lesley and her other half.

 So thanks to Lesley for “liking” my post. A blogger always appreciates it when this happens to his or her post and also for the swift response. Everyone else you can follow the links to read her blog and see the different articles and photographs.

– Jahan Choudhry

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I would like to say “Hello Wyoming” today.

Why that particular state out of all the fifty states in the United States of America? Well let me let you in to a little secret. My blog has hits from different countries around the world but the country from which I recieve the most hits is the USA. There’s nothing surprising about that. My blog is an English-language one and the USA is the biggest English speaking country in the world. However until recently, the state which I had the lowest number of visits was Wyoming, with just one visitor. This aroused my curiousity in this state which I knew little about. If you look at my blog on the right hand side you will see a little map, which I have highlighted in a little red circle in the picture below. If you click on that map you will be able to see how many visits I get and from which countries. By the way you will see that the “Golden State”, California has the highest number of visitors. So “hello California” as well.

The clustrmap "map" which provides a list of countries which have visitors to this blog is on the right, circled in red, a world map with lots of red dots.

At the time of writing, California has had 676 visitors which is more than all of the number of visitors from Canada.

Wyoming now has 3 visitors alongside Montana.

My clustrmap statistics as of 4th January 2012.

As you can see from the image above California has 676 visitors followed by Texas with 337 visitors.

Continued, the list of US visitors to my blog by states, Wyoming (along with Montana) highlighted in red has only 3 visitors.

The list above shows Wyoming at the bottom of US states which have visitors to my site.

Being from London, I knew very little about Wyoming. I had a vague notion that it was somewhere in the east and probably a small state. So I decided to find out more.

First of all Wyoming is not in the east but in the west of the USA. It is physicallyy quite a large state, the 10th biggest in the union in fact. It has (according to Wikipedia) the smallest population out of all 50, with around 1/2 a million inhabitants. All of this was an eye opener for me. Americans may be surprised by what they may see as ignorance on my part, but this is lack of information of one out of fifty different states in a foreign country, so not that surprising. However given the above information it is only natural that Wyoming had until recently the lowest number of visitors to my site from the USA.

Map of Wyoming, coloured in red.

Its capital is Cheyenne which has a tiny population of 60,000. However as we all know “quality not what quantity” is what counts.

Hotel in Cheyenne.

One of its most famous sons is the painter, Jackson Pollock who was born there.

Famous artist, Jackson Pollock born in Cody, Wyoming.

Speaking of art and aesthetic beauty, Wyoming it seems is home to some truly wonderful natural scenery.

Wyoming mountains, source: askmen.com

I will leave you with this youtube video which explains how Wyoming is a state of many firsts, including being the:

first US state to have a national park.

first US state to have a national forest.

first US state to have a rodeo.

first US state to grant women the right to vote.

first US state to “go Google” i.e. put 10,000 employees on Google apps.

Hello Wyoming!

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Happy 2012

Dear readers,

2011 has essentially finished with just a few days left. There is a famous saying that what you wish for others is what you yourself will get. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my readers a wonderful and fantastic 2012.

– May 2012 be a happy year for you.

– May 2012 be a joyful year for you.

– May 2012 be a year in which you grow immensely as a person.

– May 2012 be a year in which you learn far more.

– May 2012 be a year in which you find contentment in your relationships.

– May 2012 be a year in which you overcome difficulties and challenges.

– May 2012 be a year of abdunance for you, not just materially but also emotionally.

– May 2012 be a productive year for you.

Happy 2012!

– Jahan Choudhry

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Photos from Marseille 2

I went to Marseille earlier this year and it was my third time in France with short trips to Paris and Lyon before. Here are some more pictures continuing on from my previous blog. I am also working on a youtube video.

View from the other side of Notre dame.

A football pitch and a view of the sea.City view.A cafe in one of the streets in the city.

A view from near the water front.

Next to the water front.

Water front.

People speaking and walking next to the water front.


Boats with Notre Dame in the distant background, top left side.

 To be continued.

 –  Jahan Choudhry

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