Saturday, June 11, 2016

Miracle League of Massachusetts

Volunteered at another event this morning to help an event for children with special needs. Miracle League of Massachusetts organizes base ball league for these children.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cradles to Crayons at Brighton, MA

Cradles to Crayons is an organization that provides essential items to clothing to kinds in need. We volunteered at one of their locations in Brighton, MA to sort out the items.

As always, it feels great to give back to communities.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Melted Crayons Art by Kattimani Boyz

It was a lot of fun melting these crayons with Rishab.
Melted Crayons Art by Kattimani Boyz

Here is a post to his blog with further details along with a time lapse video of how we created this art form.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Exploring Painting

I have been painting for a while and it feels so relaxing to put my mind into some creative work. Oil paint that I use are lot more difficult to handle (dries very slowly) but are worth the time and effort.

I choose different type/style/subject every single time. Painting something new each time also means that I was making plenty of first time mistakes. 

I do not know what do I want to perfect on and hence trying out all forms of painting.
Most of the time, I paint along with my son Rishab.

All my paintings are in the name of "Kattimani Boyz". That's because Rishab also adds some of his magical touch to all my paintings.

And finally a time-lapse video of the whole painting process. Its lot more challenging to paint along with recording a video of it but its worth it. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham, Massachusetts

Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham is very well preserved. Since there are no vehicle stops or parking spots near this reservoir, its not easy to shoot or any pictures of it. Most people know Cambridge reservoir from its view by I-95. Its lot more prettier when you go around it and walk in a bit to get its beautiful view.

Its breath taking beauty unfolds in autumn. I visited this place multiple times to get near to the location i wanted to get a great view.

Cambridge Reservoir looks mostly dark green for most parts of the year but gets the best possible colors only in Autumn, towards end of September during peak fall season.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My first 5K run and Runners high


I am approaching 40 years and was feeling the need of some physical athletic activity. Few days ago, one of my colleague Chris talking about triathlon and I mentioned that I never ran more than 0.3 miles on treadmill and he encouraged me to take up a 5K run that was coming up. I looked up the details and it was just the right challenge for me. I signed up for Brian Honana's 5K run on the same day (8th Sept) and had roughly 2 weeks to prepare.
With Chris, after we finished the run.

Preparing to run

    First thing I did to prepare was to look up about all information related to the preparation, planning and motivation. Started running with RunKeeper app to keep track of my progress. I was running 3 miles in just 3 days. First 3 days I had a lot of pain in the legs but a little rest on alternate days fixed it immediately. On the third day I could hardly lift my legs in and out of the car and had to support them with my hands. Did i feel that I should stop running now? Hell No.! Runner's high was all over my mind saying "Pain is temporary pride is forever". I did not tag along with any friend who could have motivated or demotivated me with their pace and distance.



I was reading an article that said "Once you start running, you become an athlete for life". With that comes a good health, conscious healthy choices in everything that goes in your body. Go out, run and discover healthy way of life.