Documenting My Startup Journey – Day 00

Hello, Ya’all!

I know it’s been a long while since my last post. That’s because life was turning in full circles and it was becoming hard to take time, throw some words and write a post.

Anyway, let’s skip that boring part.

I was lingering around this idea for a while and thought to make some sort of system which is solely focused on helping my targeted demographic (can’t reveal at this moment) when they need it the most.

It’s basically going to be a one-stop solution for what seems like a multi-level tedious process currently in certain field. Feel free to throw your guesses in my inbox to receive, “yes”, “no” or “you are close” response. ūüôā

I will be revealing enough information once MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is ready. Means, product is somewhat ready for end-users to start using.

The other reason behind starting this startup is being exposed to all the latest technologies and put them into real-life-problem-solving-mode to get hands-on experience. I am a developer and this is something I should keep practicing. The idea behind starting something useful to make the world a better place provides a lot more fun.

The idea behind starting this startup documenting journey was to keep myself accountable to push code into master branch (private git repository) whenever I can. If not anything else, then it’s going to be an amazing learning experience for me.

From time-to-time, I will be publishing posts explaining what happened, how’s the process going, what I learned and much more. As I am working part-time on this startup, things might take a while for an update. However, if you feel impatient at some point, feel free to bug me in my inbox as it might boost me to put in some work and provide you with an update.

At this moment, I have listed current pain points of end-users and list of essential features. Also, I am working on system architecture and setting up the development workflow for productivity.

Stay tuned. ūüĎć

The Addicted Gamers

So, there was this library I used to visit every once in a while.

For around a month, I used to go there daily. I wasn’t going to the quite floor. Instead, I preferred open discussion kind of place.

It was good for a while, but, once I started getting more accustomed to place, I started noticing my surrounding environment.

For particular time of the day, it would become full of gamers.

They’d come. Setup their laptop. Be so excited about the free time window they got between their lectures. Plug in their headphones and start playing.

Some would get so frustrated if they lose or something undesirable happens in their games. They’d feel like they lost part of their life.

I went there again after around four months.

I found the same gamers with same setup, same excitement, same games and same addiction.

Things didn’t change.

To be honest, for a while, I also used to play lot of games back in my undergraduate days. Then, I got bored and now games don’t interest me that much. I wish to develop/code some basic mobile games, but I don’t think I, myself, would play them.

Back to what I feel about these gamers.

I feel sad.

I feel they are as addicted to their games as a smoker would be to cigarettes and drinkers to alcohol.

I didn’t know why people get so lost inside their gaming world when I used to be that guy back in college. But, I know that now and I wish I knew it back then.

It has got something to do with built in music in their games.

Yes.

The game development companies invest good amount of money in sound design part of the game.

They make it a hypnotizing music. A music which would take you in deep level of concentration and possibly make you feel unaware about your surrounding.

Do nothing but just play that god damn game for whole day long, just because of this music.

You don’t know it consciously, but your sub-conscious does.

That’s why you don’t like it when someone interrupts you while you are gaming.

I came to know about this thing because I use concentration music as my rescue when I need it most. I am a fan of concentration music. I mentioned it in one of my vlog (MY CONCENTRATION HACK) as well.

If you go on YouTube or SoundCloud, and search for concentration music, you’d find music compilation of same music used in world’s popular video games like Project IGI, Battlefield, Call of Duty etc.

Sometimes knowing the cause of addiction helps in getting rid off that addiction.

So, if you are an addicted gamer, this is the reason why you are addicted.

If you are not, share it with your friend who is addicted.

Taste of India Food Festival in Toronto – Video

One of my friend sent me a text asking, are you coming to the Taste of India Festival being organized at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto? I asked, what’s that?

And, boom! It turned out to be the best event I have ever attended in Toronto!

So many people. Delicious food. Variety of options, Music. Dance. And, everything in between.

I brought my camera gear with me and shot some beautiful videos and combined them to make a wonderful film.

Got in touch with the organizers and they got flabbergasted by the film. Hugely appreciated it.

All my friends liked it. I loved it.

You can watch it on YouTube!

Don’t forget to let me know how was it!

Letter of Recommendation By Head of Department – Best LOR Sample

Just recently, I shared one of my LOR sample written by the assistant professor at our college. Here, I would like to share the LOR written by the Head of Department.

LOR written by HOD surely makes somewhat good impact on your study abroad application. That being the reason, it is highly advised to get at least one of your LOR to get written by your Head of the Department.

You may get lots of LOR examples on internet, but, hardly few of them would be genuine. I had really tough time to get best letter of recommendation example to reference. Anyway, I ended up creating my own LOR from scratch.

Related: SOP Example

However, just to let you know LORs are not meant to be copied as it is. The LOR examples should be used to get ideas to tell your professors and HOD so that they can include relevant things you have done during your time of study by referencing the sample LOR.



Letter of Recommendation Example

Practically speaking, your assistant professors know almost everyone in your class. But, HOD knows only few exceptional students because of his/her nature of job. The admission committee would also be aware about this fact. They will surely read the LOR with different prospective if it’s written by the Head of the Department.

What is LOR?

Full form of LOR is Letter of Recommendation.

Letter of Recommendation is a documented draft mentioning the qualities of particular person for their future reference. LOR may be used for applying to positions in companies, applying for admission in high ranked universities etc.

If you are planning to apply for foreign universities in countries like Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, then, it is common practice to include two or more LORs along with your application.

LOR helps the admission committee to know about some qualities which are hard to determine by checking your results and resume.

How to write a good LOR?

Writing a good LOR is not hard if certain steps are followed. It’s all about flow of writing. Your LOR shouldn’t look fake to admission officer. That being the reason, spend quite a good amount of time while writing and editing your LOR before sending it.

You can follow the format of LOR shared below to get the genuine flow while mentioning your qualities.

How to send the LOR?

LOR is meant to be sent in enclosed envelope. It should be sealed and stamped before it reaches the university you are applying to. If you send the LOR without enveloping it, then, there are high chances of it being rejected. So, be mindful about how you send your LOR.

How to write a Recommendation Letter for a Student?

If you are a professor looking for a sample of writing

Referencing LOR is simple. You only look for the flow in any particular LOR sample you are trying to reference. Of course, your skills and quality would be different than mine. So, instead of plagiarizing the whole LOR as it is, try to come up with your own ideas for your LOR.

Let me share my letter of recommendation for student sample with you to give you a precise idea about how to draft yours.


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

To whom it may concern,

It is my great pleasure to recommend Unnit Metaliya, an undergraduate of my department, who is keen to be a part of your institution for your graduate program. I have known Unnit for more than three years as a proficient student, who always pursues excellence through enthusiasm and attentiveness, which is evident in his academic results and vigor for other curricular and non curricular activities. Few students are gifted with the talent and intent to project a new vision and cherish their aura for knowledge and the particulars of their syllabus. Unnit is undoubtedly one such student and thus I cannot deny him a letter of recommendation.




Each year, very few students offer a unique standpoint and really embrace their angle of learning the subject matter. It is on the basis of above discussion, that I simply could not turn down this letter of recommendation. He truly is an intelligent student with results justifying hardworking efforts. His hunger for practical knowledge is reflected in the various counselling sessions he had with me. His views and aspirations during group and public discussions are solid of his scholarly ability and gentle principles.

With the mind sowed with consistent inquisition, practical knowledge and passionate attitude, Unnit has constantly validated his finesse. His task involved activities along with genuine questionnaires during the debate, Seminars and group discussions activities truly indicates his oral eloquence. He depicts good leadership skills which one can evaluate from his project inclusion. He leads his team very well during the project presentations. He is aware of strengths and weaknesses of his team members and assigns task accordingly. He positioned his team third at our annual Project Exposure. Unnit is very well adored and respected by both his classmates and professors.

Unnit amazes me with his certain determination for continued improvement in his overall stature. I am confident that his talent will revere your highly reputed institution. I hope you will consider this request and admit Unnit into your esteemed university with full possible financial assistance. I will be highly grateful to you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Nice Name,
Head of Information Technology Department,
Email : Best-LOR-Sample@bvmengineering.ac.in


If you checkout this LOR written by my professor, you will be able to see the difference in tone of writing. What your HOD knows about you would be different than what your professor does. Hence, it is highly recommended that you get at least one LOR written by your HOD.



Apart from LOR, you’ll also need something called SOP Example.

You can find my personal SOP example here: My Personal Student Visa SOP Example

I wish you all the best for your further process.

You can checkout the Travel section of my blog here to know about some amazing places I have been after coming to Canada.

And, Yes! I am regular on Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any kind of help with your student visa application. I would love to help you at best of my ability.

Can you give me advice?

Due to the overwhelming numbers of messages I started receiving from readers of my website, I decided to charge a small amount for my advise. Because of my busy schedule, I can’t and I won’t be replying to any message I receive.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

If you are interested in my advise, it would be 29$ for email consultation.

During my consultation, I guide students on whether they selected right university/college, whether consultants scammed them or not, how they can find good accommodation and how to land a good part time job as soon as possible. All and all, I make their 29$ and time absolutely worth it.

I can also help you validate your SOP and give some suggestions if there are any.

Can I validate your profile?

Yes. This would be a part of my 29$ package.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

And, put your details in this format to simplify the things.

Field/Program Completed: Bachelors of Information Technology etc.
My percentage/CGPA: 80% or 7.0/10 or 3.5/4 etc.
No. of Backlogs/Fails: 0 or some.
IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
Work Experience: No / 2 years etc.
Chosen Field/Program: Master of Computers Science / Business Management etc
Chosen University/College: University of British Columbia / Humber College etc.

What kind of help you need? Tell me.

I am looking for post ideas helping students/people coming to Canada or going anywhere abroad for studies. Comment down below and let me know what kind of help you need and I will draft in-depth posts accordingly.

Other than that, I am regular on Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

My Personal Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Sample

Decent quality Letter of Recommendation samples are highly advised to read through before you start preparing yours. A good LOR may convince the admission committee to grant you an admission for any University. I would be happy to share my personal LOR example here on this site. I hope this may help you in positive regards.

Whom to contact for writing an LOR for yourself?

It should be someone who knows you very well. Someone who can write positive things about yourself and create a good impact on your overall profile. Straightforwardly, if some professor is having grudges with you and if you contact that person to write an LOR for yourself, then it won’t turn out to be a good one.

What to include in a good LOR?



A good LOR should contain qualities and skills which are relevant to your field of study. Things like your projects, achievements, skills, industrial visits, positive experiences are worth mentioning in your Letter of Recommendation.

Apart from these, the subjects in which you scored good and seminars you have attended also make a good impact in your LOR.

How important is the LOR?

Speaking out of experience, countries like Canada, USA and Australia highly focus on references and recommendations to evaluate your ability and skills. That being the reason, LOR samples are worth checking out in order to get the idea about drafting yours.

Can you show me some sample of LOR?

Yes. Sure. I would love to share my personal Letter of Recommendation example.

Here goes the first LOR sample (Letter of Recommendation) being written by one of my assistant professor at my under-graduation college. I would suggest you to get your LOR written from the faculty who knows you personally and write only positive things about yourself. You can remind them to include in your LOR about what you have done in past in case they have forgotten.


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

To whom it may concern,

It is with the sincere enthusiasm that I am writing this letter of recommendation for Unnit Metaliya, who wants to be the part of your institution as a post graduate student. I have known Unnit for the past 4 years and during this period, I was his teacher for Object Oriented Programming in C++, Data Compression and Computer Networks. His thorough dedication in his academics and vital practical knowledge snare me to write this letter of recommendation on his behalf.

Unnit has been a passionate scholar and his credentials are a collection of continual efforts and his natural ability to understand and analyze the subject matter. I’ve had enough opportunities to work with him on few live projects and he has always delivered up to my expectations.

In these four years, I had ample opportunity to assess his personal and professional aptitudes and I must say Unnit has shown excellent interest in all the latest technologies. He is a person with very good grasping and analyzing power. He has secured good grades throughout his academics. He is quite skillful in the programming languages like PHP, Java, Python, AngularJS.

Other than his academics, he is also one of the best student in the extra-curricular activities like group discussion, debate, etc. As a student, he was devoted to his tasks allocated to him and always finished them on time.



I am pleased that Unnit is planning to enroll in University of Windsor starting this winter. I have no doubt that he has the practical skills, motivation and determination to successfully complete a master’s degree in a timely fashion. I believe that he is determined, visionary and compulsive when it comes to achieving goals. He is well-trained, ambitious, and enthusiastic about his career. I believe that he will be successful whenever he ends up attending graduate school. He is dedicated student and a skilled young man. I highly recommend him for your graduate program.

Sincerely,

Prof. John Doe
Assistant Professor
Information Technology Department
Email: Sample_LOR@bvmengineering.ac.in


You can see my professor has mentioned my name quite a few times in the LOR. This helps a lot in creating a good impression in admission officer’s mind. They want to know your capabilities and skills from different person’s prospective. That is why they ask for one or two LORs in your student admission application.

Apart from LOR, you’ll also need something called SOP (Statement of Purpose).

You can find my personal SOP example here: My Personal Student Visa SOP Example

I wish you all the best for your further process.

You can checkout the Travel section of my blog here to know about some amazing places I have been after coming to Canada.

And, Yes! I am regular on Instagram and Facebook to put the stories and photos of the awesome places I explore in Canada and North America.

Let me know if you need any other help with your student visa application process.

 

Can you give me advice?

Due to the overwhelming numbers of messages I started receiving from readers of my website, I decided to charge a small amount for my advise. Because of my busy schedule, I can’t and I won’t be replying to any message I receive.

If you are interested in my advise, it would be 29$ for email consultation.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

During consultation, I guide students on whether they selected right university/college, whether consultants scammed them or not, how they can find good accommodation and how to land a good part time job as soon as possible. All and all, I make their 29$ and time absolutely worth it.

I can also help you validate your SOP and give some suggestions if there are any.

Can I validate your profile?

Yes. This would be a part of my 29$ package.

Fill this Google Form: Email Consultation

And, put your details in this format to simplify the things.

Field/Program Completed: Bachelors of Information Technology etc.
My percentage/CGPA: 80% or 7.0/10 or 3.5/4 etc.
No. of Backlogs/Fails: 0 or some.
IELTS Score: 7.0 Bands with individuals in LWRS
Work Experience: No / 2 years etc.
Chosen Field/Program: Master of Computers Science / Business Management etc
Chosen University/College: University of British Columbia / Humber College etc.