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Six things I wish I’d never done – DAY 06 OF HALF MARATHON

~~ Never regret something that once made you happy ~~

This has always been one of the principles I have in life. I am not the ones who would regret doing something because I was well aware of the fact of what I was doing and what the consequences would be- so regret is not an excuse at all. Yet we humans never stick to our own principles so there are a handful of incidents or decisions which at times make me feel that I shouldn’t have let gone of that chance/person in life. Wana take a look?

Giving up my H1B: This would be the biggest regret of my life. 4 and a half years into my first company and I was lucky enough to get through the lottery system and wa sure I would have flown to US for my career growth yet I chose not to as I was resigning from the company for personal reasons. I regret this one decision every now and then even more cause the personal reason never worked out in my favour for which had done such big stupidity of letting a chance to grow in career just a miss.

Being lazy: Ohh yes I could be as lazy as the sloth. Since I started working I think infact I am sure that I became lazy. I stopped my regular dance classes. Life was concentrated more on work and travelling with friends. Had I been a little more disciplined – the 1/4 th at least of the kind of people who wake up in the morning and go for jog etc it would have made me so much more cooler !! And worse part is all this doesn’t affect me at all cause I know after I hit the publish button I would be too lazy to even go back to the switchboard and turn off the light so that I could catch some good sleep. 😛

Feeling Insecure: This has to come out of me some day and I am sure I ll eventually have that broad smile on my face once I kick my insecurities out. In a previous post also I had spoken about insecurities. I am sure I would be talking a lot more around this and how it affects our esteem in our own way. So never feel small about yourself , your only agenda should be that  – you should be a better person than yourself. simple agenda of life!!!

Not being much of a reader since childhood: Everyone in my family loves reading except me. Even though now I still manage to read books which also kinda started once I religiously got into blogging. But I regret all those years which I wasted telling myself that reading is so boring. I think the best knowledge one can gain and the most amazing experiences one can live is through books. I would definitely want to encourage everyone to grow their interests towards reading be it any genre but one must and one should read books.

For being cold towards certain people: I sometimes become cold towards people who even I don’t understand why and how it happens or what triggers it but I just don’t feel like being with people in that moment. My friends would be calling I would not take the call and miss out on them. I would not go for any hangout they plan and eventually they just stop inviting me. Now why I do it even I don’t know mostly I would be worried about something and that just makes me cold towards everything else. Some friends I also lost cause of this behavior. But I do have my best friends who know when I go cold..they are amazing cause they give me that space and benefit of doubt and wait for me to be back alive!! ❤

Not learning from mistakes: I always end up making mistakes and then learning from it, sometimes knowing that it would be incorrect or turn out bad in my favor I go ahead with those choices and would convince myself that I ll come out strong and learn a lesson for a lifetime yet I would go back continue doing the same thing. Only particular kind of scenarios 😛 It’s like I simply don’t wana learn from those mistakes at all which later backfires in a bad wayyyyy.

Yeah that was pretty much my regrets in life in the last 29 years and I think they aren’t that bad either but yes agreed totally that I should give it a thought and turn over a new leaf.

What are your regrets in life? Anything if you would want to change now , would you do it or just live with the feeling of regret in heart.????

This post is written for the Half Marathon Blogging Challenge at Blog Chatter and also the reference for the first ten days has been taken from 10 Day Writing Challenge that i saw on Shane’s blog which was inspired by dakilanggerlpren 

FIVE people who mean a lot to me – DAY 05 OF HALF MARATHON

Hello 🙂 Hope everyone is doing good!!! I am doing good too, i have recently switched to my third company in the six years of IT career and the current role is pretty challenging plus the distance from my home to office is 21+kms 😥 😦 But i am loving the new vibe, new people, new work etc which is keeping me really busy so much so that I hardly get time to check my blog comments or make posts on time(scheduling a post before itself is really not possible for me, i prefer writing in the spark of the moment) But all is good, as far as i manage to complete the #halfmarathon. And for the #WordHighJuly that i stopped mid way i would complete it over the weekend(hopefully)

So today the prompt is FIVE PEOPLE WHO MEAN A LOT TO ME and for some reason I ‘d not want to make it specific like Mom, Dad, Sibling, a Friend cause everyone’s parents or rather family means a lot to them so lets keep that specifications aside. Rather I’d put it in a generalized way to make it more simpler(for me to quickly publish the post 😛 )

Parents : Since God couldn’t be in all the places he made parents !!! Its as simple as that. No matter how successful we become in life, or even if we become parents in future we would always be the kids in the eyes of our parents. They still care for us if we even catch cold, or get worried when we don’t reach home on time. We make mistakes repeatedly even then they never hate us. We hurt them at times yet they chose to forgive us every single time. They accept us for the way we are. More than that they are the ones who brought us in this world and set those basic moral values within us. We didn’t know from the start that A stands for Apple or what it is to be well-mannered, all this was taught by our parents and we tend to grow up becoming like them someday. So take care of them and love them unconditionally cause no one would love u the way they do.

Siblings : They are your first friends!!! You learn to share things, you learn to give respect, you learn to care and love another person, you learn whats fun and whats a fight. You need to keep that bond strong as you grow. Many siblings tend to part ways cause of their own personal life which is not wrong but then you share the same blood, you shared the same values. Love your sibling as much as you loved them when you were kids. I love my brother and equally fight with him like cats and dogs. He is 34 and am 29 yet our fights are for silly reasons, i have my own ego that am no more your baby sister that he would preach me and for him his ego would be she is so younger to me and yet she is showing attitude but all this is just those silly fights and nothing else as long as you don’t let the ego take over the sibling love. I have a lot of respect for my brother even more after our mother passed away. If it wouldn’t have been him dad and me would have just shattered to pieces even more so. (But that doesn’t mean he gets the remote while watching tv hahaha 😀 )

Teachers : A teacher takes a hand,opens a mind and touches a heart!!! Thank you for guiding us all the years in school and college with your love and affection. The most noble job that you do – guide us, support us, inspire us, teach us. Just as parents plant that seed within us of a future Sneha or X Y Z, it’s the teachers who nurture them with their care and knowledge. We are like clay in their hands and the way they mould us is how our future looks like. If it hadn’t been for my dance teacher who saw me dancing around when i was 5yrs old and took my hand and asked me to join her classes I wouldn’t have completed my diploma in classical dancing. It it wasn’t my English mam in graduation who motivated me to push myself and perform well in studies and extra curricular activities and get a job i wouldn’t have been taking up new challenging roles at work, or my teachers in school who chose me to become the school prefect which has given me the strength for a lifetime to walk up to anyone and on any stage and talk to a crowd.

Friends : This is the family you get to choose on your own !!! Since its Friendship day next month i would talk more about friendship in future posts but here i would want to simply say, parents you don’t have an option to choose, siblings you don’t have an option to choose, teachers you don’t have option to choose – The only people you get to choose are your friends and trust me it’s these friends who actually mold you in the person you are. They accept you with all your flaws, they motivate you when you are low, they cheer for you when you do well, they love you when you can’t count upon your family. This is the family that you need to take along with you as you grow in life – in age and in career. One always needs someone to talk to who would not judge him but listen.

This is an interesting one !!!

People who share the same passion as yours In my case it would be all those people who share the same kind of passion and interest that i have. Be it my friends back in dance class, or my office colleagues who became best friends, or this bunch of blog friends i have made cause we share the passion for writing and speaking out. I always love people who share my interests even if it’s just someone random whom i got to know and might not even be in touch in future but “that moment” makes them my favourite people.!!!! 😀 ❤

P.S: this feels like a post made in so much of haste 😦 But am glad i managed to publish it before the day 5 ends 😀 All is well!!! plus i complete a 100 posts on Life As A Potpourri with this post 😀 Woohoo!!! See my fav people make special things happen for me 😛

100 posts

This post is written for the Half Marathon Blogging Challenge at Blog Chatter and also the reference for the first ten days has been taken from 10 Day Writing Challenge that i saw on Shane’s blog which was inspired by dakilanggerlpren 


Wasn’t it obvious that after yesterday’s post on Three Turn-On’s we have to talk about the Turn-Off’s as well. They are i guess more important than the turn on’s because as you grow no matter you are not aware of what are your likes in a person but for sure you know what you don’t want in the person 😛 (did that make any sense?)

Lets come straight to the point – What turns women off? It’s very very easy to screw up a woman’s mood !! We just fluctuate all the time even if it’s not that time of the month our moods have their own mood at times 😀 So here are Four Turn Offs that most women find in men including me

Self obsessed :  I mean come on dude, i know you have good looks, you might be filthy rich and would be street smart but you don’t really have to boast about yourself or be too self obsessed. All this should be appreciated by the opposite person without you mentioning it and not vice versa. Talk about yourself in general what are your likes and dislikes, give room for the lady to also talk about herself and her experiences. Do not dominate the entire conversation only about you…Cockiness would just not help ..!!!

Lack of Passion : This is like very important to the women today, cause they themselves are so passionate about their career and future. Don’t just be lazy and lack that aura about doing something in life. If not climbing mount Everest at least have the passion to go for a drive with your lady,not asking too much from you. Women find it extremely sexy in men who knows what he wants in life and works towards it. No drive no passion, not at all hot or happening !!!

Disrespect and Control : Your woman is your better half and you have no right to control her or treat her like an object. As much as you have a say in important matters, so does she. Be respectful towards her. She doesn’t owe you anything for you to be abusive or violent towards her. You have an opinion about things tell it to her in a calm manner like why you would not want her to do certain thing, don’t force it onto her. (you talk to a woman with love and she’ll do everything for you,the moment you try to order her the same thing oh boy you’ll have the time of your life) . Similarly don’t eat too much of her space, she herself is an individual and has her own individuality so give her that privilege. Don’t be too clingy and over possessive about her. There could be times when she needs to handle other things rather than giving her updates about where she is what she is doing to 24×7 to you (if you insist on doing so, then be prepared to let her also be pestering you 24×7). 

Having a Cold Shoulder attitude : I totally agree with the fact that men don’t like discussing problems and try to find the solution on their own and i totally respect it. But my only concern is why would that still show up in your actions. If you are upset about something or worried discuss it, it doesn’t make you a weaker sex. Keeping it all inside you and making a mountain of the mole simply won’t help you or your woman. Your actions should match with your words, if not then just go ahead and communicate (the key to everything). Woman love listening to others problems so take advantage of that trait and use it your favour, you would never know when she can come up with a solution or just talk you out of not thinking about it much. 

Besides these four turn offs there are few common things that woman don’t like at all which i guess even a kid would know!!! Like bad breath, body odour, not being responsible, being needy, dirty shoes and ohh i totally forgot this one dirty nails…yukk!!!.

We love you men for all that you do for us. We love how you take care of us and pamper us specially when we are not keeping well, how you surprise us by small little gestures, we are not complaining about you we are just helping you tell what you don’t have to do to make it even simpler in us liking you even more. 😀 😀 😀

Please do let me know your feedback, this is the first time am doing such gender based blogs and don’t want to end up having a war with my men readers and followers 😛 So let me know what turns you off both men and women alike are free to answer!!! It would be interesting if one of the male blog follower could come up with their side of the story so that we women would know what we should not be doing and what we should continue doing after all its all about sharing experiences !!! Isn’t it? ❤

This post is written for the Half Marathon Blogging Challenge at Blog Chatter and also the reference for the first ten days has been taken from 10 Day Writing Challenge that i saw on Shane’s blog which was inspired by dakilanggerlpren 


They say men operate in just two modes – 0’s and 1’s (if you know what am talking about) while women have 0’s and 1’s too but with many permutations and combinations. (hence the image :P)

Wooing a woman is as easy as cutting the butter with a knife all you need to know is how and when to do it!! Simple isn’t it? No? well let me tell you more on that – 🙂

We woman love good sense of humour, a happy woman is whom you would all want to be with. Am i hearing men not agreeing to the fact of happy woman – hahaha it’s not a myth trust me. You don’t have to be a comedian or an encyclopedia of good jokes (avoid the Poor Jokes- woman don’t enjoy them at all) all you need to know is how to bring that smile on her face. For me a man who can make me laugh finds his way straight to my heart. Blame it on the female hormones but every once in a while we women tend to be sad and gloomy. I have a bunch of amazing guy friends who have such awesome sense of humour. I can laugh for hours and hours with them, even at the sarcastic jokes they make(if you get it right in the first place itself). So try to be if not funny but a happy person in general and you’ll see how your woman’s face just lightens up as well.

Sapiosexual – that’s what I am. I love men who could talk sense someone who knows about a lot of topics not necessarily all that i know,then there is no fun in learning from your better half. A man who could have an intelligent discussion. I find a man’s brain as his sexiest organ 😀 (thats what sapiosexual literally means) I have met men in life who look really handsome but the moment they open their mouth ..man i must tell you i just wish that moment passes as quickly as possible. To share a story, i had this guy in office who was really handsome, well-built, good features, a really good personality and he was my “temporary crush” that time. I was talking about him to my best friend that how i wish i could just talk to this guy once as i really find him hot. And my friend told me that he knew this guy – they stayed in the same apartment and could set up a meeting like a house party where both of us him and me could meet. But he told me that you should just let it go cause you would regret it later since he knew i liked intelligent men(not nerds not being offensive but naa not them) I insisted on my friend to set it up and told him that he was simply jealous that am giving that “temporary crush” so much importance. And so being the best friend he is , the house party was set and he introduced me to this guy. We got to talking and then ten mins into the conversation i just turned towards my best friend and was like please save me from here. I know my mistake. What happened was this crush wasn’t boring just that his frequency didn’t match with mine at all. He still sounded like a guy who was still in college and was in his own dreamland i mean i just couldn’t connect and understand what he was talking. He made some really bad jokes which didn’t change my blank expression on my face forget about even a smile. And that day i realized Don’t judge a book by its cover!!! Beauty with Brains applies equally on men as it is on women.

Communication : They say to get a woman’s heart a man must first his 😛 Woman love to listen as much as they love to talk. They say men always end up finding solutions to the problems discussed by woman which is a nice gesture but sometimes all we need is you to listen to us. We have already planned in our head what we are gonna do about a problem or have choices in mind we just want to share it with you and know your opinion. Sometimes all we want for you is to LISTEN which is also an important way of communication. Similarly we do want to listen to your problems as well. We love those small talks you men make. And for people like us bloggers who have so many words to speak i think we need someone who can keep up with us. And not reply to our long messages with a “hmm ” or “okay”. It really pisses a woman off. At least type a sentence. (A Blogger for a blogger? :P)

A few other important traits in men that turns me on is Chivalry – a man who knows how to respect a woman is the one who can always find love and respect for them in my heart. You don’t really have to pull the chair and pay the bill on a date night or open the door but more than all these small gestures, the respect you show in your words and actions not just with the woman but people around would really impress any woman. A real woman can do it all by herself..but a real man won’t let her(that’s chivalry. You need to know when and how to do it).

Remember woman have grown up watching their dads and brothers so they would always want to find those traits in the men they like/love. You don’t have to be her dad or brother but  if you could just make her feel she is gonna be equally loved and taken care by you as other men have she will be yours forever.  Respect her space, be a friend to her first. 

A man who remembers all the dates like a calendar, who spends money on his girl, who just talks about money and only calendar but has no passion, good looks all these really matter if you don’t know how to make her happy and feel loved.

So what turns you on in a man? and in a woman? Do you agree with what i have said, please do let me know with your comments. 😀 

This post is written for the Half Marathon Blogging Challenge at Blog Chatter and also the reference for the first ten days has been taken from 10 Day Writing Challenge that i saw on Shane’s blog which was inspired by dakilanggerlpren 

Two Smileys – Day 02 of Half Marathon

Hello everyone and a happy weekend.. today am in a happy mood and hence day 2 is gonna be about my two favourite smileys:) or rather two smileys that define my life almost all the time and they are 

😍 and 😂

Yup the love and fun smiley. I always love appreciating people, things and beauty and since am the kinds that carries my heart on my sleeve this is totally justified in my case. 

Second the fun smiley cause I love good humour and am lucky that I have some really good bunch of friends who know how to crack those witty jokes which just makes me laugh like a little kid. 

Love and laughter also goes with my blog punchline which I use very often. The day you adapt these two emotions in life and let it grow within you..you would know how happiness would come naturally to you.

Appreciate and  love people who love and respect you. Find goodness and beauty in others similarly find fun moments in this busy life. Humour is an instant mood booster and the day you find fun in life you would know happiness is a state of mind all you need is believe in it.

Laughter is the best medicine, it can just change the way you feel like in a blink of an eye. Have you seen the way the eyes twinkle of a kid when they see a cone of ice cream or a bunch of balloons the same twinkle you see when someone appreciates you for your work even when you are grown up. 

LOVE and LAUGH go hand in hand and I love my life when there is both of these elements and am beaming with happiness. Yipee!!!

What two smileys define your life ? Or two smileys that is your logo for life ? Or something that you use a lot while text messaging with family and friends?? 

This post is written for the Half Marathon Blogging Challenge at Blog Chatter and also the reference for the first ten days has been taken from 10 Day Writing Challenge that i saw on Shane’s blog which was inspired by dakilanggerlpren

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