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ECHOES – JOYOUS JULY

July was a beautiful month; Totally awesome for so many reasons. I didn’t realize how these 31 days passed by. Hop along to know how i celebrated this month in my Monthly Favorites section called ECHOES and July for me was a JOYOUS JULY ❤ ❤ ❤

Birthday Month:
What other reasons one wants for a month to be special?! It was my birthday and i beautifully turned 29. Can’t believe its my last year in my 20’s and it was as special as any other birthday bringing more happiness, goals and promises to self. Friends make your birthday so special when you are away from family and they have been a major reason for my birthdays to be so beautiful every year, be it grand or small celebrations it has always been perfect in its own way. So many wishes from all over the world, thanks a ton to all the blogging community and some amazing friends i made through blogging which was special. And a bunch of hugs to my always so special dear friends who pamper me with love and more importantly pamper me with unconditional love. #Happybirthdaytome 🙂 Looking forward to complete all the promises i made to self.

Blog updates:
I am happy i managed to make good number of posts(22) through the #halfmarathon hosted by Blogchatter. In fact i finished two challenges one a list of 10 day prompts which was inspired from a fellow bloggers post followed by 5 more adding to it. I am also gonna post the review for 6 Degrees soon which i am about to get complete again something being encouraged by Blogadda team. It would be my first video post,watch out for more on that. Well one thing which i couldn’t complete was the Word High July hosted by my dear friend Maria and her buddy. I did start it on a good note but lost track of it 😦 Something that am not really proud of my first challenge that i couldn’t complete. I would though try to use those words in my blog as and when possible. Its always good to learn a new language.

New Job:
Yeah so besides my birthday the other major life event was my new job, i mean same job but with a new firm with a better role and package 😛 I now work for an Indian company which am really proud about called the Mindtree. Its been more than two weeks and i feel good about it. Anything new in life is always a mixed emotions there is excitement, there is fear, there is fear of rejection and being accepted. Its all about starting from scratch to make your presence and make your own place in a big team.

I have made a bunch of colleagues with whom i can chit and chat so its good. Work is keeping me on my toes. Only thing not good about this whole thing is the travel to work -24 kms to be exact that is summed up by almost an hour and half an over ride broken down in parts first a cab to the metro then half an hour in metro again half an hour and bus for me to reach the office at 9.15 am in the morning. So my whole schedule has been changed right with the time i sleep and wake-up the time i eat and everything else. But every trouble and pain is worth the peace of mind i get when i wake up each day to head to work that i love.

Cloud raiders: 
Remember last time when i mentioned about this game which i am addicted to Cloud Raiders ? Well the addiction is only getting stronger 😛 That time i was on level 13 and today am currently at 39 with a lot more army and a decent kingdom. Check out the image below. Its a strategic game with lot of thinking and more than that lot of patience needed. Every time i make an upgrade to one of my weapons it takes min 12 hours which i need to wait unless i spend money (literally money) and buy time. Liking the game..oh let me correct..loving the game! 🙂WhatsApp-Image-20160629

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This is my first post in the month of August. One of my best friend is in the ICU for over a week now and is on ventilator after a brain hemorrhage. I request you all to pray for him and for a miracle to happen. He is one of the most purest souls i have met in my lifetime. Having known him for more than a decade now its really a tragedy to see him like this. 😦 All he needs is our prayers and for that miracle to happen.  #prayforShiva

 Hope your July month was fantastic, its almost half a month in August so late to ask that question was not in the mood really. Lets enjoy each day with our loved ones because life is so uncertain. 

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ECHOES – Just like that JUNE

Woohooo, we have successfully completed half a year of 2016 officially and some really big things that got over like #AtoZChallenge, #GameofThrones Season 6 ( 😛 it’s tough to wait for another year) , long vacation, lots of blogging and reading and meeting amazing bloggers in person 😀

So here I am with yet another Monthly Favorites section of mine called ECHOES and June for me was JUST LIKE THAT. ( It was good, am saving the adjective starting with J for next month July, so if you have any suggestion let me know so that I can update the title of this month 😛 )

Blog updates
Yes after almost not making any posts (not even 5 😦 ) in the month of May, I finally managed to get back on track and publish around 10 posts which I know I know is a lot less as far as my 2016 Blogging Resolution was but then 10 is better than 5 😀 So it’s all good people. 😀 In fact I was actually planning on making some changes to my blog considering the fact that my first blog anniversary is almost around the corner like number of posts a month, new topics to be covered, new sections to be added/updated, scheduling my posts, taking part in guest blog etc. Yeah so you can see many new topics and things happening on my blog. Wish me luck 😀

Work getting published – What better than this
June as a month was awesome in terms of my work being acknowledged by blogging communities and it was really overwhelming and encouraging and inspiring for a new blogger like me. Some of my work got published on the below pages. Please do check them out. I am trying to now work on exclusive content moving forward giving me more chance to broaden my horizons in terms of writing.

What I loved about Zootopia published on Women’s WebWomen's Web_Article_Zootopia
Guest post on #AtoZChallenge “Lesson’s Learnt” on A-Z Community Page A-Z Community page Guest Post

#TTPicks – Tangy Tuesday on Blog Adda for the Companion post TTPicks

Lot of Doodles and Zentangles
Ohh yes nothing new for you guys am sure now, I have been doodling and doing zentangles like non stop now. It’s seriously addictive. Thanks to the abundance of inspiration and source as Internet. It’s so helpful for amateurs like us to learn and grow not just one particular style or hobby but everything under the sky is there over the net all we need is the passion to learn. I am trying different styles botanical, flowers, geometrical patterns, lines, cartoons etc. 😀 #arttherapy you see 😛

Instagram is the coolest thing ever
I have been using Instagram for quite sometime now but the last one month has really helped me understand the power of #hashtags. Earlier i used to upload pics (of my drawings) and people on my contact list used to like and comment them limiting my scope. But lately after using decent and good hashtags appropriate for my artwork, i have got amazing visit from so many people all over the world.

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More than getting likes and comments and followers it’s more like getting to know so many other amazing people out there who share the same interest and passion as yours. I came across some amazing instagrammers whom i now follow religiously and have learned a lot from them ❤ ❤ If you have a business, or a passion be it DIY, art and craft, fashion, photography, food anything I would suggest you to use Instagram as a method of sharing and learning. You’ll thank me for sure .

Cloud Raiders
I use a windows lumia 640 xl mobile phone, and there aren’t much gaming options in for the windows user. Even more am not much into mobile gaming the ones i play are mostly puzzles, hidden objects or building empires and cities. Few days back I came across an article on must have gaming apps for windows phone and i immediately installed all 10 of them tried few and uninstalled 9 by next day end.WhatsApp-Image-20160629

Only when game which caught my interest was the Cloud Raiders. Am loving this game so much that someone like me who sleeps by 11.30-12pm is awake until morning 4am playing this game, setting up alarms on my mobile to know whenever the upgrades i am making to my empire is completed so that i can play further. Games can be addictive too. 😀 Any windows and Cloud Raiders users on my blog??? 

And that’s a wrap for the month of June month. It was a beautiful month with lot of excitement and productive work, lot of learning i would say. How was your June month (considering one more day to go still). ???

Am looking forward for the Word-High July Challenge hosted by  Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and  Rosema of A Reading Writer which is a whole month worth of prompts that are 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month. You should check out this challenge if you love learning new things especially something as cool as a language which has some beautiful sounding and meaning words like KILIG which means “butterflies in one’s stomach” or TINATANGI that means “special someone”. How melodious isn’t it? 

Leaving you all with this note which keeps pushing me to learn something new – When was the last time you did something for the first time??

And it’s time to welcome JULY because it’s special for me ❤ ❤ ❤

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