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Eight ways to win my heart – DAY 08 OF HALF MARATHON

Let’s keep it short this time, I don’t really want to tell people what are the ways to win my heart 😀 (#classified 😛 ). Most of the things have been told in my what turns a woman on and what turns a woman off post. I am like any other girl with a little twist that’s all.

I am a Cancerian woman in the truest sense!! So that makes your work easier in doing some research on how to win a Cancer Woman’s heart. I could tell you the top eight points to make things a little less difficult for you. Cancerians being a water sign and effected by the Moon imagine all the possibilities good and bad both of the sea and then relate it to a woman and you are good to start with. Remember the dialogue from the movie Titanic – A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets ❤ ❤ ❤

  • Make me laugh and you’ll have me forever
  • Motivate me and support me when I share my dreams or tell you my problems, don’t play on my insecurities
  • Respect my family even more than me I mean it!
  • Though not a typical girl but once in a while even I love compliments and to be treated like one, to be made feel wanted by you.
  • Don’t mess with me when I am moody or need my space. I know I can be crazy but that makes me interesting, trust me. My mood swings are both good and bad. So if you can’t handle my worse you don’t deserve my best too
  • I don’t open up in an instant so give me that scope of opening up my layers to you as and when I get you closer in my life
  • I am very emotional I might cry watching the same movie again and again but that doesn’t make me weak, it just helps me feel light so let me cry when I need to 😛
  • I love being in my shell, I either move sideways or backwards so go ahead and take the initiative.

See I told you, I ain’t that difficult 😀 😛 ❤ (or any other woman for that matter) You just need to hit the right chord with us and the music plays.

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 

Seven things that cross my mind a lot – DAY 07 OF HALF MARATHON

Friday it is!!! And mid-way into #Halfmarathon and am glad I managed despite all the odds(lack of time and lot of travel). Wishing you happy weekend in advance 😀 to all my lovely readers.

Do you people think random things in your head? mmm like all of a sudden you are lost in your own dream land weaving stories and characters or for that matter thoughts related to life and things you aren’t happy about etc etc … I do and that could be anything under this sky. Seven things that cross my mind a lot are:

  1. Do ghosts exist? : Ohh yes!! I do a lot of times. Why if you may ask I really don’t have an answer but I love watching horror movies a lot and then I go into this deep thought of whether these supernatural and unknown powers really exist? Being from a place like Andaman and Nicobar Islands I have grown up hearing ghost stories and experiences from very close people whom I have seen since I was a kid. And how can you not believe them? So yeah Ghosts and everything about them excites me(am shit scared too as soon as a horror movie gets over, I need someone to go to the next room also yet I love watching horror movies)
  2. What would I do if I didn’t have a 9-6 job? : Me not working is something which would never happen. I love my work and enjoy every bit of it. But there are times when I just feel like resigning and sitting at home doing nothing and then a whole bunch of ideas pop up in my head . What would I do the whole day, will I end up having an individuality of my own? how will I be financially self independent if not a regular job, will I become cranky? what alternate profession I could take up instead of an IT job are many of the questions that pops up in my head.
  3. If I had like a crore in my bank account? 😀 😀 😀 Don’t we all think about all the things we could do if we had a huge amount of savings in our bank accounts? I know you do and so do I ;think of all the places I could visit, all the things I could buy from my wish list and more…
  4. How can I make a crore? : Even dreams charge money at times.. hahaha and so I keep thinking how can I save money and I always terribly fail at it. I don’t know when was the last time I could save some money as I had planned my monthly expenses in the beginning of the month.
  5. Why is feminism so over rated? : I think “#feminism” as a concept is really over rated by both men and women alike. Men mistake feminism to be hatred by women towards women while Women mistake feminism as their rights over men. Feminism is nothing but equality to women in all those things that men do too. We can’t customize it according to our needs. People should understand its more about “gender equality”. (a peek into an upcoming post in future)
  6. Astronomy and Astrology: I am always fascinated about the whole concept of astronomy and astrology. I am not a firm believer of astrology but I do check the Astro section in newspapers whenever I get a chance. The whole concept of zodiac signs really excites me . So are the stars and moon and everything up in the sky and beyond it. I have grown up watching constellations very clearly in the sky and I still love doing that. All these alien-ufo stuff they show in movies always leaves me thinking about them a lot.
  7. The legacy I wana leave  behind me: I simply don’t want to die without leaving a legacy behind. I want to be that someone whom people look up and feel inspired and when I kick the bucket I would want to stay back and see all those people whose life I have touched turn up to bid me farewell. I want to be that person who is remembered for her work. I want to leave a mark in the world even in the tiniest way possible

Yup let’s call it a wrap for the day or I would actually get thinking about a lot more things and that would not suit the headline of this post. So those are the top seven things that crosses my mind very often. What do you people think? Anything in common that we share ? do lemme know!

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 

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 

ECHOES – MARVELLOUS MAY

I have to say this – ” Time literally flies ” I guess it was only some weeks back that I had celebrated New Year but now it’s already June – that’s like half of 2016 has already passed (RIP to all those New Year Resolutions made 😛 😉 ) . All that apart, welcome all you amazing people to my Monthly Favourites post where i pick up the best moments of the previous month and share it with you guys. And yes the month of MAY was indeed MARVELLOUS. 

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You know best when you have been busy in your vacations when your number of blog posts looks like this 😀 😀 😀 Post CalendarIt was like the perfect timing in terms of blogging, after the #AtoZChallenge I felt i was out of words for a good long time. I literally didn’t know what to blog about. Also i had to travel home – Andamans , so blogging was totally ruled out. Somehow I still wanted to keep posting on my blog and hence i picked up the   #FMSPHOTOADAYchallenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim . This was my first ever photo challenge and it was amazing. I did manage to complete my challenge (not literally a photo a day was possible) and i was so so happy 😀 ❤ . Click here to view my Instagram account where i had posted all my pictures. It’s a monthly challenge and June photo challenge has already begun which am not taking up, needed a break from photo challenges 😛 (Excuses you see 😉 )

Home and Vacation
I was home for almost two weeks and it was some personal emergency. No matter what the situation staying at home is always peaceful.

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Nothing can beat the feeling of peace and satisfaction that you get when you are home amongst your loved ones. And probably after a good long time i was home for such a long period of stay. 

My vacation was extended post that since all my relatives were here with me in Bangalore. 10 days of fun and enjoyment , showing them places, going to my fav water theme park – Wonderla, spending a day out at Mango Mist resorts, going clubbing with them, dancing my heart out with  my brother ❤ ❤ That was the highlight of the whole vacation for me etc. Since i have been staying alone from a long time having so many people around me was a whole new experience. WhatsApp-Image-20160612 (3)

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Finally meeting Darshith – from Smiles here and Smile there 😀
Yes that happened! I finally got to meet Darcie (as we all call him) . Though it was a short meeting it was an awesome feeling to finally get to meet people with whom you have been friends through blogging.

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So yeah, my Month of May was a lot of travel and made me be on my toes all the time 😀 And now am back to blogging and getting used to my regular life. #VacationHangovers are the worst 😛 😛 😛

How was your May month?? It has started raining here in Bangalore and the weather has become AMAZINGLY AWESOME !!! It’s almost two weeks since June started and am late in my monthly favourites post but i guess that’s okay. Your blog is your world after all you can paint it with your words as and when you want..correct ?!! 😀 Hope June is as amazing as this year has been.

Yeah go ahead and take a vacation if you haven’t!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Loads of love !!!

 

ECHOES – APRIL AWESOMENESS

Hello potpourriers ❤ !! How are you amazing people doing? Welcome to my Monthly Favourites post once again and am sure everyone who follows me can very well guess what was my April month like 😛 .. haha yup it was all about AWESOMENESS of #AtoZChallenge. I can’t believe I survived my first ever daily blogging challenge and now i feel as if i have nothing really to talk about .

#AtoZChallenge
First of all CONGRATULATIONS to all the people who have survived the ultimate blogging challenge. Am sure everyone must be thinking what next to do after a rigorous month of blogging, commenting, reading, brainstorming, ideas, time and management. Well rigorous would be for the ones like me who posted every single day and didn’t have any scheduled posts from before ( 😉 ) 26 days and 26 posts and a #theme like #EMOTIONS am so proud i did even more cause this was my first year into blogging and before the April month began i hardly had like 30 posts in total since i started blogging back in Aug 2015. More about the challenge to follow in the #REFLECTIONS post on May 9th, for details click here – Reflections Post Details

The #AtoZChallenge Survivor badge woohoo!!

Weekend Getaway – Yercaud
The pleasure you feel when you step out of the city borders and feel the extra amount of clean dust free oxygen to breathe in, the view of the green luscious trees and forests that soothe your eyes, the breeze that touches your face and runs through your hair while you put your head out of the car, the silence from the vehicles honking,the phone buzzing in word i would call it PEACE ❤ ❤ Once in  at least two months city folks need to head out and enjoy nature and rejuvenate themselves. Its mandatory for me cause i have been brought up in the Islands which is very peaceful and it’s all greenery all around. Infact my house looks more like a farmhouse in the middle of town. Already planning my next trip 😛

The view from my room
Thats my fav pose:P

My new obsession for Waffles
Yummmmmmm is the word!! Its awesomeness heavenly feeling when you take the first bite of the waffle. I have no idea how many waffles i have had in the month of April specially the Nutella one with brownie base and vanilla ice-cream. As i write this am already drooling about it. You can check out my review of Waffle Stories in ZomatoClick here

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My Balcony Garden -Spring is back
I love a small garden in my balcony, some time back when i was away for ten days all my plants had dried. In the beginning of April i had bought new set of flower plants and they are blooming every day amazingly. It also acts as a shelter for two pigeons who have made their nest and laid two eggs. I am waiting for the eggs to be hatched eagerly. 😀

There’s rose, hibiscus, aloevera

 

Back to doodling and zentangling.
Yes am back with my doodles and more of drawing and zentangles to follow in the month of May. A break from too much of writing 😛

Result of a lazy weekend when my wisdom tooth were removed and i was rest for couple of days with no scope to talk at all.

So that was pretty much my Awesome April and i am so relieved i finished the challenge finally and it’s done and dusted until April 2017 🙂 For the kind of person I am doing nothing is not me, hence for May am participating in the #FMSAPHOTOADAY challenge, for more details please check the below link and for my entries follow me on Instagram

Click here for more info on the challenge : A Photo a day challenge by Fat Mum Slim 

I have already finished day 3, follow me on Instagram to see my entries

Hoping to have an amazing May month – too many things pipelined like meeting few blogger friends (more of friends now), the upcoming Bloggers Meet in Bangalore by Indiblogger, meeting my relatives, few farewells and goodbyes which would be very hard.

P.S: It’s my mothers birthday today!!! And i miss her badly

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Live. Love. Laugh!!! Repeat!!!❤

ECHOES – MARCH MOMENTS

Welcome Potpourriers to yet another Monthly Favourites post. Can’t really believe three months have already gone by, feels like i had recently celebrated 2016 New Years…hmm time actually flies 🙂 And just like February , March was truly awesome in all means !!! ❤

“My MARCH 2016 MOMENTS”

Meeting Prats ( Pratyusha ) this was crazy, it was simply crazy, i had known Prats for only a month now that too via chats (our bloggers whatsapp group) and a month later we were meeting and best part it was all impromptu. Her coming down to Bangalore for a client visit, me being able to go meet her the same night as that was the only time she was free but we made it. And she surprised me with a book as gift. Thanks Prats ❤

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Pratyusha’s gift to me 🙂 This came as a surprise
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Dinner with Prats along with my buddy Vikas

DIY – Liquor Bottle and LEDs : So i have this weird liking of collecting Liquor bottles and i think i have a pretty decent collection as of now. Thanks to all my friends for contributing to my collection. I really like painting these bottles, doodling on them, trying yarn work and most recently i did this. An LED string and a bottle and you are good to go with a decorative piece in your living room. 

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LED and Liquor bottle

March and one thing you remember for sure is WOMEN’s DAY: March 8th is celebrated as the International Women’s Day all across the world. And like majority of the companies, mine too had various events lined up for the women employees. Ethnic day, games, give away etc. Below is the glimpse of the Ethnic Day celebration at work with my office buddies

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Women’s Day Celebration (from the start – Deeksha, Anju, mysefl, Sriji, Vikas(with the specs) and Dilip)

Authores Beyond Borders: Last month i had mentioned about my Blogger Whatsapp group but i missed this pic . So here it is all of us. We are one family now and my day doesn’t go by without interacting with them 😀 ❤ Am yet to meet Sana Vishnu Priya and Farid who are also in Bangalore!!!

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Rafat(Sana- the hyperactive one 🙂 ), Darshith(every one knows him), Pratyusha, Priya, Me, Nisha(Mayasa), Nimi, Sri Di, Rupz (Rupali), Srinath, Vishnu, KP(Krishnaprasad), Hema di n Farid

The Yin and Yang of my Life: Sometimes you come across few people in your life who just change the way you look at things, or feel about yourself. All they do is be themselves and help us be our truest self. I am glad i met these two handsome hunks – Vikas and Dilip.  I have known them for quiet sometime now but this month actually made me realize how balanced they help me be( being the confused self i am all the time)

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Vikas (with the specs) and Dilip (he is also the specs one but not in this pic)

BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: I think this movie was not as happening as how a superhero fan would love it to be but then it was after all a Superheroes movie so no complaints. Ben Affleck looked super hot as Batman and did total justice to the character. I never liked Superman as much as i liked other superheroes but this movie has totally changed my liking towards Superman(and Henry Cavill). I had tears by the end of the movie(the ones who have seen it would know what am talking). Batman ❤ Thanks to Vipin my friend for the good company. I like people who discuss movie while watching it.

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Batman vs Superman

Meeting old friends (Vijay) and making new ones (Jennifer, Jean and David) – friendship is a blessing 🙂

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Vijay Parpyani – My first Sindhi friend who taught me how to make POHA 🙂 I started my career with this buddy of mine 🙂
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am sure you all know him David and his amazing playlist perfect for a pumped up work out routine
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Jennifer or Jenni as we Indians call her 🙂 She is such a warm and strong woman. I think we instantly connected just in few exchange of messages and am glad to have her as a friend

Finally – #AtoZChallenge: I  think most of my posts in the month of March was about the upcoming (from tomorrow to be very specific) Ultimate Blogging Challenge. Have been working on it (and am still not prepared completely) . I have chosen my Theme and i hope i do justice to it. I have even signed up few blogger friends of mine to do guest posts during the challenge. And am super excited about it as this is going to be my first ever Blogging challenge (never done daily blogs) and being a Minion with Holton’s HeroesI hope i survive this challenge 😀 😀

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Almost 1700 + bloggers worldwide have signed up for the challenge. Its gonna be fun and exciting. Am already meeting new bloggers and reading some amazing posts. Really interesting cool themes. April is gonna be insane 🙂 All the best to everyone who have signed up for it. Yipee!!! Two more hours for the challenge to begin 🙂

April – you better be good to me!! I need all your support this month to survive the challenge. Thank you March for some amazing moments ❤ You were very very special 😉 😉

Be good

Live. Love. Laugh!!! Repeat!!!❤

Echoes – Fabulous February

Welcome to my Monthly Favorites section which is an Action Replay of all those beautiful moments that i have experienced in the last 30 days. Though i have missed the Jan month , but what better way to start with the month of love – February, so much love that it actually had an extra 24 hours for us to spend. Moving forward every month am gonna post my favorites cause i guess you blog now and live forever and these moments of mine are gonna remain even when i leave this world.

“Welcome Potpourriers to my Fabulous February 2016”

The best thing that happened to me this month was definitely and undoubtedly the #FlipkartOutdoors Indiblogger Meet @Mango Mist Resorts on the 20th of Feb 2016. I didn’t have the slightest idea how amazing it would be to meet fellow bloggers. My first every blogger meet where i met some really crazy, fun and interesting folks. It needs to be experienced words just can’t sum up the whole feel of it (yeah I do fall short of words at times). 

Having said that, the moment you hear February just one word comes in your mind naturally and that would be the Love!! Valentines day was never a big deal for me it was just another day either spending quality time with myself or with my loved ones. But this time i celebrated my Valentines day on a Harley 🙂 Yeah i have this amazingly loving friend whom i really lookup to well he took me on a ride on a Harley. Might sound lame to few but then not everyone gets to sit on a beast machine (at least that i know of)

Feb 10th is a special day for me, its my Parents Wedding Anniversary and i am so so proud that am born to such incredibly beautiful couple who have defined what love is all about. And having an article on them published on a reputed firm like Women’s Web only made this month more special and a gift to my parents.

And finally the perfect way to end the fabulous month was to go this place which is my second home cause it gave me friends whom i have now known for a decade and they are the best thing that has happened to me in life. They just let me be me by just being themselves. My Best Friends and my best place Hyderabad (more to come about them in my A to Z Blogging Challenge next month). All that i need to do to rejuvenate myself is to board a bus go to Hyderabad meet these angels of my life that is all i need and am good to go until the next time.

Some other important fav of the month were 

Caprio finally winning the Oscars  for the movie The Revenant on the 29th of Feb (what a leap yr to remember)

> My Whatsapp bloggers group – “Authors Beyond Borders” they keep me entertained and they pamper me with so much love ,care and warmth

> Handmade gifts that i made for a bunch of friends like the Zentangled Bookmark for Deeksha and Sriji, the Max poster for Rahul

> Buying more and more books, i ended up taking a crossword membership. I have bought like  14 books in the last one month

> Lunching out every Friday of Feb month and each time a new place

> Met many new people who have touched my heart in some way.

> One step closer to something big that’s gonna happen in my life 

> Listening to the Grammy winners collection on repeat mode 😛

February was indeed Fabulous and am sure March is gonna treat me well (you better March) cause it’s the best season of the year Spring ❤ ❤ ❤ and a lot of homework on the upcoming April month’s AtoZ Challenge 2016 . Fingers crossed for this one, its my first ever big blogging challenge and i hope i survive this one. I am gonna try to publish more posts in March just to get myself prepared for April.
It’s already two months down of 2016, woohoo this year seems so to run fast….!! What was your Feb Fav?? Let me know!

March is here
Please be good to my family ,friends and me!!!

Live. Love. Laugh!!! Repeat!!! ❤