Love – Hate !

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My friends Rob from The V-Pub, Karuna from Simply Karuna & Aplis7 from AplisPoetry have nominated me to participate in the Love/Hate challenge. They are not only wonderful bloggers but also amazing friends, I am blessed to have met. Thank you so much for nominating me for this challenge. It gave me an opportunity to sit back and ponder upon my likes and dislikes. Here are the rules:

  • List 10 things that you love.
  • List 10 things that you hate.
  • Nominate fellow bloggers to take the challenge

So let me start with the things I LOVE ❤ :

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Dragon Ball Z

If you read the title as ‘Dragon Ball Zee”, hehe, welcome to to ‘90s Cartoon Network club !! 😀

I am grateful to my friend Hector Sampson for honoring me with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I recommend you to visit his site if you haven’t before, because he is a wonderful blogger. His posts are really inspirational and make you smile. Thank you my friend !

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.

Also my mystery blogger friend from Midnight Shadows has nominated me for TWO awards !! How cool is that 🙂 Thank you so much MS. The awards being:

“Dragon’s Loyalty Award” and

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“The Premio Dardos” (The Premio Dardos is given from one blogger to another, in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing).

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Awesome Threesome !!!

I am so grateful to all the friends I have made here on WordPress through this blog. Time and again, I am showered with love, compliments and awards. It humbles me as a person and I have no words to describe this amazing feeling. Thank you for all the awards and nominations. I have been a bit lazy and sometimes my WP app doesn’t give me notifications of my page being linked. Nonetheless, I really feel blessed to have met you all.

So here we go, this time it is a Threesome :

Encouraging Thunder Award

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My friend Ngobesing Romanus, whom I highly admire has given me this award. Thanks a lot Sir.

Since I have already done this one before, you can view my response here.

PREMIO DARDOS Award

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My super awesome friend cum sister Mon from Transcend gave me PREMIO DARDOS Award. Thank u so much Mon. I tried to learn the meaning of this award:

PREMIO DARDOS : To qualify for it you must write the following, in the form of creative and original writing:

  • Cultural
  • Ethical,
  • Literary,
  • And personal values

Rules:

  • When you accept the award, post it on your blog along with the name of the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog.
  • Include the image of the award on your blog.
  • Write 10 facts about yourself.
  • Pass it on to 15 other bloggers, linking to their blogs and let them know.

Creative Blogger Award

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My friend from FightAlone had nominated me for this one decades ago !! I am so so sorry for taking so much time to respond. Thank u so much for this award FightAlone 🙂

Rules: (As much as we may hate them, everything in life has rules.)

  1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
  1. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  1. Share five random facts about yourself.

So, in all I have to share 10 + 5 Facts about Myself, here I go :

#1 : When someone from my friends or family holds my hand while crossing the road, that simple gesture makes me feel so secure and loved.

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#2 : I haven’t traveled far and wide till now. It has been limited to a very handful places. But I yearn to travel. To explore. To meet people and satisfy my wanderlust. I’d want to go on a backpacking trip to Europe, visit Paris with my soul mate, Ireland (Inspired by Leap Year movie) and NYC for starters 😀

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Double Scoop : Starlight Blogger Award

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Ok !! So, this is a Double Scoop Award i.e. An Award given to me by two amazing bloggers – Kritika & M.I.C.H.A.E.L.A. I am so thankful to both of you and apologise for my delayed response 🙂 (I’m a bit lazy at times ;)) Let me quickly tell you a brief background about this award :

“In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.”

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Stop Seeking, Start Creating

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Happiness is a strange thing. The moment we try to seek for it, it disappears like playing hide and seek with us… It catches us unguarded in the form of a big wide grin. Happiness is not extrinsic, it is a state of mind. Stop seeking, because it lies within. As correctly said “HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB”. Happiness is infectious and viral. So go !! Spread it. Happiness follows an exponential growth function. Multiply it 🙂 Do what you love, share the love and joy along.

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Yellow Red White : A Haiku

My friend Rob of The V-Pub has invited me to a five day challenge. The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Rob’s blogs are so humorous and insightful, that they never fail to bring a smile on my face. Please visit his blog any time you feel too stressed out about life 🙂 Today, is my second day of the challenge.

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This is my very first attempt at writing a Haiku :

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Drafts : Few Things Left Unsaid

My friend Rob of The V-Pub has invited me to a five day challenge. The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Rob’s blogs are so humorous and insightful, that they never fail to bring a smile on my face. Please visit his blog any time you feel too stressed out about life 🙂 Today, is my first day of the challenge.

My first write up is about : “Things Left Unsaid”. A lot of times, as we grow up, we deliberately move away from expressing how we feel. We STOP expressing. We stop telling our loved ones how much we love them, we stop saying thank you when we feel grateful, we stop saying sorry just because our ego comes in between. These are the things growing up teaches you.

But today, as you read this, I want you to go back in time when you were a carefree child and never thought twice before expressing how you felt. By no means, I intend to preach being insensitive and inconsiderate towards how others feel and be brutal, on the other hand I want you to spread love, smiles, joy & kindness all around. And guess what, they are free !! It only takes a few loving words and a smile on your face. ….Because at the end of the day, you should not be left feeling empty & shallow regretting for things you “wish” you did !!

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable

I regret not the things I’ve done, but those I did not do.

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Sonia’s Diary, June 17 2015: (Protagonist from my Short Story Blog : “Always”)

Today I was running a search on my email id. There was a particular email address whose communication I wanted to find. As I ran through the search, I was surprised to find so many messages in my “Drafts” folder. I don’t know what occurred to me. All of a sudden. That I ran this email search. That I read every single email all over again in my drafts. That I read every mail chain we exchanged. That I re read some of the messages, I so much wanted to send to “that” email id, and ended up sending to myself. What was wrong with me ?

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