Quotes #9

Day 2, Quote 2, of the quote challenge! Was nominated by this perky little sweet teenager “An Ordinary Girl”…and here is her blog that you should definitely visit!

Here is today’s quote:

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I know, this quote would mean different things to different people. I mean, I am not cliff jumping or sky diving at this moment in my life but very affirmatively, I am not in my comfort zone right now. I am in a quandary of sorts. To be and what to be! Learning a hell lot of things..To not lose patience. To chin up. To understand. To let go. To stay strong, to smile that smile. This is all part and parcel of life, isn’t it?! Ergo!

Good day, you all!

My nominations:

palfitness ..you have almost read all of my posts by now, Thank You !!

Nisthur Anadi

chape

 

 

 

Cometh the weekend

imageFriday night. Wintery vibes.
Laziness sinking in.
Words ringing in, rest, repose, peace, calm, relief, phew, wow.
Some may have super fun plans ahead.
Some are already daunted by the idea of boredom in no company(c’mon you guys).
Some are going to revel in crowd, socialize, catch up, mingle.
Some would need their own space, coffee, novel, bed, a day to kill.
For some weekend is no different from other days.
While others are screaming TGIF! TGIF!
Fridays are my favorite.
Plan or no plans, they give me ample reasons to rejoice.
Don’t we just wait for them all week and push all our lump of activities to be done in the next two days!
Hair cut, laundry, movie, shopping, outing, eating, boozing, cleaning, meeting: weekend..weekend..weekend.
For this weekend, I am really looking forward to my extended sleeps, the pizza I am going to savour, painting my nails, cleaning up my room, may be cooking something. Okay let’s not plan way ahead!

I am glad you have arrived.
Love you Fridaysss!!!

Spell-check

Do you have a friend who corrects every word you misspell? And cringes on every wrong pronunciation you make? Like their only purpose to be alive in this ever-so-happening world, is to pin point at your petty lingual mistakes. In that moment you want to kill them. Choke them around the neck and kill them! But then they happen to be right and you make a dorky face and let it pass! Do you have such friend or am I the only one doomed? Words like poignant, petulant, nonchalant, bourgeois….I would have never known how these words are spoken(rightly) if not for this nemesis cum friend. I am seeing her tomorrow after quite a few days. Looking forward to the trouble. :-). <3.

Travel Diaries: Goa

Yeah that’s me…and yes those are my freakishly long arms. Flying amidst peace and quiet of the azure sky. On top of that was the sea(bottom literally).

This trip soothed me in ways more than one to count. I have plenty to say and yet I am falling short on words. This post is going to be more of a visual update.

To start with, we booked these awesome cottages. Made me feel like settling there forever.

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None of our chalked out plans worked.

Mud bath..thrashed.

Beach Party..doomed.

River rafting…cancelled.

Yet, we had the bestest time ever. We got drenched to the bones and ate paani puri in middle of the rain.

Dabbled half a day in the pool. Played Ludo/Snake and Ladder at nights. Posed and posed. Spent two hours daily at the breakfast table talking about silly nothings, listening to all kind of songs.

By some stroke of luck we got the chance to partake in water sport activities.

There was the beach and all thrilling events happening around.

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Some more beach..and ample to ponder about.

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Loads of heat, hell lot of tan..and a dozen opportunities for me to strut my recently inked tattoo.. 😀

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After tiring ourselves to the brim, we headed to a club, decked up and danced past midnight. From what I remember, it was immense somatic pain a day after.

Company was of my favorite kind of people; us, a few bunch of drained homo-sapiens striding through adulthood, each with his/her own set of issues. I guess, when we got together, catching up after so long, laughing, singing, prancing around, I nearly forgot this usual life. The air felt different. No liabilities. No tensions. I was as light in my head as a helium gas particle.

And now, the trip is over. Have to catch up with the routine. I am still in recovery mode. Recovery from intrinsic bliss you may call it. Because they say no…happiness is momentary. I sure had my moments!

Fresh Week Start

6:00 am. A lizard is crawling right on top of my wall. They creep me out in totality. For a moment, I thought may be we could turn friends…you know, staying in the same room and stuff! But neither one of us wants to make an effort. Happy in our own space. Anyway, I am at the brink of this weekend. The clock ticks 8 am and the dynamics would change. How strange is that? How rigid is the mind? Sticks to the notions and the set beliefs. If only I could mix Mondays with the Sun-Fun-Sundays!
I am a believer…not a cynic..would only hope for a better day ahead. So, cheers to you-better-work-your-ass-off Mondays! And I hope you guys have a great week ahead of you.

You Float baby!

Say you are drowning…but you have a life jacket on…so, hypothetically you are drowning(only in your head)…you are filled with consternation and you start moving your hands and feet in all directions..impatient..restless..scared..looking for something to hang on..something to hold on to. What do you find? That it is only worsening your situation. Water is buzzing in through your nose and ears. Then something hits you..you spread your arms and just set free..thinking let me try this too, how worse could it get! That is when miracle happens and suddenly you are floating in peace, gazing at the clear sky..hearing the birds chirp…taking in the greenery around you.

This was one of my rafting experiences but how easily could one relate it to life!
Why don’t we just stop panicking and let loose?

A Certain Creative Blogger Award

Well as much as I am delighted on being nominated for the award, creative seems too big a compliment for what I do here. :). Nevertheless, I would like to thank ajayi for nominating me and reading my posts and making me feel all special. She is full of vibrant energy and that reflects in her blog. Her writings exhibit positivity and a feel good factor… https://thrillofbliss.wordpress.com/.

Rules are pretty simple:
– Share five facts about yourself.
– Thank the person who nominated you and post their blog’s link.
– Nominate other bloggers.
– Pass on the rules.

Okay…so facts..might be abstract but true:
1. I like reading books but I read them at a realllyyyy slow pace. Call me the tortoise amongst readers. I somewhat live through them and bookmark every third page and laugh and cry along with them. On odd days, I also wonder if it is some character flaw of mine and if my brain processes slow. :D.
2. Love to shop..live to shop. I know it is material happiness but means so much to me!
3. I don’t like hurting people. Not with my actions nor my words. If someone has been rude to me I would rather make them realize it’s wrong than avenge for it. Having said that, I sometimes get rude with my friends but that is all silly banter and gets sorted in a day or two.
4. I like changing my hair style every now and then. Experimentation and the fun involved is all too good! Want to have boy-cut hairs in near future.
5. I don’t have much affection for kids yet..they look very messy and delicate. Now being a women I might have to have kids later far later..but I would better have a pet and demo with it first,..to see if I am up for a baby!

Well I would like to nominate:

https://lifeinquantums.wordpress.com/

https://akansha1104.wordpress.com/

https://poetryandchocolateandbooks.wordpress.com/

https://awanderingstoryteller.wordpress.com/

https://justapreciouspenny.wordpress.com/

Mighty interested in digging out facts about you people. :)!

P.S. I am very happy for a friend on his job. Patience/hardwork/prayers pay off. Just making a note.

Liebster Award

Hi all! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by shaudvr and I am supposed to answer the questions she put forward. This is something I am new to, but anyway makes me glad you nominated me shaudvr. :).

These are the rules:
1. Link the person who nominated you to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate other bloggers (11) for the award that have fewer than 200 followers.
4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are my responses:

1. Why did you start a blog?
It relieves me in a way. I feel happier when I have written something and shared it across. I also relate to many others who write different stories from their lives. Blogging engages me.

2. Do people (friends, family) around you know you have a blog?
My closest friends, they know. My family, currently no. My colleagues and acquaintances, no. I wanted it to be more of a me thing where people who scarcely know me don’t give their opinions on my thoughts.

3. Where do you get inspiration for your blog posts?
My blog posts usually contain random thoughts that run in my mind, I see or experience something in my routine life and some days I write about it. Most of the times, I write when I am alone. So, may be seclusion inspires them.

4. What is something about yourself you feel like you need to work on?
I have to learn detachment. I want to be less affected by people around me. Some have become my weakness. I want to be content with myself. I do try.

5. What does blogging (writing) mean to you? (a hobby, way of expressing yourself e.g.)
Catharsis might be the right word for it. When I write something, I feel I have took it out of my mind and let it out to the world. These are just words coming out but they are my words, they are what I am in a way. I write and I let a little more bit of myself out.

6. What is your dream job?
Mmm, I still don’t have answer for this yet.

7. Who inspires you?
Hedonists inspire me. People who have suffered and still come out strong. People who have risen from the earth, started from the scratch. My mother inspires me for the person she is.

8. What is the most beautiful place you have visited so far?
Manali, India, comes to my mind right now. It was breath-takingly, refreshingly beautiful. Snow every where, the sun, the trees, the wind, the streets, everything to fall in love with!

9. What is your all time favorite movie?
I love this movie, The Prestige. I equally love, P.S. I Love You and DDLJ(Hindi). So that makes three of them.:).

10. What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten? (I’m a foodie, so I couldn’t resist.)
I love everything my mom cooks. So home cooked chhole bhature, dosa, dhokla, dahi bade. All these are Indian dishes. :).

11. What is a quality you admire in people?
Genuineness. Honesty. People who are unassuming and comfortable to be around.

Well these questions did make me ponder. Now, my questions, your answers. :D. I would like to nominate the following:
1. littlerayofsunsian
2. ipsitanayak07
3. K. L. Register
4. Ankit Mishra
5. womenwhothinktoomuch
6. Toothless Hedgehog
7. Pratik Akkwar
8. quartervida
9. shewritesoflife
10. typingandthinking
11. littlemissunsure

I would really love to read your answers and know you more! Thus the nominations. Following are my questions:
1. You started a blog because?
2. What do you love doing the most? Any activity.
3. Your favorite writer and the book you like most.
4. Describe one trait of yours that you find silly.
5. First childhood memory that comes to your mind?
6. You are most comfortable in what kind of clothes?
7. Summers or winters? Why?
8. Something you have learnt from your parents?
9. Do you think you’ll be writing after 5 years from now?
10. Best and the worst thing you find about technology?
11. If you had to keep a pet, what would it be?(the ones already having can describe theirs)

To the people I have linked, please do oblige if you find time. :). Ciao.

Weekend getaways

Even though I survived this Valentines in flying colors, today is not such a good day. May be the repercussions of having so much fun. I’ll be honest here. I escaped from my nest. I knew I couldn’t handle it alone so I went to be with my girlfriends(there are two). We had finger licking yummy food…and we went for a romantic sort of movie and we dolled up and went to some disc and danced past midnight. We were bouncing and shaking and shouting and giving all kind of sexy moves without the company of any guy in particular. It was awesome! Yeah add on: There was this cute British guy who was hovering around after the dance. You know eye glances..small talks…sending signals..:D..so to sum it up we were even hit on that night. I didn’t ask his name..neither did he. Should have definitely asked the name! So anyway…Sunday came and fun continued with India winning against Pakistan in its first World cup match this season. There are lot of sentiments attached in us Indians when it comes to India Pak cricket match. We have got to win! I mean got to! And we did win! :). Then had coffee. And so many snaps. Happy. Fun. Moments.

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So what’s wrong today? Well, I am back in my nest..and it takes little getting used to. Mind goes back thinking of the same nonexistent person, mind yearns, mind fights..mind convinces the ever so adamant mind. Mind says that the mind will find peace. I have to reach a point where I don’t need distractions to not think about him. I have heard letting go is hard. My word: It is way harder than it appears or sounds. But then again I don’t want to discuss this at length. Futile in totality. Will make my nest a happy dwelling again. And I have to get some tight sleep. I have somehow msnsgeee……see! What happens when you are sleepy and also writing up. zzzz…bbyee people..