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Live life stubbornly…

I haven’t posted in a very long time. But then, you all would know that. Talk about stating the obvious…Things got hectic, life consumed my time and energy and my creative juices weren’t feeling up to doing justice to any posts. But I have been following my fellow bloggers, diligently reading their posts and marveling at how well written they all were. All the while wondering when I was going to get back to it, if I was ever gonna post another entry ever? All the while feeling vaguely guilty that I left my readers hanging without so much as a “see you when I get back”… After months of non-activity, I was surprised to receive a new follower and their comment made me realize that I need to get back into this again. That I should get writing again, if only for the love of putting words on paper again.

So here is an entry that I had drafted ages ago but feel now is an appropriate time to post it.

Live Life Stubbornly!
The things we go through happen so that we can appreciate the good things in life. If everything went smoothly, then we will take it all for granted. Trials make us stronger. Why am I going through this, why me, are common thoughts we have when things get tough. At these times we can only hold on to the thought that this will only make us a stronger person in the end. It seems unfair; but unfair things happen to everybody all the time at some point in their lives.

At such times, we need to tell ourselves this: I am not Alone. There are others going through the same things, others have gone past it and survived, and so will I. I have my support systems and comfort activities to keep me going. I will keep going and not let Life get me down!

Sometimes, really bad stuff happens, and keeps happening seemingly in a never-ending cycle of pain. And you are like, Seriously? I mean come on! You feel like someone up there has aimed the magnifying glass on you, their own personal ant. I don’t have the answer to this, I really don’t. I don’t know why some people have to suffer so much (Recently, I was very disturbed and moved by the trials of a fellow blogger). But I do know this – the answer does not lie in tallying how much bad stuff has happened, counting the ways in which your situation is going to hell in a hand basket (because I know it feels that way sometimes). It doesn’t help to ruminate.

Life stops when we start obsessing about things. So never stop, always keep busy and do something relevant and useful everyday. There are those bad days when nothing seems to go right and you just want to sit down with a big hot fudge chocolate sundae and rot in front of the telly. Well, rot away! But only for one day or a few hours; give yourself that time to wallow, we all need a pity fest once in a while. Some downtime while our emotional landscape takes time to re-adjust after whatever it was that shook it up.

Then pick yourself up and get going. Refuse to be pushed down by life’s trials. Don’t give up, don’t let life push you down. Do what needs to get done, do what makes you happy, for it is the only way to live life – by LIVING it stubbornly and resolutely no matter how many times we fall!

Here’s to living stubbornly!




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Happiness is…

A chocolate treat!


I know I haven’t blogged in a while (in a looong while in fact). I’m still waiting for the proper inspiration to strike. Not to mention life’s been a bit hectic recently. I have been, however, reading up on the blogs I follow, just barely though (my inbox is flooded!). And I am getting inspired. So I hope to crank something out in the next week… Meanwhile, I shall enjoy my chocolate treat!

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Nominated and passing it on!


I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award by Brinda Naidu from Gotta Say Thanks. Thanks Brinda! I wasn’t aware of this award but am pleased nonetheless!

I have only recently started blogging but am amazed at the simple pleasure it gives me. Writing makes me feel free. I enjoy the feeling of my thoughts flowing into words, and I savour those moments when I am able to successfully capture an elusive thought into writing. I also want to make a difference with my writing. If I can motivate, encourage, teach or humor someone with what I write, then that is reward in itself for me.

Blogging has opened up a whole new world to me. As I discover new blogs everyday, as I read the blogs of my followers, and in turn becoming their follower, I am like a child that has discovered a new toy. I am endlessly fascinated and inspired by the flow of thoughts and ideas of like-minded souls out there.

Coming back to the Liebster, having been nominated, I have to pass on the pleasure as per the following rules…

Liebster Award Rules:
1. List eleven random facts about yourself…
2. Nominate eleven bloggers for the award…
3. Let them know about the nomination…
4. Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated…
5. Ask eleven questions for the new award winners to answer…

Eleven random facts about me:
1. I love mangoes, the tarter the better.
2. I love the Harry Potter series.
3. I love long leisurely walks in parks. Preferably with my husband along.
4. I recently watched the Addams Family musical with my sister. It was fun!
5. Reading a good book relaxes me.
6. My dream job would be to read books all day and write reviews for them!
7. I love pizza… more cheesy the better…
8. One of my best friends has moved to Australia and I miss her terribly.
9. I wish I had pursued Psychology as my major at University – the human mind and its workings fascinate me.
10. My favourite colours are turqoiuse, pink and white.
11. I took a really long time coming up with this list of 11 random things and I am glad it’s finally done!

11 bloggers I nominate:
You guys have all won because you have given me reading pleasure! Thanks!

1. http://definingwonderland.com
Refreshing thoughts on life and living

2. http://nirupamaprv.wordpress.com
Feisty and fresh outlook to life

3. http://theinfertileprincess.com
Beautiful insights about life and the journey to becoming a mother

4. http://candidkay.com
Mother of 2 – taking life as it comes and enjoying the process

5. http://theempathyqueen.wordpress.com
Quirky, funny and refreshingly real

6. http://paperkeeper.wordpress.com
Observations and insights about the things in life that we often tend to overlook

7. http://girlwriteslife.com
Faith is what guides us in life – she writes about life so splendidly

8. http://mondaynotes.wordpress.com
Great food photography and about chasing your dreams to the ends of the world – well at least to the next continent!

9. http://therantommenace.wordpress.com
Always an entertaining read

10. http://missfulmoments.wordpress.com
A very wise lady – writing about being a single woman in today’s world

11. http://veggiegirllife.wordpress.com
Fun, quirky and poignant thoughts about life and living well.

Keep the writing going guys! I am looking forward to all your posts 🙂

Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your best asset/skill?
2. Who do you look up to and why?
3. What is your dream job like?
4. What do you do to relax?
5. If you had to live the rest of your life only on one cuisine (e.g. Italian, Mexican, etc…) what would it be?
6. Which famous/renowned person would you most like to meet one day?
7. What is your motto/philosophy for life?
8. What is your favourite food?
9. Which book that you have read has changed your perspective in life or inspired you greatly?
10. Which hotel/resort stay was your most memorable?
11. Beach paradise, cultural immersion or urban shopping delight? Which is your most preferred vacation experience?

Questions form Gotta Give Thanks:
1. What makes you smile?
My husband’s antics – he can be quite a clown…but he is my clown 🙂

2. Who has inspired you most?
There have been plenty of people at different times of life. But at this time, I think of two people – Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, and Susan Jeffers, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. They have helped me see life differently.

3. Why do you write?
To put my jumbled thoughts clearly on paper so they make sense, to inspire myself and others, to connect with other writers around the world.

4. Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Spongebob Squarepants! He is ALWAYS so happy…

5. What would you say if you met the Queen?
I will ask her what makes her happy. I’d be interested in her take on life, being in the position she is in and having seen life from a position of authority. One may think she has it all. But does she think so?

6. What is your favourite drink?

7. Do you believe in aliens?
I think I do. I don’t believe we can be the only life form in this Universe.

8. What is your favourite song?
In English songs, I love Bad Day, by Daniel Powter. Always picks me up when I feel down and even if I am not feeling particularly down.

9. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Thosai (Indian rice pancake)

10.What is the last book you read?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Amazing read!

11.Who can you not live without?
Awfully difficult question…there are simply too many people. But I am going to be contrary here and say that it is dangerous to have that mentality. We simply cannot say that I can’t live without so and so… Life has to go on no matter what, right…


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Making a difference

I started this blog about a month ago because I realized that I really needed a solid outlet for my writing. I have this desire to reach out to people and blogging is the first step towards this. It gives us such a platform to express ourselves and to exchange views with people all over the world – look at me going on and on about it like a kitten that found its first ball of yarn!

But yes seriously, I’d like to know that I am making a difference with my writing-even if it is only one person per day.

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