Brotherhood Award

Hola people!

I have been yet again nominated by one of my favourite and loveliest blogger Kri for the “Brotherhood Award”, thank-you so much for all the love and I can’t thank-you enough for the award nomination.


The rules of the award:

1) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
2) List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3) Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
4) Nominate around ten other bloggers and let them know about the award.


Below is the list of questions asked from the nominations:

1. You are given the responsibility to bring global peace, how will you do that?

Answer: I would probably refuse such a responsibility, realistically the world has people who are shades of ‘grey’, and as long as even one person is working for their own benefit, it will cost something to to another, there will be no peace. At most, I can only promise to do my part.

2. Did blogging improve your life in any way?

Answer: Yes, it did. I got a place to call “home” ❤

3. You can do anything you want for 3 hours, what would you do?

Answer: Nowadays, catch up on sleep (haha!) generally though read and be left alone in silence.

4. Reading or writing, given you’ll be paid for reading?

Answer: Writing and Reading, both I do for the “peace” it brings. Nothing it has, has got to with money. So pay me or not, I will always be doing both, can’t just read because I was being paid and not write.

5. An idea of a perfect life?

Answer: We all know there is nothing as “perfect”, humans are designed that way, in my believe. However, the ideal would be away from the chaos of world, somewhere in nature, mountains perhaps, cold would be nice lol.

6. You can travel back in time, what year you would choose and why?

Answer:  I ain’t turning back 🙂 even if to just view, what’s gone must remain gone. Don’t want to come back to present with more of past attached to my mind.

7. Space, Solitude, Silence. Choose one and why?

Answer: Silence, always. I find peace within the stillness, that’s why.

8. Is there life elsewhere in universe?

Answer: I would like to believe so or I would be truly heart broken.

9. You have to plan a surprise for your best friend, but you are broke. What will you plan?

Answer: I don’t have best friends, I find it too cliche of a label ( a personal opinion) but yes I have a handful of close friends, and being broke is never a problem xD I’ll write them a poem and give them a hug. They know me well enough to know how I don’t believe in grand gestures and big plans 🙂

10. One of your friends, with whom you were not in contact for many years, meets you somewhere and starts cursing you. How will you tackle the situation?

Answer: Smile and walk away xD


My list of questions and nominations are as follows:

1. Do you believe in second chances?
2. Are you satisfied with who you are, today?
3 .Any certain religious philosophy or concept you completely believe in?
4. If given a chance to be any famous literary author from history for one day, who will you choose and why?
5. One thing that annoys you the most about other people?
6. Being “truly yourself”, what does that mean to you?
7. If you could change one thing about the world, what will it be?
8. How do you express sadness?
9. Where would you like to travel, if given a chance to do so?
10. Your favourite time of day/ night, why?

Nominations:
1. Dan
2. Shreya
3. Paul
4. Maryam
5. Ayushi
6. Shubhada
7. Mani
8. Lumen
9. George
10. Prateek


Thank-you once again Kri <3, good luck to all the nominations and as always, there is no compulsion to participate but I’d love to read your answers if you participate.

Blessings

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Starlight Award

Hola lovelies!

One of my dearest and most favourite sister’s here nominated me for the “Starlight Award“, thank-you Kri as always. I’m honoured and I cannot apologize enough for how long I have taken to get back and respond to the nomination. I apologize for the delay. People do check out her blog, she is one of most talented and versatile bloggers out here that I know ❤


Nominations Rules:

Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! 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.


This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.
This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:

1. Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
2. Answer the 3 questions given to you.
3. Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.
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Questions I was given:

1. How do you deal with a situation where you have nothing to write but want to write?

Answer: Honestly, I have no clue. I have never experienced what we call “Writer’s Block”. Words come easy and the desire to write is always strong, like I say that words are home for me and perhaps I have never encountered such a situation for how you can ever forget your way to your home? 🙂

2. What changes (if any) blogging has brought in you?

Answer: I do think blogging has brought a change in me, for one I have finally realized how important writing was to me, something I was pushed to do by a few close friends (still very few friends are aware of the blog I maintain) who thought I needed this and I had a way with words. Yet, I didn’t believe in my ability to write but my need to vent and let things out and here we are today. I have so many friends across the globe, I have eventually learned to broaden on topics I write and on most days am able to disconnect what I write from how I might actually be feeling. I’m still learning and got a long way to go but yes, diversity is important from where I stand now.

3. What would you like the legacy of your work to be?

Answer: Most of you’re aware that my line of work has nothing to do with writing/literature at all. In-fact, there is nothing in common with what I do in my daily life and there is too big of a disconnect. However, I sincerely hope and pray that some day I will have the opportunity to write professionally and make a difference to some lives. I’m not looking for fame, I’m the sort of person who stays away from any attention but I’d like my words to be heard and maybe they could leave a lasting impression on somebody.


My nominations:

1. Kirsty (I miss you, come back already)
2. Blondeusk
3. Dan
4. Will
5. Annie
6. Paul

My questions for you guys

1. If you could turn back time, would you? why/why not.
2. Will you kill someone to save a loved one? (given you had no other options)
3. One of your deepest fears is?


Note: Thank-you Kri again, I know I have another post to respond to, bear with me 🙂 I’m grateful for the nomination and for the nominees; good-luck guys, as always feel free to participate or not but I’d love to see your responses.

Blessings to all.<3

The Creative Blogger Award

What a lovely way to start the weekend! to be honoured yet again with an AWARD!!
Once again I have been nominated for Creative blogger Award by the lovely writergirl, her writings are passionate and very intense. I have always enjoyed her work and would encourage all of you to check out her page.


The Rules:

  1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
  2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  3. Share 5 random facts about yourself.

5 random facts about me:

1. I want to know your story. (Yes, go figure).
2. I have exceptional emotional strength (Okay, so I’m bragging)
3. I eat, breathe and drink books
4. Happiness is a cup of chai/tea
5. I’m (boringly) reliable for people I care about.


Note:
Thank-you once again and apologies for taking this long love, I’m always juggling 🙂 as for the nomination for this award, all of you lovely readers who drop by each day and send love my way, are nominated.

Blessings ❤

Very Inspiring Blogger Award – AGAIN!!

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You guys keep making my days and I can’t thank you guys enough for all the love you send my way. This time I’ve been nominated for ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award‘ by Geethu and Kri, both these lovelies are my absolute sweethearts ❤ and have tremendous writing power. I would be grateful if all of the readers can drop by and check out there pages, in case you haven’t already 🙂

The rules of the Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Add the logo to your post
  • Nominate ten (10) bloggers you admire and inform them of the nomination

My list of nominations for the award in no particular order:

1. Will: williamleeone.wordpress.com
2. Arwen: https://elpislazuli.wordpress.com/
3. Blondeusk: https://blondewritemore.wordpress.com/
4. Chris: https://chrisnelson61.wordpress.com/
5. Randstein: https://hyperionsturm.wordpress.com
6. Kirsty: https://kirstydavies1990.wordpress.com/

Thank-you for the nominations once again my beauties and apologies for taking this long to revert on the nominations 🙂 Anybody else who feels like being part of this, feel free to join the award. All of you’re an inspiration for me, the encouragement to come back here every day and share a few words and thoughts with you all is something I look forward to.

Blessings to you all.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

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The awards just never stop or more like the love never just stops pouring in here :), Kirsty has yet again nominated me for another award and this time it’s super special xD why? Because it’s the “Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award” ❤
To be part of a global writing sisterhood community, can’t ask for more than that 🙂 Thank-you so much Kirsty, for all the love and kind words you keep sending my way. You never fail to make me smile 🙂

As always, let’s begin with the rules of the award:

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  • Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog

Answering my questions

1. Is there something you have tried, but will never try again?

Honestly, can’t think of anything that was so regretful that I decided to never go near it again 🙂

2. Do you have a quirky habit?

Yes, I like collecting weird masks and gas masks picture, I also have a peculiar interest in surrealism.

3. What is your favourite memory as a child?

I was always a-lot in to sports but as I have grown older, I barely have anytime to do that any more. All the memories involving playing any sort of game from cricket to football to throwball, well all are my favourite 🙂

4.Who is your best friend? NOT lover/partner.

I have a very small social circle, among them a few very close friends but I can’t pick one person and say, “this is it” 🙂 I’m weird like that.

5. What would your dream date be?

That’s probably the most difficult question for me considering I’m a million miles away from romance but well a casual talk about books over coffee/tea, basically allowing me to be truly myself. Yes, I don’t want any flowers or grand gestures lol.

6. What is the worst thing about dating?

Not an expert on this so I’ll broaden the question a little (I apologise), I think the worst thing about any relationships that comes between two people is a set of expectations they build without ever communicating and then things start falling apart.

7, What is one movie that has influenced your life?

None 🙂

8. Would you change anything about yourself?

Yes, I wish I could say ‘No’ to people, that’s one thing I still haven’t learned.

9. Who is your favourite celebrity?

Hugh Laurie

10 .What was your most embarrassing moment?

I can’t quote any specific moment but I’m generally awkward and just embarrassed in social gathering and can’t make proper conversations.


Now my nominations

1. Naima
2. Kri
3. Shambhavi
4. Vishakha (As promised, I hope this helps 🙂 )
5. Geet
6. Mani
7. Blondeusk

And here is the list of my questions for my lovely ladies:

1. On the bad days, how do you cheer yourself up?
2. Which is your favourite food?
3. How do you let go?
4. How much do you value ‘silence’?
5. Will you hurt someone intentionally or lie to make them feel better?
6. Do you have faith in humanity? why or why not?
7. One thing you really wish could come true?
8. If you had to sum up your life in 10 or less words, what would they be?
9. How do you express anger?
10. What is the one thing that will turn you completely off about a person?


Thank-you Kirsty again for this ❤ and for the nominations, I look forward to seeing your answers lovelies, as always there is no compulsion, anybody who is not up for answering, doesn’t have to do so 🙂

No Strings Attached Award

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Whoa! The award nominations just never stop coming in 🙂 and this time by one my most favourite blog-friend Randstein, he is an amazing blogger and as already said, one of my favourite’s here ❤ I love how vivid and detailed his stories are, like so much attention, care and time is put into them and oh let’s not forget this guy has a funny bone xD I love his sense of humor and he can always make me smile.

Thank-you Dan, for this and all your words 🙂 You already know how much they mean to me. I’m grateful for this award. One of the best things about this award is, it’s simplicity and no requirements. This is just a recognition from one blogger to another, letting them know they are loved 🙂

Thus, I can’t thank Dan enough for this and to pass on the love, here is the list of bloggers that deserve a chance to be read and recognised (In no particular order) :

1. Randstein
2. Naima
3. Will
4. Mani
5. Ifrah
6. Prateek
7. Chris
8. Izza
9. Sulagno
10. Paul
11. Ayushi
12. Geet
13. Arwen
14. Kri
15. Kirsty
16. George
17. Annie
18. Michelle
19. Darshith
20. Isra
21. Jess
22. Justbeingme

I’m still not sure if I have managed to cover all and have a feeling, I might be missing out on some of you guys, in case the name is missing in the list, I apologize as I love you all.


Note: Special apology to Dan for taking ages to get back on this award and many thanks for being patient with all the waiting I put you through 🙂

Liebster Award

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Hola my lovelies!

Here I’m again talking about another award nomination, you people spoil me sulagno13 has nominated me for the Liebster Award, thank-you so much, I’m truly honored for the encouragement and kind words you say for me. All this means a lot to me 🙂

Moving  on to the rules of this award:

  • Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  • Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.
  • ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

Answering the questions:

1. Suppose you spent the whole evening and night studying for a paper next day, engrossed. In the morning some an hour before the exam a friend told you,” Stupid. Dude that paper was postponed last evening. Now we have another exam, though easy one.” What would you feel and how will deal with it?

My exam days are long gone 🙂 but if it ever happened to me, I’d probably get one of my stress headaches, sit for the paper, do what I can and walk out handing the paper to the teacher before time, saying I messed up. Yeah, I won’t sit till the time is up and stair at the question paper.

2. If you get the chance, with which celebrity would you like to date with?

I would actually prefer meeting Charles Bukowski ^_^

3. If you were elected the Ruler of the world, Supreme Power, what will do? Which are the things would make you deeply satisfied? And which are the things you would miss and crave for?

Well I’ll never run for the position of Ruler of the world, to be honest I don’t want that responsibility. I don’t want to run the world, ever.

4. What will you say, when you approached your crush after battling your own inner fears, and he/she says, “ hahaha….you are so funny and sweet. By the way you deserve someone better than me. ” ? (I know it, that line, hurts a lot)

I’ll talk to him about why I chose him but at the same time respect the feelings of the other person, and if nothing more, I’d still want him as a friend in my life 🙂

5. What will you do if you encounter a ghost face to face by coincidence?

Seriously? I’d like to make a conversation with him. I’m not even kidding, I want to know their world.

6. If you caught a kid (in close relations, maybe your kid or future kid, and age below 14) watching porn or nude pictures, what will you say to him or her? (Sorry if anyone felt embarrassed)

If it’s someone that young and they are watching porn, I’d like to sit down with them and ask how did they even get there? Have a conversation and well to be honest, I would tell them that they were too young for this but provided that they already know, it’s okay for them to watch it. Why? Because, I’m quite sure, my saying ‘No’ will not stop them 🙂 better you know what kids do then not.

7. Suppose you have a crush on your best friend and he or she keeps on asking whom do you like. Its obvious that person will be in a surprise and taken aback if you directly say” I love you or that person is you. ” It can be positive or negative because when they say they don’t mean for themselves. So how will you approach to your crush who asks who is your crush?

I don’t think I’m the sort of person who will talk about crushes/love/ relationships with anybody unless I know the relationship is getting anywhere, I’ll play it cool and carry on saying, there isn’t anyone 🙂

8. How will you react if a call came from an unknown number at 2 am local time telling that you have been nominated for the Nobel Prize and among the top 20 nominees?

Laugh and go back to sleep 😛

9. What is your opinion on Love at First Sight? Does it exist or not?

Honestly, for me, it doesn’t. It takes a whole lot for me to trust people, let them in and love them. My basic for any relationship is based on trust, honesty and respect. Love isn’t even an essential, it’s needed, yes but  I don’t need “love” to live through life and thus for me it doesn’t exists 🙂

10 . Suppose you were born in those days of colonial rule. What will you do as a person in order to inspire people putting an end to the period ruled as slaves and fight back their total freedom?

Find like minded people, encourage others to read and explore. Knowledge is freedom, if you don’t know what you should ask for, how will you get started.  Share inspirational stories of courage and sacrifice with others, let people know what they are missing on so they can fight for their rights.


Thank-you once again for the nomination and apologies for such boring answers 🙂  I’m skipping nominations and further questions for now, as I have already done that earlier.

Creative Blogger Award

Hi all,

I have been nominated again for the creative blogger award by just being me, she is an amazing lady who has always been encouraging and kind to me. She was awarded the creative blogger award and decided to pass it on me, thank-you so much for all the love, it truly means a-lot.

The Rules:

  1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
  2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  3. Share 5 random facts about yourself.

I will leave the nominations open to all those who read this, please feel free to accept the award spoils 🙂

Here are five random facts about me:

1. I’m hooked on to the ‘orange-carrot’ juice of Nestle, nowadays.
2. I love cookies, cookies are love.
3. The more the silence, the more at peace I feel.
4. Social gatherings make me lose my ability to talk.
5. I have always called ‘Pluto’, my planet.

Yes, I’m weird *nods*, thank-you again for the nominations and love ❤


Note: I apologize for taking ages to revert on the nominations. I’m trying to juggle through some work responsibilities which seem to have no end in sight but nevertheless I apologize, I still have a few of you I need to get back to, please bear with me.

Much Love
B

The Very Inspiring and Creative Blogger Awards

Hey my lovelies!

AGAIN! YES! Another award, this is so embarrassing (in a good way! lol) and beautiful as well. This time I have been nominated for these two awards by my beautiful friend, Fatmawaty, the girl has a beautiful blog and I like how her writings have lessons in them, please do visit her blog (I apologize for taking this long to respond).

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (VIB) which recognizes bloggers “who work hard to keep the blogosphere a beautiful place”. I’m not sure if I’m worthy enough to be called Inspiring but thank-you, really ❤

Award Guidelines:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award in a blog entry.
  3. List the award guidelines so your nominees will know what to do.
  4. State 7 hidden facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate other blogger friends for the award.

So here goes nothing, 7 hidden facts about me:

1. All flying insects scare the hell out of me (Yes, I scream and run around the house, if I see any)
2. I’m really good at hiding my real emotions, even at my worst of days I can smile through it like it’s nothing.
3. I connect with Sylvia Plath’s words at an uncanny level.
4. I don’t know writers block, never experienced them.
5. I like knowing people on a personal level. I love listening to people talk their hearts out, I can listen forever.
6. I write for “my people”, I love the idea of people having personalized notes from me.
7. I like playing the ‘invisible’ part.

And Fatma was kind enough to not give me one award but two, so the next one is Creative Blogger Award, again thank-you so much ❤

Award Guidelines:

  1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.
  2. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  3. Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers.
  4. Pass these rules on to them.

5 facts about me:

1.  Words are home to me, I think this is quite obvious by now 🙂
2. I can’t stand lies, there is no white/grey/black lies. I see them as lies.
3.  I’m brutally honest.
4. I love reading books (anything and everything)
5. I suffer from regular headaches.

So now, here are my nominees for both these awards:

1. Kirsty 
2. Kritika
3. Prateek
4. Shambhavi
5. Ayushi
6. Paul
7. Darshith (See I do notice your work xD)
8. Izza
9. Yoshiko
10. Ifrah
11. Shreya
12. Randstein
13. Blondeusk
14. Arwen
15. Naima

Once again, thank-you Fatma. I’m truly honored ❤ and guys feel free to accept the award or if it’s too much trouble, no worries, I will still love you guys 😀

The Encouraging Thunder Award

Hola!

I’m stunned by the fact that I have been nominated again (Still don’t believe I’m getting all these award nominations lol) for the ” Encouraging Thunder Award” by the absolutely lovely Val, please do visit her blog (http://unlooping.uk/), I like the versatility in her words.  Thank-you for nominating me, I’m truly humbled.
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So this award has two lists of nominations;

The first is for bloggers who have spent their time to be very active on my blogs, reblogging my posts, leaving lots of comments and likes to my posts. They are the foundation who have supported my blog up until this far. I am very thankful to these kind bloggers and therefore I grant all of them a special award “Encouraging Thunder” as a symbol of protection from nature:

  1. Megpill: http://pennedbypill.com/
  2. Will: http://williamleeone.wordpress.com/
  3. Naima: http://globalunison.wordpress.com/
  4. Chris: http://milfordstreet.wordpress.com/
  5. Saya: http://sayadpoet.wordpress.com/
  6. Patty: http://iamnotsickboy.com/
  7. Donna: http://dadojodest.com/
  8. Annie: http://surrenderingmyshield.com/

This isn’t the complete list and there quite a few more but it’s difficult to make a list of everyone but thank-you, each one of you for being around, for stopping by, for sharing words and love. It truly means a lot.

The second list is for those inspiring bloggers who have their spent their time improving their blogs creating a different concept in many aspects. I grant them “Encouraging Thunder” as a symbol of protection. He or she could become a good example to follow :

1. Prateek Kohli: https://lifeinquantums.wordpress.com/
2. Randstein:  https://hyperionsturm.wordpress.com/
3. Kritika: https://krivashist.wordpress.com/
4. Izza: https://touchofmysaint.wordpress.com/
5. Devika: https://devikaoberai21.wordpress.com/
6. Blondeusk: https://blondewritemore.wordpress.com/
7. Shambhavi: https://ultimatesolace.wordpress.com/

Moving on the rules of this award:

What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Post it on your blog
  • Grant other bloggers with the award

What you can’t do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Abuse or misuse the logo
  • Claim that it’s your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:

  • Enjoy the award
  • At least gives thanks via comments and likes and or mentioning the blog who give the award.
  • Mention your purpose in blogging

Since I have already mentioned the award on my blog and also put forward my nominations, here is the last thing I need to do, my purpose for blogging:

When I look back I realize my purpose has changed, I had initially joined for I needed a venting space and a blog at that time seemed like a perfect idea. Hiding behind words and speaking my mind, since socially I’m just awkward and say very little. However, with time, I have made friends here, people I love talking to and interacting with, the wordpress family (if I may use the word) and I have realized that words are home. Perfectly home to me, so no matter how my day goes, I come back here each day to share a piece of my thought process and to hear and feel what others have to say.

I don’t want to drag this too much and bore you guys to sleep 🙂 thank-you everyone for the encouragement and love and thanks once again, Val. This truly means a lot.

Blessings to you all ❤