Leibster Award

Thanks to the Blogathon 2015, i have too many things to post as i am continuously thinking on what to post and what not to. I was scheduling posts in advance and then holding them just to post something else that i feel i had to post that day. But there are some posts that i have been planning to post since a few months but couldn’t get them done. They are the award posts. So, today when i happened to get one more award from Carl, i really felt ashamed that i had almost 3 pending award posts and one more arrived. I just felt guilty for accepting the awards but not taking them ahead. Hereon, i am planning to accept awards only if i can do posts and carry forward them in 2 weeks span. Now, since i have already given the long intro, let me get to the award post.

So, i have been awarded 2 Leibsters last year. One from Susie and the other from Carl. They are super sweet souls who are just too caring and lovely. No, i am not calling them all that just because they presented me with a couple of awards. I am just trying to describe what they are and i am short of right words to describe them. One look at their blogs and you will know that i am not exaggerating. And if these people think that i deserve an award, that itself is a huge compliment. Thank you guys for the Leibster award and sorry that i had to club both and bring out one post. I hope you guys wouldn’t mind. The word Leibster is a German word, in a rough way means, “valued, enduring, welcome, dearest, kind and pleasant”. It is an internet award, passed from one blogger to another to show support, and encourage to fellow bloggers.

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————Thank you Carl and Susie. 🙂 ————

Here are the rules of the Leibster Award :

1. Post the award on your blog.

2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.

3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers. (I might have not sincerely followed this one!).

5. Answer 11 questions by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

So, here are the 11 Random facts about me. The truth is i have no idea what to tell. So, i’m just trying to find things to talk from your 11 Random facts.

1. I am the crazy one who questions everything and anything. It really isn’t easy to get me to do something that i don’t understand. I am one tough nut to crack.

2. I am that science student who never wanted to study science. But then, i took up science in Junior college and then did my bachelors in Computer Sciences.

3. All my life, i was the tall girl who stood at the end of the assembly line and who sat in the last benches because of her height. And since the last 8 years, i have become the fat girl. I am no longer called the tall one.

4. I desperately hate the caste and religious systems that are in place in the society i live in. I wish there were none.

5. I am never a religious person but i believe that god or some divine power guides us all the time. “My relationship with God is my personal business”, is the best line i have heard about beliefs on God.

6. I always lacked self confidence. Not sure if i have gained any in the past few years, but that’s something i think i really need to develop.

7. I have issues with Authority and i have been dealing with it since forever and i am still not sure if i will ever deal with it properly.

8. I have been trying to learn German ever since i left college and i made no progress at all. I wish i was more serious.

9. I think i am a hypocrite and there are very few people in the world who aren’t. This is not some kind of justification i’m giving but is just an opinion that i often think about.

10. I have a strong conscience and i think it will never let me go down the wrong path. I am happy i have something like that.

11. I have never played Cricket in my whole life but i love to watch Cricket. Be it any format, i never get bored watching cricket.

Aah, i’m done with the random facts about me. Now, it is nominating bloggers for the award. I am not sure whom to nominate and whom not to, as i think everyone is deserving and that is why i read them without fail. I have even seen many of you already do Leibster posts. So, i first thought not to do this one. But then, i felt that i was being too selfish. So here are my 11 leibster nominees. Congratulations to you all. And if you don’t know any of these blogs already, please visit them. They are really worth knowing.

Seema

Vidya

Aarya

BlueInsomniak

WhiteTeluguBride

David

P&R

Michd

StartingOverasMs

Paatiamma

Hazra

Then, it is answering the questions. So, first are Carl’s questions.

1. What got you into writing a blog? — I was tired of hiding all those dairies from people and just needed some place safe and secure to rant and also spread out my thoughts just so that i could get some clarity out of them. Strange thing, i never expected that i would see this day. 🙂

2. What do you hope to achieve in the next 5 years. — I want to be a happy person. I want to get a masters degree in something that i really want to. And i hope i find someone i love.

3. What is your choice for favorite exercise/sport? — If you know me at all, you must know that i am the laziest girl in the world. My favorite exercise is Yoga and sport?.. I lovvve watching Cricket. I know i’m funny.

4. What countries have you travelled to? — Countries? No. It is just one country. South Africa.

5. Early bird, or night owl? — Both. At heart the early bird but whenever i give in to any of my addictions, i become the night owl. I struggle not to be the night owl.

6. What was your favorite childhood toy? That video game machine or that chess/ludo board or that kitchen set or that biggg lego set? I think it is the Lego set. I loved it even after i lost most of the pieces.

7. If you were to choose 5 toppings for a pizza, what would they be? — Haa.. this is easy. Extra cheese, fresh mushrooms, Broccoli, chipotle sauce, sundried or normal tomatoes, Roasted garlic.

8. What is one of your proudest accomplishments? — My current job (I just couldn’t think of anything else!).

9. Are you a country person or a city person? — Both. I crave for both privacy and peace. I should say i need a balance. I am more like a town person.

10. How many times have you moved in your life time? Were they difficult? — Lived at home till 10th standard. Then moved to the junior college hostel, which is the hardest of all. Then moved to College hostel and now live in a PG House. Every move is difficult as i get attached to people and things but i cope up well.

11. If i were to fulfill my bucket list item, and come to visit YOU…. what would you like to do? — I would be more than happy to help. All you need to do is to inform me a bit in advance just so that i can be prepared.

So, that’s it. I am done with my post. I am not going to give out any questions. If you are really interested, please answer the one’s that i was asked by carl. I found them interesting.

Thanks & Congratulations everyone. I gotta go now. Bye.

Love
Sahasra

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The One Lovely Blog Award

I know it is a long overdue post. And since i already announced about this award over here, i had the chance to skip it totally and go ahead with the other award related posts. But i choose not to do that. Well, i have my reasons. One reason is that i am really grateful to the person(Susie) who presented me with my first two awards and the one more reason is that, this being my very first award in the blogging world, i just cannot ignore it. So here i am with the post.

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Frankly, i never thought that anyone would find my blog lovely. I am just writing my brain out and most of my blog posts are out of pain spread out here just to reduce its intensity and make my heart feel lighter. I am really happy that people found it lovely and can never thank Susie enough for telling me that. Though i never expected awards over here, i must honestly admit that i am really happy that i got some. Winning always has its perks. The confidence it adds on, is just amazing.  Thank you so much for that Susie. 🙂

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by bloggers for those fellow bloggers whose blogs they think are lovely. There are a few guidelines to be followed to accept the award. Here is the list.

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

7 Things About Me:

  1. I love to cook but rarely get a chance to. I always dream of a sprawling house with a big kitchen in it. Seriously, who dreams of kitchens!
  2. Books are my first love and i will always be thankful to my mum for that great habit she has.
  3. I love my mother tongue more than any other language in this world. One day, i would have books published in the language on my name. This is a dream too. 🙂
  4. The person i loved the most in this world is my grandpa. He’s been my friend ever since i learned to read.
  5. I love summers and would always prefer summer sun over a winter day.
  6. “Holiday” is one of my favourite English movies. I can watch it any number of times without getting bored.
  7. “Rain” is my latest crush and it started with the drama “My lovable girl”. This guy made me go crazy with those puppy eyes.

I have always been the silent lurker and so don’t be surprised if you never know me. Hiding is my speciality and it is only recently that i started coming out and commenting. I know there are many lovely blogs out there, but since this is my first award, i would love to nominate all my first love’s over here.

I Now Would Like to Nominate: 

  • Mike – Blame this guy if you hate my writing or posts. He is the one who inspired me to write. Seriously, i just find him amazing. I wish he writes more. Mike, Please(with a puppy face).
  • Dhanya – The girl whose blog i followed religiously. Her’s is the first blog that i have read completely. I know she is busy these days but cannot not wish that she writes more.
  • Tina – Hers is the perfect masala love story with an exotic twist. She is the sweetest and so is her little Nasreen.
  • How To Ruin A Toddlers Day – I am so much in love with this blog and the toddler that i badly miss them whenever the lady takes a break.
  • TPL – I just cannot keep her away from this list. Yeah, she is that lovely. Congratulations again TPL.
  • Lynn – One lovely family story that always amazes me. I think its only love that helps her stay normal with 4 toddlers around.
  • Mummy Flying Solo – It is a strange story on how i found her, but i am glad i did. I admire her and i aspire to be straight and clear like her.
  • Visha – A place where love and funniness quotients just doubled with the arrival of Little Moo. 🙂
  • SJ – Little M made me realise how much i love kids. His kindness and innocence moves me so much. Thanks SJ for introducing him to us and you are doing a wonderful job.
  • Some Honest Writing – Just try reading her and you would fall in love with her for her honesty. You never know, but your clear thoughts helped me many a time. Thanks for that.
  • Lyann – A photo says a thousand words in silence and her words emote in the same way.
  • From Russia With Love – I landed here out of my interest in foreign cultures and happened to know this amazing person too.
  • The Better man Projects – He is much more than a blog but i have to add him here because i love him for making me fall in love with myself just so that i can be a better me.
  • Doobster – I just love the fun and wit in all his posts. Like i said earlier, a new world and at times makes me think too.
  • P&P – Her blog just sounds like home to me. And there you find some really nice and well treasured thoughts laid out for you to read for free. What else would one need?
  • IHM – Pretty much everyone knows why we like/love her. She is just the best and this is one blog i never fail to miss a post and i was paid a lot just for reading the blog 😛 (I mean to say that i read at work).

There are many other blogs that i love the most, but since this is a limited list, i have to stick to a few. Guys, i know most of you all are too popular and too busy unlike me. I don’t expect you to religiously do the award, as most of you must have done it many number of times. I still wanted to nominate you all because this is my first award and i wanted to express my love this way. Though unknowingly, you all have inspired me to be better, think better and write better. So, thanks for inspiring me throughout and thanks for being so lovely and amazing and Congratulations too. You have won a fan over here. 🙂

Hope this little thing brings a smile on your face and makes you day a bit(a little) better. Thank you Susie for this wonderful chance.

Love
Sahasra