A reason to smile

At the end of a busy week, through the rush of last-minute submissions and terrible presentations, the last thing I expected was an award. But hey, seems like God gave me a reason to smile and I was presented with the “Liebster Award” by Andy at OUR LIFE IN 3D

Having no idea what the word meant, I checked out his blog post. Turns out it’s a German word meaning ‘dearest’ and this award is presented to fairly new bloggers.

Thank you once again Andy. I’ve barely had time to keep my head attached to my neck let alone write any new posts. Receiving this made me grin from ear to ear- Literally!

Winning any kind of blogging award requires you to participate in a game. This requires you to complete a challenge. The requirements of the challenge are usually decided by the type of award, or the blogger presenting it.

So the rules of this game are as follows:

I must write two things about myself that are true and one thing that is false and then you (the readers) have to guess which one is false. You ready? Play along just to keep me happy.

So here goes:

a)      I was asked for an ID check to watch a “15 plus and over” movie at the cinema, on my twentieth birthday!

b)      I eat tomato ketchup with my rice.

c)       I was so lost in thought while taking a shower the other day that I put shower-gel on my hair instead of shampoo and then took five whole minutes to check the expiry date at the back of the bottle all the while vigorously rubbing my hair and wondering why it wasn’t foaming up properly.

Which one of these do you think is false?  Leave your reply in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you with the right answer. Happy guessing!



Recognition-How divine!

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest of things can make you smile, and turn a completely lousy day into just the opposite.

The exact thing happened to me a couple of days ago. Being bogged down with work, sleep deprived and completely exhausted I was in no fit state to be looked upon. I logged into word press during my lunch break and was surprised to find I had been nominated for a beautiful blogger award.

My happiness knew no bounds. It’s been awhile since I’ve got any kind of recognition and the very fact that fcg has not only taken the time to read my random thoughts, but has also nominated me is extremely flattering. Here I must take the time to really thank her. You really made my day!

Check out her blog for some very amusing, interesting and hilarious posts!

The rules, as I’ve been told here are that I must:

a) Write seven interesting things about myself, b) Nominate other bloggers who I feel deserve this award, c) Let them know about the nomination!

So let’s get cracking! Prior warning: You might want to stop here. I in no way claim to be an interesting personality in any way, shape or form. In fact I bet you could almost fall asleep after the first few…

1- People tell me I have a knack for photography. Personally I find this absurd and always point out how the pictures only come out as good as the image itself. I love to take pictures of nature, especially the sunset. Each day ends more beautiful than the last and I stand there watching the sun set, phone in hand ready to capture the end of each day.

The sunset-from my bedroom window

The sunset-from my bedroom window

Another sunset- also from my bedroom window

Another sunset- also from my bedroom window

2- I appreciate people who don’t always feel the need to fill the silence and keep chatting. As a quiet person myself, I’m completely content to let others talk and just sit and listen.

3-I love the idea of travelling, enjoy reaching the destination and seeing new things but absolutely detest having to sit in an aeroplane just to get there. Part of the reason for this is that I have this sudden urge to throw up as soon as I enter the plane. I guess it’s this psychological thought of flying that makes my stomach turn inside out along with that strange aeroplane smell.I have never completed a plane journey without vomiting. Not puking while landing or taking off is a skill I have yet to master!

4- I grew up with a very bad obsession regarding my height. Though I’m not particularly short, being a couple of inches over five feet, throughout my childhood I somehow always ended up being in a class full of exceptionally tall girls. Also my sports teacher liked rubbing salt in the wound, making me feel like a midget despite me being quite normal. Thankfully however, this obsession dimmed overtime and I am not completely at ease with myself. What helps, is knowing a number of people who are actually quite a bit shorter than me. (So ha! Take that sports teacher).

5- I love fruit. Be it any fruit, with no particular favourite. I am in absolutely no way a food conscious person and I’d rather not have salad with my dinner but when it comes to fruit, I can never say no! To some it may seem odd, but I guess it must be something to do with my genes, for you see my dad is big as a fruit lover as I am.

6-I can never ever remember the titles of books I read. In fact I often read a book and end it without even knowing what it’s called. Since I love reading, the author’s name or summary at the back of the book suffice whenever I pick them out. The disadvantage of this is that when people ask me to recommend books, I’m at a loss of what to suggest.

7- I’m a very light sleeper, waking at the slightest of sounds. I also have very strange dreams of people I barely know, friends and family. In fact I tend to dream almost every night but always fail to make sense of what they were about.

If you’ve made it to the end of this, then very well done to you! I may not be that hopeless after all!

Now for the fun part, I must nominate other blogger I feel deserve this award. Below is a list of blogs I enjoy visiting, in no particular order.



Thoughts,Literature and more..

Zainab Khawaja’s blog

Dreamers never die

Life in Marrakesh

Hunting for bliss

Muslim Reverie

Our Life in 3D

The simple life of a country man’s wife

What an Amazing World

not yet grounded

The scribblings of a random mind

thanks for the blues

Just a thought

All these bloggers each have something beautiful to say and their writings have touched me. Some have inspired me to be a better writer. Also I can’t forget the blogger-fcg who nominated me and many others who have spent the time to go over my articles and leave their comments. I really do appreciate all the feedback, criticism, likes, follows and reads!