BLACK CAT BLUE SEA AWARD

This award is really different from the ones I have done before. For one thing, it has a cool name. And the picture is cute AF. That cat is living my #goals right now in the boat.

I was nominated by WBG on 23rd September (my birthday)  so I shall take this as my wordpress birthday gift ❤ . WBG, btw, is one of my most favourite bloggers and I really look up to her writing. We also have tons in common so if you like my posts, I suggest you check her out (you’ll love her blog for SURE).

So, in this award I am supposed to answer the questions WBG gave me and then ask three questions for people I nominate. Here are my answers for her questions –

  • If you had the power to change anything in the world, what would it be and how would you do it?

This sounds like I am one of the finalists in Miss. India competition, but if I had the power to change anything in the world, I would change how hateful some people are and replace it with tons of love.. I feel like hate is the fundamental reason for every horrible thing happening in the world from poverty to terrorism to the refugee crisis. Once I fill everyone’s heart with love, these people will then go on live happier, fulfilling lives and not be unkind to others. There will still be bad people around I guess, but all the horrible things in the world might actually fade away.

Then, I can declare myself the ultimate ruler of the world and throw bad people like Donald Trump and Co. into the outer space  💁

  • When you’re at your lowest point, what motivates you to keep going?

My parents.

I love those two idiots to the core of my existence and at my lowest points when I feel like all hope is lost (which happens at times, and it is totally okay to feel that way), I think about my parents and how much love they have for me. That motivates me to get the F back up and live my life in a way which will make my parents happy and proud about the person they gave birth to. 🙂

  • What’s the jam on your playlist that you’ve got on repeat at the moment? Leave me a link and I’ll listen to it!

It’s not one song, but I have a loop on my phone with my favourites from Chainsmoker’s .

They are Closer, Don’t Let me Down, Waterbed, Roses and All We Know. That’s my jam. Yes, all of them together. On Repeat. All. The. Time.

Now, my questions are –

  1. Name one country in the world you want to travel to. 
  2. If given a choice, would you like to be the President/Prime Minister of your country? And why?
  3. What is the book/movie/TV Show/Song you’re reading/watching/listening to right now? (name one or all 4, doesn’t matter)

 

I now nominate –

WBG – I don’t know if I am allowed to nominate you, but I want to know your answers to these questions. Maybe you could comment?

BloggerRay – I know you don’t do awards, so comment maybe?

VocalPendulum

StrictlyLighthearted

Savio

LittleAprilShower

ShinyButtonsBlog

Shoaib

SmallTownGirl

I really want to know the answers you guys. So if you don’t want to write a whole post, comment and let me know. That applies even if you aren’t nominated (obviously!):)

Curiously waiting for everyone’s answers,

love,

me:)

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The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated for this award on 26th August and in true SpeakingPAw fashion, I procrastinated for very very long time. However, I hate not responding to awards like this because they mean a lot to me and I love that people actually care enough about my writing and has taken time to nominate me for it. ❤

Also, it makes me feel very important 😛

Also, right now  it’s between doing this or writing an assignment on Labour Laws. Clearly, education isn’t very important to me 😀

Thank you ShinyButtonsBlog for nominating me! She has amazing fashion and beauty blog posts but go read her baking stuff also. Seriously pretty cooking happening there.

 

First, I am supposed to talk about how I started blogging. To be honest, it was a decision I took in a split second. I was procrastinating doing some work late one night and suddenly decided that I had things to say and googled “free blogging”. WordPress was the first link that came on there. It’s not my first time blogging btw. I’ve tried this on Blogspot once before. I’ll see if I can find the link to that blog but I feel like it deserves a whole other post.  In the meantime, read my first WordPress post.

Secondly, I am supposed to give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers. The most important thing is to be consistent with your content. No one likes a blogger who doesn’t post on time properly and goes off the map for months at a stretch (AKA Me. I am sorry. I am also a hypocrite.)  Another advice is to keep your blogger friends close. My blogger friends are the people in the WordPress sphere whose writing  inspire me to write and I absolutely love reading their blogs. So if you are new on WordPress, find people whose writing you like and become friends with them. That helps a lot and makes blogging uber fun.

Now, I would like to nominate these guys for the award –

WBG

Little April Shower

Strictly Lighthearted

Vocal Pendulum

Hope you guys don’t take like a million years to do this like I did 🙂

love,

me:)

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Things I Like About Myself || The Miranda Sings Award

Last time I was nominated for an award, I totally procrastinated and did not do it. I felt horrible; like I was being horribly disrespectful to the person who nominated me (Sorry Savio! Your blog is still bomb tho ❤ )

This time I have been nominated by Strictly Light Hearted who is tots adorbs and a sweetheart! I am supposed to state 7 things I love about myself and since we are on the subject of 7 things I like about myself, I am going to leave this here:

Also, this song used to be my absolute favourite jam and it came out in 2008. The fact that 2008 was 8 years ago makes me feel hella old and since this is not a post about how unfair aging is, let’s go back to things I like about myself –

  • I am well aware of who I am: There are people who say they took forever to figure out who they were. I sort of know who I am perfectly. I am the slob who is capable of not getting out of bed for weeks as long as I am provided with food and wifi. I am also the idiot who cannot cross roads on her own. I am the unbelievable nerd who can still tell you things she learned in school but cannot calculate 7+6 without her fingers. I am also the person who is kind, compassionate and loving. Oh oh, I am the one who procrastinates her way out of nominations (-.-).

  • Feel em’ vibes – Understanding what the person I am talking to is actually like has helped me out of tons of possible crap that could’ve happened to me. Like seriously, some people out there have rotten vibes. I figure out these people very well and stay as far away from them as possible.
  • Self-Dependent – My mom keeps telling me that I never listen to anyone’s advice. That is totally wrong. I do listen, I rarely follow it. Thing is, I am very dependent on myself and that means I take my own decisions and stick with that. I don’t mind people telling me what to do but chances are, I will end up doing what my heart tells me to do.
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And that also means more often that not, I end up having to pick up my own crap. And that is okay.
  • A bit o’ self obsession – I cannot stress this enough, but loving yourself is the most important thing in the world. Only a person who loves the way they are can then do great things in life. Don’t be obsessed with yourself though, that will cloud you from listening to constructive criticism others give you.  A little obsession never hurt though, right? Right? Right? 😛
  • I care – I know that simply caring about certain things cannot make any difference to the world, your actions matter. But it is one step closer to the change you’d want to make. For example, last day someone messaged me and during our conversation this person told me that my profile picture made me look like a trans-woman.  Me being a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community replied with this:

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I hate it when people use terms like gay, transgender etc. as derogatory words. There is nothing to be ashamed about what gender you identify as or what gender you fall in love with. I care for the people who suffer because of the negativity associated to these words.

Now, if I had not cared, I wouldn’t have made someone see a little sense now, would I? (I do not think this person actually understood what I tried to tell, but I hope they did).

 

  • My baby is still alive – there is nothing I am more proud about than this blog right here. It is testament to the fact that if I like something I’ll stick to doing it. It is testament to the fact that there are a lot of nice, genuine writers out there. It is also testament to the fact that I can sort of write (something I did not believe in before). Also, now when people ask me about my hobbies, I don’t have to lie and say I like hiking or whatever. I can give them the URL to this 😀
  • Not too much mess (yet!) – Thing is, I grew up in a pretty small town and life was much different. I studied well, had friends and the teachers liked me. I thought I was one of the best people to have existed. This sort of thinking can really screw up a teenager, especially when college hits and you realise you are nothing but a big ol’ pile of poop. I see people making terrible choices around me but I stay clean of it.I don’t know how I didn’t mess up, but I am grateful I didn’t!

Now I would like to nominate these 7 peeps! –

The Extraa Mile

Musing Site

Mr. Tookles 

Shiny Buttons Blog

That Weird Brown Girl 

Musings of an Indian Aussie Hijabi 

Have fun writing, guys!

 

love,

me:)

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