Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

o

 

So this is what I was doing in Dublin for the weekend, After June issues and after I resigned  I had time to get back to a few things that I liked doing, So I went to participate in the Open Competition in Carlow- Ireland, First time I have participated– did some Kata

img_84491

img_84521

from a total of 24 got 23.2 🙂 not bad for first time participation … and Also did Kumite.. it was fun , got some bruises tooo 🙂

img_84713img_84711

but whats best is WON a MEDAL 🙂 he he he   The 3 minutes round seemed like a lifetime.. I was constantly looking at the clock .. has it finished yet .. hast it finished .. finally the whistle blew it was all over .. 🙂 Phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

img_84531img_84581

 

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy …   I said Wordless because I am really at loss of words ME.. the yeti, so  unhealthy got  prize 🙂 may the others were playing easy on me .. 🙂 ..  hence a lot of words .. 🙂 🙂 .. Next year planning to go to MALTA and ROMANIA to participate .. fingers crossed 🙂 ..

Advertisements

This has been Long pending as I have been on and off Blogging.  The A to Z challenge is also started today so I thought what best way then to start it with a Cheer..

A

It is lucky that the Award comes from a person whose name also starts with an A.. Amira gave this award to me .

liebster-award

According to the Rules I got to answer some of the questions .. Which are as follows ..

1. Describe yourself in seven words…

Seven words are surly too less to describe me 🙂  but here it goes

I AM ME – EVERYTHING GOOD  BAD UGLY 

that is 7 words 🙂

2.What keeps you up at night?

I am a sound sleeper, the moment my head hits the pillow ,  I am Zonked out..

3.Whom would you like to be?

No one really. I feel we are all unique, just be yourself why would we want to be like someone else. God made us all for a purpose lets try to find that and concentrate on that, why do we want to become like somebody else and do what they would do. That will double our work list for sure. 🙂

4. Why do you choose to be that person? (this makes it easier answering doesn’t it?)

N/A

5. What scares you?

LIFE. don’t want to sound grumpy or anything like that , but Life does scare me especially with the way things are , the way people are. I sometimes feel I was born too late, should have been born 40 -50 years earlier when people were at least not so much of hypocrites , as they are now.

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

Well the best thing is meeting so many people, knowing so many, even if we have not met personally it is a good sense or feeling to know that someone somewhere is thinking of you , or is worried. Like I found out when i was off blogging so many beautiful people asking If I am OK or not.

The worst thing that I feel is this hypocrisy among bloggers , this selfish attitude of a few , this you scratch my back I will scratch yours attitude. People like me get sucked into a false sense of relationship that oh the person on the other side is genuine but alas it does not turn out that way.

7. What was the last blog you looked at?

The last blog I visited was a lovely blog written by Beloo Mam

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Not be an Idiot any more… 🙂

9.If I want to read only one blog post from your blog, which post should I read?

Oh no, I don’t think I write that well that I  can recommend any of my posts, rather it is the other way round I should be thanking all the lovely people who come over to this blog and spend their precious time reading what I write.

So Thank you Everyone.

10.Tell us something about the person who tagged you.

What can I say THIS PERSON IS THE BEST.. she thought me worth enough of passing an AWARD. Definitely the BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD and a very good blogger too.

11. What is the one question that I should be asking you, instead of all of the above?

Oh boy, Now this has got me thinking. What is it that I want to be asked….

hmmmmmmmmm

mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Well I guess the best question we can ask another human being is , Hello How are you doing..

It goes a long way, a simple question.

 

After being in various ups and down in the past couple of years .. I have realised that LIFE has this circle with me .. Two years of peace then TWO years of upheaval. This has become a routine now since the last decade, 2010-2011 were bad , then 2012 and 2013 was a Blisssss again everything went downhill.. BUT I also have this little philosophy which seems to be tested every now and then that without these ups and downs life would be so BLAND..

BUT.. please god I have had enough of all that , I want a Easy simple Carefree Life .. whatever is left of it 5-10 years or as much, need to have a NO TENSION life.. 🙂 hope someone is listening .. Anyway here is ONE good thing that happened after this in 2012.. I got another one In April 2015.

photo_101

 

 

Linking this to ABC Wednesday .

Awards are always a good post to post and show-off 🙂 as I mentioned in the previous award post I been lazy and not picked them up for ages , So here is another couple of awards that I need to share.

1. Soumya awarded me a TRUCK LOAD of awards , last year . Thank you so much Soumya for that.

all logos

Here are the rules of receiving the Award

1. Display the logo in a post.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back.
3. Using the alphabets describe yourself in a word or a phrase.
4. Nominate at least a few bloggers

Since 1 and 2 is already done, I shall move straight on to the third one.

My Response
A- Ass 🙂
B- Bikram
C- Clueless
D- Dodo
E- Enthusiast -Food
F- Friendly
G- Golf Hater
H- I was going to say Honest.. But will change it to Hopeful
I- Intrigued – Idiot -impulsive
J- Jovial
K- King
L- Lonely
M- Musical
N- Nice
O- Odd
P- Perfect
Q- Quiet
R- Realist
S- Sensitive
T- Tough
U- Unique
V- Vulture in context to Food
W- Wild
X-
Y-
Z-
Couple of Friends here have to say
A- Amazing,
B- Beautiful,Bugger
C- Cheerful
D- Destructive
E- Extra Terristerial
F- Fantastic
G- Great
H- Holy
I- Interactual (yes spellings i know 🙂 )
J- Joker
K- Krazy
L- Lonely – Lazy
M- Mann
N- Nostalgic
O- Octilius -No idea what this means
P- Polite
Q- Queer
R- Rock and Roll
S- Stupid
T- Tango charlie Victor
U- Ugly
V- Very Idiot
W- Wierdo
X- X-ray
Y- Yo Yo
Z- Zulu


Any of you readers have anything to Say 🙂

************

Chitra Jagdish who puts such lovely recipe’s always and makes me drool and jealous of all that food has showered me with a few awards ..

I got Wonderful readership Award

wonderful-readership-award2 wonderful-team-member-readership-award2

This is very special award to thank and pass gratitude for those fellow bloggers you have really connected with, who stop by often and leave kind and encouraging comments. Those “team members” who help make your blog what it is.

And She has also awarded me with a Versatile Blogger Award Which I am so Proud to display

versatile-award1

And a third one, a Dragon’s Loyalty award

dragons-loyalty-award1
This requires one to nominate fellow bloggers and friends who are loyal to us by always commenting or liking our blog. It requires us to recognize and encourage all the bloggers who have always been kind enough to give their sweet suggestions about our blog/recipes.

Rules for this award:

Add the Dragon Loyalty logo :- Done That

Give 7 facts about yourself – 7 random facts about me, Well I use to have a lot but over the time , it seems everyone knows everything about me now.. so there is nothing left as random, but please do have a look here just in case you are curious

Nominate Bloggers :-

Tell the nominated people on their nomination

******************************

One common rule of the above awards is to Nominate bloggers.. SO

I would love to Nominate a lot of bloggers here Especially those who are standing with me now, I had not blogged for almost 2 years and many friends left me , so when I started blogging again some lovely human beings still stayed and I am so very thankful to all of them from the bottom of my heart for this. God bless you all ..

So all you Lovely people PLEASE CONSIDERED YOURSELF AWARDED AND NOMINATED.. Now dont think that If I have not named you , you are not .. YES YOU ARE.. The whole of the Blogathon Team participating in the Blogathon. Everyone Who clicks the link to come to this blog and ALL THOSE WHO ARE READING THIS POST.

If you don’t take it up, I am going to WRITE the names and embarrass you all .. I promise 🙂

WhereYouAreFinger YesYou001

I have been very lazy and not done the Awards that were forwarded to me by some of the lovely bloggers and they are pending from almost 2012, So I thought I should take them up and complete them, also lately all I have been doing is putting pictures this is a change from them too ..

So Today a liebster award .. let me show off it ..

liebster-award

Here are the rules:
A. Thank the blogger who gives it to you.
B. Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.
C. Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.

So let me thank all , Thank you so much Tandooripanipurilife , Chipmunk , DwindowSeat,Alka Narula Its been a long long time Since I got an award yayyyyyyyyyyyy, I feel honoured. Thank you. I am blessed to have such lovely human beings who are so nice and genuine people. Thank you all for being so good to me, God bless you all and here’s wishing all your dreams always come true..

1.
Tandooripanipurilife Gave me the following questions to Answer..

Here, we go!!

1. What made you start blogging?How is blogging different than keeping a diary for you or is it the same?

I need to thank a Lovely human being who made me start the blog a few years ago now, I did write a diary earlier and YES i do think blogging and writing a diary are two very different things, First of all a diary is very personal as no one gets to read what it says, while a blog is read by so many and all who read make up their own image of who you are. Which can end up good or bad. Also blogging actually helps as people who genuinely read you will hopefully give you some advice , which will help one in becoming a better human being.,

2. Do you have a pet? If yes, which one? And if not, why?

Well I love pets, back home in india , I have a few and I miss them like anything. Here in UK I got some fish and that’s about it , I did have a dog called rocky , who I kept for a few weeks but gave it back as I felt I was being horrible to him. I left for work early morning and came back late night, Rocky had to remain alone which was not fair on him.

3. Which city do you think is the best to settle down in India? And why?

Well off course MY CITY, CHANDIGARH.. the best place on earth for sure where my Mom and All my friends Live. I have lived my childhood and my youth in that city, have had the best time of my life in there. It has been beautifully planned, big clean, broad roads. The rock garden, the Rose garden, the lake, the movie theaters, the eating places, “Hot Millions”, “Tehal Singh” , The “Golden rooster” in sector 8, missing the lovely chicken soup. OH GOD now I have got all emotional

4. What is the one thing that you ordered in a restaurant and it turned out to be totally yuck and expensive?

Oh this happened this week, Went to Chiquito’s and WHAT A MISTAKE IT WAS, I had gone to visit my cousin and we planned to go for dinner to this Mexican place,Had to book a seat, the lady on the phone told us that the heating was off, so it might be a bit cold, That did not bother us much as it was not that cold, We went and made ourself comfortable. Now I do eat a lot so I ordered something that sounded HUGE and also it was the most expensive in the menu 🙂 I can be greedy I know. So I ordered this Chicken & Chorizo Skewer, for almost £15 pounds.. which boasted of “Succulent chicken breast skewered with chorizo and mixed peppers and served with lime & tequila sauce” before that we had a sharing platter of nachos and I ordered a Margarita while waiting for the food.. Mine was supposed to be a sizzler too, so out it came and the sizzling sound made my mouth water .. at the thought of having this whole thing ALONE.

the girl put the dish in front of me reminding me to be careful of not touching the metal plate that was very hot.. so picture this a Hot plate with TONS of Onions sliced.. sizzling, and On top of that were TWO KEBABS oh yes it was nothing but TWO kebabs with chicken pieces and different coloured Peppers..

20130301-224809

I took One bite , it was COLD.. it was like they had taken two kebabs from a freezer, put it in microwave for a couple of minutes , put them on a HOT plate with lots of onions JOB DONE.. The worst ever dish I have had and PAID for it tooooo … Never again , I left half of it on the plate.. then went to a local Indian Punjabi pub ordered a Chicken Tikka with a Nann .. that cost me £3/-.. Yummyliscious that filled my stomach 🙂 Nothing can beat that now can it ..

20140830_190912

5. If you see your enemy (or simply somebody you dislike) in a helpless situation, will you go forward and help them? Or leave them and enjoy mercilessly?

I think I know for a fact that I am an Idiot and it has been proven a lot many times , hardly learn from my mistakes. I would probably go and help them out . But I am one who never forgets what they did to me and I will never be friends again with them no matter what ..

6. Have you ever been caught by your parents doing something totally inappropriate for your age?

Inappropriate well , how can someone says its inappropriate because if I did anything like this , then I did it because I thought it to be appropriate.. :). Although I must say I have a long list , I have done a lot of stupid things. I have had a drink or two and got caught.. I had had a fight with someone and got caught.. I remember one incident one of the Teachers had refused to fill up my lecture’s in second year and we had to have 75% attendance to get the roll number, I had requested the teacher to help me out , but he would not budge .. So we declared a strike in college and I remember Walking into lecture rooms asking everyone to Vacate the college as We had called a Strike.

As I was going out .. in walks my Father with his friend who was My English teacher and Saw me Shouting at the students ..

it was an embarrassing moment as I was supposed to be a good boy at home 🙂 he he he he

7. What is that one thing that you criticize publicly, but do the same in private?

hmmmm .. I am not sure. I probably do a lot But I do my best to do what I say .. and I do wish god gives me the strength to do it all the time ..

8. Do you like water sports? Which one?

I LOVE THEM.. I have done a lot now, Jet ski ( Oh I have an experience in that, I had gone to Australia , gold coast where me, my brother-in-law and two kids went for a jet ski, one child with me and the other with him, we ere enjoying so much riding the waves , etc etc , when all of it finished as we were heading back to park the Ski, my nephew says , MAMU let me touch the water and he bent over, his hand did not reach the sea so I bent to the side a bit more, The next moment We were both in the water with the SKI on top of us .. As we came up, all I could hear was the little guy shouting SHARK SHARK he he he he .. so we managed to climb up the ski but to our bad luck when I tried getting up because of my weight (OVER WEIGHT) we went down again ) … he he he he

Speed boats, Scuba dive.. it is FUN

9. Have you ever thought (or actually did ) of harming somebody very badly in order to get back at them? How?

Yepp .. when I was growing up college time was the time of gangs and trying to be the strongest group in college so we have had a few major fights etc.. I have been hospitalised a couple of times with stab wounds , broken leg .. but then those days are long gone I have grown up now well so I think 🙂

10. Do you fart and behave like the other person is guilty of the crime?

Oh yes.. have you used the Fart balloon.. it is fun in a crowd you press that balloon and it makes that funny noise, suddenly there is an odd silence 🙂 he he he Yes I am bad like that.

11. Have you ever been caught by the police ( or worst locked up)? For what reason?

I am not saying anything on this 🙂 My lips are Sealedddddddddddddddd…

****************

Chipmunk who blogs at Chipmunk

1.If you want to thank god for one reason for what it will be?

I thank god for everything, For making me who I am .. What I am …

2.Do you believe in love at first sight and butterfly fluttering?if yes! have you underwent.

Yes I believe in it .. I have undergone and even now when I am alone and think about I get butterflies.

3. What will be your reaction on a fine morning when u wake up from a deep sleep and come out to balcony just see that ur home is the only one standing on a piece of ground and rest all collapsed leaving a hollow underground

Well the first reaction would be to run down the stairs, Get out of the house to two door down to see if i can save that beautiful Girl who lives in there. 🙂

4.If u can change things by toughing which one u will change first?

I would not change anything, I am who I am , what I am and I love that.. I don’t know why we want to change ourself all the time, I do think its this constant want to change ourself which makes us do silly stupid things .. 🙂

5.Have u ever put yourself in the shoes of a boredom teacher who makes the pupils to sleep??? what will you do? will u make them sleep as she does or how?

NA, why do that. let the kids sleep have some peace.. I will join them 45 minutes of blisssssssssssss 🙂

6. What will you do if you find a big moustache the next morning when you wake up?

I do have one, I see it every morning ..

7. which will be the most happiest and wonderful moment u have experienced

I have been very lucky and have experienced some beautiful and happy moments for sure , so can’t give one particular. God has been kind to me and I am thankful for that.

8. One fine incident where you wished to bang the other person but you couldn’t

Well If i have to bang a person than that can’t be a Fine moment 🙂 Again loads here is a list of them WHACK-CHAPED-GHASUN

9.Funniest prank that you have made so far

Used my friends mobile to send a txt to his Gf “Dont worry it’s ok, she will never find out X X X X” (XX is for kiss kiss 🙂 ) .. 🙂 what fun it was

10.One memory that makes u smile irrespective of the situation you are in?
the days spent in college with my friends..

11.One dream destination you wished to go for a honeymoon with your better half…

Maldives.

***************
And from DwindowSeat who blogs at D WINDOW SEAT

1. Which is one place you would want to go back to again?

My village

2. Do you have a favorite souvenir from any place?

Actually now that I think I have never bought souvenirs too busy exploring the place and i hate shopping 🙂

3. The 3 things in your backpack that you dont travel without?

Camera,Money,RainCoat

4. Do you plan your trip well in advance, like a fixed itinerary before you set out or believe in just booking the tickets and hotels and go with the flow?
No, I am the worst planner, my plans always go for a six, so I have now stopped planning and just go with the flow.. the only thing constant is the TIckets To and Fro .. Rest is all as it comes and happens

5. Do you like the beaches more or the hills more?
Hard question .. I love them both.. but Hills definitely have an edge over the beach.. after seeing some of the beautiful beaches in australia-spain-greece I now find them almost Same but hills have a mystery , they are so different ..

6. Which is the one place you would highly recommend to your fellow travellers?
For pure DESI fun, come to our village .. It has everything Rivers to swim, vast land to play around, Pure food Nothing can beat that EVER.

7. Which is the one place you would not like to go again and Why?
Washington DC .. I found the people Rude but then that could be because of the colour of my skin ….

8. List any 5 destinations and tell us why its your favourite?

Punjab :- its HOME.
Vancouver :- Beautiful clean place and one of my best friend lives there 🙂
Australia (Gold coast) :- Sun-Water-Sand Fun all together
Scotland :- Hills-mountains- Greenery
Africa :- Nature – Wild life.

9. One thing that is on top of your bucket list?
African Safari.

10. Who or What is you inspiration to travel?
Not sure about who.. but can answer WHAT.. Nature is beautiful , I have one life so want to see all that I can possibly.

PS:- I have a few more that I need to SHOW OFF.. so please bear with me .. and Shweta dave ,   DI , Ramya , Soumya, Chitra Jagdish ,Jaish and ADIC and Vinay Leo R. I have not forgotten the awards and tags you have showered upon me , I promise I will take them up very very soon .. Promise

Haven’t had a contest for a long long time now, I have also run out of jokes or what to say (you can stop laughing as me not having something to say , seldom happens), I have been lucky too.. Haven’t had any thumbs downs or other controversies come up lately , Not been used as a hired gun too lately .. SO ALL IS WELL IN THE BLOGWORLD at least for me it seems .. phewwwwwwwwwwwww , that’s why the happy mood to give away the award although many may not still like it ..

ALSO Christmas is coming .. Santa is getting ready with all the gifts and presents , so I thought I will start before him.. for once, he comes no will remember the mare mortal me ….. I thought I will catch you all early he he he he

So here is the question…

What might this be , I mean the WHITE stuff in the picture ..  Not the trees and the fields in the background 🙂   To win I am looking for what it is  and where it is coming from ? 

So get your thinking hats on ..

And this is what you win .. For correct answers ..

I have set the Comment Moderation on .. (the first  Five get the award and the Next Five will get a big thank you for participating 🙂 )… well they did say its not all about winning . its the participation that matter most ..

Thank you for participating

Ok first of all sorry, to all those who saw the title and Actually came to see some awesome content.. but now that you are here might as well spend some time 🙂

Awards are something that I love getting , I am sure everyone knows by now about that , it’s no more a secret ..  so starting with some long pending tags .. This one came from Debs..  of OF PANEER, PULAO AND PUNE

She has given me the following ABC award .. and believe it or not .. You are reading it correctly , she thinks my blog has AWESOME CONTENT.. (OK all you nodding Ur head Err right to left and then left to right Stop it .. ) .. if Debs is under the impression then please let her be  Please … 🙂 :)

ABC Award

So the rules say: “You have to describe in a word or two, the first thing that comes to your mind, about you, when you think of the letter of the alphabet.”

Okay, here goes:

A – Awesome ( my blog – Not me .. go ask Deb’s.. she gave me the award as PROOF)

B – Bad man Bikramjit.. also the  hindi/punjabi word BUDHOO comes to mind

C – Crazy .. easy to be cheated on

D – Dependable. :D

E – Eccentric.  Every time is PARTY TIME….

F – Fool

G – Gorger of chicken dishes  and Gadha (donkey)  according to a couple of friends

H- Hungry.

I – Idiot

J– Jack of all trades – Master of none

K– Kilo’ssssssssssss

L – Lazy- loser-

M – Mann

N – No Patience

O – Optimist

P – Passionate … Party time

Q – Que Sera sera – whatever will be – will be

R – Rejected

S – Singh :D  Smile and the world smiles with you ( is my motto)

T – Travel!

U– Unassuming

V –Lots of Vices

W– Work Alcoholic

X – XXXXX

Y – Yippee-ki-yay

Z – Zestful

Now comes the Difficult part, Tag five people , I visit so many interesting blogs how can I choose JUST 5 out of them .. so  this is what We will do , I tag the first five people who comment on this article..  and I will put their names , after the First Five comments come.  

and they are

1. NriGirl

2. Punam

3. Sandhya

4. D.I.

5. anisnest

AND A SPECIAL TAG TO

Jenny  (now you got to do it ) 🙂

************************************

Rahul  who blogs at  Cognitive Amalgamation  had set a contest , which I won.. oh yes I won fair and square .. 🙂   and he presented me with this beautiful trophy ..

Thank you Rahul

**************************************

PS. I have got two more Tags to do .. Next comes from Ramya and she has also given a task to be fulfilled  MAK .. I promise I will take them up ASAP. I am struggling as the task put up by Ramya is to Write few lines or a post on one interesting hobby you have or you have ever heard OR you can choose to write a post on a person you have met or incident that has happened during any of your travel. So trying to jolt the head to find something ..