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Here we are On the first day of a brand new year, First of all let me wish everyone reading this a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR..

2015 has been OK, usual and to be frank I have got used to the usual one now too much happiness and I might just have a heart attack and Die.. I surly don’t want that to happen:)

As in previous years  I have met so many new people over my blog which has always been a highlight of my years, but that came with some heartache too , as some near-dear one’s no longer wish to know me. What hurts more is that there has been no reason for that , well at least that is what I feel, but unless I am told I would not know.

Relationships have always been a heartache for me, for some reason it seems I get too close or friendly or emotionally attached to people TOO SOON, the rest of the world does not work that way, people have become intelligent,  and although I have been trying my best to change myself, I let myself down every time. Hopefully one day I will get or become as the world is 🙂

I been having this in my bucket list for a long long time, yet I have never been strong enough to change myself , to be how people are hence this particular item is still in my bucket list for the new year.

There have been a few highlights this year, some worth mentioning the medal which was in start of the year 🙂 .

I did the January blogathon this year and failed miserably so am not even going to attempt it in the new year, I am not capable of doing it, posting a post each day of the Month.

So all in all I have had a ok year it had its usual up’s and down’s , saying that I also feel that what will it be without the ups-downs , here’s hoping 2016 is equally good, with all its ups and downs to spice up the life. I don’t mind that at all as long as I have all the lovely people around.

I also want to say a Big Thank you to everyone who reads all the crap I write, All the ones who visit me and All you beautiful human beings who have made this blog a special place. I had written a poem for everyone sometime , which I am resharing here again as I still mean it with all my heart. To all My friends and All who visit this blog.

Over years I have made some very good friends Even if we have not met , or chatted maybe talked once or twice over the years, But It does seem that I know them very well reading there articles. I have some favourites too, and for some I am favourite.. Let me please Take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who click on the link knowingly or unknowingly .. Thank you for all the comments, a lot of you know and I have been blamed with that too, That I am comment hungry.. OH YES no denying that I love the comments coming , But If I have forced you to come then please I am sorry.

Some of you have stood by me in my personal problem times and Good times .. Some of you hate me , some love me .. What I have found is its true things change.. Change in Inevitable , Some have just brushed past, Some who stood by me THEN have turned their back now, but that is life.

Thank you for all the emails you have sent, The phone calls and Sms Messages.

This post is again dedicated to All the people who read what I write. The ones who are younger than me let me say I love you all , All who are elder to me I respect you all.

Over the time I am sure I have offended a lot of you out there Let me take this opportunity to say Sorry to anyone and everyone who I let down for any reason..

I am sorry

Please let By gone’s be By-gone’s and let’s be friends again, life is too short to hold grudges of any kind. I am sorry VERY SORRY from the bottom of my heart. I am going to quote my favourite saying which i have used so many times on this blog…

Chaman main ikhtilat rangon boo se baat banti hai
hum hi hum hain to kya hum hain
tumhi tum ho to kya tum ho

I would like to Extend my hand of friendship to all those who are there.. God bless you all, have a good day , Thanks for reading this And here’s WISHING YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR..

May all your dreams come true in the year 2016,

May you dream more/NEW Dreams.

GOD BLESS and Love you all..

Let the Coming new year be better than all that have gone by

  • Vow to do something that you have always wanted to do but could not find time to do so
  • Call up a forgotten friend
  • Drop an OLD GRUDGE and replace it with some pleasant memories ,
  • Vow not to make a promise that you don’t think you can keep,
  • Stand up and walk Tall. You’ll look Ten times younger.
  • Don’t be afraid to say I love you Say it again .. They are the best words in the world.

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and Something for Fun 🙂

 

 

Wordless Wednesday :- To All My Friends

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HELLO everyone lately I have been bad at blogging , Don’t have much to write about these days and am trying my best to get back into the groove. Trying to catch up with all the old blogger friends and hoping against hope that they remember me too :). So Hello to all you out there who still remember me and those who have forgotten well Good job, you are not missing anything 🙂

I have no idea how many times over the last few years I have tried to get back or said HELLO again and again but then the reason for that is, I don’t like to say good-bye , I hate it , prefer saying See you, because who know where when one gets to meet again.

I love saying HELLO🙂 .

Why the word HELLO was invented, all those years back who thought or made the word HELLO, Why is HELLO the word that signifies a HELLO.

I have a theory, yes I know those who know me will say here we go again, I always have something to say 🙂 I think that the word hello was invented for this one only moment..

to start a conversation.. It was invented because when Mr. Bell invented the phone there was a need for everyone to pick the phone when it rang and say something..

What would be that FIRST word that one will say, there was nothing else to say .. so HELLO was invented, so people knew what to say instead of AHOY 🙂 OR YO.. or something else.

Here is something that I have noticed, maybe others have noticed too people have this habit, especially old people, they will say HELLO and then repeat the number ..

you ring

They say “Hello — 0203546363”..

You are thinking “YES I KNOW” .. I dialled that number .. You don’t open your door and say HELLO and repeat the house address.. it’s the same principle ..

or Sometimes they will ask “What number have you dialled “.. Well here is a theory if your phone is ringing and you have picked the phone, it is not ROCKET SCIENCE as to what number the other person has DIALLED. is there .. it is YOURS .. the same number of the phone that you have just picked and said “HELLO”

SO then all you lovely people what do you say when the phone rings and you pick it up..

tringg tringgg .. pick up your phone …

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On a complete tangent here is something to think off.. WHICH person thought or gave the idea of having the Emergency number as 999.. Imagine in the good old days when they had the phone where you had to pull the numbers all the way. To dial 999 it would have taken the Longest time.. 🙂 instead of 111…

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Here is another thought , I was in Scotland a few months back and found this myself

Did you know Scotland has its own money.. I mean they have same currency Pounds but they have the their own money, They have same notes but designed differently, Maybe They don’t want to deal in with English money

BUT here is a thought if you are listening the Business news .. imagine the funny part where they are telling the exchange rate 🙂 Today the 1st September 2015 the exchange rate is…

one Pound to the POUND 🙂

ok ok BAD JOKE I know .. but as I said getting there slowly 🙂 I am sure you can bear with this one …

How are you ALL DOING ….

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52 weeks of Gratitude .. Week 5 Says the title is “Something Someone Gave you”

Life is very funny indeed, teaches us a lot of things, some good some bad. It is surly up to us, to either learn from the mistakes or do them again. Lucky are those who learn and don’t repeat them again. On other thought I am sure life will be pretty BLAND if not for the mistakes or the wrongs one has done, I guess it is these events that spice up life. I am sure I have done a lot A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (yeah it is a lot of T’s in that Lot, that is because it’s that many I have done) of Mistakes, have I learned well the answer to that is NO IDEA.

God has been very kind to me , in-spite of making all those mistakes there are so many people who love me and care for me , even if I have been bad to them, So Thank you to all of them for being in my life, for loving me so much. I do remember you all and LOVE you as much it is sad that life has taken few turns that we are not together any-more. I am sorry to have hurt all those who I have hurt, do forgive me if you CAN but maybe my mistakes are such that I can’t be forgiven. Anyway this post is not about all that ..

I have a few things that have been given to me over time by some lovely people who have loved me , cared for me which I have kept , I obviously can’t share all of them or share the stories behind because that is something very personal to me . But I can surly share one lovely gift I got from someone.

Sometimes I sit and go through the past , relive those beautiful days , Hoping will they Ever come back again, do the people who cared then – still care as much, because I surly care as much.

My question to everyone reading do you or have you also kept all these memories saved , the gifts you got, I have them all saved and as I mentioned earlier I go through them almost everyday.

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Here’s wishing and praying Lord Ganesha looks upon all of you and fulfils all your wishes.

Ps:- I have not been visiting the lovely blogs I usually visit, LIFE as I said above is funny and it seems this year it is just not letting me go, one thing after the other keeps happening, very stressed and probably going in Depression 🙂 .. he he he he 🙂 🙂 .. Hopefully APRIL will come with better news. I am having to visit India soon have to take care of a few religious duties and other personal issues , so hoping that things will change. If I dont get to visit you all please pardon me ,, I will be visiting for sure .. Have a great day everyone.

The Second Cheesy post or a cheat post 🙂 he he he he So here it goes .. I want to thank everyone once again who came over to this blog from the bottom of my heart and inspite of me not replying to their comments or visiting many of the lovely blogs i use to read, you guys are still here. THANK YOU SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHH.

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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 ..

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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..

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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..

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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 ..

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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…

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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.

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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

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Thank you everyone who click on the link and come to this blog, Each one of you I want to personally say thank you.. for taking your precious time out , spending time to read what I write  and then commenting .. Each one of you is who have helped make this blog reach where it has now … I hope you will all keep loving this blog as you have been doing always …

High five everyone… its the New yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. … Happy new yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)

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The above pictures will give you an idea what the true answer was to the Contest :- What might this be  .. I would like to post this as the Wordless Wednesday too, I know a Day earlier but hey .. its OK 🙂

The Winners are …  DRUMROLLLLSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss — CLAPPPSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Tain tain tainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

1. Bhavia

2. Greenboochi

The British Asian Blog

4. Destination Infinity

5. Privytrifles

and This is what you win

Your Prize..

Thank you to every one who participated :- but special mentions for the first 5 participants 🙂

1. Sunny

2.Mak

3.AshreyaMom

4.MomWithaDot

5. NRIGirl

Thank you All..

See you again on the next contest …