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.

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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 :)

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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

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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

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And a third one, a Dragon’s Loyalty award

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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

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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 :)

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Writing everyday of the month is becoming very very difficult, missed yesterday did not want to do it today too, so the easiest thing was to take up the Tag that Visha started, Although I was not tagged, I am still taking it up, Sorry Visha for that. She herself has done the tag here

So here we go, I love sports hence the topic of the Tag also sounds very sporting “Play Volleyball”

Rules of the tag:

Answer all the questions. No ‘pass’ or ‘no idea’ type of answers.
No cursing me if you found the tag to be difficult while attempting.

Here is the tag –

1. List all the ingredients which went into making the most interesting dish you ate today.

Well it is bright and early in the morning, being a Monday(this post was supposed to go yesterday) , rushing to work and as usual had a late night, hence am running a bit late so this one is very easy for me to answer, especially since I am very retarded in the field of cooking :)

SO here we go, this is what I have had and its easy to make .. Take a bowl, Pour the contents of the pouch in it, Add some Milk .. Put it in the microwave and after 2 minutes it’s all done .. EASY PEASY :)

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2. What is the current wallpaper of your laptop/phone/tablet?

My laptop has the picture of my home in our village.. , Phone has the picture of a sea beach .. nothing fancy

3. How do you wear your hair when at home?

I have got the shortest possible haircut done just a couple of days , so nothing to WEAR them as .. again easy peasy.. keep life simple :)

4. When you visit any restaurant, what is the first thing you search for, in the menu?

The ice-cream or dessert they serve :)

5. What is the advertisement from your childhood that you recall even today.

Glucose D biscuits… especially the GABBAR KI ASLI PASAND… here drool at the following pic and remember those good old days
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6.Have you implemented a beauty tip/hack which you were told to, and been mortified by the results?

No, I doubt if they will work on me .. and believe me I will be myself MORTIFIED if they work , hence i keep away don’t want to be mortified.. :) and also don’t want to MORITFY any of you who come and visit this blog, I am positive you will all stop visiting.

7. At your home, where do the newspapers find themselves to be the most useful?

In a pile , beside the outside door, end of the month they go in the recycling bin ..

8. During a visit to any mall, what do you find yourself searching first?

Where is the nearest Eating place.. :)

9. This tag is over now. Explain your state of mind.

MORITFIED :) that i managed to complete the tag and have a post for today yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee err on second thoughts HAPPY..

So thank you so much Visha.

Reviving the Musical Monday Tradition, you can see old entries here (1 ,2,3..,9,1018,19,20 ) .. 26th January today .. so happy republic day to all Indians..

A song very close to my heart .. very old..


 Lagi nazar PUNJAB nu
Ehdi nazar utaro Lai ke Mirchaan kaudiyaan
Ehde sir ton waro
An Evil eye has befallen PUNJAB
Someone come and help
Take some green Peppers
and use them to ward off evil
Jeeeen Mere Vatana Diyan Maavan
Tai Ghar Ghar Jeevaaan Putt Jawan
Oh Kurriyan Chirian Dheyan Bhena
SABH JEEVEN Kushian Manaan&nbsp
Kikli kaleer di Di Pagh Mere Veer DiDuppata Mere Bhai Da Fittay Mu Jawai Da

 

May all the Mothers in my nation live Long  And may each household have a son All the Girls Daughters Sisters

All HAVE A Fun and a Enjoyable SAFE Life

Mera desh mere dildaran daa
Rishiyaan Muniyaan Avtaraan Da
Mera desh mere dildaran daa
My country is for all my people 
My country is full of all saints, lords and holy people
My country is for all my people
 Itthay rehmat peer fakiran di
Mere desh mahobbat heeran di
Sanu maan Hai  Ranjhen Yaraan Da
My country is blessed by holy-saints
My country has lots of love stories like that of HEER
We are proud of friends like RANJHA
Mera desh mere dildaran daa Mera desh mere dildaran daa My country is for all my people  My country is for all my people
Sada haal muridan da kehna Meri kaum ton karza nahin lehna Guru gobind jihe sardaran daa Punjabi’s cant pay off what they Owe To Guru Gobind Singh and others
Mera desh mere dildaran daa Mera desh mere dildaran daa My country is for all my people   My country is for all my people
Itthay ghar ghar pooja oye rabb di hai Iss dharti te akh jag di hai Par dar vi aa talvaran da In my country households pray to god ..Every other nation has an eye on our nation BUT they are afraid of our SWORDS
Mera desh mere dildaran daa Mera desh mere dildaran daa My country is for all my people My country is for all my people


Friday Skywatch, My entry for this week

Barnmouth in Wales

Barnmouth in Wales

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Thursday Challenge : TREES (All kinds,…)

Here are some of the pics that i have taken over time :)

Black tree

Black tree

Ways Of Nature

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My Window again 5th Jan

View From My Window- Summers

View From My Window- Summers

My Window again winters

My Window again winters

This is clicked at one of the parks while going on a ride, Can you see what is funny about this notice.. :)

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52 weeks of Gratitude .. Week 3 is here and the topic is Family

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I have a big family, hence i have a lot of people to be thankful to. While I was growing up I have always been taught the values of Family, now grown up I have my own lessons learnt. To me family is most important, when everyone leaves you , when no one has time for you it is family who stands by you always, As they say Blood is thicker than water always.

Yes we have our ups and downs, some nasty experiences with some members of the family have also taught a handy lesson especially when things like property-money come into the picture, but still I do feel that Family is and should mean the most always.

As I have mentioned in a few articles since 17th Dec to 13th jan things have been going very bad and it is usually during the bad times that one tends to realise who is how close to you or who genuinely thinks about you and feels about you, I have been lucky that the phone or the emails or the whatsapp messages have not stopped at all, It never felt that i was alone here in uk or that almost all of the family is back home in India.

I have wished many a times that family was nearby so I could at least sit and Cry my heart out, I have also thought that maybe I need to stop everything i am doing and just go back each time there has always been someone on the other side of the phone ready to listen to me, yes I have friends here but it’s not enough, people have their own agenda here , will give you an example my supposedly BEST FRIENDS in uk came once to see me on the 3rd january and one of them had exactly 6 minutes to spare for me. YET we are the closest or so I thought all these years. Have-not had a Single phone call not that any of that would have helped , All that had to be done had to be done and I did do it all But not having enough family here in UK hurt a lot.

One of the disadvantages of living so far away from family :(.

I mentioned above that I have a big family but sadly now the number is dwindling , many of the older generation have passed away, that’s how life works I guess. I will need to go to India very soon for a few days to fulfil a religious duty and I have promised myself that I am going to Meet EACH AND EVERY member of my family where-ever they are in the country. I am going to forget for the time being the bad blood we have had or spilt especially after my dad passed away, and Just go meet them all and HUG them, Don’t know when the next time will be.

I must say that I am thankful to everyone as each and every member of the family has been so good to me, I am one of the lucky ones who has got Love from everyone, Since I was the first male child in the family I have been spoilt rotten .

My grandfather (both of them)

My Nani spoils me still , I talk to her on phone sometimes she is hard of hearing so can’t understand what I am saying, but she is sweet to say I should shut-up and listen to what she is saying, and she will listen to my replies when I come to see her in India.

My Maasi’s are lovely and my youngest Maasi is so adorable , I made her cry so many times as there is not much of a age difference between us, whenever I went to the village for summer vacation she made sure that i got Hot food, would put an extra dollop of Butter in my food compared to my sister’s or my cousins. The day she got married I remember going up-to her husband and threatening him to make sure he takes care of her or else :0..

All my cousins they are all such lovely human beings, being the eldest had an advantage, in Punjab we have this tradition calling veerji to elder brother, I miss that here in uk not many call me Veerji here. I have bullied my cousins at times, even shouted at them or maybe even slapped but never ever have they retaliated back even now I can vouch they have all grown up to be fine young men and women yet they just listen to my rants when I go on a tangent sometimes.. (Yeah I have my moments too )

I would not have liked to talk about my Chacha(Father’s brother) or Bhua’s (father’s sisters) but that would make me a hypocrite after what i have just written above, They are family too , whatever they have done for obvious reasons after my dad passed away is probably their thoughts, I can’t change that maybe they need the money property etc more than us, so its fine. I still want to say thanks to them because Chachu use to be a good man, he taught me how to ride a scooter and drive a jeep in my early days , he also taught me how to fire a rifle. Bhua’s got married and went to USA, but whenever they came to visit us , they brought a lot of goodies for me jackets,toys, sweets etc. etc. Dont know what has happened to all that love they use to have , maybe something wrong with me , maybe I did something wrong.

My Grandma (Dadi) - I had never ever felt she was my step Grandma, when I was growing up, so much love she had showered upon me, when I was in hostel She would come almost every other weekend to meet me , pampered me , during festivals give me so much money – gifts. My mom was only 16-17 when she had me so its my Grandma who practically raised me as a child, My bhua still complains of the fact that Once me and her daughter were playing in the garden – a snake was seen and my grand ma PICKED me up , running to safety leaving my cousin behind. But again sadly since my grand-pa and my father passed things have changed dramatically, I am no more even welcome to the main house we had when everyone live together.

But still this time when I go , I will make sure I go and take her blessings, even if the other side of the family have threatened to harm me. That doesn’t bother me because my parents my mother and father have always taught me to respect the elders no matter who they are , and the BEST thing they taught me was that no matter what fights the Grown ups had I should always respect them as I did before the fights.

My parents well all i can say is I am thankful they are my parents , WHATEVER,WHOEVER I am is because of them, Whatever I have learned – Earned – Got is all because of all the hard work they both have put in raising me. My parents have both worked very very hard especially since the day they were asked to leave the family house to start in a new house from scratch about a year after my Chacha got married. We started from a humble beginning One room house , as my father did not want to take anything from his father. I have seen some poor times but slowly through hard work my parents raised us. I can proudly say that I have studied in the One of the TOP 5 schools of India in those days.

I am so very thankful to them both, I hope I can live up to their expectations. I pray to god to never let me do anything that would hurt them, and hope sometimes that I have been a good boy in the family and have not hurt anyone deliberately.

I am thankful to god for making sure that I was born in such a beautiful family.