10 of my favorite feelings!!

Being nominated for the above tag by Saumya Agarwal, Randomness Inked, I would like to reply to the post with my set of 10 favorite feelings while thanking Saumya a ton.

My 10 favorite feelings.

  • Watching the sunrise in winter.
  • Spending quality ‘Me’ time at the beach.
  • Late night long drives with slow music.
  • A peaceful rush-free breakfast early morning.
  • Watching my son being all boisterous.
  • Blogging.
  • Watching my son sleep.
  • Television time all by myself.
  • 8 hours of deeeeep sleep (rarest of all).
  • Online shopping.

Comment below, what are your 10 favorite feelings and are there any already mentioned above??

Here to Randomness Inked.

https://randomnessinked.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/10-of-my-favourite-feelings/

Real Neat Blog Interrogations

‘Glittercut.com’ takes a the pop quiz by ‘Take a ride on my mood swing’.

Niki of Take a ride on my mood swings, wishes to have her readers dig deeper into their creative minds & answer her intrigue questions.

So, deciding to take a shot at those.. here it is.

Q1: If you could be any mythical animal what would it be?

Unicorn… Horses being my favorite animal, a flying one is all I need. 😀

Q2: What personality traits annoy you?

Laziness and lack of empathy, gets on my nerves too quickly.

Q3: What about yourself annoys you?

Overthinking and anxiety.

 Q4: If you had a super power, what would you want it to be?

I would want to be Jack Jack from ‘The Incredibles’. The third superpower baby with ‘n’ number of powers.

Q5: What is your weirdest dream location?

Bermuda triangle without a second thought.. Totally fascinating.

 Q6: If you could guest star on any movie/tv show, what would it be?

The Ellen Show… I like the show and also I would like to appear as a contestant on ‘Nailed It’. Coz I can make baking blunders without a doubt. 😛

Q7: What live concert would you miss your own best friend’s wedding to attend?

The last live concert of Amy Winehouse in 2011, followed by her death, a month later.

Q8: What words/phrases do you use most?

Trust Me | Ya right | Seriously?? | Whatever | I love you

Q9: If you were a porn star, what would your stage name be?

Glitz arc.

Q10: What trait about you would others find pretty shocking because you rarely let it come out and play?

My philosophical input.. coz most of the time I prefer to keep my opinions to myself.

Go ahead and answer the questions, looking forward to read more answers.

Here’s to Niki’s blog ‘take a ride on my mood swings’.

https://msmoodswing.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/real-neat-blog-interrogations/

Whats your personality?

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is. – Mae West


I recently came across a personality test. (it’s new for me, at least)

An interesting way to have a deeper understanding of your character behavior and your perspective towards life.

Your strengths / weaknesses, approach towards your love life, What kind of a parent you will make or you are already, how do you tend to perform career wise, and many more such details about your personality are revealed upon spending approx 10 – 12 mins on this test and answering a set of questions about your instincts and habitual behavior.

I propose everyone to take a shot at this test, as it helps you get better at reflective practices and develop the needed aspects of yourself while being able to cherish the attributes which might have seemed to be trivial.

As being in the administration and HR, I would now be making it necessary for the candidates to turn in the results of this test as an added info about the interviewee.

As my test result, I scored an “Advocate Personality” type.

To know more about the advocate personality, click here.

Here is the link to the test, feel free to take the test and share the answers if you feel appropriate.

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

While taking the test, please be super honest,as this will be a reflective exercise and help you know yourself better.

Do let us know in the comments below if you have taken the test already and what do you feel about it or share your answers to the test with us.

Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award!

I am nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award by Shweta Suresh, creator and writer of Mr Random Ramblings. Short stories, tiny tales along with her many blogging recognition add to her successful persona. Visit her blog to know more about her. You will be dazzled as well. I can’t thank you enough. ❤

Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.
  • Make a post of the award (with a photo).
  • Post the rules.
  • Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
  • Nominate 10-30 other bloggers.
  • Follow Vincent Ehindero at vincentehindero.wordpress.com (to qualify for a free blog promotion and shoutout) and more blogging opportunities.

Answer to Shweta’s questions:

  • What’s the last movie that you watched?
    • Miracle in cell no. 7
  • What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
    • Walk on the beach while getting wet in the rain.
  • What are you doing to beat the lock-down blues?
    • Workout, read, pray, cook and blog.
  • How long can you go without using your phone?
    • Only for the time I’m asleep while setting my phone on silent mode.
  • What do you most value in your friends?
    • Trustworthy and supportive
  • Do you have a favorite fictional character? What makes her/him your favorite?
    • Genie, from Aladdin has a great sense of humor while he is always by Aladdin’s side and supports him in every possible way with all his powers and charm.
  • Winter or Summer?
    • Winter
  • What is love, in your point of view?
    • Love, it can only be with a living thing, with objects, it is being merely materialistic. Love makes you want go out that extra mile and take that chance for the sake of keeping the spark burning. Love is accepting the complete package of and about the other person without any discretion.
  • What is your favorite movie or TV show?
    • Dynasty / Nailed it / 4 more shots please / Band Bajaa Bride
  • If you could time travel, where (when?) would you go?
    • I would want to go back to the time when I delivered my son and relive the moment as I really miss his initial 2 years and I feel I did not enjoy it as much I should have. Now he is growing up too quickly.

While being nominated for the award, I would like to nominate my blogging friends for the same;

Niki Noir – Take a ride on my mood swing/

Apinder – Potatosandwich

Shaheen Sheikh – Sheensbuffet

Sadogapan Govind – Pointless and Prosiac

Carol Anne – Therapy Bits

Imprinted – Running on Impty

Que Tran – dathaoqutrn

Belles Days – Life in the slowest lane, view from a wheelchair

Tony Burgess – The Burgess Blog

Grace – CtrlAltEsc

Saumya Agarwal – Randomness Inked

Dear Nominees, kindly answer the questions below:

  1. What is the best thing you enjoy about blogging?
  2. Your favorite cuisine?
  3. What makes you feel being a man / woman is a blessing?
  4. What technology or advancement of science scares you the most?
  5. What technology or advancement of science amaze you the most?
  6. What technology or advancement of science, you find to be futile?
  7. What is your biggest fetish?
  8. What makes you cringe the most?
  9. Favorite lyrics ? (mention 2 lines from the lyrics & the song name)
  10. If given a chance, would you fall in love with your first love again without the consequences changing?

Had we confessed!! – (Guest Post)

Dear roll no 638

Subject: Had we confessed!

10th October 1991, Thursday when Roll No 638 bewitched me just to change the course of my perspective, priorities and preferences. Ever since then I began to live in a world of fantasy wherein    everything revolved around him. Days definitely commenced with my routine customary prayers, but now they changed too.  Imploring God to have a glimpse of Roll No 638 became its objective. Sleepless nights were spent weaving dreams of us together while days were spent supplicating that he does not play truant. But with each passing day, his reckless play-truant attitude gradually grew stronger, making my prayers more intense and his appearance less likely.  

Twenty Eight long years, yet our first encounter is etched deep in my memory, every detail distinctively fresh and crisp. It was our college excursion where we had first met; with every eye contact no dialogues were exchanged yet our eyes spoke volumes making the day worth memorable. Distinctly reminiscing when he first appeared before me, with all his opulent personality, dressed in the most casual grey stonewashed jeans and white printed shirt, his chiselled jaw lifted with a sweet, pleasing smile accentuating his devil’s tooth, his eyes twinkling with impishness, his dark black hair neatly done behind and his voice though exuding pride yet was soothing and genial. He had an unusual lethal combination of sturdy, muscular physique and an incredible sense of humour (a combination almost extinct in men then).  He was the Greek God per se, a bearer of a charming, smart and attractive demeanour. A complete package any girl would fall for. He had successfully cast his spell upon me that day.

He became the reason to regularly attend college. My eyes would scan the classroom only to rest on him and vice versa. His look would pulverize me, blushingly I would rip my eyes away from his. Less attention was on the lessons but more on his hilarious comments and mischief. He was roll no 638 and I was roll no 645, we occupied adjacent benches during exams. Being a regular student, my notes would always make rounds in the class. However, my adonis made use of them only during exams for cheating purposes. Thus my only motive to study for exams was to share my answer sheet with him in order to ensure that we remain class fellows.

Since we were pursuing science, laboratory sessions were an essential part of the course. He would be irregular for lectures but fortunately regular for lab sessions. I would always look forward for these sessions as we were to arrange ourselves as per our roll numbers. We shared the same lab counter for experiments. We had many instances where we bumped into each other, grabbed the same test tube or the same chemical but ironically spoke nothing just smiled and drew ourselves in different directions. With him around I was oblivious to the world around me. We would enjoy every silent and speechless conversation between us.

Probably, coming from a conservative family social barriers, fears and pressures prohibited us from being extrovert. Subsequently, deterring us to speak to each other too, but however, we shared an amazing oculesics communication.

Today, I sit back and traverse down the memory lane just to understand that life goes on. No one is indispensable and so is he. My life has moved on unfortunately without him but with beautiful memories of his charismatic smile, his humour filled one-liners and his devil-may-care attitude. Optimistically I believe his life too must have moved on successfully with someone worthy.

But, today while ruminating the past, I regret not speaking to him at least once! How I regret he could have taken the initiative to speak to me at least once (being the man)! How I wish we could express our feelings for each other in words! Why didn’t I ever muster up my courage and confess? Why didn’t he ever articulate his feelings into words?

 I am positive, wherever he is, he might be still remembering me. As I still remember him. His well-being is always included in my prayers till date but crossing paths now after 28 years is always excluded.

Stay blessed wherever and whoever you are with …

Regretfully

SH

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A window to count on!!

Blogging community event – Jugalbandi.

Chapter one – A window to count on

“She gazed out of the window to find a moonless sky full of twinkling stars…”, and within the skies, among the stars, she could see her unfettered self in the world of her dreams, with no confinement.

Zoe, 15, restricted within her home out of cultural and authoritative stipulation surrendering to the norm of the family since ages.
Like many other girls in her country, she could never leave the house except, the day, when she says her vows and steps into her ‘happily after’.
Her gateway into her world of imagination was the only window in her room. The window knew her and had seen the most phases of her growing up than anyone in the household would have ever cared to notice. It was the sole witness to her sorrow, her joy, her beauty unfolding while she confessed her secrets, desires and hope into the thin air through the window.

‘Zoe’, meant life, named by her mother who she loved immensely, while craving for the slightest jolly communication with her father.
Usually complaining, Zoe, had interrogated her mom, as to why she named her ‘Zoe’ while she is just living and not alive.
Only to find her mom responding ‘you gave me life, by coming to this world, and for the reason, I called you ‘Zoe’, you are my life, Zoe’.

Skipping night’s sleep was a preferable affair to sit at the window to feel the crisp wind brush her skin while her hair softly plays along. Her thoughts would wander from running in the woods, going to school, making new friends, singing, dancing and never coming back to her pen. Tears, like all other nights, would assemble on the window sill, leaving a stain on drying, giving away a sneak of the last night’s silent dialogue.

With every passing year, as Zoe bloomed into an elegant teenager, her desire for freedom, grew stronger.

Her other brothers were so well looked after by her father with all the deserved attention, facilities resources to lead a happy childhood.
They went to school, had friends and usually invited them over over suppers for which Zoe just like a good sister had to serve them.
She had happily started serving their friends since ‘Zion’ had been her brother’s newfound-slightly-older friend.
Zion was the sweetest among all his friends, he noticed Zoe and would greet her with a smile and usually exchanged greetings and thank yous. Zion was the only one who would make her feel noticed, while for everyone else she was more than transparent. Lately, all the adrenaline seemed to shoot up, upon his sight or even his smile, while she caught him stealing glances at her in return.
For the first time in ever, she had imagined of another individual by her side while she enjoyed and roamed the lands by free will.

The girls in the neighborhood, if they are lucky enough dodging the abortion of their initial existence seemed to have come with the same destiny as Zoe’s. They all had to finish up the chores, take care of the household and younger siblings while not getting to go to school, or go out in woods, or make new friends. All the girls in the locality had secretly got their confidante in stars, moon, window, ceilings or their pet.

However, their worst nightmare shared by all was to get married in their teens to the man of triple times their age. She had been to Sasha’s wedding earlier this month, she dreaded to be in the situation, as the only memory she has of Sasha is of crying, wailing and getting dragged into the car at the end of the ceremony by her very old groom.

Earlier during the day, overhearing the conversation of her parents her panic-stricken self had managed to compose herself with the utmost difficulty. That night, gazing at the stars, realizing the absence of the moon by the natural darkness spread over the night, she couldn’t hold back her tears, while she wept inconsolably, the words of her parents rung in her head repeatedly. She remembered her mom opposing her father, while he came an announced the news of setting up Zoe’s wedding in the coming week. Zion was one of the many thoughts which occurred repeatedly during that night which increased the tears count immensely.

It was then she decided she could never end up in a much miser situation, and now is the time to make a decision, for the marriage was never going to happen.

But, the puzzle to her liberation and freedom was not yet solved.

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Power of casuals!!

“Casual means comfortable, not sloppy” – Antonio Centeno

For Panache LeGlittercut, we choose to do a post on casual wear.

Myself, not being a great fan of casuals, tend to bank highly on casuals for days when I am running late or I simply just feel like it.

However, on days when I am low, I take refuge in casual dressing. The craze for casual is regularly reshaped but, never has been out of trend.

Today, we will take a quick look at few casual looks.

(Left) Straight cut regular denim paired with a checkered shirt and a denim oversize jacket.

The regular denim along with checkered shirt is casual at its best and is ideal for any street shopping or a regular evening.

There can be a variety of accessories like finger rings, bracelets and mid-finger rings etc to go with the casual look, but, we preferred to just put on a black metal strap watch and black hijab to finalize the look.

However, when choosing a casual outfit for the day, we make sure my shoes are no less and do not get compromised at any level.

Being a huge fan of shoe collection, with my red checkered shirt, I paired it with Jaynise.com sneakers.

(Right) The look is slightly then modified, by dropping off the black denim jacket, making the look even more casual and simple. The checkered shirt with straight legged jeans along with a black hijab gives out a very content look for the summers.

The chunky sneakers make the look more casual yet, very posh.

Look 2

In our second look, we have ‘ripped off mom jeans’ paired with a white crop top sweatshirt with a longer undershirt. Red hijab completes the look along with regular white sneakers.

In both the look, chosen for the post, it is totally casual but classy.

Do let us know in the comments below, how did you like the look? How would you pair your black chunk sneakers, comment below.

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Potpourri!!

#CommunityChallenge Letter to the month of March.
10-day writing challenge at Blogging community

Since childhood, you have been my favourite month. You were the month which gave my parents the joy of becoming parents for the first time.
Every year, the arrival of March is more awaited than any other month.
But, who knew, this year, you, my beloved month, had plans of your own.
Just as I was ready to welcome you with open arms, news broke the evening before on the 29th Feb 2020 of not being employed any more from March 1st 2020.
The gravity of the news weighed me down after a week until then it was assimilation.
Days set in, posing questions “Now what? Until when? What next? etc?’
‘I have a creator who cares and loves me with a heart of 70 mothers, he will definitely, place me somewhere better.’ was the only response I had for myself and kept me going.
And, as a family, we grew closer, bonds strengthened. I was spending more time with my little one and cherished every minute of it.
With all the bewilderment around, 13th March 2020 arrived and like every year, the sun shone brighter and the breeze was cooler.
Or at least thinking of it that way makes me feel special.
The second half passed by with much ease. Situations accepted; lock downs, enjoying each others company, relishing mom’s cooked food along with all the light-hearted moments together and self-grooming.
Last, but, not the least, came the 10-day letter writing challenge to keep our minds churning a little extra.
So, you have been a month full of lessons, appreciation and a potpourri of emotions for me.

Thanks
Irut

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Let’s spread the Sparkle!!

#CommunityChallenge Letter to a stranger.
10-day writing challenge at Blogging community

Dear stranger,

Subject: Smile.

Usually, I happen to not pass by strangers much, as I do not take the tram, or walk down the lane. (I am that lazy). But, whenever I happen to come across new faces at the market or my favorite outlet, I make sure my tight-lipped smile eases the tension of the awkward-accidental eye contact.
As per the oculesics, an eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication. Hence, the smile ensures that I have a heart of gold and your child stays safe around a stranger like me.
However, smiling back is free of cost, still many prefer an eye roll or just look away.
Similarly, the regular act of gentleness might even give out the wrong signals. Smiling at a stranger of the opposite gender gets misinterpreted as the license to flirt. Here, the tables turn, with the eye rolls and looks of disgust get served.
Just smile. I wonder how strangers can hold up a frown or a straight face for so long. At least I can’t, or I can, but, I may not.
So, let’s spread the sparkle and smile more often with no hidden intentions at all.

Regards,
Beaming
Irut

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Nostalgia!!

#CommunityChallenge Letter to an old friend.
10-day writing challenge at Blogging community.

Dear Hina,

Subject: I miss you!!


How are you? Where are you?
The last memory I have of you is from the farewell we bid to each other in early 2002. Since then I have longed to meet you, see you, know about your whereabouts but, all efforts were in vain.
The memories we made are irreplaceable. Courtesy of my best childhood days goes to you. Our never-ending hours of role-playing, cycling, hide and seeks are still fresh in the mind as though it just ended yesterday.
Two neatly done plaits with red ribbon bow at the end lay softly on your skinny shoulders and loose hair at the fore-front framing your dusky bony face gracefully. Crystal clear image of our first encounter, you accompanying your mom to our house to do the chores.
then it became a daily thing in no time.
Times, situations changed, we moved away. Best friends became strangers overnight. We couldn’t be in touch anymore as our finances and age did not equip us to be in touch at the time.
However, after 10 long years, I did come back to refresh our old memories, only to find out you had eloped with a man of your choice and your parents had disowned you. Your mom didn’t discuss much, but, she was delighted to see me.
Any ways, where ever you are, I hope you are doing good. And, whenever I have to talk about my childhood friend or childhood memory, be it through a letter or be it anything related, the only name comes to my mind is ‘HINA’.
I miss you.

Hoping to meet you one day.
Irut.

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