The Sunshine Award

image4Well, this award is long, long, long overdue since my really cool fellow blogger nominated me for this more than a month ago. This owes to the procrastination in my head and the forgetfulness to top it, because I had actually written this entire post down long back, and then had entirely forgotten about it.

So without further adieu, or ramblings and explanations for my unexplainable self, here goes The Sunshine Award. I was nominated by BlackCat345 who I really appreciate for giving my blog regular visits no matter what and posting stuff that really cheers me up. I’m personally a big fan of her hand art owing to how much I doodle mindlessly.

The rules go like this:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate a few other bloggers.
  • Write the same amount of questions for bloggers you nominated.
  • Notify the bloggers on their blog.
  • Put the award button on your blog.

Easy peasy, right?

1. What is your favourite book?
There’s no naming one! But the Throne of Glass Series I’m currently reading is definitely one of my many favourites.
Also, Ready Player One was like a roller coaster you enjoy so much that you never want to come down. (I’m on a roller coaster than only goes up ~TFiOS, another pretty impressive book.)

2. If you could change your name to anything, what would it be to?
I think I like my name just good. Although, Lizzi was my name for any and every game I ever played as a kid. Don’t know how it got in to my head, but I really thought it would be cool to be named that. 😛

3. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation, for sure.

4. What is your favourite quote?                                                                                                           Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened -Dr. Suess =)

5. What is your favourite subject?
Maths comes off as challenging to me most times, but I really enjoy it. English is the one subject, the one class after which I don’t go like, ‘Whaaaaat?’. So, English too!

The Sunshine Award is a lovely orange flower that bloggers give to other “bloggers who positively, inspiring and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

So without further thought I nominate Uday, Himali, Huma, Karthik and Leela for the same fellow blogger boost. =) But, take your time, really.

Here are your questions:

What is something about you that you normally don’t say while describing yourself?

If given the chance, would you travel back or forward in time?

What’s something you can never leave the house without?

What is your favourite way to pass time?

What is something you have always wanted to learn?

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The Liebster Award.

So, I just got nominated for the Liebster Award. Thanks Uday! *does a caught-in-the-moment excited jump*

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Needless to say I’m ecstatic. Uday’s an awesome person and knows just how to perfectly give words to each one of his thoughts. He writes about everything under the sun on his blog, Udayology. Not to mention his exceptional photography which is really worth beholding at!

I’m not entirely sure, but I guess HumaAq had also nominated me for this award a good amount of days ago when I was clueless about this entire blogging thing. Anyway, you should definitely check her interesting musings over at her blog.

Apparently, this is how the Liebster award works!

  • Each nominee must have under 200 followers.
  • Thank and link to the nominating blog.
  • Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees.
  • Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated.
  • Write a post containing the questions.
  • Include these rules in the post.

Here are my responses to Uday’s Questions:

1. Why did you start your blog?

I love writing, but never did it often enough. There would be those once in a year diary entries, stuff that I would write at the back of notebooks and lose within the blink of an eye & the numerous ideas that I would want to write about. All that I never did. I started to blog to keep track of all that and more. More importantly I wanted to push myself to write better and better!

2. Who inspires you?

People who live for themselves and love themselves. Who are strong willed, foster good relationships, are strong hearted and learn to tackle all the troubles life has to offer, because nobody is a genius when it comes to living life. The right minded ones become geniuses.

3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

I would be in my twenties in 10 years time. 26, to be precise. Even thinking about it gets me excited. All of the independence, travelling, living on my terms, hopefully bagging my dream job (becoming an animator) along with an all rounded social life with a dash of happiness. No, scratch that. If I have all that, just a dash wouldn’t add up. I would have dozens of happiness!

4. What book are you reading right now?

Heir of Fire, by Sarah J Maas. It is the third instalment in the Throne of Glass series, which only gets better. The story is set in an ancient time in the kingdom of Erelia, which is ruled by an oppressive, mean, schematic and incredibly unjust king. The protagonist is an assassin who fights for justice. The series has got a lot to offer with hidden, but powerful magic, light and enjoyable romances, a fast moving and extremely thrilling story.

5. What is your all time favorite movie?

Any animated movie simply makes my day/life. Can’t possibly name a favourite!

6. If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live, and why?

I have always wondered how it would be to live in a caravan. Or an RV. That way, I would have a uber-cool home which could be anywhere I want it to be.

7. Do you speak any foreign languages?

Dora taught me a bit of Spanish. Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, cocodrilo. Okay, no I don’t.

8. Do you have any hidden talents?

I can draw a very cute snowman on MS Paint. It genuinely looks impressive, no kidding.

9. What career would you choose if you had a free choice?

I always wanted to work at a bookstore, if not own one. Also, being a food critique would be great, because who wouldn’t want to get paid to eat?
Having my very own novel published would be living the dream.

10. What’s your favorite type of music?

I predominantly listen to pop music, but also enjoy a fair share of RnB, punk, rock and Bollywood. My favourite artist is Avril Lavigne, because I feel at home and like everything’s okay when I listen to her songs. ★

11. Whats your favorite type of food?

Arabian food is the best. I recently developed a taste for the amazing chicken shawarma they offer. Pure yummy goodness.

Here are my nominees! Roll out the red carpet.

charismaticword

lilypup

Martian

Nooryak

Casey

Smiley like I mean it..

delnolan

TheOreoQueen

I would like the nominees to answer questions 1 to 6 and follow them up with these.
7. If you could rule the world just for one day, what would you change?
8. Do you believe in aliens?
9. Which one would you choose- a life without internet, or a life without TV?
10. How does blogging make you feel?
11. If you ever wrote a book, what would it be about?

You can answer all 16 if you really want to too. =) Adios.

The Creative Blogger Award!

Blogging has been an absolute delight and a great experience all together just from the one month that I’ve been actively doing it.

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I’ve got the chance to connect with several talented bloggers from all across the world, of whom Leela, The Girl Next Blog, (yes, her blog is just as cool as her name is!) has nominated me for the Creative Blogger Award. Without further adieu, I felt the need to thank her whole heartedly for spreading the fellow blogger love and appreciating the bundle of my-typed-out thoughts so kindly. She’s an amazingly talented writer whose posts will leave you rolling on the floor, and then stopping, and wondering about the deep seated, underlying insight she so cleverly conveys. Check her out if you haven’t yet!

So, apart from the happiness and boost you get for someone out there honouring your writing, the award comes with a bunch of rules. If you find your name in the nominees, keep your head held high and do the same.

You will need to:
(recommended to be read in Morgan Freeman’s mellifluous voice)

Step 1- Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.

Step 2- Post the link of the blog that nominated you.

Step 3- Last but not the least, in your honour, share five random facts about your humble self.

So here are the nominees, fresh, off the press, filled to the brim with talent and inspiration. Spotlights!

thepalliativepoet

icecoffeecouture

thoughtsofriver

HumaAq

Udayology

Threads

TK

TheBlogOfKarthi

Here go the random facts about me, which have nothing to do with anything. Yet, I hope you enjoy them!

I am scared of dogs. Yet there’s a huge part of me that wants a dog, who would be my constant source of happiness. Maybe getting one would be the solution to my fear. But again, convincing my mother that the little creature wouldn’t make a mess, would stay quite, and wouldn’t trouble her isn’t the easiest task on earth.

I can almost never get the lyrics to a song correctly. Even the songs that I’ve been listening to since a decent number of years, I manage to mess up pretty well. For instance, instead of ‘The answers are all inside of me, all I’ve got to do is believe’ I sing, ‘The answers are wrong inside of me, all I’ve got to do is leave.’ I appreciate your concern for the song’s genuine lyrics. But I’ll end up singing it my way regardless of the number of times someone tells me the correct lyrics.

I find it physically impossible to wink. Even if I somehow pull it off, it isn’t even the closest bit to a cute, graceful wink. You could imagine it like in the soap commercial Deepika Padukone features, just that except it would be the kind of wink she’d do if the soap would’ve gotten into her eye.

I love reading Young Adult/ Children’s books. I don’t know if it’s the short story length, the light hearted plot, the unrealistic, yet ever cheerful characters, the happy ending, or my mind which is in constant denial of growing up. The last reason might be the reason why it took me a while for The Da Vinci Code’s story to sink in to my head. Give me a YA novel, and I’d read it any odd day.

Questioning everything that ever happens is my forte. If I’m not asking them out loud, my head is always filled with questions of what would happen? How would it happen? Why would it possible happen? You can contact me if you feel like you’re really smart. I will be an excellent test to that smartness, and to prove you wrong by failing you in my question-answer face off. I’m just kidding. You’re probably smarter than I am. No worries.