Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #6 – Day 3

It’s the third and last day of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Richa. Be sure to check her wonderful blog here.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Nominees:

Minzkhaitan

Nathi

Savvy Raj

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

-Stephen Chbosky

I sure enjoy challenges like this and once again, thanks a lot, Richa! Til the next challenge!

Happy day, homo sapiens!😊

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #6 – Day 1

Huge thank you to Richa for letting me be a part of this Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge once again! Do check out her blog here and have fun!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Nominees:

Dia

Aishwarya Shah

Manish Malu

One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way as someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in the world. If you’re lucky enough to find this person, never let them go.

-Susan Colasanti

Friday Fun Day Challenge – Game On – You Name It!

Hi there, homo sapiens! I got tagged for the Friday Fun Day Challenge – Game On – You Name It! Thank you very much, Richa! Do visit her blog guys if you haven’t yet! Lots of interesting stuffs to read there! Just click here. You can thank me later! 🙂

RULES:

1 Thank the nominator
2 Answer Q1 – Q19
3 Nominate three bloggers of your choice and notify them.
4 Each selected blogger MUST answer 16 of the asked 19 questions, but also insert 3 new questions to make up the 19 compliment. Every time a new blogger is selected they MUST only answer 16 of the asked 19 questions as well as answer their own 3, and choose 3 new bloggers. Each time a new blogger sees the questionnaire it will be completely different to the next blogger along.
(Hint: delete three of the questions you don’t like or have no answer for and insert your own in its place)
5 Q19 & Q13 Must always remain intact.

Let’s get started:

1. Are you currently reading a book, if so what is it?
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin & A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

2. Toast or cereal.

Toast without the crust! With peanut butter and jelly!

3. Choice weapon for survival during the zombie invasion?
A remote control with buttons for different weapons/options to kill zombies like:

  1. Bludgeoning
  2. Bomb / gas explosion / other explosives
  3. Crossbow
  4. Decapitation by chainsaw or a katana
  5. Flame thrower
  6. Kill by firearms
  7. Traps

4. Horror or comedy films
I’d go for horror! I like comedy but I’d choose horror over it!

5. What food are you currently craving for?

All Vietnamese food! Pho, banh xeo, banh cuon, chao, etc. Plus ca phe, too!

6. What was your favorite sweet/candy as a kid?
Curly tops, chocolate cakes and chocolate ice cream.

7. Going to the party or the library what’s your preference?
This depends largely on my mood at that given moment. Libraries always give me the peace and solitude I need/want but I enjoy parties, too! I’m one party animal as well! 😉

8. What is your favorite tipple [drink]?
Definitely beer! And whisky and vodka.

9. If you were coming back as an animal which is the least you would like to return as, BUT knowing your luck you just might? [Provide image]
Hmmm… I don’t ever wanna be a hyena!

hyena

10. If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

Murder. Mass murder.

11. Which is that final destination or goal you’re aiming at and want to achieve no matter what?
To have a business of my own.

12. If you could have one super power what would you pick and why?
The power of time travel. I want to experience life mostly in the past in different places at different eras/ages and see how the world became as it is now and I wouldn’t need a time machine if I possessed that power!

13. Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?

Skinny dipping or mud wrestling.

Ok, you are going to be shipwrecked on an island that has food and water, what three items would you need to have with you?

If we didn’t know what the color ‘mauve’ actually looked like, how would you describe it?

14. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Whoever who’d have the interest to do that should entitle the book as “Just Me, The Just in Case.”

15. What was the longest plane trip you have taken?

The longest plane trip I’ve ever taken was from Amman, Jordan to Hanoi, Vietnam. It took 15 hours including a 6-hour layover in Dubai.

16. Where would you like to be in 3 years time from now on?
Three years from now, I hope to have started my small business and hopefully doing volunteer works while traveling.

17. What one item do you always have to get when grocery shopping?

TOMATOES!

18. What music is currently your favorite? [Provide link]

It’s a really sad song but it’s very relatable since my last relationship ended. So even if it’s sad, it’s always on my favorites list and yeah, current favorite.

 

19. The three bloggers you are nominating are?

MissteriosoDas, Pradita and Swalia. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be fun reading their posts when they accept to do this!

There you go! Thanks a lot, Richa! It was sure fun doing this challenge! ‘Til the next one!

Happy Friday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #5 – Day 2

Day 2 of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Dwight Roth of Roth Poetry.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

The Nominees:

Erica

Ken

Anggelina

Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.

-Erin Morgenstern

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #5 – Day 1

Here’s another Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge and this time, it’s from Dwight Roth of Roth Poetry. Just click on the link and enjoy wonderful poetry.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

The first day nominees are:

Her Screaming Shadows

Binita

Avni

Things look different depending on your perspective. As I see it, fighting to bridge those gaps isn’t what really matters. The most important thing is to know them inside and out, as differences, and to understand why certain people are the way they are.

-Banana Yoshimoto

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #4 – Day 3

It’s the third and last day of my fourth Three Days, Three Quotes Challenged from Richa!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Nominees:

Priyanshu Mehta

Anusha

Rohini

Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.

-Neil Gaiman

Thanks once again, Richa! I really enjoyed this challenge. Looking forward to the next! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #4 – Day 1

This is my fourth Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge and this time I was tagged by Richa! Thanks a lot, I think you know how much I enjoy these challenges!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Today’s Nominees:

Khushi

Indishe

Queenyasa

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.

-Alan Bennett

Happy Thursday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #3 – Day 3

Third and final day of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Elma.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days, or whenever the mood strikes you.
  3. Tell why that quote appeal to you.
  4. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

The Nominees:

Mridula Bhatt

Vwani

Prerna

Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.

-J.D. Stroube

A quote that reminds me to always be grateful for being strong enough to survive whatever life throws at me.

Thanks again, Elma for this challenge. Til the next one! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #3 – Day 2

Day 2 of my third Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Elma.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days, or whenever the mood strikes you.
  3. Tell why that quote appeal to you.
  4. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

Today’s Nominees:

The Ignorant Erudite

Sana Mahin

Ruchika

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.

-Osho

A reminder that we need to recognize and remember the importance of balance in our lives…

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #3 – Day 1

Big thanks to Elma for this challenge. It’s pretty late but here it is. 🙂

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days, or whenever the mood strikes you.
  3. Tell why that quote appeal to you.
  4. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

The nominees:

Prakhar Bansal

Divya

Nidhi

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.

-Haruki Murakami

This quote is from Haruki Murakami’s book, 1Q84. This appeals quite much to me because of experience. I get to love someone with my whole heart even though I can’t be together with that person…

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #2 – Day 3

Day 3 of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Lucy Lu.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Today’s quote:

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.

-Sarah Dessen

The Nominees:

Euphrates

Jyoti

Hiral

Thanks again for this challenge, Lucy!

Happy Saturday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #2 – Day 2

Day 2 of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Lucy Lu.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Today’s quote:

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.

-Shannon L. Alder

The nominees:

Laura Bon

Prerna Luthra

Sneha

Happy Friday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #2 – Day 1

This has been long overdue but it’s better late than never! Thank you, Lucy Lu for your patience. 😉 But here it is!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Today’s quote which I want to share with all of you is:

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

-Epicurus

Today’s nominees:

Witasarmah

Ayesha

Eully Ibañez

Happy day, homo sapiens! 🙂

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #1 – Quote #1

I’m so glad to accept this Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Shreya. Thank you! I just can’t say no to quotes challenges! 😉

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.

-Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

The nominees:

Mvadi

Myrtle

Poonam

Happy Monday, homo sapiens!

Black & White Photo Challenge – Day 5

Hello!!!

Fifth day of the 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂

The rules: one black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day.

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Today I nominate Queenyasa, no compulsion of course. 🙂

Happy Monday, homo sapiens!

Black & White Photo Challenge – Day 4

Hi there!

Fourth day of the 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂

The rules: one black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day.IMG_7069

The nominee for today is Maya, absolutely no compulsion.

Happy Sunday, homo sapiens!

Black & White Photo Challenge – Day 2

Hello! Day 2 of the 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂

The rules: One black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day.

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Today I’m nominating Ken for this challenge, absolutely no compulsion.

Happy Friday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Black & White Photo Challenge – Day 1

Hi everyone! It’s my first time to do this 7-Day Black & White Photo Challenge presented to me by Kriti! 🙂 Do check out her blog if you haven’t yet.

Since the rules are simple (one black & white photo a day for seven days, no people, no explanation, challenge someone new each day), I thought it would be nice to give it a try.

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I nominate NS for this challenge, absolutely no compulsion!

Thanks a lot, Kriti! 🙂

52 in 2015 – Reading Challenge

My friend and I challenged ourselves to read 52 books this year and since I just started this blog a couple of weeks ago, I was only able to start to post from Book #34. So here’s the list from Book #1 to #33…

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey – Who decides who’s sane & who’s not? cuckoo's nest
  2. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro – A quiet novel that contains so little action and yet carries great, gentle power.
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A psychologically twisted portrait of relationships gone wrong.
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – Highly readable writing style.
  5. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – For fans of historical fiction or simply of a good story. invention of wings
  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon – I’m not sure how true in real life this portrayal of Asperger’s Syndrome is but I think that it is very well written.
  7. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – A mystery that will keep you in suspense while keeping a smile on your face. body in library
  8. 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup – “What difference is there in the color of the soul?”
  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera – A kind of book that requires a little more attention than usual but worth reading.
  10. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – I know a lot of people were raving for this book but I’m definitely not the target audience for this one.
  11. HHhH by Laurent Binet – A book so good even though I already knew the outcome. HHhH
  12. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami – It’s not quite as good as his other books but I love it. Still Murakami. Weird and wonderful.
  13. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson – It’s not quite what I was expecting and it was so easy to figure out the outcome.
  14. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – Truly a page turner! Finished it so quickly. Highly recommended! aj fikry
  15. The Pact by Jodi Picoult – My third Jodi Picoult book. A tragic event turned personal family tragedy. I like the book though it left me with a lot to think about.
  16. By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept by Paulo Coelho – “Love perseveres. It’s men who change.”
  17. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – While I personally think that suicide is stupid, I would recommend this book. I like the way the book’s written, alternating Hannah & Clay’s points of view within the same chapter. Truly a page turner because you want to find out who’s next on the tapes. I was so relieved to find out that Clay isn’t included for bad reasons. I can’t say I agree with all of Hannah baker’s reasons why she did it but I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it.13 reasons why
  18. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – One of the best stories I have ever read! What can I do but recommend this book? True to the book’s title, Louis Zamperini’s life’s one of survival, resilience & redemption. It’s just very unfortunate that evil Watanabe (the Bird) was never tried as a war criminal. I’m left with an unsatisfying ending but very real. unbroken
  19. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie – The “dangerous” Miss Marple was first featured in this book. Suspenseful. Surprises and false leads.
  20. Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck – Crushing! john steinbeck
  21. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – Enjoyed this book because it felt real though the ending was a bit rushed.
  22. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult – I like Jodi Picoult’s works, but this didn’t make it high on my list.
  23. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Wonderful! Magical! the night circus
  24. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson – I was literally laughing out loud while reading this. Fast-paced & entertaining. the who saved
  25. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak – A simple, heart-warming book that makes you think and want to do better for yourself and other people.
  26. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks – A simple, captivating, romantic read. As always, Mr. Sparks has his way of giving life to his characters, making it so real. A great read about taking chances and following your heart.
  27. The Railway Man by Eric Lomax – “…remembering is not enough, if it simply hardens hate.”
  28. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks – This completely broke my heart so I’m not going to read any book of Mr. Sparks any time soon.
  29. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami – The title itself tells what the ending’s gonna be. Really loving Murakami more! a wild sheep chase
  30. The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie – A nice exercise if you like to guess “Who did it?”
  31. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – The start was a bit jumbled up to the middle part that I found it hard to continue reading this book but the last few chapters got a lot better. It’s a brilliant story, it’s just the way it was presented that I didn’t like.
  32. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie – Love the love story and the nasty mystery.
  33. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie – Being able to guess who the killer is in this book just makes me feel good and clever. Haha! a murder is announced

There goes my list. Let me check yours! 🙂

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