Travel Tag~

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So I got tagged for this really cool tag by The Finicky Cynic (check out her blog for super cool travel and other posts!) and I’m very excited to do this! To be honest, I haven’t traveled a lot but I REALLY want to travel more! So here goes –

1. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE YOU HAVE VISITED?

I cannot pick a favourite but it would be Goa/Singapore/Srinagar.

2. IF YOU COULD VISIT ANYWHERE TOMORROW, WHERE WOULD YOU PICK?

New York City, for sure! It’s my dream city and I know that’s very cliche but that’s okay. I desperately want to go! (or maybe Vancouver so I can meet my best friend)

3. WOULD YOU RATHER GO ON A CITY HOLIDAY OR A BEACH HOLIDAY?

Why do the two have to be exclusive though!? I want to go to a city which also has a beach! That would be super great like Mumbai or Goa!

4. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS?

  • A book and notebook – I usually don’t read the book or write in the notebook but it just makes me feel better to have them with me.
  • My phone – obviously. This is pretty much my lifeline.
  • Earphones – I need music for travelling!

5. ARE YOU AN OVER-PACKER OR AN UNDER-PACKER?

Over packer for sure! I pack like 2/3 extra sets of clothes for no reason but I’m getting better at this!

6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT GOING ON HOLIDAYS?

Meeting new people! I love meeting people and just doing spontaneous things.

7. WHAT IS ONE PLACE YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO VISIT?

Like The Finicky Cynic said, I wouldn’t want to go to anywhere which is currently a conflict zone, in social and political scenarios.

8. WHO WOULD YOU RATHER GO ON A HOLIDAY WITH, FAMILY OR FRIENDS?

It really depends on the mood and location to be honest. A place like Goa, friends for sure. A nice hill station would be cool with family. But I also want to travel alone. I like the sense of freedom and Independence.

9. WHAT IS THE MOST ADVENTUROUS DISH YOU HAVE TRIED FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY?

I’ve only traveled to one other country which is Singapore and I don’t think I had any too adventurous food there but once I went to a Brazilian cuisine restaurant and that was slightly strange but really tasty!

10. WHO DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS TRAVEL TAG?

Hope Says… 

Misstery Blog 

Child of Cynicism 

You guys don’t have to do it but let me know if you do!

Okay, that’s all for now, this was fun! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Love Winter Tag!

Okay let me be honest here, I don’t particularly like winters. In fact I borderline hate them! But this tag seems fun so I’m going to do it anyway!

So I was nominated for the I love Winter tag by an amazing blogger who writes at The Finicky Cynic. Thank you so much!

And here goes –

1. Favorite Lip Product: Body Shop lip balm! I don’t know what flavour it is exactly but it’s a berry flavour (strawberry I think) and it has a little bit of colour and I love it!

2. Favorite Drink: Chai or coffee are great! Especially chai with adhrak (ginger) in it! Occasionally, hot chocolate does the trick too.

3. Favorite Nail Polish: I don’t wear nail polish very often so I don’t have a favourite but no yellows and bright blues. Otherwise it kind of depends on my mood.

4. Favorite Candle: I don’t really use candles much!

5. Favorite Attraction: What does this even mean!?

6. Favorite Accessory: Pyjamas! I have these cow pyjamas which say “I’m moody in the morning” and I love them! Besides that, fuzzy socks omg!!!

7. Favorite Candy: Twix! Or Snickers! 

8. Favorite Movie: Dead poets poets’ society is amazing and well I usually just watch this Tv show called Gilmore girls.

9. Favorite Blush: I don’t use blush at all

10. Favorite Thing: About winter? Um well it’s probably siting in my blanket in front of the heater with family and watching a nice movie or Tv show. Besides that, nothing! Don’t like winter at all!

So that’s it! This was fun! So now my nominations are –

My Irrelevant Thoughts 

Child of Cynicism

Hope Says…

Life of an Inspired Teen

Misstery Blog

Okay so you guys can do it or not, no pressure!

Have a great winter guys! (And summer to those in and around Australia!) 🙂

 

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I haven’t been writing a lot in the past few days (correction – I have been writing way too many college assignments) and so just to get back in the swing of things, I decided to do an award I was nominated for!

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I was nominated by The Finicky Cynic. She is an amazing blogger who’s blog you should totally check out. Honestly, her travel posts are so well written! Thank you for the nomination! 🙂

The Rules:

1. Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
2. The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
3. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
4. If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.  

Okay so I’m going to cheat a little and not nominate anyone cuz well I am too tired to do that right now. It’s 3 10am and I have classes tomorrow morning! So anyway, the answers to the questions I was asked are as follows-

1. If you only had 24 hours to live, how would you spend it? 

I would probably spend a lot of time with family and friends. I’d make a will. Eat good food. Take pictures with people. Make people around me happy. And I guess I’d honestly tell people things I’d preciously been afraid to tell them. 

2. Imagine if you won the lottery; would you choose to change anything about your life? Why or why not? 

I don’t think I’d want to change anything about my life. I think everything that has ever happened to me has made me who I am. Including the bad bits. So no I don’t want to change anything tbh. 

3. What never ceases to make you happy? 

Friends and good company. Also good and books and blogging. And art. 

Yeah so basically that’s it for this post, I’ll write more soon. Mid term break is about to begin so I might have a little more time in my hands but idk let’s see! 

June Jour Challenge! ~ Day 1

So I’m going to be attempting the June Jour challenge conducted by The Finicky Cynic. I did it last year and it was a lot of fun and I’m doing it again this year. You can read about it here.

You can find the day 1 prompt hereCollege- most of us have been there (or will be) at some point in our lives. What were your best/worst memories from it? If you could return, would you? For those of you who have yet to go to college, what are your expectations of it?

So I start college in the fall! I’m am so excited for it and even though up till now it hasn’t really gone the way I expected (I didn’t think I was gonna attend the university I finally am) I am still so excited! To be very honest, I don’t know what to expect! I’ve seen a lot of movies showing college life but the movies about high school were so wrong so I can’t really rely on movies to tell me about college!

I am actually very excited to meet new people and learn new stuff and live away from home for the first time. I really hope I get along with my roommate! honestly, my greatest fear is that I might not get along with my roomie!

Besides that, I have heard amazing things about this institution, I have visited it and everything and the teachers are all so highly qualified and seem amazing and I cannot wait! I know it’ll be difficult in terms of work and stuff but I’m not worried, I like working and learning and studying.

And tbh, I am hoping for a slightly movie-esque scene where I meet great friends and have college parties and stuff but idk! I’m just hoping it all works out! 🙂

The Happiness Tag

I was nominated for this wonderful tag by the really amazing blogger Emily! (Definitely check out her blog!) Thank you so much, this tag is so nice. 🙂

I was nominated for this in January and I am so sorry it took me so so long to get to it!

Rules:

  • List 5 things that make you happy
  • List 5 songs that make you happy
  • Nominate 5 people to do this tag
  • If possible please smile while doing the tag too:)

Okay so here goes…

5 things that make me happy – 

  1. My friends- Spending time with them almost always cheers me up no matter how bad I might be feeling.
  2. New York City – If you know me at all then you know how obsessed I am with NYC. I’ve never actually been but the idea of going someday and just thinking about it makes me so happy.
  3. Food – I love food. It just makes me happy. Especially Pasta yumm
  4. Blogging – It makes me feel like I have an outlet and I feel so much better after blogging. It honestly makes me so happy, being able to connect with people and everything.
  5. Travelling – I love it so much. Going to new places and exploring and stuff makes me so happy!

5 songs that make me happy – 

  1. Juno Soundtrack because it’s beyond amazing!
  2. The Perks of being a Wallflower soundtrack (Yes, I know I’m sort of cheating by writing entire soundtracks instead of individual songs but I cannot limit it to just 5. Please don’t make me!)
  3. Townie by Mitski
  4. Piazza, New York Catcher by Belle and Sebastian
  5. Often by The Weeknd

Okay so now the nominations – 

  1. Ayele 
  2. Selfie
  3. Teenella
  4. L
  5. Iridescence 

Okay so that’s it! I hope you guys accept cuz this tag is really awesome! Anyway, thanks for reading! 🙂

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

So I was nominated for this award by the awesome bloggers Chloe Lauren and Selfie . Thank you so much, it means a lot to me! If you don’t already follow these amazing bloggers, you should definitely check their blogs out! 🙂

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The Rules –

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 other Bloggers and give them 11 questions.

Okay so first I’ll start with questions from Chloe

If you could go visit any person from the past, who would it be and why? 

I’m really not sure but I would want it to be an artist, probably Van Gogh or Da Vinci. Cuz like I’ve heard so many stories about them and seen their works and I just want to know how they were as people.

If you had to give up one of your five senses, which would it be and why?

I think I would give up my sense of smell cuz I think that all the others are far too important for me to voluntarily give up. I could do without smelling things so yeah that.

What song represents your life? 

I really don’t know and I couldn’t possibly choose one. But I guess the Juno soundtrack or the Perks of being a wallflower soundtrack would fit pretty well.

Where would you like to be in five years time? 

In five years time I would have finished college and I hope to be pursuing my masters in the US and I want to be writing a lot.

What would you do if you were the President/Prime Minister for a day? 

Well I don’t know how much I can do in a day but I guess if I could even change one thing then that would be great cuz like change happens slowly over time right. So I guess I would change the law that criminalizes homosexuality.

What other languages would you want to learn? 

I’m already learning Spanish but I’m horrible at it so I want to improve. I know very little of French so I want to learn that properly. I also want to learn Russian and Arabic and Latin and Mandarin and idk. I want to learn so many languages so that I can communicate with everyone and yes, I am very over ambitious when it comes to learning languages.

Which person has had the biggest impact on your life?

It would have to be my mom. Whether good or bad, she’s definitely the one who has had the biggest impact on my life.

What do you think is your best quality?

I think it would be that I don’t judge people or at least I try not to and I am understanding. I don’t know!

What three things have you learned since you began blogging?

People are there for you, if you support them and are nice to them, they will do the same.

It’s okay to have a bad day and let it out.

Do what makes you happy and don’t give a shit about what other people think.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

Umm I don’t really have a favourite childhood memory but I guess it would be all those time when I would play with my dog or bake with my grandmother. Oh and I remember I dressed up like Santa once for a Christmas picnic which was quite fun!

If you could be part of any TV show, which would it be and why?

Would either be part of FRIENDS cuz omg that show is amazing or part of Gilmore girls cuz I love that show and also I wanna know how it feels like to live in a town like Stars Hollow and the whole scene.

And now, the questions from Selfie

Would your friends be the first one to help you in a crisis? 

I hope so. I feel like I have made some good friends who are there for me and I am there for them so I hope they would help me out in a crisis as I would for them.

What is your biggest regret so far? 

I don’t really believe in regrets. I did what I thought was right in that moment and so I have to accept that and go with it.

What is your most proudest moment? 

Graduating high school. Getting into college. Getting into art school. Making friends. All of them I guess.

Describe the best day of your life so far. 

I don’t have a best day but I’ve had lots of nice days. All the times spent with friends and family. Weddings in the family are quite fun as the whole family gets together. Camps with friends are also great.

What would be your ideal birthday gift? 

Anything really, I’m not picky. This is going to sound so cheesy but if I get to spend the day with my friends and loved ones then that’s good enough for me. But besides that I love thoughtful personalized presents. Not generic ones.

When’s your birthday? 

23rd of August

What is your favourite song so far? 

Again, I couldn’t possibly choose. It actually changes often. Juno or perks of being a wallflower soundtrack. Anything by Kimya Dawson. So sad so sad by Varsity. Townie by Mitski. Arctic monkeys. Melanie Martinez and idek.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what food would it be?

Oh my! Please don’t make me choose! If I have to choose it’d either be pasta or nutella and I refuse to choose one of those two!

Describe your childhood:)

It was interesting to say the least. Some turbulent moments but also some really nice ones. 🙂

How do you deal with pressure?

I just push through I guess. Sometimes it gets the better of me but I get back up. If something is stressing me then I just talk it out and it gets okay. Sorry this answer is so shit omg!

How’s your day going so far?😀 

Pretty weird! I slept at 7 in the morning cuz I stayed up all night studying and I woke up at 2 30 in the afternoon. Since then I’ve had lunch and I’ve just been catching up on reading posts and writing this.

That brings us to the end of this massive post!

Okay so I’m not going to be nominating anyone because almost everyone has already done it and I’ve already done this before when I nominated a few people so yeah, sorry about that!

Anyway, if anyone wants to go ahead and attempt these questions then go ahead, they are quite interesting! 🙂

 

 

The Blogger Recognition Award

Okay so I was nominated for this award way back in January and I’ve been so preoccupied that I completely forgot until now when I was going through the notes on my phone and I found a note I had made with all the pending awards! But conveniently enough, I had only written down the name of the blogger who nominated me and not which award I was nominated for so I’ve spent a fair amount of time reading though a lot of people’s old award posts! On a side not – I found a few really cool blog by clicking on the links of the some of the blogs that were nominated by people. Okay so now moving on to the actual award –

I was nominated by the lovely Em and Iridescence  for The Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you so much for this, I really appreciate it!

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The Rules

-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
-Write a post to show your award. Attach the logo to your post.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
-Give a piece of advice to new bloggers.
-Select 10 other blogs to give the award to.

How My Blog Started 

Um, I’m not entirely sure why I started tbh. I had been reading a few blogs and I started talking to a couple of bloggers and I just decided that blogging would be a good outlet for my thoughts and ideas and the crazy stuff going on in my head! So I just googled what were some good blogging platforms, found WordPress and here we are.

My Advice To New Bloggers

Umm so my advice to new bloggers would be that talk to fellow bloggers! Connect with them and make friends, that’s one of the best parts of blogging! Comment and like and find new blogs and it’ll be awesome!

Also, write about whatever you like and whatever comes to your mind! It’s your blog so don’t make it all about other people. You’ll find your own writing style and just have fun with your blog.

Nominations 

Pretty much everyone I know has already done this award so I can’t possibly nominate 10 people but here are a few!

Bella 

Misstery Blog

The Finicky Cynic 

Chloe Lauren 

If you’ve already done this award or don’t want to do it then it’s totally cool, but you guys definitely deserve the nomination! 🙂

Okay so that’s all for this post, I have a couple of more award posts to write so let’s see! Thanks for reading!

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger award!

Hey! The amazing Luna from My Irrelevant Thoughts nominated me for this award. Thank you so much!! You should definitely check out her blog, it’s awesome!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer. I’m not really going to do this, I’m so sorry!

 

sunshine-award.jpg Here are the questions!

  1. Do you find it hard to smile for photos? Sometimes! If I have to hold the smile for long then I find it hard, but not otherwise.
  2. Can you catch a fake smile? Yes, I think I can.
  3. Do you chew pencils? No! I honestly find it a tiny bit gross.
  4. What’s your favourite new song (realise quite recently)? Oh Goodness! I don’t really know any new songs. Is Often by The Weeknd new? I really like it.
  5. What’s your favourite YouTube channel? I don’t have a favourite YouTube channel, I actually don’t know any YouTubers. I guess I really like the Button Poetry channel. They post really cool spoken word poetry which I love.
  6. Is your blog a secret? Well, Kinda I guess. Some of my friends know about it and have seen it but only a few. It’s a secret otherwise I guess.
  7. How are you? (Yes. Yes, this is one of my questions for you) I’m okay right now. How are you?
  8. Do you think about consequences before doing/saying stuff? Yes, I try to. I don’t want to unintentionally hurt anyone.
  9. Are you more introverted or extroverted? Depends on the situation and who I’m with. Introverted in front of huge crowds of people (4+) especially if they aren’t my good friends but pretty extroverted in front of my friends. I guess I’m an ambivert!
  10. What percentage penguin are you? (This one’s up to you!) 70%
  11. Do you like musicals? I like musical films, I haven’t actually seen a musical irl. I love Sound of Music and High School Musical!

That’s all for now! There a few more awards I’m yet to do, I’m sorry I’m so behind. I promise I’ll do them soon.

P.S  – It’s Leap Year today!! So happy leap year I guess. Idk, I just felt weird not acknowledging it so here. 🙂

Awards!!!

I got nominated for a few awards and I finally decided to do them! Sorry it took me so long to get to them! In fact I didn’t do quite a few tags and awards in between because I had no time and I’m sorry about that but I do  appreciate all the nominations! I’m just going to do all the awards at once and then nominate a bunch of people in the end! So getting to them now-

The first award is the One Lovely blog Award for which I was nominated by Emiwee. Her blog is really cool and you should definitely check it out! Thank you so much emiwee!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award banner.
  • Give seven (7) facts about yourself.
  • Nominate fifteen (15) other bloggers for the award. [Make sure you notify them of your nomination!]
  • Display the award banner on your blog and follow the blogger that nominated you.

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So now facts about me –

1. I want to someday write a book.
2. I love dream catchers. And dreams. And day dreaming.
3. I’m so scared that I won’t get into a good college!
4. Luna is one of my most favourite characters from the Harry Potter series.
5. I used to be really scared of water. Like swimming pools and stuff but I’ve gotten over it now.
6. My passport only has my first name on it. When I got it made, I wasn’t sure what I wanted my last name to be but at that time I didn’t realise that it would be a problem later. I have to get it changed now.
7. I love home food. My fave is this home version of French fries. I love them!

Okay now the next award –

I got nominated for the Dragons Loyalty Award  by the amazing bloggers Violet Starre and UnfashionableCupcake 

The rules:
1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Announce the award with a link to the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate six people who deserves the award with their links.
4. Let them know they’re nominated.
5. Write seven interesting things about yourself.

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1. I’m turning 18 this year.
2. I really like Sago pudding.
3. Three books that I really used to like as a kid are Esperanza rising, The Dragonfly Pool and Museum of Thieves.
4. I’m a Leo-Virgo Cusp.
5. As a kid, I always wanted to be an astronaut!
6. I hate raw tomatoes.
7. I have these phases where I get really into some particular song and currently its Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon.

The next award is the Sunshine Blogger Award for which I was nominated by teenblogger1114. Thank you so much for this nomination, I really appreciate it!

Award rules;

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Answer the questions from them.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and give them 11 question.
  1. If you could travel to 3 places, what would they be? – New York City, Prague and Paris.
  2. Whats your dream job? – To be a writer
  3. Have you ever done something you regretted and still regret? – No, I don’t believe in regrets!
  4. What do you do for fun? – Umm, well I’m pretty boring but I guess I just read or blog or paint or listen to music!
  5. Who or what is the biggest inspiration in your life? – My biggest inspiration is new york city. Does that make sense? Everything I do revolves around getting closer to go there.
  6. Whats your favorite kind of music? – I don’t have a favorite genre but I really like Rock and Indie and Folk Punk
  7. Favorite book/author. – Omg I CAN’T CHOOSE!! But if I have to then the Harry Potter series.
  8. How do you see yourself in 20 years? – Umm I don’t even know.I’ll be 37 so hopefully I’ll be doing something I love with someone I love. Wow, I’m vague!
  9. Whats your biggest fear? – Disappointing people
  10. Whats your happiest moment? – I don’t think I have a happiest moment but I have a lot of good memories with my friends and family!
  11. Whats your favorite movie? – Perks of Being a Wallflower

Okay my questions –

  1. Favorite cereal?
  2. If you could time travel, to what time would you go?
  3. If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?
  4. How did you come up with your blog name?
  5. What is your favorite fruit?
  6. Do you have any pets?
  7. How would you describe yourself in three words?
  8. Do you believe in aliens?
  9. Have you ever been outside your home country?
  10. What is your favorite song(s)?
  11. Do you believe in Astrology?

The last award is the The Spirit Animal Award for which I was nominated by JB McPayne . His blog is really cool and definitely worth checking out! Thank a ton for the nomination!

So the rules are:
1. Post the award picture on your blog.
2. Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.
3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
4. Pick ten nominees.

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Umm I’m very bad at writing these kind of things but I’ll try. I’m 17 years old. I love to read and write and paint. I’m a really quiet person unroll I’m comfortable with you, then I become the most talkative person on earth. I find it difficult to express my thoughts to a lot of people. I guess that’s why this blog is so important to me. It’s a way of letting my thoughts out and be heard. I dream of someday being a writer and going to new york city. I’m a huge dreamer.
If I could be any animal, I think of be an owl. Probably becuase I stay up almost all night! Also, I’d read somewhere that owls are like symbolically or metaphorically or something keepers of ancient secrets and I love that! So yeah.

 

Okay so my nominations are –

Luna – My Irrelevant Thoughts 

Aria – Diaries From Space

Arielle – My life and a Journal 

Chloe Lauren – Diary of a Lonely Girl 

JB McPayne 

The Finicky Cynic 

UnfashionableCupcake 

Violet Starre

oceanoffear 

So you guys are under no compulsion to accept but if you want to then go ahead! You can do any/all of the awards, it’s up to you! 🙂

#BloggerLove

The amazing blogger Ayele adapted a tag originally created by the YouTuber Lily Singh, to make it for bloggers and called it #BloggerLove. This is such an great idea to promote friendship and support each other in the blogging community!

The basic idea of this is to compliment other bloggers to show what we like about their blog and compliment them. So here’s my post!

Elm

Elm, you’re so amazing! You are always here to support me and give me great advice whenever I need it and for that I’m really grateful! You’re a blogging inspiration for me and I really look forward to reading your posts!

Em

You are so kind and understanding! All your comments are so thoughtful and helpful. You’re so dedicated to your blog and have become so successful and that’s great!

Luna

Reading your posts makes my day, they are so interesting! You’re so caring and always there for me with helpful comments and you’re so supporting! Thank you so much! Oh and also, I really like your blogging name Luna! It reminds me a bit of Luna from Harry Potter! 🙂

The Finicky Cynic

I really enjoy reading your posts especially the ones about all your vacations. Your posts are really varied and always enjoyable. Thank you for all the amazing comments and everything!

Violet Starre

I’ve only recently come across your blog but I already really like it! I really hope to get to know you better!

UnfashionableCupcake

Your posts are so fun to read while being insightful and I love that! Your blog seems to be growing steadily and that’s so great! Also, I really appreciate your comments so thank you!

Honestly, there are a lot of other people I would like to talk about but if I start doing that, this post would run endlessly! Thank you so much to everyone who bothers to read my blog and I honestly enjoy reading and commenting on your blogs!