Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Liebster award!

I love the blogger world. More than the real world that I live in. Because I got awarded here. First time. I was never given an award for anything, not even for being THE laziest or THE most careless. Hence, I love the blogger world much more.

Sorry folks, the initial enthusiasm has still not worn off, so please bear with me for a few more lines. Darshana Suresh(Such a nice, warm name, isn't it?) from Wandering WOWs! bestowed me with this award and I am immensely thankful to her for keeping me in her thoughts! Do check out her blog. She is young but her writing and thoughts have much more maturity than you would expect.

Before you think there was an award ceremony, or I was appreciated for my writing, or I got paid, stop right there. Its an online award that a blogger gets to flaunt for being recognized and liked(?) by fellow bloggers. Its more like an initiative to expose more blogs out there to readers. Though 'Liebster' in German means Sweetest, Nicest, Kindest, Beloved, Lovely, Pleasant, Valued, Cute, Endearing and welcome, I guess it speaks more about the blogger who awarded me this than me! So, to you, Darshana!

Rules of the award :

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Display the Liebster award on your blog, which I shamelessly did.
  • Share 11 random facts about you
  • Answer the 11 questions you were asked
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the award and have them answer 11 questions
  • Let the other bloggers know you have nominated them
  • Copy the rules into your post

11 random facts about me :

  1. I hate waiting. Be it for five minutes or fifteen.
  2. I have travel anxiety. When there is an impending travel, I assume I am going to forget my passport or board the wrong flight.
  3. Simplicity and elegance is what I am attracted to.
  4. I manage, sorry, micro-manage the food on my plate. I always make sure I have enough rice for my gravy or enough gravy for my rice.
  5. As much as I love a group of friends to hang out with, I like solitude. I like to be alone, take a lone walk, or quietly read a book with no botheration.
  6. I love to play sports. Anything with a bat and(or) a ball. Currently obsessed with tennis.
  7. Having choices confuses the hell out of me.
  8. I always like what my friend bought even if I spent a lifetime picking mine.
  9. I am impulsive.
  10. I will be the happiest person on Earth if we didn't have to cook two meals a day. I consider it such a waste of time when you can do something else instead. But I Louuu eating :/
  11. I like to try new stuff. Be it a new cuisine, new place, a new activity or a new hairstyle. The current one that I am sporting, is a disaster.

Dashy's 11 questions :

  • What made you start blogging?
           Aishu. She was my one-year-old neighbor who gave a new meaning to our world. The entire family was crazy about her, and I wanted to document this craziness somewhere. That was my first post on a piece of paper. And that's when I came to know about blogging.
Aishu is twelve now.
  • If, for one day, you could be someone else, who would it be?
          J.K Rowling. Or R.R Martin. I would like to be in their imaginary world of fantasy atleast for a day! Create a great idea and then write in my blog :P
  • How would you like to spend your birthday?
          Birthdays are no more special to me. I like it quiet and usual. Is it a sign of growing old? Please say NO! :/
  • One of the proudest moments of your life?
           When I threw a surprise anniversary party for my parents. From booking the hall, to deciding the menu, inviting guests, preparing the PPT, selecting music and then finally seeing that surprise and happiness on their faces. I felt proud then.
  • Do you prefer night or day? why?
          Day. I am more of an outdoor person, so day works perfect for me. Night is only for sleeping unless there is really something interesting to do.
  • What are the three movies you cant get enough of ?
           I usually never watch the same movie. I would rather watch a new one. But, when I just want to get a few laughs, I would without doubt go to these.
         1.Munnabhai series.
         2.Golmaal 1
  • A dream that you had at night and you cannot forget?
          I rarely get dreams. I must have gotten only two that I can remember something of. One, my sister gets kidnapped from our house. Second, I murdered somebody and am on a running spree. It was a nightmare.
  • What would you like to be remembered for?
          This is the girl that inspired me. I hope to touch people in a way that makes them better than they already are.
  • What is the greatest advice you've heard?
         Its not over until it is over.
  • What is your dream destination?
           Vatican City. Its the smallest country in the world and I read so much about it in Dan Brown novels that I am sure I would go hysterical if I ever happened to be there.
  • One thing you would like to change about this world?
          Eliminate poverty. Its just so unfair.
And here, I present this award to 11 other bloggers!
There! Go ahead, flaunt that badge, pen down 11 random things about you and type away your answers to the following questions. I am coming back to your blog to check out the answers! :P
  1. Why do you write?
  2. What is the unique quality your blog offers to readers?
  3. How do you think your best friends perceive you?
  4. What are your interests, other than blogging?
  5. What is the greatest advice you ever got?
  6. What is that moment of pride in your life?
  7. Which is the most favorite post of yours?
  8. Have you ever been inspired by somebody in your life? If yes, how did they touch you?
  9. What is one thing you wished you had?
  10. How do you want to retire?
  11. How do you choose your friends?
And other dear readers, I would LOVE to read what you have to say to these 11 questions. Feel free to use the comments box to answer them!



  1. Hi Samra! :D Thanks so much for considering me - I already got one last month and tucked away at the bottom of my sidebar. Perhaps you could award it to some other more deserving blogger :)


    1. No problem Dahlia! Thanks for letting me know :)

    2. No problem Dahlia! Thanks for letting me know :)

  2. Congrats and thank you for passing it over :)

    1. Great Parul! Looking forward for your post on this!:)

  3. Thank you for the award, Sampada! It's an honour!
    Loved reading about you, and found quite a many similarities! :)
    Will try and answer the questions to the best of my abilities, let's hope they make you happy! :)

    1. Thank you Shilpa! Glad to know we have similarities :D will be looking forward to read about you :D

  4. Congratulations! And thank you very much for the nomination.. :-)

    Enjoyed reading your answers. There is so much about food around. I totally adhere to point of not wasting food on plate. I strictly follow that as well and force people I go with.


    1. Hey Prakash. Thank you !! Glad to know you enforce your practice :) Good to know!

  5. waiting and cooking .. haha...same here :)

  6. I'm glad you accepted the award! Sorry for noticing late, my bad. Anyway, loved reading your answers! And I can relate to the no cooking but yes eating thing :D wish the same.

  7. Hey, no problem Darshana! It was my first time to get something like this, so how can I NOT accept it :) Besides, the question and answer thingy and random facts is fun. You become more self-aware :) I am glad I did it.

  8. Sampada, Congratulations! I loved reading your answers here! I too micromanage what goes in the tummy and ya cooking is boring!

    1. Thanks Archita ! Would love to read yours too :)

  9. Hey Sampu... Im overwhelmed to receive this award as this is my FIRST liebster award... Thanks a lot for passing it over...THANKS...and LOVE LOTS....

  10. And sorry for being late in accepting and I was held up with my personal life... and issues... Just now got into my blog and saw this award from you!!!


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