I love books.They keep me entertained when I am bored.There's nothing like a good book which makes me feel quite relaxed and thoroughly contended. Recently I added a few more to my library.This book which I am raving about in particular, kept me spellbound throughout my reading session.It is based on a true story with full of suspense and drama.This is a story of one woman's struggle to gain freedom from the clutches of the one person whom she thought the world of.And how she endures the pain and torture in a country far,far, away from her home. Even though I enjoyed the authors vivid narration, I still wished she hadn't dragged religion into it or insulted the culture..I am sure it would have been a totally different picture had she learned to adapt to her new life style with love,admiration and respect.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
I sincerely appreciate my blogging pal Moon for her kind gesture passing onto me this award .I got to know her through her amazing blog 'Themoonsmile2' which is bounded with ambiance and warmth.The stories about her family which she narrates in her blogging are very interesting and impressive.I am touched by her kindness .Thank you my Friend!
And with the award ,I have to answer the few questions tagged.
What makes you laugh,smile or giggle?
My childrens' anecdotes.
What are the dreams for the future?
To see my children guided in the right direction.
If you are to go on a cruise where would it be and why?
I'll probably decline the offer to go cruising.I am afraid of the ocean....
How would you spend your vacation time and with whom?
Spending quality and quantity time with my family.
If given a choice what life would you choose? Your life now or the past?
My life now..
Is there something you wished before when you were young but you did n't get it
Cannot think of any..
Have you been in a situation where you might have given up but still you chose to move on..
This is a tough one..Can we move on to the next question please?
Is there someone in your life who has been your source of strength and inspiration?
The ordinary people doing the extraordinary....
Here are some deserving blogs that I wish to tag this award
Please pass this on..
- Copy and paste the award on your site and copy the link of the person who gave you the award.
- Then answer the tag questions!
- Nominate any blogs you feel deserve it.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This Ramadan, I was strong-willed to make good use of the month. Besides the extra prayers that I was offering to the Almighty in appreciation for the bountiful resources and blessings that he has had showered on all of us: me, you and everyone. I was also determined to make use of Ramadan - which also relates to fasting, to reduce some of those extra fat from my body. A strategy was firmly set to do some exercises, to burn off those huge amount of calories that was going to be shoveled into my mouth at the time of breaking the fast. With great strength of mind (so I thought) I wrote down in my notepad the list of items ‘to do’ that would help me keep in shape. And the first entry in the list was ‘eat less fried food’. Did I abide by my rules? I didn’t think so. The foremost reason was due to the food that I kept preparing for the family to feast at the end of each fast (iftar) which was a daily occurrence during sunset. While preparing the food for iftar, I would be persistent which food would be shoved into my mouth and which wouldnt. But all those became momentary, when I sat with the rest of my family to break our fast. Who wouldn't take pleasure in eating the 'hot hot’ samosas, and the mouth-watering crispy pastries or the spicy rice porridge that bubbled in the pot. I just couldn’t resist. And the plan to do some ‘work out’ didn't go well either: the mere thought of running on the treadmill made me go weak at the knees.