We bought these chickens at home sometime last year and I had a good time spending with them while practicing on n off with my little camera. This picture post is shared in Thursday Challenge - Colors.
He stood in front of the mirror applying the shaving gel. Holding the Gillette razor against his chin, he grinned to himself thinking about the
previous night sensual encounter with her at the party.
It was already late. She was standing alone in the corner of her street in that icy cold night waiting for him. Since it was her first night out with him, she was bit anxious about it. She rubbed her palm and pulled her thick cloak and held it tightly against her body. Adjusting her hood, she lifted her head up slowly and glared at the moon that was shining brilliantly at her pale face making her glow in the spotlight. She could sense nothing but her racing heartbeat in search of him. Suddenly in the darkness, she spotted a tall figure rushing towards her wearing a black over coat. Her heart missed a beat as he came near. He flashed a smile with his sparkling white teeth.
He took her hands and pulled her closer to feel his cold breath, ‘Sorry honey, I am late’. He pecked on her cheeks. He looked super hot but his touch sent the chill through her spine. She shivered and then gradually melted in his embrace. She gazed at his deep red eyes and caressed his smooth glowing face with her slender fingers. His clean shaven look bowled her over, once again. Had she not seduced by his killer look then, she wouldn't be here at this hour with him now. They both stood in each others arms under the moonlight kissing passionately. She pulled back and huskily whispered in his ears, ‘I am thirsty’. ‘Come let's grab a drink’, he winked. They both grinned showing off their sharp fangs, now waiting to bury them in their prey’s neck.
a cool attitude, he walked inside the party hall. As he settled in the couch, an
over made-up girl wearing a skimpy dress sat next to him and started stroking
his face. Shoving her away, he grabbed the drink and glanced at the pulsating
scene of the dance floor. He almost lost his vibe as none perked his interest. That’s
when he spotted her sitting alone in the bar counter with a drink in her hand.
He felt she was the one.
walked towards her and asked, ‘Hey wanna dance?’ Her jaw dropped as she turned
to look at him. His clean shaven look
bowled her over. She gazed at his eyes and nodded as if she was hypnotized.
He grabbed her hands and took her to the dance floor. While they were dancing to
the soft number, he gently kissed her. It was just a fraction of second but she felt as if it lasted an
eternity. When he broke the kiss, she stood there with her closed eyes and her
lips craving for more. ‘Come with me’ he whispered. Mesmerized by his charm, she followed.
Hanging the ‘Do not disturb’ tag in the knob, he shut
the door behind and saw her sitting in the bed nervously. Something in her kept
tantalizing him. He couldn't control himself. He pushed her and slowly started
to unbutton her. As it was her first time, she covered herself shyly and letting
him explore her. He hugged and kissed her bare shoulders. He lifted her
hips and tightened his grip... His teeth gently buried in her neckline.... She cried out loud.Feeling the pleasure and pain together, she rested in his arms tiredly... Brushing her hair away, he smiled, 'You are my girl now...'
I have readied a 'spoof' on
your story 'Sshh.. Secret', with a 'twist'. I hope that you don't take this
seriously as I prepared this just for fun..! :P
I have got this mail from one of my blogger friends‘The Writer’ Ashwin
of My World... My Words, who has written this short story with an extra twist
in the tale based on my first 55 word story -Sshh.. Secret. I enjoyed reading his Top Secret even though the end was unfavorable to me. Then I asked him to let me have it as a guest post and so here it is. Thank you, Ashwin.
I hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I did.
Jamie asked for the 100th
time, ‘why big fuss... tell me your password?’
Rolled my eyes, I said
‘Don’t ask again. It’s secret’.
She frowned :-/ ‘As if
it’s a top secret…’
‘No top secret baby… but
let it remain secret’, I winked.
When she left, I smiled to
myself and typed my system password…
my surprise, it threw an error message ‘password invalid, please enter a valid
asked for the 99th time, ‘tell me your password?’
said, ‘It’s secret’.
sat there irritated while I left the place to purchase some groceries at the supermarket.
sat there staring at the computer. All she wanted to know was the password and
she figured out a way to retrieve it. She rushed to her cupboard and found a
disc which had ‘Windows 7 installation disc’ written on it. She opened the DVD
drive and put the disc into it. She rebooted the system and made a quick
reinstallation of the operating system. At the end of the installation a dialog
box appeared asking to set the password. Jamie, with a smile on her face, typed
‘you don’t mess with me’ in the
After taking a little flight, it was resting in its home, an old light shade in my front yard. It is always an attraction to watch these cute birdies. This picture post is shared in Thursday Challenge.
Travel means different things to different people. For some it is
an adrenaline rush while for some it is just a break from routine. It makes
people happy, ecstatic or just keeps some entertained. Since I haven’t got much
chance to explore places, I have to wait to realize what it is to me...
When the leading online travel portal Airasia.com announces the
World’s Best Online Travel Fair, I realized this is the apt time to travel to
my dream destination.
I was in class two back then, we had this Geography chapter on Thailand and I
remember how I used to boast that my father was staying in its capital city at
that time. And same year I got a chance to travel to that beautiful country.
Now when thinking of those days, I am only left with some wonderful pictures
and a vague memory of my first international holiday.
Sitting here with my old album as the rain pouring outside, I discuss at home about family tour. Thanks to the unbelievable Airasia ticket
fares, it makes my job easier to get a nod from my people. Everyone is very excited and then the question pops out 'Where?' So we
decide to pick one destination of our choice. No. wait.. We are not influenced
by Zindagi Na Milege Dobara!
Keeping our budget in mind and of course with this tempting ‘just grab’ Airasia fair opportunity, we all come up with wonderful locations around Asia including
SriLanka, Malaysia, etc. while my obvious choice is Bangkok.
After all, I truly want to relive my childhood memories.
It is so unfair. How can one country have it all - Picture
postcard scenery, amazing food, beautiful architecture, ancient culture and
arguably the world’s best malls? And if that country is Thailand, it beckons
you just catch the next AirAsiaflight and go.
My father always talks about Bangkok as a city of different
shades and infinite layers which needed to be explored better to find its
hidden secrets. They say some are spoken of only in whispers and others take years to discover, as secrets are always fun to explore, in Bangkok, he says, they
are plentiful.Amazing Thailand Always Amazes You.
He starts to list down some must-dos in Bangkok. Besides
temples, shopping malls and naughty nightlife, the city has much more
to offer in terms of sightseeing and attractions. And here I am already
sketching my plans on how to spend my days in that beautiful city. Being a curious
traveler, I make sure I shouldn't miss visiting any of these and even more. While I sit here dreaming, I can see Bangkok is inviting with widespread arms beholding some unforgettable experiences for me.
Welcome To Bangkok
Palace and Wat Prakaew - Palaces always intrigue me with its fine
architecture and intricate details and Wat PraKaew, the oldest Buddhist temple, enshrines the Emerald Buddha - the sacred Buddha image meticulously carved from
a single block of emerald. Wow. and for my architectural interested mind, I certainly
looking forward to visit these ancient places.
Wat Arun – the temple
of dawn which is magnificently located in the banks of Chao Praya River is one
of the most stunning Buddhist temples in Bangkok.
River - The riverside, reflects a constantly changing scene day and
against a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels, is one of the
most scenic areas to sight see in the city. And I would love to visit this place at night time to enjoy the shimmering river.
Market offers an authentic experience despite its increasing tourist
atmosphere. Imagine dozens of wooden row boats floating by, each laden brimming
with farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Among all my old trip memories, this
is the only thing that remains with me till now. And for sure it is a visual
treat for our eyes.
A must for any art lover, the Museum of Contemporary Art houses the most comprehensive
collection of modern painting and sculpture inside a strikingly contemporary gallery. I can’t
wait to refresh myself exploring some of the country’s classic
One of the most endearing features of Bangkok is the city's
numerous parks and among them Benjakitti
Park has noteworthy scenery which overlooks one of the most picturesque
views of the downtown city skyline.
Saeb – Ornate Italian Rocco bridges and old wooden homes
aplenty, this is the closest ‘Venice
of the East’. Best place to explore some wistful charm of the old city.
– although I am afraid of these creatures, I certainly don’t want to
miss my chance to visit this farm once and see how they perform.. perhaps that will get over my fear as well.
World – my wild fantasy is to try scuba dive and see those under water beauty. But if not, I would love to visit this one of the largest aquariums in
South East Asia and waiting to get immersed in their beautiful colors underneath.
Experience - a simulation flight is an extra gift to every one who visits
Bangkok. Who would not want to dream of being a pilot at least once? ;)
Jim Thompson Museum – a vast
collection of Thai art and antiques is on display here. This place itself is a
lovely complex of Thai style teak wood houses preserved to their original
Weekend Market is huge and with its diverse collections of merchandise will
bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees. And I am eagerly looking forward to
shop..shop and shop till my luggage gets heavier to carry home.
Asiatique – a combination
of two most popular shopping experiences in the city - Night bazaar and a Mall. I am very amused by the idea of night shopping where I’m waiting to have fun browsing some 1000 boutiques under one roof, picking up gifts and stuff for me too
and of course to eat to my stomach’s delight. Apart from shopping and eating
out, I want to see the Thai Puppet show.
Chinatown is a colorfully
exotic area, packed with market stalls and it is filled with spirit of
celebration almost everyday. Would I dare to miss my chance to witness this pleasing yet a
chaotic place? No way!
the best inner city gateways to the seventh heaven. Its tranquility helps to pamper the body. Spas are for sure a better
place to rejuvenate my travel tired body and to captivate my senses.
Tuk Tuk (Thai Auto) service that are available almost
anywhere waiting to take you around along with inspiration for sightseeing and
recommendations for shops and restaurants to discover in the area and to make our ride delightful.
Each of these places has an intriguing story to tell. If the
palaces, museums, spas and temples can be described as a lady with calm aura
who lives her life at her own pace having ‘the world can wait’ attitude, the
market and shopping arena wake you up with a jolt as a bubbly girl next door
which brings you the instant connection with its exotic and hustle bustle environment - Carpe Diem.
In other words, all I wish to walk into the shopping mall... fall in love and live happily ever after. J
Talking about Bangkok would be incomplete without mentioning their exotic cuisine. My father mentions the taste about Pad Thai (Thai
style Fried Noodles) and Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry). Well, now that I can't wait to feast my taste buds too.
Atlast... the only thing I have to do now is to book our tickets online and pack
our stuff to make use of this World’s Best Online Travel Fair and fly to see
the treasures that has given this city an iconic status. I think I prefer.. well, I wish to travel to my content.
Once I land there, my dream comes true and I know I am going to say... 'In Paradise, I am'.
Cool.. Now why don’t you check out World's Best Online Travel Fair? You may not want to miss this
amazing opportunity to travel to Bangkok or Kuala Lampur... with their awesome and
tempting discount fares. Happy Flying! Happy Travelling! Thank You Air Asia!
Tomorrow is my cousin’s wedding and her friend Nifla came from UK to attend
the function with her family. After the Mehindi Ceremony while my other cousins and I are catching up with her as our henna dries, the topic travels to the actual married life
after the big wedding day. I ask her, 'Hey Nif, Why don't you to tell us about your experience?' 'Sure Meera.. It's a long story...' That's when she shares about her wedding halla balloo
and how she fell in love with her husband.
'It was about two years
ago...'She starts to narrate.
‘Nifla, wake up..’ my mom’s voice stirred me from my deep sleep.
The weather was so cold in that early morning and as I still
wanted to snuggle inside my cozy duvet, my mom said that my
aunt has invited us for a get together. 'What's so special today, mom?' Even before I finished my question lazily my mom left the room. However, I was very amused as it was always fun to travel there
where I can have a nice time with my cousins.
I was in Sri Lanka back then in between my jobs. As we were heading to my aunt's place in Kandy from my hometown Nuwera Eliya, the drive was good and I was enjoying the pleasant weather until my mom said
that few people were coming over to see me. My amusement vanished and I felt so
tensed and upset for they were informing me in the last minute. It was a very
awkward moment and I simply remained silent in the rest of my travel being so grumpy.
As we reached the place I found out the family was already there
waiting for us. I was mortified and so not in the mood for all this. I was annoyed with all of them even though
it was not their fault. Then I was been called to the living room where I simply
had to sit with them. Family seemed nice and that’s when I saw the guy for the
first time. He looked rather good and we exchanged few words even though I
was not in a mood to talk.
You know, these
arranged marriages are more like - every member in the family is supposed to express
the same happy nod to make sure that the proposal is successful. It is like
not alone the boy and the girl getting married but their families too. And somehow
it works perfectly fine.
After they had left, we returned home that evening thinking not
much of the situation apart from feeling a little annoyed. I didn't say much
when my mom asked me if I liked the guy. Well I really didn't have anything to
say. Did I like that guy? ‘I don’t even know him. How could I just say yes?’ I
wondered. My aunt had given him my number because she had a ‘feeling’ that he
was the ‘one’ for me.
The next day my mom said they wanted to come over and confirm. I felt
restless to even think that I was going to get married just like that. After 2 days he called
me and we spoke for an hour or so and then found we had no reason to go
against our family’s decision. Now there was a wedding to prepare for, as we
got engaged in that following weekend.
I was neither in love with him nor did I fancy him but I just felt
it right. I didn't know what he had in mind but I couldn't understand why we
both said yes so soon. Maybe we both found good reasons to tick the boxes that
we were looking in our spouses at that time.
The date was set and only 2 weeks for the big day. Yeah, it was
one hurry burry wedding. Since there was no much days left we were too busy with
wedding arrangements which I had no interest in what so ever, I didn't get a
chance to speak to him after our engagement and I was not very keen to it
either. Surprisingly, he didn't call me too after that day. Perhaps he was not keen as me as well. I always had a dream of what it likes to be ‘falling in love’ and to know how that true kiss tastes like that it comes in fairy tales. But then I knew my ideas of my marriage was about to be shattered.
Even before we get to know each other, our wedding happened. Our
families were so delighted but to me it was like standing next to a stranger in
my bride’s costume. Hiding all the tensions, my only job was to smile and pose
as a perfect bride for those flashing cameras.
After the wedding, I moved with him to London where I thought I would have ample
time to get to know him better. Our newly married days went on normally by spending out and visiting his family and friends there. Life was more practical than romantic, I would say. And I started to get adept to my new locale as well. But unfortunately, in less than 2 months he had
to travel to US for a project. When he said he had to be away for a period of 6 months, I didn't feel any of those newly married ‘missing’ moments. But the day after we sent him off in the airport, suddenly of all these years I realized for the first time that I felt
lonely even with my people around. I didn't know how to explain my feelings but I started to wonder ‘Is this what they call love?’ That night I cried a lot.
Ever since he left, he called me every day and we exchanged texts
via SMS. Well, that's how we started to get to know about each other. We were
simple individuals who enjoy family life and had some common interests to talk
about. We discussed about anything and everything that made it feel so right
and real. We even had petty fights. He became my best friend. Weeks went on and my day didn't feel complete
without talking to him. He gave me butterflies whenever I saw his name on my
phone calling or his texts blinking in my mobile. I started to wait for his calls and messages. But in
my heart I wasn't sure if we were truly in love with each other.
I have heard that people can fall in love through chats and feel
the words through those messages. I always wonder how one can feel the love if you
can't see it in his or her eyes? After all, love has to be felt not merely told,
isn't it? But my married life thus started in communicating through chats and messages
and at that time I was glad that technology did somehow manage to redefine my
‘feeling’. I feel so ‘Me’ whenever I talk to him.
'Am I in love?' 'Are we made for each other?' I often asked myself but I couldn't find my
answers... until the day he returned home.
I was nervous and thrilled to see him, for he is no more a stranger to me. I didn't know when and how I fell for him but all I know was he is the 'one'. I wondered if he feels the same with me. My heart skipped a beat and I couldn't control my blush as I met his searching eyes. He came to me
straight away, took my hands and hugged me without saying anything. The touch and that one hug
was more than some million words spoken.
I slipped my fingers through his cold palm as he caressed my henna-ed
hands and held it tightly. He walked me to the balcony and there we stood in silence watching the beautiful night sky. I leaned
on his shoulder with a tinge of contentment and love reflecting in my eyes while he took my fingers and slipped 'this' ring and gently
whispered in my ears, ‘I love you...’ for the first time.
Nifla shows us the Platinum
ring brilliantly adorning her finger and says, 'And that’s how we
both discovered our most precious moment. Since then our life is nothing but a
fairy tale, by God’s grace'. After finishing her love story, she pats her little girl who is sleeping on her lap and holds the hands of
her loving husband with much happiness in her glistening eyes. While I sit here
in my own mystical world dreaming of my Mr. Charming and enjoying the aroma of henna, I am waiting to relish my platinum day of love.
Its been more than a week I scribbled in my dear blog. And when today I sat to write, my mind went totally blank. So without another thought I decided to share with you all my new found interest - Scrapbooking. (or should I call it an addiction?) (Like I always say, I don't know how long will it last... but I am indeed having so much fun...) Now many of us are aware that Limeroad.com is an online shopping portal for women. So what is this scrapbook all about? First, sign up with Limeroad. Then have a look around. Fall in love with the products. Click.. Drag.. and create your own style. Voila..! It is quite user friendly.. also with very reasonable price range.. and that's the main reason I totally fell for it.
Yes, lately I feel like I am getting addicted to this. In less than two weeks, I already completed some 30+
looks. Duhh.. it looks like I am having hell lotsa free time in my hands. :-/ Now don't ask me.. 'Are you that jobless?'. Hmm, I can't say much about it but I enjoy doing it in my own way. And no.. its not jobless but serves as a new job to me.
You know, I may not be the 'Fashionista' who is so up and trendy but
like every woman I too have my own dressing sense to appear good and presentable. Like
how I choose my outfit to suit me, how I mix and match my dresses and dupattas, how I
pick my accessories... well, now all this come in handy while I explore some cool
dresses n accessories to create the look which eventually makes me a designer.
Actually, I wasn't very keen when Bushra suggested me to
try this. But then one day I was bit curious and decided to give it a try. After first few looks I tried, I got a call from Limeroad.com.
The girl who spoke to me was too polite to say that they liked the sets I have done so far and asked me to create more so they'll add
it in their blog (or do they call every scrapbookers to welcome to the team and asking to create more? Possibly, hmm...) Also she reminded me that after the first 30 looks, they will
add my Limeroad (LR) credit 1500 Rs. Wow.. and that's when I started doing it
more often than earlier. But hey wait.. not alone for the first 30 but for every 20 looks and every month you have a chance of earning minimum 1000 Rs worth shopping.
Earn. Isn't it cool? Now I finished my first 30 looks and waiting for the credit to add in my LR account, so I can make some
There’s also Style Council in their site where they conduct some trending fashion contests. It is more fun as well as challenging too. It is all about discovering the designer in us.
Btw, this may sound like a 'vague' review post to you. So does that mean I am shifting my blog towards fashion and shopping
side? Nah.. this is one more of this Rat’s nibbles. J
Here are some of my favorites from my scrapbook @ limeroad.
And if you are interested in this, register in limeroad.com and then drop me a word in the contact form at the end of this page, to join for
this scrapbook program.
‘Oh God, You are the most beneficent, the most merciful..!’
Festival Greetings...! Eid Mubarak...! Happy Diwali...!
As they say Diwali is a season for celebrations and festivity, Sampoorna
Lakshmi Pooja pack makes a perfect gift for Diwali - the
festival of lights. The pack has small deity idols, 30 pooja essentials and a
booklet and audio cd which conveniently guides you through the pooja step by
step. Since I don’t practice these ritual poojas, this year I would like
to gift Sampoorna Lakshmi Pooja pack to my childhood bestfriend who lives
abroad and finding it difficult to do poojas traditionally. I am sure she will
be delighted to receive this gift.