Arty Crafty Wednesday – Human Heart


 

Human Heart

Human Heart

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3rd Niece!


What more can I ask for? 🙂

My sister-in-law delivered a baby girl on 14th of October!! *drum rolls*

So she is born in the same month as me and we also share same zodiac sign! *drum rolls again*

The best part is her name. I had already decided that if it will be a girl, I am going to call her Hannah, as in Hannah Montana!! And nobody has raised any objection *drum rolls yet again*

It’s unfortunate that  I am not going to see her for next few months. But I can already feel that we are going to have a special bond, like the ones I have with Spruha and Soumya. And it is wonderful that even though I have just seen 2 photos of her (not even a video chat) I can feel that bond! ❤ ❤

I feel she is going to be quiet and very kind-hearted, like my oldest niece. And I also feel that she is going to like Maths like I do 🙂

I am definitely going to post lots of things related to her and I also want to know what the other 2 think about her. I am so going to miss to see them meeting each other for the first time. Their all the reunions are going to be fun though! 😀

Let’s see what’s more in the store!

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The 27th Year


I can still remember the day when I turned 22. And no year after that has been normal 🙂 I feel like, and I must have mentioned this before, I just grew old till I was 22 and after that as if there was a lot of backlogs to cover, I began to grow up very fast! Every coming year opened new possibilities, showed different shades of life, kicked me in different places and made me jump into the unknown 🙂 It made me realize, I can fly!

This year was no different. But it was better than the previous. And I know, the next is going to beat this year. I decided to note down the different things that I did or I learned or just something important that happened in this last year. The fact that I can think of these is by itself a new thing.

A page from my bullet journal

A page from my bullet journal

Cooking –

  1. I learned to cook well.
  2. I cooked for my colleagues once.
  3. Made Modaks and other dishes.

Personal Growth –

  1. I did some drawing.
  2. I wrote many posts on my blog, I think more than I must have written since I started this blog.
  3. I watched lots of youtube videos, TEDx videos. I think that has made me little more aware of the world.
  4. I started my own youtube channel.
  5. I didn’t fight much with my mom 😛
  6. I saw really varied genre of movies.
  7. I have become more strong-willed.
  8. I read 3 English classics, Anne Frank, Alice in the Wonderland, Little Women and GOT.
  9. I don’t feel awkward while talking on the phone.
  10. I did some good running this year and I realized that I like it!
  11. I got sick and then I got well on my own!
  12. I have become slightly more empathetic towards people around me.

New habits or experience –

  1. I cut my hair short! But I am done with that. Now I want long hair again.
  2. Went to many different countries, including France.
  3. Began to maintain bullet journal
  4. I have become serious about my future and career.
  5. I finally know what is a web API.
  6. I saw snowfall!
  7. I did ice skating.
  8. I have my own small garden! I am not an animal person, but I am definitely a plant person 🙂
  9. Sat in a very high cartwheel!!
  10. Learned to drink tea without sugar.
  11. I learned about Zero-waste. But it will take some time before I began to implement it.
  12. I tried to learn the Dutch language with not much success though.

When I look back at these points, I feel like each of this point has a potential to be converted into a post. And initially this thought made me very happy as I would have so many topics for my blog but now I think, I don’t want to spend too much time talking about things I did in the past. Instead, I should make sure that I write down everything that I do in the coming year so I will have links to all the points of my 28th year!


Can you relate to any of the points I have mentioned? How was your last year? 🙂
Can you also suggest me some things that I can do in the coming year? 

 

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Arty Crafty Wednesday! Mo JoJo and The Mad Hatter


The MoJoJo from the Powerpuff girls

The MoJoJo from the Powerpuff girls

The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

 

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How I celebrated Dasara?


I will first tell you, what I did last year. Because that is what makes this year’s Dasara* more special.

Last year, I had just moved to Netherlands couple of months before Dasara. I was not at all missing anyone or anything from back home. And I don’t play Garba, so overall Navratri is not that a big thing for me.

My mother called me on the day of Dasara, ‘Today is Dasara!’
“I know mom, I have received lots of wishes on WhatsApp.”
“Draw Saraswati on a paper and bow to her.” Saraswati is Indian Goddesses of Knowledge.
“But mom, I am anyway studying for my interview. So I am bowing to knowledge!!”
But still, she insisted that I follow the rituals. I reluctantly agreed and shared a picture of my version of Saraswati to please her (only).

This is year however, my emotions have taken a 180-degree turn! I am feeling so homesick and missing everyone so badly that even Dasara has become a big deal for me! And no one had to force insist me to do anything. I made my own plan, to celebrate it as we do in India or rather Mumbai, Maharashtra.

When I got up on the day of Dasara like my mom would do, I began to haste around for no reason. I began to clean the house, took bath before preparing food and made my husband to help me and also to draw Sarawati and do her pooja 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

That's the most traditional I can get.

That’s the most traditional I can get.

 

What else? I also prepared Gajar halwa which is not a Dasara special sweet**, but I wanted something sweet so I made it anyway 🙂 It turned out fine if not perfect.

Gajar Halwa by me

Gajar Halwa by me

Rest of the day, I kept calling and messaging friends and relatives and realized that I am as close to them as I could be 🙂

*Dasara is Marathi version of the name of the festival. A more famous name is Dussehra.
** The sweet that we, Maharashtrian prepare usually on Dasara is Shrikhanda!!

How did you celebrate Dasara?? What was the sweet dish you savored? I want to know so I can try it next time 🙂

 

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Arty Crafty Wednesday – the Powerpuff girls!


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Paris! – Part 2


Part 1 is here.

Notre Dam –

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Some random photos

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View from Eiffel tower

Did I say it was a family trip?

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I hope you enjoyed the photos 🙂

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Quotes from ‘Little Women’


Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.

Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.

Head, you may think, heart, you may feel, but hand, you shall work always!

Head, you may think, heart, you may feel, but hand, you shall work always!

The great charm of all power is modesty.

The great charm of all power is modesty.

 

Watch and pray, dear, never get tired trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.

Watch and pray, dear, never get tired trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.

Money is needful and the precious thing - and when well used, a noble thing - but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for.

Money is needful and the precious thing – and when well used, a noble thing – but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for.

Children should be children, as long as they can.

Children should be children, as long as they can.

Don't let the sun go down upon your anger, forgive each other, love each other, and begin again tomorrow,

Don’t let the sun go down upon your anger, forgive each other, love each other, and begin again tomorrow,

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Arty Crafty Wednesday


After lion, it is a tiger!

And after ‘The Guy’, it is the Eep!

Some of my friends think she is scary and another friend said she is terrible. But I think she is beautiful. I am not being biased towards my drawing. I asked my expert friend (who is pursuing a career related to arts) and she also thinks my Eep is beautiful! Yeppi! But I really liked her. Especially, her dress. And her hair. And her eyes. And her teeth too! I liked entire Eep. Her hair makes me think, I should try to draw a tree in autumn 😛

What do you think?

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