Expectations and Hopes

We generally expect a little bit of good from every day. I mean, at least, we hope the day to be good. This hope leads to expectations and expectations lead to great disappointments.

So never hope that something good will cross your way. Bcoz ‘goodness’ is a very rare entity in today’s times. Just stay neutral and let your days flow. If something good does turn up then let it be a pleasant surprise. 

My funda is that instead of expecting something and then being disappointed, it’s better to not expect anything or expect the worst and be surprised with the best. 

Because disappointment wilts me down in a deep dark tunnel of the most depressing thoughts and I find it difficult to fight it and come to the surface. Whereas pleasant surprises, they leave me in a good mood for days. 

The only problem right now is the wait – the wait for the good to come – that is testing me. 

  

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Liebster Award  

I was nominated by Ann from Ann’s Reading corner and which is an amazing blog to read!! Thank q Ann 😊

Very quickly the rules of the tag:
1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Answer the 11 questions they gave you

3. Nominate 11 blogs

4. Give them 11 questions to answer

So, here I go:
Q: What is your favorite thing about blogging?

A: What I love about blogging is that it allows me to express the way I’m feeling. On the social networking sites there is always this pressure of being judged or the anxiety of my posts not getting “likes” but blogging isn’t like that. I feel moody, I post about my current mood, I’m in awe of a book or a TV series, I can go ahead and post about it. It’s like my corner on the Internet 😊

Q: What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your blog?

A: I was very unsure when I started my blog but gradually it grew on me and with ease. So, I would like to take the lessons as they come. 😁

Q: What is your most anticipated release for the rest of the year?

A: This year it wasn’t a book I was awaiting but Game of Thrones Season 7!! It brightened up my Mondays at work!

Q: Which author do you think shaped your reading the most? 
A: As a child all I read were Enid Blyton books – Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers…. These books made reading my favorite hobby.

Q: What color book do you own the most of?

A: Umm that’s hard to make out.. It’s a jumble of colors in my book shelf 😁

Q: Do you eat or drink while you are reading? 
A: No nothing!! When I’m reading, I’m only reading.

Infact, that’s also exactly when Mom  decides to show up to talk and I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m doing something here.’

Q: What TV Shows are your current favorites?

A: Game of Thrones

The Flash

Q: Harry Potter or Twilight?

A: Harry Potter!! It leaves me spellbound even after n number of marathons.

And honestly I never liked Twilight.

But if it was Harry Potter vs Vampire Diaries (The TV series version) that would have been a close call for me. 😁

Q: How long do you think it takes you to read a book? (on average, of course)

A: Three to four days

Q: What book are you currently reading? 

A: Just finished with Winter – the last book in the Lunar Chronicles.

I actually read TV show transcripts also and I’m currently on The Flash Season 2 transcript

Q: Who are some of your favorite bloggers that you think everyone should check out?

A: My favorite bloggers are

1.  Flygirl @ https://boredppl.wordpress.com

2. Jai @ https://metroandlife.wordpress.com

3. Redheaded book lover @ http://redheadedbookloverblog.wordpress.com

4. Phil Soukoulis @ https://whatshouldidowithmylifesite.wordpress.com

5. Idle Muser @ https://aditisharma37.wordpress.com

6. Riddhi Sharma @ https://scriptedsheet.wordpress.com

7. Ankit Mishra @ https://ankitmishra011.wordpress.com

 

I would like to keep the nomination open and anyone who wants to try it can 😊
But I would love it if Flygirl and Redheaded book lover gave it a go😁

So, my questions are as follows:

1. Why did you start blogging? 

2. Who has been the most positive influence in your life? 

3. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be? 

4. What has been the highlight of your year or what is that thing ur looking forward to most? 

5. Which is your goto TV show? 

6. What hobby are you currently into? 

7. Choose one – Pizzas or burgers? 😜 

8. Choose another – Supernatural powers or Superhero abilities? 

9. What is the one thing u do best? 

10. If u could have one wish granted, what would you ask for? 

11. Tell me a random fact about yourself

Things that happen when your younger brother is around

In honor of my little brother’s 21st birthday ( If he reads this, I can just imagine him rolling his eyes praying for patience 😝)  here are 21 things that happen whenever he’s around

1. We always fight for the remote 

    

2. We always finish the chocolates from the fridge before the other gets a chance

3. We always mock complain to our parents, or atleast I go like, ‘Mommmm!!’ as a throw-caution-to-the-winds 😂

4.  We love telling on each other’s deepest dismays to our parents  

5. We take turns in doing household work. And if it is not our turn we won’t dont do it. 

6. When Dad or Mom calls, “Why does is it have to be me? Why dont u tell him?” 

7. We like messing each other’s things just to wind the other up.  
8. We always have an eye on the other’s plate at meals

9. I always offer him advice, but he is too cool for my old school 

10. So naturally, I get a shock if he asks for my advice

11. I always buy him gifts but I don’t get any in return 

 

12. We have synchronized morning schedules to avoid getting into arguments 

13. We cover up for each other 

 

14. If I’m bored I can always bug him

15. We always criticize each other’s likes and mimic each other just to wind each other up. 

16. He lets me bat while playing cricket which no one else allows me to do 🏏😁

17. We team up and irritate mom 😈😈

18. He is a great support during the dreaded “family functions”. We don’t even have to communicate with words.

19. I can gossip with him – he atleast listens to it all. 😜
   

20. And this is one thing every sibling tells the other – that Mom and Dad love us more than them😂 

21. But seriously speaking little bro, I feel that U should get all the chances that I didnt. And we are all proud of U and want to see U happy. 

Once again,