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2015 in Review + 2016 Plans ;)

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Happy New Year in advance as New Year is just a few hours away. Who’s ready to start 2016 with a bang? Let’s kick things off with a NEW challenge:
So, now as the New Year is approaching, everyone is busy making resolutions. So I thought to let’s give it a try. However, I wouldn’t get into that NEW YEAR, NEW ME crap!! 😀
Here I am penning down what I learnt in 2015 and how I want to rectify the things that went wrong in 2016.


1. You should try to be human, not an owl :- I now plan to be strict with my sleep timings.
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4. Keep the Blog Rolling: – This year I plan to let my imagination fly.


5. Its okay to cry at sappy stuff: – We’re all human and getting emotional is part of it.
Let me share a quote that I read on the internet the other day.
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week; you’re going to have something special.”


6. Money doesn’t buy you happiness. Same as
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All the money in the world isn’t going to buy happiness if we’re spending a majority of our time at a job we absolutely dread. Money isn’t the answer to all our problems but I want money. Enough money to not be in debt and travel.

7. Experiences are more valuable than possessions.
We’ll remember experiences forever but our possession will only make us happy temporarily.


8. There’s no avoiding the tough situations.
I’ve had to make some tough decisions in life. It’s never fun. Life isn’t about easy decisions and smooth sailing. You don’t have to be alone in making big decisions. Just make sure, in the end, the decision comes from you.


9. Learn to live in the present moment.
Too often we worry about what happened in the past or future problems coming up and neglect to live in the present. The past already happened. We can’t predict the future but we can control how we are living at this moment.


John Lennon once said, “Life is what’s happening while we’re busy making other plans.” 

While we’re busying making those plans life passes us by. Kids grow up too fast. We miss the little experience that shows us how great it is to be alive.
Affirm and Confirm Positivity! No one is born dull or stupid. There’s great power in you! Every person must know that! God made us all possessing a talent, creativity and a cognitive mind ever adaptable to development and improvement!


10. I don’t want to be on my deathbed and regret so many things in life.
When it’s my time I want to be happy with my life. I want to feel I lived a full life and did everything I wanted. I want to know I did as much as I could and impacted so many people. I want people to be happy that they knew me and continue to feel my impact I left in this world.


11. Let others have the spotlight.
We live in a competitive world and sometimes feel the needs to be better than others. However when you’re talking with someone, take a moment to put your ego aside and let that person have the glory.


12. Do weird things if it makes you happy and it’s not illegal nor hurts anyone.


13. Be proud of who you are.


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It needs no more explanation. Learn to be thankful for the things you have in life instead of focusing on what you don’t have..
We only have one shot at this life. This is it. We’ve been given this great gift to enjoy everything that life has to offer. There’s no chance to go back and do things over again at the end.
Learn to live in the present moment.
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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. And I hope that somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS..!! 🙂

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 430 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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December is here!

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It’s actually funny how time flies by. It seems just like yesterday 2015 started and it’s December [my birthday month 😉 ] already and this too is passing too quickly.
In a nutshell, 2015 has been a difficult year and I’m thankful that it’s gone. One more thing that is about to happen in December is my Best Friends wedding and she’ll move to Dubai. 😦

Lessons Learnt in 2015:

The only time that exists in life is now as you can’t replay it. Everyday truly is an opportunity to learn and grow, not in a cliché kind of way, but to honestly appreciate what we are capable of achieving and how we are responsible for the quality of our present lives.
This makes our self-respect, focus, work ethic, generosity, self-awareness, and growth evermore important, right here, right now.  It leaves no time to wallow in self-doubt.

As for 2016, I’ve decided for some new writing schedules. I’ll be sharing some Picture posts every Wednesday which I might name as Wednesday Wisdom. #FingersCrossed for this plan though. (Days at work are sometimes hectic)

Thank you fellow bloggers, visitors, friends, family and strangers for being there and making this year memorable. I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. 🙂

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It’s Meet and Greet Weekend @ Dream Big!! 12/4

#Reblogging #reblog, #meet n greet

Dream Big, Dream Often

4It’s Meet and Greet Weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and meet n greet your butts off!

See ya Monday!

Danny

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The Day Humanity LOST..!!

 

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” 

Dying is not like you see on TV or in the movies. It is not peaceful or prepared. . . . It’s too real.
Losing a child is the loneliest, most desolate journey a person can take and the only people who can come close to appreciating it are those who share the experience. An out-of-order death such as child loss breaks a person (especially a parent) in a way that is not fixable or solvable — ever! 😦
Kids are not supposed to die. It is against all the rules of nature. It isn’t fair. It should not happen. Unfortunately, it does happen and when it does, it can be scary.
After a peer dies, teens are confronted with the realities of death, the possibilities of their own mortality, and feelings of being abandoned by close friends. Young people often think that they are immune to death. They think that death only happens to old people. When a friend dies, their entire world and beliefs are shaken to the core. That’s what happened on DECEMBER 16, 2014 in Peshawar! Although it’s been almost a year since the little angels left us but their memories and the scary images of that day are still vivid. 😥


BLACK DAY: #PESHAWAR ATTACK:

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The hideous massacre at APS claimed the lives of killing 141 people, 132 of them children.
The attack began at around 10:30 A.M on December 16th, 2014 when seven gunmen, disguised in uniforms of the Pakistani paramilitary force, the Frontier Corps, entered the school from the back through a cemetery adjacent to the school after having scaled the walls. Via Wikipedia

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As bullets flew in the Army Public school in Peshawar, a grade eight student sat with a bullet in his chest and consoled his mother on the phone that he was all right, and unhurt.
We live in a world where animals are better than humans. The abhorrence you hold for these barbarians should not go down at any point. Their defeat lies in the fact that the school they painted in blood one month ago echoes with chants of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ today. The children they came to scare are still there with determination even higher than before.
Don’t for a moment think that only Peshawar bled that day, because on that atrocious day, Pakistan bled. On that day, humanity bled.

PESHAWAR IN MOURNING

PAKISTAN IN MOURNING:
A day after the attack, Peshawar appeared subdued and many were still in shock, recalling the gruesome events. People around the country lit candles and staged overnight vigils as parents prepared to bury their children during mass funerals in and around Peshawar — a big, volatile city on the edge of Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt.

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Twitter was flooded with tweets related to Peshawar Attack.

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These assassins will have to pay for every drop of innocent blood that covered the classrooms of APS Peshawar on 16th December. For every tear drop that followed the attack.

The wounds will never heal and will continue to bleed. Little ones, your sacrifices won’t be forgotten EVER! ♥ My heart goes out to the families of those children who got killed by the terrorists in Peshawar.
We do not have control over many things in life and death but we do have control over the meaning we give it. However, grief changes us and we are never the same. We can never go back to being our “old selves”.
BUT it was once said by Rumi.


“Do not grieve. Everything you lose comes around in another form”

 

 

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Interwood’s Lifewares Store Launch

Moaziz khawateen-o-hazraat, ho jaiye hoshiyaar, apne apne hifazti bandh baandh lijiye. 😀 Today, I bring you the coolest update from the past week.

Interwood Mobel, a name synonymous with quality on a budget, recently launched their latest flagship store, Lifewares in Dolmen Mall, Clifton Karachi.

Lifewares by Interwood, encapsulates your personal style into the interior of your home and projects itself as a brand that caters to the needs of anyone looking to spruce up their house. Products range from flooring to home, kids, and, home décor which are available at reasonable and affordable prices, making them easily accessible to everyone.

Set beautifully, the store is a masterpiece in itself with something to attract and delight the customer no matter where the eye looks. The simple yet elegant aesthetics of each furniture piece available creates the right tone of comfort and coziness, making it impossible not to picture your ideal home as you walk from one corner to the next.

Out of those aesthetics, I picked five favorite items and tweeted with the hashtag #DreamHome which were:

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To commemorate this joyous occasion, a two-day activity was held at Dolmen Mall, Clifton to keep the audience engaged.

Booths were set up at various locations around the mall featuring different products available where people were given the chance to win amazing prizes from Lifewares simply by taking a selfie at the booth and sharing it on their social media platforms with the hashtag, #MyLifewares.

By far the most popular activity was the “Be Our Next Model” competition, which took place at Dolmen’s main atrium. With professional photographers available, the booth was styled as a beautiful living room and participants not only took home framed memories but 5 lucky winners with the best photographs will be selected and featured on Lifeware’s billboards as their next model!

Bloggers and Key Opinion Leaders were also engaged and given an exclusive tour of the store to further promote the launch over their digital platforms. Which I unfortunately missed! 😦

As an added bonus, Lifewares by Interwood is giving its customers a 10% discount for a limited time period on all products available at their outlet in Dolmen Mall, Clifton.

Brand Manager of Lifewares, Amna Umair, shares the vision for their brand, “The idea of ‘Lifewares by Interwood’ is to not only sell a product to our customers but a whole experience, a while concept. We want to make it a top of mind brand for people looking for doing up or revamping their homes where they not only get the convenience but also something to suit every budget. Very soon you will be seeing us in every mall and market places, so we are accessible to just about everyone.”

To further aid their customers, Interwood has recently revamped their website giving their audience the convenience of shopping online.

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Follow the #MyLifwares to learn more.

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