31 Day Blog Challenge : Day 21-31

So, here’s the final batch of the 31 day blog challenge! Am super excited to finish this! 😀

Day 21 – My 10 Favorite Foods

Wow! Now that’s interesting! 😉  Am more like the make-healthy eat-healthy kinda person.. So, I will be mentioning a few simple and yummy favorite dishes that can be made in the kitchen by almost anybody!!

But, all the dishes are going to be mostly Native (Indian) spicy yummy “vegetarian” delicacies. So if you are from another part of the world, and a vegetarian, I would suggest you to try them when you visit India 😀 Here’s the list of simple foods that can be made at home by almost anybody!!!

  1. Tea! (Is that a food? Nope. But I can’t live without it. So am adding it 😀 )
  2. Sambhar + Dosa – who doesn’t love them?!
  3. Panipuri (golgappa)  – I eat them when am sad, happy, grumpy, angry…. Oh! Anytime!
  4. Naan + Paneer butter masala – yummiest ever!
  5. Grill Cheese+Vege Sandwiches – Mmmm.. edible, healthy and yummy = favorite food
  6. Pongal + Vada + Chutney – Oh My God. The signature Tamil Nadu food. Yum.
  7. Pulao + Raita – Healthy and delicious : Rice + Vegetables 🙂
  8. All chocolates. Mostly dark.
  9. All ice creams except butterscotch!
  10. A few selected sweets, especially Kaju Pista Katli/Rolls – Cashew nuts + Pistachio, I can eat a full box at once 😀

Day 22 – Best Thing To Happen This Year

2015 is moving pretty fast. The best thing to happen this year is would be : A change in my career. A step up!

Day 23 – My Dream Job

Well, I have already written about this. But.. Since it states “job” I would say – To become the CEO of a company that brings a good change in people’s lifestyle on a large scale.

Day 24 – My Favorite Childhood Book

Ah!!! Now that’s a lovely question! 🙂 I loved reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and I read all 21 books when I was 10-11 years old! 🙂

Day 25 – My 5 Favorite Blogs

Well, I had already mentioned them on my blog. But what’s wrong in mentioning them again?! They are really awesome blogs to look out for!

Day 26 – An Old Photo Of Me

Aahann!! Okay, that’s me when I was 6 years old.. And, that’s taken during a fancy dress competition, and am dressed like Mira Bai, singing one of her songs.. Oh! Did I not tell you? Am a good classical singer too 🙂

An Old Photo Of Me
An Old Photo Of Me 🙂

Day 27 – My Favorite Recipe

Oh no! Am not a great cook! But I love making Tomato Pachadi. We can mix it with rice and serve as a main dish, or use it as a side dish too for roti, dosa, puri etc. Simple and easy to make! takes only 10-15 mins to prepare.

Chop juicy and ripe tomato into small dices. Put it in a pan, add turmeric powder, ginger, asafoetida, green chilli, salt and other seasoning for taste. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes. And Tadaaa Pachadi Ready! 😀

Day 28 – What Am I Looking Forward To..

Well, am looking forward to writing a good book someday. Sooner perhaps than later 🙂

Day 29 – Where Have I Travelled

Frankly, am a terrible traveller. I’v never really gone over long distant tours because I get motion sickness. But now, am wayyy better, so when I do, I will make an entry for sure 🙂

Day 30 – What’s In My Make-Up Bag

Ah.. Am not much into make-up. All I carry along is a moisturizer, a lip balm, Mascara and an eye liner!

Day 31 – Why Do I Blog

When I started this blog, all I wanted to do was to share some positive thoughts to my readers. There’s way too much of negativity and sarcasm in the internet world that morals and good thoughts are overridden by mean opinions and dirty thoughts. So, if people are looking for some thought provoking ideas that motivate and inspire them for a happy and healthy life; I wanted to make sure that they could find them right here, on my blog. So, I hope I have been doing that. And I will continue to do it forever 🙂

Thank You all so much for supporting my blog. And thank you very much for stopping by.

Be Kind. Live and Let Live.

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Bad Job Interview

The Bad Job Interview

You see me just for few minutes,

Judge me with all those random questions. 

You weigh my resume and the reference, 

My grades and certificates talk for themselves. 

Your first one is “say something about yourself”. 

And that’s how I dig a pit to bury myself. 

You crush my confidence; pull out my brains,

Make me run through my knowledge’s maze. 

You shoot one question after another,

When I think I can’t go any further.

I try my best to just get it right,

But you nail me down with some trivial fact.

You look up and down, and scratch your head, 

And stare at me like am a murder suspect. 

After all the hardships my brain went through, 

You grin; that tells me “Better Luck Next Time, We Don’t Want You”.

~Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult  

I Hated It. But Not Anymore.

“I hate doing laundry!”

That used to be my standard response whenever my mom talked about it. I loathed it so much that I would do anything to escape from doing it! But how can I have fresh clothes if I don’t do my laundry?!  I have no other choice.  Do I? Nothing that I knew of 😀

Well,  I realized the best thing to do to not hate doing it is to stop hating it! Sounds silly doesn’t it?  But it is not. I hated it because it was monotonous.  There was nothing creative about laundry.

But what’s the point in grumbling and doing a poor job when you have no way out? Being grumpy would only spoil our own day. Right?

clothesline

 

So I decided to change it.  I imagined myself as a laundry expert! I played music, danced my way while operating the machine and while hanging and clipping them on the line under the hot sun I made sure they looked beautiful. Yes, all pants in one line,  shirts in the other..  In the order of color,  size and I used matching hangers and clips to hang them! 😀

Laundry - clothespins

It wasn’t boring and monotonous anymore. It was fun, colorful and creative! Most importantly I regarded myself as the expert! 😀 

This is not just about laundry. Of course not!

I understood one thing from doing laundry :

If you can’t change something and if you have no other choice but do it; it is better to stop hating it!

If you hate your job, cooking food, doing your maths assignment or any other task; then Don’t do it the way you usually do! You can’t change the task, but you can always change the way you perceive it.

I Hated It. But Not Anymore  🙂