LIEBSTER AWARD…

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I got nominated for this beautiful award by farheen siddiqui. Jazak Allah Khair, Sister. Only my second award in seven months.
I am so very sorry. I don’t know how I missed out upon this. Its been over a month to when I received it.
Only Allah knows. 🙂

Lets start with the one who nominated me.

🙂
Seriously, its a very kind gesture of you Ma’am, to have me nominated. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I fantasize farheen siddiqui’s all-round skills in writing. She has a vast, splendid variety of thoughts. And most importantly she reminds me of Allah more and more with every word I read of her. Do check her blog fellas.

Lets discuss Liebster now.

Okay so first off, what exactly is it about? Just like every other award on WordPress, the Liebster Award is a way of showing appreciation, connecting with and getting to know one another better. After getting nominated if you choose to accept the award you have to answer some questions given to you by the person who nominated you, share some facts about yourself and then nominate other bloggers who you think deserve the award.

The Rules!
– Insert the liebster award logo in your post
– Thank and link those who nominated you
– (After reading the official rules) You also have to reveal 11 interesting facts about yourself! lol
– Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you
– Nominate up to 11 other new bloggers with less than 100 followers
– Ask 11 questions of your own to your nominees that they have to answer
– Notify your nominees about The Liebster Award
– Include instructions of the process in your post

I think it’s okay if you don’t follow all the rules though, like the less-than-100-followers rule. Let it be 200.

Now 11 facts about me: (I loved to mention these here online. Very few know that. Very few know me even :P)

  1. I am very, very passionate. Be it anything. My uttermost passions are writing and football, and coffee. This again goes by the way I define passion. Check out about me to find more. About passion, don’t search for coffee there. 😛
  2. Umm..I love kids. I just love them. And the strangest thing is that they love me too. Ahha 😀
    Well its an art to be able to impress kids. I buy them gifts and give them chocolates at regular intervals. I had no other way. And eh, I take them on ride quite often. And sometimes I prepare coffee for them. 😛
  3. I think a lot. I might shut everything up by 11:00 PM; but to shut my eyes genuinely, I need another 4-5 hours.
    There have been a lot of nights that I spared sleepless, just because I wasn’t finished with my thoughts.
    I restrict my thoughts when it comes to questioning Allah. I can’t think beyond my comprehension anyway. Anyway. Coffee helps. 😛
  4. I am both emotional and sensitive. Strange for a guy. Right? But, I am happier to have actually been born that way.
    See, its humanity that has suffered with us being ignorant. I just can’t see anyone hurt because of me. I can’t smile when anyone’s sad. I just can’t. Needless to captivate my motives. They’re all clear. Coffee turns me into a different person though. 😛
  5. I love to eat. Non-veg! heheee…:P I just love the crispiness of the dishes my Dearest Mom readies. And I literally travel for two hours to go to my favorite restaurant and dine there being away from home. I love to eat things that I like. I go crazy. Mouth watering? Yeah! I feel it. And it had to end with a cup of coffee or else I am not eating anything. 😛
  6. I love bike riding. Give me any bike and I will make it presentable to you to ride upon it(not those with paddles kinda, please… :P) . I will go to my favorite coffee stop even if that means 20 kms. 😛
  7. I don’t often get angry. Wait! Yeah I do. But, I am a Wolverine to my anger. I seize over it very soon. But, whenever I do get angry I just turn into a tacit mum. Give me a cup of coffee and I open up again. 😛
  8. I fancy shoes to an extent you can’t even comprehend. I have a collection of my favorite brands like Nike(sneaker), Reebok(canvas), Puma(slip-on; the casuals of Puma are great), UCB(slip-on; my latest addition) and Lotto(sports). (I don’t know why I always miss upon Adidas.) I remember how I would wear one all day and whenever I had to enter my room and I find my Mom there in, I just go on all-toes standards promising Mom that I would clear the carpets later. Just one instance I commended as I recalled randomly. 🙂 Old days. And then that day’s coffee gets cancelled by Momma. 😛
  9. I don’t like being clicked. I just don’t. Never had I found myself looking more than average in a picture clicked by anyone but me. hehee…. 😀 (I’m serious.) You can click me with a cup of coffee in my hand with me looking at my favorite cup . But, only if you want, haan 😛
  10. I cook. I wash my clothes by myself(most of them). I even iron them. I keep my room clean. Well, these were my hostel stuffy. But, I keep my shoes clean as well! The shoe thing can drain my mind. Like if someone stepped at it by mistake even if the place is hell crowded to spare even an extra foot. I am not gonna spare him. I will stare him to death. Wooh! Spare the death instant. Lets talk about coffee. 😛
  11. I am a grammar Nazi. I just hate typing errors. Literally. I wonder if it is socially acceptable to press the key very near to the assigned key on your keyboard or touchscreen.
    How can people do this even and not be sorry.
    Well! Give me a cup of coffee.

Now ANS to Questions:

Ques: Explain meaning of your name?

Ans: My pen name, Saiz, is a name assigned to me by myself that has no meaning in any dictionary or thesaurus in this world for sure.
And my name is Ahmad, Ahmad Jamal (in “007” style ;).
Well! ‘Ahmad’ is another name of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sal’lal_lahu A’laihi Wa_sal’lam). And ‘Jamal’ means ethereal beauty. Actually, “Jamal” is an Arabic word. And trust me when I say, “Jamal” only beseems for our beloved Prophet. So, ‘Ahmad Jamal’ means ‘the ethereal beauty of Prophet Muhammad(Sal’lal_lahu A’laihi Wa_sal’lam). 🙂
PS- I just love to speak up the meaning of name. Jazak Allah for giving me this opportunity first up. 🙂

Ques: If got a chance to live in any other part of the world which it would be and Why?
Ans: 
Well! That’s my question. ehehhe…
I would to live in Switzerland. I have always imagined myself sitting on a bench under the crimson red autumn leaves from evening till the bleakness of the sky. So, to revive this fantasy of mine I would love to live there. Actually, not too many people being around is also a strong reason.

Ques: Why blogging?
Ans: 
Because in the end only the things people said are remembered and not the people themselves. I want o be remembered as person that defined love in a way no one has ever been able to. There is a very strong reason why I talk about love so much. First, is the humanitarian standards have lost it way. Second, is that only love can help us regain the lost possessions.

Ques: Best thing about blogging?
Ans: 
Meeting equally and sometimes more talented writers at one place. And secondly, it feels like another family. Like waiting for each other’s posts and, liking and commenting upon them.

Ques: Your adventurous idea?
Ans: 
Mountain hiking. Yeah. Someday I want to pack up and travel alone to this place.

Ques: Any Quranic quote which really affects you? (For non muslim write any quote which you really like)
Ans: There are many. But the best that affects me is: “Good Men are for Good Women”. Now you know why I love neing called a romantic writer. (I’m talking to the one who nominated me. 😛 😀

Ques: Are you chocoholic or shopaholic?
Ans: 
Well! I was a chocoholic before. But, when I read about pork assistance in chocolates then I left it considering it haraam. And yeah, I am a shopaholic. Fashion has touched me in essence. I love shopping online most of the times. As when the delivery boy comes, its like a gift from me to the special me. Introvert? No way. I am real. 😉 😀

Ques: Your one hobby which really switches you on?
Ans: 
Cooking. Since I had learnt cooking, even if I had gone as guest to someone’s house, I would turn in my steps straight to kitchen and sort of play my hands on the spatula. I love cooking for my friends. They call me up at their places most of the times. (For Non-Veg, of course).

Ques: Your idea of motivating people?
Ans: 
Going up to them and asking to come for lunch or dinner. Spending some quality time discussing their issues. Meanwhile, letting them know that they can open their heart out to me. Speaking up the things I want to, without them knowing it that this was my motive of taking them out with me. Giving them time to think upon what I said. Finishing our lunch or dinner. Me paying. Heading back to our destinations. That’s what I do. Making people happy. 🙂 (Show them love; everybody needs it.)

Ques:Your favorite dish?
Ans: 
Chicken Biryani. (Only My Dearest Mom’s cooked. Needless to mention.)

Ques: Anything which really switches you off?
Ans: 
People getting angry with me. Sometimes I joke, they don’t get it. It really makes me feel like nothing is better for me now. 😦

Now here goes my nominees: (So many Muslimah sisters in them. Not being partial, just the low followers or already getting nominated thing. Or else I would have nominated the whole of my centurion follow list of fellas.)

MUSINGS OF AN INDIAN AUSSIE HIJABI–  She’s both humorous and sincere. I don’t know how. Impeccable, some people. 🙂
Do check her blog mates.

Flickering Lanterns– “Sarcasm Queen” is what I would call her. She is an artist too. A poetess. And a photographer. Countless blessings. Don’t you believe me? Watch it then.
Click that linking flickers. 🙂

tanveer1998 – He is an extremely talented poet. He is outstanding at such an age.
Follow him, please.

Hell’e Chante– Her peoms are simply awesome. Honestly speaking, she inspired me with “Simple words, deeper meanings” thing. Even she doesn’t know this.

identity17– She is extremely flawless when it comes to poetry. A wonderful one.
Follow her. 🙂

Sulphurman– He is very, very commanding with his words. Holds you all along.
Follow him mates and you’ll know why. 🙂

abuzarabz– He is new to wordpress but not new to writing. He needs followers to get boosted. My brother. 🙂
Please, follow him

Khushboo writes..– She is impressive with her composing skills. She depicts her thoughts crystal clear. Few I have seen do it, one I met. 🙂
Follow her mates.

IshmaImroz– She is wondrous. She is beautifully talented. I admire her for her commenting thoughts upon the society in a poetic prose form.
Check out her blog.

hoydeninheels – She is talented and needs encouragement more than accusations.
Do check her blog once. And follow her.

Estimating infinity– What a writer! Marvelous. I wait for her post every time.

Here are my questions:

  1. Writers are more humane. How far do you agree with my sentence? Why or why not?
  2. What’s your purpose in life? You only live once. YOLO. Right?
  3. Why blogging? Any specific best thing about it?
  4. What’s you fashion taste? Party taste?
  5. What’s your say upon ‘love’? (I am curious to know this).
  6. Any Quranic quote which really affects you? (For Non Muslim friends, write any quote which you really like)
  7. Where do you see yourself in the next five years or so?
  8. Your one hobby which really switches you on?
  9. Your idea of motivating people?
  10. Your favorite dish?
  11. Anything which really switches you off?

I hope you accept this award and have fun with it. If you had already been nominated before then its your choice. But, honestly, I would have loved hearing from all of those who I nominated.
Uff…went rounds writing this blog. The most tedious of all the 94 posts I have made upon this blog.
But, Finally. I am done.

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75 thoughts on “LIEBSTER AWARD…

  1. hahah.. High five Ahmed!! I too am a Coffee Addict! 😉 Am sorry for having to address you as Saiz.. and I do like that name too! 😛 So sister, 😉 thanks for the nomination, but am still wondering whether am worth it! 😉 😛 I love your works, no matter what – poem or a simple prose I still admire It! 😉 I hope you keeps writing more n more!! And my prose poetry in comments? Is it true? hahahaa!! I will catch you as soon as possible! 😛

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    1. Hi five. .at least I found someone with the same zest for coffee. 😁
      Saiz, is what I love. Ahmad is too good even.
      But, please that ‘sister’ thing is really embarrassing.
      Will you please stop that now.
      You are worth it. Or else I have 150+ followers. 😕😏
      Just kidding sis…
      I know why you are doing this. You don’t wanna answer to my questions. Right?
      Again kidding. 😁
      I said ‘commenting’, not on comments.
      I am so glad to know that you loved my works. 😊
      You put up nice things. Things that people ignore most of the times. ☺
      Catch me if you can! 😉

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      1. Sorry for late reply.. But I was too busy with studies !! :/ Finally came up with the post!! I was soo stuck with it! lol! 😛 I could not even write another poetry!! Coz of your lame questions!! hahah JK! 😛 Lol.. I decided against it, I am not going to Catch you any more.. Please don’t kill me after reading my post!! 😛 Check it out!

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        1. aah…I should say sorry perhaps as I’m the one who’s replying a real late.
          I wasn’t around and you know it.
          But, girl, you wrote it so fantastically that I doubted my skills.
          Lame questions? Your lame answers to those were good even.
          And I was finally relieved that you spare me of that ‘sister’ thing. Ugh.
          After humiliating me in front of the world though. chalo jao spared you….:P

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  2. I’ve been watching you for a while, and finally got a chance to have a good look at your blog; and I LOVE IT! You’re very well articulated! As a shout-out to you, I’ve nominated you for ANOTHER award 😛 The Lovely Blogger award. It suits your writing style.. Lovely! Congrats on your third award! 😉

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    1. Thanks so much for this precious appreciation. Jazak Allah khair sister.
      I am happy to bag another award in no time. Wow…thanks again…
      “Lovely” seems girlish, but anyways, acceptable. 😛
      Thanks for my third award. 🙂

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  3. Hey! first of all thank you so much. And congratulations on the award. 🙂
    My answers:-
    1. In a way they are. And I think I’m not worldly-wise enough to answer his question. I mean, I’ll go like “vsdghfsdtydhfgcdsf” to “eh? whats that?” haha
    2. Purpose umm.. well.. hmm.. I don’t know. The only possible answer I could think of is “I don’t know”. I don’t seriously. Lol
    3. I love meeting “sensible” people and writers are most sensible (as far as I’m excluded from that race). I love to describe my feelings and my life on a daily basis in words. 🙂
    4. Fashion taste? Umm I feel like shouting out loud to all the people out there “DO HELL WITH FASHION, JUST BE MESSY” I’m not a fashion-person or am I? I don’t know. Lol
    5. Love! Well, No baby, babu and janu LIVE AND LET LIVE! lol Also, Love is beautiful. ❤
    6. "Out beyond the ideas or right-doing and wrong-doing. There is a green field, I'll meet you there" I love this phrase by Khalied Husseine.
    7. In college, doing my honors. Also, You'll find me right here. Writing on my blog.
    8. Sleeping. Eating. (If they are considered hobbies). I like painting or You'll find me doing nothing with my guitar.
    9. Make them laugh. Simple as that.
    10. Anything in junk. Eeps!
    11. Guys trying be all cool. Which (to be honest) make them look like fools.
    I'm done. 🙂

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    1. That was really fast! Thanks for prioritizing it. I am extremely touched by your generous attitude. 🙂
      2nd: You should really give it a thought in solitude. Its just a reminder. Not to be smothered as an advice. 🙂
      harr answer mein “I don’t know”… really…:P
      5th one was nice. At At least I have someone in my gang now. 😀
      6th- That was an extremely beautiful quote to be honest. And I must tell you I admire Mr. Khalid. 🙂
      btw..all the answers wee nice… Nice to meet you wordpress mate. 🙂
      Keep up the great work. All the best!

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      1. I haven’t read him still. A friend of me suggested me of him.
        And after knowing him I was so aspired to be one like him.
        Just like I admire Robin Sharma. Haven’t read him much, but I do have his best sellers.
        Encountered a few quotes here and there, and you would know how perfectly he says the best virtuous principles that parallels Islamic teachings to a great extent.
        Sometimes people are aspiring ans sometimes their works are.
        🙂

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        1. Nicely put 🙂
          I have read some of Rumi’s works but not all of them. He’s absolutely amazing! I love that guy. He was something out of this world.
          I’ve read all three of Hosseini’s books though. He’s really good too.

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              1. After googling it I found Khalid Hosseini’s name imprinted because he chose this quote of Rumi as an epigraph of in his “And the mountains echoed.”
                I should thank you for making me so informative. Thanks a lot ‘revels’. 😀

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  4. Okay, my answers

    1. Writers are more humane. How far do you agree with my sentence? Why or why not?

    I don’t get the English language for this reason. Why add an e to human? I mean everything else related to the word human expresses it with human, like human emotions, human thoughts, human waste, etc. But no, those morons had to add an e and suddenly you are confused kahan daalna hai yeh e. Human or humane.
    Anyway, writers are human and humane, I guess. Or I think I need to look up humane in the dictionary. Nah, just kidding. I think the ability of writers to construct emotions, which are not tangible, grants them the virtue of being “humane.”

    2. What’s your purpose in life? You only live once. YOLO. Right?

    “My sole purpose in life is to not get bird shit on me whenever I wear fancy clothes.” Now if I were a philosopher-poet, people would find all kinds of meanings and metaphors in this statement.

    3. Why blogging? Any specific best thing about it?

    Just an outlet for my stupidity and silliness. There is only so much my friends and family can take. Best things are the comments and the conversations.

    4. What’s you fashion taste? Party taste?

    For some reason, whenever I talk about fashion, people say, “Bhai tum bas karo. Tumse na ho payega.”

    5. What’s your say upon ‘love’? (I am curious to know this)

    Something beautiful I suppose, like when I wake up on my off day at 7 AM and realise it’s my day off and think, “Oh, I love my life,” before sleeping till noon.

    6. Any Quranic quote which really affects you? (For Non Muslim friends, write any quote which you really like)

    I love the Surah Al-Qadr a lot. Just the importance of the night it describes leaves me in awe.

    7. Where do you see yourself in the next five years or so?

    Probably in the fish market, squabbling and bargaining with the traders.

    8. Your one hobby which really switches you on?

    Oh, easy, gaming. Especially Tekken.

    9. Your idea of motivating people?

    I suck at that. I usually make fun of people in trouble thinking that would motivate them. For some reason, it doesn’t work. Need to change my strategy, I guess.

    10. Your favorite dish?

    Beef curry that my mother cooks

    11. Anything which really switches you off?

    Oh yes. Guys who make lame jokes everywhere.

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    1. hehee….that “e” thing trembled me too…. I thing its a nice thing, it distinguishes a human from the one how a human should be. I mean to say human is the best creation. And those who are doing the worst are also human. This “e”, distinguises this disguise.
      That 4th answer… I am laughing like a mad..”tumse na ho paayega”
      Beautiful answers. Sir…
      Number 7 was really funny…hihi…
      😛 😀
      Thank you so much for answering my questions. I am glad you took time to think and write. 🙂

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    2. Bwahahaha sulphurdude mate when do you stop 😂 I was feeling so down because of a stupid assignment and half your answers had me laughing my head off 😂
      I’m glad you blog ‘sir’ (ahmad’s blog, gotta respect the rules) I love having funny people around. Please don’t ever stop, or become serious.

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  5. Well then, you are able to make food? That’s awesome. Kabhi Hume bhi lunch pe bulaoo!! 😛😛
    And was happy to learn that you are an Indian, I thought you are from Pakistan. Anyways.. Congrats for this achievement. 🎉

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    1. Ab khud se invite kar hi liya h toh khud hi aa jaiye..😁😁
      Indian. 👍
      Wait! Don’t you like Pakistanis?
      Thanks much…I am delighted with this award.
      And needless to mention you were in my list, but, I thought let the new ones get some recognition. 😛

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      1. Wait!! When I said??? When I said that I hate those of Pakistan. I just asked. Ab yahaa bhi pak- Ind wala yudh karwana hai kya? 😜
        Ugh..
        Talent does not need to know the identity ,that gets off the upright in heart. 😉

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  6. Thank you for nominating Ahmad. You do seem to like coffee a lot 😀
    Oh and I really appreciate the time you took to describe my work. “Commanding” is something new, but I can certainly live with it haha.
    Oh and I loved your reason for blogging. That is really honest.

    I’ve already done this award once, but I’ll try to get back as soon as possible.
    Thanks again.

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    1. Honor is all mine, sir.
      Yeah…I looooove coffee..a lottttt….
      That description part was randomly updated. I wanted to be genuine, so I wrote whatever crossed my mind at first place.
      Hahaaa..you have to, live with it
      I am so glad you loved my reason of blogging. That made my day already. ☺
      I know you had done it. I read it and it was awesome. ☺
      I marked a couple of months to it, so I considered you.
      I would love to hear it from you.
      I hope you enjoy writing back with ardency.
      Your welcome. And still, I am honored, sir. ☺

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  7. This is great 🙂 Congratulations on your nomination, you deserve it! I enjoyed reading about you and getting to know you more through your answers. Your description of my blog is humbling, I feel so lucky to have struck a chord with you, thanks!

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    1. Thank You so much lady. ☺
      I am still wondering how I wrote so much. Anyways, I enjoyed writing all those facts.
      And I have been very grateful to you to have learnt that skill from yours. ☺
      Missing your presence around. I know you are busy. Do mind reviewing me. 😛

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        1. I know you enjoy them. You have been one of my few oldest readers here. I can’t forget that.
          Emotions. Yeah. That’s was has deprecated from us. That’s what we need the most, I think. ☺

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  8. Okay. So I’ve already been nominated for this award but I’ll answer the questions for you since you just went ahead and called my amateur poetry ‘flawless’ 🙂
    1.Umm… In a way they are and in a way they aren’t. Writers tend to spill out what they feel with ink, and that’s how we know the kind of people they are. If they’re the type who getfrustrated easily, then this will make them more humane, but if they’re already relatively humane people, then I think the writer in them doesn’t affect who they already are.

    2.I would love if I could satisfy Allah, that’s our real reason anyway right? But I have this thing about trying to do something, like helping out someone in need, making someone smile, spreading some positivity. I would love to be something to help the ummah.

    3.Blogging. Well, it’s a place that accepts people like you and me. I didn’t find people who were interested in whatever I wrote basically becasue they didn’t have that writing sense in them. So when I see that I have people like me here, I feel happy when I see someone actually took the time to read what I wrote. And I love to read, so blogging is sort of epic that way haina?

    4. Nah. I’m not a fashion person. I’d just go with whatever I find comfortable. Yes if I’m going out I make sure I look representable, but not otherwise.

    5.Love? I’m not really a romantic person so you’ll be disappointed here hehe. Nah man I only know the love one can have for Allah and our Prophet sallalahu alayhay wasalam. Or loving my parents 🙂 But like nature is something we all fall in love with right?

    6.Yes. When on Friday we read Surah Kahf and Allah says “Will you take Satan and his friends as friends against Me?” that really sends shivers, thinking of all the bad things I do 😦

    7.I (if I’m alive) want to see myself doing something major for the ummah, being a better writer, and working with historical buildings.

    8.Umm… I have gazillions of things. I get excited easily haha 🙂 Anything basically, like from baking to reading to gardening to writing and learning about new things (oops nerd alert :P)

    9.Sitting with them and telling them what they can do, then gettig excited myself and then making them feel the energy, getting them to say stuff over and over till they walk away with a high head.

    10. Ooh favourite dish? I can’t ever decide! Of course for us desis Biryani will always have it’s place 🙂

    11.People being ungrateful. Negativity.

    There. Hope you liked that! AND I love coffee too 😀 I used to watch football so much but then I don’t know what happened and now I miss it 😦

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    1. I knew you had already been nominated. It was something a couple of months to it. So, I thought of putting forth my questions.
      And trust me, you have answered each one beautifully. Extremely awesome, as I read them.
      3rd one was beauty.
      In 5th, that’s what I wanted to know Ma’am. That how do you relate to it! And trust me I ain’t disappointed. 😉
      6th one was striking.
      7th one was very generous indeed.
      In 8th, I think I should have asked you what doesn’t. 😁
      And thanks for mentioning about coffee.
      I too used to watch, but now I just watch some important fixtures.
      And I mentioned football in the context of playing. 😊
      Thank you so much for taking your time to answer. Felt happy. ☺

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    1. Just wanted to cast my love for coffee adding humour to this post. Such a long post, log aese hi nahi padhte… 😁
      I am honored to nominated you. I shall be waiting to read your answers asap.

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    1. Really? I succeeded then. “Linking Flickers”, hehe…
      Your most well me. You deserved it.
      I read it already. Since it was three months to it, I nominated again.
      If you don’t want to write one again, then its okay. But, again, I would have love it more had you answered my questions. ☺
      Have a better life ahead.

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