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Congrats to Jensen for the People's Choice award!!
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Wishing everyone a very happy and a prosperous New Year ahead :) Sending you lots of love and good wishes...

Birthday

Nov. 27th, 2015 03:59 pm
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Thanks to everyone who wished me on my birthday on Wednesday. Everyone made my day very special.

I actually had quite an uneventful day. Me and my boyfriend decided (It was mostly me..) that this year we won't be able to afford a party. So it was work and home; just like any other day. I am 29 years old now; and I feel so bogged down with life. A lot happened in the past few years; some happy and some sad. I don't have too many regrets, but I wish I could have changed a few things, done a few things differently.

A cute cake from my boyfriend at the stroke of midnight...
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Hello guys!!! Havent posted for a while since I was soo busy with work and so stressed out... so will need to take a break this month till my major projects get completed. will be be back mid September.

Till then.... take care!
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So there was a pretty Global Village Fair in Glasgow last week. Plenty of food, munchies, crafts, but quite pricey as compared to retail price. They come a couple of times each year , plus they form a part of the Christmas Fair.My favorite stalls are the ones sellinmg crafts, crepes, and Moroccon curried meatballs. Here are some pictures:


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Kansas

Apr. 24th, 2015 08:22 am
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Whether you've heard in Supernatural or anywhere else, this song is freaking awesome
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Hello!!

Dec. 23rd, 2014 03:52 pm
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Hello!

A huge warm welcome to all my new friends.

I wish everyone all the happiness of the season. Please take care of your health and family. Times are tough for some of us, but let's be positive and not forget to smile :) Better things are always ahead.
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The Christmas tree at our local station
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Has anyone seen the anime Silver Spoon ?

For me, this was the biggest surprise, I had no idea this was so good. Normally I stay away from slice of life, but I loved this one, till every last bit. This caught my attention as they were from the creators of Full Metal Alchemist.. I'm glad I saw it.


Sweets

Aug. 26th, 2014 11:27 pm
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Here's the second love of my life.. after my bf. They are delicious and yummy fried Indian sweets.

The state that I am from in India are famous for its production, as well as export of a variety of sweets. They are usually the types made from cottage cheese, milk, or chhena, a type of moist un-fermented cheese.
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The left image shows 'Gulab Jamun', or 'Pantua'. Gulab Jamun is similar to a dumpling, made from semolina, unsalted cheese, sugar, flour and eggs among other small ingredients used for flavoring. I tried making it a couple of times, but the consistency is quite difficult to achieve from store bought readymade mixture. Plus because they need to be soaked in sugar syrup, the last thing I would want (and has happened countless times) is for them to break and end end up in a syrupy mess.

The right image is a version of 'gulab jamun', called 'kalo jaamun'. The word 'kalo' means black. They are basically gulaab jamuns, but deep fried in ghee (unclarified butter) thus their outer skin becomes quite hard. This sweet is quite rich and heavy, for me, I cannot have more than one of these at a time. It is very popular at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations.

But my most favorite sweet is gulaab-jamun, eaten with vanilla ice cream.
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Funny anime

Aug. 5th, 2014 09:27 pm
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Which is the funniest anime you've ever seen?

For me, it would be Kyo Kara Maoh!!!!! I used to watch it dubbed in Animax channel, it was hilarious. The characters and the plot both are pretty super! I'm really glad I came across this series, a very feel-good anime I can re watch anytime anywhere.

Also I finished with Devil is a Part Timer!!! A very light anime, relaxing, not much in it but a few very good laughs. I reckon the manga might be a bit more serious.

I finished another anime, which I'm not sure fits into this category. It's 'The world is still beautiful'. The first few episodes didn't impress me much, but as time went on, I started enjoying it on a different level. Another light hearted anime, quite cheesy, sometimes quite long winded.. But with a freshness I hadn't seen in a shoujo anime for a very long time. No real villians, no strict plot lines, just go with the flow if anyone wants to enjoy this.

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I finished FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood finally <3 along wit the OVAs and the movies :) But now, I'm desperately seeking something that comes close to its epicness.. I've finished of Attack on Titan, D. Gray Man, Death Note, Code Geass etc.

Any recommendations?
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I was really excited the last week, two of my precious Gotochi postcard has arrived. The first shows the 2014 Gotochi postcard released from the Oita prefecture. And it is one of my favourites.

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A lot of my friends in Japan might recognize the fruit - Kabosu. Kabosu is a juicy green citrus fruit produced in most areas of Ōita Prefecture. It is sometimes used instead of vinegar to flavour in dishes such as sashimi and hot-pot. It is produced in most areas of Ōita Prefecture but particularly in Taketa and Usuki. They are available all year round.
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Saifukuji Kaisando is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple which was established in 1534. The ceiling of the main hall, Kaisando, is the work of famous illustrator Ishikawa Uncho. Ishikawa Uncho is also known as the “Michelangelo of Echigo”, and was very popular during the Edo period.
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Last weekend, me and my boyfriend, took a trip to the little and beautiful town of Invereray, in Argyll, around two hours away from Glasgow, Scotland. Inveraray is known as the the gateway to the Highlands and Islands. It offers access to national parks, mountains, glorious gardens and beautiful islands. We visited the beautiful Invereray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll. A few episodes of 'Downton Abbey' were also shot here.


After Invereray, we went to Oban, a beautiful little town, also the gateway to the islands of Mull and Iona. By the time we were so tired, we decided not to go any further, and to take the long drive back home. Here is a photo of the town of Oban. Next time, we will make sure to make our trip a longer one.


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This is a show I had never imagined I would love, Call the Midwife is probably the loveliest show I've ever seen. More than once I've seen the books in WHS shops around, with the smiling face of Nurse Lee on the front page.

I like the show mostly because of the 1950s atmosphere of East London. A lot of my friends dislike the program as it shows babies born in every episode. But I liked it, it's not just about the babies, but it's about the families, the community, living conditions of the people, children and lives of the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House and their friends. And it's based on the real life biography of Jennifer Worth, who was a midwife in these parts at 1950s.

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This was my first major love with anime. A few days back my friend showed me this amazing video, of Manga Artist Yuu Watase drawing my favorite character Tamahome. Her pen strokes look amazing.

Sherlock

Jan. 24th, 2014 09:08 pm
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Now that series 3 of Sherlock is over, I wonder if I did actually relive any moment of Season 1 and 2 during the whole time season 3 was aired. I honestly loved the show in season 1 and 2. It's true it had blaring storyline gaps, but the acting, music and the whole mysterious atmosphere made up for it. But this season, why was it so much rushed? However, the present Watson gets a much more meatier role. I like Martin Freeman, there can be no other. Mark Gatiss shone as Mycroft.

The third episode was my favourite, as it started off beautifully with a shot of Charles Augustus Magnussen. This was the episode I had been waiting for all this while.

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Well, tomorrow is my final day of my holiday. I started getting back to my work emails since the last week, so it feels as if I never left :( It was so hectic in December.

The last two weeks at home nearly killed me, especially in terms of my daily nutrition. I realized how much dependent I had become on my office canteen food. Despite the quality, I could always grab something off the shelf even if it's just a roll and soup. And the strong black coffee, I really missed it. For dinner I would grab a sandwich from work and munch on my way home. I feel extremely lazy after a solid two hour of travel two and from work. But now, on my holiday, I realized I had nothing to cook. So ended up going to the supermarket and getting a hoard of frozen pizzas and pies, hearing which my Mum on the other side of the world was extremely shocked.

New year will bring new challenges and new opportunities. A lot will change in my life both in professional and private aspects. And I can't wait to roll on with the tide. One of my two main goals is to pass my LABVIEW CLAD Exam, and the next will b e to get my Driving License. I'm so tired of taking more and more classes, I wish it end quickly. Carpooling daily is no joke.

Finally, have you guys been checking out Sherlock? I loved the first episode, tomorrow is the next one, can't wait :)

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Hello guys!!!! Wish you guys had a fabulous Christmas and a lovely new year!!

I basically spend my holidays moping around the house and basically doing nothing much. Saw a couple of TV shows and got myself updated till the latest episodes of Game of Thrones, Da Vinci's Demons, The Borgias, Ripper Street, and finally watched the new Sherlock show today.

For those who know me, would know I don't live with my family at the moment. As air fares are expensive I avoid going home during this time of the year. But I miss them a lot..

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