For the love of green ๐Ÿ’•

Photo – Dzukou Valley, Nagaland. India.

It’s 7.30 am in the morning, 2nd June 2018 to be precise. As I comfortably sat myself in the terrace of the massive 5th storey building of the busy city Hyderabad, with a cup of coffee in my hand. There was these thoughts that were jumping in my mind. I could gaze at far distance from the terrace, I was struggling to catch some view of green trees or possibly anything green. But left dejected with enormous jungle of concrete accompained by repeated miton of countless vehicles on the busy highway. It left me with the memories of my trekking earlier this year in hills of Dzukou ( picture attached ). And successfully reeled me in a thought of the two contrasting images- one was the concrete jungle I was watching now and the other was the actual jungle I have been.

Oh, how I miss the hills and the forest of my native place, I wish to feel the chill the air has in that of hills. Too selfish of me to wish this but ended up wishing how lovely it would be if there could be little less pollution, if only the air could be more fresh with a whiff of the wild, if only the streets were not flooded with vehicles and their honking, if only I could catch a Wonderful view of something green I would just leave all other chores of my day just for once to be in the realm of it.

And I am convinced to leave a question here, ‘will we get any green scenery on Mars’???. It’s very much a big NO. Well then let’s take good care of our Earth because it’s worth. And this is i humbly appeal to generously encourage yourself for every minute activity of yours that will contribute in the well being of our Earth. Plant trees, flowers, creepers anything water them, manure them just keep it green all ‘for the love of green’.

‘so here’s my post after a very long time, have been winded up in some turbulent transition, but I am so glad I could pen down something this morning. I dint expect I would write though. Writing will always always be a source to make me feel more alive. Also thank-you each of you for your love and support. I hope you all stay safe ,healthy and happy where ever you are’.

Much love~ Mercy Swu ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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Tag: This ๐Ÿ‘ˆ or ๐Ÿ‘‰ That

Rules

  1. Thank and tag the person that has tagged you
  2. Attach the tag photo
  3. Answers the โ€œThis or Thatโ€ questions
  4. Tag 10 โ€“ 20 friends.

Thank-you so much yuulye for nominating me๐Ÿ˜. He is an awesome blogger, and also one of my first friend in WordPress. His blog posts has been a help for many. Ohh!!he is such a support. Also he got 3 cats with names Milo, Gracie and Kucrit.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Question and Answers.

  1. Q: Dog or Cat?ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย A: Very much a dog person. Infact that kind of person who would say ‘hi’ to a dog.
  2. Q: Netflix or YouTube? A: Youtube. Although Netflix has very good shows, the series are very lengthy and addictive and I get less spare time.
  3. Q: Phone call or text? A: Depends on the need of the situation. With friends for casual conversation I prefer text but in case of some sensitive matters phone call is better for me.
  4. Q: Toast or Eggs? A: Can I go for both?? ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
  5. Q: Cardio or Weights? A: I dint really get the question ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ skipping this one.
  6. Q: Facebook or Twitter? A: Facebook I guess๐Ÿ˜ good way to connect. I am not very active though.
  7. Q: Ice cream cone or Snow cone? A: Ice cream cone. When I was little after finishing the icecream I use to eat away the cone too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ which is not possible with snow cone ( the cone here is of plastic )
  8. Q: Mobile Games or Console Games? A: I’m not really a gammer so I have zero idea on the both of them, somebody can explain may be in the comments section.
  9. Q: While walking: Music or Podcasts? A: I guess both serves the same purpose here.
  10. Q: iOS or Android? A : Android
  11. Q: Cake or pie? A: Cake.
  12. Q: Swimming or Sunbathing? A: Sunbathing. I don’t really know how to swim๐Ÿ˜ I wish I could.
  13. Q: Big Party or small Gathering? A: Small gatherings. less people, better and deeper connection.
  14. Q: New clothes or New Phone? A: New clothes. I got a pretty good phone that would last for some more years. But clothes is the issues. Every single time I get ready to go somewhere I struggle with “I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR”. ladies only will understand this๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  15. Q: Rich friend or Loyal friend? A: Loyal friend of course!!
  16. Q: Football or Basketball? A: Football. I love watching guys play football (oh no!! Secret revealed)
  17. Q: Nice car or Nice Home Interior? A: Nice Car. I think I’m gonna own one soon๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” (I wished upon a wishing Star last year).
  18. Q: Whatโ€™s worse: Laundry or Dishes? A: Laundry.
  19. Q: Jogging or Hiking? A: Hiking hiking and some more hiking๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Have done couple of hiking adventures with friends and those are always my best days. Looking forward for more of it.
  20. Q: Bath or Shower? A: Shower.
  21. Q: Sneakers or sandals? A: Sandals. It’s easier to take off.
  22. Q: Glasses or contacts? A: Glasses. Contacts hurt my eyes.
  23. Q: Hamburger or Taco? A: Hamburger.
  24. Q: Couch or Recliner? A: Couch sounds more comfortable I guess.
  25. Q: Online shopping or Shopping in a store? A: Shopping in a store. when it comes to buying dresses its a must to try before I buy one. Cant help it.
  26. Q: Email or Letter? A: Letter is so damn classic, love it. But yea, I use to mail my assignments and project reports to my Professor. I cannot send them as letter.
  27. Q: Passenger or Driver? A: if only I could drive, I won’t be a passenger then.
  28. Q: Tablet or Computer? A: Computer.
  29. Q: Intelligent or Funny? A: May be a deadly combination of both๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  30. Q: Car or Truck? A: Car.
  31. Q: Blue or Red? A: Blue, it happen to be my favourite colour.
  32. Q: Money or Free Time? A: Money. It can earn us free time too. But free time ( not doing anything ) cannot earn us money.
  33. Q: Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? A: to walk barefoot on a non very crowded beach sounds wonderful. Park is for kids๐Ÿ˜
  34. Q: At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? A: Popcorn. Love the sound it makes when I crush them. ( Merciless me )
  35. Q: Pen or pencil? A: Pencil. I can always use eraser when I make mistake.
  36. Q: Toilet paper: Over or Under? A: Over.
  37. Q: Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up side down? A: Upside down, it stays cleaner that way.
  38. Q: Pancake or Waffle? A: Waffle.
  39. Q: Coke or Pepsi? A: Coke.
  40. Q: Coffee Cup or Thermos? A: Thermos flask will keep my coffee warm. I love my coffee hot.
  41. Q: Blinds or Curtain? A: next question please.
  42. Q: Train or Plane? A: Plane. Its faster. Train is more economic though.
  43. Q: Phone or Tablet? A: I am happy with my phone. Tablet will not enter my pocket.
  44. Q: Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? A: Obviously a hot coffee.
  45. Q: Meat or Vegetables? A: vegetables will keep me healthy and health comes first. But ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I love meat as well.
  46. Q: International Vacation or New TV? A: International Vacation, common!! Who doesn’t love that.
  47. Q: Save or Spend? A: *Save – spend* then repeat the cycle.
  48. Q: Honesty or Otherโ€™s Feelings? A: Honesty always comes first for me. But I’ll make sure I take care of others feelings as well.
  49. Q: Coffee or Tea? A: Coffee keeps me awake at night during exams and tea I love drinking when in group with my friends.
  50. Q: TV or Book? A: I won’t lie, it’s a book for me.
  51. Q: Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? A: Horror movie in Theater with friends is awesome.
  52. Q: Ocean or Mountains? A: Mountains, I am from a place surrounded by hills and mountains. I grew up loving the idea of them. Ocean is bit scary.
  53. Q: Horror Movie or Comedy Movie? A: Horror when with friends and commedy when alone.
  54. Q: City or Countryside? A: Countryside. I love the tranquility ๐Ÿ’•
  55. Q: Winter or Summer? A: Winter, speaking of which my warm winter boots are already missing my feet.
  56. Q: Mac or PC? A: I guess they are same.
  57. Q: Console Gaming or PC Gaming? A: Scroll above for this question.
  58. Q: Soup or Sandwich? A: Sandwich.
  59. Q: Card Game or Board Game? A: Have never really tried any of them. Too bad.
  60. Q: Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home? A: Camping, it’s such an eacspe.
  61. Q: Working Alone or Working in a Team? A: I can do both. Depends on What the situation demands.
  62. Q: Dine In or Delivery? A: Delivery. If only the delivery boy is funny and talkative ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I Love making new friends.
  63. Q: Sweater or Hoodie? A: Hoodie is so cool.
  64. Q: Motorcycle or Bicycle? A: Bicycle, it’s environment friendly and the world is already running out of energy. Can we all start using bicycles??
  65. Q: Book or eBook? A: Book, I can touch them. I want to own my small library where I’ll keep collection of all the books I read. ( My dream )๐Ÿ’•
  66. Q: When sleeping: Fan or No fan? A: fan. Its hot here.
  67. Q: TV Shows or Movies? A: Movies. My Nominees – Any first 10 readers will be my nominees. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I can’t break the rule. Jokes apart, each of you deserves to be nominated. Kindly feel free to participate, there are lots of questions, it will help the readers get to know so much about you. I dint specifically mention names because some of us may be occupied with many things and i dint wanted it to be a pressure of any sort. But yea, if you are free please please please (Till infinity) participate. Thank-you in advance. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Blogger Recognition Award

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I always love doing the awards, because it’s a way of showing my gratitude to my fellow blogger who nominated me. Also through the reading of the award post of other bloggers I get to know and learn more about them in even personal way then their other blog post.

It was last week I received the nomination for ‘Bloggers Recognition Award’. And it was None other than James who thoughtfully considered me. Thank-you so very much James, it’s been wonderful interacting with you. You are like a mentor and guide to me. Guys please get to know more about his awesome blog on https://myplace3187.wordpress.com/

Rules-

1. Write a post to show your award

2. Thank the blogger who Nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have Nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

Brief history on how my blog started-

Well, I started my blog on 2nd March 2018 it’s not been very long. I actually love to write since my childhood, any random thoughts that strikes I love to pen them down. Sometimes even in class the teacher would be teaching and I would be lost in my world searching for words busy scribbling. Eventually with time passing on I really felt the need to join a writing community with the main aim to learn more from people in the meantime keeping my hobby alive.

I googled “how to join a writing community” and right away my search engine landed me on “WordPress”. I did a little research on it and soon became a part of it. Till then it’s has been a Wonderful experience and adventure. And more then just writing on random thoughs I also wish to bring into light some of the prevailing social issues ( crime against women, child labour, bonded labour, children deprived of education and many more things) in my place and India as a whole. I am yet to do that and I am still working on it, hopefully I’ll be able to do so very soon.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers-

1. Keep your writings alive, you are amazing and you are yet to discover how Wonderful you can be.

2. Read voraciously the post of other bloggers and try to interact with them. They are amazing and you will get all help you need from them.

My Nominees are-

~Dhwani

~Pace of mind

~Siddhart Banja

I have been doing the awards lately because I dint like to keep them pending and my other post are yet to be worked on hopefully will come up with something soon. Till then thank-you so much everyone for your love and support so far, it’s only through them I Identify myself with.

Much love, Mercy Swu ๐Ÿ’•

Peace – Love Writer Award.

I am so deeply honored to receive the nomination for “Peace- Love Writers Award”. My sincere thanks goes to Floatinggold for remembering to consider me. Goldie is one of the eminent bloggers. I am pretty sure no one who reads Goldie’s post go away empty, there’s always something to pick from the writings. You won’t regret checking out https://dailyflabbergast.wordpress.com/

ABOUT THE PEACE-LOVE WRITERS AWARD:

This award was created by Blogger PATRICKSTORIES on the 1st of April 2018. I really appreciate him for coming up with brilliant idea such as this. I am preety sure this will encourage the writers to put up even more effort in bringing up creative message on the subject of spreading Peace and love which the world is crying for today.

RULES:

โ€œPlease if the link get to you just try and do something good and spread it.โ€ โ€“ Patrick (creator of the Peace-Love Writer Award)

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • Nominate others for such award.
  • List the criteria for the award.
  • Ask your nominees some questions.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions you were asked.
  • Those nominated are requested to present this link in their blogs (or any link to a post by the awardโ€™s creator) so that the award creator gets a pingback or else the nomination wonโ€™t be counted.

MY ANSWER FOR THE QUESTIONS-

1. What would you use pickle juice for? Feel free to give more than one answer.

Ans~ I’ll undoubtedly drink it all.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Read somewhere it has lots of health benefits like it keeps us hydrated, helps in losing weight also contains antioxidants.

2.Whatโ€™s the time of day you enjoy blogging the most?

Ans~ My most preferred blogging time will remain the night time. But yes, when I am not occupied and happen to get any notifications I always love to sneak in.

3.How do you promote your blog?

Ans~ I guess everytime I post something, I get to promote my blog to some finite extend. Because although my writings or post may not be as perfect or appealing as others I know that I do it diligently with lots of passion and love and it means alot to me. So I would love to positively term any of my blog post as an ‘act of promoting my blog’ .โ˜บ๏ธ

4.Do you think being an only child is a good, or bad thing? Why?

Ans~ I think it can be both good and bad. Good- Because I get the whole pampering and attention of my parents all for myself. ๐Ÿ˜ Bad- because at some point may be Ill miss the warmth of love shared among siblings.โฃ๏ธ

5. Whatโ€™s your ideal weather?

Ans~ I’ll go for spring. Love it when all flowers around me starts to bloom. It looks so magnificent and beautiful, makes me feel like the mother earth is happy and smiling.

3 THINGS ABOUT MYSELF:

  • I love to dream big.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I know the sky is the limit.

MY QUESTIONS:

  • What is the best thing you like about WordPress?
  • If you were given a choice to go back and start over your life right from childhood, would you like to go back and restart again?
  • What is the one social issue you wish to eradicate?
  • If you were invisible what is the first thing you would wish to do?
  • If you had a power to change anything in the world, what would it be?

MY NOMINEE:

Chouhan

https://lifebeyondimagination16.wordpress.com/

( Sincere apologies for messing up in some parts, kindly forgive if there is any blunder in mentioning of names and sharing of links )

Much love ๐Ÿ’• Mercy Swu.

Sunshine Blogger award

Hello dear ones. Hope each of us are doing well and great. Well, I am very much excited to receive the nomination for the Sunshine blogger Award today. Guess there couldn’t be better surprise to welcome a new month.(1st may 2018) ๐Ÿ˜€

This is my first time ever for getting such recognition in WordPress and it really does mean alot to me. Heartfelt thanks to dearest Jessy for nominating me for this award. She is not only an inspiring writer but also a voracious reader of all fellow bloggers post. Make sure you guys check her writings on – https://faithandbooks.com/author/txjessy/ .

Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given from a blogger to fellow bloggers to recognize themselves and itโ€™s given to those who you find their blog inspiring to you .

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

My Answers to the questions asked-

1. What is a short-term goal youโ€™d like to share?

Ans- Live to the fullest Iike it’s the last day of your life.โ˜บ๏ธ

2. What is a long-term goal youโ€™d like to share.

Ans- Have a secured future, strive to be independent. Love selflessly.

3. What is the hardest think youโ€™ve overcome.

Ans- Getting over my father’s sickness (Cardiac Arrest) in the month of October 2017 and struggling to have a normal life after that. Well, it’s all good now, I’ve learned to deal with it and striving to look at the blighter side learning to find joy even while having to visit hospitals every now and then.โ˜บ๏ธ

4. What is a song that lifts up your spirits when you are feeling down?

Ans- “No longer slave of fear, I am a child of God” by Bethel Music. My all time favorite.๐ŸŽถ

5. What is your favorite quote or scripture?

Ans- “Leave all your worries with Him, because He cares for you” 1st Peter 5:7

6. What do you want people to gain from your blog?

Ans- My sole reason remains bringing out awareness and concerns of social issues. Also I love to write any random thoughts that strikes me, because only when I pen them down I feel free. So whenever I do, I want my fellow bloggers to be able to connect with my writings personally.

7. What has been a self-development or inspirational book that has motivated you?

Ans- “The Grand Weaver” by Ravi Zacharias. Talks about how beautifully each of us are designed in a very intricate and unique ways and how special we are.โฃ๏ธ

8. What movie has inspired you?

Ans- “Homeless to Harvard”. Movie talks about a young girl from a struggling family whose mother was a drug addict and later dies with cancer. She was deprived of all love and care from her family yet she never gave up learning. She was always enthusiastic enough to tackle any situation and later she ends up being the brightest student of the school which leads her to studying in Harvard.

9. What characteristic are you working on to become a stronger or better person?

Ans- Learning to deal with uncertainties. Trying to have a friendly approach towards the not well known future. Also I want to be able to see the best in every person I encounter.โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

10. What person has inspired you in your life?

Ans- Well in my life my mother has been my greatest inspiration.๐Ÿ’•

11. Which of these questions did you dread the most? Lol

Ans- They were all good and fine. I enjoyed answering infact I wish there were more haha.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Anyways since it is required of me to answer this one too I would say it was the question “What do you want people to gain from your blog”? Well because I am just a beginner and I just bring out very ordinary simple writings some of which I wish could be better but you know I fail to bring it up to that level. Anyways yes, hopefully trying and working to be better.โ˜บ๏ธ

My Nominees:

1.https://natesh557112956.wordpress.com/

2.https://lifebeyondimagination16.wordpress.com/

3.https://naad15.wordpress.com/

4.https://beachlife.blog/

5.https://parminderksharma.wordpress.com/

6.http://secret-lifeof.com/

7.https://theministryofshrawleywalks.com/

8.https://spacedevotee.wordpress.com

9.https://shiv685.wordpress.com/

10.https://beingauntdebbie.com/

11.https://follypen.wordpress.com/

My Questions:

1. What is the one thing you love the most about your blogging experience so far?

2. What is that one thing that makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. Which year/month/day did you join WordPress?

4. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

5. Kindly share one of the most memorable event of your life.

6. If you had the power to change one thing in the world what would it be?

7. Will you encourage the idea of humanoids?

8. How long do you wish to keep writing?

9. Which view would you choose to watch Sunset or sunrise? And why?

10. Your one message to all fellow bloggers would be?

11. If ever we were to meet in person, how would you choose to spend the day with me?

Anxiously waiting for some interesting answers. All the best guys, have fun.

Much love ๐Ÿ’• Mercy Swu.

A tribute to eight years old Asifa Bano. (Victim of kidnap, gang rape and murder)

“Little girl, you were too young to go through the horror like that. I can only imgain the fear that took over you as they locked you in the dark room all helpless,you might have wondered what was happening, you had only taken out your horses for grazing like every other day. The courage it must have took to accept the footsteps approaching towards your locked room. I am pretty sure you screamed out loud, you longed for the embrace of your mummy and daddy, you were waiting for your family to reach out. You must have tried hard to escape, you dint like what they were doing to you. I am sure you ran out of tears because they kept you struggling for many days. Those monsters they were laughing and celebrating as they strangled you, it must have been too much to bear as you struggled to catch a breathe. You kept fighting until your weak body decided to give up. And the last drop of your precious little tears fell from the side of your face slowly not wanting to vanish. The night got cold, the starts and moon looked down and wept at their helplessness. The gentle breeze kissed you goodbye on your tears drenched little cheeks. And you were there still and silent under embrace of the cold night, lying gracefully over the grass saying your last goodbye to all that you loved”.

She was an eight year old Asifa Bano helding from a small village Rasana in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. She was brutally murdered after being kidnaped followed by rang rape by a total of eight men. It happened in January but the case came to picture only on 14th April. And since then the protest have been going on here in India.

Whats even more shocking to know is that out of the eight men accused the four of them were a policemen. It’s such a shameful thing to even mention. If our policemen can go down to that extend whom are we to count on for protection. It’s so disheartening to the point I cannot express. She was locked in a room and raped repeatedly for many days. And later they strangled her to death and squashed her head with a stone to make sure she is dead and later dumped her body in a forest.Who knew she would go through this much, she had only went to take the horses for grazing.

According to survey report every twenty minutes a girl is raped in India. High time for some serious laws to be implemented for protection and security of girls across the country. The trail is still going on and I know that no punishment can even undo the pain and struggle she went through but I pray that justice be done to her.

Rest in peace little girl, the world is no good place. May the heavens welcome you with door wide open, there are no monsters there. Till then we will fight for your Justice and we also mourn with you.

#Justice for Asifa.

More about the incident on- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathua_rape_case

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kathua-rape-case-not-just-me-the-nation-lost-a-daughter/articleshow/

Old habits die hard.

When I was little, I always loved the idea of falling leaves. I found it enchanting and interesting ofcourse, because I was too young . And when it’s all windy I use to rush under some big tree waiting for the leaves to fall. And when it did, I smile to myself with many leaves stuck on my hair looking like a lunatic. I use to enjoy the ecstasy of the leaves falling over me as if something very magical is happening. I remember standing there and uttering to myself “I’m gonna catch each of them”. Well that was okay for a small girl, people would find it sweet and innocent.

Irony is that I still don’t seem to have given up on the idea of catching the falling leaves. Quite funny, I am not that little girl anymore but yea ” my old habits seems to be dying hard”. And it’s actually quite fun you know, you just submit yourself to the moment completely letting it take over you. Try it next time when it’s windy. It’s good to keep the childishness alive in you. I just did yesterday.