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A Day Trip to Pondicherry!~ (Solo)

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Here is how I spent my day at Pondicherry on 28th March 2019:

I reached Pondicherry by about 10:30AM at the bus stop and immediately had to cover myself because it was quite hot (I picked the beginning of summer to go because I was free then, but perhaps there is a better time to visit?) and then took a share auto to my first stop of the day

1. Cafe Des Arts restaurant: 

The food was good- I had the crepe ratatouille (a savory crepe) and a pineapple juice. I have never had crepe before-though crepe is traditionally a dessert (as I know it). The cafe decor was very mismatched as no two set of tables and chairs looked the same and there were a lot of people having a lazy brunch/ late breakfast.


2. White town streets
Post my brunch I walked around in White town and briefly entered Bharathi park, before heading back out to look for the lighthouse in Rock beach. 


Old Light house??! 
I stopped by a small roadside shop (because that's where the Old lighthouse was on google maps) for some c…

Captain Marvel (2019)- a Movie Review

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Going to watch this movie was a last minute decision of me and my friend's work day - and it turned out to be a really good choice to make. I had heard a lot about this movie, but was more excited about the upcoming Avengers: End Game movie (in April 2019) to really take much notice of this one coming out. I got really reviews from friends about it saying it wasn't that great, slow-paced etc. so I didn't go into it the movie theater with a bunch of expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Disclaimer: The thoughts expressed here are my own, please don't read if you're trying to avoid some minor spoilers!
The story begins with the main heroine 'Vers' play-fighting Jude Law's character on a strange planet inhabited by the 'Kree' people and we quickly realize that she can throw flames with her punches and she has super powers, but she can't remember much of her past. Fast forward to a mission with the Kree people to save one of their own w…

30 days no TV challenge : My experience at day 12

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Hey there dear reader!

There are a lot of challenges floating around the internet and this one caught my attention while I was watching a YouTuber named Milena Ciciotti mention that she was taking it up in a recent video - she said she was going to be taking a 30 day no TV challenge, that means no TV, no Netflix, no Amazon Prime and no YouTube!  I spend a lot of time on YouTube, and lately had also started binge watching a show called 'The Middle' on Amazon Prime. When I stayed over at a friends place one weekend, we watched about 4 movies and few documentaries over the span of 2 days. I was a bit sceptical about this thing at first, if I could pull it off, but Milena also mentioned that she would instead be spending her time reading the Bible, and several books by Christian authors.
Challenge accepted. 
Things I have been doing instead of watching TV :
I too have read a lot (The Bible, The Blue Umbrella, How to Pray, The Purpose Driven Life etc.)  downloaded some music playe…

Girl Online : Going solo by Zoe Sugg - Book Review #8

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I picked up 'Girl Online : Going Solo' by Zoe Sugg partially because the book cover and story blurb looked so interesting :

But mostly because I used to follow Zoella on Youtube and read her blog many many years ago and knew this was going to be a fun read.  I've already Read Girl Online : On tour which is the second part to the 3 part series book about 'Penny' a 17 year old girl  and at the end of the book (spoiler ALERT!) she and her singer star boyfriend decide to break up/ take a break because of his busy schedule. 
I love how this book is about Penny growing, trying to just do her including blogging and photography. She deals with a lot of ups and downs in friendships and the book touches topics that many people are probably going through. Some of my favorite quotes from the book : 
“Someone else's success is not your failure.”  ― Zoe SuggGirl Online Going Solo

“Focus on your own lane, go at your own pace, don't look sideways. Someone else's succe…

Let it be

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I was browsing through the aisles of a book shop in my neighborhood mall and heard these words from the popular Bebe Rexha song 'Meant to be'.

'If it's meant to be it'll be, it'll be, Baby just let it be.' 

For some reason those words caught my attention and turned my day around and helped me let down the reigns of control I try to have over my life. It is kind of soothing to know that you don't control everything doesn't it? 
Currently Reading : Galatians (Bible)
                                 Girl Online (Going Solo) by Zoe Sugg. (popularly known as Zoella online). I've read the second part too, and it was quite good!

Have a great day!
-Jeffy :)

My beginning with Sustainable Living

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I recently got invited by a friend of mine's room mate to attend an Origami Workshop at Studio Pepperfry at Hyderabad (June 02nd 2018) and I was pumped. On arriving I realized that it was not just going to leave me trained on a few neat tricks on paper folding  but a lot more.

We had conversations with Roopika, the artist of the gorgeous pieces in the below images  :






- about how small choices we make everyday impact the earth and could be perhaps replace use-and-throw articles (like straws, plastic PET bottles etc.) with more sustainable alternatives (bamboo straws, glass straws, no straws, metal water bottles, glass water bottles etc.) . This was of course in honor of World Environment which was right around the corner at the time (June 05th 2018).

We discussed about the negative impact our small disposables can have to environment - especially since plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade, but are used sometimes for minutes to a few hours/days at maximum potential.

She asked…

Love That Lasts : How we discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage and Sex by Jeff and Alyssa Bethke - Book review #7

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I enjoy reading a good story or even a good self-help book. My last book review was Heidi  way back in Sept 2013. As I try to revive this blog, I would like to share more reviews like I used to back then because my love for reading hasn't died down(along with some new content as well). 
Sometime last year(2017) I had the opportunity to read this book Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke. Jeff Bethke is popular through a viral video he posted way back in 2012 called "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus"


I wrote a short review for it in Goodreads on Sept 01st 2017 and here is a version of it: 
Love that lasts challenges us to look past our feelings and common portrayals of love/ romantic relationships in the media –( such as having multiple sexual partners before settling down into marriage) – and to want God’s best design for love, marriage & sex. It also teaches us about the gift of God’s grace, if one has actually drifted away from this design in the past.
 Jeff and Alyssa’s …