Sincere about work? Me?? Not always.


At my first job,I had a reputation(in my Boss’s eyes) as a sincere employee. But the truth was,I wasn’t always sincere about work. Well at some level I was,but not always. Let me tell you one particular incident abut this.

July 2008 I landed on my first job. I was fresh out of college. As new to work I worked hard and did my job sincerely. Always eager to learn new thing. Applying new concepts. Seeing this my boss believed that I’m very sincere person. And I was living up to my reputation. Newness wore off after couple of months. And boring routine work started. Still I was working sincerely.
Boss was very demanding. He expected us to work like dogs but wasn’t even throwing big bones our way. I got tired of this, but still was working sincerely.

30 Jan 2008. This was the exact date when I proved that I’m not always sincere about my work.

So this particular day,Boss was out of station for office work. Day was slow, work was boring. I survived till mid-afternoon. Then I got restless. There were only 2 other employees in office. One of them was my college friend. She was getting bored too. So we made a plan. We told our colleague that there’s some problem on one site, and we are going to check that out. We got out of office and went straight to movie theater. It was a mystery thriller. We enjoyed the first half,ate popcorn at interval. And reached to the point where “who’s the killer?” question was getting solved step-by-step.

And then something bad happened. Boss called on my friends cell phone. Answer or not to answer,that was the question. After a brief discussion we came to the conclusion that answering call had less consequence than not answering. So we came out of the theater to answer the call. We told Boss about fake site-problem, he got a little suspicious. So we lied some more,he brought it. This is how I proved not only that I wasn’t sincere about my work but I can lie about it too.

But the terrible thing happened after we ended the call. We went back in the theater. But movie was already ended and final credits were rolling on screen when we entered. Between all this answering-the-Boss-call fiasco we hand’n got chance see “who’s the killer?”



“Yeppee”, I yelled and pumped my fist in the air. Well because I got nominated for Liebster award from my dear fellow blogger Jennifer.
Thank you I am feeling blessed.


The purpose of it is to encourage writers of new blogs and explore more of this world of blogging. Since I just started blogging, this nomination boosted my confidence.

Here are the rules for Liebster Award :

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

My answers for questions asked by Jennifer.

1. What was your first thought when you realized you had been nominated for the Liebster award?
My first thought was,”What?Me??” I didn’t believe that I got nominated. I mean I just started blogging,so this was a total surprise.

2. Who was your best friend when you were a child?
My brother was and is my best friend.My father works for government and he got transferred every 2-3 years. So we changed school more often. We didn’t stick enough to one place to make best friends so we were there for each other.

3. If you were a chair ~ what kind of chair would you be.
This kind.


4. Are you a goal driven person or are you a process oriented person?
I thing I’m process oriented person. I’m willing to remain open and follow in new directions instead of mainstream ways of achieving results.

5. You have lost your car keys where would you look first?
Nowhere. Because I don’t have car.

6. Do you use affirmations? do you have one you would like to share?
No.I don’t use one.

7. In one sentence describe your perfect day.
Well this is simple one. You’ll find it in my About page too. “A warm bed, good book, and a lazy afternoon: this is my idea of perfect day.”

8. If you could go back to any age just for a week what age would you chose?.
20. When I was in college. To quote Bryan Adams “Those were the best days of my life.”

9. Are you a mornings person or do you like to stay up late?
I like to stay up late. And read a good book or watch movie.

10 Can you finish this sentence please? STAY CALM AND…

Here are my nominees for the Liebster award.

Here are my Questions:

1.Your favorite book?

2.If you could get one superpower,which one you’ll pick?

3.Do you believe in Magic?

4.Name 5 things you can’t live without.

5.If you win lottery,first thing you’ll buy?

6.What makes you happy?

7.Your favorite fiction character from movie/book/T.V?

8.What do you do in your leisure?

9.What is your guilty pleasure?

10.Your favorite quote?

Blogs I follow and love

I enjoy reading these blogs.Some of them are full of information you could use in your life, some give your brain a boost and some are plain ole’ hilarious. Here are some of them.

1. Zen habits : My THE favorite blog. Created by Leo Babauta. In here you’ll find topics like simplifying your life, living frugally, parenting, happiness, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, eating healthily, successfully implementing good habits, and achieving goals.

2. Apartment therapy : This blog is all about designing and decorating homes. You’ll find some useful tips on that subject. Lots of DYI. And some amazing “Before and After” transformations.

3. Nerd fitness : If you want to get healthy without gym, make changes that stick, unlearn fitness lies, save the world; this is the perfect place to look. This blog is best combination of nerdiness and fitness,thus the name Nerd fitness.

4. The Art of Non-Conformity : Person behind this blog Chris Guillebeau is writer, traveler, and entrepreneur with the goal of visiting every country in the world while connecting with other world-changers. And he has achieved his goal,visited every country in the world. All 193 before his 35th B’day.

5. BLEUBIRD : A picture is worth a thousand words. Well here you’ll find beautiful pictures and thousand words too. Some great photography.

6. HACKER. NINJA. HOOKER. SPY. : HILARIOUS. Just one word to describe this blog. Don’t believe me? Go and see yourself.

Where Shadow Chases Light

Usually I don’t read poems. But this one is my favorite. So for day 6 this is new element I am including in my post. With the photograph I’ve taken some time ago.


This is my delight,
thus to wait and watch at the wayside
where shadow chases light
and the rain comes in the wake of the summer.

Messengers, with tidings from unknown skies,
greet me and speed along the road.
My heart is glad within,
and the breath of the passing breeze is sweet.

From dawn till dusk I sit here before my door,
and I know that of a sudden
the happy moment will arrive when I shall see.

In the meanwhile I smile and I sing all alone.
In the meanwhile the air is filling with the perfume of promise.

– by Rabindranath Tagore

Why I started sleeping on legless bed


I have a confession to make. I am little afraid of darkness if I’m alone . Not that INNER kind of darkness but actual darkness. If there is a light then I am the most fearless person in the whole wide world. But leave me alone in the darkness and all kind of creepy things starts to enter my mind. Like there is someone standing behind me,someone is peeking through window etc etc.

Ok. Lets come to the point. As I mentioned in my earlier post that I love reading. I read all kind of books. Comedy, tragedy, thriller,mystery, romance, sci-fi, horror. Alright not so much horror but still I read it time to time. Ok now lets come to the point seriously.

So one fine day I went to the library and I saw this book ‘The Exorcist’ there. It looked interesting so I picked it. I started reading it at that night. As I was turning page after page I started to get little bit afraid after each page turning. I was alone in the room and only my bed side table-lamp was on. Everything else was in shadows. I finished reading novel sometime after 2:00.The whole story was playing in my mind again. The little girl, her mother,the priest,the act of performing exorcism. And I got scared, like really really scared.Then suddenly this creepy thought entered my mind that there is someone under my bed.And it really freaked me out. So the whole night I was up with every single light turned on in room. And I didn’t dare to look under my bed.

So the long story short, the very next day I removed legs off of my bed (it’s a folding bed). And put my bed plain on the floor without legs. Now I don’t have to be afraid of the thought that someone is there under my bed.


who I am and why I’m here

“You read too much, you should try and write something too.” My husband said one day. And it got me thinking. Yes i am a bookworm. I love reading. But writing is not my strong suit. There are so many thing going inside my head,but i often fail to put it in words. So with the help of this blog i am going to “try and write something.” That’s why i am here.

And now something about who i am. My name is Shivali and I am from India. I am Interior Designer and also holds a degree in Psychology. Beside reading I love watching movies, Drawing (although i became lazy and didn’t draw anything recently).

I like simplicity in life.Everyone who knows me says I’m quite lazy(in my defense I like to do things at time and style that suits me). I am kind of a shy person and have very few friends. And I hope to make some new friends through blogging. So this is something little about me for now.