DP Daily Prompt: Express Yourself!

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Do you love to dance,sing,write,sculpt,paint or debate? What’s your favorite way to express yourself, creatively?

When I read this prompt and all the things listed, my favorite way of expressing myself. I’m afraid dance,sculpt, paint or debate,I’d have to take them off the list. They are all great things,but I haven’t learned to dance, sculpt or paint.

Debate was something I was exposed to but my shyness got in my way.

What remains in the list are sing and write. I loved to learn to sing, my mom thought I’d neglect my studies if she let me learn ,so I only sing by myself all those songs I memorized when I was in school. Right now I listen to Tagore songs and sing them not for anyone but to please myself.

I started writing a couple of years ago. It was purely accidental, I saw one of my course participant’s blog, I was excited to start my own. So here I am writing every day and enjoying it immensely.

So writing is the best medium for me to express myself. Lately I’ve met a nice bunch of people through ping back and I am having a lot of fun, some of them are so gifted, I wish I could write like Ali, her writing will wow you.  Her extensive vocabulary truly amazes me. Then there is Samir he writes about how he feels, it is funny and interesting, Sonya wows me with her poetry, Shaidi’s writing is spiritual and it helps to look at myself and think maybe I should follow her path which will at least keep me happy, Robert loves life and is always contented, Noah seems calm and expresses himself well,the Bohemian Rocker is multi talented which is awesome.

Having all these people around me is a blessing, I borrow their gift, their innocence,their mirth,spirituality,love and I am trying to build my blog to represent all these things.

Writing has helped me to express myself, I thank me for meeting all these extraordinary people who are from a variety of background but have joined together as one great happy family!

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DP Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me

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Sugar is great, had I not known how it  stealthily comes to make me eat it and then does all the evil things to me. Can I make a list,why I think so?

Sugar ruins my teeth, it causes my blood sugar to rise, it makes me gain weight, so I cannot really befriend sugar. As tempting as it is I have to think about my health before I give in to a slice of cheesecake or chocolate coated cashews.

When I was young I did not like sweets,I was always in favor of eating spicy nuts,sour berries, tamarind coated with cayenne and simply green chillies with my rice.

I’d get vicious stomach ache  after a week, I’d promise myself and my family I’d never touch the hot stuff.

Addiction tied me down, I couldn’t eat anything without some green chillies, the cycle continued hot chillies tummy ache and my promise to stay away from the hot stuff.

Then I entered into the land of matrimony, my husband loved sweets he’d always ask what’s for dessert,while eating supper. I’d try to keep him away from sweets but could never succeed. I started eating little at a time and discovered this stuff is not so bad. I was liking it more and more. Instead of giving up spicy food I added another thing which was equally bad for me.

Now I wonder who is responsible for my bad habits,I’d say Mom introduced me to spicy foods and my husband for eating sweets.

You want to know  what is my favorite dessert or what is my favorite salty snack. I’d say none of them. They are bad for me.

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swers for monique’s questions.

1.Are you happy with yourself?      Answer: Yes I am very happy.

2.What was your first job?  My first job was teaching.

And what is your job now?  I am enjoying the fruits of my labor.

3.What was your  make/model of your first car?  It was a Ford.

4. Why did you give your blog

the name that you did? I gave my blog the name, Sabethville in memory of my father,who passed away when I was twelve.

5. What are your favorite sports teams? My favorite teams are: The Boston Bruins- Hockey; Toronto Blue Jays-Baseball; Toronto Raptors — Basketball.

6. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is Blue.

7. Do you think all bottle water is the same? No,I don’t.

8. Are you always right? Or never wrong? Tricky, Yes?  No, I’m not always right. Yes I am wrong also. It can be tricky if I do not know myself.

9. Rate yourself from  1   to  10.  I’d say 5.

http://mindofmonique.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

Zero To Hero: Day one: Introduce yourself http://en.wordpress.com/tag/zerotohero/

I am a blogger. I started on June 12th 2012.  I like blogging it helps me improve my writing. I like writing stories that are facts and fiction. My favorite poet is Rabindranath Tagore. I love his poems and songs. I translated some of them. I am a Bengali.

My country of origin is Bangladesh. I live in North America. I am a Canadian.

I learned English in school. I studied in a convent. The teachers were Nuns. They were strict. They made sure,we spoke English in school. We paid a fine if we switched to any other language.I learned a lot from my teachers. I also studied Urdu in my school,it was one of the other language I studied. I learned to speak Urdu from the neighborhood kids.Their native language was Urdu. I spoke Bengali at home. My father would not have it any other way. According to him knowing ones mother tongue was important. I spoke three languages in the course of a day. Bengali at home, English in school and Urdu in the neighborhood.

I like listening to music, especially Tagore songs . My favorite Urdu singer is Mohammad Rafi, my favorite English singer are a few, they are :Frank Sinatra,Dean Martin, Nat king Cole And our Canadian singer Celine Dion. Her voice is beautiful.

I like watching TV when they show Jeopardy and Wheel of fortune.

My favorite tennis player is Roger Federer, my favorite ice hockey team is the Boston Bruins.

My favorite past time is writing and reading.

This in short is about myself.

Dp Daily Prompt: ‘Simply Irresistible’ Ranu’s post https://sabethville.wordpress.com

Vegetables

Vegetables (Photo credit: Professor Bop)

I have two favorite dishes, ‘Beef and Fresh Mixed Vegetables’. I like a preparation of beef, it is my most favorite and my friends and family like it too. I wrote the recipe on one of my blog post.

I never say no to vegetables. I like all varieties that are available. My favorite vegetable dish is a combination of cauliflower,tomatoes,potatoes, green peas,I also include egg plant in this mixture. It is delicious.I use a lot of spices as well.

Rice is also important for me. I like to eat the beef and vegetables with rice.

Aami duranto baishakhi jhor posted by Ranu

English: The Andaman Cellular Jail was the sha...

English: The Andaman Cellular Jail was the shadiest prison of the British rule in India. Now it is Indian National Memorial and tourist attraction at Port Blair, Andaman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of my favorite songs.The singer is Jaganmoy Mitra. I don’t know who wrote the lyrics.The translation is done by the singer. The song was written during the British rule in India. When you listen you’ll get to read the translation as well.