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UPDATE June 18, 2010

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Hi.. I’m updating myself and creating a new web blog/site.. so you may mostly find some of the posts from here, along with many more newer ones in:

http://www.luckyandvin.com/

So, come on over and help yourself 🙂

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Danish Butter Cookies November 18, 2008

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Danish Butter Cookies

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Danish Butter cookies are one of my favorite biscuits in the world you could say!! Their shapes, their tastes. .It is purely exquisite!!! 🙂 Once you have its taste you can never Not be a fan. Just writing this post and thinking of them, I can smell that melting butter, the sugar.. the cookies! Aah! What bliss!
I like these even better than chocolate chip cookies!! Me, who is crazy about chocolate! Can you then imagine how great these must be???!!!! 🙂

These Danish butter cookies for me, have so many memories attached with it.. those childhood days when me and my sister used to fight over these cookies.. those times when I would offer one of these to my mom to make up for those stupid arguments we had.. those times when my dad used to surprise us with a box of these scrumpilicious cookies 🙂 Mmmmm… Just a lot of wonderful cherished memories now.. 🙂

How fast time flies!!!

You really ought to get a taste of these yummy things!!!

Fresher bloggers! November 17, 2008

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I guess I still am a comparatively new blogger as in once I got into the aspect of blogging, I was really hooked! But with so many things happening in my life right now, I haven’t had enough time to build my blog into something creative, something to be really proud of, something that people would want to read.. YOu know what I mean, right..?

Anyway, as I was browsing I came across this particular site http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to-building-a-better-blog/31 DAYS TO BUILDING A BETTER BLOG. It is really good. I think all you beginner bloggers got to give it a read at least once. It really helps!

There are some stuff that I too have incorporated to make my blog a “better place” .. but I am still in the process of learning only.. So I have a long way to go ..

I hope this link helps you.

Who’ next??!! November 5, 2008

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We waited with bated breath.

To know who’ going to govern our lives.

The 44th President will be chosen.

Americans are confused yet voting.

Hoping they choose the right person.

But do they know who is the right one?

Noone does.

Yet, they vote.

Barack Obama or John McCain?

As always, the race is tough. It is dirty.

Competition is stiff. But we can still make the right choice.

Think. Retrospect. Choose wisely.

Do we help in the creation of history

or do we aid in the destruction of all that was built in these past years,

through sheer determination and mental strength,

by all our past presidents?

Make the right choice, fellow men and women…

The decision lies in YOUR hands.

Barack Obama or John McCain??!!!! …

You can get more info upon these candidates on https://4mgiselle.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/a-bad-atmosphere-fact-file/ So choose wisely.

A chance for destiny October 16, 2008

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Read more about Joe and how she just doesn’t allow herself to find her knight in shining armour at http://www.luckyandvin.com/relationships/to-give-destiny-a-chance/

The silver lining September 29, 2008

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“Every cloud has a silver lining…”

Have you wondered what this popular saying means? Well, the sentence itself gives us an idea to its meaning. It basically means that you should never feel hopeless because unfortunate times always lead to good times. Every difficult situation has a bright side to it. Something good always comes out of something that we think may have been bad for us. Believe me! It is true. Like they say.. Everything happens for a reason.

Difficult times are like dark clouds that pass overhead and block the sun. When we look more closely at the edges of every cloud we can see the sun shining there like a silver lining.


The origins of this proverb:

John Milton’s masque (dramatic entertainment) ‘Comus’ (1634) gave rise to the current proverb with the lines, ‘Was I deceiv’d, or did a sable cloud/ Turn forth her silver lining on the night?’

Charles Dickens, in his novel ‘Bleak House’ (1852), recalled the lines with ‘I turn my silver lining outward like Milton’s cloud,’.

The American impresario Phineas T. Barnum first recorded the wording of the modern saying in ‘Struggles and Triumphs’ (1869) with ‘Every cloud,’ says the proverb, ‘has a silver lining.'”

–> Taken from “Wise Words and Wives’ Tales: The Origins, Meanings and Time-Honored Wisdom of Proverbs and Folk Sayings Olde and New” by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner (Avon Books, New York, 1993).


Exquisite Bridal Gowns September 11, 2008

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SARAH DANIELLE

Lace and beads accent this flowing slim A-line gown. Gown accents at the empire waistline with satin banding and removable matching lace cap sleeves. The back has a bit of drama, with an inserted tulle and lace godet, and covered buttons, which flow into a chapel train.

JUSTIN ALEXANDER

Silk dupion and beaded lace halter neck ball gown with draped waist band. The skirt is tiered with a lace underskirt and has a chapel length train.

Silk dupion and beaded lace strapless ball gown. This dress has a number of pieces which are detachable: lace neckline, bolero with detachable long sleeves. Skirt has side box pleats and a lace trimmed cathedral length train.

Slim Lace off the shoulder Mermaid style gown. This dress is all-over lace with a matching Lace trim on the hem and neckline. This dress has a Chapel length train.

Strapless embroidered Lace gown features a shirred bodice which is decorated with sequins, glass beads and Swarovski crystals. The pick-up skirt is adorned with scattered beading and flows into a bubble hem. This dress features a Chapel length train.

MORI LEE

Scalloped lace creates the off the shoulder neckline and meets the draped torso at the empire. Softly side draped, A-line skirt with lace appliqués that cascade onto the chapel length train.

Tulle with Embroidery. Delicate beading edges the satin bands that trim the sweetheart shaped, strapless neckline. The fitted bodice is decorated with embroidery and beading with a dropped waistline that meets the multi-layered, circular tulle, ball gown skirt. A satin band surrounds the hemline and trims the detachable, chapel length train.

A strapless bodice decorated with sparkling embroidery. The tulle ball gown skirt has asymmetrically draped overskirt with beaded appliqués.

ELLA

Flat Taffeta Gown with Detachable Lace Straps.

KENNETH POOL

AVA
Silk Duchess. Strapless dropped waist ballgown with crystal beadwork and pleated Tulle accents. Beaded chapel train with glove button detail.

DELACROIX
Silk Duchess. Satin off-the-shoulder ballgown with dropped waist and crystal beaded bodice. Flat-front satin skirt is adorned with intricate crystal embroidery and scalloped Tulle trim.

AMSALE

BRIANNE
Silk Duchess Satin. Satin ballgown with natural waist and spaghetti halter straps. Bodice features hand draping and covered buttons at back.

Duet. Balloon skirt ballgown with pleated bodice and crystal beaded straps. Bustle back skirt and chapel train.

ALBERT WOLSKY or AMSALE

ALAN HANNAH

PHOEBE. Ivory soft silk satin. With rouched bodice and draped skirt decorated with hand crafted flower.

FRANCOISE. Thai silk dress with rouched bodice , beaded Swarovski neckline and draped skirt.

ALESSANDRA. Chantilly lace bodice encrusted with Swarovski crystal with Eloisa slim A-line thai silk skirt.

CAROL LI

CHLOE. Strapless taffeta and tuelle gown. Bodice has a sweetheart neckline with ruching to one side decorated and silver beaded lace detail. A line tuelle skirt with taffeta overlay.

CAPRICE. Strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline and tie back in Italian lace and tuelle decorated in silver embroidery and beading. A line tuelle skirt with scattered crystal beading.

IAN STUART

CHELSEA. A-line gown in silk and silk garza. The strapless bodice has a bias cut ‘criss-cross’ bust drape, beaded with tiny crystals and glass beads. The bodice sits over the skier and looks like a two piece, but is actually a dress. The a-line skirt has a soft silk garza overlay which sweeps up to the back bodice and leads into a ‘sweep’ train. The back bodice is trimmed with a corsage of hand made silk rose.

ANTONELLA. A glamorous mermaid style gown in taffeta metal. The strapless bodice is draped and is decorated with rosettes of beaded tulle and beaded taffeta metal. The asymmetric side drape leads into a frilled skirt.

…..For now, thats all folks! I’m in love with these dresses…!!! Mori Lee bowled me over completely! Which did you like? I’m finding it SOOO Very hard to even stick to one particular dress!!!

Musings September 9, 2008

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Why can I not find happiness in myself? Why do I feel as though I’m withering away? Why is it that I’m turning into someone I myself do not recognize anymore? Why is it that even though I have every reason to be happy, I still yearn for more and bring about unhappiness unto myself? Why do I have to want more? Why can I just accept things as they are? Why do I want change? Why do I want excitement? Why am I not taking care of myself anymore? Why am I not even interested in grooming up and going out shopping, interacting with people? Why have I become such a grouch? How did I become this grumpy and whining? Why do I feel as though my life is slipping away from my hands? Why do I feel as though I have no way out and that others are marking my way for me? Why cant I just be left alone and not be forced to do what I don’t want to? Why cant I just have what I want?!!!

I see others smiling and I think whats stopping me from smiling myself? I see others having fun and getting things done the way they want it to be done and I wonder whats stopping me from having the same work for me?

Why do I have to want to please others? Its my life and I ought to live it the way I want to. Why do I have to spend my time trying to keep everyone around me happy and ending up with nothing left for myself.. even these “other” people’ happiness!

“Theobroma Cacao” September 4, 2008

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“Theobroma Cacao” –> Now, seeing the word cacao you must be wondering it means cocoa.. But the meaning of this word translates to –> The Food Of The Gods!!!!

And well, I think these stuff are SO yummy, SO delicious, SO scrumpilicious that they must have been the food of the Gods itself!!!

Wincarnis Tonic Wine is a carefully formulated blend of enriched wine and malt extract with a unique infusion of selected therapeutic herbs and spices including gentian root, migrate, angelic root, balm mint, fennel seed, coriander seed, peppermint leaves, ardamom seeds and cassia bark. Wincarnis Tonic Wine is a natural tonic incorporating herbs traditionally recognized for their ability to combat ailments and alleviate their symptoms. It is rich in vitamins, especially energy-giving Vitamin B complex, and can have beneficial effects on the circulation system and blood pressure.

Masafi Exuberant Tropical Fruit Juice is an exotic blend of sunny,succulent tropical fruits.Fabulously fruity from the first sip,its delicious blend of sweet flavors will tantalize your taste buds and keep you refreshed all day long.And since it is a combination of so many fruits,it has their combined variety of vitamins too.So go healthy and tasty in one big swig!

The creaminess, the high quality ingredients and the hazelnut content (13%) makes Nutella one of the most famous bread spreads (It is from the Italian company Ferrero.)

Galaxy .. “Gives you a share of country goodness”!!!

KFC – Zinger burger

Shawarma

Sausages/ Chicken Franks/ Fish Fingers/ Meat balls/ Chicken Nuggets


Hot Dog

Bacardi Cranberry Breezer has a rich flavour tasting like normal cranberry juice except with the added Rum Bacardi. It’s not alcoholic and you are not going to get drunk by drinking this!!! 🙂 It is a ladies drink!

Mixed Fried Rice (Non-Veg) It remains one of my favorites ever! Mainly because it contains vegetables, along with prawns, egg, chicken, and meat!! 🙂 A Wholesome meal 🙂

…more later on..

Not so lucky here.. August 22, 2008

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It has now been a year and a half since I graduated. I did my post graduation at a really nice college and in a really interesting booming (In India, just coming up) field.

But, even now, I still have not got a job. Im still unoccupied. I have been searching high and low…have been spreading the news of my joblessness by word of mouth thinking that maybe smebody somewhere might know someone who might know of a vacancy at their workplace. But to no avail.

In this area, God has completely left me alone..with absolutely no luck..and now, no hope left.

I feel so down just thinking of it. Near and dear have begun thinking that I do not want to work..that I do not long to be a career woman..that I am not searching hard enough. It hurts me so much when I hear undertones of this kind in the way people talk to me these days.. People have begun thinking I am just not capable..that maybe I am not good enough for a job!! Do you.. or anybody out there know how really bad it hurts right in the heart when you get that feeling?!!!! It hurts Real bad… Really really bad!!!

Nobody knows how desperate I am feeling. They don’t know that I have had enough and that I have lost all my positive thoughts.. my hopes.. my dreams.. everything!!! There is only this dull yearning in my heart that I wish I could get a job.. But, I feel everyone has deserted me in this area..

It really is very upsetting. Others would not be able to understand what I am going through.. the feelings that are running in my mind. I used to be confident and positive. But now, I have lost my very sense of self-worth even! What is the use of saying, ” Don’t worry. You will get a good job..” ? It doesn’t help. These are just words. I am not going to get a job with them.

I don’t think I any longer possess the self-confidence that I once had. Maybe even now, it might emerge and all of my basic characteristics are just cowering.. But, when..? Am I always going to be a home-maker? I don’t mean that to be a demeaning job. It is good. It takes up the whole day and there is a lot to do. But mostly it is that job without which life itself doesn’t run smoothly for everyone else!!!

But that is not what I studied all these years with a lot of hard work for! That is not why I followed my dreams, drawing my own path and reaching out to get what I aimed for!!! This is just not how I thought things would turn out..

In every other area, I can say I am blessed.. that I am happy.. but my career.. my job.. my work.. that is a subject whose mention can change my mood.. can upset me.. can stop all my talking..

I feel I have become a very boring person. I feel that none would be interested in talking to me now.. coz’ they would be bored with what I would have to say.. I am married and I cook and try to make the house a home for my husband. What is there to talk so much about that?! Nothing!!! Nothing at all!!! 😦

I have even lost touch with my hobbies and sit in front of the computer all day long doing this or that or rather nothing much!!! :/

I yearn for a job in my field of expertise. I yearn to earn a salary every month. I yearn to go out into the world and show everybody how able I am!