New beginning with #2012

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Sorry readers, was busy past few days with studies and other stuff,so didn’t get time to write something here.With the year #2011 ending down #2012 rising up, I guess everyone must have started planning about the forthcoming year.. Thinking about how you are gonna start your New Year, writing down your New Year Resolutions, dreaming about how will it be by the end of next year.Its same here.. I too have planned some resolutions, some dreams and somethings I want to achieve in the upcoming year.

It’s the time of year for reflections on what we’ve done and what we intend (though both take us out of the moment). I keep seeing references to bucket lists, which seem related to that reflection on doing and intending so I’ve been reflecting on such lists and wondering again whether I should have one and why I can’t seem to get too interested.

They usually seem to involve places that must be visited or hair-raising things to do like sky diving and snorkeling—or inventing the new sport of sky diving in snorkeling gear into the ocean –or seeing some long list of famous sites or countries, etc. And the idea is that you won’t end up feeling satisfied with your life if you haven’t completed your list. I think its better keeping it simple and make a to-do thing for the upcoming year.

My Bucket List for #2012

  • Enjoy each and every moment spent with family and friends.
  • Learn PROFESSIONAL COOKING.
  • Make new friends.
  • Learn speaking a new language.
  • Stop hating some exceptional people
  • Try to  lend a helping hand to the needful.
  • Reduce ‘student’ stress by squeezing Yoga into my day
  • BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME

“Life ReLived” my yearlong project

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Hello readers, I have been getting lots of e-mails and you all are wanting to know what Life ReLived actually is.. It is basically a more modern and more cleaner version of the old school scrapbooking. I have planned to make a digital as well as paper version of the scrapbook.

Through this project, I want to document my life through pics, mementos and many other things.. Its basically collection of moments from my life which I don’t want to forget which I am sharing in a simple yet meaningful way.

So how do I feel about this project and my approach after almost two months? The biggest thing I love about this coming album is that it really shows the progression of time. I am excited to see what it looks like at the end of the year. I am excited to start at the beginning and have in my hands a snapshot of 365 days in my life

I like that it is very low-pressure. If I don’t happen to take a photo on a particular day I am just grabbing a piece of paper collected from the mail, printed from online, etc., or substituting in a photo from the same time period (within two or three days is my limit).

In all, it’s a wonderful way to look back at the year and sparks so many great memories.

Simplest Recipe of all time: Choco Chip Cookie

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Crunchy,delicious  and yummy choco chip cookies.. Easy to make and can be made EVERYDAY. Its funt to make cookies but when chocolate is added to it, it takes the cookies to a whole new level. Perfect for any time breakfast (like I do)

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate chips: 3/4 cup
  • Refined flour (maida): 3/4 cup
  • Soda bicarbonate: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cocoa powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Butter,softene: 60 grams
  • Sugar: 15 teaspoons
  • Walnut kernels,coarsely chopped:1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Buttermilk: 1/2 cup

Method:

Preheat oven to 180˚C. Grease a baking tray. Sieve refined flour with baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add butter and mix lightly. Add sugar, walnuts, vanilla essence and half cup of chocolate chips and mix. Add buttermilk and mix into a batter of thick yet dropping consistency. Drop spoonsful of the batter onto the greased tray keeping sufficient distance between each. Place the remaining chocolate chips over each cookie. Bake in the preheated oven for about twenty minutes. Turn them onto a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight tin.

For those who want to decorate them, you can use chocolate ganache , drizzle it all around the cookies. Enjoy cooking