A Work In Progress | Book Review


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You’ll walk taller, and as long as you follow your gut, you won’t stray far in life. – Connor Franta

Title : A Work In Progress

Author : Connor Franta

Genre : Memoir

My Rating : Star Rating (4/5)

This fascinating memoir portrays the journey of Connor Franta. Yep, our very own Mr Frantastic. Known for his artsy nature, his inspirational videos, imaginative thinking and coffee addiction, he digs deeper and connects with his true self, and then, he shares his journey with his audience.

Connor is humorous in his own way. The chatty nature of his videos comes forward in this novel. The first thing I felt when I started reading this novel was that it actually felt like I was watching one of Connor’s videos. I could see him say the things he was writing, I could hear him smile while he wrote about his childhood, and shared with us letters…

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Dubai Adventures| Day 1


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Hey Guys!

I visited Dubai in October 2014 and am here to write a travelogue/travel guide on a day to day basis!

So, on the first day, we landed in Dubai early in the morning (sometime around 5:30). Our hotel was in a beautiful location, and walking distance from the Dubai Museum and best of all, walking distance to a metro station!

After resting for a bit, my parents and I went out for a little stroll. We walked down to Meena Bazaar, gawked at shops and enjoyed the hustle bustle and the fast pace of the city. We then booked ourselves a a Desert Safari from a Tourist Information Centre. The 4×4 drive car picked us up from the hotel and then we went Dune Bashing. Dune bashing was one of the best experiences I have had, ever.

We then stopped for some sunset photography in the…

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Dubai Desert Safari | Dubai Travelogue


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Hey guys!

I visited Dubai in October 2014 and have finally sat down to go through the huge lot of video footage, photographs and written content that I had saved with me for over 6 months! I will be posting a travelogue and bits and pieces from this trip every once in a while on here!

On the first day, I visited the Meena Bazaar in Dubai (didn’t really shop there) and the Dubai Museum. Come evening, my parents and I went on a Desert Safari! Here’s a short video I compiled of the fun things from the Desert Safari (I’m practically a YouTuber now) !

Cheers
Srish. xx

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LIEBSTER AWARD (again?!?!)


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Hey guys!

When I heard my phone ding with a new notification I never expected it to be a nomination for the Liebster Award! It is given by one blogger to the other blogger on the internet, in a way to appreciate new talent and to sensitize other bloggers about new bloggers. I had received one of these nominations last year for my other blog, and I’m happy to be nominated again! :)

I’ll write this post following the Rules of this blooging award, and here they go!

1st Rule – Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.

Thank you so much Lara,My Everlasting Tales for nominating me for the Liebster award and seeing potential. It is these little acknowledgments that make me want to keep writing. It is amazing to know that you like Collen Hoover’s writings as well! It…

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Maybe Someday | Book Review


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Maybe Someday, Book Review! Hope you like it :D

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“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”

Hey Guys!

I spent the majority of my yesterday, engrossed in a novel called ‘Maybe Someday’. It is a novel written by one of my recent favourite authors, Colleen Hoover.

Novel : Maybe Someday

Author : Colleen Hoover

Genre : Romance/Contemporary Romance

My Star Rating : Star Rating (4/5)

Here is a link for Goodreads, that gives a better synopsis than I ever could (considering the fact that I may just reveal all the interesting details, if given the opportunity).

Personally, after reading Slammed and Point of Retreat I became a fan of Colleen Hoover’s writing. Her writing style is easy, cheerful, it is usually in alternating perspectives but uses first person speech, and she uses her gift of poetry really well.

You go through the emotions that characters are going through. You…

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UNIVERSITY LIFE| #2.1 What To Carry? Day University


Hey Guys! At times it is confusing to know how much and what all you should carry when you just start the University. It is difficult also because, unlike school, nothing is given to you as written instructions. So if you go to a Day University or College, here is a list of essentials!

  • A backpack – Who said school bags are just for school?!

  • Subject Notebooks –  The type and number of notebooks is a personal choice. I like to carry a single 7 subject notebook for my 6 classes and I keep the seventh section for rough work or conferences that I attend. Some friends of mine, however, carry separate notebooks for every subject.

  • Your College ID – Make sure that you have your college ID with you at all times.

  • A watch – Always arrive to your classes in time, and if possible, at-least 3-5 minutes early. It not only helps create a good impression but also gives you enough time to settle down.

  • Camera (Phone’s camera)  – The journey that you take on in a university can only be experienced once in a lifetime and these pictures and videos will always be there with you to cherish these memories.

  • Water Bottle – You need to stay hydrated to retain energy.

  • Food/Snacks – The lucrative canteens and the delicious fast food joints usually become the abode for college students. However, it is essential to maintain a proper diet. So, you should try and carry something with you.

  • Umbrella – It allows flexibility to go from one place to other in changing weather conditions.

Hope this helped you out! All the luck for college! See you next time Srish. xx

Permanent Vacation


Hey Guys!

I hope you have been good. My end-terms have ended, and my University vacations start soon. I haven’t been so excited for a break in  a long time. Since, I do not have much to study, I have been hooked on youtube videos for the past two days.

5SOS sung their new song ‘Permanent Vacation’ for the first time in Lisbon on 4th May. If you like upbeat pop rock music, you will love it! Here is a link to the video (I found it on youtube):

Their stage presence is amazing! There is so much to learn from the way they manage a crowd! :)

Also, while listening to this, I found a video by Tobias Ward covering this song. This guy is truly amazing! You should check out his cover as well. Here’s a link :

After listening to his cover, I think I watched all his previous covers as well! He has a really beautiful voice and his guitar skills are on point!
If you see this Tobias, keep doing what you’re doing and all the best! :D

See you guys soon
(New University Life series post coming soon)

Cheers
Srish.xx