Bucket-List 2013 Week 1 – One item complete with few fun days

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Hello my dear blogger,

You know what, I can call myself a bucket-Lister now. And you know why because I have already started the adventure from yesterday. Sorry couldn’t give you update as I was busy with an awesome event I was attending and came home really late. Wait I will share all my fun with you of course.

Here you go first thing first – As you know I had finalized my bucket-list for 2013. If you don’t know yet then here is my adventurous and fun list for this year.

Bucket List for 2013

A little bit different and also another post about the fears I have in my life with a reflection of other reader’s experiences along with it.

My fears

So now you know what is my item number #46 ? Right ‘Have a schooner at Australia’s oldest pub: Fortune of War pub, Sydney‘.

And guess what I have done it…yippi…today. I thought why not cross of some easy and quick things during the week. But as you would know from my list of fears – one of them is to go to a bar or pub by myself. So here in this item it was not just one thing but two really. It was about completing the task and what made it more challenging was that I can’t  walk into a bar/pub by myself. So here I was avoiding to go there and end up working in office till 7 PM and finally thought to go home and leave this task for some other day. Then suddenly a thought came in my head – what if I just do it that way I will be able to cross of one item from my list and say that I have done it. And then I started walking to the oldest pub in Sydney – ‘Fortune of War pub’. And while going there I tried to be cool about the whole thing so started listening to music, although my brain kept telling me to go back as I was getting so nervous thinking what will I do there? Will I be able to even name the drink? I have of course been to many pub/bar but just not by myself. It was the longest path I ever walked to any pub I think. But as soon I got there, I smoothly entered there and ordered my drink. It was surprisingly smooth. As if I am just used to of going to pubs and drink by myself. Although a nervous feeling kicked again looking around and not seeing many girls and none of them were by themselves. But there were many guys by themselves. I don’t mind to talk to any stranger but this is not the kind of place I really prefer as people have different agendas and I was there just for my bucket-list and it could be a hard job to explain that to some one really drunk. But anyways I was lucky to get a call from my flatmate and I had company on phone and she couldn’t believe that I went to bar myself and couldn’t stop laughing. And it took me 30 minutes to finish my drink and then I finally took a train home. And the picture above is not from today as guess what I didn’t take any picture as that might have looked a bit too much – going to bar and taking pictures 😉

Now also few more awesome things happened today and yesterday. Let’s finish stories of today first. I was coming back home when I saw my next door neighbors sitting outside their house. I went inside feeling that I would like to get to know these people. I felt a but shy going to them and initiate a conversation at my own. But then the beer early this evening was handy. I went back and said hello to them and it turned out into a more than half hour session of laugh and get-to-know-each-other time that I just loved it. I then realized that I have awesome people living not far from me. So yes, sometimes if you feel something in your heart its worth doing it or at least giving it a go. I am just learning this as I have my own fears and hesitations. But this year I will set my soul free…lol…or at least try to do so.

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Martin Place – On the way to the bar!

Now time for the weekly item #50 – Do one thing new each week

What could I have done? Guess..oh just take a wild guess…alright I will tell. I have been vegetarian all my life. Only recently I had chicken in the plane from Sri Lanka to India when they mixed my choice of meal and I didn’t want to stay hungry so I got myself into eating chicken. I should make it clear that I don’t have any religion restriction for the same as I am not religious. But its moreover my choice. So yesterday I was out with other people and they ordered steak. And I thought why not do this as new thing for the week. And I ordered it without knowing what it is exactly. Then one person in the group realized that I am vegetarian and they felt I might have ordered it by mistake but there I was not going to back out from it even after know what it was now. I wouldn’t say I liked it but at least now I know how it taste. It’s more about trying new things and opening my senses to things and tastes, smells, feelings and a lot more this year. I still prefer vegetarian food but now I can survive no matter where I go as I have removed that hesitation from inside me.

Item Number #50 – Overcome one fear

This is an area where I have been working upon more than one fears at the moment. You can check them out in my list of fears. Here they are:

  1. Fear of loneliness
  2. Fear of boredom
  3. Fear of rejection
  4. Fear of unknown

I am working on my first two fears by staying happy and comfortable with my own company at home. I write and try to lessen the feeling of not being able to do anything when at home by relaxing and writing and then listen to my heart and do something fun if I feel like. Not by planning but more spontaneous I would say.

Third one (rejection) is something I am working upon as well by reasoning the reason for others reaction or behavior and also by not taking things personally. I can notice the difference in small things now which is a good sign. But you know what I am not even feeling that people are rude as I am trying to put myself into their shoes. But of-course it will take some time.

Versatile Blogger Award

I’m very honored to receive the Versatile Blogger Award. I’ve been on here for only 3 months so I’m kinda amazed! It means a lot to me and it inspires me to keep going!

My very special thanks goes to Evez (http://gesundheitsuze.wordpress.com). She is a very talented blogger. I want to say a massive thank you to her. If you haven’t been on her blog yet, please have a look as she has amazing posts on it!

The rules:

  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you. – Thanks again Evez (http://gesundheitsuze.wordpress.com)
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — include a link to their site

I nominate the following blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award because they are creative, thoughtful and simply worth a visit. Please note that I can only pick 15 otherwise I could see creativity everywhere to be honest 🙂

  1. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com
  2. http://malcolmscorner.wordpress.com
  3. http://insearchofperfect.com
  4. http://junsjazzimages.wordpress.com/
  5. http://illbeoutinaminute.com
  6. http://thiyaku.wordpress.com/
  7. http://krahnpix.com
  8. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com
  9. http://maedetera.wordpress.com
  10. http://ourcloudlounge.com/
  11. http://imaginecontinua.wordpress.com/
  12. http://eldinsmilleart.wordpress.com/
  13. http://lepiratelife.com/
  14. http://julieriso.wordpress.com/
  15. http://tinkerbellproject.com/

Many congratulations to all 🙂

  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Here are few random things about me:

  1. I love adventure in the sky, for example sky diving, bungy jumping, flying
  2. I am one of the crazy people who usually go to another two countries (Singapore and Bangkok) even on 5 days holidays and travel 9 cities in a new countries in 7 days (Sri Lanka)
  3. I am lovely to talk to and easy to be friend with but don’t like very showy people as in who think very highly of themselves
  4. I like learning new things and very open to new ideas in life whatever can make life better and more adventurous
  5. I want to hold few citizen-ships around the world although not sure how as it will make me feel more global 😉
  6. I would like to own a plane one day – this is one of the dreams so don’t you dare laugh 😉
  7. Last thing is that this award took me by surprise as it was like a icing on the cake when I received it after being liked by a good amount of audience as a new blogger

Hug Award

Thank you so much Michael (http://eyedancers.wordpress.com) for nominating me for this award. It’s amazing to know that some one really appreciates your writing and motivating you with such a nice award. I highly encourage everyone to visit her wonderful website!

HOPE UNITES GLOBALLY -The ‘Hug Award’

Following is information on the HUG Award . . .

Hope Unites Globally – HUG Award Guidelines.

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.com,which promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.So far I have been nominated for this award twice but could not mention it on my blog before as I was travelling and had no proper connectivity to internet. Hence I will be posting the same soon. I am so happy to get this award that I never ever had any idea that existed before started blogging. It is such a good way to show your appreciation for the blogs we like. Once again thanks a lot dear Michael (http://eyedancers.wordpress.com).
The HUG Award©

is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they:  Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness;Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness
recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.
is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.
These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

I would like to nominate the following websites for the HUG Award.  Each of these blogs, in their own unique way, brings something worthwhile and special to the world.  I very much hope you will settle in and browse through their sites!

http://fortravelssake.net/
http://sonuduggal.wordpress.com/
http://pflead73.wordpress.com/
http://jesterN2yx.wordpress.com
http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/
http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/
http://sanctuaryatbilgola.wordpress.com/
http://parth893.wordpress.com/
http://louisepack.wordpress.com/
http://pinkandfreetobeme.wordpress.com/
Here are seven things about myself . . .
1. I am a traveler by soul
2. I used to be a competitor and now am just a lover of life that does not compete with any one but herself if required, but that does not mean  that I am lazy 😉
3. I have been trying to find a world of meaning as of now and will post you once I find it
4. My beliefs have changed and now I think its important to live one day at a time
5. I come from India and live in Australia so have taste of both world. From heart I am still and India but my love lies for Australia
6. I love people but like to have my own company as well at times because I know I am smart and can handle things at my own at times, still would say there are many souls who have guided me in my life and have supported me during different phases of my life
7. I love scuba diving, bush walking, movies (love of my life), music and many other common things

Also here are some more things about me that I have posted in my blog as part of another award (https://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/sunshine-award-thank-you-cristi) and ‘About Me’ section in my own blog (https://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/about/)

Thanks once again to all for all your support and visit to my blog!

Keep blogging!