January 24th, 2022 – Unbelievable

Recently I read somewhere that saying something is unbelievable donates a lack of imagination on our part!

But some things are so outrageous that we simply cannot believe that it is actually happening. Take, for instance, the erroneous belief of some people that;

a) Covid is a hoax

b) Vaccination against Covid are dangerous and can kill people

c) They don’t need to take precautions against Covid, like wearing a mask, keeping their distance, or getting vaccinated

If these were poor, uneducated people of a third-world country, like mine, this can be put down to ignorance. But poor people of my country are getting vaccinated, (mostly) wearing masks, and are following government guidelines to stay safe.

It’s the privileged people of developed countries ( some, not all) who in their arrogance and not ignorance are taking this stance. If I say that it is unbelievable that people can be so stupid to reject reality in favor of unplausible theories, I wouldn’t be off the mark!

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s word; Unbelievable is given to us by J-Dub

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January 23rd, 2022- Surviving disappointment

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”


If all our desires were fulfilled
We would never appreciate
The true value of failure
If we never suffered disappointments
We would become self-satisfied buffoons
For the value of a bump in the road can only be appreciated
In hindsight
Failure or a disappointment is the best teacher
That we encounter in our journey of life

Surviving failure makes us wiser and better
Overcoming disappointments grounds us and
Readies us with realistic expectations in future!


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Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s prompt; Surviving was given to us by Wendy

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January 22nd, 2022- JusJoJan+SoCS- Icing on the cake?

I am not fond of icing on the cake! Provided the cake is tasty on its own. And if it’s not good enough to eat on its own, eating it with super sweet and calorie-rich icing is just pointless.

There are a few instances where icing is a must to enhance the flavor of something that already tastes good! For example, cream cheese icing on red velvet cake/ cupcake. Or a fruit compoté on top a cheesecake, and I wouldn’t call it icing, except in the broader sense of the meaning.

As for brownies, I don’t call a brownie with even a chocolate glaze, a brownie. A brownie is soft, fudgy, and has no icing on the top.

Written for Linda’s SoCS and JusJoJan

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and my very first birthday-Stream-of-Consciousness-Saturday is: “icing on the cake.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “icing on the cake.” Enjoy!

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January 21st, 2022 – Mission

In the years past I was a woman on a mission. That was the time I was doing a diet called Keto! I started Keto when my doctor informed me that I am pre-diabetic! This news galvanised me into taking some strict action and after doing some research, I came to the conclusion that a Keto lifestyle would be ideal for me.

During the time I was doing Keto diet, my mission was to try to convince anyone willing to listen that it was the best possible kind of diet as one didn’t need to starve to lose weight. Suffice to say that this zeal lasted till I was able to follow the diet myself.

My passion for this diet fizzled out when I had to undergo cholecystectomy ( gall bladder removal surgery) and my doctor told me to stay away from keto as it is basically based on having just fats and proteins and no carbs.

It is a strange phenomenon that when I find something that I feel is beneficial for me, I try to convince my family and friends to try it too. Is it only me or do you experience these feelings too?

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s prompt; Mission, was given to us be Fandango

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January 20th, 2022 – Looking

What are you looking for?
Aimlessly wandering around
Trying to remember what it was
That made you get up and venture out
It was just a few minutes ago that
You had a purpose, a quest
But now you find your mind blank
Totally at a loss to that mission
That made you come all the way to the kitchen?

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This happens to me so many times and I think I’m not alone in having these moments of feeling lost! I guess I’ve written about it before as well. A sort of recurring theme!

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s word, Looking comes from Di of Pensitivity

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January 19th, 2022- Helpline?

I’m sure we all have had this experience when calling the (un-)help-line. If they were truthful, the conversation would go something like this;

Ok, let me put you on hold for 15 minutes, then when I come back, I’ll transfer you to somebody that can’t help either

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan and One Liner Wednesday

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January 17th, 2022 – Joy

You cannot be happy all the time but
You can have joy residing in your heart, always
You think happiness and joy are one and the same
There is a slight but significant difference between the two
Joy is the feeling that lives deep in the soul
It endures the trials and troubles of our daily lives
While happiness is its outward expression, coming and going
Try to find joy in your existence and hold onto it
Happiness will find you if you hold on to the joy

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Todays word, Joy, was given to us by ; Indieshe

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January 16th,2022- Ridiculous but fun!

How ridiculous is this;

Hmmm….. perhaps you haven’t had your coffee yet!
Spellcheck wasn’t enough here. Some mistakes need proper attention!
The caption says it all!
Really! How convenient;)
I wonder what the students will learn here?
Slippery pedestrians are to be avoided at all costs! And cows should be taught how to open gates!
I think they should learn it first!

Written for JusJoJan, hosted by Linda

Today’s prompt word- Ridiculous is given to us by Lauren

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January 15th,2022 – Rainy days

On my last visit to Lahore, we had a lot of rainy days. And unlike the usual winter rain which falls quietly and gently, there was a loud downpour this year. The country was experiencing a dry spell so the rain was very welcome. But when one is on vacation, it does makes life a bit inconvenient.

I was determined to go out, meet friends, shop, and eat out so we ignored the water from the sky and dashed around to do what we felt was more important than the fear of getting a bit wet!

At the end of the day, getting wet in the rain is a minor inconvenience as long as one doesn’t lose one’s head and slip in a puddle of water.

Now that would be bad!

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Written for Linda’s JusJoJan and SoCS

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy!

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