BIBPC the Fifth, Category Seven (Time is Bugging Me)

Seven. That means the end is near.
Mm… that came out wrong.

So apparently this is the seventh category of BIBPC and there are… *counts* zero categories left. Wow. Time is annoying. Fast and annoying. Like bugs.

Uh… that doesn’t matter. What matters is that Pineapple now has 607 points and hasn’t lost the lead. Yaaaaay. *confetti*

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This time’s category was¬†Tiny.Read More »

Dark and Light

The cold breath of the moonlight
Ran its fingers through my hair,
The dark sky speckled with silver
Exhaled its fragrance in the air.

When I thought about that moment
As I lay awake at night,
I realised stars couldn’t shine without darkness
But could they shine without their light?

Books, Flowers etcetera// BIBPC the Fifth, Category Three

Yesterday a friend and I decided to have a little photography session, just for a change. Then again, the third category for BIBPC was out, so I thought I’d have some fun.

We found this neat grassy area for a backdrop and laid out books. There were little flowers of white and violet, so that was a bonus. I bid my time experimenting with the 50mm lens, my favourite of the lot.

And, miracle of miracles, I got a shot worthy of putting here.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, was my expedition with the books and the camera bag. The focus is a little off, maybe I could’ve done with a couple tweaks, but this is good enough, I suppose.

Now, because I didn’t think it very wise to put it in the middle of my little story, the current status of team Pineapple.

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We’re second to Watermelon right now, lagging by three points, but we’ll catch up. ūüėČ I also put in some extra pictures for the last category for the people who didn’t enter one, so we should be okay.

*UPDATE*

Extra Pictures:

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from my book review of The Song From Somewhere Else

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a page from my sketchbook

Also, I’ve got a bit of news! I’ve created a page especially for BIBPC which you can find here. The pictures will be exclusive of the story and other things I may happen to blab about in my regular BIBPC posts, so in case you’d just like a look at my pictures you can get them there.

Have a great day!

mukta

BIBPC the Fifth, Category One

Hello. It’s been long.

So maybe I’ve taken a lot of breaks and have grown tired of apologizing for that, so maybe I’ve missed more than I’ve wanted to, but does it really matter now that it’s done?

But I think what’s worth apologizing for is the constant change of design. Weird of me how I could find the time to keep re-designing this place but not to post. This one’s staying, though. Unless I lose my head again.

Today I have my first entry for Megan‘s photography contest, BIBPC. I took part last time too, and it was fun and very well organized. I’m in team Pineapple this time, and that’s nice because it was my first preference. We’ve got some really good photographers too, and I can hardly wait to see how we turn out to perform!

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The first category was Fruit. This is the picture I decided to stick with.Read More »

Feelings are a Part of Being Human

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That’s a revolutionary, evergreen, and overused sentence. There are so many reasons to smile, and smiling can make someone’s day.

But we all can agree that there are emotions in the world ranging far and wide, and there’s no person who can say that he can always be happy, unless he’s lived in a giant milk carton¬†all his life.

If that’s you, you have no excuse to read this.¬†Shoo.Read More »

Let’s Take a Ride Through My Head

 

Year

I did a fair lot of writing, reached 80 followers, found some cool blogs, made myself a button, had some decent post ideas and got to unleash my poetic side by getting involved in NaPoWriMo. But then I thought… Why do people read the stuff I write? Many other bloggers have had this thought, and now it’s my turn. *shrugs*

There are some rather noticeable things about my blog. One thing is, my about page doesn’t reveal much about me. So I have decided it’s time for you to get to know me better. It’s time I told you who I am. Are you ready for the bumpiest mind-ride you’re ever going to have?Read More »

Happy New Day

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I know I’m insane as much as you do, but yes.
I don’t approve of new year resolutions because they don’t help me in any way.

The whole point of resolutions is to¬†implement things that can make the year better. At least, that’s what most people think. But they don’t seem to figure that¬†aiming at something too far to reach, especially when it is a resolution, is not very likely to be accomplished.

When you make unreachable promises, you become subject to sheer pressure. That makes you subconsciously think that it is a job. Now, resolutions are supposed to be things we want to do, not things we have to do. This pressure makes the task tedious, and WHO wants to do something excessively ambitious and boring?

It isn’t bad to have ambitious goals. But I have been wondering why people think change¬†is only needed when the new year begins.

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Every day is new.

A small, easy-to-accomplish goal set for each day is way better than an unreachable, overambitious new year resolution.

The dawn of a new day is worth celebrating. It is worth remembering that god has given us a precious life, of which every day is valuable. So why not give Him a promise, a resolution, that you will do something new everyday?

Learning something every day doesn’t mean pouring over school books, trying to scrape out something you don’t know to add to your brain’s contents. Doing something else, something you haven’t done before is also¬†a part of learning.

So today, I resolve to

  • Go cycling.
  • Do a bit of watercolor painting.
  • Write poetry.
  • Practice hand lettering.
  • Hunt for new fonts.
  • Learn new Photoshop techniques.

New day resolutions don’t have to change your life.¬†They just have to be things you want to include in your routine and will go against all odds to accomplish.

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Will YOU resolve to do something today?
Have you ever been under serious resolution pressure?

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Let’s Face it. NaPoWriMo is Here.

I’m not sure whether I’m going to EXPLODE with excitement or drown with nervousness, but it’s a fact.

NaPoWriMo is here.

I know you very conveniently found out, owing to the title, but I put that in for the sake of extra drama.

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In a frank jumble of words, NaPo is awesomely scary. For me, anyway. That’s because I am not, and will never be, able to force poetry out of myself. It just comes naturally, and though it doesn’t always turn out the way I expect it to, I can’t sit down and bully myself to write.

Most writers will have had that true and unavoidable experience.

I’m going to participate. Though no one is compelling me to and I’m scared out of my wits, I’m going to. The NaPo guys have poetry prompts every day, so it hopefully won’t be as terrifying and I expect, and as a NaPo newbie, I’d love to know what some more elderly (muhahaha the sarcasm) NaPo-ers find the April stress. Do you guys manage to get through it? HOW??

So here’s the page in which I’m going to be posting all my poems. I have a feeling that this month is not going to be quite as ordinary. Do you think so too?

And Mukta would like to give you assurance that she will try very hard to write a poem every day and Mukta will also be a loyal and faithful bloggy friend.

Mukta is a good elf, you see.

Are you going to participate in NaPoWriMo?
Do you find it difficult?
Can you elderly guys give me some survival tips??

Yours,
Mukta, the free elf