26.6.10

The Power of Three

Here's a little tag I decided to borrow from Psych Babbler- What attracted me to it was the title- it reminded me of Charmed. So here it is.

3 Famous names of mine
  1. Mags
  2. Maggie
  3. Mowgli (lol)
3 Things that scare me
  1. Most insects/reptiles
  2. Losing someone I love
  3. Awkward situations
3 Things that make me smile
  1. Good photos (no matter who clicked them)
  2. Cameras (I always want more!)
  3. Bangkok (I ♥ that place!)
3 Things that I love
  1. Vacations
  2. Sleeping in
  3. My Parents & friends
3 Things that I hate
  1. Nosey strangers
  2. Litterers
  3. Getting hurt (physically or emotionally)
3 Things I don't understand
  1. Small mindedness
  2. Pathological liars
  3. That some human being like economics!
3 Things I can't do
  1. Dance (never tried it. Too self conscious)
  2. Drive (But I really want to learn!)
  3. Kill critters/pests
3 Things I think you should listen to
  1. Your parents (In the end, they're right at least 80% of the time!)
  2. Music... lots of it
  3. me!
3 Shows I watched as a kid
  1. Xena: Warrior Princess
  2. The Powerpuff Girl
  3. Scooby Doo
3 Things I want in a relationship
  1. Trust
  2. Honesty
  3. Stability
Numbers 1 & 2 on my favourite fictitious characters list.
3 Things of the opposite sex that appeal to me
  1. Expressive eyes
  2. Sense of humor
  3. Respect for women
3 Favourite fictitious characters
  1. Xena
  2. Gabrielle
  3. Jesus
3 of my favourite hobbies
  1. Blogging
  2. Photography
  3. Sleeping
3 Beverages I drink regularly
  1. Water
  2. Coffee (cappuccinos preferably) ☕
  3. Bacardi Breezer
3 Things I like about myself
  1. My vast knowledge
  2. My independence
  3. The fact that I'm so head strong
3 Things I hate about myself
  1. My ability to jump to conclusions (sometimes too quick!)
  2. My impatience (about almost everything)
  3. The fact that I can be too much of an impulse buyer
3 Things I am wearing right now
  1. Spectacles
  2. Silver Jewelry
  3. Scrunchie
2 Truths and 1 Lie (You choose)
  1. I love Twilight (book series)
  2. I am not religious
  3. I dream of owning a vespa
3 People I pass this tag to
  1. You
  2. You
  3. And lastly you!

♥,
Magali

22.6.10

Inside Vizhinjam Lighthouse [Photo]

I'm not at all in the mood to post something long so I thought I'd do the next best thing- post a photo!
So here's a photo of my parents when we were in Vizhinjam lighthouse at Kovalam, Kerala.
I loved how the spiral staircase looked & wanted to capture it.
Mom & Dad inside Vizhinjam lighthouse.
So what do you think?


xo


15.6.10

Time to get back to snail mail

I'm not sure when exactly I first got the urge to have a pen pal. Probably when I was in primary school & was discovering the fact that I loved writing.

And the urge kept re-emerging over the years. I took to the internet, but no matter how much I googled (with different keywords!) all I got was shady looking websites with even shadier looking users.

But just a few days ago I was blog hopping & I came across a wonderful blog where I found something called The Penpal Project. Just leaving a comment on the post can get you a penpal!
After all this social media & blog this & twitter that, it would be great to have a friend to actually write to.

I've already been matched up, my Penpal is Alexis & she lives in the US.

I am just so excited and nervous about this whole thing! So head on over there if you want to get a real penpal (Do it only if you're serious!)
I've yet to exchange any letters (as a matter of fact I haven't even thought about what to write.) But I feel oh-so-optimistic & happy about this!
I only hope mail doesn't get lost in transition:


Magali

Footnote [Dec 4th 2011]: Sadly I got a lot of spam due to putting my email out in the open on a post like that. Also again my penpal & me exchanged a few letters but then we just stopped, we both got busy with life I guess?
Anyway if you read the bottom of the Penpal project post you will see that now there is a google group if you're interested in being a part of it. I think it was a wonderful experience & I would definitely recommend it.

9.6.10

Day by Day (Project 365)

Day 1 - Mumbai Metro: Work in Progress.
UPDATE: I'm proud to say that my project 365 blog can be found at http://365.magalic.com !

Remember a few posts ago I mentioned something new I was up to but didn't wanna unveil it yet? I'm ready to let it out of the box now.
Day 10 -  Death can be
Beautiful too!
Have you heard of Project 365? If you haven't shame on you!
It's basically a photography project where you post one photo a day. Every day. For an entire year. And the photo had to have been taken that day itself. (It's like a picture diary for an entire year!)
Day 8 - Let there be light
And I didn't keep this all a secret earlier because I was being secretive or anything. It's just that I did research before I started. And it's hard. Really hard. I've seen people skipping days or just stopping at day 43. Or sometimes they just post old pictures.

When I took it up, I knew it would be difficult. But also terribly rewarding. But I was scared I would stop in the initial days itself. I honestly don't know whether I'll make it till the and. But I'm prepared to try.
You can check out the project 365 blog here: Day by Day.
 It's been 10 days now & I figured it's time to let the cat out of the bag!
So that's that.
Wish me luck!



7.6.10

The life tag.

Saw this tag on the internet. I love the concept behind it (randomness!)
  1. Graduated high school.
  2. Kissed someone.
  3. Smoked a cigarette.
  4. Got so drunk you passed out.
  5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.
  6. Collected something stupid.
  7. Gone to a rock concert.
  8. Helped someone.
  9. Gone fishing.
  10. Watched four movies in one night.
  11. Lied to someone.
  12. Snorted cocaine.
  13. Smoked weed.
  14. Failed a subject.
  15. Been in a car accident.
  16. Been in a tornado.
  17. Watched someone die.
  18. Been to a funeral.
  19. Burned yourself.
  20. Run a marathon.
  21. Cried yourself to sleep.
  22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.
  23. Flown on an aeroplane.
  24. Cheated on someone.
  25. Been cheated on.
  26. Written a 10 page letter.
  27. Gone skiing.
  28. Been sailing.
  29. Cut yourself.
  30. Had a best friend.
  31. Lost someone you loved.
  32. Got into trouble for something you didn't do.
  33. Stolen a book from the library.
  34. Gone to a different country.
  35. Watched the Harry Potter movies.
  36. Had an online diary.
  37. Fired a gun.
  38. Gambled in a casino.
  39. Been in a school play.
  40. Been fired from a job.
  41. Taken a lie detector test.
  42. Swam with dolphins.
  43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
  44. Written poetry.
  45. Read more than 20 books a year.
  46. Gone to Europe.
  47. Loved someone you shouldn't have.
  48. Used a colouring book over age 12.
  49. Had a surgery.
  50. Had stitches.
  51. Taken a Taxi.
  52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.
  53. Been in a fist fight.
  54. Suffered any form of abuse.
  55. Had a pet.
  56. Petted a wild animal.
  57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it.
  58. Dyed your hair.
  59. Got a tattoo.
  60. Had something pierced.
  61. Got straight As.
  62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.
  63. Taken pictures with a webcam.
  64. Lost something expensive.
  65. Gone to sleep with music on.

I'd love to take this again in a couple of years to see how much more of this stuff I've done.
And anyone who reads this is tagged!


Cheers,