Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Z" for "Zombie like" and "Zzzzzzzzzzzz"

This is not another horror story continuing from H Howls Horror! This is just my state of mind as of now. I am sleep deprived. I am exhausted and I need a break. This time it was no mean feat to finish the A to Z 2014 posts  as I started working and was shuttling between two cities Bangalore and Hyderabad. In midst of hectic schedule, frequent travels and also many other personal chores I DID IT. Yay ! I finished the challenge. I did not just finish for the heck of it. I knew many bloggers, whom I religiously read and acknowledged their posts. The best part of A to Z is knowing new people and nourishing your writing skills. I didn't mind becoming a zombie as the journey was definitely fruitful. Of course there have been disappointments many times as many don't bother to visit the blog even if you read and encourage them, but this culture is prevalent from times immemorial, hence I did not bother. Moreover people need patience to actually read , feel connected and then comment . I know all this needs time hence I ignored the fact that many don't have ample time to visit , read and comment.

As of now I am sitting in Bangalore and writing from home finally feeling relieved that the challenge is over. I can BREATHE now and I can finally eat proper food by cooking :P . By the way I never like zombie or vampire movies .They are plain silly. Go Goa Gone is the first zombie movie ever made in India and I actually laughed a lot watching the silly / stupid movie. A group of friends go to an island in Goa on a holiday and in a series of unexpected events many turn to zombies on that island. The plot is, how they escape from the island and how they destroy zombies. The movie has many goof ups. I liked the slapstick humor where as few viewers didn't!

Anyway coming to the point this post is just to say that I will take the much deserved lonnnnng break from the blogging and just zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I mean sleep. Icing on the cake is I am going to Kerala tomorrow. Yipeeeee. I can't think of any other better option to unwind, relax and forget A to Z , blogging , bloggers, office and everything. I am going to Munnar - Alleppey and will be back on May 5th. Munnar has been my dream destination and I am so excited that I am finally going there. As Alleppey will be hot we will be staying in the AC house boat!
Yes the breath taking Munnar. Image source - here
Boat house in Allepey
So friends adieu ! I will always remember all those who supported me in this challenge ---  The A to Zers , my parents , bro and my husband. A special mention to people who read my posts even if they are not on the FB group! A BIG THANKS to them .Special thanks to my Mommy for the guest post. Bye bye folks! See ya on the other side. Stay fit and healthy and keep blogging :-* Finally a good bye song for you all from an old movie -Raju Ban gaya gentleman where Shahrukh Khan is saying bye to all his friends. Try this song even if you don't understand lyrics. I am sure you will feel it. I am already dancing in joy as the challenge ended. It is a cute and a straight from the heart song! Alvida means bye :)


This is  my finale post (26th post) for  A to Z challenge 2014. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

60 comments:

  1. A much deserved congrats on finishing the challenge with flying colors.

    And now we can sleep!

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    1. Thanks for reading most of my posts.
      I finally got time to read all comments and even respond back :)
      thanks Dee

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  2. Heyy...congratulations on finishing the challenge girl. I am si jealous of your vacation. Wish I could take one too :-(
    But you deserve it well. And what better place than Munnar. Have fun, come back and make us jealous with the pictures ;-)

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    1. Thanks ghata for religiously reading my posts. Ya I am still not able to come out of Munnar :(
      Back from vacation and depressed :-/ !
      Dont b Jealous. U can soon plan when the kid grows up a bit :)

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  3. Congratulations Afshan on completing the A-Z... Enjoy your well deserved vacation... Munnar and Alappey are both heavenly...

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    1. Ya Preethi. Thanks for ur time on my blog
      both r heavenly but alleppey was sweltering ! Still had fun

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  4. Congratulations, Afshan, on completing the A to Z challenge, in spite of all the hurdles in your way. If it ended up making you a sleep deprived zombie, it was still worth it, and we wouldn't miss it for the world. Take care, girl. Have a fantastic holiday and come back super charged and refreshed. Will catch you on the other side.

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    1. Thanks a bunch for reading most of my posts cynth. Yep I looked like Zombie but I attained Nirvana though I had more fun last year :) Thanks for all ur wishes!

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  5. You are coming to KERALA!!! It is bloody hot..but MUNNAR shall be cooool and gorgeous!! Allepey would be sexy if your houseboat has AC :P

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    1. U kno what house boat's AC was switched on only in the evening 7. till then I was sweating madly !
      Thanks for ur statutory warning :)

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  6. This was such an enjoyable read, and I am not just speaking of SRK's song :) I too am glad that the challenge is over, and like you I am happy that I did it and that it was a very productive and fulfilling experience. Enjoy your vacation in Kerala and come back refreshed to write some more fun stuff :) And I too am not at all into zombie/vampire stuff, I just don't get it, if you know what I mean :) Congratulations on finishing the challenge successfully despite such a hectic schedule. Well done!

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    1. Till now not able to continue writing . Now I am leisurely replying to all and enjoying it :)
      I am super glad challenge is over. Thanks a lot for ur time on my blog and hearty congos to u too

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  7. Was going through your blog, it's really nice. Congratualtions on completing the atoz challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks Ipsita !
      I met u on the last day as it is tough to catch up with all posts !
      Congos to u too :) GOOD LUCK
      keep reading

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  8. Congrats! Glad you came on the other side of the challenge. Happy travels and enjoy Kerela!

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    1. Thanks Richa :) Congos to u too
      Thanks for the wishes

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  9. Congratulations Afshan!! Enjoyed reading your posts. Have a well deserved vacation and thank you once again for all your encouraging words on my posts!

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    1. Thanks Prathima. I enjoyed ur posts. Yours is one of the fav blogs in the challenge to me :) Congos to u too
      Thanks for the wishes

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  10. Rest a while, before you go & enjoy your much needed break in Munnar ! ENJOY !!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Vasudha, Challenge done and dusted :) and rested :( and now back to office

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  11. Phew ! That was so well done. Congratulations on finishing the challenge so successfully. I did A to Z last year and boy is it exhausting !

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    1. It sure is exhausting !
      Thanks a lot Ruch for ur lovely comments :)

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  12. Congratulations :) and Enjoy the vacation. I am sure the houseboat is going to be awesome. Do please post the travelogue :)

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    1. House boat was great but climate was not :(
      I will post the travelogue when I come back frm the vacation mode
      Exhausted !
      Thanks Deepa for reading many posts by me

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  13. I'm tired, too. Congrats on finishing the challenge and rest up.

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    1. Thanks Medeia. Thanks for reading my posts :)
      Congos to u too !

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  14. Congrats on completing the A-Z Challenge, from a fellow participant. We made it!

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    1. Thanks and congos to u too ! Hope u enjoyed the challenge :)

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  15. Congrats Afshan!! Take a break and enjoy! I'm exhausted and I don't want to look at my laptop for atleast a week...Finally it's over
    Z for Zen-Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Ya. It is over and now I am back to the same old dingy office :( !
      feels like traveling again :)
      It was good to see u reading most of my posts :) thanks and congos to u too

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  16. Wow you sound so thrilled to have finished the challenge! Congratulations! It was great to read your comments on my posts and posts written by you for a few days now.Have an awesome well deserved trip to Munnar :)
    At the moment, I feel like a zombie too...btw if you enjoyed the movie...I hope you know that the dialogues were written by actor Kunal Khemu who also was the lead role in the film.I loved it too ;)
    Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes you dropped for my son on my post.Do keep in touch...its was great connecting with you :)

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    1. was not aware that Kunal Khemu wrote the dialogues vinodini :0
      Thanks for informing that . I enjoyed the movie. Was surprised when many who enjoy crap in hollywood riddiculed this one :)
      Thanks for reading my LONG posts regularly . Congos to u too on finishing the challenge.
      Keep in touch

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  17. Same feeling here Afshan. You are a champion and the much needed break. Love Go Goa Gone. Whatta superb movie:) It was exhaustive and feels like end of exams:) Yayyy! Yipiieee! We've done it:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal :)
      ya exam feeling is guaranteed that too in the month of April !
      Tc
      Congos to u too

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  18. Hooray and congratulations! You did a beautiful job! I loved meeting you and learned so much from you! Have a wonderful break and come back refreshed!
    all best wishes, dear Afshan, from jean xox
    PS: great song! :)

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    1. Thanks for being on my blog every day ! That was a big boost :) U elaborately read and commented on every post ! That is a blissful feeling

      Thanks
      Love
      Afshan

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  19. You surely deserve a huge pat on your back Afshan. The challenges of your schedule you faced were tough indeed. And yet you finished the A2Zchallenge. You impress me.

    I know I haven't read you as frequently as I wanted to, but trust me I will read every post now.

    Take care!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the Pat Dagny ! ya it was too challenging this time and it is perfectly alright :) I know every one's schedule is tight :)

      TC
      keep in touch

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  20. Sorry I did not find you until today as well. Enjoy your vacation and do not allow your brain to be eaten! Thanks for visiting me and commenting!

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    1. YA it gets tough to read toooo many blogs !
      Thanks for ur wishes. U too enjoy the break from A to Z

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  21. Kudos!! YOu have dunnit, and the way it should be!! Learnt a lot from you, and your discipline and love towards your blog. Stay in touch.

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    1. Learning a lot from me :-o Now thats a huge compliment Arpita :)
      Thanks a lot . Defntly boosts my ego
      Will surely stalk u ;)

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  22. Congrats on completing the challenge. I am sure we all need a break. Just noticed today, that you are from Bangalore, I am too, though I am not staying there currently.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and reading some of the stories. I would appreciate it if you would take a few moments to vote for your favorite ones.
    http://peeekaaabooo.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-z-challenge-wrap-up.html

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    1. I am from Bangalore but working in Hyd for now !
      Where ru staying ?
      Will read ur posts soon :) Good to know u !

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  23. YAAAYYY, and its done and over with :) Great work, I have to say :)

    P.S: Have been a silent reader :P

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    1. Thanks for reading me :)
      Thanks for acknowledging now

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  24. Congrats Afshan on completing the challenge. I was mentally exhausted too. Trying to catch up with everyone's posts now.

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    1. Thanks Suzy. Same here. This time I atleast need a 15 days leave to get back to blogging :)
      Take care
      Thanks for reading and encouraging me

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  25. And you finished the challenge - yay! Hope you get some rest. The photos are gorgeous :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot. These photos r googled but I clicked too many :)
      Ya rested and now back to work

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  26. Congratulations on surviving the Challenge! I'm so glad I met you through it!

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    1. Thanks Dyanne
      Cant thank U enough for spending time on each of my posts and reading them thoroughly and not just for the heck of it.
      Thanks a lot

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  27. Completing the challenge needs some dedication...hats off to you.

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    1. Thanks Janu <3
      Loved meeting u in mid of the challenge or rather by end of it. That was like A to Z celeb to me
      Congos to u too

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  28. I am a zombie when I am hungry. You must look at me when I fast. I walk like a dead person.

    And zzzzzzzz is among the few things I love. I can sleep anytime.

    Congrats on completing the challenge.

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    1. :) haha am a zombie on many occasions :P
      :D zzzzzzzz is the much needed thing to forget every thing
      Thanks for ur wishes Saru !

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  29. That was great timing for such an awesome vacation right after the challenge! Congo for finishing so successfully!

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    1. Thanks Rosh !
      Thanks for always reading me . Congos to u too <3

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  30. Yayy Afshan! We did it. I hope you are having a good vacation. :)

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  31. Congratulations on completing the A-Z. I hope you have a lovely holiday :)

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