Thursday, July 18, 2013

Memorabilia-XIV: Why Do You Like Me?

Day 18 of "2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge" : Why Do You Like Me?


More than 17 years ago, I asked that same question to all my friends in school - "Why Do You Like Me?"

Just a month or so before we were about to pass out from school, when most students are usually bugging their friends about filling their "slam books", I was going up to each one of them individually, and shoving one of these spiral notebooks under their nose, asking them to write in it why they liked me!



Some were amused, some were most irritated, I know! :P But, they all wrote something for me. And over the years, this collection of "testimonials" has traveled with me wherever I went. You can perhaps get an idea of how important these testimonials are to me, when I tell you that during our relocation to Jaipur, these two spiral pads were not sent in the truck along with the rest of our stuff. Instead, they came with me, in the bag holding the rest of our important documents (bank passbooks, passport, certificates etc.)! Yupp!

You know why these handwritten notes from my friends are so priceless for me?

If you're familiar with the verbiage of Harry Potter series, then you can best relate to these notes as a part of my very own Patronus-charm. These two pads are the ultimate pick-me-ups for me... the last resort... kind of like corticosteroids in the modern medical world. I take them out in those rare cases of extreme blues, when nothing else seems to work to lift up my spirits.

Took pictures of some of the pages... parts of pages, rather... and made this little collage. If you find it difficult to read these notes here, you can simply right-click on the image and open in new tab to view it in larger size.



So why am I sharing these with you today?

Well, we're having our very first IndiBlogger Blog Awards this year (You know, just like the Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards etc.?) and I have nominated my blog in the category of "Personal blogs". The nomination page has a Facebook comment box where our readers can leave testimonials for our blogs.

These testimonials will not help me win anything, as they have an independent jury (with people like Rajiv Makhni, Gul Panag, Rashmi Bansal and Roshan Abbas) to judge the nominations, but they will inspire and motivate me like no award ever could!

So please spare a couple of minutes to visit this link and let me know why you like my blog - miss_teerious!

Whether you're a fellow blogger, or an email subscriber, or even if you just come here to play games! If you have an account on Facebook, please do let me know this once... whatever you like about this space.

Is it the content, or the originality, or my writing style? Has my blog ever inspired you or touched you in any way? Do you find it easy to navigate and access my content here? Do you find it easy to connect with me and interact with me if you wanted to?

You just need to leave your comment on this link via your Facebook account. That's all.

Please don't feel shy. Your words might just prevent me from sending this blog into a coma yet again! :)


Here's more in Memorabilia!



This is my 18th post for 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "A Decade Of Blogging"


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10 comments:

Reema Sahay said...

How can I forget those slam books! When I first heard about them, I searched for it long and wide. I had a very cute one. And honestly, those were also quite handy when you wanted to know what your crush thought about you ;-)

mytakeoneverything9 said...

All the best for the awards Chicky!! :)

and the whole testimonial idea is cute!

SuKupedia ™ :) :) said...

oh the slam books.. i have mine too but now at home not here with me :( .. and look at those handwritings ya.. typical school wala writing no :D :D .. one even looked like mine :P :P

I also have all this treasured.. loved this post :)

Smita said...

Done dona done done!!! :D

ANd ya u reminded me of my scrap book...I will have to dig it out :)

the little princess said...

i have one like this too.... and it's filled with heartwarming comments and notes from my friends! i know exactly how it feels to read it again and again!

will do that for u..and u'll find my link on the top right hand corner of my blog.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Of course Reema, they had *that* use as well! :D
Do you still have your slam book?

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks pixie! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Ya Suku... typical school waali writing! Ab to I doubt most of us will be able to write so much... we're so used to typing! I guess that particular set of muscles that was used in writing, will go into oblivion after another decade or so!
Do get your slam book next time you visit home na. Will love to read what your friends wrote about you years ago. :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hahahah! Thanks Smita! :D
Yeah DO dig it out! And then post all the juicy tid-bits from it on your blog! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@the little princess - Aren't those notes just priceless? :D :D :D

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