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How To Identify A Hero : Top 3 Traits Of A Good Superhero

“Don’t let another day go without being touched by the magic inside of you.”​ – Prem Rawat

By Durga Radhakris 

When you wake up in the morning, are you in good vibes? Wanting to avoid negativity at all costs, so excited, you’d jump out of your bed to find yourself ready to rock the day? Are you like “Superman” who is willing to help any person who is in danger or you want to show the fun of having a good superhero around, behaving like “Spiderman, the friendly neighbour? You would think, “With great power comes great responsibility,” or you imagine you’re “Ironman”, someone who never quits? 

Do you want to be extraordinary, like the Tamil heroes, saving innocent people from harm by hitting the villain to the ground? You admire the hero so much that you begin throwing cigarettes in the air, wanting it to land in your mouth but too bad, they end in the drains! You might even wish to be like the Tamil actor with unique heroism, “Rajini” sir! Maybe, here and then, you did try some of his cool tricks to prove you are a “Hero”?

Not only in the movies, but in real life, we fail to witness the real superheroes. It could be you. The superhero of optimism and enthusiasm or someone who does the little things that really count! You always find the good in everything around you even through the rough-tough, rainy days! How to know if you are a real superhero? Explore further the top three traits of a good superhero.

1. Positivity

A positive attitude wins even the bad days. Even in the worst scenarios, a superhero is a person who will rise early, look for solutions to every problem they encounter. They are beaming with positivity and cheer for the ones they love even when if they had just hit small wins out of real-life struggles. For them, the simple things in life end the happiest when they encourage the people around them to do better! They are in to make meaningful moments with their sense of charm and charisma. Maybe, you would have met people from all walks of life. Have you met a person who has so much positivity that they are amused when another person speaks ill of another? He or she has the right temperament and attitude set at any time of the day to look for more goodness instead of pulling others down to their chaos. 

2. Selfless

You aren’t the one to hold grudges. Instead, you prefer to spread selfless love and positivity. This means more than just saying the three words or sending out gifts on any occasion. You go the extra mile by bringing your family out for dinner, bringing home some good food or even protecting your loved ones when a stranger attacks your home. Your brave yet selfless side is, even more the reason for who you really are and how others look up to you. You show your love through kindness. You are the real you, all the time, the light at the end of the tunnel when one is down or needs your help.

While others may sometimes pretend to be something they aren’t, just to climb up the social ladder, you will always be authentic to yourself, showing people the real, unique you. While you are a confident and strong individual, you understand that there are moments when it’s better to lower your own sense of self-importance. You don’t believe that you are too good for anything or better than other people.

3. Kindness

Kindness is a godsend gift for you and is the basic trait behind most of your life habits. You don’t even give it a second thought when you are asked to help another person. Your motivation and hero instinct comes from the deep desire to help others. While there might be some things that scare you, that doesn’t mean you will back out from your responsibilities simply due to fear. The truth is, we all have our own fears but courage doesn’t mean we fear nothing. True courage is the voice that says, “I will do what I can as long as I’m alive.”

Rain or shine, you are a loyal friend! You would never turn your back on those who earned your trust. A superhero not only has the positive outlook to change their days or be an inspiring role model to others, they are go-getters, never ever giving in to bad circumstances, or uncertainties, making the choices that deemed to be right while supporting and protecting the ones they truly love.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Be positive, kind and brave. There are three steps in becoming an unsung hero. You need to learn how to be extraordinary, sticking to good habits and being grateful for what you already have. From the moment you breathe till the end, you should have goals. That’s what makes your current and future filled with great and inspiring moments. When you leave this world, you bring with you something others can be inspired with. A real-life superhero, living your life with zero negativity, spreading wings of humanity and finding true joy in being a human.

It’s not too late to find the hero in you. All that you have to do is find your “Why” and “How”. Your visionary in life. Every superhero has to believe in something and have the thirsty urge to fight for it.

Thank you so much for reading. May the Universe reward you with happiness always.

Cheers,

Durga

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Dangerous Hurricane in 5th Avenue

“While she stepped out of her house to hang her clothes, she could not believe what she saw. She stood near her door in awe. Trees were suddenly falling on the ground. Cars moving on their own from their parked places to another. A sudden rush of fear in her. She rushed upstairs to save herself.”

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If there’s a hurricane, run and save your life!

By Durga Radhakris

“All of me loves all of you, you’re my end and my beginning, even when I am losing or winning…” Julie sang with the company of birds chirping across 5th Avenue street on a sunny Sunday morning.

She was in awe to see the crystal clear blue sky while opening her windows and began to praise God for her new fashion designer job that she was offered a week ago, eventually after numerous hurdles.

While she stepped out of her house to hang her clothes, she could not believe what she saw. She stood near her door in disbelief. Trees were suddenly falling on the ground. Cars moving on their own from their parked places and hitting the roadside. A sudden rush of fear in her. She rushed upstairs to save herself.

Little did she know that she was going to see a hurricane in 5th Avenue. Doosh! Boosh! Cars thumped against each other like bomb explosions in war zones.

Julie rushed and viewed through her window panes to find little kids running and screaming at the front yard. Leaves from trees brushed on the ground hurriedly from the opposite house. She could hear a torpedo sound coming around. She began to feel very uneasy.

“Kids, run in here. Make it quick!” She shouted with her trembling voice and murmured to herself, “I pray in the name of the Lord to save us all from this hurricane.”

Little did she know that they will face the wrath of angry Mother Nature today. What could have possibly gone wrong?

Within mere seconds, the parking areas and the yards were covered with mud and water up too knee level. Some of the neighbours were hiding beneath the cupboards or under dining tables in their houses as they were hesitant and scared for their lives.

She told the kids to stay safe upstairs while she went down and quickly got hold of some safety stuff in case of an emergency.

Little Lina, aged just five, spoke in fear, “What’s happening? I want my mom!” Julie had to answer in uncertainty, “Anytime soon my dear. We will be alright.” She hurried towards her phone to call for help.

Minutes later, she heard someone screaming at the top of her lungs,” Wake up! It’s noon now and you are still in bed!” Julie got startled and had a belly laugh and jumped out of bed. It was her mother calling out. She was on leave that week as she just got back from Canada.

Her mother felt somewhat awkward. “What is wrong with you? Do you need to see a doctor?” She laughed even louder. One big hearty laugh.

“No, mom. I am simply fine… I just had a bad dream. A real bad one. You saved me from the dangerous hurricane!” she giggled with glee.

“ Will you come down now, dear? Let’s have lunch together and don’t forget to brush your teeth!” Her mom yelled while walking down the stairs.

-The End-

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Top Searches During The MCO

Believe it or not, the Dalgona Coffee and its recipe ranked 1st on the online search engines for the past few weeks of MCO.

Expect The Unexpected

By Durga Radhakris at 8.08pm

Since the day Movement Control Order(MCO) was announced in Malaysia in early March, many Malaysians faced the new normal by finding new things to do. Many of us were looking forward to some great news and to a great extent hoping that things would get better but it eventually became a norm that we all had to blend with.

However, months passed by and most Malaysians actually survived the pandemic with a sense of creativity and wisdom within. I remember going through the news websites and social media pages to only eventually finding most people coming up with great recipes, looking for overgrown hair accessories, new games installed in their phones and whilst some others went the extra mile to paint their rooms in different shades.

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The pandemic taught us humans to be kinder and for most of us, kindness was a virtue along with creativity to create new fun ideas during the unexpected sudden break. In the midst of finding our creative and kinder versions of ourselves:

Sugu Pavithra became the talk of the town. They became sought after Youtube chefs for their simple yet creative cooking dishes. Whilst the rise of food recipes all over the social media news feeds plus many e-commerce sites had accelerated their biz growth growth over the years.

That wasn’t the end. According to research by iPrice, most Malaysians searched for masks and the search index rose to 648%. The research was conducted by analyzing the online search behaviour of close to 1 million visitors on iPrice Malaysia between 18th March 2020 (when the MCO was first enforced) to 17th April 2020.

This became a fun trend and many youths were eager and had start up small businesses online and began selling facemasks too. Others opted to sell make up products, kuih Raya during the festive season and others chose trendy clothes to kickstart their talents of doing businesses the digital way. However, the fun side emerged when the “Dalgona” coffee became the first ranked search among the other searches made nationwide.

1.Dalgona coffee

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The delicious Dalgona coffee

Believe it or not, the Dalgona Coffee and its recipe ranked 1st on the online search engines for the past few weeks and there are more than 5 million posts all over the Internet to help you make that special beverage during the MCO. It became a favourite for many. It’s never too late to giggle with glee while enjoying the delicious Dalgona Coffee with loving friends and family.

2.Overgrown hair and the accessories for it

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Overgrown Hair

The MCO began in the midst of 2020 and have been ongoing for more than 4 weeks. This also meant that most Malaysians probably have overgrown hair and are looking for ways to take care of it.

3.Newborn Master Chefs

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Master Chefs

Last but not least, the most intriguing activity while on MCO was cooking and most of us love the idea of cooking new dishes. Malaysians are probably tired with packed foods and are supplying themselves with more home cooked food. Data reveals high interest in appliances such as bread makers, mixers, air fryers and ovens. This suggests that people are showing interest to experiment with various kind of recipes and becoming the newborn Master Chefs for their families and loved ones.

Most searches show interest for kitchen appliances such as bread makers increase 7,587%, stand mixers 3,048%, ovens 1,058% and air fryers 2,029%. Along with these wonderful surprising searches over the internet, another search has ranked as one of the top searches too.

Click here to find out more. https://paultan.org/2020/07/08/what-were-the-most-searched-car-brands-in-malaysia-and-asean-countries-during-the-recent-mco-period/

These are some of the top Google searches for Malaysians throughout these uncertain times.

What will we search for next?

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How Do You Achieve Success In Life?

“Mindset is who you really are at your core. It’s your habitual way of thinking. While it’s not easy to change, the purpose of life is to evolve and become better a human being.”

Top 8 Qualities For You To Succeed In Life

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By R.Durga At 7.07pm

“When you know the 3 Why’s, “Why” , “Why Me”, “Why Now”. The how becomes easier.”

Inspired by unpredictable circumstances and which got me thinking… What are the qualities one must have to be a jovial and successful person both in life and at work?

Our success derives from our mindset rather than skills and to build a good mindset, it takes a lifetime. Most of our mindset is what we believe in and they were taught by our ancestors, our parents, mentors, and spiritual teachers.

“When you see life throughout the eyes of others, it offers a different unique perspective rather than what you see, think and believe. Mindset influences everything you see and do and it stems from your habits. So, what are habits? Habits are the activities you do daily. Try practicing them often and they will stick with you lifelong.

“Mindset is who you really are at your core. It’s your habitual way of thinking. While it’s not easy to change, the purpose of life is to evolve and become better a human being.

So you should think about these human qualities from time to time and always encourage yourself to do better.

Employers also believe that it’s much more likely that a person with the right mindset will be able to develop the required skillset than that a person with all the hard skills would develop the right mindset.

Now, let’s dive into the 8 qualities you must have to succeed in life. This checklist serves as a guide for you to build a good mindset. The right mindset can be your competitive advantage when seeking employment or progress in life.

Top 8 Qualities For A Jovial Successful Life

Several qualities will eventually make you a successful human being on the face of this Earth.

1. Be Empathetic

The most important trait of a successful person is empathy. Being empathetic is different than being sympathetic.

Empathy means you’re able to comprehend what others are feeling and listening to them when they need you the most. It is one of the best traits of an empath. An empath can listen to your problems and help you build the courage to face them on your own. They can know what ticks you off and what builds a happy “YOU”.

2. Be Intuitive

Having intuition means you are open to the mysterious thoughts on your mind and seeing the bigger picture. Through intuition, you’ll get to find solutions to the problems you encounter and intuitions are actually the best way to help you avoid an issue.

The effort lies in gathering the relevant data for your subconscious mind to work on. Intuition often plays a strong role in decision making. You rely on intuition when you must make decisions and take action on them very quickly.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”—Albert Einstein

Often, making a decision can turn out to be hard but with intuition, you’ll get to compare the odds and decide on a technical rationale.

3. Be Creative

Why creativity is essential? Most of the successful people on the face of this earth are those who can think out of the box. They do their research and learn new ideas. In fact, they create new ideas which isn’t a norm for others.

Being creative is allowing your intuition to reveal possibilities to you and following them in the moment. Being in flow is a sort of meditative bliss state, in which your mind is concentrated than at just about any other time. Great ideas come to you when you lose yourself in your work. Some of the best creative experiences come from working in collaboration with others—especially when you can achieve a flow state together. Flow brings joyfulness to your work.

Learn to connect with your creativity through practice, practice, and practice! The source of creativity is your wild imagination.

“Creativity is just connecting things. … Creative people … [are] able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”—Steve Jobs

4. Be Passionate

What is passion?

Passion—“An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.”— Oxford Dictionaries

“Being a successful human being means to be passionate in life. What’s even more riveting? When you combine passion with great drive, enthusiasm and focus, you’re able to concentrate and be dedicated to the task at hand.”

Your utmost passion should be: Doing great work! Don’t settle for less. Don’t compromise on quality. Love your work and you’ll have the motivation to continually hone your skills and expand your experience. When you work with passion, you can reach your full potential.

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”—Aristotle

5. Be a Life-long Learner

Learning—“The acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.”—Oxford Dictionaries

Being a life-long learner is a quality of successful people. Having the motivation and the ability to learn and grow throughout your life is an essential quality in today’s fast-changing world—especially for UX professionals. You can learn through reading and deep reflection—but most of all you’ll learn through life experience. You can learn by questioning things—and asking the right questions enables you to solve problems. Often, you’ll learn from your mistakes, so life-long learning requires that you dare to keep taking risks.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”—Albert Einstein

Qualities of Effective Team Members

Qualities that make you more effective when working with other people or on teams include being a good listener, being persuasive, being responsible, and most important: being a leader.

6. Be a Good Listener

The best part about listening is you get new ideas and listen to people’s ideas, not just to their words. When you listen well, you’ll experience fewer misunderstandings and make fewer mistakes.

Effective listening is especially important when doing user research. Having empathy, being a good listener, and using your intuition will together make you a great researcher. Everyone opens up when someone listens to them attentively and shows great interest in what they’re saying.

All too often, people are so eager to speak themselves that they don’t really listen to what others are saying. When people end up talking all at once, all that you hear is chaos! So being a good listener will be the differentiator between you and your peers.

“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear.”—Mark Twain

7. Be Persuasive

Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.”—Oxford Dictionaries

Persuading another to listen to you is not an easy task. Be a little more interested in what another person has to say to you and then you walk the talk.

You have to persuade business to adapt your strategies and fund your projects, sell your design ideas to your design team and product team, and get developers to faithfully execute your designs and, thus, bring all of your hardwork to fruition.

Your confidence in yourself and your ideas will help you to persuade others but always remain open to the ideas of others, too, and support the best ideas whatever their source.

“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.”—Benjamin Franklin

8. Be Kind

Kindness— “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”—Oxford Dictionaries

It’s essential to be kind and respectful of the people with whom you work. Treat your colleagues as you would like them to treat you. Being kind to one another makes the workplace a happy place to be, smooths the team’s interactions, and helps everyone to be highly productive. When your teammates are struggling, show them compassion and help them to get through tough times.

Demonstrating generosity toward the people with whom you work will set you apart from peers who are overly competitive or focused on self-advantage. Your strength should be about sharing ideas and information freely with your teammates to enable them to do the best job every single day.

Hope this article enlightens and inspires you . Thank you so much for reading.

What are the other habits of successful people?

Check out the video>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk20-E0yx_s

Cheers,

Durga

Source

https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/09/13-human-qualities-you-must-have-to-succeed-in-work-and-life.php

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Meat

At 9.12pm ¤ 1 min read

There are 5 good reasons why you should stop eating meat and switch to being a vegetarian.

Here’s a list for you to know the positive effects of vegetarianism.

1. Have compassion for animals

The number one reason you should stop eating meat and exercise being a vegetarian is that you get to show compassion to animals.

Animals are also living beings and are great companions. They are a part of the earth’s ecosystem. These days, most farms have no protection from cruelty against animals. Think of this. Farmed animals are unintelligent. They cannot escape experiencing the pain when slaughtered. Plus, there is no rule that says they should be killed for the reason of food. They do have the rights to live just like us, humans!

A vegetarian lifestyle meant to awaken our humanity and spirit of compassion which guides us to be kinder and giving us the right and moral choice to protect animals not exploit them just because we seem powerful than them.

2. You do not risk having heart disease

The best part of being a vegetarian is you get to avoid disease and do not risk having heart disease. Vegetarians have been healthier than ever before and they have a 24% lower risk dying due to heart disease than nonvegetarians!

Doctors recommend most of us to live a vegetarian because it reverses heart disease. Plus, your vegetarian diet is the only solution to also keep away from having frequent visits to the hospitals.

3. Lose excess weight

Vegetarians may have lower BMI due to the consumption of a diet that is high in fiber-rich and low-energy foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Most vegetarians are smiling beings. They tend to have a lower body mass index and this proves BMI levels are lower in vegetarians of all ages plus for both man and women.

4. Get a glowing skin

These days, women tend to go to pharmacies to recover from skin problems or meet the doctor but they don’t have to worry if they follow a strict vegetarian lifestyle. The end result, a happier you and glowing skin.

Vegetables and fruits are the best diets for your skin. Eating more fruits and grains will help you get the nutrients you need for growth and will help to further reduce the formation of wrinkles, black spots and makes you have fairer skin. The best idea is to include more tomatoes, turmeric, papaya and carrots in your daily intakes.

5. Prevent Cancer

The reason why I chose a vegetarian diet is that it may prevent cancer. You heard that right!
Who doesn’t want living a life without health issue? Various studies have said that cancer can be prevented through a vegetarian lifestyle and this is due to research carried out overseas. In the 10 years of research, they found that a vegetarian diet decreased the risk of all cancer types. The idea here is to consume more leafy green vegetables, bright fruits, and vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices to prevent cancer.

Switching to a vegetarian lifestyle is never too late and doesn’t do any harm to us; considering the various benefits, it has to offer.

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award 😇

Best day of my life…

9th July 2020 at 7.07pm

By Durga Radhakris

Love this beautiful sunset.

Image courtesy: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/6e/6e/54/6e6e54fd639df8f28590a4a4ad7122cd–beach-sunsets-ocean-sunset.jpg

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  Thank you so much Krishna for nominating me. I feel so happy and blessed.😊

Dear all, please have a look at his blog, https://krishnapriya22013.wordpress.com/.

He has written wonderful articles.

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD IS GIVEN TO BLOGGERS WHO INSPIRE POSITIVENESS AND CREATIVITY IN THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY.

THE RULES ARE :

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your blog post.

4. Answer all 11 Questions asked of you by the blogger.

5. Nominate up to 11 New Bloggers to receive the Award and notify them.

6. Create 11 New Questions for your nominees.

Krishna’s Questions For Me

1) What is your favorite hobby?

My favourite hobby is writing and mostly writing horror stories or any article on thought leadership.

2) Do you daydream?

Yes, a lot and especially daydreaming to win an award like this!

3) Which is your favorite destination?

I love going to Genting Highlands in Malaysia, it has cold weather and it’s a nice place to visit.

4) Do you exercise often?

Yes and I make sure I don’t skip exercising because I don’t like putting on weight. Haha.

5) Which one do you prefer – Yoga or martial arts?

I prefer Yoga for peace and joy.

6) Do you love to cook?

Yes I love to cook food such as briyani, fried rice, Chapati and vegetarian food.

7) Are you a morning person or night person?

I am a morning person.

8) Do you believe in miracles?

Yes, especially the past few years of my life and now.

9) Introvert or extrovert?

I am an introvert who loves reading but lately turned out to be an ambivert.

10) Have you visited India?

I have never visited India but my parents have. I would love to visit India some day.

11) What is your message to young people?

Never give up on your big dreams and work on your passion every single day of your life. Keep striving to achieve the best sweet successes in your life. Stay kind and positive.

MY NOMINEES

I am nominating you because you’re unique and wonderful bloggers. Feel free to participate. Thank you.🙂

  1. https://ruthrawrites.com/
  2. https://myvoiceshadi.wordpress.com/
  3. https://rtwroxy.com/
  4. https://diggernmelanie.wordpress.com/
  5. http://viewthroughmywindow.com/
  6. https://notesanddrafts.wpcomstaging.com/
  7. https://davidbowmore.wordpress.com/
  8. https://new-lune.com/
  9. https://therenegadepress.com/
  10. https://patriceclarkson.wordpress.com/
  11. https://frommagemind.com/

My 11 questions to YOU:

  1. Who is your favourite writer and why?
  2. What was your favourite topic when you started to write?
  3. Do you believe in kindness?
  4. What are your three best qualities?
  5. What new things did you do during the lockdown?
  6. Tell me your favourite animal.
  7. Do you read more or work more?
  8. In your own words, “What is life?”
  9. Share amazing words or quotes of your favourite author.
  10. Do you prefer rain or sunny days?
  11. What is your message to young hearts?

Thank you so much for supporting my blog.

12 Simple Ways For A Happier Life

Creative Essayist

At 12.39pm • 2min read
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How Do You Avoid Negativity in Life?

Have you ever wondered how some people are always happy and smiling whilst others always appear grumpy? In this place called Earth, we often encounter people who are either unhappy or happy. There is always the opposite of every good thing you see.

If you see a happy child sitting in a bus you also see an unhappy child fighting with his friend for a seat on the same bus. If you see a happy young lady on the street walking with her fiancé, you will also see an unhappy woman staring at them. In fact, the dog who is wailing his tail might seem the cutest act in your neighborhood, while at the very corner of a shop, a hungry angry dog barking at passers-by could seem to intrigue your curious minds.

How do you avoid negativity…

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The Perfect Best Friend

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You will never understand who your best friend is until you find the real one who sings the same songs you sing and laughs at the same jokes you do or hate the same person you hate. A best friend is like a mirror and she shows the best version of you. Their number is the one you dial first.

 

They can be the truest friends you have and you can go through almost anything with them. Their dedication will keep you going.

 

Unfortunately, not every person on this face of the earth will find another person like them and even if they do, the relationship will need perseverance and patience to stay strong especially in the relationship called friendship.

 

Certain people know friends will be there for each other even when they hit rock bottom but many witness a mask underneath a person whom they thought was their only reliable best friend.

 

This is the story of the three best friends and who had thought of each other as the best but little did they know about what the future had in store or what God had planned for them.

 

On one Saturday evening, Diana sat and found herself drowning in an ocean of questions about her best friend Mary who had stopped talking to her and also did not make any effort to check on her. It was an awkward situation and for the first time in life, Diana breathed huge disappointment.

 

Diana has never been disappointed all her life but what Mary did was unforgiving, unbelievable and even shocking to her. Mary, in her twenties, somewhat smart and a close friend of Diana for almost 10 years, had not actually realized her worth.

 

Few months before Mary’s birthday, Diana had arranged to meet her but eventually failed as she could not find the time. Diana was about to bring her family out that day and it was planned earlier. Several months passed by and Mary had been hesitant of meeting her. Among these two friends, Felicia was the person who always had time for both.

 

She had to go overseas due to some reasons and in between all of these, Mary had found herself alone. So, she began to find for new friends and she had ignored the real friends she had.Even if she did not meet them, it will never become an issue but the actual reason both had started despising Mary was her unwillingness. She never had time for them.

 

Diana and Felicia were on the same page about what they’ve experienced but none of them were ready to question her.

 

Until one rainy Tuesday…

 

The most heartbreaking day finally arrived in Diana’s life. She felt her world breaking apart, her trust broken into pieces and she had lost all the patience she had.

 

She took the phone and dialed Mary right away. After she had greeted Mary, she was unhesitant and questioned her attitude.

 

Mary lied again! Diana was unable to meet her for many months and on top of that, Mary had lied to her about her whereabouts. They were actually meeting the next Sunday but without any prior information, Mary had called it off the last minute. Diana had found herself in a pool of devastation and disappointment.

 

She was not sure whether she would be able to give her all to be her best friend anymore. Along with the white lies, Diana had found herself being cheated many times as Felicia began to open up the story of how she used to meet Mary and did so much for her kindness but been returned with ignorance and ungratefulness.

 

In the end, she also realized that Mary wasn’t into being really good friends with her but only wanted a friend with benefit. Felicia finally decided to tell Diana. As she finished uttering the words about how heartbroken she was, they both broke into tears. They promised each other that they would not contact Mary anymore.

 

It all started with a small misunderstanding to a breakout of the truth and at that moment, Diana had understood betrayal. She understood that best friends need to trust each other and serve loyalty and that Mary could not be trusted.

 

Days passed by and finally, on New Year’s Eve, Felicia and Diana had decided to meet at a park. They talked for hours and they hugged each other knowing that they still have each other even if the worst circumstances appear.

 

As Diana drove back home that evening, tears rolled down her cheeks and she felt a burning sensation in her heart. She remembered how they used to laugh together on the silliest jokes and she will never forget how Mary became her friend but she knew best friends need to always stay connected and committed.

 

Mary could not keep her happy. She knew for years to come, she will also be unhappy and will not keep Mary happy. She wiped her tears away and was ready to move on. As she stopped slowly at the traffic light near her home, she saw a little girl waving to her. The incident had taught her to be stronger and that not all people are meant to stay in her life.

 

They just are meant to teach her great lessons for a happier and successful life. Few years after, Diana had won the Pulitzer award for best story written and Felicia had proven the world her talent as a diamond ring designer and she was the most sought after in the metal industry.

 

Even after years, they finally get to meet each for a cup of tea and as they were finishing their last sips, Felicia had told Diana, “I am so proud of us. Even after years, we’re still best friends and love each other so much. Your love had kept me going and I lived in peace knowing I have you.”

 

Diana replied with a hug and said, “I love you, always have and always will.”

-The End-

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The Swimming Cockroach

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“Oh My God!”

Akash screamed as loud as he could. He had never felt this way before. In his bathtub, he felt choked. His legs started to shiver.

He found a swimming cockroach and slowly he decided to run out of the tub but just when he steps out of the tub, time stood still and the cockroach flew above his eyeballs. He quickly put on his towel.

Akash thought it went missing but as he turned to see the mirror, he screamed again!

“No!”

The cockroach landed on his hair and he let out a terrified scream again.

Akash finally ran out of his room. Another cockroach had found its way to the tub and in mere seconds, the cockroach flew again back to the tub. Akash had a sigh of relief. He rested on his bed and got ready to school but the two cockroaches swam happily and they were running here and there.

When Akash got back from school, he found not one but two swimming cockroaches and decided to kill them but to no avail!

Then, he called his neighbour to get rid off them. This time, Ajay picked them up with his bare hands and quickly opened the toilet bowl. He pressed the flush button and the roaches tried escaping but they couldn’t.

 

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Rain Droplets

Creative Essayist

Two eyed monster

By R.Durga

It was a rainy day at St. Paul street. Heavy rain droplets made sounds on Rina’s rooftop. The night seemed very cool, quiet and windy. Her room windows opened and swung closed like a music box. In a quick second, she felt shivers down her spine as she gazed outside her floral draped window. She looked at the fresh green leaves in her backyard, the pretty flowers and the sound of the rain soothed her.

Sound of crickets came in the nearby door. She walked towards the door. She wanted to close the door and enjoy a movie at home alone but as soon as she began to walk, something walked and went past behind her. She stopped to breathe for a second.

“Oh Lord, what was that?” She murmured to herself. Rina felt helpless but she kept repeating words of prayer while walking to the door. She…

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The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle is a short story describing what happens in the lives of three best friends.

Creative Essayist

3min read ~ At 7.48pm

By Durga Radhakrishnan & Manpreet Kaur

BOOM!

There was an enormous explosion.

It was as though a fist of white flame had decided to punch its way out of the 17th floor. Windows shattered, smoke rushed out. Thousands of pieces of glass and steel, a deadly rainfall, showered down. A huge bite had been taken out of the side and the roof of the building and the rest of the city of Kuala Lumpur was left with a smoke of white dust. It was hard to believe it had done so much damage. People lost their abilities to see colours.

Their world was nothing but shades of grey.

Tiara and Margaret looked upon their sobbing friend and drew near her.

“God, why did you do this to us?” Dianne wept in front of her Xcite Dance Studio.

“Don’t cry, dear Dianne.”  Both said at…

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