Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Awards and MEME


Awards

Recently I was nominated by Zusana of Zlamushka’s Spice Kitchen and Richa of As Dear As Salt for Rockin' Girl Blogger

Who knew I rocked?!? Thank you girls for thinking of me.

As I got this award from two different people, I can nominate 10 bloggers!!

Asha

Ashwini

Bee

Coffee

Cynthia

Kelly Mahoney

Laksmi

Musical

Richa

Sharmi

All the above are constantly encouraging me by commenting on my blog. Thank you. You all Rock!!

MEME

I always thought MEME meant “me me”, all about me. Anyway I looked it up on wiki and it means “A meme, (IPA: /mi:m/) as defined within memetic theory, comprises a unit of cultural information, the building block of cultural evolution or diffusion that propagates from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution.[1] Multiple memes may propagate as cooperative groups called memeplexes (meme complexes). ….” A MEME Tag according to Wiki is “is a blog tag that is included in all posts that reference a meme. When a meme is started on a blog — for example, 'your top five favourite movies' — the meme tag is included at the foot of the text of each post that responds to the meme invitation. By including a memetag, bloggers are recognising the initial creator of the meme and allowing them to track how their meme has spread across the blogosphere through the use of social media tools such as Technorati.”

Any way, I have been tagged for this MEME by Sirisha of Ambrosia....Indian indulgances and

The rules are as follows (straight out of Sirisha’s blog).

You have to post these rules before you give the facts.

* Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

* When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.

* At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.

Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

As I don’t have a middle name, I am choosing the first part of my nephews name – Pyar which means love. Pyarali is emigrating to Australia with his parents, I am so going to miss him and this brother Sean.


Sean and Pyarali

P is for Painting, both watercolour and mixed media are my passion, recently I have neglected my art. My sister Pari, got me into painting, she gave me some watercolours 15 years ago, so Thank you P.

This meme is to get me back into painting. I recently had my house extended ie My loft converted into a large studio, so I should be painting like mad shouldn’t I?

Y is for All of YOU who read my blog, comment on it and try my recipes. I love cooking, and entertaining.

A is for Airplane – another thing I love to do is travel, one of my best travels was the first time I went to China, about 3 years ago, when I got to travel by train (my best mode of travel) a lot. We took the train from Beijing to Shanghai to Nanjing. Then travelled up the Yangtze river in a cruise boat eventually reaching Xian. Great trip. I went to China again last year this time; the south, and also went to Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Jakarta and Cambodia, if that was not enough I also went to Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal and Italy. This year so far I have travelled to Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Boston and Maine. Later this year I may go to St Petersburg in Russia and to Dubai in UAE. My travel is both through my work and for leisure. I am a scientist and at least once a year I present my work at conferences and meetings

R is for reading, I am an avid reader.

Reading now: Red Dust by Ma Jian, this was a gift from Anja. Thank you Anja, I love it.

Last read; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Next to be read: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I would like to tag.

Aly of A Treat a Week

Lia of Spices Corner

Padma of Padma’s Kitchen

Rajita of Hunger Pangs

Zusana of Zlamushka’s Spice Kitchen

25 comments:

Saju said...

I will be commenting on the appropriate page tomorrow. However if you find your name on this page, feel free to respond to it.

Asha said...

Saju, you are my girl and you do rock and thank you for remembering me too.Hugs!:))
You have traveled in China?! How lucky.We would like to go and see Wall of china one day! We will try anyway:D
Kids are so cute there,I bet you will mis them.

Saju said...

thanks Asha, for your hugs! I really appreciate your comments. by the way I tried your peas recipe yesterday, delcious. I will be blogging it tomorrow.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Congratulations and thanks for the nomination!

musical said...

Hey Saju, you truly rock, dear! and thanks for thinking of me.....it means a lot!

Lovely meme that is and the kiddos look so cute. Pyar is really a sweet name.

hugs,
musical.

bee said...

wow, saju. you are such an interesting person. do post some of your travel pics if you can. you deserve all your awards. thanks for nominating me.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice meme saju! And all those details about meme ! Do post your travel pictures !!

Pooja V said...

Interesting Meme and about Meme.

Rajitha said...

ur nephews are so cute... i miss mine :(
about the meme - thns for tagging me.. will come up with something shortly!

Neelam said...

Congratulations and it was a fun meme...interesting facts about a meme!

Sig said...

Very interesting meme, nice to know more about you Saju :)

sra said...

Wish I could travel like you do. Nice of you to say Y for your readers!

Lakshmi said...

Saju, your nephews are so cute. You really rock so u deserve the award. Would like to see your travel pics. And you are a Scientist? interesting to know that through MEME. My hubby is a Scientist too.

Suganya said...

You are an interesting mix - traveler and a painter. You should have gotten lotsa inspirations from yr travels. Let us see yr beautiful creations, Saju.

lakshmi said...

Congratz on the award!!! And thanks for passing it on :D.

I keep visiting your art blog as well - I particularly liked "Bunch of Luck". It's delighful. It in fact inspired me to write a piece (unpublished - i write for fun) on how mundane machine parts can also represent beauty!!!

Richa said...

congratulations saju & thanks a lot for the nomination :)
very nice to know more about u & ur travels! u shud definitely get back to painting!

Cynthia said...

Saju, thank you honey for this award and you do rock! It is a pleasure getting to know you more.

Padma said...

Hey Saju, it was nice knowing you as a person, except that if you could attach a snap of yours so that it will add a face to it. Nice reading your meme and congratulations on those well deserving awards....

TQ for tagging me for MEME, I will surely play...

zlamushka said...

Lovely MEME. Thanx a lot for explaining the rules and the meaning of the word itself (I also thought it meant just ME ME all bout me)
I love the way you travel. I spent 2 years in China myself and loved taking trains to different parts. You seem to be a real fun companion. Reading, cooking, traveling, we seem to have a lot in common.

And thanx for passing it on to me :) I am very touched.

Sia said...

u rock girl:)
wow...u have visited so many places already and u r an artist too. will surely look forward to all ur paintings dear:) it was gr8 fun to read ur meme

Sharmi said...

it is so nice to know about you Saju. my mom too is a scientist. you have travelled to quite a lot of places. that so interesting.
Thanks a lot for the Award and congrats on the well deserved award.

Ashwini said...

Thanks Saju buddy. Its so nice of you to think of me. Your newphews are the cutest!

Arts said...

Hey Saju,
Loved reading ur meme.
Seems u have covered half of the globe :D Let me know if u gonna visit belgium sometime! :)

Kajal said...

Yes you are Rocking Girl. Nice to read about your ME ME.:)

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