Who Am I?

 

❤❤   Hello… I’m Shalini   ❤❤

The Blogger.

A small town girl, now in a big small city, married, far from naive and too honest for her own good. The word ‘now’ implies, I move around the country every few years, thanks to my husband’s job.

I grew up loving pink and had a huge collection of teddies, dresses, shoes, umbrella and yeah you name it, I had it in pink. Yes, the past involved excessive amount of Barbie love, though I never owned one. Guess, I love all colours except pink now. I hung out with the boys, was a tomboy, and though in my femininity, I was treated as dirt by the girls. I hated gossiping, shopping and everything they say ‘feminine’. When in crisis(read heartbreaks), I dance it out, eat chocolates, go sober and take a good nights sleep.

I’m erratic, impulsive, have a hard to tame temper. But, I’m effortlessly loving and buddy-buddy. I love sunset and beaches and can listen to the sound of wind-chimes forever. I own at least a dozen of them.

I love to binge-eat Peri-peri Fries, chicken popcorns, spicy Indian pakoras and what not! I constantly find myself swinging between diets and dance, not able to stick to either. I’m a coffee addict and the first thing I think of when I wake up is about that cup of hot coffee, even before checking my smartphone. That said, I’m a complete foodie and I believe, the way to my heart is through my stomach! I also love to sing aloud under the shower, ride my two-wheeler, click pictures and read. At any given point of time, I will have at least five books on my shelf waiting to be read, a load of laundry to be done, my white Labrador -Casper resting his face on my lap and my nose buried in a book.

What will you find here?

Thus said, I am a voracious reader, movie buff, wannabe world traveler, dog lover, coffee addict and a music freak. In this space I will share a slice of my life and also my passion for books, movies, music, food, travel and so much more. I might vent out my frustration, give a sneak peek of the day I had or I can simply ramble on and on about anything. You know what? I guess this is the reason why you should read my blog!

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it. I have had the opportunity to know some brilliant bloggers and writers and also made many fabulous friends through this space. I hope I can lick into shape my writing skills and be a good poet.

Copyright??

Feel free to give credit to my posts, after all, I know you are gracious and refined.  🙂

Last but definitely not the least!

I would really love to hear from you. It makes me shake a leg reading your insightful thoughts on my writes. .

I’m on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @kohleyedme

or you can also

Email me at: shalinir28@gmail.com

 Love,

KohlEyedMe

Comments

  1. Hi Shalini – interesting name, Kohleyed Me. Confident and Poised. Good to read about you here. Sounds a wee bit like me. Shall come back to read more on your blog.

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  2. Hi Shalini – gorgeous name for the blog and love the look and feel. Just by reading how you have composed the topics on the side bar – I can tell you are a very gracious person. Great to connect and am going to peruse your blog more to pick up tips for making mine better if not equally good, Congrats on flying solo – shall check out your new blog Site too. much love Shalini

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  3. I am just hooked to your blog. It is so interesting and just emits positive energy 🙂

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  4. very interesting “about me”..great blog too!

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  5. Now Following You 🙂

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  6. tomato girl, now thatz somethin’ different. Shalzzz wud be short for shalini maybe? hi, im roch, good to meet ya

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  7. hello TCSer 😛 I can see the blue strings of the card..oh yeah 🙂 Guess who am I 😛 glad to meet u in this space 😛

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  8. Hi Shalini, I have nominated you for the 3 day Quote challenge. Hope you accept it. Details here: http://thevoidthoughts.com/2015/06/23/quote-challenge-day-2/

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    • Thanks very much, Vinitha. And apologies for the late reply. Messy life, busy schedule trying to figure things out. As you can see, haven`t blogged for a while too. I will definitely take this challenge up. But please give me two weeks time 😀

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  9. Hey tomato girl. Nice blog and about me page. I can relate how the about page goes on changing. You start with something and then you feel there is so much more to write about. Good going!

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  10. By far the BEST I have read in an introduction. Feels soooooooooooo good reading just this one post … so far, but as time moves on I will read more 🙂 I like the ‘tomato girl’ more than Shalini, tho’ Shalini has a charm of its own 🙂

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  11. Hi! Thank you for following my blog 🙂 your site looks really interesting and I especially love your bio quote – Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to Dance in the Rain! I made a poster with this on to help me get through a tough time at Univeristy! Such a great life moto! Happy cooking…and dancing! xxx

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  12. You have a wonderful and cute space !!
    Glad to be here !!!

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  13. Hi Shalini,
    I nominated you for The Premio Dardos Award, for your excellent skill in writing. Congratulation, dear friend. You can check it out here for more details. https://feelingsoulmate.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/premio-dardos-award/

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  14. Hi Shalini or rather I can say A tomato girl ;-), I loved so many things, first your title name… Catchy 😉 Your Intro… Cool. And your blog looks WOW!!! I’m glad we connected 🙂
    Love to see more of your work 🙂
    Keep on rocking

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  15. I love tomatoes. I love daisies. I think I will enjoy this blog 🙂

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  16. Hey Shalini, I have tagged you for #WillYouShave activity. Check this: http://thevoidthoughts.com/2014/12/12/the-break-up-2/ 🙂

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  17. I love your blog name! Tomato girl. Hahaha! Lovely blog you have here. Waiting to see more of it. 🙂

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  18. the bespectacled mother says:

    A well established blogger following my ‘mom stories’ is an honour for me. A big thank you.

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  19. Hi Shalini, I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Please accept. http://vinithadileep.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Enjoy.. 🙂

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  20. Such an interesting intro… Loved it and loved it to the core. And your sense of humor (Tomato) 😛 it made me smile big time 🙂

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  21. Hi, I have nominated you for Very Inspiring Blog Award. 🙂 Please visit and accept it, if it’s not against your blogging terms 🙂 http://wp.me/p3KF5s-o6

    Cheers.

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  22. Amazing About Me design. Inspired from Fat Mum Slim I can see .. even I tried doing this, flopped :/ 😛 Will try again. Loved it Shalzzz 🙂 ❤

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  23. Love the new look About page, Shalzzz! Though I don’t believe you are round like a tomato! xx

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  24. All the best with the new blog, Shalini 🙂

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  25. Hi sweet! Thank you for following my blog. And to show my appreciation I’d like to nominate you for an award. Congrats lovely xhttp://boxofrecipes.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-wonderful-team-member-readership-award-well-i-never/

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  26. Hi Shalini, you have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Do check it out here! http://mykitchenmoments.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/more-awards

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  27. Hello Shalini, I’ve been invited to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour and have accepted for June 9th, 2014. This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. It would require you to answer a few questions and generate a post. Your date would be June 16, 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested and can participate for June 16th. If yes, then in my June 9th post, I will mention your blog! Can you let me know if you would like to participate?– Aiswarya.

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  28. I love reading your blog and so I rightfully nominate you for the prestigious Liebster Award, read more abt it here http://www.ananyatales.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html

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  29. Hello Dear Friend,

    I am very glad to nominate you for Liebster Award, Hope you will accept it.

    http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/liebster-award/

    Thank you

    May Allah bless you , ameen

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  30. I really love how your blog is constantly evolving and transforming into something really amazing. You’ve come a long way since the beginning! xx

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  31. Hi Shalz, nice to find your blog. I agree with you, it really is rewarding when your husband likes what you cook. I have a similar motivation for starting my blog too. BTW, my husband is from Trivandrum too 🙂 Good writing, I’ll follow you for updates.

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    • Wow..yay…. great to find a Malayalee!! I’m taking it for granted that you are- since your hubby is from TVM 😛 Thanks for stopping by. Means a lot. 🙂 I’m coming over to your space too.. NOW!! 🙂

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      • My husband and I are actually Tamilians and I grew up in Chennai. But he prefers to call himself Keralite because of his love for TVM and Malayalam 🙂

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  32. Glad to know you Shalani 🙂
    You are a generous and lovely lady , the way you write and you emo’s to describe your feelings is quite nice. I enjoyed reading your about page.
    I wish you happy cooking and May Allah bless you and your loved ones ameen.

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  33. Thanks for the follow! So happy to meet a foodie from God’s own country. Love your blog, it’s superb!

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  34. Hey Shalzzz!!! I am someone who hates cooking and who badly wishes to learn cooking ..Your blog gives me ‘hope’ that one day I will master this art.. 🙂 I love reading this blog 🙂

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  35. Hey! Love the new look blog 🙂

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  36. It’s good to have a new family!

    Congratulations! You have been awarded the “WordPress Family” Award. Participation is optional, but if you’d like to participate, here’s the link: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/wordpress-family-award-2/

    No pressure at all… 🙂 Hope you’re having a great day!

    xx Jhuls

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  37. Hii shalini! Thanks for stopping by my blog and also for the follow. Luv ur blog too. Wonderful recipes and very well organized writing. Keep it up. Looking forward to seeing more of your recipes. 🙂

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  38. 👍👍Congrats dear..🎇🎇🎇🎆🎆

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  39. SP @ Third Culture Cooking says:

    Just stumbled across your blog thanks to ‘the not so creative cook’… I love your recipes, and fab to find a fellow Keralite 😉

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  40. I also love ‘Julie and Julia’ and that is one of the things that pushed me into blogging. Thanks for following my blog. 😉

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  41. Your blog is fabulous so I nominated it for The Liebster Award. Happy blogging! http://boxofrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/liebster-award-i-dont-believe-it/

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