Posted in Faith In God

New Innings 🔥

Hey folks..yes I’m Alive!

So I am glad to share that in my ‘blogging sabbatical’ much things have happened in my life!

I am now a member of the prestigious ‘The Junior Academy”.


The Junior Academy is an elite group of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges.


It is associated with New York Academy Of Sciences and being accepted into this society is a huge honour for me!

Here in you need to participate in various challenges/projects and find sustainable solutions.

Students develop advanced research, innovation,

and collaboration skills with best-in-class

learning resources and leverage these skills to

compete in challenges sponsored by industry-

leading companies.

We work for the betterment for the following fields using STEM.

  • Nutrition,
  • Agriculture
  • Food Systems
  • Public Health 
  • Water, Sanitation,
  • Hygiene
  • Sustainability and
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Biodiversity
  • Space Education
  • Equity Emerging
  • Technologies
  • Economic Development 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Security 
  • Resilience

I urge folks to join The Junior Academy as a mentor or mentee if you have a passion for STEM.

Here’s the link-

https://thejunioracademy.org/
I am also selected for  KWHS Global Investment Challenge. So here my love for Economics comes!
The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Investment Competition is a free, global, online investment simulation for high school students(9th to 12th grade) and teachers.


Students learn about teamwork, communication, risk,diversification, company analysis, industry analysis and investing teams consist of four to seven students, and classes can have several competing teams;


student-led investment clubs and home- schooled teams are also encouraged to participate. 

Each team manages a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash over the course of 10 weeks using Wharton’s online trading and investment simulator (OTIS).


Courtesy- Respective Websites 

Much more activities are going on but I gave a sneak into them just because I want to make you guys aware what I am upto these days!

If you’ve any experience to share or have any ideas which you want to share related to the above mentioned things or solutions for a better future…

Please mail it to-

merakiforever04@gmail.com

I am waiting!
Life is now full of various responsibilities and with great power comes great responsibilities.

I wish I am able to do them amazingly!

Wish me luck.Need your support always!!

May love,peace, prosperity prevail in our lives!

Till then

Meraki Forever
P.S. Just chalked out some of my artworks..

Thanks for bearing with them!

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Posted in My Muse

Alive…

It’s been ages since I’ve posted on Meraki Forever. I apologize and I deeply regret that I don’t have a satisfying excuse for my Merakians for not being alive here..

My mail and chats were flooded with concerns over why I wasn’t writing anything.. And I didn’t have an answer to any of that.

Being a sophomore isn’t a herculean task but yes I can say..It’s quite life changing.

I was connected with you all by reading the posts everyday on my mail..but I haven’t shown my presence.

Spread the love folks..we really need that.. I’ve many experiences to share..I’ve my half yearly examinations coming up..Time is really passing by way too quick..

Earlier I was apprehensive about time going by so fast..I am now happy.. At least it gives you the hope for everything better and a sense of reality coming up to you.. future of your dreams which you can live..

Remember me right?

I am not easily forgettable🔥

Rida Yumn Ahmed®


Posted in awards

Let The Show Begin❤

Folks..this is gonna be my last award post.I love all you guys who have supported me throughout but I won’t be doing award posts anymore.

  •  Mystery Blogger Award

I was awarded by my dearest friend Maanini.She is one of the most supportive and motivating girls I’ve met and I love the fact that she is truly sensible.. Given the fact we both are teenagers..it gives me more pleasure to see a Darling like her with a very brainy and amazing persona and thus she inspires me to strive hard and be better.
Answers to Maanini’s Questions-( I want to give a standing ovation to Maanini’s answers and also the questions she asked me)
1. Describe your personality in five words (a single sentence).
Ambitious is my first name.

My name’s- Ambitious Rida Yumn Ahmed 😜
 List any five novels you would recommend to readers of all ages.

  • Girl Missing- Tess Gerritsen
  • The Room On The Roof- Ruskin Bond
  • Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling
  • Sherlock Holmes Series- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Presumed Guilty- Tess Gerritsen


2. What is your take on the proliferation of xenophobia and other fears regarding immigrants worldwide?

God made everyone equal and when he didn’t do any discrimination then who are we humans to differentiate and spread hatred..

The idea of discrimination is truly lame on the basis of caste,creed,sex or religion.
Acts of hatred and racist hate speech must beunequivocally condemned. 

Hate crimes must beinvestigated and the perpetrators prosecuted

I am deeply concerned at theproliferation and increasing prominence of organized hate and racist groups and pray to God to end all violence as we all stand for peace.


3. Do you believe in aliens or non-carbon-based life? Humour intended.

This is a very amazing topic and I’m gonna write a post on that.

4. Do you think that Artificial Intelligence can take over the world



AI won’t be able to take over the world as it’s made by humans and creators always have the ability to create and conquer their creations or worse destroy it.

5. If you had to visit the beach or an amusement park, what would be your choice and why?



Amusement park because it is thrilling.. Those rides take the damn shrills out of me..

My Nominees

Zankhana
Mistimaan

Winnie

Shreya Jindal
Novus Lectio

All readers are also nominated.

  • This Or That Tag

I was tagged by one of the  most amazing bloggers, the lovely mom of three teenagers..my sweetest Winnie. I truly admire her because she is just unique and truly motivating for a teenager like me!
So here it is:
Couch or recliner?

Couch
•Dog or Cat?

No Pet experience

. Can’t choose!
•Netflix or YouTube?

YouTube
•Phone Call or Text?

Text
•Toast or Eggs?

Eggs
•Cardio or Weights?

Cardio
•Facebook or Twitter?

None
•Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
Ice cream Cone
•Mobile Games or Console Games?
Console games 
•While walking : Music or Podcasts?

Music
•iOS or Android?

Android
•Cake or Pie?

Cake
•Swimming or Sunbathing?

Swimming
•Big Party or Small Gathering?

No experience
•New Clothes or New Phone?

New clothes 
•Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
Loyal friend
•Football or Basketball?

Football
•Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

Nice home interior
•What’s worse : Laundry or Dishes?
Laundry
•Jogging or Hiking?

Jogging
•Bath or Shower?

Bath
•Sneakers, or sandals?

Depends on occasion
•Glasses or Contacts?

Glasses
•Hamburger or Taco?
Taco
•Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
Shopping in a Store
•Receive : Email or Letter?
Letter
•Passenger or Driver?

Passenger (for long drives)

I am below 18(No driving)
•Tablet or Computer?

Tablet
•Most important in a partner : Intelligent or Funny?

Intelligent and Funny
•Car or Truck?

Car
•Blue or Red?

Red rules!
•Money or Free Time?

Free time with money
•Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?

Amusement Park
•At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Popcorn with Pepsi
•Pen or Pencil?

Pen
•Toilet paper: Over or Under?
None
•Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?

Right Side Up 
•Pancake or Waffle?

Waffle
•Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi 
•Coffee Cup or Thermos?
Coffee Cup
•Blinds or Curtain?

Curtains
•Train or Plane?

Plane
•Phone or Tablet?

Phone
•Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?

Iced coffee
•Meat or Vegetables?

Vegetables
•International Vacation or a New TV?
International vacation
•Save or Spend?

Both
•Honesty or Other’s Feelings?

Honesty
•Coffee or Tea?

Coffee
•TV or Book?

Book
•Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?

Movie at home
•Ocean or Mountains?

Wanna explore both.
•Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?

Comedy Movie
•City or Countryside?

Both
•Winter or Summer?

Both are fun?
•Mac or PC?

PC
•Console Gaming or PC Gaming?

Both
•Soup or Sandwich?

Soup
•Card Game or Board Game?

Board Game
•Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?

Binge watching shows at home
•Working Alone or Working in a Team?

Supercool with both.
•Dine In or Delivery?

Delivery
•Sweater or Hoodie?

Hoodie
•Motorcycle or Bicycle?

Bicycle
•Book or eBook?

Book 
•When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
AC! We need them in India..It’s damn hot here.
•TV Shows or Movies?
TV series and Movies
RULES
1 Thank & tag the person that has tagged you

2 Attach the tag photo

3 Answers the ‘This or THAT’ questions

4 Tag 10-20 friends.

My nominees
:

  • Maanini
  • Mistimaan
  • Zankhana
  • Shreya Jindal
  • Novus Lectio

I hope you can join the fun and answer the questions!

Love ya all Merakians❤

Posted in awards

Award Show ❤❤

  • ​Sunshine Blogger Award #8

Loads of love to Novus Lectio for nominating me. Please do check out her blog and flood it with likes!
Rules:
Thank the person(s) who nominated you

Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you

Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
Questions:
Would you rather rule in hell or serve in heaven?

Heaven…I will just want to be near my God and end the endless misery.
Do you prefer the outdoors or indoors?

My outdoors is just my school. So yes I long to go to travel but when one is dead tired,home is where your heart lies.
The hills or the beach?

Both.Gifts of nature by God and so I love them.
If you had to pick three things to go with you to the afterlife what would they be and why?

 My family, My memories, and my skills..They all are the most important to me than anything! 

Do you believe in God?

An ardent believer.
What is your current favourite song?
I Hate You,I Love You by Gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien
Which is your favourite movie
Bahubali Series and Dhruva(both are South-Indian!)
Canoe or hiking ?

Never done any one of them.
Do you prefer A burger menu or A free theatre ticket
A burger menu. I don’t like theatres.
Would you rather be able to understand birds speak or being able to resist fire
Understand birds speak that will be a hell lot of fun!

Nominees
:
Everyone’s nominated this time folks!

Questions:
Would you rather rule in hell or serve in heaven?
Do you prefer the western or ethnic wear?
The sweet or the salty food?
If you had to pick three things to go with you to the afterlife what would they be and why?
Do you believe in boundaries?
What is your current favourite song?

  • Friendship Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for Friendship Blogger Award by the sweetest Novus Lectio. Check her blog out soon.She’s one of the most amazing bloggers seen till date!❤❤
This Award is for those we cherish in WP and to show them affection and to offer them our friendship.

RULES:

Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to their blog.

Mention thUncertaintyweb.wordpress.come creator of the Award (Novus Lectio) and its purpose.

Nominate other bloggers to receive the award.

List the rules and display the Friendship blogger award logo in your post on your blog.
Nominees :

Each one of you…

Loads of love

Rida❤

Posted in awards

3 days 3 quotes challenge (day-3)

Hooked upon this quotes marathon..❤❤❤

I am really thankful to Meher Gandhi for  this wonderful nomination
​RULES:
1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Day #3

My quote for the day👇

Whay can I say…Just remember God every second.. Every single moment❤

Did you like this quote? Let me know!

Loved the challenge.. It was good to participate.. Once again thanks my love Meher.
MY NOMINEES:

  • Jokerswild
  • Winnie
  • Jiyaraobreeze

Looking forward to your quotes!
Also, is anybody willing to take part in this challenge? Let me know so that I can tag you tomorrow!

Till then…

Meraki Forever!

Posted in awards

3 days 3 quotes challenge (Day -2)

Hooked upon this quotes marathon..❤❤❤

I am really thankful to Meher Gandhi for  this wonderful nomination
​RULES:
1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Day #2

My quote for the day👇👇👇

I truly love this quote..
This quote is so real and is the truth of the hour many of us didn’t know.It came as a brick thrown on my head that this was the reality!
Did you like this quote? Let me know!
MY NOMINEES:

  • Rudra Makwana
  • Siddharth Banga
  • Mistimaan

Looking forward to your quotes!
Also, is anybody willing to take part in this challenge? Let me know so that I can tag you tomorrow!

Till then…

Meraki Forever!

Posted in awards

3 days,3 quotes challenge(Day 1)

We all love quotes..inspirational eh?!

I am really thankful to Meher Gandhi for  this wonderful nomination
RULES:
1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

DAY 1:

“Fake people have an image to maintain,real people just don’t care”

I truly love this quote..
This quote is so real and is the truth of the hour many of us didn’t know.It came as a brick thrown on my head that this was the reality!
Did you like this quote? Let me know!
MY NOMINEES:

  • Novus Lectio
  • Zankhana Goyal
  • Shreya Jindal

Looking forward to your quotes!
Also, is anybody willing to take part in this challenge? Let me know so that I can tag you tomorrow!

Till then…

Posted in Faith In God

No Inhibition

This is such a warm support from all of you…COLLAB-A-THON is gaining so much love….

Collaboration Welcome

Contact-

ahmedridayumn@gmail.com

So…I have recently collaborated with jiyaraobreeze @ J Raouf . Do checkout her blog.She is like a breath of fresh air and is one of the most optimistic and encouraging person I have ever encountered in my life.
The thoughts below are expressed by both Jiya and Rida.



       Concern on Mental Health and                Taboos relating with it.



I discussed with Jiya that how mental health issues are not discussed socially and in many countries…it is perceived that only a mentally retarded person goes to a psychologist.

I was planning to do something with Jiya related to mental health issues especially regarding teenagers..

It is not a shame if you are suffering from depression or mental health issues…we all have gone through it…You..Me..Everyone!
It is high time that people give attention to the health if our minds.

In India, every hour, a student does suicide because of pressure of studies or poor academic result.

          WE NEED TO STOP THIS!

Jiya Speaks

“This is a great idea and of course, I also think that there are other bullying issues that are hidden for example covert racism. I was thinking we could bring in people from the BAME community (minority ethnic groups) and they could share their feelings about bullying too! 

I’ve been through bullying at school, been through racism and also “othering.” In high school, I experienced a lot of bad friends and they would stir up rumours and I’d end up having a physical fight with someone. There were teachers that just walked on by and nothing was done about it. The problem is that there aren’t enough ethnic teachers who understand.



It’s more of an issue in a school where most teachers are not from minority backgrounds. If I were to raise awareness about anything it would be that there needs to be more done to include kids from ethnic backgrounds. But I’m glad to see that you’re bringing awareness about bullying. 
We also need to think about the counselors and whether they get what their students are going through” 🙂

Due to stigma, people are often reluctant to seek help at their counseling center.
When we people will openly express their emotions, other teenagers and folks are likelier to do the same. This decreases stigma and makes  others in need more likely to seek counseling.

Come forward and say…
#NoMorePressure

Do check this video by WHO



COLLABORATIONS ARE WELCOME!

CONTACT- ahmedridayumn@gmail.com

Posted in My Muse

We,The Conquerors Of Misery

It is my latest piece to be published in the school newsletter. Check it out❤

So,let’s face it.How many of us have said,just 5 minutes more”!

How much these ‘5 minutes” last,say an hour,a day or ages! I recently stumbled upon the news of the British International Development Minister, Michael Bates,who resigned.Well,what is unique is that he was just a couple of minutes late to his office! Anyone of us who ever arrived lare , an apology will usually suffice but for him, it was a dishonor. 

What’s more astonishing in Japan is that all workplaces and school are very strict about the arrival time.It’s such a brouhaha that if a train is delayed there, a train delay certificate is issued that a passenger wasn’t late due to his fault as the population relies on public transport.

These cases strike my head where all of us have been a victim of time mismanagement. It takes a strong willed mind to understand the importance of time, which no person or writing can make you feel.

Yes! You are the conqueror of misery!!!

The video below is where Michael Bates resigns👇👇👇👇👇👇

Posted in Amor Fati

Raise Your Hands,Potterheads!

Collaborations Welcome..Contact-

ahmedridayumn@gmail.com

Well..everyone loves Harry Potter..but those who don’t know Harry Potter..well..have a clue…get to delve in it the next moment!

 It embarks on a journey of a boy named Harry Potter who lives with his uncle and aunt,because he was an orphan whose parents were murdered by ‘you-know-who’.

  They ill-treat him because he is a wizard and they are muggles(non-wizard).He only gets to know about his identity when he turns into a 10 year old and he goes to the school of Wizadry,Hogwarts and embarks on adventures and meets his best friends,Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley and nevertheless his nemesis Draco Malfoy.

But his biggest enemy was the murderer of his parents-Voldemort.
It is truly a beautiful portrayal of an amazing bond between the characters who have been in the series starting from their childhood till they became adults.

I stumbled upon some funny detention letter for Sirius Black☝☝

I have shared some beautiful shots from Google +.

It is a series which will be etched on our hearts forever.It is a perfect blend for love,magic,wizardry,friendship, and trust and twists.

Relationships have been given much importance. Whether it is an equation between teacher-student(harry with dumbledore,minerva mconagull,professor Lupin etc)..the best friends,and his guardian Hagrid.

I truly loved Professor Snape’s part.He was shown as an antagonist from the starting..but in the end he turned out to be a wellwisher for Harry..

I’ll always remember Harry Potter because I’ve grown with it.

Do share your stories and experiences, Potterheads..Cheers to all the potterheads…#WeloveHarryPotter❤❤