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About Me

Well, what is there to write about me? May be, just that I was born in a small village in a small corner of Manipur which was not connected by motorable road. When my first tooth had to be pulled, my dad and I had to walk more than 60 km on foot to reach the nearest town. I remembered crying all the way asking my dad to carry me on his back.I also remembered that it was the slash-and-burn season of the year as we had to scamper for safety to escape the raging fire. And the rest, as they say, is history….though I am still very much alive and kicking…..

To cut a long story of over 45 years to a fraction of what it actually is, let me also say that I have seen different shades of life, at times bringing me to tears with joy and happiness; and at times bringing me so much pain that I wish I could pierce my heart with a pointed arrow, at least to touch and feel it in the hope that something could be done to it. But in both cases, it has always brought me to my knees before God. Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you, Mary Tyler Moore once said.

Still the river of my life is overflowing with hope and gratitude. This season of my life is by far the happiest and most fruitful. My life and my faith has been rocked and shaken but is firmly planted. No matter what life brings I am ready…

Finally, life is too short for wallowing in self-pity. I’m outlandishly simple but loves to know people and travel places and make new friends. I love to travel by road and capture the places I pass through both in memory and camera. I have two abiding passions: reading and writing. When I’m not lost in reading, you can always find me at my desk scribbling something onto my laptop or note-pad. When I was young, singing in our church choir was a routine Sunday affair. As a single-parent I am a blind housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre “maid”, but home is still my favorite place to be.

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  1. Good morning my brother….I have nominated you for the Ten Commandments Award. Please stop by if you’d like to accept this award. Many blessings!!

  2. I’ve also nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award – how could I not?! Thank you for all you do – Blessings my friend.

  3. Nice to meet you, thank you for visiting me! Interesting story you’ve shared here!

  4. dbrookings on said:

    Thanks for the follow. You have a very interesting blog and a incredible outlook on life. God Bless and keep the faith. Cheers.

  5. shrimpboyho on said:

    Very beautiful. Best to you 🙂

  6. progressmom on said:

    Wow, what a testimony to the joy of the Lord being our strength,in looking at your life! What an example you and your family are. Your blog is written so beautifully. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to keeping up with yours.

    • Thanks for the connection here. It is such a pleasure to meet wonderful people like you over here. You have a very wonderful blog. It’s a blessing to know you and read your blog. Keep it up and blessings to you…

  7. glennweissel on said:

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I like the MTM quote…very true!

  8. Yes…home is my favorite place to be also. You have a wonderful page and so many friends! Thanks for visiting and following my blog:)

  9. I like that how you like to travel…but “home is still were you like to be”.

  10. Hi…I wanted to let you know I like your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. No worries if you don’t like participating in awards. Thank you!

  11. lifeyourwaycoaching on said:

    I’m so happy to finally get over to your blog and first commend you for your authenticity on your blog and also to say thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’ve been doing my Daily Success Tip on its own out on my blog but I may just start another page because I have way more to say than what I can get in a tip! I really do love your blog and will be back my friend. Thanks again.

  12. Stephanie Jill Rudd on said:

    Thanks for following, and dropping by.

  13. sallymmiller on said:

    Thank you so much for visiting me and following my blog! I am inspired by your writings and look forward to reading more. You courageously and beautifully share your innermost thoughts. May you be blessed with all the good things of life.

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I appreciate it. You have an inspiring blog, indeed. What a scary time you experienced as a kid. I’m so happy to hear you are filled with hope in your life. I guess those things can make you stronger.

  15. I am happy to nominate you to receive a ”Beautiful Blogger Award” Check this link Copy and paste to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. Congratz and God Bless!

  16. Thanks for signing on to follow my blog. I am impressed with your posts. Keep the faith.

  17. Paulina Czarnecki on said:

    Hello, I don’t know if you participate in blog awards, but if you do, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award! 🙂 Check out what to do here if you want to accept: 😀

  18. I’ve nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Please read the nomination announcement on my site here:

    Keep it up!!!!

  19. Hi Khamneithang! I like your blog so much and feel that it is very inspiring, so I’ve nominated it for the very inspiring blogger award! Here’s a link if you want to check it out!
    God bless you and keep up the good writing! 🙂

  20. Just want to let you know that I have nominated you for the coveted Reader Appreciation Award! Please visit 1catholicsalmon in order to pick up your badge of honour!

  21. manlewis on said:

    I have nominated your blog for the “One Lovely Blog award” because your blog is soooo lovely! Find out more on my blog….

  22. I take great pleasure in notifying you that you have been nominated for/awarded the Sunshine Award. Your award and the rules await you at your earliest convenience at this link

    I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you for being a constant ray of light in my sometimes dark world. 🙂

  23. I too nominated you for inspiring readers with your words that radiate light in every story!

  24. Hey!
    I know you follow me on here but I am moving my page to my own self hosted site. I’d love to keep in contact and stuff. I will still be doing the same things over here but with a little bit more freedom. I’m gonna still post crafts, articles on health, disabilities and recipes. Now, I am starting on that blog to write book reviews and product reviews. I’d really like to see ya over there sometime. My new blog is at
    Happy blogging!
    Author and owner of

  25. Hi Khamneithang,

    When you said that you are a marginal cook, I am sure that your children would disagree with you. They look happy and healthy, so that could be the result of good cooking you have given them. 🙂

    Here I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  26. Haydn Sennitt on said:

    Big hugs to you, brother. Keep walking in the Lord.

  27. Khamneithang, I have to ask you…do you know Lian Tombing of Manipur. He is in a city I can’t spell, and has established many churches in the country side and in Assam. I know Manipur is a big place.

    Where do you reside?

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