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IBMC #1 – Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

I came across this interesting challenge, Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge hosted by fellow blogger Prakash Hegade of itsphblog.wordpress.com.

10 challenges to be completed in 15 days. For more details on the challenge click here.

The first in the series is to phrase a paragraph on any one of the ten topics given. Hope you all enjoy this series as much as I enjoy putting my creative talent to test ๐Ÿ™‚

rubikscube

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Tick Tock Tick Tock

My son, with the timer running and the sound of clicetky-clack was a common sight I regularly witnessed, when he fell in love with the Rubikโ€™s cube as an 8th grader. With YouTube as his tutor, he became a devoted pupil. Initially solving it was a great achievement for him. But then, he challenged himself to solve it along with the timer. Taking over 2 minutes to solve in the early days, the ticking timer and the cube became his constant companions. He mastered the algorithms to crack it faster. He put the proverb โ€œPractice makes man perfectโ€ to the best use, mastering the art of solving it in about 12-13 seconds a few years back. ย A pro at multi-tasking, he solves it in one hand too and sometimes attempts to solve it blindfolded. He was a proud participant in many competitions with commendable achievements. His name also features in the Limca Book for the National record in Indiaโ€™s Largest Cube Art with 8000+ Rubikโ€™s cubes. Now his busy schedule does not permit him the luxury of free time, yet he doesnโ€™t let go his friendship with the timer and the cube. Itโ€™s always a pleasure watching him enjoy his triumph over the ticking timer!

Gist of it is, Improving your time in any field fills you with a sense of accomplishment!

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33 comments on “IBMC #1 – Phrase a Paragraph Challenge

  1. Shreya Sharma
    February 12, 2017

    Wow! That’s great. Kudos to your son. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 12, 2017

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ awesome Radhika, it is so good to master any art or game in any form. All the very best to him and loved the way you have written. Great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  3. Prakash Hegade
    February 12, 2017

    Thank you for taking up IBMC! ๐Ÿ™‚ yayy! Welcome. I hope you will enjoy taking all the challenges.

    Salutes, for his dedication. Wishes for the future. This ‘tick tock’ carries a nice message for every one. A perfect gist! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Asha Seth
    February 12, 2017

    Beautifully phrased.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 12, 2017

    Afterall he has a great mom! No wonder he is so intelligent! Many Congratulations Radhika to have such a mastermind in your home!! ๐Ÿ’–

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 12, 2017

      Haha, that’s a huge compliment Meenakshi. Not sure if I am worthy of it though. He beats me hollow in terms of his intelligence. Thanks so much dear ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

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      • Meenakshi Sethi
        February 12, 2017

        It comes in genes Radhika. Parents play a great role in crafting children’s future and life! Hats off to you and your husband to raise him this way! I really mean it ๐Ÿ‘

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 12, 2017

        So very kind of you Meenakshi to say that. We do believe in giving them the best possible opportunities within our means. What they make out of it, is left up to them. Sending a big hug and thanks to you dear ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Meenakshi Sethi
        February 12, 2017

        ๐Ÿ’–

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  6. daneelyunus
    February 12, 2017

    Best of luck Radhika for upcoming challenges

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  7. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 12, 2017

    Wow Radhika! Your son is brilliant! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป All the very best with the challenge as well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Sumith
    February 12, 2017

    Brilliant very proud of him! keep going many more to conquer. Best wishes for him!

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  9. extinct0703
    February 13, 2017

    Great feat! Congratulations to him and you too

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  10. thewritewomanblog
    February 14, 2017

    Congratulations to the proud Mommy and her brilliant sonny! That is amazing, Radhika and to feature in the Limca Book is a proud moment indeed and to attempt at it blindfolded shows that he pushes his limits! All the very best for more achievements to him!
    The way you have brought out the essence of his wisdom is beautiful. Time is indeed critical in even in the small aspects of life. I have also read that putting a timer on most of your activities leaves you finishing your tasks effectively and on time giving you your much-deserved free time!
    A super and inspiring article, Radhika!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 14, 2017

      Thanks a ton for those best wishes Pranitha. Absolutely agree with you that practising time management leaves you satisfied of having done a good job and also some extra time at your disposal.๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    February 18, 2017

    WOW.. RADHIKA.. A GENIOUS you have.. kudooos to the little champion…. it must be a real delight to see him play and enjoy the challenge.. I would love to read about his achievement in Limca Records.. can I have a link to it..or may be how I can find him..

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  13. sajitha surendran
    April 1, 2017

    Awesome Radhika..All the very best, to both mom and son.

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