Sunday, November 29, 2015

Eternally Hating

As I lay on my bed, waiting endlessly for my episodes of Ugly Betty to load for a binge-watching session, I decided to wipe the dust off this blog and actually exercise my brain and write something. 

I came into design school expecting the toughest. And that's exactly what I got. I'm not going to blame my lack of posting on this blog on college, though, because we do get quite some time to do what we want and nurture our talents. But what I'm GOING to blame in this post is school, and give reasons as to why I will eternally hate it (while I still love it for certain reasons) for attributing to certain problems I face which interfere with so many aspects of my life in a design school, today. 

Also, I'm predominantly referring to the two hellish years of any CBSE science student - 11th and 12th standard; but thoroughly based on MY experiences. So here it goes: 


1) Killing the Creativity 

I can't think of a single activity or subject in school which actually MADE me think creatively. Although we were offered two periods of art class a WEEK, every single one of us spent those two periods trying to study for a subject test just so we could pass. We couldn't take the class seriously even if we wanted to. So much for that. I can't complain that my school subjects didn't allow me to think out of the box to get an answer - because I didn't give two shits about them. BUT, I did observe my classmates endless arguments with the teachers during the few minutes I was actually awake in school, and noticed that everything concluded with a method used in the textbook or a trusted guide; instead of an approach created by them (which actually worked), based on their understanding. Creativity in all aspects killed? Check. 

But, now that I'm out of school, I can say with no inhibitions that I did find very creative ways to pass a few tests and exams here and there - if you know what I mean. 

2) "I wont give up" *Falls asleep*

Literally every single day of my 12th standard consisted of this happening. But all the training we put ourselves through on dealing with sleep deprivation goes to waste during the 4 month vacation we get after our board exams because we literally embrace sleep and spend AT LEAST 10 hours a day sleeping, as opposed to the 3-4 hours in 12th (shut up, if you were one of those meticulous students who has his/her academic life figured out and constantly rubbed it in our faces). So coming to college and pulling my first all-nighter was executed while shedding blood, sweat and tears (yes, literally. A needle pricked my finger). And my first college all-nighter was my ONLY college all-nighter; because as much as I told myself to not give up during other occasions, I gave up and embraced sleep during the few hours I had left. Thankfully, I managed to finish my work within the deadline (I have no clue how), but my lack of motivation to work seriously pulled me down in terms of the quality of work I submitted. Where does my lack of motivation come from? The hopeless days of studying for school exams/tests where I failed anyway despite the amount I worked (during those few times I had a spurge of motivation to work). Why does the same thing happen here? Because of the wonderful mindset school created for me. Thank you, school. 

3) DEADlines 

One of the most pointless things I've gotten in school is homework. There's a guide for every single subject with all the textbook answers; so obviously when we get homework, I copy every single answer from the guides or my friend's notebook the next morning (and when I failed to do so, I'd get kicked out of class - which was probably the reason I loved not doing my homework). Some could blame me saying that it would have helped a lot more if I sat down and tried solving the questions on my own; but with all the pointless tuition classes the population brainwashed me into joining for it's "beneficial"purposes, which took up almost 6 hours of my after-school time, I could and would NOT focus on some stupid homework when I could just copy some answers and actually relax for a bit. 

Coming up with something entirely your own, based on your understanding of a concept is not something I frequently did during my school days (surprise surprise), which is an EVERYDAY thing here in college. Add some crazy deadlines to that, and voila - you have a 17-year-old-girl pulling her hair out and breaking down in the bathroom before submissions.  




Through all this, I still managed to hold onto something which got me into the college I'm in today. But going through it is the tougher part. I write blog-posts like these in the hope that it would actually reach someone who would actually take this into account and directly make an improvement to the pathetic system of education in schools these days. Doesn't hurt to hope, does it? 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Falling in Love

"Have you ever been in love?" she asked me.

"No," I said through gritted teeth, trying hard to display an apathetic expression and lack of emotion to cover up for what was actually inside.

"Then you wouldn't know," she said, completely involved in her own thoughts. My blatant lie remained unseen through. I had no patience to explain that I have experienced love. I knew what it felt like. Every smile, every tear shed - in the name of love; I knew exactly what it felt like.

He was beautiful. The first time I saw him I couldn't say much, I was just a kid. But as I spent more time I realized how beautiful he was. I longed to spend all my time with him.

Years passed. But one-sided love persisted. He made me feel special. I felt special. But it turns out, he made everyone feel special and I wasn't the only one. It hurt me, but I still loved him from the bottom of my heart.

I felt his presence all around me. Everywhere I went I thought I saw him, sometimes I really think I did. If this isn't love, I don't know what is. He was constantly on my mind. I didn't try to let him out of it as well.

One day, my parents approached me and said, 'He's not good for you. Your dependence on him is making you unhealthy. Move on.'

Although I've been telling myself this for years, something inside me shattered when my parents told me this. I was to be prevented from seeing him often. I could meet him once a month. I couldn't take it, but they said it was good for me. I had no other option but to listen to them. 

Months passed and our relationship deteriorated. My dependency decreased but I felt there was a huge void in me. Something was missing. Something is still missing. I need to find a replacement, but what replaces your first love? At this rate, I'd never know. I hope I find the answer someday. 

He, was Pizza. My first love. My only love. My ultimate source of happiness. 


(Read the whole thing again, and you'll actually understand it ;) ) 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

(Almost) Everything Wrong with CBSE English

Those of you who've completed your 12th standard board exam in English know what a load of bull the subject is. I have no idea what I learnt this year in the subject. In fact, the only skill I improved on was writing an extra load of meaningless bullshit. (Okay it's not a skill, but whatever.)

You're probably wondering why I chose to rant about English when I have physics, chemistry and math. Well, let's just say that I chose to end the bitter relationship I shared with those subjects once and for all, which included not really talking much about them to revive unpleasant memories....

Like all ranting-posts, this post has a list I made based on what I think; so don't go all "omg that's not true" - although I don't mind if you do agree with me. Therefore, I present -

(Almost) Everything Wrong with CBSE English
And why I don't need to give a solution to these problems unlike every 10 mark article/speech in "Section B":

1) Debate/Speech Topics

Now this one deserves the most attention because I feel I've never bullshitted more in my life than I have while having to speak or write about the topics they provide us with. Few of the most common topics are:

a) How Westernization is influencing our nation's citizens and how we can incorporate our own culture in our day to day life

b) Should technology replace teachers? 

c) Can teaching methods be improved?

d) Should technology replace textbooks?

e) Should uniforms be made compulsory? 

f) Is the CCE system better?

g) Is the Indian Education System the best system of education?


I'm laughing my face off, just thinking about everything that ran through my mind when my teacher gave us these topics. 

In response to Topic (a) - I have no frikkin' clue as to how a topic could get more stupid than this. YOU DON'T WANT WESTERNIZATION? MAKE ALL THE SCHOOLS SANSKRIT MEDIUM. MAKE ALL THE GIRLS SWEEP THE AREA UNDER THE TREE WHILST THE BOYS SIT IN A VESHTI AND WRITE THEIR NOTES ON LEAVES. LETS NOT USE ANYTHING INVENTED BY THE ""WESTERNERS"" BECAUSE OHMYGOSH WESTERNIZATION DOMINATION!!! You say we're trying to "imitate" "white" people? WELL AT LEAST WE DON'T PROMOTE RACISM. You think we're "losing touch" with our own culture? THE WAY I LOOK AT IT, WE'RE APPRECIATING AND ACCEPTING OTHER CULTURES, THUS MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN. Think about the MILLIONS of people who's income depends on "western" companies and "western" products. You think westernization is a problem? Well let's get rid of that and worsen another problem - financial security! Not a big deal right? What if the "western" people had topics like these in their English class? What if "Is Easterniztion dominating the Western population because everything is Made in China?" was a topic over there?  IMAGINE HOW STUPID THAT WOULD BE.

I hope you've realized how pathetic this topic is. 

In response to Topics (b) and (c) - CBSE should have realized by now that more than improving the debating skills of a student, this has worsened student-teacher relationships in many ways. Students tend to give their true opinion within the classroom sometimes, thinking it's okay, when in all honesty it's not. Topics like these give rise to opinions that can be taken personally by teachers. And what positive difference do these opinions make? None. Because CBSE gives no shits about what we think.

In response to Topic (d) - Nobody cares. Really.

In response to Topic (e) - Nothing we say makes a difference. 

In response to Topic (f) - WE'RE IN 12TH DAMMIT, WE DON'T GIVE A SHIT. IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE LISTENING TO US AND INCORPORATING OUR IDEAS AND OPINIONS IN THE SYSTEM. 

In response to Topic (g) - Not only did the students of my class, but my TEACHER as well, laughed their faces off when they heard this topic. We know the truth, you know the truth, why make us lie for the sake of it? Our opinions don't matter in any way, anyway! 

2) Repetitiveness 

CBSE English's motto should be: "To teach is to repeat what's taught for 7 years continuously" - because that's what they did with notices, posters, articles and speeches. I remember writing those from the 6th grade till the 12th. The difference between now and then? NOTHING. 

3) Section B

Whenever my friends asked me how much I had left to study for the English exam, I'd say, "got to mug the formats." That's what everyone does, literally. We don't learn HOW to write it, we learn what to place where because that's how you get 2 marks - for the formats. Welcome to CBSE. 

4) Value-Based Questions

Alternately know as  "bullshiting for 2 extra marks" - which applies to all subjects. In fact, I depended on these questions for those 2 extra marks in maths, physics and chemistry. The worst part is, they actually have an ANSWER KEY for these questions. Why can't we write down the value we assume it to be? WHY DO WE NEED TO HAVE CBSE'S ANSWER FOR THE ONE ANSWER THAT IS ACTUALLY BASED ON OUR PERCEPTION OF THE CHARACTER IN THE QUESTION? *Sighs* *Gives up* *Walks away* 

5) Non-Detailed Books 

(Which are unfortunately very detailed.) (Hah) Anyway, this year, the schools were offered an option of 2 books for the 12th grade students - "The Invisible Man" and "Silas Marner". Both were a load of crap which burdened the students to an unimaginable extent. We DEPEND on the non-detailed book to be enjoyable, unlike our English textbooks. We EXPECT a good story. We end up in the room of doom (also known as the non-detailed book) for a year. 


I could go on and on but what's the point? I wrote this post with some hope that it could reach someone on the board someday - someone who can actually make a good change. I hope this wasn't a waste of time. Good luck, future victims of the CBSE 12th! 





Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Yep. That's my thought process right now. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Questioning Decisions

Music has always been an integral part of my life. Probably because I grew up listening to so many genres of it, from all over the world. Literally. My dad and I used to listen to THAI rock music when I was a kid. So you can imagine the range of music I've listened to over the course of my life so far...

Of all the genres I've listened to, rock and country appealed to me the most. Maybe because it was a predominant part of my playlists. Or maybe because it stuck to its olden roots and has remained consistently beautiful, as opposed to pop which literally yanked itself out of it's olden roots, but can occasionally be nice to listen to.


I've been a huge Swiftie since the 6th grade. She's probably the only artist I've loved and whose music I've been consistently addicted to for so long. Despite the fact that my love life = non existent (and has always been that way), I can strangely connect to her music in someway and appreciate it. 


Well, she started off as a country singer. Her debut album - "Taylor Swift", and then "Fearless" and "Speak Now" were completely amazing. And out of nowhere, she makes a random shift to pop in the album "Red" which had traces of country, and now,"1989"which is absolutely, completely pop. Now don't get me wrong - I'm SO addicted to this album. But I honestly wonder why she would let go of such a beautiful yet dying genre to join the monotonous, overpopulated world of pop music. Even though her music is completely different from other pop artists' and her lyrics go way too deep and are very beautiful, she left a genre which she was capable of revolutionizing. 


Unfortunately, I can relate to this in someway. 


I've been writing this blog for about 4 years now. So many people I know have come and asked me, "Hey, are you going to do journalism? Or what about literature?" and my answer is, "No, I'm doing design!" They simply reply with, "But you write so well. I've read your blog." (Dear haters - I'm not self praising; you don't need to start a private criticizing session now.) 


I've been so stuck on my decision of doing design for the past 4 to 5 years. I've always thought I'd be great at it. I really question myself sometimes - was I meant to do something absolutely astounding in the field of writing? Maybe that will be a question in my head for the next few years. I could go back to writing as and when I feel like, right? Or would it be too late?


I really wish my questions could be answered right now. Only time can tell, though. 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hello

Dear readers who gave up all hope on my blog and stopped following it or occasionally catching up on it - well you probably won't see this but I'm terribly sorry I haven't updated my blog in AGES, my lack of spilling out my feelings on my beloved blog is due the fact that BEING IN THE 12TH FRIKKIN GRADE MEANS YOU HAVE NO LIFE. LITERALLY. 

Dear readers who still have a glimpse of hope that I would come back from the dead and update my blog - thank you. Honestly, I'd given up hope myself. 

I HATE THE 12TH GRADE. HATE IT. It's probably the worst grade that has ever happened to my life because various aspects of my life are getting messed up due to it- from my grades to my health to my social life (which I didn't have much of to start off with) to my friendships. Seriously - it messes you up. Maybe if I'd chosen psychology over THIS GOD FORSAKEN SUBJECT CALLED SCIENCE (even though psychology falls under science...), I would have been able to treat myself for whatever mental shit torture school was making me go through. BUT I CAN'T. So I wallow in sad music the whole day wearing a sweater and crying to myself because why try to be happy when you can wallow in self pity?!?!

NOT.

Just kidding, I actually do that. 

I've not learnt ANYTHING useful this year. Except for like..2 things:

1) Staying up for 3 days without sleep
2) Making 3 cups of coffee every night (GOSH I HATE THAT THING IT TASTES PATHETIC AND LEAVES A WEIRD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH AND RESULTS IN HEADACHES WHICH ARE AS PAINFUL AS HAVING 15 HAMMERS HITTING YOUR HEAD FROM THE INSIDE)

This will probably be useful for college, though.

But college is where you learn things you LIKE. Not some lame shitty subjects which are ABSOLUTELY USELESS in your life. I should have made better decisions in my life - like switching schools and taking Humanities which ACTUALLY has a subject called psychology. Not that I'd have had to self-cure my brain had I taken that group....

I really have no clue why I continued to stay in my school in the first place. It's not like it's benefiting me in any aspect of my life right now. It's making it a lot worse actually. But I have a mantra I keep telling myself just to pull my shit together to get through the day:

"Just 3 (or how many ever) more weeks of this shit."

School gets over in about 3 weeks. Then it's just exams. Not that those are any better but at least I'd feel like shit for 3 hours a day as opposed to the 7-8 hours on a normal school day - which is better if you ask me. 

I cannot. wait. for. college. 
Seriously. 

And to my seniors who tell me that I'll miss school once I'm out of it despite all the ranting right now:

NO.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Products for the Trash: Summer Edition

Summer is the season of doing unproductive work of all forms. That's probably a good reason for school to function during these few months of the year, because we're going to be sleeping anyway. Of course, we need a vacation in the better-weather seasons.

Summer is also the season of minimum brain functioning. That's probably the reason the school board lost their senses and made us study over 16 chapters over the vacation.  And that's also the reason I've not been getting good ideas for my blog posts.

Summer is also the season I decided to become the prey of certain summer-product advertisements. While some products stuck to the good quality advertised, some products, to put it very simply, were crap.

Therefore, I present to you:

Products for the Trash: Summer Edition
and why, in my sane mind, would never, ever, ever recommend them.

1) Cinthol Cool Soap by Godrej 

I suggest you watch the advertisement first to get a good idea of what this soap is supposed to be:





This soap is anything BUT cool. In fact, it is so NOT COOL, that in the 40 degree Celsius city I'm living in, I actually felt cooler BEFORE I used this stupid soap. I actually bought a packet of 3 of these soap bars at one shot thinking that it would actually feel like a super cold ice cube like in the advertisement, and I regretted this decision the day I started using this blasted soap. Do not trust the advertisements made for this soap. They're a bunch of idiots carrying ice cubes that feel like lava on your skin.  


2) Harvest Range of Juices by KDD


  Fruit-based acid has finally been introduced to the market. This juice honestly tastes disgusting, and will NOT refresh you on a hot summer day. In fact the only thing refreshing about this brand of juices is spitting it out. Expired juices of other brands taste better, to be honest.





3) Vaseline (not-so) Healthy White Lotions


This is the perfect lotion for those of you who want to get tanned. In fact, after one month of using this in the city of blazing sun, my skin turned a 110% darker than what it originally was. Also, to emphasize on the "not-so-healthy" part, it can affect people with sensitive skin (apart from the excessive skin burns you'll get standing under the sun with this so called UV protecting cream) by causing rashes (personal experience). Apart from all of this, it does not moisturize your skin in any way, which makes me wonder how this could possibly be a lotion at all.


And last, but not the least

4) Auto-Meters 



In the unbearable heat of this city, under the blazing sun, fighting with auto-drivers for a few minutes to turn on the meter is WAY too strenuous. Even after the rule was imposed, and with stickers on every auto mentioning that it runs on the meter, the auto-drivers just don't give a damn and demand their price every time. We eventually give in and shove the money into their hands, unable to fight anymore. Welcome to Chennai. 


So here concludes my list. Some of you may have had good experiences with some of these products, but I'd like to remind you that this post is based on MY experience with these products.

No offence to whoever manufactures these products, but they definitely deserve to be thrown away.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Big Fat Super-Happy-

THANK YOU!

Here's a small post with some big fat super-happy font to thank every single person who's read/appreciated my blog. Thank you thank you thank you sooooooo much. Writing this blog has, is and always will be my favorite hobby; the one I am most proud of. So here's thanking everyone who's read (or refreshed, haha) the blog, rating my blog (especially those who voted 10 and more than 10!) and putting up with my CONSTANT spamming on every social networking website I'm on. 10,000 blog views is awesome.

Happy (or unhappy) reading! I will update my blog as soon as some inspiration hits me. Till then,

Peace. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Untitled - Because I Don't Feel Like It

Escaping reality has always been easy for me, because reality never was. As I spent 5 hours watching an "Awkward" marathon online (which is a show, by the way), I realized that it was probably a world I wouldn't want to leave, a world where insecurities were minimal, if not non-existent, and a world where I never had to face someone's cruel words to me each and everyday. Being the friend who has "always been there" was just another way of calling me the friend "who could always be taken advantage of and who's feelings would never be hurt", but unfortunately, smiling and laughing, two forms of art I've always been good at, rarely come to me anymore. I've been told to my face that I've been "going behind" a friend or two, but sorry for trying to be there for them. As this all comes crashing on me, a feeling of sadness and betrayal somewhat overwhelmed me - why was it that I made all the efforts, and when I stopped trying, I was to be blamed? Sometimes people tell you that they'll always be there for you. Warning: it's a blatant lie. You will always be there for yourself. And that's a realization that dawned upon me pretty late. "Unknowingly" trying to put me down because I wont take it seriously has been a passion of many, and newly discovered hobby of a few. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if you were laughing at this post now, not taking me seriously (as usual). 



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fan-Girl's List of Top 5 Hotties She Would Totally Date

HELLO. Studying, studying, and studying in order to get through the 11th grade, has prevented me from blogging. (Just kidding, my laptop was confiscated). Though I was free for the last 2 weeks or so, I somehow just couldn't think of the right thing to blog about.

Inspiration hit me one day before I start the 12th grade. 


So in this blog post, I'm going to list out the 5 hottest people I would totally date. The thing is, they're all fictional.

Being the obsessed fictional-fan-girl I am, I realized that in some point in time, I need to put out what I would define as "The Perfect Boyfriend". The problem is, I wouldn't even get them (because they're all fictional) and even if there was such a person in real life, I wouldn't ('cause hello, I'm a boy). 

So as usual, I shall go in descending order (i.e., from the preferred character to the OH MY GOD I WANT HIM FOREVER). And just to make sure you know, I refer to the characters as described on PRINT, not the characters of those who acted in the movie version of the book. (But I'll use pictures from the movie, because the pictures are mandatory, and there aren't that many good non-movie pictures online). Anyway,

At #5, We Have: 


 Charlie Brown (From "Peanuts"):

This guy is the most ADORABLE KID EVER. It may seem "wrong" that I could be in love with him, but hey, I would totally date the older version of him. Softies are the cuties. GOSH I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. (I know he's not exactly from a "book", but comics are an exception in this case.) 













At #4, We Have,


Peeta Mellark (From "The Hunger Games"):

He's a dream-boy, seriously. He's so damn romantic, and the way he loves Katniss is like...I love him. Seriously. To add on, the Hunger Games winner, brave, quiet, shy, helpful, a softy, HOTHOTHOT, and hot. 





At #3, We Have,

Percy Jackson (From "Percy Jackson"):

If I could describe him in one word, the word I'd use is "Yum". Not only does the author describe him through the series as the perfectest person ever, but his childlike behavior (softy alert) which is extremely cute combined with all the awesome stuff he does definitely gives Annabeth some competition, because it's totally hot. 


At #2, We Have,


Tobias Eaton AKA Four (From "Divergent"):

This guy is PERFECT. His dauntless-ness makes him the (2nd) hottest fictional character. Brave, hot, and an amaaaaazing bod (as described by the author), plus deep down, he is totally a softy. I can't think of anyone who isn't jealous of Tris Prior. 

Four is totally my favorite number. 










At #1, We Have, (The guy I will never fall out of love with)


Augustus Waters (From "The Fault In Our Stars"):


THIS GUY DESERVES THE CAPS-LOCK BECAUSE I LOVE HIM SO FRIKKIN MUCH LIKE I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE. HE'S SO FAR, AND PROBABLY FOREVER, THE BEST FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN THE UNIVERSE OF BOOKS. I LOVE HIM. SO. MUCH. JOHN GREEN HAS WRITTEN THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ, AND DESCRIBED THE BEST (FICTIONAL) GUY THAT COULD EVER BE DESCRIBED. I.LOVE.HIM.SO.MUCH. EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS GIVES YOU GOOSEBUMPS, LIKE THE GOOD KIND. HE'S PERFECT IN EVERY SINGLE ASPECT. I seriously love him. My expectations of this movie are too damn high. Ansel Elgort, if you do not portray Augustus the way he should be portrayed, I will find you and slap you. Several times. 

TIED WITH: 
Michael Moscovitz (From "The Princess Diaries")

If you read the series, you will understand the true definition of PERFECTION.


















So, there ends my list. I'm pretty sure most of you fan-girls (or maybe fan-boys?) have a few of these characters on your list of Top-5 Fictional Hotties You Would Totally Date, because what is NOT lovable about them? 

Also, let me remind you that the entire post was based on how the AUTHOR describes the character in the BOOK, including the looks and all, and none of the judgement is made based on the movies released. 

Peace. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

If I Had the Power

Staring at the wall endlessly has been a habit I've developed while studying. My concentration shifts to something or the other - and recently, it was an idea for a new blog post. 

So basically, I thought of a few things I would do if I had the power to do so. Most of them aren't exactly impossible, but they're not possible as well. This list primarily involves what irritates me the most. 

So yeah. 

1) If I could, I WOULD KILL EVERY SINGLE MOSQUITO ON EARTH. I mean, seriously, WHAT IS THE POINT OF THEIR EXISTENCE? They just annoy people. No animal is dependent on them for survival. They don't help plants. They just poop  on stagnant water. 






2) If I could, I'd turn invisible. Sure, I love talking to my friends and making friends and having fun and socializing in general, but sometimes I really wish you were a plastic bag drifting through the wind (contrary to Katy Perry's "Firework"). Everyone seems to love asking you a bunch of questions when you're sleepy. 

Especially the teacher during chemistry period. 

If anyone EVER wakes me up during class to ask me if I'm sleeping..



3)  If I could, I would make book corners out of diamond. For those of you who don't know, diamond is the hardest substance in the world. (If you comment with a "that's what she said!" then I will find you and slap you right across your face) What irritates me is that people think that they can just BEND the corners of a precious book to mark their page. It's annoying to look at a smooth, beautiful page filled with words that move you; with a "dog-ear" at the corner of the page. It's disrespectful.

If you've never heard of a bookmark, Google it. 
Use those. 


So here I conclude my list. 

Hopefully, they will come true someday. 




Sunday, December 22, 2013

Products for the Trash

Being laptop deprived for 2 months can definitely drive you to an extent of craziness...at least it did for me. Over the last 2 months, I found enough time to judge products which I used, which were absolute crap. So here I present to you:

Products for the Trash
and why, in my sane mind, would never, ever, ever recommend them.


1) The Colossal Kajal by Maybelline
                                                                     

 This product is so frikkin' pathetic that I want to snap that yellow stick in front of whoever invented this blasted product. Not only does it stick to your eye for 12 WHOLE HOURS (or even more than that), but it literally peels your skin off and makes it all black (blacker than the original product itself). And for people with sensitive skin, it's worse. You can't wake up in the morning because your eyes would be glued shut by the kajal, despite how many ever times you try washing it off. It says 12 HOURS. But it stays on my eyes for 24.ENTIRE.HOURS without coming off. In my world, that's called a dishonest, pathetic product. 


Picture this:

(For those of you with boyfriends):
You've not seen him in 5 hours. That's an eternity in your world. You decide to meet him in 10 minutes and quickly do your eyes with your new "Colossal Kajal". When you meet him, he pulls you close to him and you look at him and slowly bat your eyes. While he tries to look into the beauty of your eyes, he can't, because while you were batting your eyes IT GOT GLUED SHUT BY THE STUPID KAJAL.

(For those of you without boyfriends)
Day 1: (Wears the kajal, successful.) 
Day 2: (Day 1's kajal is still on your eyes because it didn't wash off)
"Dude who punched you in the eye?"

If you bought that product recently, I advise you throw it away. 
It makes a good oil pastel, as well.


2) Odomos

This product, according to me, is THE BEST PRODUCT EVER, if you want to look like you have chickenpox for the rest of your life. Not only is it absolutely ineffective, but it literally ATTRACTS mosquitoes to you. The only advantage of this cream is that it makes it easier to kill the mosquitoes around you (if you're okay with squishing them with your hands and having blood all over them).

Picture this:
Okay honestly there's no situation I can help you picture, but the "attracting mosquitoes cream" definitely increases your chance of getting diseases like dengue, malaria, etc.; exactly what it's SUPPOSED to prevent. 

So take your pick - dengue with chickenpox legs and hands, or not? 


3) Dove Hair-Fall Rescue
Honestly, this does anything BUT rescue your hair-fall. Actually, it just makes your hair-fall worse. I really think they're meant to cause hair-fall; or just create a dependency on the 15 other products you have to use along with the shampoo and conditioner to "rescue your hair-fall". This product, according to personal experience, is the worst of all the hair-fall shampoos/conditioners I've used. 

Picture this: 
(For those of you with boyfriends)
Your boyfriend gently strokes your nice-smell-less hair (thanks to Dove) and when he takes his hand out, there are 15 strands of hair in his hand. 
NOT A PRETTY SIGHT, IS IT? 

(For those of you without boyfriends)
You're sitting in the first bench of the class. Your hair is kind of untidy, and you decide to adjust your rubber band. You take out your rubber band, and you see 10000000000 strands of hair on it...wait. Not just you. The ENTIRE class sees it. 

To avoid such situations, use seekai podi or any shampoo which doesn't have the word "hair-fall" on it. 


No offence to whoever invented these products, but they definitely deserve to be thrown away.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sweating Through Our Eyes - The Survey

So recently I took this survey, and the question I asked everyone was "Give me 5 (or more) movies you've cried for". I asked a LOT of people, and in this post I shall list out the movies that have made a lot of people cry.

Also, I'm really happy that a lot of guys didn't say "I don't cry. Especially for movies," and actually gave me a list. 

Here's how I took the survey : I spammed all my friends on chat and asked them, "Give me 5 (or more) movies you've cried for," and they gave me a list, with an exception of a few friends. A lot of people had given me the same movies the others had also given, and I counted the votes that each movie got. Though, I did ask the people who hadn't given me some of the movies that a lot of people had chosen, if they cried for those movies. Just in case they forgot. 

So here I present to you : Sweating Through Our Eyes - The Survey. (In descending order.) (With a little commentary.) (Without the number of votes.) 

At Number 5, we have :

The Pursuit of Happyness 

I have totally got to watch this. 
















At Number 4, we have : 

A Walk To Remember 

Read the book, watched the movie. Bawled my eyes out. Absolutely brilliant. 















At Number 3, we have :

P.S. I Love You

The movie was amazing. I cried SO MUCH for this one. And I also fell in love with Gerard Butler after I watched this movie, haha. I totally want to read the book. 














At Number 2, we have :

Taare Zameen Par

This is definitely the best Bollywood movie that has ever existed. And it has the best and truest message ever - "Every child is special." I have never cried so much in my entire life. This movie definitely beats everything.  








And finally, At Number 1, we have : 

Marley & Me 

Expected. If you've not cried for this movie, ALIENS EXIST GUYS!  
This movie is absolutely beautiful. 'Nuff said. 

I really have to read this book. 











Friday, September 27, 2013

The Perks of Being a Science Student

Okay seriously, there are absolutely no perks at ALL.  Let me tell you what happened recently: 

(At home)

Me: *Suffering with physics, chemistry and math, trying to study something, staying up till 3:00 A.M everyday staring into the empty depths of my textbooks with the help of 2 cups of coffee*, "Holidays, COME TO ME!"

(At school)

Me: JUST 2 WEEKS OF SUFFERING AND TORTURE LEFT. I WILL SURVIVE. I WILL BE FREE AFTER THAT TO SLEEP AS LONG AS I WANT AND WATCH MOVIES AND COMPLETE MY LIST OF LIFE-NECESSITY UNPRODUCTIVE WORK WHENEVER I WANT BECAUSE IT'S THE HOLIDAYS AND I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT.

Teacher: "Special classes commence from the 3rd of October (2 days after my exams get over). It is compulsory, and it will last 3 hours a day."


Me: 


Teacher: "Oh, and we have classes on Saturdays as well." 


Me: 





Sunday, September 8, 2013

iTunes Shuffle Game Thingy

Rules: 
1. Put your music library on shuffle. 
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 
3. You must write that song title as the answer to the question, no matter how silly it sounds! Most of the time they seem to work though, strangely enough. (This is freaky - sometimes it doesn't make sense, but then again….. it does. Don’t cheat, stay true to the exact shuffle. It really is freaky!) 
4. OK, go!

(An insight to my iTunes playlist, as well)

1) If someone says “Is this okay?” you say?
Streets of Gold - 3OH!3

2) What would best describe your personality?
Because We Can - Bon Jovi

3)What do you like in a guy/girl?
We Are Young - 3OH!3

4)How do you feel today?
What About Now - Bon Jovi

5)What is your life purpose?
Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes (lololol)

6)What is your motto?
I'm With You - Bon Jovi

7)What do you think of your parents?
Patience - Take That (ahaha) 

8) What do you think about very often?
Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5 (what)

9)What is 2+2?
Half of My Heart - John Mayer (omg lol that makes so much sense)

10)What do you think of your best friend?
Up With The Birds - Coldplay

11)What do you think of the person you like?
Superman - Taylor Swift (ahahahaha xD)

12)What is your life story?
No Name - Ryan O'Shaughnessy (uh)

13)What do you want to be when you grow up?
Yesterday - The Beatles

14)What do you think when you see the person you like?
Live While We're Young - One Direction

15)What do your parents think of you?
I Can Do Anything - 3OH!3 (ahahahahahahaha awww)

16)What song will they play at your wedding?
Baby Blue Eyes - A Rocket To The Moon (o.o)

17) What will they play at your funeral?
Why Don't You Love Me - Hot Chelle Rae (whaaa)

18)What is your hobby/interest?
Sparks Fly -  Taylor Swift (no)

19)What is your biggest secret?
It Doesn't Matter Where, Just Drive - Snow Patrol

20)What do you think of your friends?
Roll With It - Oasis (haha) 

Friday, September 6, 2013

It's Love At First Sight

Now you might think that this post is about my boyfriend, who just happens to be non-existent. But no, it's not. It's not even about a crush (which is also non-existent in my world).

Today I blog about true love.

So you know that cliche "Is it love at first sight, or should I walk past you again?" pick-up line? Well that isn't necessary to reply to when it's true love (at first sight), because you literally faint from excessive heart-beating in short intervals of time. 

And that is what happened to me when I saw 2 beautiful tubs of Häagen-Dazs in my kitchen freezer. The chocolate-chip flavored one managed to win my love, and successfully made me dedicate 30 minutes of my studying time to eating that wonderful tub of wonderfulness. 

I'm sorry for rejecting you, Strawberry. Maybe next time. 


Friday, August 30, 2013

Warning: Don't Get Promoted To 11th

If I could make an academic wish, then I'd wish for school to stop after the 10th standard. Except no, it doesn't work that way. We have to go through 2 years of hell, ESPECIALLY  if you're a science student.

This whole CCE system has completely spoiled students over the last few years, giving them a wonderful feeling where they think, "Aaaah. Who cares. We get promoted to the 11th standard anyway." Of course, the teachers warn us saying that 11th is a huge jump from 10th..but we think we can manage it, just the way we "managed" the CCE system.

Then your school life comes crumbling into particles of sand after you start 11th (science). We have a test EVERY SINGLE day, along with tuition, special classes and homework in all our subjects. 

Therefore, I haven't been able to write in my PRECIOUS BLOG (which reached 3,000+ views, yaaaaay!).

The worst part is, you're so sleep deprived that you don't know what you're saying half the time. I don't even know what I'm talking about now.

But anyway, I do not try to demotivate or crush your dreams, but I came up with my own "quote" just a few days ago - 

"If you wish to pursue anything science related, 
FORGET THOSE DREAMS AND TAKE COMMERCE/ANY OTHER GROUP"

Don't say I didn't warn you. 

Peace. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Milestone

MY BLOG HAS 2,500+ VIEWS (EXCLUDING MY OWN)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY. Thanks to everyone who has spent their time reading any of my blog posts or even refreshing my blog page multiple number of times (haha). 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Don't Cry

I STILL EXIST. I have no time whatsoever to blog. I will update it ASAP :) 

Peace. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Defining Beauty

You might be thinking, "Oh great, another virtuous post about why we shouldn't judge people by their looks and accept people for their inner beauty and personality!" 

If you thought that :
1) I'M GLAD YOU GOT IT.
2)THE REST OF THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT THAT.

If you didn't think that:
1)Have a cookie and think about it.
2)Finish thinking about it. 

So now that you've thought about it, let me proceed to tell you about a lovely incident that happened today. 

I was quietly sitting on my favorite beanbag, listening to my Metallica collection, when a sudden temptation for chocolate arose in me. And I was trying to control my chocolate consumption because, just 2 days ago I had 5 Ferrero Rochers at ONE SHOT. I'm serious. 

Then I remembered that I had an ENTIRE BAR of Dairy Milk Silk (Orange Peel flavor) in my drawer in my room. I had kept it in there for an emergency-chocolate-temptation-situation (LIKE THIS ONE). So I made use of it today, and ate half of the bar. 

I slowly let it melt into my mouth while I savored the silkiness of the chocolate. And I slowly fell in love with it. But, I knew my limits. So I stopped eating it after finishing half of the bar. 

Now, you must be wondering what the point of this story is, and what it has to do with the post-title. And I shall proceed to tell you.

I hate to break it to you, but this story has a virtuous moral (which isn't implied in the story, but still), and it is exactly what you thought of in the beginning. Or at least, what I made you think. 

I knew the chocolate had a beautiful metallic-pretty-shining cover which made it look all attractive and tempting. But I ATE the chocolate and judged it based on taste. I got to know the chocolate for what it was, and appreciated it. (You might think I'm slightly crazy,  but this is the best I can give for a real-life-incident-with-a-moral-story.)

Apply the moral with the people around you, too. Judge them after knowing who they are, not what they are or how they look. Spread the smiles. : ) 

Peace. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The 5 Worst Existing Artists, With Commentary (2nd Edition)

HELLO PEOPLE. I'm kind of high now (not literally). AND THEREFORE I FELT LIKE BLOGGING.

So, a few weeks ago, I took a survey-kind-of-thing. And just in case you're wondering WHAT kind of survey I took - READ THE BLOG POST TITLE.

I thought, "Why should I always give MY opinion here? Let the world rant with me!" And therefore, I present to you:

The 5 Worst Existing Artists, With Commentary (Revisited Edition) 

Okay, but before I start listing and ranting, let me tell you HOW exactly the survey was taken.
So basically, I spammed all my friends (not my friend LIST, but friends) on Facebook asking them, "Who are the 5 worst artists according to you?" (I did not ask "WHY" they felt that way, because this blog post needs my expert opinion on these choices of artists, too.) Many people gave only 2 or 3, and a few actually gave 5. So I counted everything, and I shall list it in DESCENDING order of hatred. So NOW, I officially present to you:

The 5 Worst Existing Artists, With Commentary (Revisited Edition) 

Okay so first of all, some "ranks" have more than one artist because there were equal number of votes for those artists. And I'm NOT going to list the number of votes here. So happy reading..I guess.

Okay I should seriously proceed with the list.

AT NUMBER 5, WE HAVE:

PITBULL 

Surprise, surprise! It's pretty obvious this howling-Latino rapper would be on this list. If he hadn't publicized the lyrics of his "songs", I'm sure no one would have EVER figured it out.

















AT NUMBER 4, WE HAVE:

DRAKE 














 
  One picture to describe my feelings:



...AND JENNIFER LOPEZ 


3 words to describe her: Disgrace. To. Music. 'Nuff said. 


















AT NUMBER 3, WE HAVE:

LIL WAYNE 

I'm 50-50 on this one. I like "Mirror" (primarily because it featured Bruno Mars), but I felt like DROPping THE WORLD on his FACE. (Haha, get it?)










...AND TAYLOR SWIFT 

No. Just no. She's my favourite singer. SHE SHOULDN'T BE ON THIS LIST. 



















AT NUMBER 2, WE HAVE:

NICKI MINAJ 


This picture kind of summarizes this post (as of now). Disgrace to rap. Disgrace to women. Disgrace to women rappers. And she's so fashionable, I'm blind. 











AND FINALLY, AT NUMBER 1, WE HAVE:

SHOCKER ALERT

JUSTIN BIEBER 


WHO DOESN'T HATE HER MUSIC? 

That's all I have to say about the wannabe despo female "sensation". 













I'd like to remind you that I DID NOT CHOOSE THIS LIST (even though I agree with most of the choices).


No offence to the artists listed up here.^ 

Peace. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

For All The Beautiful Women Out There

Happened to come across this, and I almost cried. I know so many people out there being judged, so if you have judged anyone, or have been judged by anyone about how you look, spare a few minutes to watch this video. It made my day, hope it does the same to you.


Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Friday, March 29, 2013

In With the New

Being laptop deprived for about 4 months has given me a lot of time to think, and put stuff into perspective. Life hasn't been easy - but it has been fun at the same time. So before I proceed to emotionally "pour out" what I've been thinking about in the last few months (or at least, some of what I've been thinking about), I want to make it clear- WARNING: Emotional Post Ahead. 

I've been reading a lot of books lately -  not the fiction type - but the "be a better person" type. Now it's not like I'm some notorious rebel who doesn't give a rat's ass about anything in life; I'm nothing like that. It's just that everyone is born with flaws; big or small, and just to be a better human being, I felt the necessity to correct those flaws. And trust me, it's SUPER hard to correct even the smallest of these flaws, but all I have to do is keep trying. 

Getting promoted to a new grade makes me think of an endless list of resolutions to make for the coming academic year. This happens EVERY year, and I manage not to keep up to it. Be it submitting all my work in time, or giving it my best for a test - something or the other distracts me and I can never seem to achieve what I want to at that point. It lasts a few months, then when I lose control of it, all I can think of is, "Okay next year, I WILL work towards it. Now it's too late." What I realised later, was, it wasn't too late. I could've corrected myself then and there. But somehow, I didn't. Not that I couldn't or anything; I just didn't want to. And I pay a huge price for it at the end of the year, when I'm studying for my finals; and of course, when I collect my report card and continuously curse myself for not doing the best I could've done.

So I guess the barrier I have to cross this academic year is working the hardest I can; without distractions completely deviating my attention from what I want to achieve; and I have this blog post to remind me of that, whenever I come across it. It's make it, or break it.

Peace. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

An Epic Movie Experience

So today I finally discovered a movie theatre that gives people a PROPER 3-D experience (besides the people walking in front of you, which technically doesn't count as 3-D..but still). 

IMAX!

So today my cousin called me for "The Hobbit" ( YES IT WAS AWESOME). And then I'm like "Oh my God everyone told me it's awesome. Plus the effects and stuff."

Except, I didn't know HOW awesome the effects were.

And here, it wasn't just EFFECTS, but it was literally EXPERIENCING the movie. That's a whole new level of awesomeness. And the best 3-D experience I've had in India. The other was "Robots" - the animated movie.

So this isn't some "IMAX Promoting" blog post or something. But it IS a blog post marking an epic experience in the history of my movie-watching-experiences.

So go there if you get a chance. And try to watch "The Hobbit" before it goes out of theatres.

Peace.