Made My Day! :)

A friend of mine came upto me, while I was sitting, bored in class. He made my day! He told me that he read my blog and appreciated me a lot over the work I had done over here. He isn’t the kind I expected to actually sit and read my crazy posts but, well…he did! And guess what? He liked it so much that he read a bunch of my older posts!He actually read them!And he loved them! πŸ™‚ I was, literally, beaming with happiness when he told me he liked it. He said it was far better than what he had expected (I can imagine what he must have expected!!!). And (there’s more!), I was super-surprised when he told me that he was so inspired by my blog and writing style that he felt like he wanted to start blogging, too. Because, like he said, there are a lot of thoughts running through our mind, which we can’t really express through words or in a few conversations. Moreover, it’s not necessary that others should listen to you (which is the problem for me; people can’t stand my overactive thoughts :D). Blogging is one medium where you can just keep talking out all that’s going through your mind. I’m so glad I was able to inspire him! πŸ™‚ So, Jefry (that’s him), THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH! You made my day! Love you, buddy! πŸ™‚

Well, my mood did get spoiled sometime after that. I guess it still is…sort of, atleast. I hope some sound sleep and good food will do the trick. And maybe a fun movie. πŸ˜€ And coffee. And chocolates. And… See? This is what I meant when I said you could go on saying bullshit in your blog! πŸ™‚ So, what’s cooking (literally and otherwise) for weekend at your place?

WATSUPPP?????

There’s this one question that people ask each other most often. Yet it also happens to be the most overlooked question ever. In significance, that is – “How are you?” (currently replaced by the cooler What’s up/Watsup/Wazzup/Sup/some other weird variant). I might have to answer this question a hundred times in a single day…probably, more than that. But for some reason, everyone, including me, have this reply that we are trained to give: “I’m fine” or some variant of it. We, almost never, take the effort to answer honestly. I don’t understand why. I guess I should be asking myself first. My reply: I think it must be because I’m, in a way, taught to give that certain reply than bothering to honestly tell the person how I am. Or maybe it’s just too difficult and complicated to explain how I am to a person, especially if the person is someone who isn’t very close (read: someone who isn’t interested in knowing how I am) and if I’m supposed to give a short answer. Still, have you thought about what exactly you are questioning when you ask a person how they are? It has so much significance…yet we never bother to give a thought to the depth of the question we are asking. It has become a very casual question, now, and even when we ask it, we don’t really expect any in-depth response, probably just a casual response, matching the tone of the question. So, why don’t we take a genuine effort to know how the other person is? Why not ask the question and mean it, want to know it? I read something about this in a book, and since then, it has always struck me as weird. We ask something so profound but never bother to listen to the answer. How many of us would want to sit and listen to exactly how a person is doing? Very less, I’m sure. Maybe, with the rat race we all are caught up in, it doesn’t really matter anymore. Hell, do we even take the time to ask ourselves how we are?

I’ve started trying to ask others how they are and listen to them; I’m beginning to take an effort to mean it when I ask how they are, toΒ actually listen to what they have to say. Spread the message, all of you. And by the way, how are you? πŸ™‚

If you ask me how I am, well, it’s been a boring day. I woke up feeling kinda weird, moody and dull. So, my day started off bad. I did cheer up later, but the underlying dullness is still there. So, not one of my best days, I suppose. Perfect day for some crazy chocolate-indulgence! πŸ˜€ What do you do/have to fix up your bad day?

 

I Don’t Know What This is About…’Coz it’s about A LOT :)

Written yesterday evening, in an attempt to empty my mind.

The day was dull, if I had to describe it in one word. All around me, people are facing major problems in their friendships. Everyone’s hurt due to some reason or the other…almost all revolving around their friends. Some have realized that they were painfully wrong about the ones they called ‘friends’…some have been accused of having changed too much when all they have done is be themselves. So, it’s problems all around me…and I do what I can to help. And me? Well, I’m not hurt. Nor am I facing a major dilemma. But I have to admit, this isn’t really a clear-minded time for me. There are a couple of issues kinda bothering me. But thankfully, nothing major. Not yet, atleast. Something that REALLY makes me feel weird, lately, is seeing a lot of couples around. I seem to be running into them wherever I turn to…and it feels awkward, probably because I’m single and can’t really stand too much of the mushy stuff.

Anyway, since morning, I was craving for a cup of coffee. For some reason, I never seemed to get enough time to go and have one. So, I thought I’d go out and have it, after class. I mentioned coffee in my post, even…and that just intensified my longing. I felt like I could already smell it. After everything, I ran out with my friend, Merlin, to grab my cup of coffee. But, again, we couldn’t get it because of some reasons (which, amazingly, pops up right when I’m craving for it). You might wonder how hard it can be to get some coffee. Well, it seemed to be unnaturally hard, this particular day. Finally, when I reached hostel, the first thing I did was have a cup of coffee. Damn! That felt heavenly! The blessed aroma, the colour, the taste…and the rush I feel when it gets into my system! Coffee rocks! Anytime, any day! It felt super-good, especially since I had been craving for it so badly.

Another major craving I had today was for chocolates – lots of it! I didn’t get to have lots. But I did have enough to satiate my longing for the day. That’s one miracle that can always make me feel better. I can’t stop gushing about the pleasure it gives me. Truly heaven! And today (ie,

Love them, love them, love them!

yesterday), very aptly, is Chocolate Day (my friend said so)! I saw some pictures of delicious-looking chocolates…and I can’t stop thinking about them! Sometimes, all I need to turn my day around are chocolates. And maybe some coffee. πŸ™‚ And a book…And a friend… OK, I think I’ll stop at that. No, wait, add some music to it, too… Guess that should be it… And perhaps…Ahh, never mind!! πŸ˜€

So, like I said, it’s wonderful to give in to your cravings…indulge in some guilty pleasures. Especially when things around you are going bad. These are ways to bring some spot of joy into your day, after all.

You know, it feels really odd to have almost all your friends in a relationship and busy with their (respective) guys. There’s no more girls’ days out, no more together-time. It’s mostly just couples’ time (with just 2 more months of college left, everyone wants to spend as much time together, ie. with their guy, as they can) and single souls like me and Merlin are left to have fun on our own. Not that I’m complaining. We (single souls) have plenty of fun when we can! πŸ˜‰ But it’s just that I miss those group stuff…

By the way, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I have never liked the idea of keeping aside a day for expressing one’s love. Honestly speaking, I have never had a proper Valentine’s Day. Yeah, I have given and received cards & gifts. But nothing like a proper Valentine’s Day. I find it weird that we keep aside a particular day for love. Isn’t it supposed to happen everyday? Anyhow, I have to admit there’s a certain happiness when you get a card on V-Day, you kinda feel good with all the ‘love in the air’, seeing people (read : couples) around you so happy. Of course, it’s a different case altogether if you are single, or worse, recently single. But, I guess, V-Day is about love, any kind of love. So, you don’t necessarily need a guy/girl to make it perfect. A day out with your best friend or group of friends can be fun, too. Another element of V-Day is gifts!! I love getting them. Who doesn’t? But I prefer getting something a little personalized rather than the usual stuff (stuffed toys, perfumes, so on). I mean, the person should have given a little bit of thought to it, while selecting the gift. If you think about it, you can deduce how much a person has understood you from the gifts they give. Even if you choose something as usual as accessories, you could try to find something of a certain style the receiver might like, or maybe stuff of their favourite colour(s). That would show you have spent some genuine effort in the gift-selecting. I’d love a thoughtful gift…something that plainly calls out the person’s love and affection.

Gifts I’d love to get are:

  • Books, diaries, pens – I love reading and writing. So, these are the first options anyone who knows me would think about. Anything to do with books works perfectly fine with me. πŸ™‚ I should warn you, anyhow…You’d probably be hugged to death!
  • Chocolates – Ahhhh! I don’t think I can ever stop talking about it! Gift me chocolates, any day! And I will be super-happy! Like super-super-happy! πŸ™‚

    What I'd like for this V-Day πŸ˜€

  • Anklets – Part of my new craze. I love these funky, crazy anklets, especially ones with lots of colours. πŸ™‚
  • Nose rings – Another one of my new-found crazes. I’m seriously in love with them. Get me ones with different colours and I’ll be jumping with delight!
  • T-shirts with crazy writings… Basically, anything that defines me. And anything that a person chooses with me in mind.
  • Or just surprise me! I’d LOVE that, too!!! πŸ™‚

Basically, I select gifts for my friends by going around from shop to shop, looking for something that will remind me of them. Mostly, I find some stuff that will kinda leap out at me (when I think of the person), something that calls out their name, their identity. It’s fun!! What gifts would you love to get? And do you enjoy picking out gifts for your loved ones?

 

5 Things I Can’t Live Without

Obviously, I’m not talking about basic necessities. like food, air, water… I’m going to list out the top 5 things I need, which I can’t live without. And this is in no particular order. So, here goes:

1. Books – Of course, this is and will always be the first in my list. I cannot live without books. Anyone who knows me will agree with it. I don’t think I can be ME without books, without reading. I owe a lot to the books I have read, for moulding me into what I’m today. Being the absolute bookworm I am, I guess it’s only natural that books have been given the first place. I seriously can’t think of life without them!

Bliss, Ecstasy, Paradise...Whatever you call it!

2. Chocolates – I have always thought about writing a post on chocolates but never got around to doing it. So, now, I confess my undying love for chocolates. Whether I’m happy or sad, chocolates are one of the most basic things I crave for. I can’t explain the pure bliss I feel when I have one of those rich, brown wonderful chunks… I’d say they contain a piece of heaven! Such is the joy I get from them. Especially when I’m disturbed or depressed, they sooth my mind and calm me down magically. Chocolates mean incomparable joy to me!

3. Music – Music has been a significant part of my life, right from childhood. Back when I was in school, the moment I stepped into my room, I used to have music playing. I woke up listening to my favourite songs, went to sleep listening to them, and did pretty much everything (even homework and studying) with music in the background. Apart from chocolates, music is one awesome source of happiness for me. When I’m happy, I listen to all those peppy, fun songs that can make me feel good, help me celebrate the happiness. And music is equally powerful when it comes to pulling me up from the depths of sorrow. It can seriously work wonders for me. Life would be entirely unimaginable without music!

4. Family & Friends – This can be broadly labeled ‘people whom I love’. I don’t know what I would do or how I could possibly live without my family and friends. It’s true that there may be many others who played a role in my life. But ask me who I can’t live without and I’ll definitely name my family (dad, mom and sisters) and my best friends. What would the world be without them? I don’t think I want to know! πŸ™‚ While reading P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern, I was intensely reminded of all of them. Just like Holly, the main character, I felt my family and friends are what strengthen me and support me through life. Love them a crazy LOT!

5. Love & Happiness – I wanted to include Internet (since it’s an awesome miracle that helps me stay in touch with those who matter and, of course, it lets me blog!) but this was far more important. And since I get to name only 5, I had to include happiness. It was too prominent to be ignored. So, I can’t live without love & happiness. How can anyone, for that matter? How do you live without being loved, without loving? Personally, I can’t exist (in the true sense) without feeling needed and loved. And, of course, I need to love, in order to feel alive. It is the most powerful emotion, a force that runs my life (and so many others’ too, I’m sure). I definitely CANNOT live without it.

Happiness is something that drives you on in life. All of us keep searching for it, in some way or the other. A good friend of mine always says that happiness comes from within; you need to find it by yourself, in yourself. Like thousands of other people, even I’m driven by happiness. Finding happiness is something like the ultimate destination all of us want to reach. It’s something I really cannot ignore…something I wouldn’t want to live without.If it weren’t for happiness, life would be a lot more meaningless than it already is, I think. πŸ˜€

So, there! Those were 5 things I can’t live without! This is a question I love asking others. I have heard answers as distinct as ‘my lifestyle’ and those as typical as ‘my phone’. As I was nearing the end of the list, I remembered some other possibilities, too (one of them being coffee – something I truly can’t live without). But none of them could outshine the above 5 in significance.So, what are the 5 things you can’t live without?