Monday, December 29, 2008

Goodbye, 2008

2008, You were a good year. In fact, you were one of my favorite years. One word for you is overwhelming. 2008, you overwhelmed me.

Important things that happened this year :

>I got over Bangalore.

>I fell in love with Edward.

>I discovered blogging. And fell in love with it.

>I fell in love with Shakespeare.

>I made new friends. LOTS of new friends.

>I began to like school. (Don't look at me like that. I'm just as shocked)

>My mom started working.(And left me all alone at home!)

Uhh...That's about it. Seems like a very uneventful year when I put it down like this but trust me, It was one of the BESTest years ever.

In January, I started New Year at Cupcake's place.(Seems like yesterday). In school, Maggot and me were a group. We started hanging out with Ms. Know-it-all.

In February, I remember nothing but studying for the finals. Sad, no?

March was fun. It started out with going to Bangalore (!!!) and then it moved on to half day school and no homework which was all incredibly fun.

In April, Ms. Know-it-all joined our group. Ms. Know-it-all, Maggot and me became really, really close. There was a short period in April where all the girls in 9th grade were united. That didn't last too long because Ms. Know-it-all and me can't stand a peaceful atmosphere for too long.

In May, I did nothing at all. Nothing. During summer, I spent majority of my time on the internet. Facebook-ing and chatting is all I remember of May.

In June, my mom started working. Joy for me because I was left all alone at home. Yeah, it was fun. School began after the wonderful summer vacation. In June, I got many, many lectures about how important the Board Exams are and yadda yadda yadda.

July and September was all a big mush for me. There were tests and fights and lots of things going on. All I remember is that after July and October, Maggot, Ms. Know-it-all, Haunted Guy, Singer-dude, Sir Loopy-much and me were a group. And Haunted Guy and me emerged as true enemies. In September, there were exams or tests or something because I remember studying a lot.

In October, there were the lovely Diwali Vacations in which I spent time in Jaipur, Udaipur and a (very) short period in Delhi. It was a proper vacation with no studies so I had fun. Rest of October was spent in I don't know what but when I think about October, I have fond memories of it.

In November, we did nothing in school because of the Sports Day. We had practice, like, everyday so no studies at all.

In December, we had our Unit Tests which were horrible. Sports day was fun. And then I went to Bangalore and had the time of my life. Suddenly, it's time for New Year again.

This was my year. Yours?

And now....presenting....2009.

In 2009, I will:

>Concentrate on studies more. I kinda have to seeing that I'll be writing Ze Board Exams and all that very, very soon.

>Try not to scream so much.

>Blog about my oh-so-interesting life more often.

>Not complain about Math so much. Instead, I shall sincerely try to understand it.

>Forget about Edward. Try my best to.

>Do a good deed a week. Doing one a day is too much hard work.

...and that's about it.

I'm kind of dreading 2009 because of the amount of work I'll have to do academically. But I still hope for it to be as good a year as 2008. I will miss you, 2008.

Happy New Year, y'all!
Hope you have an AWEsome year!

Over and out.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Five things I can't live without :

1. Books
2. Internet
3. Music
4. Soft toys
5. French fries
(Family and friends are WAY more than just 'things')

If I stuck on an island, the three things I would keep with me are:

1. My teddy
2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
3. A 42 inch LCD screen with a playstation.

Things I'm going to do from today onwards:

1. Stop obsessing over actors of movies and TV shows. They are never gonna fall in love with me so it's no use breaking my heart over nothing.
2. Stop moving towards the kitchen every half an hour.
3. Stay content with what I have. At least try.
4. Crib online instead of using friends and parents. They get annoyed quickly. I *heart* this blog. I can rant all I want and NO one can stop me.
5. Clean my room at regular intervals. It's better than being screamed at by my mom.
6. Think postive. (Yeah Namrata, It's rubbing off on me.)
7. Try and be nice to everyone. Even the people who I strongly dislike. Not hate, mind you. Strongly dislike.

Things I want to do before I'm 20:

1. Drive
2. Bungee jump
3. Pass out of school
4. Surf in Hawaii
5. Go to Timbuktu
6. Cuddle with a baby panda. They're so adorable!
7. Meet a vampire
8. Learn how to shoot webs out of my hand like spiderman.

Hmmm...I'm setting high expectations for myself. Maybe I should make this 'Things I want to do before I'm 25". No. 30 is better. Yeah. Things I want to do before I'm 30.

Pathtic things about being a teenager:

1. You're blamed for everything.
2. People use big words like 'responsibility' around you.
3. You get the worst of both worlds. You're either too young to go to a concert alone or too old to order a Happy Meal at McDonalds. Meh.
4. Hormones. Those terrible, horrific mood swings....*shudder* Nuff' said.
5. Suddenly, you're not so little anymore. You have to work around the house. And, ugh, help around.
6. Your grades suddenly become very important.
7. You get laughed at when you say you love playing with soft toys. Or seeing Barney tapes.
8. Peer pressure, peer pressure, peer pressure.
9. Suddenly, finding a clique you fit in becomes a necessity.
10. School becomes harsh.

Awesome things about being a teenager:

1. Your parents don't mind leaving you alone at home for a couple of hours as long as the house isn't on fire when they come back.
2. Little kids look up to you with an expression of complete awe. The best part is, that you were them at some point so you know exactly what's going on in their heads.
3. Your parents trust you. Most of the time.
4. Suddenly, you don't have to ask your parents permission for the tiniest of things anymore.
5. You don't have to go furniture shopping with your parents anymore. You can watch TV at home instead.
6. Friends. They are the best part of a teenager's life.
7. You're not to young to play spin-the-bottle anymore.
8. You can't be forced to so something you don't want to. Oh wait, you can. But at least you can put up a dang good fight and be unhappy about it in the end.
9. You can use stuff like "It's my life"and it doesn't sound corny.
10. You're almost grown up.

Things about me which you probably didn't know:

a. I sing in the shower. ONLY in the shower.
b. I'm not into metal (music).
c. I love doodling eyes. When I doodle, I mostly doodle eyes or my name.
d. I love Barney and teletubbies. And yes, I'm fourteen. Almost fifteen.
e. I can touch my head with my toes.
f. I have a red-one belt in Takewondo. So be scared, very scared.
g. I like Shakespeare.
h. I keep a regular journal. You know, a diary kinda thing. Not just online.
i. I like writing stuff on paper more than typing it out.
j. I hate Thai food. Can't stand the stuff.
k. My life is pretty boring but I try to make it as dramatic as humanely possible. Sometimes, it's hard.
l. My colour changes with my mood. Right now, it's turquoise. Go figure.
m. I hate ginger ale. It makes me gag.
n. I hate it when people I barely know call me my nick name(s). It gets on my nerves.
o.I'd like to know how it is to die. I mean, it must be cool to completely blank out. Exept it must suck that the 'blanking out' is kinda a permanent thing.
p. I hate Akshay Kumar. Such a wanna-be.
q. I read fast. Very fast. (Fine, most of you knew this one.)
r. I'm a really good liar. Exept in front of friends. Around friends, I giggle madly and all they have to do is say, "It was you, wasn't it?" and I giggle even more and sheepishly say, "Yeaahh...".
s. Once I stayed all night watching the Matrix trilogy. 'Twas fun.
t. I can get drunk on soda.
u. I LOVE shopping. (Fine, most of you knew that one too.)
v. I'm horrible at consoling people. H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E.
w. I name inanimate objects. For example, my iPod's name is Sophia.
x. I can make Maggi by myself. *Proud smile*
y. Sometimes, I pretend that I'm on Uranus. Completely isolated. And then my mom wakes me up.
z. I love making lists. (Guessed that, didn't you? Sharp.)

....and now you know your A to Z about me!Ta-da!

Wow. Making lists is my idea of fun. It's almost like therapy. I started out all dull and kinda depressed and now I'm all happy and lets-do-something-new! I strongly reccomend making lists when you're down. Trust me, it works. :)

Over and out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands *Clap Clap*

I lived in Bangalore for eight years before I moved to Pune. I absolutely LOVE Bangalore...

- I *heart* the small Udupi joints where you get some of the world's best food.

- I *heart* the traffic jams.

- I *heart* the people in the traffic jams who say, "Salpa adjust maadi" (Adjust just a little bit) while they're banging into your vehicle.

- I *heart* the radio stations in Bangalore which make up for the bad traffic jams.

- I *heart* all my friends who still remember me.

- I *heart* the narrow, broken roads which lead to some of my favoritest (don't say it) places in the world.

- I *heart* the stray dogs on the narrow, broken roads which chase your vehicle in the dark and scare the death out of you.

- I *heart* the pathetic English people speak and their horrible pronunciations.

- I *heart* the malls in Bangalore. Especially Forum.

- I *heart* the weird homely feeling you get in Bangalore's malls which I don't even know how to describe. The malls are just so alive.

- I *heart* the fact that Western musicians choose Bangalore as their first option for concerts in India.

- I *heart* the Banyan tree at Lal Bagh.

- I *heart* coffee you get in those tiny cups in small joints.

- I *heart* the bungalows in Jayanagar.

- I *heart* the fact that one of my best friends used to live just two floors below my house.

- I *heart* my ex-school, Kumarans.

- I *heart* 'Scary House' at Garuda Mall, however lame it is.

- I *heart* Landmark- my FAVORITE store.

- I *heart* Higginbothams on MG road.

- I *heart* the parks in each locality in Bangalore.

- I *heart* the samosa and jalebi shop in BDA complex.

- I *heart* the Death By Chocolate at Corner House. Mmmmm.....

- I *heart* Ranga Shankara.

- I *heart* Casa Picola.

- I *heart* the Bangalore weather.

But now I'm in Pune and...

- I *heart* the Shrikhand and Bakadvadi you get at Chitale Bandhu.

- I *heart* all the people who insult me in Marathi, even when I don't necessarily get what it means. The efforts they take to teach me Marathi....incredible.

- I *heart* all my friends who back me up when those random people scream at me....even when I don't deserve it.

- I *heart* the fact that the Commonwealth Youth Games were in Pune. 'Twas excellent fun.

- I *heart* E-square.

- I *heart* Lakshmi road.

- I *heart* the Shrewsberry biscuits and the Honey 'n' Raisin cake you get at Kayani Bakery.

- I *heart* the fact that Pune is just one and a half hours away from one of my favorite cities in the whole world- Bombay.

- I *heart* the small- town feeling you get in Pune. ( We had a traffic signal inaugurated over here. Get what I mean?)

- I *heart* the gang of overly dramatic friends I have over here.

- I *heart* the number of fights and controversies among friends over here. (Oh Drama! What would I do without thee?)

- I *heart* Flags. Pune's own Casa Picola equivalent.

- I *heart* Vada Pav and Misal Pav...something I wouldn't have discovered if i hadn't moved to Pune.

- I *heart* Pune's MG road. Especially on Saturdays when they have the Walk-in Plaza. No vehicle- just random stalls all over and a local rock band playing at end of the street. It's awesome!

- I *heart* the fact that I'm different over here. Some people may call it freak but I say different.

When I first came to Pune, I couldn't come up with one thing to add to a list of "Things I like about Pune". But now, after a year, I'm finally over Bangalore and I'm actually beginning to appreciate Pune. Being over Bangalore DOES NOT mean that I don't miss it. It just means that I'm not moping about how I wish I were there every second of my life.

So now I call myself a Banglorian and a *ahem* Puneite (w-o-w. That's the first time I've actually admitted it). I can't say which city I prefer- If you ask me, I'd probably say Bangalore in less than two seconds but truthfully, they are two cities which can't be compared. I love Bangalore and I love Pune and you know what the best part of it is? I'm happy! *clap clap*

PS- This post cannot be used against me in any way. Hear me loud and clear- It can't be used against me in ANY way. Okay?Okay.