Month: July 2012
End of vacations had always been a source of inspiration for me, i used to feel that re-joining classes gives me a head-start in mylife, a new curriculum , a renewed routine and a very clean and fresh mind to study. But I have no such sentiments to appreciate after the end of these vacations, infact, depression is growing on me with the tick of the clock. Its NEVER been like this ever since i remember going to school, and this is something my mum also seconds, so of course my memory haven’t gone that bad in desperation.
I have been feeling horrible about this for a few days, in order to come out of my misery, i have been reminding myself of going back for a week,convincing myself, and repeating again and again that i am now bored of my vacations and i want my classes to resume, but this didn’t help.
Finally, the last day of my vacations (today) began, I ate a large and a very good breakfast, only because of this very fact, then i decided to do something productive, even though i had kept the feat of preparing for the first day today, i undertook the task of preparing soup for dinner, but i also messed up with it, owing to the fact that i had a sudden bout of stomach ache, which only happens when i am nervous,this resulted in a soup which was only edible and not the usual quality i make.
Through out the day i kept losing thread of things, and of the chores which i was supposed to do. While slicing the bread for dinner, i felt that the bread is too soft to be cut easily only to realize moments afterwards that i was holding the knife upside down!!
To keep my mind off things i have written three posts since morning, however, i am going to publish them altogether and have been saving them in my computer. I still have to prepare for tomorrow, therefore i must resign myself to THE FACT and must get started because.. “SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED”
Shopping and buying, from my point of view, are two entirely different things. Buying, to me, is quite boring, you go with a list, go to desired shops, get the stuff you like, and you’re done. End of your trip.
Shopping on the other hand, gives me a spark, it excites me to the tip of my toe-nails. If i am to go on a shopping trip, infact if i am given a choice of going to a picnic or for shopping, it won’t be a matter of seconds for me, and i’ll be ready to hit the market next moment. Its not that i am a modern mall rat. NO, i am a type of person who can go from malls to stalls just to buy the perfect thing i desire, even if i have to spend an entire day for it. It is absolutely my habit to browse several shop even for a single dress and i go inside everyshop within my range unless I buy any..
Only last year when i went shopping with my parents, i turned the trip a disaster for them, the problem is that, i don’t usually like all the stuff which shopkeepers shows me and am greatly annoyed when they start showing me all the suff they say they would like. This is what precisely happened last year, and after two or three hours of chivying through the market and not being able to buy a single thing, i was on the verge of tears.
This year, i learnt doing something new, which of course people have been doing for ages, but i just did it this year, because since now, i only preferred to enter the shop when i was not done shopping, this year, even after pur-CHASING the things of my desire i entered the shops for no reason at all, i irritated the shop-keepers for no reason and had real fun.
My younger sister is quite different from me, she absolutely hated shopping, and as far as i know her, she’d rather get bored in the house than going to shop, she prefers, what I call, buying stuff, and she would always love mum to do that for her. This year some sort of drift came over her and she also started liking shopping for a change. I am, of course to be blamed for it. According to her, my virus has infected her.
I’ve noticed one great change in the attitude of youth today, that is to say us, over a past few months. We all seem to be sporting one common idea tha “I AM DIFFERENT”. I do not intend to mean here that this veiwpoint is wrong, rather i mean that we all seem to be convinced that we are different but the problem i see here is that we all seem to be different and NOT in varying directions but are running on a very same trail. Let me give here some instances.
1. MY ATTITUDE:
That is the very first point i come across as i browse myself and my few friends for instances. We all quite easily say “I don’t need their attitude, i have my own”. Yes I have heard many of my friends saying this, either directly, or on their facebook wall, or even by posting pictures.
2. ATTITUDE INCLUDES ALL:
Yes, after writing the above given point, when i moved on to the next, i realized that attitude is the root cause of all problems which make us different in a similar manner. All of us are proud to say that “I continue the argument even if i know that i am wrong”, and this happens because our attitude is more precious then our family or friends. We want it to end on our terms, even though we may lose our terms with our loved one..!!
The next thing we do is that we manipulate the words, call attitude our style and justify ourself by saying this is my style, got a problem?? Because we think that this is the only style in vogue..
In short, we love our attitude so much, that we may call ourselves spoilt, mean and rude but we will always love it when someone says.. I LIKE YOUR ATTITUDE.. 🙂
I have heard, not just once, that expectations are least likely to turn into reality, and that they can deceive a person to the extremities. The kind of expectation i am mentioning here is that from book, or to be more precise about an author and not just a person. I am, ofcourse, discussing here about my favourie book series of all times i.e ‘HARRY POTTER’.
The fact i would like to mention here is that i started reading the series at the age of 16.. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? But the truth is that i used to hate harry potter since i remember the sight of it on tv, the sight actually gave me creeps..!! My younger sister who had heard alot about the book being great and my freinds who had read the books themselves also tried to persuade me but being a stubborn person, nothing seemed to convince me(now that i realise it, i was being a bit of an idiot), but what hit me was a single line said to me by a teacher which made the story intriguing for me, she said “Rowling creates a world around you” now this really made me realise that there sure is a world around me which i am missing but, being an average brain, did not EXPECT anything of the sort which is given in the book, and so i read the first book.. It was, as i was later to realise, J.K.R puts it herself, WIT BEYOND MEASURE.
I read the entire series, each book having unusal yet unique aura of itself, when i tried to explain the series in a line or two, i realised it is nothing more than a story of a wizard boy who is coninually hunted for killing by another evil wizard and finally gets to defeat the evil wizard.. Now this doesn’t even gives a hint as to what is so special about these books which can make any reader fall in love with the series. It is actually J.K.R’s style of presenting anything at the moment when you least expect it, or doesn’t even see it coming sometimes.
After the books you always have the movies to look upto which, however, always lack somethings for the readers who want each and every bit of the book to be portrayed in the movies and exactly like that in the book. I sometimes actually waited to have the feel of a particular part in a movie which i had read and waited for it with baited breath while watching the movie only to realize that this part is not included in the movie..!!
When the series ended, it felt like i’ve lost a great friend, felt like a phenomenon has ended, a phase of life has been switched off . But the link re-established when pottermore was introduced and it was something which made the user experience life at hogwarts. Once again, J.K.R outwitted us by keeping in front of us things in a manner one couldn’t generally expect. Sorting is done in an amazing manner, you cant predict what sort of wand you’ll get and which house would you be sorted in, and you definitely can’t cheat about it. There is a lot to know and a lot to learn, quite literally, if you really are a Harry Potter fan from http://www.pottermore.com because there is a lot which shows that expectations are exceeded not just once since the series is written.