Sunday, August 3, 2014

French Roast anyone?

Hi there,

Long long time. I kind of started up branch blogs on separate topics (okay just two- one on travel and the other on Study Tips) and then forgot all about this one. I even almost contemplated deleting some and putting it all in one place. But all that work just tire me out mentally. Plan cancel. 

Decided nobody is going anywhere. Everybody stays! Yay!

Hmmm... I was all pumped to write a blog post after what feels like eternity. But all of a sudden, thoughts and potential content appear to have runaway, along with my attention span and other important parts of my intangible brain. Excuse me while I go find them. Until should watch this really sweet sort of silent short film called French Roast

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

10 Things You Need to Know About Divergent (the Movie)

Disclaimer, if you have not watched the movie I recommend you do no proceed.

1. Do not read/hear any reviews or summaries of the movie before you watch it. Its worth the suspense building. Ignorance can truly be bliss. 

2. Do not underestimate the power of a physically weak, headstrong, American blonde (were you stereotyping?) girl! 

3. Emotions triumph science. 

4. It is okay to have bad hair days, even if it's 7 times a week. 
(Take that beauty activists who think media has an adverse effect on perceptions of beauty!) 

5. Democracy and liberalism always have room for fascism and communism. At least when it comes to fiction set in a time where Americans live in factions (something like the Indian caste system).

6. Darr ke agee jeet hai..oh wait, that is Mountain Dew! Darr ke pitchey divergent hain! (Divergence can cause fear) 

7. Kate Winslet can be badass, more badass than letting Jack drown. 

8. Boys totally get free independent women. However they like to be gentlemen (who said chivalry was dead?!), they like to protect their women. Sometimes you must allow them to.

9. On a serious note, stand up for what your believe in, no matter the consequences. Even if it at one point it feels like you are the only one who cares and can look beyond what you see. Every revolution needs a visionary. It needs a divergent! 

10. While they make the sequels, go read the book. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book

"I would die for you. But I wouldn't live for you... I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people" 

- Charlie, 
from Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Perks of Being A Wallflower is just one of my favorite books (how can you ask me to pick just one? *expression of agony*). This is one of the quotes that I have written down and often revisit when relationships in life become complicated. Not just with the significant other, in general. 
Sometimes its so hard to remember that the end of the day you are a product of the choices you made. The people around you are the ones you chose to have and if they are making you unhappy then un-choose them. Of course this is easier said than done. 

But you see, you got to remember to live for yourself, and then also remind yourself that your making a choice to share this life of yours with someone. Look out for the beauty in this rather than focus on the uglies and the deep wounds and the sorrow and the frustration all the time. 

So often people forget this...

Oh dear! This is such a sentimental post, but you see how much this quote means to me?