Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Relax yourself

After a long exhausting day at the office, how do you relax yourself? I like sitting in front of my television or watching a drama or movie in my laptop. I am beginning to notice that some people (I look up to) relax themselves in an entirely different way. They cook, take a walk, clean their house, read a book (Ah! The one thing I have in common!) or so to relax .

So I have decided to relax myself in an altogether different way as well. I am going to take a walk, organize my things, read (as always), call my close friends more often (speaking to my some of my close friends always makes me happy) and such other things which relax me and make me feel good.

Of course, I would still watch movies, television series because there are so many good ones out there and I totally love them; but the problem is they eat up so much of my time. So it is just that I am going to lessen the time I allocate to them and not look at them as the prime way in which I relax myself. And maybe turning in a more interesting and fun direction will eventually become a habit and eventually I could pick up on a wonderful hobby or two along the way. So, here's to finding creative ways to relax yourself!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bilingual

Learning new languages is a fun thing to do. It is one of the things that really interest me. But it looks like I don't have the inherent ability to learn languages with ease. Just another classic case that penchant and talent are two different things.

I took up a course in basic conversation of Japanese when I was in college. So I know some Japanese words and sentences. But the way they speak it is too fast for me and I cant seem to comprehend much.I can identify that they are speaking Japanese though. Wink.

But my greatest regret when it comes to learning languages will always be that even after spending two whole years in Bangalore, India, I still could not learn Kannada. My Telugu friends seemed to easily take to Kannada, maybe because as they say there is a lot of similarity between Telugu and Kannada.

I do know the computer programming language Java. Does that count? Wink. Jokes apart, I can claim to know only two languages- Tamil and English with a decent amount of fluency. I will always keep trying though; and interested. And someday will boast of knowing many more languages. But, for now, I have to accept that I am bilingual.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Blogging


Let's face it. Going by the traffic my blog generates, my blog is not swarmed by many avid readers. Going by the number and nature of my posts, I am not an avid writer either.  I write for the pleasure of it, occasionally. I am someone who likes to read my old Tweets or Facebook posts when I feel like it, every once in a while (say once in a year or so), so I hope to read my blog as well and try to relate to my 'thought process', as they call it. So if a Reader comes across my blog and likes it, well and good. If they do not, that is fine too. Then again, this is not a concept blog. It is true to its title, it talks about 'prolix trivia'.  

There were about five followers for my blog as indicated by a gadget to the right, but I removed that gadget after I received a series of mails from a person, the timing of which coincided with an anonymous person contacting a friend of mine and asking her for my details pretending to be someone I knew, but as it turned out I didn't know such a person. I guess I freaked out and consequently tried to delete my digital footprint. I need to take a moment here to thank my friend for being cautious and not giving away my details. But that whole tale is for some other time.

As long as we are speaking of blogs, I have to mention something about my brother. He happens to blog as well. He has one of these blogs with hard to understand philosophical stuff, random stuff, with sophisticated words and implied meanings which can be understand only if you are, well, my brother. But he is still my brother and I had to read it to show my support. 

At one point he felt that it seemed like I was the only one reading his blog (though I believe that is not the case since there were comments for his posts). Anyways, you would think one would show the least amount of gratitude for such loyalty. He was however offended! Can you believe this? OFFENDED. He moved his blog to another address without even telling me. I am still not sure if it is because I told my parents about this post of his titled, "Family" where he said  'family is supposed to be a nourishing environment where an individual shares his ideas and opinions freely without fear of being reprimanded', 'Often this is not the case', and many such contradictory statements. Or that I made them both read it.

Regardless, the fact is that he moved his blog to a different URL address and lest we forget his most heinous sin which is that he did not even tell me. But, as can be expected, I found out about this new address and still keep tabs on what he is up to (all for the greater good!). The lengths I went to, to discover this address will not be discussed here, for obvious and not- so- obvious reasons.

And just like that, I am done with this post. I wanted to pen down these thoughts of mine. Which reminds me, blogging sure is fun! To my fellow bloggers, happy blogging!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hope

Most of us do not give our 100 per cent to most of the things we do. Sometimes even though we want something badly we tend to become sluggish and easily lose our way. We do enough for what keeps us out of trouble. We encourage the distractions that come our way and get carried away until something else comes along and reminds us of that thing that we want.

But for some of us in order to achieve something that we want to, we need to challenge ourselves because of the nature of our dream. And also to change ourselves; change as in, make sacrifices, change the way we approach problems, change the way we make decisions, change the way we deal with people and so on. But is it truly possible? Can we ever improve by leaps and bounds? Can we change how far we go to reach our potential?

When I was in school something caught my attention. In my class, there was a girl who always used to top the class. It was as if the top slot was always reserved for her. Not like the rest of the class was not smart but the thing is she was way better than the competition.

All of a sudden, another girl topped the class in an exam, to everyone's surprise of course. Until then she was way below average and I think in some subjects she didn't even get enough grades to pass. She was the member of a close-knit friends gang which was always secretive, mischievous, obtained low grades, didn't mingle/ talk much with the rest of the class.

What had happened was, there was a fall out with all her close friends and she had redirected her energies into studying. She never reconciled with her friends and always remained one of the top scorers in the class till we finished school. This incident has been in my mind ever since and whenever I think of this it gives me hope.

I have big plans for myself in the near future. Ambitious plans. And I will work towards achieving each goal of mine. But I need to make some major lifestyle changes and also give my 100% if I want to realize all my dreams. I have had my moments but if I want to be better than my own track record and reach my potential to the fullest, I need to make these changes that I was talking about. The sooner I make them, the better for me. So, for now, I will remain hopeful.