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Fork in the road

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With the amount of forks, I have found on the road. I feel I can say, it’s been enough to stock up my cutlery.

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!  It’s so irritating, how I need to feed every data in my ‘life’. It can’t do one damn thing on its own. I’m passing college, what do I do now? It asks me, Come on Life, For once, be brave and YOU tell me, What should I do?! I’m so tired of telling you what to do, everytime.

Your need to make a decision increases, when you’re lazy. Every morning, I’m faced with the question, Do I need a shower today?! It’s not that I hate shower, the decision would have been easier, if I did. I hate the before and after part of the shower. Every day, atleast 2 times, I have to choose, whether to cook or order food?! Of course, being lazy I prefer the latter option, not a tough decision, you say. But the problem comes, when the end of the month is near and the wallet looks pretty empty. Still I can deal with these decisons, doesn’t require too much of an effort. I would like it if I didn’t have to do it but still I can deal with the forks on these roads.

The tough part is when the forks in the road are so huge, looking at it, I get a feeling, that it’s telling me, FORK YOU! Decisions like, What course do I need to choose after class 10th? It has been 6 years, since I made that decision and I’m still not sure, if it’s been the right one. After 12th decision like, What subject to graduate in or should I go for a professional course? The pressure, that decisons like these determine mine future, makes it even harder to take. Then there are choices like, That guy at the gym is cute, Do I ask him out?! If you’re too late in taking a decision, that guy might leave the gym forever and you don’t get to see him again.

I can ramble about it for quite long but then I don’t want to force my readers to make a decision, whether to read or not! I would just tell them, when you see a post from the blog, Just give it a read. I like to keep it short and simple. 😛

Over the short period of time, I have managed to survive without facing too many catastrophic consequences of my decisions. I would like to say, Whenever I find a fork in the road, I choose the one which is going to make me happy. Happy is not easy though. I’m not talking about happiness in the short run but decision which you really feel is going to make you happy in the end. Don’t choose a road, just because it’s easy to travel.

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Daily Post, Could you be more weird?! Fork as a prompt, Why you do this? Anyway, I accepted the challenge and I hope I did justice.

 

Thanks for Reading.

Keep Happy! Keep Smiling! 😀

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End of a phase.

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Three years of college life has gone by. What has changed you ask? I now hold a fancy degree. I have a few more contacts in my phone, some to be remembered for life, some to just be random names, I once knew. If my life dependent on cooking for myself now, I wouldn’t die, I might even have feasts somedays. I can now even bargain, find cheap pizzas and get good deals.

Never did I think, I would say, I will miss studying economics. But as I was going through my last exams, the thought that this may well be the last time, I am studying this, was kind of sad. (Not that it motivated me much, to study harder and longer for the exams. 😛 ) By the end, I did realize, as my time with economics was becoming scarce, its marginal utility was kind of increasing.

College gets you habituated to a way of independent life. Staying away from home, might sound scary in the beginning but the thought of moving in back, even for a short time, is scarier. Thoughts that I actually have to take a shower everyday, not get breakfast at 12 in the noon, have to make the bed after I wake up; is daunting.

The worst part of moving on in life, to the next phase, is having to bit goodbye to the people we met. Of course, they’ll be a part of my life, but it would never be the same. It’s tough going from being with them all the time to just meeting them once in months or even years.

I won’t say it has been the best chapter in my life’s novel. I would like to believe, I have better chapters coming up. But, it sure has been an intersting one. A wave of mixed feelings hit me, when I think of moving on to the next chapter. It looks everything between scary and exciting.

I don’t know if I’m ready but I sure am looking forward to take the leap and move on to the next chapter now.

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I have been away from this blog for awhile. I don’t think anyone really noticed, but if bychance someone did, I would like to mark my presence and say, I didn’t die, I just had my finals, yeah that’s close enough. I will try my best to have more regular posts now, so that you guys are forced to notice me. Desperate? I know. I might disappear sometimes but don’t get too happy, I’ll always be back.

What a coincidence! I already had the title of my blog written, I was sure I wanted to right about my college life today and not on the daily prompt. Guess What happened? I get a mail with today’s prompt as  Phase.Can it be more awesome?! 

 

India’s Love.

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India and Cricket!
The only time I see this country truly united is during a Cricket Match. It’s practically impossible to see all parts of the country cheering for the same outcome (except around the JNU campus maybe (Sorry, just had to do that:P)). If you witness something like that be sure, there’s a cricket match going on.

Independence or Republic Day can’t bring out the amount of Patriotism, a cricket match does in this country.
If it’s a World Cup semifinals or finals or a match against Pakistan, every possible place that could manage to get a projector will have a screening. It’s the best time to go out because that’s the only time you’ll find the streets traffic free.
When we win, the atmosphere is nothing less than a festival. In a country like India, with no dearth of festivals. We are hardly disappointed if a sudden festival comes in, we are more than prepared to deal with any kind of festivities.

Cricket and Me.
I would consider myself to be a pretty decent cricket fan. I won’t say die hard, because if you bombard me with cricket questions I can’t answer them.
But, I can’t miss India’s match during a World Cup, even if I have an exam the next day.
I would say I kind of understand the game, but if you tell me to look at a ball and judge what type of ball it was or how the batsman will react to it, than you are in for disappointment.

The only sport I have ever done was swimming, reason being, I don’t really like sweating and this was the only sport I didn’t have to sweat in.
So, of course keeping in mind my such amazing sports record, the fact that I really enjoy watching a sport is kinda shocking to me.

If someone told me, you are a reason for a billion people’s happiness tonight. A billion people wants you to give the best you can today. I would probably faint on the spot.
I genuinely appreciate the effort the players put in any sports. Winning Losing is a part of the game but just going there performing is really appreciable.
So, when people who call themselves ‘fans’ but could be better classified as a bunch of lunatics who starts acting violently attacking the players, just because the country lost the match, it really irks me. I think a person can’t be called a fan if they can’t take the outcome sportingly.

Anyway, It’s #IndvsWI WCT20 semifinal tonight, so just grab a bottle of beer sit back forget about our work and cheer for the men in blue!

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Envious? Hell Yeah!

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  • Oh my god! Look at her, isn’t it the 10th day in a row, she hasn’t repeated a footwear?!
  • Damnn! Look at that Gucci watch her fiance gave her. 
  • Holy sh*t! When did they go to Switzerland? Didn’t they just come back from vacationing in Hawaii?
  • Wtf!? How in the world, is he partying everyday, his one day snap story is more interesting than all the days combined in my semester!
  • Aww! The only single friend, I have changes relationship status to ‘in a relationship’. That’s. so. freaking. cute.

Does any of that makes me envious, believe me I’m trying my best to type no. But, I can’t, Of course it does.

I feel all social medias should come up with one tagline “Working hard to make it easier for you to envy your friends.” We did stay close and connected to the ones we wanted to, letters were good enough, but damn you, technology the closeness you have given us can sometimes be really suffocating.
Yeah, Yeah, Don’t start with how I can, stop using them. It’s not like if I start living in stone age, people will follow suit. I don’t have that type of devoted fans, whom I can lead by example. I might have one day.
These things make me envy people but that doesn’t last more than a few minutes or a few screenshots and gossips.

The one thing about certain people that I envy the most is Focus in life. I really Envy those people who have from the beginning known, what they wanted to do in life. The people who are sorted about what path they wish to follow. Be it a doctor or a model, they know that’s what they want to become.
I am jealous of them, who have figured out what it is that they love to do and are doing it beautifully.

I on the other hand, fall in love with a new profession everyday. My inspiration for a profession is directly related to the coolest guy’s profession in a novel I read or a series I watch. The only thing that happens faster than my shift in love for a profession is a death in Game of Thrones. I feel, I’m the most confused person I have known in my life.
I really envy those people who can answer the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” with clarity and precision. I am like, it will be a surprise not only for you but for me too. The longest duration, I feel I can foresee is a year. I can’t go beyond that because I have no idea, when I’ll end up getting bored and shift to a different direction altogether.

For now, I really hope, I can keep my focus and keep working on my blog this time.

Change is inevitable.

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Inevitable

One word prompt.

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As soon as we adjust ourselves to a change and start getting comfortable, life knocks us out with some other random changes.
Sometimes the changes lift our spirits higher, like when you make some new amazing friends in school and college. Sometimes they break us down, like when you have to say goodbye to them or they just drift apart. But, both times, it ends up teaching us a valuable lesson and reminds us, Change is inevitable.

The inevitability of change doesn’t make it a villain. It’s how you perceive it, that matters. Every change knocks on the door with opportunities, it depends on how wide you open the door.

The inevitable nature of change is what brings thrill to life. Maintaining an equilibrium in life for a long time, gets boring. From time to time, there should be shifts in the different curves of life, so that the adrenaline level increases or decreases. That is the only way to expand our horizons and grow to our full potential and sometimes even surpass them.

Ofcourse, I loved being a kid, who could cry and get her job done. I loved it when choosing the color of a crayon was the hardest decision I had to make. I loved it when being happy took the slightest of effort. I loved it when monopoly money was all I had to worry about.

But, I equally love to be responsible for getting my job done. I love it when I’m given power to make bigger decisions, which determines where I stand in life. I love it when I convince and work towards making myself happy. I love it when I pay real bills with real money.

If changes were evitable we would never step out of our state of equilibrium. Change is the only constant in our equation of life. So let’s accept it and go with the flow.

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Moving to Mars?

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Daily Prompt:
Longing for Gravity

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

So let me get this straight:
Are you saying that, I will not be returning to the planet where humanity is shrinking day by day?

Are you proposing that, I’ll not have to see the faces of these hypocrite adults ever in my life?

Are you suggesting that, I’ll never ever be competing in the rat race that has become the norm of the life here?

Are you telling me that, I’ll be away from a planet where religion is worth more than a person’s life?

If you are implying all these things then there won’t be a pinch of doubt before grabbing the one way ticket and jumping on the spaceship to Mars.

But if along with these, let me straighten these out too:
Are you saying, I’ll never be able to see my friends and family who has always been there for me?

Are you suggesting that, I’ll never be able to take weird selfies with people I love?

Are you telling me that, I’ll never be able to visit those beautiful places, on Earth that are on my list?

Are you proposing that, I’ll never be able to eat those delicious foods that’s only found in earth?

If this is the case, then I’m really sorry, I could never let the situation come to ‘missing them’. I’ll find a way to withdraw from the mission.

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~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Destroying the Dementor

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Daily Prompt:
Shape Up or Ship Out
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out.

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Damn Self Doubt

I could inquire about your well being. But frankly, I just don’t want to.
I never enjoyed your company to begin with, so I couldn’t care less, if you were trapped in a forest, surrounded by lions. Hell, I might even bribe the lions to eat you.

You are like the dementor. The only difference is you don’t live in Azkaban rather you reside in our body. You suck out the happiness, desires from us. You are like a punishment which if not worse than easily comparable to death.

You are like those grapes that looks sweet from a distance but when you get  closer to eat them, you realize they are sour. It feels easier to succumb to your threats than follow the path which could lead to your enemy Self-Confidence.

I am guilty of thinking of you as a friend, when you were actually the worst enemy, I could have had.
I can’t let you weigh down my dreams.
I know, I have the wings and all it needs is just some effort and I can fly.

I herewith deprive you of the right to influence my decisions. The only answer I will have for you, when you try to bury me with your words is ‘Try and convince me I can’t and I will show you I can.’

It was time we parted ways.
Expecto Patronum!
Your Destroyer

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Log into ifooder!

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World’s Best Widget

You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

*Magical Engineering Skills!* I want to add dreamy eyes to these words. If I had such superhero like power. Yeah, I am guilty of thinking of programmers as people with magical powers. I just hope they keep using it to build amazing stuffs, and if you are running out of ideas, please feel free to get in touch with me.

So, coming back to, what I would do, if I had the skills and by skills, I’m making an assumption that, I have all the skills required.
For this post, I am a programmer, a designer an electronic engineer, a craftsman, in short a master of all trades.
(Being an economics student, I have this weird urge to clearly specify the assumptions I make.)

Presenting to you the iFooder

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How it works:
•When you touch your favourite food, it records the exact taste of it, and you can save it, with its name.
•When you feel like eating the same dish you can just touch your lips to the tip of the device and it will align your senses, making you believe you actually ate the dish.

Benefits:
It gives you the taste without adding the calories, in your body! Not worrying that you need to run harder just because of the extra cheese burger you just had? What else could you freaking ask for?

It lets you have the taste of whatever you want, whenever you want without paying for it! Come on, you have to agree this is the best thing that has ever happened to the humankind.

Cost:
$1999 only!
Can it be any cheaper?! I don’t think so.

As for the name, I am assuming, Apple is going to love this product so much, that it would let me use the ‘i’, for free.
(Again assumption is something I am deeply fond of)
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I am creating an impression of a total foodie with back to back posts on food!
If you liked this, I’m sure you will like my Valentine’s day post too!
Check it out!
https://t.co/IMxLMB20dt

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

One True Love.

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So how did the Valentine’s weekend treat you guys? I hope everyone did all those lovey dovey gooey things. The kisses, the hugs, the cuddling, the gifts, the looking sexy in red like a traffic signal thingy.
I’m happy for the guys whose proposals got accepted, and deeply sympathize with the ones whose were rejected.
I’m glad for the 99.99% people who had ‘fun’ and excited for the 0.01% who might be unexpectedly surprised on November 14th.

Do you wonder, How my Valentine’s Day was? Don’t you? I’m gonna tell you anyway. I had the best day ever.
Did my love visit me? Yeah he did, late at night *wink* *wink*
Did he get me gifts? Yeah he did, he was loaded with gifts in and out.
Did we kiss? Ohh myy god, the kiss. As soon as my lips touched him, he melted on them. His taste still lingers in my mouth.

Even when he is far away from me, a part of him, sticks to me, my tummy or my hips. This, my friend, is true love.
He is the only thing in my mind, when I sweat out at the gym, I feel it’s him who’s running beside me on the treadmill, that’s the control he has on me.

He’s the perfect gentleman, I couldn’t have asked for more. All the way from Italy to India, our love has managed to cross the oceans. As they say, love has great power, so I have witnessed.

I don’t care what the society, thinks about us, I’ll always love you, my Pizza, my love, my everything.
Here’s to many more Valentine’s Day, with you baby, my only love. 🍕

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Trekking through Life

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Alma Mater
You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech

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Hey Guys!
I know, I know. It’s last Friday morning before you graduate, and the last thing, you would like to hear is a random lady preaching about life. I have been there, and thought that. I’ll try my best to not bore you guys too much.

It has not been too long since I graduated high school, so I hope my ideas and beliefs about life won’t sound too outdated.
Here’s what I want you guys to know, before you step into the big world out there.

Don’t be Afraid. As soon as I stepped out, of high school, I felt vulnerable. It’s like a protective layer was taken away from me. You might feel lost, in the beginning, but don’t be afraid, you’ll learn the rules of this game called ‘life’ soon enough.

Enjoy Freedom with Care. You’ll enjoy the new found freedom. People will start accepting you are an adult and you can make your own decisions. But remember, with power comes responsibility. No one, except you, is now accountable for the decisions you make. So choose wisely.

Do what you love. You are young, you have time. Explore your options. Do not follow a certain path because the herd is moving that way. If you are passionate about something, don’t let it die. Even if it’s just a hobby.

Cherish family and friends. High School is the place, where we make the best and true friends. Don’t ever lose them. Respect and love your family, because at the end of the day, they are the people you can always count on.

Be True & Kind. Dishonesty, Rude behavior may look like an easy route to success, but it never is. Try to be there for others and create a positive impact in their lives. Kindness goes a long way.

Be positive. Be happy. Try and see the positive in every situation. It’s not easy but definitely worth it. Do not be afraid to have big dreams.
If there is something, which makes you happy, go for it. Don’t depend on people or things to be happy. Make decisions based on your happiness.

You all are wonderful and have the power to go out there and give your best to the world. So just do it.

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Thank You!

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say