August 12, 2014

Observing a Life


Diana:

All that I want to say!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!

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genieWe’ve been hit with some pretty big celebrity deaths during the past five years, and they seem to hit closer and closer to home.

We still download Michael Jackson’s music while we watch Heath Ledger’s memorable portrayal of the Joker on our Macs and iPads that were of Steve Jobs’ genius design.

dead poetsBut most of us found ourselves rummaging through our old DVDs and VHS tapes yesterday, still trying to get over the shock of Robin Williams’ sudden passing.

No one would have guessed he’d be next.

I was at a restaurant when I saw the breaking news pop up on the TV monitor. There was no shortage of gasps. Throughout the rest of the evening I talked with friends and coworkers about his death, and what shocked me was the wide variety of responses I heard.

One guy said, “Just think of the movie marathons that’ll happen this week.”

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July 13, 2014

Getting ready for the big day – 2 Shopping – 1


Well, if you have to get ready for THE BIG DAY then how can you not shop?

So my all aunties and cousins, mom, dad and I went to shopping. In Surat, Gujarat, there is very good cloth market. And because the cloths come directly from factories, they don’t cost more as compare to other places where they also include transport charges in the cost.

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So we went there and… ATTACKED!!!

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June 4, 2014

Getting Ready For The Big Day – 1 – Restarting Gym


When I checked my schedule, the last day I had attended gym was 9th May. And today, it is 4th June! Oh! Just 1 month’s gap and I have gained so much of calories and fats!! This wont do. I need to lose all these extra stuff and get back in shape. Yes! I should start soon! I should start from today! And oh God I did start it finally!!

People never believe it when I say I do need to gym. “You are already fine!” is what they say. Thanks to my height that I can easily hide my few extra pounds. But I have to be true to myself. I can’t fool my own self. So I know very well that I have to work out on regular basis. But after few days gap and being occupied due to exams it was very difficult to resume it. Then finally, yesterday night, when I was watching a movie, I got so inspired by the actor that I made up my mind to go to gym next morning. And I DID!!!

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May 27, 2014

I hate WhatsApp!!


“Technology, a boon or a curse?”

I remember getting this as an essay topic when I was in school. But then, there was probably only TV as a part of technology that affected our lives. Or perhaps computer which children misused to play games.

But today, there are mobile phones, internet, play stations… OMG!

I de-activated my FB account because it really wasted my time. I would think something, post something, and then wait for people to like and comment. :(

It was so waste. And so stupid.

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Now it’s with WhatsApp. And it’s on mobile. So it is with me everywhere I go. I try to cut internet access. But I still cannot control all time.I delete it. And after few days I re-install it. Duh…!

Actually WhatsApp is good. I am not against it. We stay very well connected with all people. For instance, while watching a cricket match, we all cousin comment, chit-chat about the match on WhatsApp. Which is otherwise not possible for sure. I can chat with my distance relatives staying far away, in some other countries. We share photos immediately of any trivial things we are doing.

But then, recently, there was storm on my WhatsApp. We had elections in India. And I am supporting a party that had very or no chances of winning. And of course, it lost. So before and even now, post elections there is lot of debate going on on the topic. And me and some of my cousins, friends get so excited that we really behave weirdly with each other. Mocking, keeping names, telling each other to shut up…what not!

I realized that this will not happen otherwise, without WhatsApp. 

And I really don’t want to fight with anyone. I want to use WhatsApp for a good cause. I hope to find some balance. Till then I am just going to delete it whenever I feel I am doing too much and then install it when I will cool down. What do you feel? Is there a better way out? Please…do tell me!

Don’t fight :(
Diana.

May 15, 2014

How (to pretend) to grow up


  1. Believe that you are grown up. I mean convince yourself first.
  2. Do not giggle. (no matter you are a boy or girl)
  3. Don’t over react. Don’t even react.
  4. If you meet anyone just raise your eyebrows to show that you know them. Nothing more. Not even a small Hi!
  5. If anyone tells you how things are pissing them off, just say – its ok dear, that’s life. And wink if required.
  6. If someone does something weird or funny, scold them!
  7. Or you can slightly laugh making them feel that they are not grown up (and how inappropriate their behaviour is..)
  8. You yourself don’t do anything weird. At least not when someone is seeing.
  9. If you are a girl female, and you see a baby, never forget to say – “Oh! How cute!”
  10. If you are a boy male and you see a girl, pretend that you are busy thinking something or doing some really important work or just pretend that you didn’t see her.
  11. Don’t bother to change your WhatsApp status often. Like, change it once in 6 months. Or just put some default status – “Available”  or “Battery about to die”
  12. Even if you bother to change, let it be some confusing very thoughtful saying so that people will have to read it carefully to understand. And those who are not grown up will not understand at all.
  13. Photos should neither be weird nor cute. They should be nice. Nothing more than that. You can give same expression in all photos. No problem!
  14. If somebody is talking about something you know, go ahead, cut them and pour out everything you know as if others didn’t know it before.
  15. If somebody is talking about something you don’t know, fire questions one after the other and tell them some fake negative reasons why you didn’t bother to know about it.
  16. And if you really want to accept that you don’t know anything about it, do it convincingly. That everyone cannot know everything.
  17. Or you can just come up with something other person may not know!
  18. If you have you have to do something you like, make it public. Everyone must know you are doing it.
  19. Let people praise you for that.
  20. If you have to do something you don’t like, tell someone younger to do it.
  21. But never do anything that someone younger tell you to do especially when they don’t like it. They are supposed to learn everything.
  22. Most important of all – always use this phrase – “You are still not matured enough”, of course to younger people.
  23. To older people, you can just cast that look.

And the list can go on…

Seriously people…what’s so much fuss about growing up?? Or even maturity? Don’t grown up people crack stupid jokes? Don’t they really talk stupid sometimes? And sometimes they don’t understand even a simplest thing which even school going kid can easily understand.

Just because they look old, doesn’t make them grown up. And just because someone doesn’t look old doesn’t make them immature.

I am really irritated with so called “grown ups” and all those who think people like me (of my age) are not that matured.

Give us a break. Life is full of serious things but living it your way is more important. And it’s only experience that matters. If an old man has never left his house, he will never know what a rain is. Now that doesn’t make him not grown up. Does it?

Anyway, let me know what you think. Do you think you are grown up? Or do you think people are just pretending to grow up? Or is it that growing up is just a state of mind? :P
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Grow up if you want,

But stay yourself!

Diana.

April 16, 2014

Zero to Hero | Day One : Introduce Yourself.


Write the first thing that pops in your head!!

And here I am! In the most unpredictable phase of my life. Had I had to draw a graph showing the changes in my emotions/feelings, it would be full of ups and downs. Just day before yesterday, I was so happy! That too for no reason. And then yesterday, all of sudden in the evening, I started feeling nervous, and today it was like the graph was going down and down. I felt it will be in minus by evening. But then…bang! I saw this on WordPress. Zero to Hero Challenge. The graph is now going to shoot stars :D

Just in the morning I told my friend that I am too busy to write anything. But this challenge has filled me with enthusiasm and I am really looking forward to write more, if possible, regularly!

I am going through a weird phase, it is like continuous transformation. Today I am something, tomorrow I am something else. Daily some new experience, new realisation. May be this 20s is just like this. And everybody of my age must be going through same. I remember words from Miley ‘s song – The Climb

I may not know it,

But these are the moments,

I am gonna remember most!

Yeah!

May be, tomorrow, when I grow up and see back, I might feel that these were the most happening years of my life. Whatever it is, I am here to share all my feelings and know what you feel. Have you experienced the same?

I am bit confused with my feelings right now, but I hope to get a better vision as I write down my thoughts. :) It was the same reason why I started blogging at first place. Duh… I am at the same place after two years! But that’s OK. I know I have evolved a lot. And there is a lot to come.

Keep evolving and keep smiling

Diana :)

March 24, 2014

The Sound of Music


Diana:

Doesn’t matter if you are sixteen, seventeen or eighteen.. you are gonna love this!

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March 18, 2014

Weekly Writing Challege: Power of Names


“What is in the name?”

Can probably be the best opening line for any essay discussing about names.

I really wonder, what is in the name? Will two people not be friends had they not had the names they have? Or will two people be friends because the names they have? Don’t we often get along with strangers we meet while on a journey without even knowing their names? Or sometimes it just the way others look or speak makes us on their side.

But friends are friends. We ignore everything once we are friends with someone. No matter whether we knew the name before or we figured our later.

I myself keep track of names of people I come across just to know where they belong from. Here, in India, with so many religions, communities, casts, languages, etc name can provide a lot of information about people. For instance a Gujarati will have quite business mind while a south Indian will be more hardworking. A Brahmin will (mostly) not eat non-veg food. But now-a-days, some of them do eat which will get your eyes rolling. So you don’t just know about the God a person preaches or the language he speaks but also his nature, the food he eats just by knowing his name!

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February 17, 2014

Being Single


Having spent yet another Valentine’s day as single, I just can’t help myself sharing the benefits of being single.

Here are some of them -

  1. You are happy
  2. You know that only you are the reason for your happiness, which adds the happiness
  3. You have lot of time to think about your things
  4. You are more focussed
  5. You take care of yourself and your people
  6. So even they take more care of you ;)
  7. You can sleep early at night
  8. Or you can stay up whole night doing some really important things
  9. You are happy
  10. You can hangout more with friends
  11. You don’t have to care about how you look
  12. And if you do, it is any way going to make you feel good
  13. You can be lazy and watch TV whole day
  14. No need to attend calls
  15. No need to reply messages
  16. You are happy
  17. You can crack stupid jokes
  18. You can play games on mobiles for long hours :)
  19. You can flirt with anyone
  20. You can dream of anyone
  21. You can tease all your single friends with anyone’s name :P

Obviously, these are just few of them. I am damn sure, if all singles out there will start noting down their points, the list will be never ending :) Do share!

So do join me!

And yes, there might be some benefits of not being single, but then again, singles don’t care much about things that are not there! We are optimist!

Anyway,
Stay free, stay happy :)

Diana.

December 24, 2013

A Collection of 20+ Christmas Origami Models


Diana:

This is too AWESOME!!!
Reblogging for ORIGAMI lovers!!! :)
Thanks Elana!

Originally posted on Origami Tutorials:

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