Sunday, 19 January 2014

Exams are important: Concentrate! (I think not)

I feel like my head is going to burst! Argh! I have so many thoughts, all of them useless or of no importance when compared to my CA Final exams that more than half the time I catch myself day dreaming. Seriously! What is wrong with me! Okay, I thought I'd write everything down, clean the slate and start "understanding" Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics again. I wish I could just ponder and ponder and ponder all over again about all those unnecessary topics.

1. I am absolutely hooked to all the chic lit books that are on offer for free in epub or pdf format. Literally hooked. Why? Because chic lit books DO NOT require any use of the head. It is just plain read between the lines, skip a couple of pages, two hours later, bham! You are done with a 305 page book. Seriously, I'm reading Meg Cabot, Lucy Diamond, unknown authors! Oh, the Shopoholic series! I have The Godfather Returns with me, I've read some 15 pages of it and kept it aside. I do not wish to read anything heavy, as if my textbooks weren't heavy enough!

2. I can't stop thinking about travelling solo. I recently chanced upon this awesome WorkAway website (yes, good morning to me) where host families provide free accommodation and food. In turn, you need to work some 4 hours a day, 5 days a week; work as in help them out in whatever way they have listed on their profiles. It's amazing! My first solo trip IS going to be a workaway. Let me be honest, I do have a good amount of savings from my measly stipend, but all that is tucked away for other endeavours. My first solo trip sometime in September/October 2015! (Yeah, my 2014 trip has already been planned with my family, there's no turning back on that! All you lucky dogs, I'll be down South :P)

3. I have this HUGE, MAJOR and LUSTING crush on Jeff Lieberman. Jeff Lieberman? The guy who hosts Time Warp on Discovery Science? How can you not want that? I mean, him. And just how can someone who holds two B.S. degrees, two M.S. degrees and is currently pursuing a PhD and is also a cool science show host be Oh-So-Hot! And the show if fuck awesome!

 4. I am exercising diligently. I cannot say that I am able to control what I stuff myself with. But, yes, I do exercise regularly, even if I am bored. Twice a day for a total of 2 hours. Happy. Happy. Happy. :) And obsessing over my figure. :(

5. I am thoroughly enjoying reruns of F.R.I.E.N.D.S on my computer. It is such a great show. So good. I don't think any show can ever beat it. Not even The Big Bang Theory or Suits or Two and a Half Men, especially since Charlie's been dead. Nope. And Chandler Bing, I love that guy :D Hooked!

 6. I read this book "Me Before You" that deals Dignitas. Well, deal as in, it's a chic lit book wherein Dignitas has been weaved into the story. Suffice to say, I read the first 70-80 pages, found it immensely depressing since I could confidently guess the ending, so, I read the last 3 pages. This got me thinking about suicide. No. No. Not what you think. As in, why people commit suicide. I'm not referring to Dignitas here. If you are physically or mentally ill, there is no chance of recovery and it is terminal, by all means, you have should have the right to put an end to your own suffering. Others have no say in it. I'm talking about people committing suicide for awful reasons like bad score, getting dumped, getting fired, having fights, not having anyone to lean on. What shit? I'm not saying you don't have a problem, you do, but deal with it instead of taking an easy way out. Come on, life ain't that bad. You have bad times now, you've had better times earlier, you've had great times too! At the end of the day, just hope that your parting words are "Life is beautiful" much like The Godfather. (Really, read that book. The movie is crap, in my opinion)

7. I am addicted to the TV and ShowBiz section of I don't know, it's just a nice soothing feeling to watch celebs go about their daily lives. Come on. i read the TOI for real news. Not that there's much.

Okay, I'm done. I'll be enjoying point 7 for a few minutes and return to studies. Happy Auditing to me. :(

Comments are most welcome!!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

My delicious 2013-end and 2014-start!

Dear Future-husband,

I hope you know how to prepare all the daily food like dal chawal and roti sabzi. Because I sure as hell don't. I'll make you the following every week. :)

How I ended 2013-
Yummy home made cheese pizza! *drool*

How I welcomed 2014-

Yummy chocolate cake from R&B! *drooling*

How I began the first day of 2014-

Yummy, super yummy, home made pasta! *in a flood of drool!*

2014, you are here!

I have to say, the most dreaded year is here. Dreaded, for me. Why? When I cleared by CA-Inter (in 2011) and started my internship, my attitude was "Woah! My CA Final is in 2014! There's lot of time!!"

And, it is here.

Oh, believe me, I am not all engrossed in my textbooks, grasping every straw of knowledge to become the penultimate Chartered Accountant. No, sir. I am watching reruns of Two and a Half men, The Big Bang Theory and having THE time of my life watching Romantic comedies while slowly trudging through my accountancy problems. It sucks. Big time. Not getting to focus on all the movies and series! Okay, fine, it also sucks not being able to focus completely on studying. Ah, screw it.

Anyway, HAPPY 2014, people!! Here's hoping that-

I clear CA Final exam in the first attempt

I thoroughly enjoy my last days of internship to the hilt!

Appa doesn't give me "the talk" regarding "age-factor-to-be-considered-for-marriage" and "why-marriage-is-oh-so-important"

Appa doesn't start his lecture on "how-important-it-is-for-a-girl-to-learn-how-to-cook" (I can cook maggi, pasta and pizzas. Anything else, we'll order!!)

Amma doesn't give me a lecture on "how-getting-married-and-having-kids-changed-my-life-for-the-better" and "You-are-so-immature!"

Amma doesn't say "Say your prayers and shlokas everyday or ummachi will kannu kuttify" (English: God will poke your eyes. Don't ask me why or how or to what end..)

I get to party all night and welcome 2015

I get to party all night and enjoy my birthday while simultaneously dread turning 23!

Paati doesn't go around introducing me to her friends giving me the tag of "eligible bachelorette" (believe me, I am not)

Completely strange families don't just turn up for "ponnu paatufying" (Hindi: ladki dekhna)

I get my own place and move out of my parent's place (FINALLY!)

I finally take a solo trip (FINALLY!)

I blog about better things & write better (uhh, I'll even add "and try to make money out of my writing")

If any of my cousins gets married, old aunties won't come up to me and say "next, nee thaan" (English: You are next!)

Nosy uncles and aunties don't ask me how much I earn (none of your concern!)

Well, can't think of anything else for the time being.

May you all have a happy 2014. May all your wishes and dreams (however wicked, nasty, dirty, delicious) come true! And may you majorly screw up all your resolutions so I have company! :D