25 Facts About Me.

wait a minute.

There I was thinking of what to write for my next post......And I realized (again) that I'm a doofus.
When I created this blog, I did not have a clear idea about what I wanted to do with it. But, now that I am doing this, I think I forgot the most important thing!

An Introduction.

Yup. Introducing myself......So here we go....
(I'm going to put it in points and make it as short as possible..... AND later on, you'll get to know why I love the things I love..... :P :P )

1.) My name is Pratibha and I'm 20 years old, almost finishing my Bachelor's degree.

2.) My nicknames are - Chinnu (Chinni/Chins) *throwing all the hearts to people who call me this*.

3.) I'm straight forward and I think it solves a whole lot of misunderstandings. An "open book"? Or something along those lines maybe.....

4.) I hate liars. I hate lying. Unless, you're lying to genuinely spare your loved ones' feelings. Saying things you don't mean, just ticks me off.

5.) I'm moody but I try my best to be positive and start my day in a happy mood. If I am happy, then that's the real me (Duh, it is Vivacious inspirit you know). If I am angry, I try to walk away from the situation that makes me angry.....And I finally end up crying....If I'm sad, I wallow in my sadness.

6.) I am a patriot. *JAI HIND*.

7.) My values are Respect, Discipline, Cleanliness and Kindness.

8.) I love BOOKS. I wish I had a library of my own. I love the smell of the pages. *Harry Potter*

9.) I'm a nerd. I used to get irritated when I was called this way, but now I've realized that a ''nerd'' is a way way cooler term than I originally thought. And of course, some people are jealous *collars up* *cough cough* *lol*

10.) I love languages....Kannada, Hindi, English, Japanese and Korean....Sometimes, I think about how one sentence is said in all the languages (above) and I'm really surprised by the results.

11.) I am very particular about grammar. If you're learning a language, you should learn it right. Oh and I love the number 11 because that's my birth date...

12.) I grew up watching cartoons and I still love them. Pokemon, Dragonball Z, Swat Cats, Noddy, Oswald, Miffy and friends, Bob the Builder, Barbie.... *good times*

14.) I love Lilly Singh. She is one of the two best things that has happened in my life.

15.) I love Music. I am a singer. My playlist is whacked. You can find songs from all languages there....Including those I mentioned above, there's Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

16.) So yeah, I love k-pop. I think that music is as important as the lyrics. Even if I didn't know English/Kannada/Hindi I am sure I would've loved the songs.
So Infinite is a k-pop group and this is the second best thing that has happened in my life. (And Big Bang, Super Junior, BTS, DBSK, Lovelyz, GG.......too many.....)

17.) I want to see the world, see how people live their lives in other countries.....I want to learn and learn by observing...."What's your story" is what runs in my mind whenever I come across an interesting person......

18.) I believe in God/the higher power/the spiritual energy/ paramatma

19.) I grew up having nightmares.....every night. I think that's why I'm scared of the dark. And I also know that if I think positively, I can fight the fear. But that does not make it any easier.

20.) I love to paint..I love colours....Favorite being Dark Blue....

21.) One day, I will definitely get a puppy. I love dogs. Man's best friend apart from books. So, I'm a dog-person.... *bwahahaha*

22.) I love nature. It's the best rejuvenation. And makes you feel like one with the Earth. It is my dream to give back something to Mother Earth before I die. Save her from pollution....? I don't know. But something at least...... *sighs*

23.) I am funny. ( Well, I've heard so from my friends. It's not a self-proclaimed title.) And apparently a good speaker too.... *hehehehe*. But I do love making people laugh.

24.) Sometimes, during a situation, I try to think from everybody's perspective and I end up going crazy. My own beliefs are questioned and I just become blank.

25.) Last one, I love dancing, but I am horrible at it. *you won't stay still even for a second, you'll end up laughing your ass off* *laughs out loud* *meh*

Well, that scratches the surface... Everybody has a past, you know. And you can't weigh the depth of a person by just a few sentences. It's difficult to put it all out in one single post, but I've tried my best.
Hope you liked it and came to know something about me that *maybe* you didn't know?...

But hey! I really tried hard! So hope you liked it!

Lots of Love,
Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.


All a Child needs...

"Let them take themselves to Hell, those hard hearts who leave their children to cry themselves to sleep alone, and in Hell they will have to listen to the sound of a child crying and know that they can never comfort it."

- Thought by Debbie in 'Hurrah for the Hols' by Helen Simpson.

I just found this so apt for what I've been wanting to post about...

How are you today?? I practically am the biggest fool on earth to have forgotten my project report for my exams today... And I am extremely grateful to my uncle who came to my college to give it to me (twice, not to mention....I am so so sorry for all the trouble I've caused. Stupid me)...

Coming back to that thought, it's not a ''thought'' thought...you know...it's what Debbie 'thinks' when she hears the sound of a child crying....
Please let me make this clear, again, as this is just my rant, and I really hope all of the children will agree with me....This is just my point of view. So, I hope you broaden your mind and try to think of it this way...
Okay, sorry, I'll get to the point...

Parents versus Children.... A never ending, constant squabble (though I really want to say battle...*imagines a battlefield with armies of middle aged parents and kids, on either side* *rofl*). I seriously haven't got a clue about the parent's point of view, so I'm writing this on behalf of all the children.... Or maybe just...as a mediator between the two...and being more on the latter's side... kekeke...

Welcome to Parenting 101:

1. If you are not ready to raise a child, take care of them, make them into great individuals, then DON'T HAVE CHILDREN. Yet. I am sure there are many ways to satisfy your needs without "accidentally" giving birth to a child. (I am strictly against infanticide, btw who isn't!, so please, have some sense). Please grow up and learn more before you take up the decision to bring a child to the world. Obviously, it IS your fault if your child does something wrong, because you have brought them up that way.
It is definitely true when they say parents pass on abilities to their children, well, they also pass on their bad habits too, FYI.
I have literally seen, kids going the wrong way. And there's nothing I can do about it. Because, my mom says I have no right to scold other people's children. Thanks mom. You have put a Lakshman rekha which I won't cross, but I know it's for my own good. (Even now, as I write this I am controlling myself from literally lashing out...Oh my god, the kind of people in this world...I really pity their children)

2. I'm reading this book called 'You are a Badass' by Jen Sincero and she tells that our mind has mainly two parts, the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind. The conscious mind develops around puberty and it filters the information it receives and runs our life pretty much till the end. Whereas our sub-conscious mind has no filter. It just takes in everything and forms a belief system. And this sub-conscious mind is what we are born with. It is completely ready when we are born. SO, since our conscious minds only develop around puberty, as kids, we take in everything to our sub-conscious mind. (Gahh, how do I explain this?!) what I mean is, we all think kids are kids, they don't understand anything or they are too little to understand anything. BUT, that is not at all the case.
Do you see how important your child's formative years are??!! What we say, EVERY word, every action, every explanation gets lodged in their sub-conscious mind and it is interpreted already, forming a belief or set of values.
Don't you think it is important to teach them the right thing, not neglect them, explain it to them properly? If they don't understand, what is wrong in telling, 'honey, you won't understand it now! Please don't worry about it, One day, when you are older, you will.' HUH, what's wrong in that? When parents can't explain it properly to the kid, where will he/she go, looking for answers? Friends? Cousins? The internet? (that's how they become spoiled brats)
Hence, this goes back to the first point again.

3. Okay, so you passed the first two points. You have a kid/s, you are a wonderful couple, teaching them all the right values (beating the crap out of them, who knows), telling the difference between right and wrong, loving them, spending time with them...yeah...all good. But let me tell you how important it is to let them know about manners/behaviors. I am really stunned when I see kids throwing temper tantrums, and their own parents cannot calm them down. Okay, I agree, kids do throw tantrums, it's their nature..They want the toy! (like how we adults want toys *evil grin*, but we have self-control. kids don't). They think that by throwing a tantrum, making a scene, you will buy them the toy. BUT there is a clear difference between throwing a tantrum and acting like the President's grandchild.(again, spoiled brats)
Please listen here, the 'new generation' 'hippy' parents, your children are far more intelligent. So it is in your hands to be more intelligent and teach them how to behave in public domain.
I also would like to point out that there is a very wide gap between strict and scary. You need to know the difference between being strict and being scary. And so should your child.
Parents also need to know between showing them love, to suffocating them to death with love. That's what usually makes them brats. (just telling 'don't do that' when your child practically brings down the house, is not the right way of going about it. I'm sure many of you will agree)

4. which brings us to the last point (these many I can think of, for now...) I think this is the most important of all. Don't, PLEASE, don't fight in front of your kids. Whether they are babies or 8 years or 10 or 20 or 30, just don't. I don't know how hard marriage is. Yes, you will definitely have clashes along the way, you will not agree on things, so yeah there will be arguments. BUT, but, not in front of your kid.
These stupid parents have no idea, right children? How much it affects us, how much it eats us up... seeing them argue....over something so silly and stupid.
For parents, it may be at the heat of the moment, a sudden outburst because of tension. whatever it is, to kids it is not like that. Seeing parents argue, has such a negative effect on them. Hearing them say 'marrying you was a mistake' is something no child should ever hear. But I guess, all children would have heard that. And they probably would've cried all night.
But, the stupid parents don't know right? They continue their arguments..... And the kids probably think 'if you don't mean what you say, how did you get the courage to say it? How could you even think of saying it?' or maybe they'll think 'wow, this is my queue to get up and run as far as I can' or maybe 'how did two such dolts end up with each other?' hahaha (sorry! wanted to make it funny)

And then, the kids move on..... praying they'll be better parents....

Lots of Love,
Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.


P.S : I have not talked about parents who lash out at their children or incessantly beat them, because I don't even want to go there. Such people do not deserve to be called 'parents'.

ನನ್ನ ಕಲ್ಲಿನ ಕಟ್ಟಡ

Disclaimer: This will be a long post, but please bear with it... please please...


I had my graduation day yesterday... So, I am almost finishing my three years of a graduate course..
So, I have so much to say about my college... I couldn't say it when I gave the feedback yesterday... But, I will say it here... And here it is...

ನನ್ನ ಕಲ್ಲಿನ building... ನನ್ನ MES...
I will never forget my first impression of this college... It was definitely not a good impression. And somewhere along, I had a feeling I would end up here.... Because my teacher always said, not to hate anything or anybody because, who knows at what stage of your life, you will need that person's help. And as it happened, I really got into MES. I wrote my CET in MES and my orientation program was also in the same room where I wrote my CET...(lol)

That's how my journey started here....I was a little excited, a little sad and a little happy...

And.....now, here I am, three years later (three years which went by in the flick of an eye) and when I look back, like a bullet train hitting me, I realise how much I've learnt and experienced which has changed me.

hehehehe....I was such a dingus back then... Oops, sorry! I'm in my thoughts... Earth to Chinnu.... COME back here....

Yes, so I fell in love with all my teachers in my college. They are all excellent and are the pride of MES. MES exists because of them...
And of course, My Zoology HOD, Mrs. Sheela Menon ma'am. As I've mentioned before (in an older post) a page, a book and a post, is not enough to tell about this wonderful person. She is my guardian angel, my goddess, my inspiration.
The way she has maintained her whole department is worth a standing ovation from the whole world. She is just wow.
And all the teachers too...They are all wonderful.
And then my Chemistry Department...and Botany Department..
My language teachers, Commerce Department and Arts Department.. All the teachers are so welcoming and supportive... Commerce dept. Dude! the teachers are so jovial with their students, I was stunned... They know how to control the students! (I say this because of a personal experience with the students) *Thumbs Up*
THANK YOU teachers for being my inspiration and giving me so many advices.....

And I learnt so much! I had my eyes opened and my brains were knocked out!
As my friend Sonu said, yes, I was really tested by my college.
I used to be unpunctual... Oh My God! I've mentioned this in my old post, but I learnt the value of being on time. And the value of time. (Thank you Gayathri ma'am for teaching me that)
And then I learnt how to deal with people. Because there were so many DIFFERENT people! Everyone was unique and had their own past and aspirations and personalities. I learnt how to be patient and how to deal with failure and how to inculcate them into my life. I learnt that being organised is more easy than being disorganised and doing things on a whim.

But, the MOST important of all, is that I learnt how to love myself. I learnt how to be confident. I learnt that there is nothing wrong in being myself and that I had been brain washed into thinking that I should do what the society tells me to do or that I should "follow the herd".
I learnt that there is nothing wrong with sticking my tongue out or making weird faces, because you know WHAT? There are people who are willing to ACCEPT me for what I am. And they don't shun me away or ask me to change myself for them.
I learnt to see the positive side of things, and I learnt that I had been around people who were pulling me down rather than lifting me up.
I learnt that unless I don't love myself first, I can't love my friends...

And I am so grateful for all my friends. They accepted me for what I am, they got along with my madness and laughed and encouraged me.... And here I am....feeling so happy and grateful... If it weren't for you guys, I think I would not be holding my head high now...
And I don't think I would have the confidence to step into the future....

And here I am, still on the journey of life, learning more about myself and the world...Every day...
And I am so humbly grateful....

Lots of love,

Stay Healthy, stay Happy.


You are in a Trance

How are you? hehehe... Look at me, making small talk to cover up the fact that I am posting something late again!
I have so many topics in my mind to post about, but it just evaporates....Maybe I should write it down somewhere so that I can remember it. Yup, lemme do that...

Soo... I have a bike. A Yamaha Ray Z, which I ride to college everyday. And even when I am in a hurry I always....observe my fellow riders and drivers, because obviously I have to look out for theirs and my safety!! Also, my bike's indicator has a sound, so that...you know...the sound will help me remember I have put on the indicator and I should turn it off. Now, you know the sound of an indicator....It's loud enough to wake up someone sleeping. (lol)

This incident happened a while back but it left a really deep impression on me. As always I'm rushing to college....on my bike...speeding past and over taking slow ( and sorry to say) stupid drivers/riders.... and then I hear the sound of the indicator.
I cannot forget the fact that I checked MY indicator once, twice, more than three times!!! I even thought something is wrong with my bike! I mean. I'm riding and I hear the sound along with me...Obviously the Doppler Effect is not working here!!!
I was about to stop my bike and check if everything is alright, cos I didn't want heads to turn because of the stupid indicator sound, imagine that!! You're riding and there's that "keee keee" sound following you..... Guhhh....
But then, I saw another biker with his indicator on, happily riding past me...THEN, I realised that it was HIS bike and NOT mine....
Anyway...we're on the same road...And the person is not taking a turn anywhere so obviously! I can hear the sound!!!

My point is!, 1. the reason you have an indicator is so that you can indicate if you're taking a turn. 2. the reason for the SOUND is for you to remember that you have the indicator ON!
I was completely stunned for a moment! I mean, HOW much do you have on your mind, that you cannot even HEAR your OWN bike's indicator?? Seriously???!!!!
Okay, forget about the sound. What about the fact that you can see the indicator light flick on the speedometer??? DO NOT tell me that you won't glance through your speedometer when you're riding!!??? Is everything all right with your eyes?? We have 180 degree vision. So, I know for a fact that you CAN see the light flick peripherally, even if you don't look down at the speedometer.
Let's say that the man who was riding was deaf...Maybe he couldn't hear the indicator...But he could see his speedometer right??

Coming back to my main point, we are all so so busy thinking about the future, the past, about things that don't matter at all....That we even forget that our indicators are on, that our headlights are on (don't even get me started on this, everyday I see atleast one bike with a headlight on, in broad daylight)...That our phones are ringing, that we're riding in the completely opposite direction....

Please don't tell me that you are too busy to concentrate on one thing at a time! The world has become so accustomed to technology that we multi-task and think it's a big "achievement" whereas it is not! Look back at the things you did by multi-tasking and I guarantee you that none of them would have been done to your satisfaction.....it would look incomplete. And it would be.
I know some of you may say, "what do you know about work? and responsibility? raising a family?....etc."
Yes, I don't, but I DO know that loving your work is really the most important thing because...you work your whole life and if you don't love your job, then you're wasting precious years of your life!!

We are all in a trance! Busy being busy...
"Busy" is just an excuse... Shouldn't we really wake up from the trance and pursue our dreams and goals?? Shouldn't we do something that fills us with happiness??
If you don't love your job, quit it! Or change your point of view about your job. Look at it in a positive aspect! Write down the plus points and the service you do to people by your job and look at it everyday!!

Wake UP! Really!! Otherwise you'll probably get killed in an accident because somebody else got pissed off with your indicator sound....Hahaha....Just kidding, I really don't want that to happen to anyone....
But you will really get yelled at for being a stupid person, who shouldn't be given a bike to ride....(lol)

Yes, it is a long post, but I hope you find it meaningful and funny!

Hope you had a great day!

Lots of Love,
Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.


P.S: Sorry for the troll faces, but I'm trying to put some pictures between my posts to make it a bit more lively...or colourful (though these are black and white...lol)... I could make a video about this..Pfft... jk...Byeee


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