Bye-bye 2013. Hello Resolutions for 2014!

Its obvious that everyone knows today is New Year’s Eve but some people make it a point to mention about this a trillion times. I have come across countless number of statuses and tweets that are just plain, “Today is New Year’s Eve”. Thank you people for telling me. I don’t have a calender at home you see? You are the only ones ย who reminded me, and maybe I owe my life to you because of this.
If that is not a response you wanted for those statuses, then what exactly do you have in mind?
If you do want to make a status about New Year’s Eve, why not make it something good?

This is one of the many things that people around me do every year. While some of the things are good, most of them aren’t very impressive. Especially such statuses and tweets and what-not. But something that kind of bugs me are the resolutions people make. I appreciate good resolutions, but most of the resolutions I come across are just…bad! And sadly, the bad resolutions are the ones that float around the internet, sinking the good ones.

This meme is something my friends and I tell each other 2 weeks before New Year’s Eve every year. The number of posts regarding the resolutions they have made for the new year are countless. Even more than the lame status “Today is New Year’s Eve!”

I get it, you want to try and bring a change in your lifestyle. So you resort to making resolutions for the new year. I’m not against that. I’m just against the ones which you know you will never accomplish and the ones which are just stupid.

I’m a student so most of the resolutions I see around me are to try and perform better academically. And I totally encourage that as a fellow student because its obvious that everyone wants to perform better. But at least think before making a resolution of this sort public. I’ll give you an example for better understanding –

Girl : (On 31st December 2012 types this as her Facebook status) “My new year’s resolution is going to be to top my class in the new academic year. I know I can do it!”

She somehow managed to pass the current year because she din’t study well. So all of us were hoping that she would perform better. And if she is to top, we were going to be extremely happy for her. (We aren’t so considerate all the time.)
After the two term exams, her results weren’t very good. And so obviously she din’t top. But since she made her resolution public, the few people who remembered kept teasing here.

Girl : (Today posted this as her status) “I know I was supposed to top this year, but that din’t happen. So I’ll just top next year. My resolution for 2014!”

Those who din’t remember her previous year’s resolution, now remembered. And then starts the humiliation which she somehow seems to enjoy it.

When you know you can’t achieve what you aim for as a resolution, then why act like you commit to it? More over, why make it public? It really doesn’t seem right.

Then are those type of resolution that people make which don’t even make sense. Like, “I’m gonna stop eating junk food” or “My diet is gonna be successful this time”. You and I both know its not gonna happen. If someone (most probably me) is to bring a pizza near you, you are going to end up eating half of it. So making such resolutions is just a waste of your time and ย mine.
(I appreciate the sincere resolution about dieting and junk food though. Its just that there aren’t many sincere ones)

This is one of the most common resolution people make, And that is exactly what happens!!

So here’s wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! And do refrain from making weird resolutions for the next year. If you are to make a resolution, do make it a really good one and I hope you achieve it ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Very Merry Christmas!!

So its Christmas here in India and I don’t know about the rest of the world so a wish in advance I suppose?

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas. Whether you celebrate or not. May all your dreams come true this festive season.
Oh and stuff yourself with food (especially cake) and demand all those gifts ๐Ÿ˜‰

I don’t celebrate Christmas myself so I don’t exactly know what happens on Christmas. Just the movie kind. I want to see a real Christmas celebration once though. I also want to see snow. And it doesn’t snow here ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

And I hope this is how your Christmas is

Or maybe even better ๐Ÿ˜€

My Christmas started pretty great as my parents gifted me chocolates. My brother is the happiest one around though because Santa Claus gifted him Power Ranger toys and he’s been longing for one from an extremely long time.

So once again, wishing all of you people a very Merry Christmas. You can give me gifts also by the way. I wouldn’t mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

Surprise Surprise!

So on Friday my friends in U.A.E. organised a surprise birthday party for my close friend. When I was talking toย Nerd Enchantedย about it, the event triggered a lot of memories of mine regarding surprise parties. And so here I am blogging about all my memories.

The series of ‘surprise parties’ started in April 2012, and I was the first um, victim? (I don’t know what to call myself).
So it was a Monday (yes I remember all the details) when a close friend of mine called me up in the afternoon. She asked if I would be able to join her for a trip to a nearby park on Thursday. I said yes, but I was wondering why all of a sudden she wanted to go to the park! We don’t go a lot to parks you see?
Everything was okay till Wednesday. In the evening I was watching TV when the phone rang. I saw that it was a friend of mine who was calling so I picked up. And as soon as I said hello she said, ‘Is your mom there? I want to speak to her.’ Without any questions I gave the phone to my mother but was really surprised. Why would she want to talk to my MOTHER? My mom spoke to her and gave the phone to me again. When I spoke to her she said, ‘Ask your mom.’ I asked my mom and she told me that she asked for permission to give me a send-off party on the next Thursday. This really got me suspicious.
So that night I saw a dream (like I do every single night). In the dream, I saw that I was in the park with my friend. Nothing strange until I saw my whole school bus group seated right next to me! I immediately woke up shocked and wondering why I saw such a dream. You see, I get a lot of prophetic dreams. I’ll tell you about them some other day maybe. ๐Ÿ˜‰
The next day I was walking with my friend to the park and was telling her about my other friend’s phone call. She din’t respond and normally she responds to such stuff. Now I was quite sure that my dream is gonna come true. I went to the park and from behind a tree all my friends jumped up infront and yelled ‘SURPRISE’. Well it wasn’t a surprise, but still I was the happiest person on the planet that day!

So from there on, surprise parties are held for the birthday girl. It is so common that the birthday girl expects a ‘surprise birthday party’ on birthday. It is so unpredictable you see?

After this I was part of my friend’s surprise party on Halloween last year. The most hilarious part was the cake! I have this extremely blonde and childish friend who had taken up the responsibility for the cake. She did get cake, but forgot a knife. Now how will the birthday girl cut her own cake? More importantly how will we eat the cake? Seeing no other way around it, someone suggested that she should cut the cake with a plastic fork and that we eat it using plastic forks. And 5 minutes after, everyone destroying the cake with their respective plastic forks!!

After that I came to India. So all the ‘surprise party’ stories were conveyed to me by my friends via Facebook messaging. One party wasn’t a surprise because she realised it while the other party was a surprise until the other girls came late which made the birthday girl confirm her slowly increasing suspicions!

The party on Friday marked the very first success story of a surprise party, because it really was a surprise. The plan was perfect and it blowed the birthday girl’s mind!

All these events might just be a memory for me, and to know about the other parties I’ll have to rely on the Internet but it still makes me so happy! On Friday when I got to know about the success, even though I wasn’t there I was still so happy. Obviously my friends don’t know how I actually feel because I din’t tell them! Oh wait they might know now if they read this.
Lets hope I make new and wonderful memories here as well!