Inquiring Minds

Melissa passed on this meme to get to know some of us bloggers a bit better and I think it’s a fantastic idea. Espcially because it doesn’t have the question: What are you wearing!

1. What was your favourite subject at school?
English. It was my absolute favourite. I loved writing compositions (which were like creative writing for me) and it was the only subject I got great marks in during high school. I’ve always loved the intricacies of the language. My writings would just flow and it was probably the only exam where I didn’t spend time thinking and searching my memory banks!

2. Did you have a favourite teacher? What was it about them that you liked?
Yes I did. My Maths teacher (from the 7th till the 10th) and my English teacher (in Years 9 and 10) I liked a couple of my teachers because of their faith and belief in me. I think they believed in me more than I believed in myself. Especially given that in high school, my self esteem was pretty much rock bottom. These two teachers pushed me on. I have even done a post (last year) on some of my favourite teachers.

3. What do you like most about yourself?
My stubborness and goal-oriented attitude. They kinda go together. If it wasn’t for this, I wouldn’t be a psychologist in Australia today. It’s because I was stubborn I rebelled against society’s views about what I should or shouldn’t study. It’s because I was stubborn I followed my head into the Arts field where I found psychology. It’s because I was stubborn and goal-oriented, I followed my dreams to come to Australia. It was because I was stubborn I didn’t listen to people who warned my parents about sending a girl all by herself to a foreign land. It’s because I’m stubborn and goal-oriented, I’m proud of all I’ve achieved.

Inquiring Minds4. Why did you start blogging?
It was initially to keep in touch with family and friends back in Bombay (through Windows Live Spaces) but slowly became a platform to voice my opinions on things around me. So I then decided to switch to blogger and become anonymous and open up the blog to readers around the world. This way, I get to air my opinions and thoughts that are constantly festering in my head…and people out there actually read it! How amazing is that??

5. Can you show us your 5 favourite blog posts?
1. I learnt something today
2. In Remembrance
3. Racial Row
4. On being Normal
5. The English Language – used or abused

6. What do you love most about your partner?
Have none. Thanks for rubbing it in. 😛

7. Next to your husband/partner/significant other/children, who do you speak to most often?
Again. No partner.
And no kids (thank god!)
It’d have to be a couple of friends and my sis, mum and dad.

8. What are your 5 favourite books?
Only 5??? Oh well…here goes
– Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton (I know…I’ve been naughty!)
– To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
– Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (I know…I’ve been naughty again!)
– My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
– A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

9. Do you have a favourite work of art?
There is this one that my sister made…portraits of my parents which she gifted them on their 25th wedding anniversary in 2005. (Oh and she made one of mine too and while it looks great, I don’t like my photos/paintings)

10.If you could live for a year anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
In Adam Gilchrist’s house in Perth with him and without his wife and kids. 🙂 [No, I’m not a stalker] Seriously though, I think I have lived in the place where I wanted to…I always wanted to live in Australia and I have been living here for almost 5 years now.

So that’s it. That’s a bit about me for all the inquiring minds out there. Please do take on this tag if you wish…so that way, my inquiring mind can get to know you a bit more.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

If I were a baby again…

Once upon a time there was a girl
A chubby little bub was she
She slept from dusk till morn
And was happy as could be

She was the first born
And the apple of her parent’s eye
Who showered her with love
And heaps of stuffed toys

Her first word was ‘daddy’
Which is a funny story
Because the word she later used
Was ‘uncle’ for her dad in reality

She didn’t cry much
Or at least that’s what her parents thought
Until on some long drives and trips
She wailed and howled non-stop

She was a chubby little thing
Oh so heavy to lift!
It was an amazing feat
For her mum to carry her whilst walking adrift

Most of her hours as a baby
Were spent being fast asleep
The only other important thing
Was eating her favourite foods and peas

25 years on
She wonders what it’d be like
To go back in time
And live that life again

When there was no care in the world
And all she could do was sleep
With people looking after her
And she having absolutely no responsibility

A time with no pressure
No stress, no worry
A time where the biggest thing
Was when to pee and go to the potty

Back to that time where
I was spoilt and loved
And if I wanted anything
I just had to cry for it to come

Life back then was
Nothing short of bliss
Mum, dad and grandparents
To see that nothing was amiss

If I could be a baby again
I’d just ask for one more thing
The ability to think and type
So I could continue blogging!

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

Dumb…me?

I am currently on my second glass of red wine…it’s Friday night after all. And it’s been a day when I could willingly throw some teenagers off the building.

There is no way I can think of something to blog about so I’m going to go on and do a tag. A while back, I was tagged by Guria for a number of tags and I had previously attempted only one with the intention of using others whenever I suffered from blogger’s block.

Although I am not currently suffering from blogger’s block, I do have tipsy-wine-syndrome…

So here goes…

It’s the HOW DUMB ARE YOU tag. (For the record, I consider myself very intelligent but more on that in another post…)

Dumb...me?The more [x]’ s the “dumber” you are.

[x] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking

[ ] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking

[x] You have run into a glass/screen door

[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle

[x] You have thought of something funny while walking by yourself

[x] Laughed, then watched people give you weird looks

So far: 5

[ ] You have run into a tree/bush.

[x] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow

[ ] You have tried to lick your elbow… a few times

[ ] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little star have the same rhythm.

[ ] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 6

[ ] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.

[ ] You have choked on your own spit .

[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.

[x] You’ve never seen the Matrix.

[ ] You type only with two fingers.

So far: 7

[ ] You have accidentally caught something on fire

[ ] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.

[ ] You have caught yourself drooling.

[ ] You have fallen asleep in class and fell outta your chair

So far: 7

[ ] Sometimes you just stop thinking

[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about

[ ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you

[ ] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.

[ ] You use your fingers to do simple math

So far: 8

[ ] You have eaten a bug

[ ] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important

[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn’t realize it

[ ] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand

[x] You have ran around naked in your house. (What’s so dumb about that?)

So far: 10

[ ] You repost bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.

[ ] You break a lot of things.

[ ] Your friends know not to use big words around you.

[ ] You tilt your head when you’re confused

[ ] You have fallen out of your chair before

So far: 10

[ ] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture of the ceiling or wall

[x] The word “ummmmm” is used many times a day. (No fair…I’m a psychologist…I have to listen to people and ‘ummm’ is quite common!)

Total: 11/37

I am 11/37 times 100 = 29.75% dumb.

In other words, I’m 70% smart. Good reframe, huh? (FYI, I think I’m more than 70% smart)

Feel free to take on the tag if you wish!

Until next time,

Cheers!!!