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It is nearing that time of the year again– College:Miserable Year-II Of is about to commence.

Technically, we have half a month to kill before we get there,  but the ingenious founding fathers of said college apparently had strong sadistic appetites that require us to spend about a week in Camp, to be sated. I, as part of the National Sports Org. ( it only sounds fancy, we’ve never done anything worth a mention) have to stay at the hostel and run around campus for about two hours, daily.

Issues I have with this:

1. Hostel = Ugh! I’ve no issues with hostels in general, but our campus is pretty crappy. True story: Some kid injured his head because a fan fell on it !( They rushed him to the hospital, and my dad treated him, so this really isn’t just me taking advantage of artistic license.)

2. OK, so I run around for two hours. Great. That gives me.. 24-2=22 HOURS WITH NOTHING TO DO! ( I’m not going to factor sleep-time in, seeing as I just don’t think I’ll be able to.)

I wish I was exaggerating, but honestly our campus boasts:

i) Library with exactly ZERO non-academic-related books.

ii) One ground inhabited by (and I kid you not!) one family of pigs, a host of camouflage-savvy snakes, hanging worms ( no, really) and other such depressing fauna.

iii) No real internet, so to speak of.

iv) I cannot watch four episodes of House a day and then be swallowed by a vortex of self-made depression upon re-realizing that, at this rate, I’m going to catch up with the rest of the world and will soon have to wait a week for episodes, just like everyone else. ( I’ve been watching the show online for a little over a month now, and am half-way through Season 6.)

v) Will be forced to do my own laundry because  I am required to wear the ‘NSO uniform’ for the 2-hour sessions during which I will actually be doing something sports-related. And when I say ‘uniform’, you should picture  men’s disco pants from the ’70s.

vi)Despite these less-than-satisfactory events that I must partake in , I do not actually want to kick the bucket. And yet, if I eat at my college’s ‘canteen’..

vii) I will have nothing to do.

viii) I will have nothing to do.

ix) I will have nothing to do!

X) I WILL.. Maybe I will eat at the canteen!

Sigh.

I don’t suppose you want to listen to me whine much longer, and honestly, neither do I. So, here are some photos from better times ( my all-too-short vacation):

That's right. We went boating.

That's right. We went boating.

We had bright orange life-jackets on and everything.

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Did I mention the mangrove?

We sailed through this mangrove, went right up to the sea. We might have gone  a little further, but my aunt was convinced that she was going to, uh, die. In the four-feet of water beneath us. So, then, we turned back.

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…Which turned out not to be such  a bad thing, since our guide decided to take us through narrower waterways. These were beautiful, although at times we had to crouch low so as not to have our eyes gouged out by low-hanging twigs.

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"Light at the end of the tunnel"

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..And back out in the open.

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The End

We were pretty exhausted for a bunch of people who had done nothing but sit on a boat for about an hour and a half. But it was pretty awesome.

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Heya! Well, after Adzzie’s “serious” post ( *cracks up* ). Umm… yes, so I decided to write about something I have been bugged with for a while. Its our entire education system here in India. I think its flawed. A lot.

First things first, how many of you actually remember what you were taught in the 8th or 9th grade?? Does it matter when a war took place or how many people died? Isn’t it more interesting (and probably useful) to knw why it happened? So, forget history, I feel history should be taught like stories so we actually register something rather than just sort of mugging it up for the exams (for the uninitiated, “mugging up” is a term that is used here to refer to memorization. Lolz!). Even the Physics and Chemistry we learn has no direct application in our lives everyday, and most of it so vague (it is when you enter the 11th grade), but even that is OK, because Science is an educated guess (as I have said many times to Adzzie who is of the opinion that Math is the only thing that makes sense anymore). So if your base is wrong, then you’re kinda dead rite?. The board tells us that we need to ‘apply our concepts’ and gives us ‘HOTS’ (higher order thinking) and……it gives us books to ‘mug’ these up from. The point therefore is lost. So, no one actually ends up thinking as such. We are told that we’re learning but are we really?

I’m especially bugged with English exams, rather than the language that we are supposed to learn, the teacher checks whether all the ‘points’ of the answer are present. So, even if your English is crappy, if your ‘points’ are there, you score.Its mad. They take all the fun out of learning.

Fine, I will stop whining now. I do like my Physics though. I find it quite interesting. But thats mostly beacuse I actually read my reference books and try to understand everything properly.

Thats done then. Please DO NOT take it all seriously and get offended (JIC). K? (She sez to the imaginary people).


In other, more interesting news, have you heard Violet hill by Coldplay?? Its off their new album Viva La Vida which I learnt means “Long Live The Life” in Spanish. The cover art is very interesting which has been taken from a painting by Eugene Delacroix called ‘Liberty Leading The People’.

Liberty Leading the People (French: La Liberté guidant le peuple) is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled Charles X. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the tricoloreflag of the French Revolution in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other.

(Thanks Wiki)

So. Back to topic. I love that song! Its beautiful musically even though I do not seem to understand what exactly its about, it seems like an anti-war song..(If you know, please leave a comment!). Viva La Vida is also a good song which I really need to listen to again.

My favorite lines from Violet hill are:

Priests clutched onto bibles
Hollowed out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

A leetal bit morbid? Yes. But I like them all the same.

So with that I leave you my people. Cya l8r!

Update: Check this out, someone really doesn’t like the board…

http://cbseboardsarehell.blogspot.com/

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null You know, I hate to agree with Xlucidinsanityx but being in 12th grade?Oh,it sucks big time.The 11th is about when things actually start getting hectic (causing the wisest of us to drop out of school) but a year from then, I can say no better.It’s not so much about the seriousness of it all (comic, really) and the ‘making decisions’ (because, let’s face it- the tea shop idea remains my best thought-out ) but the fact that school doesn’t seem to have legit, restricted hours anymore.Assignments, homework, ever-looming test papers..you name it,I haven’t done it we’ve got it To Do.Well that’s what we’re supposed to be doing anyway, not whining (constructive) writing..

I am going to have to figure out (sometime..) what the heck I’m going to be doing another year (oh, the agony!) from now since my mum believes the only alternative is to become a cowherd (and, of course, she ‘will not be buying me the cows!’). I mean, really, I don’t much fancy cows either,anyway..So I thought, ‘ Hey, why not just yell into the void a little about that and see what these non-existent readers you’re forever typing to have to say?’.Long thought, yeah?Well anyway, I was thinking.I don’t have anything much narrowed down for you to pick from (I wish!) so I don’t see how you can pick for me but hey,look at the bright side – I can pretend I did something towards those ends.That’s me , ever the,ah, Optimist (Not fooling anyone here, are we? Ah, well,that’s Pathological Liar by Profession out of the way for you.. 🙂 )

Things I like (doing) :

Eating dark chocolate a.k.a My Personal Haven

Reading

Writing.. only, not for Other People.Ehe.

Music..singing ..ditto.Ehehe.

Travel! (My mom is a mean hope-crusher, though(how does she sleep at night?!);she says too much     travel wont help when I need to,ah,settle and things. Travel = bad? What were these people taught at school ?! And ‘settle’? I thought that sort of things happened only in fairytales because, I mean, me? Riiight.And who wants to ‘settle’ when you can be out there traveling, right??Sigh.).

Art.Though judging from the snout-nosed people who will not be named (remember Curiosity killed the cat?)…

Literature.Language.That sort of thing.Although, if that’s what I’m going to be working on? Why in the blazes did I study 14 years of everything else,you tell me?

Math.

-ish. I mean, no, not really.I do like the subject but I mean, where’re we going with this one anyway?

Fang

Logan (Wolverine)

Hmm..

You know, for all that this is helping you could just..I dunno..do a lucky-draw, pull stuff out of a hat- at least it’s fun..

Sigh.

That being done with, I can’t wait for Breaking Dawn either.There were a couple of interesting theories based on the title last time I looked -mostly with Jacob-implications but,not any of them very likely.

The Sweet,Far Thing that I chose to mishear as the Sweet,Sour Thing (Like,why’re we reading that cookery book again?) I haven’t read yet.The former two were good so, looking forward to that, too.Oh,by the way- love all the covers.I don’t see how I can copy off this one, though.Hmm..The Lady Elizabeth? Brilliant.As a character, almost unreal- vivacious,fiery,extrordinarily intelligent..and,of course, there’s the intrigue and pacey-ness of court life..all of which make it a great read.I wish I was paid for this.

Update: “Serious” stuff.Not,ah,serious,you know?

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