Rest, is peaceful. 

Somewhere along the way I lost my path,

I belong somewhere; for sure I know

I miss those empty nights gazing at the moon with emptiness inside

I survive each day; but the voice inside me says, “but darling, you battle each day. You need to rest” – Yes, I miss those empty nights gazing at the moon with emptiness inside

To feel and do none itself is a blessing in disguise.

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daily prompt – the new school

I’m glad I bumped onto this prompt for the day! I know I’m a day late to write this. Everyday i see a prompt, i wonder how to start. But this is too easy to write because I know what to say. Anyways to the point, I always had this concern to change the current school’s educational systems in India but as a lone person there’s nothing I can do.. So I’m gonna rant here with full freedom! Ranting helps. Doesn’t it?

I’ll make my explanations brief by narrating my story.

I had been transferred thrice to 3 different schools. None of these 3 schools were any better or different from each other. Academically, all three were burdensome.! Too much to learn and the homework assignment given is even more burdensome and unfair too. For instance, on a given school day, we had 8 periods. Each of these periods had 45 minutes of class which was a pain in the butt literally because, we had to sit still through the entire 45 mins while the teacher blabbers. God only knows what these teachers talked in the name of teaching because we as kids back then had no idea what was being taught to us. First of all these teachers teach beyond our understanding, let alone the irrelevant subjects and its books! Possessing a skill to teach is a talent. Not everyone who understands a concept can explain that concept very well. That’s the problem with the teachers today. Many may have the subject knowledge but only very few know how to explain and teach well.

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Teaching tools, methods, techniques need to improvise! Carrying a bag load of books to school does not make one intelligent. It’s a pain! Literally!!

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It’s 2015 and students today of all ages learn better through new learning techniques than being with a boring 45 minutes of a blabbering teacher

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Weekly photo challenge – happy place

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

Hello again.!

To be specific, I cannot think of any happy place right now. But in general, I have lots to say. I love outdoors. I’m at my best & myself when I’m happy going places like no care in the world… I thought being outdoors defined happiness. I hated home & indoors. Over the years i realized, I’m at my best & happy when I’m home indoors doing “nothing” .. Wouldn’t say being lazy exactly but more like taking time off from chores .. This is the best part. I would simply sit still or lie down reflecting on all the good things I have had in life .. Reflecting on life and to realize how far one made through is a blessing itself. A time taken to realize is good .. This realization made me happy .. Home is a place where I have realized and learnt lot of things .. Home is the place where I took time off to doodle and blog in the first place .. Home is the place I learnt its okay to be lazy and relax and not work all day & week. Had I been straining myself working in an office today, i swear I will not have time to realize how blissful my life is.

So, now coming to the questions asked regarding this week’s theme –

1.  Where do you go when you need to think? Answer – Can’t exactly say “where” i go to think because at times i’m brain dead. I never think much. I just go with the flow of life. And some times, I think too much! There’s never a particular place where i could say i think here, i think there. If i have to think, it would have to do with an important decision making. When i’m in a good calm state of mind, i think better. Be it my home or travel by bus. Discussions with few good friends help me think in making a good decision.

2. What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? Answer – Physically speaking, sleep well by making up for all the lost time I’ve been sleep deprived. Eat well to replenish myself. Spiritually speaking, prayer & thanksgiving for all the goodness Jehovah God has given me in life. Self – realization helps, people!

3. How do you get your sense of humor back? Answer – When i interact to those who know how to crack a joke & laugh at life, i feel awesome, liberated & alive.

4. How do you recharge your groove? – By keeping myself & being with those who stay physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually healthy. Also being in a positive environment like coffee shops, libraries or even street shopping is the answer. A music or an old song that gives a sense of nostalgia helps too.

I guess happiness & happy place is all about how you see yourself, where do you place yourself & the kind of people you are with, matters most.

Honestly, i cannot think of any happy place picture to post here .. So, here’s a picture of a cat i drew last night to start your day! 🙂

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That’s it for now.

See ya 🙂 

weekly photo challenge – boundaries (4)

Hi again.. I’m usually not a person of many words but I have been feeling this urge to write something posting this picture.. Not sure what I must write though but there was a time I enjoyed writing and it felt so good and liberated. Overtime i stopped writing not because I was too busy or life’s demand took a toll on me but, I ran out of ideas and stuff and I became too idle. I even dreamt of becoming a writer.. But to write what is the question I had no answer.

Few of my good friends tried to put me back on track to write but, I simply lost interest & gave up writing .. I have been going through The Daily Posts different categories & various contests they conduct for each days & weeks keeping the participants’ skills alive .. So I decided why not let me try writing again. If it was my writing skills that made me create a WordPress blog account in the first place which later made me do amateur photography, maybe I could try and do both by posting a picture and write few lines about it. No pressure on myself to write as a must but just a thought to try something new to add life to my blogging skills. That’s all.

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For this picture I posted now “In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” I have no idea why this urge to post this picture and write same time but seemed appropriate to me for weekly photo challenge – boundaries.. I have already posted 3 photos for the week’s challenge. This will be my fourth and final photo for the challenge. I’ve been participating with excitement since I learnt of this challenge from October 2 onwards. Guess I will try to keep up with the daily posts and participate much as I can..

Click here for first entry for this week:  weekly photo challenge boundaries 1

Click here for the second entry for this week: weekly photo challenge boundaries 2

Click here for the third entry for this week: weekly photo challenge boundaries 3

Oh and by the way, my blog has completed its 1 year anniversary on October 7.

A BIG thank you to all my 84 blog followers and few e-mail subscribers who made me smile by hitting the follow button and still make me smile each time i see a “like” being hit on my posts by you generous all.. Thanks again to the followers & keep up with the follow updates 🙂

Weekly photo challenge – Boundaries (1)

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Hi. This is in reference to the weekly photo challenge themed boundaries.. This will be my first photo challenge i am participating in.. I have always been different ( so my friends say ) and have always wanted to try something new because things that are of routine bore me too quick!

Initially when i first created my WordPress account, i started off as a writer writing small time articles and blog it.. Eventually my writing interest faded off. I have been aimless and jobless for a while.. and it’s like i have so much time in this world and i got nothing to do. It was during this short term hiatus i reasoned out what my capabilities are and what i am capable of. It was at this point i realised what little i can do in my given time.. Of course i do have a lot of bucket list to do .. I see a lot of beautiful pictures on the internet that people post on Instagram and Facebook and i feel so missed out that i could not travel places and see how wonderful things around me are. Of course i envy those who travel and post pictures! I’m a human. I have to be fair & honest to how I feel about these things.

As days and months passed i started taking photographs ranging from randomness to silliness to non sense. It was during this time i self learnt what amateur photography is. It was through this amateur photography, i have leant to edit the pictures, well, I’m not so professional enough though but i can say i feel better than what i have started when i was clueless. Taking photos and spending time editing keep me occupied. I even lose my sleep editing. Such has become my hobby. ( Well yea, I’m a very poor sleeper too )

Okay, getting back to the point. My reason as to why i chose this photo of my desktop with a city image in it is because, i like travel. Meet new places, people, see the colours around, become mesmerized with the city, village and its culture, food and take photos.  Since i could not have those in real (maybe some day i might) but watch through the internet, THAT “COMPUTER” IS A BIG BOUNDARY to me .. If only i could cross over to the other side through the computer itself!! Well hey! think of this way. Wouldn’t it be much easier for me if only i could get sucked into this computer literally, (like i seriously mean literally) each time i mentally wished “wish i could be in that place” and ZOOPPP! I’m in that place!!!!!

*Eyes open after wishing*  Meh… I’m still here & my time is 12:30am.

Reality sucks! Doesn’t it?

PS: The scene in the above image on my computer is from the movie Anna aka MindSpace.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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