Camping and Uniqlo

This extended weekend marks out two significant events: the first one being  I went to a Uniqlo store. Uniqlo Japan is enormous and branded; you’ve got life sized sweaters, Jackets, mini skirts and Jeans in a wide array of flavours and colours, ranging from Snoopy and Hello Kitty to blue navy and sexy transparent black…

Magnificent and missing

My shoes are horrendous. They have large patchy holes in the front where my socks stick out-actually my socks have holes in them too so my toenails stick out and my feet look like a downtrodden villager’s. If you rolled down my socks and pulled up my leggings, you’ll see dried up, flaky and bruised…

Slow Progression of The Teen Years

Yesterday was my sweet sixteenth! But on the contrary, it wasn’t overly sweet. The fact that exactly 16 years ago, a doctor in New Delhi, India, pulled out a small sickly white wailing thing out of my mother’s uterus resulted in me getting a little extra attention than I usually do everyday. It started of sloppily-…

Obsess over your ego; not your dignity.

I’ve discovered one of the first and foremost things every individual needs; that’s self respect. There are lots of things required for a healthy life(which I hardly follow) like a balanced diet, good sleep schedule, exercise, balance between work and play-but for a truly fit mind, you need understanding of your purpose and character. You…

Finding magic in the ordinary

So much stuff has been happening and in the heat of things, I’ve been doing my best to balance it all. One serious issue I’m having is getting up early in the mornings. I used to wake up at 6 when we had basketball practice and now it’s been moved to 8pm on Tuesday evenings,…

Psychology of the teen mind

Today, I just realised the difference between imagination and reality. They’re wide, and far apart, like the gaps between the stars or oceans separating soldiers from their families. Our minds have the capability and capacity to travel across borders and into different worlds, whereas our bodies appear to be stranded in a single location, under…

What’s in a name?

Here’s a bit of philosophy I’ve been thinking of today. I’ve been wondering: what’s in a name? Think of your own name. How does it define you? Does the meaning resonate to your character? What were your parents thinking when they put it down on your birth certificate? How was this finalised? I’ve thought of…

Creativity, Action, Service and Birthdays

IB schools have this thing called Project Week that’s a part of CAS(Creativity, Activity, Service) which is great fun since you get to do stuff you actually enjoy while making a positive impact on society at the same time. In my school we all gave these CAS proposals-where we created potential projects to work on…

*English class humour*

Yesterday, this amazing thing happened to me in english class. I’ve always loved english class, we’ve got this really fun teacher who shows us all these stereotypical videos with all those jokes over race and asians and stuff like that. Moreover, he’s one of those teachers who finds some way to poke fun at couples…

I got to learn

So for the last few classes of basketball practice, I’ve been noticing something. My friends are getting better and better. This thai girl who was just a bit better than me in the first year is now top notch, she grabs the ball, ducks and scoops the ball into the net. This other taiwanese guy…