Gluttonousness

My encounters with food have been very interesting. If you happened to read my earlier post about food here: Abstemiousness to gluttonousness, you would know what I am talking about. There was a time when I hated eating and hated trying new food. There were very less number of dishes that I ate. But suddenly my hatredness towards food vanished into thin air. When mom made food was not available and after having eaten the food that I cooked, I think any food on this planet would feel tastier. When I can eat that horrible dish that I made, I can eat anything in any restaurant, as long as it is vegetarian. Why Vegetarian only? No, not because of caste or religion, it’s because I love animals and would not want to hurt them at any cost.

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Back to the Society

I am back with a post (after err..3 weeks?). I have not read any of the blogs. I have to catch up on other blogs too. There was a time when I had nothing much to do and now I am suddenly getting boggled with work. I was stuck in a training and as soon as I am back, I have hell lot of work to finish 😦

We had a session where we were supposed to write the activities that we like doing the most and using them find a dream job. Funnily, I just had eat, sleep, watch TV, movies etc on my list. I felt the best job which will allow me to do these activities would be that of a housewife. Later on, I found out that all the other girls had the same ‘dream job’ too. 🙂 Only one girl had the dream of winning a beauty pageant. There was a time when I wanted to do this and that but now I guess I am tired of all the running. Hopefully will get out of this phase soon.

One good thing that I did in these days is something that I wanted to do from a very long time. Our group went to a community service center in the town and we did some voluntary social service. It was quite tiring but I really had such a great feeling later on. I felt like I did something to the society. Earlier I had donated all my old clothes to such a center when I changed my city, but this time I was working there as a volunteer.

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Spooky Memories

Happy Halloween Day everyone! 🙂

While in India, I was barely aware of this. But here they celebrate it in a very grand manner. This year we had a pumpkin decoration contest at office. My friend S suggested that we participate and I agreed instantly. We started planning on how to decorate. They said they will give us the pumpkins on 26th of this month and we need to submit the decorated ones on 29th. They kept the pumpkins and the decorating materials on 26th and you wont believe I had a meeting on 26th from morning 10. I could not go with S to pick the pumpkins or the materials. S, later on, thought she will pick them all by herself. The tragedy was by the time she went there, there were 1 or 2 pumpkins left and only one of them had the stem. She picked it up and some decoration items (all the carving materials were gone). By the time I came back from my meeting, even those were gone. I was glad that she picked them up in time.

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Direction Impaired

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Who : Avada Kedavra
What : Direction Impaired
Tangy: What happens if you are direction impaired and rely on gadgets like GPS for navigating? Avada shares an experience of her which is loaded with humour and one can imagine what she would have gone through. Have you experienced anything similar? Do let us or Avada know. :)

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Yeah, well, I am direction impaired. I dont have any sense of the direction in which I am going or where I am after sometime. I need to travel in a road for atleast 2-3 times in order to get a sense of it. And I read somewhere that even an animal like Cow can make out where it is. 😳 So that makes me worse than them. Thankfully, now I have an Iphone with GPS in it and that would help me in not getting lost. The first time I went to my class, I got lost. I went in a completely opposite direction searching for an intersection which did not exist. After about 45 mins, I got an idea that it might be in the other direction of the road 😛 (better late than never) and I found that road in 5 mins in the other direction. Getting lost in the city is a common phenomenon for me.

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English in US ;)

Sometimes, you meet people who say “I heared that”, “I am not quiet sure about it” or “ur working?” or “she teached them the assignments” or “sports: batminton”.. Recently, I got a mail which read ” When I drafted the letter, I should remove the word distinguish from the subject line” .. What this person meant was that ” When I had drafted the letter, I should have removed the word distinguish from the subject line”…Most of the people mess up the tense or the number of the noun or just mispell the words like ‘to’ becomes ‘too’ or ‘know’ becomes ‘now’.. I am not trying to say or prove that I am very good at English or that my English is flawless because I know that it is not… I just want to say that why don’t such people try to correct their language… They can go for some English grammar classes or probably read some novels/books and try to improve their english.. Though there are exams like TOEFL and GRE which do test your English skills, god knows how they manage to clear them with such English… I have met so many people who hate reading books.. I feel books can help you improve your language in a very easy manner.. whether it is spoken english or written english.. I find it really irritating when someone speaks in such a bad English.. It is nothing but disrespecting the language..

Want more examples? These are real sentences I have heard people talk in US and not out of my imagination…. Check these out and next to them you can find what they really meant to say..

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First football match I ever watched

Being in US, I had never been to any American football match so far… I had seen photos of these matches but had never been to one… During the homecoming event, there was a match between Sundevils (of ASU) and CAL golden bears (University of California, Berkeley)… Two of my friends and I went to the match… As we approached the stadium, we could see so many people walking towards the stadium…The capacity of the stadium being 73,379, we were dumbstruck to see thousands of people walking towards the stadium..

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