Saturday, 23 August 2014

Things I'm Grateful For!

Okay, I'm feeling really awful right now, and just a moment ago, I saw this Humans of New York photo on my news feed. And I thought... well, alright. Let me list down the things I'm grateful for - because no matter how upset and homesick I am right now, my life, in reality, isn't actually that bad.

So... here goes.

1) My Family:
I personally feel like I have the best family in the world. My sister loves and understands me like no one else can, and my parents think I'm the coolest kid since, well, my sister. They may be far, far away right now, but I'll see them in just a few months.
And wherever they may be, they're always with me... in every fibre of my being. We are genetically related, after all!
So thank you, my family, for always being by my side, no matter what. And for all the adorable childhood photos.

2) My Best Friends:
You both know who you are. I've lost touch with a lot of people since school ended... A LOT. And some of those people are the ones I thought I would stay friends with forever.
But you two... it still feels like nothing's changed when I talk to you, even though a lot has. I'm not in the same city as you and we don't get to talk as much as we used to. But our friendship hasn't changed... and hopefully, it never will.
Thank you, my friends, for reminding me of our countless inside jokes, for filling my life with love and laughter and friendship.

3) Food:
Today, I ate a lot of delicious food. Chocolate milk, dosa, cotton candy, chocolate, Maggi... and I like eating food, because it's fun. And good for health. And did I mention how much fun it is?
Thank you, food, for being food.

4) The Internet:
From Google to Youtube to my blog to Facebook to Coursera to torrent websites to everything amazing that you can find online... I can't tell you how thankful I am for the internet. If it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't be able to WhatsApp my darling father, I wouldn't be able to read the news in bed, and most importantly, I wouldn't be able to talk to you, my dear Geeks!
Thank you so much, the internet, for helping me make new friends and learn new things that I wouldn't be able to otherwise. My introverted self is really, really grateful.

5) Books and Education:
Books are my escape. I can leave the world of boredom and enter a world full of fictional people and fictional stories... a world of happiness! Reading is my life. I don't know what I'd do without words on paper... or on a screen.
And I love learning new things. Sure, that may brand me as a 'nerd' or a 'geek'... but that's who I am. I'm going to do a post very soon about the online courses I'm taking. Education is amazing. It is a thought-provoking, enriching experience.
Thank you, books and education, for making me a smarter person.

6) Music:
I like going to college a little early every day. There's a window along the staircase on my classroom floor, and I like to stand by that window, enjoy the cool breeze, plug in my earphones, and sing to myself. I listen to all kinds of music - from pop songs to deep, meaningful songs to tracks from the soundracks of my favourite fandom movies. And that makes me feel really happy and alive.
A lot of people in my class don't understand why I do it. They actually give me the 'Are you crazy?' look when I tell them why I'm standing by a window instead of 'socialising', or whatever it is that people my age are supposed to be doing.
So thank you, music, for helping me figure out which people actually understand me... and for being so epic. Music... music's just amazing.

7) Dance Workouts:
Come on. Dancing. Good music. Getting fit. Having fun. All at once!!! How AWESOME is that?

I'm running out of things right now... but I swear there's more. There's a whole lot more that I'm grateful for. I just can't think of anything right now because... well, because I'm not that happy right now.
But I will be soon. Just because I'm having a bad time right now does not mean it'll be bad forever. And no matter what, I'll have all of the above to cheer me up.

I'm going to listen to some music, read a book, and have some tasty snacks right now. And then I will sleep, with the hope that tomorrow will be a better day.
Let me know in the comments below... what things are you grateful for? :)

Until next time, good people!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

I Love Myself - Just The Way I Am!

It's two a.m. as I'm writing this, I'm not at all sleepy, and I feel like I really need to talk about this on the blog. So here goes.

A few days ago, something weird happened in class. I'm not going to give you the details, because it really doesn't matter - honestly, it was just a stupid comment made by one of my stupid classmates. But it made me realise that people really tend to judge each other on the basis of looks - which might seem obvious, but... I'm very naive.

And it's true for everyone. Even me. I tend to judge people A LOT. I tend to stay away from people who wear too much makeup or people who wear low-waist jeans and bathroom slippers, because they just don't seem like my kind of friends.

I wish we didn't do that, but we do. I try to stop myself from judging others like this, but sometimes I can't help it. And I know I can't stop others from judging me, and neither do I want to. It's their life, their opinions. I have no say in what they think of me.

But I have a say in what I think of myself. And at the end of the day, that's the one opinion that truly matters.
I've talked about my past life as a people-pleaser before. I used to think that the only way to be happy was to fit in or to make everyone like me. So I tried to change the way I behaved and looked. It didn't make me happy. It just made me hate myself. And that made me realise that if I had to work so hard to try to make people happy... then I was clearly in the wrong place with the wrong people.

I'm glad that I'm not pretending anymore. I'm finally true to myself. But of course, it means that there will be people who'll think I'm weird or different. And that's okay! Because there will be other people who will think I'm the coolest thing since the internet! That's a hell of a lot of cool, by the way. Because the internet is epic.

After that incident in class happened, I started thinking about why that person would say something like that about me. Was it because I don't wear makeup, or because I wear the same old jeans and sport-shoes to college every day? Or because my hair is frizzy, or because I sit at the front of the class and take down notes? Or because I have a blog where I talk about geekie stuff?

That's when I realised that I'm not willing to change even one of those things about me. I'm not going to start wearing heels or foundation and concealer and eyeliner, because I'm not comfortable in that stuff! And I sure as hell am not going to straighten my hair or drink alcohol or quit reading books so that I come across as 'cool'.

According to me - and the people that matter to me - I am an amazing person. I am beautiful, confident, intelligent, and absolutely hilarious. My blog is solid proof of all these things!
Nobody else's opinion matters. Especially not the opinion of some random classmate who barely even knows my name.
I am not going to let anyone else's opinion dictate my behaviour. I love myself just the way I am, for all my strengths and weakness, for all my quirks and pet peeves.
And that is what matters.

So judge me all you want, creatures of the universe. Because I am AWESOME. And that is that. ^_^

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Best Things About Going Back Home

Yes, dearest friends ... it has finally happened. Finally.

Granted, it's not the city or the house I've been living in for the past four years, but it's still home. And it's still good old South India. I've missed my fellow South Indians.

And I know that most of my old and new classmates are back home this weekend (Happy Independence day, Indian Geeks!), so I thought I would voice everyone's thoughts. Being home is the best! And here's why:

1) Family:
Oh, how I've missed my adorable mother and my cute, hyper-active father who calls me 'the darling of India'. A few months ago, I was looking forward to college so I could get away from said parents. Now, I don't know what the hell I was thinking. My parents understand me so perfectly. I don't think anyone apart from my sister knows me as well as my parents do.
 My family is the best family in the world!

2) Friends:
Okay, this doesn't apply to me.
But when you're back in your hometown at the same time as your high school buddies... fun is about to happen, people. You will take the city by storm and raid all your favourite places to hang out. You'll share horror stories of people you've met in your one crazy month of college and everyone will hug each other and laugh and cry and shout.

3) Wi-Fi:
Let me just say it: high-speed Wi-Fi for the win!
That's possibly the best thing about home (I still love you, dear parents). I don't need to wait two hours to download a movie and I won't have to worry about connection problems when I'm Skyping with my best friend.
And if your parents are anything like mine, they only use the internet for email, networking, and occasionally YouTube. So you and I can download things to our hearts' content without having to worry about the monthly usage!
60 GB, people! Hmmm... which TV show should I become addicted to next?

4) Food:
The food in my college is actually really tasty and affordable. But there's something wonderful about coming back home to people who know your favourite dishes by heart - and are willing to prepare those dishes for you.
Say hello to healthy, delicious, wholesome meals that will fill your tummy and still make you long for more!

5) Sleeping:
I slept till noon today after a very, very long time... it felt really good.
No matter what time you wake up at home, you'll still be fed tasty egg-white omelettes and Froot loops and you'll still be showered with so much love. Your parents won't judge you for waking up late because they understand how stressful it is to change cities and start a new life.

6) The Shower:
I have to shower in ten minutes every day because I share a bathroom with a LOT of people. And I have to constantly worry about hygiene and hot water. And no more singing in the shower!
But at home... everything's perfect. I can sing to my heart's content and I can spend an entire hour in the shower without anyone pounding on my door asking me to hurry up. What could be better?

Most importantly... home is where the heart is. There is no place that's more comfortable than home. Of course, everyone's idea of home is different. But to me, home is where I'm closest to my loved ones. And that's where I am, right now. :)

If you've gone home for the weekend, cherish these moments with your friends and family and have as much fun as possible. If you aren't going home any time soon... don't worry. As Luna Lovegood once said, the things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end.

So no matter what, have a great weekend, folks! I'll see you next time.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

How to Feel Better When You're Sick

Most of the posts I write are usually related to my current situation. So yes, I am suffering from a very bad cold, thanks to the rainy weather here - not to mention the fact that almost all my roommates are sick, too.

Here are some things you - and I - can do to get well soon when we're ill.

1) Don't overdose on medicine:
No matter what you do, your cold is not going to go away in one day. There's no point having four or five tablets daily. Limit yourself to two tablets a day, or consult a doctor if you're unsure.
Personally, I'm very petite and medicine makes me incredibly sleepy, so I only have half a tablet at a time.

2) Don't exert yourself:
Health is one of the most important things in life. No matter what class you have or what meeting you have, try to get as much rest as you can. If it's nothing important, just go home. Your brain is not going to cooperate with you if you're sick. There's no point straining yourself. Get plenty of rest and sleep whenever you can. No all-nighters allowed, Geeks!

3) Don't starve yourself:
I never feel like eating when I'm sick. My appetite completely disappears and all I feel like doing is sleeping.
Sleep is great, but you have to make sure to give your body some energy so it can kick some virus ass while you rest. Even if you're not hungry, have some fruit, warm soup, green tea, soy milk and drink lots of water. Starving is never the answer.

4) Entertain yourself:
I tend to get very emotional when I'm sick. For example, I talked to my mother on the phone and almost burst into tears when she asked me how I was feeling. I don't know why it happened, but it did, and that almost-crying feeling only made my headache and runny nose worse.
Grab your laptop and watch your favourite Youtube videos or TV shows. Listen to upbeat songs. Exchange corny jokes with your Dad. Avoid anything emotional - now would be a good time to catch up on your daily dose of laughter.

5) Stay positive:
I know it's difficult to feel happy when you're sick. This is possibly the first time that I've been sick without my mother to take care of me, and I can't tell you how much I miss her. (Oh, great, I'm getting emotional again. What is up with that?)
Feeling like shit will not make you feel better. You have to stay positive and remind yourself that you are strong and awesome. You've been through this before and you'll get through this illness again. Remember to entertain yourself, and smile and laugh as much as you can. 

I'm going to have some dal rice, take my medicine and go to bed early. Hope I get better over the weekend - and you, too, if you're ill.

Stay excellent, friends!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

How To Make New Friends!

Greetings, fellow Geeks!

In movies and on television, people always meet the Friendship One the moment they step into the new world.

But I can tell you from personal experience that it does not happen all the time. I've been in college for around three weeks now, and... let me be honest: I really don't think I've made a lot of progress in the Friendship department.
So today, I'm going to help you - and myself - make friends in a new environment. Whether you're changing schools, going to college, or moving to a new city, I hope you find these tips helpful.

1) Move on:
Fine, I admit it! Right now, when I think about friendship, I think of my high school friends, and I can't even imagine replacing them with random new people who know nothing about me.
But here's the deal: I won't be replacing my friends; I'll just be making new ones. And that's not a bad thing at all. Sooner or later, I might lose touch with my high school friends, and I'll need someone to fill the void. Humans are social animals, after all.

That's the first step: understand the need to make new friends, and accept the possibility that your existing friendships may not last forever. And even if they last forever, there's nothing wrong with adding some more names to that 'friends forever' list! So don't forget about your existing friends, but don't cling to their memories either.

2) Socialise:
I'm not a party-goer. I don't enjoy crowded places or loud dance music. But that doesn't mean I can't make new friends! I can meet potential college friends anywhere: be it in class, in the canteen, or even on the road, struggling to find an auto rickshaw!

A lot of people think they're just not cut out for socialising because they're not outgoing or extroverted.  But you don't need to step outside your comfort zone to socialise. All you need is the motivation to make new friends, and then nothing will be able to stop you. Just look around at the sea of people in your school or at your workplace. Is there anyone that seems approachable? Go up to them and say 'hello'. And if they ignore you? Well, their loss. You're awesome.

3) Say 'goodbye' to restrictions:
My friendships back home revolved around shared interests like books or games. So I've become used to talking about Pokemon and Harry Potter with my friends.
But is that the only reason why the friendship works? No. We may like books, but our friendship has lasted for so long because we care about each other and will always have each others' backs. And that's what matters in a friendship.

Even if you don't find anyone who shares your hobbies or interests, it's okay! Don't decide against befriending someone simply because they don't know who Peeves the Poltergeist is. Why don't you ask them what they like? Maybe you can pick up their hobbies and they can pick up yours. Or maybe you'll realise that this new person has the best sense of humour or maybe this person really understands you, even though he or she doesn't understand your love for a particular TV show.

4) Don't be judgmental:
 I tend to judge people A LOT. If the person looks extremely cheerful or talkative or excited, I'll be really intimidated. And bathroom slippers, low-waist jeans or a face painted with makeup will make me want to run away as fast as I can. 

But if I overlook these superficial things, maybe I can see that the person is incredibly cool and friendship-worthy!

You can't have a friendship at first sight and you definitely can't have a No-Way-In-Hell friendship at first sight. Try saying 'hi' to this person and see if they seem nice. Once you get to know each other, that initial first impression won't matter at all.

So those are my four tips for building new friendships. And it all begins with a 'hello' and just a few more words:

And who knows how things will go from there?

From now on, I'm going to do my best to take my own advice and hopefully meet my future best friends. I'm also going to try and talk to one new person every day.
Do you have any tips to help me make new friends? Then leave them in the comments below. Trust me, I need all the help I can get!

Bye for now, Geeks!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

50 Facts About Me!

Hello, friends!

Before I talk about today's post, I want to tell you that Geekie Chic has crossed 20,000 views! I'm so happy, and it's all thanks to my fellow Geeks. :D

A few weeks ago I posted a TMI Tag, and a lot of people seemed to enjoy reading about my personal life. Plus, it was a lot of fun talking about myself, so today I'm going to do a '50 Facts about me' Tag, which, like the former Tag, is a Youtube phenomenon that I am bringing into Blogger. So here goes!

1) I do not know how to swim or ride a bike. I don't know why I never learnt, but I hope one day I at least learn swimming. It's an important survival skill, after all. How would I win the Hunger Games otherwise?

2) I am very emotional. I get teary-eyed just watching my favourite trailers or even thinking about some of my favourite books. I can't help it. It's like a reflex action. Play any movie ending or read any book ending to me, and you'll see waterworks.

3) Somehow, I'm just not attracted to men with long hair. I'm sure they're great people to be around, but... the long hair look has never impressed me in a romantic sense.

4) I can't stand the smell of mangoes. Watching others eat mangoes makes me a little sick, although I might not admit it if I don't know you too well. But I really like eating mango fruit bars, candies or drinking mango juice. It's just the fruit that I can't stand.

5) Every day I wake up thinking, 'I'll dress up a little today, maybe use some eyeliner!' But then, halfway through my first class of the day, I'll realise that I just rolled out of bed, wore some clothes and came to college. Oh, well!

6) I absolutely hate talking on the phone. I'll almost always do anything in my power to avoid picking up calls. Unless you're my immediate family or my best friend, I'm not going to pick up so we can 'chit-chat'.
Isn't using Whatsapp or sending a text easier? There's no risk of voice distortion or external noise, so I can correctly interpret your message. Why talk on the phone and listen to voices?

7) I am extremely competitive. I hate to lose, I always have to be the best at everything and it annoys me to no end when I fail at something. This is why I almost always avoid competitions, because I know that if I lose, my ugly, rude side is going to come out.

8) No one in my family calls me 'Swati'. My parents and my sister have different nicknames for me, and they only call me by my real name if they're mad at me.
But I can't stand it when others try to give me a nickname.

9) I would love to spend the entire day in a café, even though I hate coffee, just so that I can have my privacy but still not feel completely alone. Give me my ebook collection, my earphones, a caramel drink and a tasty sandwich, and I will spend the day by myself and have more fun than I would otherwise.

10) I can't eat anything without a tissue - whether it's potato chips or an apple. I just feel so gross and weird if there isn't a tissue near me. Even a handkerchief will do in emergency situations, but a tissue is a tissue. It's a necessity for me.

11) I don't believe in God. I don't see any scientific evidence for his (or her) existence, and I don't feel any need to pray. If there's a problem, I just believe in myself and do my best. But I don't care what someone else's beliefs are, as long as they don't try to shove them down my throat.

12) I like leaving my hair open most of the time, but because of the humid weather here (and in most places), I usually end up wearing it in a braid or a ponytail.

13) I love cardio dance workouts. I can't dance just like that, but if I've got an amazing Youtube workout video in front of me, I can dance the night away, baby!

14) I hate keeping my nails long. They don't chip or break, because my nails are extremely strong (thanks for the genes, Appa!), but I find it so difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks. What if I stick my finger in my eye for contact lens purposes and end up poking myself? And holding a pen and taking down notes gets so uncomfortable. Nope, I prefer to have them cut short with maybe a coat of transparent nail polish. I use colours only for my feet.

15) If I could wish for anything in the world, I'd wish for my Hogwarts letter so I could become the next-generation Hermione (I've already got the bushy hair down!).

16) If I could have any superpower, I'd want telepathy, telekenesis and mind control. Oh, and super-human strength as a bonus. Call me skinny and I'd kick your ass! :D

17) The one movie that can always cheer me up is Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na! Romance, humour and adorableness all in one!!

18) The first thing I'd ask a stranger if I wanted to befriend them: "So do you read books?" If they say yes, I ask, "Have you read Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?"

19) I have a compulsive need to correct people's grammar, spelling and punctuation. Bad grammar just drives me crazy.

20) My biggest pet peeve is people who come to college or go out to restaurants wearing bathroom slippers. Ugh! At least wear non-bathroom slippers, people!
And don't even get me started on those boys who wear super-low-waist jeans. It's not flattering, boys. And it probably isn't comfortable. So why wear it like that?

21) In my spare time, I love rewatching trailers or discovering new ones. Trailers are even better than the actual movies! Hmm, I'd love to be a trailer-making person. What do they call those?

22) I find the nerdy, boyish look very appealing - think Peter Parker from TASM movies.

23) My Harry Potter house, according to Pottermore, is Hufflepuff. And though I've come to love my Puffness, I think I'd also make a good Ravenclaw.

24) I love shopping but I hate trying on clothes - it messes up my hair and the clothes barely ever fit right! So I do most of my shopping online, and surprisingly, the stuff I buy on the internet almost always fits like a glove.

25) I wish I didn't, but I judge the people who like the Fifty Shades of Grey books - Twilight, too, but I might let you off if you like some other good works of fiction. But if you're crazy about Fifty Shades of Grey? Sorry, but I don't think we're going to get along very well.

26) I can't drink milk in the morning. It makes me queasy. Soymilk, however, is good. Especially vanilla or malt soymilk - yum!

27) I don't like chocolate cake. If you want to get me a birthday cake, make sure it's  a cheesecake. Even a coffee cake will do, but chocolate.... ugh. Makes me sick just thinking about all that chocolate icing.

28) I'm scared of dogs. Puppies are adorable and cats are awesome, but if I see a dog on the street, I end up looking behind my back at least once every three seconds to make sure it's not following me.

29) McDonald's > KFC.

30) Domino's Pizza > Pizza Hut.

31) Quiznos > Subway. 

32) Thumbs Up > Coca Cola > Pepsi. 

33) It annoys me when people think the 'Chic' in my blog name is pronounced like 'chick'. No, it's 'chic', and no, it's not 'some foreign word'. Yes, it may be of French origin, but usage in the English language goes back to the 1870s. I may be the Geekie CHICK, but my blog is named Geekie CHIC.
But if you get the pronunciation right on the first try - then, my friend, we are going to get along so very well.

34) I like keeping my watch five minutes ahead so that I'm never late. Lateness is for losers, I believe. So, at least on my wrist watch, I go by Swati Standard Time. ^_^

35) Most of my novel-related ideas come to me while I'm just about to go to sleep. So I spend the next hour or two thinking about characters and dialogues and scenes, and then I wake up the next morning feeling groggy and tired. #writerproblems

36) I don't know anything about sports, and neither do I want to. I'll stick to Quidditch, thank you very much.
If you ask me what I think is the greatest moment in sports history, I'll say, "Viktor Krum caught the snitch but Ireland won the Cup."

37) My favourite colour is blue, and most of the clothes in my wardrobe are also blue. Somehow wearing blue makes me feel energised and happy. Why do people say blue is a depressing colour? It really isn't.

38) This is very personal, but if I ever have a son, I'll name him Anshuman, after my best friend. If I have a daughter, I'd love to name her Mahi, after the protagonist in my novel. :)

39) I love Jennifer Lawrence, but sometimes I wonder if the 'hilariously normal girl' thing is an act. I hope not.

40) If I could meet any celebrity in the world, I'd meet Emma Stone. Or Emma Watson. I go back and forth; I really can't decide.

41) I love those movies where the hero and the heroine dance or sing together on stage at the end. I have this secret fantasy (well, not secret anymore) where I'll find myself in the exact same scenario and I'll sing and dance like a superstar.

42) I've never been to a karaoke place. I really want to go, though, even if I make a complete fool of myself!

43) A few years ago, I was crazy about wearing heels because I didn't like being short. Now, wearing heels makes me very uncomfortable. Ballet flats and chappals for the win! :D

44) Jeans > Skirts. I have a lot of skirts and dresses that I've never worn even once in my life, but I have only one pair of blue jeans that I wear everywhere.

45) I can't talk if I'm in a big group, but I'm the most talkative person in the world if I'm next to one or two close friends.

46) I always pick the front bench in a classroom. It gives the teacher a good impression of me, and I can concentrate so much better! Plus, you can't talk when you're sitting in front. Thus, annoying people are much less likely to open their mouths and annoy me.

47) I can only eat pasta if it's spaghetti, lasagna or the spiral, twisted kind. If it's the penne or macaroni kind, I won't even taste it. I don't know why. I'm weird.

48) I like Indian Chinese food more than actual Chinese food. 
Tiny, local Chinese Restaurant > Authentic Chinese Restaurant.

49) I actually like the famous Rick-rolling song, Never Gonna Give You Up. It's funny and addictive! Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you....

50) I can't stand to wear a watch inside my house, but I feel naked if I'm not wearing it when I'm out in college, at a restaurant or simply out on the street.

Wow. That took a lot of thinking. Fifty facts about me! If you read all of them, congratulations! You now know me almost as well as I know myself!

Alright, then. This is a 'tag' post, so I'm going to tag all my dear readers to tell me at least a few facts, if not fifty, about themselves. You can send me the link to your Tag post, Youtube video, or simply comment below so I can get to know you better.

Specifically, I'm tagging three of my Blogger friends: Red Handed, Yasmine and Rebecca Maria.

I hope you liked reading about me. I'm a very cool person, as you may have already gathered.

Well, see you later, folks!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Just a Random Update #1

Howdy, people!

Well, I'm finally in Mumbai and college has officially started. I don't have any good ideas for a normal blog post, so I thought I'd do an update and let you all know that I'm still alive and kicking.

Honestly speaking, Mumbai is a whole other world when compared to Bangalore. Practically everything that can be different is different.

I really miss the weather in Bangalore - the light drizzle, the cool summer breeze.... In Mumbai, it's always raining. And it's always a heavy rainstorm. So at any given point....

And the humidity is a little scary. Looking back, I feel like Bangalore has zero humidity in comparison to Mumbai.

Next, let's talk about the language. Wherever you go, people talk in Hindi. On the road, inside my room, on the phone, inside the classroom... even the teachers freely switch from English to Hindi while teaching!
I love Hindi. It's my favourite language, and I never liked the fact that Hindi isn't so popular in Bangalore. But now, I'm starting to miss speaking in English, or talking about English movies or TV shows.

Everyone I've met so far loves watching Hindi soap operas, and those shows are really not my cup of tea.

People dress differently here. Mumbai is the Bollywood capital of the country, so nobody bats an eyelid if you walk on the road wearing a dress or a mini-skirt. The opposite happens in Bangalore, so that's a plus point for Mumbai. It's extremely safe for women, even late at night.

I haven't made too many friends. I don't really mind, though, because as you already know, I don't like people so much. And might I add that I haven't met any Harry Potter/The Hunger Games/Pokemon fans yet? What sort of a world is this?! I need fandom buddies!

And at least five auto rickshaws will refuse before one agrees to take you. I'd walk if the weather were pleasant, but that's not the case most of the time.

Classes range from boring to interesting, so that's one thing both cities have in common.

I think that's it for now. I'll write a book review or write another People Who Annoy Me post when I have time. If this post bored you, then... well, I wasn't forcing you to read it, was I? ^_^