Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Recently I got a couple of emails of people asking for requests (genresofindia@gmail.com) and I thought why not do one. A girl called A, lets just say because she might want her name to be anonymous, who I don't personally know, emailed me asking if I could give her some advice. Advice on what you might think. Well, advice on school. Her words were 'how do you personally juggle school, friends and emotions? I guess it's a question for you and advice that would help me.'
In response to your question (which is a really good one by the way) I always have mixed feelings about this.
My life is always busy. Never empty, never finished. I'm always with someone, doing something, visiting a place, studying, horse riding. Everything. My mind is a blur, and it spins with all these thoughts of how I perceive the world. I'm always trying to understand the bigger picture of something that's happening too close up in my eyes so I step back.  How do I juggle all these things? I'm a human. That's what you are supposed to do isn't it? However boring your life may be or you feel like there isn't enough happening, get a reality check. Because you could make something big happen for yourself. You can do what you want. It's your life. Getting back to the question though, how do I juggle it all? I have to admit, my life is probably busier than most peoples. But then I don't live other peoples lives. With school at the moment, I've got big exams and a personal project I've been doing all year that I have to hand it tomorrow. But I'm well on track with everything. I guess one good thing is that you just have to keep a good balance. It's hard to do all these things at once but I have a couple of sayings 'just go with it' and 'don't sweat the small stuff'. These do sound pretty cliche and also a little tacky but honestly worrying what your friend has said about you, or a mark from when you were 11, doesn't matter. Yes, try hard for your exams and study. Maintain good relationships with people and try not to say negative things. But human interaction, it's a funny thing. And I'm pretty sure, you will do just fine.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Motivation comes in many forms. At the end of the day, what matters is getting motivated and doing what you have been set up to do. For example, exams. When it comes to me, I am freakish and love writing down all the notes I need for my exam. Sometimes though, when I am out with friends or just doing something that takes my time up other than school work, it completely skips my mind. I never know if I am doing the right amount of this, or putting the right amount of study/effort into that. I know that if I worked harder, I could really do very well in school, but I have never learned a steady pace of emotion. But: with one exception. When my exam time comes, my study kicks in. Yes, there is the occasional getting distracted, with Facebook and my phone but I seem to do okay. It's a major table turner for me to get motivated because properly next year I have exams. Ncea ones. I suggest for all the people out there that are struggling with studying, or getting motivation, read.

1. Give anything that distracts you, in to your parents. I know that it's hard not to go onto websites that distract you, but my parent's trust me, and failing an exam because of facebook, is NOT worth it.

2. Try. You think that procrastinating is the ordeal, and you are right. Don't procrastinate, start early. Even it is just sections of doing study, like 20 minutes, that is a good start.

3. Don't spend all your precious time learning how to study. Look at the material, what works for you? Whether it's rewriting out trig equations or battling the works of Romeo and Juliet, with more study time you fit in, you will find a way that makes you remember the material best.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Something that I figured out today is that, in life, we go through this patch of our lives. Well almost everyday. When faced with the hardest of decisions, we feel like we can't go on, or we are filled to the brim with stress, anger or sadness. It's like something building up and boiling up inside of us, and once it's happened, we think that it isn't that bad. Sometimes we are all left with awful emotional/physical scars but as they say, time heals all wounds. The scars don't hurt anymore, but we are left with a reminder that they will always be there.


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sunday in the City #2 - Random Signs and Cafe Spots

Every Sunday, if I can make it (or not horse riding) I visit the city with Helena, Livy or Eva. The best people to accompany the city with. Sometimes other people if I can help it. These are some random photos I took, of cool signs mainly.






Britney Spears poster I found in the city, oh so randomly.


Messy posters that I liked.



Cafe Alleluya in K Road with Helena - www.helenanuich.blogspot.co.nz
One Direction Stalking

It's ridiculous how so much has randomly happened today. The day, time, hours and people are so conjoined and indecisive. Sundays are hectic for me - I've been drowning my hopes of that I will find One Direction when all I meant to do was see Livy for a sushi/beautiful food date. Beautiful as in the Food Truck. Glorious to my taste buds.

I just want to write and write. I can't pinpoint these particular feelings and it is driving me insane. I'm so confused with the reactions of different people.


A good quote from Tyler Oakley's blog. 


Me and my friend Coco at the Langham Hotel.


Photos to feast your eyes on:



Got to wake up at 6am for school in the morning. Ugh. Do love seeing the people though - it's like a big, dysfunctional, loving family.



Japanese gardens.



Like what this girl is wearing? 



Love all these rings.



Don't know what language this is.


Who doesn't love the ocean?

Friday, 11 October 2013

Holidays are ending. I have two days left before I go back to school. A lot of things are ending. Finishing, changing, starting fresh. The thing that sucks is that I can never truly appreciate something until its gone. Like a moment that makes me so unbelievably happy, and then it's gone. I've gotten used to sleeping in and staying up late, all night late. Moving house and tidying my room until it is actually a place where I want to spend my time.

I spent most of the day today, with my hair tied up so it wouldn't go in my face and watching sixteen candles - eating Reeses Pieces.

Somebody asked me what my dress looked like for my Year 10 Formal (basically like a ball) Here we go.



Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles.


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Missed Calls and Communications

I'm not going to start this post with 'lately I've been feeling' because that's just stupid.
Big things that have been happening for me this week/month of relevance are:

- my big sister moving to Germany for six months on a uni scholarship
- moving house after the renovations have been finished after 1 year and a half
- my sister Ella getting #1 in the American charts
- endless sleepovers
- getting my cartilage done
- losing and gaining friends
- becoming closer with new people and keeping good strong relationships with the old 

You're probably thinking, India - why is the title 'missed calls and communications' that has nothing to do with your blog. I'll tell you why. Lately, okay I know I wouldn't say that but it's the present, past and future right? I haven't been keeping in good contact with my family - telling them of my plans for parties, sleepovers, dinners. One of the most important things to do is to keep in contact and tell your family or parents or whoever looks after you what you are doing. Honestly, and I have found out this the hard way, lying to your parents or not being bothered to keep in contact with them is stupid.

Tips to take home from this post:
- it's easier not to lie to your parents. I'm not saying you have to open up your soul to them and tell them EVERYTHING you're doing but its best to just let them know where you are most of the time. They love you and they do everything for you to make sure you're safe and not in harm in any way.




Thursday, 3 October 2013

Do you know that feeling you get off of happiness? A sudden energy of it. Pure heart-wrenching happiness. Just for an hour or a day? It feels good. When you feel like overlooking all of the problems in your life because of someone or something that has uplifted your mood. I'm kind of freaking out about going back to school because there is so much I have to face/still do in the holidays. See friends I haven't caught up with in forever. I don't want to go back to that place of eternal exhaustion. In the term time all I want to do is sleep and in the holidays all I want to do is be awake. I need to find the motivation to continue my exams well with a positive study attitude. Hopefully it will come.