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Sunday, December 7, 2008

On Hiatus.. ;P

Hey everyone!! I won't be blogging for almost another month. I'm going to India!! =) Will upload a lot of pictures once I'm back on 25th Dec!!! =)
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2 more to go

Sigh... 2 more to go before I finally experience bliss. Had a paper yesterday and then one today. So this is how I found my core module paper, just so my peeps out there can get an idea of what to expect next term :)

LSM2101 Metabolism and Regulation:
Well, to say it in two words, it was a stupid paper!!! Argh... Metab module is all about memorising the pathways and spitting them out in the exam hall. At least that is what I thought. But, as I guessed, that was not the case. Luckily I had back-up plans and prepared myself with the tutorial questions, in case they ask application-based questions that have to do very little with the pathways. The don't ask you to describe pathways and such. They ask you the function of the pathway, the regulating step or the rate-limiting step of the pathway or ask a question like how the pH of the blood of a person undergoing low carbo high protein diet changes?!! What a stupid paper!

SN2275 Tamil Studies I:
This is a very good paper I would say. Simply because it is something very close to my heart: Tamil :) I recommend my friends, if they meet the pre-requisites of the module, to take this module. It is Tamil only, not some foreign language. And when you are taking it with your friends, its even better...

Well two more to go. One will be done tomorrow. That will be GEK1045 Intro to World Religions. And another one next Tues, LSM2102 Molecular Biology (a killer module).
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Exam comes today goes tmr ya!

Please please please... 8 days more to go!! For the end of my exams.. Sigh... Its so boring studying for exams... But its not so bad as last time, when I was cramming and stuyding for Biodiversity, Statistics and all.

Even though I took only 4 modules last semester, and had to sit for 3 papers only, I was really putting a lot of effort and all I got for a drop in my CAP. This time the prospects look better even when I'm taking 6 modules and have 4 papers to sit for.

25th Tue - Metabolism & Regulation
26th Wed - Tamil Studies I
27th Thurs - Introduction to World Religions
2nd Dec Tue - Molecular Biology

I had no exams for the other two modules I took, the experimental biochemistry and the SPS "experimental" module. Hoping to get atleast a B+ for both the modules, but not sure if my prospectives are that good. I'm hoping to get good grades in Tamil and World Religions modules at least. Not really sure of my core modules... Sigh.

To look back and ponder over, I have really learned a lot from this semester, both academically and personally. Academically, I've learned a lot about experimental techniques and how to manage my science projects well. Personally, I feel like my leadership abilities have been given a boost and my stress threshold has increased a 100-fold at least. I've still more to learn.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

மதுரை தமிழ் இலக்கிய மின்பதிப்புத் திட்டத்தைப் பற்றி கேள்விப் பத்திருக்கிறீர்களா? இந்த இணையத்தளத்தைப் பார்த்திருக்கிறீர்களா? இது ஒரு உலகலாவிய தமிழர்கள் இணையம்வழி ஒன்றுகூடி தமிழ் இலக்கியங்களின் மின்பதிப்புக்களை உருவாக்கி அவற்றை இணையம்வழி உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள தமிழர்களும் தமிழார்வலர்களும் இலவசமாக பெற வசதிசெய்யும் திட்டமாகும்.

இணையத்தள முகவரி -

இந்த இணையப்பக்கத்தில் நிறைய மின்பதிப்புகள் இருக்கின்றன. பாரதியார் கவிதைகள், கண்ணதாசனின் புத்தகங்கள், பெரிய புராணம், ஐம்பெரும் காப்பியங்கள், திருவாசகம், நாவல்கள், போன்றவை இருக்கின்றன. என்னுடய தமிழ் மொழியியல் பாடத்தில் இதை பற்றி தெரிந்து கொண்டேன்.

படித்து மகிழுங்கள் =)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You can do it!!!

The motivational poster on my bedroom wall says this:

"If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you're right.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost.
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a person's will.
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself
Before you can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go to
the stronger or faster man,
but sooner or later the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can."

~ Author Unknown
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love you...

I can't understand love! What kind of a feeling is love? Sometimes I simply don't understand how is it that people actually fall in love immediately at the first meeting itself!! That's what is happening in this movie called Varanam Aayiram.

Funny isn't it? Typical of a movie. Maybe I'm not "experienced" enough in this issue to actually comment on falling in love at first sight. But does such a thing actually exist?? Even if it does I don't think it can ever be true love.

Then this raises the question on what is "true love"? I'm not claiming that I have experienced true love to actually know what it is. But I simply know what it is like without even experiencing it. And I'm sure a lot of you out there also have an idea of what true love feels like. Showing affection and care for someone, without any expectations from them is true love according to me. Definitions might change, but the feeling remains the same. The moment when physical attraction comes into this kind of feeling you have for someone, then it is not true love anymore. It is romantic love, that comes along with a certain percentage of lust, and is not permanent. It won't stay. But the feelings of true love will never change. True love is also about accepting a person as he or she is. So even if the person changes, you would still care for him/her and want them to be always happy with whatever life they choose.

I'm a person who believes in true love. And I believe that if you truly and sincerely love someone, in the way I've described, then you would surely get what you wished for. But one must learn to remain neutral. No matter what the outcome is, one must learn to accept and move on.

Oh gosh!! I can't believe I'm writing all this here.. Haha.. I've become too serious. Must change my ways... Anyway, Surya has acted very well in Varanam Aayiram! Go watch it people!! And for my peeps, go watch it after your exams!!!! =)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

SPS is over!!

Gosh I can't believe it!!! SPS is finally over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

Haha.. I'm really happy and glad that from now on, I'm on my own in SPS. No more group work!! What a journey it had been! So much of work and effort put into a 4 MC module! Well, I'm glad its finally over..

Time to study... Seriously... 8 days to go before my first paper... Metabolism and Regulation =)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

ஆஹா! என்னால் இப்பொழுது தமிழிலும் எழுத முடிகிறதே! =) மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி... இனிமேல் நான் கவிதைகளாக எழுதி தள்ளப்போகிறேன். =)
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Yo yo yo... What's up?

Oh gosh... I've done it again.. Left a long break right after my previous post. Sigh... What can I do? My time is such. I've been so busy these past few weeks/months. See, I'm not even sure when was my previous post! Haha... I want to give a new look for my blog once again. Some things in life have to be changed regularly. And there are also some things that shouldn't be changed. Lol... I've become so philosophical these days, and have gone so crazy. I'm spending too much time with myself, which I shouldn't be doing! Lol.

Anyway, some updates since I've last posted. Just checked when I last posted and it was in JULY!!!!!! Oh gosh... Haha. Anyway, I've gotten a "promotion" in HS as Vice-President =) =) Double smiley for that because I'm really happy I can stretch my abilities as a leader further. All thanks to Susanth and Viki for choosing and special thanks to Susanth for again taking up Presidency and guiding us through another year full of fun and learning.

Progress is SPS is also good and thank God its almost coming to an end with just a presentation left to do!! Sigh. What a load of work we had to do for SPS!! Nonetheless, it was a hell of an experience teaching me so many skills from report writing to lab work and presentation. Thank God I'm never gonna do any more research under a mentorship. Just hate it... I want to be left alone and I would love to do things individually. After SPS, I hate group work. Work never gets done in time when its group work... Sigh. I'm thanking God a million times that it is over and that it was good...

What else to say? There are loads of things that cannot be said in here. Only to the hears of my closest friends. Oh yeah! My family recently went to Delhi... And guess what??! They left me all alone here! =( Sigh... Some of my friends actually think it is such a good opportunity and that I ought to enjoy. But in fact I felt so lonely and sad. I really missed my family for the 5 nights they were away! I had to bunk in NUS for a day or two with sweet sweet Jayasri and then my dearest friend Kasturi gave me company the first night they went Delhi, so that I don't feel lonely. She overnighted at my house. Instead of studying for her stats test, we ended by watching Cheeni Kum and went to bed at 3am. Lol. Different experience but the wait was sweet. Everyone missed me back in Delhi and bought me so much clothes and stuff... Haha... Waiting in love, for love, to love... All is sweet =)

I don't have anything much to say actually. Its good I'm blogging and I really started this to keep it like an "autobiography" for me to look back and ponder over myself. My initial aim was to improve my English-writing skills. Haha. I wouldn't promise but I would try to maintain regularity in my blogging. Well, exams are gonna start next next week. So I have more time now, without school and all. Btw, just for info, I'm now in my second year 1st semester. Haha. More time to go in NUS. Student forever!!! =)
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Completely Unexpected..

Heya peeps!! Long time no blogging. Sigh.. What to do? Been so busy with stuff, and never even gave any thought to blogging. But today I felt like blogging because something unexpected happened!

You guys who have been regular readers of my blog would know that I had been a non-believer once. Well yes, its true. I have gone through the stage of life that probably most people would have gone through and now I've come out of it. I've reached a stage of maturity to think about God in a different way. And once I've attained this stage, I feel so much more closer to God than ever. Its like no matter how much I tried to distance away from God, He didn't want me to be distant away from Him. That's how I feel like in this instance. I want to be with Him as well :)

A few days back in Singapore, Thirupathi Mahotsavam took place. It was an event from Thurs 17th July to Sunday 20th July. I wasn't able to go and see Perumal for any of the days during which important events took place. Thursday He arrived to the Temple and on Saturday was His Thirukalyanam. I wasn't able to attend these events because 1) It will be very crowded and 2) I didn't want to go alone.

I was lamenting on it on Saturday while I was away with Sankar and Priya for publicity. My heart was all out there in Perumal Temple. I really wanted to go. Even that very night I went back home and was telling my parents that we should visit Thirupathi this time when we go to India.

And then guess what? Suddenly I get a call from Viki and she tells me they need people to help in Perumal Temple in the morning at 7.30am. I felt lazy at that time to wake up so early at 5.30am and so I said I cannot. Then later Sankar called me and asked me to come down. Then I said ok. In the morning I woke up and I was msging Sankar that I couldn't come. Again I was lazy. But something prevented me from msging him. So I didn't msg, I just left for the Temple..

And Thank God I did!! Because it was such a magical experience! I was given the opportunity to not only see Him and get his Dharshan. But also I got the Prasadam! It is of course, laddu made not in Tirupathi but in Singapore.. Hehe... Again then I felt that God wanted to keep me near Him, like I want to keep Him near me. This experience is exactly the same for Sankar.

Let me tell you about Sankar. He isn't the type who volunteers for Temple events like these. Usually he would be forced to get into such things. But on Saturday when he and Adai went down to the Perumal Temple to do publicity, they were stuck outside. Hindu Centre youth wing person Srinivas, brought them in and made them see the God. And someone who came along that way, got introduced to both Sankar and Adai, and asked them for volunteers to help them out on Sunday morning. Out of all the person (Susanth was already in the Temple for the 3 days), they have to ask Sankar! And Sankar ended up having a great experience as well. He and Susanth were escorting Him when Thirukalyanam was performed again on Sunday!!

All these are HIS plans! Nobody would have made this to happen. Random events colliding to give out a result. BUT there is definitely God's plans in all this. And I should definitely say that Sankar has earned a lot of good karma. Probably all of us who were present in the Temple for any of those 4 days did some good karma or have had good karma. The main reason why we ended up in that place during a Sunday, instead of in a shopping mall with my parents or bowling with my friends, should be my karma. Nothing else!

Sankar anna! Hope you read this.. Haha.. I hope I've done a long blog especially after a long hiatus! =) I'm not sure how often I'll post now.. But Seeya! =)
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Heya peeps!!

Wow... It's been such a long time since I've indulged myself in the art of blogging. Haha. Yes!! It has been a long long time in which I've never had the motivation nor the time to sit and blog peacefully, things that come in my mind. Whereas now I feel like doing it. I don't know why.

Well, now there is a gap of about 2-3 months in my life and I guess there is no need for any updates. I can finish it in a few words: I was very busy!! Haha. Well, what can I say? I've been real busy and even now I'm just blogging to relax and put my studies behind just for a few minutes. I'll be having my exams this week and the next week.

So after exams, I have three months break. But I'll still be busy!! Haha. I've got my science project to do, and my special semester module to do, and not to forget, HS work to do!! We have a big production coming soon in August, for which preparations will start during this three months break.

Well, things are looking pretty clear and I've gained much knowledge about life and people during these times while I wasn't able to blog and share them all with you. Haha. But this much is clear: It is very difficult to put in so much trust in someone, and at the end you don't receive back what you've given and what you expect. It has been painful for me to take such disappointments in life and all I've been doing in reaction to that is crying.

Like my good friend once adviced me, crying is an expensive price to pay and that anyone who makes me cry is not worth thinking about! I believe totally in this and I've changed myself. I don't trust and neither do I expect things from people anymore. I've decided to keep a distance with family, friends and working partners in my life, just so that I won't be hurt anymore. I just want to be happy and make others happy. As I had previously said, my ultimate goal and wish in life to be an inspiration to all around me. When people think of me, they should think positively and say "Look at how she is! I want to be like her, so that I too will be happy like her." I don't want envy or enmity from people and I'll avoid them as much as I can. I just want to help others as much as I can. People are just making it pretty hard for me by behaving dishonestly. Thus, I end up not trusting anyone. Sigh...

Another thing that had affected me was when all the efforts I put in a particular task go to waste!! That is the worst thing that can happen to a person. Eventhough the situation doesn't go out of your hands, the pain is still there right? I mean, you have put in so much of effort!! Youhave actually put it in front of all your other tasks like studies, projects, and etc. And you have stayed up late at night till 2 or 3 or 4am and did a lot of work. You had stayed back in school at night the whole week and have been going home late at around 12am everyday in the week. And the result you get is not what you expected!! But the thing is, I've learned that efforts put in don't go to waste anyway. He knows that I had put in the effort and even if I don't get the results I expect, He'll make sure I get the results in another way. Eventually, whatever the matter, I'll get a chance to learn my mistakes and won't repeat them again in my life.

Well, I've talked a lot for today. I don't know when I will be blogging again. But yeah, I guess it'll be after 6th May, that is the day of my last exam!! =)
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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Going on hiatus...

The past few weeks have been a very busy week for me such that I have no time for blogging! But oh well, I've been enjoying myself with school and Hinduism work. For a few more weeks, I won't be updating this blog. The same goes with songs. But rest assured... I'll do more when I get the time =)
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

First Song in 2008

Hi everyone! Haha. Once in a while I get the mood to sing some songs and for the new year I wanted to sing Katrin Mozhi. SO you can probably guess my mindset when new year was approaching. I sang this song in 2008! Not in 2007! ;P Hope you guys like it... Give me your honest comments.

Song name: Katrin Mozhi
Album: Mozhi
Original singer: Sujatha

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Year 2007 and me...

Ok. I was writing this post on 31st December 2007 at around 11pm. So now it should be 1st January 2008 when I posted it:) Therefore, this is my first post for the year 2008!

Last year has been really an enlightening year for me. I am not the same person now as I was at the start of last year. I have undergone a lot of changes. Although I am at a loss of whether they are good changes or bad ones. It depends on how my changes affect those around me I guess.

I've learnt a number of lessons last year, and I will share them here in my blog so that I will remember 2007 forever! I can never forget my dear 2007! This was the year, in which I worked an earned money first time in my life! Took a step in getting a driver's license! (Passed the theory tests but not started with practicals yet!) Got into NUS!! Went through a semester of fun and studying! Got my results! Yey, I'm happy that the last year is finally over and I am stepping into another year of more fun and adventures!!!

As I have said, I've learnt a few lessons for life in this year. Particularly important as I am growing up, and will soon be 21 this year. I've learned who to trust and who not to trust. I've learned that giving help and love only to those who deserve them, is better than giving it to all. I have been hurt by people who have misunderstood me and who have not shown thanks to me for the help I gave them. This molded me into a person who doesn't always trust a friend immediately and as someone who hates dishonesty to the core.

I've learned to give up and go with the flow. I used to hold onto things like as if they were dear life! Last year, I've learned to let go of them and just go with the flow. I've learned to keep on moving. Whenever I encountered a problem, I used to mull over it and keep thinking about it. But now I understand that mulling over and brooding over the past doesn't help solve the problem. One needs to move on and act fast, thinking of "what can be done next?".

I've been enlightened in a lot of issues the past year, and hope to learn more in 2008! Especially in the area of friendships and relationships. I'm clear and well-defined about what I want and where I stand in this matter. Hopefully there are no changes in my decision in the coming future. I've been enlightened about my viewpoints in certain matters. I became sceptical about the existence of God in the past year. My scepticism still holds on, but I strongly sense that there is a higher power above ourselves an beyond our control. I learned and I'm still learning more about myself when it comes to this issue. I hope studying and researching more on hinduism (or more accurately, Sanathana Dharma) helps me to find the Absolute Truth!

I've made a number of friends in the past year. Especially in the past year, I should say! Well, to list them out, they are: Jia Ying, Jeremy, Farah, Dominic, Mahi, Choon Peng, Jaya, Safiah, Jian Liang, Keerti Vasan (my nephew, but still a good friend to me!), Saravana Kumar, Susantharan, Vikneswari, Mathura, Subathra, Dave, Chanchal, Sandhya, Viknesh, Praveen Shamini, Priyadarsani, Arun and a few more. So many friends to name!! Most of my university friends are Indians. Kasturi and Kalpana are my best friends! But I woud say Kasturi is more than a best friend to me now. I would say a stage four friend!! Haha. I still need time to understand Kalpana better.

Last year, in 2007 that is, I met a vey unique person (one of the friends I've named in the paragraph above and some will know who I'm referring to). He is unique in the sense that I'll never meet another person like him again anywhere! Haha. I hope we become good friends in the future. I want to add on "or probably more than friends", but people always tend to mistake it for relationship, so I will not add that. I just wish we both will become great friends like what Kasturi and I are now. Well, what's the harm of naming him? Haha. I am speaking about none other than Susanth!

Remember the surprising I promised of telling you all in this
post?? Well, it is just that I'm going to write a book! I'm not going to write it alone. But this is going to be a joint effort by me and Susanth! I wish we could achieve a lot by writing this book. Personally, I want to see the youths taking up this book and by the time they finish reading the book, their mindsets about our culture, basically hinduism, should be changed for good! They should feel proud and inspired to be born in our culture and follow it righteously. This is not a religious book. Rather it is going to be a book about hinduism, the kind we have never seen before. Hopefully, we get to publish the book and also our aims are achieved!

It seems I've already touched on some of the upcoming events for 2008 for me! Haha. Thinking, bainstorming and writing this book is one of the items in a long list of agenda definitely! Hmm... What more? Oh, there's a lot more! For 2008, my priority is going to be my education! Next will be Hindu Society! But my highest priority will always be my dearest family and dear friends! My focus this year will be to grow more on the inside and to hopefully achieve the goals I've set for myself. In my studies, I want to get a CAP closer to 4.0, compared to what I've got for this semester (3.4). The Bhagavad Gita. This is another goal I've set for myself. To read the the world's highly esteemed scripture and learn more about myself in the process. I hope one year is enough for this. Hehe.

As for my other goals, they are simply too elaborate to be put up here on my blog. They mostly relate to the book we're going to write, to hinduism, to Hindu Society (from here onwards, I shall refer to this as HS) and so on. So yeah, this is my first post for 2008. 2007 is gone, and 2008, here I come!!! ;P

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