First week of office

So I wrote this on Friday but didn’t have time to post it. Work is actually busier than I thought. This new place I work is intense. They do like real work…not that the previous place I worked wasn’t real work but they didn’t keep me this busy. Since I haven’t really thought of a topic to write about, I’ll just write about my office.

So I am doing my 4th coop term at Smith+Andersen (doesn’t have anything to do with The Matix…I think). It’s an electromechanical company but it has branched out to sustainable options and power efficiency. I was so excited to work here and currently I am pretty happy working here. The people here give me all sorts of work and the working structure is so much more different than other companies. I don’t have a direct supervisor. I don’t report to one particular person or get work from one person. You kinda have to go around the whole Electrical dept looking for work. But after the first day people just start giving you work and it gets very busy. But the work timings aren’t so bad 8:30-5:30 from Mondays to Thursdays and 8:30-1pm on Fridays. So Fridays are pretty chill. Also Fridays are casual dress day.

My main problem with this type of work structure was that I had to talk to a bunch of people. I was terrified. Luckily there are other coop students so it kinda eases the nerves a bit but I have no idea how to talk to people.

Talking about other coop students, there are 2 other Electrical engineering students. They are Jansen (finished 2B…he is in the other section…same year though) and Jimmy (finished 2A). Jansen is an extrovert. So happy and open all the time. Jimmy is a bit quiet and soft spoken. But they are both pretty cool.

So the people around me are Edmund, Nick, Michelle, Ryan and Paul. Edmund is really nice. He gives me the most amount of work. And then there’s Nick. He has this 90s spiky hair hairstyle with a goatee and he swears like it’s the end of the world. He uses “fuck” to describe everything. It’s kinda fascinating hearing him. I just spend my days listening to him swear. The other 3 I haven’t interacted much with. They are either very quiet or not there. There are a lot of people in the Electrical dept, I am not going to name everyone since I don’t even know their names. The receptionist Nadia is very sweet. I like her. I speak to her every day.

Side note I have been doing pretty good on my New Year’s Resolutions. I have missed only 1 day of lessons for Spanish (that was because I fell asleep early). I have been collecting items for my comic con costume. I haven’t started putting them together but once I get most of the stuff I will start on the mask. New blog per week is probably not going so well but now that I have a general idea of how my office works, I’ll get into the rhythm. Haven’t been able to cross anything off my bucket list yet but can’t expect things to happen in 1 week. And about meeting new people, well my co-workers are new people so let’s see where that leads.

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello!! Happy New Year!! Normal I don’t usually do New Year’s Resolutions because I know I will give up halfway through (probably won’t even start it). But this year I really want to do it because 2014 was amazing! I met so many new people, did so many things, I also managed to cross off a few things from my bucket list. So I want to make 2015 a much better year and I want to start it on a positive note,

So here are my New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Write a blog post at least once a week.
  2. Learn two languages by the end of the year (Spanish and French)
  3. Meet at 5 new people and keep in contact with them
  4. Attend Comic Con
  5. Cross off more things from my bucket list

I tried keeping the list as short as possible. Anyway hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with the resolutions. Till next week bye!!! 😀

Daily Prompt: Second Time Around

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

I have written a previous blog about a book I read a bunch of times but today I’ll write about another one. The Curious Incident of the Dog at the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

The book was given to as a gift and it was somewhere during my exams. I started the book almost immediately and just like that the book captivated me. I’m not sure what it was, maybe the fact that I was sneaking and reading it, but I couldn’t put the book down. I finished it in 2 days.

I read it again later when my friend was also reading so that we could discuss it. It was the second time around that I realized why I liked the book. It was the innocent way it was written. I had never read a book written from a child’s point of view let alone one written in the point of view of a mentally challenged boy. It was this innocence and the fact it portrayed the fears of a challenged boy. It was a sweet and beautiful story. Also it was a detective book (one of my favourite genres).

So to anyone who hasn’t read this book read it. I am definitely sure you’ll like it. So till next time….cheers. 😀

 

Pain

Heart breaks are probably the worst kind of pain. You can take a pain killer and soothe out physical pain but heart breaks are totally different. It’s like a you are standing right in the middle of a war between your heart and brain and all you feel like doing is cry.

Most people feel heart breaks when they break up with their boyfriend/lover/husband. But my heart is broken not because of a guy. Yesterday my favorite football team FC Barcelona lost against Bayern Munich and as much as people say it is stupid to cry over a match, it means a lot to me.

To put a cherry on my grief, the weather is cloudy and raining and it is bad. Just the worst feeling in the world! I try to forget it. I am trying to think of happy things or even sad things, right now I don’t care! Anything is fine. But the moment I stop thinking about anything, I feel my heart clench and tears in my eyes. It is sad.

Anyway, I thought writing this blog would get my mind off the game for at least a few moments and it did. So hope you guys have had a better day!

Solipsism and other theories

The Thinker Auguste Rodin

I wonder what kind of theories The Thinker came up with

Hello!!!! I know I haven’t posted for a long time and I didn’t have any interesting to post. So anyway I previously mentioned on my Bizarre Birthday Theories about the fact that our reality is just a figment of our imagination. Apparently there is an actual theory suggesting it called Solipsism! Just when I thought of something cool someone else has already thought of it. Anyway it is such a cool theory! I kind of believe it now!

So this blog is about the various theories people have come up to explain some stuff. The theories presented are the lesser known ones. I won’t be mentioning the 13th level theory nor the-brain-in-a-vat (more popular known as the Matrix theory) or the Multiverse theory.

A unnamed theory suggested up Plato and further developed up unknown people, is that we are merely shadows of a ‘perfect’ world. And just like us our shadows (the black thing following you in the sun) have a parallel world where they interact. This leads to the never ending line of parallel universes. The theory further goes on to explain that when we sleep our subconscious mind connects with the perfect world and that’s what are dreams are.

Next up is Presentism. Like the name, this theory is super weird. Basically it says that the past nor the future exist. Just the present. So basically anything you did ceased to exist after you do it. It is mind-fucking! Thinking about it makes your head feel weird. And just to mess with your head more, here are the words of the great scholar of Buddhism, Fyodor Shcherbatskoy: “Everything past is unreal, everything future is unreal, everything imagined, absent, mental . . . is unreal. . . . Ultimately real is only the present moment of physical efficiency.”

The last one on this blog is Phenomenalism. According to the Phenomenalists (they are so original), the world exist so long as you perceive it. That means that this blog that you are reading exists so long as you believe it does. So it means Phenomenalists exist so long as you think they do. Do you think they exist?

If you have any more crazy ideas about life, universe and everything please comment below! Till then adios!!!

Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

I was an avid reader from childhood. The first book I read and can remember was the short stories collections by Enid Blyton. She was one of my favorite authors growing up. I read at least 20 of her short stories collections, the Famous Five series, the Five Find-Outers series and the Secret Seven series.

My first novels were Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea to name a few. As you can see most of them have a dark background. My parents were fans of these books so obviously when I wanted to read novels they gave these to me. I think this was primarily where my dark nature began.

But I think that the book that influenced me the most during my childhood had to The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think I read this book when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. This book was my favorite and is still one of my favorite books. For some reason this book seemed to teach me something that none of the other books did.

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First off the book was supernatural. Being able to capture one’s beauty in a picture or painting just blew me off. For a long time, I wish I didn’t grow up. Being able to be a child forever seemed more fun than growing up to being an adult. Maybe that’s why even now, I don’t like change in my environment so much.

The book taught morality to me way better than anything else. People say not to do things around you because it is bad. I would question it. Why shouldn’t I? What if I do it? What will happen? The Picture of Dorian Gray spoke about morality. Being bad at first may not seem so bad. You may even enjoy it. But in the end, you lose yourself and no one is your friend. You die alone. The book I had was illustrated and the last picture of the old and evil Dorian Gray was freaky. When I first saw it, I knew I did not want to end up like that. So how to stop it? Be good. Be kind to others and you will not be that ugly creature in the painting.

Lastly, the book showed love wasn’t perfect and so is life. Being a girl, I watched a lot of those princess movies, the ones where it all ends happily ever after. But this book starts out with a love tragedy. The girl, Dorian Gray loves, dies. Her death affected him but he moved on. Her brother didn’t and came back to haunt him. And finally even though he had his wish granted, to be young and beautiful forever, he was so unhappy that he had to kill himself. I learned that exterior beauty is not all and that not everything has a happy ending. It gave me a more realistic view on life.