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I HATE COCKROACHES! I cannot stand them. I hate them and I am not afraid to say that I’m terrified of them. Normally if I see a bug or snake or something like that I usually just stay away from it but if it’s a cockroach I screech. I swear I feel like I’m paralyzed. But today I found this amazing post on IFLS on Facebook.

Sky Blue Cocokroach

This is a sky-blue neotropical cockroach with a yellow fringe, found in the rainforests of Guyana. If all cockroaches looked like this, the world would should a pretty place to live. I mean look at it. It is beautiful. I don’t know what went wrong with evolution when it made normal cockroaches brown and ugly.

Day 9 – 6 Music Artists/Bands You would Love to Sing With

Day 9 – 6 Music Artists/Bands You would Love to Sing With

This is going to be my favorite list! It is also going to be the hardest to decide just 6. I love music! I listen to almost everything. Not a big fan of techno or metal but if it’s good I will listen to it. I like instrumentals too!

  1. Eric Clapton. He is my most favorite singer, musician, artist everything. His voice is so amazing. His song lyrics are beautiful. He is one of the first white guys to sing blues like the blacks do and he did a pretty good job. Not to mention his jazz solos with B.B. King. How can a man be so brilliantly awesome?
  2. Eminem. I don’t listen to rap that much because the lyrics are demeaning and have absolutely no value but the ballads by Eminem are so insightful. And I know I sound like a hypocrite but I also love his dirty songs. I don’t know why but I love Eminem.
  3. Pink Floyd. I love Pink Floyd. They changed psychedelic music. They took it to a whole new level. Their albums are amazing. The Wall, Animal, Pulse, all of them. My favorite song is Money followed by Shine On You Crazy Diamonds.
  4. Yanni. Ok he doesn’t sing. But his compositions are beautiful. I saw him in concert once and I absolutely fell in love with his energy! If I can, even in some other dimension, I would love to sing Nightingale and Aria with him.
  5. Blue/ Boyzone/ Backstreet Boys/ Westlife. Ok in short any boy band from the 90s. I grew up listening to them and I absolutely love them. I would dance to every song of theirs (obviously in the privacy of my room). I still know the lyrics by heart to most of their songs.
  6. GLaDOS. Yes, I mean the character from the game Portal. The ending songs in both Portal 1 and 2 were so cool and funny. I know they were written by Jonathan Coultran but the way she sang in the gameplay was so awesome! It was so much fun to actually meet her and sing those songs with her. 😛 😀

So that’s my list. Just want make a special mention to Justin Timberlake. He is my latest celebrity crush and singing with him would be awesome! He was part of NSync so he is subtly mentioned but still. 😛 😀

Weekly Challenge: Dystopia

To:

The Next Future Intelligence on Earth

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Subject: The Reason behind the Death of Human Race

My name is Ritwika. As of now I should be at least 29 years old. The reason human life no longer exists in its magnificent way is all because of me. To explain better, I shall start right from the beginning.

It all started when I woke up. The last thing I remembered before waking was getting into an accident. My head hurt when I woke up. I looked around. I was in a glass case. I was confused. My body seemed fine and there was no pain so I should have survived the accident. But nothing around me was familiar. I wondered how long I was out. I pushed the glass case open. Immediately a stale stench hit my nose. I looked around to find the source. There were 5 more glass cases around me. There was person sleeping inside each of them. I was unsure if they were dead but then assumed since I was alive they must be too. The place looked abandoned. It was definitely a lab of some kind but it hadn’t been used for at least 10 years or more. I got up and looked around. There was an envelope kept on the table. It had my name and a number underneath it. I ripped it open.

It read:

“Hello! My name is Dr. Werner Arber. You and the others have been for the Restore Human life on Earth Again (Project RHEA). In the year 2014, the year after you went into a coma, a deadly virus was created by USA. The virus spread rapidly first starting in Mexico and finally hitting Switzerland. Since Switzerland was the last country to be affected, scientists were able to study the virus before being infected by it. They were able to determine that the virus will completely wipe out in about 50 years. So, we gathered a few bodies that weren’t affected and froze their bodies so that they will wake up 60 years later. To freeze your bodies we had to use all of our resources which mean that we weren’t able to keep food anywhere. The virus does not affect plant life so eating plants is a safe option. Please copulate amongst yourselves so that we, human beings, can once again take our place on Earth. Good Luck and let Homo sapiens prosper.

Yours truly,

Dr. Werner Arber

Head of Project RHEA

PS: If the virus has not died, then it has evolved to something worse and chances, your bodies to be immune to it, is very slim. So you are screwed in that case.

PSS: Since our freezing bodies for later time technology wasn’t very advanced, there is a chance that you have woken up earlier than supposed to. In that case, you can only that the virus has died or your body is immune to it. Both of which is highly improbable. Hence you are screwed. Once you are out of the glass chamber, you in immediate danger of contacting the virus. So I just hope that is not the case.”

I had to read the letter twice to completely comprehend what was going on. I looked around frantically to search for the date. I found a digital clock attached to one of the glass cases. It was the 29th of February, 2024. That is just ten years! That meant that the virus wasn’t dead and I had probably affected it. At first I panicked, but then since I couldn’t feel anything, I decided to step outside and see if this wasn’t some elaborate joke. When I stepped out I was shocked at what I saw. All those video games about zombies suddenly seemed true. What the scientist failed to tell was that the virus made you into ZOMBIES! That’s was when I realized that my skin was shriveling up. The virus basically increases the rate of decomposition.

So now I am a zombie. Not the kind you find in movies. Like popular belief, we stop feeling pain and hence even if someone pulled my eyes out I wouldn’t feel anything. The reason we crave fresh brains is the brain fluids decreases the rate by a few seconds. We continue to think till our brain decomposes and I know my brain is decomposing because my memories are becoming foggy. Oh I almost forgot to mention why I am the reason human race is over. The scientists failed to note that is one of us woke up early and was infected by the virus that person will eat all the others up. And that’s what I did. I gorged on the others brains and there is no chance for human revival without those people. I will probably survive another 3 months if I don’t find more brains. So now I will go outside and look for brains. BRAAAAAAIIIIINSSSSSSSS…………

I am writing this letter because I feel obliged to give this information to whatever new intelligent species that will take over the world.

            Yours Truly,

Ritwika Bhattacharjee

Day 8 – 7 Words or Phrase That Make You Laugh

Day 8 – 7 Words or Phrase That Make You Laugh

It is very easy to make me laugh. I laugh at the most stupid things and I think its good. After all laughter is the best medicine.

  1. But/Butt. You when people say something and then stop at “but” yeah that makes me laugh. Like but…and I make it into ‘butt’ in my head and burst out laughing.
  2. Don’t Laugh. The moment someone tells me not to laugh, I laugh. It is possibly because of reverse psychology or whatever but it makes me laugh.
  3. Retard (French word for slow). You have pretty much guessed why this is funny. Tu es retard. Literally it means you are slow but you know…sounds more like you are retard.
  4. Oh Hatim. So there was this good-looking guy in our school named Hatim. He was stupid and none of us actually liked him or anything but every time he passed by or anyone saw him we’d go ‘Oh Hatim’. Now it’s an inside joke among my friends and we laugh every time we say it.
  5. Someone got hit by a car. It is not my fault. Movies have made getting hit by a car so funny that whenever someone says that ‘Someone got hit by a car’ I get the funny image and laugh. It’s normal. I think.
  6. The sound from Grudge. Thanks to Scary Movie, that sound will forever be funny to me. I mean the grudge girl coming down the stairs and then rolls and falls down…hahhaha too funny!
  7. Twilight is better than Harry Potter. Really? Seriously? The fact that you are comparing the two books itself is hilarious. I mean how stupid are you? On top of that saying Twilight is better is just uncontrollably funny. I won’t go into details why Harry Potter is better but you can see the effects. Harry

Day 7 – 10 Things I Miss

Day 7 – 10 Things That I Miss

I haven’t really lived a very long life (I’m just 18). So most of the things I miss is either still alive or still exist except I don’t have immediate access to it.

  1. My friends. I just finished high school and have come all the way from Oman to Canada whereas most of my friends have gone to India to finish their higher studies. I miss each and everyone one of them. Especially my classmates who made my last 2 years of school such a fun time. Also, I miss Sayali and Batul, my bffs who are too cool!!!
  2. Zorro! My little cutie pie dog! I miss him so much!!! He is a handsome German Sheppard and he is to me the most adorable, lovable little naughty dog (He isn’t really little. He is a big dog.) I miss his ways of receiving maximum petting a day and his very lazy attitude. And not to forget, when he chases pigeons from the window. Classic!
  3. My family friends. They receive a special entry here because of how awesome they are! Sushmita, Titash, Mou, Riku and Rishi! I had so much fun with them! The amount of board games, Xbox, card games and charades we played. I miss not going out with them. I want to be back in Muscat!
  4. Muscat. The place in general is boring without friends but I mostly miss having shawarmas and obviously my parents are there so I miss them too. I miss the heat (having the first snow winter) and the beaches!
  5. School. Not the studies obviously but the fun.
  6. Tuitions. Again not the studies (except math).
  7. University. Right now, I’m on my work term so I am super bored and have nothing to do. I miss hanging out with my floor mates and not to forget floor exercises :P. Oh and also 3am Frisbee game, Pokémon game and twister!
  8. Not having to do any household work. The best part about living with your parents is that most of the work is done by them. Like you just collect all your dirty clothes and put it in the washing machine and your mom sorts it out or going to dad saying “I’m hungry” and your dad makes something really good for you. All you have to do is stand there and talk to him while he makes it. Living alone is so freaking annoying. You suddenly feel hungry and realize there is nothing to eat and you actually have to go grocery shopping. Seriously super annoying.
  9. My ninja pencil. It was the coolest black mechanical pencil! I named it the ninja pencil and it was my favorite. Until this jackass from my class decided to be a idiot instead and broke it.  I still have the pieces. L
  10. Old cartoons on Cartoon Network. I miss Dexter’s Lab, Power Puff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sheep in the Big City, Johnny Bravo, Kids Next Door, Foster’s Home, Flintstones, Jetson, SCOOBY-DOO and the list goes on. When I was a kid, I simply adored these shows. I had literally watched all the episodes of most of the shows. I was addicted to it!

So yeah, that’s it. Yeah I don’t know what else to write at the end so hope you have an awesome day. Peace out! 😀

Day 6 – 5 Favourite Food Items

Day 6 – 5 Favorite Food Items

Food. In general, I don’t like eating that much. Yes, I am a thin/healthy person but to me food isn’t everything. I can survive a whole day without eating. No big deal. But when I do eat, I can eat a good amount. Ok well most people think I eat little but in my opinion I eat a lot.

  1. Ice- Cream. I absolutely love ice-cream. I have probably already mentioned ice-cream at least 3 times in my previous blogs. I love ice cream to death. I think I can survive only on ice-cream.
  2. Sushi. I wanted to eat sushi because of my strange fascination to Japan and now I love sushi because it tastes good. Most people don’t like it because its raw fish but it tastes amazing.
  3. Mashed Potato. I think every human being loves mashed potato. Its one of the best things made out of potatoes. And on the plus side it’s not that unhealthy.
  4. Olives. I like that sour taste of green olives. I usually sit with a bottle or bowl of olives while studying.
  5. Meat. I am a strictly non-vegetarian person. I can not survive on a vegetarian diet. I love meat. Any kind of meat is fine with me. As long as you tell me what it is. I like all kinds of preparations. I love to try out different styles in different countries. To all the veg people, you are missing out on something, trust me.

So these are the food stuff I like. I’m not a very picky person but I tend to stay away from veggies. So anyway have a nice day and eat lots of food! 😛

Day 5 – 5 Weird Things I Like

Day 5 – 5 Weird Things I Like

This is going to be an easy list for me. I love weird things! I do weird things all the time! I am in general a very weird child. But I’m fun too!! Its fun trying out weird things and eventually loving it!

  1. Vodka with Aloe Vera juice. One of the disadvantages of living in dorm is that you have to hide you booze and when you are drinking it you have to work with anything for a chaser. One crazy night, we had booze and no coke so next best thing…juice. Unfortunately for us we had only aloe juice and turns out aloe juice and vodka taste surprising good!
  2. Pork/Turkey with Peppermint Ice-Cream. Ok I love colorful ice-cream and peppermint ice-cream is red, green and white! Ok so one day for dinner I had turkey rolled in bacon and I bought peppermint ice-cream. And like the crazy person I am, I had both of them together. It actually tasted good and I liked it. Unfortunately my friends don’t agree.
  3. Math. This is not that weird. All lot of geeks like math. But strangely enough my love for math is so much that when I get drunk I do integration, literally. I don’t know why I do it but apparently when I get drunk, I become super smart and can do integration and differentiation on the spot.
  4. Raw sugar. A lot of people love sweet but I love sugar. Just plain sugar. I usually take a bowl of sugar and eat it while watching TV or just because I’m bored. It is not a disorder (trust me, I checked). I just like eating raw sugar.
  5. Blood. I am not a vampire but when I cut myself, I suck my blood to stop the bleeding and I love the taste of blood. It has this metallic taste. I love it. There was a point in my life where I would deliberately bite my lips or the inside of my cheek, so that it would bleed (don’t worry I don’t do it anymore).

Yes, you have very right to deem me as a weird being and destroy any connection you have with me. But hey! That’s just me. I am a little on the crazy side. (Ok not a little :D). Anyway have a great day. 😀