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.

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!

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.

Shine On You Crazy Diamonds!

OK so yesterday I was feeling super happy because FCBarcelona won against AC Milan in Uefa CL. And then Arsenal won (though they didn’t qualify for quarters, they still beat Bayern!) So anyway because I was super happy, I wanted to listen to Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself. So I heard it and then I heard Shine On You Crazy Diamonds by Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd

So what comes after Shine On You Crazy Diamonds? Yes the entire Pulse album. And it’s like ecstasy! The guitar solos and the words are so freaking powerful! (I’m trying to keep the post clean.) After Pulse obviously you listen to The Wall and that’s when I realized how much I miss listen to Pink Floyd with my dad. We would listen to them everywhere. In the car, at home, during dinner! The best thing about Pink Floyd albums is that the entire album is like one song. It has an epic opening song and the entire album then takes you to some really psychedelic place and then the last song brings you back but at the same time leaves you with amazing memories. I cannot describe how much I love Pink Floyd. The annoying part is you want to listen to the next song but the current song is so good you want to hear it twice!

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That is Comfortably Numb. It’s so beautiful! I would do almost anything to go for at least one Pink Floyd concert. I feel chills when I listen to them. They are by far my most favorite band.

So yeah’s that’s about Pink Floyd. If you haven’t checked them out, then you haven’t heard epicness. OK maybe you have a different choice of music, but still you have to listen to them.

Patience Iago, Patience

“Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!”

I saw the daily prompt for today and I loved it! I love movies just as much as I love ice-cream. OK maybe I like ice-cream more. Fine I like movies just as much as I hate cockroaches. OK coming back to the topic, the title line is from Aladdin. My favorite 2D movie of all time! I spent all my childhood watching Aladdin and Duck Tales. I don’t really remember much before I was 3 or 4 but my parents keep telling me how I would annoy them to death to watch Aladdin whenever the TV was switched on.

So this line is used after Zafar’s first attempt to open the Cave of Wonders. When the cave swallows up Gazeem, Iago starts babbling how he can’t believe and stuff and then Zafar say, “Patience Iago, patience.” I love this movie so much I know most of the lines by heart! I should watch the movie again tonight…

Jafar and Iago

The line is a bit before this scene but it’s the closest one I could find

I was a very impatient kid when I was little. And my brother to annoy me would keep saying it and I hated it. But later I realized I missed it when my brother left. And then i would say it to my smaller brother,  Zorro (who is also my dog).  Zorro wouldn’t obviously understand it but after a  point He would start barking if I said it. I assume it’s because he gets annoyed by it. So my theory is that is the most annoying line ever!

So that’s a little history about the line and why it’s my favorite! Have an awesome day and enjoy! 😀

Day 15 – 5 Things You Are Scared Of

Day 15 – 5 Things You Are Scared Of

 

Ok normally I would say that I’m not scared of anything but thinking deep enough there are obviously some fears in my life. I am going to include hypothetical situations too because when I think about it, the idea is also scary.

  1. Cockroaches. I cannot mention this enough. I am terrified of cockroaches. I scream and I am literally paralyzed when I see a cockroach. I think this started when I was a kid and my brother would scare me with cockroaches. I never got over it. I googled it just now and found out that fear of cockroaches is called Katsaridaphobia. I will google more information about it.
  2. Clowns and huge cartoon mascots. I don’t know why I am scared of them but I just am. It’s not like I will scream and run for my life but I just avoid them. Maybe I have an unreasonable logic that clowns and mascots are usually pedophiles or rapists.
  3. Ninja Zombies Apocalypse. Ok what if zombies become like ninjas? Already the fact that ninjas could be anywhere and you couldn’t see them is scary enough but what if the zombie turned out to be like that. Killing a zombie is tough enough. You have to shot them in the head. If they are like ninjas, super fast and super stealthy, then we are doomed.
  4. Turning into an Evil Psychopath. I have evil thoughts all the time. Then I convince myself that I cannot turn evil because I have some touch with morality (at least I think I do). I care about people to some extent. But what if I lose it. If I turn evil, it will be difficult to stop me because I’ll be like Ted Bundy’s early stages. A calculating and cruel psychopath.
  5. Being buried alive. I want to be cremated when I die. In case I’m not dead at least I won’t be buried alive. This is probably the worst possible form of torture. I don’t think my psychopathic self would even inflict. When you are buried alive, you know you are going to die. There is no escape. You are thirsty and hungry. Adrenaline kicks in to keep you alive. You chew your fingers and then you slowly run out of oxygen. You lungs hurt, you lose touch with reality. You start imagining you are rescued and then you are bought back. You are given pictures of hope by your brain and then snatched away. It’s terrible and scary. You do not want to be in that situation.