My Brain
September 24, 2007, 10:33 am
Filed under: The known life

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 50%
Visual : 50%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%

Nasreen, you are one of those rare individuals who are perfectly “balanced” in both your hemispheric tendencies and your sensory learning preferences. However, there is both good news and bad news.

A problem with hemispheric balance is that you will tend to feel more conflict than someone who has a clearly established dominance. At times the conflict will be between what you feel and what you think but will also involve how you attack problems and how you perceive information. Details which will seem important to the right hemis- phere will be discounted by the left and vice versa, which can present a hindrance to learning efficiently.

In the same vein, you may have a problem with organization. You might organize your time and/or space only to feel the need to reorganize five to ten weeks later.

On the positive side, you bring resources to problem-solving that others may not have. You can perceive the “big picture” and the essential details simultaneously and maintain the cognitive perspective required. You possess sufficient verbal skills to translate your intuition into a form which can be understood by others while still being able to access ideas and concepts which do not lend themselves to language.

Your balanced nature might lead you to second-guess yourself in artistic endeavors, losing some of the fluidity, spontaneity and creativity that otherwise would be yours.

With your balanced sensory styles, you process data alternately, at times visually and other times auditorially. This usage of separate memories may cause you to require more time to integrate information or re-access it. When presented with situations which force purely visual or purely auditory learning, increased anxiety is likely and your learning efficiency will decrease.

Your greatest benefit is that you can succeed in multiple fields due to the great plasticity and flexibility you possess.

You could also get know about your brain usage. Click here.
I finally get to know something new about myself! Hehehe. Thanks for sharing the link Shobi. [*winkz*]


You’re 21
September 24, 2007, 1:23 am
Filed under: The known life

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This is not going to sound like me, but Akka….I wish you a blissful life forever, & I do love you!

Happy 21st Birthday!

September 24, 2007, 12:56 am
Filed under: The known life, The Known world, The Unknown world, The world of Indians

Kandasamy. It is one movie highly hyped about to make history in the Indian Film history? Will it? Well the trailer did. For being the longest movie trailer in Indian cinema history. It’s 8 minute long. And this is one movie which I’m looking forward to. Sadly, I’ve to wait till 14th April 2008 for the release of the film. GgGggRrRrrRr.

After Kamalhassan, Vikram is one actor whom I admire for his dedication! And again he’s going to prove it! And the credit should also go to the director of cause. I’ve no clue what the movie is going to be about. Vikram comes as a gorgeous diva, divine old man, super hero, hunk, native tribal man and etc. [**GgGgRrRrRRrr X 1000**]

What I don’t understand about the release of this trailer is that, there are still several months left till the release of the movie, thus why is the trailer being released now? Perhaps marking another history!

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September 22, 2007, 2:19 am
Filed under: The Known world

So the birthday is finally over. And now it’s the big sis’s 21st birthday in another 2 days. And I’m still clueless on what to get her. Perhaps a teddy bear with its mouth sealed? Or a wrist watch which beeps “Please shut up”!!! Or make for her Tee wwhich reads: “My sis Nasreen rawkZzZ”! The big sis and I are always like cats & dogs. Not that we always fight physically but verbally. I can’t use any animals as simile other than “cats & dogs” to describe our sisterhood. However I’m happy that we’re don’t fight like Kilkenny cats. LOL.

Yeah!!! It’s Friday!!!
Welcome back Sid!!!

Never an Option
September 12, 2007, 9:20 pm
Filed under: The known life, The Known world, The Unknown world

I have talked with several suicidal people who have said something like this: “If things don’t work out I can always kill myself. I always have that option.” Suicide is not an option. And the type of mindset that accompanies this type of statement needs to be changed immediately. People who make that type of statement would never say: “If so-and-so doesn’t shape up, I’ll just kill him. I always have that option.” Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? So, why is it so easy for some people to believe that taking their own life is okay? That suicide is an option?

If you think that suicide is something that you can “choose,” then let me ask you a few things about “choice.”
Could you kill someone if you chose to do so?
Could you paralyze someone if you chose to do so?
Could you disfigure someone if you chose to do so?
Could you inflict brain damage on someone if you chose to do so?


And would you choose to kill someone who is mentally ill?

“Of course not. Under no circumstances. How could I ever even consider such a thing?” you might respond.

Indeed, none of these “choices” would even enter your mind. Yet that is exactly what you want to “choose” for yourself. If you are suicidal, you most probably have an untreated mental illness, like depression. So you are not thinking about dying by suicide, your mental illness is.

Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide. And depression can cause excruciating emotional pain. [pain that can seem unbearable.] And it is this pain that you want to end, not your life.

So what’s the point in ending your life your boyfriend dumped you? Shouldn’t you be feeling lucky that you don’t have to be with that backstabbing bloke anymore. A smart one would get a better match and go shopping together.

According to me suicide is a “Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem!”

To the guys: If you ever think about suicide, it’s about time you grew your balls.
To the girls: Don’t be S.T.U.P.I.D!!!

P.S: Lax….that was what you wanted!!! HEHE!!

Moonlight Drive
September 7, 2007, 5:21 pm
Filed under: The known life, The Known world

Just after midnight
When closing my eyes
Cuddling close to you
For a moonlight drive

Iridescent moon beams
Shine on objects below
Casting shadow silhouettes
Luminescent silvery glow

Crickets sing a lullaby
That echo through the night
Gentle breeze is blowing
Everything feels so right

Stars twinkling a rhythm
In time with the radio
Just the two of us together
Enjoying nature’s show

Nothing is more beautiful
Makes me feel more alive
Then cuddling up to you
For a moonlight drive

~And I’ll be waiting for that drive…..with you…..

Ah, the vagaries of L.I.F.E
September 5, 2007, 11:05 am
Filed under: The known life

As a child, I thought I had it all figured out. I was smug with the little knowledge I had of the universe. I would paint, I would read, I would play, I would star-gaze and live a happy life in my very own surreal utopia. Like other regular kids, I was fascinated by the idea of fame and wanted to be a Radio DJ, someday. Somehow, I felt, life was a lot more gratifying and a lot less complicated then. I am not sure if “the child is grown, the dream is gone” or if its still somewhere deep down waiting to find voice. I’ve never had my life fully planned out but I’ve sure thought about what I would want it to be like. Me and a few intimate friends would discuss at length a myriad topics ranging from secondary school crushes to the dream job, the ideal guy to the perfect vacation spot. All said and done, destiny works in funny ways.

Strange I had to be reminded of the all this on a day I was least hoping to sit down and reminisce. Last night I was cleaning up some of my “TRASH”(as my mom would like to put it). But to me it is nothing less than a treasure-trove of things accumulated over the last 20 years, 2 countries, 4 schools and now a poly. As I dig deeper, I find hundreds of scraps and trinkets(as worthless as they maybe) treasured and kept safe for their sentimental value.

Notebooks with random notes and caricatures of teachers on them, paper scraps on which we played ‘Bingo’, ‘Tic-Tac-To’ and also my “creative” donkey tales [LOL] during those soporific classroom hours, and mean comments on the meaner people – they were all there. The photocopies of the literature notes, ‘I’m the King of the Castle’, textbooks that remind one of the slog sessions the night before exams, certificates, autograph books, friendship-bands, cards, birthday gifts, photos of those wonderful times together, the keepsakes, the declaration of enduring love, friendships gained and kept, pledges to stay through thick and thin, promises broken, promises kept, good times, and the bad times – all came rushing in one sudden surge of nostalgia. School identity cards of the naive school kid, the awkward teenager and the 20-er on the brink of adulthood – these little things that remind one of the younger, happier, sunnier days. The days before you realized you lived in a bubble and pragmatism got the better of you.

I read these lines somewhere.

“I have no regrets for yesterday
Don’t wish I’d gone another way
For all the friends who’ve come and gone
For all the choices, right or wrong
Black and white or shades of grey
Without them I’d not be me today”

As the cliché goes, time waits for none. Gradually the strings come undone. And as we become footnotes in some peoples’ lives, we meet others.

But as they say – “The show must go on.”