Thursday, February 14, 2013

Post Summer Uncertainty.

Well, it’s been bothering me for a while now. So I thought I’d blog about it.
Summer 13’s going to be an INSANE one. No school work. It’s going to be 5 months of nothing-to-do-but-chill and have a good break. 
There’s a lot planned, a lot we hope to do. Some thins with friends, others with family.

But what happens after Summer? Post-August 2013, we’ll all be going our own ways. Some to India, Some to the US [WHICH IS A HUGE COUNTRY IN ITSELF], Some to the UK, Some to Canada, Some to Australia, Singapore, and some even decide to attend college in Dubai.
We all go our own ways, promising to stay in touch through the several forms of social networking websites. We promise to “Skype” and “BBM” often and that we’ll always be as close as we were in school. But let’s face it. That doesn’t always happen. College comes, and it’ll probably hit us hard. We’ll make new friends who we’ll spend the next 4 years of our life with. We’ll only meet our school/classmates during the summer. And what’s that compared to meeting everyday? We’ll all end up drifting apart even if we don’t like it.

Over the past 2 years, I’ve made some FANTASTIC friends. Gotten to know some absolutely incredible people and was a part of their lives, as they are a part of mine. What happens when we leave? Its the one question that’s stuck in my brain. “What happens when…?” The uncertainty of the future really is irritating at times.
I’ve reassured my friends and myself that no matter how far off, they’re going to have a hard time getting rid of me. I’m not letting go that easy. And I honestly hope that they don’t either.

On another note, Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! EAT CHOCOLATES AND GET FAT! ITS THE PURPOSE OF TODAY.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Cappella

There's something about A Cappella, something that makes top my list of favorite genres of music. The art of creating music without musical instruments, relying solely on the primary music making technique, the voice. 

Particularly, University/College A Cappella groups. Young Talent and absolutely fantastic. They're entertaining, fantastic, and give "some" of us the inspiration to continue singing. 

Here are a couple of University based A Cappella Groups you need to check out:

- Penn Masala [University of Pennsylvania]  - &

- Chai-Town [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign] - &

- The Doo Wop Shop [University of Massachusetts - Amherst] -

The thing I like about these A Cappella bands is how they're signature songs are always a "Mashup" of 2 or more songs. Its a different level of creativity. Singing a song is one thing. Finding 2 songs that mash together perfectly and then singing them is something else entirely!

Check them out. Hopefully you'll love them as much as I do!

Graduation '13

So, I'm a tiny part of the Batch of 2013. A batch that graduated from Dubai Modern High School last night at around 8pm.
And sitting up there, on stage, as the speakers announced, "ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the batch of 2013". Now that was something. We've been called a lot of thing, and p referred to as a lot, but until yesterday we had never really been called the "Batch of 2013". It has a ring to it.

I guess this is less of a "how I loved graduation" and "how I'm going to miss school life" and more of an apology.
Yesterday was a day of memories, and laughter and pictures. And I didn't get to completely enjoy that memory. There was just so much to do in so little time.
So many friends to take pictures with. Both of my batch and the batch below. So many parents to meet. So many teachers to meet. And I didn't get to meet them all.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the ceremony. Every bit of it. But I hated how we had so little time to meet everyone and have pictures taken. It hit me in the car ride back home, that I would never get to take a proper picture with these 11s and teachers again. I can't really do it when they're in school, and I come to visit as an ex-student.
It's not the same, I had one shot. And I blew it. And it sucks.

Going to end this one here, before I go on ranting.
See Y'all around.