Monthly Archives: February 2014

Happiness is –

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Still waiting for this kinda happiness..

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Remembering F.R.I.E.N.D.S

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I am a huge fan of one of the most epic sit-coms of all time- F.R.I.E.N.D.S. And I’m absolutely certain there are millions who still love the show.

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Needless to say, I obviously have seen each and every episode ( 24 episodes X 10 seasons = 240 episodes 😀 ). But recently I felt a very strong desire to watch FRIENDS all over again. No, I am NOT jobless! This in fact is a very crucial time of my life. But escapism is my forte.

SO……. This post is an ode to one of my dearest television shows ever.

Things I LOVE about F.R.I.E.N.D.S :

  1. All the actors are (were) so cute! Don’t you agree?
  2. The show is hilariously funny..!! 😀
  3. All the actors are perfect for their respective roles! They all are great actors too.
  4. I love the cohesiveness of the group. Love to see their everlasting friendship.
  5. Show’s scriptwriting is AH-mazzing. No doubts about that. The show makes you laugh and cry from time to time.
  6. Strong character sketch of all 6 of the lead characters.
  7. Chandler and Monica! Bestest couple ever. The episode where Chandler proposes to Monica and vice-versa got (Many) tears in my eyes. It was just beautiful. My eyes still get wet when I watch that scene. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyQ9xssFrL4
  8. ROSS! Oh gosh. He’s so damn adorable! Silly at times, honest, has a heart of gold, kind, considerate, passionate. My favorite character.
  9. Rachel! She’s witty, cute, hot, stylish and a lot of other things. Who can not love her?
  10. Chandler’s inappropriate use of humor. He’s such a funny guy.
  11. Phoebe’s sheer randomness. She’s extremely sensible at times and plain dumb at times. Her quirky-ness gives a vibrant color to the show.
  12. Joey’s lovable stupidity! His unconditional love for food (& unquenchable hunger). His cuteness and his smile!
  13. Monica’s dedication for cooking. Her OCD doesn’t distract one from loving her.
  14. They all are GREAT friends. I wish I had a friend as supportive and understanding as these people.

Things I DO NOT like about F.R.I.E.N.D.S :

  1. Show’s ending. Other than not really liking how the show ended, I hated the fact that the show ended! Why couldn’t they give us a few more seasons??
  2.  Joey’s ending. Poor guy didn’t get a chance to find his soul mate / life partner. On top of that was left by his neighbors cum best friends in the end of the series (as Monica and Chandler moved out)
  •  One Thing I don’t exactly dislike about the show but feel very sad about : Monica’s biggest wish right from childhood was to have babies. It’s so sad that she coudn’t give birth to a baby and had to resort to surrogacy.

Though the hoax has been cleared out about FRIENDS ‘Reunion’ season, I still wish to see them together. Rooting for a new season!

They all look different now. They've become old. It doesn't matter! WE STILL LOVE 'EM!!

They all look different now. They’ve become old. It doesn’t matter! WE STILL LOVE ‘EM!!

Grown Up.

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“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” 
                                                             ― Anne Frank

The feeling of “being grown up” can be amazing and liberating. But at times the same can be intimidating.

I am feeling the load of being a grown up these days. It’s not as easy as I used to think.

It was my decision for pursuing my Masters from abroad, and there’s no looking back now. I know at the end of the day, I have to put in efforts at each step of the whole process. There are times when I feel like giving up and feel I just cannot do this without help. From preparing for GRE and TOEFL exams, researching about a million things all day on the internet, talking to people for advice, sending emails to university professors,preparing the Letters of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose, to short-listing universities and applying; I’ve had to deal with tons of anxiety and apprehension. Though I’ve reached far from where I started (Thinking about studying in the U.S in 2012), there are times I feel too burdened with all the responsibilities. I feel too alone!

How is one supposed to handle SO much alone? Keeping track of all the data, managing it,organizing etc..  I don’t think by requiring a little help I’m being irrational. And the worst part is, I just can’t find help!

Working your a** off , without any help/guidance, is more difficult when your own parents have doubts about you. Instead of providing constant unrelenting motivation and support, they tell you “You still have time to change your decision” , “Are sure you want to do this? It’s not easy..We have doubts”, “How are you going to survive there?” blah blah . I mean, come on!! I am already so damn nervous about things and have taken this decision with a lot of courage. I need your faith in me! (PLEASE). I need you to trust me and support me.

How do people do it? I can’t stop wondering! So many Indians have gone to the U.S for further studies. How did they do it? I feel like taking guidance from some experienced person at each and every stage of the application process. Why do they have such an excruciatingly complex procedure for admission??

Anyway… I am not loosing my positive-thinking-approach to life. I will keep daring to dream big!

Fingers crossed 🙂

               “Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change                                                                                               the way you feel.”

P.S- If you are also an International applicant who’s applying to grad school in the U.S like me, Please contact me. Please. 🙂 😛