Read between the lines

You need no search at the self-help shelves to understand life and your own self, even a simple folktale can be an ultimate eye-opener if you're just willing to read between the lines .

Learn and never ever stop

Don't count the profit by the amount of money you receive or kill to receive a certificate by the end of every undertaking. Learn sincerely, generously, you will never know when you might need what

It's simple

In a materialistic world in which everyone strives and chases after money, I'd like to work for satisfaction.

Old habits die hard

The habits that we pick up at some point of time once fossilized within us won't leave us. Just like a tattoo, we take them everywhere we go, for as long as we live.

Love Thyself

Just like a good book with a well-illustrated cover, the person you are should overpower youself more than your gorgeous hair and hour-glass curves (which is the ultimate stereotype surely), and that is the real deal!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fabric-ated Love

Like a flowy chiffon dress touched by the wind, it was a wonderful sight,
Like the sheen of Dupioni silk it brightened my days.

Like a pricy cashmere scarf, it gave the warmth I've yearned to feel,
Like a hand-loomed sweater no words could describe.
 
Too perfect that I called it an illusion.
So heart-warming till I gave away my doubts.

It was indeed just a vision,
of pure imperfection with zero flaws.
Or what the Universe called ,
Love .

Renuka G

Friday, December 28, 2012

Over-Thinking


Men and women both are guilty of one sin, the sin of over-thinking. Well 'sin' might appear like a strong word, but sorry I can understate it any other way.

Even in such hectic schedule, we still spare time to brood over things that are less significant than getting some rest or mind-relaxation. We never give our mind a break, don't we? From an argument to a  mere grey hair that we recently found, everything has a place to be cracked, mixed and baked. 

Things get even worse when mr.google and magazines become loyal companions for problem-solving and cause-researching. Since when problems become so universal that random people's comments and views sweep clean dirty dishes in our lives. Don't over-think this one please, it's point blank!

The essence of life is uncertainty. Seeking assurance, finding the truth often lands you in severe mental trauma or in the hands of an annoyingly smart therapist who sits so calmly like some peculiar species who doesn't have one single goddamn problem . Can't blame them, that's what their duty calls for. Man I admire these professionals!

As interesting as it might sound to over-think, to get grasp on things we are vague about, often people end up getting answers they don't wanna obtain at the first place. Then what else? All hell breaks loose!

I've learnt this, maybe the hard way but being able to refrain from the sin made my life so much better. No pressure nor stress, no need to create something which was not there at the first place, just accumulated more time for better things and great people that I have in my life. 

The next time you wanna rethink of an argument you recently had, try listening to a song from an alien language. Or a language you don't possess full comprehension. Hindi for instance, in my case. I tend to spend the entire song trying to figure the lines I got clueless about waiting for it repeat again. What happens here? Distraction! 
Mission-Accomplished!

Say no to over-thinking!

Renuka G






Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A-Ok

Suddenly I wonder, how can life be so perfect? God it's beautiful!

All excited for the new year to begin and the 5th semester to kick off.

I'm gonna do fine :)


Renuka G

Monday, December 24, 2012

Buried Treasure

People say memories are reminders of the past which stay fresh in mind. As mighty as it might sound, even memories become buried without a trace at times.

Once if star gazing reminds us of someone, now let even a star drop on our head yet nothing of the past pops out. How insignificant can some moments become?  How people who meant the world could mean nothing at a point? I can't help but wonder what are memories if not to awaken the past.

Or there's something more than meets the eye?

The human-heart is condemned for ages for it's complexity, likewise maybe memories are indeed tricky to be understood.

What it erases , what finally stays, only time will tell .

Renuka G

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yay! say it Thrice

Wow that's an unexpected hike in my pointer! Feeling so blessed. Thank you God, thank you friends for motivating me, and thanks to my brain for cooperating well! I'm finally eligible for the Director's Award.

Congrats to all my classmates who faired well! We all can step into the new semester with a happy happy smile! :)

Hope I can keep up my positive attitude and strive for even better results in the coming exams.

This is indeed a blessing disguise. So once again, Thank you Everyone :D

Renuka G

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dolly is Dead

I've known people who wake up everyday to make a mirror of their ownself. Those with strong faith of the road they travel is the answer the world is searching. If life was a test , 100 would be their score.

While they fly high in the air with trophies and medals, others are viewed as charity cases who need a sprinkle of their ideologies to not drown in the sea of wrong. Some step in with genuine desires to share and help , leave them alone for, the bunch which I would like to throw limelight on is the brain-washer who washes you into the clone of himself/herself.

As humans we need to respect each other's interests and way of lives. I do agree some nuts go overboard and need a heads up or at worse circumstances a hi-5 on the face, they are own-grave-diggers, peculiar beings.  I'm speaking of petty things-fussers. You might love red because it's the colour of passion, it's bright yada yada, then a self-hired, on-earth, walking-God comes along telling you red is ugly, good human won't like red. Black is the best he cheers, getting you a black shirt, tie or even a black nail polish. The next day you look so bright in black and act like an idiot because someone just made a puppet of you. Seriously people?

Bottom line, we can like whatever we want to like, we for sure need not share the same interest as others. Hey, we can also eat french-fries dipped in chocolate sauce and scream to the world, it's yummy!  After all even rights and wrongs have become individual-based and so subjective, why worry? Be yourself. Everything is ok if it does no harm to yourself and others around you.

Final message, watch out , you will meet brain-washers and clone-makers at some point of your life, also not to be shocked to watch your own self voluntarily succumbing to the need to mirror someone. It's your call, decide for  yourself :)

Good Night!
Renuka G

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Blank Page

Today I can't help but wonder, why all hellos have a goodbye. No one gets away from the moment which requires them to leave behind certain things or places, exchange the gift of memories and bid farewell for the vague idea called 'the beginning'. It's most certainly in the cards for each and every one of us, the difference though is how strong is someone's heart to accept the bittersweet truth time brings forth. 

Whether you are the celebrated or you are the one to be left behind, the pain is felt in both shoes. While the heart weeps as words of comfort are exchanged, the mind plays the 'maybe' game consoling itself it's not a forever-goodbye. As the person walks away, and his/her shadow disappears, life flips to whole new chapter no one knows the end, leaving only hopes and promises to wipe the sorrow.

However, as said by many wise men, measure the worth, not the cost. Let it be a needle-prick or a bloody-wound, if it's necessarily, if it brings more good, if it's a stepping stone, send thy friend with a kind smile. In a world full of jealousy and little virtue, make a difference.

I can't guarantee a comeback, I can't tell you it's temporary, I can't assure you things won't change, but it's always going to be alright, somehow, at some point, for both parties.

Renuka G












Friday, December 7, 2012

It's gonna be OK

There will be a point in your life where nothing will work,

You can't go right or even turn left,

There won't be a thing you can steer nor will there be something in your hands,

When you reach that point, have faith.

A blind hope consoling you the moment will pass and there will be a brighter day waiting to greet you soon.

It costs nothing, nearly effortless I must say.

So start believing .

Storms have to pass,

Trials must have an end,

Somehow, someday :)

Renuka G

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

To L-earn

I was born and raised in a nation which hails paper-qualifications and devote reference books like bibles, leaving me not much time and space in my mind to care about something not taught in schools and do not constitute the given syllabus. But when I grew up, I begin to develop this thirst for knowledge, to learn something, outside the world of exams or any form of assessments and just be proud of it. To my own surprise, my palm read the same, I will be more interested in learning something outside my field. Well, that's according to my friend whom I should say quite an expert in that palm reading ;-)

Traveling a year or two backwards, I remember learning the classic literature by myself. I have read the works of legends like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and of course Emily Bronte. The best part being, no exams nor scores were involved. Pure pleasure, Pure satisfaction. And the feeling you get when you finally accomplish a read is most certainly priceless. Next I got my hands dirty in my house kitchen. I learnt how to cook. From daily meals to desserts, there's something I can serve and save to be eaten. Baking then officially became my hobby. Apart from that, the passion elevated my skills to the level where I can decorate my own cake. Some accused me of getting it from my mom or any experts, the truth though speaks otherwise. They were all the result of my free-will to teach myself and learn.

Coming to my current project in pursuit of self-satisfaction, which is, learning an instrument. My dad recently gifted me a keyboard under my humble request of course. First I made up my mind to pick up on my own  by referring to online tutorials or books, but he encouraged me to take up an intensive course for 10 hours, a month so I could master the basics. The idea sounded great to me and I signed up for it. Setting aside the fact that I can now spend my holidays wisely, I also view the ability to play this musical instrument as a plus for I'm soon to be a teacher. I've so far attended 2 lessons and am very pleased with the knowledge I've gained. Can't wait to learn more.

As far my readers are concerned, I wish you all could see there's so much to learn. Don't count the profit by the amount of money you receive or kill to receive a certificate by the end of every undertaking. Learn sincerely, generously, you will never know when you might need what :)

Happy Learning!

Renuka G

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Read between the lines

You can be like the birds that chirps in the morning and sings us a wonderful day, or you can be like the raven whose presence is feared and triggers discomfort.

However, no matter how sweetly a bird could tune, it doesn't guarantee a great start and as scary as a raven could be, it sometimes signifies no omen at all .

Simply put, the obvious is not life, that's why it's not easy.


Strengthen your vision, see through even the shadows of everything, true meanings are deciphered with efforts indeed :)

Renuka G

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Little Is Enough

Flowers and stars soothe our vision, smiles and laughters brighten our day, all in the world can sprinkle some happiness but what is their worth without a little appreciation.

People wake up everyday in chase of something, a pursuit, going after what's missing, searching for something new, to create a better tomorrow, to make perfect those imperfections. But one thing the mad  rush, crazy race fail to teach is, it's never about what's missing, life is always about what you already have. Things and people that stays regardless of situations, not the weight of your wallet which gets anorexic by day even when you strive so hard to make it obese or, even the temporary sadness and tough times that comes and goes like the novel-ideas in my head.  Oh that's so frequent !

Mistakes, bad decisions, even relationship-issues often are the ultimate result of this, seeking what's missing instead of embracing the joy in your grip. Looking for something better, perfect, superficial , i don't know, only to pet regrets at the end because of our own failure to appreciate.

I tell all my friend this, there's always something to be thankful for, every single day of your life and if you can find it, you sure know the secret to happiness.

Appreciate what you have, take a moment to smile at wonders in your life, be grateful the journey is still on.

Have a great day!

But Good Night for now :)

Renuka G




Friday, November 23, 2012

Colours of the world

I have heard from the weakest of our kind, their dream of a secluded island, their crave for isolation. But what is life without people? Can nature replace the traits of mankind that brightens the world?

Reality-check , no!

People are colours, who are of different shades, they paint our lives in ways we yearn and at times the exact way we fear. Yet we need them. Even though so gloomy black could be, all white or perhaps pink is never a solution.

A little of 7 colours make a rainbow, just like that people of different characters completes the world.

The greenery, wide blue ocean and the wilds, might soothe but never will it be an everlasting comfort . So cherish those around you and find comfort where you are right now.

No man needs an island if he could make a paradise out of what he has :)

Good night

Renuka G

Monday, November 12, 2012

Almond Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


Hello Readers,
Today's entry is going to be about another baking victory of mine. This time it is the ultimate drool-inducer, chocolate cake. To add more oomph, an addition of chocolate ganache is poured on top accompanied by juicy strawberry and raspberries.

Ingredients:
125g Butter/ Margarine/ Vegetable oil (for a moist cake use oil)
90g Castor Sugar
2 large eggs
90g Dark Chocolate / cooking chocolate
110g Cake Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda (optional)
2Tbsp Chocolate Powder
1Tbsp Vanilla Extract
3Tbsp Chopped Almonds
125ml Fresh Milk/ Ideal milk

Ganache Topping:
90g Dark Cooking Chocolate
180ml  cup whipping cream
20g butter ( to add shine to the ganache
)
Method:
Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler.Leave it to cool but never refrigerate for it will thicken.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and beat well.
Pour in melted dark chocolate.
Fold in flour in 3 batches and alternate with milk.
Bake in an oven at 160 degree Celsius for about 50 minutes. 
Remove and let it cool or refrigerate it before putting the topping.

Making the ganache:
Heat the whipping cream until it simmers
Pour on the dark chocolate in bowl and stir until it melts completely
Let it cool slightly and spread on to the cake evenly.
Serve.

My cake turned out fine and I refrigerated it first prior pouring the ganache because I wanted to serve on the next day. If you are serving it instantly, simply spread the ganache after the cake is cooled at room temperature.
Since I didn’t intend to make a moist cake, I opted for margarine. For those who desire a moist one, use vegetable or olive oil about ½ cup. And for a bittersweet taste choose dark chocolate and for a sweet result go with cooking chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. I personally do not recommend Cadbury to be used for any chocolate cake be it for the ganache or as the main ingredient.
Speaking about ganache, you may use double cream or heavy cream or whipping cream or even condensed milk  as long as the fat content ranges from 35-40%. Ganache needs that! Thicker ganache, add chocolate, thinner ganache, add cream. It is encouraged to prepare the ganache prior the cake. In my case, I had a lot of ganache left , therefore, since I have strawberries and raspberries in the fridge, I used it as a dipping. Chocolate-dipped strawberries, Yummy-yumm 
Decorating the cake is up to your creativity and I admit I’m still a beginner. So if you are using fresh fruits or berries, coat it with sugar –glaze to give a glossy appearance. I forgot when I was making mine, such a loss .
Any questions, do mail me or comment or whatever.
Good luck trying!
 Renuka G



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holy-holiday

If this is a beginning let it be then, just in case this is the end, don't try to resist it either. The essence of life is to embrace the vagueness yet making it through like we have known it for a lifetime. Let's not throw blames, better not seek assurance. Take a leap of faith and follow where it leads you.

If only you could see the rainbow at both ends, worry not, life can't beat you down :)

Happy holidays!

Renuka G

Friday, November 2, 2012

This moment matters


Any way you put it, any road you take, any wall you try to build, for sure can’t save you from the trials life is going to throw. Either you buckle up, find strength and keep moving or let your negativity and severed hope sink you further down. 

One thing life has taught us for decades is that it goes on, only we humans love to pause, take a break, look back, well fine, but what’s the point of keep observing a healing wound. A watched kettle never boils, that’s a saying to remember indeed. Ignore! Keep walking. One day you might want to reflect on those bitter memories, perhaps at your prime, now, please don’t. 

Let good memories conquer your mind, replace the bad ones, or at least make them vague. 
After all what matters the most is this moment you are living right here, right now. Do something about it. Stop even ruining what’s in your hands for something which slipped away once, something which hurt you deep along the road. Pure waste of time.

You wanna live? Start living now. Past is to be framed, present is to be treasured. So what else??

Get moving people!

TGIF

Renuka G 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fighting!

Holla readers!

Just dropping by to wish all the trainee teachers luck for final examination which will be kick starting in  a few hours. Don't stress too much, read what's important, stay calm, pour everything out and go back with a triumphant smile. Remember, everything is possible with a little hard work and effort.

Good luck teachers!

Renuka G

Sunday, October 28, 2012

OoooOwl

I remember those times I used to call my friend an owl for staying up late and here I am, another owl in the making, maybe already made. Books, notes and slides are basically playing with my life so bad apart from messing with my appearance. Some of my friends even called me a living skeleton for I look so stressed out and of course tired, perhaps slightly thinner than I used to be. Well where shall I throw the blame but my poor diet and without a tinge of doubt the arduous revising duties.

Dante,  my afro guy :p
Frankly, sometimes I do get to unwind catching a game with my friend, who's a huge football fan. Actually it kinda helps. You girls can perhaps try. Even better if you have a friend who could describe every single details about the game, players and certainly the teams. Nothing wrong in learning and experiencing new things, especially the good ones isn't it?  However, since my dear friend is a little biased and supports Bayern Munich and Germany at all times, my football facts constitute mostly about the mentioned teams. Can't deny, they are really good! And the person who does the commentator duty for me is equally good as well. Too bad I won't be able to catch the game tomorrow for my broadband is currently in the ER and also for the reason I have to do last minute readings for my 1st paper which is at 2.30pm the next day. I will demand him for the report though. After all that's what friends are for :)

 Ok what else? ( BTW lately, I type pretty fast you know *impressed*)

YES I really have to apologize for my posts lately are solely about my life and not any other thing. Can't help it as it has been weeks since I last read online magazines. I wanted to write about La Mer collections and my recent online purchase but hardly found time to gather information and write something that would make sense and not digress without a point. Give me a little time, let me finish my exams, go home and you'd get to 'learn' and 'drool' via my blog. Just not now.

Whatever it is, I would like to wish everyone luck for the semester exam. Give it your best shot and welcome the 2months break with much peace and happiness. I'm going to do the same. Fingers crossed! No escape!

Already having the holiday images popping in my head. Me watching series on the couch, me  baking cookies and cakes, me annoying my dad, me reading Sherlock Holmes, me embracing my dumbbells (again!), me shopping and a lot more me-centered routines,. Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!

Hang on people, 9 days to freedom!

Love, Love, Love
Renuka G








Friday, October 26, 2012

4th attempt and accomplishments

Now that I'm here, having this canvas staring at me, I wonder why on earth am I here?

I want to write something, probably share something???


Oh hell no. All that is in my brain right now is 'Exams! Exams! Exams!'. Unless I fancy feeding you readers with the definition of multimedia and photography it would be possible but again no, that's too informative for this blog. So should I leave? 


I can't still because after writing about 70 words which somewhat make sense, why should I ?


Let me think. ( ok this whole thing seems so bloody stupid !)


.................


Got it! 


Since the 4th semester has ended, perhaps it would be better to reflect now rather than to wait till the exams end. After all, exams are not at all significant to be included even as memories. Better nod on that! 


......................

Man, I really can't think today!

Got it.



Ok where should I start ? Yes the 'screwed and survived' chapter! You know what they say, some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day. Exactly. Disposing those sycophants who made me sick to my stomach, is the best decision I've ever made. And that made way for many good things to reach me. God works in miraculous of ways you know. 


memorable 21st
In replacement, I've found 2 great friends and I friend whom I regained after nearly 1 year. Truly great people they are and inspiring without a doubt. Assuming that I've praised them enough in my previous post, Bffs, not going to touch on it much. 

Apart from the mentioned, I'm thankful for the reason, I once again did not play mediocre this semester. Convinced myself to be positive, took all the challenges course-wise, accomplished a story telling session, created a few poems, did the class presentations well and here I'm waiting for the final battle which is the semester exams. Can't wait to go back for the holidays and later welcome the brand new year!


Frankly speaking, ups and downs were there all the time. However, I pulled through quite well I should say. By letting some things to cool, by keeping my composure and by smiling at times of trouble, I managed to come stronger at the end. And I even found some time to motivate people I truly care for who finally ended up making my day even better and glossier. Did I mention I have a new hobby?? Haha details coming soon :)



Shin ee, A friend that I gained back :)
In short, the 4th semester kicked off with a storm and eventually mellowed into a smooth ride which gave way to much happiness and wisdom. Life's good and easy when your conscience is clear. Couldn't agree more. Glad that I took the right way, for I could celebrate in leisure while days wave goodbye now

YOLO! (why the hell I said that??)


Leaving now! See you when I see you next readers. Good day :)




Renuka G






Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Snap Judgement vs Analysis

Life taught me to not draw conclusions too soon, to not jump into decisions without further analyzing the obvious. But I once read in a book, a month of rational analysis can at times be equivalent to a snap judgement made in the blink of an eye.

I've found truth in both. You can  either trust your instincts and get over an dilemma real soon or you can go days or maybe years lending too much attention to a small prick. It's circumstances-bound, it's totally up to you at some instances as well.

So why am I talking about this now?

God knows.

No. 

Just making a point that, there's always a few ways of dealing with issues but often it leads to the same end somehow ( i mean the options). Ok let's say I want this Mulberry bag so damn much. I can either take days listing out the pros and cons or I can, by all means entertain my temptations and get one that moment itself. If I were to do the list, the answer would somehow be a 'yes' or a 'no' certainly, the downside though is I'd have wasted time if the decision is a green flag. On the other hand, going with my desires won't consume time yet might cost me regrets which is equally bad as losing time. So basically, we can't run away from pros and cons. Even worse, we can't guarantee  'perfect' decisions by over-analysing nor snap judgements for we wouldn't know till the consequences start to flash the results. There's no way of picking techniques and methods in life. Sometimes we just go with it, or sometimes we stop and think. Either way, you face it!

Why fear deciding then? =)

Good Day 

Renuka G


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bffs

Nobody knows what tomorrow might bring, but I'm glad that I enjoyed yesterday and have today to be thankful for. As I look around me I see the people I've gained, wonderful people they are. Who can see through others' pain and be a shoulder to lean, who can appreciate life and be happy of what they have, who uphold good values and be aware of conscience. They taught me a lot, teaching me still. They're the reason behind my smile, the light along my path :)

I let go of rocks for diamonds, and that's certainly God's utmost miracle. As I have mentioned, tomorrow is not in my hands, I treasure the present. And I'm thankful for the life and people I have with me now. You guys are impossible to live without!

A friend in need is a friend indeed! Glad that I've found you all :)

Love
Renuka G

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The No-Brainers

snatch mine and i will still write !


A step- forward and a step-backward
That’s the tune the world hoofs around

A chin-up and a chin-down
That’s the culture we live about

Hands up then a 'hands-down'
That’s the hurdles we come pass

Stride on then we rot down
That’s the end of each of us.


Quick poem in 7 minutes! 

Renuka G

Irksome


Another irksome day in this chapter of mine
With nothing but converging thoughts
Frisking me into abstinence.

Things seem to be a bungled mess
While a runny overwhelming fever
Flowing swiftly into the drab cavern.

A distinct memory of an ended euphory
A poignant meet with the subtle reality

Triggering shudder beneath the shelved hope




Renuka G

Hazy Morning,Blurry Thoughts


Smile 1st! then read...
On a hazy morning,
A thought floating across the blurry mind
Mirroring past actions and the whys behind them

Is this really me it asked,
A question breaking all actions.

As the silence speaks no justification,
Consequences cloud the shrouded future.

Its a dilemma indeed,
Which might dim but never depart.

Renuka G

Sometime ago

its time to reward myself for all the sleepless nights and frizzy hair


I thought tough things will never end
I  assumed time will never budge

I wrote, I erased
I swore, I cursed

But this moment feels so great indeed
as if i'm willingly looking back,
at those silly times I was stressing over.

How good it feels to have finally crossed the river
which was once mistaken for a savage ocean

So as the horizon attempts a touch
Make way while i sit and sneer
At my own self some time back


Renuka G






To a Friend


This montage of a long gone friendship,
There was the real you, there was the old me
A story made indeed that is now a memory.

Little do I know how it started?
But how can I forget what we treasured
Wars everyday yet nothing was lethal
No sorrys, no hurts that was we always

Friendship though is fragile as said
A storm as mighty didn’t spare us anyway
Now I see you as same as yesterdays
But a word though hardly sails.

Renuka G

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

And it ......

Got my secret-recipe cake
Got my chocolate-made stilettos 
A great surprise by wonderful people
Perfect gifts
Many-many wishes
And yea

I'm officially 21! =)

So what's next?

Enjoy the usual sleepy-days in hostel, revise, sit for the finals, head back home for more baking victories and life goes on!

Can this get any better? 

Renuka G



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The sweetest!

Just wanted to thank a dear friend for making my 21st so special.

Thank you for the surprise
Thank you for calling me despite the time difference.
Thank you for singing those wonderful classics for 2hours. (Hotel California, mind-blowing!!)
Thank you for helping me with my messy Facebook account
Thank you for being there every time I need you.
As I've always said, you are the best!!!

Keep smiling hossie =)

Wish u all great things in the world.

Hugs!!

Renuka 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Excuses and Gifts and Treasures

Things are happening so fast that i'm left with no time to pause and think, what more write?

Since excuses don't make me look good, here you go a lil updates:

My sister's birthday gift finally arrived and here it is.
Guess what? She's in love with the products and also Benefit!


that's what i'm talking about =p

Coming to my birthday gift. My sister bought for me a dress and a jacket from promod which are completely adorable and cute. For the record, I enjoyed every moment of my shopping spree with her.
promod.com


promod.com

From my dad, it's a set of Bobbi Brown facials. Toner, moisturizer and also their cleansing oil. Honestly speaking, I asked for my sister to get it for me like months ago as my birthday gift (who does that?) , therefore technically it's her gift to me. However, since I put on Amex due to their humble weekend shopping rebates, in a way it's my dad's gift too.

Apart from the dress and the facial products, my dad agreed to get me a watch from Michael Kors or Marc Jacobs, so we'll see.

Maybe this post might sound like I fancy gifts so very much, but hey, it's true. Just to an extent. I love to be pampered with gifts, only from my family members. And I feel there's nothing wrong in it as long as they can afford it. I have full rights you see =p

Being blessed with a kind sister and dad who values my happiness more than anything, I'm certainly the luckiest a girl ever!

At the end of the day though, I do have to bow and admit, gifts mean so less compared to the love and care they indulge me in.

Love,
Renuka G


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mock Mock

Ok, so this is blogger. How does it work? What do I do in this space actually?
 Type something is it?

What shall I write then?  Yo bloggers?  YOLO?

Sorry kind of a newbie here experimenting blogger for the first time. Pardon my innocence and fakeness of course! =p

Holla people! Your favorite blogger is finally back =D don't deny that please!  

Where have I been? Oh well that’s a secret. * all mysterious of a sudden*

Naah, I was busy entertaining a few important tasks like the UAK and simulated teaching. So far, all went well. Smile please Renuka , =)

Ok enough, wipe that idiotic grin !

Honestly speaking,  I’m still in no mood to write. I instructed my blog to scribble something herself ( yes, she's a girl), yet she doesn't seem to obey me much lately. Gonna strong-arm her soon.

Whatever!

I think it's about time I ciaow before I digress to much!

So, good night peepZZzz!

Renuka G

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Simple Pleasures

I should really thank god for yesterday. It was such a wonderful day from the beginning till the end which dragged even more happiness after midnight.

Some things I did:

Cleaned my room and decorated it a little

Got my usual weekend chocolate treat

Spoke to my dad about my trip back ( Glad that I can go home soon, yet still delaying the ticket purchase! *sighs*)

A friend did something sweet despite his hectic schedule and the time difference

Revised!! ( oh yes, I did =))

Cycled with friends

Updated 2 blogs

Replied my Interpals messages ( which I often delay for days, unless you're a friend already)

But these are the usuals. Sometimes it happens , sometimes laziness invades and freezes my actions putting me to sleep most of the time. No big deal.

However one event got me flying high because it has never taken place before.

I slept too much the day before, hence, yesterday I wasn't feeling sleepy much. As any other days like this, I was on my bed reading my ibook trying to doze off and pursue my dreamland. Then I received a chat-message from a friend via facebook messenger, and as the chat went on and on, he requested for a poem. It was like 4am. And to my own surprise I agreed when most of the time I would raincheck on things that involves too much thinking after 2. He allowed me to have 5 minutes to create yet I preferred to start off straight, and go line by line.Of course the first line I plagiarized from an old poem of mine, others were brand new. The poem was really short, like 4 verses yet I made my friend happy. And the fact that he posted it on his facebook wall, made my day!

I never knew I could write a poem at instant, I never knew I'd please a friend at wee hours, but these are just petty things I realized yesterday. The most important part is, I understood how words can actually lift people. The poem must have made him happy for a few reasons, one being I fulfilled his request, second is of course what the poem meant.  Therefore, words without a tinge of doubt can do wonders. Universal truth right?

What took place certainly motivates me to write more stuffs to lift spirits and spread happiness instead of complaining of whats and whys. People who possess talent in music, soothe hearts with their voice and melody, people who can dance, entertain us with all they have breaking a sweat on the dance floor, I can write, so why not use it make someone's day better?

Maybe I won't be scribbling poems everyday at 4, but I have this blog, and two other, I can create wonders if only I put my heart into it. And this too reminds me of my dad's advice some time ago to always write good things and be an inspiration and guidance to others.

Makeover time again I guess =)

Renuka G

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fab Mini M.A.C


Chanel, Gucci and Hermes are a few fashion houses that have earned their arm candies the It-bag status.  Now though, they seem to be taking a break while other American designers reign the runway with their eye-popping borsettas. As much as I want to compliment Marc Jacobs, I have to ignore for I wish not to steal the limelight from Rebecca Minkoff whose dazzling bag I’m going to torch on for this post. 

You might have stolen hearts with your Chanel signature lamb-skin bag, but maybe it’s time for a fresh new departure with a little more oomph. And I suggest Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini M.A.C Wondering what M.A.C stands for? Well it’s Morning After Clutch. Even though the bag has been ruling the market for nearly 3 years, little did it run out of fame. 

Some fret over the limited space the clutch has, while I consider it’s ideal to stash your must-haves in. The style-booster also comes with an adjustable chain which allows you to wear it cross-body, which, I reckon to be the best way of wearing it. 

Genuine leather without a doubt and is light! 

Worried about the colour choices? Don’t be,  it ranges from bold summer colours to the chic-pastels. 
Best finish to your color-block outfit I should say!

Wearing a humble price tag of 600MYR for the usual leather and 900MYR+ for bubble lamb leather, this affordable arm candy can compliment your street style and party outfit better than any other . 

What else? Get grabby now!



Renuka G

Empire of the sun- We are the people


I spent nearly 2 hours analyzing this one song just for the reason I loved it!

At first I believed the song to be a simple summer love story yet later i discovered it to have a deeper meaning  when I watched the video and also a read a few reviews. 

This is my interpretation, two people avoiding death reminiscing the life they had, wishing to be like the rest who have more time than them in this world. They can't accept their life would end soon but tried assuming that would convince death , but they fail and eventually die (hook). The consolation though is, life will teach you everything before the final moment; about yourself, hardships and joy, what you've lived yada yada (bridge). The gist of the song being, death is inevitable. 

 Something like that.

Anyway it's not a right or wrong question, merely an interpretation. Enjoy the song!

Renuka G

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tick tock

A few days ago when my dad reminded me of my birthday, I was the least excited about it for some stupid reasons. The main one being, I can't go back! Imagine how frustrated I'm. This situation had been recurring for 2 consequent years. And guess what? I hate it!

When my dad attempted to convince me and of course excite me with the 'what you want, I will get it for you' statement, again I had no feelings, like at all. In fact I turned the 'huge' offer down. Now though, since the mini shopaholic is back in action and all excited and shameless, I'm going to make the list! One for my dad and one for my sister =) However, since I have informed my sister exactly what I want a few months ago, maybe I can let loose on that now.

Of course I'm not going to reveal everything in the list, just going to show you the main course!
Marc by Marc Jacobs jewelry

Oh yea it's a watch.

When it comes to fashion watches, people usually give it to Michael Kors, and I'm not going to deny the designer's talent on that for I've seen some really good pieces with my own eyes. However, I tend to get a little biased when Marc Jacobs stands in the same line. You all know me!


And you might ask, why not a bag from MBMJ, oh well, I live by some principles which includes -designer bags only from my own money. Wait till I earn, get my paycheck and off to the outlet I go. Meanwhile, I'm holding my horses and living modestly with Mango and Elle arm candies.

Plus, for this time being, watch seems like a necessity compared to a bag as my phone doesn't stay with me often. Sometimes my friends borrow it to play games, take pictures or surf the net, and to spot a clock around my campus is a tough thing too (excuses come pouring). Hence, owning a watch is definitely a solution. *winks*

After reading this post without a doubt my dad is going to question the future of my new B.U.M Equipment watch which I abandoned months ago just after purchasing, so allow me to answer that short and simple. Honestly pa, that's an ugly watch. Period.

Point blank, I haven't finalized this item as my birthday gift , only a wish-list item yet to be reviewed and considered. You'll see my final choice soon.


Renuka G


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More to life

I have heard from the broken-hearteds, they speak too much pain.
I have been told about victims seeking a little shade, they are exhausted within.
I have read something on the truth-seekers, they are eagerly searching still.

I have seen people, real people behind each story
and each of them are survivors to be awed indeed.

Who can't be beaten down by circumstances,
who can pursue life even with much burden to bear,
who can inspire despite the hurdles they confront each day.

They might have looked backward, but still are moving forward,
They might have failed once, yet striving to beat the odds.

SO ,the second you feel this life is of no worth, think of them.
They sure have something to teach and you sure have something to learn.

And if it's one of your story that I've shared, thank you for being such an inspiration :)

Love,
Renuka G 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Quality trips

My 3 days BIG ( Bina Insan Guru) camp is over and it was indeed an opportunity dressed in overalls, and looked exactly like work as Edison puts, which I took and did not miss, ignoring the fact, the program is actually mandatory.

Adversity introduces man to himself. Therefore, the long walks (10km in 3 days), creepy encounters, cooking for a huge crowd and setting up the camp, certainly made a good experience and taught lessons apart from showing me what I can be and do. Some come stronger faced by adversity, some shrink. I'm proud to say, I'm not the latter but whether I'm stronger, let my actions in days/years to come prove.

Enough about adversity, let's move to emotions.

Emotions are like seasoning to food, it should be just-nice and not in excess or show tremendous lack, situation bound of course. Here, it's important to understand one thing. Emotions posses an impeccable tendency to take over and magnify problems and make them appear frightening. So, watch out!
On the way to Kuala Kubang (stole the pic from a friend =p)
Most of our troubles are not deeply rooted, the way we react to them often end up giving them too much attention which they don't necessarily deserve. Provoked by the tears and temper we begin analyzing and scanning details , ignoring the world which is still moving fast, missing good moments, and beautiful things, only to solve or hunt the cause. Ignore shortfalls and control emotions right, that helped me throughout the 3 days. I let petty things be petty. My emotions were just right allowing me to stay motivated and happy even in such a deep jungle.

Well, can't deny it was such a wonderful experience wrapped with joy which assisted me to see real people surviving hardships everyday yet pursuing happiness without losing hope, to learn from my fellow friends their good values besides awing their finesse-self and to discover my own abilities and adaptability.

I made it!

Renuka G