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!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ready to switch?

If you can't change the circumstances, change your perspective.

Let's just face it, you are not gonna get things your way! It might sound like a slap on the face but hey, that's called reality. What's meant to happen will happen, whether it favors you or frustrates you it's the later part. Deal with it honey, we don't hold the thread to our lives, we are all apart of the show instead.

There ought to be occurrences getting on your last nerve, be prepared. Remember this word, 'switch'! It comes handy I assure you. When you feel like banging your head on the closest wall, switch! Switch your perspective.  Life may give you lemons, limes, oranges, berries, who cares, anything still brings something. It may be a lesson, experience, wake up call, etc etc, be thankful and for god sake learn!

One thing we are almost experts at is the excessive portrayal of emotions, minimize it. Emotions are concentrated, dilute it! Dilute it with inner peace. Yes, make peace with yourself that you don't have the power to travel backward, admit the defeat, and move on. Life isn't a one way road, travel, venture, there's more to see, there's more to live each day.

Mindset is one of the toughest to change. Why? Because we are corrupted. Our minds are full of negativity, excuses, jealousy, all acting together forming a barrier which repels positivity at its threshold. Admit it, most of us, we have lost our values, we are the citizens who live by filthy habits, we don't advance and we don't let others strive as well. Pathetic I know. So, change for the better, be the change.

If we were to presume looking at things the way we do now, continue to maintain the negative outlook we have towards things that happen to us, dive in, the sea of dissatisfaction is where you belong. But I tell you what, life is an interesting journey, each step, each fall, is a doorway of various surprises. Only if you know how to accept, you will learn how to endure. Then you live!

It's all about perspectives.

Renuka G

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Here it comes !

Thomas A. Edison once said discontent is the first necessity of progress, well I'm at the moment discontented. Discontented with the teacher that I am because I know the teacher I can be. You may have heard me expressing my carefree attitude about whatever that had taken place during my first practicum. But hey, I'm feeling discontented at heart. Whether I can be better let time decide. Whether I can strive to be better, that's my call for progress.

Only because I have shelved an A the previous time, doesn't mean I'm gonna get lucky this time around. Things are certainly not certain to go backwards and predict the 'forward'. Simply said, anything can happen. It makes me restless. Discontented. And i believe it is screaming in head to open doors for improvement and progress. I'm not a couch potato! Or maybe I am, couldn't help it. But  work is work. Nothing feels better than basking the fruits of one's hardwork. Therefore I shall strive for the best I can possibly be.

Ok the situation is like this, once again a school from Marang, an additional project with an ETA from the US if I'm not mistaken, observing-lecturer yet to be announced, so yeah the pressure has been elevated. Can't sit here and day dream anymore, for it is about time I buckle up getting everything that has to be done right.

The 2 months out from IPG is no license to roam free, it's a wake up call instead. While the world demands only the finest of quality, playing mediocre is not an option. It's a competitive market for the teachers as well if you were to keep up with the recent updates and education policies. I'm so screwed . HAHA.

Anyway, it's going to be a fun yet stressful experience which is going to make me roll eyes saying 'kids' every single working day at SK Paya Resak. Can't wait!!!  Ok I'm kidding. I'm hell scared :p

Renuka G

Monday, June 17, 2013

Of new beginnings and fragrances

Here it begins the 6th semester of my degree programme. Of course I'm feeling very blessed considering the results that I've shelved the previous semester, but this is a whole new beginning. More challenges ahead of me, ups and downs, trials and tribulations, all got me excited to face it.

I really don't want an easy ride home, rather settle for the combo of both sides.  This person believes that struggles mould oneself into a better being, into a tougher self. There's no way I'm cutting corners or praying for the lady luck to book a seat next to me, I want it the way everyone else gets it. My years as a college student I want to use to equip myself with emotional endurance and positivity. The mentioned duo is what that will keep things going in the coming years of my life.

All is well!

And now let me introduce you all to my new perfume , Tresor in love by Lancome. Yes I have decided to not play safe with Gucci all the time. Lancome is a great cosmetic brand and I fell in love with Miracle once, so I'm investing on their other bestselling perfume for the next few months use. The fragrance came with a body lotion and it smells awesome as well. Bingo! Tresor In Love has a fruity flavor to it with distinct middle notes of rose and jasmine. A must try! Apart from the mentioned I also did some splurging with The Burberry collection of fragrances. The box came with 5 4.5 ml of different Burberry perfumes including their signature  Brit Sheer, Burberry Body and The Beat. Worth every penny!

Renuka G

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

My father always deserves a post !

Well what  can I say, words aren't enough to describe how much he means to me . The hands which held me close, watching every single step I take since I was little. The heart which never fail to love me and forgive me along the way. He's such an inspiration. Someone who isn't afraid of forsaking his all for his children. Someone so kind and genuine at heart. A soul which wishes me all great things in the world though deep inside I know he's crying.

I do realize we are not like we used to be, and the blame is entirely on me. But I hope someday you will know that I grew apart because I don't want to be close and hurt you again.

Though I put you through so much pain, the way my silence would have hurt you, you still got me a new phone. So unfortunate that I had to turn it down, only because I know Uma is a way better daughter and companion to you than me and she deserves it.

I'm not heartless to hurt you. I'm not taking revenge. You're my father and I love you so much. Sometimes when I see you smiling and laughing with Uma, I crave to be her. And when I see you close to tripping and limping, I die a little inside. But let's just face it, things have changed, and I'm sorry.

Hope you know I always love you all the same pa. Happy Father's Day!

Renuka G

Thursday, June 6, 2013

You know when it happens

I wonder how two worlds collide. A lighted oil lamp seem to stand tall among chandeliers. It's amazing to see the newly blossomed flower from the garden looking over the old tree.  Just like that, some things are not meant to be justified, only felt. They marvel us, they excite us, and they take us by our feet without a clue. Rare I should say these happenings. Some stop to feel, while the rest ignore. If you know it's happening to you, don't miss a second. Not all precious moments come by for a second visit.

Spreading some love ,
Renuka G

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Matured Relationship

Don't think I'm unaware for I'm fully conscious of the speculations and stalking activities that have been going around for some time. Well to set the record straight, and let you all hear it from the horse's mouth itself, I'm still single. Perhaps a little taken by heart, but I'm not getting deep into that. And those who already formed chains and any sort of linkages of me to another man, kindly erase it please.

So moving on, since the confession just made the rumor mill turn sour, lets add a little spice . Today I wanna talk about relationship. A topic which I left long ago in this blog while I was still complimented and seeked for relationship advices occasionally by members of the society. This canvas I shall fill with my version of a matured relationship.

Well let me tell you this, your relationship if you think can't be named as matured, kindly dispose it. Or if you are in it for some hidden agendas which I presume to be very ugly like to cure loneliness, gold digging etc, I suggest therapy! You people need help. A relationship i believe should be shared by 2 matured individuals who loves each other in a sane manner, be able to lead their lives without compromising their individuality and pursuits, and last but not least acts as a support system emotionally. Basically comes down to adequate love, freedom and support.

Before you even open your mouth to object, mind you this is my opinion.

Quotes might support the notion of love having to be crazy , I don't. Crazy leads to more crazy, period. A relationship that lasts always has a good balance in terms of emotions. And that is the main reason why they could survive the distance and various circumstances life throws. Crazy only pulls her hair and she pulling his hair at the end of the day. But this too will survive, convincing own-self with the crazy love quotes , trying to hide the soured feelings. There goes another man or woman gripping so hard fearing the sea of loneliness that could drown him/her. But hey, have faith will travel.

Next speaking of freedom. Yes if you love someone you should be able to be yourself with that person. I would kiss the person who said that, in this case apparently its me ;-) I always advise my friends to try to survive a relationship or friendship for more than 6 months to validate your feelings. It's because humans can't be fake more than that period of time. They will voluntarily switch to their normal self, that's human capacity and apparently a bingo to everyone if you use it to your advantage. Watch him and watch yourself , if you can go 6 months yet get better, you've scored. However just in case things only turn haywire thereafter, thank god and move on. Come on you are probably gonna spend decades with this person, you don't want to come home feeling the need to become a girl with swag or a girl next door just to keep it going!! Freedom also means the approval of you pursuing your dreams and make your own decisions when the need arises. Couples doesn't mean farewell to individual choices. Two separate people are involved therefore one still has full rights over his or her life, unless a bigger institution like family is concerned. The last one is freedom in social media. Stalking when it comes to a matured relationship which is obviously founded by trust, is a pure no! Bookmarking his or her Facebook and twitter page to see his or her activities, that's very ugly. Sounds like my pupils love story to me. Grow up! Find a better hobby.

Support system. A life partner being a good support system especially emotionally is very crucial and do call yourself lucky if you have landed one in your life. I know some people in a relationship who just don't have heart to heart conversations at all. They call themselves emotionally-closed people but I think they are only emotionally detached in the relationship. Guys do share emotions, girls i need not say. The only difference is guy selectively tells, while we girls blurt to even a bunch of gossip mongers! So if he's not telling you, probably he's telling someone else. Hey I didn't say he is cheating, merely stating he isn't comfortable revealing some things to you, which I assume is not a good thing. I don't know about you all, but I only want a relationship in which a good support system can be formed between me and my partner. That's very important to me.

I have covered the vital elements that i believe should constitute a matured relationship. Hope my two cents helped! Remember, there's nothing called the perfect love at the end of the day , it all comes to whether we can live happily with it or better off without it.

Renuka G