Life is a camera, Face it with a smile
A smile is like saying hello without any words.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Why say 'sorry' when you don't need to?



I haven't blogged in ages. Perhaps full time work got the better of me. Or living out of home, got me occupied.

Anyways, I have a message to convey. This is why I am now blogging.

This morning, I walked into my boss's office. As I always do, when interrupting my extremely busy boss, I said 'Sorry [boss's name], can I speak to you'. My boss stopped me and said, 'you do not need to apologise to speak to me. Just say my name and ask if you can speak'.

I agreed. But I also reflected on it. As a person, I probably apologise and say sorry way too often. If someone says excuseme, I would reply 'sorry', and then move out of the way. If some one told me to do something differently, I would say 'sorry', and follow their instructions.

In many social circumstances, by way of politeness we have accustomed ourselves to say sorry. It is actually not necessary. By apologising, we are agreeing that we are in the wrong and conveying our repentence for a past action.

Thinking about it, why on earth would I apologise to my boss to ask her something, when I have to do it anyway. Am I apologising for the interruption, but I am not really sorry.

When we overuse a word, the word loses its significance. One such word is "sorry". Use it sparingly but at the right occasions. It and you will be valued more.

Apologise only when you truly mean it and need it. There are other words in the English vocab. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Interview Experience

And in the midst of job searching;
Here a few interview questions that I got asked for a Volunteering position at a Community Legal Centre. The thing that was unique about the interview was the fact that they told me that this 'wasn't an interview, but just a chat'.

Tell me about yourself.

What attribute would you require as a volunteer?

What makes someone vulnerable and disadvantaged?

What are the most important skills you can use in this firm?

Have you ever been involved in policy development?

What steps do you take to do legal research?

What are your interests outside university?

Doyou have any questions?

That's all I can recall. I'm sure there were a couple of more questions.
I'm not sure if I did well. Personally I think I did really bad. But I got the position! :D

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wonderful Quotes for a Greyish Day

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

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Don't Ever Stop Dreaming Your Dreams

Don't ever be reluctant
to show your feelings when
you're happy, give in to it.
When you're not, live with it.

Don't ever be afraid to
try to make things better,
you might be surprised at the results.

Don't ever take the weight of the
world on your shoulders.
Don't ever feel threatened by the future,
take life one day at a time.

Don't ever feel guilty about the past,
what's done is done.
Learn from mistakes you might have made.

Don't ever feel that you are alone,
there is always somebody there
for you to reach out to.

Don't ever forget that you can achieve
so many of the things you can imagine ...
It's not as hard as it seems.

Don't ever stop loving,
don't ever stop believing,
don't ever stop dreaming your dreams

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Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."


-- Thomas A. Bennett

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Ra-One Bad

Firstly and foremost,

1. Tamilians are not idiotic and clumsy.

2. 'Konjam' is very different from 'Condom'

3. Even if we eat with our hands, we eat decently and do not put curd in our noodles.

4. 'Haiyoo' is not said after every single sentence.

5. Idly, dosai and sambar isn't the only identifiable south indian thing.

Ra one dminishes all hopes of even an average film. Untouching sentiments, sad humour by stereotyping tamils, and high expectations of action packed scenes ruined the experience. Even Chitti as Rajni on screen was not enough to connect songs and fights. The first 5minutes of the movie was probably enough to put you off the whole movie (What was the point of Prinyanka Chopra, and Sharuck motor biking, and etcetc...). If that wasn't enough, the train scene was an epic copy cat fail. Metaphorically, Ra-one, the movie, is as poweful as G-one trying to stop the train, and takes five minutes to do so, destroying the entire station.

In my opinion, the idea of a modern raavan, Ra-one and G - one (Jeevan) are the most historically dated characters that we have ever seen. A total miss.