Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Gooddoughnut Life

Holla!! to every single human being and rocks out there. Yeah I guess I am that much lonely to say hi to rocks. Just kidding. I need to write.
Life is my favorite topic to talk on , to write on , to yadda-yadda-yadda. No matter what is it about. Life is interesting. Everyone's life is. Have you ever wondered about some life events and you're like "no man no" because year by year or day by day , we have some memories that are special. No matter if they were embarrassing or funny or heart breaking. They become past and when you reminisce , they turn out to be a great reflection. That's life. Funny.

But some events change you. Some break you. Some even kill you inside (and out). What I like most is like 99% of us still get away with it? Humans are seriously amazing. I am sure people from other planets may agree. Whoops.
I didn't know what life would be just three or four years ago. I didn't know I'd be studying something (aka Commerce) I hated at that moment. I didn't even know I'd be driving a car , A REAL CAR, because traffic would terrify me a lot. I didn't know I'd be doing photography because it seemed something for creative kind of people (hey I am one now too)
I remember studying Robert Forest in English literature class. His quote "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." made me tad bit mad. I said (to myself of course) "what if I want to do suicide? Life doesn't really goes on." Silly me.

It all changed. Because it has to. This is literally how life goes on. Because it's gooddoughnut life.

I know at some extent , everything seems impossible. Everyone looks higher than they are and we feel bad for being us. Yeah ask me, I've been there. What you need to know is it won't stay like that forever. And those events that I once found super dooper unfortunate made me who I am today. Good deal yeah.

Example : in 2009 I was crying over my lost charger of Gameboy Advance. In 2014 , I was crying over my iPod's lost charging cord. Gladly I have a better choice now. Wink.

SO if you're running through something crap , yeah I am old enough to say crap *yay* then just stop worrying. Eat something you love to eat. And sigh because the good is yet to come and life is gooddoughnut!!!!
TBH it's not fair with me at the moment because iOS 8 update is saying it would take about 30 hours , 30 HOURS , to update. Sorry mate , my ipod can't even go straight for 10 hours. Thou shalt not.
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

iPod Touch 5 (views of a non-techy)

Around my 17th birthday, I got myself a stunning iPod Touch 5. Not to mention it was on my HIT list to buy a handy iOS device. This year, I was supposed to buy a cell phone but unlike everyone's opinion, I didn't buy a cell phone. I am not much of a GSM person , in fact I hate making calls (unless necessary. Hi Amma Jaan)
Before I'd buy it , I looked for some online reviews about it. All of those reviews were TOO techy for a 16-turning-17. In addition my parents would never ever trust those specifications. Ya know , kids of 80's that they are. So after buying it , (anyways hah!) I decided I should do something like youth guide to iPod Touch. I have been noticing that Apple has seriously neglected iPods these days and it's been rolling the length of iPhones. Eww. Sorry dude.

Meet the glorious Mr. iPod touch (5th generation) 
I named it Podi-podi. Yeah I know my nicknames are kind of a public embarrassment. SHRUG IT OFF. I need to start talking about tech stuff whoops.

It is made of aluminium , coloured aluminium actually. I got a silver one. When you pick it up, it's so light and thin. Like O-M-G. If you compare it to iPhone 5S , then it feels like sandwiching two iPod 5 will make the iPhone 5S body. There there little fatty.
iPod has got 4-inch retina display. It's prettier and so vibrant. I guess it's iOS 7 that makes it even more sleek. I previously had a galaxy tab so at first I didn't like 4 inch display. Crap. But it's really fine once you're used to it.

WIth an A5 processor , the speed of iPod is ...fine. I won't say it's super fast but it's good when you're using multiple apps at the same time. When you look for wi-fi connections , it only shows the most near one. Meaning really less chances to sneak free ones , ayeee. This isn't the fair part though </3

I love love love its camera. It's clear and focused. If you use Chrome effect as default camera , the photos are so vibrant. Though it only handles good results in day. It's not always flattering in night shots.

My opinion:
Whatever it is, I love it. I wanted to have it as a superb 17 present. Boom. Air Play is such a funny thing in iOS though. Just because I had used Android before, I had hard time realizing the fact that you can't share music and photos via general bluetooth. Heart breaks.
For music , you need to buy music from iTunes store or use iTunes in your laptop to sync songs. NO WAY to download directly from web. Well there believe me if Steve Jobs was around, I'd go and ask "whyyy dude whyy did you disable this ultra precious feature from iOS. It hurts like seriously" It makes me sad that I can't do that. Heavily sighs.
Camera of my iPod is just so good that I've ditched my Nikon S4000 for good. That's not a joke fellas. I shoot in sunny afternoons or even evenings but it's worth the work. I read in reviews that you won't be ditching your point-and-shoot for your iPod but I did. I DID ditch my Nikon for it.
The battery life of iPod isn't flattering. 4 hours of usage and 7 to 8 hours of stand by. I use it 24/7 so it's usually a battle between podi-podi and me to have it charged and discharged. CHARGED AND DISCHARGED. I have a tiny idea I'd be responsible for huge electricity bills but yolo. Hi.

Some hacks :
- If you want to download songs on iPod off web, you'll need to install some kind of downloader from App Store. There are some available. Just type "free downloader" and choose an app that suits you. They have built-in browsers that let you download stuff. Yeah yeah no need to say thanks.

- If you want to have iPod charged super fast , then activate airplane mode and plug in charging. It charges fastly but only use it when it's SO necessary.

- If you're a Nintendo fan as me, then download GBA4IOS app and play allllll those 90's kids games directly in your iPod. WOAH!

If I could describe iPod 5 in one line , it would be "it's iPhone 5 without SIM card." I don't think if Apple is going to make an iPod 6 or something , because lad is too busy printing bank notes with the super lengthy iPhone 6. IF you ask me , I'd not consider buying iPhone 6. It's so out of my league. But iPhone 5S is the pretty little chic. *tries to drop a clue about buying it sometimes*

If this review ever helps a needing teen to get an iPod , the pleasure is all mine. Wink added.
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Monday, 8 September 2014

Hi Failure

Ever since I got into high school , the main thing I was afraid of was failure. Sounds childish but who knew it could grow to have an anxiety-ish behavior at some points and a constant fear of....failing.
I imagine myself being in 8th grade , back then. Smart , ideas dancing in eyes and always saying "yes" no matter whatever the plan was.
There there there , I wish everything could stay like they were used to be but of course since the giddy nature changes everything, from yellow to purple (Eww), so did my high school and everything. I still wonder , why did I let things change?
Because Miranda Kerr seemed perfect , like perfect. Styling hair became more important. Writing creative stories became "kid-ish". Typos seemed to be HUGE mistake. And me? I guess I lost "me" in the phase of being lost.

I remember my Amma Jaan (mom) telling me to accept the flaws and non-perfectness in us. All of us. I never actually heard what she meant because when you're a teen or even young , moms are old and boring and eh? I didn't need to actually feel the flaws. Sighs.
Just when you realize you're perfect and stuff then something occurs that TELLS you 'Hi , no you're not miss perfect so here's a push from life. k bye"
I remember not being chosen for the class head girl. Because? I don't know why. I had highest marks , smartest mouth and the thing you call confidence.
I didn't get chosen to lead senior party. Because? I don't know why. Did the administration know someone better than me? They did.

Some of those events really crackled me , inside out. It was like being pushed from a high cliff whenever I didn't get the opportunity I had in mind , like it was made for ME. Nobody else had right to it , in my mind ofc. I started thinking that I can't do, this or that. Anything.
For me, it was (and has been) the worst phase. Being able to dream but not saying yes to the reality is seriously disgusting. It is not like I didn't try. I did but a little fail would kill me inside. The long run of perfection became so short. That it ended.

*heart breaks*

But , life + time are the biggest teachers. You can't stay at the same phase (unless you don't want to be changed). Going with the flow , I learned it hard way that failures will be there , among success. If only I wanted to achieve something , I will :
- Have to accept what I DON'T have
-Have to accept what others CAN do
-Have to accept life's not a fairy tale

Hah , don't worry . It's hard as rock (or something?) but saying holla at failure only decreases it. I just did it with my poetry and some other things in life. Like choosing Commerce for college. I am still a little afraid I may not be good at some commerce subjects. But if I don't take this chance , I wouldn't be able to feel what it "could" be like to study commerce.
So if you're stuck somewhere , just like me as being a silly 17 , I advise you to do it. Even if you're not a teenager but a grown up , do it for once. Or else you will never know.
I am waving a hi to failure . It will come to me (next stage: crossing Candy Crush level 40) , muahahaha!! This time , it will get me prepared.


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Friday, 5 September 2014

Poetess In Making

I can't exactly tell when did I start writing poems? I am sure it's still a huge secret to the people who know me. The fact is that I never actually showed my poems to anyone. They were never a perfect proportion to be added on a piece of paper. I would scribble them down on the very last page of my notebook. Where they stayed hidden...forever.
They might stay hidden until Areeba found some of my iPod notes. She was kind of screaming on me to start writing poems, again. To be honest , I didn't think I should work on poetry skills anyways. But after all my twin did want me to do that , I did.

I simply want to write nothing else but copying down my silly little poems/poetry on this white post template. Because one day , I would be trying hard to write them down on some piece of original white canvas. Eh? *winks*

1- Being a Karachitie , the love for ocean is inevitable.

I loved the ocean,
The breeze , the sand , the shells.
It always belonged to me somehow ,
I could hear the breeze blowing bells.
I owed ocean too much,
The long walks , the short races,
I wonder if the shore remembers ,
Us making small sand castles.

2- Journalists , the honest journalists actually , have a great role in my life.

I am a prisoner of time,
Waiting to get out.
I committed no crime,
My words just shout.
I wanted freedom , costing less than dime,
Oh but I live in a society , where justice is bought.

3- I have strong beliefs in my religion. That's where I am most and least strong.

As I close my eyes to make a prayer,
Time is stopped , this moment is rare.
I know I won't dare ,
He would be listening to me , so fair.
Allah, you're the only one who care,
You know , I am too weak to bear.

I laughed at my idea for being an author. But you never know. My college major isn't English literature (cough cough) so it would be as slow as snails pace (if it ever happens). Currently , I have been just writing them down , completely following my lost passion. I am so inspired by Erin Hanson and other great poets out there. High five . Boom!
There's a making.
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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Hey Mornin'

Ever since school was finished , my morning walks ended as gloriously as my alarm lost its rule over my long , long sleeps (muahahaha). The more I tried , in past days , to wake up drastically at 6 am and go out for a morning walk , it just didn't happen.
Morning walks are mainly good. Walking around in fresh , too fresh actually , air that isn't contaminated with lots of smokes or vehicle wastage. I wonder , what if someday all of the smoke is turned into glitter and cars start to emit sparkles instead of all smoke shiz that's pretty killing for almost every existent in this whole wide world? Then again , I am reminded that we live in a rock-ing world which is far faaaar away from this kind of non-realistic imagination. Ops.

One day , where I had to break a commitment with my slumber , took me to a morning walk that appeared to be in fields!!!! Being at fields in earlier in morning is a teeny tiny joy itself (I just realized that). Areeba and I had been planning to go out for some natural photography but afternoons were too hot. Nights were too dark. Evenings were too jolly but mornings ,eh? They were the best part of the day.

Following the plan , we set out in morning. The view was ... extra green. Haha! I am usually not a keen observer so it seemed pretty new.

Long lesson short , it's healthy if you go out for a walk in morning. Those who run in morning , dayyuuumm kudos to you guys. You may also end up to some photogenic places that are harder to find otherwise *insert a wide smiling emoji*
I have an idea that my huge smile looks like the wide grinning emoji in this photo so it will work :D
Are you a morning walk person? How do you see nature?

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