Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Teacher, teacher..

Teaching was never one of my ambitions back in school. I wanted to be a doctor and later in college, an archeologist or a marine biologist. Teaching was sort of the reserve, 'if-all-else-fails' option but then in college, we had to take seminars for our fellow students and I began to participate in a lot of inter- college seminar competitions as well. And somehow, I began to enjoy teaching. I don't know if it was because I used to win those competitions or because I have this loud voice that can silence people when I begin to talk or because I have a gift of being able to hold people's attention while taking class. What I know for sure is, when I teach, I'm completely involved with the subject I'm teaching. I need to know and make sure that the people who are listening are grasping and understanding 100% of what I'm telling them. And I also enjoy that feeling of pleasurable exhaustion mixed with satisfaction that I feel at the end of a class.
The reason why I'm rambling on about my love for teaching is that I had my first class as an online tutor yesterday. I hadn't been particularly enthusiastic about this job due to various reasons but yesterday, I found that my new job is truly enjoyable. I helped this kid with her exam paper and the feelings of elation and satisfaction I had of being able to help that kid were indescribable. I thought I'd never say this but I love my new job and I'm looking forward to the next session :)

Pre- Valentine's Day

It is true that my beloved and I could not celebrate Valentine's Day but we did celebrate the pre- Valentine's Day. We exchanged cards, had lunch together and spent almost the whole day together. Funnily enough, last year too we couldn't celebrate the Day but had gone out and exchanged cards and gifts the previous day. If it happens again next year, we will make it a tradition to celebrate the previous day. Think of all the benefits-

1. Restaurants would be less crowded.
2. Flowers would be cheaper and
3. People wouldn't stare as much.

The pre- Valentine's Day. It could become a thing ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Guess what my beloved and I did this Valentine's? We wrote an exam together :D That's right. There was this entrance exam that both of us wanted to write, which is held on the second Sunday of Feb. every year and this year, that just happened to be Valentine's Day. So, we couldn't celebrate as such but since my beloved decided to take the motorcycle to the exam, we rode to the exam and back. He picked me up a little distance from my house (my parents don't know about us yet), we had breakfast on the way (which he paid for) and dropped me back after the exam. It felt nice to be taken care of. Don't get me wrong.. He always tries to take care of me but I don't usually let him. I am more of an independent sort of a girl; for example, even though we've been together for almost two years now, I still insist that we split the bill when we go to restaurants (which he doesn't agree to most of the times). But today, it just felt really good to be taken care of :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

You know?

Why is it that guys flirt with a girl and when the girl tries to let them know right at the beginning that she is not available and she just wants to be friends, take it as a personal insult and try to act as if they were not interested in the first place and it's the girl's fault for assuming so? We know when they are flirting.. They know that we know.. And we know that they know, we know.. So, why is this so confusing for the guys? I mean, tough luck buddy.. Some lucky guy got there before you did.. So, be a man, suck it up and don't act like it's my fault..

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Good Boy..

So, my beloved had his practical exam today and among the possible combo of experiments that may be assigned, he got an easy one. He manged to breeze through all of them and could've gotten out of the lab early. But does he? No, he stays to help those less fortunate.. How sweet and thoughtful of him you may say.. but I won't 'cos the person he helped so doesn't deserve to be helped.. This person made my beloved's and my life hell in college and he is the most selfish, self- centered, irresponsible *@#**@# I have ever seen and yet my beloved helped him out. When I asked him, why on earth would he do that, he replied, 'I can't see another person in trouble and not do anything about it.'
That was so endearing and yet so maddening.. No wonder I adore that good boy of mine :D

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Well, I do have a job now. It's not my dream job but it will do. At least, I'll be able to pay some of my student loan off. So now, I am an online tutor for Biology.
Why am I not feeling good about this? Why do I feel like my life has fallen into a rut? Nothing is new or exciting or fresh and sparkly like it used to be..