Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2/25/10 - Navratri Gurjar

This weekend was fantastic for Navratri! It was a little late (a week late) but this is the one I was looking forward too. I went with my two friends Judy and Karishma. Karishma and I are pros at garba and although it was Judy's first time there. We convinced her to come along saying it was much fun, which it is. Judy found it to alot of fun. The year before, Karishma and I convinced Rebecca and her older sister to come along. Rebecca found it much fun as well. So since my camera is broken and I couldn't take it to the Gurjar I'm going to steal some pictures from Karishma's facebook page:

A circle of cute little kids who were all dressed in traditional garba garbs:


My friends and I fooling around with the dandia sticks:

Navratri wasn't looking so great this year but Saturday, I'd have to admit, deffenitley made up for all the fun I was missing out on since I didn't go to many of the 9 days that Navratri lasts because of homework. I had some points where I got so caught up in everything since I know all the old songs' lyrics even though i'm a teen. My favorite part of Navratri is that you get to dance with people you have never meet before and have fun. I can't stand seeing people not smile when they are there to have fun playing garba or dandia! So every year my mission is to get everyone to smile while they are doing dandia. Its no fun not letting go and worrying about how you look etc. while you are dancing. And lets just say I succeed for the most part. I truly believe its fun to just let go and let the music carry your body to the beat. I had alot of fun with my friends, and I can't wait till next year!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Navratri 2010 is finally here!

So as  you can all probably guess, I am Gujurati and I celebrate a holiday called Navratri. It is by far my favorite holiday of the year. Navratri lasts for 9 days and 9 nights. Usually there are religious ceremonies, garba, and dandia. I go for the garba and dandia mostly. Garba is a form of dance when you do a repeated set of dance steps in a line that goes in a circle. Although it may not sound that great, its lots of fun being apart of it. Everyone is usually very energetic. Same thing goes for dandia. In dandia you use two sticks or a stick thats probably the size of your forearm and you hit them in a certain way between you and your partner. I believe today is the second or third day of navratri. I will definitely get some pictures up of the gurjar (the big event for navratri) as well as some pictures of all the different garbs.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

College Cooking - Getting Prepared

So my mom decided that it was time I learned how to cook!
For those of you who don't know, I'm pretty much cursed when it comes to cooking and can't even bake cookies for my life. I'm probably similar to Binachi from the anime Reborn! who's attack is literally poison cooking. My mom decided that it was time to shed some cooking expert light on me and teach me how to cook out of the box pasta for college. Some how miraculously, I successfully cooked the boxed pasta with Ragu sauce. Here are some delicious pictures.

The Ragu Sauce:

My Brother's Bowl:

I now think I might have a chance at actually learning how to cook! My goal is to learn to bake cookies from scratch so when I go to college I can bake some and make new friends. ^^

Monday, October 4, 2010

Is He/It Worth To Throw Away What You Have?

I want you to take this moment and reflect on your life, who you are, who are the people in your life, what you own, who or what loves you or u love and your dreams.

Along comes something new and fantastic but you have to trade in your past and dreams for it. Is it really worth it? and why? what makes it so worthy or so not worthy? Would u do it even knowing it may hurt the people who love you?

Please Leave a Comment Below telling if you would or wouldn't do it, and for who or what? 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tween Fantasy Author

Yes, its true. I am writing a fantasy story directed towards tweens and teenage girls. This is out of my normal writing. I happened to stumble upon Watt-pad and discovered this website. Some how I got the brilliant idea of challenging myself to write an original story out of my norm directed towards the Wattpad audience which happened to consist mainly of tween and teenage girls. I began it over the summer where I began to pour out my own old tween fantasies. I had dropped it around the end of summer and will hopefully get the chance to pick it up this coming summer or during a long school break.

Check My Story Out:

The Plot: A girl who has everything a girl could ask for(including superpowers), but what she wants most is just to be a normal girl.

American New England High School Senior

So whats it like being a senior for me?

Well in my school there are 7 periods/classes a day. Classes starts at 7:35AM and end at 2:00PM.
Torturous in some peoples minds such as my new friend who transfered into my school from Canada. And then you have the classic Asians who work their butts off every day who'd probably say that this way of school is too easy. Personally, my opinion is that school here is just the right balance. After all, we get tailored to fit the criteria of nearby Boston Colleges that are considered to have the best college experiences in the world in store for students.

Personally, I love being a senior. Especially since I finished my required courses by Junior year. Also Junior year was close enough to hell for me since I decided to take more core courses than I could handle. Although Junior year was more of a degrader for me, It gave me the chance to learn more about myself and how much I could push myself. Senior year, interestingly enough, happens to be my experimental year with courses. Having been locked out of the courses that I preferred to take, I ended up with a set of various courses ranging from business, to web design, to health. I actually find that I am happy to be taking the variety of courses. It makes me feel more well-rounded which I feel is an essential quality to leadership. It also helped me realize that I truly do want to go into the medical field preferably majoring in Physician's Assistant. Plus, Senior Year I am taking fewer honor courses since the courses I choose just weren't offered in our school as honor courses, I hope to once again have the pleasure of receiving many As on my report card as well has having the pleasure of truly learning the material with now available time.

And for seniors who are still taking yet harder courses(APs and IBs) than their junior year, my brother has told me that college freshmen year seems to be easier than senior year in high school. Although he has just begun school in college, I think this is still something worth looking forward to.

The Not So Geeky Robotix Club

This is probably my main club. BUT before you go judging me, I'll have you know that I handle most of the non-tech work. Although I originally joined for the tech part of the club, I ended up finding a position that was more natural to me in the business division of robotics. How can Robotics have business you say? Well since we compete in a competition called FRC or First Robotics Competition(www.usfirst.org) and we build a behemoth of a robot, a large some of money and mentors are essential. I'll be posting a link as soon as I our website starts to come together. Really our club is made up of Artists, Business Enthusiasts, and Science and Technology Nerds. 

After a long Sunday's day of double checking and rethinking, I've decided to run for President as my fellow members have encouraged me to do so thinking this Patel family blood naturally holds leadership qualities. Elections are going to be held tomorrow and now I am very excited for this chance to  take charge and lead this club into a better year. I have mind to beat my brother and the excellency of his years as robotics president. Luckily with the base, dear brother, left behind, we have already been able to build upon it and start reaching new heights.

A Quick Intro, Ideal life

So here I finally am. Blogging.

My username/pen name is TheGirlWhoSeeks and I've always wanted to be a free-lance paid blogger but I just couldn't find the right job for me. So I said screw it and decided to blog anyways. I like the idea of having my opinions out in the world allowing me to try to shed some wisdom. This is also a way to record my quest in seeking my ideal life.

At first I thought about making the blog about life in general but found it too broad so in the end I decided: This blog will be about my life. Hopefully I'll get everything from cooking, to fashion, to education, to physical workouts, to traditional medicine, to history, to sports, to anime etc. 

If you want a formal description of who I am then here:

I'm a currently a 17 year old high school senior, both my parents were born in India, came to america and had two kids. That would be my older brother who is a freshmen at Boston University and I. My three favorite words to describe me are: Crazy, Smart, and Constantly Seeking. Okay so the last ones not exactly a word but those three things are what describe me best. 
Clubs i'm a part of currently include Robotix, PingPong, Multi-Cultural, Anime, and Medical Careers. Or those ones I can recall off the top of my head. 
The one sport I am in currently is Field Hockey.