I am a little more of…

Full text for this video is found here.

The words ‘Romantic’ and ‘Classical’ usefully bring into focus important themes in our personalities. We’re all both, but which are you a little more of?

I think , after watching this video and reading that text, I am a little more of a ‘Classical’ person, even though I really wanted to be a little more  of a  ‘Romantic’.

But as they say in the end,

Both Romantic and Classical orientations have important truths to impart. Neither is wholly right or wrong. They need to be balanced. And none of us are in any case ever simply one or the other.

What about you ?

Which Banned Book Are You?

I have been seeing the Banned Book Week related posts a lot and this post, from a blog I follow, had a link to a nice quiz to determine which banned book resembles you as a person. And as you know I like these kind of fun quizzes. So, obviously I took the test and here is my result : Persepolis


Not a book I have read, so I don’t know much about it. I might have to read it sometime later. As to if it defines me, almost 80% is true. No doubt.

Would like to try it to find out which book defines you and share it ?


Optimist/Pessimist – More confusions

Continuing with the Glass Full or Empty thing that I had posted earlier.

Remember all these are just fun. You can go and check the test, get your score and then continue 🙂 . I am not going to go into some deeper level discussion on these topics, even though I might be inclined to do so later. Today its gonna be light (because I am working and I am just plain tired and need a break in between and I may or may not make enough sense).

Did you know that there is a term called ‘Optimistic Pessimist’ and ‘Pessimistic Optimist’. I tell you, the urbandictionary.com  has definitions for everything. Even your name. My name (original name) had some pretty bad definitions (apart from some good ones). So this is what it has to say about the Optimistic Pessimist:

Hope for the best; prepare for the worst.
Optimistic pessimism is a great way to live your life, because you can’t lose.
It has many meanings such like :
– taking a precaution to prevent a near death experience
– level of optimism
– they see the cup as nor half full or half empty as to them it is constantly filling whilst constantly emptying
– for a good thing to happen a bad must follow and vice versa
For this they have an example there which is quite nice actually considering the facts there.

Now I am confused, I know I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist. I come in between these two. But this is where it gets confusing with these new terms.

Now with my score in the previous post : Optimism: 67 Pessimism: 58 , should I be considered Pessimistic Optimist (I got more score on the optimism right?) or should I be considered an Optimistic Pessimist because I believe in Hope for the best, but prepare for the worse. I even have that written in my diary some long time ago. What do you think.

Two words and the permutations and combinations of these two has reeled me in today. Sometimes I wish I was smart enough like this.

Full or Empty

When I am slightly bored and in between work for the short breaks, I keep messing around to do things that are little fun and at least slightly interesting. I got this link where we can do an Optimism Test to check out level of Optimism/Pessimism. I tried it out and below is the result.

KG’s Optimism/Pessimism Report:
Optimism: 67
Pessimism: 58
You mostly believe that the future holds positive opportunities with successful outcomes (Yup, totally!) . This means that you most likely have good stress coping strategies (100% correct), motivation (hmm.. not always) and persistence (One of the best points actually). You do sometimes view the world as a place of bad experiences and events (Oh! the things I had to go through, obviously I would), at these times you are unlikely to invest much trust or faith in the belief that things will turn out OK (Yes, very much and that is why I ain’t looking for it) .

Wanna try and share?  Or would you rather say

A,B,C…here is something about me.

After Ger posted his A to Z about himself (which is a very nice and funny read), I was wondering if I could do it. Well, here is my try.

  • A – Artistic. A little bit actually. Have you seen my drawing of Mickey Mouse ?
  • B – Bookish. During my under and post graduation, if I am not in my class, people could find me in the library. I even knew which book was in which section. I love the feel of the books and library was my sanctuary. Disclaimer: Being in love with books doesn’t make me geeky or smart.
  • C – Curious. Never get me curious about anything. I go to extreme lengths to at least know what they are. Sometimes it is good, but most times its bad. That is how I happened to read Fifty Shades of Grey. [sigh]
  • D – Diary. The first time I ever wrote one, I got caught and I had written something in it when I was upset with my parents. The diary was confiscated and I got an earful. After that the only reason I owned a few diaries were to write the lyrics of the songs I wanted to learn and to write poems and stories I read & liked, total non personal stuff.
  • E – Eldest. I am the eldest of the three and I am really happy about it, but sometimes it makes me pull my hair out because I have to be the most responsible one in the family. That really sucks.
  • F – Flying. I love flying, even though I am afraid of heights. When the rates were cheaper like 1000 Rs per ticket between my current place and my home town , I used to always travel by flights, used it like a bus service to the next stop.
  • G – Grand Canyon. I freaking love this place. I did the helicopter ride there to do the boat ride and it was just awesome. But I made a huge scene when I had to do the sky walk thing. Totally freaked out. But would go back there any time. Any time at all.
  • H – Hufflepuff. This is the house Pottermore’s sorting hat put me in 😦 I so wanted to be part of Gryffindor. It goes without saying I am a Huge Harry Potter fan.
  • I – Icecreams. I love them but can’t have them enough because of my allergies. But I do sneak in from time to time. Especially a butterscotch or vanilla with the chocolate sauce and some choco chips, almonds & tutti frutti sprinkled on it and some  honey dripping on top. And nope, I never share ice creams or chocolates. If I ever do, beware of my intentions 😉
  • J – Jeeno. The name of our dog who is no more. He was named after a robot dog from a Tamil novel ‘En Iniya Iyandira‘ (meaning- My Dear Machine) I loved him to pieces and after him swore off pets because I cannot handle the heart ache of losing them.
  • K – Klutz.  If you have followed my injuries over the past year, you would know that I am a total klutz. I broke the pinky finger of my leg in the sofa while trying to get up from it.
  • L – Long Island Ice Tea. One of my favorite cocktail drinks. My friends always make sure they share mine because if I am buzzed, I get awfully quiet and calm and very boring and all Zen like (even though everyone thinks I am snoozing).
  • M – Mobbish. My driving is considered lawless and rash by general consensus (of friends). My family still has some hope left. So I don’t have a choice other than to accept it. But (touch wood) so far I haven’t had caused or been in any accidents. Yet, no one gives me their new cars to drive 😦
  • N – Noetic. I am attracted to people who have noetic sense, because I have none. Opposites attract right?
  • O – Oz. A place that has been on my travel list along with Angkor Wat &  Ireland for quite sometime, which I am yet to cover.
  • P – Photography. Easiest and coolest way to hide from everyone:  get behind the camera. I hate to stand for photographs but I love taking them.
  • Q – Quirky. I have too many quirks to my list. One thing to list here. I say Good morning to ‘Sun’ every day I go out in the morning. Its like a thing between me and Sun. I was a little upset today because I didn’t see him.
  • R – Romantic. Recently my friends said that I am the most romantic person in our group (and not because of the romance books I read). Am yet to find out why they came to that conclusion.
  • S – Singer. I love singing and am a fairly good singer. Learnt classical for 6 months when I was very very young and left it. Classical is so not for me. But singing helped me in my stuttering a lot.
  • T – Tea. My day doesn’t start at all until and unless I have had my morning cup of Tea. I won’t be grouchy but will not be too amicable either.
  • U – Upbeat. I am a very upbeat and positive person. Might be because of my blood group too (b+ve).
  • V – Vegetarian.Muy soy vegetariano, no carne, no pescado, no huevo” – This is something I have learnt to say in Spanish when I was in Mexico for a month and recently in Spain. And I have had people look at me as if I am a poor being to eat only the veggies. Only three words: Elephants are vegetarians.
  • W – Wonderment. I love to travel because it always makes me look at the world in wonder. Even the path we take daily, when we look closely gives you something to wonder every day.
  • X – Xenial. Especially to people who are new to my environment, be it my team or my family. As much as I feel shy to start a conversation, if I feel that the other person is new and needs a helping hand, my mode automatically switches.
  • Y – Yappy. My mother considers me a yappy person if I misplace something and am not able to find it. And sadly, mothers are always right, at least most of the times.
  • Z – Zumba. I have been going to Zumba classes along with yoga for a few months now and since I like dancing , but am very shy about dancing before another person, Zumba gives me a way to do it camouflaged as workouts.

So, how did I do it? What do you think of me after reading this ? Can I use this in my About page or will it be too tacky?