The following students please come to the attendance office…
Surprised? Yeah, I was too, and so was everybody else in my Stats class. It turns out we have students by the names of Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and James Bond enrolled at our school. So, Eagle’s Landing High is not very far away from stardom, or at least the school is “educating” famous names of the entertainment industry. -- Whatever! -- But, it’s just wrong to name your child James Bond (or Michael Jackson for that matter) because he/she is definitely going to be made fun of. Such parents should be imprisoned!
Lunch, makes me fill my tummy, oh lunch!
Recently, I have joined a different group at lunch. I had been sitting with Nirali and Janki ever since this school year started. In the beginning I used to feel bad (but not say much) when they talked in Gujrati (not in Hindi or English), knowing that I do not understand the language. Over the weeks, I started mentioning this, and it got better. We started enjoying each others company, and even shared food without any hesitations. But for the past some weeks, they have again started showing their disrespectful behavior. After a while, I just decided to move on, and not care about being “nice” and sitting with other Desi FOBs. I moved to the table where Pavan, Miles, James, and sometimes Iara sits. Sitting with these folks is much more intellectual and rewarding than those two because all Nirali and Janki ever talk about is Hindi soap operas (btw, I do not even get those shows!! So, this an example how immature they are).
What’s even worse is that they have not even asked why I moved. Clearly, they don’t care. So, I’m finally being selfish, and doing what I think is right for me :)
Spring is coming!
The naked tree branches that I had been observing and admiring for the past couple of weeks (maybe months), now have thousand and thousands of flowers. A week ago they didn’t have a single sprout and now all the branches are covered! It’s not the case with all the trees, but these particular ones that are planted on the dividers inside our apartment complex. I was amazed to notice such a huge difference in just 7 days.
Do UFOs exist?
This is what I’m writing my research paper on for English. The paper is due after the spring break (and I have my school going on for now, just making clear to those who somehow got the idea that I’m on a break right now). I got started on the research and discovered this site that has personal stories about encounters with aliens and UFOs. Don’t know how true or false these stories are, but they sure are interesting. Read them if you like at http://www.bright.net/~phobia/main.htm