Daily blogging drains the ideas out of you. And what better to make a blog post out of at this time than a tag? I googled lifestyle tags (getting slightly bored of book tags, tbh) and found this.
So I’m taking this tag from Jenny in neverland‘s blog, and I’ll sing to Anohana’s theme songs while writing this blog post. Because Anohana’s songs are LIFE. I love them. I love the show. I love everything about it. I could fangirl all day but I’ll stop and move on to the tag.
Four jobs I’ve had
I’m still a student in college and I’ve never had a job. So I’m just going to skip this one.
Four things I don’t eat
- Cooked tomatoes. I HATE cooked tomatoes. I don’t like the taste of it and I always pick them out of my food as much as possible. But my dad loves them so when he cooks, my food is literally filled with only them. It’s hard to separate them from the rice so I end up eating a lot of it. I don’t mind raw ones on pizza, chaat etc though. Except in a burger.
- Cooked onions. I don’t mind eating raw onion pieces/rings as it is, or in any food item. But I hate cooked onions. My dad puts them in sambar (it’s a type of gravy we mix with rice and eat) and even if he carefully only puts the liquid without onions on my plate, I can taste the onions in the sambar and I HATE it. I still eat it, but doesn’t mean I like it.
- Most leaves. Except coriander, which I actually like. I don’t really mind if the greens are mashed and made to gravy or added in chaat but I will NOT eat them in my Indian meals. I always pick and keep them aside. I probably count the number of leaves I’ve eaten in my hands, and those were had accidentally because I didn’t notice them when eating.
- MEAT. Also eggs. I’m a pure vegetarian (not vegan) so I don’t eat meat and eggs. I haven’t even touched an egg except once for a science experiment. And I always stay away from meat. My family are all vegetarians so it’s tradition for me to be one as well, but other than that I will gladly stay a vegetarian.
Four places I’ve lived
Funny thing.. I’ve lived in the same place all my life: Bangalore, India. I’ve never moved. I studied all 12 years of school in one school, went to kindergarten nearby and now I’m going to college in the same city. I live at home with my parents and travel to college everyday. Travel takes out about two hours of my day on normal days (without extra traffic).
Four of my favourite foods
- Pizza. I LOVE PIZZA. This blog’s tagline is Books, planners and pizza. It used to be “and dreams” but I just love pizza too much so I changed it. Pizza is associated with happy memories. My best friends and I bond over pizza. Legit, when we meet after a long time (translation: a month) we plan to have pizza. When we have a little cash each, we pool it in and get pizza. WE. LOVE. PIZZA. I even feel weird having pizza with others because it’s our thing. We sit on the floor of my room and order in if we’re buying enough to be delivered.
- Chaat. This is an Indian street food which is the BEST THING EVER. The only reason it’s not first is because there’s no cheese in any of the chaats. Oh yeah there are MANY types of chaat. There’s whole menu. Pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, samosa chaat, kachori chaat.. just typing all these names makes my mouth water. I would really LOVE to have some right now. They’re all spicy and tangy, unless you add the sweet sauce which makes it a little sweet. I like my chaats really spicy.
- Masala dosa. Until about a year back, the only thing I ate when I went to south Indian restaurants was masala dosa. Dosa is kind of like a pancake (I’ve heard this comparison but I’m not sure if they’re similar). It’s really thin and is crunchy. Masala dosa is basically dosa, covered in spicy sauce, wrapped around a small bit of cooked potato with onions and spices and served with two types of gravies. I really don’t know if I’m explaining this right, but masala dosa is a gift to the world. It’s still one of my favourite foods, just not number one anymore.
- Kolumbu rice. I seriously don’t know how to spell it in English, and I don’t even know if it has a name in English, but we’ll spell it as kolumbu in writing. Also the letter l isn’t pronounced like “ell”. I don’t know the phonetic spelling of the pronounciation. It’s a type of gravy, you can say, like sambar but it’s very tangy and sour and I love it. It can be made as thick or thin as you like and it tastes AMAZING. Kolumbu rice is my favourite home-made food dish. Basically you mix the kolumbu with rice and eat it along with maybe some vegetable dishes on the side. It’s more of a Tamilian* dish than an Indian one.
*Tamil=south Indian language. Tamilian=group of people who speak Tamil. Mostly originated out of the state Chennai in south India. (This has become more of a lesson in Indian culture than a tag)
Okay this post has already become too long. I’ll try to make my answers short now on.
Four movies I’ve watched more than once
- High School Musical. I watch it almost every month. It’s my comfort movie. The one I watch when I’m sad or feeling low. I also play it in the background while blogging sometimes, but I end up abandoning blogging and just watch it.
- Radio Rebel. I LOVE the concept of this movie. Tara is more comfortable under anonymity, broadcasting from her room and it’s kind of like blogging. Anonymous blogging.
- A Cinderella Story. Another comfort movie. I just love Chad Michael Murray and Hilary Duff, okay? I love the story. I also love any Cinderella retelling. I really love Another Cinderella Story starring Selena Gomez as well.
- Baghban. This is an old Bollywood movie. I used to watch it every time it came on TV and I NEVER got bored of it. My mom got bored after a couple times but I refused to let her watch anything else when it came on. It’s actually been quite a few years since I watched it last, main reason being I stopped watching TV. Now I really feel like watching it again.
Four TV shows I watch
I watch all these shows online/on demand and not on regular TV. Saying this because this will contradict my earlier statement of “not watching TV”.
- Stranger Things. Obviously! The whole world is obsessed with the show, including me.
- Riverdale. I don’t have time to watch the episodes every week as they come out, what with exams and all. I’ll binge it after it’s done airing this season. Just have to avoid spoilers until then.
- Modern Family. I love watching shows based on families. This show is really funny and the episodes are only half an hour, so I sneak one here and there.
- Jane the Virgin. I started watching this only last month and I LOVE IT. It’s so entertaining and there’s so much drama!
Four things I’m looking forward to this year
There are hardly any days left! But I’ll try to come up with something.
- My birthday!!!!!!!!
- Seeing my best friends after SO LONG. They moved away for college and I can’t wait to see them again!
- To being done with almost all of my exams! I’ll have two in the first week of January and I’LL BE DONE WITH THIS SEMESTER! Finally! So ready to move on.
- And honestly? I’m looking forward to the last minute of this year. To being done with this year. So ready to move onto 2018.
Four things I can’t live without
Assuming things is inanimate object and not people..
- My phone
- A comb (lol)
Four places I’ve visited
(All are cities in India. I haven’t been abroad.)
Four pet peeves
- People cutting others off/talking over others.
- People expecting you to not be friends with a person they don’t like. I’m going to be friends with both of you, thank you very much. But if you keep this attitude going, goodbye.
- People chewing with their mouth open.
- People talking too loud.
Four things I wish I could do
- Play an instrument.
- Go on a trip with my friends. (I might be an adult but according to Indians and Indian parents, I’m not an adult until I get a proper job and get married. Still under my parents until then. I follow their rules.)
- Make friends easily. Introvert alert.
- Blog all day.
Four subjects I studied at school
- Computer Science (C++ coding)
- Science. 10th grade. Included biology, chemistry and physics. I also studied physics and chemistry individually for last 2 years of high school.
- Sanskrit. Third language. We studied three languages until 8th grade (English, Hindi and Sanskrit) and were given a choice between Sanskrit and Hindi for 9th and 10th grades.
Four things near me right now
- My phone, currently playing Anohana songs in a loop.
- Earphones, in case my parents get irritated with the music playing out loud.
- My bullet journal, with the blog post planning/schedule page open.
- A pencil, to write in the schedule. I always use a pencil so I can erase if I ever change anything.
And we’re done! Wow this post became REALLY long. I did NOT expect that. I don’t know why but my blogging juices have been flowing a lot recently and my posts end up longer than I mean for them to be. But I hope you enjoy them!
I did this tag without being tagged, so I’m tagging ALL of you! Feel free to do the tag if you want to! And I’ll be back with another blogmas post tomorrow. See ya!
Name four things near you right now. What are your four most favourite food? Is there any traditional food you love? Do you share any of my answers? Let me know your choices to everything in the comments! Or better yet, do the tag and pingback to my post so I can read it!