Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What a Bother?

Two weeks ago before school ended, pre exam tests were in full flow. On such a day I was taking my Maths test. Right then the intercom beeped up, and a voice came out to ask me to be sent down to the office. I received a shock of life. What had I done?
Previously I had never been called down to the office for anything that I had done. And nor could I remember anything I had done which was so bad for which I was to be called down to the office.
When I was called inside, I walked in with a trembling heart. Well the matter couldn't have been funnier. The Principal had called me down for a Facebook group I had made. All that was wrong in it was that the group concerned our school, but didn't even have its name on it. Well, I could somehow manage to speak myself out of this trouble without any consequences.
However, I gave quite a bit of thought to it about how much it was feasible for the school to monitor even our Facebook groups. I mean, come on, it's a social group. What do you expect? I just felt that the school shouldn't really get into each and every thing of the student without any real purpose. It was a right down bother, and nothing at all except that. The school, after all, doesn't have anything to do with this.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Not Altogether Brilliant

Throughout the year we wait for the school to finish and the summer holidays to begin. This is all very good when one stay on at a single school for a while. However, it does not seem the same when you leave your friends forever, and you know that you might never meet them again.
For the last two years, I came home from school jubilant after the school ended and the summer holidays started. When I did join after the holidays I saw that many students had gone, and some new faces had arrived. I had not felt the least perturbed by that. It was natural enough for me. But this year I felt a bit sad while leaving. I knew that I would not be able to meet my friends again next year. Those whom I knew through all these three years I knew I might stay in touch, but I was more worried about the friends I have made this year. I do hope that I will be able to keep in touch with them.
A decade ago, it had been more difficult to keep in contact with friends after moving away, but now it is much easier. Social groups like Orkut, Facebook, and many others are accessible and it is easier to keep in touch with friends.
The summer holidays have begun, and it is indeed a good feeling but it is slightly marred by the fact that I am leaving my friends behind with whom I don't know when I will meet again. It is a good feeling but not altogether brilliant. The end of school is not always a thing to be rejoiced about, but rather it is a source of misery and sadness sometimes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Typical Point

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series seems like it's without a fault, but sometimes some things come up which can be seen as totally to be things to take the plot further. For instance, two horcruxes were kept so safely which were the ring and the locket, but the others were just about thrown around. The cup in Gringotts was definitely an easy one, as also were the diadem. I mean, come on, can it be that there would be no curse on that diadem, a piece of Voldermort's soul. How can that be possible? Also in the locket's safety, Dumbledore elaborates that Voldermort might have wanted to keep a way back inside the cave. But why would he? Even if he does go there and even wades into the lake, full of the dead, even then they can't kill him, because he has his horcruxes. And he could use fire. These things could have been better in the books, especially as Rowling expanded the book so much as to continue it over seven books. After that there is no scope for lightness in the book from such a powerful character.