Today In Short : #15 – Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!

Do you own a really old, discolored, tattered T-Shirt in your closet? That one T-shirt that you always wear, at home, for evening walks, friends meets, grocery shopping, when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you’re on a holiday, or preparing for an interview, whatever you do, you prefer wearing only that? No matter how sorry you feel for it, even though your closet is full of bright fresh and new T-Shirts from several famous brands, you can’t let it go..

Is that true? Well, don’t worry! You’re not alone!

Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!
Nothing Beats A Tattered Old T-Shirt!

It is so comfortable, cosy, warm… You feel safe and so pleasant when you wear it and every time you do, your mom goes “Oh, please even a beggar has a better one!” and your friends be like “Dude! You’ve really got to do some serious shopping!“. Every time someone says that your heart bleeds, and you get all defensive, clutching your poor old and loyal T-Shirt and say “Heyyy..!! Don’t you say that!

But who cares? Our bond shall never be broken by such trivial comments.

My dear T-Shirt,

No matter how old you are, and how tattered you look, you will always be my most precious, invaluable treasure that these normal human beings can never understand. 

Well, if you found the above statements “weird“, let me tell you,

Dude, you’ve really got to do some serious shopping! Get yourself a “good” T-Shirt for life!!!!” 😉

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

Today In Short : #14 – What Happens When You Don’t Look Your Age

Hi !

You all may wonder what happened to me all these days, well I took some time off to sort things in my head. As you might know, this blog is all about sharing good memories, opinions that make a difference, positivity and optimism. Since I was a little upset and messed up, I wasn’t sure if I could share happy thoughts with you all. All I could think of was sad poetry, bitter experiences, and melancholy. :-/ Hence, this short break from the blogosphere! 🙂

Well, now am so geared up and I am all set to share about something that happened to me today : What Happens When You Don’t Look Your Age. 

If you have read my previous post : 20 Facts About Me, you would know that I look too young for my age. Many times I’ve not been taken seriously in shops and malls as the shop keepers think I’m some school kid, just looking around all the colorful things in the store. :-/

So, here’s the story:

Today In Short : #14 - What Happens When You Don't Look Your Age

I started playing badminton with the guys of my neighborhood this week. Since am new to this area, none of them knew me and I made a bunch of new friends and acquaintances in a couple of days. At first the guys and the girls talked to me formally (if someone is new to you, you prefer formal speech to address them). All of them were about 5-6 years younger than me while some were even 10 years younger! Unfortunately, they all thought I was younger than most of them! The youngest batch thought I  would be of their age group and addressed me in informal speech!!

In case you don’t know, you might wonder what is so alarming about that. Well, in Asian languages, unlike English, it is very important to address a person in formal speech if they are older than you. It is considered very disrespectful otherwise. So I was taken aback a little and said, “dear, I’m about 10 years older than you”. Upon hearing that, there was utter silence in the crew for a moment which was then followed by huge gasps and “really?? are you?? I cant believe it!”…  Sigh!

Alright that’s not a big deal. I thought it’s okay, it happens..

So, I took a few steps for damage control. In order to avoid further misconceptions, I wore suitable clothing and hairstyle hoping that people would then believe am a little older. But then, what happened later, left me dumbstruck!

Today, my mom visited me while I was playing. She looks her age of course! As I was talking to one of the guys there, he said “yeah, why don’t you play with your Granny?Wait. What?? Did he just think that my mom is my granny? And for the love of God, did he just say it out loud?? 😮

When I said, she is not my granny, she is my mom, he said, “I thought you’re a high schooler and so I thought she might be your granny!” Duh :-/

For that, a girl sitting next to me (a high schooler) said Oh! Please don’t you worry, people often mistake my age too. At times kids address me as aunty, they think am very old! It hurt me that once I even cried a river!

Oh Goodness! I am dumbfounded. Now, am so confused if I should be happy that I don’t look old…

Have you had such experiences? Did you feel this way too? Do you think looks really matter? Or, is it okay to be perceived younger/older than your actual age? Feel free to share your opinions in the comment box below. 

Tomorrow I will be updating a new story for Story Time With A Difference. So stay tuned!

~ Yuvathi 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

Valentine Special #10 : My Answer…

Sweetheart.. Remember? You asked me.. If I would still love you when you are old and not anymore a heart throb…??

Here’s My Answer… 🙂

Valentine Special #10 : My Answer...
Valentine Special #10 : My Answer…

Like A Baby,Toothless

Like An Amoeba, Shapeless

Wrinkled And Crumpled For The World You Are..

But For Me, You Are The Most Precious

In The World Known So Far..

~ I Would Love To Grow Old With You.. ❤

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

What’s Wrong In Reusing? How Old Is Too Old? Should A Pretty Outfit Be Expensive?

Too many questions. Too many doubts. Lets take one by one. 

You spend thousands of bucks on one party-wear only to wear it once? What’s wrong in reusing? Especially girls, find it too hard to wear the same shoes, outfits and accessories because they don’t want the same set of people to see them in the same clothing!

My question is, if they can see “the same YOU” for decades, why shouldn’t they see you in the same outfit once again? 

What's Wrong In Reusing?
What’s Wrong In Reusing?

I really love the way Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and the US First Lady, Michelle Obama, changed the entire idea. They have repeated a number of accessories and outfits on various occasions, mixed and matched them with different style and hairdo. They just made recycling and reusing a new style statement! 

People who are under the limelight and spotted by reporters and cameras, round the clock, googled by the entire world; wear the same outfits and accessories. Why shouldn’t you and I?

Next, How old is too old? When do you call something old and out of fashion? 

How Old Is Too Old?
How Old Is Too Old?

Recently my friend lost his mobile phone and so until he bought a new one, he had to use his old phone which he used until last year. He said it is too old! How does a phone which you used till last year is too old now???

So I told him, “you know me for almost 7 years now, am over couple of decades old too!”

He said a mobile is different, the old phone has no upgrades!

So I said,“well, am from the same homosapiens for millions of years with almost no upgrades.! “

You go into a store, get the latest model-mobile phone for which you have been saving up for few months, come out of the store and there is new upgraded version of the same phone! Now your new phone becomes way too old and out of trend?

I just don’t get it.

Finally, Should A Pretty Outfit Be Expensive?

For this I would say, the best example would be Kang So Ra’s MAMA Red Carpet outfit! She wore this simple and gorgeous $30 dress while presenting at the 2014 Mnet Asia Music Awards. How cool!

Should A Pretty Outfit Be Expensive?
Should A Pretty Outfit Be Expensive?

Sometimes “pretty” is not in the clothes, it is in your face. And a pretty face does not depend on the gold facial that you did the previous night but your happiness and peace of mind.

People get carried away by brands and prices. Ah.. They tend to forget the fact that;

You should be respected for what you are and not for what you wear.

Too many questions,..indeed.