The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Thoughtful Teen Drama

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age, comedy-drama directed and written by Stephen Chbosky and based on his own epistolary novel from 1999 of the same title. It is a privilege only few people enjoy. And it’s not often when a book to movie adaptation is as good as the book itself, if not better.

The movie revolves around an introverted high school freshman, Charlie, who also has some mental issues and writes letters to an unnamed “Dear Friend” chronicling his life. He enters high school tremulously, scared and alone after his eight grade friend Michael apparently committed suicide. The story is about how he grew and was able to “feel infinite”.

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Insignificant Rant

Hi there! I guess somebody is reading this, although I’m not too sure about that since it’s been a long time since I wrote something here. But if you are, thanks for being patient and not giving up on me. Enough drama, I guess?

So here’s the thing. I’ve been mighty busy with college, studies and co-currilcular work, been out socializing and making new friends and learning new things. So basically this post is just meant as a sign to remind me (more than you people) that I should start writing something again.

By the way, some of the things I learnt about myself during this time are that, one, I don’t know what to write about, two, I don’t know what really motivates me to do something and third, that I finally have learned how to make time for all that you want to do. But more about that later. For the time being I need your help to help me pick out a topic or theme to write upon. It could be a topic like School memoir or Internet safety or a broad category like short stories, a movie review, a technical post, a post about college life and the like. You can ping me at http://www.facebook.com/hasanashhar or in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see me after 5th Nov.

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I’m Back (But not with a bang, yet)

Hi there!

I hope you people would be kind enough to forgive me not writing for so long, almost 6 months (I can’t believe it). I was lacking the ‘posting goal of 1 post a month’ feature from WordPress. Just kidding, I lacked motivation and on an equally important level, I lacked the topics to write on. So here I am, asking you all to help me a little bit by suggesting some nice topics or fields to write on in this post’s comments section. Sound off below.

I hope not to keep you guys waiting so long. And thanks to my followers for being there.

PS: This is simply the most embarrassing and meaningless post I’ve ever made, so forgive me.

Have a great month ahead.

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2013 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 490 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.

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The Time of Our Lives

This isn’t much of an article, it’s a part fact, part fictional account of the best time of our lives.
A day comes in everyone’s life when we have to let go of something, that’s when we truly realize how much we loved them.
14 years is a long time, long enough for people to forget things. But I still remember it – clear as day – the first day of school.

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Social Networks: A New Outlook

Remember when we were kids and our parents warned us not to talk to strangers? I wonder what parents tell their kids these days. It’s bad enough in the crowded towns and cities we’re living in, where sometimes even our neighbours are strangers, but if Earth wasn’t tough enough, we’re now dealing with everyday worries in the virtual one as well.

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