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[“Don’t Tell Me Your Major Theme” By Malena Ramnath]
Malena Ramnath: Hey guys! My title is Malena Ramnath.
Allison Rhee: I’m Allison.
Malena: And we’re your hosts and freshmen right here at Northwestern. That is Don’t Inform Me Your main, an interview podcast the place we keep away from attending to know individuals on the floor degree, with questions like what their main is, the place they’re from and stuff like that and simply as an alternative attempt to get to know them on a extra profound degree. That’s how you actually know the type of particular person somebody is fairly than judging them based mostly on pre-established stereotypes. And so right this moment’s podcast is being recorded on February 27th – hopefully launched quickly thereafter – and meaning Valentine’s Day was a few weeks in the past. Allison, did you will have a date on Valentine’s Day?
Allison: Sure, I did truly.
Malena: Oooh. I, personally, didn’t, in order that’s simply type of like, the place we’re at, kinda two ends of the spectrum, proper? And so, we’re simply going to speak somewhat about love, and that’s the subject of our podcast right this moment! as an alternative of getting a visitor, we’re simply going to type of bounce round concepts about that. So Allison, do you imagine in soulmates?
Allison: I don’t suppose that there’s only one soulmate on the market for you. I believe you may have a number of, simply trigger like, I really feel yeah, I really feel like relationships take work and simply because somebody’s your soulmate does not imply … you already know what I imply? I really feel like a soulmate is a cop out for like not wanting to place any effort into one thing. I simply suppose, yeah, I believe you may have a number of soulmates that fit your needs in several methods.
Malena: Yeah, my mother does say although – shoutout to my mother actual fast – she all the time says that I ought to marry my greatest pal, y’know?
Allison: Oh yeah, my mother says that too.
Malena: And I believe that what you’re type of saying applies to that as a result of to have a greatest pal – you may have greatest pals for various issues. I positively have –
Malena: – like my man greatest pal, I’ve my greatest pals from school, my greatest pals from highschool, that type of factor.
Malena: And so you may have completely different individuals for various methods. However isn’t it loopy that like – how – are your mother and father nonetheless married?
Malena: How lengthy have they been collectively for?
Allison: Since, 1998 so – what’s that? Like 22 years?
Malena: Like 22 years or one thing?
Allison: 21 and a half trigger their anniversary is in June.
Malena: Yeah. My mother and father are occurring 20 years. That’s loopy. Are you able to think about spending that a lot time with somebody?
Allison: No, that’s why I all the time say I don’t get it.
Allison: Like my cousin married her first boyfriend like just a few months in the past in August or one thing.
Malena: Did they break up in between? Was it like a oh!
Allison: No, no. They’ve been collectively for 10 years.
Malena: Oh my gosh.
Allison: They met their sophomore yr of faculty. They have been like a campus couple. She went to high school someplace close to right here. I neglect the place, however yeah, they’ve been collectively for like 10 years. First boyfriend.
Allison: And, the factor is I requested her about it after I met him, I requested her about it. I used to be like how will you stand somebody for – y’know, I used to be like 15 no, no, I used to be like 17 years previous, however I used to be like how will you stand being with somebody for thus fucking lengthy? And she or he was like ultimately the butterflies and all that stuff like type of fade somewhat bit, however what you’re left with is sort of a steady relationship and belief or no matter and I used to be like, oh. Couldn’t be me. Sounds enjoyable.
Malena: Couldn’t be me. what’s your favourite – OK so in between all these like profound issues I’m asking, what do you suppose your favourite rom com is? Or simply romantic motion pictures basically.
Allison: Oh! Earlier than Dawn.
Malena: What’s that about, for many who don’t know.
Allison: It’s like – I neglect, I believe it’s in Vienna. So this American man will get on a prepare.
Malena: It’s Ethan Hawke proper?
Malena: Ugh, love that man.
Allison: Sure, so you already know the film?
Malena: Sure, I do, however for many who don’t.
Allison: Yeah, OK. So this American man is on a prepare, and he’s on his strategy to Vienna, I imagine, to catch a flight. And there’s this French lady on the prepare on her strategy to Paris. And she or he’s a scholar, she’s going again. And he’s getting back from I imagine a bender after his girlfriend broke up with him. He went to Spain to see her, and she or he broke up with him. However then, she finally ends up sitting subsequent to him on the prepare, u they usually find yourself speaking and he’s like, would it not be loopy if I requested you to get off at Vienna with me? And she or he was like, would it not be loopy if I truly did? So that they get off collectively and, it’s principally they’ve one evening, she will get on the subsequent prepare again dwelling, and he has to catch his flight, however they principally simply spend your complete evening roaming the streets of Vienna. They go to a bar, he will get his palm learn and stuff like that and it’s simply very – it’s like not dramatic y’know? There’s no climax, it’s simply two hours of simply very candy dialog between the 2 of them. They don’t even like kiss till the center of the film, after which once they do it’s cute, you already know it’s like – I believe it’s in a ferris wheel or some type of gondola or one thing like that. I don’t realize it’s simply cute, it’s like a lazy film, yeah.
Malena: It’s healthful, yeah. I imply it’s like a really feel good factor, such as you’re by no means actually burdened about it y’know?
Malena: I believe my favourite romantic film. Oh, that’s a tricky one. I actually beloved Loopy, Silly Love. Like –
Allison: Oh! That’s such film!
Malena: Oh, sorry I take it again although.
Malena: So, Allison hasn’t – have you ever seen this film? I advisable it to you it was one of many first –
Allison: The, the S –
Allison: No, I’ve not watched it.
Malena: So, Serendipity is that this actually cute film. Um, I’m a sucker for John Cusack motion pictures, that are actually previous. You understand the factor of for these younger’uns on the market of the man holding the boombox over his head?
Allison: Say Something?
Malena: Yeah, that’s John Cusack. So I’m a sucker for like several rom com with him in it.
Allison: Oh, so Serendipity is previous?
Malena: Yeah, it’s 2001 after which so –
Malena: It’s John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, the lady who dated Pete Davidson.
Allison: Oh, oh my God.
Malena: And it’s the 2 of them, and it’s principally like she’s in New York, and she or he meets this man type of like randomly too, just like the Earlier than –
Malena: Serendipitously, because it have been. And she or he believes in destiny, so she writes her title and quantity on the within of a guide
Allison: Oh! I heard this, and it’s like if you will discover the guide, then it’s meant to be.
Malena: Yeah, yeah. And he writes his title and quantity on a greenback after which they promote the guide they usually give the greenback to love a random particular person, and so then it’s whether or not they discover their manner again to one another or not.
Allison: Do they?
Malena: I don’t know, you’ll have to look at the film and see! So yeah.
Allison: They in all probability do.
Malena: That’s my favourite romantic film.
Allison: Oh, I like that.
Malena: OK, so we saved it gentle. Now, somewhat little bit of a deeper one. Y’know?
Malena: Do you suppose that love at first sight is actual?
Allison: I believe I learn this statistic as soon as that mentioned you may inform if you happen to like somebody inside four minutes, seconds of assembly them or one thing like that. 4 minutes perhaps? I believe, I believe love at first sight – I might say it’s extra like infatuation at first sight. However, I believe it’s actual, however it positively isn’t essentially the most steady grounds for a relationship. Like you already know what I – y’know? Like trigger I really feel like if it’s love at first sight it’s very a lot pushed by bodily attraction, and I really feel like whereas it’s opener, it’s not foundation. I imply, I positively really feel like I’ve fallen in love at first sight. Yeah, however it’s not like adore it’s like –
Malena: Yeah, it’s like.
Allison: Fuck, you’re actually scorching, after which like by no means thoughts.
Malena: Yeah like, oh my gosh, so scorching mister mans. Please, I can’t suppose. however no I believe yeah I don’t suppose I imagine in love at first sight trigger there’s no manner you may really know somebody’s character, y’know at first sight, and that’s actually for my part what makes you actually fall for them. However, that is one thing that slowly I believe I’m like realizing increasingly more, is that if you happen to’re ambiguous about somebody. I imply clearly, if you happen to don’t like somebody otherwise you don’t gel with them you, you by no means will, y’know? However, if you happen to’re ambiguous about somebody, the extra time you spend with them, you’ll fall in love with them. I believe. I agree with that.
Allison: However I’ve many individuals that I’m – like I don’t significantly have robust opinions on them however I like, I’m type of like oh, it could by no means actually occur.
Malena: Yeah, OK. However, so, what do you consider Valentine’s Day as an entire establishment? Do you suppose it’s tacky? What would you need to get on Valentine’s Day? What are your views on it?
Allison: I … are you able to go first so I can suppose?
Malena: I all the time suppose it’s tacky after I’m single on Valentine’s Day. No I believe that y’know, it shouldn’t be like, the one day that you simply present like to somebody a yr for positive y’know?
Allison: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Malena: Like, it shouldn’t be like, oh it’s Valentine’s Day, time for me to faux I really like somebody y’know?
Malena: However I positively suppose that, yeah, you already know what? It’s cute that people as a collective have a day of affection.
Allison: I imply I believe that Valentine’s Day … I don’t actually take into consideration Valentine’s Day truly like, until I like somebody on the time. It’s only a day, it comes and it goes. If I do like somebody then I’ll be considering. No, I’ll get up and be like, oh, it’s Valentine’s Day. After which I’ll be like “eh,” y’know. I assume this yr was somewhat bit completely different, however I imply, I believe it’s cute.
Malena: Would you need to get flowers and sweets on Valentine’s Day?
Allison: Yeah, I actually would. I actually like flowers. I like getting flowers.
Malena: Yeah? What’s your favourite type of flower?
Allison: I like roses, I’m a primary bitch. OK, I like pink roses, however I additionally actually like white roses. And I like, hmmm.
Malena: I’m right here for daisies, guys.
Allison: Oh, yeah.
Malena: Received to be hipster. Can’t be with these mainstream roses.
Allison: Yeah, I like pink and white roses.
Malena: Yeah, and OK, our final query for the night, bought to finish it on a constructive be aware. What’s your favourite love track? Only a traditional, guys.
Allison: Oh wait.
Malena: Do you should take into consideration this for a second?
Allison: I do.
Malena: Mmm, I believe my favourite love track is “Daydreamer,” by Adele. Which is like, oh, you guys, I’m sorry I’m being so sappy right this moment, however it’s like, it’s only a track about –
Allison: Wait, are we going unhappy love songs, or blissful love songs?
Malena: Any love songs!
Allison: Can, can I give a advice in every class?
Malena: OK, yeah.
Allison: Okay, I might say .. . unhappy love track, “Peer Stress” by James Bay and and fuck what’s it referred to as once more, “The First Defeat” by Noah Gunderson. After which for upbeat love track, “I Love You So Unhealthy” by LANY –
Malena: Oh, I really like that track. I really like that track.
Allison: Yeah. “I.F.L.Y” by Bazzi, and that track from To All of the Boys 2 about love the – I don’t actually know so much about love, so much about love …
Malena: We don’t know what that track is known as however if you happen to guys need –
Allison: Oh by no means thoughts. And “Lover” by Taylor Swift.
Malena: Yeah, I really like the, I really like the LANY track guys, it’s best to positively hearken to it.
Allison: Yeah, “I Love You So Unhealthy”. It’s such – all people ought to go hearken to it.
Malena: It’s only a cute track about loving somebody.
Allison: Go sing it to your boyfriends/girlfriends proper now.
Malena: Sure, and “Daydreamer” is only a track about this boy who’s simply there for you ,and I actually recognize that, y’know?
Allison: “Daydreamer,” I’m gonna hearken to that.
Malena: Positively price it. And OK guys so, this, right this moment’s podcast was somewhat extra low-key. Our final podcast was positively filled with vitality, numerous speaking over one another and y’know massive vibes, shoutout to Karthik’s presence on that one. However we simply needed to do a quiet, Valentine’s Day, it’s simply put up midterm season, if you happen to guys needed to listen to somewhat bit about –
Allison: I nonetheless have a midterm.
Malena: Oh, gosh. So if you happen to guys needed to listen to somewhat bit about love, y’know.
Allison: Our unhappy love lives.
Malena: Any of you guys on the market, yeah I imply, not that we’re popping off however –
Allison: However, y’know we now have opinions.
Malena: However, for everyone on the market. We’ve opinions, if anyone cares to listen to them. So, your native love gurus, signing off. Um, oh! Additionally, earlier than we go –
Malena: Earlier than we go, within the description for this podcast, there must be a Google Type. We need to hear from you guys! So we need to hear you probably have any questions you need to hear, any company you need to hear from. And, you probably have, we simply need to hear the solutions to the questions – your solutions to the questions we’re asking y’know?
Allison: If you wish to be featured –
Allison: Depart your title.
Malena: Depart your title, see if you wish to be a visitor, but additionally if you happen to kinda need to simply tell us what your favourite love track is. We’re all the time searching for suggestions.
Malena: And on that be aware, that is Malena and
Malena: And it’s been one other nice Don’t Inform Me Your Main episode from North By Northwestern Audio. Bye, guys!
[“Don’t Tell Me Your Major Theme” By Malena Ramnath]