Monday, October 5, 2009

i really dont know wat to write anymore...

should i just post pics?

or should i force myself to write like how i usually do...?

i dont want to stop writing, because i enjoy doing this...


Monday, September 28, 2009

i think i'm finally learning to move on

i've been a way from home for many years now... so it shouldnt be a problem at all for me to move on. thats wat everyone thinks... but its not that way at all

i always thought i was d odd one out in a new place. it has always been difficult for me to get used to ppl around me and the new environment. though i can adapt to anything easily... there's always something that's different.

i think i've finally mastered d art of getting used to new places, to new ppl, and most importantly, i've realized who i have to listen to.

i've found a few good friends now. i dont know if i'll be staying here for long, i dont know if i'll be able to keep in touch with them even after i leave, i dont know i'll be able to do wat i'm supposed to be while i'm here. all i know is that now i have a few good friends... whom i wish i got to know earlier

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the tale of a stupid girl during the most important viva of her life

Her viva was scheduled on the 7th of Sept at 2.00pm, but she was asked to be there in the waiting room half an hour before time, just like everyone else. Little Miss Stupid Girl (SG) rushed to the depart almost an hour earlier because she was too tensed. she didnt even bother studying or revising on the morning of her viva. all she did was spend one whole hour getting ready for the viva. her reasoning was that she should at least look good and impress the external examiner even if she can't answer the questions properly. i must admit, she did look good. but there's no pic as proof that she did look good that day. Miss SG is not called like that for no reason you know.

Her facilitators were worried looking at her. she must have been a sight! they tried to pacify her by telling her that it was going to be alright and that everyone else found the examiners to be really helpful and considerate. Miss SG wasnt convinced at all, but she tried to appear more relaxed and calmed. she reminded herself that her smart white skirt, with white shirt and black blazer would do the job when/if necessary.

it was finally her time and she floated in to the examiners room (i say floated cos that's how she felt before her viva started). she wanted to waste some time and like an idiot started asking stupid questions and delaying the examiners. the external examiner wasnt half as young as she expected him to be. i mean, she was expecting a 29-year-old drop dead gorgeous hunk with deep blue eyes and a sexy english accent whom she was hoping would fall head over heels in love with her at first sight and save her from the viva and all her worries. comparitively, the actualy external examiner was only slightly more than twice the age than she imagination. there goes her little bubble of dreams... sigh...

anyways, moving on to her presentation. since she only had exactly 5 minutes and not one single second extra, she made sure she had enough things to talk about within that time. and she spent a few days getting those powerpoint slides ready. she put in her best diagrams and maps and graphs to impress that examiners. but how well do you think that went? the external examiner dozed off during her second slide! that's how impressive it was!!! the bloody moron did nothing more throughout the remaining half an hour other than to doze off and munch on the cookies and fruits and snacks provided in front of him! who cares about the old man, at least her other examiners were impressed and thought it was a very good job.

Miss Sg successfully finished her presentation within the time limit. the next hurdle was the worst one ever, it was the question and answer session. everyone before her told her that they were asked many many questions regarding their dissertation, so Miss SG was kindda relieved, thinking that it would be mostly about her dissertation. little did she know that it was all going to be upside down for her. the very first question was about some stupid lesson that she learnt ages ago! yes, she messed it up royally... and that too with so much confidence.

Miss Sg's senior lecturer/examiner looked as if she was gonna shoot her and throw her out through the window! sigh....

the next question wasnt all that easy either. no no no, correction... it was easy... but we can all assume how Miss SG would have answered it. it was a very basic question about cancer in an extended family and how the medical geneticist would advice the grand daughter about inheriting the cancer from hte family members. very very simple question, but wat did Miss SG do? she completely forgot wat sporadic cancer (random mutation) and familial cancer (inhereted in the family) meant!

have you ever seen anyone who talks about X and Y sex chromosomes when she's asked to explain about how Robertsonian Translocation in Down's syndrome occurs in chromosome 21?

you're reading her now.

Miss SG was mentally preparing herself to face anything that might come her way the next day when she got her results.... but all's well end's well.... somehow the Lord showed some mercy on her and let her pass and complete her Postgrad studies.

so, Miss SG is now an unemplyed MSc Medical Genetics from the University of Glasgow gradute.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

i could show u thousands of pics

... of me with my camera. i was even named the paparazzi of my class. i was known as the camera queen, and camera nose and captain camera (after captain Hook) etc. etc.

but today, i've become the exact opposite of all that, i dont know why, i dont know how.. but i do know that i'm not liking it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

missed me?

i'm missing myself too... =(


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Facts of life

3 people in the flat + 3 laptops = peace

3 people + 2 laptops = war!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


it cannot get any better than this!

seriously... its so perfect i dont think anything else that happens for the rest of the day could be any better... and it's only 11.20am now! even my knight in his shining BMW cannot beat this (if his bloody GPS decides to work!)

u'r dying to know wats so perfect that i would neglect a BMW handsome english guy?

seriously...i mean seriously... this one takes d cake, the icing, the filling..... EVERYTHING

got a call at an ungodly hour of 9.40am from my flat agent who told me i had to get out of my current flat ASAP! it's only been 6 weeks since i moved in to this place! wat about the bloody contract and all the money that i paid as deposit and all the trouble i had trying to call those idiots to give me my new sofa?!! (i still didnt get the sofa!)

wait thats not all... he said he has another flat ready for me... its just a few block away. its freaking flat 78 where a friend of mine is in! i'm gonna have to be her neighbour!!! and i have no other choice for a flat. if i dont take that flat, they'll just kick me out from this n thats it, i'll have to be sitting on the streets with all my things through the rain and sun!

and the worst part of all is... THIS IS GONNA BE MY 4TH MOVE IN 10 MONTHS!!!!!!!! and the current flat being the least stayed in - 6 weeks!!!!!!!!! only 6 weeks n i have to move again.. i was just getting used to this place, and the neighbour and the flat..n now i have to start all over again

oh no... i cannot imagine packing n moving again! the new flat is on the 3rd floor!!!!!!!!!!! i have to pack everything, carrying it all down 3 floors, drag it to block 78 and carry it UP to the 3rd floor and unpack again!...

oh oh n there's worst part pt2... that idiot of an agent wanted me to move tomorrow!!!!!!! when i told him there's absolutely nothing i can do till the 14th cos i've got to finish my dissertation and submit it, he said then.. i'll give u time till this weekend!!!!!!!!

sticks and stone wont break my bones
but moving one more time will kill me!!!!!!


sigh... d only consolation i can think of is that there must be some reason for all this... there has to be some good out of having to move so many times

Monday, August 10, 2009

why my mother is so different from any other mother

time: 11.40pm
location: living room of my flat
Scenario: me walking out from the next room after washing my face and collecting rubbish journal papers from the bed, mum walking as fast as a turtle in the living room

Me: *juggling loads of papers in my hands trying not to drop it on the floor* wat u doing?
Mum: * i repeat... walking as fast as a turtle* *with the 'attitude'* exercise pannuraen *and continues to walk*

at 11.41pm, all my notes together with me fell on the floor

Friday, August 7, 2009

Will the real River Festival pls stand up!

so i read d brochures wrongly n went on the wrong day... at least i decided to go again the next day... it was worth it!! me had fun! :D

we had amazing weather on the real day. dunno why there were so many fire engines... precaution i suppose

the tall ship! not all that tall.. but a very famous landmark in the West End of Glasgow. if u wanna come to my place, u just have to find ur way to this ship n u'll be 10 minutes away from my place! how cool is that, i've got my own personal landmark now.. ahahahha

the face painting artists did a very good job! i would have done if only we werent too late. i wanted to take pics of other who had already done it... but didnt wanna be rude taking pics without their permission and wasnt bothered to ask their permission before clicking away

the sign on the door said "no entry, private function" ahahahhaha... since when were poop cabins considered as function locations?! LOL

thats a real map, thats seriously ancient. it was HUGE and it was laminated.. otherwise it wouldnt have survived all these years, especially if thousands of ppl pick it up like that every year.

the new additions to the pirates... who didnt know how to be pirates! aahahha.. actually.. too good to be pirates. LOL

that's my mum fighting it out with a little girl to take over the ship. she won hands down... nah... she let the girl win

i somehow like this pic... not only because of the amazingly blue sky, but because its very erm.. different

cute little darlings trying their hand at being ship crews... i love the little girl in the striped skirt... she's got such gorgeous curls!

the ship bell

the foghorn! it sounded so real!! like in Titanic (erm.. i dont actually remember if Titanic had d foghorn... :S.. oh u know wat i mean). 1st my mum tried it and it worked perfectly fine. we were so excited that i was jumping about clapping my hands! then my friend tried it... but it didnt work, so my mum n my friend were fiddling with it n trying to figure out wat went wrong n they broke it! the handle thing fell off!! ahahah

the crew's bunk beds in the lower level of the ship. there were 2 more lower levels below this.. but those were just boring engine rooms and storage rooms that was dark and dusty.

the pirate ship. we missed the pirate attack show cos we were late. must have been really cool

check out that lady's cap! i thought they were selling it there.. but she was d only one who had it

the peacock man!! this is my fav pic of the whole event!

he really looks like a peacock man see! he had all those helium gas balloons attached to his belt strap to prevent it from flyinf off. i wonder how he managed to stay on the ground with all those attached to him!

this was one hell of a ride.. but i didnt manage to get a good pic of it throwing everyone all over the place, cos i was too interested looking at the trampoline bungee jumping next to this. actually, i was trying to cook up a story that i was a kid so that i could go on it. if i cant do the real bunjee jumping, i wanted to at least do this... no, he didnt believe me :(

HUGE jenga!!!! i so wanted to go n play with the boys... i've never seen any jenga this big!! but mum said it was only for kids n i shouldnt spoil their fun =(

the jumping castle with a gaint balloon man skiing.... i've never played in a jumping castle before... but it was only for children again

i dont even remember d last time i went on a merry go round..not fair la.. everything was only for children

bumper cars... it was closed when we reached. but at least i've been on bumper cars before... i think it was last.. or maybe the year before. n i dunno y this pic refuse to stand straight

the navy ship had super hot, drop dead gorgeous men on it!!!!!the 1st day, i saw one guy standing outside n i was like "he's so hot!!" i still didnt overcome from the fact that such hot men exists when another guy walked out n i was like "OMG!" thank God i had my sunglasses on, otherwise they would have noticed me drooling at them! i think they did cos they were looking at me longer than they should normal do. 2 was enough to knock me off my senses so i didnt linger any longer. n i obviously didnt have the guts to take a pic of them!

this is some sort of a control tower. it reminds me of a building in Dubai. the control tower at the top of it is in a shape of a helicopter... it was so cute. i have a proepr pic of it, but i cant find it now

some more cute rides for the kids... look at that cute cars and bikes

oh oh! thats d most innovative thing i've seen in Glasgow so far. thats the Imax theater. and it plays 3D movies!! i've never seen a 3D movie before! i'm dying to go there once i'm done with my dissertation

kids playing near the Imax. it was a very hot day indeed. i kept running to shadier places while the locals were running towards the sun

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I long for the days when

I didn't have a worry in the world

I didn't know what deadlines meant

I knew that 11pm till after 8am was sleeping time, and 9am till 11pm was studying/eating/etc etc time and not vice-versa

I could fit into my fav clothes a couple of months/years back

I wasn't a food piggie

I had meaningful things to write (so it was only once in a blue moon... at least it existed rite!?)

I don't need to moisturize or use make up

I was at my best, with gorgeous hair, skin, and at my best size

my laptop was super fast and obedient

I used to start doing my work (especially a 6000 words dissertation with loads of original diagrams and tables and figure legends and references and annotations!!) 8 weeks before it was due and not 8 days before its due!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

mum is complaing that i dont give her space in the house

her previous study room.... (its mine actually!! and unfortunately i dont have a pic of it! just imagine that the room looks something like this okay) :

(actually, it looks nothing like this except for the floor tiles! how stupid can i be.. i have pics of my picture corner in the house, but i dont have pics of my study room where i spend most of my time in! shheesh... next time when i go back home i have to take a pic of my room)

n her current study room/wardrobe/dressing table:

that's wat she claims! but its SOOOOO NOT true! d pic is very blurry cos i couldnt stop laughing while listening to my mum's exclamations and taking the pic... hehehhe

Friday, July 31, 2009

u know u'r too old when

u wouldnt even wanna try n physically sit in one of those in public ( wat u want to do in my mind and heart is all up to u)

u will by no means be able to sit in one of those n be transported around

u'r not allowed on something as harmless as a trampoline bungee.

Look how much fun that little girl is having!! i wanna have a go on it too!!!!!!!!!

u'r not allowed to drive cos u'r too old, and not too young

again.. not allowed

u can only stand near the merry go round and enviously look at the little kids on it (i cant even remember the last time i went on one of those=( )

u cant strip n jump into a wee pond in public and have fun ... in public!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Glasgow River Festival Day 1

the brochure and the website clearly said that the River Festival wasfrom the 24th till 26th of July, and it was bigger and better this year... but all we saw on the 24th was a major let down for all my expectations

yes, i'm a daft... i got too excited when i saw that it was a festival, and it was near my place and i hadnt missed it yet, and for once i knew of a festival before it was over! hence the misreading of 25th as 24th! :S

wat do u expect to see when u go a day before the actual festival?? ppl setting things up, closed booths and drop dead gorgeous navy crew!!!!!!!!!! (too bad i couldnt manage to take a pic of them!! sigh)

an empty and quiet ship instead of one full of life and laughter and fun

everything was so quiet and dead

all we could do was hopelessly, and aimlessly and not forgetting, shamelessly, take pics

at least, we had decided to drop by the next day to see if the river festival was really bigger and better this year... i wasnt too sure about it at all... but i'm glad we did make it anyways!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Learning cooking from my mum

*this is just a sample of one of it, and this is why i never learnt cooking from my mum but went to my aunt instead!*

at 12 noon

Mum: i'm gonna cook today, so u concentrate on ur dissertation. we can have lunch whenever u want to

Me: okay, we'll have lunch at 1.30pm. is that ok? do u need any help in the kitchen?

Mum: no, i'm fine... i know my way around the kitchen pretty well now, i can handle it. we'll have lunch at 1.30pm

Me: cool... i'll go n do my work.. i'll be in the living room if u need anything

at 12.40pm

Me: wat r u doing? how's the cooking coming along

Mum: the curry is almost done... i just have to make the mushroom and cauliflower

Me: oh, u made curry out of this? how do u make curry? i never knew how to make curry.. i always end uo making a gravy or a so-called gravy with it

Mum: its very simple. i'll tell u later.

at 2.00 pm while having lunch

Me: tell me, how did u make d curry today?

Mum: just heat oil, stir fry the washed green beans, add some water, chopped onions and tomatoes, chilli powder, coriender powder, and salt to taste. leave it to boil and then its done.

Me: oh.. so simple.. i must try next time

Me: how did u do the cauliflower and mushroom??

Mum: bla bla bla... (simple recipe)

at ~300pm while washing dishes

Me: ma, didnt u add the tamarind in the curry today? u usually add tamrind rite?

Mum: of course i did

Me: see.... me never told me this!!!! if i hadnt asked u about the tamarind now, i would have made the curry without tamarind! how do u expect me to cook well then!!

Mum: u have to come n stand in the kitchen when i'm cooking... otherwise u'll never learn properly....

Me: i dun wan... u cook so many things at the same time.. i never know how to follow

after 20 minutes

Me: didnt u add butter to the cauliflower...? u said u were gonna add

Mum: yea i did *she turns n looks at me with the 'u have to stand here n help me in the kitchen' look*

Me: * raises n eye brow* see... this is y i never learnt cooking from u... ur sister taught me so much better n gave me step by step guide some more!!

really... this is one part of why i never learnt to cook much earlier.. n especially not from my mum

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Guess wat these are!




#4 (the cream n maroon stripped thingy)








Answers shall follow in the next post (which might be in a few days time).... do give it a try n see if u can guess it rite!

Coming up Next:
1) You know u'r too old when...
2) Glasgow River Festival Day 1 ( i never fail to proof that i'm such a daft!)
3) Glasgow River Festival Day 2 (the actual day)
4) learning cooking from my mum