Wednesday, 29 April 2009

About my phobias

I am damn scared of lizards of all kinds or any reptile for that matter and over the years I thought that I was over that, as I no longer fear to sleep in the same room as a lizard. Even yesterday, as I was standing quite close to this lizard to take this picture, I was not scared. OK, just a little bit scared but not overly scared.

So today I decided to test whether I have indeed got rid of this phobia and I went to the perfect place to do this - Google image search. Haha! And I simply typed "lizards" and waited and I saw a parade of lizards of all kind in front of me pretending not to be the vicious creatures that they are and I closed the tab. I had enough... And if you're wondering, yeah I'm still scared of lizards.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Light! Light!

In this picture: Electric poles from several places in Mauritius.

9 hours without electricity during a day at home is not the most desirable thing that can ever happen to anyone. By a sheer lack of luck this happened to me today. The power cut started before 9 in the morning and ended at 6 in the evening, leaving me with nothing to do except accomplishing those tasks that I have been procrastinating for so long.

So I cleaned my desk, practised wearing make-ups and sarees and I ended up looking like a travesti, which is not a bad thing in itself cause some of them are beautiful. But I did not look like the beautiful ones. I know I know, I'm pissing you guys off by not posting a picture, which I certainly have, but you know I have this ego thing that prevents me from posting such pictures.

Aargh, enough said. I feel like I'm getting too personal, but after 9 hours without electricity I feel like hugging the machines and telling them how much I've missed them. Damn! I definitely need a shrink and rehab for that matter.

And I've made up my mind, I'll be making a list of potential activities in case of a powercut. Any suggestions?

Sunday, 26 April 2009

A Sunday Slalom

Today Jev and I went to the Slalom 2009, held somewhere near Grand Bassin. We managed to drive there without getting lost. I must say I had a great time, though there was too much Toyotas and fake type R cars around there. But well, I had fun watching the mini catastrophes that some of the cars had to go through plus I had a brief encounter with Morph, Angele and Lash, which was a pleasant surprise. :D

I'll leave you guys with some pictures of the slalom or else you can check out the picasa album.

Take care dudettes and dudes and my modified aliens. :p

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Green Day

Today, April 22 is Earth Day. I don't know how we are supposed to celebrate it, except for the obvious caring for our environment and trying to make the most of the land around us by "greening" it.

For me this day will be not-so-lazily spent at home, since I've got to revise and practise practise practise. Practise talking about everything I know about ROSL, not that there's much to say but I fear the questions. Those damn questions and if I can't reply to them correctly, it'd be like "haha, not so familiar with your subject are you?", which is quite embarassing, isn't it?

Anyway, I wonder why I am worrying so much about it. It might be because of the team I'm in. We've been awarded the best team of the class on several occasions and this last presentation is the ultimate moment to prove to ourselves, that we are indeed good and this is a reason enough to make me start panicking.

But, I gotta get hold of myself, right? and start preparing for the D-Day and for the high heels wearing. :p

Ah! So much for my Earth Day dudettes and dudes and my green aliens. Take care of your environment and peace! :D

P.S: I wanna go to a hippie party.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

A bunch of prozac needers

We are a population of unhappy people. It suffices to go in the streets or to spend a day out interacting with Mauritians to notice that.

Common places where you'll get to meet unhappy people:

In supermarkets - ever met a cashier who is so bored or depressed that he/she does not even consider greeting customers?

In the bus - Those eternal bus conductors' mood swings. I've always wondered what they have got against people.

In UOM common room - Just bring a laptop with you and you'll know what I'm talking about. Anyone's been assaulted by Mr. Prem for using a laptop in the common room? Quoting him: "mo pa le sa bane couyonade la ici lor mo latab". There's a reason why wifi is enabled in the common room right. :p

But I understand, life's hard, work's tough, we're being bombarded from everywhere about the recession and financial crisis, people are made redundant everyday, purchasing power is decreasing, some people have to cope with more than one job to be able to sustain themselves and their family...

But then, aren't we all in that situation? Most people have to cope with jobs, studies, second jobs or freelance work. But we have to be professional in all that we do. We can't just let go of our emotions and vent our frustration on customers, colleagues or anyone else at work.

Especially in times when Performance Management Systems are taking a rising level of prominence, we've got to give the best of ourselves at work and this starts with how we interact with people.

Friday, 17 April 2009

This picture

Recently I have been doing 1 million things, 1 after the other, and more things crop up and more duties to accomplish, giving me a damn of a head ache. The only thing that's keeping me going is my new perfume, I am addicted to perfumes, they just inspire me and bring good vibes my way, it's got something to do with olfactory association of certain perfumes to a positive event I guess.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to the weekend and to seeing my zombie friends happy and alive again.

Take care dudettes and dudes and my aliens, be good! :D

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The metal-bias

I suffer terribly from a metal-bias. I think I've just made up this word. Anyway, every time I listen to a song which is not metal, even if the song's really good, I tend to think that it would have been better had the guitar riffs been more aggressive, the drums more rapid and had the singer's voice been less sissy-sounding. Can't believe I've said that. :D

But that's how it works for me and for my defense I'd say that lots of people have got the pop or techno or insert-any-type-of-music bias, which is not a bad thing in itself. It just proves that you really like the genre. :D

Anyway, dudettes and dudes and my tired aliens, I'm going to listen to some unmetal music 'cause I'm feeling adventurous.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Page 15

Last night I was looking for a CD in one of my drawers and I came across my extra-curricular achievements file, which is just a file where I keep track of things I've done that were not related to my studies, just to get the impression that I've lived for something other than studies.

The one thing that has aggrieved me the realisation that the last time I've updated this file was exactly one year ago.

I guess I gotta do something about it and weirdly, while writing this post I've got the idea of including my swimming pool access card, cause that's an extra-curricular activity right? Plus I do it every week. :D

Argh! Dudettes and dudes, now I should stop ranting.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Saturday, saturday...

Today had been a hell of an eventful day, but I'm not complaining, I love it when my day's full. So the day started with a damned rainfall but soon the rain was over but I was left with a bad hair cause humidity always affects it. Damn humidity! I went to uni and after classes I met Jev at Port-Louis. By that time I had an incredible urge to pee and every toilet in Port-Louis that I've tried seemed to have conspired against me; they were all closed for cleaning purposes. Finally I managed to do it in KFC at Cathedral's. Ah blessed moment!

Then Jev and I went for some Port-Louis-seeing and here goes a collage of the snaps we took.

We went to visit the cathedral, which is incredibly awesome by the way, and saw people preparing for the Easter mass.

Then we went shopping for a gift for Jevin's brother's birthday and I must say that Jevin was really choosy regarding the gift. :p

Then upon returning home, my sister surprised me by giving me a lemon-scented perfume. It's amazing how much she knows about my taste and my love for lemon scents. And I absolutely love the perfume. Thanks a lot Loo! :D

Ah! and finally to end the evening, we had a little dessert feast consisting of brownies and tea.

For us it's a good way to start the Easter weekend! :D Aargh! But right now I'm dead tired dudettes and dudes and my celebrating aliens, so I'll just go get a good night's sleep but before going I'd like to wish you all an awesome weekend. Take care people!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

It is finally here...

Dudettes and dudes, today Season 5 of Desperate Housewives begins on Canal+. Oh I know, I know, some people find this TV show lame and they've got their own opinion about it, but then to hell with it. I'm just too happy that I'll be watching the long-awaited fifth season finally. Oh and no spoilers if you have already watched the season, please. :D

P.S: If I've shocked anyone by publicly claiming that I'm a Desperate Housewives fan, then I'm happy about it. Haha!

So long dudettes and dudes and my happy aliens.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Youtube is not Youcrap

I was browsing Youtube for some videos of Metallica and Machine Head, the usual, since I wanted to waste some time. Then I thought why not try a video of Creed, the song is One. So I typed the name on the search box and got lots of search results and I decided to view those videos which looked interesting from the preview.

While I was viewing the videos, I came across that of a girl, who was singing the song in front of her web cam while the music was playing along in the background. And I was like uh-oh, what the hell is that? First her voice was lame, second the overall quality of the video was lame.

To be honest, I don't mind people posting their own videos on Youtube, I have done that too and the whole purpose of the website is about that plus by doing this, users are not violating any artist's copyright but then people should self-assess their videos before placing them on Youtube and before giving them a title that is apt to attract lots of visitors.

On the bright side, I came across a video of some drunk dudes singing the song One and it gave me a hell of a laugh. That video was original and fun. Unfortunately I can't find it today. Bad luck!

Goodnight dudettes and dudes and my creative aliens.

Update: Found the video. :D Here goes:

Monday, 6 April 2009

I am a zombie.

Last night I had too little hours' sleep. So little, that it's futile to count. But then today on waking up, I felt great. Not sleepy, not grumpy but just great and ready to face the day and the day went out fine. But now that I'm at home I feel exhausted.

It's 9 pm and I wanna go to sleep. I had planned to watch some TV tonight, Jamie Oliver hopefully and download some music and listen to them out loud till late late late. But I guess I will just join the clown on my bed and go to sleep and do those things tomorrow or perhaps later.

This goes to show that relaxing and doing the things you love can be difficult when you're damned tired.

But on the bright side, I am totally free tomorrow and I'll be at home. How cool is that? :D

Saturday, 4 April 2009

The kids are on holidays.

Secondary schools are on holidays since yesterday. Officially it starts on Monday but who the hell cares, it's the holidays and they are going to be free! free! free!

No wait! I forgot about the private tuitions. Haha! Not so free now, aren't you?

Don't mind me people, I'm just jealous of their holidays, cause tuitions or not, it's still holidays, although the tuitions alleviate some of the fun.

But on the other side, tuitions fill the need for socialisation that might be felt by students during the holidays. I used to enjoy going to tuitions during this period as I got to meet my friends and sometimes hang out with them after classes.

Ultimately, dudettes and dudes, it really depends on the proportion of the student's free time that the private tuitions are taking. I don't believe a student who is overworking is making the most of his/her free time and I don't think that cutting oneself completely from studies during the holidays can be beneficial. So a right middle needs to be found to reconcile those two perspectives.

However, this is only my point of you. I am curious to know how you guys felt or are feeling about private tuitions...

Thursday, 2 April 2009

What the hell is wrong with the older generations?

I mean yeah, what the hell is wrong with them? When I speak of the older generation here I'm talking about those older persons, mostly ladies, who usually take the bus along with me and who rather often:
1. refuse to make place for a new passenger to sit
2. usually speak in a rude manner when "asking" people to ring the bell
3. are always keen to annoy people for whatever reason it might be

Yeah I know you'll think I'm mean for saying such a thing when I should be respecting those people. But if there's something that I ought to say it's that I do respect them. I do respect elders. But there's something called mutual respect which I guess they do not practise.

I agree that the younger generation perceives issues in a different perspective than that of older generations but this is not a reason to have prejudices against us. You just can feel it when you're seated next to a person who clearly does not approve of your ways even though the person is a stranger. As an example of this, older ladies usually spend most of the time that we're seated next to each other staring at me, my clothes, my earphone and my bag. Now ain't that annoying? Where the hell are their manners?

And I bet that those same persons would be first to complain about how young people nowadays are rude and lack manners.

Well it's a bloody vicious circle. Older people are rude towards younger people and younger people treat them in the same way.

The inverse might be true as well, but let's just not consider it for the moment.

But I swear next time a person just points at the doorbell without politely asking me to ring it, I'll just ignore the person. I'm just so sick of their lack of manners.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Good News people!

Sorry dudettes and dudes, this was indeed an attempt, initiated by Yashvin, at "April-fooling" you guys. :D To be honest, I totally bought it when I first read about it on Yashvin's blog. :p What a fool I can be sometimes! It was a little later on that I got to know it's an April Fool and I decided to play along.

Original Post:
As you might have already read on Yashvin's blog, we bloggers are getting sponsored! Yayy! This means free events for us, including lunches and dinners.

The name of the sponsoring company will be given in due course.

Please be patient till we finalise things down. ;)

Take care dudettes and dudes. ;)