My absence from the blogospher is a result of multiple miseries inflicted upon me in parallel by the combined efforts of the forces of nature and the examination department of Imperial College. Defying all odds, here I am, sipping Red Bulll, crunching Doritos, scribbling these words on a fresh notepad I purchased today to aid in my exam preparation and using one of the many pens that you get as a result of Career Fairs. This, also, is the first time ever (and hopefully the last time) that I’m writing a blog post on a sheet of paper and intend to perform the daunting task of digitizing it whenever I’m capable of. The reason of doing so forms one of the miseries aforementioned.
The last couple of weeks were, at best, chaotic. One of the aspects of living abroad is the worry of home [country] if things go wrong there. Despite living on a different continent and being kept awfully busy in academics, one cannot help this feeling. Undoubtedly, the last two weeks witnessed one of the most trubulent times of political confrontation in Pakistan and hence consumed my attention.
But that’s just a small part of my problem. If you happen to be one of my very few readers AND (logical) you did read my post regarding some bomb being dropped, then you know that I’m about to have my exams soon. The lovely people in the examination department who dropped off this bomb have now made an attempt to ensure a resounding effect of their lethal weapon by coming up with the worst possible scheduling of my papers. (ok ok..mine is not THE worst ). As a consolation, my exams end on 13th May, earlier by a week than my friends in other courses (this is a great feeling!!).
I decided that I’d not be blogging (read whining) about my courseworks but the temptation (and the need to fill space) is just irresistible, and the prospective students should know how it feels like to be here, stretched to the extreme limits. Anyway, I’m supposed to submit two courseworks by the end of term and I’m yet to reach a stage where I can be confident of a satisfactory end.
The biggest and the most unexpected of all has been the death of my dear laptop, which has made my life dysfunctional. The ol’ buddy released extreme heat and then something inside got fried, one thing led to another and the whole thing finally gave up. I’m very surprised to see my dependence and addiction to laptops. Since it forms such an integral part of my life, I’ve been busy hunting for the perfect match. Hopefully, I shall be getting a new laptop within this week and that is probably the date this post goes public. Till then, I can only .. errrr….. do nothing but wait.
This post was written on 16th March while enjoying the weather in the Queen’s Lawn. And this post going online means that I’m now blessed with a new laptop!