I blog, therefore I am!!
This was the tagline on the t-shirt that I got from Indiblogger a couple of summers ago when I attended one of their bloggers meet in Pune, India. The reason I am reminded of the phrase is the blatant increase in my blog patrolling over the past few days. Honestly, revising cannot be a pleasant activity (the studious may differ though). And somehow, time seems to fly rather fast. Especially when I start reading blogs. That’s right!! I haven’t been blogging, I have been reading (read patrolling). A lot!!
The past week found me frantically trying to make sense of the stuff I was reading and am almost through with 2 modules, while 3 more are to be dealt with yet and exams are just about 10 days off. So, while I have been really close to pressing the panice button, I observed a few funny traits about me. I barely get any study done during daytime, and that’s when I panic or something of the sort. It seems am a total nocturnal creature. I study all night. Fortifying myself with caffeine at regular intervals, I end up making significant leaps in my preparation. And then there is the daily venture into the world of blogs, which would invariably last a couple of hours.
Though socialising has hit an all time low (quite expected one would say), yesterday was an exception as I had to step out to mark the occasion of Bengali New Year. (Cultural trivia: Bengalis are an ethnic group from the eastern part of India and are the majority of population of Bangladesh.) This was a much needed break perhaps, as at least for a few hours I really did not think about any of my modules for a change. The result a much refreshed and mroe vigorous approach towards revision. May be in one of my following posts I would discuss about the subcontinental fare available in London, which I believe is quite a hit in the city given the revenue they generate and the popularity they have garnered. Focus would obviously be on student budget.
Now, back to the books.
PS: I just found this out. Incidentally, the New year is based as per the Hindu solar calendar. The first day of this calendar is celebrated as the traditional New Year in various parts of South Asia, including Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Nepal, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Tripura. It is also celebrated as the traditional New Year across Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand (see Songkran). (sourced from Wikipedia). It certainly, is amusing for me as it shows the cultural similarity that apparently exists.