First Week

I have just seen my 5 day old, rotting fruit and bread.
I sure as hell don’t want rotting food in my bag.
Now, of course, somewhere, it also fills me with relief. Not as a normal human being, foodie, but as a biologist.

Christmas with the Family

I arrived home to find two of my cousins already present. In total, that meant one couple (my mum’s generation), my maternal grandparents, my mum, sister and two brothers.
Later that evening, two more cousins’ and uncles arrived, with their grandparents. We had an eventful evening, with lots of laughs and sweet dishes and pats on the back. The conversation was light and involved a little teasing.
My cousins and I sat together, listening to our parents and grandparents. Later that evening, Christmas eve, we decided to go to our rooms on the first floor and catch up.


I was sure I had heard something.
It was not Ryland and it couldn’t be Owlie since she slept in during her holidays.
My cat continued her self-spa treatment, moving on to clean her sides.

Two minutes later, a guy almost as tall as me walked out of the room beside mine. He had a black jacket on and pulled out a chair from the dining table, sat down, and began tying his shoes.

Scientist Drama

I hope someone builds up a functional time machine.
My physics is poor, but biology is no less.
Ever since maths got more alphabets than numbers,
And biology’s got a lot to do with chemistry and energy.
I hope someone builds up a functional time machine.
So I go tell Mendel that he needs to man up,

Food, Mistakes and Cats

Yes, I’m exaggerating.
Some of my exams have an afternoon timing- they start in the afternoon. So I usually leave my room almost an hour before the start of the paper. This calls for an early lunch, or in my case, a brunch.
Most Indian families will feed you till your stomach bursts. If I would’ve been at home, I’d be having a breakfast, a proper lunch and something extra in the middle, but since I’m living away, this schedule is “messed up”.

Caffeine Highs and Food Lows

I started taking coffee in high school. Where I come from, medicine is an undergraduate course and a lot of people take extra classes for it. To manage a day where you have to get up and attend school, then have lunch and run for your four hour long extra classes four days a week, then come home, have dinner and indulge in some self study, you need something to keep you going.

In my case, it was coffee. It was difficult. And to be very honest, unnecessary. I believe, now, if you really want to study for the medical entrance exams, please indulge more in self study and paper solving than in those extra classes.

Typical Feline

By the way, she was definitely utilizing the “four day holiday” with a good start on her studies.
I waved at her, closing the door behind me. Elena walked over to give me a hug- but not before Valerie spotted us, a distasteful look on her face.
Valerie, or Riri, as we call her at home, is the cat who has adopted us.
She’s been with us for half a year now, the missing piece in our crazy lives.

Shoulder stand- Gone Wrong

Elena decided to try a head stand.
Now normally, when you begin practicing a head stand, you try it against a wall. Almost everyone who doesn’t know how to do a head stand also knows this.
But would this girl use her brain? No.
I’ve seen Elena do a shoulder stand before. She’s really good at yoga, not that the shoulder stand has anything to do with the head stand, but still. Just saying.

Back to the Flat

Our flat has two rooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. A year ago, the landlord increased the rental and that’s how we ended up inviting another person to live with us. I moved into Ryland’s room, since that was the bigger room which could fit two separate single beds easily among other things.
Little did we know, we didn’t know how to live.

Three Days before 2019

It’s the holidays after the semester’s ended. We’ve got almost half a month to waste idly at home. Well, not too idly, since my mum keeps both me and my sister very busy.

So Ryland, the flatmate, and I decide to send pictures of the dumbest, most hilarious things in our everyday life.