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Aug. 20th, 2011 | 01:40 am

from reading a few food blogs, it's suddenly hit me that my food eating habits have moved away from the beaten track. I now look at meals with lots of meat and think- how on earth can people eat that. or even that much carbs? why can't people be more vegetable munching.

also I would like to think of myself as a fairly good cook, but I have since realised that all I ever seem to eat are stirfrys, stews, curries, soups, salads, pasta, falafel and toasties.

need to start collecting more veggie recipes

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Aug. 9th, 2011 | 02:57 am

so i've moved to london, and the rioting's started. before tonight it wasn't really even on my radar, I thought it would just blow over. this emotional trigger reaction is what the greeks do. it was a bit like hearing that there were riots in paris a few years ago. But the rioting tonight was frustrating. I am pissed off that people just now want to wreck things. This is summer, there's nothing to do.

but can the critique of cuts and lack of opportunities offer either an explanation, or a solution?

and it's interesting how the response is different from different groups. there's the optimistic artists, social commentators, politicians and of course the media circus. reaction and counter reaction.

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Sep. 19th, 2010 | 11:00 am

barely started on to do list. Mission today will be to finish some organisation of 'stuff'. I hate that I have so many things, I don't really like being at home either because it makes me feel without responsibilities as though the world isn't a cut throat place. I gradually grind to a halt at home, and I'm so tired of packing and unpacking for Cambridge, this creates a space of otherness, and I just want to move out and creat another base from which to draw energy from. Home isn't oppressive, its just too heavy with the past and with my parents lives that there's no space for mine.

also it finally dawned to me that I'm only really able to work at home with music in the background. Otherwise I feel far too alone.

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Sep. 16th, 2010 | 09:53 am

trying to work out my priorities in life. So I have decided to take PPS part II, and I have basically split myself 3 ways between sociology, politics and social psychology papers. I think I'm happy with my choices- there's a lot of breadth, and I need to take the time to get the whole world view, and to work out where I fit in it.

I spent the summer in China travelling, finding out about family history, getting to know relatives and interning in hospitals meeting patients etc. Now that I'm back I see from fb that loads of people had lab work, and I'm not envious as such, but the uneasiness I feel is a bit like the feeling of going against the tide. I still like science, but I don't think I feel that hours in a lab mean anything anymore if the whole system is wrong, if the way that medicine is used is wrong.

Tasks that I need to complete by the end of the month:

PfpC coursework
CarbonAddicts literature review
Conference work
Medsin events
Finish off translation work
Prep reading
See old friends

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Aug. 31st, 2010 | 07:14 am

Late again, and still with things left undone. Just realised that the previous sentence is a wonderfully poetic way of saying I'm late for going to teach a kid how to cook spagetti and I've still got a lot of work emails to reply to.

I feel though now I might have reached a decision about next year. I'm going to take a leap of faith and do social and political sciences for part two. I'll go back to the threads that I left two years ago. I'll work out what I want to get out of life.

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Jul. 31st, 2010 | 08:38 am

I feel stifelled. I am currently in a coffee shop in Beijing with my laptop. I've been working through my backlog of emails for over five hours. There is still so much to do, I need to email out conference proposals, networking emails, read articles and updates, everything I neglected to do in my month of ignorant travelling bliss.

It would have been okay if my only contact with the outside social world wasn't purely restricted to email. I can't access facebook, or twitter, or even blogger something that I'm semi-formally supposed to update. I can't filter out pleasure from work, that with the added time difference in Europe means that I'll rarely have any spontaneous interaction.

I need to take a break, and I need to talk to someone!

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Jun. 16th, 2009 | 01:54 pm

I posted up everything that I've done all year. Now I've run out of steam (and to be honest, html code's not coming naturally to me anymore), so I'll just link to you other sites on the interwebs.

Where my recent post exam sketches are on flicker

I started on the smaller sketchbooks which I guess are A6 since they are half of A5. For some reason the A5 sketchbook seems huge to me.

I've also posted up all the fashion illustration I've done for The Cambridge Student newspaper (imaginative title, I know) on deviantart. here

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Jun. 24th, 2008 | 10:10 am

I'm in the process of re-vamping and locking down my blog, as I realised that over the years this blog has been more my 'brainspace' than writing particularly for anyone. And it's not going private because I do want to be open about what I'm thinking and feeling, and keep RL friends informed about what I'm doing etc, and also, of course to communicate you all of you wonderful people on my f-list.

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Jun. 23rd, 2008 | 07:00 pm

Comment to be added. :)

banner from lecollage; art by Sarah Joncas

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Jan. 17th, 2008 | 09:33 pm

Dear clouds,

May I remind you that it is cold, and that you have rained all week so you should really take a break now. Having soggy feet all day is just slightly distracting.

No love, Esmaraldo

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