Monday, June 11, 2007

Volunteer work...

I have always wanted to do some volunteer work. Today, I can say, I have always considered to do some more volunteer work.

I volunteered to help out in a local homeless shelter with a couple of friends. I kept asking my friends what it was like (since they did it a few times before) before we reached the shelter and they said "oh don't worry, we'll probably only clean the kitchen or something like that". And I thought to myself, as long as there is no cooking involved I am perfectly happy with that. I also asked them not to abandon me as I am pretty new to this volunteering world and they laughed but when they realised i was serious, hesitantly nodded.

We walked to a new part of Cardiff that I have never seen before. We took a turn into this narrow alleyway and one of my friends said there it is as she was pointing at a building that had a police van parked in front of it. As soon as I saw it I said out loud "that's not a good sign". They said nothing in response and continued walking. We walked in to the front yard of the shelter and it was like a big empty parking area with different groups of homeless people sitting around in different areas. It was like the forgotton land, the neglected part of society, the social dustbin of Cardiff.

Incomplete --- Doesn't look like I will finish writing this post anytime soon so I will post it in an incomplete fashion as opposed to not posting anything at all.

I really should get "Getting Things Done" like Blue Chi recommended

Monday, June 04, 2007

I will always be successful in my professional career

Authority you ask? I will not only give an authority ... I will give you a prospective one. Some might even say it is "the" authority when it comes to this type of situation. Here it is:


That's right. It's the all mighty power of the fortune cookie. I received this today from the local chinese restaurant I go to. The woman that works there felt sorry for me and so offered me a fortune cookie to cheer me up. And it sure did.

As you have probably deduced from the last two paragraphs, I have lost my mind due to my one month revision time spent in solitude. I am going crazy in here and in desperate need of stress-free living (sounds like a detergent commercial huh?) again. It will all be over tomorrow. I can see the light at the end of the cave (referring to the exams as a cave and not tunnel cuz that symbolises life).

Wish me luck, or you know what? I do not need your wishes! I have my fortune cookie and that is more than enough to satisfy my insecurities relating to exams, my future career, my life, social life, family relations, political affinities, diet concerns, and so on and so forth.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have an exam to revise for and fail in.

Good Day!