Friday, October 20, 2006

British humour!

You know what I love about British people? They crack up laughing at the weirdest things if not almost everything! One of my flatmates, Abby, stays in the room right next to the kitchen. A few days ago, we were all sitting in the kitchen chatting and all we could hear was Abby laughing her ARSE off (as they like to say it here!). So, we all looked at one another in puzzlement and figured that she was probably on the phone to someone!

Anyways, the night carries on and we're interrupted by this bizzare laughter every now and then. Finally, our curiosities are fed when Abby barges into the kitchen with tears practically rolling down her blood-shot cheeks and says, "GUY YOU HAVE TO COME SEE THIS WEBSITE, IT'S SO FUNNY!" So, we rushed into her room with excitement and made sure we were as close to the computer screen as we possibly could (after all, we all wanted the front seats!)

I don't really know why I took Abby's word for it! I mean to be fair, I've been in England for two years now, and I concluded that I just could not understand British humour since day one! But anyways, I'd sit here and try to describe the STUPIDITY behind the little cartoons she showed us but I'd rather have you guys see them for yourselves and leave a comment with your verdict! I've added links to two of the cartoons we watched that night, but in total there must've been around 10!If you feel like watching more, all you have to do is remove the title of the cartoon (e.g independent women) from the end of the URL (scroll down to watch these cartoons!)

Anyways, my other flatmate Laura, who's doing Japanese and Spanish, and I were sitting alone in the kitchen last night discussing the diversity of languages. She showed me how to write different things in Japanese, and in return, I translated a few famous quotes for her in Arabic. I can now proudly say that Laura can fluently say the following quotes in PERFECT Arabic:

"There's a snake in my boot" Woody from Toy Story.
"Oh my god, they killed Kenny," "YOU BASTARDS!!" from Southpark.
"Somebody stop meeeeee!" from The Mask.

There were atleast six more but I'm not sure where she got them from! You'd think that she'd want to learn how to say something useful wouldn't you?! Oh well!

Besides that, life's been good around here. I've got a few assignments and reports to work on over the weekend so I'm not REALLY looking forward to spending Eid reading and attempting to solve problems on genetics! Speaking of Eid, I'd like to wish you all a happy Eid and I hope that it is as JOYOUS and memorable as mine!!!!

Enjoy the links... later xx

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday!

U know what that means right? Yes, you guessed it. I am in fact back in Leeds! But wait.......... it gets better, this time i'm not on my own. The ministry thought it would be cute to send my younger brother to the same city. Hey, i'm not complaining! If anything, I'm glad he's here with me. I can keep an eye on him. Make sure he sorts out things like accommodation, bank accounts, railcards and what not! So I really am glad to have him around.

Living back in dorms was by far the BEST decision I could've made! I don't have to worry about paying bills on time, I don't have to worry about fixing anything in the flat on my expense, I don't have to worry about setting up an internet connection. I can keep going but I'm sure you get the point. And my flatmates........ I love them... I honestly do. We have had the best three weeks of our lives getting to know one another. I feel awful about what I wrote in my previous post. I think I mentioned something about a bunch of blondes pissing the crap outta me with their never-ending drama!! :S Well..... I take it back!

Progressing into my second year has been daunting! I've had sleepless nights already! My timetable is fucked up! I've got lectures from 9-6 almost everyday, but that's not as worrying as the 6 hour practical I have on Mondays! SIX HOURS??????? You gotta be kiddin' me man! Nevertheless, microbiology with immunology is no piggy-back ride so I should've expected this to happen. After all, it IS my second year and I quote "this is the year when everything starts to count towards your final grade."

Anyways, ramadhaan........ Yeah. That's the end of the sentence.

My brother's phone got stolen the other night. He was walking to the city with a friend (A) of his and these two men approached them and demanded that they hand over their phones! One was masked whilst the other had his hoody on. At first, my brother tried to convince them that he didn't have a phone on him when he OBVIOUSLY did! But after several attempts at doing so, he decided to sacrifice his phone rather than his wallet. And so, he handed it over! My brother assumed it was all over so he walked away only to realise that (A) was still being interrogated by the two men. My brother insisted that (A) hand over his phone but the guy refused to!!!! Anyways, to cut a long story short, he handed them the phone and they both (meaning my brother n his friend) made a run for it!

Apparently, after my brother n (A) reported what had happened to the police, they were told that six other people had been mugged in the same way, around the same area, possibly by the same people! How awful is that? I feel sorry for my brother. To have to experience this only a week after his arrival! Poor thing... Anyways, it could've been worse so thank god they're both OK. Besides, if having his phone mugged was what it took for my brother to finally change that piece of crap then I AM GLAD it got mugged!

Other than that, life's been unusually stable for me. There's not much going on at the moment but I better not curse it. Watch how my next post will be based on all the shit that's happened to me after typing this post! Haha.. it'll be quite funny.