Monday, 21 June 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

A Recipe for GPISH

written by my classmate, Amira:

A recipe for GPISH

Take fifteen students,

Select from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible – this will enhance the flavour of the final dish

Allow to infuse with Arabic and marinate for a month.

Transfer to pressure cooker and add the following ingredients:

A few handfuls of reading material – be generous with this

A teaspoon of new concepts – but add it slowly or the mixture will curdle

A dash of wit and humour to spice things up.

Pepper with unfamiliar languages – Arabic, Persian, a dash of Urdu, a pinch of Tajik, a drop of Swahili

Turn up the heat in the discussions so that all the flavours combine well – but be careful, some might clash!

Test the mixture periodically and adjust the flavouring with high grades or low, to taste.

Take out and leave to chill for a summer, then return to pressure cooker and double the heat.

Stir in application forms and references, a few at a time.

Add some exotic specialisms and a healthy dose of passion

Throw in a few handfuls of ologies and isms – the bigger the variety, the better.

Remove the mixture from the pressure cooker and expose to some Spanish flavours, then return.

Strain through a sieve of research methodology and project work.

Serve warm at universities across the UK - and abroad - with a side order of critical thinking and creativity.

To all of you who have been our “chefs”

You have cooked, stirred, heated, tested, combined flavours in new and exciting ways.

They say that the best meals are the ones that are cooked with love and care – if that is true, then GPISH is the tastiest product on the menu.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

The end of a chapter.

And here we are again..
“Another turning point and fork stuck in the road”
What is it about the old Green Day song that gets me every time?
Finishing one chapter and moving on.
So much happened in the past two years. So much.
And now all of it gets packed up as “photographs or still frames in my mind”
Change is a good thing. But what gets me about it is that no matter what you try to do, no matter who you try to meet up with or catch up with, no matter what, the situation will be different. Might be better, might be worse, but the memories created can never be recreated.
It’s inevitable that you will lose touch with some. Some people that were simply acquaintances or friendly faces will go their own ways..
But the world is round.
Maybe we will meet again.
Until then..
“Make the best of this lesson learned in time, It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.”
Ok, the song is a bit cliché, but I don’t like when things end.
And things are ending.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

"A Sweet Disposition"

If you don't know what you want, and thought you loved someone, but were hurt and disappointed and thought you would have done something differently, but are not really sure, and things didn't quite work out, but in the end they did and you're still kind of unsettled, but know it's better.
All you know at the end of it, is that you didn't know what you wanted. So how can you be mad at the universe for not giving you what you wanted if you never even knew what that was?

But let's say, you knew exactly what you wanted, how you wanted it, when you wanted it, and slowly, little by little, it all fell into place just that way you imagined. Well, that is the universe working for you as it promises it will.

The first step: figure out what you want. not just kind of, but what you truly want. Embrace and imagine it, and don't settle for anything. Because things really do fall into place as they should. Just figure it out, believe, and wait, and then experience your dream manifesting.

(dedicated to st and zs)