Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Travel bug!

I am soooooo excited! Yesterday I met this lady in the tea room and she asked me how I was. A friend of mine took the liberty of replying with "She is going to India!". The lady goes to me, "I thought something was up! Just look at how big her smile is!".

I have like a permanent smile on my face - that's how excited I am! 4 more sleeps and I will be on my way to India! I can't beleive it! I had pretty much given up on the idea of me ever going back - I was just so busy last year thatI didn't think I would have the time. Now I am just brimming!

In other news, I think my trip to Perth was most valuable to my research. I have made some great progress and not only that, I think I am onto something! Everyone is really excited and I was sooo excited about it that I even considered postponing my trip to India - Goodluck with research comes only once and I think I am a tad worried that just as luck seems to be comming my way, I am saying "No thanks, I prefer to do it the hard way!". I don't know if I am more excited about India or my results...

To add to all this, will be meeting up with Khush, Tash and Rids this Friday! REALLY looking forward to that too!!!!

Also, Perth was fantastic! It's such a beautiful, quiet place. While in Perth, I went out to Freemantle and also up north to see the Pinnacles and went Sandboarding at the sanddunes near Lancelin :D Had plenty of fun - and my experiments actually working was a real bonus!

My Trip to India:
I leave this Saturday (29th)
Arrive in Singapore around 4:00pm and will be at Singapore airport for a bit.
Arrive in Bangalore at 11:30pm India time.

I think I am going to Madurai in the first week because my dad wants me to see all the special Tamil culture they have in that city - should be exciting! I think I might spend a week in Madras and a week maybe in Hyderabad. After that I should be back in Bangalore for a few days before I fly back here. I will try to get a sim card once I get to India and will send my contact number then :D I hope I get to meet or atleast talk to a few of you while I am there...

Hope everyone is smiling!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Travel Plans

I have been like super-duper good with my updating lately!

I am not too sure if I will be able to update as much over the next few weeks as I wont be home. However, I thought I would update you all on my whereabouts over the next few weeks.

On Sunday the 9th of October, I am getting on a flight to Perth and will be there till the 23rd. I arrive in Sydney at 10:30pm on Sunday the 23rd! I have just had the worst day trying to organise a way of getting some of my reagents to the other side of the continent - with very little luck! It is sooo difficult to explain to Airport staff that "antibodies" are not really blood-related eventhough they are! I seriously don't look like a terrorist - OR DO I???? :P

Anyways, I have also just discovered that I am not allowed to take any food into Perth - this means that I am going to DIE! One of my supervisors in Perth is Indian - I am hoping she will invite me over for dinner or maybe even give me enough food for a week...(I will be happy with a dinner though!)

I return from Perth on Sunday the 23rd of October. I am leaving for India on the 29th and will be arriving in India on the night of the 29th. I have a 3 hour stopover in Singapore during which time I can just tour the airport!

Once I get a number in India, I will let you guys know. If anyone needs to get in touch with me, please use my gmail address:D

The last time I remember feeling like this was when I was preparing for my trip around Europe with my family...

I am actually really excited about all this! I can't wait to get to India!!! SOOO EXCITED!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The world of TimTams

I was at Woolies over the weekend and the guy in line behind me was buying close to 6/7 packs of TimTams...

Me: You like TimTams?
Him: You see I am going to Japan in a few days. I asked them what they wanted and they didn't say anything. So I thought I might as well get them TimTams. I came here and there were so many different sorts! I thought I would get one of each! When you can't speak the language - just give them chocolate!
Me: Makes sense.
Him: All I can say is "Hello" and can count to 5 in Japanese. I have been taught that it is "Itchy, Knee, Sun, She, Go!" (The numbers read: ichi, ni, san, shi, go)
Me: I learnt Japanese for 7 years - and that is probably how much I can speak too!
Him: When you don't use the language its hard to learn it!
Me: That is soo true! As long as you can say "Thankyou" and "Where is the Toilet" I think you are safe!
Him: That's a good one to know!
(By this time I was nearly done with my stuff getting scanned)
Him: So many people learn French. We never use it here. I just say "Bonjour" and "Cava" and learn to say "I can't speak French!". That's enough for any arrogant French person! (That was tad random...)
Me: Well, I hope you have a good trip!
Him: I hope you have a great day!

I really like it when random people wish me a good day! It really makes a difference I think.


"Someone should make a sitcom about you... it would be like a cross between 'Seinfeld' and 'Scrubs'..."

Sunday, October 02, 2005



Wishing my baby brother a very happy 18th!!!!!!!

Love you heaps!

To add to it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIDHU!!!!!