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In His Time ....

Went to school on Saturday. Had a staff meeting, to discuss the progress of students & the causes and prevention of mental retardation. It was an interesting discussion, we were talking about pregnancy, cervical dilation, birth canal ... needless to say it scared us: me, Jency and Vidhya. The guys ... I don't know what was goin through their heads. It was fun to watch them though .... they were tryin to look disinterested.
Anyway, later on we had choir practice and we sang 'In His Time'. After the practice we girls went out for dinner to Lynns. Nine of us, Chandini, Ashwini, Vidhya, Cheryl, Shiny, Anita, Stephina, Nameeta and me. It was nice, just sitting around and talkin ... had burgers and strawberry milk shakes.
Sunday mass was good, in fact it was funny. Fr. Antony, is young and his sermons are unconventional. He talks as though we are his friends, very casual and interesting. He was smiling and so were we. Then we sang our song. Folks said it was beautiful. In t…

Case Files

Was updating records in school. Many new kids have joined and all their case histories have to be documented and filed away for future reference: the medicines they take, the delivery process, the seizures, the progress or arrest of disability ... everything has to be recorded. And the stuff I read was .... sad.
There's this cute kid, am really fond of him, he's autistic. He lives in his own world... he speaks but he cannot speak to us, he cannot socialise. One moment he is laughing a happy glowing lively look in his face, the next moment he is screaming and crying, like he is being tormented by unseen spirits. All this because he is autistic. And while going through his files, saw that his parents had tried to abort him. The mom had taken some abortion pills, but she did not complete the prescribed dosage.
There's another boy small kid, round 4, who was probably normal, but he got into trouble during the birth process, the doctor employed forceps and that damaged his head. …

Random Stuff...

I caught J.K.Rowling on TV talking about her seventh Harry Potter book and she was saying that two important characters are going to die. I do hope it's Harry... maybe she will kill him by making him accidently trip over his wand or by falling off his chair. That's how she killed all the other important characters anyway... Sirius Black, falls through some freaking curtains, and that's it, he's dead. That is how she killed him and I liked Sirius!!! And Dumbledore, she makes him gobble up some poison to remove the 'locket' at the end of the bowl. The locket wasn't even a horcrux!!! It was some fake dumb ornament!!! Dumbledore dies for nothing!!! She kills off all these great people, like how you would swat a fly. So hoping the next person to die is Harry, he is irritating. But knowing her, she just might kill off Ron and Hermione... that is gonna suck. Hope it doesn't happen, ginny can go, so can ron's father ... I really don't want it to be F…

Hmm...

This happened long back, probably 8 months back, at the bank. Was waiting there (not many ATM's out here) and this really old couple walked in. They had their pass book and they were talking to the bank guy, asking him stuff, it was obvious they weren't understanding much. The old man was getting flustered, he told his wife to seat her self and that he would take care of everything. She ignored him and he went back to trying to figure out whatever they were desperate to know. Things weren't going too well, when he turns to her again and tells her to sit down, that he would take care of everything. She ignores him again and stays there by his side. You could actually see the relief on the old man's face when she refused to sit down. It was so obvious he wanted her there, even if she wasn't saying much. As much as he wanted her to be away from this humiliating mess of being old and not understanding much, she knew he needed her there, with him. Made me wonder ...

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Whew!!!!

Relief! Unshackled! Feels good when you are done with some things ... like the exams. A sense of being free. Exams were okay, the studying was fun till I got fedup. But most of the stuff I read was rather interesting: the biography of many authors, the various mix of stories that brought reactions like "Wow! that is some story!" to "What did I just read!!! Did he really become famous for this!!!!!!!" . A few people that stood out were H.G.Wells (I liked the whole Eloi Morlocks theme), Charlotte Bronte, Eugene Francois Vidocq (Sherlcok Holmes was based on this real life character) and of course Shakespeare. Now he is some character... even the girls had something to say about him. Anju thinks Shakespeare is overrated, Shil said "To be or not to be - that's all I remember about him". Tina told me he is bisexual. Whatever he may be or not, his plays are anything but dull. Like somebody said, "Shakespeare tried all styles except simplicity." Rea…