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Homemade ras malai = AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Haven’t had the time to update this in forever but went over to Neelam’s, one of the Indian women I have been doing projects for at P&G invited me over for dinner at her house on Sunday night. Let me just say this, I wish I could manage time like she does. I don’t know how but she manages to find time to cook, to knit, to work and do work out all in the same day. And this woman is my parents age, perhaps even older. I mean WOW. I am sure she does a lot of other things too, like entertain people on weekends, yet she doesn’t tire, maybe she does, but I haven’t ever heard her complain. Phew. Amazing. So the title of this post pretty much pertains to the unbelievably delicious ras malai she’d made for dessert on Sunday. (What is ras malai?)

I am beyond tired. CVS sucked. See what I mean? I am full of complaints. I just can’t help it. But I am SOO beyond excited to have the next three days off from CVS. I am looking forward to volunteering at the charitable pharmacy tomorrow and Thursday. Can’t wait to blog about it πŸ™‚


Icecream after a delicious dinner = AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Went out to dinner with Lisa and her manfriend πŸ˜€ earlier. It was a great time. Then we went to Graeter’s from icecream. I told myself I’d try at least five of their flavors before leaving Ohio. I’ve already got three and I just need two more, awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ICECREAM, esp on a rainy day! DON’T you dare call me crazy, because I am NOT.

I want to write more but I am just SO drained.

So I am going to sleep, while you stare at my iscream here and wish you were in Ohio so you could eat at Graeter’s too πŸ˜›


Strawberries in a salad taste AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm

They finally called me back from the charitable pharmacy. I am going to go in for a few hours on Wednesday. So excited.

It’s supposed to be a long weekend but I am working all three days, okay yeah, I shouldn’t complain πŸ™‚

Free food at P&G for Asian Heritage Day = AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

So basically like the title of this entry states, today was Asian Heritage Day at P&G. Loved it, especially the free food. Countries represented were India (the best), Singapore, Japan, China, and the middle east. I filled up an extra container and had it for dinner. lol. Total desi style πŸ™‚

Alright, I am pretty sleepy, will post pics this weekend!

Dinner at Panera after a long day at P&G? – AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Met up with Jackie, another student who is also on rotation here, she seems nice. Apparently her preceptor isn’t as great as mine; once again, I am thankful to have Lisa as my preceptor :).

Aparna gave me a crash course of Kapalbhati via skype. Thanks buddy πŸ™‚

I hope Neetha’s wisdom teeth extraction goes well tomorrow.

I was playing Modern Family catchup on Hulu and ended up missing a new episode on TV, total bummer. Realized it 10 mins into the show so I figured I’ll just watch it online.

Need to catch up on sleep, time to hit the hay.

Sooo excited to skype with the Oeiser tomorrow πŸ˜€

Today is my dad’s 53rd Birthday, AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Today is also my little cousin’s birthday, double dose of awesome. I called her last night to wish her (she’s in India and they’re 9.5 hours ahead of EST). It worked out perfectly because Cincinnati was under a tornado warning last night. I had to work at CVS and it was pretty wild (pictures to follow). I got back to my hotel around 9:30pm and the power was out. It didn’t come back till about 7:15am this morning. Totally ridic, because I couldn’t even shower after work last night. Anyway, so there wasn’t much damage but this morning, most of the traffic lights were out, so it was a nightmare trying to get to work. Basically, you had to treat each traffic light as a stop sign and some people are terrible at giving other people the way and so that just made it worse.

Lisa, my preceptor at P&G is SOO nice. I am pretty sure I mentioned her in some of my previous entries but I am so thankful that I have her as my preceptor and not anyone else. She’s taken real good care of me over the past two and half weeks and I am immensely grateful. We went to Graeter’s (famous homemade icecream place in Ohio) and had a great time. We discussed spirituality and religion and how there is a clear distinction between the two and how life would make much more sense if people were to stress spirituality instead of religion, as the latter is just a mere lens through which we choose to view the world. I know I am not even close to being done, but I do know that when I leave, I will definitely miss Lisa.

Not too much has been going on, just been busy working. Sunday night, I had a great discussion about life, spirituality and people with Aparna via Skype. Lately, I’ve been feeling that some of the relationships that I once thought were very strong and dear to me are now slipping away. I am not sure why, perhaps it’s just my perception (but part of me also tells me that it’s not just me). Maybe, it’s a test of time? But anyway, it feels great to come to the realization that everything in life is just temporary, including people, the only thing that’s eternal and permanent is the relationship that you have with God, as long as you possess strong underlying belief. I do not want to discuss this any further because it is way past my bed time, perhaps I will save it for another entry.

My delicious dinner from Sunday night: Salad and Green Monster πŸ™‚

Took this at CVS last night–I was way too excited to see a Tornado. Haha.

At Graeter’s earlier today–Cherry Fruit Sundae–YUMMEHH!!!

Tonight’s dinner–Sev Puri, daaalicious πŸ˜€ (What is Sev Puri?)

Gonna go meditate and hit the sheets…

My dad is AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I just had one of those heart to heart conversations with him and guess how long it lasted? Actually you’d never be able to guess-60 minutes. I am so proud of myself. I don’t think I’ve talked to him for this long in over a year. It felt so good. I told him everything starting from my day to day life to what my future plans are in terms of career and settling down/getting married. I think my dad appreciated the talk, just as much as I did. More importantly though, I feel like its a huge load off my chest, I told him about everything and now I feel like I don’t have much to worry about :o) Not that I was hiding any of it but now I am content that he knows and he is also okay with it. Which it wasn’t anything bad or irrational so he would have been okay with it either way.

I went to check out an apartment in Norwood earlier. Norwood is close to Downtown Cincinnati. I’d be sharing the place with another 6th yr PharmD student from Univ of Cincinnati, she recently broke up with her bf and is now looking for a roommate, so of course there’d be a lot of drama too. It was a residential area and they had street parking, so of course I wasn’t a fan because I have my dad’s car and I am super paranoid. Oh and it’s also farther away from P&G, so it’d be a 1/2 hour drive every day instead of a 15 Β min drive. I discussed it with my dad too and he thinks I should just stay at the hotel instead, since it’s much safer and convenient. So that’s that, I guess I’m staying at the hotel πŸ™‚ Better safe than sorry.

Just talked to Grandma. She’s such a darling. Everytime I call her, she asks me whether or not I am eating well and whether or not I’m taking my vitamins and I tell her the same thing everytime, that YES, I am taking them and eating well too.

My dad told me how one of my cousin’s might end up getting a divorce soon. How sad and tragic. They’ve been married for 6 years now, or maybe 7. They’ve even been trying to have kids but it hasn’t been working out, I guess now we know why -.- Oh and they weren’t arranged either, so it’s even worse. To think that they were both in love at one point and now they just can’t stand eachother is disheartening. Apparently she’s realizing that he only married her for her and her dad’s money. It only took her 6 years to realize that. Nice. I am probably going to hell but I have no respect for individuals who do things for the wrong reasons. I also do not respect people who think they know what they are talking about but in reality they really don’t. This is why I also don’t believe the whole “falling in love” BULLSHIT. Love is an entertainment package of life, nothing else. The day you are feel that you aren’t getting enough, you want to go elsewhere, pathetic.

Alright, getting late. I’m still up because my clothes are in the dryer. Bleh.

Another long day at CVS tomorrow. w00t. I can’t believe I’m already through my first two weeks of my first rotation. Time totally flew.

Showering is extremely therapeutic, hence taking two showers a day = AWESOME!

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Call me crazy but I love taking showers, and no it’s not because I smell πŸ˜› I think if there’s a specific time of the day that I love the most then it’s the time I take showers (and the time I sleep). Yup, multiple ones. I take two showers a day, and during the summers, I take 3 or sometimes even 4; only on rare occasions though.

Anyway, I worked with a really nice pharmacist at CVS earlier this evening. She even recommended a few places that I could explore in Cincinnati and the nearby areas. I am excited. Now if only I had a day off at CVS, I’d be able to do that. She also told me about an intern who lives nearby and who wouldn’t mind having a roommate. I don’t know her but she said that the girl’s extremely nice and trustworthy. Hmm…do I just take her word for it? I am a little nervous but I am thinking about checking out the place and whatnot. The rent should be around $400 a month which is CHEAP. I mean damn, if I had known about it sooner I could’ve saved so much money. Haha. No joke though.

I am super duper tired as usual. But today’s tiredness is the worst because I had to sit through a 3.5 hour meeting this morning. I mean DAMN, I thought I was going to pass out. But at least they had food. I grabbed Cherry yogurt, trailmix, a sliced cake and a banana, but I saved the banana for later. The rest of the day was good because I ended up finishing my Vitiligo and Leucoderma report and submitted it. Hopefully I did well on it and hopefully I’ll get credit for it too. Sigh. Wishful thinking, huh?

Alright I need to catch up on ZzzZZzzs, long day at CVS tomorrow. Boo.

Going to the temple after a long day at work is AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Went to the Sai temple after showering earlier this evening, it was great. I stayed for all the bhajans and aartis. I am really glad I went πŸ™‚

Also, my highlight of the evening was skyping with Oei! I love you and miss you buddy and you always make my day. Seriously πŸ™‚ Don’t let that foolish woman at work get you down. She’ll be gone soooon πŸ˜€

It’s the season finale of The Office. Say whaaaaat? 😦 Sad. Well, whatever, I don’t care anymore because Steve Carell is already gone.

Got indian take out again tonight (same restaurant as last week), this time I told the lady 3 out of 6 in terms of spicyness and it was STILL just as spicy. My god. I don’t know what is wrong with those people. But that’s okay, it’ll last me another 3 meals again.

Totally raaaaandom but here’s a treat for reading my blog: YUP, my pretty awesome face = a treat πŸ˜€ hahaha

I am obviously having way too much fun, now that I have a mirror in my room πŸ˜€ Yes yes, I know I am a child πŸ™‚

People who do things for other people without any expectations are AWESOME

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Like today, my preceptor brought me pots and pans and I was like…WOW, thank you. She’s too kind. She literally goes out of her way every single time. I think it’s probably because she knows that I don’t know anyone here and she has motherly feelings so she just likes to do nice things. Well, thanks to my preceptor, I truly appreciate her acts of kindness πŸ™‚ And she also invited me over her house for a Memorial Day cookout, I’ll probably have CVS but I’ll go for a little bit afterwards.

So last night I was extremely tired when I got home and I usually don’t drive into a parking spot, I mostly always back in, because I like the convenience of driving out of it easily in the morning. So anyway, last night when I got home, I was unbelievably tired (which is not an excuse) and when I drove into a spot, I went a little too far and hit the curb. After doing it, I sensed that I may have scratched the bumper or something. I couldn’t even see anything in the dark so this morning when I went to my car to drive to work, all I saw was the bumper had a slight gap on both sides (driver and passenger end). I showed it to my preceptor in the afternoon and she said that that’s normal. I am not sure if it’s always been there or if it was my doing. But I just hope that my dad doesn’t kill me when I go home.

Earlier at work, I was listening to pandora, and got bored so I figured I’d switch to my iphone. I unplugged my headphones from my laptop and plugged them into my iphone, apparently it didn’t go all the way in and when I hit play, it started playing on speaker. I had no idea because I had the earbuds in my ear, so I thought it was just extremely loud and I turned it down. 10 seconds later I realized that it was playing on speaker because everyone in their cubicle turned around and stared at me. LOL. Needless to say, it was awkward but I had a very good laugh at my own expense.

Swetha, Neetha and I started our own list of 1000awesomethings. Can I just say that I love it? My favorite was adding our names to that list of awesome because let’s face it, we are pretty darned awesome πŸ™‚

And this pretty much made my entire week. “You’re a great person who brings out the best in people!!!” Awwww thanks Oei πŸ˜€ During our conversation on skype today…miss you, buddy!