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Day 1 of second rotation tomorrow!!!

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Okay, I won’t lie, I am a little nervous, I just won’t admit it to anyone -.- I am only nervous because I have yet to crack open a pharmacy related book. I probably mentioned in one of my previous posts but the last time I did anything school related was back in April, the day before my last final, sounds pretty ridiculous but it’s true. I am also not a fan of wearing professional clothes plus I don’t own very many to begin with so that’s another bummer. Other than that, I am pretty stoked. It should be a great experience. I also hope that I can figure out what I want to do post graduation. I am leaning towards working at the hospital in the Cape but who knows whether or not there will be an opening, whether or not they’ll “actually” offer me a job, etc etc. As of now, everything is kind of up in the air, which is sort of a norm with everything in my life 🙂

Two days ago, while browsing, I came across this:

Doesn’t that look peaceful? I want the bathroom in my future house to look just like that. I mean DAMN, that is simply AWESOME! I don’t know why but I’ve always been fascinated with water and anything that has to do with water…probably why I love going to the beach so much. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE taking showers…both hot and cold. In fact, did you know that taking simultaneously alternating hot and cold showers is considered a form of hydrotherapy and it benefits various health conditions? So cool. I would like to have a house on the water someday…here’s to hoping. Consider these the naive/pseudo realistic aspirations of an eternal optimist. But as Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” 🙂 And on that note, I am going to get some sleep, big day tomorrow =)


20 reasons why bananas rule…

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

20 Fascinating Facts About the Natural Healing Power of Bananas
Here is a story that even a monkey would go ape about. A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression ‘going bananas’ is from the effects of bananas on the brain. When compared to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. No wonder monkeys are so happy all the time!

1. Energy Boost: Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

2. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

3. PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

4. Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

5. Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

6. Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

7. Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

8. Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

9. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

10. Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

11. Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

12. Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

13. Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

14. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

15. Quit Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

16. Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

17. Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

18. Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

19. Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

20. Overweight at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

BONUS: Shoe Polish – want a quick shine on your shoes? Take the inside of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe. Finish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. Perhaps it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A banana a day keeps the doctor away!’


That is simply awesome, I gotta get me a dozen bananas this weekend 🙂


In Uncategorized on July 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm

So lately I’ve been craving a ton of inspiration and here are some of the things I came across that have inspired me 😀

AWESOME. And on that note, I am going to hit the sheets 🙂

Cape Cod Tomorrow :D

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Life is too short,
grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.
Love deeply and forgive quickly,
take chance, give everything,
and have no regrets.
Life is too short to be unhappy.
You have to take the good with the bad,
smile when you’re sad,
love what you got,
and always remember what you had.
Always forgive, but never forget,
learn from your mistakes,
but never regret,
people change, things go wrong,
but always remember,

One of my many favorite quotes in life, I know they’re the same, boring words but everytime I look at it, it gives me hope and an additional reason to smile, not to mention an inspiration to live life.

Last weekend was fun! I went to DC and surprised Swetha. Lets just say that it was probably a major shock and she was shaking for a good hour and half. I don’t know, maybe she didn’t like it as much as I did but I hate having regrets and I hate having to say “what if…” so I am glad I did what I did 🙂

Sooo excited to goto the Cape tomorrow. It’s like I am leaving one home to goto my other home. How kyoot! I am getting a little worried for the next rotation, especially because I have yet to crack open any pharmacy books. I think the last time I did something school related was the day before my last final, back in April. HOLYSHIT, I am sensing a terrible future pharmacist here. tsk-tsk.

What a terrible end to a really awesome day…

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Let’s just say that I CANNOT and DO NOT want to live at home when I graduate. I feel terrible for my dad for having to put up with my mom and my brother but I just can’t take it anymore. I am done with this bullshit and I just want to make money and get the hell out of this joint. I know it probably doesn’t sound anything like me but I am sick of being here. I despise it. I don’t want to talk about it and yet I can’t stop thinking about what went on earlier tonight. I hate people who sit on there ass and blame people all day long, I also hate people who can’t do anything but complain about how much other people suck, yeah, that is what my mom does and lately my brother seems to have joined the bandwagon too. Anyway, whatever, who am I to talk. As they say, what goes around, comes around. Karma.

I am EXCITED for tomorrow. No CVS. A long train and then a bus ride to … Okay, I am not telling 😛 😀

Should be a fun weekend, I hope 🙂

Moon Watching

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

A few days ago, on full moon night, Oei, Chris and I decided to go watch the moon. Yes, we just stood at the sandy beach and watched the moon while enjoying the motion of the ocean. It was a great time, here is proof:

Full Moon ❤

Me and Chris watching the moon while Oei stands afar, taking pictures.

It’s HOT.

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Clinical #2 starts in less than two weeks and I am actually nervous. Only because the first clinical at P&G was sort of laid back and I pretty much forgot all of the Pharmacy crap that I learned at NU. Lame. On the bright side, I get to be in the Cape for six straight weeks, can you tell I am excited? Actually, words can’t define my excitement right now. But that also reminds me, I need to look for a place to stay at in Boston for my next two rotations after the one in Cape Cod. BOO. I don’t want to be back in Boston but at least this time it won’t be forever.

I am so excited to only be working at CVS for two days this week, one of which is already over and one is tomorrow. Phew. What a nightmare that place is. The other day some guy came upto me and asked me if I could recommend something over the counter similar to Viagra, my eyes got really big and I was trying really hard to not crack up. Today some guy got pissyfaced because he didn’t have his ID to show while picking up his Percocet so he came over to the drop off area and snatched away the prescription out of the pharmacist’s hand. I really really really hope to God that I don’t have to end up working at CVS after I graduate or I’ll probably want to shoot myself -.-

My little cousin got accepted to IIT Bombay, let’s just say that it’s one of THE MOST prestigious colleges of India and I am very proud of him. Talk about a weird/pleasant coincidence because I had JUST mentioned him to Oei the night before and the next morning I got a message from him saying he had gotten accepted. I suppose my positive vibes reached him just in time, life is really awesome like that.

I am getting pretty sleepy. I still want to fingerpaint. I think I should just do it instead of talking about how badly I want to do it.

Did I already say how hot it’s been lately? AHH, I SO cannot wait for summer to end.

IBM is back :D

In Uncategorized on July 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

So my dad got my IBM fixed. Apparently it only cost $70. Well, I shouldn’t say, “only” because that is a lot of money. But still. That was nice. And he finally also opened the tablet that I gave him. I was elated. He even told my uncle how I bought it for him 🙂

Excited to goto Boston tomorrow to see Ammachi. So can’t wait. Speaking of which, I should hit the sheets, gotta start the day early in the AM 😀

Rain = Awesome

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I wished for rain last night and it rained today. So awesome. I love rain.
Some guy called CVS today and asked why his doctor put him on Valtrex if he doesn’t have herpes and whether or not being on Valtrex would make him get herpes. -.- I had to put him on hold to let out a few giggles. The level of dumbness exhibited by some people just amazes me.
My left eye’s hurting. Time for bed.

Babies are AWESOME.

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Some people think drunk dialing is fun/funny, I am pretty sure baby dialing is way more AWESOME. Earlier today, one of my coworker’s one year old baby called and left a 3 minute long voice mail. Initially, I was a bit puzzled, I mean really, trix are for kids, not babies (haa :D). But later, I was beyond touched. Haha. It was the cutest thing ever and it most definitely made my day 🙂

On a random note, I want to fingerpaint. I’ve wanted to for a while now, maybe I’ll stop by at Staples and pick up some fingerpaint this weekend! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE fingerpainting, even though I haven’t done it ever since I was a little kid, oh the memories 😀 I love the spontaneity that’s involved with it. It’s one of the very few tasks in life that doesn’t involve any thinking. You just dive in, have fun and end up leaving a mark, so awesome.

My dad has yet to open the laptop, I am considering returning it after all. If he’s not going to use it, it’s pretty pointless to have it just sit there. Hmm..

It hasn’t rained in a while. Or maybe it has. But for some reason, I am having a tough time remembering when it last rained and when I actually had a huge smile on my face while eating a bowl full of iSCREAM. I LOVE LOVE LOVE eating icecream when it rains, you can probably call it one of my favorite pastimes actually. I don’t know how, when or why it began but I think I’ve always loved it, ever since I was a little kid, maybe because I’ve always loved icecream and monsoon used to be my favorite season ever since we lived in India. So awesome. You should try it sometime, a delicious bowl of icecream on a rainy afternoon = one of the many definitions of AWESOME.

Alright, time to sleeeeeeeeeep.