Monthly Archives: November 2008

Meet the New PhD Student

I was at the university’s health service the other day for some test required for all new equipment users. The woman at the reception desk took my details – name, date of birth, etc. Then she asked, "Are you a … Continue reading

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I probably woke up from the wrong side of the bed this morning. For some reason, I woke up with an intense feeling of homesickness. It was something I haven’t felt in years. I felt homesick – but not for … Continue reading

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Immunisation vs. Immunization

The title above not only refers to the difference in convention of spelling adopted in British English as opposed to that adopted in American English. I’ve just recently found out that here in the UK, not only are the recommended … Continue reading

Posted in Growing Pains, Life in Cambridge | 2 Comments

The "Playstation"

Public transportation in Cambridge is not very convenient for me. I live in a place where the city buses do not pass through, and the only way I can get on a bus is to walk about 15 to 20 … Continue reading

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Convenient living, the UK way

Sure, so there are no convenience stores around which are open 24/7. Sure, the grocery stores close at 7 pm or so on weekdays, even earlier on Sundays. And sure, I don’t have my own car here, so mobility could  … Continue reading

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