May 30, 2012

May musings

May 1st – the Worker’s Day feels like just yesterday and today it’s the 30th.
The end of the month is already nearing! 

How time flies by.

I remember telling myself that there are two solid months for me to prepare for my exams (in July) and now, before I’m even half way through my preparations, one month’s down.

But, May has been a wonderful month for me. My housemate got married – the first Sri Lankan wedding I attended. She made a beautiful bride and it was a lovely wedding. Being a part of the wedding made me realise how beautiful sari clad women look, so I’m going to learn the know hows of draping a sari soon after I’ve done away with the exams!

May brought yet another Mother’s Day where I could not be with my mum zo that was a little saddening. 

May has also been a month full of shopping, which I absolutely enjoy :)
Also, I’ve had a hair cut – the shortest I’ve had in 4 years! All to beat the heat here.

One weekend, I got my face painted by a very talented artist at a new bread store which I've grown to like.

May (they) made me monitor! I was the monitor of my group for the three week paediatric appointment at Asia’s the World's largest Paediatric Hospital (yes, that is in Sri Lanka). 
It was quite a task, being the monitor. I'd be lieing if I said it was easy; it's not easy having to organise the work schedule of 16 students in a ward with over 60 beds. 
These 3 weeks have taught me many lessons, most ofwhich I learnt bitterly. Patience would be the most important value I learnt.   

The downside to this month has been the opportunities that I've missed.  I saw it, right there before me and I chose to ignore it – you know, like food stuck between someone’s front teeth, you can’t miss it – but I missed it and I regret it.

Dear God, give me the strength to live through June and the much dreaded exam week in July. 


  1. Awesome post Sweta! Your May was awesome too unlike mine where i was bogged down with too many work. But hopefully work has become quite lighter now n for me its "Thank Gawd, May is finally over", otherwise all the deadlines clashing with May month, things were really hard to handle at times.

    As always your posts are too good, i can relate myself to it so much and i love that feeling :) Your painted face is beautiful. And yea loads of shopping huh! Last month i was in Colombo for a week andi loved every bit of it, the shoppings esp :P

    Good luck for your exam! and yea keep posting, I read every post of yours :)

  2. Thank you :)
    I relate to your posts too, very apt as the blog name!

    We should have met when you were here, and done some shopping together.

  3. Awww, you really had a wonderful May. No matter how hard it is not to look back and move on, but the memories of past always help us to move forward :D
    My may month was freakishly awesome with presentations and assignments and with a little time out to Sydney for some fun. Well, I was too pampering myself with bags from the Sale corner but I bet you, the sale is sooo expensive here in Australia but damn, I have no choice, I need bags.
    I am sneaking at your 'bag info' in your post and thinking you must have bought a really beautiful one.

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAM and Keep updating.

    nb# I just realised that you are not in my fb list. I deleted my previous account and got the new one. Add me again. I searched you but I didn't find you or is it that you are out of Facebook? haha, anyways, see you in Facebook too. :D

  4. I did have a lovely month and thinking about it always leaves a huge smile plastered on my face :D

    I haven't been using Facebook these days due to the upcoming exams - I end up spending a lot of time on FB.
    I'll add you when I get back to using it tub?