Leap Day

Just felt like jotting down a few words In My World on this special day. The Leap Day. I’ve just finished reading an article on the leap year. Funny stories and lore surrounding the 29th February.Β 

Let me also seize the moment to wish all leaplings out there a very happy birthday! It must be amazing to have your birthday every four years! πŸ™‚ I personally do not know anyone who was born on the 29/02. 😦 

And yes, tonight is a fine night to watch the movie ‘Leap Year’. πŸ˜‰ I really loved that movie!

Anyway, have a happy leap day everyone!Β 

University

I saw this poster for a career fair and a strange sense of nostalgia hit me. Four years ago, I had just finished my A-Levels and was planning to go to University. Just like many students are right now. Weighing the pros and cons of such and such universities to follow such and such course.

It does not matter whether you are staying in your homeland or heading out into the wide world, your life is definitely going to change. You will be starting one of the most important and defining chapters of your life.

At Uni, you will meet a lot of people. Different kinds of people.Β Just to point out, I went to the University of Mauritius. So, I didn’t leave the country. Still, that does not change the fact that I came across a lot of people and befriended a good number of them. The thing is, you just have to be yourself and be very open-minded and tolerant as bear in mind too, that not everyone is going to like you, and you are not going to like everyone. But that is not a point to really worry about. After a few months, you will be right in the circle where you belong. πŸ˜‰

Study hard. Tertiary level is not all that easy anyway. You know that. However, do not spend all of your time studying hard! Take time to giggle with your friends and do crazy stuffs. Β Skipping a few lectures ain’t all that bad. πŸ˜‰ Create memories which will make you smile four years after, just like I am doing right now. πŸ™‚ And take lots and lots of pictures! You know, you only get to do this once. Sure you can go back for your masters but it definitely will not be the same. The first three or four years of University life are the best.

Okay yeah, University life is not all that rosy either. You will get your share of downs. You just have to be very strong and not take some things too seriously. After all, you are learning and mistakes will happen. πŸ˜‰ This reminds me: having a group of close friends really help in such situations too. They are your support, just as you are part of theirs.

Oof! Writing this post is flooding my mind with so many many memories. Memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. My course lasted only three years but they were, without a doubt, three of the best years of my life. I have met such amazing people, whom I have come to love so very much.

University life ends with graduation. One of the most emotional experience of my life. You just feel it, the ending. I am unable to find the appropriate words to describe it. You have to go through it to really understand. I made a video after my graduation. I am going to watch it now and indulge a little bit more into the happy memories.

Good luck to all those who are embarking on this wonderful journey. Make it one to remember! πŸ˜‰

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

I’ve been to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden some two week-ends ago, after two or three years! I used to love it so much, and I still do. It is so peaceful and so, ‘royal’! Like it is in those old french movies. πŸ˜‰

However, I was very disappointed to see the state it is now in. There’s an air of neglect. It used to be so lush, vibrant and beautiful!

I did not go around the whole garden (It is immense!). But there is this pond, my favorite corner of the garden, that’s covered with water lilies, the famous amazon lilies. A true delight. At least it used to be.

Here is a picture of how it was before (found via google)

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See how green and beautiful it is? Even though this picture does not do it proper justice! When it is right before your eyes, it is something else.

Now, here’s a picture I took:

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It is sad, isn’t it? 😦 It has lost its magic. I am hoping it is a seasonal thing, though I doubt it. I remember well when I was little, it was always the same beautiful pond all year round.
I suppose the authorities, or whoever in charge of the garden, will say that there is not enough funds for the proper maintenance of the place.

Anyway, I keep fond memories of the Pamplemousses garden: Various school and family outings. I hope it will still be in a good state for my kids to enjoy! πŸ˜›

Back!

February! A beautiful month to resume blogging! :p

The year has started well for me. No complaints. Except maybe for the heat! Duh, I love summer but I hate the heat.

I normally enumerate my resolutions for the year. I didn’t this time around. There’s only one thing I want to do, and it is not working out properly for me. Dieting. Gosh, how do those people do it?I suppose I really lack the motivation, commitment and perseverance it requires. Ah well, tout doucement…tout doucement. πŸ˜‰

However, I do have a list of wishes for the year.

1. Travelling to Europe. [not likely to happen but it is still my number 1]

2. Fall in love. [Yeah right -_-‘]

3. Β World Peace. [Futile? We can still pray for it.]

These are just the top three. Others are just little wishes, here and there, nothing of major importance. I hope all your wishes (whoever is reading this) for the year come true. πŸ™‚

It feels good, to be back, In My World.

Take Care and Take It Easy!