Friday, December 31, 2004


It’s snowing. It’s New Years’ Eve. Our Polish friends celebrate. Welcome to Bialka!

Thursday, December 30, 2004

On the piste

At the top of the slope (and before the sprains and strains).

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Underneath the arches

A street scene in old Gdansk. The city, formerly called Danzig, was part of Germany prior to 1919, and this street has some typically Baroque architecture, with rows of high, thin, colourful houses.

Wonky house

What was in my drink?? A cool new building in the centre of Sopot.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Vroom vroom...crash

I've had a bit of a disaster. I don't think I posted earlier, but this morning I took my driving test. I've been learning for two months and hoped to pass before I go to Poland and the work becomes more intense, but I failed it. It hurts a lot, though to be honest I did feel underprepared. In the end, it was all because of a bad lack of judgement. I was really nervous and was driving very slowly and knew I had to speed things up. Then at a junction, though I saw a car coming I decided to pull out and thought I'd be far enough ahead for it not to be a problem. But the guy was coming faster that I anticipated, and he had to swerve dangerously around me. Oops. Will probably retake sometime next year. Luckily public transport near my home is very good, and even when (or if) I do pass, I probably won't use the car much. What were your test experiences like?

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Bought my tickets

I'm off to Poland! These past few weeks I've been working pretty relentlessly and feel just about comfortable with the Developmental Neurobiology, the Neuromuscular System and Neuropsychiatry modules I've taken. So I thought I'd reward myself. It'd be great to catch up with Gracjan, Kamila, Saskia and their friends. And I'll try winter sports for the first time. Can't wait. Must revise hard till then though, and I'll bring my folders with me on the trip, and hopfully do an hour of revision each of the ten days.

What are your Christmas plans?


Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Medsin activities

Tonight Imperial Medsin, part of the global network of medical students, has its launch party for World AIDS awareness week, and it promises to be a lot of fun. Later on there'll be a series of talks on the disease's impact across the world, as well as a candlelit vigil. People (me included), seem a lot more receptive to the planned events this year, perhaps because the incidents of STDs has risen sharply in the UK these past few years. I don't think I'll go to many of the events, but I support the cause nonetheless.