Filed Under (Life, Miscellaneous) by admin on 04-01-2011
Forget the daily 20 packs of your personal favorite brands when you’re in Europe if you come from asia, its nearly impossible to sustain being a smoker because yes its more expensive to smoke a 10 pack than a good meal here in the UK. I come from an asian country as a student where tobacco may not be an expensive thing to consume which probably explains why the number of smokers back home are such huge in number.Not that i really am, but my housemate who came with me for our higher studies abroad gives me some great insight on the difference between tobacco consumption back home and in the UK. Yes they have Herbal vaporizers in the United States (tried and tested) but for UK -not only that tobacco consumption is probably one sick of a kind, where a standard 20 pack costs you more than 6.65GBP for the same price you’d get 10 standard 20 packs in my country but even the smokes here are the lowest quality.If you want to quit you will be doing yourself a big favor because not only are you saving loads of money while not wasting them on the poor quality tobacco here, you will also be doing your health a big favor. There are also so many complications when it comes to smoking, specially the part about having to smoke outside the building wherever you are in the UK, the quality of tobacco various for even the same brands (Yes it happens alot here), where a pack bought from a convenient store at times would taste different from that of one purchased from a nearby TESCO,ASDA, i wonder why.Though i’ve never tried one, i think it would be a good idea to rather start consuming tobacco free cigarettes or nicotine free cigarettes , the only reason would be that while they last longer at a reasonable price, at the end of the day they are not even doing you any harm because they guarantee a healthy experience with no disturbance to your health,thus you can be a smoker with safe lungs. This also gets you on the time saving side where you see loads of people making there own cigarettes with Rizla papers and raw tobacco and seperate filters, a cheap but a pathetic experience and how long can one carry on doing it?.p.s: i still do not support smoking, its better to quit!
Filed Under (Life, Miscellaneous) by admin on 11-04-2008
I had a very very bad paper today for the Macro Economics course, its not my first time with Economics but i am a “C” grader in the previous course of Economics as well. This is probably one of the few subjects that i am not made for, i don’t know why but i study alot for the subject and yet when it comes to exams i get the feeling all that i studied was a peace of bullshit and all the graphs, curves, theorems and theories get jumbled up, the result is a complete failure or the worst passing.
Although most of my class mates find it interesting cos they’ve the concept of Learning everything by heart phenomenon whereas i tend to emphasis more on understanding the subject but sigh(right one day before the exam), the main reason behind the topics like Keynessian Theory of Incomes, Classical Theories, Managed Forex Trading Account, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply etc not sticking up to my brains is that most of the stuff is limited to the books only and there to make students like me fail, i wonder why study something that is not even practical in the real life? Even our own teacher would give us the entire lecture and end up saying that since these are not fully practical in the real life so the best thing is just to understand what’s written in the book. Holy! ME…Business students will study economics just cos they have to, its in the course outline, and when the hell will the course outline change or update?
Filed Under (Life, Miscellaneous) by admin on 11-03-2008
Recently a 3rd semester student created an innovative society called IM|Creative. The theme behind the society was to grab all the talented individuals in the campus plus also to create a school of Liberal Arts in the campus where in different categories we’ll be taught. The IM|Creative body was established formally and classes for Music Lessons(Guitaring), Photography (Fashion and Professional), Cooking and Fashion Designing all started last week, they are short courses for a month with 12 lectures where you get to know the basic know how of the subject and than finally utilize your skills if in case you want to adapt the specific field as a career or seriously. The School aims at providing pdh classes for engineers , Photoshop and Web Designing courses and other similar courses in the near future apart from the Public Health classes which are already started in our campus as a degree.
The school is going to be a great foundation for all the passionate people like me who want to learn music, yes i am taking the guitar lessons though not too seriously but the start is good and that is what matters in my opinion. We’ll see how far i can go in this. Thanks to a Junior in the campus who made some innovation in a small campus:)
Filed Under (Miscellaneous) by admin on 11-01-2008
The Sheesha trend is getting higher and more popular among the youths these days, where the sheesha was formally prepared by professional Egyptians for late night comers in the 24-hour markets in the past has now become a favourite ingredient for teen parties. Though many of you might not be aware that it is probably more severe and harmful than smoking (courtesy:National Geographic) but its thrilling and stylish and doesn’t come that hard on the consumer. Coming with different tastes and sizes this “Huqqa” type of object is even stylish by the looks that comes with a builtin Vaporizers that absorb the burnt falvoured tobacco thus filtering the dangerous niccotine,tar but on the other hand am not sure why did the National Geographic’s research mentioned that it was more dangerous than normal Smoking.
I think the trend is not that bad but for non-smokers it can be a big source that attracts them to smoking which can be addictive and dangerous. Sheesha on the other hand is not as much as addictive.
Getting good education is probably a dream of every individual on the earth but for people in the third world countries when it comes to quality education the chances and opportunities both are minimum, there are several reasons behind this fact. At first there country is lacking quality institutions where the level and standard of education is not as good as in the other parts of the world plus secondly even if they are enrolled in the best institution of there country, due to the poor educational background the student doesn’t feel comfortable with the type of education he/she is getting and it really needs hard work for such a student to be able to adapt that education and standard. And with quality institutions being so less and the number of students 10000 times more than it can occupy many great brains are left with no option rather than to spend there educational time period in some normal and not up to the standard universities, some of them even quit studying (the main dilemma of illiteracy in third world countries), very few of the lucky yet rich class are able to make it to foreign universities in UK, USA e.g ( http://www.gibbsboston.edu/ ) , Canada, Australia, Germany etc .
The question is not why everyone cannot have good education? Even if some of the folks are not so good financially to support there study expenses why won’t the government and educational institution sponsor some great brains that are going wasted here in the third world countries?
A few of my friends belonging to Pakistan but born and raised in the USA happened to visit London last summer, though America as they say is a country with beauty, state of the art Architecture and enhanced Cultural background but the same people when visited the UK and its capital London, they couldn’t stopped them self from saying they really did fell in love with it.
They went in a group of students from a high school where the school management had arranged for there accommodation in the economical yet comfortable London hotels but there tour was a very enchanting experience as the young teenagers saw the Big Ben, London eye, went to Aberdeen beach, London Bridge and so on, from the way they expressed there views the more i felt the need of going to London, but when the time comes.
Inshallah, I’ll be there some day, for study, business or either for just the fun of it~