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LED Toilet Seats

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2012 by Lujayn Ali

Redoing the bathroom- Check out this LED toilet seat from Primrose Bathrooms. Teehee 🙂



13 hours, 40 minutes, 22seconds…

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2011 by Lujayn Ali Tagged: ,

…Till my next exam. Please God, help me pass!!


World’s Most Typical Face

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2011 by Lujayn Ali Tagged: , ,

Fascinating video from National Geographic.

Are you typical?


The Laughing Baby

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 by Lujayn Ali Tagged: ,

Puts a smile on my face every time:


Defying Fate

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 by Lujayn Ali Tagged: , ,

You know when you have one of those days when it seems that you just can’t defy fate. Like when you try your best to be on time but it just doesn’t happen. I’m not talking about just being on time but actually making an effort to leave extra  early and with plenty of time to spare. Yeah. Happens to me all the time, especially when I make an extra effort to get in on time because if I’m not on time, it will be either extremely obvious or I will have missed something important.

Today I had a community paediatrics session at Sunshine House in Peckham, a large very colourful building visible from about a mile away. Only an idiot would miss it. Yes, I missed it. That would have been bad enough in and of itself but I had already been running late – through no fault of my own- because of delays on both the Picadilly and District lines that run through Victoria, which meant that I’d missed the train from Victoria and hence was late already. The clinic I was headed to was a developmental clinic, concerned with looking at children who were not developing according to the milestones. I hadnt done any prep so I had a bright idea develop in my desparation; I’d copy the milestones into my book, labelled clearly with the ages in red,  so that I could check them on the sly and I wouldn’t be late as well as stupid.

The train arrived just as I finished copying the final milestone. According to Googlemaps, walking distance form Peckham Rye station to Sunshine House is only 14 minutes. It took me more than half an hour. I got lost, asked for directions and was pointed back the way I came. Which was the wrong way and so I spent more than half an hour combing the same stretch of road for a colourful building which clearly did not exist.

My breakthrough came when I finally asked a lady with a pram. She pointed me back the way I came and said it was three bus stops away. I nearly cried, I’d just come from there. Twice! But I had to get on with it. I hopped onto the first bus and looked out for a colourful building which was just as obvious as it had been described. Not a building easily missed and so decided to keep the bit about getting lost to myself.

I ran in, almost an hour late, out of breath only to be told that the patient hadn’t arrived and they didn’t think they would be coming. Which was a relief on one hand but also slightly frustrating as it meant I wouldn’t have anything to do which would have been particularly annoying after the drama of the morning.

I was taken upstairs to the doctors office with Dr S who said we’d just go through development instead. We were about to start when we recieved word that the patient had arrived. Smiling, I went down to greet this mysterious patient with developmental problems. I stepped into the waiting room only to stop short. My developmental milestones only went up to 14months. Facing me was a 14 year old boy who had been referred because of behavioural issues. My notes were absolutely useless. I had to make it up as I went along. I blundered through the interview umming and erring and finally got through the whole thing. Perhaps the only consolation is that he had a great story, one that sparked off my creative instincts and gave me an excellent idea for my next novel.

The take-home message for me is to stop trying to be on time and go with the flow. The world conspires against me when I break my rushing-in-at-the-minute-and-hope-no-one-notices routine. I guess I’m just one of those people fated to be late and there’s nothing I can do to change that.


Evening everyone!

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2011 by Lujayn Ali

Name’s Lujayn, I’m a fourth year medical student from London and as I write this I should be studying or writing up my plans for elective attachement. The elective is an eight week clinical attachment based whereever you want in the world. But you probably know how it is, there are some things that are just too boring to do ahead of time. 🙂

What’ll go on here? The answer is nothing specific, I’ll be writing what I want, when I want. I’ll try to keep to a fairly regular schedule but RL tends to have a nasty habit of creeping up and getting in the way.

I like writing and drawing. I took part in nanowrimo 2010 and I may post some extracts of my work on here. I hope you’ll enjoy browsing and I’d love to read any comments you may have.

Tonight, I’ll leave the post short because its the first one and I’ve got to go and clean my poor neglected home.

Until next time.