Over the past week, I have had this phrase hurled, flung, smirked, and smiled at me. You're next! They say mischievously and alas, events have proven to show that to some extent this statement is now true. My second eldest brother's wedding took place over the weekend and as the whole family inhales, taking a…Read more You’re Next!
University – A Play
WEEK 2 brief of my creative drama class: Write a scene in which one person is jealous of the other. University A Play by Siraj Patel CHARACTERS TIM – Eighteen-year-old boy from East London MARY - Eighteen-year-old girl, Tim’s girlfriend, a heavier East London accent ACT 1, SCENE 1 A classroom, there are four rows…Read more University – A Play
Dear Hackney, I would like to thank you for not letting me down. You see, everytime I tell people that I am from Hackney, there is a slight gasp and shudder as they contemplate how on earth I have managed to survive living in such an infamous area. They wonder if I have been…Read more Thanks Hackney
An Attempt at Some Drama
Writing drama has never been my forte but this semester, I am taking a Creative Writing class for drama and so I will be made to confront a new form of writing. The last 'play' or script that I wrote of any significance was way back, in the grand year of 2007, at the age…Read more An Attempt at Some Drama
Birds of Agadir
"Oh bloody hell, not you lot again. You camera people. Didn't you get my warning when we attacked your jumper on your first day here? Winter is our time, not your time. It's meant to be quiet here, don't you know that it is not the season for all you camera wielding people? Why are…Read more Birds of Agadir
He had to do it again. This was the worst part of the job. As a young child, he had hated school assemblies and even now, whenever he would see his son standing on stage, his eyes would tear up. Never mind the fact his eight year old voice would squeak throughout the hall, sounding…Read more Breathe
What’s Different About University Exams?
As I prepare for the one exam of my first semester, let me remind myself of how I felt after sitting my first university exams two years ago. Impersonal. That is how I would describe the difference between the exams of the past and the exam I sat today. When you would walk into an…Read more What’s Different About University Exams?
Meeting a Famous Face
Have you ever met anyone famous? Despite living in London where you would think it is quite easy to bump into someone famous, I lived my teenage years without a celebrity sighting. Then, when I eventually got to meet a famous face, it turned out to be quite an interesting experience. Heston Blumenthal. Heard of…Read more Meeting a Famous Face
They glide like ghosts In the morning mist Exhaling their way through the streets Creeping up on you Catching you unaware Spinning and weaving their magic As they rattle your mind It's like you're in a video game And they, the reckless characters Who seem to do with everything with such ease But their…Read more Ghosts
Babies are like Snow
Forget about the tiring days and nights spent looking after these teething monsters, believe me when I tell you that babies are like snow. How so? What on earth do you mean? Are you feeling ok? Yes I am, thank you very much for your concern. You see, nine months ago I became an uncle…Read more Babies are like Snow
My Assignment @ On Assignment
I'm not new to the work experience scene but the first morning is always nerve-wracking. It is the little questions that bother us young eager to please work experience students. What should I wear? Am I overdressed? Am I under dressed? I am two minutes late, is that bad? How are the people there? Of…Read more My Assignment @ On Assignment
Summer Highs…and Lows
A lot has happened in between my blog writing breaks and yet when you break it down, not much has changed. I am still a student trudging along my university degree, preparing to enter what will hopefully be my final year of formal education. Many people talk about doing a masters but I have yet…Read more Summer Highs…and Lows