Monday, May 29

Quick shout

well, its 1:40 am here and to be honest i'm not quite sure what i'm doing up writing this. The reason why i'm even up this late (or early, depends how you see it) is because i'm desparately trying to revise for the end of year exams that are coming up in just under 4 weeks. Failing is not an option so every second is precious, which kinda makes me think again why i'm writing this in the first place. *sigh* some things cannot be exams for instance...who came up with the stupid idea? were they bored and thought of something clever to do....or were they just plain evil?

But something worth talking about is the Chikungunya virus. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it is a virus transmitted from mosquitoes to humans causing fever and rheumatic like (joint) pains. Although it is not usually fatal the young and old are susceptible to worse symptoms. It has been infecting many countries in the Indian Ocean, from Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles and even my homeland Mauritius. The severity of this virus has got so bad that one third of Réunion's 790,000 population have become infected and has even reached thousands of people in India. I know of plenty of friends and close family over in Mauritius who have got the virus and they claim it to be hell. More here.

On a more happy note, the World Cup is starting in just under 12 days(yay!). The excitement and anticipation is building up all around the world for the spectacle, but unfortunately i won't be able to watch every match (such are the hopes of a die-hard football spectator!) due to exams..but life can be a little annoying at times.

On that note, i had better get back to work!

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