The Infestation of Grain Beetles

HELP! We are under attack by black beetles and they are trying to procreate in our rice. So because there was a heatwave here in England for a couple of weeks, there have been all sorts insects and pests flying, crawling and hiding around the house. So far, we have encountered bees, spiders (including a huge one), hundreds of ants, several woodlice, three dead flies, two wasps and now there are grain beetles in all our rice. Now, I am not anti-insects/bugs/creepy crawlies or anything but I get very worried when things are invading something I care about a lot: Food. They all have free range of the entire house but please do not come near my food lol. The worst thing is I really have no idea where they came from because when I researched what these little black bugs were called, it said they are normally found on rice/grain crops. But I didn’t think they would be attracted to harvested rice. 

These little black bugs are also not only on the white rice but also in the brown rice (which my parents eat cause it’s much healthier- but hey rice is rice I guess). So the other day, I thoroughly went through all the cupboards and scrubbed them down and also picked out some of the bugs from our white rice (which is in a big plastic container on the bottom shelf). I don’t think I managed to get all of them but I got a few (including two who I caught in a compromising position). I’m sure they will go away eventually as soon as we cook some rice and wash it like 10 times lol. 

Anyways that is my news/rant for today haha. I hope you all have a great Friday and an even more awesome weekend! 

You did it, Mr Llama!!

Oh My Geoffery! After three years, you have just gone and finished your degree and going to graduate next month. Where did the time go? I am so proud of you, Hun. I know this will probably be really cheesy (but we like cheese) and filled with PDAs but I don’t care cause my awesome boyfriend is done with university. Woohoo! The last three years has been a total adventure filled with more random phrases and plenty of emotions. There were a lot of laughter and long conversations and some tears shed too. But despite everything, you just persevered and you have finally reached the end of your university journey.

I feel so proud of you and all the things you have achieved so far and I look forward to seeing you achieve even more wonderful things in the years to come. I am so glad I met you and got the courage to talk to you 4 years ago at the bus stop outside of Sixth Form. In the 4 years, I have gotten to know you, you have constantly been a positive influence and always willing to fill people’s life with happiness. You want to make people smile and you hate being part of conflict (something which has been tested several times during the three years of uni). The three years has been fairly difficult and you have expressed feeling upset or outcast but even then you did not let any of the negativity get to you and you made the best of all the worst situations. I admire your motivation to stay true to yourself and never let anyone belittle your views or close your mind up to the opinion of others. You went through a lot of emotions during all the years of your university journey but you have done so well to manage everything even it did require some extensions. I am so happy you can now celebrate and breathe away all the stress and just embrace the freedom of a university graduate (graduation next month), I am so excited for you.

Another thing that was tested was our relationship as we didn’t know how a long distance relationship was gonna play out as we both didn’t have a job so getting to see each other and hanging out was going to be difficult. For three years, we made do with calls, texts and Skype as our form of communication and there have been a few arguments about when will we get to meet up. I know it was frustrating and took a lot of patience before we got to see each other again on February 16 of this year lol. But I really thought it was worth it and even if it was a long time waiting, getting a few hours to spend with you was so magical. (so magical that I cried for two days after you left haha). Our relationship has gone through a lot of ups and downs, we have created new meanings for words and we have had our fights and random moments but all in all, I couldn’t be happier having you as part of my life, if not physically but mentally and emotionally. I hope to make more memories with you, my darling Llama King. I love you so much. No words can express how much I adore you and appreciate all the things we have experienced so far.

You are an amazing person/llama and I am so proud and happy of all your success stories so far and I am sure there will be plenty more now that you have ticked off getting a degree from your list. The world better be ready for Mr Llama, (soon-to-be) Philosophy, Politics and Ethics BA Hons Graduate to conquer the world as a musician/lawyer/teacher/pirate/gangsta fish/ whatever you chooses to do lol. So, I hope you enjoy your little break before and after graduation with your friends and family.

Go and show the rest of the world your swagtastic and chuggarific powers!

Perfect vs. Unperfect

Perfect is a statement
All wannabees make
Unperfect is what I am
Perfect is such a mistake
If I was perfect, I could never do
All the things I do now
Like climbing trees and falling
Or riding an enormous cow
If I was perfect, I would have everything
I could ever want and more
Having everything in one go
Is such a total bore
Being perfect is for the winners, the champions
And the people who think ‘they are all that!’
Those who are unperfect, are the dreamers, the chasers
And those who think perfect is ‘what?!’
You see, I have never won a game in my life
or have ever come first
But you know I kinda like it
And it does not mean I’m the worst
People being all that needs to rethink, cause they seem cocky and a jerk
Just take a chill pill, chillax, have some fun…cause soon perfect will go berserk!

In Five Years

I recently did the yearbook for graduation which suggests that the days are counting down and soon I will only be able to look at this book filled with pictures, words and memories of my time at university. In this yearbook, we had to fill in a section asking about our time at university and describing our favourite moments and who influenced us the most. I didn’t really know what angle I wanted to fill it in- should it be a funny, light hearted section or should I dig within the darkest soul and unleash the shade? I thought maybe I should write from the heart but in the end I thought it was a mixture of those things.

One question did make me think though. “Where do you see yourself in five years time?”. I have never had to answer this question before, people would normally ask me what I would want to do in the future, there was never a specific number. They could have asked what would you want to be in a year’s time or in 10 years time, tell us how life is?. Why does it have to be five? When I saw that question, I was stuck in thinking what I would write, the truth, a prediction or an over elaborated lie? I mean, if I told the truth which is I don’t really know, ask me again when five years time. If I tell a lie, it would be I will be sitting on a yacht in the middle of my expensive resort while my husband cooks me food and we are just loving life and never have to work, yup it is so fake. But if I predicted my life in five years then I guess that’s a middling between the truth and edging on a lie. So, I just asked my heart and head what I could see my life and I found myself writing: ‘In five years time, I would be well into my future dream career, managing my life both financially and socially. I would have liked to have gone on at least one holiday with my family where I paid for it and I thought it would be nice to be engaged or planning a wedding by then’. I think that answer is the most honest I could give to myself and anyone who will read It.

I know I can’t predict the future or that these plans and aspirations in five years time would probably not come true the way I see it in my head or might not even happen at all, but I think it’s nice to have something to look back on and compare how my life as a 25/26 years old compares to when I was 20/21 years old and just a university graduate about to explore the undiscovered adventures that life will throw at her.

I can’t wait to see what the future me will or will not be doing and in a way that’s an exciting journey to figure out.