My childhood best friend taught me many things. Most of these things appeared insignificant at the time but little did I know, each and every single thing was engrained in me- in ways I never realised.
Amongst many things that I learnt from him, one was the correct way to eat koftas (Pakistani meatball curry). He explained to me how one just one kofta is never enough for one roti. Most importantly however, he taught me that it was a cardinal sin to eat koftas with plain roti. …
When that one friend is still the most important to you, but all you have left is memories
You still remember:
The way they like their chai, always extra sugar at the bottom (chai in the cheeni, not cheeni in the chai).
The way the two of you listened to songs together, songs you would never admit listening to (and liking) to anyone else.
The way they needed to explain something they were extremely passionate about and you did not have to pretend to care, everything about them was as important to you as it was to them.
Were you were too wrapped up in the middle of a pandemic and did not really have the time to start acknowledging one of the most important exams in your student life (I know, crazy)? Or are you just a serial procrastinator who found Covid-19 as just another excuse to add to the list? Regardless, it is still not too late!
Ask yourself a few questions in order to learn what to prioritise.
With the January 15th deadline approaching, the class of 2020–2021 has the daunting task of submitting an A-class personal statement for a place at top UK universities. If you are struggling here is a tried and tested nine step guide to get you started and finished with your personal statement in no time:
Figure out your top five universities and the courses you want to choose. Doing this is extremely important as you need to make relevant links from your prior knowledge to what exactly it is the course requires from you, or plans to teach you.
Your personal statement…
I had seen heartbreak in the eyes of my mother when she sat the three of us down and told us about my father cheating on her- on us; I had also seen heartbreak in the eyes of my sister as she hysterically ripped up clothes still fresh with the smell of her ex. I did not realise what heartbreak really was till I saw it in my own unrecognisable eyes staring back at me through my reflection- in the bathroom mirror and my mom’s vanity mirror and my brother’s car’s dewy windshield.
I cried after he told…