These past couple of days I’ve been feeling super moody and down in the dumps. I was feeling so upset for no reason at all… okay maybe there is a reason but it’s an inconsequential one that really shouldn’t be stressing me out because I have so many more important things to worry about with midsessionals coming up and two essays due. However, it got me thinking about how life can just decide to send us into an existential pit of sadness and loneliness then, all of a sudden, like a puppet master prompts its puppets, life just lifts us…

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An essay to do, tutorials to plan, exams to make notes for, a reflective journal to write, a moot to prepare for, cases and cases and cases to read. If I’m not careful, it’s going to send me down an endless spiral where the only words that’ll come out of my mouth are ‘estoppel’ and ‘restitution remedies’. This doesn’t go just for law students. One of my best friends is studying medicine and (bless her) most of the words that come out of her mouth these days are ‘exam stress’ and ‘vulnus punctum aperta’. My friends and I went to…

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To my dear ten-year-old Vadrine, Hi there, it’s me. Yup, I can’t quite believe it either. It feels like only yesterday we were playing pretend in the veranda at home, imagining what our future self would be. We would sit and stare out into the distance, clutching our baby doll protectively in our innocent little hands and think. For 10 years we’d been on this earth and we couldn’t even begin to imagine what we would go through in the next 10 to come. ‘What will 20-year-old Vadrine be like?’ Will she be beautiful? Will she have met a boy?…

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The biggest thing I was warned about London was the weather. One of my best friends said I was crazy for choosing London of all the places that I could have gone in the world. Coming from sitting in the sun every weekend and working on my tan, to rarely seeing the blue sky on most days, has been quite an adjustment. So, you can imagine my gasp of excitement and delight when I opened the curtain one morning and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the sun was shining, sending sparkling reflections dancing on the water in the…

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