26 September 2005


The weekend is over now. And I still have a lot of stuff to do. I need to balance my academic work with my domestic work. I have this bundle of clothes that I need to iron, yet I don't have the time to do so. And my foot has been hurting. I twisted it the wrong way while I was asleep the other night, when I had the nightmare. So I kinda limped my way out of it.

I had a brief period where I became irate at my housemate. Remember that he doesn't cook? Remember that he uses the kitchen only to use the microwave oven? This morning, I made Curried Eggplant and Chickpea Sandwiches with Feta Cheese and Mint. Of course, since it is curried, it has strong spices in it. I used cumin actually. Apparently, he didn't like the smell. So when I returned home, he told me to switch the aircon on every time I cook, because it stinks. Actually, yes, it was my bad when I forgot to switch the exhaust fan on when I cooked this morning. And apparently he didn't know the mechanisms of the exhaust fan, since he doesn't cook in the first place.

But I was quite offended when he told me that the kitchen stinks of my cooking. Am I going to take some criticism from this guy who doesn't even know the basics of cooking? Am I being told how to run the kitchen by someone who doesn't know how to run it himself? Anyway, I didn't say anything. I didn't go ballistic. But I'll definitely remember it and use that occasion as a trade, when I see some of his bad habits, and then it will be my turn to tell him what I don't like about him.

When these occasions happen, I like to go out. But then I cannot. So I just browse at some of my photos. Here is one. This was taken in Trastevere, a section in Rome. One of the oldest sections, the streets are so narrow that some are just for pedestrian use only. And the streets are cobblestoned, so it can be a pain in the ass when one walks on these.

There you have it. A complaint, a photo, and a review. Tomorrow is Monday, and I am back to regular programming.


  1. sharing a room with someone hostile is pretty difficult...
    was it Rome ? OMG !

  2. Fortunately, I don't share a room with him. We have different bedrooms in our apartment. So I can shut the door and have privacy.

    Yes, it was Rome. We spent a week there as a family, since I graduated from college and it would be our last time together as a whole family.


  3. that's a real pisser! since i dont know how to cook, i never made any negative remarks about anybody's cooking, unless it's my mom or a very close friend.

  4. You probably shouldn't let it get to you, you know. Just be the better man in this case.