What Is College?

  • College is when your arms ache every day due to carrying notebooks, a laptop, a camera and a tripod, among other things.
  • College is when all your sandals break in a few months because of overuse.
  • College is when you have epic tan lines due to gallivanting in the sun.
  • College is when you sleep during the evening and wake up at night to work.
  • College is when you’r always looking for internships and/or jobs and/or freelance work.
  • College is where you want to be in the spotlight.
  • College is when you’re broke.
  • College is when your hair seldom leaves a bun or a ponytail.
  • College is where you always look like a hobo.
  • College is when you forget what makeup was.
  • College is when people compliment you on losing weight but you never had any intention to do so.
  • College is when you forget to eat and sleep.
  • College is where your ears are always pricked like a hound to catch someone gossiping about you.
  • College is where you feel like a (used) tissue paper.
  • College is where there is is seldom any concept of friends.
  • College is your name in a written complaint.
  • College is arguments with all kinds of people.
  • College is evil teachers.
  • College is when a teacher compliments you in front of the Head of Department and you get to know about it from another teacher.
  • College is when teachers feel proud to call you their student.
  • College is crazy projects.
  • College is going out in the city for a project without any vehicle and hitchhiking your way back home somehow.
  • College is your parents’ support and trust.
  • College is an adventure.

I will keep adding more whenever I feel like it…

A collage I made from the bits and pieces I accumulated over the past couple of years. From the old registration card in the top left corner to murdering teachers to random scraps of writings and doodles, everything holds a memory!

A collage I made from the bits and pieces I accumulated over the past couple of years. From the old registration card in the top left corner to murdering teachers to random scraps of writings and doodles, everything holds a memory!

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Die Keyboard Die!

In response to the Daily Prompt. I started writing this at 7:35 pm PST and will hit the Publish button right at 7:45.

Please read at your own risk. This is a 10 minute rant with a lot of swear words. People who actually know me, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER I AM GOING TO USE SHOUTY CAPITALS!

So this prompt advises us to just write whatever comes to mind and to let our “unfiltered” selves come forth.

The problem is that I shared my blog with a couple of my teachers and well, I don’t want them to see me as a rude person BUT this is my blog and right now I want to swear!

So, PLEASE DO NOT READ FURTHER TEACHERS.

Let us begin.

F*ckity f*ck f*ck, I’m losing it!

Right now I have to write one personal statement essay, one cover letter, one sample blog post for a job I’m applying to, and one 800-word feature within ONE week!

But nothing is frigging coming to mind. UGH!

Also, this semester us students should have taken our non-serious teachers’ attendance rather than the other way around because in the 6 weeks of college that have passed, my teachers have been absent for TWELVE classes in total. A f*cking DOZEN!

Now they expect me, the class sacrifice representative to arrange supplementary classes before mid-terms which are in TWO WEEKS!

Excuse me people, we can’t take 5 classes in a day!

And what is with whoever the f*ck stole my phone? Why haven’t I found it yet?

I’m back to this stupid HTC with a stupid broken f*cking screen where all the apps keep force-closing. I mean I took a leap from Android 4.4 KitKat to f*cking 2.1 GINGERBREAD!!!

F*ckity f*ck f*ck my life!

PS: This short crap took me 10 minutes to write because I was busy gobbling a Snickers bar with one hand and typed this single-handedly. BECAUSE I EAT WHEN I ANGRY!

My Commute Through DC

From my other blog, published on 08/02/2013

9 years, 11 months, 5 days and counting. That is the time since I’ve been enrolled in the same private school for my education. Since my education is at an end, and I will be leaving my school for good in March, I am already feeling extremely nostalgic. I want to leave this overly-disciplined life and start a new one, a more relaxed one, but the truth is, that a part of me doesn’t want to leave these memories behind. And the most important constituent of this life, is my beloved school. It is pretty unknown, but prestigious, a school for brats really. I have so many memories here. My best and my worst. My friends and my enemies. Fights and parties. That one teacher you love and that one who’s your arch-enemy. The food-fights, the glitter-fights, the catfights. The boys and the crushes. The sports and the games. Running from the vice-principal, and finding good hiding places. Spending half the period in the washroom to escape a boring class. Texting under desks, the list goes on and on.

But the part that effected me the most, would be my daily commute from my home to my school. It is only about 5 km, walking distance really, but the area which I have to pass through, isn’t safe, so I go in my school van. It’s a place from which most of my city’s criminals originate. But it’s the shortest route from one posh colony to another. I have passed through that area, on a bumpy broken road, twice daily for uncountable days of my life. And I have observed so many people there over the years and realised that those people are people too.

I’m not some crazy stalker, but I do like to observe people a lot! And on my route, there are some people that I see almost daily. They don’t know it, but I have pieced together their lives by analysing their expressions, routines and moods over the years.

There is a kid who I’ve seen grow up. He used to sneak “pakoras” from the vendor when he was young. And then he starting renting CD’s from the tiny video store. He would put them under his shirt to hide them, before going to his home, which was in a small flat above the stores. When he became a teenager, he would stand on the road with another bunch of guys, and smoke cigarettes.

Then there is a green-garbed old man, maybe a “peer”, a person supposedly in touch with spirits. He has dirty gray hair and a long beard. He wears the long beads favoured by such men around his neck. Every morning after the morning prayers, he throws pieces of meat, sometimes on top of a building’s roof, sometimes on the road. And dozens of “cheel” birds (birds of prey, might be a specie of hawks, eagles or ‘black kites’, no one really knows) fly over to eat them. Sometimes the birds have to compete with the many stray dogs around. It’s a very interesting view to watch, until a “cheel” smacks on the side of your van. Yes, it has happened…

There are so many people I see, although nobody sees me. There are so many strangers who I know so well. I know their habits and their routines, sometimes even their names. And sometimes, if they aren’t where they are every day, I even get worried and wonder if something has happened to them.

My friends and my teachers, I will always be in contact with them, but these strangers are the ones I will miss the most. These people might be criminals, but nobody becomes a criminal unless they are absolutely made to succumb to crime to fulfil their needs. What I have seen is hope amidst extreme poverty. The old man who takes his grand-children to school, the little boy who takes groceries to his mother every morning before school, wearing his uniform, the boys and girls who don’t go to school themselves but look at our van with envious eyes.

These are the people who will be totally out of my life once I leave school, but I will always remember the lessons they involuntarily taught me. They taught me perseverance, patience, love, courage and most importantly, they taught me that rumours and appearances are not always right.