Yep. 3rd year 1st semester completed. It wasnt the perfect semester. In fact, one of the worse semesters according to me. So much academic pressure, stiff competition and scarcity of grades built up a unique crescendo towards the end which totally blew my head off. To top it all, my birthday was right in the middle of the worst time in the semester.
It was one of the most pleasant surprises I got in recent times. Due to the perfect mistiming of my birthday (during exams all the time!! 😦 )I expected no party or cakes. Just the normal wishing and hanging around for sometime before rushing off to finish portions for the upcoming exam. But this time it was different. Thanks to another birthday on the same day, two rooms away, the whole hostel turned up on the second floor to wish me and the other birthday girl. It was amazing. Smothered with cake, drenched in water, kicked and beaten, I was a total mess. But i loved it. My room was decorated (though in the end, it was a cake+water swamp!) Wishes poured in from DC as well. It was awesome.
The rest of the day didnt quite live up to the great start. With another exam looming large the very next day, it wasnt quite the day i’d love to remember. But im glad its all over. The trip to Panjim on 14th made up for all the tough times in the semester. :D. (CHEESE BURST YOYOYO!)
Weirdly though, going home wasnt as exciting as it was earlier. Perhaps I am now used to it all or maybe I value my freedom in college more. But anyways, Im glad to get out of the campus for a while. My holidays look more busy than ever but im glad I have whisky!! 😀
PS: Chennai roxx!