Silence is beautiful, isn’t it? I’ve read about awkward, as well as suffocating silence, but thankfully have never experienced it. To me silence is this amazingly beautiful thing; something really plain yet so elegant that you can never have enough of it. I’m sorry if i’m confusing you but the last 24 hours have been so peaceful *contented sigh* I’ve had my room all to myself 😉 My roommate’s gone home. Don’t get me wrong, she’s amazing but being alone is just too good =D
I was up all night working so I had my breakfast at 9 and then went to sleep 😉 my mother would be sooooo angry if she knew but how would she know, right?! I then woke up around 4, missing lunch by 30 minutes =( Thankfully I had some bread and butter with me so YAY!!
The city was relatively peaceful today, so hopefully our classes will start from Thursday. And no, I’m not excited about going to school but it’s my final semester and every single day counts. A lot.
So, the OSCARS!! Leonardo DiCaprio!! ( oh don’t worry this post isn’t about them, probably because I didn’t even watch the awards 😀 )
My day started with my waking up late, meaning that I missed breakfast 😦 then I found out that classes had been cancelled for the day, YAY! I was excited to have my Monday off and read a book (what else would you do, right?). The reason, which I found out later, was that the city was on red-alert for the day, due to an execution that took place. Come 5:00, it was announced that the university would remain closed for the next two days. The news that turned out to be the cherry on top was, “we couldn’t go out since the university itself was under some threats”, even the students who left for home were provided with transport, by the university. So, I rushed to our nearest cafe and brought some stuff since, you know, everything would be closed for God knows how long.
So here I am, can’t leave campus for the next two days, there is some serious issue with the network’s signals and I’m alone in my room (my roommate went home) 😦
Well the good news is, I can catch up on the much desired rest that I needed.
Guys please pray nothing goes wrong? My university as well as my sister’s have been receiving serious threats. The army and universities themselves are taking steps to ensure our safety but .. Let’s hope for the best!?!
Hey there! hope you are having a great time and may you have a more than amazing life! My Sunday started off with a bang! i.e, the breakfast was amazing 😉
Had to study so, I went back to sleep =D Woke up late and started studying (boring…)
Later , me and my roomie, decided to make a cake and, since we couldn’t come to a decision about which one, we made two! I made a lemon sponge cake and she made a chocolate one =D both were delicious but mine was better (promise!).
It’s getting warmer everyday =( I miss winter already!! Nowadays even walking to class is torture, the heat =/ and to imagine there’s at least 7 more months of this! (sigh!)
Well, trying to make the best of things, I have this( Image attached) as my desktop wallpaper =D Yes, it is from the same album as yesterday’s.
I had the day off so waking up late was a must =D But the day was quite productive since I got a lot done! I even managed to arrange my scarves!! (trust me it’s a big deal!)
Most of the hostellites went home today so the hostel’s quite empty, especially at night, and it gets kind of scary.
Talking of scares, I got a huge one tonight. I am supposed to go to my cousin’s convocation tomorrow and had sent my dress for ironing. I lost track of time and remembered 1 whole hour after the laundry room had closed =( To cut a long story short, I pestered a few people, ran a few miles (=D) and finally had them open it for me! and all this running around almost cost me my dinner.
An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it! These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE. REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.