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September 18, 2006

It’s been a few weeks since I started college. Obviously, it’s way different and I’m getting used to it. πŸ™‚ Meanwhile, I learnt (apart from acads):

1. However much a gel pen refuses to write, you do not blow into/out the refill. Chances are 9.9/10 that you’ll end up with a black mouth/lips/teeth and look like you’re obsessed with extreme gothic fashion. *feeling stupid*

2. Never attempt to multitask and manage mechanics notebook, bag, ice-cream and hair all together. Result? Yellow streaked hair and a butterscotch flavoured notebook. Soggy, I might add. *feeling extremely foolish*

3. The bathroom is used for various other reasons than for its own purpose. For giggly girls to meet up and comb their hair together (we need company, you know!), for girls/boys to hide in there and come out exactly when the cute guy/girl of their life is passing by (hello?!) and also to discuss gossip of utmost importance a.k.a why and what exactly that boy was talking to that girl or why that really pretty girl has to be a bitch. (d’oh!) *going WTF!*

4. Murphy’s Law actually works. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. In accordance with this, any day you wear a white salwar kameez is the day it will pour cats-and-dogs, leaving you’re mum wondering where the brown salwar in the wash came from. *waaaah!*

5. Engineering graphics is not just about nice 2D and 3D shapes. It’s also about ruining your eyesight by seeking to measure out 1mm, 3mm, 5mm etc with a drafter. Whattay freakin’ PAIN! *irked*

6. Feesoeletic Yeffuct = Piezoelectric effect. *whattey accent, I say!*

7. There exist people who wear candy pink lipstick to college, deliberately make their hair messy and fling themselves at the seniors. They also believe it’s uber-cool and uber-sexy to be doing these things. *puke^infinity*

8. Orkut is a marvel. Oh well, to some extent at least. Now, I know some 20 people from my year who aren’t in my class/dept through orkut. It’s always, “Hey! You’re Suraksha right? I’m so-and-so…we scrapped on orkut, remember??!!” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

9. You can be super-hawt, super-brainy and super-eloquent. Yes, I’m talking about one person. It takes work to be that, though. *pictures person…sigh*

10. It’s not every class that has cutey-cute guys. Some have majo pazhams only too. Like my class. *sigh…..*

Notwithstanding all of this, college’s been pretty fun so far. Made a great set of friends, so I guess that’s made it funner and all the more tolerable!! πŸ˜€ Classes are, obviously, not great. But I’m surviving. Optimistic senior souls tell me it’s not for long. πŸ˜›

Great friends, super icecream in canteen, big brother in same college – pretty neat scenario…only hope it gets better!

EDIT: For everyone’s benefit, NO I did not get ragged! πŸ˜› Yet. πŸ˜›

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. Harish permalink
    September 18, 2006 6:48 PM

    welcome to four years of hell πŸ™‚

    but hell can be fun too!! and yeah, classes ellam max till 5th sem.. ensaaai!

    PS.
    got ragged yet?

  2. a prisoner in a catholic girl's collegehttp://hamdamn.livejournal.com permalink
    September 18, 2006 7:03 PM

    You can be super-hawt, super-brainy and super-eloquent. Yes, I’m talking about one person. It takes work to be that, though. *pictures person…sigh*

    Ahem.Ahem.

    Siiiiiigh.Co-education.WAAAAH!Me wants!

  3. September 18, 2006 7:57 PM

    1. Lol!
    2. 3 weeks liye pakki thanam ellam kaatanuma?
    3. Really?? I’ve never noticed. Urgh!
    4. Tell me about it. Not only will it rain, the bus will also disappear.
    5. I dunno, I somehow like ed. A sentiment shared by practically nobody I find.
    6. hehe…. Here’s a few more. chachu dat = such that and likood = liquid
    7. unga class leya? inga ellam ellarum chamattu pasanga πŸ˜›
    8. And who says they’re orey becoming anti-social eh? πŸ™‚
    9. What the…? Since when?? U better tell me matter before i kick u!
    10. Feel pannadhe. But wait, u mean some classes do have cute guys?? How come me never noticed.

  4. September 18, 2006 8:13 PM

    @harish:
    welcome to four years of hell πŸ™‚
    thaaaank you! πŸ™‚ so kind of you!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    and no, didn’t get ragged. no hope of escaping long, i hear! :O

    @hammy:
    no need to ahem. ahem. it’s not even potential matter. =))
    and yeah, co-ed rocks!! hee! πŸ˜€

  5. September 18, 2006 8:17 PM

    @me:
    1. don’t laaf, i say! it happened to me! :O
    2. slighta, public le maanathey vaangadhe!! πŸ˜›
    3. good, good for you!
    4. dammit, how i fergaat?!! :O bus-hunting is pain max!! esp. in icky grounds!
    5. weirdo. outcast. loosu female. πŸ˜›
    6. how? how? πŸ˜€ you have sampath krishnan too uh?? oh, also chuch on the chuch, thambi!! =))
    7. noooo…biotech A…i’ll show you!! πŸ˜›
    8. ahem…what’s written is pazhaya kadhai!! πŸ˜›
    9. no pheeling. will tell you in coll. no biggie, though.
    10. is wokay. no one worth your time, anyway. πŸ˜›

  6. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    September 18, 2006 9:46 PM

    Mario is committed, so stop *pictures person…sigh*

    ED is fun. That was the only subject I liked in first sem.

  7. kausikram krishnasayee permalink
    September 18, 2006 9:56 PM

    Optimistic senior souls tell me it’s not for long.

    ya its only a four year term πŸ™‚
    Great friends – wogay
    super icecream in canteen- wogay
    big brother in same college – thats what worries me πŸ˜›

  8. Velocity permalink
    September 19, 2006 1:45 PM

    Looks like you’re learning a lot more stuff than I am.. πŸ˜›

  9. September 19, 2006 7:32 PM

    @sagaro:
    refer comment on ur blog. hmpf! loosu paiyan!

    @kausik:
    big brother in same college – thats what worries me πŸ˜›
    lmao!! point. =))

    @velocity:
    do NOT give me that crap. πŸ™‚ IIT obviously offers you loads more scope in acads AND non-acads(even more so!) πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  10. shashi permalink
    September 19, 2006 11:12 PM

    wow…

    but ED is alo about getting someone to do your drawings in exchange of ice-creams perhaps..

    pens are just meant to be used in exams.. how do you think the one running the photocopies shop gonna survive if you start taking notes..

    and if u did not get ragged you are missing something..

  11. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    September 20, 2006 12:14 AM

    Dei Kausik… romba too much… let me bring fond memories back to notice πŸ˜›

    @Su:
    Poi saavu… πŸ˜›

  12. Arun J permalink
    September 20, 2006 11:52 AM

    “Engineering graphics is not just about nice 2D and 3D shapes. It’s also about ruining your eyesight by seeking to measure out 1mm, 3mm, 5mm etc with a drafter. Whattay freakin’ PAIN! *irked*”
    I was teaching engg graphics part-time.i know how the students feel:p……..tenshun aagaadhey

  13. stephenhacking permalink
    September 20, 2006 10:31 PM

    poor gal, suffering the pain and agony……… 😦

  14. kausikram krishnasayee permalink
    September 20, 2006 10:53 PM

    @ gapp:
    *kausik takes a looks at the photo and becomes LAME πŸ™‚ *

  15. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    September 21, 2006 1:13 AM

    @Kausik:
    What-a find, that foto… Yabba, had to go thro 1046 photos to get that one… machan, send him an orkut invite da… :p

  16. September 21, 2006 6:11 AM

    @shashi:
    erm…notes all the way! πŸ˜› for now. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› i need my squiggles, arrows and boxes to study!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    and NO ONE will draw ED for me, EVEN with two icecreams! 😦 πŸ˜›

    @sagaro:
    ahem. watch it, bro. πŸ˜› and cannot believe the research you do before you rag someone. =))

    @arun:
    you taught ED a??? whattey pain! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› this deserves tenshun. :O

    @ashwin:
    aga!! sympathy! sympathy!! πŸ˜€ no agony n all, fun wonly!!! πŸ™‚

  17. the Monk permalink
    September 21, 2006 11:02 AM

    Ah, engineering. Welcome, welcome.

  18. Abhi! permalink
    September 21, 2006 1:16 PM

    You’re actually enjoying SVCE?? Wow!
    ED is fun..Though i dint really get the hang of it till the end..
    Sampu rocks!! And who is this guy ???*ahem ahem*!!!!

    and use this time to have fun.. Grad life can be hell and the only fun is had in the UG life..

  19. Sheks permalink
    September 21, 2006 4:03 PM

    U’ve just stepped into what hamdamn calls four years of hell.Await more trouble(and fun too)in the forthcoming years.

  20. hamsinihttp://hamdamn.livejournal.com permalink
    September 21, 2006 5:49 PM

    @Sheks or Suraksha if you can answer this:

    I called engineering four years of hell?When?

  21. September 21, 2006 6:28 PM

    @the monk:
    thaaaaank you, o enlightened one! πŸ˜€

    @abhi:
    svce’s fun, yes! mostly coz of the friends!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› and sampu does rock!! he’s hilarious!!!

    and about the guy, it’s NOTHING. i’ll tell you full stupid thing later.

    @sheks:
    hamdamn a?? er…when?? and in here, harish called it four years of hell!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    @hammy:
    no tenshun! some confeeshun. πŸ˜›

  22. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    September 21, 2006 6:52 PM

    @Abhi:
    Dei, you dont sepak about svce not being fun and stuff. When you were leaving college, your blog was dripping with valiyura posts on how svce was the most amazing place you had been till date… If anyone has a right to bitch about SVCE then its me…

    Machan your whole batch was one gotala batch. Imagine Mario, came to college to meet all the profs. cauze he got a day off at Seimens…

    Ouch! I said the name. But hey suraksha, Abhi wont know that Mario and “THE GUY” are the same people… so dont worry.

  23. September 21, 2006 6:57 PM

    @sagaro bhaiya:
    it would be wonderful if you kept you BIG MOUTH a little shut. thank you. 😐

  24. varalaxmi permalink
    September 21, 2006 9:05 PM

    adi paavi!how come i never heard of “the guy”?!!
    and hey V,i like ED too!

  25. Abhi! permalink
    September 21, 2006 10:51 PM

    you like mario.. eeeksss.. No comments..

    and sagaro, i loved svce but i hear its getting crappier by the day. thts why i was surprised..

    with the new rules and all..
    and why do u need to crib?

  26. Hellbrandt Grimm permalink
    September 22, 2006 12:18 AM

    Ah..so here’s where the SVCE-bashing is done. But I’m not even going to bother contributing to this. Y’all will get so depressed that you’ll run off to the Himalayas and stupidly die of cough and cold.

    No. No kidding. I can’t see myself cracking the scene anymore in this place. Newbies (or nOObs if you prefer) might not yet have gotten the big picture. I really pity the moment “the stark reality” crashes on their heads like a five-thousand-pound truck (give or take four thousand five hundred) one boring Material Sciences class.

  27. September 22, 2006 6:48 AM

    @varalaxmi:
    the guy a?? what the! i thought A guy looked cute. thassal. period. :O if it was THE guy, i’d have told you doofus!! :O

    @abhi:
    oh, shut it!! :O i did NOT like mario…just thought he was goodlooking and spoke well. hmpf!

    and svce’s getting crappier?? seems okay to me…but then, i’m new. πŸ˜›

    @zydar:
    erm…you just made me feel loads better about life. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

  28. Sheks permalink
    September 22, 2006 2:24 PM

    Sorry it was not hamdamn but harish.Bcos the both names start with H,I got kinda confused.Error regretted,hamdamn and suraksha.

    Mechanics???In the first sem??Suraksha,plz explain.

  29. Anonymous permalink
    September 22, 2006 4:49 PM

    Feesoeletic Yeffuct = Piezoelectric effect

    ROTFL πŸ˜‰

    hmm…I have heard a lot of effluence like this…from ma frends tho…to quote a few

    “All the absentees stand up!”

    Ma’am : ” Open the door, let the air force come in.”

    lol…

    nehow, gudluck with your engg prog. and with your college as well…

  30. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    September 22, 2006 7:15 PM

    @Abhi:
    “and why do u need to crib?”

    Dude! Dude! Why do I need to crib… Well cauze I am not in IIM-A watching hawt undie flashers… I am in a shit hole called SVCE. Worse they are building a 14 feet wall all around the college (Shawshank style)… I dont even have a rock hammer…

  31. Scientist Suresh permalink
    September 24, 2006 11:59 AM

    seniors check my blog please….
    http://www.scientistsuresh.blogspot.com

  32. September 26, 2006 2:24 AM

    Have fun

  33. Katheejahttp://poisonivy88.livejournal.com permalink
    September 27, 2006 7:01 PM

    It’s also about ruining your eyesight by seeking to measure out 1mm, 3mm, 5mm etc with a drafter.

    Do that everyday and you’re an arch student!!

  34. September 29, 2006 7:59 PM

    @WA:
    thanks! πŸ™‚

    @kaju:
    aww, dear!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› guess i can’t compare!!!!! πŸ˜›

  35. Karthihttp://hkarthi.wordpress.com/ permalink
    October 3, 2006 8:30 PM

    Was very funny… made me feel nostalgic again … thinking about my good ol’ college days!

    well what u need to know is this is just the tip of the iceberg :-p… just wait n watch!

    hope u have loads of fun and entertainment .. wait its SVCE right…hmmm Good luck! .. (hehehe)

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