It’s that time of the year again… winters… teen-teen tuition’ein… staying up late, waking up early… dophahar ko ghar aate saath hee sou jaana.. ek routine set hogaee hai: College. Home. Lunch. Sleep. Up for Physics tuition. Go for Chemistry. Then Math. Home. Chai. A little internetz. Parhai till 2AM. Sleep. Repeat until Finals.
I feel so productive. Learning something new everyday (at least in subjects which don’t start with a “C” and end with “mistry”). Acing tests like a boss.
I find it strangely.. fun.
Note: Posts titled “Pages From My Journal” have been taken straight from my personal journal. Yes, like all baray-baray-log, I keep a journal where I pen down my thoughts… and feEl!nGxx. This entry was added on December 2nd, 2010 after my 2nd year Send-Ups (which I barely passed due to reasons that I’d rather not disclose).
My Name Is Bond… Ionic Bond
Today was my first day at Chemistry tuition. The teacher told me a week ago that I would be studying with a gurrrll from my batch. I, being the co-education-deprived student that I was, was quite hopeful and, to be frank, had trouble thinking clean thoughts the whole week…
That was until I actually saw the girl. -_-
Anyway, the walk back home from first day at tuition was a mazaydaar one. Khaali sarak. Chamaktay sitaaray. Pocket say mowseeki ki dhun. Thandi-thandi maanind-e-<urdu word for knife> huwaein. It was nice walking alone. Walking under the brilliant stars that we never really give the attention that they deserve.
Chal oye philosopher! Go prepare that test on Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry! Prove, once again, that it does not matter how much you’re actually learning… marks, of course, they matter more! After all, these marks will get you into a respectable university, then you’ll automatically land a respectable job and, ultimately, a loving, attractive khatuun will agree to marry you and bear your children.*
I wish our education system were more flexible. If it were so, I’d have opted for Intermediate Computer Science (ICS) in HSSC-II instead of Pre-Engineering.
Chemistry is an interesting subject, but the way it is presented in HSSC-II makes me loathe it. There are over 500 chemical reactions in our textbook and we are forced to memorize all of them, physical and chemical conditions included. Kon karay ga yaad yaar!?
(image via laurenmarek)
*I absolutely hated Chemistry in HSSC-II. That is why the second last paragraph is so bitter in tone.
All is well that ends well though. I scored 77/100 in Chemistry-II. Not bad!
Shukar hai I’m done with it!