It was a dreary, cloudy, cold Saturday morning. A downpour seemed impending. Four girls got out of their comfortable, warm beds in the wee hours of the morning (10 am to be exact), and shuffled down to the common lounge of their residence block. Their mission that morning was simple – to identify pictures taken in the farthest nooks and crannies of their university (aka “those god forsaken places”), go to those (god forsaken) places and get a picture taken as proof of… well, their having found it. And of course, to beat the other team at it. The task was simple enough, but had these girls been observant enough in their two years at university to identify all the places and effectively cover all of them on foot, bus and other means before the other team did?
Well, apparently they had. Er, we had. “We” as in Confused Soul, Bubble Burster, Macho Girl and yours truly. (As if there was any doubt as to who the “four girls” were – when have there ever been stories that featured other girls?) Out of 12 pictures, we successfully identified 10 and travelled in the pouring rain to cover all the stations. I even have a scar on my toe and right knee to show as proof of the hardships we encountered on our travels. *looks around at disbelieving audience* Oh, fine. I fell down clumsily and hurt myself, ‘kay? Don’t laugh.
Anyway, the point is, we had a great time that day. Despite the rain that didn’t stop almost till the very end of our hunt. Despite us walking around almost the entire campus with jeans soaked up to the knees. Despite us getting lost halfway through the hunt and walking for a big portion of the hunt without realizing where the hell we were headed, in spite of having a campus map on us the whole time. Actually, scratch that. Not “despite of”. “Because of”. I don’t think the hunt would’ve been half as fun if we had done it on a normal, sunny day and figured out the easiest way to get to every spot on campus. The thing to know is – being miserable isn’t really that bad, as long as you have people to complain with!
Today was our prize-giving ceremony (OT: I don’t think I’ve used the phrase “prize-giving ceremony” since I left school) and boy, were we rewarded for the (fun) misery we went through that day. A big hamper, designed specifically to meet the needs of us hungry, entertainment-deprived hostelites! There were goodies galore, and I have to pause for a moment here to applaud all those people involved in the PhotoHunt and the prizes, because they did a splendid job. Lookie how pretty the hamper is!
What’s that, you say? You wanna see what’s inside? Why, sure! No, of course we didn’t take these pictures to show off – they’re for … er, future reference! In case any of us forget and have to remember for … um, important reasons. Yeah, that. *shifty look*
Doesn’t it annoy you when those damn movies on the … er, *cough*net*cough* don’t play loud enough and you have to resort to earphones that start getting painful after an extended period of time, especially if your ears are not exactly earphone-friendly? Well, with speakers (albeit slightly shady looking ones – why have I never heard of this brand before?), you don’t have to worry about any of that anymore! Enjoy the bliss of watching movies earphone-free!
MG and I were, upto this point, the only people left in the university without speakers, weren’t we? I knew it. We lead sad, pathetic lives. *headdesk*
I’ll say it again. These people sure knew how to appease our desires. Well done, RVR folks!
There was also a competition during the dinner ceremony today for “Most Colourfully Dressed Person”. Well, I happen to own a very colourful T-shirt that, incidentally, my friends love to make fun of and laugh at. I wore it to the dinner thing today, and won myself a highlighter set as consolation prize.
You know, not long ago, I was lamenting about leaving my “home away from home” and moving to new, unfamiliar territory. It’s always nice when your fears turn out to be baseless. I’m glad to say that the move has worked out for the best, and so far, it’s been a wonderful experience. *touch wood* Here’s to plenty more fun days in the new place!
*clink* Grape juice, anyone? 🙂