My first day to college. I was really excited. It was sort of a dream come true .Getting an admission in a college you were dreaming for the past one year .Yes,it surely was a dream come true.
I entered the campus and saw many unknown faces. At that time I didn’t know that the ‘owners’ of these faces would become my friends. I entered the college building and saw a banner that read,
“SJCC Welcomes The New Batch Of 2013”.
Oh! Yes,I am one of them. I saw the face of my seniors.Their eyes were like a predator’s eye looking for it’s prey.The newcomers were taken to the auditorium to introduce themselves to the batch. I heard so many names, so many places, so many dreams and so many ‘blah,blah,blahs!’. After that I went to my hostel,’St.Thomas Hostel’, my new home. Initially I didn’t get a room so I was told to accompany some ‘BA Animation & Graphic Design’ students. Our room number was ’13’ (Damn! My roll number in school was 13.Why does this f****** number always follow me?It all started when I wrote about ‘Friday the 13th Phenomenon’ occurring once a year.)
I didn’t talk to my roommates, they didn’t talk to me, until night. It was about 6:30 when ‘DKV Gang’ entered our room.They were second years, about eight of them.They started asking our names, place, batch, etc. Guess what?I learned the names of my roommates. My roommates were Srikanth, Albeno, Joel, Subin and Pranav. We had our dinner at 8 o’clock. Our first food at the hostel.
After dinner,It was time for the third years.The first third year to come into our room was Nabeel Ikka. It was my luck,both of us were from Kollam. Anyway,after that so many seniors came to our room. I was feeling like a V.I.P,as the seniors were visiting us personally(Just like people flock around politicians.). At 9:30,I went to sleep. I was woke up by a senior telling that the sleeping time is 10 o’clock. And I was like ‘WTF! I don’t even have the privacy to sleep in my own bed?’.
After everything got over, I went to sleep . Suddenly, I woke up hearing a Tiger’s growl. I looked around and didn’t see any tiger. Soon I understood it wasn’t a tiger, but Joel snoring during sleep. I went back to sleep ignoring the ‘Tiger’s Growl’.I wondered,how many obstacles I have to face the next day?