And, here it comes again!

It was New Year 2016 that brought a sudden flood of thoughts to my mind – last year of college, getting into university, good percentage, being responsible and so on. However, the most effecting thought was “Second Year Examinations”.

The word exam itself ran adrenaline in my body, awakening me, tantalizing me on a bit, and finally pushing me hard towards the lone books, kept in the corner of my room. As I turned the cover page of my Physics book, I found out, that the variables, numbers and exponents are dancing in front of my eyes (metaphorically), just like in Ishant Avasti’s notebooks (Taare Zameen Par).

At first, giving CIE in school, and coming to Intermediate Board, I learnt one major thing about myself; I never touched a book until I knew I had to give the paper the next day and always learnt everything on the 11th hour. But, that doesn’t work every time right?

Have you heard about conditioned reflexes? They are those habits which we incorporate with an experience. For example, the sight of strawberry was nothing to me, but a red, cone-shaped fruit with spots all over it, before I had tasted it. But once, the taste of strawberries melted on my taste buds, I was awed by its flavor and texture. And then, the mere thought of strawberries, excited me and made me happy.

You must be thinking what connection do strawberries have with examinations, right? Literally there’s nothing to it, but, as a matter of fact, when talking about habits, there is. I was mistaken that I could do everything in the last moment until I got C in my Add Math paper. It changed everything, just like strawberries were unknown to me before, so was the consequence of bad result, until, I experienced it.

Now, I deal with it like a good hand job to be done every day. One of my college-mate tells me, ‘I always bear in my mind that I shouldn’t waste one single day, even if it’s learning 4 lines of, any law of heredity or refining of a metal’. Her words were simple but so inspiring that for a moment I was zoned-out from the conversation.

So, for me and you, the ‘EXAM-O-FLIES’, are coming to bite us once again (my school friend used to say this). Be prepared with your rackets at hand and give it the best shot you can aim for!

Ruqaiya Lokhand.

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8 thoughts on “And, here it comes again!

  1. Hussain Muslim

    Awww 😍…. Inspiration overloaded…😊

  2. ibrahim jodia

    It was quite motivationall..the strawberryy really loved that part ruqai.
    Well done keep it upp..and best of luck for your exams.

  3. ibrahim jodia

    It is really motivational ruqai..loved the strawberry part..
    Best of luck for the examss..

  4. Ruqaiya the content and thought is brilliant as always. But what has struck me the most is the way you have blossomed as a writer. The sentence structure, the buildup of suspense….all the elements of good writing come shining out. So very proud of you dearest.

    • Maryam Bhen, with every post I show what madrasa has given me, it’s the foundation that matters the most and we had the best teachers 🙂 over the years I’ve tried to write in different ways and I’m always learning something new about writing my thoughts down. I think, the more I write, the more I get better at it . Thank you Bhen. Keeping sharing your views please, it really motivates me 🙂

  5. Fatima Raziuddin

    Good Luck !! It is always a pleasure to read your thoughts , your progress in life !!!

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