After a well-deserved December break, the new semester is finally here! There are certain things that students repeatedly do at the start of each semester, and it does not seem to get old. Here’s 10 of the things that university students do on week 1:
1. Getting extremely excited about new modules.
Suddenly everything feels so refreshing. You are going to be a much wiser person after this semester, you tell yourself. But 10 weeks into it, you cannot help but think, “this is (once again) a terrible mistake.”
2. Navigating school like it’s the first time they were here.
“Ermmm LT14… how to go there arh?” *Looks anxiously for direction signs*
3. Giving your friends their most enthusiastic greeting all semester long.
Just because you haven’t seen them for such a long time. But back to straight-faced “hey”s the following week.
4. Taking photos with their besties.
Step 1: Open Instagram application on phone.
Step 2: Look at the photos taken in the last few hours.
Step 3: Pose your own bestie photo. (#bestie #potd)
5. Complaining about what happened over the break.
We have that one friend who goes completely missing during the holidays, only to fill us in with all the nonsensical rubbish that he or she had to cope with over the break. Prepare your listening ear in the event of such occurrences.
6. Obligatory lunch.
Meet Tom, a year 2 NUS student. After two periods of lessons, Tom is tired and feels like strolling home to enjoy that new Jacksepticeye Youtube video. It was all going well until suddenly, he heard the words “lunch let’s go bros”…
7. Gesturing awkwardly to people you are acquainted with only because of projects.
Extremely plausible in places of high human density, especially the canteen or bus stop. Prepare a wide grin and raised hand to give off “Hey, it’s been a while man” vibes.
If you think this was in the list, I can only say “mugger confirmed”.
9. Not going to school.
Some students cannot be present because they have holiday plans in Greece until the 2nd week of school. We have to understand their plight.
10. Receive that email about school fees.
I am sure this is self-explanatory. X.X
(Note: This article was written in a light-hearted manner, solely for the purpose of humour and satire.)
humour and satire.)