The first week of exams has passed! Most first-year students students are through with at least half of their exams. However, it is to mention that the last three exams were and will be the toughest for most of us: in my case it was History on Friday, and for others it was Chemistry and Math with Economics, Biology and Self-Taught languages yet to come. Ayaaaah, as we’d say in Cantonese.
The piles of books, papers and notes is getting bigger everyday and most of us have fixed study spots in the library, ranging from the window-side tables to the rooftop or the space between the bookshelves. I decided to take a little study break and share with you the current state of the library. People are scattered everywhere, even on the floor! 🙂
One part of the library contains the majority of the school’s books and is separated from the rest through a glass wall. During exam time the opening time of this section of the library is extended from 4pm to midnight. Hence, in search for silent study spot on campus, a few first years started to study in that section. Over the course of exam week we ended up “moving in”, which is, speaking in LPC language, when students carry over all of their books and notes and spend the majority of the day in one place (in our case it was 84 hours in the last 8 days). We jokingly started calling it our “third home”. Deema (from Palestine/USA) grabbed a marker and even named it Block 6 (in reference to the 4 residential blocks, with Block 5 being our Principal Arnett’s house).
After returning from an exam those of us who took it would be greeted with hugs and smiles by our Block 6 family. What could be better than coming “home” after a tough day a “work” and being welcomed by the people you love? Oh, exam week… 🙂
Well, now it’s time for me to go back to work! 5 exams down, only 1 more to go for me (French)! Heads up everyone and, gayau! Remember, as quoted by ZigZiglar, “people often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily”
PS: We have 29°C right now and it has been pouring down rain, accompanied by loud thunder and frequent lightnings in the past two days, with black rainstorm warning issued yesterday and amber rainstorm warning for today. According to the weather forecast there is a high chance that we will have thunderstorms all week. Campus is decorated with yellow signs reminding of slippery floors and the stairs to the canteen have once again turned into waterfalls. Hong Kong weather is unpredictable and coming from Germany it is quite interesting for me to be wearing shorts and a T-Shirt in this kind of weather!