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My Uni & the Christmas Spirit!

Is it true that towards the second half of the year, time goes by even faster? As we eat, breathe and love; we yet again chalk another year into our book of life. It is something so inherent in December, in Christmas that makes even the minutest of things, that would normally bother me a great deal, seem trivial and to be taken in good stride. I won’t shy away from admitting that it could be purely psychological, but every December I become the best “me”. I don’t let anything upset me for too long and if something did end up taking (rarely ever) more of my cognitive energy than need be, then I ensure that the very thing is worth fretting over.

Christ University, Bangalore takes Christmas very seriously. More so than any other college or school I’ve seen. Each block hasimage its own ginormous tree strung with every possible decoration you could think of. Some buildings even have elaborate cribs set up in loving memory of Jesus. The walimage (1)kways have a multitude of colorful stars hung between the overshadowing arch of trees. And if you are feeling low, a walk through campus from the main gate to the very depths of our birds park will rejuvenate you thoroughly. There’s so much about studying in Christ that I wouldn’t have found else where and I realize that this is one of those places that can make you feel at peace even in the most conflicting of times.

Many of us have this tendency to not go to school/college if we know that most of our friends are planning to take off somewhere to have fun. But you know what? I’d still go to class (not because I need the attendance) but I don’t mind wandering around alone. Plus the feeling of having already spent two years in this college, trying to know it inside out, paving way for future students who’d be sharing the same glory as you – its all very overwhelming.

In less than two days, it’ll be Christmas. For a change, we’ve decided to place gifts underneath the tree and actually tear them open on Christmas morning, just like how they do it on Home Alone! 😀 The plan as of now is to watch movies all day long, wishing if only it would snow here in Bangalore and baking something sweet. The 10 day break we have is much needed and I couldn’t be more lethargically glad that for awhile, I can enjoy the luxury of sleeping twice a day, reading and watching TV shows without a worry!

– Meera

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