A Student Life

How does a student life go? Is it always easy peasy as people imagine? Here is how student life feels for me:

1. Being tired ALL . THE . TIME . (specially those days before the finals)

5-More-MinsI’m tired. Like super tired. Coffee usually keeps me awake, but now it doesn’t work.

The other day i was working late that i forgot breakfast and lunch. I ended up filling up on a pizza for a late lunch. Yep. A full pizza. It was all the meals of the day for me. Ofcoz, it wasn’t one sitting. It took me over 2 hours to eat it. By dinner time, i wasn’t hungry. After a night class, i slept after some tea. Next morning i woke up really hungry. But the clock told me that i am gonna be late. I had four hours of classes. Without breakfast i had to rush. I bought a drink on my way, but i had no guts to drink it in public. I came home that afternoon, tired and worn out.. and starving. By then it was 24 hours since i ate. But the bed looked too comfy, and i slept. And slept… and slept.

Yeap, that’s how bad it gets sometimes. Naturally, i woke up later and had something to eat.

2. You never have any money by the end of the month

clip-art-man-with-empty-walletToday, i realized i am broke… again. I have just 20 bucks left right now. (That’s like USD 1.3). That buys me a bread. But i need some water. I guess i have to take a small loan again *sigh* Loans… I have so many loans piled up. I have been paying for my tuition fee on my own. The first year, my brother paid for me. But now i pay on my own.. ‘coz *cough* grown up and all that *cough*

These days have been a string of bad mistakes. First, i spent so much on some stuff i didn’t need. Being an undergrad student is supposed to be easy i hear. But, i have to work to earn a living. I pay bills on my own. I know, lots of others do it too. But, its scary. Being responsible and stuff.. scary.

3. Trying to find a grad school that might take me in

gty_graduation_piggy_bank_nt_130621_wmainMy brother wants me to apply for a masters degree. I feel like screaming at him that i am not even done with the bachelor’s degree! I know his heart is in the right place. His nagging made me look into it. I found a uni in NZ that offers the course that i want. It was pricey. WOW pricey! Approximately $40000. That’s like more than half a million bucks here.

*sigh* I’m gonna have to apply for a scholarship or get a student loan. The interest rates here are so high that it scares me. But lets see..

4. Say bye-bye to social life

tumblr_inline_mwohf1P37z1qjhcjaDespite being an introvert, i do have a good number of friends. It’s more like close friends. There is actually two groups that i consider being close friends with. One is kinda getting distant now. I still talk to all of them separately when ever i can. They also keep in touch. Some of them are abroad so, we only meet up annually.

Then there is my current “gang”. It’s two couples, and their two other friends, one of them’s sister, and me. We meet up almost every month. At least i try to meet them once a month. If they had it their way it would be every night. They get annoyed that i don’t hang out as often. And luckily my best-friend understands that i have to study, so she makes them .. well understanding a bit. My birthday is coming up right before my exams and possibly on the day of my final presentation. I already have threats from them to be thrown to the sea, whether i have exam or not. (Not sure if they are kidding. I hope they are kidding. I can’t swim O_O)

I love those guys. I wish i can hang out with them more often. But, sometimes there is a paper due or an exam. And for me relaxing time isn’t with friends. It’s when i’m alone in my room and resting or watching something.. ALONE. Hanging out with them is exhausting. And those nights i do hang out with them, i come home like around 1:30 AM.. and i end up being late for morning class.

5. Constantly worrying about grades 

grumpyI dunno about others. I find myself day dreaming (or day nightmare-ing) about the bad case scenarios. Like being late for my final presentation or oversleeping on the day of my finals. Or failing my final project. Or having a issue in my code while presenting my program (yeah, i do Info Tech). Or not getting 80% attendance to sit for exams. Or having an asthma attack while in the exam hall (I have a thing about using inhaler in public.. i am shy that way). Or forgetting my calculator for my stats exam. Or having the calculator on the wrong mode and finishing the exam with wrong answers. Or ALL of my pens running out of ink suddenly.

*breathe*

Now, i need a cookie or something

Sleep and Diet during Exams

We have all been there. The effect exams have on sleep and sleep patterns. Some people sleep more than usual. Some others, struggle to sleep. I am the latter type. I just cannot get comfy in the bed during exams. It’s literally impossible. Even worse for me is my diet. I skip so many meals and end up binge eating later. Those who manage to get enough sleep and eat properly during exams… i applaud to you! And please tell me your secrets!

Today i finished my last mid-sem exam. It was horror. My lecturer served a paper of nightmare and horror! Reasons?

  • He himself disappeared minutes before the examination began.
  • There was a 5 marks worth question that wasn’t even in his list of topics being assessed.
  • The invigilator handed out the third assignment… right as he picked up our papers, inside the exam hall!

So yeah… I’m miserable. Worst of all, i didn’t manage to sleep last night. I tried getting into bed twice. Each time i tossed and turned for like an hour before i had to pee. I get up, try studying a bit more. Then i start yawning, get into bed.. and BAM! No more sleepy.

Finally it was 6 am, when i decided to get breakfast and head to the exam which was at 8 am. Oh and breakfast? I forgot to buy groceries, and i was lazy to go to a near by shop (i refuse to get out of my PJs for at least an hour in the morning).. So there was nothing to eat. Just a cup of coffee and head to exam.

I was like a zombie for the next 6 hours. (‘Coz i had 3 hours exam and the next three hours class). As my blog name reads i am an introvert. I prefer smaller number of people to talk to. I hate talking to strangers. But today, i managed to talk to two of my classmates. Yeah, same class with them for the last 3 months, i still dunno their names. If i didn’t talk/discuss the topics during class today, i would have surely fallen asleep.

As of now, i still have not slept. Counting 41th hour since i last got sleep.. That sounds a bit extreme.. *checks again* …. Yep. 41 hours. Okay, chop chop. Off to bed.

Anyway, how do YOU deal with exam stress?

PS: I ate an entire pizza after coming home. Yes.. an . entire . PIZZA! The horror. But to my defense that’s my entire meal today, and i made promises to myself that i wont do it again.