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Time to study, really?

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Eid came, Eid went. Now exams have come, and they are here to stay.

The mid-term exams are here as usual, again after the Eid. I don’t know why but the university guys always like to give exams as our Eidi. Such a great Eidi it is, as it lingers for one whole week. Every morning in that week, we wake up, open our eyes so that we could find our books, and then search for those chapters which we have studied. Then after a couple of minutes, we leave the books, cursing them and their authors, and then reach the university where our maqtal (execution-house) waits for us in the form of examination-hall.

OK, I know not all examination-halls are maqtals. In fact, some are very comfortable for sitting in and relaxing. I remember that on some occassions I had lazily kept sitting in the hall after attempting the whole test. But most of the time, I just get out after I am finished with the test. Sometimes even without re-checking my answers. How I pay for it is another matter.

So, the bottom line is that the mid-terms are starting from tomorrow, and that I should go and study, and that I shouldn’t take them as a piece of cake, as they are not the traditional kind of Eidi we get.

Wish me luck!



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Nov 30, 2003 at 6:04 pm

hahaha i know man they ruin eid! yeh apna time table kabhi bhi set nahi kar sakain gay!!
maqtal ; hahahaha jis din Khattak sahab hotay hain us din to phir bas… apni khair manao!!
anyways best of luck :)


Nov 30, 2003 at 6:39 pm

Having exams immediately after Eid is a torture beyond words. Best of luck! I went through this ordeal last year.


Nov 30, 2003 at 8:22 pm

“I remember that on some occassions I had lazily kept sitting in the hall after attempting the whole test. But most of the time, I just get out after I am finished with the test. Sometimes even without re-checking my answers”"

Matlub u tryna tell ur very intelligent?
That u can actually finish the test b4 time?
That u are so god damn good u actually check ur answeres b4 handing ur paper in?
whats the logic behind this post ?



Nov 30, 2003 at 8:24 pm

best o luck anywys…tho U DONT NEED IT


Nov 30, 2003 at 9:17 pm

As long as those examination-halls have vending machines I suppose you’ll be JUST fine! haha.

Good luck, Saadat. Nothing like the good feeling after satisfactorily completing a well studied for test.


Nov 30, 2003 at 10:08 pm

Thanks everybody! :)

Jogia: Khattak Sahab! We have had the honour of taking a test under his invigilation. The rest you know better!

Hafsa: You’re lucky to have experienced it last year only, we go through this torture after every Eid *sigh*

Mani: My man, you KNOW that I’m a genius ;) Calm down, calm down, I am no Einstein. Don’t you know that the ones who have nothing to write are the quick finishers? :P Aur meri baton ka matlab watlab kuch nahin hota

Laura: Hahaha! I wish they had vending machines there in the exam-halls …


Dec 1, 2003 at 4:18 am

aww I feel your pain, Saadat. I have endless term papers due this week, and the week after thisis final exams. And yet, much like you, I’m sitting here blog-hopping and trying to ignore my conscience. =) Good luck with your exams, insha’Allah.

p.s. Sometimes, exam halls are a bit TOO comfortable for sitting in and relaxing…I’ve fallen asleep during a couple of exams before, and woke up about 5 minutes before time was called. All I remember is feverishly calculating answers, and bubbling in answers randomly. hahaha. Oh yeah, and my score sucked.

The Usual Suspect

Dec 1, 2003 at 6:25 pm

Yaar thing is, I know what you mean when it comes to running out as soon as you finishthe test. I mean i remember times I’d just get bored writing and say thats it.. cant be bothered.. get up, hand in the thing and leave! Best wayto go!

Insha’Allah you’ll do great in the midterms yaar.. If you dont belive me.. ask the guy sitting next to you in the exam ;)


Dec 1, 2003 at 7:19 pm

Yasmine: LOL! Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any time to get a little sleep in today’s test … may be tomorrow, or any other day. There are still five tests to come! And best of luck for your papers =)

Binje: Sure yaar, the Q&A session goes on all the time with guys sitting nearer ;)

And thanks, both of you :)


Dec 2, 2003 at 12:35 am

Awww…exams as Eidi. Now that’s just cold. haha inshaAllah you’ll do well though! Mine’s next Tuesday. Can’t believe how the days are just creeping up on me. It seems as though it was only yesterday a miniature mademoiselle was toddling along with a doll wrapped up in toilet paper signifying its mummification. :what:

Wow haha. I cant imagine falling asleep during an exam. I’m too nervous or too frustrated or just plain dazed. haha. careful of drooling though ;)

Hip-Hop Shaykh

Dec 2, 2003 at 2:25 am

I have finals :(
It sucks!!!!!

Ejaz Asi

Dec 2, 2003 at 11:05 am

Good luck Saadat for your exams. The CS guys who blog eventually get more marks and perform better than those who don’t ;) well, I am not an oracle but that’s how I believe. Wishing you bunch of seedhee saadhi duayen.


Dec 2, 2003 at 12:07 pm

good luck! :)


Dec 3, 2003 at 4:19 pm

Thanks again, everybody! :)

Phew! Three down, three more to go …


Dec 3, 2003 at 10:18 pm

oye all the best yaar ;)

Hina writes

Dec 4, 2003 at 12:44 am

Best of luck, Saadat … Allah karay tumhein papers achay no.s say pass karnay ki saadat hasil ho :) Ameen .. hehe … how they do ruin our Eid days .. *sigh*

The Usual Suspect

Dec 4, 2003 at 7:23 pm

Hhehehe, Inni ji, you had to do the corny thing didnt you! :P

Oh well, How’re the exams going saady bhai? Insha’Allah all is well! :)


Dec 4, 2003 at 9:12 pm

I had my mid term exams two days after Eid too…. haan yeh aur baat hai ke mein ne diye nahien. Lekin i had a reason and welll…….
You do yours well and yeah aisey likhna ke koi aap ka haath na rookey aur koi aur aakar number naa kaatey. :)


Dec 4, 2003 at 9:33 pm

And yeah i gave two papers in one day… meaning 4 subjects ….. haan i didnt give my exam but i had studied for it….
kyon nahin likha? visit my blog!


Dec 5, 2003 at 4:30 pm

Five down, one more to go … Allah karay kay mujhay iss aakhri paper ko bhi ba-khair-o-aafiyat guzarnay ki saadat hasil ho!

The papers went fine, although the first two made me dizzy, but never mind. I’m glad that it’s the last paper tomorrow *jumps*

And thanks for wishing me luck, everyone! :)


Dec 6, 2003 at 3:19 am

no problemeo jigar.

that will be $25 for wishing you good luck but special discount for u my buddy $50 only


Dec 6, 2003 at 8:10 am

So how the exams go ? Doesnt it feel like you’ve been run over by a ten ton truck now that they are over? i always feel its a load off your mind. and i sleep the entire day after the exam.

eX: *shocked* luck ke liye paise? *tsk Tsk* bad very bad!

Ejaz Asi

Dec 6, 2003 at 11:52 am

Ayesha, you sleep whole day long after the paper? quite imaginative :) We used to play cricket and frisbee back at college coz both of these games were officially banned in other times. Us k bad na papers rahey na un ki tension, lucky me or poor me. Good luck Saadat for the one last paper. This is the one jis main aglee pichlee saree kaser nikaal saktey ho esp. if its maths or stats paper.


Dec 7, 2003 at 1:54 am

hey yo…

exam stress and trauma is the same each time, the same last minute cramming, late night jampacked coffee places, frenzied photocopies, banging heads and bloodshot eyes.

what keeps me going, though, is knowing that i go through this every year, and despite the “teacher is a moron!”; “I didnt study a word”, only that came which i didnt touch… u stll manage to scrape through.



Dec 7, 2003 at 10:44 am

You need to re-consider your arithmetic skills, eX!

No, I don’t sleep after the exams, Ayesha, I just go for a long walk (which is actually the walk between the campus and my home!) And Ejaz, it was Stats, aur agli pichli sari kasar nikal kar hi aya hon!

Bushraella (great nick, by the way!), I am so glad, I scraped through! Let’s see what we’ll have the next time …


Dec 8, 2003 at 7:50 pm

Saadat, Guess what? The chairman called me today to say that he cant let me off the hook so easily. i have to give the rexam on the 21st and 22nd of this month. YAaaaaaaaaaaHOOoooo!
why am i so excited? Cause i have studied everything and i know everyone else’s went bad so mine will be good.
You guys still have to pray.


Dec 9, 2003 at 2:20 am

Paperz here too, but guess what some told me that i have a paper of accounting and the most funny of all fahad was asking for assurance in the examination hall :P


Dec 9, 2003 at 3:06 pm

Ayesha: Best of luck, then! You are going to do great, inshaAllah!

Fahad: Best of luck to you too! And hope you get assured earlier for the rest of your exams! ;)

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