Its the end of the semester.... time to move out of this room of mine... forever.
I will be back to the same hostel next year.. but not the same room. Every thing will change. I may not even get the same block (I am praying that i get it.. lets see what happens *sigh*). I have lived in this cluster for just 8 months. It has become my second home now. For those of you who are clueless about what a "cluster" is... A cluster is a group of 15 rooms with a common bathroom and common kitchen. I really am not all that well acquainted with my cluster mates. I know only some of them. But its been great staying here. Listing out the reasons why I don't want to move out will make the post extra long and boring (if it already is not that is!). So I shall make an attempt to list out the reasons I love living here and why I really don't want to leave this place with the help of photographs.... Hope this works...
First, the not so sentimental reasons... Just an attachment to the cluster and my room
Welcome to my cluster! It is also a High security prison. It is not that easy to get to my room, even if you know its exact location!You can't enter my cluster unless I bring you in myself.. Muahahaha!
You have now crossed the cluster gate and have stepped into my cluster. The third door to the left is my room.
My room door... Hey! what dya know!!! 'M' for Macho! The perfect room eh?
A room with a view... of the opposite block. But its not that bad! You will find out why soon.
Another view from my window... The harbour! Gosh, I hope my room next semester has a view of the harbour! That was a source of entertainment for me!
A view of the harbour at night. Yeah.. i know.. Its out of focus. I am not perfect with my camera!
This is what you see when you sit at my desk and just lift your head. Note the steps. Thats the fire exit of the opposite block. It has a role to play... Quite an important one!
Ok.. Now we move on to the reasons closer to my heart. These are the main reasons I want the same room not just for me, but also for all my friends!
Thats the block opposite to mine. Again, all I have to do is to look out of my window when I am sitting at my desk. See that red arrow in the picture? I think thats clueless' cluster entrance.. Not too sure though... didnt count the floors properly when I marked it and got pretty confused. But the point is that almost everyday, whenever she entered her cluster, she would wave and I would wave back! We hadn't realized for quite a while that our blocks were so close!
The red arrow is again pointing at what I think is the other entrance to clueless's cluster. It is so damn close to my room! Closer than her main entrance! The other day, I was just pacing about my room trying to mug up anatomy when I look up and get the fright of my life! I see clueless standing outside her fire exit! She seemed so close! I could even see what set of lecture notes she was reading! The next day she told me that she could see me life sized. One other cluster mate of her's was curious as to why clueless was standing outside the fire exit. When she found out the reason, she insisted on waving to me. And there they were... both of them standing and waving at me. I waved back, hoping they would get back into their cluster. But they just stood there staring at me... Hmm... um.... er.... uh... ok... so you have seen me... and said hi... what am I supposed to do now??? Stop staring at me! :)
This is a picture of my cluster's fire exit.
A close up picture of my cluster's fire exit. This is the door I used to open to let soleil and cookie monster into my cluster. They lived just one floor below me! Amazing right? It was nice to be surrounded by friends :)
My messy cluster kitchen. Me, clueless and soleil had spent countless hours here. Either sitting in the chairs or pacing about, preparing for the exams, keeping each other awake. We used to take away food from the food court and eat here while studying. This room brought out the nerds in us!
The cooking area of my cluster kitchen. The oven at the bottom is where we baked our first cake in the beginning of the semester, the water boiler provided us with water for making nice hot soup and the micro wave was used to make maggi and garlic bread when we got too bored of the food court food. The hot plates were used to make scrambled eggs. Ask clueless how wonderful my scrambled eggs are! I totally scramble them! Stop laughing! I make good yummy scrambled eggs :D
This cluster has been like the "perfect" cluster for me. It would have been more perfect if my friends were in the same cluster as me. But hey! When has life ever been perfect? I have gotten used to this life style... saying bye to clueless through my window... letting soleil and cookie monster in through the fire exit, experimenting with cooking in the kitchen... the list goes on... I like things as they are now... Packing has been so hard. Not just because my room is in a huge mess, its also because its not easy to say good bye to this cluster forever. And packing now equals to saying bye to this place.
You know what? Maybe moving out of this cluster may not be so bad... Yes i know that a million things could go wrong when they allocate rooms next semester, I might get a room at one end of the hostel and my friends at the other end.. (lets not think about that shall we). For all you know, I might end up in the same block or even same level or same cluster as my friends! Life's not so bad when you look at it that way.
So now you know what my every prayer will be till our rooms are allocated to us....