Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Examination Day 1 [English]

7:00.. Wow.. that's an early start! Well nothing goes wrong with waking up early right? I mean you can actually take your time, have breakfast and in case you have a 10:00 exam you can be there since 9:20!

I feel so great, I have set my goals into being there at 9:20 but waking up alone? with no alarm clock at 7? the odds were far better! brushing up... done, oyster card? check.. pencils? check... breakfast? not again.. all i do is eat breakfast.. in the morning.. in the break.. in lunch time.. I should find time to exercise? but can I? a university marathon only allows for mental training, assignment writing.. Well.. positive thinking, it only goes on for a week and then??? HAPPPY NEWWW YEAR!!!!

Ok.. enough about thinking, back to the goal! books? checked.. student ID card? em.. isn't the one that was lost in the "mugging situation"? Well.. yeah.. but I guess a newly printed passport should compensate for the student ID! Proof of ID? passport? checked...

Ready to go? Permission approved.. Ok, since I want to be there as early as possible I think I should take the tube? why not? it's only 4 stops away from Holborn, will take just 14minutes to go there and then i can grab some water and sweets from Saisburys and go to the examination room and socialize by the time they let as in..

Well.. I hoped! So i enter the tube, and just before Kings Cross... BLACK OUT! No lights, no tube running... and then this nice gentleman keep keeping as company every minute "There has been a person obstructing the cube in Picadilly Circus. Please remain calm, the operations will start running shortly".

Obstructing the tube? Was it actually talking to the tube while moving? Because you know.. that's offensive if you do that on the bus.. "Hey is it possible to let me know how many stops are untill Camden?" ... no answer.. "Excuse, could you be able to let me know roughly how many stops are left until camden?" ..no answer.. and then this nice female voice on the headphones "would the passengers be reguested to move back the bus".. Ok.. I haven't watched the sign.. maybe because it is not in CAPITAL LETTERS and in the bus drivers window.. but anyway, back to the original story..

This obstruction guy was a real pain.. i mean.. obstructing the tube for 20 minutes? was it like playing hide and sick in the tube with all those mices running around? he definately had lots of courage.. i mean the man faced the fear of dying out there and I was thinking about my own problems.. missing an exam that I have spend my new year celebration studying with? YES, of course I had to think my own problems.. i didn't just woke up at 7 oclock for this.. and yeah, there was another tube behind us so the actual way of letting us out to walk was not an option as the nice gentleman was insisting that "The train will depart shortly".

Ok, I reached my destination, no time to visit Saisburys though, and I arrived 10 minutes before the exam! that's good, 10minutes to relax and find myself a vending machine. but NOOOOO! There was NO vending machine for me, mainly because I was not allowed to actually enter the building. Passport was not allowed.. what was I thinking? people obey laws.. I should respect that.. but that is fine, I have 1ominutes to sort that out, aparently you just go to the reception and request a student card.

BUT.. the reception was actually like 15minutes away? (walk distance). And this is were all those summer spinning classes dominate.. 5minutes later I was in front of the secretary.. who actually wasn't the secretary but she was kind enough to tell me that although she never did it before she would try and produce a card.. And she manged to do that, 15minutes later, I had in my hands a "sample" student card.. my passport to the examination so then running again towards the examination.

I could feel the winter breeze through my face, the cold wind coming directly at me.. Wow.. i actually feet great, I believed all these jogging people around london were crazy but I actually understand why they jog.. is quite invigorating and awakening! So yeah.. I arrived in the exams.. and again.. no time for vending machines!

Well.. It wasn't such a bad day.. I mean.. it was my falt if you could think of.. My "want" was to exercise.. I might even "needed" it to be inspired enought.. and I guess my today's bad luck was just the "drive" towards all this.. Well, I know, I learned now.. Next examinations, I will wear my "asics" trainers, not some UGG style shoes.. get one of those watter bottle bags to carry them around in case that a little bid o running must occured.. and never ever leave the house without a student ID card!

Gotta run.. I have another 2 exam to catch, an assignment to finish.. and a "thank you" note to write to my spinning instructor!

2 comments:

Η Πράσινη Γυναίκα (ή Σιλάνα-Γκιγκ) said...

Positive thinking is all we need..
Its a gift, you have it and thank you for sharing it.

xrisouax said...

Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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