By Sadaf Haque (TMM2)
Tipï¿½after 4.00 p.m all right make it more like 4.20 p.m when actually all the buses, yes they are buses and not points, leave the premises of tip. For all those people out there who consider resident scholars boring people (the ones who have actually been thrown out or kicked out of their houses) here is a picture of what actually makes them stay.
When our so called fellows are half way to their homes, we hostilities with our hanging shoulders and drowsy faces are unsuccessfully trying to rush, reach the hostels and hence forth our respected rooms. Once you enter the room, the bed seems to be the most heavenly asset. By the time you realize the importance of the bed, you are half asleep. Moving on to the evening, Most of the students wake up at more or less 6.00p.m except for those who consider sleep as one of the most divine pleasures on earth (yesï¿½ that happens to be my roommate). Then comes the quick freshing up part when you rush to the so-called bathrooms teeny-weeny cubicles and have a cold shower. For those who our wondering that cold showers might only be limited to the so called hot weather, I would like to correct them ï¿½ tip has no heating system for the water supplied. And then you finally want to go out of your rooms and hostel and have a breath of fresh air (ignoring the nerds who actually just leave their rooms at 9.00 to have dinner).
You step out of your respective hostels, miss call your friends and call them out since the phone at your hostel is mostly out of order or busy if working. You then decide on to either go to the library if you want to study or other wise the only option left is the cafeteria. YES! This is when the fun starts. Here I would like to mention that fun is only possible when you have amazing friends like mine. If you have friends and company like faizi, ather, aaskimz, kadoo jaaria you are bound to have entertainment till the clock strikes 12.00, oops! No itï¿½s more like 10.30 for girls.
At the cafeteria you actually cry out loud daily for good food, but now after I have stayed here for an year all we care about is that the food is tender and well cooked, by well cooked I mean chewable and digest able. You then step out of the cafeteria since it is too early to actually even ask whatï¿½s for dinner. The first sight that strikes your eye is the sunset along with the complimentary titanic (the FJFC fertilizer factory). The sight actually makes you wonder that can tip (a jungle) provide you with such exotic panoramic views. Along with the sunset scene you might also notice a quite a lot of people actually sitting in pairs scattered along the lush green lawns and the amphitheatre and so called premises of tip.
We kewl people actually have developed a weird sense of humor, which is a necessity to survive at tip. And then just pass our time having fun or chatting.
The clock strikes nine. one has to follow the rule of actually having dinner before 9.00 p.m because as the clock strikes nine, the cafeteria echoes with loud irritating so called laughing sounds more like those of the hyenas and yes they are none others than the____-_I guess all those out there might have guessed who laughs out so loud. Its not only one or two people Iï¿½m talking about. Itï¿½s actually a group (one of the dominating ones at the boyï¿½s hostel). The reason why one should also have food before nine is because if he decides to eat later then unfortunately he would be left with no food to eat.
So kindly have your dinner and step out of the cafeteria maximum at 9.20 in order to avoid stuffiness and unquenchable thirst for air.
Things you can do to have fun at tip:
Catch toads and actually put them in peoples shirts
Play basket ball
Sit at the lake side and enjoy the titanic view
You can have one of those long walks
Look at those amazing stars (the ones you would never be able to find in Karachi)
Actually have one of those long conversations with your friends
Easily and practically enjoy one of those chill pills after effects
Play stupid games like king king, khoko etc..
Play squash, go on a toad hunt, if u are lucky u might come across snakes and Scorpios or iguanas and maybe foxes too
Its one of the best thinking zones for philosophical minds
Enjoy play rehearsals
Carnival or any event organization
What we guys enjoy the most is bringing up the weirdest topics and having a laugh at them. Playing our stupid games and yes thatï¿½s when the clock strikes ten thirty, the curfew time for girls.
I have a slight idea of what goes on in the boyï¿½s hostel at night but what happens at the girlï¿½s hostel you have no idea. Once you enter the hostel you are confronted by your hostel president who will more or less tell you to be on time next time even though your watch is still showing you 10.26. At times a meeting might be called which you have to attend but it doesnï¿½t really matter because most of the people are asleep except the hostel president that is when you finally enter your room and take a deep breath, you suddenly remember that you have a quiz the very next day you pick up your book and it actually jumps out of your hand, which happens to be one of the repercussion of sounds like bomb explosions (the fire crackers). You might also be entertained by one of those TERE NAAM medleys, which continue playing throughout the night (by that I mean you close your eyes to them and open your eyes to them too). One might also come across one of those extravagant water-fighting sights too (which I m sorry to say are more like pool fights). The only fun part is when you have those dance partiesï¿½ your seniors surprisingly come up with a song collection you have never heard before and leave you wondering. After actually tolerating the so called noise at the hostel you finally fall to sleep and yes keep your windows locked because you never know. An iguana or chameleon might be waiting to enter.
The clock now strikes 7.45 amï¿½. you open your eyes to two dreadful noises. One the nokia cell phone asking you to jump out of bed (one you can actually get rid off. thanks to the snooze option), the second is YES! Those dreadful TERE NAAM medleys.. You turn and actually envy your roommate( javaria?) who is actually still sleeping with the most serene expression on her face, free from what is going on in the world. By the time you iron your clothes you realize that you roommate is now halfway out the door and actually still sleeping. You get ready and walk to the cafï¿½ to realize you donï¿½t want to have those parathas with ghee and oil and find yourself attending the very first class with either a biscuit packet or a tea cup in hand.
Things you can’t do at TIP
No peace of mind in the hostel
No study at times
No good food
No fun if you donï¿½t have friends
Basically TIP isnï¿½t that bad as most of us perceive it to be on the very first day of our academic year. TIP is what you want it to be. What you imagine it to be. What you wish it should be like and most of all one of the most peaceful exotic half resorts cum home luxury time saving shelter.