By Folarin Ayomide
And finally, it’s the last episode. Thank you being with me on the journey so far. I hope you enjoy this too. 😎😎
After the excitement of being in university wore out,, certain feelings crept in and this happens to every fresher –
Loneliness :- whether you admit it or not, you will miss your parents and siblings,, no need to form big boy/girl, it’s normal. No mama to cook for you or nag you into doing chores. Just go with the flow.
Stress :- oh you are going to be stressed I can assure you 😀 😀,, if Registration does not stress you, lectures will. Learn to pace yourself.
Manage your money- I repeat manage your money,,, i know it’s a first been alone and you want to buy anything, eat anything,, but I tell you, manage your money,, learn to wash your own clothes,cook for your self, and never, I repeat never buy your books from the school bookshop. 👇👇👇👇👇👇. They will ruin you.
Never miss an assignment – don’t do this more than once as your lecturers will probably not like it😉😉.. I know you will get busy, from adjusting to Uni life, meeting new friends to attending parties,,never miss your assignments.
Getting annoyed with your roomies :- when the honeymoon phase of freshers’ week wears off, you will start getting annoyed with little things,. In my own case, I had roommates who would always use other people’s cutlery, I came to Moz with a dozen matching spoons, by 2nd semester, I couldn’t even find any of my original spoon,, I left Moz, spoon less.
The ‘Cook for me’ syndrome :- when you want to cook, there’s usually a conversation that happens, it goes thus.
“what do you want to cook? ”
” enh, I know, what kind of food? ”
Me- anhanh, how does it concern you?”
“so because of food, you are vexing ”
Me-” no I’m not”
“sha cook for us o”
You have no choice after this.
To do Aro means to be sarcastic, for lack of better definition,, Awo boys help me out here.
What aro means to you depends on your acceptance or non-acceptance. To some it’s annoying, to some embarrassing, to some it’s just fun,i belong to this 3rd category.
I made lots of friends on top this aro matter.
My experiences :
Coming from bank area with a friend, we decided to walk, so we went through Fajuyi Hall, passed the shortcut to Awo Hall all because we did not want to pass long journey oo,. We entered Awo, just a few steps inside and my friend almost turned back, cos of the shouts,,
” Sister Risi, welcome, I’m the one you’re looking for ”
” Sister in the Lord, welcome ”
” Fine girl, how far, come and greet me”
Now, people say the secret is not to talk back, I tried it and I decided talking back would be more fun
So I talk back. And that’s way more fun.
So the shouts continued from all sides
” oloso, how far na,”
Me- na your mama be oloso.
“ah, this one is sharp tongued o,,, see as she look like after 3,how many you don born”
Me- “na 20,, and na you be dia papa, goat”
” Iya mulika,,
Me- “Baba Suraju ???”
All the while, my friend did not say a word and me I was having fun.
We sha successful waded through the ocean of Awo Hall….
Not to be cont’d.. 😀 😀 😀 😀
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Folarin Ayomide is a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, English language department.
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