I am done with my first IB exam!

Thought I would share some good news with you all. For the sake of some much needed context, I am currently in the second year of a two year diploma course of the name International Baccaulaurate Diploma Programme, shortened IBDP. As part of the diploma course, I had to offer Tamil B as one of the subjects and since Tamil B is just an one year course, I got on to take it at the end of the first year as an anticipated subject.

Meaning that, whatever I get as a result of this would be added on to my final grades at the end of the diploma course (that is if I managed to clear all the passing criteria). Basically, I was just hoping that I would manage to get the maximum 7 points that are on offer and luckily, I was able to get exactly that. That means, I would have to worry about one less subject this year and that can never be bad, just to let you know.

Oh dear exams!

Time and again, we students all have to endure with the amusing nuisance called exams. My immense dislike towards exams can never be articulated enough. Such is the amount of discomfort I go through during every exam period.

But, of late, even after finishing my exams, I am still feeling overwhelmingly uncomfortable, no thanks to the results that are going to be released after the latest set of exams. Looking back, it seems like I have no one else other than myself to blame for being in this state. If only I had put in a bit more effort, if only I had bothered to look into the consequences of my acts of stupidity, I think I wouldn’t be in such a state of bother. Sometimes, I feel like I have actually left myself down.

One thing that currently keeps me going is this quote:

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

How amazingly put to describe the volatility of human nature.

Enough of side tracking. I just have one request to the exams. Please stop coming back to haunt my peaceful life. If you don’t accede to this request, at least stop being an wild beast who refuses to be tamed. I mean, no matter how many times I slay you, you keep coming back wanting to seek revenge and that is not going down well with me. I hope you really understand my situation. And please do convey this message to your big brother result slip and ask him to be gentle with me. For I have almost no strength to deal with you like before.

To end this solemn post with a positive note, I have something to share that has been playing on the back of my mind for quite some time:

For exams may come and exams may go,
But I go on for ever.

If you can recognize, it is indeed the modified lines of the famous poem ‘The Brook‘ by Alfred L. Tennyson that I had to memorize once before to write down for an English exam. Such is life.

Exams are coming!

That time of the year, where exams get people crazy. Not just students, but the teachers and parents too. Anyway, within two weeks, my final year exams would have commenced. I am fretting over the exams like never before. Two major reasons: This is my promos and I haven’t adequately prepared for it. I know I should have, but I didn’t. I just hope I don’t make a royal mess in the exams and everything goes fine. I know I should be spending my time preparing for the exams right now. But, it doesn’t hurt to waste a couple more minutes. Or hours. Heh. :/

And I have lots of things planned in my mind that I want to do after the exams. But, the problem is I have to finish off the exams before that. That is the bummer. I will post some more updates after the exams. Keeping my fingers crossed until then.

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