By Vasudev, Student (14)
When the teachers in school said that we had ten days off when the juniors were away, to explore things we enjoy, I really could think of nothing. I knew I had to study a lot, because of my exams this November, but other than that I had nothing much. I decided to continue my normal routine of studying, cycling, listening to music etc. Just that I would study a lot more.
Usha aunty had suggested that I should learn to play Table Tennis as it’s a game that can be played alone without a team, as there aren’t any other boys my age in Shibumi. She knew of a class in Jayanagar (4th Block). As a result of this I found myself playing TT every day for an hour and a half. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about it on the first day but after a bit I found myself enjoying it quite a lot. The classes were at 5:30 and went on till 7:00. This used up most of my evenings (as I had to leave at 4:00 and was only back at round 8:00) and I suddenly found myself struggling to find time, when I originally thought that I’d have too much.
I also thought I’d do some roller blading since I hadn’t done it for a few years. Angie said she had a pair of roller blades at home (as mine were now way too small) and she got them. During the ten days I didn’t actually do as much as I’d liked, but I did manage to skate for an hour every day or two. Another activity that I didn’t do as much as I’d thought I’d do was cycling. I did do a bit here and there but I’d hoped to do a couple of long trips that never materialized.
During the weekends I had Spanish classes. I had two hours of private one on one classes and three hours of a group session. So this meant that I couldn’t do anything else on the weekends. But overall between Spanish, TT and my studies, my ten days were quite packed, but very enjoyable. Moreover if I hadn’t had any one of these activities I’m sure I’d have been very bored.