It’s the season when all of the young college pass outs are preparing for entry tests for universities. Some are heading for medical, while others are aiming for fashion, engineering, arts, and even business related fields.
There will be a number of students who would be looking forward studying in a university located in a different city. While you might be excited, you need to prepare yourself for hostel — a place which is either a blessing in disguise or a pain.
So, here are some of the tips to give you a heads up of what you would need when you will finally be spending half of your decade in a hostel
1. No fixed amount of movies and TV shows is enough to keep yourself busy
2. Sports will be your new best friend
You have to keep your body shaped nicely if you want to make the most of your time in hostel. Sports are a great way, plus you get to socialize with other people and you eventually build a repute.
Or else, laziness will kill you or, obviously, make you fat.
3. Friends with bikes are important
Imagine yourself along with 12 of your friends, all going to a milk shop to drink a glass of cold lassi. Now, those are the kind of friends you need in your hostel life.
4. Good food? Never heard of that when NOODLES are your survival food
Got nothing to eat? Too late for mess? 2 a.m hunger attack? NO PROBLEM! Just grab a pack of Knorr’s (or whatever company’s) noodles and prepare them right away. All you need is an electric kettle.
But be careful, some institutes don’t allow electrical heating items. And you always want your warden to be on your side.
5. Keep a stash of food under your bed at all times
Beware, once your hostel friends get a whiff of your food, you will be broke for the rest of the month.
6. Qawwali and great music to accompany you
Nothing is better than when you are on a break from everything and there is NFAK or Sabri Sahib’s qawwali playing in the background. What a way to relax your mind.
7. Join societies and Extra-curricular Events to keep your life exciting
Another means of socializing and building a reputation. Debates perhaps? It is a perfect way to work on your hobby. Also, studying all the time is a big no-no.
8. Super Asia Cooler is important, man
You will figure this out when summer comes and you would be living on the top floor of your hostel in Punjab and Sindh. That, my friend, is the time when you will miss your home the most.
9. Find a method to earn money
Unless you are planning to ask your father to send you money every other day, you need to find a way to make money on your own as well.
Why? Roomies and other hostel friends always want to try a new restaurant because they’re done with the food served in mess. Apart from that, our social life is usually one of our priorities and who doesn’t like to party when you have good company? P.S. Partying requires money.