Monday, June 11, 2012

Dormitory

Monday, June 11, 2012

Carrying pillows, clothes, books, coat hangers, toiletries, what looks like a month’s supply of food and everything else our youngest sister could possibly need to live comfortably away from home, we trooped to her dormitory located inside the campus. She’s about to enter college, and it amazes me how excited she is about the whole thing.  The idea of living among strangers surrounded by ceaseless movement and babble makes me shudder.  Having to be gracious, nice and easy to live can be such an arduous task.  

Maybe that’s why I’m in my mid-thirties and still alone and impossible to live with.  I never learned—nor even tried—to coexist with people outside my family circle.  Living a few kilometers from the university, I had no reason to live in a dormitory, and having the same set of friends from high school eliminated the need to make new friends in college.  Twenty years later, I still find it difficult to establish new friendships and be with people.  If friendships are built on shared interests, how can I make any when it seems like I’m the only one who cares about the things I care about?

5 comments:

Paul Pineda said...

you? impossible to live with? somehow i find it hard to believe. :-)

wow, may kolehiyala ka na ulit na kapatid. :-) anong course niya?

Angeli said...

hay, ano pa nga ba kundi Information Technology (IT)? parang nursing, computer science/IT at hotel and restaurant management (HRM) na lang ang mga kursong pinagpipilian ng mga estudyante sa ngayon. i was encouraging her to take up Agriculture or Agroforestry or Meteorology (because I believe our country needs professionals in those areas), but she wanted IT, so IT it is. :)

Paul Pineda said...

tama. something agri related sana no? i agree with you na we need people in those areas nga. kaso nga lang, kung IT ang gusto... hehehe. goodluck sa kanya. :-)

Kayni said...

dormitories scare me. when we were in UP, i prefer my long commute to Trinidad than to live at the dormitory...lol. Sa Trinidad kasi nandoon yon kapatid ko and cousins.

Angeli said...

commuting to la trinidad wasn't so bad then. wala pang masyadong traffic noon, 'di ba?

 
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