Library On Sundays
Apologies that all my blogposts seem to be about the library these days, but there you go. You are what you eat, and I'm on a steady diet of graphs, equations and background noise.
Its fairly empty - mostly postgrads. I'm sitting in the cafe (my 2nd fav. place). Out of about 11 people there, about 6 are muslims - sort of unexpected, but not suprising I suppose. Even now theres four guys next to me on the next PC talking in a foreign language (Turkish im guessing) but who did say Salam Aleikum when they came in. Interesting, again not suprising.
There are definitely more muslims on campus this year. I think I mentioned before that its suprising when a day goes past and I dont see at least 2 or 3 muhajjaba girls. Theres more arabs too - last year I barely saw any, this year I see em often. Usually post graduates - but the suprising thing is I also see postgrad arab women, something virtually unknown last year. Its suprising the changes that can happen in a year, eh?
Oh, the other big influx of arabs is foundation students. Most of these may move on to other universities, some may stay, but I think its unlikely that the the overall number of arab undergrads will change too much next year. But then again you never know.
Does anybody else get this? When I study, things in the background blur. People speaking English behind me just now, I couldnt understand a word they were saying. I was sure it was english, but I didnt know what was being said! Same with a group of students speaking arabic - it just blurred. Arabic it was for sure - caught a few words here and there, but beyond that...
I take it as a good sign - means I'm immersed in my studies, lol.
Posted by illogicist at 5:53 AM