Category: Uni Verse II

The Not-So-Ordinary Universe

“But what if I end up alone? What if no one likes me and cuts me off? I don’t want that. I don’t want to go to uni!” On the contrary, ladies and gentlemen, she did not end up alone. Let me tell you the story of a girl whom we shall name X (I have always wanted a cool name like that—easier to spell). X was your ordinary girl, going through a hundred and one ordinary life crises, dreaming of the ordinary dreams, and hoping she would make it far in her ordinary life. Or at least that is what it seemed like. Like everyone else, she had been fed the routine chant of life getting “easier” once you…

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My World in this Universe

I prefer to start this article by saying that university was something I never expected to be a part of my life. As a kid, it was unachievable because I was never a big shot in academics. It seemed way too elusive and unreachable for someone who lacks a proper aim in life and who lacks dedication. But time made me realize that my life is full of surprises, some serious ones I mean and getting selected to Colombo actually proved it. I was surprised by my own self and spent hours thinking, was it a mistake?. Well, i don't think my one year experience at uni is enough to answer that question because, to put it simply, it's like…

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WORDS OF WISDOM BY TWO CHOCOLATE LOVING, DRAMATIC, PAST CO-EDITORS

TT’S & BIRDIE’S FATIGUE INDUCED THOUGHTS ON UNI LIFE The 2020ba batch of the Arts faculty here at Colombo University turned out to continue its legacy as the guinea pig batch. For example, we were the first batch to face the renewed A/L syllabus in 2019 and to our misfortune we were the university batch that also had to start our journey at university amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has been the personification of Maze Runner with so many trials and tests (LITERALLY!). Nonetheless, life at university has been an eye opener for us twenty-year olds who were getting accustomed from school life to semi-adult life.  Learning how to navigate – both literally (via Google Maps) and figuratively (just emotionally)given that some of…

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A place of Growth and Experience

Getting enrolled in a university and continuing my higher education was the biggest dream I had when I was schooling, mainly because of external motivation: the norm that you can’t get a proper status in society without a university education. However, as I grew, I became aware of the significance of getting into a university, and mostly a state university, specifically after discovering the subject area in which I excelled. I should say that it was during my time in the AL class that I found my talent and had a greater enthusiasm for my studies. Before that, I was just a hopeless girl who did her education because of the push of her parents. Hence, the University of Colombo…

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Our Kinda Universe

I have always thought that my life is just a continuation of second options… When I passed the grade five scholarship exam, I never got into the school of my choice - well,my parents’ choice to be exact, for my kid self had no idea what was going on, I never got intothe school my friend and I hope to enroll together after O/Ls. For me, it has always been thesecond option, never the first. So, when I did not get selected for the university that I had alwaysdreamt of enrolling in, it was just another “oh” kind of situation. Nothing to do about that, justthink of what you got not what you lost. It didn’t affect me much and…

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365 Days at the University!

පිනි පොද වැස්සක් බිම තෙමන හවස් වෙලාවක ඒ හැගීම විදගෙන පොතක් කියවන එක හරිම වෙනස් හැගීමක්. අද හවස මං හිතුවා ඒ වැස්ස දිහා බලගෙන මේ වචන ලියන්න. අනධ්‍යන වැඩවර්ජනය නිසා කැම්පස් එක වහලා ගෙදරටම කොටුවුණු 49 වෙනි දවස අද. සහ වැදගත්ම දේ මේ මාසේ වෙද්දී මං කැම්පස් ඇවිත් හරියටම අවුරුද්දක්! සමහර වෙලාවට නිවාඩු තියෙන එක හොදයි කියලා හිතුණත්, මේ මගහැරෙන්නේ කැම්පස් එකේ ලස්සනම දවස් කියන එකත් හිතෙන්නෙ නැතුවම නෙමෙයි. කොහොමහරි මගේ කැම්පස් ජීවිතයේ මෙතෙක් ගත වුණු ලස්සන දවස්, නරක දවස් මේ වචන අස්සේ ගොනු කරන්න තමයි මං මේ හදන්නේ. කැම්පස් යනවා කියලා මං ඉස්සෙල්ලම හිතාගත්තෙත් 9 වසරේ අගෝස්තු වගේ කාලෙක. ඒ පේරාදෙණිය කැම්පස් එකෙන් කරපු තරගෙකින් දිනලා ඒකෙ සහතික ගන්න ගියපු දවසේ. එදා මං පේරදෙණිය කැම්පස් එක දැකපු විදිහ දැණුනු…

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Daydreams and Detours

When the UNI Verse project launched its second phase, I wasn’t too interested in writing anything,thinking who would be interested in a narration of my routine university experience so far. Yet, I had nochoice but to write. Interestingly, an Instagram post shared by a friend flicked something in my scatteredmind to streamline memories from my first year at university, and I began to realize that university life isquite the rollercoaster. Before delving into reflections, I’ll backtrack a bit. Securing a spot at the University of Colombo waspretty much what I always desired, mainly for wanting to continue to take comfort in the city that hasalways been home. That Instagram post, though - it struck a chord. The post shared by…

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A Place of Hope and Depression

On my very first day at university, I ended up lost. It was quite a memorable day and became the very first day of many where I would end up being lost in university or on a journey back home from the place. Suffice to say, ending up in Slave Island, of all places. without knowing a thing about Colombo was quite the experience. This was followed by the very first day of orientation, where I ended up being late because I had to get off the train early due to certain complications, and ended up spending Rs. 2000 on a taxi to university. I knew that I was in for a very long ride.  I entered the Faculty of…

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වචන ගළපන්නෙකුගේ  හදවත 

රොටරැක්ට් කතුවැකියේ දෙවසරක මතක  ඉන්න තැනක ඉන්න බව දැනෙන්න සලස්වන එක මගේ සාමාන්‍ය ජීවන ලක්ෂණයක් බව බොහෝ අය දන්නවා . මං එහෙම කරන්නෙ ම ඒ ස්ථානයෙන් හරි ඒ අවස්ථාවෙන් හරි උපරිම ප්‍රයෝජනයක් ගන්න මට තියෙන ආසාව නිසාමයි . ඒ නිසා ම විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ජීවිතයේත් උපරිම ප්‍රයෝජන ගන්න පළවෙනි දවසෙදි ම මම හිතාගත්ත . ඒ නිසා අධ්‍යයන කටයුතු වගේ ම විෂය බාහිර කටයුතු ගැනත් මට ලොකු උනන්දුවක් තිබ්බ . සිව් වසරක උපාධි අපේක්ෂක ජීවිතයේ දෙවසරක් අවසන වෙමින් තියෙන මොහොතක් මේ ගෙවෙන්නෙ . ඉතින් ඒ දෙවසර පුරා ම සරසවි ජීවිතයේ වචන හා බැඳුණු රොටරැක්ට්මය මතකය ඔබත් එක්ක බෙදා ගන්නයි මං මේ සූදානම් වෙන්නෙ . රොටරැක්ට් කතුවැකියේ ඒ ගෙවුණු කාලය පිළිබඳ මේ මතක සටහන කතුවැකිය වෙනුවෙන් ලියැවෙන අවසාන සටහන බවට පත්වේවි . කවි ,…

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