Reaction to the post Student Life is Difficult; I’m Returning to India from current and prospective students showed the courage and you guys have.
Following true experience was posted by Student X is much different than the previous post. It will take you for an emotional ride. Student X gave permission to post here in the blog without revealing any of the personal details. Following message was sent to a group of friends few years back.
Don’t feel discouraged after reading through the post. This experience is posted here to create an awareness among you that life is beautiful and not easy. But, after you overcome certain though phase, you will be brave enough to face bigger challenges.
Student X Writes
Everybody will now think that this fellow is gonna irritate us by sending wonderful things about US. On Sunday I thought of sending something similar.
But four days at XXXX, man everything sucks here. The Americans are friendly but the Indians here are damn irritating. I don’t mean that every Indian here
is bad, but itz hard to handle frustrated people here.
I was imagining some great car ride but everybody here takes me for a ride whether it be apartments, on campus job or food whatever it is.
Itz hard to find an apartment here and Iam walking some 10 Kms. everyday on the hot sun looking for one.
Itz too hot here. Hotter than chennai. Though few people here are friendly they are not ready to help everyone. They say a lot of hellloow,haiii & byyeeee and thatz all.
All the food I had yesterday was dinner and nothing else. I have never starved like that in my life. Last night I was feeling like why the hell did I come
to US. I almost cried and my eyes were full of tears. I could remember that the last time I cried ; it was some 7 years ago.
There are a lot of Indians here and I thought I will never be homesick but these people are sick and make me feel sick.
Oh man, people at chennai are planning for a get together at besant nagar beach. I was there a week ago.. man I cant forget that. I feel like I want that day back. Friendship day and all you people will be enjoying. I know that I will be sitting like a dumbo here and imagining weirdest things in the world.
I would like to have a Monday at our room. A day when we all 5 will get up at around 8, start hearing to some songs in the computer and at
8.15 decide that why do we want to goto college. We would order tea from bakery and meanwhile ottify someone around. Go early to CS meals home and sit
there eat for an hour such that itz tough to come back.
Go play a lot of games and watch some movies, freak out to xxxxx in the evening and boomerang in the night. My god that was heaven. I want at least one another day like that.
You know what, after coming to US I have never spoken to my parents. Itz not that I dont want to, itz because I will cry when I talk to them and I don’t want them to be crying.
Iam not discouraging you people to come to US but in my case I feel homesick and I feel like life would not be easy forever.
Student X Now
What do you think Student X is doing now? Did he give-up and go back to India or did he face the challenges with courage and find the way out?
Take your guess and do add your reaction to this experience. StudentX will be following this post and you can expect to see his comments.
About Student X
After reading many comments 30+ it was rather interesting to see how people differ in the idea without complete facts about Student X. Some of you criticized Student X for not taking responsibility and he don’t deserve to be in US. While, some of you had sympathy for him. Thanks to everyone who spent time to post your thoughts and opinions.
- One of kind who can come to exam unprepared and score 90%+
- Scored 800 in both Quants and Analytical (old pattern) without much preparation
- Hardcore programmer ( He can write code at the speed of thinking)
- He did complete his Masters
- Currently working for company that makes OS in Redmond, Washigton.