• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

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Musings on friendships on the hill

A reflection on some friendships I made at CSS

Have you ever found yourself worrying whether you will have any friends when you go to a new place? Well, this time last year, I had such kind of worries. Fast forward, a year later, I have 99 problems and friendship ain’t one! Introvert at heart, extrovert in spirit, it’s not always easy to develop and establish friendships especially in college.

There are many friendly people at CSS. I have met these and will meet such again in the future, and so will you. Some time ago, in March, I decided to have lunch on the balcony on the third floor in Tower. It was quite a chilly day, but I needed time to be with my thoughts and my food… There was a fellow who was also having some alone time with his thoughts and food. I could not turn back, and I politely asked to join in. We talked about the weather (that’s how good I am at small talk) and other school issues. We became friends and we still discuss about the weather, not just environmental but also classroom weather and college climate – how classes are going, how college is depriving us not only of sleep but eternal joy during finals week, and such.

Chances are high that you, most valuable reader, will come across folks who will end up in your friends zone and perhaps family zone as the friendship grows and deepens.

I have made several other friends and I really appreciate the precious few who seek to engage, challenge, and improve me. Will you be one?

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