• 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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The Weekend


I started my weekend with removing my battery from my alarm clock, totally blocking off any chance of having my sleep and dreams interrupted. And I slept, and slept again.

When I wasn’t sleeping, I participated in a math team contest challenge (with Takunda Chazovachii and Erik Haaversen being my team-mates); went grocery shopping with my roommates; had a cooking lesson (oh yeah, that’s right), from Jordan, in which I made some enchiladas (one of my favorite foods); watched movies in my room; slept and woke up next day; had breakfast; went for a morning Mass at UMD with good buddies from the Campus Ministry; learned how to make a pizza with everything you can think of on it and devoured it with roommates and buddies; went to a dinner with fellow Zimbabweans in the Duluth community; came back home and realized (like I didn’t know) I have a couple of assignments due tomorrow; started on these and then felt I also wanted to share about my weekend escapades.

My number One Zimbabwean dish


The reason I am sharing this is because I am becoming more and more aware of how I am solely responsible for my actions and the way I handle and manage my time. If you combine bits and pieces of time, accumulated over a certain period, you will come up with experiences. Good or bad. Therefore, each moment in college comes as an opportunity to form part of a memory, or experience, that you will think about later in life. If you did your business well, you will be happy with the results at the end. The most important thing is to take baby-steps towards having good memories in college. For me, these steps are often those moments I try new things (such as making American dishes or going to new places to not only discover new people but to discover myself as well). Dear reader, may your moments bring you good memories in the future when you reminisce about them.

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