A 100 days!
Posted by Haris Gulzar on July 26, 2009
My niece usually tells me that she now knows counting even beyond one hundred, and that her fellow students can’t even remember till 100. This number, 100, was something BIG. This for her was the limit of almost everything. The way she expressed her ability to count till 100 was as if counting till this number makes one a learned person. It was as if she could go out and tell each and every person she meets that she can count till 100. This was something to be proud of for her.
When I came to Lahore for my summer vacations, my niece asked me if I’d stay here for a 100 days? She really couldn’t believe it when I said I will. For her, a 100 days felt like eternity. I also felt I was lucky to have gotten a break of almost 3.5 months. The classes at IBA used to start on the 1st of August every year but from my batch onwards, they have shifted the start of classes a further one month, which means the classes would now start from around the 1st of September (this was probably to synchronize the start of classes with other universities across Pakistan). This gave us an extra one month, making our vacations almost a 100 days long.
Now that I realize that more than half of my vacations have already passed and that only one month now remains for me to go back and join my studies, I so want to tell my niece that a 100 days is nothing, that there is nothing BIG about 100, and that the remaining one month would also just fly without us realizing about it…