I have to apologize to my fellow juniors, intake 21 and 22, because the MRS I experienced was the most boring function I have ever attended. Mostly the things that made it suck might not be their fault, but it sucked. The first and last MRS I’ll ever attend, and it was a night to forget. It was horrible. And I’m not alone in this, I have to add.
One of the things that made it unbearable was the sound system.
We couldn’t make out what the MCs were saying, so we didn’t know what was happening most of the time. Although, we did know when certain speeches end because they start to walk off the stage. The sound system in the hall was that bad. Like I said, the fact that the night bombed might not be our juniors’ fault.
Performances by every department this time around was performing with a live band. Which didn’t need much attention and people just went on eating with the every now and then cheer that was audible from a few tables. And the boys who thought it was ridiculous how the instruments seemed as if they didn’t go through sound check. Well, I, for one, don’t know what that means, but by the tone they were talking about it, I bet it was bad.
After the performances were over and done with, which was actually judged, because they were competing for the annual title.. There was this drama that was produced by the student body. The props made me feel like I was still in my secondary school, STPRI. It felt very immature. Again, I have to apologize to my juniors who have probably worked through sweat and tears for the night. It was just very bad.
Once again, the sound system might have had a hand in it. We couldn’t hear their dialogue at all! They were just doing a lot of actions that no one could interpret, and in the end.. everyone was minding their own business. My table and my friends’ table were sharing videos of the singing cadet. Another table, the business department, started singing a birthday song which deviated everyone’s attention to the back of the hall, which, if that didn’t give the student body a clue, I don’t know what will. A few other tables started taking group pictures.
The only time people paid great attention was the lucky draw.
After that, everyone just did their own thing. My highlights of the night were:
- Seeing my classmates again, sharing a lot of laughs, and taking pictures.
- One of my lecturers came up to our table, and said she knew of my blog. She said, “If I knew there was this side of you, we would have long conversations.” That just made my day. Hehe.
- Getting all dolled up.
That was just probably it. I don’t want to start on the food yet. Because I need to get ready for work.