|As my mid term exams were nearing to an end, I was totally in dark over how I was to spend my then upcoming summer holidays. I was supposed to 'waste' my holidays in Qatar while my friends- enjoying their summer in camps and treks. Qatar being a tiny, cramped out place with scorching sun and hell hot sands, it was obvious my holidays were gonna end up quite unpleasant.
As I sat cursing my fate, a piece of paper lying among my files on my table, caught my eye… dully I took the paper and found that it was an essay I had written about thinking positive. Bored and angry, I read it and I felt like...it was written, then, just for me, to raise my spirits! It was about how life is what we make it to be.
I was so touched by that piece of essay that I took an important decision which totally changed my vacation-I decided to use my time wisely and to enjoy my holidays.
After a lot of online research I made a proper to-do-during-holidays checklist. It included learning computer programming (html), learning cartooning, exercising daily, learning needlework and making chocolate cakes. Initially, I found the task of learning during vacation, quite tiresome. It took a lot of determination to sit in front of computer and learn HTML, a computer language used for website-designing. Guess what my first website is about? QATAR!
Meanwhile, I tried my luck with cooking too- the results weren't all that bad, at least according to me! I made a chocolate cake after a lot of googling. It was as hard as a biscuit and as sour as butter, but I had a great time eating it! Fruit of one's own labor is always sweet!
My mom bought me a book on cartooning and by the end of the summer; I had a book full of caricatures of my teachers in their worst poses. Mom also taught me how to sew buttons into their place which is quite handy now, as before I used to turn up at school, with my shirt unbuttoned, as the buttons of my shirts never stayed intact.
All in all, that summer was awesome and though I would never like to have another summer spent all indoors, I am grateful for that wonderful experience!
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