Let the Parties Begin
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 11/28/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
When it comes to studying versus partying, the choice is obvious. What else am I going to remember 20 years from now? I can always find time for studying, work and other things at a later time (without procrastination of course). Somehow I manage to get everything done.
Monday night was fun at the guys house. We had thanksgiving with the college group. The guys got a free turkey and wanted to cook it. Matt did the main cooking and the rest of us helped. I always have a good time with these people.
Then, I spend one day on my grad school applications and my work sample. The next day swings to more food and partying. By the second week of December, I am done with my finals. It's nice to know that I'm halfway done.
I'm ready for more parties. There should be no such thing as going out too often. I love spending time with people. Others are already starting to plan the Christmas and New Years parties.
For New Year's there a Old Hollywood themed party that I may go. I think it'd be cool to go as Anita Ekberg from La Dolce Vita. It's easy. I have to think of Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and the old actresses.
Good times lay ahead!