A welcome orientation session was coiffed for the new international students at the union ball room today, name sounds romantic but unfortunately it was not a student dance party where you could rock 'n' roll with your arm candy, may be in times to come yeah.
It started with the people from different nationalities standing up one by one and getting them acquainted. Incidentally, the place sounded like a real cosmopolitan society with people from every nook and corner; even Europeans held a decent percentage very unlike as I anticipated it to be Korean Chinese and Indian mix. This is followed by sessions on all alphabets of OpenResourcesAdjustmentNew Gettting involvedExcellence (the color of our texas long horn steer Bevo with which we UT folks identify our self with) .Some interesting questionnaire prevented us to catch some ZZZ's like who took the longest time to reach Austin, who is from hottest/coldest place, whose family name is shortest :Chinese 2 letters and longest: Srilankans 21 letters OMG :D. I being an unlucky chap had nothing special to grab a T-Shirt or coffee mug.
The session got its finale with the playing of the school song "The Eyes of Texas" with all of us doing Hook 'em Horns followed by a Pizza party at REC sports complex. It is the slogan and hand signal of UT. The gesture is meant to approximate the shape of the head and horns of the university mascot, steer Bevo.
All the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn -
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
Til Gabriel blows his horn.
Sing me a song of Prexy,
Of days long since gone by.
Again I seek to greet him,
And hear his kind reply.
Smiles of gracious welcome
Before my memory rise,
Again I hear him say to me,
“Remember Texas’ Eyes.”
PS : Apologies for digressing from the trilogy.Will get back to it soon.