Raj the Fadge
ON the first day of our Kings
experience, we were all sent to our dormitories with our other dorm mates. I was
lucky; I only had two people to get to know. One of them was Rajay Naik. He
didn't say much at first, nor did any of us.
None of us really knew what to say to each other, but we all probably had the
same question on our lips… why are we here? Conversation was suddenly started
when Matron felt my backside off camera when leaving the room. It made both Andy
and Raj laugh, so the ice was broken, we weren't as nervous as before.
Gradually we eased into conversation finding out about each other. We asked Raj
how to pronounce his own surname. Was it 'NIKE' or 'NAKE' and he replied in his
most laid back Coventry accent, I don't really know.
This made me laugh. This guy was so laid back about things that he wasn't
bothered at all by any mispronunciation of his surname. Andy and I just called
him 'Raj' for safekeeping.
One of the funniest things I remember Raj saying came when Andy and I were
comparing the tan on our arms. We had our forearms next to each other and each
of us was stating that their tan was clearly darker, then in came Raj holding
his forearm next to ours saying: 'Actually, I think mine is the darkest.' The
king of cool had a point.
Not only was Raj funny, more than he really knows, but he is extremely
intelligent. He had an amazing knowledge in English and got one of the highest
marks in one of the tests. But, when he didn't do so well, in another, his
chilled out side showed, and he wasn't really bothered at all.
In the dorm, Raj still made Andy and I laugh, but not knowing he was doing so.
He would say something, out of the blue, like about how much he hates one of the
teachers, and why, but in his laid-back tone, it was so funny.
Whereas one expects someone to rant about something/someone they hate, Raj
stated everything calmly. It was truly hilarious.
Raj was one of the babies of the school and celebrating his birthday in the
school will be something I'm sure he'll never forget.
Imagine getting a bag of sweets of 28 of your friends for your 16th birthday…
and a card made out of brown paper. Anyway, he loved it. In fact, so did Andy
and I who would help him eat his sweets in the middle of the night.
Aside from sharing his sweets out in the middle of the night, Raj was the
only one of Drake Dorm not to be sent outside to stand against the wall. I was
stood outside the dorm in the middle of the night twice, the second time I was
accompanied by Andy.
However, when Mr. Perry entered the room after hearing Andy and I talking Raj,
pretended to be asleep! He wasn't sent outside, although he too had been
talking. I looked into the bedroom from standing outside against the wall, and
saw Raj giggling away to himself in his bed…
Raj also played a major part in our late night water raids on other dorms. After
telling Andy and I who to soak, he would stay in bed and giggle when we told him
that we had soaked them…
I think Raj only left the room once in a daring late night water raid.
All in all, Rajay Naik was one of the funniest people in the school and his
laid-back, chilled out style gave both me and Andy something to think about and
he constantly reminded us that it wasn't real, it was only all make believe…
Rajay was one of the backing vocalists with the Drake Dorm Dromitones who had
written a song, and performed it for the school at the dance…
- Being chilled out.
- Not being sent out for talking in the middle of the night…
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- Water-raids (hardly ever got out of his bed!)
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